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19.20 Envoy System

Gamewide Envoy Reporting System

General Guidelines:
    * Do not use the reporting system to request new patterns on existing skills. 

There is a reporting system available to all players who have spent enough time within Lusternia to be a mentor and who have a minimum vote weight of 5. The reporting system is the chance for players to push forward changes within Lusternia for the betterment of the game. The entire system will be anonymous to give preferential weight to the actual subject matter. Please see below for the process of the Envoy system.

The various commands used by the system are listed below for easy reference. To read more about the system itself, please continue reading afterward.

     REPORT <#>  (to read a specific report)
     REPORT NOTIFY [ON|OFF] (get notification of new reports)
     REPORT LIST (List of current active consideration and pending reports)
     REPORT LIST FROM <month> <year> (sort report list by date)
     REPORT LIST SKILLSET <skillset> (sort report list by skillset)
     REPORT <#> COMMENT [ID] <comment> (Comment on a report, use to ID to reply to a specific comment)
     REPORT <#> READ <comment #> (read a specific comments thread)
     REPORT <#> VOTE <solution> <option> (Vote for a solution)
     REPORT <#> SUBSCRIBE  (subscribe to a report to get updates about it)
     REPORT <#> UNSUBSCRIBE  (unsubscribe to a report)

The below is for writing reports and submitting them to the next stage. 
     REPORT <#> TITLE <title>
     REPORT <#> SKILLSET <skillset>
     REPORT <#> PROBLEM <problem>
     REPORT <#> [SOL|ULTION] [1-3] <solution>
     REPORT <#> ADD <comment #>  (*Report writer only, can add a comment as a solution during the pending stage)

Stages of game-wide envoy reporting system.

     DRAFT             - the initial writing of the report.
     CONSIDER          - Initial player feedback.
     REVIEW            - Editing of the original report.
     PENDING           - The final submission where players can comment and vote approve/reject/abstain.
     ADMINREVIEW       - Administration time period to issue a decision on the report.
     ACCEPTED/REJECTED - Decision put forth by the administration.
     IMPLEMENTED       - Reports that have been accepted and implemented.

Each player may create up to three draft reports. This is per your registration, so if you have numerous characters, you are still only allowed 3 draft reports. Each draft report can be filled out with the following:

      Title:      Brief title to let players know what's being addressed.
   Skillset:      The skillset it pertains to.
    Problem:      An extensive description of the issue you are addressing. This should include the current situation and why it is a problem.
   Solutions 1-3: Up to 3 proposed solutions. These should also state how they solve the problem.

Once your draft is filled out, you can then submit it for consideration with REPORT <#> CONSIDER [CONFIRM]. Once you put the report up for consideration, you will no longer be able to edit it. At this point, you will be unable to submit further reports for consideration until the submitted report completes the entire process. During the Consider stage, players will be able to vote and comment on the report. The voting options will be 'Support' and 'Support with changes'. This stage will last 15 days. Once the 15 days pass, if it has garnered enough support, it will advance to the next phase. If it does not, it will be pushed back to draft status.

The next stage is the Review stage. The report author will be able to consult the votes and comments and edit the report to fit what the players discussed. When the author is ready, they can set the report to pending (REPORT <#> PENDING [CONFIRM]). The author will have 7 days to make the edits and push it to pending or it will be pushed back to draft status.

The Pending stage is the most important stage. Again, players can vote and comment on the report at this point. The three voting options are 'Approve', 'Reject' and 'Abstain'. The major difference at this stage is that the author can also select individual comments to become a solution players can vote on (REPORT <X> ADD <comment #>). The report will sit in this stage for 30 days. At the end of this period, if it has gained enough support, it will then move on to Admin Review. If it does not, it will be pushed back to draft status. An important note - Reject votes will not prevent a report from reaching the next phase but will be taken into consideration in the admin review phase. You should feel free to vote reject and let your voice be heard if you do not think a report is appropriate for the game.

The Admin Review stage is where the administration will look over the report, consult the comments and the votes and issue a decision on whether or not the report will get implemented. They will be given 30 days to issue their decision. The caveat here is that they are the final decision and even if the majority of players vote for Approval, they may choose not to implement it. There are numerous factors that go into deciding whether to implement a report besides just player approval. 

Once a report enters the Admin Review stage, no matter what the decision is, it will be archived and saved for future reference.

COMMENTS - a few notes on comments. 

 o Comments will be limited to one per report per weave per player. Please be clear and concise.
 o You may reply to specific comments (REPORT <#> COMMENT <comment #> <comment>)
 o You may also read specific comment threads (REPORT <#> READ <comment #>)
 o You must vote for at least one solution in any form in order to comment 
   during the Pending Stage
 o Comments do not count towards the report's point level.

VOTES - a few notes on voting.

 o You may change your vote as many times as you like, but only your last vote counts.
 o Again, reject votes do not count towards or against a reports point level.

Lastly, if we find you are abusing this system with unacceptable behavior, including but not limited to insulting other players or using inappropriate language, we can and will ban you from using the system, either for a time or indefinitely depending on the infraction and history of infractions. This system is intended to give everyone a voice, but please use it responsibly.