Proposed Microplot Termination Bill

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Post by Sudane Erato »

Well, you're right, it is on the wiki as a passed bill, and on Claude's announcement of RA actions. Maybe I was just too faded out due to the early hour of the morn, or I am experiencing yet another "senior moment".

But I thought I remembered clearly passing the one bill, Group Ownership, and tabling the other. Perhaps we can inspect the transcript?

I'm really sorry if I've caused confusion on this.

Sudane.....

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It's ok Sudane...

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I find it hard to keep it all straight myself. :)

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Re: It's ok Sudane...

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[quote="Pelanor Eldrich":1mbsq74q]I find it hard to keep it all straight myself. :)[/quote:1mbsq74q]

as do i. i think when i made my last post my idea of what a microplot was, is not the same as what a microplot is. regardless of that, my thoughts on the subject remain mostly the same. however, i do find things to be a bit unnecessarily complex here at times. :)

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I understand Tad...

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I understand Tad. Microplots were a good way to grow the citizenry and cost the citizen a mere 10 cents/month. The arguments against microplots are twofold.

First it makes it too easy to buy votes, perhaps even using alts. These shills would simply become citizens right before an election, vote and never be heard from again.

The second reason goes along with the first, we'd like a commited, civic minded citizenry. To the end we have raised the bar somewhat.

The wait period before voting rights will likely be 28 days (that's to acclimate the new citizen to our politics and also to make election rigging harder) and the monthly commitment will be 128m2 land use fee. This amounts to about a cup of coffee per month.

So we have raised the bar and with any luck we'll attract civic minded people like yourself. How high to set those barriers to entry and minimum monthly commitment (time & money) is hard and won't please everyone. Fortunately, you're grandfathered in. :)

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