Donald Whytock on 24 Jan 2002 23:58:37 -0000

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spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: The King Gremlin

On 1/24/02 at 5:59 PM Wonko wrote:

>__Fixing the PEG__
>Replace the text of rule 261 with the following HUNGRY delimited text:
>There is a Gremlin named the "Proposal Ingesting Gremlin", or PIG.
>If the PIG is Active at the beginning of the 9th day of each nweek, it will
>eat the kth proposal on the ballot, as listed when sent out by the
>Adminstrator, where k is equal to the nth Gremlin number, where n is the
>number of proposals on the ballot.
>Any proposal which is eaten by the PIG is immediately removed from the
>ballot and has no effect.
>If a Ballot is issued with fewer than 12 proposals on it, the PIG goes into
>Hiding. At the beginning of each nweek, the PIG becomes Active.
>    It's unclear exactly when things happen, and I think PIG is funnier
>PEG. I also don't think the PIG should eat off small ballots.

What about small proposals?  It occurs to me that a PIG would want to gorge itself when it could throw in either a minimum proposal size, or have the PIG eat more than one tiny proposal if needed in order to get its fill.