Wonko on 11 Feb 2002 20:47:55 -0000

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spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: CFJ: Opening the floodgates

Quoth Jonathan Van Matre,

> The intent was that the latter statement, by precedence rules, overrules the
> more-imprecise haiku-form first statement, which was only there for the
> cosmetic reason of starting the haiku rule with a sort-of-haiku.  So you only
> get points if it passes.  But we'll see if the judge agrees.
> And if e doesn't, comment brackets are going around that "haiku".
> --Scoff!
But according to the precedence rule, later paragraphs only take precedence
if they conflict with earlier ones. The statements,

"Players submitting proposals in haiku form earn 10 extra points"


"A player who submits a proposal in haiku form earns 10 Score points if the
proposal is adopted"

do not conflict with each other, and so the submission of a haiku proposal
is worth 10 points.

OTOH, I'm not sure the term 'proosal' means anything. The rule which uses it
states that 

"For the purposes of the rules, and for all other purposes within the game,
the term "proposal" shall be considered precisely equivalent to the far
superior term "proosal". "

This seems to be to be defining the term 'proposal' to mean 'proosal'. It
does not specify a meaning for the term 'proosal'. So all that rule does is
redefine proposal to mean nothing, which does nothing because a lower
numbered rule defines what a proposal is and takes precedence.

Thus, it appears that UP didn't get 10 points for submitting proosal 376
because there is no proosal 376.
In vita priore ego imperator Romanus fui.