These are the simple rules of our game with books :
The game pieces are Wiki pages. Only two kinds of pages may be created :
Pages are tagged, like the Category system in use on other Wikis. On Bookshelved, however, the category pages must follow the rules too, so they are also names of books (in italics in the list above).
Just to make this clear: Every page must be the name of either a book or a person. So, you can't have a page named CategoryCategory, like you'd have on other Wikis, unless there's a book (or person) named Category Category.
The possible moves are :
Bookshelved is expected to have a software bent, given the inclinations of our original host; but the rule here is basically 'AnythingGoes'.
We value :
Everybody wins. :)
There are a few sub-games, with subsidiary rules.
And that's it. The rest is up to you. Break all the rules; invent new rules; or obey the meta-rule which says that the winner is the one who waits the longest before introducing a rule change that's actually necessary to express something worthwhile. Or just chat, rant, rave and flame if that's what you're after. This Wiki is much indebted, as all are, to Wiki:WardsWiki. The intention - at least at the start - is that it should live up to that first "noble experiment".
Or a haiku (it's so small). --lb
I think it would be a good idea for book reviewers to sign their reviews. Unlike many wikis, which are repositories of egoless collective wisdom, Bookshelved is a collection of diverse personal opinions. Knowing individual reviewers' personalities is helpful when reading reviews.
I'm not suggesting that anonymous reviews be prohibited; I'm just suggesting that the game is more enjoyable when you know the people with whom you are playing.
Nope, you can't lose; everybody wins. :-)
Seriously, I think this is an excellent rule. If there are no objections, I propose refactoring this new recommendation into this page.
The game changes or the game stops. See FiniteAndInfiniteGames for more on the consequences of either outcome. -- ade