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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 the Head Admin will host meetings. If the Head Admin is unavailable, it goes to the Head Mini-Admin. And if they are also unavailable, it goes to the Head Discussion Mod.

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 Head Helper is able to request to the Head Bureaucrat or council to place things on hold if they feel it necessary.

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) 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 COTP is also able to propose a design change to the COA. For the COTP's, the Head Bureaucrat will start it as the first vote in Phase 2.

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 Presider, the COTP, or in Phase 3.
  • Phase 2: Member Votes
    • Dedicated to COA members starting specific votes.
      • Votes allowed: Design changes, Helper demotions, Head removals, policy holds, returning to Phase 1, COTP suspensions, COA suspensions.
  • Phase 3: General 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 votes per a meeting. Note; this does not include any votes passed on by the Council of the People or from Phase 3 discussions. Additional votes may be allowed if at-least 2 other council members give an okay.

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

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 make a total of 3 minor policy changes without consulting the COA. However, during the next COA meeting, these changes are voted on first. "Minor Change" is defined as anything that doesn't effect council functionality or rules.

Ties

If the COA is staffed at an even number which results in a tie, the vote goes to the COTP to be voted on as a required vote.

If the COTP passes it, it goes back to the COA for another vote with a bonus support from the COTP collectively.

If within the time it took to pass and go back to the COA, a member has joined or left, the COTP's vote is disregarded as it could result in a tie.

Username
Jackboog21 (Head Bureaucrat)
KawaiiKunWolf (Head Chat Mod)
Tatsuya420 (Head Helper) (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.

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.

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, 15th, and last week of each month. Failure of the Head Helper to perform duties within 3 days results in the Head Bureaucrat or Head Admin hosting the meeting. The Head Helper can also request to be filled in if they are aware of an inability to host a meeting in advance.

Members are required to attend meetings. Missing 3 meetings 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 COTP should be discussing. If the Community Feedback meeting goes dead for 48 hours, the Head Helper can end it early.

Voting and Proposals

The 15th's meeting is only between members. The Head Helper proposes and the members vote. During this meeting, the Discord Roleplay theme is required to be voted on. The only other required votes are if the COA had previously had a tie.

The council is able to propose a design change to the Council of Administration to be voted on during it's Phase 2.

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.

Username
Tatsuya420 (Head Helper)
SeiShii
BrianBanana
Tsuzuro Yamazaki
SonrisitasPF (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.

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.