[Nomic02] Connectivity approved

Admiral Jota nomic02@wurb.com
Mon, 20 Jan 2003 10:09:41 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Dylan O'Donnell wrote:

> Admiral Jota wrote:
> > This change to the map (which I note is not a rule) will take effect one
> > hour from the timestamp on this message.

> I believe this _is_ a rule; at least, I don't think that the clause
> about applying to later-defined rooms can be a considered a change to
> a "detail of the map". (Also, "later rule" implies that this is an
> earlier rule.) My aye vote was certainly based on its being a rule
> proposal.

I think it's still a description of the details of the map as it only
describes the shape of the map, with respect to connections, rooms, and
the relationships between them. Every datum that is a consequence of it
could have been specified as a rider to the appropriate room-creation
proposal as a map-change (without needing a rule). Furthermore, these
consequential connections do not rely on any outside event to exist, nor
even on anything outside of the details of the rooms themsleves (that is,
their names). Because of those two things, I think it's a valid
description of the state of the map: it has no direct effect on, nor is it
directly affected by, anything other than the details of the map.

Also, the original proposal was proposed as not being a rule change. If it
were considered invalid as a change to the details of the map, a new
proposal would have to be made in order for this change to take effect in
the map.

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