UPDATE 2: Voting has now closed, thanks again for the input, the Council will now sit down to review what you've had to say! Here's the results (leading responses bolded):
|How long have you been in the Stellar Adventures Project?|
|Since before it was called SAP||2|
|SAP2, but before the move to the Ananas Galaxy||7|
|SAP2, but after the move to the Ananas Galaxy||1|
|I'm not part of the Stellar Adventures Project||1|
|How would you describe the rules on weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) we currently have?|
|Mostly good, but not great||4|
|Mostly bad, but not terrible||4|
|Unsure/I don't care||4|
|Do you believe players, in using these weapons of mass destruction, should...|
|...require admin approval to own and use them.||3|
|...require admin approval to own, but not to use, them.||1|
|...require admin approval to use, but not to own, them.||2|
|...not be allowed to have these weapons at all.||0|
|...not require admin approval to use or own them.||1|
|...not require admin approval to use or own them, but be able to be restricted indefinitely by admin decree.||6|
|Unsure/I don't care||0|
|OPTIONAL: Do you believe weapons of mass destruction should be ranked and regulated based on how destructive they are?|
|Yes, rank them by destruction and regulate by that.||4|
|Rank them, but it should just be for reference, don't regulate them.||4|
|Weapons should be restricted by their level of tech, not the amount of destruction they do.||2|
|No, don't rank them or regulate them by amount of destruction.||0|
|Unsure/I don't care||0|
UPDATE: As it's been a few days without further discussion, we will now be moving out of the discussion phase. Please proceed to fill out the following poll as you see fit, your input will be greatly appreciated in figuring out how to proceed on this topic.
The Administrative Council has for some time now periodically discussed this topic, and in failing to be able to resolve serious divisions within the Council over it we have concurred that the matter shall be left to the community.
As such, we shall now ask the community to discuss the subject of weapons of mass destruction and the rules around them before, after concluding public discussion, answering some quick poll questions on the topic. Your input will be greatly appreciated, though we do ask you take this subject seriously and consider the impact your decision could have on the Stellar Adventures Project, one way or another, and what you personally would like the project to look like. We thank you for your time and input.
Here are the following rules currently codified relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), for your reference:
Section 3, Rule 4 - You may not build or use a weapon of mass destruction without administrator permission, permission to build one is not the same as permission to use one.
Section 3, Rule 5 - A weapon of mass destruction may not be unreasonably powerful or too unrealistic, with administrators being the final judge of what such means.
Section 3, Rule 8 - Weapons of mass destruction, or any weapon of any kind, may not be used on targets at an unreasonable distance.
Discussion shall be closed once it begins to die down, after which we’ll post the basic questions we’d like you to vote on and, after a week of voting, we'll then use your answers to help shape our policies on this subject.