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Office of the Arch-Administrator: Official Dispatch

[background-block=#881C1C][centre][img][/img][/centre][table=plain][tr][td][centre][size=175][font=unifrakturcook,times new roman,serif][url=][color=#FFFFFF]Admin Tower[/color][/url][/font][/size][/centre][/td][td][centre][size=175][font=unifrakturcook,times new roman,serif][url=#1][color=#FFFFFF]Overview[/color][/url][/font][/size][/centre][/td][td][centre][size=175][font=unifrakturcook,times new roman,serif][url=#2][color=#FFFFFF] [/color][/url][/font][/size][/centre][/td][/tr][/table]

[tab=50][size=250][colour=#FFFFFF][font=unifrakturcook,times new roman,serif][anchor=1]General Information[/anchor][/font][/colour][/size]
[sidebar][center][b][colour=#1e426c][size=85]The Right Honourable[/size]
[size=130]Luca Vytherov[/size][/b][/colour][hr][img][/img]
[size=80]hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello[/centre][hr][centre][background-block=#c5d0ff][colour=#222222][b]2[sup]nd[/sup] Arch-Administrator[/b][/colour][/background-block][/centre][table=plain][tr][td=2][centre][b]Assumed Office[/b]
Feb 17, 2018[/centre][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Senior Admin[/b][/td][td]Siv Ember[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Preceded by[/b][/td][td]Sylae Corell[/td][/tr][/table]

[hr][centre][background-block=#c5d0ff][colour=#222222][b]5[sup]th[/sup] Administrator[/b][/colour][/background-block][/centre][table=plain][tr][td=2][centre][b]In Office[/b]
Jun 1, 2014 - Jul 12, 2017[/centre][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Preceded by[/b][/td][td]Jewels DeForestal[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Succeeded by[/b][/td][td]Siv Ember[/td][/tr][/table]

[hr][centre][background-block=#c5d0ff][colour=#222222][b]8[sup]th[/sup] Moderator [/b][/colour][/background-block][/centre][table=plain][tr][td=2][centre][b]In Office[/b]
Nov 1, 2008 - Jun 1, 2014[/centre][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Preceded by[/b][/td][td]Position Created[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][b]Succeeded by[/b][/td][td]Dantius[/td][/tr][/table]
The [b][colour=#881C1C]Arch-Administrator[/colour][/b] is the chief executive of Refugia, often serving the purpose of being the keystone of the community around which stability and functionality is based. For all legal purposes which require a head of state, the Arch-Administrator may serve in such a capacity; however, the primary function of the role is to develop sites and services that the region can use and ensure the continuity of the community. Outside of the Refugia, the Arch-Administrator is responsible for all of the primary services provided on the [url=][b][colour=#881C1C]CalRef Network[/colour][/b][/url], and may be blamed as appropriate for their shortcomings.

Although [b][region]Refugia[/region][/b] was founded in early 2019, the position of Arch-Administrator goes back much further. As Refugia's namesake community, Calamity Refuge, was founded on July 16[sup]th[/sup], 2008, an executive by this name has existed since that time, and arguably before. The current Arch-Administrator is [b][colour=#881C1C]Luca Vytherov[/colour][/b], who has held this position since February 17[sup]th[/sup], 2018. She replaced [b][colour=#881C1C]Sylae Corell[/colour][/b], who previously had served in the role since its inception, ten years prior.

Sites and services created for this community have typically been placed along a naming convention called Dot CalRef. Although different services have come and gone, the network remains and stands as a testament to Refugi ingenuity and community spirit. Content within these services relies on a comprehensive support network, which consists of the many writers and content creators within those spheres. All of their work adds up to paint a picture of what the community stands for.

At this time, a non-exhaustive list of these services is available below, with navigation to each:

[b][colour=#881C1C]CalRef[/colour][/b] is the home of Refugia's community, Calamity Refuge. While the previous database was archived in 2018 for privacy, the forums remain sound and act as a sandbox to roleplay, spam, and work on regional legislation in. 

The boards run on an intensely modified implementation of SimpleMachines, and the majority of the theme and content has been custom designed.



[b][colour=#881C1C]Vote.CalRef[/colour][/b] is Refugia's off-site voting suite, providing safe and secure elections and referendums with privacy and multitasking in ways that NationStates is literally unable to comprehend.

Voting ability is determined by Dot's Member State roster, and NationStates' [url=][b][color=#881C1C]verification function[/color][/b][/url].

This voting site is hell and its duplication is not recommended anywhere or ever.[/sidebar][/td]

The [b][colour=#881C1C]Refuge Wiki[/colour][/b] is a collaborative and archival space provided for all of the community's RP needs and various Refugia business. It is presently running on MediaWiki 1.31.1 and a variety of templates are available, with tutorial pages on how to use them.

As of the time of this writing the Wiki is undergoing a stylistic revamp, which will be completed whenever the hell I have time for it.


[colour=#09839B][b]How Does[/b][/colour] is a series of dispatches and Wiki.CalRef articles provided by the community of Refugia. This program aims to provide helpful tutorials about all things NationStates through our membership's collective experience. Anyone is welcome to use this repository of knowledge.

If an article is out of date, please contact the author of the dispatch in question, the Arch-Administrator, or the Councillor of Culture.



Refugia's [b][colour=#881C1C]Discord Server[/colour][/b] replaces CalRef's old XMPP client for all chat functions. Which is probably for the best. The chat gets automated updates for forum posts, NS Card pull events, and updates to its member roster. Members are entirely able to decide their own appearance.

The server strives to be a much more casual and chill friend server as well as a bastion from the rest of NationStates, with any IC headaches left at the door.



[b][colour=#881C1C]Dot[/colour][/b] is a 100% Refugi-coded chatbot, originally made for Refugia, now available anywhere. Her functions include providing member/server information, making NationStates API calls, and more. In Refugia, she also checks which nations are Member States, under the law.
Type "[b]I cast commands[/b]" for a list of commands.

Dot is coded in python and hosted in Toronto.

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