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==History==
 
==History==
 
===Early Membership (23 November - 13 January)===
 
===Early Membership (23 November - 13 January)===
On 23 November, 2005 an interesting topic in the Vestigia Vetustatis convinced Mimirswell to register and [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=673240&postcount=47 post] after lurking for some time.  The positive feedback (as well as a private conversation with Valus) would have Mimirswell continue posting at a frequent rate within the VV.  His posting focused between posting in the [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=67119 Historical Quiz Thread] and numerous posts on Classical history. These included:
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On 23 November, 2005 an interesting topic in the Vestigia Vetustatis convinced Mimirswell to register and [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=673240&postcount=47 post] after lurking for some time.  The positive feedback (as well as a private conversation with Valus) would have Mimirswell continue posting at a frequent rate within the VV.  His posting focused between posting in the [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=67119 Historical Quiz Thread] and numerous posts on Classical history. These included:
  
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=726705#postcount15 TWC Historic Society: Mithradates VI Eupator]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=726705#postcount15 TWC Historic Society: Mithradates VI Eupator]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41014 Speculation on Alcibiades and Epaminondas]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41014 Speculation on Alcibiades and Epaminondas]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=736252#postcount97 Defense of Alcibiades]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=736252#postcount97 Defense of Alcibiades]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=738856#postcount10 Syracuse in the Peloponesian Wars]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=738856#postcount10 Syracuse in the Peloponesian Wars]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=739700#postcount32 Disposition of the Achaemenian army and its defeat by the Greeks]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=739700#postcount32 Disposition of the Achaemenian army and its defeat by the Greeks]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=744892#postcount11 TWC Historic Society: Heraclius]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=744892#postcount11 TWC Historic Society: Heraclius]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=746664#postcount5 Greek Colonies - Oasis Polis]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=746664#postcount5 Greek Colonies - Oasis Polis]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=751134#postcount40 History of the Gladius]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=751134#postcount40 History of the Gladius]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=783920#post783920 Genealogy of the Phoenicians]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=783920#post783920 Genealogy of the Phoenicians]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=789316#post789316 Professional officers in the Roman Army]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=789316#post789316 Professional officers in the Roman Army]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=842427#post842427 The Roman Budget between 200BCE and 157BCE]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=842427#post842427 The Roman Budget between 200BCE and 157BCE]
  
These along with an eclectic mix of threads throughout the Thema Devia resulted in Mimirswell being patronized by Valus and confirmed as a Civitate on 13 January, 2006 on his 100th post.  As part of a pledge Mimirswell made in his Civitate post, he formed the short lived [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44903 Thoth Society].
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These along with an eclectic mix of threads throughout the Thema Devia resulted in Mimirswell being patronized by Valus and confirmed as a Civitate on 13 January, 2006 on his 100th post.  As part of a pledge Mimirswell made in his Civitate post, he formed the short lived [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44903 Thoth Society].
  
 
=== The Curia (14 January - 11 March)===
 
=== The Curia (14 January - 11 March)===
On 14 January, 2006 Mimirswell entered the Curia and began a series of reforms to change the structure of the staff and constitution.  His [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=747989&postcount=24 first post in the Prothalamos] outlined an aggressive change to the Staff system that would allow non-citizens to join staff and upon retiring be citizens.  Though this idea failed to gain much momentum, Mimirswell was undeterred.  Proposals that Mimirswell sponsored and drafted between 13 January and March 12, 2006:
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On 14 January, 2006 Mimirswell entered the Curia and began a series of reforms to change the structure of the staff and constitution.  His [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=747989&postcount=24 first post in the Prothalamos] outlined an aggressive change to the Staff system that would allow non-citizens to join staff and upon retiring be citizens.  Though this idea failed to gain much momentum, Mimirswell was undeterred.  Proposals that Mimirswell sponsored and drafted between 13 January and March 12, 2006:
  
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41573 Senatorii for CP's Amendment]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41573 Senatorii for CP's Amendment]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43439 Revision of Syntagma: Magisterial Elections]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43439 Revision of Syntagma: Magisterial Elections]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43516 Revision of Syntagma: Laws]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43516 Revision of Syntagma: Laws]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43769 Legislation Act Revision Bill]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43769 Legislation Act Revision Bill]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44202 Syntagma Pro-Curator Bill]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44202 Syntagma Pro-Curator Bill]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44263 Imperator Veto Revision Bill]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44263 Imperator Veto Revision Bill]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44900 Revision of Syntagma: Citizen Classes]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44900 Revision of Syntagma: Citizen Classes]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45608 Rev. of Syntagma: Curia Votes Act]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45608 Rev. of Syntagma: Curia Votes Act]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46014 Secret Ballots Act Rev.]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46014 Secret Ballots Act Rev.]
  
Perhaps the most important Bill that Mimirswell espoused during this time  was the formation of the [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41974 Consilium de Civitate].  Initially proposed by [[Wild Bill Kelso]], Mimirswell adopted the proposal after Wild Bill Kelso had grown weary of debating it.  Though it took two proposals and four months, it passed.  It was also during this time that he also first advocated the Medal/Award System that is used today (though it would take over a year before it was implemented).
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Perhaps the most important Bill that Mimirswell espoused during this time  was the formation of the [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41974 Consilium de Civitate].  Initially proposed by [[Wild Bill Kelso]], Mimirswell adopted the proposal after Wild Bill Kelso had grown weary of debating it.  Though it took two proposals and four months, it passed.  It was also during this time that he also first advocated the Medal/Award System that is used today (though it would take over a year before it was implemented).
  
 
As a result of his near ubiquitous presence within the Prothalamos, Justinian, the newly elected Republican Consul appointed Mimirswell as [[Pro-Curator]] on 13 March, 2006.  A day before, after volunteering twice before, Mimirswell was chosen as [[Urbanis Legio]] of the VV.
 
As a result of his near ubiquitous presence within the Prothalamos, Justinian, the newly elected Republican Consul appointed Mimirswell as [[Pro-Curator]] on 13 March, 2006.  A day before, after volunteering twice before, Mimirswell was chosen as [[Urbanis Legio]] of the VV.
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==== Pro-Curator ====
 
==== Pro-Curator ====
As Pro-Curator, Mimirswell took a harsh line on off-topic posting within the Curia, drawing the ire of some members of Senior Staff when he culled their "spam" posts in several threads.  Mimirswell ignored such ire and gradually the Curia acclimated to the new atmosphere.  No longer able to propose Bills, Mimirswell instead used his position to draft the bills of others so they would meet the constitutional criteria to enable them to vote.  He created several tools still in use today by the modern [[Curator]], such as the [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49442 Compiled Curia Information]; he also took the then unprecedented step of seeking [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49889 feedback] within the Curia on his job.
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As Pro-Curator, Mimirswell took a harsh line on off-topic posting within the Curia, drawing the ire of some members of Senior Staff when he culled their "spam" posts in several threads.  Mimirswell ignored such ire and gradually the Curia acclimated to the new atmosphere.  No longer able to propose Bills, Mimirswell instead used his position to draft the bills of others so they would meet the constitutional criteria to enable them to vote.  He created several tools still in use today by the modern [[Curator]], such as the [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49442 Compiled Curia Information]; he also took the then unprecedented step of seeking [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49889 feedback] within the Curia on his job.
  
 
==== Urbanis Legio ====
 
==== Urbanis Legio ====
 
Whilst Pro-Curator, Mimirswell was also Urbanis Legio of the VV.  Focusing strongly on keeping the standards of the forum high, he spent much of his time advocating using credible sources, proper formatting of posts, and the merits of constructive criticism.  He also discovered that [[Marduk of Babylon]] was plagiarizing a great deal of material, including some from fellow forum members.  In staff, he focused on improving the overall efficiency of staff with ideas such as (requires Moderator's Den access):
 
Whilst Pro-Curator, Mimirswell was also Urbanis Legio of the VV.  Focusing strongly on keeping the standards of the forum high, he spent much of his time advocating using credible sources, proper formatting of posts, and the merits of constructive criticism.  He also discovered that [[Marduk of Babylon]] was plagiarizing a great deal of material, including some from fellow forum members.  In staff, he focused on improving the overall efficiency of staff with ideas such as (requires Moderator's Den access):
  
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45989 Proxy Server FAQ]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45989 Proxy Server FAQ]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46132 Helpful Links for Moderation]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46132 Helpful Links for Moderation]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46000 UL Fora Coverage]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46000 UL Fora Coverage]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47276 How to create a RSS for improved Moderation]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47276 How to create a RSS for improved Moderation]
  
On 22 April, 2006 Mimirswell was [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48579 elected Quaestor].
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On 22 April, 2006 Mimirswell was [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48579 elected Quaestor].
  
 
==== Other Contributions ====
 
==== Other Contributions ====
 
During this time period, Mimirswell was not solely active in his capacity to Staff/Curia, he also wrote a number of Articles, including:
 
During this time period, Mimirswell was not solely active in his capacity to Staff/Curia, he also wrote a number of Articles, including:
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47800 A Treatise on the Defense of Elections]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47800 A Treatise on the Defense of Elections]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=981291#post981291 Byzantine Influence on the Medieval West]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=981291#post981291 Byzantine Influence on the Medieval West]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47552 Results find "Intercessory Prayer" Ineffective]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47552 Results find "Intercessory Prayer" Ineffective]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48212 Divine Command Theory]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48212 Divine Command Theory]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51243 Ontological Arguments]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51243 Ontological Arguments]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48804 Epicurean Paradox]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48804 Epicurean Paradox]
  
 
=== Curator and Praetor (19 May - 11 October) ===
 
=== Curator and Praetor (19 May - 11 October) ===
Mimirswell was [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51116 appointed Praetor] on 17 May, 2006 and on 8 June, 2006 Mimirswell was [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=52285 ratified Curator] after being selected by Archer to replace Justinian.  During this time, Mimirswell primarily continued on as he had as Pro-Curator but with the inclusion of the Consilium Belli, he focused attention on improving the [[Total War Community]].  He initiated an idea for an [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55362 Index for Modding threads] that would eventually evolve into the [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55311 Ideal Forum Structure for Modifications].  Fabolous was appointed [[Pro-Curator]] during this time.
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Mimirswell was [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51116 appointed Praetor] on 17 May, 2006 and on 8 June, 2006 Mimirswell was [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=52285 ratified Curator] after being selected by Archer to replace Justinian.  During this time, Mimirswell primarily continued on as he had as Pro-Curator but with the inclusion of the Consilium Belli, he focused attention on improving the [[Total War Community]].  He initiated an idea for an [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55362 Index for Modding threads] that would eventually evolve into the [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55311 Ideal Forum Structure for Modifications].  Fabolous was appointed [[Pro-Curator]] during this time.
  
He was also tasked by the staff, in his role as Curial Liaison (and because he was a leading proponent), to explain the [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58208 Staff Proposal: New Direction for the Curia] which would prove to be one of the more controversial changes to the Curia.  Mimirswell left the site before the proposal was fully enacted due to time constraints from work.  Mimirswell resigned the rank of Curator temporarily to [[imb39]] on 16 August, 2006 and he would serve as Curator during this period.  Mimirswell returned on 15 September, 2006 but did not choose to retain the Curator position; instead, Fabolous was ratified.
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He was also tasked by the staff, in his role as Curial Liaison (and because he was a leading proponent), to explain the [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58208 Staff Proposal: New Direction for the Curia] which would prove to be one of the more controversial changes to the Curia.  Mimirswell left the site before the proposal was fully enacted due to time constraints from work.  Mimirswell resigned the rank of Curator temporarily to [[imb39]] on 16 August, 2006 and he would serve as Curator during this period.  Mimirswell returned on 15 September, 2006 but did not choose to retain the Curator position; instead, Fabolous was ratified.
  
 
==== Praetor ====
 
==== Praetor ====
 
Mimirswell as Praetor was given administrative permissions over BBcode, updating it to include [del],[s],[jump],[anchor],[fieldset],[legend], and many others.  He also took an interest in reorganizing and updating various Staff Policies, including (requires Moderator's Den access):
 
Mimirswell as Praetor was given administrative permissions over BBcode, updating it to include [del],[s],[jump],[anchor],[fieldset],[legend], and many others.  He also took an interest in reorganizing and updating various Staff Policies, including (requires Moderator's Den access):
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=57241 Moderator's Handbook]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=57241 Moderator's Handbook]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=56884 Staff Policy and Information]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=56884 Staff Policy and Information]
  
 
=== Removal of Archer as Imperator (October 12 - November 15) ===
 
=== Removal of Archer as Imperator (October 12 - November 15) ===
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For some time, Mimirswell had been advocating the removal of [[Honor&Glory]] from staff as well as a cessation of political infighting in Hexagon Council primarily between [[Belisarius]] and [[Tacticalwithdrawal]].  Dismayed by the lack of leadership from Archer, and his increasingly erratic actions, Mimirswell, along with the rest of Senior Staff began a discourse on whether they should resign or seek out intervention by ON.  Meanwhile, at the behest of [[Tacticalwithdrawal]] and [[Ogre]], Mimirswell fixed a series of hacks and changes implemented by either [[Mithras]] or [[Besim]] to enable the various ON sites to update from 3.0.x to 3.6.x.  The work was done primarily at Zoo Admin and then ported to the various other sites on ON.
 
For some time, Mimirswell had been advocating the removal of [[Honor&Glory]] from staff as well as a cessation of political infighting in Hexagon Council primarily between [[Belisarius]] and [[Tacticalwithdrawal]].  Dismayed by the lack of leadership from Archer, and his increasingly erratic actions, Mimirswell, along with the rest of Senior Staff began a discourse on whether they should resign or seek out intervention by ON.  Meanwhile, at the behest of [[Tacticalwithdrawal]] and [[Ogre]], Mimirswell fixed a series of hacks and changes implemented by either [[Mithras]] or [[Besim]] to enable the various ON sites to update from 3.0.x to 3.6.x.  The work was done primarily at Zoo Admin and then ported to the various other sites on ON.
  
While work was being done on the other sites, Mimirswell was demoted and [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1256785&postcount=144 accused of seeking to take over the position of Imperator by Archer]. Though it is true that several had suggested it, Mimirswell had declined, citing lack of desire and lack of time.  In addition, he had recently declined a possible position as Network Administrator for ON for the same reasons.
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While work was being done on the other sites, Mimirswell was demoted and [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1256785&postcount=144 accused of seeking to take over the position of Imperator by Archer]. Though it is true that several had suggested it, Mimirswell had declined, citing lack of desire and lack of time.  In addition, he had recently declined a possible position as Network Administrator for ON for the same reasons.
 
==== Reconcillation====
 
==== Reconcillation====
After Archer sought reconciliation with staff, Mimirswell (along with others such as [[Tacticalwithdrawal]]) set about reforming TWC to operate without an Imperator (as ON had not replaced Archer) as well as without Network Administrators (both of who were MIA).  To do so, he created a series of topics, [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65211 advocating the dissolution of the Triumvirate], [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65315 creation of a Technical Support team with the inclusion of Simetrical], as well as [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65597 reforming administrator permissions to prevent major security risks]. After a few weeks of the new system, Mimirswell was satisfied that the instability was past and he [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=68654 resigned] from Staff on 15 November, 2006.
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After Archer sought reconciliation with staff, Mimirswell (along with others such as [[Tacticalwithdrawal]]) set about reforming TWC to operate without an Imperator (as ON had not replaced Archer) as well as without Network Administrators (both of who were MIA).  To do so, he created a series of topics, [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65211 advocating the dissolution of the Triumvirate], [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65315 creation of a Technical Support team with the inclusion of Simetrical], as well as [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65597 reforming administrator permissions to prevent major security risks]. After a few weeks of the new system, Mimirswell was satisfied that the instability was past and he [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=68654 resigned] from Staff on 15 November, 2006.
  
 
===The Purchase (January 14 - 20) ===
 
===The Purchase (January 14 - 20) ===
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===Recent Events (January 21 - Present)===
 
===Recent Events (January 21 - Present)===
After the Purchase by imb39, Mimirswell was reinstated to Site Administrator.  His current role is vizier and technical support.  Recent accomplishments include the installation of the [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=98732 Medal/Award system] as well as various template fixes for the Medieval skin and Rahl's skin.  He underwent scrutiny by various members of the Curia, among them [[Professor420]] and [[the Black Prince]] [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=97391 suggesting that he resign].
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After the Purchase by imb39, Mimirswell was reinstated to Site Administrator.  His current role is vizier and technical support.  Recent accomplishments include the installation of the [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=98732 Medal/Award system] as well as various template fixes for the Medieval skin and Rahl's skin.  He underwent scrutiny by various members of the Curia, among them [[Professor420]] and [[the Black Prince]] [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=97391 suggesting that he resign].
  
 
On March 14-20, 2007 - Mimirswell was appointed Tribune (pro tempore).  
 
On March 14-20, 2007 - Mimirswell was appointed Tribune (pro tempore).  
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
* [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/member.php?u=8066 TWC Profile]
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* [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/member.php?u=8066 TWC Profile]
  
  

Latest revision as of 04:44, 18 February 2020




Mimirswell
Mimirswell.gif

Site Administrator of TWC

Badges/Staff Roles:Civitate, Patrician, Senatorii
Patron:Valus
Patron of:Empress Meg


Overview

Mimirswell is a Council Member and Administrator of Total War Center. His contributions to the forum largely reside within the Curia, Common Community (particularly the Vestigia Vetustatis), Staff and Technical Staff.

  • Became Civitate: 13 January, 2006
  • Appointed Urbanis Legio: 12 March, 2006
  • Appointed Pro-Curator: 13 March, 2006
  • Appointed Patrician: 13 April, 2006
  • Elected Quaestor: 22 April, 2006
  • Appointed Praetor: 17 May, 2006
  • Ratified Curator: 8 June, 2006
  • Resigned Curator: 16 August, 2006
  • Resigned as Site Administrator: 15 November, 2006
  • Rejoined as Site Administrator: 14 January, 2007

History

Early Membership (23 November - 13 January)

On 23 November, 2005 an interesting topic in the Vestigia Vetustatis convinced Mimirswell to register and post after lurking for some time. The positive feedback (as well as a private conversation with Valus) would have Mimirswell continue posting at a frequent rate within the VV. His posting focused between posting in the Historical Quiz Thread and numerous posts on Classical history. These included:

These along with an eclectic mix of threads throughout the Thema Devia resulted in Mimirswell being patronized by Valus and confirmed as a Civitate on 13 January, 2006 on his 100th post. As part of a pledge Mimirswell made in his Civitate post, he formed the short lived Thoth Society.

The Curia (14 January - 11 March)

On 14 January, 2006 Mimirswell entered the Curia and began a series of reforms to change the structure of the staff and constitution. His first post in the Prothalamos outlined an aggressive change to the Staff system that would allow non-citizens to join staff and upon retiring be citizens. Though this idea failed to gain much momentum, Mimirswell was undeterred. Proposals that Mimirswell sponsored and drafted between 13 January and March 12, 2006:

Perhaps the most important Bill that Mimirswell espoused during this time was the formation of the Consilium de Civitate. Initially proposed by Wild Bill Kelso, Mimirswell adopted the proposal after Wild Bill Kelso had grown weary of debating it. Though it took two proposals and four months, it passed. It was also during this time that he also first advocated the Medal/Award System that is used today (though it would take over a year before it was implemented).

As a result of his near ubiquitous presence within the Prothalamos, Justinian, the newly elected Republican Consul appointed Mimirswell as Pro-Curator on 13 March, 2006. A day before, after volunteering twice before, Mimirswell was chosen as Urbanis Legio of the VV.

Pro-Curator and Urbanis Legio (12 March - 18 May)

Pro-Curator

As Pro-Curator, Mimirswell took a harsh line on off-topic posting within the Curia, drawing the ire of some members of Senior Staff when he culled their "spam" posts in several threads. Mimirswell ignored such ire and gradually the Curia acclimated to the new atmosphere. No longer able to propose Bills, Mimirswell instead used his position to draft the bills of others so they would meet the constitutional criteria to enable them to vote. He created several tools still in use today by the modern Curator, such as the Compiled Curia Information; he also took the then unprecedented step of seeking feedback within the Curia on his job.

Urbanis Legio

Whilst Pro-Curator, Mimirswell was also Urbanis Legio of the VV. Focusing strongly on keeping the standards of the forum high, he spent much of his time advocating using credible sources, proper formatting of posts, and the merits of constructive criticism. He also discovered that Marduk of Babylon was plagiarizing a great deal of material, including some from fellow forum members. In staff, he focused on improving the overall efficiency of staff with ideas such as (requires Moderator's Den access):

On 22 April, 2006 Mimirswell was elected Quaestor.

Other Contributions

During this time period, Mimirswell was not solely active in his capacity to Staff/Curia, he also wrote a number of Articles, including:

Curator and Praetor (19 May - 11 October)

Mimirswell was appointed Praetor on 17 May, 2006 and on 8 June, 2006 Mimirswell was ratified Curator after being selected by Archer to replace Justinian. During this time, Mimirswell primarily continued on as he had as Pro-Curator but with the inclusion of the Consilium Belli, he focused attention on improving the Total War Community. He initiated an idea for an Index for Modding threads that would eventually evolve into the Ideal Forum Structure for Modifications. Fabolous was appointed Pro-Curator during this time.

He was also tasked by the staff, in his role as Curial Liaison (and because he was a leading proponent), to explain the Staff Proposal: New Direction for the Curia which would prove to be one of the more controversial changes to the Curia. Mimirswell left the site before the proposal was fully enacted due to time constraints from work. Mimirswell resigned the rank of Curator temporarily to imb39 on 16 August, 2006 and he would serve as Curator during this period. Mimirswell returned on 15 September, 2006 but did not choose to retain the Curator position; instead, Fabolous was ratified.

Praetor

Mimirswell as Praetor was given administrative permissions over BBcode, updating it to include [del],[s],[jump],[anchor],[fieldset],[legend], and many others. He also took an interest in reorganizing and updating various Staff Policies, including (requires Moderator's Den access):

Removal of Archer as Imperator (October 12 - November 15)

(For a general overview, see Staff Rebellion)

For some time, Mimirswell had been advocating the removal of Honor&Glory from staff as well as a cessation of political infighting in Hexagon Council primarily between Belisarius and Tacticalwithdrawal. Dismayed by the lack of leadership from Archer, and his increasingly erratic actions, Mimirswell, along with the rest of Senior Staff began a discourse on whether they should resign or seek out intervention by ON. Meanwhile, at the behest of Tacticalwithdrawal and Ogre, Mimirswell fixed a series of hacks and changes implemented by either Mithras or Besim to enable the various ON sites to update from 3.0.x to 3.6.x. The work was done primarily at Zoo Admin and then ported to the various other sites on ON.

While work was being done on the other sites, Mimirswell was demoted and accused of seeking to take over the position of Imperator by Archer. Though it is true that several had suggested it, Mimirswell had declined, citing lack of desire and lack of time. In addition, he had recently declined a possible position as Network Administrator for ON for the same reasons.

Reconcillation

After Archer sought reconciliation with staff, Mimirswell (along with others such as Tacticalwithdrawal) set about reforming TWC to operate without an Imperator (as ON had not replaced Archer) as well as without Network Administrators (both of who were MIA). To do so, he created a series of topics, advocating the dissolution of the Triumvirate, creation of a Technical Support team with the inclusion of Simetrical, as well as reforming administrator permissions to prevent major security risks. After a few weeks of the new system, Mimirswell was satisfied that the instability was past and he resigned from Staff on 15 November, 2006.

The Purchase (January 14 - 20)

(For an overview, see The Purchase)

imb39 had been inquiring to Mimirswell about whether or not he would rejoin the Hexagon Council after the incidents involving Besim. Though initially declining, Mimirswell agreed to rejoin staff on 14 January, 2007. On 16 January, 2007 Meiyogen appointed Honor&Glory as sole Administrator, quickly resulting in the firing of most of staff, including Mimirswell. Mimirswell focused his efforts primarily on establishing a new site based on the backups created by staff. During this period, Mimirswell suffered from pneumonia but still endeavored to implement the backup with Simetrical.

Recent Events (January 21 - Present)

After the Purchase by imb39, Mimirswell was reinstated to Site Administrator. His current role is vizier and technical support. Recent accomplishments include the installation of the Medal/Award system as well as various template fixes for the Medieval skin and Rahl's skin. He underwent scrutiny by various members of the Curia, among them Professor420 and the Black Prince suggesting that he resign.

On March 14-20, 2007 - Mimirswell was appointed Tribune (pro tempore). On May 31, 2007, Mimirswell was appointed Tribune.


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