Sorry this has taken so long. I was buried in work for the weekend and the first half of the week, and I've been recovering since. Anyway, here's my draft report.
-Aris --- I hereby distribute each listed proposal, initiating the Agoran Decision of whether to adopt it, and removing it from the proposal pool. For this decision, the vote collector is the Assessor, the quorum is 3.0, the voting method is AI-majority and the valid options are FOR and AGAINST (PRESENT is also a valid vote, as are conditional votes). ID Author(s) AI Title Pender Pend fee --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8016* Alexis 2.4 PCOF  Alexis 3 sh. 8017* Alexis 3.0 RTRW Cleanups Alexis WO  8018* Alexis 3.0 Random Bad Rule Cleaning Alexis WO  8019* Alexis 3.0 Crime Reform Alexis WO  8020* Aris 2.0 Office Restructuring Aris 3 sh. The proposal pool currently contains the following proposals: ID Author(s) AI Title --------------------------------------------------------------------------- pp1 Alexis 1.0 Supportive Proposals pp2 G. 2.0 Limit Numerical silliness pp3 G. 1.0 Anyone can balance Karma  Paradoxical Contract Obligation Fix  Pended Without Objection Legend: <ID>* : Proposal is pending. A proposal may be pended for 3 shinies or Without Objection. The full text of the aforementioned proposals is included below. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ID: 8016 Title: Paradoxical Contract Obligation Fix Adoption index: 2.4 Author: Alexis Co-authors: Amend Rule 2523 "Contracts as Agreements" by replacing "If whether an action is permitted or forbidden by a contract" with "If whether an action is permitted, forbidden, required, or made optional by a contract". ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ID: 8017 Title: RTRW Cleanups Adoption index: 3.0 Author: Alexis Co-authors: Amend Rule 1688 (Power) by deleting the paragraph "Power less than one is called Ephemeral power, and an instrument with a power less than one is an Ephemeral instrument.". Amend Rule 2141 (Role and Attributes of Rules) by replacing "the Rulekeepor SHALL assign a title" with "the Rulekeepor CAN and SHALL assign a title". Amend Rule 2221 (Cleanliness) by replacing "capitalization," with "capitalization, formatting,". [I wanted to clean up some list bullet formatting, but found the rule doesn't allow it.] Amend Rule 2124 (Agoran Satisfaction) by replacing "the Executor of the announcement of intent is not eligible" with "the initiator of the intent is not eligible". [This deserves a note: we previously defined the Executor of a message to be the player who sent it, but that definition disappeared at some time. The effect was that if you were acting on behalf of someone else to intend something, you couldn't support the intent. But this wording accomplishes roughly the same effect, since under the old interpretation you could just have the player you acted on behalf of to intend the intent support it, seeing as there was no prohibition on it.] Amend Rules 1728 (Dependent Actions) and 2124, in that order, by replacing each instance of "With N Supporters" (case-insensitive) with "With N Support". Amend Rule 991 (Calls for Judgement) by replacing "within a week" with "in a timely fashion". Amend Rule 2492 (Recusal) to read as follows: A judge CAN recuse emself from a CFJ e is assigned to by announcement. When a judge recuses emself from a CFJ, then * the CFJ becomes unassigned; * the recused judge becomes ineligible to be assigned as a judge for a week; and * the recused judge SHOULD suggest another judge for the CFJ to make the Arbitor's job easier. Amend Rule 2427 (Yellow Cards), by replacing "MAY" with "CAN", Amend Rule 2449 (Winning the Game) by adding " once, by announcement" after "Patent Title of Champion". Amend Rule 2509 (Numerical Switches) by replacing "In particular, a "natural" switch is a switch with possible values of the non-negative integers." with "In particular, a natural or integer switch is a switch with possible values the non-negative integers or all integers, respectively." ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ID: 8018 Title: Random Bad Rule Cleaning Adoption index: 3.0 Author: Alexis Co-authors: Repeal Rule 2443 (Expediting Proposals). Repeal Rule 2431 (Proposal Competitions). Repeal Rule 2530 (Poetry Duel Challenge Writ). Amend Rule 2160 (Deputisation) to read as follows: A player (the deputy) CAN perform an action ordinarily reserved for an office-holder as if e held the office if 1. the rules require the holder of that office, by virtue of holding that office, to perform the action (this requirement is fulfilled by the deputy performing the action); 2. it would be POSSIBLE for the deputy to perform the action, other than by deputisation, if e held the office; 3. either (i) a time limit by which the rules require the action to be performed has expired or (ii) the office is vacant. 4. either (i) the office is vacant, (ii) the aforementioned time limit expired more than fourteen days ago, or (iii) the deputy announced between two and fourteen days earlier that e intended to deputise for that office for the purposes of the particular action. 5. the deputy, when performing the action, announces that e is doing so by deputisation. When a player deputises for an elected office, e becomes the holder of that office, unless the action being performed would already install someone into that office. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ID: 8019 Title: Crime Reform Adoption index: 3.0 Author: Alexis Co-authors: Amend Rule 2143 (Official Reports) by deleting both sentences containing the word "crime" (case-insensitive). Amend Rule 2202 (Ratification Without Objection) by deleting the sentence containing the word "crime" (case-insensitive). ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ID: 8020 Title: Office Restructuring Adoption index: 2.0 Author: Alexis Co-authors: [Change the office rule so that a player can be confirmed as the non-interim holder of an office by apathy. If e wants it, and no one else cares enough to run an election, the electoral process would probably be a waste of time anyway.] Amend Rule 1006, "Offices", by changing the text A holder of an elected office who did not become its holder by winning an election, and has not won an election for that office since, is an interim holder. An elected office that is either vacant or has an interim holder is an interim office. to read A holder of an elected office is interim if and only if a. e did not become its holder by winning an election; b. e has not since won an election for that office; and c. e has not held the office continuously for 30 days without an election for the office being initiated. An elected office that is either vacant or has an interim holder is an interim office. [Make it slightly easier to remove bad officeholders. I thought of adding a temporary suspension procedure, but I can't think of a situation where it would be needed and we couldn't just Black Card the player. Can always be added in later though. This is intended for abuses that don't necessarily involve a breach of the rules, but where we still don't want the person in the office.] Enact a new power 2.0 rule, entitled "Impeachment", with the following text: A player CAN be expelled (impeached) from a specified elected office which e holds with 2 Agoran Consent. When a person is impeached from an office, an election is immediately opened for that office. Players SHOULD NOT use this method of removal unless the officer has abused the powers of eir office or otherwise shown emself unworthy the trust of Agora. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ID: pp1 Title: Supportive Proposals Adoption index: 1.0 Author: Alexis Co-authors: Amend Rule 2445 by replacing "Without Objection" with "With 3 Support". ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ID: pp2 Title: Limit Numerical silliness Adoption index: 2.0 Author: G. Co-authors: Amend Rule 2509 (Numerical Switches) by inserting the following text before the first paragraph: A "number" is considered to refer to a real number, unless otherwise explicitly specified. A "number of (items)", where (items) is a set of discrete entities, is considered to refer to a non-negative integer, unless otherwise explicitly specified. Change the title of R2509 to 'Agoran Numbers'. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ID: pp3 Title: Anyone can balance Karma Adoption index: 1.0 Author: G. Co-authors: [Allows anyone to aid in balancing Agora's karmic books] Amend Rule 2510 (Such is Karma): by replacing: 2. Specify any other player with: 2. Specify any other player or Agora and by replacing: 3. Specify any player with: 3. Specify any player or Agora and by inserting the following list item after the list item numbered 3: 4. Not result in Agora's karma moving farther away from 0. and by replacing each instance of 'player' with 'entity' in the paragraph beginning 'When a valid Notice of Honour is published'. Amend Rule 2511 (Karmic Balance) by deleting the paragraph beginning 'While the Karma of Agora is not equal to 0'. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////