Friday, April 19, 2024

Criteria Refresh

I reset my Criteria of “Contains something brown and/or striped. i8y” (67e1c5415087d464335a87445835adb3900aecf9483bbfc21137e54c43d51399)

Proposal: The Bench Acknowledges

Add the following to the list of Upgrade Criteria in the rule Upgrades:

* Post three consecutive Snaps each of which was posted at the earliest possible point (to the nearest day) that they could have been under the poster’s Development Interval at the time of posting
* A Snap which was provably taken in a different time zone from a previous Snap taken by the same Seeker
* A Snap, posted after 19 April, to which the Observer has responded saying that he finds it aesthetically pleasing (for the purposes of the rule No Cooperations, this may be considered a co-operative mechanism, although the Observer is encouraged to evaluate each Snap on its aesthetic merits rather than persuing any actual tacit or explicit co-operation)

At present, Excellence in War Photography is impossible as a Development Bonus of 3 requires 6 upgrades and only 5 are available. Just rounding out the list a little.

Proposal: Freeze Frame

In “Awards”, replace “where those scores were obtained from the 8 most recent contiguous Authentic Shots” with:-

where those scores were obtained from 8 contiguous Authentic Shots all taken after 8 April 2024

The current “most recent” wording is a little on the fragile side; somebody who would qualify for the Award can have it denied by any player happening to post a ninth photo before they have a chance to claim it. The 8 April cutoff will include NadNavillus’s recent attainment but no earlier ones.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Proposal: Personally Exposed

In the rule “Personal Criteria” add this text:

Each Seeker’s Personal Criteria is publicly-tracked.

Yet another variable where I forgot to indicate where it would be tracked.

Story Post: Upgrade Request for Snap 035

I believe Snap 035: “Ahhh…..Qua!” meets the upgrade benchmark: “A Snap where the Merriam Webster Word of the Day for the day on which the Shot was taken appears on a sign or other permanent outdoor structure in shot (where the word would also have been present on that object on the previous day)”

Story Post: Snap 035 - Ahhh…Qua!

Proposal: It’s Personal

If the proposal “Personal Criteria” was not enacted, this rule has no effect.

Replace the text of the rule “Personal Criteria” with the following:

Each Seeker has a Personal Criteria, which defaults to empty. A Seeker may initiate the process of setting their Personal Criteria by making an uncategorized blog post where the title of the post contains the text “Personal Criteria Request” and the body of the post may contain any text of the author’s choosing. This type of blog post is known as a Personal Criteria Request, and the author of such a post is the Requestor.

All Seekers other than the Requestor may respond to a Personal Criteria Request with one of the following types of responses, and only one of each such response type per Personal Criteria Request:
* A non-fictional object that has not yet been mentioned in the responses to this Personal Criteria Request
* A with the name of an object already mentioned by another Seeker in this Personal Criteria Request

The Requestor may respond to this Personal Criteria Request with a and the name of an object already mentioned by another Seeker in this Personal Criteria Request. They may do this once for each such unique object.

48 hours after a Personal Criteria Request is posted, among the objects that were not mentioned in a response by the Requestor with a , if there is an object mentioned in more responses containing   than any other object in that Personal Criteria Request, the Requestor’s Personal Criteria is set to that object. Otherwise, that Personal Criteria Request has failed and any further responses to it are invalid.

In the rule “Scoring”, replace the text “If a Seeker who has a Personal Criteria does not include it in their Snap, the Snap is worth 0 points. If they do include their Personal Criteria, then they get three extra points on top of the points they would get normally.” with the following text:

When a Seeker who has a non-empty Personal Criteria posts a Shot, the following rules apply to that Seeker for that Shot:
* If that Shot contains the object mentioned in their Personal Criteria at the time of that post, they gain 3 Score in addition to the other Score gains they may receive for that Shot.
* If the preceeding step does not apply, they may not gain any Score from that Shot.

If we’re going to have Personal Criteria, then let’s try to make it work. I tried rewriting things to be close to what I think was intended.

Criteria Refresh

Critiria with S/U up front:

5 3 snap contains a plant h6lps 9c0562e4dc1f7617f9910db057bb27fe68878e103c964cd68d7b01a1439ed595
5 2 snap does not contain a building spv59 b2b2e71808943dc54798032eecad3d9440dc0e0012d03b8b13113a65f1224438
2 5 snap contains a number b30jl 8999716c0df788f898752258c1dc5c71b41a06f232a933940fbfbf53786ef8be
4 4 snap was taken at night jvw9j 5299c069a97d97e367fee20f3cca08cdbfdf8eb1eaec2d0e2583a07cd8df5460
2 5 snap contains a building g28ap ce839928a0dc50ee531871c67a311c2cf8fd5fdb86809b202ca116cf9ba02ab8

Criteria 4 was used for conceptual balance award.

Award for Conceptual Balance

I am claiming the Conceptual Balance award.

I have at least one Private Criteria with a Satisfying score of 4 and an Unsatisfying score of 4, where those scores were obtained from the 8 most recent contiguous Authentic Shots

Guess:  JonathanDark:  Night.

JonathanDark is one of your criteria:

Snap is taken at night or in the dark?

Criteria Refresh

I refresh two of my Criteria: “Neither the sky nor the sea is visible. wh6” (f91993138faf411c9b4f43dda11ad3397f49934ff06bce289428354e18505d15) and “Contains a painted surface (but not blue). dha” (31956a028bf155e9b250e64e56c2eae82f22209964cbd4dc9959eeb53e1a497d)

Story Post: Snap 034: A Glass of Water

Story Post: Snap 033: A Relaxing Evening

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Proposal: Top of the Class [Building Blocks]

To the first paragraph of the “No Cooperation” Building Block and rule, add:-

The Mentor clause that a Mentor and mentee “may work together to achieve victory” does not apply in this dynasty.

Removing Mentors’ free pass on openly cooperating with mentees to achieve victory.

Criteria Refresh

I reset the Criteria of mine which was previously “Contains a liftable manmade object. bkf” (52eafba00bbb9fd0e4338df8d221bd1b927c17349c077865b6bef8041d9e2c17)

Proposal: Photography Club Recruitment Bonus

Reached quorum, 4-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 18 Apr 2024 21:19:05 UTC

In the rule “Scoring”, in the bulleted list after the text “Upon doing so:”, add the following bullet point at the end of that list:

* If this Shot was one of the first 3 Authentic Shots they posted in this dynasty in which they responded to the Shot as described in this rule, and this Shot was posted on or after April 18 2024, they gain Score as follows: 20 Score for the first Shot, 10 Score for the second Shot, and 5 Score for the third Shot.

Here’s an incentive for the new folks who haven’t posted any Shots to get some Shots up.

35 “free” points seems like a lot, but it’s only a little more than Josh has at this point, and will likely put them at or near last place if they do nothing else in this dynasty.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Proposal: Personal Criteria

Timed out, 3-2. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 18 Apr 2024 21:16:13 UTC

Add a subrule to Criteria named ‘Personal Criteria’ as such:

Personal Criteria

A Seeker may choose to have a Personal Criteria by making a blog post stating that they wish to do so. All other active Seekers then vote upon Personal Criteria by either stating an object, or by voting :for: with the name of the object or the player who proposed the object’s username. The object with the most :for: votes wins. The Seeker whose Personal Criteria is being voted upon may object to the other Seekers’ choice of Personal Criteria if the Seeker can reasonably prove that there is no such object in their vicinity, that the object is too large or too small, or that the object does not exist. This object becomes the Seeker’s Personal Criteria, which is publicly tracked.

In the rule Scoring, add

If a Seeker who has a Personal Criteria does not include it in their Snap, the Snap is worth 0 points. If they do include their Personal Criteria, then they get three extra points on top of the points they would get normally.

Out of Focus

Chiiika is idled out after seven days without making a post or comment.

Quorum remains 4.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Personal Criteria

I would like to propose a new type of criteria, known as a ‘Personal Criteria’, which requires a Seeker to have an object which all other active Seekers voted upon in their image. The incentive for this would be that any Seeker who chooses to have a Personal Criteria gets a poinnt boost.

After ‘opinions or feelings of any Seeker.’ add

Personal Criteria

A Seeker may choose to have a Personal Criteria by making a blog post stating that they wish to do so. All other active Seekers then vote upon Personal Criteria by either stating an object, or by voting for with the name of the object or the player who proposed the object’s username. The object with the most for votes wins. Said object must be reasonably defined. This object becomes the Seeker’s Personal Criteria, which is publicly tracked. The Seeker must now include their Personal Criteria in every Snap they take, or they are ineligible for points on that Snap. If they do include their Personal Criteria, then they get three extra points.

Personal Criteria

I would like to propose a new type of criteria, known as a ‘Personal Criteria’, which requires a Seeker to have an object which all other active Seekers voted upon in their image. The incentive for this would be that any Seeker who chooses to have a Personal Criteria gets a poinnt boost.

After ‘opinions or feelings of any Seeker.’ add

Personal Criteria

A Seeker may choose to have a Personal Criteria by making a blog post stating that they wish to do so. All other active Seekers then vote upon Personal Criteria by either stating an object, or by voting for with the name of the object or the player who proposed the object’s username. The object with the most for votes wins. Said object must be reasonably defined. This object becomes the Seeker’s Personal Criteria, which is publicly tracked. The Seeker must now include their Personal Criteria in every Snap they take, or they are ineligible for points on that Snap. If they do include their Personal Criteria, then they get three extra points.

Proposal: Smoke Screen

Reached quorum, 4-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 16 Apr 2024 21:08:37 UTC

In the rule “Criteria”, replace the text “, by first posting the hash and the secret text in a blog entry and then changing the hash and resetting its satisfying and unsatisfying counts to zero in the game state tracking page.” with the following:

as an atomic action named Criteria Refresh with the following steps:
* Post the hash and the secret text of each Private Criteria being changed in a blog entry.
* For each Private Criteria being changed, update the hash and reset its satisfying and unsatisfying counts to zero.

In the rule “Guesses”, add the following text:

A Guess may not target a Seeker while that Seeker is performing the Criteria Refresh atomic action.

I’m taking Clucky’s advice in preventing the snipe of Guesses. This patches the Guess itself, not just the Award. I made refreshing criteria an Atomic Action so that a Seeker can’t also try to do other dynastic actions and just delay finishing their Criteria reset indefinitely.

I also avoided taking Kevan’s route of trying to describe how a Guess may be made. There’s a scam where if it were forbidden to make a Guess based on public conversation other than Authentic Shots, a Seeker could block all of their Private Criteria from being the target of a Guess simply by conversing about all of their criteria publicly.

Proposal: Anybody’s Guess

Withdrawn. Failed by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 16 Apr 2024 21:07:25 UTC

To the Standard of the “Grand Prix in Advertising Photography” Award, add:-

, where that Guess is not already apparently confirmable by public information alone

Shutting down the sniper routes to getting this. There’s Clucky’s tactic that if someone is slow to update their Criteria and you’re lucky enough to be online, you can just repeat a shared Criteria back at them as a guess. There are similar avenues where a player fully reveals a Criterion in conversation (inadvertently or for some non-cooperative reason), and whoever is online at that moment can claim it. This award should just be about genuine guesswork.

Story Post: Upgrade Request for Snap 32

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Processed by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Apr 2024 08:23:43 UTC

I believe this photograph meets “A Snap where the Merriam Webster Word of the Day for the day on which the Shot was taken appears on a sign or other permanent outdoor structure in shot (where the word would also have been present on that object on the previous day)”

Story Post: Snap 032: Private Furlong

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Story Post: Snap 031: Alien Flora

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Story Post: Snap 030: Pansy Bowls

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Proposal: Change criteria for snaps

Withdrawn. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Apr 2024 15:50:49 UTC

I would like to change the rule for shots to also allow the word to be the Wordle for the same day one year ago.

Change ‘name of an active Seeker and the Merriam Webster Word of the Day for the day on which the Shot was taken, or the preceding day (per http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day).’ to

‘name of an active Seeker and either the Merriam Webster Word of the Day for the day on which the Shot was taken, or the preceding day (per http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day); or the Wordle answer for the day the shot was taken one year ago, not including February 29’.