The Administrator shall, at least 48 hours prior to the close of voting each nweek, distribute to all Players the Ballot for that nweek. On the Ballot shall be a list of the following:0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
i. Approvable Motions which were at the time when voting began both live and not awaiting consent.
ii. Candidates to fill Elected Offices which are vacant or for which the current Officer's term will expire at the end of the nweek.
The Roster is a list of all Players. It shall contain, for each Player, at least the following information: (1) The Player's name, (2) eir email adress, (3) eir score, and (4) a list of all attributes associated with em.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The Administrator is responsible for updating the Roster so that it reflects the current game state.
All Agents must have a unique name. The name of an Agent is eir real name if e is a person and did not supply any other unique name e would like to be known as.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
An Agent may change eir name by sending a message to this effect to a public forum. Agents may change only eir own name. No name changes are possible during the voting period.
Agents should be identified by eir name, but may be identified by any other method as long as that method does not cause any ambiguity.
The Term of Office for an Office is five nweeks, unless otherwise specified in the Rules. At the end of the Term of Office the current Officer is automatically nominated for election unless e publicly specifies otherwise. If no Player other than the current Officer is nominated for election then the current Officer is automatically elected for another Term and no election is required. In the event that the election is tied, the Administrator shall select one of the tied players to hold the Office, but the Term of Office is reduced to one nweek.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
An Officer ceases to hold eir Office Upon expiration of eir Term unless e is eir own successor.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
An Officer shall convey to eir successor, in a timely fashion following the expiration of eir Term, all materials necessary to carry out the duties of the Office.
Each Officer shall, during each nweek, issue a Report summarizing actions during that nweek falling within eir jurisdiction.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The Office of the Administrator is an Elected Office which does not have a Term of Office (i.e. the Officer stays in Office until e resigns or is removed from eir Office by other means). The Administrator is responsible for all game duties not assigned by the Rules to other Officers.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The Office is initially held by the Player whose real name is Joel Uckelman.
Any Agent otherwise qualified as a Player may become one if a Motion to Add naming em is adopted. Motions to Add are Secondary Approvable Motions. A Motion to Add is adopted if its passage ratio is at least two-thirds. Motions to Add Players may be subject to two-day unanimous consent.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The Motive Order corresponding to an adopted Motion to Add directs the Administrator to add the named Agent to the Roster.
Whenever a Player's score reaches or exceeds 500 points, and that Player owns at least 20 Rules, the Administrator shall credit em with a Win.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
A Legislative Order is an Order issued in consequence of the adoption of a Proposal. Rule Changes may be affected only through the issuance of Legislative Orders.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
An Administrative Order is an Order issued by an Officer in the the course of performing the duties of that Office.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
A Judicial Order is an Order issued by a Judge or Appeals Court in conjunction with eir Judicial duties. A Judge may, in the course of making a Judgment, issue one or more Judicial Orders to bring the game state into accord with the result of the Judgment.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
A Motive Order is an Order issued in consequence of the adoption of a Motion.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
A Private Order is any Order that is not Legislative, Motive, Administrative, or Judicial.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
An Order later found to be invalid may be vacated by a Judicial Order. In the event that an Order is vacated, the Agent who executed it shall, if possible, take such actions as to reverse the effects of the Order. These actions should be specified as part of the Judicial Order.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
If the Agent who executed the order cannot reverse the effects of the order, then the Judicial order shall specify some other Agent who is able to reverse the effects to do so.
The Administrator may designate a Forum public if it is reasonably accessible to all Players. The Administrator may designate a Forum private only if it is not the sole extant public Forum. Only the Administrator may redesignate Fora. The Administrator shall maintain a list of public Fora.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
If at any time there exist no public Fora, the Administrator shall take such steps as are necessary to designate one. Designation of a Forum as public when there are no extant public Fora need not [[and cannot!]] be done publicly.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
Each eligible voter may cast exactly one vote on each issue on any given Ballot, unless otherwise provided for in the Rules.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
Only votes equivalent to "yes" or "no" are counted toward adoption of Approvable Motions. Abstentions and other non-committal votes are considered neutral. Only votes cast during voting are counted for voting purposes. The Administrator shall, in a timely fashion after its closure, tally the votes and make known the results of voting.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
To cast a vote, a Player must submit eir vote to the Administrator. Votes which are not known publicly shall not be revealed by the Administrator until voting ends.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
Quorum is the minimum number of eligible Agents needed to cast votes on an issue during a single voting period in order for the results of voting to have effect.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
Motions for which quorum is not met remain alive, but are not adopted. Elections for which quorum is not met are held again in the next nweek, and the term of the current Officer is extended by one nweek.
Motions for which quorum has been met become dead at the close of voting, regardless of their adoption.
The Administrator shall, within a reasonable time after receiving a new Motion, assign it a serial number in the sequence appropriate to its type. A new Motion is not officially recognized until it is assigned a serial number.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
An Approvable Motion is adopted iff it is subject to and receives consent or at the close of voting on it its passage ratio exceeds one-half, and all other adoption conditions applying to it are met. If the Rules regarding a motion establish a different passage ratio, it takes precedence over the passage ratio herein. An Approvable Motion fails when its adoption becomes impossible.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
Orders, Motive or Legislative, in an adopted Motion shall be executed in a timely fashion by the appropriate Officers. Only Motions defined in the Rules have effect if adopted.
An Agent introducing an Approvable Motion may request consent at the time of its introduction, or until such time as the granting of consent could still occur prior to the nweek's voting, unless the Rules explicitly prohibit it.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
N-day P-consent on a Motion is granted if no more than P eligible voters object to the Motion within N days of its recognition. The appropriate level of consent is considered to have been requested automatically for any Approvable Motion which may be adopted only by that level of consent or greater.
N-day unanimous consent is equivalent to N-day 0-consent. Any Approvable Motion for which the required level of consent for adoption by consent is left unspecified is considered to require unanimous consent. Any Approvable Motion for which the required period without objection for adoption by consent is left unspecified is considered to have a period of three days.
Whenever a Proposal is adopted, the Bank owes:0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
1. the Adopted Proposal Award to the Proposal's owner
2. the Opposed Minority Award to each Agent who voted against the Proposal
Whenever a Proposal fails, the Bank is owed:
1. the Failed Proposal Fine by the Proposal's owner
A Request for Judgment is a Primary Unilateral Motion. An Agent may, at any time, initiate judicial proceedings in any matter by making a Request for Judgment. That Agent shall be known as the Plaintiff with regard to the Request. A Request for Judgment consists of a Statement to be judged, and analysis as the Plaintiff deems appropriate. A Request for Judgment is dead once a Judgment has been issued on it.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
Within a reasonable time after receipt of a Request for Judgment, the Officer of Supreme Justice shall assign the Request the next Judgment number, and shall select a Player to serve as Judge as per the Rules on Judge selection.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
The following are excluded from serving as Judges on a Request for Judgment:0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
1. the Plaintiff
2. Judges previously recused from the Request
3. any one Player that the Plantiff requests be recused from the Request
If these exclusions leave no Players eligible to serve as Judge, exclusions may be waived from highest-numbered to lowest until at least one Player becomes eligible.
A Judge shall, within three days of eir selection, give one of the following responses to the Request for Judgment to which e was assigned, accompanied by analysis and Judicial Orders as appropriate:0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00
1. Refused: A Judge may refuse to hear the Request if it lacks a clear Statement or is not germain to the game.
2. True: The Statement is true.
3. False: The Statement is false.
4. Undecided: It cannot be determined at the time of the Judgment whether the Statement is true or false.
The Judge shall decide the truth of the Plantiff's statement based on the game state at the time the RFJ was submitted. Judicial Orders presented with the Judgement will be made based on the game state at the time of the judgement. [[so if a problem has worked itself out already, we don't have to fix it twice]]
The Officer of Supreme Justice shall, in a timely fashion, recuse any Judge failing to issue a Judgment within three days of eir selection, and replace em with a new Judge.0. Initial Rules adopted, 02 Oct 2000 00:00:00