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The United Shops of Scratch - Topic 1 (2016-2018)

The United Shops of Scratch (USS)
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Welcome to the first official discussion topic for the United Shops of Scratch (the USS), a topic that was used by the federation between the federation's creation in October 2016, until Austinato's resignation as owner in November 2018. This period of leadership saw an abundance of positions and laws being created, all while the total number of member shops soared to as high as 50. As of March 2021, this period of leadership also had the most partnerships with other federations at six. For reference, most of the partnerships used the following phrase as its foundation: “if one union fails, one will support the other.”

In terms of membership, Austinato served as Owner of the federation for all of this period, joined by monkeytrooper as Co-Owner. There were also various people who held high positions, with some prominent members being President TimeLordPlanet, Vice President 78ch3, Secretary jromagnoli, and (apparent only remaining) Justice hellounicorns2.

This period of the federation's history came to an end when Austinato announced that he was planning to resign, starting the transition process on October 5, 2018. An election later in the month resulted in -XxX-MEOW-XxX-'s victory, making them the next owner of the federation. They created the new topic on November 1, and Austinato officially resigned the following day.

Since then, the United Shops of Scratch has been ran by four different leaders: -XxX-MEOW-XxX- (Nov. 2018-July 2019), NYCDOT (July 2019-Aug. 2020), GrahamSH (Aug. 2020-Jan. 2021), and currently 78ch3 (since Jan. 2021.) Coincidentally, 78ch3 served as the Vice President for this period of USS history.

Last updated: March 15, 2021

Last edited by Austinato (March 16, 2021 00:26:46)



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Signatures are a strange one really aren't they?
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The History of the United Shops of Scratch
Written by Austinato


This post previously contained a detailed history of the first period of the United Shops of Scratch. It has since been removed, but you can access an abbreviated history of all five current periods of USS history by clicking here.

Last Updated: March 15, 2021


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*This section contains the population counts of the USS as of March 19, 2018. It has not been updated since then; if you wish to see a more recent count of the federation's population, please click here.

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The Official Guide to Joining the United Shops of Scratch

This post has been preserved for future reference. Please do not fill out these applications since these are outdated forms. If you are interested in joining the USS, please visit the current thread.

Last Edited: March 15, 2021


Positions
We have the following positions open, with the amount of entries available.
  • Shops (10+ entries available)
  • Organizations (three entries available)
  • Moderators (1-3 entries available)
  • Archivists (1-3 entries available)

Summaries
Here are explanations of the powers of each position available:

Shops
  • Entitled to up to three representatives.
  • Assistance with growth and employment.
  • Soon open to partnership agreements.
  • Soon added to shop lists.

Organizations
  • Entitled to up to two representatives.
  • Assistance with growth and employment.
  • Soon added to collaboration lists.

Moderators
  • Perform activity checks on member shops/organizations.
  • Update the Head Department on shop information.
  • Enforce the USS Guidelines and Community Guidelines in shops/organizations.

Under development.

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Owner: TacoCatProuductions
Shop Name: ☢✉TᗩᑕOᑕᗩTᑭᖇOᑌᗪᑌᑕTIOᑎ'ᔕ ᗰᗩGIᑕᗩᒪ ᗰᗩᖇKET™ NOW HIRING✉☢
Shop Description: Welcome to the ☢✉TᗩᑕOᑕᗩTᑭᖇOᑌᗪᑌᑕTIOᑎ'ᔕ ᗰᗩGIᑕᗩᒪ ᗰᗩᖇKET™ NOW HIRING✉☢! We will get a variety of different order types done within 4 days!
Shop Logo:

Shop Motto: We will never deny a guest, not even the most ridiculous request. - Mr. Krabs

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The United Shops of Scratch - Topic 1 (2016-2018)

Alos,
I may not have seen it, but is there a form to become a judge?

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Owner: Meh! (Bright-Idea)
Shop Name: -Perfection Graphics-
Shop Description: An all vector art shop for all your graphic needs.
Shop Logo:
Shop Motto: Personalized to Perfection!

I’m Back!
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The United Shops of Scratch - Topic 1 (2016-2018)

TacoCatProuductions wrote:

Owner: TacoCatProuductions
Shop Name: ☢✉TᗩᑕOᑕᗩTᑭᖇOᑌᗪᑌᑕTIOᑎ'ᔕ ᗰᗩGIᑕᗩᒪ ᗰᗩᖇKET™ NOW HIRING✉☢
Shop Description: Welcome to the ☢✉TᗩᑕOᑕᗩTᑭᖇOᑌᗪᑌᑕTIOᑎ'ᔕ ᗰᗩGIᑕᗩᒪ ᗰᗩᖇKET™ NOW HIRING✉☢! We will get a variety of different order types done within 4 days!
Shop Logo:

Shop Motto: We will never deny a guest, not even the most ridiculous request. - Mr. Krabs
Approved, welcome to The United Shops of Scratch! Please enjoy your stay!

TacoCatProuductions wrote:

Alos,I may not have seen it, but is there a form to become a judge?
Sorry, but we have not set up applications for judges yet, but once we set it up, I'll contact you.

Bright-Idea wrote:

Owner: Meh! (Bright-Idea)
Shop Name: -Perfection Graphics-
Shop Description: An all vector art shop for all your graphic needs.
Shop Logo:
Shop Motto: Personalized to Perfection!
Approved as well! Enjoy your stay!

I will also edit the main menu accordingly.

Thanks for reading,
Austinato


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So I get 7 reps?

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The United Shops of Scratch - Topic 1 (2016-2018)

TacoCatProuductions wrote:

So I get 7 reps?
Yes, for now, but me and Monkeytrooper are discussing on representatives and on whether or not to keep them.

You may pick your representatives if you wish, though.

Thanks for reading,
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Austinato wrote:

TacoCatProuductions wrote:

So I get 7 reps?
Yes, for now, but me and Monkeytrooper are discussing on representatives and on whether or not to keep them.

You may pick your representatives if you wish, though.

Thanks for reading,
Austinato
Okay Then….
I'm off to my shop…
Do i count as 1?

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The United Shops of Scratch - Topic 1 (2016-2018)

TacoCatProuductions wrote:

Austinato wrote:

TacoCatProuductions wrote:

So I get 7 reps?
Yes, for now, but me and Monkeytrooper are discussing on representatives and on whether or not to keep them.

You may pick your representatives if you wish, though.

Thanks for reading,
Austinato
Okay Then….
I'm off to my shop…
Do i count as 1?
You may count as one, but you may lend your seat to anyone that is officially observed as a member of your shop.

Thanks for reading,
Austinato


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The United Shops of Scratch - Topic 1 (2016-2018)

Here are my proposed changes to the rules:

Rule Changes wrote:

USS Membership & Removal Agreement
1.1 - Applying for becoming a USS member requires a proper application by a member of the named shop and approval by one of the USS Justices.
1.2 - Applications will be automatically declined if it is written by an individual that does not officially represent the shop (not listed in OP), even if the shop owner/representatives approve of the person.
1.3 - Shop ownership is identified as the OP (Original Poster.) If an official transfer of ownership occurs, please contact us immediately.
1.4 - Shop membership may be revoked if the shop is inactive, fails to comply to the Scratch Community Guidelines, AND/OR our rules.
2. Official Rules
2.1 - Do not join any other federations without approval of the Owner or Co-Owner.*
2.2 - Do not be rude to anyone inside or outside of the federation.
2.3 - You acknowledge that these rules may be expanded or modified in the future.
3. Freedoms
3.1 - You may merge with another shop. Please do so with the consent of the other shop owner(s), and the consent of the Owner of the USS.**
3.2 - You may openly deal with other shops to complete orders.
4. Hierarchy Regulation
4.1 - Justices should only complete decisions without any bias. If you complain about bias, please contact us immediately.
4.2 - The owner/co-owner shall not overrule without consent of the Justices.
4.3 - Moderators may not be a Justice at the same time.
5. Events not described here
5.1 - Any events not described here which may occur and requires proper addressing, will be added here.


*USS has control over USS/Shop relations and can monitor internal activity but other external shop activity that is not to do with USS is beyond our power. This includes the joining of other Unions/Federations

**Once again this is not for USS to decide and while we should be informed about the change it not for us to decide or consent the merge
Please take these into consideration

MT

Signatures are a strange one really aren't they?
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monkeytrooper wrote:

USS Membership & Removal Agreement
2.1 - Do not join any other federations without approval of the Owner or Co-Owner.*

3. Freedoms
3.1 - You may merge with another shop. Please do so with the consent of the other shop owner(s), and the consent of the Owner of the USS.**

*USS may moderate USS/shop relations and can monitor internal activity concerning shops, but any activity outside the USS (such as joining other federations) we do not moderate.
**Even though we don't have the power to restrict you from doing so, we ask for you to inform us for organizational reasons.
Please take these into consideration

MT
Alright, as for the proposed change to 2.1, I approve of. For 3.1, I approve of as well. These are reasonable and help us with moderating activity of USS shops.

If anyone opposes to these new laws, please say so immediately. If opposition goes through, we shall have an official vote.

Thanks for reading,
Austinato


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Austinato wrote:

monkeytrooper wrote:

USS Membership & Removal Agreement
2.1 - Do not join any other federations without approval of the Owner or Co-Owner.*

3. Freedoms
3.1 - You may merge with another shop. Please do so with the consent of the other shop owner(s), and the consent of the Owner of the USS.**

*USS may moderate USS/shop relations and can monitor internal activity concerning shops, but any activity outside the USS (such as joining other federations) we do not moderate.
**Even though we don't have the power to restrict you from doing so, we ask for you to inform us for organizational reasons.
Please take these into consideration

MT
Alright, as for the proposed change to 2.1, I approve of. For 3.1, I approve of as well. These are reasonable and help us with moderating activity of USS shops.

If anyone opposes to these new laws, please say so immediately. If opposition goes through, we shall have an official vote.

Thanks for reading,
Austinato
So we cannot join any other shop lists?
That could be a problem

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The United Shops of Scratch - Topic 1 (2016-2018)

TacoCatProuductions wrote:

So we cannot join any other shop lists? That could be a problem
2.1 - Do not join any other federations without approval of the Owner or Co-Owner.*
You're able to, but just with the approval of us. Are you already in another federation, if so which one?

Thanks for reading,
Austinato

Last edited by Austinato (Nov. 10, 2016 22:11:28)



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Law Proposition #1 - monkeytrooper, Stronger Moderation on Shop Statuses
USS Membership & Removal Agreement
2.1 - Do not join any other federations without approval of the Owner or Co-Owner.*

3. Freedoms
3.1 - You may merge with another shop. Please do so with the consent of the other shop owner(s), and the consent of the Owner of the USS.**

*USS may moderate USS/shop relations and can monitor internal activity concerning shops, but any activity outside the USS (such as joining other federations) we do not moderate.
**Even though we don't have the power to restrict you from doing so, we ask for you to inform us for organizational reasons.
Law Proposition #2 - Austinato, Law Opposition & Vote
3. Freedoms
3.3 - If more than two shops officially oppose a new law proposition, an official vote shall be conducted on whether (“YES”) or not (“NO”) that law should be enacted in USS.(NOTE)
(NOTE: I need help on whether the vote shall be between representatives or between shops.)

Thanks for reading,
Austinato


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Austinato wrote:

Law Proposition #1 - monkeytrooper, Stronger Moderation on Shop Statuses
USS Membership & Removal Agreement
2.1 - Do not join any other federations without approval of the Owner or Co-Owner.*

3. Freedoms
3.1 - You may merge with another shop. Please do so with the consent of the other shop owner(s), and the consent of the Owner of the USS.**

*USS may moderate USS/shop relations and can monitor internal activity concerning shops, but any activity outside the USS (such as joining other federations) we do not moderate.
**Even though we don't have the power to restrict you from doing so, we ask for you to inform us for organizational reasons.
Law Proposition #2 - Austinato, Law Opposition & Vote
3. Freedoms
3.3 - If more than two shops officially oppose a new law proposition, an official vote shall be conducted on whether (“YES”) or not (“NO”) that law should be enacted in USS.(NOTE)
(NOTE: I need help on whether the vote shall be between representatives or between shops.)

Thanks for reading,
Austinato
I understand. I am currently in Scratch Union\
For now, the voting will be through the shop. I will notify you if I would like to change.

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TacoCatProuductions wrote:

I understand. I am currently in Scratch Union
For now, the voting will be through the shop. I will notify you if I would like to change.
I officially approve of this interchange, so you have not broken a rule.

As for voting through the shop, it's a decision for all shops - not just yours. When elections occur, I was asking if all representatives participate or just simply shop owners. The only cons to representative-based votes is that representatives from the same shop may cluster up and take up most of the votes.

Thanks for reading,
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