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Councils are sub-divisions of staff. Each council has different responsibilities.

Council of Administration

  • To view the history of decisions made by this council, see here.

This council comprises all Bureaucrats, Admins, Head Mini-Admin, Head Discussion Mod, Head Content Mod, Head Chat Mod, Head Rollback. The Head Helper does sit as a non-voting member whom can state their opinions.

This council is only required to meet once a month. This meeting can last several days and covers a wide range of topics. Meetings are held on the Staff board. At the end of each meeting, the council will decide on the next meeting's time.

The Head Bureaucrat presides over this council. They are responsible for implementing changes and hosting meetings.

If the Head Bureaucrat is unable to perform their duties the Head Admin will host meetings. If the Head Admin is unavailable, it goes to the Head Mini-Admin. And if they are also unavailable, it goes to the Head Discussion Mod.

When someone fills in for the Head that precides, they are only tasked with hosting threads and scheduling. The one presiding is also responsible for hosting Global Staff Meetings if the Head Bureaucrat had not started it. They cannot exercise any other duties that the Head may have.

Unless otherwise stated, the council member presiding over a vote is considered in support of any vote they start.

The one presiding cannot propose more than 3 votes per a meeting. Note; this does not include any votes passed on by the COTP or from Phase 3 discussions. Additional votes may be allowed if at-least 2 other council members give an okay.

A new vote can be started without waiting once a majority has been attained. The previous vote can still be voted on at anytime before Phase 3 begins.

Duties

Some of the councils responsibilities include creating new rules, editing rules, and removing rules. This council can also creates new features and changes features on the wiki.

Emergency Meetings can be called by the Head Bureaucrat or a majority of council members when something cannot wait until a later meeting.

The Head Bureaucrat or a majority of council members can place things (such as demotions) on hold if in less than a week, a vote was scheduled relating to the topic. The Head Helper is able to request to the Head Bureaucrat or council to place things on hold if they feel it necessary.

The council can vote on the demotion of a Helper who has held their position for more than 2 months.

The Council of Administration can determine a Head of any rank is unable to perform their duties and relieve them of their role. (unless they are the only member of the rank) Once relieved, a Head vote will start with an additional rule that the former Head cannot be re-elected.

The Council of Administration is able to suspend the Council of the People for up to 2 months if it is determined the council has a serious issue. This must be decided by a majority of the Council of Administration.

Phases

The Council of Administration splits it's meetings into 4 phases.

  • Phase 1: Presider Votes
    • The one presiding starts votes.
      • These votes can be created by the Presider, the COTP, or in Phase 3.
  • Phase 2: Member Votes
    • Dedicated to COA members starting specific votes.
      • Votes allowed: Helper demotions, Head removals, policy holds, COTP suspensions.
  • Phase 3: General discussion
    • Dedicated to members discussing future votes for Phase 1.
  • Phase 4: Scheduling
    • Scheduling the next meeting.


Username
Jackboog21 (Head Bureaucrat)
Travid117 (Head Content Mod)
Redandsymmetry (Head Rollback)
Vincent van Nogh (Head Helper) (Non-voting)

Council of the People

NOTICE: The Council of the People has been suspended by the Council of Administration starting 5/29/18 and ending 7/29/18, though it may end earlier if the COA decides.
  • To view the history of decisions made by this council, see here.

This council is made up of all Helpers and the Intern breaks ties. This council must meet 3 times a month, the 1st meeting to vote for the Intern, 2nd to collect community feedback and the 3rd to vote on rules. At the end of each meeting, they will decide on the next meeting's time. The 1st and 3rd meetings happen on the Staff board, the 2nd meeting happens on the General Discussions board.

This council picks who the Intern is by an unanimous vote (except in the event of an emergency, in which 75% is required). Helpers who have not been active in 2 weeks and don't attend a meeting after 48 hours can be skipped over for an unanimous vote.

This council's main responsibility is proposing rules. Rules proposed are voted on by each member. These rules go directly to the to the Head Bureaucrat to be voted on by the Council of Administration. This council also has open threads where the community can give feedback that for the next meeting to decide on a rule proposal.

The Head Helper presides over this council and is responsible for hosting threads, informing members of the next meeting, sending rules that passed to the Head Bureaucrat, and notifying the an Admin+ to promote and demote Interns.

If the Head Helper is unable to perform their duties, the Head Bureaucrat or Head Admin will host meetings.

When someone fills in for the Head that precides, they are only tasked with hosting threads and scheduling. They cannot exercise any other duties that the Head may have.

Username
Vincent van Nogh (Head Helper)
SeiShii
XyoKiwi
KawaiiKunWolf
Vacant (Intern) (Tie Breaker)