Rob Speer on 27 Dec 2001 23:03:39 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: Re: I'm in a Nomic state of mind.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 11:16:17PM +0100, Antonio wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 03:28:05 -0500, Rob Speer <rob@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 03:11:43AM -0500, Donald Whytock wrote:
> >> The Administrator must observe all activity on the business forum; therefore this would make the business forum part of the game state.  Which would mean we'd have to submit proposals in order to email the business forum...
> >
> >That isn't specified in the rules.
> >
> >I could list everything that is part of the game state, but then that
> >list would have to be kept up to date, and that wouldn't be fun. I think
> >this works very nicely. It even prevents things like "I change the Ballot
> >to..." (for now, have a little common sense and don't do that, okay?)
> The Ballot is one of the few things that are actually well defined by the
> ruleset (rule 23: if a proposal was recognized it's on the ballot), you
> cannot aritrarily change it just by declaring so.
> Actually, few things (if any) are left that can be arbitrily changed at
> will as rule 152:State Changes would'nt allow it (or at least it makes it
> possible to issue a CFJ)

Right, but there's a bit of uncertainty as to what rule 152 covers. My
proposal, which modifies 152, makes it more explicit.
Rob Speer