Topic: 2012 December Referendum

Hi everyone, this should be the final installment of this vote which took 2 prior attempts to get right. This will be the last such attempt as we have eliminated the source of the problem from the previous 2 votes. Thank you for your patience!

This space is reserved for the items to be voted on for this referendum.

Robert Longtin
Elections and Voting Coordinator

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Re: 2012 December Referendum

Member Policy 10: Content in RPs

1. What content (language, violence, drug use, scenes of a sexual nature, etc.) is permitted in a sim is up to the SL, within the constraints of our host's Terms of Use.
2. In terms of the content they allow, SLs should generally be true to the 'universe' their sim is set in.
3. SLs must post a 'House Rules' thread as set out in Admin Policy 14: House Rules.

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Admin Policy 12: Campaigning in Elections

Whilst Phoenix understands that candidates for election wish to campaign, our primary focus is, and should always be, on the sims. As such, we pen this policy on campaigning, with the goal of ensuring site management does not impose unnecessarily on our sims.

Summary: Campaigning is permitted fully in designated areas, and unobtrusively site-wide save where an SL wishes their sim or a Moderator wishes their forum completely free of such.

1. Candidates may place campaign messages or slogans in their post signatures.
2. Candidates may campaign in the Elections and Voting forum within their campaign threads.
3. Candidates may campaign in other forums provided it is unobtrusive (for example, directing someone discussing a policy in a sim's OOC thread to their campaign thread, making mention of their proposed legislation).
3.1 Sim Leaders and Moderators may choose to impose a blanket ban on campaigning in their sims, but consent to unobtrusive campaigning is assumed unless otherwise stated.
3.2 The definition of "obtrusive" in a given forum is determined by the person in charge of said forum (SL, Moderator etc).
3.2.1 Should the forum's manager be running for election, their right to determine such is forfeit to the EVC in general elections and the GC in EVC elections. They may, however, bring items they consider intrusive to the relevant Coordinator's attention. This does not, however, prohibit them from enforcing a blanket ban per 3.1.
3.3 If a campaigner's post is deemed to be obtrusive, and they cannot resolve the issue with the SL, appeals should be made to the EVC in general elections and to the GC in EVC elections.

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Admin Policy 13: Sim Index Categories

That 'Category' Roleplay Areas (Firefly, Stargate, etc.) be provided for any genre in which we run more than one sim. Genres in which we only run one sim will appear in an appropriate 'Other' category Roleplay Area (i.e. 'Other Sci-Fi').

Exceptions to this rule can be made on a case by case basis if a member proposes a motion (to allow an exception for a particular sim to have its own area) which is then voted on and passes.

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Admin Policy 14: House Rules

Sim 'House Rules' must include the following information:

1. AWOL (Absent WithOut Leave) Policy, noting the number of days a player may go without posting before being considered AWOL, and the procedure for dealing with AWOLs.
2. Content restrictions, i.e. what mature content is allowed within the sim's forum, in character and out of character, and the procedure for dealing with transgressions. (See Member Policy 4: Content in RPs)
3. The sim's location on the following scale:
  0 - players can generate NPCs and resolve their actions with no GM intervention.
  5 - players can generate minor NPCs and resolve limited minor actions without GM intervention.
  10 - players should get GM approval for any NPC and should state their actions and then wait for GM resolution of said actions.
4. Any other rule distinct to the sim.

Appended is a sample template which SLs are encouraged to use:

AWOL Limit: __ day(s)
Content Restriction: This sim places no restriction on content/This sim does not permit ___, ___ or ___. Failure to abide by this will result in ___.
NPC Policy: Players may not create any NPCs/may create minor NPCs/may create NPCs as they wish, and must await GM resolution of all actions/may resolve minor actions as they wish but must await GM resolution of major actions/may resolve actions as they wish. Breach of this policy will result in ___.
Other Sim Specific Item 1: Players must have a chicken on their head at all times. Failure to do so will result in the player in question receiving no pudding.
Other Sim Specific Item 2: There is no death, there is only the Force.

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Re: 2012 December Referendum

The results are in!

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Therefore with majority vote, each of these items passes.

Robert Longtin
Elections and Voting Coordinator

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Re: 2012 December Referendum

Thank you for this, Robert. Can you please put together a list of what we've passed for the blog and add it to the wiki if possible?

Silent

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Tell you what, I'll add it.

Silent

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And someone needs to add each resolution to the relevant Rules page of course.

Ash

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Of course. Euan or Robert, can you do that please?

Silent

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I don't have permissions to change any pages.

~Robert

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Silent Hunter wrote:

Tell you what, I'll add it.

Silent

Yeah I'm not wiki-friendly.  hmm

~Robert

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I've updated the announcement at the top of the forums and also the Rules page. However, the Admin policy page appears to be a document on the server itself (I didn't see any way to modify it via the forums). I think I have credentials around here somewhere to ftp into the server, but until I find them the only way the admin policy is getting updated is via Euan.

-Jason

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Nice to see them finally passed! I've updated the Admin policy page. Jason - if you've lost the credentials, I can set you up with replacement ones, if that's easier for you.

-Euan

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I've found it in the bowels of my Inbox. In the next week I'll attempt to access the server again, just to make sure I can. I know last time I tried I failed, but I can't remember if that was a pinging issue because of my firewall or just fat fingers.

wink

-Jason

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Re: 2012 December Referendum

I think this discussion has concluded. Robert can you lock this please?

Silent

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Done!

~Robert

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