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« on: April 06, 2011, 07:39:29 pm »

No sense in letting a perfectly good board go to waste, especially with so much potential here.

So here's how we'll do it. I'll serve as the organizer/speaker of parliament for now, posting official threads and such. I think the best idea is to keep this simple and build up from there. Unfortunately, that means tossing out most of the great stuff Colin wrote up about the island. Let's keep the general premise, though: we're the parliament of an island named Antillia in the middle of the north Atlantic Ocean, population of a half million and a land area the size of New Caledonia.

I like Xahar's idea of predefined parties, so let's go with that for now, but people can make new parties or be an independent if they really don't like the existing party choices. I think the Parliament's framework should be fairly simple. Parties vote on their own leadership, and a Prime Minister or Speaker or whatever elected by the assembly as a whole. There will be a thread to submit bills (maybe some limitations for submissions per person and/or party), and bills get their own threads and there will be a debate time, amendments can be offered, and then a final vote. I'll write up some guidelines later.

To prevent things from being bogged down into legalese, and to keep this accessible to everyone, bills can simply be a statement of intentions "The death penalty shall be abolished for all crimes" or "make the income tax more steeply progressive", for example. We can get more detailed as we move forward, as necessary.

I'll write the basic existing laws that the country has right now and put them in another thread and also put a new registration thread up. Anyone on board? Any other suggestions before I get things started?
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 08:17:47 pm »
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I'm interested.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 08:18:40 pm »
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I'm interested.

As am I.

But isn't this just like the Atlas Fantasy Elections board?
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 08:23:14 pm »
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I would play the role of useless monarch/governor general.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 10:57:55 pm »
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I'm interested.

As am I.

But isn't this just like the Atlas Fantasy Elections board?

the basic difference I think is that this is a Parliamentary rather than Presidential/Legislative form of government. I'd like to try being involved with this.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 06:52:00 am »
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As long as this doesn't turn into Atlasia 2.0 complete with bitchfests, hacks, trolls and zombies; I'm fine.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 07:29:01 am »
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As long as this doesn't turn into Atlasia 2.0 complete with bitchfests, hacks, trolls and zombies; I'm fine.

Agreed. That sort of thing is exactly why I don't take part in Atlasia.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2011, 07:35:19 pm »
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An excellent idea. Life's pretty busy for me, but I'll join in wherever possible.

As long as this doesn't turn into Atlasia 2.0 complete with bitchfests, hacks, trolls and zombies; I'm fine.

For this reason, I would recommend Bacon King simulating elections and possibly giving more active players (arbitrarily decided by himself) a certain number of backbenchers, who they can influence (and therefore determine the votes of said backbenchers in things like leadership ballots...). No point signing up zombies if their influence is minimised...
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2011, 07:47:11 pm »
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Can I be the damn King or GG?
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 12:24:41 pm »
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BUMP!
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 12:28:15 pm »
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Who wants to form a government in my name!
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 03:05:27 am »
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I shall most likely support you for PM, however I think the rules had best be established prior to the commencement of play - a stitch in time, if you fail to prepare you prepare to fail, and all that jazz.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 03:17:51 am »
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     I'd be interested in taking part in this again.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 06:36:14 pm »
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     I'd be interested in taking part in this again.

As would I.
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2011, 08:05:56 pm »
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I'm going on vacation this week, and will be completely inactive until at least Saturday. While I'm gone, I hope I miss the beginning of this, so that it doesn't fester in limbo again.
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2011, 12:41:23 pm »
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*gets out the defibrillator*

CLEAR!
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2011, 08:56:47 am »
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I would be interested.
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 09:27:20 am »
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As would I
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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 02:44:30 pm »
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Keep doing CPR to this idea... I think it'd be fun, but I don't have much hope Sad
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« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2011, 03:19:34 pm »
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Keep doing CPR to this idea... I think it'd be fun, but I don't have much hope Sad

It would be nice to actually get this started, at least.
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2011, 03:16:34 am »
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Oh Joy
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