Hey all, Gonhog here. As I'm running for speaker, I think it'd be remiss of me to not at least say a few words about what I want to do.
With the IDUSA being the main legislative body of the IDU, I think we should encourage heavier use of it. In the past year or two it's been rarely used. Encouraging further use of it to amend and submit law will encourage regional activity. Working with the IDUSA to pass laws regarding map claims and expansion will allow people to voice their opinions on how the region should grow going into the future.
I think that by better utilizing the IDUSA, we can promote regional activity and growth. That's all.
Sanctaria is the regional cartographer. It's up to him to decide what is feasible when it comes to the map, it's not the IDUSA's department. The current rules regarding puppets are there to make sure that it's fair and that there is room on the map for new players.
Hello all. This is my platform post for speaker of the IDUSA.
Firsts things first, I have been doing NS for quite a while. I have also been in the IDU for quite some time and understand its inner workings and the community itself quite well.
I have also been for in the IDUSA since pretty much the beginning of my time in the IDU and I am always active in the IDUSAís proceedings. I have voted (and taken part in the discussion leading up to the vote) for every piece of legislation since my joining.
I am also just generally very active in the NS community and in the IDU. I take part in RPís, vote in the WA, and even have a submitted issue that is somewhere in the editing queue.
With that said, you donít vote for someone purely off their qualifications and you shouldnít in this case. There are also some direct things I intend to accomplish as Speaker.
We have all of 3 pieces of legislation passed since I joined and they were all by the same author. This is a clear indicator that we are lacking in participation.
There is so much ground to cover with legislation and I think the best thing for us to do is to jump right into it.
If elected Speaker I would highly encourage individuals to create new legislation and would also do frequent and extensive searches of the IDU (in general) to see what could make good legislation material before releasing this to the rest of the IDUSA.
I hope that, along with more encouragement to draft legislation, should increase the vitality of the IDUSA.
I also will do my darnedest to be as active as possible to help new drafters, check in with members, make comments on legislation, and accept new members into the IDUSA.
To see all of this come to pass, however, I need your vote! Please, when voting comes around,
Vote Libertas Omnium Maximus for IDUSA Speaker
Hi everyone! Iím Christos and Iím running for IDUSA Speaker.
Here are my qualifications. Iíve been playing NationStates for a while as The Chris Empire before I changed my nation to Christos. Iíve also been part of the regional government of Atlantic for a brief time. In the IDU I have also done my best to participate in all aspects from the RPís to the IDUSA voting to even trying to get an issue created.
So now on to the things I would do if elected. One of the things I would like to work on if elected Speaker is participation. Iíve been looking through the many laws and charters of IDU and have found some legislation that has been voted on has not been updated in certain places. I feel that this could be fixed if more members, mostly new, participated more on both the forums, the NS page, and the wiki page. Having more eyes on things helps.
Another thing that I would like to work on is a better way to help new nations navigate the IDU and all its sites. I feel that new members do not know how to navigate the off-site forum and if elected I would start making a comprehensive factbook/ guide to help new members navigate around the forum, the wiki, and the IDU NS page with the help of other members of the IDU. In all honesty Iím still trying to navigate through all the IDU sites as well but I do feel like I'm understanding things more and more each day.
Thank you for listening/ reading my platform and I hope you vote for me as the next IDUSA Speaker!
Letís make sure that everyone knows that they have a voice in the IDUSA.
Christos for Speaker!!
I'd be interested in finding out where passed legislation hasn't been updated tbh. All passed legislation is on the laws page on the forum.
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As much as I enjoy your company, Libertas Omnium Maximus, you already have an official position in the IDU as Co-Culture Minister. I feel that we should distribute the power as evenly as possible, in order to ensure the most democratic control of the region. I also respect Christos, but he admits that heís still learning his way around the IDU. Therefore, I will be voting for Gonhog as Speaker of the IDUSA.
I just wanted to clear up my rationale in voting. I hope there are no hard feelings. I admire the courage of everyone who put himself forth as a candidate.
Question, is the voting restricted to a group of countries? Just wanted to know, as I can't post a reply (can do so in other topics though). Thanks in advance.
It's left to members of the IDUSA. If you aren't a member, you are unable to vote. You can always apply to be a member of the IDUSA, and our Speaker decides whether you become a member.
If you wish to join the IDUSA, I'll provide the link here:
I respect your decision, of course, but will say that I believe I am more than capable of carrying out both roles. Having multiple roles within the regional government is certainly not unheard of. If I didnít think I was capable, I never would have run. I care for the IDU too much for anything like that.
With that said, as I said, I obviously respect your decision and there are certainly no hard feelings. Vote for who you think will make the best speaker. I would never say otherwise. Thanks for casting your ballot.
We are in a bit of a transitional phase right now but if you want to submit your application via Zamís link the new Speaker, whoever it may be, will probably get you accepted shortly after the elections conclude and the position is transferred.
Applying now will also ensure that you'll be able to vote on legislation for the IDU. It's good to be involved there.
Libertas Omnium Maximus with more advertising
As y'all know I have a conflict RP in its baby stages and If you would like to take a look or join in you can certainly do so
The link to the actual RP is here:https://theidu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1982
The link to the Planner's office is here: https://theidu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1981