[Nomic02] [R] Listy Definitions [Jota]

Admiral Jota nomic02@wurb.com
Mon, 3 Feb 2003 13:36:39 -0500 (EST)

The following proposal has been supported by Ps and baf explicitly, jwal
by omnibus, and Roger and myself implicitly. It goes into effect as Rules
93 and 94 in one hour.

> Listy Definitions [Jota]
> I. If any list of things is said to be in "Standard Order", that will mean
>    they are ordered according to case-insensitive alphabetical order,
>    ignoring articles (the words "a", "an", "the") and non-alphabetic
>    characters. Any items remaining will be at the end of that list,
>    ordered alphabetically with articles included but non-alphabetic
>    ignored. Any items still remaining will follow in numerical order if
>    numerical, and at the very end of the list if not.
> II. If one item from a set is to be chosen by "Random Selection", the
>     items (or names of the items, as appropriate) will be considered in
>     Standard Order. A die will be rolled whose number of sides is the same
>     as the number of items in the list; if no appropriate die is
>     available, the next largest die will be used instead. The number
>     rolled will be used as an index (where "1" indicates the first item in
>     Standard Order) to select the item; if the value exceeds the number of
>     items on the list, it will be rerolled.

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