Friday, May 24, 2024

Proposal: Stand In Judgement

Timed Out—Passes 4-0—Clucky

Adminned at 26 May 2024 15:18:26 UTC

Add a new rule named “Judging” with the following text:

If, since the most recent Drawing action, the Publisher has received Creative Writings from all Storytellers or it has been at least 72 hours, whichever comes first, the Publisher should resolve all unresolved Creative Writings and make a Story Post called a Judging. The following rules apply to every Judging:
* The title of a Judging must be “Judging:” followed by the current date at the time it was posted.
* The body of a Judging must be a numbered list containing each Fragment received from successful Creative Writings since the most recent Drawing atomic action, listed in a privately randomly-selected order, but not including the authors of those Fragments.
* A Judging is considered Open between the time it is posted and 48 hours after it is posted, after which it is considered Closed.

Creative Writings received by the Publisher while a Judging is Open are invalid.

Storytellers are encouraged to comment on an Open Judgment with the reasons why they like or dislike any of the Fragments in the Judging, but are discouraged from revealing any privately tracked or privately communicated information.

When a Judging that was Open becomes Closed, at their earliest convenience the Publisher should perform the Publishing atomic action, which has the following steps:
* Post a comment in that Judging indicating that it is Closed.
* Perform the Fragment Scoring atomic action on that Judging.
* Add the Fragment in that Judging with the highest Total Score, randomly selecting a Fragment among any that are tied for highest Total Score, to the end of The Story, and format The Story with any paragraph breaks between sentences that the Publisher deems appropriate.
* Perform a Drawing.

Total Score and the Fragment Scoring atomic action are intentionally undefined.

This is an idea for how to collect and post Fragments for eventual Scoring, establishing the rhythm for writing Fragments and then judging each others’ Fragments. The scoring itself will be in another Proposal so that they can be evaluated separately. Feel free to vote against this if you don’t like the idea or have a better one.


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

24-05-2024 14:46:22 UTC

One flaw that I realized while putting this together is it establishes two phases:

* Creative Writing phase: up to 72 hours of collecting Fragments from Storytellers
* Judging phase: 48 hours of getting responses from Storytellers on the collected Fragments

This pace will probably make for a fairly short story if the turn-around is every 5 days over the course of the next 30 days or so. It would probably be worthwhile to consider allowing Creative Writings for the next Judging while the current one is ongoing, so that the turn-around is a bit faster.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

24-05-2024 14:57:52 UTC

Of course, the problem with simultaneous Judging while Creating Writings for the next Judging is the ability to put together a coherent story. If you don’t know which Fragment is going to be the one added to The Story, it might be difficult to craft the next Fragment that makes the previous one make sense, so maybe the phases do need to remain separate for that reason.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

24-05-2024 16:19:43 UTC

Just to draw attention to it, “Add the Fragment in that Judging with the highest Total Score” is in this Proposal, while the mechanics that determine Total Score are proposed separately in “Four Score and Seven Points Ago”

Clucky: he/him

25-05-2024 18:49:30 UTC

whoops never gave this a for


26-05-2024 01:25:25 UTC


Kevan: he/him

26-05-2024 10:05:35 UTC