Jamie Dallaire on Fri, 23 Nov 2007 04:14:18 +0100 (CET)

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Re: [s-d] [s-b] Answer to Consultation 39

Interesting. I'm not sure how to do it, but if we decide to allow
non-singular-humans to gain playerhood, we might need some way of *not*
allowing them to play simultaneously as both a player and a faction...
Perhaps eliminate the concept of a faction altogether?

Billy Pilgrim

On Nov 22, 2007 10:08 PM, Roger Hicks <pidgepot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Nov 22, 2007 2:32 PM, Mike McGann <mike.mcgann@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Also, I find that the requirements for becoming a Player need a major
> > revision. They seem to be written in a style that makes it easy for
> > anyone to become a Player but to have some (but vague) power to reject
> > admission when needed. I feel that the latter part does not work.
> >
> The rules for becoming a player were a hastily written and adopted
> response to my attempt to register Primo Corporation as a player a few
> months ago. There was a surprisingly large amount of backlash to the
> registration of a non-natural person as a player, and the current
> registration rules were put in place in an effort to prevent further
> registrations from non-natural persons. In the end, Primo was deemed
> to be a player only to be magically transformed into a faction by a
> consultation a few weeks later. However, the buggy registration rules
> still remain.
> I submit the following proposals:
> Fixing Registration
> {
> Amend Rule 1-4 by removing:
> {{
> He may do this if and only if he fulfills the following requirements:
>    * He is capable of passing a Membership Test, although he may not
> be required to take said test
>    * He is not currently a Player
>    * He has a working e-mail address
> }}
> and by replacing:
> {{
> The Registrar may refuse to allow any External Force to become a
> player, and may refuse to recognize any otherwise-legal name change,
> if e believes the External Force's proposed name (or existing player's
> new name) would be ambiguous or confusing, or could otherwise damage
> the integrity of this game. The Registrar is encouraged, but not
> required, to state the reason for such refusal.
> }}
> with:
> {{
> The Registrar may cause any Player who has become a player within the
> past 12 ndays to cease to be a Player with 2 Support. He must state
> the reason for such action, which must be one of the following:
> * The Player's name is ambiguous, unclear, or in conflict with the
> name of an already existing Player
> * The Registrar believes that the new Player is identical to an
> already existing Player.
> * The Player was previously denied playerhood for any valid
> still-existant reason.
> }}
> }
> Only Human Players
> {
> Dependancy: The above proposal titled Fixing Registration
> Append to list of reasons the Registrar may revoke playerhood in rule 1-4:
> {{
> * The Player is not a natural singular human.
> }}
> }
> Note that I am not a proponent of the above proposal, I am simply
> throwing it out there in case there is interest in limiting playerhood
> to only natural persons.
> BobTHJ
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