Mike McGann on Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:06:51 +0100 (CET)

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Re: [s-d] Proposal: Vested Interests

Yeah, a script could work well. Best if run on a machine where no players
have root. The script could be run, via setuid, under a user account that no
one has access to. Any state it wants to persist in files could be 600 of
that user and then no one could look at the state even if they wanted to. Of
course, there would have to be contingencies to handle situations when the
script fails to work properly.

- Hose

On Nov 13, 2007 4:50 PM, Daniel Lepage <dplepage@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Nov 13, 2007, at 4:34 PM, comex wrote:
> > On Monday 12 November 2007, Jamie Dallaire wrote:
> >> Hose's first objection is killer. I can't find any way around it. I
> >> withdraw Proposal 175.
> >
> > Using a script would be a good way to provide a paper trail.  As
> > long as
> > the maintainer of the script wasn't a complete jerk who modified the
> > records, there are no problems with secrecy.  Even then, legislate
> > it so
> > that the version announced to the Public Forum is authoritative, so
> > problems would not result in paradoxes.  Require all players to
> > actively
> > look up whether they are DA, Apologist, or neither, so that they can't
> > really complain when they haven't.
> A script could also require the selected players to confirm that they
> got the message, either by email or by webform.
> Also, I think we're all good people - I trust everyone here not to
> cheat like that. Many interesting things are only possible if we
> assume that we can trust players not to destroy the game out of spite.
> --
> Wonko
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