Passed 5-3 after 48 hours, Enacted by aaronwinborn.
Adminned at 05 Sep 2007 04:35:33 UTC
[ More deletionism. The core-ruleset “Time Freeze” mechanic was added by five players back in April - it allows a Hiatus to be triggered as part of a CfJ. This doesn’t seem common or useful enough to take up four paragraphs of core ruleset, and the ability to lock the game (and still declare victory during that lock) seems like a very powerful tool to give scammers access to.
The original rationale seems to be that people were posting DoVs to prolong Hiatus enough for an important CfJ to pass, but a CfJ can just do the usual “if anyone exploited this loophole while the CfJ was resolving, they shall be punished in the following manner”. Or another CfJ or proposal can mop up afterwards, if someone’s pulled off a bitterly unpopular against-spirit DoV.
Have I missed something? ]
Remove the final four paragraphs of Rule 1.6 (“Calls for Judgment”), and replace “no other DoVs or Time Freezes are still pending” with “no other DoVs are still pending”.