============================== CFJ 1304 ==============================
If the Executor of an entity posts to the Public Forum - clearly
stating that e posts to the Public Forum on behalf of the entity, as
if e were the entity - then the entity is considered to have posted
to the Public Forum.
Called by Murphy: 26 Jun 2001 01:19:54 GMT
Assigned to Taral: 01 Jul 2001 01:04:58 GMT
Judged FALSE by Taral: 08 Jul 2001 00:40:29 GMT
Rule 1478 (Executors) empowers the Executor to act as described.
The intent of this CFJ is to determine whether the Holder of Power of
Attorney can make the Grantor Noisy (Rule 1042, "Zombification Due to
Silence") by acting as described. If e cannot, then the Grantor is in
danger of becoming Silent, although e may avoid it as follows:
a) Grantor goes On Hold prior to Delegation. While On Hold, e cannot
be made Quiet - one route to Silence.
b) Holder leaves em On Hold, for the most part.
c) At least once every two months, Holder posts "Grantor comes Off Hold
and then goes back On Hold". This avoids the other route to Silence.
d) At most once every four days, Holder may post "Grantor comes Off Hold
and does something and then goes back On Hold". This allows the
Grantor to be Off Hold long enough to do something e can only do while
Off Hold, but not long enough to risk being made Quiet.
Judge Taral's Arguments:
In the absence of substantive arguments, I find that the only
substantial matter under consideration is whether or not the power
granted by the first sentence of Rule 1478 is divisible. Were it
divisible, an Executor could select whether to act on behalf of an
entity or as if e were that entity. However, I find that this reading of
the Rule stretches the grammar too far. It is substantially more
reasonable to construe the phrase "as if e were that entity" as a
clarification of the single power granted by the sentence: "to act on
behalf of that entity".
This reading of the Rule does not permit any legal fiction wherein a
Player who has not, in fact, emself posted to the Public Forum can be
deemed to have done so by virtue of a posting by eir Executor.
There is, however, another alternative reading. This reading would cause
_any_ public post by an Executor made on behalf of a Player to result in
the Player being made Noisy. The repercussions of this would be vast,
and it is certainly not game custom that this is the case.
I therefore find the Statement in question FALSE.
Judge Taral's Evidence:
Rule 1478/4 (Power=1)
The Executor of an entity is a Player who is empowered by the
Rules to act on behalf of that entity, as if e were that entity.
Except when the Rules stipulate otherwise, a Player is eir own
Executor. Any other entity has an Executor only when the Rules
specify either a Player or a means to designate a Player to be
the Executor of that entity.
Whenever a Player is acting on behalf of some entity of which e
is the Executor other than emself, e must make it clear that e
is doing so. If such a Player fails to clearly indicate that e
is acting as the Executor of some other entity, it shall be
presumed that e is acting on eir own behalf.
Only a person or an entity with a Player Executor may perform
Rule 478/11 (Power=1)
The Public Forum
A Public Forum is a medium of communication so designated by
the Registrar. Sending a message to a Public Forum shall be
considered the equivalent of sending that message to all
A Discussion Forum is a medium of communication so designated
by the Registrar. A Discussion Forum shall never be a Public
Forum and messages sent to a Discussion Forum are never
considered to have been sent to all Players.
The Registrar may designate a given medium of communication to
be (or cease to be) a Public Forum or a Discussion Forum Without
Objection. An announcement of such a designation shall be made
via the medium whose designation is being changed. Any
designation of a medium as a Public Forum shall also be
announced via all existing Public Fora in addition to any
It is the responsibility of every Active Player to ensure that
e is able to receive messages via each and every Public Forum.
Any inability of a Player to receive messages via a particular
Public Forum does not deprive that medium of its legal status
as a Public Forum. Players are in no way required to receive
messages via any particular Discussion Forum.
The Registrar shall include as part of eir Report all media
which are currently Public or Discussion Fora and sufficient
data regarding each medium to allow new Players to receive
messages via that medium.
Any communication which has been sent via a Public Forum shall
be considered to have been made publicly. Any communication
which has been sent to all Players via some other medium, or
combination of mediums, shall be considered to have been made
publicly, provided it contains some clear designation that it
is intended to be public.
If the Rules require a Player to publish certain information,
then e is considered to have satisfied that requirement at the
time e publicly sends a message containing the information e is
required to publish.
If the Rules require a Player to announce certain information,
that announcement must be made publicly.
Rule 1042/15 (Power=1)
Zombification Due to Silence
Each Player is always Noisy, Quiet, or Silent, but never more
than one of these. Whenever a Player posts to a Public Forum,
or a new Player registers, that Player is Noisy.
Any Player who has not caused another Player to become Quiet
within the last 24 hours can cause another Active Noisy Player
to become Quiet by stating that e is doing so, and clearly
identifying that Player, in a Public Forum. If a Player has
been Quiet continuously for two weeks, e becomes Silent. If a
Player has been Inactive continuously for two months, e becomes
Any Player can make a Silent Player a Zombie by publicly
alleging that the Silent Player has abandoned the game. A
Player has abandoned the game if and only if e is Silent. As
soon as possible after a public allegation that a Player has
abandoned the game, the Registrar shall publicly confirm or deny
that the Player is a Zombie.
If a Speaker has abandoned the game, e commits the Class 15
Crime of Speaker Abandonment, to be detected and reported by any
Player. E ceases to be Speaker, and the Speaker-Elect becomes
Speaker. The previous Speaker then becomes a Zombie.