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Barclay
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Re: General Announcements

Post by Barclay »

A quick note to say that I will be closing the General Press Comments on Sunday, January 10 at 11:59 BST for marking. If you have anything to say, do so now or forever hold your peace.
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Re: General Announcements

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Two things to note:

1) GPC is currently closed for grading which I will undertake to have done within the next 24 hours.

2) The PC about the Victim's Bill of Rights will remain open until the bill finishes with Division.

I would also like to make a note about division just to be explicitly clear: abstentions must now be outright stated. If a player simply misses the vote, then their BBS numbers will be reassigned according to what the A-Team believes is reasonable and according to how the rest of their faction has voted.
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Re: General Announcements

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I am pleased to release the 2001 budget pack, which has been compiled by Mac. Huge thanks from all of us to him for putting it all together – it has saved us a lot of time. He will be rewarded with 2xp!

The government budget will be due on Tuesday 19th. Though there is no time restrictions on shadow budgets, we'd recommend not leaving it too long after that date!

To use BP2001, use the link below and then make your own copy of it.

Buget Pack 2001: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: General Announcements

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This round, we'll be bringing back speech invites. This is your chance to shine in front of a very attentive audience and work on your ideas and rhetoric on the big issues of the day!

From time to time, various groups, clubs, business associations or educational institutes may wish to hear from Members of Parliament on issues of the day.

Speaking invitations will be set out each quarter, noting an invitation to a specific event hosted by a given group, listing who is potentially invited to speak and finally what the topic they are being asked to speak on. Each round of invitations will further note when the party leader must respond by noting who has accepted each invitation. When invitations are posted, the intial post will note by when attendance must be confirmed as well as the final date by when the speeches must be posted in the subforum.

Invitational speeches the same as other speeches, however audience expectations are higher and grading will reflect that. Politicians are expected to speak substantively on political issues, and the media will tend to provide reasonable coverage so long as expectations are met.

Players should not take more than one invitation unless it becomes apparent that the invitation would otherwise be ignored. Players who have been indicated as attending by the party leader are expected to actually present their speech. If they fail to do so, it will be considered as if they simply failed to attend the event in question. Please do not accept an invitation if you do not think you will be able to complete the required speech in the alloted time. Since NPCs do not build XP or profile, they should not take speech invites - they are for player characters only.

You can expect first round of speaking invitations (Q4 2001) to go out tomorrow.
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Re: General Announcements

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We've set the Papers forum to a moderation queue. That means that if you want to contribute an editorial, you can now directly post a reply to a newspaper thread. We'll be able to approve your post on the boards and will contact you in case there are any problems.
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