• Nobles of Null is a forum based roleplay site where sci-fi and magic collide. Here, Earth remains fractured and divided despite humanity reaching out to the stars. Worse still, the trans-human slaves of one major power have escaped, only to establish their own Empire, seething with resentment at abuses of the past. Even the discovery of aliens, though medieval in development, has failed to rally these squabbling children of Earth together with its far darker implications. Worse still, is the discovery of the impossible - magic. Practiced by the alien locals, nearly depleted and therefore rare, its reality warping abilities remains abstract and distant to the general populace. All the while, unseen in the darkness of space, forces from without threaten to press in. For those with eyes opened by insight, it is clear that an era is about to end, and that a new age will dawn.

Rule Creation Process

Ray of Meep

Wiki Moderator
Community VoteStaff Vote with Community Input
TopicsConstitutional Items (Power balance, election process, whatever directly affects community’s ability to input, including what goes into this table)Setting and plot rulings
General policing
Site changes and functions
Initiation RequirementsProblem identified by community members, staff identifies as an issue worth addressing via simple majority voteRaised by staff and can movement unless there are serious objections
First StageOne or two staff writes the draft, if applicable (can take 1 day to however long necessary)One or two staff writes the draft, if applicable (can take 1 day to however long necessary)
Second StageA scheduled meeting is held between staff and the community members who raised the issue to review the first draft, preferably within a week of the draft’s completionA scheduled meeting is held among staff to review the first draft, preferably within a week of the draft’s completion
Third StageDraft goes to game masters and meeting is held for revision process, preferably within a week of the previous meetingDraft goes public to the community. Revise draft until satisfaction

General policing is exempt from this stage.
Fourth StageDraft is provided to community and meeting is announced and scheduled at least 7 days after the draft goes publicStaff vote by simple majority
Fifth StageCommunity meeting, community at large provides input, objections, etc.Implementation of ruling
SixthCommunity vote by two-thirds majority for each topic. This will be done through Google Forms. Managing these results and keeping said results anonymous falls onto the community manager currently in office. The voting period will last for 48 hours after the community meeting’s conclusion.If the ruling is still unsatisfactory to the community, members of the community can initiate a petition in the admin complaint channel on the ruling through any form of voting method. The petition must have proof of six people agreeing to the rejection of the staff voted draft. If that number is met, the staff voted draft, and the community vote process is initiated. The petition will be publicized.
SeventhImplementation of rulingN/A

Stopgap Ruling

The spirit of a stopgap ruling is to temporarily quell discourse until a new formal rule can come in place to more permanently address the issue. A stopgap ruling is only valid until the new formal rule comes into play. Each stopgap ruling only applies to the actors involved in the discourse. Each stopgap ruling must be recorded in #staff-logs and given a reason for the ruling. Stopgap rulings expire within seven days. Afterwards, a simple majority staff vote is held on whether to maintain the ruling or have another staff make a different ruling.

Stopgaps rulings are granted to game masters in their own Discord channels. In general, stopgap rulings are granted to all staff until January 9th, 2021. Afterwards, general stopgap rulings are only available to community moderators.
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