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Author Topic: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?  (Read 936 times)

Offline GV

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Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« on: January 01, 2021, 06:59:16 PM »
In Talossan history, a 'Living Cosâ' is one in which all members of Cosâ who are able to attend come together physically to cast their votes.  When an MC is unable to attend, they submit their votes through proxy MCs who can.

Even without COVID-19 restrictions, we seven are too far-scattered for a true Living Senäts to work.  But I do believe a virtual one can, and I'd like to schedule one for the last Clark of this Cosâ (April 2021).  Scheduling for April gives us plenty of time to schedule the best date and to put together rules for proxy-voting.

We could invite the Seneschál or any other Talossan, and yes, I'd like to have such a 'Zoom' recorded for posterity and transparency.

I believe it is legal for us to do this, but I'm asking the AG about this, of course.

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Re: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 09:32:48 AM »
If it is not explicitly illegal, then it is legal.  If there is a (real, not imaginary) doubt then we conduct no official business, but "merely" get to know each other better.
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Re: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2021, 12:47:55 PM »
Speaking not as the A-G, but as a Senator and member of this house, I concur with the Senator of Cézembre.

To the extent that we would mimic the Organic requirements for a Living Cosă, and that we would adhere to the Standing Orders of the Senäts as well as predetermined parliamentary procedures (Robert's Rules, Madion's Manuals, and/or any other set of procedures), then we should be in the clear.

In place of Zoom - though Zoom is an entirely viable solution - might I recommend that we utilize the preexisting Discord server? Discord supports video conferences, and as for recording the conference, that can be done with any program locally. For example, the Mençéi could use OBS. The advantage of Discord would be that other citizens can easily observe our public proceedings without having to disseminate a Zoom invite or necessitate a Zoom account.
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Re: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 05:11:35 AM »
The Zoom integration on TalossaNET requires users only to have a Talossa.NET account (except the host).
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Offline Eiric S. Bornatfiglheu

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Re: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2021, 08:28:58 AM »
I'm going to come down in favour of Zoom on this.
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Re: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2021, 01:24:30 PM »
The Zoom integration on TalossaNET requires users only to have a Talossa.NET account (except the host).

That's a good news. :)

Am also in favour of Zoom.

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Re: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 02:17:30 PM »
Zoom using our Discord, then? 

As for recording, my 2014 Mac Mini cannot handle OBS or any game, for that matter, with 3-D graphics.  Someone else will have to record. 

Açavat, consider yourself parliamentarian and legal-beagle for this.  Shall we schedule for the sixth Clark?

Offline Açafat del Val

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Re: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2021, 09:13:45 PM »
We should change the official name of "Avocat-Xheneral" to "Legal Beagle". The imagery of the metaphor is perfect.

Zoom is fine. It will just be difficult if non-members want to observe us. I like the idea that people could join and observe, which is easy with Discord.

6th Clark would mean... April 2021? The sooner we set a date, the more likely all of us can attend.
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Re: Shall we do a virtual Living Senäts?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2021, 09:14:35 PM »
We will also want to agree to a basic set of parliamentary procedure in advance. Not because the live sitting will be stuffy and full of dry procedure, but just so that we have a common and basic understanding of (a) who speaks when for how long and (b) how to stay on track.
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