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Councils are the governing bodies of the wiki. The Council of Administration is the primary council responsible for creating rules, while the Council of the People focuses on hearing what the community wants.

Councils are not to be confused with Committees, which are non-policy bodies assigned tasks by the Council of Administration.

Upcoming meetings, along with other events, can be found on the Calendar page.

Council of Administration

  • To view the history of decisions made by this council, see here.

This council comprises of all Bureaucrats, Admins, the Head Mini-Admin, Head Discussion Mod, Head Content Mod, Head Chat Mod, and Head Rollback. The Head Helper also sits as a non-voting member whom can state their opinions.

This council is only required to meet once a month. This meeting can last several days and covers a wide range of topics. Meetings are held on the Staff board. At the end of each meeting, the council will decide on the next meeting's time.

The Head Bureaucrat presides over this council. They are responsible for implementing changes and hosting meetings.

If the Head Bureaucrat is unable to perform their duties within 2 days, then the Deputy Bureaucrat fills in. If they're also unable it continues to the Head Admin, Deputy Admin, and lastly to the Head Mini-Admin.

When someone fills in for the Head Bureaucrat, they are only tasked with hosting threads and scheduling. The one presiding is also responsible for hosting Global Staff Meetings if the Head Bureaucrat had not started it. They cannot exercise any other duties that the Head Bureaucrat may have.

General Duties

Some of the council's responsibilities include creating new rules, editing rules, and removing rules. This council can also creates new features and change features on the wiki.

Emergency Meetings can be called by the Head Bureaucrat or a majority of council members when something cannot wait until a later meeting.

The Head Bureaucrat or a majority of council members can place things (such as demotions) on hold if in less than a week, a vote was scheduled relating to the topic.

The council can vote on the demotion of a Helper who has held their position for more than 2 months.

The Council of Administration can determine a Head of any rank is unable to perform their duties and relieve them of their role. (unless they are the only member of the rank) The Head in question is to refrain from voting; but may still debate. Once relieved, a Head vote will start with an additional rule that the former Head cannot be re-elected.

The Council of Administration is able to suspend the Council of the People for up to 2 months if it is determined the council has a serious issue. This must be decided by a majority of the Council of Administration.

During Phase 2, a voting member can propose a change to the wiki's design. The Council of the People is also able to propose a design change to the Council of Administration. For the Council of the People's, the Head Bureaucrat will start it as the first vote in Phase 2.

The council can censure a former Intern as a punishment for non-rule breaking issues (such as being deemed unfit). The council can also vote to uncensure a former Intern.

The Council of Administration can create and abolish committees, and pick the Senior Chairman. They can also fire both the Senior Chairman and the Junior Chairman.

The Head Bureaucrat, or a majority of the council during the previous meeting, can subpoena any staff member to appear at a meeting.

The council can send a proposal to the Council of the People for feedback. The Council of the People isn't to vote on this, but rather give their feedback.

The Head Helper can request any Phase 2 proposal, unless otherwise stated they can't. In order for this request to go to vote, a member of the council must agree to start it.

Phase 3 proposals are required to be voted on during the next meeting if at-least 3 members (including non-voting) agree to it, or if the Head Bureaucrat agrees to bring it to vote.

Phases

The Council of Administration splits it's meetings into 4 phases.

  • Phase 1: Presider Votes
    • The one presiding starts votes.
      • These votes can be created by the Head Bureaucrat, the COTP, Phase 3, Built-in votes, or Bureaucratic Orders.
  • Phase 2: Member Votes
    • Dedicated to COA members starting specific votes.
      • Votes allowed; Design changes, Helper demotions, Non-Head Rollback/Chat Mod demotions, Head removals, Intern censures, Intern uncensures, policy holds, COTP suspensions, COA suspensions.
        • Committee related; Committee disbandment, Hiring Senior Chairman, Senior/Junior Chairman firing, Committee overrides, Committee internal position removal/rename, Subcommittee removal/rename.
      • Head Bureaucrat only; Returning to Phase 1
      • Head Helper CAN'T request; COA suspensions, Design changes
  • Phase 3: Discussion
    • Dedicated to members discussing future votes for Phase 1.
  • Phase 4: Scheduling
    • Scheduling the next meeting.

Voting

The Head Bureaucrat cannot propose more than 5 proposals per a meeting. Note; this does not include any votes passed on by the Council of the People or from Phase 3 discussions. Additional proposals may be allowed if a majority council members give an agree.

A new vote can be started without waiting once a majority has been attained. The previous vote can receive a retroactive be vote on at anytime before Phase 3 begins.

A member may issue a retroactive vote in the following events; so long as it doesn't change the outcome, is given before Phase 3, and it's one of the following cases;

  • The member didn't vote.
  • The member voted neutral.
  • They are switching from the minority opinion to the majority.

At any point of Phase 2, a vote can be called to return to Phase 1 for additional votes. The amount of votes allowed are to be supplied in the vote to return. The call must be supported by a majority of attending council members.

If no votes are started within 1 day of Phase 2 starting or the end of the previous vote, then Phase 2 can end and Phase 3 begins.

Unless otherwise stated, the council member starting a vote is considered in support of any vote they start.

The Head Bureaucrat can a issue total of 3 Bureaucratic Orders, which are minor policy changes, without consulting the Council of Administration. However, during the next council meeting, these changes are voted on first. "Minor Change" is defined as anything that doesn't effect;

  • Council functionality
  • Rules
  • Changing staff requirements when both councils are functioning
  • Creating staff positions and ranks

The Head Bureaucrat may retract a Bureaucratic Order and remove all effects it had, the council will not vote if it is retracted. A retracted order still counts as one of the 3 they are permitted a month.

Ties

If a vote results in a tie (through neutrals/absents or an even staffing), the vote goes to the Council of the People to be voted on as a required vote.

If the Council of the People passes it, it goes back to the Council of Administration for another vote with a bonus support from the Council of the People collectively.

If the vote ties with the Council of the People's vote, the Council of the People's vote is disregarded.

The Head Helper may vote to break ties for Additional Proposals and Returning to Phase 1, as such votes are only related to current meetings and do not effect policy.

Username
Jackboog21 (Head Bureaucrat)
KawaiiKunWolf (Head Chat Mod)
Tsuzuro Yamazaki (Head Rollback)
Chief Fenrir (Head Helper Pro tempore) (Non-voting)

Council of the People

  • To view the history of decisions made by this council, see here.

This council is made up of all Helpers and the Intern. In the event of a tie, the Intern is permitted to vote.

The Head Helper presides over this council and is responsible for hosting threads, informing members of the next meeting, sending rules that passed to the Head Bureaucrat, and notifying an Admin+ to promote and demote Interns.

General Duties

This council's main responsibility is proposing rules. Rules proposed are voted on by each member.

These proposals go directly to the to the Head Bureaucrat to be voted on by the Council of Administration. This council also has open threads where the community can give feedback for the next meeting to decide on a rule proposal.

Additionally, the council picks the Intern each month.

Meetings

The council is required to meet on the 1st, 8th, and last week of each month.

Failure of the Head Helper to perform duties within 2 days results in the Deputy Helper hosting the meeting. If the Deputy Helper isn't available, the it goes to the Head Bureaucrat or Head Admin. The Head Helper can also request to be filled in if they are aware of an inability to host a meeting in advance.

When someone fills in for the Head Helper, they are only tasked with hosting threads and scheduling. They cannot exercise any other duties that the Head Helper may have.

Members are required to attend meetings. Missing and/or not voting in 3 meetings in a row, without notice, will start a vote on the COA over demotion during it's next meeting.

Community Feedback

The meeting on the 1st is the Community Feedback Meeting. This meeting is intended to get community feedback on what the council should be discussing. The meeting lasts only for a week. If the Community Feedback meeting goes dead for 48 hours, then Head Helper can end it early.

During this meeting, some proposals may become 'Insisted' proposals, meaning they must go to vote. These votes may be canceled and/or postponed if it is within 5 days of the Intern Meeting.

  • A COTP member (excluding the Intern) proposed it.
  • A COTP member (excluding the Intern) endorsed the proposal.
  • It was submitted by a committee.

Voting and Proposals

The 8th's meeting is only between members. The Head Helper proposes and the members vote.

They are required to pick Junior Chairman for committees during this meeting, and can also fire Junior Chairmen. They can also propose a candidate for Senior Chairman to the Council of Administration.

The Council of Administration can send a proposal to the Council of the People for feedback. This is done within Phase 1. If Phase 1 has already been completed, then it goes to the next Voting and Proposals Meeting. If the council is in Phase 1 and it's within 3 days of the Intern meeting, this will be delayed until the next meeting.

The only other required votes are if the Council of Administration had a vote that resulted in a tie.

The council can propose any, unless otherwise stated, of the COA's Phase 2 proposals during it's Phase 3. If passed, these proposals are required to be voted on by the COA in it's following meeting.

The Intern can request any Phase 3 proposal, unless otherwise stated they can't. In order for this request to go to vote, a member of the council must agree to start it.

The council can vote against a Bureaucratic Order if the Council of Administration has ended it's monthly meeting or passed Phase 2. However, this vote is purely symbolic.

The Head Helper cannot propose more than 5 proposals per a meeting. Additional proposals may be requested.

This meeting is broken into 3 phases.

  • Phase 1: Required Votes
    • Junior Chairmen, firing Junior Chairmen, and COA ties.
    • COA feedback
  • Phase 2: Presider Votes
    • Can be Insisted votes or created by the Head Helper.
  • Phase 3: Member Votes
    • Proposals to the COA for; Design changes, Head removals, Intern censures, Intern uncensures, policy holds.
      • Committee related; Committee disbandment, Hiring Senior Chairman, Senior Chairman firing, Committee overrides, Committee internal position removal/rename, Subcommittee removal/rename.
      • NOT allowed; Helper demotions, COTP suspensions, COA suspensions, Non-Head Rollback/Chat Mod demotions
    • Others; Intern role color, Bureaucratic Order rebuff
    • Intern CAN'T request; Currently, there are no restrictions.

Intern Vote

The last week of the month's meeting is only used to pick the next month's Intern.

Voting

Each member of the council casts a vote, in the event of a tie the Intern breaks it.

If a tie occurs from absent members, and no new votes have been cast in 48 hours, then the Intern can break the tie.

After an Intern has voted to break an absent tie, any following votes only require waiting 24 hours instead 48 hours to have an absent tie break. However, this does not apply if a member of the council that went absent has returned.

If the council is staffed with only 2 Helpers and 1 of them is still active but not able to fully participate, they can state in the meeting they wish to be marked as absent for all further votes. Upon this happening, the Intern may vote without any delays. The now absent member is allowed to rejoin at any time.

A member may issue a retroactive vote in the following events; so long as it doesn't change the outcome, is given before end of meeting, and it's one of the following cases;

  • The member didn't vote.
  • The member voted neutral.
  • They are switching from the minority opinion to the majority.
Username
Chief Fenrir (Head Helper Pro tempore)
Littleslinky
A random student
Vacant
AoiRyugokuTSFG1 (Intern) (Tie Breaker)

Suspension

Whenever a council is suspended and unsuspended, it is numbered a new council.

Council of Administration

In the event a majority of the Council of Administration agree upon a suspension, the council is suspended. During this period, the Head Bureaucrat is given expanded duties.

The Head Bureaucrat is capable of;

  • Altering and adding rules.
  • Implementing new policies/features/functions.
  • Suspend the COTP with the intent of reforms.
    • This cannot last more than a month, and is nullified if no changes are implemented in 1 week.

However, the Head Bureaucrat is given the following restrictions;

  • The inability to alter their abilities and restrictions without council approval.
  • Adding or changing more than 5 rules/policies per-a-month.
  • The Head Bureaucrat must start a thread each month highlighting all changes so COA members can see.

At anytime, any COA member can call for the COA to be unsuspended, but it must pass with a majority. Upon a new member joining the COA, a vote is automatically called.

If a vote is called for unsuspension, with a main reason being recent changes by the Head Bureaucrat, all changes are put on hold until after the vote. If the COA remains suspended, the changes will go into effect.

During COA suspension, the COTP does not have to be suspended and will propose it's passing votes to the Head Bureaucrat to implement. If it is not accepted, the COTP can request by majority that the COA be temporarily unsuspended solely to vote on the single issue.

In the event of no members besides the Head Bureaucrat remaining on the council, it is automatically suspended. It will be re-established upon a new member joining.

During this time the Head Bureaucrat is given some lessened restrictions;

  • Instead of 5 changes per-a-month, they shall be permitted 10.
  • A thread is not required, unless there is still a Head Helper (as to keep the COTP informed).
  • If the COTP is still operating, the Head Bureaucrat must have their approval before changing abilities and restrictions.
  • The Head Bureaucrat is not allowed to suspend the COTP if there are no other members of the COA.
    • Any suspensions previously in-place are cancelled, re-instating the COTP, unless there are no members.

In the event the COTP is no-longer operating, the Head Bureaucrat is given further lessening of restrictions;

  • They are permitted 20 changes per-a-month.
  • No thread is required, but can be continued for public information or record keeping.
  • Any changes to their abilities and restrictions must be put to public vote.
  • They are required to do monthly staff wanted threads.

Council of the People

The Council of Administration is able to suspend the Council of the People for up to 2 months if it is determined the council has a serious issue. This must be decided by a majority of the Council of Administration.

If the COTP has ended a suspension without an Intern, the Head Bureaucrat may appoint any uncensured former Intern as 'Intern Pro tempore' until the COTP can pick a new Intern.

Other

Status Quo Policy

Any policies that were enforced but never written down before the councils were founded and not addressed either during or after formation shall remain status quo and act as official policies.

All status quos are to be documented on Yandere Simulator Wiki:Councils/StatusQuos. It should be noted that not all status quos are known, and should be added upon them being found.

After full documentation, the status quo will eventually be discussed by the COA, however more urgent matters may supersede them. The process can be sped up by the COTP voting on the issue and sending it to the COA.

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