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Perfect, thanks Aav. You've made it much more concise!

I'll make those changes later today.
Refugia / Re: [draft] You Have No Power Here
October 23, 2022, 05:38:46 AM
I like this, and am happy to second.

You Can Only Occupy One Seat In Both Musical Chairs And Refugia

PREAMBLE: Noticing that there is no provision for the event of a candidate running for multiple Councillor positions within Refugia;
Impressed by Lethodus' initiative in this area with their recent campaign Dax for Councillor of All Things;
Seeking clarity should this phenomenon occur again in future and a candidate should win in multiple seats;
Therefore enacts the following amendment:

13. Elections will consist of a one week candidacy period where an eligible Member State may declare their intent to stand for office, a one week voting period where all Member States may vote for their desired candidate, and a one week transition period to acclimate the incoming Councillor with their roles and responsibilities. Terms officially begin the 22nd day of February, June, and October.

a. Candidacy declarations must be given in one or more easily accessible areas as designated by the Arch-Administrator.
b. Residents must qualify as Member States as defined in RRS 4 to be eligible for candidacy.
c. Member States are prohibited from occupying more than one seat at any given time or occupying the same Council seat more than two times consecutively, however they are not prevented from running for more than one position for which they are eligible in the same election.
d. In the event of more than two valid candidates for a single seat, instant run-off voting will determine the winner, where candidates are ranked by preference on the ballot and eliminated by fewest votes during each round of ballot counting.
e. The election for each seat is resolved in favour of the candidate with the most votes at the final round of ballot counting.
f. In the case of a candidate running for multiple positions and winning more than one of these elections, their position will be decided as follows:
i. If one of the seats won by the Member State had only one candidate and the other(s) had multiple, the Member State that ran for multiple positions is automatically selected for the seat in which they were the sole candidate, with the other seat(s) going to the runner(s)-up.
ii. If the winning Member State was the sole candidate for all positions to which they were elected, or if there were multiple candidates for all positions to which they were elected, they shall declare a preference for the seat they would like to take, and the other seat(s) shall go to the runner(s)-up.
iii. Should the winning Member State fail to declare a preference for one of their successful seats within 3 days of the conclusion of the election, the Arch-Administrator may call a vote of the region to decide which seat they would prefer to see the Member State occupying.

g. In the event of unexpected absences or positions that cannot be filled, the Arch-Administrator may act in that position's capacity, or appoint an individual who may serve in that position's capacity until the following election produces a regular appointment.

Authored by: Tiralta
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Spam / Re: CTRL+V
October 20, 2022, 02:39:43 AM
Quote from: melenavenia;49437878What is your opinion on blue cheese?
Spam / Re: Calamity Refuge Guestbook :3
October 17, 2022, 12:03:30 AM

i made u a cookie 2 but i eated it :3
Spam / Re: Name Five
October 03, 2022, 03:21:54 PM
The sun
The endless march of time
Energy, according to my high school science teacher
Anything I wrote aged 9 and then put "if destroyed still true" underneath
My belief that Lisburn should never have been made a city

Name five things that make you feel happy
Spam / Re: Last Person to Post Wins
September 11, 2022, 11:25:22 PM
sorry not sorry to make your victory so short-lived
Spam / Re: Last Person to Post Wins
September 10, 2022, 06:29:14 AM
i have battled the reaper to revive this topic
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Away
July 28, 2022, 01:47:55 PM
Quote from: Luca on July 28, 2022, 01:34:28 PMI'm not against having an explanation, but I'm not sure what that would look like.

Hm yes. I haven't done any political writing, but maybe a short extra bit under 'believing',

Understanding that Refugia has maintained an unofficial independent status for a number of years, counting people from all backgrounds among its friends,

(n.b. not sure about the word unofficial, as it is in the rules and has been mentioned on the RMB before?)
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Away
July 28, 2022, 01:32:23 PM
Looks good, and it's a good idea to have it in writing. If it goes to vote, is it worth having in there for newer folks an explanation that this doesn't actually make any changes to our position, or would that be in an RMB post surrounding the proposal?

The one minor edit I'd say is that I think "throws" in this case is spelled "throes".
That makes sense, Emily.

Before Luca posted, I'd typed: "I wonder if similar to Ops & Wards and FA & Envoys, if there was a team of volunteers to help lighten the load for you, but that didn't need to be relied on blindly." So thinking along the same lines as them I think!

It would also mean you could have someone to fall back on in the case of busy periods irl, or as a safety net if something happened like another WA ban-cident that wasn't sorted quickly, and the next delegate didn't want to take it on, they'd have some people who knew what they were doing?
I'd be happy to help out with something like this in future now I've been here a little longer and have found my feet.

I think a councillor position makes most sense as it allows people to choose to contribute at a time that suits them and not need to do a lot of map stuff when they've got major life commitments. Also, as a player that really doesn't know much about wider NS stuff but loves hanging out in this community, it'd be one more position like Culture that's easier to take up without needing to be more confident in gameplay.
Spam / Re: Last Person to Post Wins
June 22, 2022, 12:38:23 AM
h e l l o