Sunday, February 22, 2015

Proposal: The Long Year

Reached quorum 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Feb 2015 11:27:41 UTC

Add a new rule to the ruleset, entitled Pace:

Where contradictory, this rule supersedes any provision set out in rule 1.5.

During this dynasty, Proposals can only be resolved on a Saturday or Sunday, unless one of the following is true, in which case it can be resolved at any time:

  • It has been open for at least 24 hours, every Townsperson has voted upon it, all of the votes are FOR, and it is not contingent on the passage of another pending proposal;
  • It has been open for at least 24 hours, every Townsperson has voted upon it, and all of the votes are Against;
  • It has been vetoed or self-killed.

During this dynasty, a Townsperson may have up to five pending proposals.

This is not a pivotal part of my plan for the dynasty, so very interested in thoughts, but would quite like a slower-paced dynasty with less scope for timing scams. Would also like to incentivise big, sweeping changes to mechanics between seasons.



22-02-2015 22:03:57 UTC

for , but don’t propose anything important on a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, or it might hit the 7-day failure condition if the queue gets blocked.

Darknight: he/him

22-02-2015 22:16:10 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

22-02-2015 22:33:39 UTC

imperial Bold stuff. But I assume your contingency clause just covers explicit “if earlier proposal X passed” clauses, rather than the more common (and chaotic) problem of one proposal amending a rule, and a later one simply failing to take that amendment into account when making a further change. It possibly only requires some attentive vetoing on the Astrologer’s part, though.


22-02-2015 22:41:36 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

22-02-2015 22:46:22 UTC

And hmm, I don’t think the final clause works - it lets us have five pending, but doesn’t do anything about the rule that stops us from posting a third when we have two pending.


22-02-2015 22:54:46 UTC



23-02-2015 01:10:35 UTC



23-02-2015 01:52:24 UTC

Is potentially 65 Proposals to process over two days a lot?


23-02-2015 01:52:51 UTC

I mean, I understand it’s broken right now

Darknight: he/him

23-02-2015 02:04:46 UTC

eh, 65 might be if the admin tending to them doesnt pace well.

RaichuKFM: she/her

23-02-2015 03:08:22 UTC



23-02-2015 06:05:42 UTC



23-02-2015 06:57:08 UTC

In favor of a slower moving process this time around.