|This page in a nutshell: The moot is a monthly meeting in the chat where we keep each other updated, and is open to everyone!|
A Moot is a monthly meeting between users meant to efficiently discuss and vote on topics of importance. All TESWikians are invited to attend. Don't hesitate to voice your opinion when asked; every voice counts! The moot is generally an informal, "open floor"-type event, where anyone can talk about things on their mind, but it's a very good idea to write down what you'll be talking about in advance here.
The Moot is open to participation from all users!
If you're not presenting, you shouldn't sign your name and may join any time. While this is meant to be a fun and informative event, participants are expected to act respectful and be patient. As such, interrupting those presenting a topic isn't allowed—your time to speak will come.
The Moots are always scheduled for the first Saturday of every month, at 8 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). To avoid confusion, the different time zones have been provided.
Note: UTC does not have Daylight Savings Time so it stays the same all year round. If your country uses DDST the time will be an hour (or a half hour) later than it is stated in the timezone slot.
You can usually tell a Daylight Savings Time (summer time) apart from a standard time (winter time) depending on the letter used in the acronym: either "D" or "S." For instance, US Eastern time is either EDT (daylight savings) or EST (standard). Please note that some timezones have the same name both in winter and in summer time.
All summer timezone names are marked with a reference. Check here which timezone your country belongs to.
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|UTC−12 (AoE)||08:00 Saturday|
|UTC−11 (NUT/SST)||9:00 Saturday|
|UTC−10 (HAST/CKT/TAHT)||10:00 Saturday|
|UTC-9:30 (MART)||10:30 Saturday|
|UTC−9 (AKST/HADT/GAMT)||11:00 Saturday|
|UTC−8 (AKDT/PT/PST)||12:00 Saturday|
|UTC−7 (PDT/MT/MST/PT)||13:00 Saturday|
|UTC−6 (MDT/CT/CST/MT/GALT)||14:00 Saturday|
|UTC−5 (CDT/CIST/ET/EST/CT/EAST/EASST/ACT/COT/ECT/PET)||15:00 Saturday|
|UTC-4:30 (VET)||15:30 Saturday|
|UTC−4 (EDT/AST/AT/CDT/CIDST/ET/AMT/BOT/FKT/GYT/PYT)||16:00 Saturday|
|UTC-3:30 (NST)||16:30 Saturday|
|UTC−3 (ADT/AT/WGT/ADT/PMST/AMST/ART/BRT/CLST/CLT/FKST/GFT/PYST/SRT/UYT/WARST)||17:00 Saturday|
|UTC-2:30 (NDT)||17:30 Saturday|
|UTC−2 (WGST/PMDT/BRST/FNT/GST/UYST)||18:00 Saturday|
|UTC-1 (AZOT)||19:00 Saturday|
|Europe and Africa|
|UTC-1 (CVT)||19:00 Saturday|
|UTC+1 (CET/WEST/BST/WAT/WST)||21:00 Saturday|
|UTC+2 (EET/CEST/CAT/SAST/WAST)||22:00 Saturday|
|UTC+3 (EEST/FET/EAT/MSK)||23:00 Saturday|
|UTC+4 (KUYT/MSD/SAMT)||00:00 Sunday|
|Asia and Australasia|
|UTC+3 (EEDT)||23:00 Saturday|
|UTC+5 (TFT)||01:00 Sunday|
|UTC+6 (IOT)||02:00 Sunday|
|UTC+6:30 (CCT)||02:30 Sunday|
|UTC+7 (CXT)||03:00 Sunday|
|UTC+8 (AWST)||04:00 Sunday|
|UTC+8:45 (ACWST)||04:45 Sunday|
|UTC+9 (KST/AWDT/PWT)||05:00 Sunday|
|UTC+9:30 (ACST/ACT)||05:30 Sunday|
|UTC+10 (AEST/AET/CHUT/ChST/PGT/YAPT)||06:00 Sunday|
|UTC+10:30 (LHST/ACDT/ACT)||06:30 Sunday|
|UTC+11 (LHDT/NFT/AEDT/AET/BST/KOST/NCT/PONT/SBT/VUT)||07:00 Sunday|
|UTC+12 (NZST/FJT/GILT/MHT/NRT/TVT/WAKT/WFT)||08:00 Sunday|
|UTC+12:45 (CHAST)||08:45 Sunday|
|UTC+13 (FJST/NZDT/PHOT/TKT/TOT)||09:00 Sunday|
|UTC+13:45 (CHADT)||09:45 Sunday|
|UTC+14 (LINT/WST)||10:00 Sunday|
An organizational position usually given to the most senior staff member present.
- The Moot Leader is responsible for officially starting and ending the Moot, providing summaries for each topic prior to a vote, counting the votes, and moving the group forward between topics.
One of the people who is suggesting something.
- Presenters usually speak in the order they are signed up for below.
- An ideal presentation includes a relatively brief explanation of their proposal along with any relevant additional information. When they're finished, they will let everyone know and discussion and voting will begin.
- The Presenter should try to be as clear and grammatically correct as possible. Respect for others is extremely important while trying to get their point across. They may argue for or against a point, or maintain neutrality and let others decide. The Presenter may discuss the topic with everyone else and cast a vote when voting occurs.
A regular user watching and/or voting in the Moot.
- Anyone can attend the Moot without signing their name. All votes count, as do all opinions. No opinion counts any more or less than any other opinion. Anyone who purposely creates tension may be kicked.
- Opening Time: Presenters should try to be in the chat at this time no matter their order. Around ten minutes should be given to wait for latecomers before the actual meeting begins.
- Beginning of the meeting: Once everyone is satisfied with the number of audience members, the first Presenter will speak about their topic.
- The Presenter goes: The user will give their opening statements, present their case, and then rest their case.
- Discussion: Once the Presenter is finished, they will ask those attending to discuss their ideas in a civil manner.
- Voting: Everyone will gets a say in the topic and if it's evident via votes that roughly two-thirds are in agreement, the results will be tallied and the moot will continue. If the topic is highly controversial, a separate consensus can be created in the forum. To vote, respond with either (yes)—support for the proposal—or (no)—opposing the proposal. One can withdraw their vote if one wishes, and remaining neutral is also allowed.
- End of the Discussion: After a decision is reached, the next Presenter(s) will repeat the same process until they are all finished. Once all discussions have been closed, the meeting will come to an end.
Here is a list of different positions to sign up for. If you want to present a topic, simply edit this next section and sign your signature. We take constant record here, so we will know if a name is where it shouldn't be or isn't there at all.
Those wanting to introduce a topic to the Moot will put do like so: Signature – Topic A new bullet will separate different Presenters from one another. For example:
- Bob – Moot stuff
- Jerry – Moot Stuff
To avoid stretching out the moots for too long, users may present 2–3 topics per moot. If a meeting is already pretty full, it is advisable to try your luck with the next one. When signing your name, please check to see if someone is already covering the topic you want to introduce to the Moot.
Current Moot TopicsEdit
To prevent confusion, topics will be presented based on the order they are added to this page.
- The Cat Master – Character list pages; I assume the new system may be designed for efficiency. I'm concerned new or inexperienced editors who may want edit those pages probably won't know what's going on. I had to ask another staff member how they work.
The Moots will be logged for the sake of convenience. In case the outcome of a previous Moot is disputed, the log will be here to resolve the issue.
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- All items agreed on will be added to the Moot tasklist; this will allow us to keep track of what we have left to do so we do not forget to do anything.
- Most Summaries can also be found in our Weekly Updates.
- If a decision is made in the moot, and a user later wishes to reverse or significantly revise that decision, they may only do so through a Consensus Track thread to present overly-frequent policy changes.
This reference is added after all the timezone names that are Daylight Saving Time timezones aka summer ones. If your country uses DST please make sure you check the summer one. If you add a summer timezone remember to add this reference.