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    Rule 2211 is a proposal.

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Caller:                                 ais523

Judge:                                  Wooble
Judgement:                              TRUE

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History:

Called by ais523:                       11 Feb 2009 21:33:14 GMT
Assigned to Wooble:                     14 Feb 2009 17:51:39 GMT
Judged TRUE by Wooble:                  15 Feb 2009 20:26:52 GMT

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Caller's Arguments:

the precedent of the famous CFJ 1656 implies that rule 2211
is a proposal (it states that anything matching the definition of the
first paragraph of rule 106 is a proposal, and rule 2211 is "making
other explicit changes to the gamestate" by platonically flipping castes
to Alpha every month). I'm wondering if that precedent ought to be
overturned; for one thing, it implies that proposals are trivially
capable of being amended, otherwise rule 2211 couldn't be amended, and
yet it has been in the past.

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Judge Wooble's Arguments:

R2211 meets the definition of "proposal" found in R106.

I believe this does imply that proposals in general can be mutable,
although whether proposals that are not rules are mutable is beyond
the scope of this case. The proposition that there exist mutable
proposals does not imply that all proposals are mutable, this is the
converse fallacy of accident.

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