Senate Resolution Archive

Note: Senate Resolutions were regulated by the now-repealed Rule 411.1 (see Proposal 2241).

Senate Resolution 101
Concerning Government
Submitted by Senator /dev/joe (Joseph DeVincentis) on Sun, 27 Jul 1997 12:29
Result: accepted

{{ The phrase "at most once per calendar month" is deleted from rule 411.1 immediately. The last paragraph of rule 411.1 is deleted immediately. Into rule 417, at the end of the list of prohibited types of AOJ, the following double-asterisk-delimited text is immediately inserted:
4) An AOJ that nullifies a Senatorial decision either to accept or to reject a Senate Resolution.

Vynd is appointed to Senator seat Sinecure 33; Robert Sevin is appointed to Senator seat Rebus 8-{}; /dev/joe is appointed to Senator seat /dev/senate3; ThinMan is appointed to Senator seat Melvin.}}

No IP against the Speaker or any Senator shall be accepted unless, in addition to the conditions imposed by Rule 404, the Senate votes in favor of impeaching the officer named in the IP.

On Sun, 27 Jul 1997 12:32, /dev/joe made a presumtuous, ostentatious speech:

This Senate Resolution is about Progress. Progress, with a capital P, which rhymes with T, and that stands for Taking Acka back to something that resembles Nomic.

When, in the course of Nomic events, the game degenerates to the point that players are bored of it and feel like leaving, action such as this is necessary to liven up the game and make it interesting again. This has the potential to be one of the best things that has ever happened to this nomic, and will be sure to leave a mark in history.

It is my firm belief that this resolution is the first necessary step toward many of the goals of many of the players here, such as:

- Reducing the rule set to something actually readable and understandable without several months of intense study.

- Capturing at least one Nomic with the letters H, A, R, and F in its name.

- Landing a player on a moon.

- Tying off lots of loose ends which do nothing more than require some officer to track them.

- Providing a solid base of leadership in Acka.

For all these reasons, this Senate Resolution should be accepted.

On Tue, 29 Jul 1997 00:09, Senator Vynd (John McCoy) announced that Senate Resolution 101 had passed 3-1.

On Tue, 29 Jul 1997 02:00, Senator /dev/joe cheered, strutted, and made victory gestures:


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Senate Resolution 102
Concerning the Senate
Submitted by Proconsul Malenkai (Randy Hall) on Wed, 30 Jul 1997 18:57
Result: ignored

The last sentence of the second paragraph of rule 411.1 is immediately changed to "Otherwise, the organization Vulcan [a marvelous organization dedicated only to the betterment of all] shall decide whether to accept the senate resolution."

The text of the third paragraph of rule 411.1, up to and including the first closing parenthesis, is immediately changed to "If Vulcan decides to accept a particular senate resolution then immediately after that fact is publicly knowable".

The first seven words of the fourth paragraph of rule 411.1 are immediately replaced with "If Vulcan does not decide to accept a particular".

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997 18:57, Malenkai made a presumtuous, ostentatious speech:

Friends, Ackazens, countrymen, orangutans, breakfast cereals, fruit bats, and limes -- lend me your ears! Today is a momentous day for Ackanomic. I have just introduced a Senate Resolution that will forever strip the Senate of its recently claimed dictatorial powers. It is inconceivable, preposterous, dare I even say absurd, that the Senate should have such unrestricted lattitude in controlling our cherished ruleset. Our hallowed rules. Our sacred principles. Our treasured guidelines. Never before in the history of our electronic nation has so much power been concentrated in the hands of so few. It is necessary -- necessary I say! -- that these elected-for-life, non-accountable, supercilious, elitist riffraff be taught a lesson about who is really in control of Ackanomic. And why, you ask, should our power-hungry Senate approve such a measure? Because they have no choice! Thanks to the watchful care of people like you, each and every Senator is right now under dire threat of impeachment! What could be worse for these self-righteous power magnates than to be stripped of their positions? That's right, nothing! The Senate will toe the line, my friends, mark my words! I encourage ACCEPTance of the senate resolution provisionally entitled "Concerning the Senate".

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997 18:58, Proconsul Malenkai announced that the vote on Senate Resolution 102 was currently tied 0-0, and thus he was casting a tiebreaking vote to ACCEPT.

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997 18:58, Proconsul Malenkai announced that the voting on Senate Resolution 102 had passed 1-0.

However, CFJ 444 eventually (24 Aug 1997) found that Senate Resolution 102 had been neither accepted nor rejected.

Senate Resolution 103
Also Concerning the Senate
Submitted by Senator ThinMan (John Bollinger) on Fri, 22 Aug 1997 17:11
Result: accepted

{{ If the Senate Resolution submitted by Malenkai and provisionally entitled "Concerning the Senate" was not accepted, then the rules are modified immediately as they would have been had that Senate resolution been accepted; otherwise this sentence has no effect.

The second sentence of the first paragraph of Rule 411.1 is immediately deleted. }}

On Fri, 22 Aug 1997 17:35, ThinMan made a presumtuous, ostentatious speech:

Good and faithful Ackanomicans, we have been living too long in the shadow of a thread split of great import. The question of whether or not the Senate Resolution "Concerning the Senate" was accepted has gone unanswered for weeks now. How shall we know, then, whether Vulcan is a Tyranical Ruling Elite, or just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill elite? Enquiring minds want to know!

It is fortunate, therefore, that I have devised a solution to the problem. My new Senate Resolution, thoughtfully and creatively entitled "Also Concerning the Senate," will cause the split threads to rejoin, thus making Ackanomic a safer and more stimulating place for all Ackazens.

That is all.

On Fri, 22 Aug 1997 23:06, Senator ThinMan announced that Senate Resolution 103 had passed 3-0.

Senate Resolution 104
Concerning that annoying 20 line limit
Submitted by Malenkai (Randy Hall) on Sat, 23 Aug 1997 00:00
Result: accepted

Rule 411.1 is amended to remove the following text from the second paragraph:

is longer than 20 80-character lines, or if it


Rule 1005 is amended to replace "If, after a suggestion is made, all members", with "If, after a suggestion is made, all non-vacationing, non-gaoled members"

On Mon, 25 Aug 1997 13:39, the members of Vulcan unanimously agreed to accept Senate Resolution 104.

Senate Resolution 105
Let's be Clear About This
Submitted by Senator ThinMan (John Bollinger) on Tue, 26 Aug 1997 14:37
Result: accepted

The organization Vulcan is empowered to, as an organizational action, make any change whatsoever to the rules or game state.

If ever this rule's number is not 1, its number is immediately changed to 1.

This rule takes precedence over all other rules except rule 101.

On Mon, 26 Aug 1997 18:55, the members of Vulcan unanimously agreed to accept Senate Resolution 105.

Last Updated: Mon Sep 01 03:17:12 PDT 1997

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