Jeremy Cook on Tue, 10 Aug 2004 12:28:42 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: [s-d] Ballot Commentary

On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:23:13PM -0400, Daniel Lepage wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2004, at 5.33 AM, Glotmorf wrote:
> >I suppose it's a tad late for comments, but...
> >
> >On 9 Aug 2004 at 10:28, Daniel Peter Lepage wrote:
> >>
> >>1896/0: Python Enterprises
> >>Standard Proposal
> >>Proposed by Zarpint on nday 4, nweek 67.
> >>
> >>
> >>There exists the Program List. This is a list of descriptions of
> >>programs or scripts that Players have requested. An entry on the
> >>list is called a Coil.
> >>
> >>Each Coil has the following attributes:
> >>
> >>Description, a precise description of the requested script, including
> >>the language the Patron would like the script in.
> >>
> >>Patron, the Player who posted the Coil.
> >>
> >>Bonus, the goodies that the first player to Wind the Coil receives.
> >>
> >>
> >>Any player may post a Coil to the Program List by making a statement
> >>to that effect in a Public Forum, provided that the Description is not
> >>trivial. [[This is a judgement call that may need to be decided by a
> >>Call for Judgement.]] Unless the Patron specifies otherwise, the Bonus
> >>is 10 points.
> >>
> >>The Patron of a Coil may modify or delete the Coil by posting a
> >>statement to that effect in a Public Forum.
> >>
> >>Any player may Wind any Coil on the list by posting a script to a
> >>Public Forum or privately sending a script to the Patron. If, in the
> >>sole judgement of the Patron, the script fits the Description, the
> >>Player who Wound the Coil receives 10 points, and the Coil is removed
> >>from the Program List.
> >>
> >>It is the responsibility of the Minister of the Roster to maintain the
> >>Program List.
> >
> >This is a source of free money, by posting and winding trivial
> >coils.
> You can't actually post and wind trivial coils, because it says 
> explicitly "provided that the Description is not trivial." But 
> nonetheless, I can see making nontrivial but still reasonably easy 
> requests (for example, I could request a python script that runs a 
> wiki, and sending myself the wiki code; complicated description, but 
> trivial execution since I already have the code.)

I'd still Judge that as trivial, but Rectify "is not trivial" to "cannot
be Wound trivially".

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