The Curia is a forum within the Total War Center which has existed since late 2003. It was created for the purpose of aiding the Hexagon Council in the running of the forums. The Curia is responsible for awarding members with Citizenship, only Citizens may post in the Curia.
The Curia makes suggestions about the running of the forums and is responsible for maintaining the Constitution of the TWCenter. The Constitution dictates the procedure for election of the Curial Officers, which are essential to the running of the Curia and some site facets.
The Curia is moderated on a day-to-day basis by the Curator and, if required, his appointed deputies the Curator's Assistants.
According to the Constitution "It is the goal of the Curia to foster all communities within the forums of Total War Center, and in this spirit the Curia serves as an advisory group to, and an awards committee for, the site."
For the purposes of fulfilling its objectives, the Curia forum has four sub-forums for specific administrative uses and a fifth, the Symposium, for debate:
This is the forum where Citizenship applications are posted and then processed by the Citizenry.
A forum specifically created for formally proposing and discussing Amendments to the Constitution, Curial Decisions and the granting of Awards. Voting on proposals does not take place in this forum.
A forum for voting on proposals that have the required support and for the election of Curial Officers. Posting is limited to the notification of having voted.
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A citizens only discussion forum. The forum is designed for debate, and as such the rules are considered somewhat more relaxed compared to other parts of the forum.
The Symposium also includes a subforum for the storage of threads relevant to the history of TWC.
History of the Curia
Various reforms have taken place within the Curia over time. Details of changes to the constitution from 2007 onwards can be found in the Annals of Amendments
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Throughout its existence the Curia has been a controversial subject. Even in its foundation there were those that opposed it, namely The Black Prince. Many have claimed the Curia is not an effective administrative body, that mob rule simply does not work on a forum, or that the Curia does not have the ability to undertake its goals. Under various Admin's the Curia has struggled to define its place on the site, to what authority it should truly command. Under Ogre's Network the Curia's existence came up in various arguments, but the most pressing event was just before the sale of the site to Imb39, where the Curia was almost deleted. One major proponent of reforms to the Curia was Professor420.