As part of our ongoing efforts to improve forum performance, we will be migrating to new servers within the week (perhaps on the weekend). Once we finalize the actual date and time, a notice will be posted here at least 4 hours prior to "go time". We expect a fairly long maintenance period of approximately 1-2 hours during the move.
The move to new servers is happening tonight at somewhere around 1amMIDNIGHT EST. There will be a significant period of downtime (30 minutes to 2 hours). Wish us luck!
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Arizona Continues To Suck (Banning Public Sector Unions Edition!)
So Arizona has a system of redistricting that has a commission draw up the new map. This commission is made up of two Democrats, two Republicans, and one registered independent, to theoretically prevent gerrymandering for partisan gain (gerrymandering to satisfy VRA/other racial or tribal splits required by state law is still allowed, thus the current 2nd district). Arizona gained a seat in the recent census and things had to be re-drawn. The panel came up with a system that would essentially create 4 GOP districts, 2 Democratic districts, and 3 toss up districts, while doing a better job of representing Latinos. Sounds like a winner, right? Especially for the Republicans.
You are not Jan Brewer, the Governor. Last week she was threatening to impeach (Republicans control the state Senate 21-9) the members of the panel, appointing a new one, and demanding a more GOP friendly plan. This week she started to go through with that plan and the state Senate impeached the independent chairwoman of the committee.