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    Term 2 Voting Now Open

    Discussion in 'Council News' started by Bench, Jan 4, 2016.

    1. Bench

      Bench Creative Director

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      Greetings Citizens,

      Happy New Year! Applications for Term 2 have now closed, the result being 46 potential councilors on our Ballot and now it's over to you, the community, to decide who you want on the next council.

      For those of you who may not be aware of the council and its purpose, the council is a community-elected group of players who represent the ideas and opinions of the community and serve as a helpful bridge between us developers and the community at large. They sift through the suggestions, debate and bring forward to the devs the suggestions they have determined have the most merit, or need, or that show a completely new idea that no one may have thought of before. We bounce off ideas with them that we might not be able to share to the community as a whole just yet, assisting us in refining the ideas. They run polls and discussions, both on SMD and throughout the communities they're involved in. They also help in acknowledging citizens who have displayed exceptional skill and dedication to a particular area, nominating citizens for badges.

      The roles of the council is very organic, adapting to what us, the developers, need at that point in the development timeline.

      Term 1 did a great job at solidifying what roles the council can take on board. But now it's time for Term 2, a new council, elected by the community.

      To assist you with evaluating and choosing your votes you can read all the applications of citizens on the ballot on SMD here.

      When you're finally ready to vote then head over to council.star-made.org where you'll need to log into the Citizen Registry before the Ballot will come up for you to be able to vote through.

      Again the voting system will be using STV (Single Transferable Vote), however a change from Term 1's voting system is that this time you will not have a restriction on how many preferences you can do. You can vote for just one applicant by placing a 1 next to their name, or you can vote for all 46 numbering them in order of preference with the most preferred applicant being 1, and the 46th most preferred applicant being 46.

      To learn more about STV, CGP Grey has two excellent videos explaining how the system works.
      Check out the first one here:


      Voting for Term 2 will close at 23:59:59 UTC on January 20th 2016, giving two weeks for you to place your votes. After that the new councilors will be announced and we'll be into Term 2 of the council.

      Happy Voting!



      - Schine Team
       
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    2. SkylordLuke

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      woot!! the reign of the evil emperor Skylord may yet be continued! muahahah
       
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    3. FlyingDebris

      FlyingDebris Vaygr loves my warhead bat.

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      v-v-vote debby :P

      Good luck to everybody else running!
       
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    4. Matt_Bradock

      Matt_Bradock The Shrink

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      This time, this underdog's also running :P Just saying.
       
    5. Lecic

      Lecic Convicted Lancake Abuser

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      My ballot has been cast.
      vote lecic
       
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    6. Comr4de

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      all the candidates suck tbh
       
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    7. Crimson-Artist

      Crimson-Artist Wiki Administrator

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      I forgot to apply :(

      But i voted!

      next time, folks, next time
       
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    8. therimmer96

      therimmer96 The Cake Network Staff Senior button unpusher

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      Where's the new launcher that was suppose to come with the new term? :P
       
    9. Bench

      Bench Creative Director

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      Shh
       
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    10. FlyingDebris

      FlyingDebris Vaygr loves my warhead bat.

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      Not as much as Term 1.
       
    11. Master_Artificer

      Master_Artificer Press F to pay respects

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      COMRADES BACK EVERYBODY
      HES ALIVE!
      --- Updated post (merge), Jan 5, 2016, Original Post Date: Jan 5, 2016 ---
      In other news, I voted for debbie...


      I THINK I MADE A MISTAKE
       
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    12. therimmer96

      therimmer96 The Cake Network Staff Senior button unpusher

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      I also voted for debby...

      WHAT IF HE ACTUALLY GETS IN. OH GOD, SO MANY SHADES OF BROWN
       
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    13. FlyingDebris

      FlyingDebris Vaygr loves my warhead bat.

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      Prepare your sphincters.
       
    14. Ithirahad

      Ithirahad Arana'Aethi

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      Where'd launcher development go anyway? It seems that new launcher versions stopped coming out the moment the launcher beta started. :P
       
    15. Bench

      Bench Creative Director

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      It's just stalled due to Kramer having to take a break because of other life stuff. We'll be getting into it again soon.
       
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    16. Blaza612

      Blaza612 The Dog of Dissapointment

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      Somehow I'm the first one to put in an application, all the way back in July. Conveniently enough, it's where nobody will read it. :p

      EDIT: Only just went to the voting page. :p
       
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    17. Spartan4845

      Spartan4845 Master of Chimichangas and Star Trek Shells

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      Can we get "I voted " badges?
       
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    18. Nauvran

      Nauvran Cake Build Server Official Button Presser

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      that would just be silly
       
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    19. therimmer96

      therimmer96 The Cake Network Staff Senior button unpusher

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      Shush
       
    20. Peekie30

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      someone should have created a Donald Trump alt and applied
       
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