Rule 1256 (Geoff: Mutable) Sponsor A New Player!
# Enact During the first 5 days after a player is registered for the first time they may name another player as their "sponsor". The sponsor may or may not accept this position. Should the position be accepted then the sponsor will have the duties of introducing Nomic and the computer interface of Nomic to the person they are sponsoring.
This shall include (but not be limited to) - a) A basic introduction to the game such as the rules availability via ftp, b) Explanations and help with the computer rule interface, c) Introduction to how to make proposals and how to vote, d) Showing a beginner how to use the judgement system, e) Introduction to committees and how to examine their ordinances (should they be publically accessible), f) Explaining the points and currency system in use, and how to use the interface for points and currency trading (if that is possible). g) Explanations of unusual rules such as "tag" and Prisoner's Dilemma, h) Help with other aspects of Nomic that maybe important to the play.
If after four weeks the player in question is still an active registered player and that player posts a note to the effect that they are satisfied with their sponsor then the sponsor shall gain 10 points. Should the player fail to indicate they are satisfied in the fifth week since their initial registration then no points shall be awarded.
The player also has the right to declare their "dissatisfaction" with their sponsor at anytime during the first four weeks. This declaration shall be made in the form of a CFJ with the sponsor automatically barred. Should this CFJ be judged true then the sponsor shall lose 5 points.
# Seconds Steve @ sign Steve:2788:Thu Apr 15 17:41:20 1993
103. (Evantine: Mutable) Proposals and Rules
1. What is a proposal? A proposal must propose one or more of the following modifications, but not more than 26: the enactment of a mutable rule, the repeal of a mutable rule, the reenactment of a mutable rule, the amendment of a mutable rule, the transmutation of a rule, or a change in the game state which does not change any rule.
These are the only things which a proposal may do. The rules may only be changed by a successful proposal or as prescribed by a rule, and a proposal may only change the rules by means of the top five modifications listed above. A proposal may not propose the transmutation of a rule unless the transmutation is the only modification to that rule in the proposal. In any event, the rules may not be transmuted except by a transmutation in a proposal.
2. Numbering Proposals Each proposal put on the voting notice board shall be given a number (the proposal's number) for reference. Each Proposal shall
receive the lowest integral number which has never been given to another proposal and which is greater than 1000.
3. Lettering Modifications When a proposal proposes more than one modification, each successive modification is given a letter (the modification's letter) for reference. The letters begin with "A" and each successive modification is given the next successive letter.
4. Identifying Rules Each rule shall have an identification code (the rule's ID) for reference. This code will consist of a number which may be followed by a letter. An Initial Rule's ID is the number it was given when the initial ruleset was adopted. If the proposal which enacted a rule made more than one modification, that rule's ID shall be the concatenation of the number of that proposal with the letter of the modification which enacted that rule. If the proposal which enacted a Rule did not make more than one modification, that rule's ID shall be the same as the number of the proposal which enacted it. For convenience, a rule's number is the number in its ID; a rule's letter, if it exists, is the letter in its ID. One ID is less than another if one of the following holds: 1) the number of that ID is less than the number of the other ID. or 2) those numbers are equal, each ID has a letter, and the letter of that ID is alphabetically previous to the letter of the other ID.
5. The numbers and letters of a rule may be changed as prescribed by the rules. If the number or letter of a rule is changed, the rule's ID changes to become the concatenation of the new number and the new letter, if any. A change in rule number is ignored if it would result in two rules with the same ID, or if it would result in a rule with an indeterminate ID.
# Seconds Dave