comex on Fri, 8 Dec 2006 14:14:49 -0700 (MST)

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Re: [s-b] Proposal: conflicts and dependencies

On Friday 08 December 2006 12:42, bd wrote:
> How about solving for the fewest number of votes (or smallest amount of
> voting power) that would need to be changed to make the system
> consistent? That is, for each subgraph of conflicting proposals, look
> for the one with the smallest gap between FOR ang AGANST votes, make
> that Lost, and repeat until everything works out.

Actually, bd's first comment illustrates a situation that would be ambiguous, 
since I neglected to specify an order (because for some reason I thought 
there were no cases like that).

Anyway, since it's true that it will probably just be used for mutually 
exclusive proposals, I like that (quoted) idea.
I amend my proposal, >-quoted:
> Add to the first paragraph of Rule 2-2:
> {{
> A Historical proposal is also in one of the substates of Won or Lost,
> initially Lost.
> }}
> Replace the second-to-last paragraph of Rule 2-2 with the following: (Use
> the Y-quoted text if a proposal titled "the rot sets in" passed, and the
> X-quoted text if not.)
> {{
> A Proposal may, in its body of text, list other Proposals as Dependencies.
>  It is said to Depend on those Proposals.
> A Proposal may also list other Proposals as Conflicts.  If, in a set of two
> Proposals, either lists the other as a Conflict, those Proposals are said
> to Conflict with each other.
> X: A Proposal's Strength is equal to the difference between the number of
> X: players whose Final Vote on that proposal was FOR and the number of 
> X: players whose Final Vote on that proposal was AGAINST.  If a Proposal's 
> X: Strength is positive, it becomes Won.  Otherwise, it becomes Lost.
> Y: A Proposal's Strength is equal to the difference between the sum of the
> Y: strengths of all FOR final votes on it and the sum of the strengths of 
> Y: all AGAINST final votes on it.  If a Proposal's Strength is positive and 
> Y: at least two voting objects have voted FOR on it with a strength greater
> Y: than 0, the proposal becomes Won.  Otherwise, it becomes Lost.
> In descending order of Strength, and of Number in cases where Strength is
> equal, if a Won Proposal Conflicts with any other Won Proposals, those
> Proposals become Lost.
> Repeat the following until no changes are made: {{
> In order from lowest to highest Proposal Number, if a Proposal Depends on a
> Proposal that is Lost, it becomes Lost.
> }}
> All Won Proposals Pass.
> }}

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