Get involved in Parliament
Every voice matters

Here in WolvHaven parliament, we value the views and opinions of people
on a whole range of subjects. Make your voice heard and make a change.
This is our WolvHaven, not a WolvHaven for the few.


About Parliament ⇨ Parliamentary Business ⇨ Get Involved ⇩
 Proposing a bill

As long as you are a WolvHaven citizen, you may propose bills for changes you wish to see in WolvHaven.

  1. Create a new bill using Google Docs. Please use the bill template and reference the example bill given within the same document. Feel free to consult the public bills office for help or any questions if any. (Public bills office consists of: SilverWolv, Hinwapoon, GreenMC, _Ezzo)
  2. Once done, look for the next upcoming parliament session.
  3. Post your bill using the format stated in the parliament event page in the comments section using the format given in the event page itself

Please note that bills that call for the demotion, banning, issuing of warning(s), kicking, muting and removal of seat(s) of someone are non-binding. Meaning that no action will be taken if the bill passes.

 Parliament etiquette

In order to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard, we ask for everyone to follow these parliament etiquette rules.

◼Speaking: In order to let your voice be heard, you will need to speak and debate in Parliament.

  1. Do not speak unless you are given the call. (Exception: Hear Hear)
  2. To request for a call jump repeatedly from your seat. The speaker will give priority to elected representatives seated in front. Otherwise, the speaker will choose whoever that catches his attention first.
  3. You are usually given 5 minutes to speak. However, the speaker may cut short the amount of time at his/her discretion.
  4. Indicate end of speeches using “fin.”
  5. Ask all questions in one call. Do not wait for a reply or answer from the person you are questioning. The call will be given to the person afterwards to reply to your question.
    1. When answering a question, one is not allowed to ask another question
  6. Do not speak directly to any member. For example:
    Correct: A’s previous comments about the issue, it shows that he does not understand the context of the situation.
    Incorrect: A, your comments previously show that you do not understand the context of the situation.
  7. Do not make unparliamentary remarks. Some examples include:
    1. Making false allegations
    2. Usage of disrespectful terms on another member
    3. Usage of vulgar language (Exception: Quoting another member)

◼Point of order: A point of order is a query as to whether correct procedure is being followed.

  1. A point of order may be called without the need for a call
  2. To make a point of order:
    1. Frontbench: Walk up to the despatch box and wait for the speaker to call you to present your point of order
    2. Backbench: Jump repeatedly and wait for the speaker to call you to present your point of order
  3. Examples include:
    1. Someone has made an unparliamentary remark and the speaker has not asked for the remark to be withdrawn
      My honourable friend, XXX has made several remarks which are untrue. I move that these remarks be withdrawn.
    2. Someone should be kicked out of the chamber
      I move that the member XXX has not only interrupted several calls, but has also defied the orders of the chair (speaker) and should be removed from the chamber.
    3. The speaker is not following procedures properly
      With due respect, Mr Speaker, I would like to raise a point that you have given the call only to backbenchers so far and have not been giving people on the front bench the call.

◼General Behavior: In order to ensure parliament runs smoothly, please observe these rules regarding behavior.

  1. Do not fly, jump around, throw/shoot projectiles, use weapons and/or potions of any kind
  2. Do not backseat moderate – it is the speaker’s job to maintain order in the chamber
  3. Use /msg or /m to communicate with other people on the server

◼Voting: Parliament decides on issues through a series of votes. These rules are to be observed when voting

  1. The speaker will ask a question. Enter Aye/No in chat to vote.
  2. When a division is called:
    1. Proceed to the respective voting lobbies (Aye/No) located at the left or right of the speaker’s chair
    2. Queue up in front of the desks located at the voting lobbies and press the button to vote
    3. Check to ensure your name appears on the scoreboard with a score of 1 (aye) or 0 (no)
    4. If your vote is logged, walk through the division lobby and back into the chamber through the exit doors.
  3. You are not allowed to vote before a vote is called
  4. You may choose to remain in or leave the lobby and chamber after your vote has been logged

◼Seating: Please note the seating arrangement of the parliament chamber.

  1. The front bench (1st row on either side) is reserved for elected MPs
  2. The backbenches (2nd-4th row on either side) is free seating.

◼Section 25: If you can’t behave properly, get out! We’ll manage without you!

  1. Section 25A gives the speaker the right to kick out any member in the chamber for the rest of the time allocated for a bill/motion/debate
  2. Section 25B gives the speaker the right to kick out any member in the chamber for a period ranging from the rest of the session to a few weeks. 25B should only be used if the member continues to misbehave after 25A has been ruled.
  3. Section 25C gives any member of staff the right to temporarily ban/mute/kick any member after 25B has been ruled.