Surface and Orbit Authority

Proposal Distribution & Voting (March 15th, 2019)

I distribute the following proposals, and initiate the decision to adopt each one. For each of these decisions, the voting method is Adoption Majority, and quorum is 2.

Title Author Adoption Index
Official Servers revision 1 @derspiny 2.0
Server Access @derspiny 1.0
Survival Play @derspiny 1.0
Essential Server Parameters @derspiny 1.0
Spicing Things Up @derspiny 1.0
Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment @derspiny 1.0
The Quick And The Dead @derspiny 1.0
Doorways To The Future @derspiny 1.0
Rough Edges @derspiny 1.0
The Most Toys @derspiny 1.0
Editing & Style Fixes @derspiny 4.0

The text of these proposals is included at the end of this post.

A quick primer:

  • For each of these proposals, there is a separate vote.

  • You can vote on any combination of the proposals, including “none of them.”

  • The voting period lasts seven days.

  • You can vote if you are a member in good standing at this time. If you leave SOA after the start of voting, or somehow fail to maintain good standing, your vote is still valid on these proposals. The members in good standing at this time are @derspiny, @SurprisingEdge, @Woofski, and @David_s.

  • The valid options on each vote are “FOR,” meaning that you think the proposal should be adopted, “AGAINST,” meaning that you think the proposal should not be adopted, and “PRESENT,” which counts for neither but does count towards quorum.

  • If you vote, you can withdraw your vote. If you withdraw your vote, you can cast another vote on the same decision. You can do this as often as you feel is necessary within the voting period.

  • If there are fewer than two votes on a proposal when voting closes, it will not pass, as there is no quorum.

  • Otherwise, a proposal will pass if the ratio of FOR votes to AGAINST votes is at least the adoption index to one. For an adoption index of 1, there must be at least one FOR vote for every AGAINST vote for the proposal to pass. For an adoption index of 2, there must be at least two FOR votes for every AGAINST vote. And so on. Higher adoption indices reflect changes to more fundamental parts of the Charter, generally, and require stronger consensus.

To vote on these proposals, publish a message (ideally, by replying to this post) containing your vote on each proposal. I’ve provided an example message, which you can copy (not quote) into a reply:

Example ballot 1
> Official Servers revision 1

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> Server Access

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> Survival Play

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> Essential Server Parameters

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> Spicing Things Up

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> The Quick And The Dead

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> Doorways To The Future

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> Rough Edges

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> The Most Toys

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

> Editing & Style Fixes

FOR. AGAINST. PRESENT. (Optional comments.)

If you want to vote the same way on every proposal, it’s also reasonable to submit a shorter ballot:

Example ballot 2
I vote FOR/AGAINST the following proposals:

* Official Servers revision 1
* Server Access
* Survival Play
* Essential Server Parameters
* Spicing Things Up
* Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment
* The Quick And The Dead
* Doorways To The Future
* Rough Edges
* The Most Toys
* Editing & Style Fixes

You can also mix and match, or write your own: there is no fixed ballot format, so long as your intent is clear.

Official Servers revision 1

Title: Official Servers revision 1
Adoption Index: 2.0

Add this article to the end of the Charter:

Servers

This article has a power of 1.

The Space Master

The Space Master is an office, responsible for operating game services.

The Space Master’s monthly report includes

  1. All information needed for players to connect to the official server.

The Official Server

A server is an instance of the dedicated server package for the game Space Engineers, along with all data required to provide persons with a consistent, continuous play experience, including all save game data and server configuration files.

The Space Master can declare a server that they operate to be the official server by announcement, and must do so in a timely fashion whenever there is no official server. When a server becomes an official server, any other official servers cease to be official servers.

Continuity

The Space Master must take all steps necessary to ensure that the data created by the official server is protected from accidental deletion or modification, and may only deliberately modify or delete the official server’s data if they publicly announce an intent to do so between three and 14 days earlier, unless the modification is performed through ordinary gameplay.

Official Configuration

A configuration setting for a Space Engineers server is an official setting if it is defined as one by this Charter.

The Space Master must configure the official server so that for each official setting, that server a value for that setting is a value allowed by this Charter.

Official Mods

A mod for the game Space Engineers is an official mod if it is defined as one by this Charter.

A member who operates an official server must configure that server so that each official mod is loaded.

Appoint @derspiny to the office of Space Master.

Server Access

Title: Server Access
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Access

The following settings are official settings, and must have the following values:

Setting Value
Password (not set)
Survival Play

Title: Survival Play
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Survival

The following settings are official settings, and must have the following values:

Setting Value
GameMode Survival
Essential Server Parameters

Title: Essential Server Parameters
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Essential Parameters

The following settings are official settings, and must have the following values:

Setting Value
ExperimentalMode true
InventorySizeMultiplier 3
BlocksInventorySizeMultiplier 1
AssemblerSpeedMultiplier 1
AssemblerEfficiencyMultiplier 1
RefinerySpeedMultiplier 1
WelderSpeedMultiplier 1
GrinderSpeedMultiplier 1
HackSpeedMultiplier 0.3
Spicing Things Up

Title: Spicing Things Up
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Challenges & Limitations

The following settings are official settings, and must have the following values:

Setting Value
AutoHealing true
ThrusterDamage true
RealisticSound true
ProceduralDensity 0.1
EnableOxygen true
EnableOxygenPressurization true
Enable3rdPersonView false
SunRotationIntervalMinutes 540
EnableJetpack true
EnableVoxelDestruction true
EnableWolfs false
EnableSpiders true
EnableAutorespawn true
EnableResearch false
Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment

Title: Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Flight

The following mods are official mods:

The Quick And The Dead

Title: The Quick And The Dead
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Speed

The mod “Midspace’s Configurable Max Ship Speed Mod”, with a ModID of 599536562, is an official mod.

This mod’s official settings are:

Setting Value
LargeShipSpeed 1000
SmallShipSpeed 1000
Doorways To The Future

Title: Doorways To The Future
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Docking Ports

The mod “VCZ Airtight Connector”, with a ModID of 1196973062, is an official mod.

Rough Edges

Title: Rough Edges
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Quality of Life

The following mods are official mods:

The Most Toys

Title: The Most Toys
Adoption Index: 1.0

If the Charter contains an article titled “Servers,” add this rule to the end of it:

Cosmetics & Aesthetics

The following mods are official mods:

Editing & Style Fixes

Title: Editing & Style Fixes
Power: 4.0

In Article 1.2 (“Interpretation”), replace

must not be interpret

with

must not be interpreted

In Article 1.4 (“Organizational Goals”), replace

This Charter are designed

with

This Charter is designed

In Article 3.2 (“Joining & Leaving”), replace

my preferred pronouns

with

my pronouns

In Article 4.2 (“Harassment”), replace

requesting/assuming

with

requesting or assuming

I vote FOR the following proposals:

  • Official Servers revision 1
  • Server Access
  • Survival Play
  • Essential Server Parameters
  • Spicing Things Up
  • Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment
  • The Quick And The Dead
  • Doorways To The Future
  • Rough Edges
  • The Most Toys
  • Editing & Style Fixes

I vote FOR the following proposals:

  • Official Servers revision 1
  • Server Access
  • Survival Play
  • Essential Server Parameters
  • Spicing Things Up
  • Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment
  • The Quick And The Dead
  • Doorways To The Future
  • Rough Edges
  • The Most Toys
  • Editing & Style Fixes

I vote FOR the following proposals:

  • Official Servers revision 1
  • Server Access
  • Survival Play
  • Essential Server Parameters
  • Spicing Things Up
  • Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment
  • The Quick And The Dead
  • Doorways To The Future
  • Rough Edges
  • The Most Toys
  • Editing & Style Fixes

Voting for the following proposals:

  • Official Servers revision 1
  • Server Access
  • Survival Play
  • Essential Server Parameters
  • Spicing Things Up
  • Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment
  • The Quick And The Dead
  • Doorways To The Future
  • Rough Edges
  • The Most Toys
  • Editing & Style Fixes

I resolve the decisions to adopt the following proposals:

Proposal FOR AGAINST PRESENT F/A AI Outcome
Official Servers revision 1 4 0 0 Unanimous 2.0 ADOPTED
Server Access 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
Survival Play 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
Essential Server Parameters 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
Spicing Things Up 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
Wright Brothers Memorial Amendment 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
The Quick And The Dead 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
Doorways To The Future 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
Rough Edges 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
The Most Toys 4 0 0 Unanimous 1.0 ADOPTED
Editing & Style Fixes 4 0 0 Unanimous 4.0 ADOPTED

The published Charter has been updated to match.

As Space Master, I declare the server hosted at play.lithobrake.club:28015 to
be the official server.

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