Should we consider voting for new senators?

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Should we consider voting for new senators?

Post by Connor MacLeod » 2008-02-26 03:11am

It's occured to me amidst all the ban threads popping up, we haven't had another vote for Senators in some time. It's got me wondering, have we run out of worhty canidates, or is there jsut disinterest in electing new Senators, or what?

I'm not actually proposing we start one now, per se, I'm just a little curious on the apparent silence (since last I can tell, it was back in Oct./Nov.

I have to admit I've wondered why a few people still aren't senators. People like Stas Bush and Aerius or J seem to be (at least to me) worthy of possible Senatorial status - am I the only one thinking that (again I'm not nominating anyone or anything, I'm just trying to get a feel for the opinion of my fellow Senators.)

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Post by Edi » 2008-02-26 07:20am

Well, didn't you just steal the topic right out from under me? :P

Yes, I was going to post a new nominations thread and suggest Stas Bush as the candidate.

As far as aerius and J go, I have no objection to adding J to the Senate, but no way that we make aerius a Senator. There are far worthier candidates on the board.
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Post by Coyote » 2008-02-26 05:52pm

It is time we inducted some new members to the Senate. I recommend Stas Bush as well. I recommend him for... FELLATIO!!!!

(as in, giving). For ALL the Senate. Or cunnilingus, as applies.

Seriously, we should consider a nominations thread.
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Post by Imperial Overlord » 2008-02-26 06:33pm

Strange. I was thinking of the people I was considering and Stas was at the top of the list.

Great minds thinking alike? :wink:
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Post by CmdrWilkens » 2008-02-26 08:47pm

Seriously does nobody read the fucking rules thread?
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Post by Coyote » 2008-02-26 09:00pm

Must be that time of the month, then!! HAAAhaaahaaa.... yeah.
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Libertarian philosophy can be boiled down to the phrase, "Work Will Make You Free."


In Libertarianism, there is no Government, so the Bosses are free to exploit the Workers.
In Communism, there is no Government, so the Workers are free to exploit the Bosses.
So in Libertarianism, man exploits man, but in Communism, its the other way around!

If all you want to do is have some harmless, mindless fun, go H3RE INST3ADZ0RZ!!
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Post by LadyTevar » 2008-02-26 10:24pm

I'm of the opinion we're fine holding at 30 Senators. Any more, it would be unwieldy
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Post by CmdrWilkens » 2008-02-27 12:04am

Small note on the numbers there are 54 users with posting access in the Senate of which 48 are active. The remaining 6 positions are occupied by folks who have either notified me that they intend to be inactive for a period OR who have missed the last 6 consecutive votes and are being held inactive OR Rob, W who can access but whose vote only counts in a tie.
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Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2008-02-27 01:30am

Yeah, Stas Bush is a shoo-in in my eyes, but I'd not be able to support J or Aerius, I confess.
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Post by LadyTevar » 2008-02-27 09:59am

Ok... so we have 48 active senators?

What should we do with the Inactive ones?
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Post by Coyote » 2008-02-27 10:09am

Waterboarding!

Actually, our Whip should PM and ask them whassup. If no reply is heard by the end of March, and a quick Search reveals little or no activity worth note, then we move on to phase two, which is... something awful, I'm sure. Listing them publicly as Hillary Clinton supporters or something?
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Libertarian philosophy can be boiled down to the phrase, "Work Will Make You Free."


In Libertarianism, there is no Government, so the Bosses are free to exploit the Workers.
In Communism, there is no Government, so the Workers are free to exploit the Bosses.
So in Libertarianism, man exploits man, but in Communism, its the other way around!

If all you want to do is have some harmless, mindless fun, go H3RE INST3ADZ0RZ!!
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Post by CmdrWilkens » 2008-02-28 12:01am

Without going into extensive detail I am working to finalize who is definately out and who is just temporarily out. In a few cases amongst those inactives they are folks who have given me notice and a timeframe they intend to be inactive (mostly so they don't receive vote spam).

Nonetheless if I can't resolve the situation then I will bring matters to the attention of the Senate for discussion.
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Post by LadyTevar » 2008-02-28 09:27am

In that case, this Sunday someone can start a nomination thread and we'll gofrom there.
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