Wesley Sonheim | 10 Mar 05:16 2016

DIS: An Attempt To Register

This is an announcement by me making known my intention to join Agora, in accordance with rule 869.

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-GeraldP.
Kerim Aydin | 1 Mar 22:05 2016

DIS: Re: BUS: Let's get moving


Hi folks,  I've had a (non life-threatening fortunately) crisis
going on and will probably not tune in again for at least a week
more.  sorry.  -G.

On Sun, 21 Feb 2016, Luis Ressel wrote:

> I remove the proposal "Quick Changes" from the proposal pool.
> 
> G., please fix and resubmit it.
> 
> -- 
> aranea
>

Alex Smith | 24 Feb 00:52 2016
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DIS: Economic incentives proto

Proto "Promotion Points", AI 1:
{{{{
Create a new Power-1 rule "Promotion Points" with the following text:
{{{
The Scorekeepor is an office.

Promotion Points (PP for short) is a player switch, tracked by the
Scorekeepor, whose values are the nonnegative integers and whose
default value is 0. To "gain x PP" is "to have one's PP switch flipped
to increase its value by x".

Whenever a proposal is distributed, its author and each of its
coauthors gain 3 PP. Whenever a proposal is adopted, its author and
each of its coauthors gain 2 PP.

Whenever at least one player has a PP switch of 100 or more, the
Scorekeepor CAN, and SHALL in a timely manner, Promote Victory by
announcement. This causes all players with a PP switch of 100 or more
to win the game, and all PP switches to be flipped to their default
value.
}}}
}}}}

I was trying to think of a way to inspire activity, both in terms of
proposals and in terms of officeholding. Our main reward for
officeholding at the moment is the ability to pend proposals, and we
currently have limits on how many proposals can be pending at a time.
This means that having proposals distributed is something that we can
reward without upsetting the economy. These could well just be chaff
proposals (which have often lead to interesting CFJs in the past, so I
don't particularly mind that), but the small reward for having the
proposal adopted encourages making proposals that are actually helpful.

Rewarding coauthors along with the author is intended to add a bunch of
politics and bribery to the process, allowing extra PP to be generated
so long as they're split among different people. Presumably this will
cause informal teams to form, and also creates something that's worth
trading for.

The Scorekeepor's office perk (which our current economy is
theoretically based on; our current economy may well become relevant in
the future alongside this one if activity picks up) is having some
control over the timing of a win by High Score. This means that if
you're going for a joint win with some co-conspirators, having the
Scorekeepor on your side will be helpful.

If there are no comments within a few days (and possibly even if there
are), I'll submit and pend the proposal.

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Luis Ressel | 21 Feb 21:24 2016
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DIS: This week's Assessor report

Hi Gaelan,

this week, you don't even have to count the proposal votes yourself! I
already prepared the resolution of proposals 7796-00, see below.

Why didn't I publish it myself, you may ask? I was going to, but moments
prior to hitting the "Send" button, I realized that the resulting
quorum adjustment would've caused the Assessor election to fail -- and
I really wanted to get rid of this office. :)

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[This notice resolves the Agoran decisions of whether to adopt the
 following proposals.  For each decision, the options available to
 Agora are ADOPTED (*), REJECTED (x), and FAILED QUORUM (!). If a
 decision's voting period is still ongoing, I end it immediately
 before resolving it and after resolving the previous decision.]

ID     Author(s)  AI   Title
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x7796  Henri      1.0  Credits v2
*7797  Henri      1.0  Salary
x7798  Henri      1.0  Civilian Prosecutors
x7799  Henri      1.0  Prime Minister
*7800  Henri      1.0  Motion of No Confidence

              7796  7797  7798  7799  7800
aranea          P     F     F     A     F
Roujo           F     F     P     P     F
Sprocklem       A     P     P     F     F
nichdel         A     A     A     F     F
ais523          A     F     A     A     P
G.             2A    2F    2A    2A    2P

For/Against   1/5   5/1   1/4   2/4   4/0
VI            0.2   5     0.25  0.5   *U*
AI            1     1     1     1     1
Voters        6     6     6     6     6
Quorum        0     3     3     3     3

Starting Quorum: 0
Ending Quorum: 3

Conditional Votes:
G.      "I vote endorse ais523 on all the Decisions indicated below
         [7796-7800]"

Text of Adopted Proposals:

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ID: 7797
Title: Salary
Adoption index: 1.0
Author: Henri
Co-author(s): 

If Proposal "Credits" is adopted, create the following Power-1 Rule
named "Salary":

     Salary is a office switch tracked by the ADoP in eir weekly
     report. Changes to salary are secured.

     Once a month, the Bank Teller shall transfer N credits from the
     Agoran Reserve to each officeholder where N is equal to the sum
     of the salary switches of each office they hold, if any.

     An officeholder may increase the Salary of eir office by
     announcement without objection from the Prime Minister. An
     officeholder can decrease the Salary of an office e holds by
     announcement.

Set all officeholder Salaries to 20 credits.

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ID: 7800
Title: Motion of No Confidence
Adoption index: 1.0
Author: Henri
Co-author(s): 

Create the following Power-1 Rule named "Motion of No Confidence":

     Any player can cause the office of Prime Minister to become
     vacant with 2 Agoran Consent by publishing a message with the
     character string "MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE" in the subject line.

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Jonatan Kilhamn | 16 Feb 09:18 2016
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DIS: Re: BUS: check in with the front desk to hold your reservation

On 15 February 2016 at 21:20, Kerim Aydin <kerim <at> u.washington.edu> wrote:


Consider this a final warning if you have not yet checked in;
I'll resolve this in ~8 hours (intent expires in about 18 hours).

(sorry, meant to get the warning & CFJ assignments out yesterday;
aiming for tomorrow).


I, uh, want to show that I check in often enough to see this 3 hours after your approximate deadline... But I won't object. I'll stay on as a watcher, but I haven't had any intention of going back active for a long while.

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Ørjan Johansen | 13 Feb 23:42 2016
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DIS: Re: BUS: Re: OFF: [ADoP] Assessor election

On Sat, 13 Feb 2016, Gaelan Bright Steele wrote:

> I vote for myself.

Your message appears to have no plain text version. This is abominable 
HTH.

Greetings,
Ørjan.
Luis Ressel | 12 Feb 23:45 2016
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DIS: Re: OFF: [deputy Arbitor] CFJ 3454 assigned to aranea

On Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:29:52 -0800 (PST)
Kerim Aydin <kerim <at> u.washington.edu> wrote:

> I deputize for the Arbitor to assign the following CFJ to aranea.
> 
> CFJ 3454  
> 
>       Some Agoran Decisions have authors.
> 

Just for the record: As I've already mentioned last week, I'm not going
to judge this case anytime this month, so please re-assign it.

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Luis Ressel | 12 Feb 23:18 2016
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DIS: Gray ribbon

This month's Gray ribbon will go to the first player who
doesn't have one already and publishes an Agoran Newspaper
(publications older than this announcement obviously don't count).

Also, apologies for the delay. I'm really busy in RL right now.

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aranea

Sprocklem | 6 Feb 22:46 2016
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DIS: Re: BUS: Proposals

On 2016-02-04 21:06, Henri Bouchard wrote:
>      current value plus N. N cannot be less than the credit balance of
>      the transferer before the transfer occurs. A player can conduct a
Am I missing something, or should this be "N cannot be *more* than the
credit balance..."

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Sprocklem

Henri Bouchard | 5 Feb 05:21 2016
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DIS: Proposals

On Feb 4, 2016 10:25 PM, "Gaelan Steele" <gbs <at> canishe.com> wrote:
>
> First, a note: these proposals need to be reissued to require Credits v2 to be adopted instead. Also, is there anything preventing me from taking all of someone's credits for missing a minor deadline?
>

Ideally, the cfj should be in the form "[Player] violation of [Rule] warrants a Penalty Sum of X" rather than "[Player] violated [Rule]" so that the judgment is on the Penalty Sum rather than whether or not the crime was committed. So there are actually two judgments to be made: whether or not the crime was committed, and what the Penalty Sum should be. I'll fix this proposal and resubmit it. Thanks for pointing it out.

> > On Feb 3, 2016, at 1:39 PM, Henri Bouchard <henrib736 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Proposal: Civilian Prosecutors
> > Author: Henri
> > AI: 1
> >
> > If Proposal "Credits" is adopted, create the following Power-1 Rule,
> > named "Civil Cases":
> >
> >     A Civil Case is a type of Judicial Case. For a Judicial Case to
> >     be a Civil Case, the initiator must specify it as such. When
> >     initiating a Civil Case, the initiator must specify:
> >
> >     a) A player (the defendant), other than emself.
> >
> >     b) A violation of the ruleset committed by the defendant for
> >        which the defendant has not yet been punished.
> >
> >     c) A Penalty Sum.
> >
> >     If a Civil Case is judged TRUE, the Arbitor CAN and SHALL
> >     transfer a sum of credits equal to the Penalty Sum specified in
> >     the Civil Case from the defendant to the initiator within two
> >     days of the announcement of the decision. If a Civil Case is
> >     judged FALSE, the initiator shall transfer 1 credit to the
> >     defendant within 2 days of the announcement of the decision.
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Gaelan Steele | 5 Feb 04:25 2016

DIS: Re: BUS: Proposals

First, a note: these proposals need to be reissued to require Credits v2 to be adopted instead. Also, is
there anything preventing me from taking all of someone's credits for missing a minor deadline?

> On Feb 3, 2016, at 1:39 PM, Henri Bouchard <henrib736 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Proposal: Civilian Prosecutors
> Author: Henri
> AI: 1
> 
> If Proposal "Credits" is adopted, create the following Power-1 Rule,
> named "Civil Cases":
> 
>     A Civil Case is a type of Judicial Case. For a Judicial Case to
>     be a Civil Case, the initiator must specify it as such. When
>     initiating a Civil Case, the initiator must specify:
> 
>     a) A player (the defendant), other than emself.
> 
>     b) A violation of the ruleset committed by the defendant for
>        which the defendant has not yet been punished.
> 
>     c) A Penalty Sum.
> 
>     If a Civil Case is judged TRUE, the Arbitor CAN and SHALL
>     transfer a sum of credits equal to the Penalty Sum specified in
>     the Civil Case from the defendant to the initiator within two
>     days of the announcement of the decision. If a Civil Case is
>     judged FALSE, the initiator shall transfer 1 credit to the
>     defendant within 2 days of the announcement of the decision.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------


Gmane