I trust we all found the new forums to our liking? Because I sure have!
I came to you four months ago seeking to win my first election (despite being in TSP on and off for a decade). To my humbling surprise, you delivered to me a substantial electoral mandate to serve as the Minister of Engagement. I hope you feel your votes last time were worth it (as I believe they were).
I want to recap what my Ministry and I did over the last term and how these actions compared to the platform I ran on.
The platform I ran on back in June laid out the mandates that the Minister of Engagement has; they are:
Recruiting and integrating new players
Maintaining public infrastructure
Setting unified presentation standards
I am pleased to say that on the latter three mandates, the Ministry of Engagement does not need to actively work on a daily basis. That might seem weird to say, but the Ministry of Engagement essentially runs itself. The Ministry of Engagement has a vast infrastructure of dispatches, graphics, and bots that allow the Ministry to function pretty much independently of Ministerial or member input. There have been rumors that the “MoE is dead” and that nothing goes on; this is effectively true because it is that way by its very design.
Circling back to the first of the mandates, recruiting and integrating new players, I must admit that this part of the Ministry cannot be automated. When I entered office, the extent of the recruiting and integration of new members was almost exclusively a DM to a new user of the South Pacific Discord server explaining how they could get involved. Since then, my Ministry sent out a regionwide TG with a survey that sought to analyze what citizens of the South Pacific thought about the forums (if at all). This survey concluded nearly two months ago, and I am saddened to admit that the results analysis phase fell on the back burner. That is why, should I be reelected, I will make analyzing the results of this survey, and implementing its feedback a central part of the next term. We have a brand new forum and a vast untapped region that can use it.
Moving to the last of my original campaign, I said I would aid the Cabinet in collaborating and collectively running the government. I think my fellow Cabinet members and I did a good job running the region the last few months, not making bad press, and generally staying out of the way of the Great Council’s actions.
As I near the end of this (rather long) campaign, I want to recap what I’ve said and lay out my objectives for the upcoming term.
First, the current lack of activity is by design and not directly attributable to whoever is in charge at the time (though they can minimize its appearance).
Second, I will reform and implement the recruitment and integration of new citizens into the forums using the results of the survey I sent out to the RMB.
Third, I will work much more closely with the next Minister of Culture to coordinate these goals.
Fourth, talks of remerging the Ministry of Engagement and Ministry of Culture are in the air again; we might as well look into it and determine what, if any merits, there might be.
Fifth, I intend to, rather quickly, finish the last bits of the internal reforms that I have begun, which resulted from the forum move.
Link to my past campaign: Griffindor as your MoE? I'll take it!
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
-High Court Justice 6/7/20-
-South Pacific Coral Guard 11/17/20-
-Minister of Engagement 6/17/22 -
-Secretary of State 4/3/20-2/24/21
-Chair of the APC 9/24/16-5/31/17
-Vice-Chair of the APC 6/1/17-4/10/18
-Local Council Member 7/1/17-11/17/17
-Citizen 5/2012-12/2014 and 2/26/16-7/3/2016
As far as being abroad, from 2018-2020, I spent time in Balder, was Minister of World Assembly Affairs there for over a year, and also spent my latter months there as Lawspeaker/Talman (Chair) of the Balder Storting/Odelsting (Assembly) before being banned for “attempting to overthrow the King” (really it was democratizing the region, but they didn’t like that either). Since then, some slow progress has been made there, so that is a good step.
Thus concludes my long-winded campaign (and summary of my current term). I will now take any questions that anyone might have.