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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
  
The Godville Developers have included a game feature that allows guilds to elect a 'guild leader' whose term lasts 4 months. This page is dedicated to providing Blue Feather members with information relating to Blue Feather elections of the past, present and future. Please, do not edit the page directly as this page is maintained by the [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]]. If you would like to suggest changes please contact one of the council.
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The Godville Developers have included a game feature that allows guilds to elect a 'guild leader' whose term lasts 4 months. This page is dedicated to providing Blue Feather members with information relating to Blue Feather elections of the past, present and future. Please, do not edit the page directly as this page is maintained by our wiki mistress {{god|Alizii}}. If you would like to suggest changes please contact her.
  
 
==The Guild Leader's role in Blue Feather==
 
==The Guild Leader's role in Blue Feather==
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The elected 'guild leader' is not ''the'' leader of the [[Blue Feather Guild]]. The name 'guild leader' was selected by the game developers and does not accurately reflect the role the elected member has within Blue Feather. To reduce confusion, the term used throughout this article to describe the person listed as the leader on the guild page will be '''elected representative''' or '''elected rep''' for sort.  
 
The elected 'guild leader' is not ''the'' leader of the [[Blue Feather Guild]]. The name 'guild leader' was selected by the game developers and does not accurately reflect the role the elected member has within Blue Feather. To reduce confusion, the term used throughout this article to describe the person listed as the leader on the guild page will be '''elected representative''' or '''elected rep''' for sort.  
  
The [[Blue Feather Guild]] is led by a ''group'' of people called the [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]] who provide advice to maintain the culture Blue Feathers have come to enjoy. If the elected rep is not currently a [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]] rep, they are given a position on the [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]] for the duration of the elected rep's term. In addition to providing their voice to guild decisions, the elected rep's role on the [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]] is to update the [[Guilds#Communication|Guild Council]] (Chat Room) topic to reflect current events.
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The game developers have given the elected rep the ability to set the chat room topic, change the guild's totem animal (currently the [[Arctic Firebird]]), rename the highest rank of Blue Feather members (currently 'phoenix'), and set the URL to connect the guild stats page to the correct forum thread.
  
In addition to the chat room topic changing mentioned already, the game developers have given the elected rep the ability to change the guild's totem animal (currently the [[Arctic Firebird]]), rename the highest rank of Blue Feather members (currently 'phoenix'), and set the URL to connect the guild stats page to the correct forum thread.
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''The [[Blue Feather Guild]] used to be led by a ''group'' of people called the [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]] who provided advice to maintain the culture Blue Feathers have come to enjoy. If the elected rep was not currently a [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]] rep, they were given a position on the [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]] for the duration of the elected rep's term. However, the [[Blue_Feather_Guild#Leaders_and_active_members|Feather Council]] is mostly inactive at the moment.''
  
 
==I hear there's an election happening?==
 
==I hear there's an election happening?==
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| How long is the term of office? || 4 months
 
| How long is the term of office? || 4 months
 
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| How does someone win? || To win the election, a person must get more votes than the other nominee's AND 30% of the total ''eligible'' votes.  
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| How does someone win? || To win the election, a person must get more votes than the other nominee's AND 25% of the total ''eligible'' votes or 50 total votes, whatever is smaller.  
 
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| What does 30% of the eligible vote mean? || That means if we have 450 eligible voters, one candidate needs at least 135 votes, no matter their lead, to have the candidate accepted as the new election rep. Otherwise the election cycle repeats.
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| What does 25% of the eligible vote or 50 votes mean? || That means if we have 450 eligible voters, one candidate would need at least 113 votes. 50 votes is the smaller number in this case, so that is sufficent. If any candidate has less than 50 votes, the election cycle repeats.
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| Why are 50 total votes enough when it's not 25%? || It is very hard for large guild to reach 25% of the voters to vote, as many members are (temporarily) inactive. This system makes it easier to determine a leader and avoid new or even endless cyles of re-election.
 
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| What's this election cycle people refer to? || Election cycles consist of one week of nominations, one week of elections and 4 months of having an active elected representative if elections go smoothly. If voter turnout is too low, a winner is not declared and the guild, within a short period of time, will go through another nomination and election step. The nominations/elections steps will continue to repeat until we finally elect a leader.  
 
| What's this election cycle people refer to? || Election cycles consist of one week of nominations, one week of elections and 4 months of having an active elected representative if elections go smoothly. If voter turnout is too low, a winner is not declared and the guild, within a short period of time, will go through another nomination and election step. The nominations/elections steps will continue to repeat until we finally elect a leader.  
 
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| Why are people making a big deal about reminding people to vote? || It can be tiring for the guild to go through the election cycle over and over, so ideally the first or second election cycle should be successful. Blue Feather is a large guild, so getting 30% of the eligible voters to cast a vote within a single week requires some diligent effort to succeed. It's been done before and other large guilds have managed too, so it's a point of pride to have a successful election.  
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| Why are people making a big deal about reminding people to vote? || It can be tiring for the guild to go through the election cycle over and over, so ideally the first or second election cycle should be successful. Blue Feather is a large guild, so we luckily only need 50 votes on a candidate for success. As many members of a large guild are inactive or temporarily unavailable, getting 50 votes within a single week may still require some diligent effort to succeed. It's been done before and other large guilds have managed too, so it's a point of pride to have a successful election.  
 
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| I don't feel like voting because _____, so why should I vote? || Voting takes very little time, no god power, and benefits the guild as a whole for 4 months. It keeps us competitive with other large guilds and ensures our chat topics can be used to update our membership. Because high voter turnout, not just a majority, is required to succeed, each person's vote really matters. Please show that you are an active member of the Blue Feather guild by voting.  
 
| I don't feel like voting because _____, so why should I vote? || Voting takes very little time, no god power, and benefits the guild as a whole for 4 months. It keeps us competitive with other large guilds and ensures our chat topics can be used to update our membership. Because high voter turnout, not just a majority, is required to succeed, each person's vote really matters. Please show that you are an active member of the Blue Feather guild by voting.  
 
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| Why are people being asked to change votes? Are we fixing the election? || Sometimes, to avoid another election cycle and the work involved to get people to vote again in a few weeks time, candidates that feel they would not win may ask people that voted for them to change their votes to someone in the lead. This helps the candidate with the majority votes achieve 30% of the eligible vote.   
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| Why are people being asked to change votes? Are we fixing the election? || Sometimes, to avoid another election cycle and the work involved to get people to vote again in a few weeks time, candidates that feel they would not win may ask people that voted for them to change their votes to someone in the lead. This helps the candidate with the majority votes to get over 50.   
 
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| I can't vote, how can I help? || There are a few ways you can help during elections:
 
| I can't vote, how can I help? || There are a few ways you can help during elections:
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| I can vote, how can I help? || Please vote! Other than that, you can support by working on the items listed under "I can't vote, how can I help?"  
 
| I can vote, how can I help? || Please vote! Other than that, you can support by working on the items listed under "I can't vote, how can I help?"  
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| All the candiates are wonderful people. I can't decide. How do I make up my mind? || You can read an interview with the candidates in our [https://godvillegame.com/forums/redirect_to_post/1303?post=1310007 forum] at the start of every election. You still have to decide yourself but these interviews might make it easier.
 
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| Anything else I should know? || Have fun! Guild elections are about getting to know members in the guild better and should generate activity as well as lively, good-natured debates.  Don't think of an election as Blue Feather members running against each other, think of it as several Blue Feather members are interested in being active in our guild and you get to help them do so. Just because it's election time, doesn't mean the respectful and fun chat we have come to enjoy should change. Feel free to get to know your candidates by asking them questions when you see them.  
 
| Anything else I should know? || Have fun! Guild elections are about getting to know members in the guild better and should generate activity as well as lively, good-natured debates.  Don't think of an election as Blue Feather members running against each other, think of it as several Blue Feather members are interested in being active in our guild and you get to help them do so. Just because it's election time, doesn't mean the respectful and fun chat we have come to enjoy should change. Feel free to get to know your candidates by asking them questions when you see them.  
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==Next Election==   
 
==Next Election==   
  
The next election will be in April 2018
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The next election will be in October 2020.
  
 
==Past Election Results==
 
==Past Election Results==
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You can read an [https://godvillegame.com/forums/redirect_to_post/1303?post=1142024 interview] with the candidates, done by {{God|Arivelle}}
 
You can read an [https://godvillegame.com/forums/redirect_to_post/1303?post=1142024 interview] with the candidates, done by {{God|Arivelle}}
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===Tenth Election===
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The April 2018/May 2018 elections had two cycles after the first round did have a candidate that reached the minimum 30% of the eligible vote.
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The first round of candidates in alphabetical order were:
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* {{God|Coole29}}
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* {{God|Forest King}}
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* {{God|Mor Dac}}
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* {{God|Rossi Evreux}}
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You can read an [https://godvillegame.com/forums/redirect_to_post/1303?post=1187930 interview] with these candidates, done by {{God|The Morrioghain}}
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The second round of candidates in alphabetical order were:
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* {{God|Caffreynos}}
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* {{God|Forest King}} '''*WINNER*'''
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* {{God|OhioGhost}}
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* {{God|Rossi Evreux}}
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You can read an [https://godvillegame.com/forums/redirect_to_post/1303?post=1190819 inteview] with the candidates, done by {{God|Arivelle}}
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===14th Election===
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The October 2019 candidates in alphabetical order were:
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* {{God|Goddygoddy}} '''*WINNER*'''
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You can read an [https://godvillegame.com/forums/redirect_to_post/1303?post=1274853 inteview] with the candidate, done by {{God|Cressida30}}
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===15th Election===
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The February 2020 candidates in alphabetical order were:
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* {{God|Cressida30}} '''*WINNER*'''
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* {{God|Goddygoddy}}
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* {{God|Jessara}}
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* {{God|Pain101595}}
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You can read an [https://godvillegame.com/forums/redirect_to_post/1303?post=1290853 interview] with the candidates, done by {{God|Recliner}}
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===16th Election===
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The June 2020 candidates in alphabetical order are:
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* {{God|Pain101595}}
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* {{God|Recliner}} '''*WINNER*'''
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You can read an [https://godvillegame.com/forums/redirect_to_post/1303?post=1309844 interview] with the candidates, done by {{God|Cressida30}}
  
 
[[Category:Backstage]]
 
[[Category:Backstage]]

Latest revision as of 05:10, 27 June 2020

A new leader has risen: GodRecliner . Congrats!

Introduction

The Godville Developers have included a game feature that allows guilds to elect a 'guild leader' whose term lasts 4 months. This page is dedicated to providing Blue Feather members with information relating to Blue Feather elections of the past, present and future. Please, do not edit the page directly as this page is maintained by our wiki mistress GodAlizii . If you would like to suggest changes please contact her.

The Guild Leader's role in Blue Feather

The elected 'guild leader' is not the leader of the Blue Feather Guild. The name 'guild leader' was selected by the game developers and does not accurately reflect the role the elected member has within Blue Feather. To reduce confusion, the term used throughout this article to describe the person listed as the leader on the guild page will be elected representative or elected rep for sort.

The game developers have given the elected rep the ability to set the chat room topic, change the guild's totem animal (currently the Arctic Firebird), rename the highest rank of Blue Feather members (currently 'phoenix'), and set the URL to connect the guild stats page to the correct forum thread.

The Blue Feather Guild used to be led by a group of people called the Feather Council who provided advice to maintain the culture Blue Feathers have come to enjoy. If the elected rep was not currently a Feather Council rep, they were given a position on the Feather Council for the duration of the elected rep's term. However, the Feather Council is mostly inactive at the moment.

I hear there's an election happening?

Much more detailed information on the mechanics of guild elections for any guild can be found on the generic Guild Leader wiki. This section is intended to provide a short summary of the portions that are of interest during Blue Feather elections.

Questions Answers
Where do I vote/nominate? See our guild's election page. It should be noted that it is not a secret ballot, your name will be visible next to the person you voted for. If this makes you feel a little squeamish, remember that by having your name displayed, the 'get out the vote' effort can focus on other people that haven't voted. It also shows that you are an active member of Blue Feather. Everyone is in the same position, so there are no hard feelings about who voted for who.
Who can vote? Any Blue Feather member of cardinal rank or higher.
Who can run? Any Blue Feather member of hierarch rank or higher.
How long is the term of office? 4 months
How does someone win? To win the election, a person must get more votes than the other nominee's AND 25% of the total eligible votes or 50 total votes, whatever is smaller.
What does 25% of the eligible vote or 50 votes mean? That means if we have 450 eligible voters, one candidate would need at least 113 votes. 50 votes is the smaller number in this case, so that is sufficent. If any candidate has less than 50 votes, the election cycle repeats.
Why are 50 total votes enough when it's not 25%? It is very hard for large guild to reach 25% of the voters to vote, as many members are (temporarily) inactive. This system makes it easier to determine a leader and avoid new or even endless cyles of re-election.
What's this election cycle people refer to? Election cycles consist of one week of nominations, one week of elections and 4 months of having an active elected representative if elections go smoothly. If voter turnout is too low, a winner is not declared and the guild, within a short period of time, will go through another nomination and election step. The nominations/elections steps will continue to repeat until we finally elect a leader.
Why are people making a big deal about reminding people to vote? It can be tiring for the guild to go through the election cycle over and over, so ideally the first or second election cycle should be successful. Blue Feather is a large guild, so we luckily only need 50 votes on a candidate for success. As many members of a large guild are inactive or temporarily unavailable, getting 50 votes within a single week may still require some diligent effort to succeed. It's been done before and other large guilds have managed too, so it's a point of pride to have a successful election.
I don't feel like voting because _____, so why should I vote? Voting takes very little time, no god power, and benefits the guild as a whole for 4 months. It keeps us competitive with other large guilds and ensures our chat topics can be used to update our membership. Because high voter turnout, not just a majority, is required to succeed, each person's vote really matters. Please show that you are an active member of the Blue Feather guild by voting.
Why are people being asked to change votes? Are we fixing the election? Sometimes, to avoid another election cycle and the work involved to get people to vote again in a few weeks time, candidates that feel they would not win may ask people that voted for them to change their votes to someone in the lead. This helps the candidate with the majority votes to get over 50.
I can't vote, how can I help? There are a few ways you can help during elections:
  • If you have some Godville invites and you don't mind using them for Blue Feather members, approach the members of the Feather Council and let them know you would like to help with the Private Message Campaign. They will let you know which high ranking members need to be friended and reminded to vote.
  • If you are in the Guild Council chat room (GC) and someone asks a about elections, you can send them a link to this page.
  • If you see any high ranking members in chat and they have not voted yet (you can see who has voted on the elections page), politely remind them to vote.
  • Ask one of the candidates that you would have voted for if they would like help campaigning.
I can vote, how can I help? Please vote! Other than that, you can support by working on the items listed under "I can't vote, how can I help?"
All the candiates are wonderful people. I can't decide. How do I make up my mind? You can read an interview with the candidates in our forum at the start of every election. You still have to decide yourself but these interviews might make it easier.
Anything else I should know? Have fun! Guild elections are about getting to know members in the guild better and should generate activity as well as lively, good-natured debates. Don't think of an election as Blue Feather members running against each other, think of it as several Blue Feather members are interested in being active in our guild and you get to help them do so. Just because it's election time, doesn't mean the respectful and fun chat we have come to enjoy should change. Feel free to get to know your candidates by asking them questions when you see them.

Next Election

The next election will be in October 2020.

Past Election Results

In some cases more than one election cycle was needed to have a winning candidate. For brevity, only cycles that ended in a winning candidate are contributing to the count.

First Election

The elections component of the Godville game was released at the end of 2014 and Blue Feather elected GodArtsonian  as our first elected rep in January 2015.

Interesting Facts:

  • During this term the Blue Feather totem (Arctic Firebird) was selected. The Arctic Firebird was a runaway winner, especially after guild member GodPatrickK  wrote the wiki article for the monster, setting it up as an excellent totem animal. Other options were Saber Toothed Fairy, the Bird of Paradise, and the Feathered Boa Constrictor.
  • The highest rank (phoenix) was also selected during this term. It was a close race between phoenix and sapphire.
  • When the feature was originally launched, the term was only for 3 months instead of the current 4 months and 35% of the eligible vote was needed instead of the current 30%.

Second Election

The second election started at the end of April 2015 and Blue Feather elected GodArtsonian  for a second term in early June.

Third Election

The candidates, in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with several of the candidates, done by GodArivelle .

Fourth Election

The candidates, in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with several of the candidates, done by GodArivelle .

Fifth Election

The candidates, in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with several of the candidates, done by GodUrsina .

Sixth Election

The November 2016 election candidates in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with the candidates, done by GodArivelle .

Seventh Election

The March/April 2017 candidates in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with the candidates, done by GodThe Morrioghain 

Eighth Election

The August 2017 candidates in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with the candidate, done by GodArivelle 

Ninth Election

The December 2017/January 2018 candidates in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with the candidates, done by GodArivelle 

Tenth Election

The April 2018/May 2018 elections had two cycles after the first round did have a candidate that reached the minimum 30% of the eligible vote.

The first round of candidates in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with these candidates, done by GodThe Morrioghain 

The second round of candidates in alphabetical order were:

You can read an inteview with the candidates, done by GodArivelle 

14th Election

The October 2019 candidates in alphabetical order were:

You can read an inteview with the candidate, done by GodCressida30 

15th Election

The February 2020 candidates in alphabetical order were:

You can read an interview with the candidates, done by GodRecliner 

16th Election

The June 2020 candidates in alphabetical order are:

You can read an interview with the candidates, done by GodCressida30