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Thread #59418   Message #1489087
Posted By: GUEST,MMario
20-May-05 - 09:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
•Whenever a spreader meets an ignorant, the ignorant becomes a spreader, while the original spreader continues spreading.

•When a spreader meets a stifler, the spreader becomes a stifler.

•In the case where two spreaders meet, the models differ. In the Daley-Kendall version, both spreaders become stiflers. The Maki-Thompson rules convert only one spreader into a stifler; the other continues spreading.

•All other interactions (ignorant-ignorant, ignorant-stifler, stifler-stifler) have no effect on either party.

These rules make no sense! I don't think they bear any resemblence to what actually occurs. Additionally There should be rules based on previous encounters - such as:

if the last interaction was ignorant/stifler and current encounter ignorant/spreader ignorant remains ignorant.

spreader/stifler both remain as is unless previous encounter was also with oppisete type.

spreader/spreader should result in two spreaders - not a spreader stifler pair and certainly not two stiflers!

things like that.