Thursday, September 06, 2007

Proposal: Version 1.17

Failed, 0 votes to 7.

Adminned at 09 Sep 2007 01:55:59 UTC

Add a subrule to the Core Rules after the subrule Proposals titled Patch Proposal. It will contain the text:

If a Kaiju God has a proposal that is Pending and has been voted on, the Kaiju God may make a Patch Proposal, following the same posting rules as a Proposal, with the following exceptions:

The title of the post must be the same as a pending proposal the Kaiju God has posted with the prefix “Patch: “.

The Patch Proposal’s body must start with a link to the pending proposal that matched the title of the Patch Proposal after the prefix, and the rules changes it suggests must only affect the changes the linked proposal would make if passed.

A Kaiju God may post a patch proposal even if the normal limits on proposals have been reached, but may not post more than one Patch Proposal per pending Proposal that is in effect.

This may help speed things along, and make it easier to post fixes when normal proposal limits are reached.



09-06-2007 18:43:01 UTC

Hmm…no punishment for proposals needing sk’ing.  against


09-06-2007 19:18:47 UTC

against Being able to self-kill and immediately repropose is bad enough, but this will just generate confusion and mistakes, and discourages rigorousness when making proposals. (In fact, it’d probably end up being gamed to count as two constant, free proposals every day.)

And it won’t even work, will it? You don’t say that patches have to be enacted at the same time as the proposal that they’re patching, so it’s possible to be suffering a broken rule while waiting for the patch to be enacted.


09-06-2007 19:32:33 UTC

Oh, has it been 3 dynasties since the last “Amendment Proposal” Proposal already?
against for the usual reasons.


09-06-2007 19:38:32 UTC



09-06-2007 20:22:49 UTC

Well, was worth a shot. Lookts like the upgrade broke voting, BTW.


09-07-2007 01:23:49 UTC

against I think this is a good idea if it is fixed to enact at the same time that its parent enacted. Maybe change the time limits so that a proposal can’t be passed until X time has passed since its patch. Kevan, it can only affect the changes made by its parent, so I don’t think you would be able to get free proposals.


09-07-2007 01:48:56 UTC

against we tried it a few dynasties back, it’s the reason why you can propose again if you s.k. as long as you have proposals remaining that day :)


09-07-2007 07:51:19 UTC

[Alethiophile] “Must only affect the changes the linked proposal would make” is very broad, though. I can propose “Smashable Buildings” as my main proposal, and where “Some Building Types To Smash” might have otherwise been a second proposal or a section of the first, I can (and would be sensible to) propose it as a “patch” for the first proposal.


09-07-2007 11:23:43 UTC



09-08-2007 23:22:38 UTC