Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Proposal: The wheat and the chaff

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Nov 2019 09:30:32 UTC

In the rule “Battles”, in the third step of the atomic action “Human Battle Action”, amend the first sentence as follows:

Make a comment on the occurring Battle Post, beginning with “[Action]” and stating the action you took and its target, if applicable.

In the paragraph on the Monster’s Battle Actions (starting “If the Monster is not Recovering…”), replace the part following “list” as follows:

by making a comment to that effect, beginning with “[Action]”, to the Battle’s Battle Post:

Append to the end of the rule a new paragraph, as follows:

Adventurers should not use tags or tag-like text strings (of the format “[X]”) in blog posts and comments in a misleading manner.

If this doesn’t work, my next proposal will be to add: “Whenever an Adventurer inquires as to whether a blog comment in a Battle Post comprises a Battle Action, they shall lose 10 Merit and 10 HP”.


Kevan: he/him

12-11-2019 11:06:59 UTC

Hmm, but this doesn’t solve the problem, does it? There’s no rule against posting a fake [Action] comment.

Maybe we need a minor “if no gamestate was changed as a result of the Battle Action, the Vanguard prays and gains 1 Merit” bullet in there.

Kevan: he/him

12-11-2019 11:10:49 UTC

The only (and rare) problem with your last Battle Action was that it didn’t change the wiki gamestate in any way.

The Duke of Waltham: he/him

12-11-2019 11:36:52 UTC

Hahahahaha, that’s your fault, isn’t it?

Well, I didn’t actually consider that possibility (the comment was a joke); I thought we’d simply streamline the battle process for our own sakes, and there being no benefit in being disruptive, everyone would fall in line.

Actually, I also forgot the Monster’s actions. Nobody vote yet, please.

The Duke of Waltham: he/him

12-11-2019 12:03:22 UTC

All right. This ought to cover all actions, and I’ve added a general fair-play prohibition on misleading tags. I’m not sure how strong it is, but I think this is one of those cases where general is better.

Kevan: he/him

12-11-2019 18:51:33 UTC

against as I don’t think this gets us anywhere.


12-11-2019 19:07:59 UTC


Kevan: he/him

12-11-2019 19:33:26 UTC

for CoV. Fair enough, it’s a step forward, and likely a useful idea to make game actions easier to find in the comment list.


13-11-2019 01:50:51 UTC