Antonio Dolcetta on Wed, 27 Jun 2007 06:28:34 -0700 (MST)

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Re: [s-d] [s-b] Sentient Voters (was Players should be Humane)

Daniel Lepage wrote:
>> I propose the following:
>> An External Force may become a Player by posting a message to a Public
>> Forum containing a request to become a Player and a uniquely identifying
>> name that e wishes to be known by. E may do this if and only if e
>> fulfills the following requirements:
>>      * E is not currently a Player
>>      * E has a working e-mail address
> If we're allowing arbitrary objects to do this, then maybe we should
> replace 'e' with 'it'.
>> A Sentient Player is a Player that fulfills the following requirements:
>>      * E is sentient and self-aware
> Is a compound player such as a society self-aware? A society does not
> have any single awareness.

Can you think of a better definition that disallows societies but still 
lets the great Chtulhu join should he so choose ?

>> Any Sentient Player may submit a Vote on an Open proposal at any time.
>> The Vote must be one of the words FOR, AGAINST, or ABSTAIN; other words
>> are ignored.
>> Only Human Players may vote.
> Human, or Sentient?

See? Chtulhu would not have made this mistake.
I'll amend

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