Sunday, November 19, 2006

Proposal: The Librarian: Powers and Elections

Timed out, 5-3. -Elias IX

Adminned at 24 Nov 2006 16:08:26 UTC

Add the following to the rule entitled The Librarian:

The librarian decides how Students can acquire Tomes.  Often, e can announce conditions for getting Tomes in the form of posts to the blog.  Each such announcement may override all or part of previous announcements.  There are limits to eir powers, though: e cannot take Tomes away from Students, e cannot grant emself Tomes, and e cannot overrule anything the Ruleset says about getting Tomes.

At any one time, there can be a single Librarianship Election going on.  This starts when a Student makes a proposal with the title “Make XXXX Librarian”, where XXXX is eir own name.  If the proposal passes, the proposer becomes Librarian.



19-11-2006 21:27:13 UTC

addSmiley(‘IMPERIAL’, ‘’)


20-11-2006 06:21:23 UTC


Clucky: he/him

21-11-2006 02:58:32 UTC

I think this could get abused with really no control over what rules the Librarian makes. Maybe if Rodney appointed Librarians instead.  against


21-11-2006 12:27:36 UTC

How about if the Librarian’s rules are suspended whenever there’s an election going on?  That way, you could put an instant stop to bad rules by standing for the position.  There’d have to be something to stop someone standing again immediately after they’d lost.

I was imagining people campaigning on the basis of suggested rules, and control would be indirectly provided by the fact that a bad Librarian will be voted out.

Clucky: he/him

21-11-2006 13:46:07 UTC

Filibuster anyone? People could just chain elections together in order to prevent anyone from getting tomes.


21-11-2006 14:26:18 UTC

Well, if people weren’t allowed to stand again after losing, filibustering would only be possible by teamwork.


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22-11-2006 16:52:34 UTC


Elias IX:

23-11-2006 15:35:03 UTC



23-11-2006 17:08:34 UTC