David E. Smith on 5 Dec 2001 00:13:40 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: what am I missing?

On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, Antonio wrote:

[ a whole lot about motions/proposals/whatever ]

I decided to go with the "ultra simplification" route and get rid of that
whole motions vs proposals thing entirely.

Rule 19/0: Proposals

Proposals are formal requests for some change to the state of the game,
typically the creation, modification, or deletion of one or more rules. [[
A player could conceivably make a proposal to the effect of "I get 100,000
points" but this sort of thing is unlikely to pass. ]]

Proposals are reviseable objects. A proposal is not considered
"recognized" until it has been assigned a serial number by the

Rule 23/0: The Ballot

The Administrator shall, at least 48 hours prior to the close of voting
each nweek, distribute to all Players the Ballot for that nweek. The
Ballot shall list all proposals that were recognized after the start of
the previous nweek's voting period.

Rule 30/0: Vote Counting

Each Player may cast exactly one vote on each proposal on any given

Hopefully, that clears things up. :)