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Postby Sacara » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:37 pm

Mzeusia wrote:I've gone and taken a look at some suggested issues. Is the @LEADER@ impersonator issue still an option?

Thanks so much.
Ah, yes.

If you want to write an issue about this, I'll give you what I had in my mind.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:02 am

The Sakhalinsk Empire wrote:"Brandalism" is like vandalism, but the art is painted over advertisements. It's supposed to be a statement against corporate control.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandalism


There's an issue about guerilla gardening that is surprisingly similar. #530 Regenerative Permaculture Emergence .

Brandalism is different enough to be a fresh topic though.

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Postby Mzeusia » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:40 am

Sacara wrote:
Mzeusia wrote:I've gone and taken a look at some suggested issues. Is the @LEADER@ impersonator issue still an option?

Thanks so much.
Ah, yes.

If you want to write an issue about this, I'll give you what I had in my mind.

Well I you were also planning on writing it, you should go ahead with that. I think you're the better issue writer, seeing as you have actually published some.
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Postby Sacara » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:58 am

Mzeusia wrote:Well I you were also planning on writing it, you should go ahead with that. I think you're the better issue writer, seeing as you have actually published some.
No, I wasn't planning on writing it. I gave the idea I had to Jutsa because I didn't plan on writing about it.

I'll send you a TG sometime or another about it.
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Postby United States of Americanas » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:47 pm

Not sure if an issue already exists but what about an issue specifically focused on legislation on computer hacking.

I.e legal in all cases or legal for self defense of a network or totally outlawed in all cases.

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:45 am

Sounds new to me. 650 Political Hacks has some overlap though. A lot of other issues mention hacking too, of course, but the premise you present is quite specific.

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:22 am

Fun fact: There's 5242 issues in the deleted folder from the last 12 months, and 68 unpublished accepted player issues from the same time period, though of course they're not guaranteed to be published. We've also added around 147 issues in that time - haven't broken down how many of those are by players or staff, but it's about 50-50. So basically, submission hit rate is currently just under 3%, or thereabouts.

Sadly, the vast majority of submissions don't come through Got Issues first, and many that do are submitted before they are ready.

Lesson of the day: More time spent in the drafting process is a good thing.

A draft that completes a month or two here, and which has feedback from the community which is responded to and successfully incorporated has a very good chance of publication - probably well over 80%.

A draft that is put in this forum and then submitted preemptively probably has no more chance of success than the average undrafted submission.
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Postby Minoa » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:55 am

I feel like writing about the Gatwick incident, but my health is poor: nevertheless I will try my best. The rough idea:

Name: Drone Wars

Description: Reported sightings of unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) have disrupted flights at the @@CAPITAL@@ International Airport for several days. Inevitably, politicians, consumer groups and the aviation industry swarm around you, demanding action.

Validity: Aircraft is allowed.

Options:
[option] This option bans all drones.
[effect] The ban on unmanned aerial vehicles have left aviation enthusiasts grounded.

[option] This option bans all aircraft.
[effect] The ban on aircraft have left the aviation industry grounded.

[option] This option allows investment in anti-drone technology.
[effect] Drones are now the main course for the bald eagle.

[option] This option forces drone operators to pay compensation to affected travellers.
[effect] The hourly operating cost of flying a drone can exceed that of a first-class air ticket.

[option] “Minoa did it!”, squawks @@RANDOMMALENAME@@, a high-ranking general known for his xenophobic views. “the government of this mountainous nation has been snatching jobs from our country, but to use drones to cripple our main airport is the final straw. Give us the approval for an air show that Minoa will never forget!”
[effect] A stray blue tit is reason enough for a swarm of missiles.

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I think the people will be named after birds.
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Postby Minoa » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:40 am

Trotterdam wrote:#692.

Okay. I guess I will continue tinkering with Group Policy settings on the Windows 10 virtual machine.

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Postby Socio Polor » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:23 pm

Ok guys so after a long hiatus, I'm going to give issue writing another go and continue in it. I have a few issue drafts that's been saved up for months. Hopefully the ideas haven't been taken already :p
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Postby Outer Sparta » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:34 pm

I know from my previous draft that rising sea levels are taken regarding the consequences of climate change. Now that I want to stick to consequences but use a different angle, are changing weather patterns and loss of biodiversity taken too?

Edit: I have taken the hurricane route and maybe contemplating the disruption of the ocean conveyer belt, mainly to serve as an expansion to an issue with melting ice caps.
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Postby Esternial » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:33 am

I've had an idea plucked from my local politics. Not sure if something similar already exists, though, so I'm holding off on anything before I get some feedback.

Premise: A church has gotten fewer and fewer attendees, causing debate to stir about re-purposing the building for other purposes. A supermarket chain has now taken steps to acquire the structure and plans to open a supermarket in the church.

Options:
1. Let them build their supermarket
2. A patron of the arts interjects and suggest repurposing it for a more dignified function
3. Skater boy wants a skate park in the church
4. Keep the church and attempt to increase attendance

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Postby Trotterdam » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:06 am

Esternial wrote:Premise: A church has gotten fewer and fewer attendees, causing debate to stir about re-purposing the building for other purposes.
That sounds familiar.

Ah, found it.

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:41 am

Even the skatepark option is there, heh.

Must be one of those things where you saw the issue, it sank into the subconscious, then resurfaced as what felt like your own idea. Reminds me of my wife complaining about one of her friends, who had the "gall" to recommend to her a brand of kid's accessories (of some sort, I tuned out) to her and her friends without recalling that it was my wife who initially recommended it to her. She put it down to bad faith and credit stealing, I said it was more likely to do with the unreliability of memory, and how we remember things in terms of narratives and stories, not in terms of facts or video-style replays.

Hmm... someone should make an issue about that phenomenon. Maybe something about miscarriages of justice because of the unreliability of witnesses?

Hell, now I'm SURE I've suggested that before.
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Postby Esternial » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:58 am

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Even the skatepark option is there, heh.

Must be one of those things where you saw the issue, it sank into the subconscious, then resurfaced as what felt like your own idea. Reminds me of my wife complaining about one of her friends, who had the "gall" to recommend to her a brand of kid's accessories (of some sort, I tuned out) to her and her friends without recalling that it was my wife who initially recommended it to her. She put it down to bad faith and credit stealing, I said it was more likely to do with the unreliability of memory, and how we remember things in terms of narratives and stories, not in terms of facts or video-style replays.

Hmm... someone should make an issue about that phenomenon. Maybe something about miscarriages of justice because of the unreliability of witnesses?

Hell, now I'm SURE I've suggested that before.

Hehe, not exactly. I watched the news and there was a report on churches in Belgium being repurposed.

One is currently being used as a skatepark, another they want to turn into a supermarket.

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Postby The blAAtschApen » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:56 am

Esternial wrote:
Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Even the skatepark option is there, heh.

Must be one of those things where you saw the issue, it sank into the subconscious, then resurfaced as what felt like your own idea. Reminds me of my wife complaining about one of her friends, who had the "gall" to recommend to her a brand of kid's accessories (of some sort, I tuned out) to her and her friends without recalling that it was my wife who initially recommended it to her. She put it down to bad faith and credit stealing, I said it was more likely to do with the unreliability of memory, and how we remember things in terms of narratives and stories, not in terms of facts or video-style replays.

Hmm... someone should make an issue about that phenomenon. Maybe something about miscarriages of justice because of the unreliability of witnesses?

Hell, now I'm SURE I've suggested that before.

Hehe, not exactly. I watched the news and there was a report on churches in Belgium being repurposed.

One is currently being used as a skatepark, another they want to turn into a supermarket.


Get with the times Belgium, when I was a teenage lamb, we had squatters in one church and punk rock concerts being given in it.
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Postby Esternial » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:03 am

The blAAtschApen wrote:
Esternial wrote:Hehe, not exactly. I watched the news and there was a report on churches in Belgium being repurposed.

One is currently being used as a skatepark, another they want to turn into a supermarket.


Get with the times Belgium, when I was a teenage lamb, we had squatters in one church and punk rock concerts being given in it.

I blame Wallonia.

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From a RL newspaper yesterday

Postby Bears Armed » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 am

Production of an energy drink called 'SX Energy Natural Power' has been suspended after one consumer complained about a prolonged erection. Analysis inidcates that the drink contains Sildenafil citrate, which is the active ingredient in Viagra.

Usable idea, at least for a issue with the validity 'adult'?
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Postby Trotterdam » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 pm

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Reminds me of my wife complaining about one of her friends, who had the "gall" to recommend to her a brand of kid's accessories (of some sort, I tuned out) to her and her friends without recalling that it was my wife who initially recommended it to her. She put it down to bad faith and credit stealing, I said it was more likely to do with the unreliability of memory, and how we remember things in terms of narratives and stories, not in terms of facts or video-style replays.
..."Credit stealing"? As you describe it, that sounds more like agreement. Am I forbidden from recommending NationStates to my friends if I have ever heard anyone else praising the game ever?

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:47 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Reminds me of my wife complaining about one of her friends, who had the "gall" to recommend to her a brand of kid's accessories (of some sort, I tuned out) to her and her friends without recalling that it was my wife who initially recommended it to her. She put it down to bad faith and credit stealing, I said it was more likely to do with the unreliability of memory, and how we remember things in terms of narratives and stories, not in terms of facts or video-style replays.
..."Credit stealing"? As you describe it, that sounds more like agreement. Am I forbidden from recommending NationStates to my friends if I have ever heard anyone else praising the game ever?


Heh, good point.

I think she meant that her friend, when presenting the idea to her social circle, was being disingenuous as presenting it as something she had personally come up with when she had heard it from her wife.

At the risk of sounding like a 1950s chauvinist, I have to say that I really can't follow the politics of female friend groups a lot of the time. Guy groups (or at least my guy groups) seem so much less concerned about who said what, and who supports who, and who is most loyal to who, or who gets invited to what. Maybe other guys understand it more, but I've never understood the point of social politics.
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Postby Trotterdam » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:56 pm

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:I think she meant that her friend, when presenting the idea to her social circle, was being disingenuous as presenting it as something she had personally come up with when she had heard it from her wife.
I guess I'd need to hear the exact wording of that conversation to judge whether "presenting it as something she had personally come up with" is a reasonable interpretation. Still, I'd wager that the majority of things people say, particularly when it comes to advice or opinions, isn't stuff we truly came up with ourselves. We listen to other people's suggestions, try them out, and if they work for us, we tend to propagate them.

Also, I think you mean "my wife" at the end there, unless there's something you're not telling us...

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Postby Jutsa » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:56 pm

Silly CWA, you'll never understand what he said to her about him saying she had said something she heard from her sister when he said he supported what she had said about a month ago.

That said, I have to say that in GP, loyalty and who said what about who and why basically are the building blocks of interactions.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
Candlewhisper Archive wrote:I think she meant that her friend, when presenting the idea to her social circle, was being disingenuous as presenting it as something she had personally come up with when she had heard it from her wife.
I guess I'd need to hear the exact wording of that conversation to judge whether "presenting it as something she had personally come up with" is a reasonable interpretation. Still, I'd wager that the majority of things people say, particularly when it comes to advice or opinions, isn't stuff we truly came up with ourselves. We listen to other people's suggestions, try them out, and if they work for us, we tend to propagate them.

Also, I think you mean "my wife" at the end there, unless there's something you're not telling us...


Your wife? No, no, my wife.

(cue comedy of miscommunication...)

:lol:

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Postby Chan Island » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Do we have any issues about where people in low end jobs protest or complain about the fact that people describe them as failures? Or that they keep getting sneered at or talked down to by people in more high end jobs?

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:
Trotterdam wrote:I guess I'd need to hear the exact wording of that conversation to judge whether "presenting it as something she had personally come up with" is a reasonable interpretation. Still, I'd wager that the majority of things people say, particularly when it comes to advice or opinions, isn't stuff we truly came up with ourselves. We listen to other people's suggestions, try them out, and if they work for us, we tend to propagate them.

Also, I think you mean "my wife" at the end there, unless there's something you're not telling us...


Your wife? No, no, my wife.

(cue comedy of miscommunication...)

:lol:


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