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==============================  CFJ 2854  ==============================

    A decision to adopt the proposal "voter defaults" exists.


Caller:                                 Wooble

Judge:                                  G.
Judgement:                              TRUE



Called by Wooble:                       07 Sep 2010 19:59:50 GMT
Assigned to G.:                         10 Sep 2010 08:24:07 GMT
Judged TRUE by G.:                      10 Sep 2010 16:17:57 GMT


Gratuitous Evidence by Wooble:

I assume the office of Promotor.

This distribution of proposals 6834-6841
initiates the Agoran Decisions on whether to adopt them.  The eligible
voters are the active players at the time of this distribution, and
the vote collector is the Assessor. The valid options on each decision
are FOR and AGAINST (PRESENT is also a valid vote). Each proposal is
hereby assigned the corresponding ID number listed with it. Each proposal
is Ordinary, the the Chamber of each proposal is the body consisting of
the active players of Agora at the time of this distribution

6834 1 3.0 G.                  voter defaults


Caller's Arguments:

the attempted re-distribution applies the everyday language
use of the undefined term 'Chamber' from the ruleset, namely, the
deliberative body considering the proposal.


Judge G.'s Arguments:

I agree with the Caller's arguments that Chamber, in the sense now
used in the rules, means voting body.  However I disagree that this
simply means "all active players."  Instead, I note that the terms
"Ordinary" and "Democratic" are not defined by a named switch, but
are just something a decision is (R2196).  Therefore, I find that
the most obvious current meaning of "chamber" is whether a decision
is ordinary or democratic.  This means that this essential parameter
is listed twice in the rules (as "chamber" and as "whether a
proposal is ordinary or democratic") but backup is fine.  So then,
"Chamber" was mislabeled in the distribution attempt, but in this
situation I find the mislabeling wholly insignificant for any
practical purpose, as the ordinary/democratic information was clearly
there, and the mislabeling it wouldn't confuse anyone to the values
or legal ramifications of this essential parameter.    TRUE.