Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Proposal: What is your name, Citizen?

12 hours, quorum at 19-0. Enacted. - lilomar

Adminned at 28 Jul 2010 08:38:22 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule entitled “Naming Scheme” with the text

Each Citizen has a Designation, which is tracked in the GNDT. Their Designation is their prime-name (a string of letters, the first capitalized, the rest lower-case) followed by a dash, their single-letter Clearance Level abbreviation followed by a dash (if their Clearance Level has no abbreviation, this is ommitted), their Sector (three capitalized letters) followed by a dash, and their Clone-Number. A Citizen’s prime-name defaults to their name. A Citizen’s Sector defaults to “BGN”. The High-Programmer may change a Citizen’s prime-name or Sector at that Citizens request.

Create a new dynastic rule entitled “Clearance Levels” with the text

A Clearance Level is one of (from highest to lowest)

* ULTRAVIOLET
* VIOLET
* INDIGO
* BLUE
* GREEN
* YELLOW
* ORANGE
* RED
* INFRARED

Each Clearance Level above INFRARED has a single-letter abbreviation, which is its first letter.

Each Citizen has a Clearance Level, which defaults to INFRARED.

Create a new dynastic rule entitled “Clones” with the text

Each Citizen has a Clone-Number which defaults to 1. Whenever a rule or a game action causes a Citizen to die, that Citizen’s Clone-Number is incremented by 1.

Set the Clearance Level of all Citizens to RED. Set the Clearance Level of the High-Programmer to ULTRAVIOLET.

The Computer assigns names with great care. Any puns inherent in clone designations are purely coincidental. To think otherwise would be treason.

Comments

Ienpw III:

07-28-2010 01:50:58 UTC

for

Hix:

07-28-2010 01:54:27 UTC

How can a Citizen’s prime-name default to eir name, when some Citizen’s names are not “a string of letters, the first capitalized, the rest lower-case”?

Galdyn:

07-28-2010 01:56:16 UTC

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dbdougla:

07-28-2010 01:56:26 UTC

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dbdougla:

07-28-2010 01:57:15 UTC

Hix: Questioning of the High Programmer may result in summary execution.

glopso:

07-28-2010 02:23:26 UTC

for  Lol Blognomic XP

90000:

07-28-2010 02:40:26 UTC

Lars-R-BGN-1 for ?

Darknight:

07-28-2010 02:42:02 UTC

for And I started reading about this rpg just last week too.

lilomar:

07-28-2010 03:00:51 UTC

Yes, the last sentence of this proposal means that Citizens who are active at the time of Enactment are at higher than the default Clearance Level.

That’s how The Computer rewards its favored Troubleshooters.

Bucky:

07-28-2010 08:11:47 UTC

for
You probably could have kept the death rule from last dynasty around.

Kevan:

07-28-2010 08:16:43 UTC

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Josh:

07-28-2010 09:21:22 UTC

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Purplebeard:

07-28-2010 09:39:29 UTC

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Put:

07-28-2010 09:40:14 UTC

for

Keba:

07-28-2010 11:19:56 UTC

for although I don’t understand why we don’t use three GNDT fields for this and define the Designation as “<gndt:primename>-<gndt:clearance_level>-<gndt:sector>-<gndt:clons>”...

ais523:

07-28-2010 11:54:32 UTC

for One GNDT field is just as clear to read, and fits the theme better.

Qwazukee:

07-28-2010 12:06:33 UTC

against Hix is right

Kevan:

07-28-2010 12:10:23 UTC

[Qwazukee] This is fixed by the next proposal. We could probably use a Glossary entry defining what happens to illegally defined string variables, though, as well as numbers.

Qwazukee:

07-28-2010 12:10:58 UTC

Yeah I just saw that, CoV for

spikebrennan:

07-28-2010 12:33:02 UTC

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h2g2guy:

07-28-2010 13:37:56 UTC

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flurie:

07-28-2010 14:51:08 UTC

for  arrow

Kyre:

07-28-2010 15:04:16 UTC

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Put:

07-28-2010 15:14:49 UTC

flurie I think you need to use the arrow before your vote.