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Could we have a Minister for Magic election? That's the idea I had while seeing the USA Presidential results yesterday. Basicly it would be a tribute to awesome users, elected by all the registed users. What do you think? -- Seth Cooper Owl Post 20:16, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Not a bad idea. As long as the position is purely cermonial. It's not a good thing to put a single user in charge of an entire wiki, as it undermines the community aspect. Jayce Carver Slytherin banner Talk 20:21, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes, purely cerimonial. -- Seth Cooper Owl Post 20:26, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

I'd be for it. Jayce Carver Slytherin banner Talk 20:28, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea. Purely ceremonial is definately the way to go. Go ahead and nominate below... (but keep the discussion above the nomination section please). -- Freakatone Talk 22:11, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Also, when you nominate someone, leave a note on their talk page explaining that they have been nominated and asking them to accept or decline the nomination. Thanks! -- Freakatone Talk 22:13, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
The Minister should have a term... Let's say... 6 months, maybe? -- Seth Cooper Owl Post 22:35, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Six months sounds good. -- Freakatone Talk 22:38, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm thinking that the Minister position could actually be more than just ceremonial. I'm not suggesting that it should give special powers, but more of a loose set of responsibilities, like guiding new users, resolving disputes, and helping to motivate greater involvement in community projects. Thoughts? Starstuff (Owl me!) 00:12, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Hm, thats a great thought. I like that idea. Those 3 ideas sound good to me. -- Freakatone Talk 00:22, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I set up deadlines for the nomination and voting periods. -- Freakatone Talk 01:57, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
What about the rule against self-voting that we had during the admin election? We could also allow the Minister to appoint a "cabinet," by giving out special awards, which would be based on the Ministry departments. A Head of the Auror Office award could be given to the best vandal fighter for instance. Starstuff (Owl me!) 03:18, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Definately no voting for yourself, and the head of departments sound like a great idea. -- Freakatone Talk 12:25, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
The HoD idea sounds great. We mus create templates though... -- Seth Cooper Owl Post 13:24, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I totally agree. How many of you all think of these positions...

- Minister for Magic, Deputy Ministers for Magic (at least 4) (these 5 would be like editors in chief; term would maybe last 6 months) - Senior Under-Secretary, and Junior Under-Secretary (these two would have elections every 4 months) - Head of the Auror Department, Deputy Head of the Auror Department (at least 2;elections would be held every 5 months) - Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, Deputy Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot (at least 2; these people would be in charge of The Wizengamot Forum, and would have elections every 4 months)

These are just what I thought of. We could maybe post a constitution and by-laws, and have them sign it with their signatures. Gryff23 02:13, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

So.... How it will be? I agree with Gryff23 in pretty much everything. Starstuff will be the Minister, and what about the other posts? -- Seth Cooper Owl Post 23:57, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Whoa, I completely forgot about this. Congratulations to Starstuff. Now that the election is over (and has been for a while now), we need to formally decide what the minister's responsibilities/job will be.--Matoro183 (Talk) 02:58, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

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