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This is a very simple game that leads to very interesting posts. Here's how it goes:

I make a post, and then I add a rule. The next person must make a post that conforms to my rule, and then can add or remove a rule too. Also, it's recommended that all posts include the rules it will be following, so people don't have to scroll through the thread to find them all. Assuming he added a rule, the person after that must make a post that conforms to both those rules, and then add or subtract one. So an example of the first few posts may go like this:
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This is a forum game

Add rule: Must begin with a vowel.
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Interesting idea

Add rule: Must contain exactly seven words.
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All peanuts are brown, even blue ones.

Add rule: Must end in the same letter it starts with
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Interesting how Paris Hilton doesn't like cacti

Subtract rule: Must contain exactly seven words.
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All aboard the Omaha

Add rule...
and so on. If there are no rules, it just means whoever makes the post must add a rule since there aren't any to subtract.

So let's give it a try, hmm?


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Add rule: Must be a song title.

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10-24-2005 at 05:04 AM
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Umm, ok

Add rule: post may not be more than nine words
10-24-2005 at 05:24 AM
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Add rule: The post must be at least 15 letters (not counting rule additions/subtractions)

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10-24-2005 at 06:21 AM
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I like meat, does anybody else?

Add rule: Must contain a maximum of 3 of the vowels aeiou. Any amount of each, but max 3 different ones. Edit: So the above sentence would not work (it contains 4) with this rule.

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This is a nice game idea.

Add rule - one word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
10-24-2005 at 07:36 AM
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I think I will add to this.

Add Rule: No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter. Eg you can't include banana in your post.

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Just a note; the rules currently in effect are:

- Must be a song title.
- Post may not be more than nine words
- The post must be at least 15 letters (not counting rule additions/subtractions)
- Must contain a maximum of 3 of the vowels aeiou. Any amount of each, but max 3 different ones.
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter. Eg you can't include banana in your post.

Rules are cumulative, remember! You need to subtract rules in order to have any freedom to actually post, because honestly? Good luck finding a song title that's more than fifteen letters, less than nine words, has less than four different vowels, has a double letter and can't have duplicate letters. We're starting to get into bureaucracy territory here.


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Marrakesh Night Market (thank you, dear Loreena McKennit). Three vowels, three words, more than 15 characters, one double letter, and no more than twice the same letter in any of the words (the A and R of Marrakesh).

Substract rule: Must be a song title.

Note that the Stew Boy only banned words containing more than two times the same letter, so two is fine (but three isn't), and it doesn't contradict any previous rule.
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In case anyone was wondering, I completely missed the 'song title' rule in the very first post, and probably some of the other replies did too.
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My legs go from my feet to my hips.

Subtract rule: The post must be at least 15 letters (not counting rule additions/subtractions)
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Oops!

Add rule: Must have at least seven words.

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Life is not very good right now.

Add rule - must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter.

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This new game is really very nice!

Subtract rule: Must contain a maximum of 3 of the vowels aeiou. Any amount of each, but max 3 different ones.

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I think it would be a good idea to include in your post the rules currently in effect, just so people don't have to keep scrolling through the game to find the next one.

Current rules:
- Post may not be more than nine words
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter. Eg you can't include banana in your post.
- must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter

My bookkeepers like buying mayonnaise

Add rule: At least one multi-letter word must be spelled the same forward as backward (i.e. a is invalid, but kayak is fine)

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Current rules:
- Post may not be more than nine words
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter. Eg you can't include banana in your post.
- must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter
-At least one multi-letter word must be spelled the same forward as backward ('Kayak' fine, 'a' not fine)

Anna ate all Allison's apples.

Add rule: Each word must have at least 2 syllables

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The last two posts both ignore the "at least 7 words" rule.

And "bookkeepers" has 3 'e's, so that post broke 2 rules.

What happens with posts which break existing rules? Are they allowed to change the rules, or should they be ignored?

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I apologize... I was just looking at oneiromancer's list... I guess I'll repost mine and we can go from there?

Current rules:
- Post may not be more than nine words
- Post must be more than 7 words
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter. Eg you can't include banana in your post.
- must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter
-At least one multi-letter word must be spelled the same forward as backward ('Kayak' fine, 'a' not fine)

Anna ate all Allison's apples and applauded.

New Rule: all words must be at least 2 syllables.

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Current rules:
- Post may not be more than nine words
- Must have at least seven words.
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter.
- must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter
- At least one multi-letter word must be spelled the same forward as backward
- Each word must have at least 2 syllables

Tenet: topic's current ruleset proving unnecessarily difficult.

Replace rule: Each word must have at least 2 syllables
With: Only 2 words may have less than 2 syllables.

(If I'm not allowed to 'Replace rule' then make this a "Subtract rule" instead).

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Current rules:
- Post may not be more than nine words
- Must have at least seven words.
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter.
- must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter
- At least one multi-letter word must be spelled the same forward as backward
- No more than 2 words may have less than 2 syllables

Can't handle excess calories? Stay outta kitchen, madam!

New rule: each post must follow all current rules, but must also BREAK all discarded rules.

Edit:
For reference, here are the discarded rules:
Must be a song title
Must be at least 15 letters
Must contain a maximum of 3 of the vowels aeiou

(hmmmm, less than 15 letters, 8 words and lots of 2 syllable words is gonna be haaarrrrrddddd!)

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I really don't think it's possible to write 6 multi-syllable words plus 2 mono-syllable words in less than 15 letters. Even if the 2 short words are 1 letter each, that leaves 13 letters for 6 multi-syllable words.

How about: the proposer of a new rule must follow their new rule, just to prove it's possible?

So if you're adding a rule, you have to obey it. If you're subtracting a rule, you still have to obey the rule you're subtracting.
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It says at least 15 letters, not at most 15 letters. I thought it was implied, though, that discarded rules aren't followed any more. My example posts in the starting post demonstrated that.

Current rules:
- Post may not be more than nine words
- Must have at least seven words. --Shouldn't be included, because the person who added it had already subtracted a rule, which is why I ignored it
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter.
- must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter
- At least one multi-letter word must be spelled the same forward as backward
- No more than 2 words may have less than 2 syllables

Somehow, Bob always agreed that monkeys require emotional support.

Add rule: You must talk about Bob.

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You missed Stigant's new rule:

New rule: each post must follow all current rules, but must also BREAK all discarded rules.

That's what I was saying wasn't possible. It's not possible to break all discarded rules.
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It says at least 15 letters, not at most 15 letters. I thought it was implied, though, that discarded rules aren't followed any more. My example posts in the starting post demonstrated that.


yes, but my new rule was that you have to BREAK the discarded rules



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- Must have at least seven words. --Shouldn't be included, because the person who added it had already subtracted a rule, which is why I ignored it

I added it in a separate post. What rule did I break?
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I'm going with Chris' suggestion (if you propose a new rule, you show it is doable). It also allows to solve the current matter, as the "no more than 15 characters" thing doesn't seem to be possible.

- Post may not be more than nine words
- Must have at least seven words.
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter.
- Must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter
- At least one multi-letter word must be spelled the same forward as backward
- No more than 2 words may have less than 2 syllables
- Each post must follow all current rules, but must also BREAK all discarded rules: must not be a song title and must not have a maximu of 3 of aeiou.

New rule: Must contain at least 15 characters (sounds familiar? I am switching it to "not discarded", and shows it is feasible. Of course, it is automatically done, but we cannot remove it unless the discarded rule goes down too).

The children enjoy watching Bob Sponge before dinner.

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Edit: Er, never mind. Alneyan posted while I wrote.

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Well, I'm not sure if I should take precedence here: your own solution is a lot more subtle than mine, and is within the framework of the rules. Nobody said the sentences had to be written in English, or that shorthand forms were forbidden, and even the greater rules of the forum allow you to use other languages than English. Well done!

Either way, both our posts get the job done, though there is a difference of rules. Still, if the discarded rule still bothers someone else, I guess it will go down pretty quick.
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- Post may not be more than nine words
- Must have at least seven words.
- One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc).
- No word can contain more than 2 of the same letter.
- Must contain at least 2 words beginning with the same letter
- At least one multi-letter word must be spelled the same forward as backward
- No more than 2 words may have less than 2 syllables
- Each post must follow all current rules, but must also BREAK all discarded rules: must not be a song title and must not have a maximum of 3 of aeiou.

Other instances, Anna realizes it's all garbage.

Delete rule: One word must contain a double letter (like, ss, ee etc). Change Anna to Bob and all to buried to follow the rule.

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Subtract rule: Each post must follow all current rules, but must also BREAK all discarded rules: must not be a song title and must not have a maximum of 3 of aeiou.

[Easily feasible, no proof needed. I hope I did the rest of the post right.]

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Delete rule: At least one multi-letter must be spelled the same forward as backward

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