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What's the quorum?

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of Democracy II' started by ainwood, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    I see that we have around 59 members registered. In each of the votes, how do we decide when a decision is reached? Is this purely a time thing, or do we need a certain percentage of voters to have voted?

    I think that the latter won't really be workable, but its worth raising anyway. :)
     
  2. DaEezT

    DaEezT Civ, Pizza, Spam, Repeat

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    Just do it like in reality: announce that a certain poll is going to take place, make the poll and give it a time limit. Anyone who doesn't vote within the time limit is considered neutral (abstaining from votes is also your right in democracy).
     
  3. heliogabalus

    heliogabalus Warlord

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    The polls made by different departments are not binding, as far as I understand. They serve as a reminder to the president what the populace wants, with the possible added recommendation of a department specialist. Anytime the president starts to play, everybody who has not voted yet has just missed his chance of participation.
     
  4. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Thats about it :) If no one seems to have voted then the game could be delayed but usually just a few votes are needed and some replies.
     
  5. Serutan

    Serutan Eatibus Anythingibus

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    I agree with DaEezt: it would be nice for there to be a "Poll closes dd/mm at hh:00" in the initial message
     
  6. Ren

    Ren Communist Nazi

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    Just FYI, voting is compulsory here in Australia :)
     
  7. Leowind

    Leowind Emperor

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    Interesting, so you can go to jail if you don't vote? Compulsory Democracy, now there's an odd thought :crazyeyes:
    We've always just had a time limit on the polls. I agree those limits could perhaps be spelled out a bit more clearly, especially now that we have more members than we ended up with at the end of the last game. I'm not sure I want to get into hard and fast rules, however. A more free-flowing general consensus approach seemed to serve us well last time :)
     

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