[Nomic02] demerit proposal

Carl Muckenhoupt nomic02@wurb.com
Wed, 15 Jan 2003 16:40:24 -0500 (EST)

I'd agree that we can do without rules that can be violated.  Currently,
all rules permit things rather than require things, and the only things
that are forbidden are unauthorized changes to game state, which fits
within RC's suggestion that violations are merely impossible. As long as
there's someone other than myself willing to veto violable rules (I don't
trust myself to always catch these things), I'm willing to do without
penalty rules.  I just don't want to see a repeat of what happened in game
01: a rule was passed stating "All players must name their tokens within 5
days of this rule's passage."  After 5 days, one player had not named his
token, and we didn't know what to do about it.