Friday, May 29, 2020

Proposal: Term-limit limitations [Core]

Reaches Quorum with 9 votes in favor and 0 against.—Clucky

Adminned at 31 May 2020 01:35:40 UTC

In rule 1.7 (“Victory and Ascension”), for—

This should specify the Past Memory’s chosen theme for the new Dynasty, and it may optionally specify that the terms Amnesiac and Past Memory will be replaced with theme-specific terms throughout the entire Ruleset (where the replacement terms are different, and neither includes any words that already appear in the Ruleset), and/or list a number of dynastic rules to keep.

substitute—

This should specify the Past Memory’s chosen theme for the new Dynasty, and it may optionally specify that the terms “Amnesiac” and “Past Memory” will be replaced with theme-specific terms throughout the entire Ruleset (where the replacement terms are different, and neither includes any words in a form in which they already appear in the non-dynastic Ruleset), and/or list a number of dynastic rules to keep.

Patch for this. Too wordy? Still too vague? Trying to clarify that we’re looking to avoid exact matches, and adding exception for dynastic rules.

Comments

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-29-2020 11:00:39 UTC

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derrick: HE/HIM

05-29-2020 11:35:12 UTC

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Marco Sulla:

05-29-2020 11:50:48 UTC

What you mean with “in a form”?

Publius Scribonius Scholasticus: HE/THEY

05-29-2020 13:28:11 UTC

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Darknight: HE/HIM

05-29-2020 13:36:59 UTC

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The Duke of Waltham: HE/HIM

05-29-2020 18:25:17 UTC

[Marco Sulla] Not necessarily the technical linguistic definition of “wordform”, but it probably covers that as well. The new term for players and the emperor ought not to exactly repeat any word in the non-dynastic ruleset, but we don’t mind similar words.

Axemabaro:

05-29-2020 18:45:00 UTC

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Marco Sulla:

05-29-2020 18:53:19 UTC

I don’t know.. this way we can have “Car” and “Automobile” and they can refer to two different things.

Anyway, I think the way to change or add a term should have a rule apart. But I’m not against this proposal.

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Trigon:

05-29-2020 18:54:35 UTC

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The Duke of Waltham: HE/HIM

05-29-2020 20:10:24 UTC

[Marco Sulla] The purpose of this clause is a) to stop the semi-regular end-of-dynasty problem of replacing the thematic terms and unwittingly catching a random word from the ruleset that happened to be the same as the old player title, thus changing something that ought not to be changed, and b) to prevent said terms from copying a keyword from the Ruleset, deliberately or not, with unpredictable consequences. As far as I can tell, there’s no thematic background to this stipulation.

(Cramming it into a parenthesis isn’t ideal, but I couldn’t think of a satisfactory restructuring at the time. A separate rule sounds like too much prominence, though.)

Clucky: HE/HIM

05-31-2020 01:35:10 UTC

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