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by Candlewhisper Archive
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:35 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Can't think of a creative name
Replies: 7
Views: 159

[description] During your re-election campaign, your signature campaign song was chart-topper "@@DEMONYM@@ sometimes don't get the stuff that they might want" from a few decades ago. But it turns out you never got permission from the band who made the song, Flaming @@ANIMAL@@. Now they ar...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:26 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [THIRD DRAFT] Military Superpower: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Welcome to the forum. Your issue, unfortunately, has some flaws which stop it working well. The title, first of all, is uninspiring and doesn't actually match the premise of the issue. A military superpower is one with the military force or influence necessary to project power on a global scale. The...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:13 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Baggy Land
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Yeah, the referential tributes are very welcome, but I can't see this being a published issue.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:12 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] A-Minor Calamity
Replies: 31
Views: 874

Interesting!

Still, music that was scandalously avant-garde in 1913 is just a historical curiosity these days. Since then the world has been through so many musical revolutions I think it'd be pretty unlikely that avant-garde theatre is going to achieve anything more negative than yawns or tutting.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:26 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Felonious Fanboys
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Despite the presence of cosplayers, I think this issue is more or less 488. We're just asking if realistic looking replica guns are okay to play with, right?
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:56 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Checkmate, @@NAME@@!
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Agree with that. Cheating in a chess tournament doesn't seem to be government business.

OTOH, you could frame an issue around cheating in competitions in general, and whether that constitutes legal fraud, or should just be an internal matter for said competition's regulatory body to handle.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:51 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [SUBMITTED - 7/5/2020] The Art of Cleaning Dirty Money
Replies: 13
Views: 325

I drafted nearly the same thing back in 2019: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=462682 You should come back to the editing room, and publish it. :) In all seriousness though, feel free to proceed with a competing issue on the same topic. I think my issue is better, but then I w...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:55 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Not to the Manner Born
Replies: 13
Views: 342

I know it seems a shame to lose the swearing fellow, but it seems to me that if you've just answered an issue saying you want more politeness in your nation, then there's nothing to be gained from having an option that changes direction. Instead I'd expect 2-3 options on how to fix the problem of pe...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:49 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] The Wind Become Death
Replies: 15
Views: 405

[title] The Wind Become Death [desc] Recent studies have found that despite careful selection of isolated locations, radioactive fallout from your nation's nuclear weapon testing has been carried into distant nations by transoceanic jet streams. Following this discovery, anti-nuclear groups have do...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:35 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Flotilla Dilemma
Replies: 19
Views: 448

Past issues have more or less assumed that Nui Va Song is your ally if you're communist, and the UF is your ally (or at the very least major trading partner) if you're capitalist.

I'd say this issue would work best as being just for communist nations.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:30 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [ABANDONED] Pernicious Propellants
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Right, space programs in general tend to have an environmental impact, the type of fuel used isn't the bulk of that impact. Having said that, the relative infrequency of rocket launches (compared to say airplane launches) downgrades the problem significantly. I think the minutiae over which fuel has...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:18 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [Submitted] The Birds and the Plan Bs
Replies: 14
Views: 314

ISSUE: The Birds and the Plan Bs [desc] It's been pointed out that the country's ban on abortions will make it difficult for families to abide by the one-child policy. Good premise, good title. [option]"The one-child policy is doomed to fail from the very beginning," declares eco-feminist...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:12 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Two-Headed Dragon
Replies: 18
Views: 298

Trotterdam wrote:Instead of just going "let's do X", consider introducing some sort of problem and then presenting X as one of the possible solutions.


Let me just point and say "this."

This.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:10 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [SUBMITTED] Orange You Glad?
Replies: 33
Views: 539

Not sure I like this issue. Drinking too much fruit juice is actually a problem for many nations, especially with children, because of the high sugar content / calorie count relating in dental problems and obesity. In Europe there's much more consumption of cordials and squashes than in the US, wher...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:05 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [Draft] Largest Cheap Cheese Factory Gone Sour
Replies: 6
Views: 198

The Norwegian butter crisis would definitely make a better issue, I agree.

Also, the EU butter mountain that resulted from over-subsidization would be a good source for an issue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter_mountain

The premise you're currently on, however, doesn't work.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:03 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: ISSUE IDEA: Bad Cop. What you gonna do when they come for yo
Replies: 9
Views: 193

That's it exactly. The issue should be about how to deal with police corruption, not how to deal with organised crime.

The title is good though, though I'd personally write the reference as "Bad Cops, Bad Cops. Whatcha Gonna Do?"
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:00 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] All's Fair In Love And Sports
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Why does leader care? This, basically. To me, the premise doesn't connect, as it seems unlikely that a nation's leader would step in to to deal with is essentially an issue of rules interpretation within a sports match. I think for government to be involved the issue needs to be about something tha...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:48 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: Collaboration Issue: Signup and Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 436

I feel like it should be meta-topically something about multiple authors. That'd make it more interesting. Maybe something about scientific journals and uncredited authors? Or about musical writing credits being given for royalty purposes? Basically it'd be great to have some sort of issue premise t...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:43 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: NationStates Issues **SPOILER ALERT**
Replies: 6439
Views: 1254255

Trotterdam wrote:
Juniria wrote:What the bleep? I have a feeling this was inspired by the unicycle one.
Nah, this one makes sense.


I'll take that as a high compliment. :)

And also, it was written and submitted long before the unicycle one.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:42 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: The Writers' Block
Replies: 6529
Views: 383766

Candensia wrote:Think there's room in the issue base for a debate regarding cash bail / pretrial detention?

I think it might be an interesting way to influence the insurance stat.


None springs to mind. Sounds like a good idea.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:41 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: Help us fix old issues
Replies: 4266
Views: 338607

The Free Joy State wrote:But this is a report thread, not a discussion thread.


This. Keep it on-target please, y'all.
by Candlewhisper Archive
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:21 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] A-Minor Calamity
Replies: 31
Views: 874

[description] While attending the premier of the ballet Dante’s Andante in one of @@NAME@@'s newest theaters, the crowd erupted into a riot as the composer contradicted every expectation, rule, and limitation of @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ music. After escaping the burning theater, you call a makeshift me...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:17 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] The Poster Child Policy
Replies: 11
Views: 342

The premise of "you've enacted this policy, how do you want to enact it?" doesn't work for me. Implementing your grand sweeping decisions is the job of the civil service or equivalent bureaucracy. Your job is to make those decisions. Instead, a good consequence issue should pick out one as...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:12 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [SUBMITTED - 7/03/2020] Time To Take Out Delivery?
Replies: 24
Views: 561

I see the premise you're stabbing at, but the premise makes no sense. First off, the nation's leader's sister isn't going to have the nation leader driving around random roads looking for a lost sibling personally. You'd have people for that, surely, and any politician is going to be concerned about...
by Candlewhisper Archive
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:02 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: [DRAFT] Dirty Deals
Replies: 13
Views: 266

It's a good premise, but all those doppelganger options, its just too much.

Can you just write the issue in a way that doesn't require any doppelganger options?
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