If this is your first visit to the CMC Parliament please read the following.
This parliament is here to help bring a touch of democracy to the CMC. The Parliament is divided into three "courts". The Upper Court is for Chew Grasses, Four Stomachs and Elected CMC Courtiers and is for these users to vote and discuss matters of Cow importance. The Lower Court - which replaces the old "Lay Council" is for all CMC members who wish to suggest changes or ideas for the CMC, or have an opinion on a certain topic. The final court, the Open Court is for anyone who wishes to put forward ideas and opinions. That's nice and segregated, isn't it?
The CowCouncil still has supreme control and will help decided tied votes. It may overall decisions made by the CMC Parliament.
The following makes up the "Ground Law", and is the basic rules that this parliament should run by. They are quite complicated, but you should have a quick read of them before discussing anything in a court. They are also included in the May 2008 Decree for the Reformation.
Electing new Courtiers. The Upper Court will elect new courtiers after a general discussion. A majority of two or more votes wins. If the vote is deadlocked the matter should be referred to the CowCouncil. Votes are always made individually for each proposed candidate. There should never be more members of the Upper Court than there are of the Lower Court.
Voting. When a matter is brought up in the Lower of Upper Court then a vote can be called. Anyone may initiate this vote. A majority of two or more wins. A matter of promotion, punishment, expulsion or any other non-public matter can only be voted on in the Upper Court. Unless the CowCouncil decides otherwise all other issues should be voted on in both courts. If the issue passes through the Lower Court then it starts off with +2 in the Upper Court's vote. If a proposal fails in the Upper Court then it has been defeated, even if it wins in the Lower Court. Defeated proposals should be changed or altered before being re-submitted. If a proposal is defeated in the Lower Court then the CowCouncil should decided whether to vote upon the issue in the Upper Court. If the vote is then brought to the Upper Court it starts off on -1.
Punishment and promotions. These issues should be voted upon only by Upper Court.
The Speaker. The Speaker, once elected, holds the position until a Four Stomach decides to hold a second vote. The Speaker is in place to watch out for vandals, keep the house (and its users) in order, fail and pass votes, swear in new courtiers and bestow the honour of Courtier (after the house agreed on giving a certain user the honour). The Speaker also, like any honoured CMC member, can update the CMC announcements page, and should do so when bestowing the honour of Courtier.
All other issues can be resolved, as they arise, by Four Stomachs.
Make sure you edit the right court!
Don't be a sheep!
New topics should go at the TOP
The Upper Court (for Chew Grasses, Four Stomachs and Courtiers only):
So, I expect you all to enter please pleasy please please there will be prizes that you have no hope of winning unless you please write stuff please, FOLLOW THE DAMN RULESpretty please... I'll wuv you if you do.SO, WRITEpleasy please. --SirDJ~Irreverent 08:34, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
I was wondering should the CMC actually do something? Actually have a...er...cause? A purpose, like some other groups do? Like the Grue Army fights vandals and stuff. Obviously they're all blasphemers, the whole lot of them. - 16:42 26 MaySirFSt. (QotFBFFNotM)YTTETalk!Read!Sign!Whore!CMC!Pee!
Indeed, that would be splendid. VGD>=3 20:34, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
I reckon, if anyone has any time to spare we really need some pretty CMC pictures. Pictures to go with the honours or ranks maybe? Or random, one off pictures? A customised score template (possible with a photochopped picture?) maybe, for Court votes? - 16:42 26 MaySirFSt. (QotFBFFNotM)YTTETalk!Read!Sign!Whore!CMC!Pee!
Ok, so I've really, REALLY got to become slightly less active on Uncyclopedia, what with my exams. So I twas thinking that we should elect a "Speaker" for the Parliament, like in the British Parliament. They could just be there to keep vandalisation of the Parliament to a minimum, fail and pass votes, swear new courtiers in and also award the honour of courtier when the rest of the parliament had agreed on it...and stuff. Basically they would just be head of the Parliament, especially while I'm away. What do you think? - 12:08 26 MaySirFSt. (QotFBFFNotM)YTTETalk!Read!Sign!Whore!CMC!Pee!
Have you contacted DJ yet, YTTE? VGD>=3 21:21, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
No I haven't! In fact, due to my laziness, I'm going to pretend that this was actually all part of my plan and that this is an epic and mighty test of CMCness. You have to go out and contact the DJ, but will you brave the flames, the pain, the rape, and all the other shit? - 07:07 23 MaySirFSt. (QotFBFFNotM)YTTETalk!Read!Sign!Whore!CMC!Pee!
me?! I WAS NOT INFORMED! /me throws fire, pain, rape and other (specifically monkey) shit --SirDJ~Irreverent 08:08, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
DJ! Out, out, bad DJ! Someone hasn't been reading the rules very well have they? You're not technically allowed to talk here until you are officially awarded the honour of "Courtier", which I'm about to do, but for symbolic effect I'm going to have to cross out your message. - 15:39 23 MaySirFSt. (QotFBFFNotM)YTTETalk!Read!Sign!Whore!CMC!Pee!
I reckon we need more courtiers, right? There's two of us up here. Obviously this goes hand in hand with increasing the number of members we have, but I reckon we should add two or more courtiers. They've got to be people, who'll be willing to put a little effort in. I was eyeing up the only honoured member we have, but doubt whether he'd be able to contribute much to the Parliament, what with his hectic article-writing and stuff. Maybe DJ would be a good candidate? - 20:49 21 MaySirFSt. (QotFBFFNotM)YTTETalk!Read!Sign!Whore!CMC!Pee!
Hmm, they are both good candidates, why not try both? But of course, we should probably ask them to see if they care want it. VGD>=3 16:54, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
DJ irreverent has his way with barnyard animals --vandal 12:38, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Cajek blows... balloons- what the? /me kicks Insulterator 3000 $1000 for that?! other vandal12:41, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh, that's the Insulterator THREE thousand. You have to toggle the BALOON switch to OFF and set it to medium. It overheats if you set it higher than that. --another vandal 12:55, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
No no no, if you do that it sets to default mode (Ya mom mode in technical terms) plus it leaves the most awful stains on the carpet. Not even my industrial strength feather duster can get that out... even with the ultra tickle attachment *shudder*Completely unrelated vandal 13:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
We need to start talking here again. --Mnb'z 02:03, 25 May 2009 (UTC)