Monday, October 22, 2012

Proposal: York Notes on Orienteering

Reaches Quorum, 6-1. Josh

Adminned at 23 Oct 2012 00:07:37 UTC

If the Proposal titled “Orienteering” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

In the rule “The Spectrum”, replace all text up to and including the first list with the following text:

Each Stance and each Newspaper has a relative political position, which is referred to as its Wingedness. A Stance or Newspaper’s Wingedness can be Right Wing, Left Wing or Centrist; a Newspaper can also potentially be Hard Right, Hard Left, Centre-Right, or Centre-Left. Each Wingedness containing “Right” is opposite each Wingedness containing “Left”, and vice versa.

The Wingedness of a Newspaper is determined by the Wingedness of its Stances (R = Right Wing, L = Left Wing, C = Centrist, U = undefined):

  • RR -> Hard Right
  • R or RU -> Right Wing
  • RC -> Centre-Right
  • RL or CC or C or CU -> Centrist
  • LC -> Centre-Left
  • L or LU -> Left Wing
  • LL -> Hard Left
  • otherwise undefined


Substantive changes to determining a newspaper’s wingedness:

  • Adding CU.
  • Addressing “otherwise” (U and UU if this passes, plus CU if Orienteering passes but this doesn’t).



RaichuKFM: she/her

22-10-2012 15:18:55 UTC


Kevan: he/him

22-10-2012 16:40:22 UTC


Josh: Observer he/they

22-10-2012 17:06:27 UTC

against Ugly.


22-10-2012 18:30:36 UTC


quirck: he/him

22-10-2012 18:32:54 UTC



23-10-2012 03:12:38 UTC



23-10-2012 03:46:44 UTC

Josh: You mean the abbreviated list? If you say so, I find it far more readable than the Wall o’ Text (tm) that it would replace.

Josh: Observer he/they

23-10-2012 07:03:27 UTC

Yeah, it’s definitely a personal taste thing. I like words, abbreviated lists leave me cold.