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Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#1 Post by Wintogreen » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:33 pm

Anyone interested in joining a haiku only wilson game? All messages must be only haikus. Should be a fun little twist in the general formula of diplomacy.
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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#2 Post by Octavious » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:55 pm

What's a wilson game?
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#3 Post by Wintogreen » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:57 pm

Octavious wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:55 pm
What's a wilson game?
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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#4 Post by e.m.c^42 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:57 pm

Oh, another one? The last one I played was pretty fun, but I don't know if I have the commitment for it right now haha

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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#5 Post by Tom Bombadil » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:07 pm

Hmmmm.

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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#6 Post by Wintogreen » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:50 pm

Basically rules would be as follows:

Everything has to be in a haiku, but you can send as many haikus as you want. The exceptions to haikus are only emoticons, links, and punctuation.

If you mess up a haiku, you can't message in global for an hour. You do have to be caught though, so you should also be on the lookout for bad haikus.

We will use https://www.howmanysyllables.com/words/syllable to determine any syllable arguments. You can also shakespeare words with apostrophes, making shorten (2 syllable) into short'n (1 syllable)
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#7 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:44 am

Though I could join in,
It looks like higher level
Than I can handle.

How large a bet are
You considering to set?
Good luck, everyone!
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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#8 Post by Wintogreen » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:41 am

Minister of Silly Walks wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:44 am
Though I could join in,
It looks like higher level
Than I can handle.

How large a bet are
You considering to set?
Good luck, everyone!
Just a small pot size
really really super small
a pot size of 5
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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#9 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:08 am

I can give it a try, then.
I have more questions, but I am lazy to put them into proper form that late at night:
1. Do all the haiku have to follow the 5-7-5 scheme, or is it possible to justify some changes via a broader definition of haiku?
2. Do the debates about proper haiku have to follow the rules, or can I point out someone's flaws without putting my objections into verse?
3. Is the one hour penalty counted from the moment of posting the bad haiku, or is it from the moment of it being agreed upon as such?
4. Is the penalty the same if the message includes no attempt at a haiku at all?
5. If the answer to 4) is yes, isn't an hour too small a penalty? It would be easy to get 10+ messages a day without even trying to haiku or breaking the rules, and that's enough to discuss almost anything.
6. What are the mechanisms for enforcing the penalty?
I apologize if there are too much questions, but those are all I came up with so far.
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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#10 Post by Wintogreen » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:00 am

1: yes, it has to be 5-7-5
2: Debates about proper haikus must be in haiku form (althogh there shouldn't really be 'debates,' just call outs)
3: IDK, I guess when it's decided
4: Yeah, same penalty but we will dislike you more :p
5: Your right... Maybe we scale it. 1 hour for the first time breaking it, then 2, 4, 8. Maxes out at 8? Some sort of scaling.
6: We can't really enforce penalties I don't think. that's why I'm doing a forum and it's a private game. I'm making sure those who join will follow the 'rules'

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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#11 Post by North Sea » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:24 am

The concept intrigues
Time, as always, essential
Phase length pray disclose
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#12 Post by Octavious » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:37 am

So what counts as a
Proper Haiku anyway?
Can you just write stuff?

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#13 Post by Octavious » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:40 am

Stick to the format
But essentially just say
The normal gobshite?

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#14 Post by Octavious » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:50 am

Say a DMZ
Requested as a Haiku
Simple but OK?

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#15 Post by Octavious » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:51 am

Or aquatic wall
The shark and dolphin fall back
Tranquility reigns?
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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#16 Post by Wintogreen » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:32 pm

Basically yeah, just say whatever as long as it's divided into 5-7-5. Phase length is 1 day 12 hours.

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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#17 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:10 pm

Wintogreen wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:00 am
1: yes, it has to be 5-7-5
2: Debates about proper haikus must be in haiku form (althogh there shouldn't really be 'debates,' just call outs)
3: IDK, I guess when it's decided
4: Yeah, same penalty but we will dislike you more :p
5: Your right... Maybe we scale it. 1 hour for the first time breaking it, then 2, 4, 8. Maxes out at 8? Some sort of scaling.
6: We can't really enforce penalties I don't think. that's why I'm doing a forum and it's a private game. I'm making sure those who join will follow the 'rules'
Thanks, I will join in
And follow the rules under
Pain of losing Swe.

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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#18 Post by dargorygel » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:20 pm

This is a lot harsher than our last Haiku Wilson game.

I am concerned about the calling out process.

For instance, "Everyone" was used by MoSW:
How large a bet are
You considering to set?
Good luck, everyone!

That could be either a three syllable (by print) OR a two syllable (by oft pronounced) word.

Determining it... would be difficult in haiku form.

I would suggest the use of parentheses to have a debate about haiku form.

WHO determines if it is 'wrong?' Majority vote?

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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#19 Post by dargorygel » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:23 pm

Honestly this is
Not a haiku even though
It follows the form
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Re: Haiku Wilson -- You must only message in haikus

#20 Post by Minister of Silly Walks » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:32 pm

dargorygel wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:20 pm
This is a lot harsher than our last Haiku Wilson game.

I am concerned about the calling out process.

For instance, "Everyone" was used by MoSW:
How large a bet are
You considering to set?
Good luck, everyone!

That could be either a three syllable (by print) OR a two syllable (by oft pronounced) word.

Determining it... would be difficult in haiku form.

I would suggest the use of parentheses to have a debate about haiku form.

WHO determines if it is 'wrong?' Majority vote?
There was a link to a website for determining the number of syllables; "everyone" was considered three syllables there.
As for "who determines", I assume it is reasonable to agree upon a certain algorithm (such as using the website) and utilize it in every case.

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