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ARTICLE CREATION - City Naming Convention

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Demo Game V: Citizens' started by Chieftess, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    City Naming Convention

    Points to discuss for creating this article:

    These are the things that won in the polls -


    -- There were no choices that won more than 50% of the votes. --

    The leading vote getter was:

    City names are determined by rank, then citizens (by registry date)
     
  2. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Does anyone still have the DG2 stuff on this lying around? I couldn't find it, and it would give us a great starting point.

    -- Ravensfire
     
  3. Donovan Zoi

    Donovan Zoi The Return

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    I don't have any time to elaborate on it right now, but I did find this.

    BTW: PMs cleared! :D
     
  4. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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  5. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Thanks, CT.

    CoL
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    A. Citizen Rights
      1. Naming Rights
        a. City Names
           All cities founded by $COUNTRY_NAME will be named by citizens 
           using a rank-based system.  The President will maintain this 
           list in a thread.  Should a citizen fail to provide a city name,
           they will be skipped until they provide a city name.  The 
           $DOMESTIC_LEADER_TITLE will include the city name to be used in 
           the instructions to found that city.  No citizen may name more 
           than one city until all citizens have named a city.
         
           1.  Ranking Order - elected officials
               The rank order is based on the term and the Chain of 
               Command.  All officials of an earlier term have priority 
               over officials of a later term.  Within a term, the Chain of 
               Command will determine who has priority.  
           2. Ranking Order - citizens
               Once all elected officials have named cities, the Citizen 
               Regsitry will be used to name cities, using the order 
               citizens were registered.
              
        b. Province Names
          The first Governor of a province will name the province.
         
        d. Unit Names
           Units of renown and fame may be renamed by the $MILITARY_LEADER.  
           Units renamed as such are subject to a confirmation poll.
         
        e. Natural Feature Names
          All natural features within a province may be named by the 
          Governor of the province.  
    
    -- Ravensfire
     
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    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    As this is the first full-blown section that mentions them (and I think Citizen Rights is a good place to put it anyway), I give you the Confirmation Poll section
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    A. Citizen Rights
      2. Confirmation Polls
        a. Confirmation polls are used in certain, specified situations 
          to challenge the decision of an elected official.  Confirmation 
          polls may be used only when explicitly allowed by law.  Any 
          citizen may  create a confirmation poll, should one not already 
          exist.  This poll must be created within 24 hours of the
          appointment, and ask the question "Do you approve of the 
          <description of decision>?", with Yes, No and Abstain option. 
          If the confirmation poll directly concerns a citizen (e.g. 
          appointment), this poll is to be private, as it is a form of an
          election.  The poll will run for 2 days. At the end of the time,
          if a majority of the citizens vote "No", the decision is 
          overturned. Any other result approves the decision.
    -- Ravensfire
     
  7. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Ravensfire, thanks for re-engaging!

    :clap: :thanx:

    I'm pretty buried at work but will do what I can.
     
  8. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Fear not - wasn't planning on going away, just wasn't going to herd cats.

    -- Ravensfire
     
  9. Black_Hole

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    you need to change "This poll must be created within 24 hours of the
    appointment," to "This poll must be created within 24 hours of the
    appointment or decision,"
    as confirmation polls arent just restricted to appointments accoridng to your article... also is 2 days enough, or would 3 work better?
     
  10. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Black Hole - yup. The original wording was specific to appointments, but we've extended the use of confirmation polls to other areas. Missed that one, 'twil be changed.

    I think 2 days is enough for polls of this nature. No real reason why, just a personal feeling.

    -- Ravensfire
     
  11. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    On unit names, in the early game it would be helpful to rename exploring units and settlers, so that instructions and logs won't have any ambiguous references. It would be most straightforward to just leave this up to the DP.

    Past that point, I agree completely with the criteria "units of renown" but am not sure if we want the military leader to be the only person who gets to specify the names. Strange as it might sound, maybe we should have the culture leader be responsible for this, or maybe a historian, or make it part of an in-game RPG.
     
  12. MOTH

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    I think we should name all units based on the Citizen Registry. But to keep this from being Elitist, I think we should go in the reverse order of registry. This way even the newest newbie gets a historical part in the game. Once we have exhausted the list, we would only rename a unit when someone new signs up or when an existing named unit has been destroyed or used up. In the case with re-using a name, they would go to the bottom of the stack.

    I'm just thinking of new and different ways to get increased participation. Join the Demogame and you can name a unit. Get elected and you can (maybe) name a city!

    I will volunteer to keep the list, but I won't be able to examine the save to determine which (or how many) units need to be renamed at any time.
     
  13. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Since discussion has died, approval polls have been posted here, and here.
     

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