In order to keep ourselves on track, I suggest we set a number of milestone dates, by which we need to have certain actions completed. Having this thread separate from the things to do thread is not a putdown on that thread, we just need a clean start on a list with some concrete dates. Here are the ones we know about already, and my recommendation. Rules / Elections track: Nominations start: Feb 22 Ruleset Ratification ends: Feb 21 (need to have rules before noms, if humanly possible) Ruleset Ratification starts: Feb 16 (at the latest, this would be 5 day polls. If we want longer, move back accordingly) Ruleset Final drafts posted for comment: Feb 14 Decisions complete on all major points: Feb 12 Polls posted for major ruleset decisions: Feb 7 (assuming 5 day polls) Draft rules, draft polls available for discussion: Feb 5 World Parameters track: Polls close: Feb 21 (candidates need to know characteristics to know how to campaign) Polls open: Feb 16 (5 days) Discussions end: Feb 16 (no need to discuss what options are in the polls) Additional items: Citizen registry opened : Feb 13, 3 days before ratification polls open Forums created : Before the citizen registry is opened, early enough to allow threads to be copied.