Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Call for Judgment: We Forgot Something [Core]

Reached quorum with 1 vote FOR. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 May 2020 15:05:17 UTC

In the rule “Idle Amnesiacs”, replace “If an Amnesiac is not listed in the Sidebar in the section “Current Active Amnesiacs” or only appears there in a comment, they are Idle.” with:-

If an Amnesiac is Idle, this is tracked by their name being removed or concealed in the list of currently active Amnesiacs in the Sidebar.

Unidle ayesdeeef, Clucky, Darknight, derrick, Josh, Jumble, naught, Tantusar and Trigon if they are idle.

Change the gamestate and ruleset to what they would be if, throughout this dynasty, the sidebar section named “Current Active Players” had always been named “Current Active Amnesiacs” (without modifying the creation or enactment of this CfJ).

Ais523 expressed private concern that the Idling rule’s “If an Amnesiac is not listed in the Sidebar…” is dangerously descriptive, and can be read as merely checking a chunk of freely-editable web content to see what has been written there. (The rule was previously worded as “Some Adventurers are Idle, and shall be marked as such in the sidebar.”, but got flipped around earlier to the current “is not listed” wording earlier this year.)

When looking into this, I noticed that the rule’s reference to “Current Active Amnesiacs” was in error: the section is called “Current Active Players” (and has long been so, to spare us from having to change it every dynasty) - the idling rule was altered upon the most recent ascension, since the previous dynasty called its players “Players”, who became Amnesiacs.

This means that everyone has been idle since the Ascension.

Before posting this CfJ, I changed the sidebar to read “Current Active Amnesiacs”, simultaneously changing the list of players to only include myself. This allows me to post and enact a CfJ fix immediately, since quorum is 1.


Kevan: HE/HIM

05-20-2020 14:59:53 UTC