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Ever since Monica and Bill got it together the word democracy has held a
special meaning for me. Although Nanvaent isn't a democracy you do have a
say in how things are run through your Guildmaster.

What role does a Guildmaster have?
One of the most important things that a Guildmaster is responsible for is
helping new members of the guild "figure it out". Think back to when you
first joined. Were you helped by anybody? Did people give you hints and
tips? This responsibility is shared by all members of the guild, with the
Guildmaster being the primary contact when they are available.

The Guildmaster also filters requests for changes to the Creators. Rather
than have every member of a guild bombard us with request, we would prefer
that all requests for changes go to the Guildmaster, who can filter them
and send them to us in a batch.

Prerequisites of a Guildmaster
Being around to help your guild members is very important. If you are not
able to play several hours a week then you probably aren't the best person
to become a Guildmaster.

You should also be the helpful type, since you are going to get lots of
questions from your guild members. If you want to play the game and are too
busy to help others you may want to reconsider.

You should have advanced sufficiently in your guild that you have access
to every command that is available to the guild. Generally, Guildmasters
are addicts who have a good understanding of the game.

Advantages to being a Guildmaster
Being a Guildmaster does have its minor advantages. One is the "gm" channel
which allows Guildmasters to talk to each other without other players being
able to hear.

You will be given the chain of Guildmastery which marks your status amongst
your peers. This has a couple of useful commands on it, such as being able
to give you information on your guild members, and also tell you which of
your peers is on.

Oh, and we immortals will pay you much more attention :)

How do we start an election?
Go to your guild room and take a look at the ballot box there.

The election goes in 3 stages:

1) To start, "request election" at your guild ballot box. When enough
   people have done this the election will move into the next stage, this
   number being different for each guild. You can "examine ballot box" to
   see who has requested an election.
2) Ask another established member of your guild to "nominate" you. You have
   to be logged on at the time and you have to "accept" the nomination.
   The nominations stage usually lasts one week. There has to be a minimum
   of 2 candidates before the election can continue, and the existing
   Guildmaster will automatically be chosen if nobody nominates them.
3) Cast your votes! Canvass people! Make an exit poll! Use
   "vote for <candidate>" to make your vote count! This stage also usually
   lasts one week. If not enough votes are cast then the election is void,
   and another one will have to be requested after the 15 week delay.

When the election completes a message will be put on the guild channel
telling all the logged on guild members.

When voting in an election, you are allowed one vote per user, not per 
character. Voting in the same election with multiple characters is considered
character interaction and this is directly against the rules in "help cheating"

     cheating, guildmaster
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