SancheztheWhaler wrote:I never said the Senate was misbehaving; don't put words in my mouth. You're complaining the HoC isn't bringing up any good ideas, but look at the first two pages of Senate threads: votes for new senators, ban threads, discussions of punishment, and proposals for rules changes. It's mostly unnecessary fluff - nothing really impressive or meaningful.
And what's your deal with HoC and authority? Who do you think is demanding the HoC be given authority, and given that, as you pointed out, even the Senate doesn't really have authority, why do keep harping on this?
Edit: given that the HoC has no authority to ban or title people, why would you expect that sort of discussion in HoC?
Perhaps there is not much things to discuss about the board? The senate isn't in charge of running a board or even mataining it. That's the role of Mike, the admins and the mods, not the senators.
Seriously, tell me what sort of discussion do you expects the Senate to discuss?
Titling a member? Discussed in the senate. Asking for a ban to be handed out? Discussed.
The senate usually discuss about things that has a tangible effect, whereas the House of Commons doesn't. This is actually a good thing as opposed to a bad one.
Take for example, the 'Do you think that we have a problem with reflex judgment?' thread. Do you think that any major action is going to be done due what I said in that thread? No, it's just people talking about the community as a whole.
When people discussed about SC in the senate, you can be certain that some action will be taken and backed up by proper arguments.
In my opinion, the senate is far more useful to the board than the house of commons, namely because the senators would be more mature so to speak.
We don't get things like a "Joke Nomination" in the senate, where people decides to nominate me for the "lolz!", nor do we get any attempts to turn the board into a democracy down there.
It's not about how much power and control the senate have, but about how useful the senate is to Mike and the admins over the house of commons.
Humans are such funny creatures. We are selfish about selflessness, yet we can love something so much that we can hate something.