Thursday, March 03, 2022

Proposal: Subrule Extrication [Appendix]

Timed out / quorumed, 7 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Mar 2022 08:42:58 UTC

Change the text of the “Subrule” keyword to read as follows:

A subrule is a type of rule that is hierarchically ordered beneath another rule. Rules and proposals that refer to a rule do not also refer to its subrules, unless otherwise specified.

We’ve all kind of been thinking of subrules as independent of their parent rules, haven’t we? Let’s make the definition match that expectation. (Note that top level sections like “Appendix” are specifically called “sections”, not “rules”, so this change won’t affect referring to them.)


Josh: he/they

03-03-2022 09:22:34 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

03-03-2022 11:32:06 UTC


Brendan: he/him

03-03-2022 16:22:46 UTC

for Since “do x in this rule and all its subrules” is pretty common phrasing now anyway.

Roujo: he/him

03-03-2022 22:52:33 UTC



04-03-2022 01:14:39 UTC



04-03-2022 03:25:37 UTC


Clucky: he/him

04-03-2022 04:51:57 UTC

I’m a bit worried this breaks the top level rules. i.e. “dynastic rules” would no longer refer to everything under the dynastic rules

so for that matter I think I’m



04-03-2022 05:55:29 UTC

I’d be worried, too, but I’m relying on them being excluded by the definition of Rule in the Appendix:
Each individually numbered and titled block of text (using the wikimedia section heading formatting) of the Ruleset is a rule, including rules that are subrules of other rules; with the exception that the top-level headings defined as ‘sections’ in the rule “Ruleset and Gamestate” are considered sections but not rules themselves.”