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    (Original post by toronto353)
    So one can not legislate for a referendum next term then?
    In this instance, no, as a referendum has already been called this session. The legislation would have to be submitted next term.
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    I assume that we can rectify this via an amendment?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    I assume that we can rectify this via an amendment?
    Yep.
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    HoC Update? Were there no bills submitted??
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    (Original post by MacCuishy)
    HoC Update? Were there no bills submitted??
    I've done it this morning as a mixture of stuff that came in last evening and a bill which came in this morning.
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
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    Could you inform this House of each and every point from the admins meeting? We don't seem to heard of anything from this meeting bar the welcome idea.
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    As above
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Could you inform this House of each and every point from the admins meeting? We don't seem to heard of anything from this meeting bar the welcome idea.
    I agree - it was promised and would be good to hear something.
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    The reasoning I haven't said much thus far is because a lot of what was discussed is still being discussed and a lot of the actions are with the admins. I didn't want to tell you that something had been discussed, only to turn around later and say that it isn't going to happen. I would have preferred to announce stuff if and when it gets confirmed.

    It's not that I don't want to be open with you, but I don't want to raise expectations if we then can't deliver.

    Ideas discussed included:

    Monthly round up of HoC News in TSR Times
    Using Twitter/Facebook to promote key events and exciting debates
    Use of homepage to promote major events (Election)
    Joint HoC-MuN Meets
    Links with RL/Youth Parliament (Write your own bill competition, etc)
    Branching out discussion to include members from other areas of the site
    Possible MP usertitles
    Forum Structure changes
    Forms/Template functionality to make bill writing easier
    Temporary shoutbox for Live debates/PMQs.

    Now, most if not all of these actions are with Admin and they are looking into how feasible the ideas might be. They may not happen. It will be great if they did, but we'll have to see!
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    All the ideas look feasible in my eyes and beneficial to the development of the MHoC.

    I understand you're reasoning behind not telling us yet. The meeting has to have certain actions after it, otherwise, there was no point having the meeting!
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    MP usertitles NOW please
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    (Original post by MacCuishy)
    MP usertitles NOW please


    I agree!!
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    (Original post by MacCuishy)
    MP usertitles NOW please
    Sums it up really. People just want MP usertitles so they can feel fancy, not because of any appreciable benefit to the MHoC.
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Sums it up really. People just want MP usertitles so they can feel fancy, not because of any appreciable benefit to the MHoC.
    Maybe that's the case - I'm not sure. I don't want one to make myself feel fancy, but lots of other online forums allow you to have a Custom Usertitle so I don't see why TSR should not have that option, if we're members of an important group of people.

    It will also help new members and existing members know where we belong as identity is key here.
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Sums it up really. People just want MP usertitles so they can feel fancy, not because of any appreciable benefit to the MHoC.

    :facepalm2: Notice the smiley next to it? It was meant in jest. The idea is nice, but you don't have to be all boring and humourless about it jeez.

    Epic Neg Skills on display here
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    The reasoning I haven't said much thus far is because a lot of what was discussed is still being discussed and a lot of the actions are with the admins. I didn't want to tell you that something had been discussed, only to turn around later and say that it isn't going to happen. I would have preferred to announce stuff if and when it gets confirmed.

    It's not that I don't want to be open with you, but I don't want to raise expectations if we then can't deliver.

    Ideas discussed included:

    Monthly round up of HoC News in TSR Times
    Using Twitter/Facebook to promote key events and exciting debates
    Use of homepage to promote major events (Election)
    Joint HoC-MuN Meets
    Links with RL/Youth Parliament (Write your own bill competition, etc)
    Branching out discussion to include members from other areas of the site
    Possible MP usertitles
    Forum Structure changes
    Forms/Template functionality to make bill writing easier
    Temporary shoutbox for Live debates/PMQs.

    Now, most if not all of these actions are with Admin and they are looking into how feasible the ideas might be. They may not happen. It will be great if they did, but we'll have to see!
    That's ok. I've seen that happen before, but at least it allows us to know where we are. Thanks for posting all these details.
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
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    What is going to happen to the Carbon Tax Bill, as JPKC has been banned?
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    What is going to happen to JPKC's Seat?
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    It's only a temp ban, isn't it? When I was Libertarian leader I was banned for more or less every other week. IT's all good.
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    (Original post by stanlas)
    What is going to happen to the Carbon Tax Bill, as JPKC has been banned?
    It's in cessation at the moment, so if he's not back by the end of the bill's cessation period then it's automatically withdrawn, just like any other bill.

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