Month: June 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Times out failing 2-2. –Tantusar

Adminned at 02 Jul 2020 17:29:38 UTC

Add a new Rule, called “Bug Reporting”:

If a Designer discovers a technical issue with the BlogNomic WordPress website, they are encouraged to report it by making a post to the Votable Matter category whose title starts with [BUG], and which describes the discovered issue. If the post is Enacted, its author may award themselves 1 of a Resource of their choosing the next time they update their Designer Template.

Since we are in a testing Dynasty, should we reward bug hunting?

We could also include ruleset patches that make rules more suited to the new platform — maybe using ARROW as a secondary vote?

Monday, June 29, 2020

Timed out and enacted, 7-0. Josh

Adminned at 02 Jul 2020 09:51:32 UTC

In Rule 2.2 The Second Switch Page, in the fourth paragraph, change “The topmost Section on the SSP shall contain one Column, and that Column shall contain one “Title” Widget, set to display the page’s title.” to this:

The topmost Section on the SSP shall contain one Column, and that Column shall contain one “Page Title” Widget, set to display the page’s title. The settings of this widget may be changed at the discretion of the Lead Developer, provided that the settings do not break any rules.

Also in Rule 2.2.2, add this to the end of the second paragraph:

The Admin should confirm that the Template abides by the Ruleset before populating it, and if it is found not to abide by the Ruleset, the Admin must decline to populate it and comment on the request explaining which rule they think it breaks and why. The creator of the Designer Template must then make a new post requesting that it be populated into the Canvas.

Also in Rule 2.2.2, change “A Designer may edit their Designer Template in any permitted way as a Daily Action.” to this:

A Designer may edit their Designer Template as often as they wish if it is not yet populated into the Canvas. If it is populated into the Canvas, the Designer may edit it in any permissible way as a Daily Action. If a Designer Template on the Canvas is found to break a rule, the Designer may edit it at any time to make it conform to the rules, even if the rules regarding Daily Actions would prohibit it; however, such an edit still counts as a Daily Action for the purposes of determining whether a future edit to this template is legal. Such an edit must be announced in a blog post before being made, and may not make any changes not related to making the Designer Template conform to the rules.

Finally, below the last paragraph of Rule 2.2.2, add this:

Any Designer may challenge the legality of any other Designer’s Designer Template by making a post to the Votable Matter category whose title begins with the string [SSP], and whose text explains the illegality and proposes a change to the Template to make it conform to the rules. If the post is Enacted, the proposed change shall be made by the enacting Admin. Such a Votable Matter is not required, however; if a Designer can be convinced in any informal way that their Template breaks the rules, they may simply announce their change and make it, as described above.

Re-proposing “Let’s get Designing!_rev2_FINAL” without the rule about template types, since it was the only part anyone objected to, and it would help with problems like Tantusar’s (“cannot fix an illegal action without performing another illegal action”).

Monday, June 29, 2020

Timed out and passed, 5-0. Josh

Adminned at 02 Jul 2020 09:49:55 UTC

Replace the following Rule:

A Designer Template may have one of the following: (1) a single “Icon Box” Widget, OR (2) a single “Image Box” Widget. No image or icon within the chosen Widget may appear taller than 200 CSS pixels at any browser width. No text within it may have a font size greater than 24 pixels or 1.5 rems. Designers may create or upload any image to which they have distribution rights for use in an Image Box widget, so long as it does not violate any other rules.

With

 

A Designer Template may have one of the following: (1) up to two “Icon Box” Widgets, (2) up to two “Image Box” Widgets, or (3) an “Icon Box” Widget and an “Image Box” Widget. No image or icon within the chosen Widget may appear taller than 200 CSS pixels at any browser width. No text within it may have a font size greater than 24 pixels or 1.5 rems.  Designers may create or upload any image to which they have distribution rights for use in an Image Box widget, so long as it does not violate any other rules.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Timed out 8-0. It is so carried; Tantusar is a dunce. Josh

Adminned at 02 Jul 2020 09:55:01 UTC

Edit Tantusar’s Template so that all resources have a value of 0.

The Designer named Tantusar is a Dunce. (This is untracked and has no effect.)

I have entirely misinterpreted “Income”. Very embarrassing.

A side effect of making editing a Daily Action is that I don’t think I can fix my illegal action without performing another illegal action.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Populated. –Tantusar

Adminned at 29 Jun 2020 04:19:43 UTC

The template “Trigon’s Template” has been created here. It is ready to be added to the Second Switch Page.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Timed out and passed, 5-1. Josh

Adminned at 29 Jun 2020 08:16:40 UTC

Add a keyword, “Tag”:

A Post may have any number of tags applied to it using the WordPress interface. A Rule may have any number of tags applied to it. Rule tags are represented by appending to their title a comma-separated list of such tags, enclosed in square brackets.

Add a keyword, “Introduction”:

The introduction of a rule is the part of that rule’s text before any subrules.

Amend the Votable Matters Rule “Tags” so that it reads:

Votable Matters must have the tag/s “Core”, “Special Case” and/or “Appendix” to amend the Core Rules, the Special Case Rules and/or the Appendix, respectively.

Votable Matters other than [[#Victory and Ascension|DoVs]] require the tag “Victory” in order to grant victory to a Designer.

Amend the last two bullet points of the rule “Names” so they read:

  • When referring to a Proposal, the name used in reference to a specific Proposal may be simplified by not including any valid representation of a tag or tags. i.e. a Proposal named “Changes [Core]” could instead be referred to by the name “Changes”.
  • When referring to a Rule, the name used in reference to a specific Rule may be simplified by not including any valid representation of a tag or tags, and, in the case of Special Case Rules, any asterisks, as long as such a reference would be unambiguous.

Amend the first paragraph of the rule “Special Case” so that it reads:

Special Case Rules can be Active or Inactive. A Special Case Rule should be tagged with its status. Otherwise, its status is its Default Status.

Add a rule, “Tags Stopgap”, replacing CURRENTTIME with the time this Proposal is Enacted:

If an open Votable Matter posted before CURRENTTIME has, in its title, any of the strings “[Core]”, “[Special Case]”, “[Appendix]” or “[Victory]”, then those strings are considered to be valid representations of the tags “Core”, “Special Case”, “Appendix” or “Victory”, respectively. If no such Votable Matters exist, repeal this rule.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Times out 2-4. –Tantusar

Adminned at 29 Jun 2020 06:59:22 UTC

If Proposal: Collecting Supplies was not enacted then this proposal has no effect.

Add the following text to the paragraph under the heading “Inventory”:

A Designer Template should also have a single “Last Updated” widget, tracking the date and time at which the Template was last updated by the Designer. A Designer should not alter their Template without updating the date and time in their Last Updated widget to the date and time at which that update was finalised.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Times out 6-1. –Tantusar

Adminned at 29 Jun 2020 06:39:40 UTC

Replace:

Each Designer may cast one Vote on a Votable Matter by making a comment to the Official Post that comprises that Votable Matter using a voting icon of FOR, AGAINST, or DEFERENTIAL. Additional voting icons may be permitted in some cases by other rules. A valid Vote is, except when otherwise specified, a Vote of FOR or AGAINST. A Designer’s Vote on a Votable Matter is the last valid voting icon that they have used in any comment on that Votable Matter. Additionally, if the author of a Votable Matter has not used a valid voting icon in a comment to the post, then the author’s Vote is FOR. A non-Designer never has a Vote, even if they were a Designer previously and had cast a valid Vote.

With:

Each Designer may cast one Vote on a Votable Matter by making a top-level comment to the Official Post that comprises that Votable Matter using a voting icon of FOR, AGAINST, or DEFERENTIAL. Additional voting icons may be permitted in some cases by other rules. A valid Vote is, except when otherwise specified, a Vote of FOR or AGAINST. A Designer’s Vote on a Votable Matter is the last valid voting icon that they have used in any top-level comment on that Votable Matter. Additionally, if the author of a Votable Matter has not used a valid voting icon in a top-level comment to the post, then the author’s Vote is FOR. A non-Designer never has a Vote, even if they were a Designer previously and had cast a valid Vote.

Amend the definition of the keyword Comment to read:

A blog comment published to the BlogNomic WordPress weblog at [https://wp.blognomic.com wp.blognomic.com]. A top-level comment is a comment which is not a reply to another comment.

Don’t stop, never give up
Hold your head high and reach the top
Let the world see what you have got
Bring it all back to you (bring it all back)

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Times out 6-0. –Tantusar

Adminned at 29 Jun 2020 03:35:46 UTC

Replace the rule stating

A Designer Template shall have only one Section, containing only one Column, and shall have no Widgets not permitted by the Ruleset. However, the Designer may change any of their Template’s Widgets’ settings — except for Custom CSS, which must remain empty unless otherwise permitted — in any way not forbidden by the Ruleset.

with the following rule:

A Designer Template shall have only one Section, containing only one Column, and shall have no Widgets not permitted by the Ruleset. However, the Designer may change any of their Template’s Sections’ settings, Columns’ settings, and/or Widgets’ settings — except for Custom CSS, which must remain empty unless otherwise permitted — in any way not forbidden by the Ruleset.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Times out 6-2. –Tantusar

Adminned at 29 Jun 2020 03:31:28 UTC

If the proposal “Think Inside the Box Inside the Box” failed, ignore the rest of this proposal.

Add the following to the end of “Permitted Widgets” subrule:

Inventory

A Designer Template may have a single “Icon List” widget, with exactly three list items which unambiguously state the number of Products, Ideas, and Clients (collectively called Resources) owned by that Template’s Designer. The icons of these three items shall be “Box”, “Lightbulb”, and “User” respectively. No text within this Widget may have a font size greater than 24 pixels or 1.5 rems.

Add a new rule, called “Income”, with the following text:

When updating their Template, a Designer may increase the amount of a Resource they own by at most X, where X is the number of days since their last edit to the Template. This may only be done if the Template (prior to editing) contains an “Image Box” Widget or an “Icon Box” Widget matching that Resource.

An “Image Box” Widget is considered to match:

  • Clients, if it contains an image which shows a person.
  • Products, if it does not match Clients and contains an image which shows a man-made object.
  • Ideas, if it does not match any other Resource.

An “Icon Box” Widget is considered to match a Resource if it contains the icon used to represent that Resource, as defined under “Inventory” in the “Permitted Widgets” subrule.

Let’s see if we can use our Templates to track resources.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Clucky’s Template is ready to be added to the canvas. I think. Warning: Clucky’s Template might be hard to see.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Passes at quorum without dissent. –Tantusar

Adminned at 29 Jun 2020 03:27:58 UTC

Add a new subrule after 2.2.2 Designer Templates called “Permitted Widgets”.  Remove the following paragraph from its current place in 2.2.2 and insert it as the first paragraph of the new Permitted Widgets subrule, under the heading “Designer Label”:

A Designer Template shall have, as its topmost Widget, an Elementor “Heading” Widget, whose text must always be the same as the Designer Template’s name. The font size of this heading must be less than or equal to 24 pixels or 1.5 rems.

Then add the following below it:

Icon Box or Image Box

A Designer Template may have one of the following: (1) a single “Icon Box” Widget, OR (2) a single “Image Box” Widget. No image or icon within the chosen Widget may appear taller than 200 CSS pixels at any browser width. No text within it may have a font size greater than 24 pixels or 1.5 rems. Designers may create or upload any image to which they have distribution rights for use in an Image Box widget, so long as it does not violate any other rules.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Self-killed. Josh

Adminned at 28 Jun 2020 20:17:15 UTC

In Rule 2.2 The Second Switch Page, in the fourth paragraph, change “The topmost Section on the SSP shall contain one Column, and that Column shall contain one “Title” Widget, set to display the page’s title.” to this:

The topmost Section on the SSP shall contain one Column, and that Column shall contain one “Page Title” Widget, set to display the page’s title. The settings of this widget may be changed at the discretion of the Lead Developer, provided that the settings do not break any rules.

In Rule 2.2.2 Designer Templates, change “All Designers may create one regular Elementor Template (not a Theme Builder or Popup Template), named ‘[Playername]’s Template’ ” to this:

All Designers may create one regular Elementor Template (not a Theme Builder or Popup Template) with a template type of “Section”, named “[Playername]’s Template”

Also in Rule 2.2.2, add this to the end of the second paragraph:

The Admin should confirm that the Template abides by the Ruleset before populating it, and if it is found not to abide by the Ruleset, the Admin must decline to populate it and comment on the request explaining which rule they think it breaks and why. The creator of the Designer Template must then make a new post requesting that it be populated into the Canvas.

Also in Rule 2.2.2, change “A Designer may edit their Designer Template in any permitted way as a Daily Action.” to this:

A Designer may edit their Designer Template as often as they wish if it is not yet populated into the Canvas. If it is populated into the Canvas, the Designer may edit it in any permissible way as a Daily Action. If a Designer Template on the Canvas is found to break a rule, the Designer may edit it at any time to make it conform to the rules, even if the rules regarding Daily Actions would prohibit it; however, such an edit still counts as a Daily Action for the purposes of determining whether a future edit to this template is legal. Such an edit must be announced in a blog post before being made, and may not make any changes not related to making the Designer Template conform to the rules.

Finally, below the last paragraph of Rule 2.2.2, add this:

Any Designer may challenge the legality of any other Designer’s Designer Template by making a post to the Votable Matter category whose title begins with the string [SSP], and whose text explains the illegality and proposes a change to the Template to make it conform to the rules. If the post is Enacted, the proposed change shall be made by the enacting Admin. Such a Votable Matter is not required, however; if a Designer can be convinced in any informal way that their Template breaks the rules, they may simply announce their change and make it, as described above.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Passed 5–0. —75th Trombone

Adminned at 26 Jun 2020 13:56:45 UTC

Under rule 1.2, change “Any active Designer of the main BlogNomic game at https://blognomic.com may apply to join the BlogNomic WordPress test by contacting an active Admin with their request. When an Admin has created an account for them and set their “Designer status” profile field to Active, thus adding them to the roster in the sidebar, they become a Designer.” to the following:

Any active Designer of the main BlogNomic game at https://blognomic.com may sign up for a BlogNomic WordPress test account, using the same name and email address they use at the main BlogNomic game, at https://wp.blognomic.com/register. When they have saved their profile fields with “Player status” set to “Active” and appear as an active player in the sidebar, they become a Designer.

yay for making hasty changes at the last minute!