On Sat, 2017-06-17 at 14:45 -0700, Kerim Aydin wrote:
> It's my impression that in the last 3-4 years, the number of places
> the rules say "person" instead of "player" has crept up (I haven't
> done a count or anything).  That was a lot of slow-play time, so a
> lot of the things that have been changed that way haven't been tested
> at all.  So in that sense, the interactions with non-players is all
> "new territory" right now. It might be good to scale back.
> The things non-players will always need to be able to do:
>    - register (duh), and therefore make announcements.
>    - call CFJs.  There have been cases in the past where players have
>      been deregistered or punished illegally (or playerhood uncertain),
>      so non-players need to be able to defend themselves against that.
> There are some bits of status that shouldn't be erased on 
> deregistration:
>    - Patent titles
>    - Ribbons (though, I'd say remove the ability for non-players to
>      earn them).

I should note that (mostly in honour of Bucky) I've been intentionally
trying to increase the ability of nonplayers to be able to participate
(this explains why nonplayers can earn Ribbons, and why the number of
rules dealing with them has increased over time). Incidentally, the
current registration rule is what finally drove Bucky off; e was
worried that something e sent to the lists might end up registering em
by accident.


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