a. All ESB policies and ESB bylaws shall be up for discussion by section. Then, participants can propose changes to these to improve upon them or move them between bylaws and policies.
c. The format shall be "ESB:Convention 2017/Policy review - TITLE" or "ESB:Convention 2017/Bylaws review - TITLE"
d. Everyone is welcome to comment on the discussions with suggestions to changes, ideas for merging and simplifying, and if they feel a certain policy is okay.
e Each discussion shall be open until discussion becomes complete and inactive as determined by the Bureaucrats.
D. Rule 4: Policy and Bylaws Review - Voting
1. All ESB policies and bylaws discussed shall be voted upon in accordance with the discussions section of the ESB Bylaws, except that the discussion shall take place at ESB:Convention.
2. After the initial review, the Bureaucrats shall take into account all suggested changes to all policies and shall make policy proposals containing the following:
a. Categorized into articles like the previous format (titles of policies such as I. Definitions, II. User conduct, etc.) except that sections may be condensed, merged, or eliminated.
b. Each new article shall be voted upon separately.
c. If there is any proposal to move a policy to the bylaws or vice versa, those that have passed shall be placed on the ESB:Provisional bylaws amendments page until they can be implemented into the language of the section it was proposed to move.
E. Rule 5: Debating and Voting - Resolutions
1. The convention may adopt resolutions which cannot be overruled or repealed until the succeeding convention unless stated in the new bylaws.
2. Any user can submit a resolution in writing to a resolutions discussion. The Bureaucrats will finalize the language and call for a vote of the resolution.
3. All resolutions require a three-quarters (75%) majority in support to pass, not counting neutral votes.
F. Rule 6: Discussion of fundamental issues
1. Any issue may be brought up to the convention for discussion during its entirety.
a. Following the adoption of the convention rules, a Bureaucrat shall start a thread requesting a list of fundamental issues to discuss.
b. If the Bureaucrats see that the issue fits within the discussion of fundamental issues as opposed to bylaws and resolutions, it shall be part of the list of issues to discuss.
c. All issues listed shall be the subject of their own convention discussion. Each subtopic will be a specific point within that discussion.
d. The goal of these discussions is to identify issues, their causes, and suggest solutions.
e. If a discussion runs its course or becomes too long, a Bureaucrat may end that round of discussion and began another outlining the summary and progress of what was discussed in the last round.
a. Discussion of fundamental issues may result in proposals to bylaws changes, policy changes, or a resolution and shall be incorporated into those discussions.
G. Rule 7: Adjournment
1. Once all convention business has concluded, a call for adjournment requires unanimous vote of the bureaucrats.
2. Once there has been a call for adjournment, a 70% vote in support of adjournment, not counting neutrals, must be reached.
Amendment - any change to a policy
Adjournment - ending/stopping (the convention)
Bylaws - policies that will not be changed regularly.
Convention - a series of discussions to review ESB and make decisions to improve for the future
Policy - a rule
Resolution - rules that will not be changed until the next convention