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Riven Trimak email
Apr 29, 2012 11:07:43
PS: This post has been approved by our lovely Amyrlin.
In recent past, an issue came up that caused a bit of a stir within the community. A community member trying applying for one of the top three positions, with the support of a great many.
Another community member, and a holder of one of the top three positions dropped his/her position (without proper 2 weeks notice,) to grab the position for personal reasons.
Below is a quote from the former admin.
As I cannot in good conscience see someone elected merely to fill an open spot as will happen if **** runs uncontested, and I do not feel, based on his/her past performance as ****l and the fact that he abruptly quit when the drama got too much for him/her, that he/she is qualified or right for the position of MoA, I put myself forward for it.
This is something that I have considered for some time now as there are more Aes Sedai to go for Amyrlin than there are warders to go for MoA. The positions are identical and I can fill one as easily as the other. If elected to MoA obviously I would cease to be Amyrlin and a new election would be held to fill that vacancy for those worried I'm trying to hold two positions, I would not be.
(Names and position titles censored for privacy sake. All records can be found in the HoS board.)
Now, this had caused great stress to the community. We need some rules to prevent such situations in the future.
I am sure we can come up with a great many potential solutions, but i shall offer a few, just to foster creativity.
-No matter what, an officer must give a full notice (two weeks, one week for nominations for a replacement, and one week for voting) of retiring from a current position before even applying for a position of equal rank. (For example, MoS to MoN, Amyrlin to Master of Arms, KoC to KoA.) Applying for a promotion (a higher rank) does not apply.
-When retiring from a position, one cannot apply for the same level position (For example, MoN and MoS, M’Hael and MoA, KoC and KoA) for a period of two months.
-One may not abandon a higher ranked position to cover a lower ranked position just for the intent to prevent someone from applying for a position. (For example, KoC applying for Mon. Provided valid proof can be provided of said higher rank trying to ‘steal’ lower rank.)
-If a lower rank position has no applicants (no MoN, MoS or MoT) a Keeper may choose to take the lower position to assist with the running of the community (provided there is another Keeper and/or Gaidin Captain.)
In closing, This community has come a long way, and is currently enjoying a time of peace and prosperity. Let us handle loose ends now, so when the Tower decides to handle Tarmon Gaidon storylines, we may enjoy it stress free. (Well as stress free as a writer can be hehe!)