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« on: April 12, 2018, 10:39:27 AM »

Process of Sales: 1) Trade is publicly agreed to in Forum by both parties.  They request a Trade Manager and agree to pay the fee (something small, to
                          avoid nuisance trades)
                          2) If not currently Trade Corp members, parties apply for membership.
                          3) Manager posts in Forum a restatement of the trade to be conducted (to prevent editing after the fact), if necessary Accepts
                          members, checks Counter is empty, and Assigns to Buyer.
                          4) Buyer places payment or trade goods on Counter, along with any fees
                          5) Manager PMs what's on Counter to Buyer along with any corrections needed.  When all's good, Manager transfers Counter's contents
                          to Shelf, leaving Counter empty, and transfers Counter to Seller.
                          6) Seller places trade goods on Counter along with any fees
                          7) Manager PMs what's on Counter to Seller along with any corrections needed.  When all's good, Manager transfers Counter to Buyer.
                          8) Buyer empties Counter.
                          9) Manager retrieves Counter, verifies it's empty, places Buyer's materials from Shelf onto Counter, and passes to Seller.
                          10) Seller empties Counter.
                          11) If Buyer and/or Seller have no further Trades, they quit Trade Corp (freeing Member Licenses), and Apply to their old Corps or
                           rejoin Sol (auto Accept on Apply)
                          12) Any Trader who isn't a {Merchant in good standing, a Sponsor, or a Founder} who sticks around too long is kicked by a Sponsor.  
                          Anyone who's kicked can't trade until they pay a small fee for the nuisance.

Ranks: 1. Customers can only interact with cargo on their assigned ship (will always be Counter). Do not have to be GCA members.
           2. Merchants are longtime Customers who pay for their own Member license and are never kicked  
               (except for months inactive, or dishonest or illegal dealings).  Merchants can "rent" a corp ship for  
               Storage if they pay for the Ship license and the ship.
           3. Managers can assign ships and accept members, but can't change mods or kick members.  (keeps  
               the ships Earth Bound, and prevents a rogue Manager from kicking everyone until becoming Leader
               ;-)
           4. Sponsors can change mods and kick members.  Customers should voluntarily leave Trade Corp after
               their transaction is done, so Trade Corp doesn't have to buy lots of member licenses.  So getting
               kicked by a Sponsor should have a small penalty next time the kickee wants to join.
           5. Leader (AG designation) should be the alt of a Sponsor with very long and respected AG credentials,    
               including top 20 (preferably top 10) pow Rank.  So has better things to do than cash out this  
               convenient little public utility, and brings the heft of their reputation and corp to promote "good
               behavior".

Members can vote. Founders can veto, if they have a reason (Can't just veto willy-nilly just because they feel like it).

Credit to Publius of SPQNR.

GCA Member Corps.: A GCA member corp. must be peaceful. Acceptions can be made.
                               A GCA member corp. must be on the first page (in the top 20).
                               A GCA member corp. must send a copy of the current KoS list to GCA to update every
                               time there is a new edition.
                               Membership requirements are that you ask and be approved. All being a member does is        
                               allow you to vote on matters. Applications will be posted and voted on by members.
                               All GCA member corps. must help enforce GCA law and defend GCA.
                               Current GCA member corps. include: PT, CAP.

GCA Arbitration: GCA will offer arbitrate conflicts with neutrality between GCA members.

GCA Bank and Loans: GCA will grant loans in diamonds at an interest rate of 5% per month. Is this better???
                                If GCA is not paid back within 6 months, you will be placed on list and not allowed to trade until repaid.
                                GCA bank can also store other things of value for a fee.

GCA War and KoS Policy: 1. GCA KoS list is enforced by member corps., not by GCA. GCA will stay out of all                                      
                                     wars except for arbitration.

GCA Rights and Claim: Rights to the GCA idea, along with a veto are given to the original members, being  
                                  Publius, CliffClavin, and Pokéboy. If someone else wants to claim that they are      
                                  a founder or wants to not be a founder, then they may present their case and we will
                                  change the bylaws as such.
                                  If these rights are violated or the corp. is copied, the criminal will be put on the KoS list
                                  and any claims by them will be treated as invalid.

Trade Restrictions: No weapons or shields should be traded of a power level higher than 5% of customer's power. No deathrays.
                            All trades should be publicly agreed on in the forums.
                            No modules should be given to a member of the trade ban list or the KoS list.

Crime Penalties: Trade with known pirates and KoS members will put you on the trade ban list until designated   
                        amount of time is done.
                        If a module is stolen, you will be put on the KoS list.
                        Sale of illegal modules will be punished with a warning unless it is a second offense. If this is a      
                        second offense, you will be placed on the Trade Ban list or the KoS list.
                       

A public hearing in the forum with a Jury of Trusted Sponsors with no bias in the case will be provided if requested.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 11:34:05 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 12:28:08 PM »

I think this is good. Comment if you want changes or approve!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 01:22:05 PM »

May I suggest that if a pirate finds and loots a station before a transaction that the Corp declare war on them like a UN action and if a decision that would be corrupt is made that at least 3 corps can veto it
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 01:24:13 PM »

What is the membership requirements for the GCA? Are there various membership types - that is, are there say 'charter members' vs regular members? Are there differences in rights/responsibilities between a charter member and other members.  How will you handle members corps that morph (split up, etc.)  How will you handle applications for new members?
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 01:44:27 PM »

What is the membership requirements for the GCA? Are there various membership types - that is, are there say 'charter members' vs regular members? Are there differences in rights/responsibilities between a charter member and other members.  How will you handle members corps that morph (split up, etc.)  How will you handle applications for new members?
Membership requirements are that you ask and be approved. Al being a member does is allow you to vote on matters. Applications will be posted and voted on by members. Split corps. will be treated as new corps. and must re-apply for membership. These were all good questions.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 01:48:46 PM »

Cliff, if you have already made the account we will work around it, but if you haven’t don’t do it yet. I don’t think we are ready to actually start the corp.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 02:01:28 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 02:47:41 PM »

May I suggest that if a pirate finds and loots a station before a transaction that the Corp declare war on them like a UN action and if a decision that would be corrupt is made that at least 3 corps can veto it

Well, a pirate would be put on the KoS list anyway just for attacking something. As for the veto, I think that is a good idea, but we should only give the power to the founders (Pokeboy, Publius, CliffClavin, and Raphael, as stated in GCA Rights and Claims section). If someone else wants to claim that they are a founder or wants to not be a founder, then they may present their case and we will change the bylaws as such.
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 03:07:45 PM »

I like it
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 09:29:19 PM »

Wait, I just wanna be a sponsor to encourage AG growth, nothing more. lol

Leave me out of the decision-making once GCA is established.

I will donate 100 QPs per month as long as it's alive. Having no voting power/influence in the GCA is fine with me.

I suggest to keep it simple: focus on free and seamless trading, and stay out of conflicts/wars. Always remain neutral.  1

I just have one addition to the bylaws: Ensure transparency. All trades should be documented here in the forum. In a dedicated thread, just a short post of who trades what with whom is enough.

Pokeboy, what's your game id?

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 10:38:15 PM »

I'm with Raphael on the 'only want to see it succeed'.  I'll donate $100million to help defray the original costs.
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 11:29:18 PM »

I'm with Raphael on the 'only want to see it succeed'.  I'll donate $100million to help defray the original costs.

Do that Odlid, and you're a Sponsor too!  $100m is big time, and much more than you're likely to make by trading -- It's a gift to the other players, in support of a Game you enjoy :-)
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2018, 12:03:24 AM »

GCA Member Corps.: A GCA member corp. must be peaceful. Exceptions can be made.
                               A GCA member corp. must be on the first page (in the top 20).
                               A GCA member corp. must send a copy of the current KoS list to GCA to update every
                               time there is a new edition.
                               Membership requirements are that you ask and be approved. All being a member does is        
                               allow you to vote on matters. Applications will be posted and voted on by members.

GCA Arbitration: GCA will arbitrate conflicts between GCA members.  <== Good idea, but doubt it will fly.  If lead players are playing rough, nothing tiny GCA can do!  *Offering* to arbitrate is a different matter :-)

GCA Bank and Loans: GCA will grant loans in diamonds at an interest rate of 15% per month. <== Too high.  How about 15% total, payable in equal installments of (1.15 * original) / 6 over 6-months?
                                If GCA is not paid back within 6 months, you will be placed on the KoS list. <== Too harsh.  How about banned from Trading until repaid.  Debt will be sold to a bounty hunter after 2-months unpaid?
                                GCA bank can also store other things of value for a fee. <== Like :-)  Fee will need to consider cost of ship licenses and large CABs or ACBs, but can see a good business on this!


GCA War and KoS Policy: 1. GCA KoS list is enforced by member corps., not by GCA. GCA will stay out of all                                      
                                     wars except for arbitration.

GCA Rights and Claim: Rights to the GCA idea, along with a veto are given to the original members, being  
                                  Publius, Raphael, CliffClavin, and Pokéboy. If someone else wants to claim that they are      
                                  a founder or wants to not be a founder, then they may present their case and we will
                                  change the bylaws as such.
                                  If these rights are violated or the corp. is copied, the criminal will be put on the KoS list
                                  and any claims by them will be treated as invalid.

Trade Restrictions: No modules capable of attack upon an enemy should be traded of a Mk. higher than C.  <== Won't scale.  How about no weapon or shield with Pow > 2% of customer's will be sold or traded?  No Deathrays.
                            No modules should be taken without payment to other trade member. <== won't happen without corruption.  Suggested Trade process:
                                                        1) Trade is publicly agreed to in Forum by both parties.  They request a Trade Manager and agree to pay the fee (something small, to avoid nuisance trades)
                                                        2) If not currently Trade Corp members, parties apply for membership.
                                                        3) Manager posts in Forum a restatement of the trade to be conducted (to prevent editing after the fact), if necessary Accepts members, checks Counter is empty, and Assigns to Buyer.
                                                        4) Buyer places payment or trade goods on Counter, along with any fees
                                                        5) Manager PMs what's on Counter to Buyer along with any corrections needed.  When all's good, Manager transfers Counter's contents to Shelf, leaving Counter empty, and transfers Counter to Seller.
                                                        6) Seller places trade goods on Counter along with any fees
                                                        7) Manager PMs what's on Counter to Seller along with any corrections needed.  When all's good, Manager transfers Counter to Buyer.
                                                        8) Buyer empties Counter.
                                                        9) Manager retrieves Counter, verifies it's empty, places Buyer's materials from Shelf onto Counter, and passes to Seller.
                                                       10) Seller empties Counter.
                                                       11) If Buyer and/or Seller have no further Trades, they quit Trade Corp (freeing Member Licenses), and Apply to their old Corps or rejoin Sol (auto Accept on Apply)
                                                       12) Any Trader who isn't a {Merchant in good standing, a Sponsor, or a Founder} who sticks around too long is kicked by a Sponsor.  Anyone who's kicked can't trade until they pay a small fee for the nuisance.

                           No modules should be given to a member of the KoS list. <== Lets keep Trade ban (standard, mild sanction) separate from KoS (theft, extortion, corruption)

Crime Penalties: Trade with known pirates and KoS members will put you on the KoS list. <== Too harsh.  How about, puts you on the No Trade list until 2x the value traded is paid to Trade Corp in penalties?
                        If a module is stolen, you will be put on the KoS list.  <== Maybe.  That's corruption, but let's have a public Forum hearing on each such case before a Jury of Sponsors, Founders, and Merchants in good standing.  Charged gets to request copies of the Trade Log and ask that the Log be directly reviewed (by Assigning ship(s)) to an Advocate (Advocate can be anyone acceptable to the Jury and the charged)
                        Sale of illegal modules will be punished with a warning unless it is a second offense. If this is a      
                        second offense, you will be placed on the KoS list.  <== Can't happen without corruption.  See process above.  Nothing changes hands except through a Manager.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2018, 12:58:35 AM »

Perhaps there would be a way to have two (2) Counter ships - say Counter 1 and Counter 2 - to allow the GCA manager to have less administrative tasks?  Seller gets cargo rights to Counter 1, buyer gets cargo rights to Counter 2, both get view rights to each?
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