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Inactive Proposals
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Proposal 301
Submitted by Martin Stribblehill
PASSED

All proposals submitted after the creation of this rule must contain at least one "spelling mistak". A "spelling mistak" is defined as the spelling of a word differently to its entry in the Chambers dictionary. The mis-spelling may not produce another English word.

Proposal 302
Submitted by Martin Stribblehill
FAILED

All players must choose a pseudonym by which they will be referred to in the rules and on NomiCam 2 webpages. This pseudonym must be the name of a Womble.
Players should send their pseudonyms to the Speaker, on joining the game or within 3 days of this rule being passed. Should two or more players request the same pseudonym, the first to request gets it.

Proposal 303
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Append to rule 302 these words:

The Speaker shall decide the pseudonym of any player who does not submit a successful request within the required period.

Proposal 304
Submitted by Duncan Richer
PASSED

There is a pile of points known as "Gratis Storage". Every time a proposal fails, 5 points are created in the pile. Whenever a proposal passes unanimously, its author receives all points from the pile.

Proposal 305
Submitted by Martin Stribblehill
FAILED

Anyone gaining points outside of Cambridge University Full Term shall gain double the number of points they would otherwise have gained.

Proposal 306
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

NomiCam 2 shall appoint professors, including but not limited to Regius Professors of Pure and Applied Perfidy. No player may hold two professorships, and neither may the speaker hold a professorship. A proposal to fill either professorship with any voter not already holding a professorship is proposed and voted on like any other, with the following exceptions. -No player may propose his own appointment to a professorship -To fill a professorship which is already filled will require twice as many votes in favour as against Should a professor become Speaker, his professorship will be deemed vacant.

Proposal 307
Submitted by Jon Monroe
FAILED

The Regius professor of Pure Perfidy shall be awarded seven points at midnight every Wednesday, and three points at midnight every Sunday. The Regius professor of Applied Perfidy shall be awarded four points at midnight every Wednesday and every Sunday.

Proposal 308
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

Either Regius Professor of perfidy may stab the other by sending an e-mail to the Speaker containing the order "A Ven-Tri". This constitutes a stab under any circumstances, even if unintended. The stabbed professor is removed retroactively with effect from the time the e-mail stabbing him is stamped and loses sixty points and any tomatoes held.

Proposal 309
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Within NomiCam 2 there shall be a subgame of Wessex Diplomacy. Jack Rudd shall be the GM of this game.

Proposal 310
Submitted by Jon Monroe
FAILED

I propose the following NOGGIN-delimited rule:

NOGGIN
All players with websites shall place a link to the NomiCam 2 main page on the links page of their site, or the front page if there is no dedicated links page.
NOGGIN

Proposal 311
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

If Proposal 301 passed, repeal the rule it created.

Proposal 312
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

NomiCam 2 shall be deemed to be at war with OxNomic.

Proposal 313
Submitted by Alex Churchill
PASSED

Every player must choose an Alignment. Initially the possible Alignments shall be "Good", "Bad", "Neither", "Both" or "Camel". If an amendment to this rule is made to allow other Alignments, delete this gratuitous 3rd sentence.

Players should send their Alignments to the Speaker, within 3 days of joining the game or this rule being passed. The Speaker shall randomly select the Alignment of any player who does not select an Alignment within the required period.

Proposal 314
Submitted by Alex Churchill
PASSED

If a proposal passes, all players of the same Alignment as the player who proposed the successful proposal shall gain two points.

A player may change their Alignment at any time, by sending notification to all other players. Such a change will, if their score is of the same sign as the number of points required to win, cost them 50% of their points.

Proposal 315
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "Dancing Queen" as follows:

Unless otherwise stated, the ruler of a country shall be referred to as the "king" (if male) or the "queen" (if female).

Proposal 316
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "Knowing Me, Knowing You" as follows:

All players of NomiCam must link to each other directly as contacts at www.sixdegrees.com, if they are not already directly linked.

Proposal 317
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "Take a chance on me" as follows:

There exist items known as "chance cards". Their function shall be defined in later proposals.

Proposal 318
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "Mama Mia" as follows:

If a proposal is submitted in a language other than English, the Speaker may, at his discretion, translate it or refuse to let it be submitted. This rule takes precedence over other rules regarding the submission of proposals.

Proposal 319
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "Lay all your love on me" as follows:

Every Sunday at midnight, a player with a negative score shall have his or her score raised to zero.

Proposal 320
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "Super Trouper" as follows:

OPERA HOUSES are required to employ MUSICIANS in order to have any effects.

Proposal 321
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "I have a dream" as follows:

NomiCam 2 is an equal opportunities game. It does not discrminate based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or tendency to consume large quantities of jellybabies.

Proposal 322
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "The winner takes it all" as follows:

Anybody who wins a game gets 10 free points at the start of the next game.

Proposal 323
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "Money, Money, Money" as follows:

The official currency of NomiCam 2 is the CamPound. 100 CamPennies = 1 CamPound. "CamPound" may be abbreviated to "Pound" or "". "CamPenny" may be appreviated to "Penny" or "p".

Proposal 324
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "SOS" as follows:

A trireme in an area of open sea has a 50% chance of sinking.

Proposal 325
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "Chiquitita" as follows:

Every player shall receive 5 points for every vote they made in favour of a rule named after an ABBA song.

Proposal 326
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "Fernando" as follows:

Each player starts with two cities of population 1000, and a road built between them. These shall be:
The current capital and the current seat of government, if these are different places.
The current capital and the largest other city, if the capital and seat of government are identical.

Proposal 327
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "Voulez-vous" as follows:

Any rule may contain a French word instead of containing a Spelling Mistak. This rule takes precedence over rule 301.

Proposal 328
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "Gimme Gimme Gimme" as follows:

At midnight on every Sunday, everybody is taxed 10% of their cash and their points. The taxes do not both apply to people with negative amounts of cash and points respectively. (That is, if you have negative cash, you won't get a cash tax; if you have negative points, you won't get a points tax.)These points and cash go into gratis storage.

Proposal 329
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "Does Your Mother Know" as follows:

Each player's initial two cities start with a school. Any city, town, village or hamlet without a school has a 50% chance per real day of suffering from JUVENILE DELINQUENCY.

Proposal 330
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "One Of Us" as follows:

NomiCam 2 uses the gender-inspecific pronouns "e", "em", "eir" and "eirs", which are the singular forms of "they", "them", "their" and "theirs" respectively.

Proposal 331
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "The Name Of The Game" as follows:

Each player starts in charge of a country. A "country" shall be any geographical area that is represented by exactly one team in international soccer competitions such as the World Cup.

Every player must submit a preference list of countries he wishes to play, and the Speaker shall decide what country each player gets.

A new player may not select a country already wholly or partly controlled by an existing player.

Anybody who has not submitted a preference list after 3 days of either (a) this rule being passed or (b) joining (whichever is the later) shall get the first available country after their surname in alphabetical order. [For example, if Martin Stribblehill were to fail to select a country, the first one to be assigned to him would be Sudan, then (if that were unavailable) Swaziland, etc, etc.

Proposal 332
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule, entitled "Thank you for the music" as follows:

Anybody who has discovered MUSIC may construct OPERA HOUSES in their cities.

Proposal 333
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule, entitled "Waterloo" as follows:

Anybody who has discovered the RAILWAYS advance may construct RAILWAY STATIONS in their cities.

Proposal 334
Submitted by Martin Stribblehill
FAILED

If proposal 311 passed, repeal the repeal it enacted. Then repeal this rool.

Proposal 335
Submitted by Martin Stribblehill
FAILED

I propose:

Transmute rewl 112 to MUTABLE

-so we can make the game more interesting...

Proposal 336
Submitted by Jon Monroe
FAILED

To propose a rule, entitled "House of Lords reform"
Any player with more than 59 points or less than -59 points is considered a peer. Peers shud vote "Content" or "Not content" instead of "For" or "Against".

Proposal 337
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To propose a rule, entitled "Fair wages for all"
Any named office may have a salary. This shall be payd weekly at midnight on Sunday.

Proposal 338
Submitted by Jon Monroe
FAILED

To propose a rule entitled "Strengthening of civic values"
Any voter who does not bother to vote on a protosal (as opposed to actually sending a formal abstention to the speaker) shall be fined five Campounds, or twenty Campounds if e is a peer.

Proposal 339
Submitted by Alex Churchill
FAILED

Create a rule as follows:

Any proposal may contain undefined terms. These must be delimited by the squiggly bracket characters "{" and "}". Undefined terms may be defined by the passing of a proposal containing the definition. If an undefined term becomes defined, the Speaker shall remove the squiggly brackets around any instance of that term in the ruleset, to indicate that it is no longer undefined. This spolling mistake is gratuitous.

Proposal 340
Submitted by Alex Churchill
PASSED

Amend any words in the current ruleset of 2 letters or longer that are all in capital letters to be undefined terms, delimited by squiggly brackets.

If Proposal 339 passes, add to the end of the rule it creates the text:
A proposal that consists solely of a definition of an undefined term shall only remain open for three days before being passed or failed. This spelling mistook is also gratuitous.

Proposal 341
Submitted by Alex Churchill
PASSED

If any proposal containing either the word "gratuitous" or the word "fish" passes, its proposer shall gain 15 points instead of the normal 10. If it fails, e shall lose 15 points insted.

Proposal 342
Proposed by Charles Fox
FAILED QUORUM

My proposal:

To ammend rule 313 with the text:

A player may change their alignnment at any time my informing the speaker. The speaker will maintain a list of players' alignments and make it publicly available at all times. This sentence contains no rules but is just a feeble excuse to mention the Cambridge Meta Society.

Proposl 343
Proposed by Charles Fox
FAILED QUORUM

I propose a new rule:

Rools proposed by Alex Churchill are not valid. This sentence contains the words fish, fish, fish, fish, fish, fish, fish, fish for no reason other than to score me some easy points.

Proposal 344
Proposed by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To propose an amendment to rule 304 changing the word "unanimously" to "with no votes against", clearing Gratis storage as the amendment comes into force.

This poposal complies with rool 301

Proposal 345
Proposed by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To propose the following rule, entitled "We the people"

WHEREAS Nomicam 2 is played in cyberspace, which does not properly fall under the jurisdiction of any currently existing sovereign entity,

WHEREAS Nomicam 2, in accordance with rule 331 spans many countries of the world, and cannot properly be said to belong to any of them,

WHEREAS Nomicam 2 has, in the form of its ruleset, a body of Constitutional Law of superior virtue to any other in existence,

NOUS the SPEAKER, VOTERS and COUNTRIES of Nomicam 2 hereby declare

1) THAT Nomicam 2 is a sovereign nomic, equal in dignity and rights with all sovereign entities;

2) THAT Nomicam 2 has all the rights, priveliges, powers and immunities pertaining to a sovereign entity;

3) THAT the aforementioned powers include, but are not limited to, the making of peace, war and treaties of alliance, the minting of money to be legal tender throughout Nomicam 2, and the deciding of judicial causes without appeal to any outside body whatsoever;

4) THAT the Speaker be considered the Head of State of Nomicam 2

This poposal complies with rool 301.

Proposal 346
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To propose the following rule, entitled "Four Spades plus three"
Any player other than the proposer may double a proposal by sending an e-mail to the speaker and proposer within forty-eight hours of the proposal being published. The proposer may then redouble by sending an e-mail to the speaker and doubler within thirty-six hours of the double. If a proposal is doubled but not redoubled, then all points scored in connection with it are doubled. It a proposal is doubled and redoubled, points scored in connection with it are quadrupled.

This poposal complies with rool 301.

Proposal 347
Submitted by Jon Monroe
FAILED

To propose the following rule, entitled "For the supression of tactical antivoting"
If any proposal fails with equal numbers of votes for and against, everyone who voted against is awarded -5 points. This rule takes precedence over Rule 211.

This poposal complies with rool 301.

Proposal 348
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To propose the following rule, entitled "Disinterested proposals"
If anyone, when making a proposal, specifies that it is disinterested, then no points are awarded for antivoting on that proposal and the proposer gains no points for its passing. If it fails the proposer still scores -10 points, but e gains a tomato as compensation. Add to 348 that it takes precedence over any rule awarding points in connection with votes on a proposal

This poposal complies with rool 301.

Proposal 349
Submitted by Charles Fox
FAILED

New proposal:

'Vote for this Rule'
All players who voted for this rule will receive 10 points on the Monday of every week therearfter.

Proposal 350
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

This proposal is disinterested.
Create a rule consisting of the ROUGE-delimited text:

ROUGE
1. There exist entities known as "Civilization Advances". Players' civilizations may discover these at various points.
2. Each Civilization Advance has a Points Value associated with it. You may discover any given Civilization Advance only once, and when you do so, you gain its Points Value to your score.
3. You may, provided this does not make your score negative, and provided it was not originally negative, submit any points you have towards gaining Civilization Advances: these exchange at a rate of 4 to 1 (eg cashing in 80 points would be needed if you required 20 points to get an Advance).
4. Civilization Advances may have other functions; see their specific rules (eg "Waterloo") for details.
ROUGE

Proposal 351
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

This proposal is disinterested.
Create a rule consisting of the VERT-delimited text:

VERT
1. Civilization Advances all have at least one category associated with them. There is no limit on the number of categories one advance may belong to.
2. Categories include, but are not necessarily limited to, Arts, Sciences, Crafts and Civics.
3. All Civilization Advances belonging to a certain category count a fixed number of points to all other advances in that category. The exact number of points varies with the category.
4. Part 3 of this rule does not preclude certain advances contributing extra points to obtaining specific other advances.
5. A Civilization Advance may have, as part of its description, the statement that nobody may research it unless they already have another advance. Whoever is responsible shall monitor these proposals CAREFULLY to ensure that no circular loops form.
6. A proposal whose sole function is to define a Civilization Advance shall have a voting period of only 3 days.
VERT

Proposal 352
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Replace Rule 333 with the BLEU-delimited text:

BLEU
There exists a Civilization Advance called "Railways". It falls into the categories of "Sciences" and "Crafts". It cannot be researched before the Advance known as "Steam Engine". Its value is 800 points. Any civilization which has discovered "Railways" may build railway stations in its cities.
BLEU
Proposal 353
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule consisting of the GRIS-delimited text:

GRIS
There exists a Civilization Advance called "Astronomy". It falls into the category of "Sciences". Its value is 80 points. Any civilization which has discovered "Astronomy" has its chance of losing ships (including triremes) at sea halved in all situations.
GRIS

Proposal 354
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule consisting of the JEUNE-delimited text:

JEUNE
There exists a Civilization Advance called "Cloth Making". It falls into the category of "Crafts". Its value is 45 points. Any civilization which has discovered "Cloth Making" may build triremes in any port.
JEUNE

Proposal 355
Submitted by Alex Churchill
PASSED

Propose amendment to Rule 203, to replace segtions i) and ii) with the following:

i) if there is only one winner, then if e desires, that Voter becomes the Speaker, and the old Speaker becomes a Voter; if the winner does not wish to become Speaker, the old Speaker remains Speaker for the new game.
ii) if there is more than one winner, the Speaker randomly selects one of the winners, who has the option of now becoming the new Speaker. If e declines, all other winners are given the option of becoming Speaker, and whoever contacts the Speaker first shall become the new Speaker. If a new Speaker is chosen in either of these ways, the old Speaker becomes a Voter. If none of the winners want to become Speaker, the old speaker remains Speaker for the new game.

Proposal 356
Submitted by Alex Churchill
PASSED

Any city may be given orders by the player controlling it, including but not limited to "Grow" and "Build". A city ordered to "Grow" increases in population by 500 per three days, until ordered to do something else.

Proposal 357
Submitted by Alex Churchill
FAILED

All units and city improvements have construction costs. For example, the cost of a Trireme is 40 resources, the cost of a Legion is 30 resources and the cost of a Tank is 120 resources. A civilization may not build Tanks until they have discovered the advance of "Automobile", and have a Factory in the city where the Tank is to be built. The cost of a railway station city improvement is 100 resources.

Proposal 358
Submitted by Alex Churchill
FAILED

A city which is ordered to "Build" a particular type of unit or improvement puts 15 resources towards that unit or improvement for every three full days spent Building. When the resources put towards a unit equal or exceed its construction cost, the owning civilization gains one unit of that type, initially located at the city which constructed it.

When the resources put towards a city improvement equal or exceed its construction cost, the city gains that city improvement.

Proposal 359
Submitted by Jack Rudd
FAILED

Create a rule entitled "Native Tribes", consisting of the NOIR-delimited text:

NOIR
1. There exists a group of Native Tribes in the game. It starts off in control of a randomly-selected country, which may not be a player country, but must be reachable by land from at least one player country. Jack shall give them an appropriate name and leader's name.
2. The native tribes get to vote on proposals. They vote FOR odd-numbered proposals and AGAINST even-numbered proposals. Every time their vote changes the outcome of a vote, they gain an extra vote for all subsequent proposals.
3. Every time their vote changes the outcome of a vote, the Native Tribes conquer a country sharing a land border with their most recently conquered country. If this is not possible, they go back through the countries they've conquered until it is. They may not attempt to conquer a player-controlled country unless there is no other country available for them to attempt to invade.
4. If at any time the Native Tribes have more votes than all the voters put together, they are deemed to have become decadent. They effectively disappear as a force from the game, and are replaced with a new set of Native Tribes, selected as in part 1 of this rule. And the whole process starts again.
NOIR

Proposal 360
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To creeate a rule entitled "Preservation of Nomic entities"
Nomic Entities may not be created, modified, transferred between players, or otherwise buggered about with except where expressly authorised by the rules.

Each type of Nomic entity shall have a Recorder, who shall be appointed in accordance with the rules. The Recorder shall maintain details of all instances of that Nomic entity. Players wishing to change the properties of any Nomic entity shall send an e-mail to the Recorder, quoting the rule number that permits the change. If changes in a Nomic entity are required by the rules or requested by a player in accordance with the rules, the Recorder shall edit eir record. The record should be sent to the Speaker as soon as possible after each change and should be placed on the Nomicam 2 web pages. If there is no Recorder then the Speaker shall perform the duties of the Recorder.

If a CFJ stating that a Recorder has been negligent in eir duties is judged TRUE, then they lose all their points and are removed from their position.

Points, rules, and proposals are Nomic entities. The Speaker is Recorder for these entities. Nothing else is a Nomic entity. This rule defers to rules which say what is or is not a Nomic entity.

Proposal 361
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To create a rule entitled "Geography is invariant"
Cities, buildings in cities and countries are Nomic entities. The Recorder for these is the Professor of Geography. The Professor of Geography shall receive a salary of fifty Campounds weekly.

Civilisation advances are Nomic entities. The Recorder for these is the Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science. The Professor of History and Philosophy of Science shall receive a salary of thirty Campounds weekly.

Proposal 362
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To create a rule entitled "Taxes"
A city has a GUP (Gross Urban Product) of 1 Campound per hundred people per week. This is increased by fifty percent for each of the following:
Marketplace
Bank
Stock exchange
A player may take a certain percentage of eir cities GUP in taxes. This percentage is also double the chance that a city will have riots. Riots kill 10% of a city's population and have a 20% chance, calculated seperately, of destroying each building. Taxes are collected and riots checked as soon as possible after midnight on Saturday.
Tax rates are a Nomic entity. Their Recorder is the Recorder for Campounds.

Proposal 363
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To transmute "We the People" and "Preservation of Nomic entities" to immutable.

Proposal 364
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To introduce a rule entitled "Sound Money" Campounds are a Nomic entity. The Recorder for Campounds is appointed by the Speaker and has a salary of twelve Campounds weekly.

Proposal 365
Submitted by Jon Amery
FAILED

Nomicam shall join Ackanomic giving Nomicam as both its player and true nane.

Proposal 366
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

There exists a Civilization Advance known as "Literacy". It costs 110 points. It falls into the categories of "Arts" and "Civics". It counts 25 points towards any Civic with a higher cost. It allows the cities of any Civilization that has discovered it to build Libraries. Proposal 367
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To introduce a rule called "Beware the mathematician"
Mathmosis is an infectius disease. Any infected city loses a third of its population every month.

Proposal 368
Submitted by Jon Monroe
PASSED

To apppoint Jon Amery to the post of Regius Professor of Pure Perfidy. Proposal 369
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

To apppoint Jon Monroe to the post of Regius Professor of Applied Perfidy. Proposal 370
Submitted by Jack Rudd
PASSED

Create a rule consisting of the CHIEN-delimited text:

CHIEN
Every time a new set of Native Tribes is created, it starts off with two cities in the same way that player civilizations do. Every five real days it gets a new city, in its most recently conquered country. This city shall be the capital (if that's not already there), or the seat of government (if that's not already there), or the largest untaken city. The Native Tribes' cities are randomly ordered with the available orders for cities.
CHIEN