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Cool. I usually update the table once the Burgermeister sends me a message with the payment details.


By the way, are we doing this in 'seasons' or is it just a never-ending league?  If it is seasons, when do they begin and end?

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Vuode / Re: First time voter
« on: May 10, 2021, 04:32:15 PM »
Welcome to Vuode!

As V said above;

Plus, if you want to learn more about what's happened in Vuode over the past few years, the better place for reading material would be the old Vuode sub-forum at https://talossa.proboards.com


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The Hopper / Re: "Compromise on the Compromise"
« on: May 10, 2021, 04:26:46 PM »
But nothing in the six months changes.  The VoC fails, then six months pass, then a new King "shall" be chosen.

The waiting period doesn't actually do anything to ensure the decision is well considered.  The decision would have been made and no amount of waiting period changes that.
If there was temporary dislike of the King for whatever reason, then, by the time six months had past, the Convocation would be more inclined to select the current King again.

Gotcha now.  Thanks.

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The Hopper / Re: "Compromise on the Compromise"
« on: May 10, 2021, 09:24:39 AM »
But nothing in the six months changes.  The VoC fails, then six months pass, then a new King "shall" be chosen.

The waiting period doesn't actually do anything to ensure the decision is well considered.  The decision would have been made and no amount of waiting period changes that. 

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The Hopper / Re: "Compromise on the Compromise"
« on: May 09, 2021, 09:18:29 AM »
What is the reason behind the six month delay between a failed "VoC" and the second convening?

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The Webspace / Re: Login to wiki
« on: April 28, 2021, 04:38:10 AM »
Account looks good to go.  Any problems give us a shout.

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Table Updated:
https://talossa.com/patriot-points/

The Burgermeister has informed me that a further donation (voluntary taxation) was received by Gödafrïeu Válcadác’h on March 30th.

This puts GV in the lead by 5 points.


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To members of the Free Democrats of Talossa:


I have recently announced, on another FreeDem forum, that I will be standing down as Party President. In the past year I have been more involved in front line work with my trade union and recently I was elected as the Chair of my local branch in Glasgow (which is also the de facto branch for the whole of Scotland). It is a great opportunity, but it comes with a massive level of responsibility and it is also a major time suck. Right now, I am leading a fight against two city councils and the Scottish Government on a policy that negatively impacts our members, building a case against a city council on a different major issue, became a key player in two big legal battles against a well known multinational corporation, attending licensing hearings with members and defending their licences and livelihoods, as well as the day to day minutiae that comes with the role. Not to mention doing my actual day job that pays the bills and stuff. It is an exciting time for me with lots of great stuff happening, but I am the most busy and most tired I have ever been in my life. Unfortunately, at times like these, as we have seen many times with other Talossans, it is Talossan work that ends up needing to give. I will not be able to commit the same levels of time, energy and focus to Talossa as I usually do.

I am not giving up my citizenship, nor am I leaving the Freedems, nor am I stepping down from the Senate, nor resigning from Ministries, nor even wanting to walk away from front line politics completely (...at least, not yet :o ). A lot of this is all just down to bad timing. I anticipate that as the world edges closer to normality following the events of the past year, that things for me will smooth out and become more manageable. I have been promised by my vice chair and more experienced committee members that we are just going through an unusually busy time right now. So, eventually, I will be back to being more involved in Talossa, I hope.

However, right now, it would be wrong of me to keep on keeping on. I would be putting the party's electoral chances in jeopardy by not alerting you all to what is going on and by not taking a step back. It would be grossly negligent and irresponsible of me to take no course of action here on this.

An Extraordinary Convention has been called to fill the role that I am leaving (above post). I encourage all interested party members to come forward and support the party and help build what comes next for us.

With apologies to all.
Still yours for Talossa.
Eddie.

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Wittenberg / PERM SECS required in [STUFF] for website stuff
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:38:45 PM »
Ministry of STUFF requires web savvy people to apply for positions of Permanent Secretary to help look after the nation's website assets and infrastructure.

An interest and knowledge in website maintenance type stuff is ideal, but not strictly essential as long as you are keen to learn the kind of stuff required.

The main web site is built on WordPress, with some hacks and plugins here and there.  The Wiki is built on MediaWiki.  These are the two main bits of software you will be working with.

You would be maintaining the websites on an ongoing basis, helping to improve them over time, reacting to problems when they arise and fixing them and making any changes and updates to sites as required.

If this is for you then please get in touch.

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** Extraordinary/Exceptional Party Convention**

An Exceptional Convention is being called by myself and the Party Secretary to fill the role of Party President following my resignation of same.

The Election period will begin at 00.01 (Talossa Time) on Thursday 15th April 2021

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FROM NOW UNTIL THE ELECTION BEGINS. Nominations should be made in the following thread:
https://freedems.proboards.com/thread/122/extraordinary-exceptional-convention


The election period shall close at 00.00 (Talossa Time) on Thursday 29th April 2021

***

From the party constitution:

"An Exceptional Convention may be called ... by a simple majority vote of the party's officers."

and

"All members of the party shall be eligible to both vote in elections to and stand for the above offices. Fourteen days’ notice should be given prior to these elections being held on the forum used for conducting party business, and nominations should open when this notice is given."

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The Hopper / Re: Proposed tweak to Hopper rules
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:19:50 PM »
I think a multiple reading system would be highly beneficial.

Also, a "ping-pong" between the two Houses might be a good idea.

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The Lobby / Re: Regent's Address to the Ziu
« on: March 31, 2021, 11:20:17 AM »
No, because euthanasia is protected under Cov.8 therefore is not "repugnant to the values expressed in the Covenant of Rights and Freedoms".

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The Hopper / Re: The Living Senäts Act of 2021
« on: March 11, 2021, 04:12:49 AM »
My reading of H.25.4 is only that Senators cannot use proxy votes at Living Cosas, not that they cannot hold living Senäts

This is how I read it too.

Just because the term 'Living Senate' doesn't exist in El Lex doesn't mean one can't be held. 
I'm not even convinced that video chats really count as being a Living Cosa or Senate anyway. 
The term, to me, means an 'IRL' meet up.

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https://talossa.com/patriot-points/

Table updated.

Miestra and GV are joint leaders with 20 each.

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Yes.  When we passed the Seneschal Election Bill this is one thing I wish we had done differently.  Before it was Clarked I always imagined a Seneschal election to be open to all Members of the Ziu, so yes, I welcome this amendment.


The second point, I believe, happened because of the statutory timings of the budget, but in practice the extra month has proved unnecessary.  So, again, I support.

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