Donald Whytock on 6 Feb 2002 05:53:12 -0000

 spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: Proposal: This ruleset isn't big enough for the both of us!

```On 2/5/02 at 8:43 PM Dan wrote:

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>__This Ruleset isn't big enough for the both of us!__
>
>Enact the following new rule:
>{{
>__Opposed Proposals__
>
>A proposal may be specified as being "opposed to" another proposal
>or rule.  This may be specified by including the phrase "In Opposition to
>Proposal xxx" where xxx is the serial number or title of a proposal.
>
>If proposal b is opposed to proposal a then proposal a is considered to be
>in opposition to proposal b.
>
>Of any pair of mutually opposed proposals at most one can be enacted.  If
>more than one proposal of any opposed pair passes the proposal that
>recieved the fewest affirmitave votes of the pair becomes inactive and is
>not enacted.
>
>[[
>If opposed proposals a and b pass with 5 and 4 votes in favor,
>respectively, then a is enacted and b is not.
>
>If mutually opposed proposals a, b, and c pass with 5, 3, and 4 votes
>in favor, respectively, then a is enacted and b and c are not.
>
>if a is opposed to b and b is opposed to c then a is not nescessarily
>opposed to c.
>
>if a and b are opposed and a passes with 5 votes in favor but b does not
>pass even with 7 votes in favor then a is enacted and b is not.
>
>if a is opposed to b and c, but b and c are not mutually opposed, and b
>and c both pass but a does not then b and c are both enacted.
>
>}}
>
>Dan

If a is opposed to b and c, but b and c are not mutually opposed, and a and b both pass and c doesn't but b gets more affirmative votes than a, does that mean c automatically passes because a fails because of b?

This starts to get seriously complicated with sufficiently convoluted opposition structures.  How about something along the lines of, "An affirmative vote by a given player on a given proposal counts as a negative vote on any higher-numbered proposals the proposal in question opposes.  This overrides any votes the player may have cast on those opposed higher-numbered proposals."  That gives you a ripple-down effect that resolves conflicts on the way.

Glotmorf

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