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The Road to Information

Day 1,804, 13:35 by Mark Morcom

As long as I have been playing there have been some epic moments that no-one can truly understand unless they were there behind the scenes; coordinating, arguing and panicking.
Have you ever wondered what goes down in government. Have you ever wondered why that one person was fired from Cabinet, why we went to war against Brazil or why Indonesia keeps being a pain in the Arse. Have you ever wondered the real reasons why we are in a Treaty/Contract with Brazil thats has them occupying our land?

I could tell you, but then they will have to shoot me. Why? Well because all of that is classified.

Imagine a eSouth Africa where that Information could be made available. It would help you better understand who to vote for. It would stop tyrants hiding their maladministration behind Top Secret Stamps



I have put forward to my Party, The Independent Alternative a proposal for a new Act. One that would allow you, the public to get access to all that juicy Information (older than 90 days) that is sitting in archive gathering dust. The draft Act is titled “The Access to Information Act”.

I must admit, The A.I.A is somewhat threatening to me as an ex-CP. It makes me wonder if I did anything stupid. Did I let down my voters. Did I let dis-unity ultimately destroy us? Will be interesting to see what others think (and Scary)

The Goal of this act is simple. It will help to promote an Open and Transparent Government (Bathu Pele). I think that is what we need, and that is what eSA needs.

 

Comments

Claudio KiIgannon
Claudio KiIgannon Day 1,804, 13:58

Could be fun!

WastelandENT
WastelandENT Day 1,804, 14:11

Sounds interesting.

Voted!

Zagarius
Zagarius Day 1,804, 14:26

ooh ooh... the gooey bits, I WANT TO KNOW!

Léon Reno
Léon Reno Day 1,804, 15:30

V

Alfredo The Sauce
Alfredo The Sauce Day 1,804, 16:39

Voted Mark, good idea. This could be interesting.

Tenshibo
Tenshibo Day 1,804, 18:54

I'd allow this if and only if the IA makes public any and all threads about me

George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer Day 1,804, 20:36

the eUSA has a President's Daily Briefing forum thread.. these get de-classified after six months. very revealing, very informative. most players don't read 'em but they should.

Mr. Wet
Mr. Wet Day 1,804, 20:40

decent idea, the big problem is. Most serious and critical things all took place on IRC.

Nickerball
Nickerball Day 1,804, 21:58

We have no threads about you Tenshibo, that's unfortunately a fact. Very sad but true
LOL!!!

GreyHunter
GreyHunter Day 1,804, 22:45

lol.. this means things in my term will be De-classified, scary stuff..

Badger06
Badger06 Day 1,804, 23:19

I have mostly just been public about most things I have done, but I beleive this could be good for SA

Badger06
Badger06 Day 1,804, 23:19

*believe

Vanessa1309
Vanessa1309 Day 1,804, 23:36

Sounds like a good idea, like you Luna, kept nothing secret

Mark Morcom
Mark Morcom Day 1,804, 23:39

Shit guys. Most of my time as President was secret. Must have been the war thing

Grey will agree Im sure as will Grimstone

LiquidIce
LiquidIce Day 1,804, 23:53

I like this idea!!

Al Kazar
Al Kazar Day 1,805, 00:25

The first step to preventing certain things from being known by only a handful of people would be to ensure that all government discussions and decisions take place on the forums and that such discussions and decisions should be restricted from taking place exclusively on IRC. It is fine for IRC to be used as an additional tool and for casual discussion, but important discussions should take place where everyone involved can participate and catch up at any time.

Claudio KiIgannon
Claudio KiIgannon Day 1,805, 00:30

*Al polishes his "Forum Manager of the Year Award" and pins it back to his jacket

Tenshibo
Tenshibo Day 1,805, 01:13

@Al: You're 100% wrong. IRC logs should maybe be posted on the forums, but discussions are far more fruitful and productive in IRC than on the forums. I would go into detail on this, but I don't care enough.

Rico Suave
Rico Suave Day 1,805, 02:17

This is a good proposal. I hope it carries.

The Hideous Spear
The Hideous Spear Day 1,805, 03:47

voted!

Chucker71
Chucker71 Day 1,805, 19:08

Will not happen. Noone in the power structure will allow it to happen. C

Vanessa1309
Vanessa1309 Day 1,805, 22:49

Al, sorry to say but I do agree with Ten here, my time as President showed me beyond a doubt how important irc is. I think it will carry.

Zansi
Zansi Day 1,806, 01:38

IRC becomes important because certain people make it important, but the problem with using IRC to the exclusion of the forums for important government discussions is that it leaves other people that cannot participate for whatever reason out of the loop and without a say in the discussion.

Belea2008
Belea2008 Day 1,807, 08:25

Where do I sign for support? : D

 
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