Proposal: Principled Self-Interest
Times out 11-5. -Ornithopter
Adminned at 02 May 2010 10:55:13 UTC
Add a new rule to the ruleset, entitled Parties:
A group of Voters may collaborate to form a political party.
In order to form a Party, a Voter must make a post detailing the name of the party and the names of the specific Voters they would like to invite to it. Those Voters named in the post may indicate their agreement to form the Party in the comments to that post. Once all named Voters have indicated their agreement in this manner, the Party is formed and all of the named Voters, plus the Voter who initiated the original post, are affliated with it.
Each Voter’s party affiliation is tracked in the GNDT under “Affiliation”. Each voter may be affliated with no more than 1 Party. A Voter may voluntarily cease to be affiliated to a party, by blanking their GNDT value for “Affiliation”, at any time.
If a Voter wishes to join an existing Party then they may make a post to that effect. Such a post must have the phrase “Petitioning for Membership:” and the name of the Party they wish to join in the title. If a quorum of the Voters affliated with that Party indicate assent in the comments to that post then the petitioning Voter becomes affliated with that Party.
Add the following to rule 2.1, between the first and second paragraphs:
If a Voter if affiliated with a Party, then all ballots for that Voter are considered to be ballots for the Party to which they are affiliated.
In rule 2.1, change the third bullet point so that it reads as follows:
* if the option selected by the most non-blank Ballots is the name of a Voter (rather than â€œSpoilâ€ or â€œMetaâ€) who is not affiliated with a Party, and no Party has more ballots than that Voter, then that Voter may (at any subsequent time this dynasty) achieve victory;
Add the following bullet point to the between the third and fourth bullet points of rule 2.1:
* if the option selected by the most non-blank ballots is the name of a Voter, or Voters, who are affiliated with the same Party, then that Party may allocate one Voter from their number to have achieved victory according to their own internal procedures;
Add the following to the end of rule 2.6:
Each Party may also create a manifesto, detailing their internal procedure for determining a leader and what themes they would run if successful.
Create a new column in the GNDT entitled “Affiliation”.