Sunday, July 16, 2017

Proposal: There’s a sidebar for a reason

A self-kill AND a veto! Failed by pokes.

Adminned at 18 Jul 2017 20:41:47 UTC

Change the text “Those posts are Votable Matters, and should” from the “Pact Magic” rule to

Magic Backlash posts are Votable Matters. A post is a Magic Backlash post if all of the following is true: It has the text “Magic Backlash:” in it’s title, it is in the “Story Post—Votable Matter” category, it is not in any other category and it


Forces Magic Backlash posts to show up in the sidebar.



07-16-2017 18:16:46 UTC



07-16-2017 18:18:03 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

07-17-2017 08:05:51 UTC

for Might be a good idea to make “Votable Matter” its own category in ExpressionEngine, at this point - “Story Post” seems a bit of a spandrel now.

Kevan: HE/HIM

07-17-2017 08:46:57 UTC

Wait, this invalidates any pending Backlashes, though.


Kevan: HE/HIM

07-17-2017 09:13:38 UTC

Would it be enough of a fix just to rename the EE category (which I don’t think needs a proposal)? I’m assuming the only reason we aren’t using the Votable Matters category already here is because the category is called “Story Post—Votable Matter”, and it would be against the rules to claim that a Backlash was a Story Post.


07-17-2017 18:42:36 UTC

Yeah it would be good to make Votable Matter it’s own category. I’m not sure why there’s a category “Story Post—Voteable Matter” when it would be possible to simply check both the Story Post and Votable matter checkboxes.
against I didn’t consider the pending backlashes.


07-17-2017 19:00:28 UTC


Now I wonder if the result will be “veto” because it came later or “self-killed” because that came sooner.