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Re: The Non-Hereditary Monarchy Amendment I'm really not convinced this is a good idea at all.

But if we absolutely have to, I think we should avoid any of the following:

- Anything that results in citizens joining thinking that they might one day become King.
- Anyone campaigning to become King.
- Anyone taking up civil service duties because it might make them King someday.
- Any parties campaigning to make their members King.
- Electing anyone we are not sure will be around for a long time (I can honestly think of very few Talossans who have been as consistently present for such a long time as King John). The best way to ensure this also means not...
- Electing anyone who hasn't already been around for a long time.
- A method that is so straightforward (or I guess simplistic) that it essentially turns the King into just another elected office.
- A method that results in someone being elected based on the hype of the day rather than long term appreciation (remember this is supposed to be an appointment for life.)

February 15, 2020, 11:01:50 AM
Read before posting: Wittiquette Part I: Introduction

Wittenberg is the main forum used by the Talossan community and official Talossan organisations and the government. In a sense it is a digital representation of Talossa itself. A townsquare of sorts where Talossans gather to discuss matters important to them, surrounded by various buildings which host governmental organisations and agencies including the Ziu and the Court.

For the most part this provides Talossan citizens with the freedom to speak, joke around and argue, like one might in any real public space. However, this is not the full story, because while we may sometimes act like we are talking face to face, there are some real differences between online and offline communication. Freedom is also not absolute. There are some rules for keeping public order that must be followed in order to be allowed to participate here. These are listed in the second part of wittiquette. Finally, while Talossans are mostly free to do and say as they please that does not always mean doing so is always the wisest course of action if you want to be a valuable part of the community. This is why the third part contains some advice that you are free to ignore, but would be wise to keep in mind.

February 18, 2020, 05:31:34 AM
Wittiquette discussion Wittiquette is now the rules for users of this forum. (Which is not the same as the rules by which moderators will enforce those rules, which are still under construction.)

However, changes may still be possible.

At this point comments, suggestions, etc are still very welcome.

February 18, 2020, 05:48:21 AM
Certification of Wittenberg In accordance with The Wittenberg Transition Act (53RZ17) I hereby certify that this board, wittenberg.talossa.com, which shall from here on be referred to as Wittenberg, as described by El Lexhatx Title J, is ready for occupancy.

Done by my hand in the name of King John and under his Royal Seal this 27th day of February in the year of the common era 2020, in the 13th year of the reign of our gracious sovereign King John, and of the independence of Talossa the 41st.

Glüc da Dhi
Secretary of State

February 27, 2020, 05:15:09 PM
Re: Certification of Wittenberg Many many thanks to Lüc da Schir who has done A LOT of work creating the forum and getting it all to work and then helping me with moderation rules as well. Basically this is all his doing, so we should all be very grateful to him!

With regards to moderation I had hoped to get a lot more done before certification, but sadly I didnt have the time and energy for that. Still, it seems pointless to postpone it even more.

(New) Wittiquette, while still under review should be considered in force and will be enforced as such.

Additional admins will be appointed soon and an admin board will be officially constituted later. In the meantime, I will serve as admin, so if there is a moderation issue please contact me. For technical issues and forum features, Lüc is still the person to go to.

If you are a current citizen of Talossa and want your account on Wittenberg approved, please send me or Lüc or any other admin a pm or send an email to talossachancery@gmail.com

At least for the next Clark I will allow voting and bill submissions on oldwitt too (provided the forum is not shut down).

With regards to the Hopper, anything thats been hoppered on oldwitt before certification will still be considered hoppered at the time of its original date. However, all bills that have not been posted in the new hopper before April 30th will be considered removed from the Hopper.

New bills need to be hoppered on new witt to be hoppered.

Further changes to the Hopper are likely to be announced very soon.

If a prospective posted on oldwitt before certification that still counts and their time is still running. Prospectives who havent posted on oldwitt before certification will now need to post on newwitt before their immigration period starts.

February 27, 2020, 05:46:47 PM
Re: Certification of Wittenberg Thankfully nobody noticed the original post said 27th of June...
February 28, 2020, 06:13:14 PM
Re: The Non-Hereditary Monarchy Amendment
Are all of the proposals for more complex election processes more along the lines of "woah dude, what if we..." or should I actually incorporate them into the amendment.

I kept the election process the same in order to avoid making a huge omnibus change.
This is gonna be a huge change regardless.

I would seriously consider actually incorporating some of the ideas that have been raised here and some others that have not yet been raised as well.

Really disappointing that we're going for possibly the worst option when a lot of the alternatives haven't really been thought out.

February 29, 2020, 05:24:30 AM