Does the Senate ever do anything besides vote? Have there even been threads there lately that aren't you making votes or giving status updates? And you guys let this place open up. This is what I said would happen. Hey guess what?
Also note that my questions weren't about the votes, just the abstain option and why people were choosing it. Especially since, based on the objections so far (hurting feelings, being to lazy to read four lines of text) the same result would have been achieved by voting "yes, retain". (You still reach a quorum, and you still lose the vote)
The Duchess of Zeon wrote:...What the fuck? I'm not abstaining from a vote on whether or not to let Jews seek refuge from the holocaust in the Republic of Sdnet, jesus christ, get a grip, this is just a message board and the vote in question, worse, isn't even something like a permban, but just a minor procedural vote.
Exactly. So why the over dramatic "I don't want to be the one to tell them I kicked them out of the Senate!". Vote, just like you voted for Stravo. Are your friendships that fragile that voting in a "minor procedural vote" thread is going to shatter them?
The Duchess of Zeon wrote:So yes, those considerations do become an issue, and if you think that love and care and concern for your friends are "elementary school" qualities, then you have a sad life indeed.
Do your friends even
And that is absolutely not what I said or meant. Love, care and concern are one thing. Treating your friends like little children on a playground that can't handle being kicked out of the special club (which they OBVIOUSLY don't care about being in) is what I was talking about.
The Duchess of Zeon wrote:Yes, the rules are quite clear.... After one year, a vote may be called by the chancellor, and if a majority is in support, the member may be objected. There is thus no "correct" way to vote in the thread, and if there was, why would we need to vote? I mean, seriously, is this Stalinist Russia?
No, there is a correct course of action in the case of a year or more of inactivity and that is removal. That Wilkens gives the option to vote against removal is a testament to his character and his openness on these types of issues.
And just out of curiosity, if you REALLY didn't want to hurt your friends feelings, why didn't you vote "Yes, retain" to keep them in the Senate, instead of abstaining, which goes towards a quorum and will allow them to be removed?