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===============================  CFJ 3636  ===============================

      If an Agoran Decision were now initiated, the quorum would be 8.


Caller:                        V.J. Rada

Judge:                         G.
Judgement:                     FALSE



Called by V.J. Rada:                              29 Apr 2018 08:23:15
Assigned to G. (self-assigned):                   04 May 2018 17:55:42
Judged TRUE by G.:                                04 May 2018 17:55:42
Motion to Reconsider filed by G.:                 08 May 2018 12:07:06
Judged FALSE by G.:                               08 May 2018 12:07:06


Caller's Arguments:

The official Assessment recently published listed 9 voters on the most
recent proposal, which would make the quorum 7. However, I contended
that I used PSS to vote FOR that proposal. The language I used was "I
also have PSS vote as I do". The question is whether that language runs
afoul of rule 2466 which institutes a "requirement that the agent
must, in the message in which the action is performed, uniquely
identify the principal and that the action is being taken on behalf of
that person.


Judge's Arguments:

According to R2466, for A to act on behalf of B to do C, the pieces of
information needed are the identities of A and B, a clear statement of the
action C, and a clear statement of the relationship of A and B (i.e. that
A is acting on behalf of B). Any reasonably clear grammatical construction
that specifies all these elements should work.

In context, "I also have PSS vote as I do" (where the votes in question
were also in the message) does the trick.  I was concerned initially that
"I have PSS" doesn't get enough of the sense of acting-on-behalf.  This
might be true if the acting permission came from an obscure contract that
no one remembered very well.  But in recent game context, the
zombie-master relationship is sufficiently clear.

The voters on the proposal that determined quorum at the time of the CFJ
(Proposal 8041) were thus:
       Aris, Corona, Trigon, V.J. Rada, Quazie, ATMunn, Kenyon, G., PSS
With 9 voters, quorum was 7.  I judge FALSE.