=============================== CFJ 3912 ===============================
The above pledge made by Gaelan has expired.
Called by ATMunn: 29 May 2021 00:28:49
Assigned to Jason: 06 Jun 2021 16:18:25
Judged TRUE by Jason: 07 Jun 2021 15:15:32
On 5/22/2021 8:44 PM, Gaelan Steele via agora-business wrote:
> I pledge to violate this pledge, with a time window of one hour.
> (There has to be a paradox protection for pledges somewhere, right? Right???? But I can't find it, so let's find out)
The rules for pledges state that the time window is "W days,"
but nowhere does it say that W must be an integer. I think it is
reasonable to say that the time window was set to 1/24th of a day.
Judge Jason's Arguments:
By application of the precedent in CFJ 3752  (which found that the N
for the class of Oathbreaking must be a number, even though it was not
explicitly stated in the text), W must be a number. Having determined
that, I find no explicit textual reason to diverge from the general rule
in R2509 that "numbers" are real numbers by default, so 1/24 is a valid
value for W, and the default of 60 days does not apply. The pledge
expired 1 hour after it was made.
Judge Jason's Evidence:
Rule 2450/10 (Power=1.7)
If a consenting Player makes a clear public pledge (syn. Oath) to
perform (or refrain from performing) certain actions, then
breaking the pledge is ILLEGAL; doing so is the Class N crime of
Oathbreaking, where N is the value explicitly stated by the
pledge, or 2 if the pledge does not explicitly state a value.
Allowing a pledge to expire without carrying out an action one
pledged to do in it constitutes breaking the pledge.
The time window of a pledge is W days, where W is the value
explicitly stated by the pledge, or 60 if the pledge does not
explicitly state a value. A pledge ceases to exist at the end of
its time window.
If breaking the pledge harms specific other parties, the Referee
SHOULD solicit the opinion of those parties in determining an
The Notary CAN destroy a pledge Without Objection, but SHOULD NOT
do so unless the pledge no longer serves any significant purpose.
Rule 2509/2 (Power=2)
Agoran Numbers [Excerpt]
A "number" is considered to refer to a real number, unless
otherwise explicitly specified. A "number of (items)", where
(items) is a set of discrete entities, is considered to refer to a
non-negative integer, unless otherwise explicitly specified.