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0006448Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Noblespublic2014-02-26 14:492014-02-27 11:12
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0006448: After losing election, former mayor gets unhappy thought from unfulfilled mandate
My major mandated 3 crossbow bolts to be made immediately before a new major was elected. He then got a bad thought because his mandate was unfilled and another because no one was punished (because he was no longer mayor, so could not order punishment).

run a fort until a mayor makes a mandate just before being voted out.
Intentional/Expected?, mandate, Mayor
related to 0000950resolved Toady One No annoucement when new Mayor is elected. 
Issue History
2014-02-26 14:49winnerNew Issue
2014-02-26 14:50winnerTag Attached: mandate
2014-02-26 14:50winnerTag Attached: Mayor
2014-02-26 15:01winnerNote Added: 0024569
2014-02-26 17:45FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000950
2014-02-26 17:45FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-02-26 17:46FootkerchiefSummaryold mayor thinks mandate disobeyed, because new major elected. => After losing election, former mayor gets unhappy thought from unfulfilled mandate
2014-02-26 17:55FootkerchiefNote Added: 0024572
2014-02-27 09:40winnerNote Added: 0024575
2014-02-27 09:44winnerNote Added: 0024576
2014-02-27 11:12FootkerchiefNote Added: 0024577
2014-02-27 11:12FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-02-27 11:12FootkerchiefResolutionopen => no change required
2014-02-27 11:12FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief

2014-02-26 15:01   
It caught my attention because he went insane from grief right as I was making bolts.
2014-02-26 17:55   
What makes you think this isn't intentional? I can see why he'd be upset.
2014-02-27 09:40   
There wasn't enough time to react. His mandate was cancelled while it was still brown.

For ordinary nobles that can only be replaced deliberately it makes sense for them to assume that loss of position means loss of mandate but mayors are elected frequently so just as decrees last beyond a single term, their mandates should still have power even though they no longer do.

(a solution might be to give mandates an independent existence from the noble that created it so that it can still be obeyed after the change in leadership.)
2014-02-27 09:44   
*(note) in real life decrees last beyond a single term
2014-02-27 11:12   
You can edit your notes instead of posting multiple notes in a row.

The proposed fixes sound like feature requests. I'm pretty sure this behavior is intentional, at least for the time being.