Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Proposal: There Can Be Only One

Passes 4-1. — Quirck

Adminned at 28 Jan 2016 08:36:08 UTC

In the rule “Best Friends”, change this text:

Each Imaginary Friend may be Best Friends with a single Child; this is tracked in the Child’s GNDT row under “Friend”.

to this:

Each Imaginary Friend may be Best Friends with a single Child; this is tracked in the Child’s GNDT row under “Best Friend”. A Child may not gain a Best Friend unless they currently have none.

And add a subrule to “Best Friends” called “Fickleness of Youth” with the following text:

Any Child may exchange their current Best Friend for an Imaginary Friend who lacks a Best Friend, as long as that Child has only one Best Friend. In doing so, the Child gains 1 Trouble. This action is taken by creating Story Post with the title “I exchange X for Y.” where X is their current Best Friend and Y is the Best Friend they intend to acquire.

Any Child may decide to abandon a Best Friend, thereby removing it from the Child’s Best Friend list, by making a Story Post with the title “I abandon X.” X being one of their current Best Friends.

Taking away multiples and introducing swapping.


quirck: he/him

26-01-2016 11:53:46 UTC

Note: the last line can’t be enacted since enacting admin can’t choose Best Friends on behalf of Children

Kevan: he/him

26-01-2016 13:03:59 UTC

Note: It would actually be explicitly skipped, according to the glossary: </i>“If the admin enacting a proposal reaches a step which cannot be applied immediately (eg. “two days after this proposal enacts, Child A gains 1 point”), that step is ignored for the purposes of enactment.”</i> ... which would put the game in an illegal state.


26-01-2016 20:37:23 UTC

Note: Thanks for letting me know! How’s this?


26-01-2016 20:39:01 UTC



26-01-2016 20:40:13 UTC

Doctor Wiggle votes imperial

quirck: he/him

26-01-2016 20:40:33 UTC



26-01-2016 21:00:15 UTC

Queen Bee votes FOR


26-01-2016 21:48:26 UTC

My concern is that there is no way for children without Best Friends to gain them (other than by creating them via proposal), but children who already have best friends may drop, or exchange them at will.


27-01-2016 07:01:43 UTC

Isn’t that realistic though? Since Imaginary Friends are a product of the imagination, it would make sense that you have to make one to have one. However, it should be noted that you don’t need to have a BF in order to vote on behalf of an IF. Maybe someone should make a proposal that says that children can turn a non-BF IF into their BF? That was out of the scope of this particular proposal but would fit well with it.

Kevan: he/him

27-01-2016 11:02:21 UTC


And Tick-Tock votes FOR.