Donald Whytock on 13 Jan 2002 20:00:31 -0000

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Re: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: new players

On 1/13/02 at 7:54 PM David E. Smith wrote:

>On Sun, 13 Jan 2002, Donald Whytock wrote:
>> I discussed the game of Nomic in general, and B Nomic in particular,
>> with 21 of my imaginary friends. Since there doesn't seem to be a game
>> requirement that players exist in this physical reality, they all
>> agreed to join. Unfortunately, that very state renders them somewhat
>> impaired for dealing with the internet in this reality, as well as the
>> computers required for accessing it, so they have asked me to relay
>> messages to and from the fora for them. Similarly, they have all given
>> me their proxies, so I'll be casting their votes as per their
>> instructions.
>Well, you'd better get those imaginary friends to a computer...
>Each of them must individually declare eir intent and desire to become a
>Player, and eir ability to pass the Turing Test.
>(Though not strictly required by the rules, I also desire that each of em
>have a separate email address - mostly because, in the near future, I'll
>mail out individual ballots, so players can vote via the Web site, and
>have votes automatically counted, thus making my life easier.)
>Then, after they become players, they can give you their proxies. Not
>before, sorry.
>I'm ignoring the whole "game custom" thing that players be in possession
>of physical bodies and independent sentience for now.

What, you'd discriminate against those with physical limitations? :)  I can relay a verbatim message from each of them.  Must they be in separate emails, or can it be one big one, at least this time?