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  1. 6 points
    Once upon a time in NationStates, failure to clear the citizenship rolls of inactive members became a problem. Entropy of Activity in NationStates is a problem that arises over and over again. No matter how dynamic and active a region's community may be, activity eventually wanes, folks are distracted by RL, and Regional Officials get burn-out. Citizen/Players fade away. Then newer players with their own ideas of activity come along. They find the inactivity of the existing citizenry boring. So they write and present new Legislation to be voted upon, to shape the region with new activity that interests them. The ideas come up for a vote, and those old inactive citizens that haven't posted in months come out of the woodwork to vote, and they vote against the new player's legislation. The idea dies. Inactivity is thus perpetuated, and the frustrated new players go elsewhere. To combat this phenomena of the 'Old Guard' coming out to vote when they are otherwise inactive, Regions began to establish Activity Requirements to ensure that voting citizens are actively engaged in the regional community. Posting requirements can be more important for Regional Officials as well. Once upon a time, there were requirements for Ministers and Deputies to post no less than every other day, and requirements to post a notice and assign a deputy if a Minister will be absent for longer than a couple days. Activity begets Activity in NS, while the Entropy of Activity is the corrosive rust that destroys regions and communities.
  2. 4 points
    Reçueçn

    AoI Forum Destruction

    Thank you to our old guard for their protection in this regard--TWP's OOC stance on forum destruction is one of the things I'm most proud of, but those of us who haven't been around as long don't know the names or who to look out for. Your service is invaluable.
  3. 3 points
    On November 4th 2019, is the day where I will start taking exam at nearest college since I will be a private candidate (and the only one) instead of the usual candidate because I've late to take the second option. So yeah, cheers! P.S. It cost me about 200 usd to take the repeat. *Sob sob* my money...
  4. 3 points
    Big Bad Badger

    AoI Forum Destruction

    Shadoke's alias is Mobius.
  5. 2 points
    Update: Geography paper 1/2 finish. Tons of frick happened to me in just 1 hour. The receipt for me to go to the examination hall got my name's wrong, my name doesn't show up at most of the examinee list for exam taking, tomorrow I have to call the examination council to properly change my name and had to pay the fine which equivalent to 12 dollars. It's their fault my name got wrong! Omg. Luckily my ID number is correct, if not, I pretty damn sure I'll get barred from taking the examination. Wasting my 200 dollars. Tomorrow will be the deciding day if I can change my name and pay fine or they'll let me go through all the examination without changing it. Gonna change it fast. Cheers!
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    Reçueçn

    Flag design and programs

    I started trying to figure out gimp--it's definitely powerful enough and has enough features for whatever you might need. In my case I found the learning curve a bit steep, but I didn't invest too much time into it, and usually I could find a youtube tutorial or a help page somewhere each time I got stumped. Paint.net is another free tool I've heard a lot about. I've never used it, but I would say just the amount of rpers I know who do stands as a recommendation of its own. If you want to work on a flag specifically, I would recommend inkscape (and in general). I switched from gimp to inkscape when I began to realize that it suited my needs better--the key difference is that it's a vector editing program (rather than raster editing, like gimp.) This means that rather than dealing with pixels, you're dealing with paths and nodes and objects. It was a bit of a mental switch at first, but I think once you understand the basic way it works you'll get the hang of it pretty quick. The nice thing about vector software is that whatever you create can scale without losing quality, which makes it good for making things like flags or logos (you wouldn't edit a photo in inkscape). Inkscape is also free, which for me is a biggie. And you'll find a bunch of twpers use it, so there's people to ask questions to (which can be more personalized and useful sometimes than trying to google answers). In fact, probably any logo or flag or graphic you've seen on either of our discord servers, or on TWP's in-game dispatches, or as the regional flag, are all probably done in inkscape.
  8. 1 point
    Sensorland

    Flag design and programs

    There's a channel in the Discord where you can request help with flag designs, and I'm sure several people in the region would be happy to help. As far as programs, GIMP is a good free image manipulator. Pixlr.com is simpler, but it can also work, depending on your needs.
  9. 1 point
    Update: Tomorrow is the day! The said geography paper I'll be taking. Yesterday, no- last sunday, I just learned that it was actually a practical skills paper. Which all practicals in each semester that I take aggregated into one paper. Thank goodness I'm already taking it seriously because I thought it would be another thing that outside of my knowledge. With that, semester 3 paper will be finish by tomorrow and the next day will be semester 1 repeat. Cheers!
  10. 1 point
    Hey folks, we have repeal resolution in the General Assembly. My recommendation for this one is FOR as I believe that the repeal effort is necessary due to the flaws found in the targeted resolution, especially the precedence of allowing the WACC to make regulations without the approval of the member states. This affront to the rights of the members must be rectified, and further regulations should always be decided by the whole General Assemble on whether or not they should be enacted. As always, feel free to voice your opinions below and debate!
  11. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    All set to go!
  12. 1 point
    Big Bad Badger

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Got it and changed Bran's masking.
  13. 1 point
    Giovanniland

    Hello from Giovanniland!

    Thanks! Yeah, I was very active during Z-Day. I think I also saw you curing!
  14. 1 point
    Giovanniland

    Hello from Giovanniland!

    Hello everyone! My nation is named Giovanniland and I have been in TWP for 3 months since the founding of my nation. Although I'm not much active here, many of you already know me because I am very active in NS, especially in our RMB. I wish to be more active in the forums, so I'm introducing myself here.
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    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    All set.
  16. 1 point
    Saint Mark

    [STEP TWO] Citizenship Oath

    If you need help with anything, let me know!
  17. 1 point
    TUMS

    [STEP TWO] Citizenship Oath

    Thanks! I’m quite excited to join the forum and join ministries, I’ve been meaning to do it for a while and lately I’ve gotten some telegrams encouraging me to become a citizen and I just love this community so much.
  18. 1 point
    Saint Mark

    [STEP TWO] Citizenship Oath

    @TUMS, your citizenship is approved! You could very well be the last citizen I approve during my Delegacy!
  19. 1 point
    Good luck! signed, a Geographer.
  20. 1 point
    Thankfully, all supervisor at the examination hall are very friendly, supportive and diligent helping me to solve the problems. Tomorrow after taking my next paper, I will immediately go to the nearest post office to pay for postage for my name's issue fine. Which I had to pay 12 dollars or more for postage. A small price to pay. Cannot be compare with my future. But with that, the most pressing matter already been solved, almost. There's this one paper that I should know but not, it's geography again! But now involving a lot of sketching and making graph, statistics and such. Oh wow, I really grateful to my geography lecturer because he instantly agree to help me studying the said paper, because last year we hadn't learn it. I'm deeply appreciate with all of your wishes. Now I can study and focus for the exam without worrying that problems again. Thank you again guys. Cheers!
  21. 1 point
    Oh my! I hope it all worked out in your favor and that all the extra stress didn't break your concentration.
  22. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Done.
  23. 1 point
    Good luck! Exams are horrible but the feeling when they're done is bliss!
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    Good luck to you!
  26. 1 point
    Good luck! *crosses his fingers*
  27. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Done
  28. 1 point
    Saint Mark

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Please mask @Inven and @The Macaronesia as citizens. Thanks!
  29. 1 point
    Saint Mark

    [STEP TWO] Citizenship Oath

    @Inven and @The Macaronesia, your citizenships are approved! Welcome to full participation in The West (Best) Pacific!
  30. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    All set.
  31. 1 point
    That is a great comment on many levels, Westy. I cajoled Bran into pinning it in the Discord Hall of Nations channel.
  32. 1 point
    Saint Mark

    [STEP TWO] Citizenship Oath

    @Flyberal, your citizenship is approved!
  33. 1 point
    Westwind

    Flyberal Introduction

    It is an interesting dynamic in NationStates that we have a simple, basic text-based game with larger-deeper player created functions and interactions that go far beyond the basic game. Just follow Alice down the Rabbit Hole and who knows what you might find in the depths of NS. Welcome to The West Pacific!
  34. 1 point
    Flyberal

    Flyberal Introduction

    Hello everyone, I am new in this game but i am enjoying the simplicity and the deep the game offer. I am 31, male, portuguese and I live in Portugal. Hope I have a nice stay here.
  35. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Done
  36. 1 point
    Bran Astor

    Happy birthday, Sensorland!

    Happy birthday, Sensorland!
  37. 1 point
    Darkesia

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Done and done! Ping me next time, so it's not waiting so long. I forget to check now that I am off in a foreign land.
  38. 1 point
    Saint Mark

    Admin Requests Part Quatre

    Please mask @Giovanniland and @BellaPotter as a citizens. Thank you!
  39. 1 point
    Westwind

    AoI Forum Destruction

    I've seen 94Block around NS too, speaking of banned forum destroyers.
  40. 1 point
    Darkesia

    AoI Forum Destruction

    Reminding everyone that this player has returned.
  41. 1 point
    Overthinkers

    Naming The Heir Apparent

    I imagine he'll make it into a rocking chair, or maybe add some upholstery...
  42. 1 point
    Bhang Bhang Duc

    AoI Forum Destruction

    Okay, here's the obvious ones: Shadoke: was in Madrigal, now residing in Ceirien Iwaku Shadoke: residing in Glorious Nations of Iwaku Another 12 puppets named Shadoke followed by a roman numeral, all residing in Violet Irises, a Black Hawk puppet dump Based on the primary Shadoke's motto, Ekodas is another puppet, residing in The Black Hawks Will keep an eye out for him posting in Gameplay with other puppets.
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