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"Flex" CoL draft: Election term period

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game: Polls' started by Blkbird, Jan 15, 2006.

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How long should an election term last?

Poll closed Jan 18, 2006.
  1. From the first to the last day of a month

    73.3%
  2. From the first Monday to the last Sunday of a month

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Exactly four (4) weeks

    13.3%
  4. Exactly X turns (please specify X, e. g. 60)

    6.7%
  5. Other write-in suggestion (please specify)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Abstain

    6.7%
  1. Blkbird

    Blkbird Chieftain

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    One of the disputed issues in the new "Flexible" Code of Law currently being drafted is regarding the specification of election term period. Please give us your opinion on this issue.

    The poll is informational (non-binding), public and will be open for 3 days.
     
  2. Donovan Zoi

    Donovan Zoi The Return

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    Terms should last an entire calendar month. This is one area where I am not very open to change.

    In all actuality, an amendment discussion to correct this oversight was underway when the "great unthinkable" was announced. As you will see, the tradition of calendar based (aka monthly) terms is so ingrained in our structure that all present were willing to use the oversight clause to immediately accept it as law.

    Once a vote is taken here, you will see that our nation will have further confirmed the mindset of those present.
     
  3. RegentMan

    RegentMan Chieftain

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    One month. It doesn't matter when a term begins, however.
     
  4. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Full calendar month, excepting the first term.

    -- Ravensfire
     
  5. Donovan Zoi

    Donovan Zoi The Return

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    This first term is going a full month. We just happened to have a bit of business to take care of at the outset.

    I only say this so that no one gets the wrong idea, and thinks it would be okay to push for the delay of a term cycle should we ever experience something similar mid-game. As far as I am concerned, this term started on the 1st and shall be a full term. The validity of our Judiciary during this crisis will stand as proof of this fact.
     
  6. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    Completely agree, DZ. This is the first term. Just in case we decide to use this again for the next DG, why not get it right from the start ...

    -- Ravensfire
     
  7. Octavian X

    Octavian X is not a pipe.

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    I just gotta go with the monthly timing we use as it is, for simplicity's sake.
     
  8. Illini Rule

    Illini Rule Chieftain

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    A term should be 25 turns
     
  9. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    term should just be the usual one month
     
  10. TSteamer

    TSteamer Addicted

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    Is there a set number of turns that will happen in a month? I would hate to see one government take 40 turns in month and another take 80? There would have to be some way to equalize it. I dont believe I've seen this addressed in any of our founding documents.
     
  11. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    We have handled this in the past by setting a minimum days between play sessions to 3, and maximum to 7. This results in between 40 and 80 turns scheduled, however it is not generally possible to nail down an exact number of turns because of stop conditions for someone declaring war on us, a lucrative trade comes available, etc.
     
  12. TSteamer

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    I guess thats the benefit of leading a goverment that is more effiecient--you get to have more turns! :goodjob:
     

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