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Offline Glüc da Dhi S.H.

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Resignation as Secretary of State
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:40:13 PM »
Fellow Talossans,

yesterday I informed the Seneschal and His Majesty of my intent to resign as Secretary of State.
I will not leave immediately, but will stay on my post until the election results have been certified by the Electoral Commission.

During my time as Secretary of State, we managed to get more comprehensive election rules, set precedents on a number of matters, including the correct enforcement of the laws surrounding write-in parties, and managed to draft a new wittiquette for the new forum.

However, there are also a number of things I had hoped to achieve, but never got around to, most notably including a further expansion of chancery staff, reform of the hopper, and a completed witt moderation guide. Perhaps a future SoS will be more succesful in these regards.

Many thanks are due to Marti-Pair Furxheir. Doing this job simply would not be possible without his continued efforts on the Talossan database.

When I became SoS I renounced my party membership, including access to party fora and discussion groups. I have also tried to refrain from making any public partisan comments, especially during election season. This has been a source of frustration at times, and I will be relieved to speak more freely from now on. Even so, I don't regret it as it is important that the referee of Talossan democracy should not be seen to have any partisan allegiance. I can only strongly advise my successor to do the same.

During the coming weeks I will try to assist my successor as much as possible with their new task.
Afterwards I will finish the Talossan Music Top 20 (which I hope many people will participate in) and then most likely take a temporary break from Talossa.

It was a priviledge serving this Kingdom as Secretary of State.

¡Sa viva el Regeu! ¡Sa viva Talossa!

Glüc da Dhi

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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 07:42:44 PM »
Sad to see you leave the post, but glad you're going to have more elbow room.  You have been one of the best Secretaries of State that we've seen in a long while.  Thank you so much for your service.  Someone's going to have big shoes to fill.
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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 07:45:47 PM »
Thank you for your service, Glüc!

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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 08:24:44 PM »
Glüc, you are well-deserved of a Talossan break.  Your service as SoS is worthy to be placed alongside the unbroken tradition of competence and brilliance of JJ, RBM, JWoolley, Ián A., Carlüs S., and all the others.

You served us for a long time, and I was very sorry to hear of your impending departure, which you let our leadership know of in plenty of time.

Again, profound thanks!

GV, Scribe
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Offline Eðo Grischun

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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 08:53:36 PM »
Thank you for your service, Gluc.

You've set a high bar during your tenure. 

Big boots to fill here.
The Rt. Hon. Senator Éovart Grischun S.H.

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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 09:26:05 PM »
Nice job Glüc and best wishes!
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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 10:17:10 PM »
You are/were an excellent SOS, and I am sad to see you go. But I'm thrilled that you have chosen to remain Talossan.
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Offline Eiric S. Bornatfiglheu

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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 10:49:05 AM »
Thank you for your service in a difficult post.  It's been a pleasure.  I'm excited to see what you cook up once you return from break!
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Offline Ian Plätschisch

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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 07:29:44 PM »
Thank you for your service to the nation. I'll let this song play you out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk5Dwg5zm2U

Offline Glüc da Dhi S.H.

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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2020, 06:30:43 PM »
And with those latest announcement my job regarding the election is done and my resignation is now final.

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments, here and elsewhere. Also thanks again the mpf for his help.

The chancery email will still be accessed by me for a couple days. There are some things that I need to sort out. After that I will transfer it to my succesor, Txec dal Nordselvă (probably early next week). For any chancery business, he is now the person to go to. Hopefully His Majesty will see fit to make the formal appointment soon as well.

-Glüc,
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Re: Resignation as Secretary of State
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2020, 06:55:47 PM »
Thank you Glüc for your service! You will be a hard act to follow!

Txec dal Nordselva
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