Monday, April 26, 2010

Proposal: Who shaves the barber?

Passes at 13-0 or thereabouts (Keba was idle when he voted). -Purplebeard

Adminned at 28 Apr 2010 00:34:31 UTC

Add a rule reading as follows: “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the ruleset, no Voter’s Ballot may have a value equal to that Voter’s own name.”

Because it would be boring for everyone to simply vote for themselves.


Josh: he/they

26-04-2010 18:53:43 UTC

imperial That would be boring which is why I assume that most people won’t do it.

(I’m prepared to bet that a fair few players don’t even want the dynasty.)


26-04-2010 19:06:25 UTC

against  per Josh.

Kevan: City he/him

26-04-2010 19:13:09 UTC

for I’d rather not give an advantage to the players who wanted to be boring.


26-04-2010 19:18:38 UTC

imperial There are, of course, reasons to not vote for yourself (one of the biggest ones being that if you weren’t in the lead anyway, doing so would be a wasted vote); but I have to admit you have a point. On technical grounds, I don’t see why this is adding a new anonymous dynastic rule, rather than amending the one that already exists.


26-04-2010 19:25:58 UTC

Because the existing dynastic rule isn’t even numbered or captioned (and I didn’t know whether this would change before my proposal is adminned), so this is a brute force way of addressing that.


26-04-2010 19:36:11 UTC


redtara: they/them

26-04-2010 19:53:29 UTC

against Because this would mean that anyone who voted for themselves would have their Vote become an illegal value, which is a violation of the rules.


26-04-2010 20:15:09 UTC



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26-04-2010 20:28:01 UTC

@spikebrennan: It should have been captioned, but was misadminned. I’ve fixed the adminning on it.


26-04-2010 20:36:01 UTC

against But I suggest nobody votes for someone who has voted for himself.

redtara: they/them

26-04-2010 20:59:40 UTC

CoV for per patch

Kevan: City he/him

26-04-2010 22:01:10 UTC

Sorry, that was my fault for misadminning, I got distracted by the whitespace at the bottom of the ruleset.

I enjoy that the previous use of this proposal title was also from Spike. Maybe one day you’ll get an answer.


26-04-2010 22:07:34 UTC

@Kevan: the only plausible answer I’ve seen comes from Suber himself, who suggested that the only solution to the paradox was that the barber was female, and thus didn’t need her beard shaving.


27-04-2010 05:14:40 UTC



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27-04-2010 13:42:08 UTC

for  CoV


27-04-2010 13:50:53 UTC

CoV for for speed

Darknight: he/him

27-04-2010 16:36:01 UTC

for Bloody hell did i miss alot


27-04-2010 21:21:41 UTC

for Sounds reasonable.