is either a very BadIdea
or a very GoodIdea
created by SkyeBerghel
. The rules for this hypothetical game are as follows:
- All participants subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Participants choose "teams" from the subscribers to community-l.
- Teams will all be the same size.
- No one person can be on a team twice, even if they have multiple e-mail addresses subscribed to community-l
- Participants choose a length of time (a week, a semester, a month, a school year) for the game to go on
- Over the length of the game, one person (preferably one without a competing team) keeps track of the score in the following ways:
- The score of a team is the sum of the scores of the subscribers on that team. For example, if there are teams of 3 people, a team of Richard Mehlinger, Geoff Kuenning, and Melissa O'Neill will have a score equal to the sum of the individual scores of Mehlinger, Kuenning, and O'Neill.
- Every time a person on community-l owns another person, the own-er gains 1 point
- Every time a person on community-l is owned, that person loses a point
- Every time a person on community-l makes a point which is inarguably idiotic, that person loses a point
- Every time a person trolls community-l and causes thread derailment, that person gains a point
- Every time a person accidentally derails a thread on community-l, that person loses a point
- The scorekeeper will send out a thread's scores to all participants in some way or another as soon as the thread fizzles and dies.
- If the thread continues for more than a week, scores will be first sent out at the end of the 7-day period
- Participants are welcome to trade team members at any time by mutual agreement (e.g., "I'll trade you O'Neill for Kuenning," but not "I'm taking Kuenning from you and giving you O'Neill!")
- The winner at the end of the time period is the one with the most points. Prizes to be determined.
This idea came about during the creation of the Community-l Bingo Card. It has yet to be seen whether either the Bingo Card or the Fantasy Community-l was a good idea or a bad idea.