Zarpint on Sat, 10 Apr 2004 12:18:53 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: [spoon-discuss] Thoughts toward a universal Nomic calendar

That plan would be good, but to work it needs a longer first period
and a fixed calendar, or we'll lose track of when we can submit.
The web page clock is often inaccurate - it would be good to know
precisely when the period ends. And midnight Eastern would be a lot
easier than Zulu for days to end at, since we wouldn't have to keep
track of daylight savings time going on and off, and I wouldn't have
to look up how far off England is every time.


On Sat, 10 Apr 2004, SkArcher wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Apr 2004 11:36:04 -0400, Craig <ragnarok@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Cementing, or even concretifying, the glorious dominion of B Nomic
> >> over the world is a good thing. But if the recognizer were delayed
> >>> 12 hours, the calendar would be off by a day, creating chaos years
> >> down the line. Writs of Delay would also complicate matters. What if
> >> time progressed even when the clock was off? Some nweeks might be very
> >> short, but the calendar would be predictable.
> >
> > The short nweek problem would be easy enough to fix - just lengthen the
> > nweek.
> >
> > Hrm, there's three checkpoints per nweek, right? If they each last four
> > ndays, and we have a two-day freeze at the end of the nweek for voting
> > (which other Nomics might be happy about - I know Agora has a weekly
> > ballot,
> > for instance, and if we can get the Serious Nomic to adopt our calendar
> > it's
> > definitely universal), then a new nweek begins every fourteen days. This
> > would also sync it up with the outsiders' week, so that we could have
> > voting
> > happen every other weekend.
> One thing I once thought of proping was changing the schedule so that
> Props could only be made in the first checking period (any made thereafter
> are for the next nweeks ballot), then the second checking period happens,
> then the voting period. Perhaps modifications can be made to props in the
> second checking period, so that you'd have a clear order of business -
> proposal, debate, vote
> SkArcher
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