(The summary provided in Article 0 is not legally binding.)
The ARRC asserts that the Regional Cartographer is allowed control of the Regional Map and map claims, but if the cartographer is making a claim for themselves or if there is a dispute that they can't resolve, then they have to defer to a Map Council who will vote on what to do. For other things, the cartographer can choose to defer to them. The map council is made up of a bunch of roleplayers appointed by the RP admin and their deputy, which includes them as well. If someone goes rogue, the RP admin or their deputy can dismiss people from the council or from being cartographer.
Article I. Definitions
This document, Authority and Responsibilities of the Regional Cartographer, may be cited as "ARRC(AUG2018)".
The Constitution: Refers to the "Coalition of Democratic Nations: Accords of Conduct and Regional Government".
This document inherits the definitions for terms defined under Article I of the constitution.
Roleplay Administration, or RP Administration: The domain governed by the office of Roleplay Administrator.
Regional Map: The map used for reference in canon CoDN RP.
Regional Cartographer: The position responsible for managing map claims and the regional map.
Roleplayer, or RPer: A citizen of the CoDN with active participation in the canon CoDN RP.
Map Council: A council of multiple roleplayers who to be consulted by the Regional Cartographer under special circumstances regarding the Regional Map.
Special circumstances: In the context of the regional map, circumstances where the Regional Cartographer defers to or seeks the consultation of the Map Council.
Article II. Preamble
Due to some confusion regarding the authority and responsibilities of the Regional Cartographer, arising after a player of higher authority resigned from the duties of the office, it has become necessary to officially outline the authorities and responsibilities of the Regional Cartographer.
Furthermore, promising proposals to handling special circumstances regarding the Regional Map to provide a fair and equitable RP experience have been made, culminating in the provisions provided in this document.
Thus the Authority and Responsibilities of the Regional Cartographer aims to remove any doubt as to what the Regional Cartographer does, as well as provide a fair platform for which special circumstances to the Regional Map may be resolved.
Article III. Regional Cartographer
Section 1. The Regional Cartographer is a position appointed under the RP Administration that is to be occupied by an individual citizen. The duty of this position is to be the first, but not ultimate, authority on all matters regarding the regional map, including map claims.
Section 2. The Regional Cartographer may accept, reject, or modify map claims, as well as make alterations to the Regional Map to reflect those claims. However, if a map claim is found to be made by a non-citizen or a player who has been permanently banished from RP (as per Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution), the claim is to be automatically rejected and removed from the map.
Section 3. The Regional Cartographer must make the latest regional map and a method to claim spots on the regional map accessible to all roleplayers. The Regional Cartographer is to host these on services which are reasonable reliable and non-intrusive, such as (but not limited to) Imgur for hosting the regional map image file and the NationStates Forum for a place to claim spots on the regional map.
Section 4. The Regional Cartographer must defer any decision regarding the Regional Map or Map Claims to the Map Council if there is a dispute between the Regional Cartographer and a citizen that cannot be resolved or if the claim being made or expanded belongs to the Regional Cartographer themselves.
Section 5. The Regional Cartographer may consult or defer to the Map Council for any matter regarding the Regional Map.
Article IV. Map Council
Section 1. The Map Council is comprised of multiple citizens appointed under the RP Administration by the RP Administrator or their Deputy that is to be consulted or deferred to for special circumstances regarding the regional map. There is no limit to the amount of citizens that may be appointed to the Map Council, but the RP Administrator and their Deputy must hold permanent positions on the Map Council.
- Subsection 1. It is recommended but not required that one member from each of the major international political blocs (which, at the time of writing consists of ATCO, EDP, and PRA) in RP holds a position in the Map Council to avoid conflicts of interest.
Section 2. The Regional Cartographer must not be a member of the Map Council, but the Map Council may request the opinion or vote of the Regional Cartographer on matters it is reviewing.
Section 3. Any decision expressly deferred to the Map Council must be voted on by its members, and the Map Council shall have the same authority as the Regional Cartographer for such decisions. A vote is won by a simple majority. If there is a tie and the vote of the Regional Cartographer has not been requested, the vote of the Regional Cartographer must vote.
Article V. Arbitration
Section 1. If there is a dispute or problem regarding the wording or provisions outlined in this document, the RP Administrator and their Deputy is authorized to interpret and correct it.
Section 2. Individuals appointed as Regional Cartographer or as a part of the Map Council may be removed or replaced at the discretion of the RP Administrator or their deputy.
Article VI. Ratification
This document is to be ratified and its provisions used in official RP business by the authority of the RP Administration as outlined in Article III Section 2 of the Constitution.
Ascoobis (Roleplay Administrator)
Komminland (Author, Deputy Roleplay Administrator)
(This document was passed on August 3rd, 2018)
Edits made to this document:
06:43 2018 August 03 by Komminland in Article 3 Section 1: "PR Administration" changed to "RP Administration"
14:14 2019 January 13 by Komminland in Article 3 onwards: Fixed article headings causing there to be two Article IIIs.