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[Draft] Names in a Hat

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Doge Land
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[Draft] Names in a Hat

Postby Doge Land » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:39 am

I've had this idea in my head for a while now, so I'm going to type this out so I can remember it.

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DRAFT 1

[Requirements for issue]
Must have "Sortition" policy

[Description]
The politicians in @@NAME@@ have been randomly selected again, but this time the citizens of @@NAME@@ are barging into your office, demanding that you do something about it.

[Option 1]
"These people are idiots!" yells @@RANDOMNAME@@. "Yesterday, the politician representing my town voted on a bill that everyone in town hated! They need to be removed from office, and the competent people in our town should be voted in!"
[Effect 1]
Lines of people all around @@NAME@@ as new voting centers fill up.
- Sortition policy removed

[Option 2]
"I think it's fine," states one of the legislators, @@RANDOMNAME@@. "Nothing should be changed, and the way everything is going right now is alright. We shouldn't cause a governmental standstill by holding long voting sessions."
[Effect 2]
Protesters in @@CAPITAL@@ stop legislators from getting in or out of government buildings.
- No change

[Option 3]
"Why do we even have a legislation system?" asks old @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ citizen @@RANDOMNAME@@. "It seems like it just complicates everything." @@HE@@ smiles as @@HE@@ says "We should return to the old days, where one person was in charge."
[Effect 3]
Hundreds are unemployed as dictator fires everyone unimportant or annoying in the government.
- Sortition policy removed
- Autocracy policy added
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The Supreme Vatican Caliphate
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Postby The Supreme Vatican Caliphate » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:51 am

Option 2 doesn’t do anything, and is thus redundant.

Effect lines don’t start with a capital letter.

It’s also lacking..well, words.
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Westinor
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Postby Westinor » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:53 am

Care for overlap with Issue #465.
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Trotterdam
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Postby Trotterdam » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:53 pm

Issues need a better premise than "people don't like what you did and are complaining about it".

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Candlewhisper Archive
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:13 am

Commendee Trotterdam is correct in this. The premise here is too thin.

Instead, try to think of an unexpected consequence of sortition, and aim to build an issue around that.
editors like linguistic ambiguity more than most people

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Daarwyrth
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Postby Daarwyrth » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:51 am

I am currently drafting an issue centered around sortition fraud (namely this one). It's one of the aspects that could go wrong in a system such as sortition. Perhaps you could consider another element of this system that has the potential to cause trouble? For example, perhaps a group of criminals have been randomly selected for parliament and want to decriminalize some of their activities. I am sure there are more creative issues to be thought of around sortition, but they seem to elude my mind at the moment :P
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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:31 am

Daarwyrth wrote:For example, perhaps a group of criminals have been randomly selected for parliament and want to decriminalize some of their activities.
One or two criminals being selected would be pretty common, unless criminals are explicitly excluded from the lottery. Criminals making up the majority of parliament, on the other hand, would be rare to the point of suggesting fraud (hey, they're already criminals).

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Daarwyrth
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Postby Daarwyrth » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:44 am

Trotterdam wrote:
Daarwyrth wrote:For example, perhaps a group of criminals have been randomly selected for parliament and want to decriminalize some of their activities.
One or two criminals being selected would be pretty common, unless criminals are explicitly excluded from the lottery. Criminals making up the majority of parliament, on the other hand, would be rare to the point of suggesting fraud (hey, they're already criminals).


That's a lottocracy issue right there! Should criminals/ex-convicts be allowed into the selection pool? :)
Last edited by Daarwyrth on Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
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