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Saturday, December 13, 2003

Budget Proposal

Only one budget proposal came in this week (though it was suggested by two people), so all we really need is one vote:
D: 20/ C: 20/ R: 30/ I: 30

With Joranj's vote, this has more votes than "nothing" does, so this is our official budget. I'll start taxing right now.

Friday, December 12, 2003

Proposal : Call for Disinterest [Trivial]

[ Damanor timed out two CfJs even though they have no mechanic for timing out (it's only Proposals that do that). But CfJs probably should time out, if people don't bother voting. So... ]

In Rule 6 (Calls for Judgment), replace the second paragraph with:-

All Representatives may add votes of agreement or disagreement in comments to this entry, using appropriate voting icons. CfJs continue until they reach a quorum of FOR votes, or until 4 days have passed. After this time, if more than half of the Representatives' votes (their later votes overriding their earlier) are in favour, the Gamestate and Ruleset should be amended as was specified. Otherwise, the CFJ fails and may have no further effect.

Enacted by Damanor on Dec. 14. +2 to Kevan, +2 to Damanor.

Proposal : Strip Mining [Trivial]

[ Meant to do this as part of removing Resources from the game in the previous Proposal, but managed to overlook it. ]

Repeal Rule 21 (Resources).

Enacted Dec. 14 by Damanor. +2 to Kevan, +2 to Damanor.

Budget results

I apologize for not dealing with this sooner, and I'm sorry I've been out of touch lately; now that finals week is over, I should have more time to devote to this and the history.

Since Bluebottle's first CFJ passed, this makes no difference whatsoever, but the official results for last week's budget are:
D:20, W:20, R:30, I:30.
I would love to post new possibilities, but so far only one person has submitted a new budget plan this week. I'll give you until tomorrow evening (my time; I seem to be further west than most of the people here) to get more proposals to me.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Proposal : Space Commodity

[ Commodities and resources - same thing, surely? As it stands, adamantium isn't considered a commodity, so we can't trade it.

And I think we can live without Trade Agreements, as well - allow Representatives to give Commodities to one another whenever they like, and make trust an issue. ]

In Rule 19 (Commodities), remove the second, third and fourth paragraph and add ", which are tracked in the GNDT" to the first sentence.

And add the following to the rule:-

Any Representative may give any amount of a Commodity they control to another Representative, at any time.

The following Commodities exist:-

* Adamantium: a valuable interstellar fuel, mined from the smaller planets. A Representative may mine Adamantium no more than once per week by making a payment of 10MC with a GNDT comment of "Mining Adamantium: (DICE-X)/2", where X is the size of their world, and "/" means "divide by". If the result is positive, they gain Adamantium equal to the result.

Also, any representatives who own Adamantium-the-resource shall have it magically converted to Adamantium-the-commodity, on a one-for-one basis.

Enacted by Kevan, 12th Dec. +15 to Kevan.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Call for Judgement

Proposal: Allocations allows Reps to alter their preferences without cost, once.

Timed out by Damanor. And we seem to be doing it anyway.

Call for Judgement

During the previous week, Damanor, as Speaker should have tallied the votes, and announced the current Universal Budget Plan, according to rule 18. Proposal: Allocations was passed after last week, and has no bearing on the case. Since he did not, I propose that there be no Universal budget for that week; no Representative should be taxed, nor collect returns. The votes on budget proposals should be ignored, and the Speaker should post a list of 2 proposed budgets that he has received this week as soon as possible.

Dec. 11 - Damanor. It seems to have passed (Can a CFJ time out?); I plan to post possible budgets tomorrow evening, unless I only have one to post.

Monday, December 08, 2003

What shall we do about the budget?

With the passage of Proposal: Allocations, the old budget preferences are insignificant. The way I see it, we can either collect on the budget that is ahead in the votes (D:20, W:20, R:30, I:30, by a good-sized margin) or we can just scrap the old budget proposals and preferences and start fresh (i.e. "Remove all players choices for budget preferences, and allow each player to alter their preferences once.")

We still have a few more days before I planned to make the voting tally official. I'm inclined to go with what we've got for this week, with everyone changing their preferences as they collect on the final budget. Any thoughts, or possible alternatives?

Elazar leaving, Nakor lost in space.

With Elazar leaving and Nakor not voting since the 24th Nov the number of players has dropped to 9, dropping Quorum to 5.

Proposal: Clarification of Planetary Council [Trivial]

In order to clarify the in the last two sentences of the first paragraph in Rule 14, Planetary Council. I propose we replace: 'successful Council Proposals.'
With: 'successful Council Proposal."

And to rephrase the last sentence in paragraph one to read:

'Quorum for a Council Proposal is equal to half the number of Representatives, rounded down +3.'

Failed by Kevan, 11th Dec. -5 to Keitalia, +2 to Kevan.

Proposal: Clean Up Aisle 11

In Rule 11 in paragraph 4, replace:
'they must notify The Council by posting a Council Proposal.'
'they must notify the Council by posting an entry on the nomic weblog.'

Rephrase 5th paragraph to read:

In order to permit or prevent a Representative's expansion onto other planets, the Speaker and 4 other Council members must vote for/against the post. A Representative must wait until he or she has the approval of the Speaker before they take over a Planet.

If the Speaker does not relay their vote within 48 hours of the posting, then the Representative must have the approval of half the Representatives rounded down.

This way it makes it more likely to have the approval necessary. Plus it becomes more political in a sense. Alliances are key.

Failed by Kevan, 11th Dec. -5 to Keitalia, +2 to Kevan.