Dart Presidential Election

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  • Wylted
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    How the Presidential Election Will work

    1. The Dart presidential election will be held on December 14th of this year. It is a process necessary to give a single voice to the community. A place where we can have a voice that can either work against or with the site administration to improve this place. This is very necessary given the general incompetence of the mods appointed for god knows what reasons. 

    2. Only Candidates involved in an official Party will be able to run for office. The party will work among themselves to figure out how to decide a candidate to represent them. In order for a Party to be officially declared it needs 10 party members registered. You can start a political party by creating a thread and declaring one, and then getting 10 people on board.

    3. You can only sign up for one party and switching parties is not allowed. Ever. Do not join a party unless you are sure you want to stay in that party. 

    4. I will personally be moderating the election to make sure things run smoothly on December 14th.

    5. Site administration will be disqualified from voting in the election. They already have a voice.

    6. Prior to the election, a member of the site (with my approval) may be considered toxic and put on trial. If they lose the trial, they will not be allowed to vote. We don't need toxic members having a voice in the direction of this site. 

    7. A presidential term will last 1 year. 

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    Is this mod sanctioned and/or official in any way?
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    It's official and unsanctioned. We don't need mods or even this website really to be a community. We are a community of people and we are allowed to elect representatives whether they sanction it or not
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    What's the purpose of the "President" role? What power would it entail? 
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    This is not mod sanctioned. That being said, if someone wants to throw up an election, I am not going to stop them. It just won't mean anything. 
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    It is a focal point for the voice of the community. A community organizer of sorts and we will fight to give them the power to do mod related activities. Also the president has extra powers in times of emergency. Etc.
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    So in other words... it's useless.
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    That's what you're saying, right?
  • David
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    Essentially, yes. 
  • Wylted
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    ACtually on debate.org a site president got a lot done. Bsh1 made the site more fun with more community engagement and worked with mods to improve the site in other ways. Don't underestimate the effect of soft power
  • Wylted
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    Virt, You weren't saying it was essentially useless when you voted against me on DDO. Hypocrite
  • PressF4Respect
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    we will fight to give them the power to do mod related activities
    What "mod related activities" will we give them power for, and how will we do so?

     Also the president has extra powers in times of emergency
    What extra powers will they have?

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    Be sure to know that I will put you on trial and win, brutally, if you want to start such a ridiculous war with me. So pick your battles wisely.
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    It probably won't come up, but in an emergency they can declare themselves dictator. It is a one in a million thing though. The mod power I will fight for if I were to become elected is all the same powers as Virt, but the ability to remove him also
  • Dr.Franklin
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    we should not presidents or ANY dart government
  • Wylted
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    It probably won't come up, but in an emergency they can declare themselves dictator. It is a one in a million thing though. The mod power I will fight for if I were to become elected is all the same powers as Virt, but the ability to remove him also
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    I mean, mods are basically the government of DART already
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    RM, all requests for trials go through me, and I most likely will deny your request to put me on trial
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    Yeah presidents are fucking useless
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    Then I will make it clear to everyone what a sham this is and that this is dictatorship in disguise, made to 'oppose dictatorship' and get your entire presidential election slam-dunked into oblivion.
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    The mods are outsiders who did not earn their position. We need elected officials, not kings and dictators (outside of emergency parameters)
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    I would also like to take a moment to remind everyone that trials are prohibited by the site's COC:

    Trials of users are prohibited, whether or not those trials are officially sanctioned by a mod or mods. Trials foster a culture of mob rule, and are thus counterproductive to the interests of fairness, order, and effective site administration.

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    Also the mod interface is different from the regular user interface
  • Wylted
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    Dude I don't even know if I am running. I already have enough on my plate with declaring users toxic and moderating the presidential voting
  • Dr.Franklin
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    Booooooooooooooo!