Thursday, July 21, 2016

Proposal: Galactic Elections

Reaches quorum and passes 5-0. -RaichuKFM

Adminned at 22 Jul 2016 19:43:37 UTC

In the Rule “HHGTTG”, replace the phrase “If the President of the Galaxy isn’t mostly harmless, remove their Official Position as President of the Galaxy.” with “If the President of the Galaxy isn’t Harmless, any Scribe may remove their Official Position as the President of the Galaxy.”

Reword the rule “Elections (red)” to the following:

As a weekly communal action, a Scribe may open an election by making a sticky post to the blog, in the Story Post category, with the title “Election”. As a comment to such a post, any Scribe may vote for a Harmless Scribe to become the President of the Galaxy. No Scribe may cast a vote for themselves, if no other Scribe has already voted for them. Any Scribe may change their vote any number of times until voting closes, only their latest such vote shall count.

After 48 hours, the current election shall become closed to voting, and the votes may be tallied at any time thereafter by any admin. The Scribe receiving the most votes, shall become The President of the Galaxy, deposing any previous Presidents of the Galaxy.

After an election becomes closed to voting, any admin may render the post no longer a sticky post.

At the enactment of this Proposal, Brendan becomes the Editor, if they were not already, and any other Scribes cease to be the Editor.

Unless we really want Emperor hopping to be a thing in this Dynasty, I suggest we take this new mechanic for electing things, and couple it with that thing you can be elected to, that lacks an actual election mechanic.

Removing the line about Points weighing votes because it was clunky and, as written, probably didn’t do what it meant to do, if anything at all. It can always be added back in separately, by Proposal or Deliberation.


Clucky: he/him

21-07-2016 04:50:25 UTC

note: can you add a line (doesn’t have to be in the rule, just in the proposal) that redeclares Brendan to be the Editor? If the CfJ passes and Caucus fails, a good case can be made that Kevan stays Editor.

RaichuKFM: she/her

21-07-2016 04:55:43 UTC

Note: Oh, sure; I don’t see that happening, but it’s better safe than sorry. That work?

Clucky: he/him

21-07-2016 05:05:00 UTC

Note: sounds good. looks okay from here but I’m going to hold off voting / taking the note off until tomorrow just in case someone else spots something


21-07-2016 23:21:45 UTC

for , tentatively


22-07-2016 00:16:25 UTC



22-07-2016 01:38:19 UTC


Brendan: he/him

22-07-2016 17:24:11 UTC