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    Nagaraningrad reacted to Giovanniland in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Apologies for posting one week after this started, but I feel like commenting on this thread is a must for me since Bran has done so many things for the region and also helped me to get involved here. Some things below may already have been discussed before in the comments above, but for the sake of organization I will list everything I can remember of:
    Three times Guardian (2018-2018, 2019 and 2020-2021 per Bran's signature), beyond the usual task of keeping the region safe, some additional points can be added:
      a) stayed as Guardian after resigning WA on his main nation and used the remaining influence to eject a few nations, saving influence for other Guardians;
      b) broke several endo-related records such as most endos (975 at May 6, 2020) and highest yield rate (82,1% at August 26, 2020) - source: Index of Delegates;
      Cultural Renaissance (note that 1. many events here wouldn't be possible without other people but Bran played a big role to make them happen, 2. a list is not enough and the importance of these events to the region should be explained in the text of the commendation, 3. I may have missed some events):
      a) as Minister of Internal/Cultural Affairs during Halo's term: creation of the new roleplay map, first edition of the Three Perfections event, first edition of the Casserole of Humanity, first (?) edition of the Prom with Osiris;
      b) as Delegate: first Turkey Pardon, OWL-20 with Osiris and Lazarus, second edition of the Three Perfections event, second (?) Prom with Osiris, revamp of the West Pacifican and eventual name change to the Western Post, second edition of the Casserole of Humanity, transition from MoCA to Cultural Trust;
      Other important happenings during his term as Delegate in which he played an important role:
       a) creation of the University of the West Pacific and Bran's role in UTWP mentor new players;
       b) early-2020 Hall of Nations changes: Deputies elected instead of Ministries and given more duties; creation of Regional Commendations to be spearheaded by the Speaker;
       c) Regional Guide position (inspired by CommRangers): Guides welcome new players, occasionally post Today in the West, plan some cultural activities;
       d) treaties with the NPO and Karma;
      Commendable personal traits:
       a) use of his awesome art and design capabilities countless times for TWP (examples: TWPirate theme update, WFE designs, challenge coins, festival designs, etc);
       b) mentoring of new players through Regional Guides, UTWP and other means in order to teach them TWP culture and train future leaders;
       c) greater focus on culture rather than just gameplay during his delegacy; I acknowledge this list may not be complete and surely some of our older residents who were here the past few years can help in listing even more accomplishments or correct a mistake I may have made, but maybe the list can be used as a starting point for the proper commendation text.
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    Nagaraningrad reacted to Fhaengshia in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    From sensible reforms streamlining Regional governance, hardworking efforts to ensure that TWP culture is the envy of all, to utilising the influence gained as Delegate to secure the Region. No effort has seemed too large or too small for Bran to not only contribute to, but to take the lead in.
    Empowering older and newer players alike, clearly seen by the activity of the Guardians as one example. Bran ensured that TWP has thrived as the safest and most welcoming feeder for new players to learn the mechanics and history of NS, while keeping the richness and intelligence that sustains players who have played for over a decade.
    If the TWP community is a garden, then Bran has pruned us so we grow properly, fertilised us to make us stronger, removed the weeds that inevitably crop up and even danced so that it rains for us. From the care of a green-thumbed Sasquatch, TWP stands healthy and strong.
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    Nagaraningrad got a reaction from United Adaikes in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Not sure i could really adding up to the commendation, since i only joined last September and i think few days after it or after N-day (i may mistaken in the exact date), bran is plan to stepped down. Because of Bran's foundation on TWP that make me stay. The only people that actually can speaks the goodwill of what Bran Astor has done is the people that recognize and affected by his ideas and merit in TWP (aka. Old people of TWP, sorry ) in which led him to become The Guardian, Minister of Internal Affair(before it become Cultural Affair), and dearest Delegate of TWP.
    based on my research (also called lurking around), there's a point that i consider a commendable. The idea of making a new generation of player for the future of TWP. Willing to teach on how to manage and organize. I saw it on archived RP in Discord(not sure whether it's admissible evidence). also UTWP are the great idea in NS sense of gameplay and TWP governing.
    an idea: for further Regional Commendation, we should add in the end with "Thank You, [this great person]" or something like that.
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    Nagaraningrad reacted to Fuentana in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Some ruminations:
    I actually think that one of Bran's biggest contributions as TWP artist is to push for the best possible art that people can generate. When you have a pool of talented people, it's not too difficult to come up with something decent. But Bran wanted to see and pushed to bring out the best in each contributor so that we'd do something memorable. Not perfect, but memorable, or at least something that you know you can say was damn good. Modeling and driving for excellence is what makes things memorable. Examples that come to mind: Three Perfections (and other Discord festivals), West Pacifican over the last year. 
    This will need more filling out, but I think it's extremely important to acknowledge Bran's role in demanding and maintaining a standard of high ethical conduct to make the game safe for a wide range of players. There's at least one statement on this forum, plus Bran's "Dad" TG during Pride. Then there's loyalty to the region's history and culture and how that motivated his priorities and style with encouraging newer players. 
    As for TITW, I'd especially emphasize that he always made sure that the flow of TITW was less about having things to do and more about how offering things to do generates/cultivates character, awareness, a sense of what is right and good and meaningful. There's an intentionality here too that makes our approach to driving activity different. Other regions do fun things. I don't think many offer the depth that we do to social concerns and realities. 
    More can be said, but perhaps this will prompt/trigger memories of the many things that Bran has done for the region or spur some digging on the forum, RMB, Discord, etc. 
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    Nagaraningrad got a reaction from Fuentana in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Not sure i could really adding up to the commendation, since i only joined last September and i think few days after it or after N-day (i may mistaken in the exact date), bran is plan to stepped down. Because of Bran's foundation on TWP that make me stay. The only people that actually can speaks the goodwill of what Bran Astor has done is the people that recognize and affected by his ideas and merit in TWP (aka. Old people of TWP, sorry ) in which led him to become The Guardian, Minister of Internal Affair(before it become Cultural Affair), and dearest Delegate of TWP.
    based on my research (also called lurking around), there's a point that i consider a commendable. The idea of making a new generation of player for the future of TWP. Willing to teach on how to manage and organize. I saw it on archived RP in Discord(not sure whether it's admissible evidence). also UTWP are the great idea in NS sense of gameplay and TWP governing.
    an idea: for further Regional Commendation, we should add in the end with "Thank You, [this great person]" or something like that.
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    Nagaraningrad reacted to Reçueçn in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    I saw this earlier and thought I'd come back to it when it had more responses. I'm shocked there's still so few. Bran has accomplished so much for this region in the short time (relative to NS) that I've been around to witness it. I'll let others who were more involved during his term as delegate say more about his political achievements, but to me what will always stand out was the sheer amount of effort Bran put into TWP culture. When he was Minister of Cultural Affairs under Halo (the title might have been different then) he sort of single-handedly catalyzed many of the cultural traditions that we still know and love. Cultural events like 'Prom' with Osiris and other discord festivals began with him, and wouldn't have happened without him spearheading them. The Regional Guides and Today In The West were shaped by him. When he came into his own delegacy, his energy shifted from being mainly concentrated on cultural matters to having to orchestrate regional policy and activity on all issues. This meant less focus on the areas I was involved in with the Cultural Affairs ministry, but he was still the one who changed that into its current form as the Cultural Trust. Personally, I probably wouldn't have been involved in cultural affairs at all had it not been for Bran's mentorship.
    I'm realizing as I write this that the above paragraph is maybe not super useful as a starting place for drafting a commendation, and is more just my fond reflections. I wasn't involved in as wide an array of activities as Bran was, so I probably can't name/remember as many good things to put in a commendation as some in his cabinet might. But for me his work with TWP culture should be at or near the top of the list (and probably should be a list itself... I won't pretend I remember how many of our traditions were started or revitalized by him, because the list always surprises me in a "wow! I forgot he did that too!" kind of way). I think a lot of the things in UTWP were his brainchildren (not to mention the program itself), maybe that would be a good place to start for a list.
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    Nagaraningrad reacted to Altino in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Obviously Bran needs to be commended. The last several years of TWP success owe some measure of gratitude to him, whether he helped in planning, inspired new ways of thinking, did the art for it, or any number of ways he always has a hand in helping out. Even things he doesn't like to do personally he still whole-heartedly supports. He tried raiding when I was Captain in TWPAF and didn't end up sticking around, but he always made sure he was available for me to bounce ideas off of, to create art for us, and to encourage other folks to join up. He's kept a very respectful balance between traditional TWP and trying new things - allowing us to build on our own culture without destroying the good things we already had going. He is very creative himself, obviously, and does art for literally everything we do, but he encourages creativity and thinking outside of the box from the rest of us too, which is what I really respect. TWP's treaty with Karma would be possible without Bran, but it would not be the special and honest thing that it is without him. 
    Bran is the best. Like I want to see a whole laundry list from you guys. 
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    Nagaraningrad reacted to ALON in Commend Neenee   
    Commend Neenee
    Nominee: Neenee
    Passed: 24 November 2020
    For: 24
    Against: 0 (0%)
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    Nagaraningrad reacted to Bobki in [Campaign] Bobki for Speaker of the Hall of Nations   
    I am not going to lie as it would be against what I stand for. Therefore one of the reasons why I would like to try this is because I haven’t had much experience with this sort of writing, however if it will be necessary for me to write it, I will try my best to make it as good as the previous commendations. Another reason for this is to get the HoN more active and involved in the commendations. 
     
    Firstly I would make the new thread with the commendation and would ask people to add their parts to it and change the commendation as it grows. I would ask to not make each of the phrases too long in order to give the chance to others to write some parts too. If there would be a lack of contributions from the Hall, I would finish the commendation and then do the usual process of waiting to see if people want me to change anything. This is the basic idea but I can still change and rethink parts of it, if something doesn’t work.
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    Nagaraningrad reacted to Bobki in [Campaign] Bobki for Speaker of the Hall of Nations   
    Hello Hall of Nations, firstly I would like to thank @Zoran for nominating me and giving me this chance to run for the Speaker of the Hall of Nations!
    I believe that I am a good candidate as I have a high activity level which is needed to fulfill the role of the Speaker, I have been here for some time now which means I have a fair understanding of how we work, what we aim for as a region and what are some of the achievements of past and current members of the Hall of Nations which will help with the development of future regional commendations. 
    I would like to continue with the regional commendations as there are still many more candidates which deserve the recognition of the region, however I would like to try out a different approach to them: I want the Hall of Nations to write it from scratch together, rather than the Speaker writing the first draft and then everyone else saying what should be changed/ added. Through this I would like to increase the activity of the Hall and allow people to have more opportunities to learn how to write commendations/ condemnations for the WA. I would also like to remind members of the Hall that anyone can bring a proposal to the floor of the Hall which they feel will improve Region as a whole. I will also work with @Dilber and help him on whatever he has planned for the Hall in the near future.
    My main goal is to aid in keeping The West Pacific the best and trying to make it even better.
    I would like to say thank you if you consider casting your vote for me. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions
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    Nagaraningrad got a reaction from Westwind in Random Poll #11   
    If only dark, i prefer snow and i never see snow. but, it's stormy and snow is considered solid and same as brick or pebble, they all solid. ah, think about it. better be wet rather than hit with solid thing
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    Nagaraningrad reacted to Teralyon in Random Poll #11   
    I would definitely be a hard choice for me if it was a nice summer rainfall or snow just slowing falling with no winds then id pick both since I always found both of them calming.
    But for 'Dark and Stormy Night' I have to go with rain, snow leaves to much work future me has to deal with.
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