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  1. 15 points
    What is it about a redemption story that draws us in? Is it the drama of the fall from grace? Is it the hope of a better tomorrow? Could it be that each of us has a nagging memory of a wrongdoing we hope won't follow us the rest of our IC, OOC, and IRL lives? The author of the White List Campaign telegram is betting on that. NationStates, for the most part, has a good Admin and Moderation team that does indeed protect its players. We've witnessed them warn, correct, suspend, ban, and delete accounts that commit everything from spam to flamebait to harassment. However, as most of us know, the communities and overall nature of gameplay extends to several off-site locations, such as forums, IRC, Skype, and Discord. Does the protection of the Admin and Moderation team extend to those locations? No. Do certain players take advantage of that? Yes. NationStates should be a safe space for people of all ages. A vast majority of communities have admin teams comprised of good, sensible, caring players who diligently extend the umbrella of protection to all facets of gameplay. They have long drawn a line of decency against bad behavior in the sand and proclaimed "Here we stand." The West Pacific has a long memory. We remember the White List author. We remember their actions. You and your kind will never be welcome here. Here we stand.
  2. 2 points
    Reçueçn

    Sasquatch sighting?

    Walking around Sherman Pass, apparently!
  3. 2 points
    Sensorland

    Sasquatch sighting?

    What's Bran doing in RL?
  4. 2 points
    Elegarth

    Response to the White List Author

    Man that white list proposal is so disgusting
  5. 2 points
    Eli

    Hello - it is Dilber's fault

    Dilber/Chucky Bear credit to Yy
  6. 2 points
    Winnipeg

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Has been banned, but it's a DHCP Address in Iowa, so it will likely return as a new IP at somepoint. You weren't the only account it attempted to login as. Thankfully the forum software's lockout/autounlock does it's job in preventing a true brute force attack, as it maxes out at 3 attempts.
  7. 1 point
    Saint Mark

    Hall of Peers Question

    No worries. It isn't urgent.
  8. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Hall of Peers Question

    I think when I built the forum, there were areas you, Halo, told me would be strictly for announcements. I may have built the restrictions into the forum rather than the masking, making it a complicated issue that I just have not had time to fiddle with. Fortunately for me and unfortunately for you, I am hosting my grandson this weekend and that means NS will receive very little attention from me.
  9. 1 point
    It’s Drunken Conquerors - what do you expect? Backed up by that other perennial dirtbag Block.
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    Winnipeg

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    He keeps trying....I've banned a few of the IPs now from there...all DHCP so it's probably not going to help...I may have to ban the IP Range from that ISP completely. I'm going to add his IPs to the firewall on the server as well, as I think the login page still renders if I ban an IP. If you find your account locked out, you should be able to try again in 15 minutes as it will auto unlock (provided numbnutz doesn't keep hitting it).
  12. 1 point
    Becoming a citizen is a simple way to contribute to your region. Plus, membership in the Hall of Nations allows you to propose and vote on legislation for the region, and to get involved with one or more of our Ministries to keep TWP Snarky & Free. To become a citizen of The West Pacific, complete BOTH steps listed below. Your application will be processed by the Office of the Delegate and you will be notified of the result or any updates in this thread. If you do not complete both steps, your application will be put on hold until both are complete. STEP 1: Fill out the following Google form. https://forms.gle/m7ntWDmPFZrTxkfe8 If you have any issues with the form (that are not a result of not reading the instructions), DM Overthinkers on Discord (@WeirdoXVII#8247). STEP 2: Copy the following oath to a new reply in this thread. Replace (nation name) with your nation name. I, (nation name), swear that I have, to the best of my knowledge, been completely truthful in applying for citizenship in The West Pacific and that I have no other NationStates identity that has not been made known in this application. I swear my allegiance to The West Pacific and its citizens, and I swear not to engage in hostilities against The West Pacific or to violate The Manners of Governance, or any laws made pursuant to it. That wasn't so hard, was it? Welcome to full membership in The Best Pacific!
  13. 1 point
    Psikuta

    Random Poll #2

    Matter, which consists of atoms, is said to make up estimately 4% of The Universe. Atoms are said to be 99% empty, which means, we only know about 0.04% of The Universe (and nota bene, not everything about that 0.04%). The rest - what it really is, how it works, is still a mystery, according to science. Something to think about.
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    Westwind

    Hello - it is Dilber's fault

    Except when it's ADN's fault. If Dark finds out..... .....yeah, probably best to blame ADN rather than Dilber.
  16. 1 point
    Adorable Davelands

    Random Poll #2

    We are arrogant enough to think that we have even a small idea about how the universe works. I suspect that we know less than %0.00001 of the answers. Heck, we had to create the concept of Dark Matter just to make our math work right. I'm going with the KISS method. There was an explosion that moved everything out. Gravity will eventually pull everything back together, even if that spot is past where we are right now (which is why we think the universe is expanding forever).
  17. 1 point
    Bhang Bhang Duc

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    I’ve been locked out of my account twice now by the same little shit (Casmar was his forum handle) that’s been stalking Dave. Dark reset my password for me after I managed to stuff that up.
  18. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    That's really not as easy as you might think. I will look at that when I look at the citizenship issues we discussed last night
  19. 1 point
    Ark

    Random Poll #2

    I’ll admit I’m not particularly well-versed in the science behind this question, but endless expansion seems to make more sense to me.
  20. 1 point
    ALON

    Random Poll #2

    The endless expansion fits a little better with my understanding of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (a system will move towards a state with higher entropy).
  21. 1 point
    Psikuta

    Random Poll #2

    Supposing that The Universe will change once the end of life happens, it will shrink from expansion, just to expand again, to provide life once again. The end creates a beginning. One option creates the other. If end means life ceases to exist here, then no conciousness will be able to experience the universe, so it is just like an end. If end means how the rest of the world acts without us or any other life form, I believe it will make cycles, each with maybe a slight change, but with the ending and the beginning staying the same.
  22. 1 point
    Saint Mark

    Hall of Peers Question

    It was supposed to have allowed Peers to post there. I'll make a request. Thanks for pointing this out, West. As for activity in The Hall of Peers, Bran asked us to think of a project we would like to consider and my idea involves the Peers!
  23. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Done and done.
  24. 1 point
    Sensorland

    Random Poll #2

    The Big Crunch... wouldn't that be nice? An infinite cycle of the universe. But alas, the scientific consensus seems to be that it'll be a heat death. Shame, that.
  25. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Random Poll #2

    Heat Death of The Universe has such a nice ring.
  26. 1 point
    Westwind

    Hall of Peers Question

    Thanks for the link, I'd thought that there was an announcement, but did not find it. I figured the appointment would be listed in the Hall of Peers though. Often times new forums are requested without posting rights in the first place, and then opened to the public later. I've been wondering why no one requested posting permissions be granted there since last March, but RL was rather busy back then for me, and as an involuntary Admin, I mind my own business unless the Admin team needs help. Might want to put in an Admin request if you want Peers to be able to post in there.
  27. 1 point
    Overthinkers

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Leave it. He is still an officer in TWPAF.
  28. 1 point
    @Imperial Caetroistan and @NovaBren accepted. @Mulvana Your application is on hold. You need to complete the second step as explained in the OP.
  29. 1 point
    Mediobogdum

    [Passed] Data Protection Accord

    Already voted it down!
  30. 1 point
    Bran Astor

    Hello - it is Dilber's fault

    Welcome!
  31. 1 point
    Against...strongly against.
  32. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Random Poll of the Moment

    I prefer the hope of the future as opposed to sorrows of the past. I chose 2020.
  33. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Hello - it is Dilber's fault

    What an intelligent creature! I am so glad you came to us! Stalks off to find @Dilber
  34. 1 point
    Mia

    Hello - it is Dilber's fault

    Since I prefer not to die, I will say I gave all my chocolate to Dilber, so if you're going to kill for it, please kill Dilber.
  35. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    All set.
  36. 1 point
    Dunless

    Ambassador Sign-Up Page

    NationStates Nation Name: Followers of Chris Hansen Discord User Name: Big Wheel#8858 Your Local Timezone: Eastern Time Zone Regions You Have Active Nations In: TWP Any Diplomatic Experience: None on NationStates, but I am president of our school's Model United Nations club.
  37. 1 point
    Eli

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    dunless is masked for HoN
  38. 1 point
    Winnipeg

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Yeap, I can go back another 6 hours.
  39. 1 point
    Fujai

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    I was going through some things and noticed that Ark and Medio are still masked as Guardians, could that be fixed, please? Also, if it hasn't already been done, can @de la Fuentana, @Sensorland, and @Reçueçn be masked IA, and could the IA masking be renamed Cultural Affairs? Thank you so much!
  40. 1 point
    I'm sorry @Darkesia but the best I can do for you right now is this eternally spinning jar of glitter.
  41. 1 point
    Eli

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    done
  42. 1 point
    Noahh

    Ambassador Sign-Up Page

    NationStates Nation Name: The Queendom of Mnenne (that is my Primary) Discord User Name: Noahh#4120 Your Local Timezone: Eastern Standard Time Regions You Have Active Nations In: I intend on making more nations just for fun and rp purposes in other nations, but Mnenne is my truthful standpoint. Any Diplomatic Experience: I truthfully miss Socratic Seminars in High School and College, I tend to be on speaking terms with people with very different beliefs and yet I still stay civil and find a way to understand their viewpoints from their perspective.
  43. 1 point
    Eli

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    complete
  44. 1 point
    Eli

    What do you want from your Delegate ?

    half pint of Blanton's would be a good start
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  46. 1 point
    Overthinkers

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Please mask @Lady Madeline and @Adorable Davelands as Hall of Nations members.
  47. 1 point
    Takane

    Merry Christmas!

    Hello! Christmas is in few days now. So, I'll take my liberty to say Merry Christmas to all TWP! May you have wonderful day even after Christmas.
  48. 1 point
    Fujai

    Fujansk Designs (formerly Flags by Fujai)

    Hello, and welcome to Fujaian Designs, formerly Flags by Fujai, a graphic design service run by yours truly, Fujai (pronounced foo-'jay or foo'yay). While this service began with flags, it has since expanded to include regional themes, branding (for nations, storefronts, or anything else), maps, seals, badges, awards, coats of arms, banners, and any other type of graphic design! To request a design, simply send me a telegram, forum PM, or a Discord message at Smithy876#6074. I ask that you include what you would like, any ideas you have, such as color or style, and what it will be used for. After I send you a first draft, let me know if there is anything you would like to change—I encourage constructive criticism so that I can make you the best product possible. You can see a gallery of my work at my dispatch here. A couple notes: My only request is that after I've made you a design (assuming that you like it), you point people in my direction if they ask about it or need something designed. Programs I use, if you're curious: For designing, I mainly use Adobe Illustrator (95%), Adobe Photoshop (4%), and FlagMaker (1%). Free alternatives to Illustrator and Photoshop are Inkscape and GIMP. If you are a student or work for a university or large company, you probably have some sort of discount for Adobe products. If you don't have a discount, they charge ridiculously exorbitant prices for much the same functionality as the free alternatives. ColorBrewer.org is a great utility for making scientifically tested color schemes for maps and other forms of data visualization. Color.adobe.com is also a useful tool for making color schemes. I use Instant Eyedropper to sample the color of any pixel on my screen, and Image Resizer for Windows to resize my images easily. This will always be a completely free service. Thanks! --Fujai
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