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Sedgistan
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Postby Sedgistan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:42 am

Quelesh wrote:Second, though I know this may not be done anytime soon, I'd like to request that the population limit be raised to at least ~850m, and the time frame be reduced to ~3 years, as there's a particular nation name I want and this change would let me have it. I won't nag, but I know that if no one requests the change it won't be done. :)

Violet has already said:
[violet] wrote:Q: "250M population is too low." / "Five years is too long."
A: If the release goes well, we might look at loosening the restrictions in the future to make nations with slightly larger populations or more recent CTE dates available. But that's something to consider later.
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Somaliland
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Postby Somaliland » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:46 am

I personally think that 850 million is a bit too much, tbh.

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Quelesh
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Postby Quelesh » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:27 am

Sedgistan wrote:
Quelesh wrote:Second, though I know this may not be done anytime soon, I'd like to request that the population limit be raised to at least ~850m, and the time frame be reduced to ~3 years, as there's a particular nation name I want and this change would let me have it. I won't nag, but I know that if no one requests the change it won't be done. :)

Violet has already said:
[violet] wrote:Q: "250M population is too low." / "Five years is too long."
A: If the release goes well, we might look at loosening the restrictions in the future to make nations with slightly larger populations or more recent CTE dates available. But that's something to consider later.


I know. I just wanted to let people know that such changes are in fact desired.
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Napoleon
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Postby Napoleon » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:25 am

General Napoelon checking in. :)

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Postby Arumdaum » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:27 am

Napoleon wrote:General Napoelon checking in. :)

Darn. How could I forget about Napoleon? :p
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Postby Flibbleites » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:31 am

Aguazul wrote:What about pretitles?

What about them?

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Mesoland
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Postby Mesoland » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:55 am

Thatius wrote:Congrats to whomever got South Africa, and woke up at 3:30 A.M. Eastern...

It was freed up at 8:35am here. I got on at 8:39 and it was gone :(

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The Ice Bears
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Postby The Ice Bears » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:18 am

5.is mentioned in the History of an existing region

Perhaps this has been mentioned before? could you repost.... where would the history of an existing region be? does it mean regional happenings, factbook, forum?

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ThinkDeep
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Postby ThinkDeep » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:25 am

I would assume it's referring to the history page (so founder/past WA delegate).

http://www.nationstates.net/page=region ... kongregate as an example.
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Taijikstan
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Postby Taijikstan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:21 pm

Hail the Republic of Taijikstan! :)

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Communist Czechoslovakia
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Postby Communist Czechoslovakia » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:33 pm

Greetings from the People's Republic of Communist Czechoslovakia! :D

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Carmadin
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Postby Carmadin » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:35 pm

Goobergunchia wrote:
Milograd wrote:Is there a way to go about making sure that your name can never be recycled?

This sounds selfish, I know.


Pass a WA resolution or write an issue. :)



or just pass 250 million population :)
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Jugs of Unicorns
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Postby Jugs of Unicorns » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:41 pm

I don't think the Graveyard should say when a nation name will be available, but simply rather if it applies to the release or not.

Reason being is that people who have no responsibilities have a clear advantage. Also it would be more fun if people had to constantly do registration tests to see if the nation is available yet. :lol2:

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Aguazul
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Postby Aguazul » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:53 pm

Flibbleites wrote:
Aguazul wrote:What about pretitles?

What about them?
Do they qualify as "custom fields" rather than "nation names"? If so, would it be possible to change the code enough to allow us to include non-Latin characters in them (once they're editable)?

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[violet]
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Postby [violet] » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:02 pm

Jugs of Unicorns wrote:I don't think the Graveyard should say when a nation name will be available, but simply rather if it applies to the release or not.

Then the good names would go to whoever sat there pressing F5 the most obsessively. Or, more likely, people writing scripts to hit the server every 60 seconds per name to check its availability.

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Dukopolious
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Postby Dukopolious » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:07 pm

Now that we are thinking of adding non-latin characters into nation names, how do you know they wont just rip off current nations with alternate symbols? Could we prevent this from happening?

E.g:

Sedgistan

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(sorry for using your name sedge, it justed seemed like a good example.)
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[violet]
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Postby [violet] » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:13 pm

By the way, according to boneyard stats, South Africa is the 6th hottest real-world nation name.

Top 10 by Boneyard lookups (at time of writing)!

  1. (not yet released)
  2. America (not available: in use)
  3. (not yet released)
  4. Ukraine (released!)
  5. (not yet released)
  6. South Africa (released!)
  7. Botswana (released!)
  8. (not yet released)
  9. (not yet released)
  10. Germany (not available: previous nation too large)
This is inflated by the fact that people check a name that's about to release very frequently, so Ukraine, SA, and Botswana have probably been bumped higher up the list.

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[violet]
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Postby [violet] » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:15 pm

Dukopolious wrote:Now that we are thinking of adding non-latin characters into nation names,

Let's take this discussion to a new thread.

(sorry for using your name sedge, it justed seemed like a good example.)

Never apologize for that!

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Astro-Malsitari WA Seat
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Postby Astro-Malsitari WA Seat » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:51 pm

[violet] wrote:By the way, according to boneyard stats, South Africa is the 6th hottest real-world nation name.

Top 10 by Boneyard lookups (at time of writing)!

  1. (not yet released)
  2. America (not available: in use)
  3. (not yet released)
  4. Ukraine (released!)
  5. (not yet released)
  6. South Africa (released!)
  7. Botswana (released!)
  8. (not yet released)
  9. (not yet released)
  10. Germany (not available: previous nation too large)
This is inflated by the fact that people check a name that's about to release very frequently, so Ukraine, SA, and Botswana have probably been bumped higher up the list.


I will be pretty mad if the owner of America lets it die again and only resurrected it so no one else could have it.
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Postby Arumdaum » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:24 pm

Congrats to whoever stole Tokyo and East Germany from me....
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Postby Arumdaum » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:25 pm

Taijikstan wrote:Hail the Republic of Taijikstan! :)

It's actually Tajikistan. :p
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Postby New New York » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:26 pm

America is such a nice name because it fits perfectly into the Pretitle/Nation Name format.

I must be the only person who isn't interested in real-world names, and would rather have fictional ones like New New York.
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Man
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Postby Man » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:24 pm

Only three months until I can give this nation the proper pretitle. :)

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Postby Tiami » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:27 pm

Man wrote:Only three months until I can give this nation the proper pretitle. :)

:lol:
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Postby Shanix » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:41 pm

Tiami wrote:
Man wrote:Only three months until I can give this nation the proper pretitle. :)

:lol:

I'd better see the leader as "The God Emperor"
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