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    Dilber

    Leaving Nationstates

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    Westwind

    I have an idea!

    Sun Tzu called it the 'Divine Manipulation of the Threads'. When these five kinds of spy are all at work, no one can discover your secrets and systems. 1. Local spies - services of local inhabitants 2. Inward spies - making use of officials of the enemy 3. Converted spies - using the enemies spies for your own purposes 4. Doomed spies - taking false information to the enemy 5. Surviving spies - execute operations based on information gathered or situations created by other spies
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    Had already done so...
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    Elegarth

    [Killed] Ban On Capital Punishment

    I'd like to know more. Do share.
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    Darkesia

    [Killed] Ban On Capital Punishment

    Darkesia has abolished the court system in favor of more efficient ~though often messier~ means of deterrent.
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    Davelands

    [Killed] Ban On Capital Punishment

    AGAINST AGAINST AGAINST
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    Benjabobaria

    [Killed] Ban On Capital Punishment

    Capital punishment is fun, vote against
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    Darkesia

    Hello from Europeia!

    You will do very well here.
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    Hello! I am the leader of a brand new, tiny nation titled The Confederacy of Sentristria here in the West Pacific. I played NationStates years ago and had my own region but I just wasn't getting anything out of it, but the past couple years of red hot politics here in the United States brought back my enthusiasm for politics, and so here I am! I hope to maybe get involved in diplomacy and politics, as those are two topics I am particularly interested in. I also enjoy economics, writing, and music, so if anyone wants their own anthem, hit me up and I'll make you one for free https://www.nationstates.net/nation=sentristria
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    KhanterWinters

    I have an idea!

    I am still ytying to use this forum for multiquotes so I will not quote: For Dispatchs: - I dislike that Red to be honest, it is so bright and cause me serious headache, and I am sure that there is a few people that sadly will provoke them an issue by the bright. - However, if it is true that I do not do so much for dispatches, I use the basic Wikipedia Format: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=khanterwinters/detail=factbook/id=main that allows me to play with it, without causing sting in my eyes for abuse of colour (I am not saying that Darkipedia is bad, it is just that for some sadly reason hurts my eyes). Flag: - If it is true that we need to update, I suggest a slight update, I do like the actual to be honest. I do like @Mediobogdum type of colours of his forum signature: http://prntscr.com/koh4zy (screencap) Comic-Sans: - I Vouch @Davelands to Hunt you if you want to try to remove it. Parliment System: - No No No and NO. Have not you heard the Coup in Lazarus? and Others Coups? Do not put ideas of Democracy, even Real life, Democracy is a Failed system. Vote of no Confidence: - Erm, just remember this quote "Do laws thinking in the worst of cases", Making a Vote of no confidence, in worst of cases, will cause Coup talkings. So, erm.. Nope (?) Hall of Nations-ect-stuff: - if you can make that Residents become Hall of Nations, and HoN be so active to nominate Deputies or Ministers, then you have a win-win. Remember that is a game, and the people who is in the ministery is because is the active people at all, and the people with experience. However, I could suggest a Civil Service or Education Service, to help new HoN to know how to work in each Ministery, to know the job of a Deputy, ect.
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    Neenee

    I have an idea!

    That's great, and I think something that simplified will be useful (because yes, people don't want to read), and will probably handle a lot of the questions/behavior that would otherwise come up on the RMB. I think my concern is the people who want the human contact, so to speak. They want to interact and ask questions. Obviously though, it is preferable that they read the things first and then ask, and we should encourage that. But, as long as the attitude is "Here, this will help" and not "Can't you read?" that should make a difference.
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    Davelands

    I have an idea!

    54 minutes ago: The Next Nazi Germany was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by The Holy Principality of Saint Mark. 55 minutes ago: Union memetica was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by The Holy Principality of Saint Mark. 7 hours ago: ASDASDSADSADSAPCLKKMPNFAD was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Mediobogdum. 1 day 7 hours ago: Marxist Furries was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Davelands. 2 days ago: Skedong was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Mediobogdum. 2 days 6 hours ago: Qpqpqpqpqpqlqpqpqp was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Mediobogdum. 2 days 19 hours ago: Afddd was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Mediobogdum. 2 days 19 hours ago: Dfgdfgdfc was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Mediobogdum. 3 days ago: Maniggers was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Mediobogdum. 4 days ago: Nazi Yulin Empire was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Neenee. 4 days ago: F You You Get No Nation was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Neenee. 6 days ago: DJ Lil Tay was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Davelands. 6 days ago: Meme-astan was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by The Holy Principality of Saint Mark. 6 days ago: Ballistikov was ejected and banned from The West Pacific by Overthinkers. This is the complete banjection list from the past week. All were banned for name/data infractions as you can easily see. I think that we have done a really good job in stopping the reflexive banjections for minor RMB infractions that was prevalent when I joined. In fact, I was almost banjected after a couple of months on the RMB because someone felt that I was speaking out of turn. You are right in that the general attitude to noobs asking the basic questions is usually "Here, read it". To be honest, it is easier than saying two paragraphs of boilerplate 5 times a day. But I recognize that some people don't want to read so I made a smaller version of the RMB Rules and added it to the WFE. It should be easier to look at and read. https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1084143
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    Davelands

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Shamelessly, I prefer the Former Delegate badge.
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    Fujai

    I have an idea!

    For the most part, in Hall elections, the most capable candidate has been chosen. In many cases that candidate happened to also be the most popular. I feel like it would increase participation and interest, and it would be a fairly simple change overall, the most jarring part of it would be ideological. We already have a strong meritocracy, and there's no reason that electing the Delegate would change that. I agree that it isn't much used, but it also isn't much advertised. My real gripe with it is that one of the people your appeal is heard by is the one who ejected you. Selecting jurors ad hoc would limit the bias of potential appeals and trials. I'd argue that ones in the dispatch are in a similar design, but a different style. The design is good, it's the execution that I feel is problematic and counter to accepted flag design, mainly with the gradient. A lot of flags on NS aren't so much flags for a nation or region as banners for a personality, which isn't bad, but perhaps not appropriate for a region. I can get a map made up this weekend, I think. I like the style Bran did it in, but a larger scale would be better. I can make a thread for it over in RP if you're into it and make an announcement on the RMB and Discord to start taking requests. Medio is the caretaker for Darkipedia right now, so it'd be up to him, but I'm glad you're into a redesign! You're right that it's not too much to ask, but in some cases it's just too much for people to do. At that point I don't think there's much to do apart from making it as accessible as possible. The RMB Etiquette dispatch might be one page, but there's just a lot of information there and it's not very user friendly. A little formatting could go a long way on that one in particular, though you're right that we're doing better than a couple years ago. I didn't know that the WFE had a size limit, is that determined by the amount of code or the amount of text displayed? Those numbers sound right, and if so that's a lot of progress. The most prevalent loss of population is probably less on banjections and more on people just leaving for their multitude of reasons. Comic Sans is overused and badly designed. Far be it from me to outlaw your fun, but there are plenty of fonts out there that can be upbeat and warm while keeping good design standards. I suggest looking at Google Fonts for others that may be better designed.
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    Fujai

    I have an idea!

    I love the spirit of this thread, and with that being said, here goes nothing! Government reforms - parliamentary system The delegate is elected by the Hall of Nations. This encourages participation in forum government, and keeps the delegate responsive to the people. The Hall would probably function as it does, although the Delegate could assume the Speaker's function. I don't have much thought on that at the moment. Ministers would continue to be elected or appointed as normal. Guardians would either stay as normal, or would have their positions assumed by the Ministers. Alternatively, a Minister of Security could be created that heads the Guardians. A vote of no confidence by the Hall can trigger a special election, with the victor serving until the end of the next term. No confidence votes can be used to either replace a single Minister or Delegate, or to remove and replace the whole Government. A better judicial system where people can appeal ejections and the like, where the people doing the ejecting don't sit on the jury. Have a functioning intelligence division. I've never seen or heard of any real activity in there, though perhaps they just do their jobs really well. Brainstorm ways to make the Hall actually matter outside of elections. Other assorted gripes The TWP flag could use an update. Since the last change, it's bothered me that the rays aren't symmetrical. Also gradients just aren't good for flags. An update should be something simple and instantly recognizable as TWP's flag. I have some variations that I've made over time here. Official dispatches should have a cohesive aesthetic. Everything looks so much better when there's a contiguous theme between dispatches. Think of us as an RL university. You would want the websites for the colleges and departments to follow the theme of the main university page so that people know they're on a university website. TWP colors would need to be solidified. I recommend #CC0000 for the red, #481C5E for the purple, and white. In dispatch terms, there should be a single header style, with a graphic and title that makes it obvious it's an official TWP dispatch. One menu below that would be for the main pages that should always be a click away. A second menu could be located either below that or to the side, that lists a table of contents or quick links specific to that dispatches needs. Here is an example of what I'm thinking of. A single body style would control the font and size used, as well as the way headings and subsections look and are divided. The footer style would be mainly aesthetic, containing a small section of quick links that includes the umbrella dispatch. @Neenee, how do you feel about these flag and theme ideas? We're really missing out on a vibrant part of a community by neglecting RP. We've kind of just accepted the fact that it isn't going to be popular in TWP, but it feels like we just need to collectively give it a shot. This can be in a ton of ways, there can be a lot more than just story RP and the like. It seems to me that there's a good possibility of using our nations for this, what with the map and factbook success we've had in the past. Edit: What I mean by "using our nations" is by encouraging things like the Teikei and the LoEA On that note, I'd be willing to put together a new map and keep it updated and try revamping Darkipedia, there's a whole lot of potential there. Here is a mockup for Darkipedia's main page. @Mediobogdum and @Davelands, I'm curious as to what you think of these. There are too many banjections for minor infractions. It'll take more effort to explain our rules to people, but it's certainly worth a shot. People don't like to read on the internet. Just tossing our rules at people and ejecting them when they don't read them isn't doing us any favors. That information should be offered in multiple places and different depths. There should be a very condensed form on the WFE, a more in depth form explained when people ignore what is on the WFE, and finally a dispatch with the whole list and explanations for after an RMB/telegram explanation. Newbies might be smelly at first but they tend to get better with age if we just give them a shot in the beginning, metaphorical or otherwise. Edit: Comic Sans and Papyrus should be outlawed in this region for crimes against humanity.
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    Darkesia

    Hello

    *Offers Welcome Chocolates* You will never be out of chocolate as long as you are part of the Great West Pacific!
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    Catterland

    Hello

    Thanks I wish I did. Alas, I'm having a chocolate deficit. If you see any of these, please let me know.
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    Ooey

    Greeting myself

    Thank you! I did want to know what to get involved in but Davelands answered that question!
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    Eli

    NS reminisces

    Sixguns, that's right. Vortex was awesome no doubt. Time is definitely a luxury