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Term 4 Nominations for President

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Game of Democracy' started by Swissempire, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Swissempire

    Swissempire Poet Jester

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    Term 4 Nominations for President, the head of the triumvirate
     
  2. Swissempire

    Swissempire Poet Jester

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    I nominate Chillaxation

    "1 more term, 1 more term"
     
  3. Vind2

    Vind2 Woof?

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    I second your nomination.
     
  4. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    ill nominate strider
     
  5. Oldbus

    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    Dear Candidate,

    (Please note that my status for asking this is unappointed, unelected, unconfirmed, unapproved, un-JR'd and uncoordinated).

    Some members of the Idiots Partee would like to ask:

    Section A (please answer both questions)
    A1. What is your favourite beverage and snack?
    A2. What's the weirdest color you have ever seen come out of your body? (Marks will be deducted for ANY explanation whatsoever)

    Section B (please answer one or more questions)
    B1. "Religion, politics and war are inevitably linked throughout human history." Discuss this statement with reference to the Civ IV game mechanics and your personal philosophy on life in no more than 5 words. You get a bonus mark if one of those words is 'fedora'.
    B2. Discuss the evil doers of Scooby Do, the original series in no more than 10 words. Compare and contrast their motives with those of Joseph McCarthy and Yosef Stalin.
    B3. In ten words or less, are the Idiots a result of nature or nurture?

    Thank you
     
  6. Oldbus

    Oldbus Chief of Confusion

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    Dear Presidential Candidate,

    Err...a rather different request this time :lol:

    Over the last term, various people have mentioned 'the big picture' and that we are at a stage in the game where we need to understand the big picture and start planning accordingly.

    I'm not asking you to elaborate on what you think it is (though don't let me stop you) - because I think it is something we all need to contribute towards (your views on this point would be interesting).

    One of my concerns is that we don't end up like the mice in Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy and end up with some an answer and never know what the question(s) is(are). If you are elected President, what questions do you think we should be asking to help us decide how to plan the future?

    How would you propose to help us see beyond the boundaries of own ministries and/or citizen's groups or concerns so that we are not switching strategy from turnchat to turnchat? How would you plan to balance that with not forgetting some crucial details so that we are not all saying 'ooops' about 2 turnchats into our Grand Plan and found the Mongols have swept us into the sea?
     
  7. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    I nominate Chieftess
     
  8. Strider

    Strider In Retrospect

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    I'll accept my nomination. Don't have time to answer the questions at this time though. So I'll handle those later.
     
  9. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    I'll have to decline. My schedule for the next few months is still an unknown, since I'm not sure exactly which days of the week I'll be visiting my grandmother at the hospital. (She's really improving, talking more, too, although occasionally can't find the right words. The good thing is, she's saying longer sentences, holding conversations, and if she can't find the right word, it's rarer now. She's got a bit of pnuemonia right now -- it's been going around in the hospital, of all places, and I think a slight case of laryngitist (sp).) She loves to watch golf and Tiger Woods, though.

    The funny thing is, I never knew she had false teeth until this week.
     
  10. Chillaxation

    Chillaxation Chieftain

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    I respectfully decline the nomination for president.
     
  11. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    I nominate dave and rik as well, cummon rik gotta start playing again!
     
  12. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Hmm, if we have any contested election, this should be the one.

    I nominate Donovan Zoi and Cyc.

     
  13. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    I decline this nomination so that I can accept Secretary of State and avoid us having another no-candidate position.
     
  14. Donovan Zoi

    Donovan Zoi The Return

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    Thank you, Dave. Just to ensure that the people are given a true choice for the Presidency of our great country, I shall accept this nomination.
     
  15. Donovan Zoi

    Donovan Zoi The Return

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    And now, to get to some questions from the citizenry:

    Mountain Dew Code Red and Starburst Jelly Beans. Are you threatening me?

    Psychadelic orange

    Knock my fedora off. Please?

    Paranoid, diabolical, and ultimately exposed by meddlesome stoners. All three.

    Nature. To think otherwise would test my faith in humanity.


    Your welcome. :)
     
  16. Donovan Zoi

    Donovan Zoi The Return

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    I'll actually have to open the game to tell you that! Let me see where we are at this point and I will have an answer for you soon.

    For the moment, let me just say that I have been very successful in the past in working with ministries/offices to reach a common goal. We just need to figure out what the heck it is, though I am guessing it's not "forty-two."
     
  17. Strider

    Strider In Retrospect

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    There is no big picture and I doubt there will ever be. What the hell is the fun in having everything planned out weeks in advance? If we know were going to have a domination victory three months into the game, what the hell is the point in playing?

    If anything, we need to start making more mistakes. It keeps things unpredictable, more surprising, and alot more interesting.

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    I will carry out and expand upon everything I tried for last term. This includes expanding the RPG and the Information Department. I will also try to coordinate efforts between differant officials, allowing our plans to actually run parrallel to eachother.
     
  18. robboo

    robboo Chieftain

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    I have a questio or 4.

    1. Since both of you has been on record as saying that this game has been off track...who or what is to blame and what do you plan to do about it?

    2. Do you think or want us at war during this term?

    3. Do you and how would you increase participation?

    4. Do you feel the new players without previous demo-game experince are helping the game or hindering it?


    Good luck to both of you...because as of now I don't know who to vote for..
     
  19. Strider

    Strider In Retrospect

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    My plans are already in motion, I would just like to expand upon them. I also want to set up a citizens group later on that writes stories/editorials for the front page. Hopefully that will bring in some extra partcipation.

    It's hard to say right now. We are just now building our 4th city.. and I don't see us getting into conflict with the Mongolians untill atleast city #6. Wether that will be this term or next term, we will have to see.

    Mostly the main page and I think part of our problem is just the complexity of the game overwhelms people.

    If I thought they were hindering it, then I wouldn't want to increase partcipation.
     
  20. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Questions for the candidates:

    1. Are you the type of person who is driven to finish things quickly, or do you prefer to let things simmer for a while?

    2. Do you tend to finish most tasks?

    3. In 20 words or less, what do you think negatively affects demogame participation the worst? Again in 20 words, what is the best positive affect on participation?

    4. Which of the following contribute the most to lack of information? (multiple choice, please rank): RL pressures, officials who don't carry through, lack of leadership at the top level, citizens not asking enough / the right questions.
     

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