Announce post #2903: Duiran leadership structure

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11/26/2018 at 23:15
Razmael, the Synthesist
Everyone
Duiran leadership structure

When we changed Duiran's governing system back in 2016, it was a bit of an experiment for us in trying out new leadership styles for city. While we're still fond of the overall arrangement of the Speaker system, time has revealed some flaws in it that we want to address. Here are the changes:

- Duiran once more has a city leader position, i.e. the person above the Speakers. This is called the Presiding Voice.

- This is a bit unique compared to other city leader positions. Normally, the ruling council would SUPPORT one of their own and 3/5th majority supported gets the leadership position. For Duiran however, this is going to work a bit differently. Speakers can CONTEST for the position (contest person/vacancy as voice of duiran) and the entire Council can then vote on it like a normal election.

- Speaker<->Guild interaction works a bit differently now too. Guild members can contest for the Speaker position of their guild like before, but now the election becomes a Council-wide election. Everybody in Duiran votes on the outcome. Only members of the Guild that Speaker position relates to can join the election however.

- There is now a fourth Speaker position. This Speaker position is not tied to any guild. Anybody in Duiran can contest for it, both those in a guild and without.


In Summary
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- Guild Speaker system still remains.
- Only guild members can contest that Speaker position, but now everybody in the city can vote in the election instead of just guild-only.
- Duiran gets one more Speaker positions that can come from anybody.
- Overall leader is an elected position, only Speakers can contest it. Whole of Duiran votes.

Command summary
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To contest your guild's Speaker:
CONTEST PERSON/VACANCY AS SPEAKER OF SENTINELS/SENTAARI/SHAMANS

To contest the general city Speaker:
CONTEST PERSON/VACANCY AS SPEAKER OF DUIRAN

To contest the Voice position (only for Speakers):
CONTEST PERSON/VACANCY AS VOICE OF DUIRAN

Penned by my hand on Kinsday, the 15th of Arios, in the year 477 MA.
KasimirPazradymKarhastAloli

Comments

  • KarhastKarhast EnorianMember Posts: 95 ✭✭✭
    While we're still fond of the overall arrangement of the Speaker system, time has revealed some flaws in it that we want to address.


    I'm interested in what the flaws you sought to rectify were. What had you make these changes?
    RhyotAloli
  • RazmaelRazmael Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,239 admin
    Karhast said:

    While we're still fond of the overall arrangement of the Speaker system, time has revealed some flaws in it that we want to address.


    I'm interested in what the flaws you sought to rectify were. What had you make these changes?
    1) The old system had no way for guildless people to be involved at all in the city leadership. This was something we got quite a few complaints over. The fourth position now opens up a possibility for them, where previously there was none.

    2) Overall, the no-overall-leader thing just wasn't working. We often saw situations where Duiran was getting deadlocked because the Speakers wanted to wait to confer with each other, which was tricky to navigate with people coming from different timezones and schedules. When a Speaker decided to act alone to expediate something, they would often see backlash.

    3) The Speakers being only voted on by their guild just didn't feel good for the rest of the citizens. It was good for the guild certainly, but we are placing a growing importance on cities over guild. A Speaker is still a ruling member of the city, and is ultimately there to serve the city as a whole. Thus, we want to make sure the city as a whole feels like they get a bit of input into who their ruling members are. I think the new system is a good blend of traditional city rulership, and the old Speaker system. Each guild still gets represented - but the citizens as a whole still get to have a say on the matter.
    KelliaraTeaniAloli
  • AloliAloli Member Posts: 146 ✭✭✭
    This was brilliant, thank you. 
    Stathan
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