I am not looking for some sort of punishment for anybody involved. Wilkens pointed out to me in PM that there was no rule to this effect and as such, he was well within his rights to start a vote without a discussion first. I disagree, but with the rules as they are, that interpretation is possible.
As it is however longstanding tradition to give the accused a right to speak and to have a discussion before coming to a vote, I hereby move that the following text be added to the rules:
All votes must have a discussion thread before proceding to a vote. There may be no secret motion nor seconds
If there is not a rule in effect to that, I believe it is high time we get one. If this is a matter for another thread, feel free to split this post.
Whoever says "education does not matter" can try ignorance
A decision must be made in the life of every nation at the very moment when the grasp of the enemy is at its throat. Then, it seems that the only way to survive is to use the means of the enemy, to rest survival upon what is expedient, to look the other way. Well, the answer to that is 'survival as what'? A country isn't a rock. It's not an extension of one's self. It's what it stands for. It's what it stands for when standing for something is the most difficult! - Chief Judge Haywood