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Re: [Icehouse] Spock Rule Violations

  • FromNathan Grange <nathan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 5 Aug 2011 09:28:31 +1200
Flooding? You must lead a very sheltered life... :-P

(PS - also: Inbox? You might want to research "folders" [or "Labels"]
and "Filters")

On 5 August 2011 08:30, David Artman <david.artman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Pretty please, with sugar on top? Stop flooding my inbox, ok? The four or
> five of you who still care have each others emails, there's the geeks list,
> there's the (ignorable) forums. Do I have to unsubscribe to be rid of these
> two gyring threads?
> It would at least be somewhat interesting if the critics of the rule
> verbiage offered a rewrite that fixed the perceived (by 1%) problem. The
> original post has been answered, in (at last count) three distinct ways:
> it's a shitty bn that no one would ever guess and would make the students
> quit (master loses); it can be reduced to a valid, non-external rule with
> ~120,000 clauses (taking literally hours to even state); and the koan
> isolation rule is only confused by the most pedantic mastication of the game
> text, which is un-Zen and against the obvious spirit of the game: pleasure
> through collaborative realization, not gamist 'accomplishment'.
> Maybe y'all should switch to Martian Chess...?
> Please find a venue where the participant to audience ratio isn't quite so
> miniscule, OK?
> David
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