well, the current RoP is no *less* official than the one you're proposing, and that is an option in the vote. In fact, all it was waiting for in order to become official RoP was... actually *this vote*, which it then got excluded from. So yeah, it is a bit weird how this turned out.
Yes, I didn't mean to say that what I'm suggesting has any official status. It's in the vote because I suggested it (and if other members had put forward suggestions for what they wanted in the vote, then those would be in there too). What I meant was that if the current RoP had any official status, or informal democratic basis, then I would have put it in the vote even if members hadn't suggested it.
[EDIT: and I absolutely encourage people to vote W - no confidence. As discussed elsewhere, there is nothing wrong with this option and it should not be considered any sort of tabboo.
The PC being able to move topics to a vote quickly depends on their confidence that people feel able to use the 'no confidence' option whenever they don't feel represented by the options.
Yup, I agree with this at least. Anyone who would like other option(s) should vote no confidence rather than not voting, then suggest the option(s) they would like, and they can go in when the vote is rerun.
In this case, the only clear option given is one that IMO makes things too complicated and leaves way too many possible loopholes. The core policy test is the only concrete thing we have that keeps us a Pirate Party and stops us drifting on the sea of popular opinion and whatever groups decide to try hijack the organization. Therefore my favoured course of action is to stick with the current RoP and make them official, and spend more time considering the consequenses in all situations before making any major changes to it.]
If it's just the core policy test that you're concerned about, then we can run the vote with two issues, one for the core policy test, and one for the rest of the RoP. If there are other specific issues that members are concerned about, then we can add these to the vote, and vote on all the issues that are of concern. This way we can get RoP with every contentious issue sorted democratically, without having to wade through votes for things that aren't contentious. I personally don't see the point of including the current RoP in the vote wholesale since it's pretty rough (for one thing, as I mentioned, it's got bunches of question marks throughout), and I think it would make more sense to address each issue of concern individually. However if members want it in the vote, it will go in too.