Friday, January 25, 2013

Proposal: Agendum Est

Quorums at 9-0 and is enacted. -scshunt

Adminned at 26 Jan 2013 12:54:27 UTC

Enact a new Dynastic Rule entitled ‘Sessions’:

The Dynasty is divided into lengths of time called Sessions. The Speaker may call a Session to order by making a post to that effect if a Session is not already in progress. In such a Call to Order, the Speaker shall indicate which Future Agenda (from the ‘Agendas’ wiki page) the Session shall follow, which Agenda is moved to the ‘Current Agenda’ section of the ‘Agendas’ wiki page and can no longer be edited. No Session may end until all Items on its Current Agenda have been resolved, at which point any Honourable Member may make a post of Closing Remarks, which immediately ends (or ‘Adjourns’) the Session and moves the Current Agenda to the ‘Past Agenda’ section of the ‘Agendas’ wiki page.

Enact a new Dynastic Rule entitled ‘Agendas’:

Agendas are named lists of Items tracked in a wiki page entitled ‘Agendas’ which has three main sections: ‘Current Agenda’, ‘Future Agendas’, and ‘Past Agendas’. If no Session is in progress, the ‘Current Agenda’ section is empty. The ‘Past Agendas’ section is purely for archival purposes, so no Agenda in it shall be edited. Only Agendas in the ‘Future Agendas’ can be edited; this is done through Proposals, which can add new Items or edit existing Items to existing Future Agendas or create new Future Agendas, which must be named.

No Proposal shall have a title which is the text of an Item of a Future Agenda. When a Session is in progress, a Proposal with a title which is the text of an Item of the Current Agenda may be referred to as an Activity. There shall be no more than one Activity corresponding to each Agenda Item. The content of an Activity shall be clearly relevant to its corresponding Agenda Item. When the Activity corresponding to an Item is resolved in the manner typical for Proposals, the Item is considered resolved. When an Agenda Item is resolved, the author of its corresponding Activity is awarded 1 Credibility.

My first proposal. The idea is simple, but the proposal seems much more complicated. Just a result of the specificity, I’m sure. Also, is it bad practice to capitalize all of the proposal’s elements (e.g. ‘agenda’) as I’ve done here?

Comments

robo1995:

01-25-2013 03:32:41 UTC

Could you elaborate on how exactly we add to the Agenda? It seems slightly unclear to me.

Skju:

01-25-2013 03:59:59 UTC

for  arrow (I suppose I should add the arrow.)

The Current Agenda can’t be edited:
“Only Agendas in the ‘Future Agendas’ can be edited; this is done through Proposals, which can add new Items or edit existing Items to existing Future Agendas…”

Essentially, such a Proposal would say something like “Add to Agenda X the Item ‘Combat bribery in the Parliament’.”

The basic idea is that an Agenda is planned by Honourable Members (Future), then it’s frozen and used for a new Session (Current), and then archived after Adjournment (Past). I suppose it would make sense to restrict Proposals during Sessions to Activities.

scshunt:

01-25-2013 14:15:25 UTC

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nqeron:

01-25-2013 14:41:26 UTC

for  arrow Not sure what we’ll use agendas for, but sounds interesting.

Clucky: HE/HIM

01-25-2013 16:25:50 UTC

imperial given you only need a quorum of votes containing the arrow, whatever that means, I need to explicitly cast an EVC on every proposal ASAP to prevent them from passing too soon.

scshunt:

01-25-2013 16:50:55 UTC

Clucky: No, you need the regular conditions for adoption/rejection *and* a quorum of EVCs need the arrow.

Josh: HE/HIM

01-25-2013 18:48:10 UTC

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quirck: HE/HIM

01-25-2013 19:52:58 UTC

imperial

Patrick:

01-25-2013 22:25:20 UTC

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Although shouldn’t only items in the current agenda be able to be edited? As opposed to only items in the future agenda.

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-26-2013 09:26:33 UTC

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Klisz:

01-26-2013 20:24:20 UTC

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