[Nomic02] Brownie points for proposals

Adam Biltcliffe nomic02@wurb.com
Mon, 20 Jan 2003 16:22:12 -0000

--On 20 January 2003 11:08 am -0500 Admiral Jota <jota@shelltown.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Carl Muckenhoupt wrote:
>> > On Sun, 19 Jan 2003, Carl Muckenhoupt wrote:
>> > > Whenever a proposal is adopted by unanimous agreement, the
>> > > player who proposed it will receive one brownie point.
> I'm going to have to vote nay here, on the premise that it could
> break down the cooperative aspects of rule-building and, and I'm
> rather enjoying the cooperative aspects of rule-building.

I'm voting nay also, on the grounds that under this proposal, it's to a 
player's advantage to make as many pointless proposals as possible since 
there's no penalty for them not passing and if any do pass they're worth 
points. The only way around that would be to introduce penalties for failed 
proposals, which I don't want to see.

On the grounds that Jota is also opposed and that even the original 
proponent has expressed misgivings, I shall declare this proposal dead.