Rob Speer on 19 Jul 2003 17:13:01 -0000

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[spoon-discuss] "effects related to proposal failure"

Yes, the rules do say "effects related to proposal failure", and then
they define effects related to proposal failure elsewhere. In the Rules.
That place where, you know, things have the force of Rule.

Nothing at all says that text in failed proposals are implemented. The
sole argument seems to be that, since a sentence in a failed proposal
begins "If this proposal fails", then it becomes an "effect" independent
of the proposal passing.

If the sheer existence of a sentence beginning "If this proposal fails"
is enough to be covered by that rule, then there's no need to put it in
a Proposal at all. Or even to post it to a public Forum. You could write
it on your arm and not tell anyone.

But that's not how the game works. The Ruleset has the force of Rule.
Your arm does not. Neither do failed proposals.
Rob Speer

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