Welcome to the Penny Arcade Model UN's General Assembly. If you're a delegate, post away. If you're not and wish to become a delegate, the signup thread is where you want to go first. If you wish to step down from your post as delegate, say so in there. The roster will be in the signup thread only.
So with that established...
RULES OF CONDUCT
*To begin, standard D&D rules apply. That will serve as our starting Model UN Charter. If you wish to add or change a rule, propose it, debate it and vote on it.
*Topics to be discussed will be a mix of serious and less-than-serious. This is the board that named its national pasttime after a penis, after all.
*We won't be expelling member nations here. As for delegates... let's face it, anything they'd do to get themselves expelled is likely going to end up getting them banned in the process.
*So that everyone can figure out what in blazes is going on, please come up with some way to show what country you're representing. Preferably, grab your corresponding flag and stick it somewhere so people can tell who's who. I favor this place
due to 3D animation and variable sizes. Medium and small will fit sig requirements for these boards.
Since I started this thing, I get to be Secretary General. (It's the only chance anyone from America is ever getting the position in a million billion years.) My role will basically be similar to that of a Phalla host. I reserve the right to engage in debate with delegates, come up with rules on the spot to handle any situations that currently have none, and other duties as self-assigned.
Also, please remember I'm one guy. I am not a robot. Don't go at a speed or submit any rule changes that are going to require more than one guy to implement.
RULES OF DEBATE
*Anyone may submit a resolution
, which then must be seconded by five people. First to five is the one we work on.
*Once the nature of debate is agreed to, everyone debates in a free-for-all format. We had something involving word counts, but it sucked.
*During arguing time, other parties may propose amendments
, to be adopted or rejected by the proposing party.
*After a period of time to be decided by the Secretary-General, voting will take place for a period of 18 hours. Yes in lime,
no in red.
You may also abstain.
In order for a resolution to pass, yesses must exceed the combined total of nos and abstentions. (If a quorum reaches a consensus during the vote- a majority of all members in the body voting together- the Secretary General may close the vote early, depending on how close the vote is and the likelihood of the other side catching up. Case-by-case basis. If the vote is 30-1 and there's a quorum, expect an early close. If the vote's 30-29, though, play on.) (This may also go long if the Secretary-General is doing other things at the time of close. Consider 18 hours a polite suggestion.)
IF YOU ARE NEW AND WISH TO SIGN UP, PLEASE DO SO IN THE SIGNUPS THREAD
WHERE I CAN MORE EASILY SEE IT.
I have a new soccer blog
The Minnow Tank. Reading it psychically kicks Sepp Blatter in the bean bag.