Hey I would like to announce that I have changed my name from Sage Goku back to Goku Jones - because to be honest it was a little sillier than I thought it was - and I am running for New Era Party President again!
If elected, as PP I will produce a Constitution for New Era so that our members and our rivals all know where we stand on picking people for elections and running the party.
This is my current thinking on what I think the five main areas of party management are. There will be room for your comments and suggestions at the end in the great new comments system - a finished version of this constitution with your comments added will be in my PP Manifesto
Party President Elections
The Party President is elected in the game, nothing we can or should do to change that! There are two things we need some basic rules for though:
1. If another Party or Country tries to take us over, we need a way to get a single New Era Candidate.
I would say that if there is a real threat to us, we cancel all candidates and have the oldest/most famous/trustworthy New Era Member run and we all vote for that person to keep the party safe - this is a basic Anti-Takeover Strategy.
This person would then run a vote between the cancelled candidates to pick a Vice President who would run the party as usual.
2. If the Party President quits then we need a way to get a new one.
Automatically the highest experience person takes over; this is usually Hannibal (now renamed Churchill) who is one of our founders and neatly fits the oldest/trustworthy thing.
Again I think that a vote for a Vice President to run the party is the way to go.
I would give the safety PP holder the "Secretary General" title on the party page and the runner up in the PP election/person with the most votes other than the elected PP the "Vice President" title.
Country President Support
Most Parties have a Poll of its members to see who the Party supports for Country President because it's "Democratic". I think that this is wrong!
We vote for the Party President who sets Country President support. We vote for Congress who can sack the Country President. We actually all individually vote for the Country President himself. That is three democratic checks, why do we need a fourth?
I've tried to encourage several parties to work together to make a great joint candidate and manifesto. We cannot do this because between the 25th and 3rd, parties have different dates to have their fourth vote and sometimes fifth which cannot be changed easily. They won't even discuss things before the vote. It is chaos.
I think that the Party President (Vice President if we had a vote for a replacement) should just decide, free to work with other parties. If you don't like the PP's choice then you can vote for whoever you want to anyway!?
When I was last PP I did evidence based candidates - more articles meant that you got higher on the congress shortlist. This worked very well and caused an explosion of New Era media activity which was fantastic to see. Sadly, this was not continued but it must be!
The other thing I did was only put new players on the congress shortlist, those who either had never been a Congressman or were only a few months into the game. This didn't go so well, we didn't really get the teamwork we needed and got some silly laws proposed. Most parties have copied this which has really reduced the quality of congress - New Era is about experimenting and we were right to - but we must also understand when things don't work.
I think that we should have our best guys run and take the seats, doesn't matter if they are old or new - just players who have been active in the last month. They must sign a contract to be active, discuss before proposing laws, follow the citizenship gdoc and to vote together were possible.
I would give our most active Congressman the "Spokesperson" title and have them run our Congress - doing their best to get everyone working and voting together.
New Era is an idea, a feeling, a vision: eUK players can play eRepublik without fuss, without being harassed, without spending hours and hours on IRC/Forums - they can also have a party with HELPS them do better in the game.
A great idea I heard was having small groups brainstorming policies on particular areas - this can be open to everyone with open signups for a mass mail to talk about an area of policy.
I would give the "Councillor" title to the person responsible for running Policy votes using articles and the new comments system.
Our party membership number should be our main measure of success! I put together a recruitment spread sheet when I was last PP which we can use again and keep updated for future PPs too - it shows us who are active recruiters, stops us from PMing the same person twice and has loads of recruitment ideas.
We should be unashamedly HELPING new players and give them the information and in game items they need to have a fast start.
What title should our recruiters get? They should be our Congressmen in an evidence based system
If you are reading this and you are not in New Era, why should you join?
New Era is developing its members, not its leadership.
New Era is representing players who play the game, from the game.
New Era is experimenting with new methods and concepts, without fear.
We won't exploit you for votes, we will share with you what we have and you will share with us your new ideas. We don't just say this, we do it. Our Congress is full of new players, players from other smaller parties and we have tons of giveaways:
PM me to get this when you join New Era.
Watch out for these in weekly articles, comment to get supplied.
PM me if you take or want one of my jobs for a raise. This may be reduced soon with wages and gold prices dropping, but it will always be above the top paid job on the Job Market.
We have more from our members in articles and the party shout bar most days!
Get in touch at #NewEra and #BritishArmy on Rizon IRC, Comment or send me a PM.
- Goku Jones, New Era Congressman & Spokesman.
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