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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:49 pm

I'd probably hyphenate it instead (lowercase first letter is more of an iStuff trademark), "e-sports", but yeah, it's not blatantly wrong.

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Postby Merni » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:12 am

1114.3:
“I’m telling you, it’s those darn immigrants,” quips Dana Underwood, your paranoid Minister of the Homeland, who’s twitching and itching her hands furiously. “Without those folks here, we’d be much better off. You must stop any new people from entering our great nation and kick out the ones already here. Then, we’d be pure at last.”

"Scratching her hands", surely?
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Postby Pythaga » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:47 am

Merni wrote:1114.3:
“I’m telling you, it’s those darn immigrants,” quips Dana Underwood, your paranoid Minister of the Homeland, who’s twitching and itching her hands furiously. “Without those folks here, we’d be much better off. You must stop any new people from entering our great nation and kick out the ones already here. Then, we’d be pure at last.”

"Scratching her hands", surely?


Using itch as a verb is relatively common where I'm from, and it rhymes.

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Postby Pogaria » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:05 pm

Pythaga wrote:
Merni wrote:1114.3:
“I’m telling you, it’s those darn immigrants,” quips Dana Underwood, your paranoid Minister of the Homeland, who’s twitching and itching her hands furiously. “Without those folks here, we’d be much better off. You must stop any new people from entering our great nation and kick out the ones already here. Then, we’d be pure at last.”

"Scratching her hands", surely?


Using itch as a verb is relatively common where I'm from, and it rhymes.

Yes, this sounds normal to me.
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Postby Merni » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:09 am

Pogaria wrote:
Pythaga wrote:
Using itch as a verb is relatively common where I'm from, and it rhymes.

Yes, this sounds normal to me.

Hmm. I've never encountered that usage of "itch" as a transitive verb. Anyway, thanks!
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Postby Authoritaria-Imperia » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:53 pm

#1113: No Sex Please, We're @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ has a misplaced macro in the last option. Here's how it showed up for me, emphasis mine. (It says 3 and 4 because of option validities. I've left the @@RANDOMNAME@@s alone.)
3. “@@LEADER@@, you’re not gonna listen to those repressed nutters in the Anti-Sex League, are you?” groans Luigi Santos, author of sex-positive guide The Big Book of Bonking. “You should encourage @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ to adopt a healthy attitude. Perhaps provide more breaks so couples who work different shifts can see each other. Nothing’s too good for the nation’s health.” 


4. Sandra Ambrose, of the Anti-Pleasure League, opens Sandra’s book and hurls it across the room, making hand-gestures** to ward-off** evil. “All these people show an unnatural desire for selfish indulgence. Vacuous pleasure brings societies to their knees. And pleasure begins when coitus and its one purpose are separated. Ban the vats and restore the reproductive function. Teach that congress is a grave task to perpetuate the @@TYPE@@, and not even remotely fun!”
Edit: Also, "hand gestures" and "ward-off" (marked) should not be hyphenated.
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Postby The Free Joy State » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:47 pm

Authoritaria-Imperia wrote:#1113: No Sex Please, We're @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ has a misplaced macro in the last option. Here's how it showed up for me, emphasis mine. (It says 3 and 4 because of option validities. I've left the @@RANDOMNAME@@s alone.)
3. “@@LEADER@@, you’re not gonna listen to those repressed nutters in the Anti-Sex League, are you?” groans Luigi Santos, author of sex-positive guide The Big Book of Bonking. “You should encourage @@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ to adopt a healthy attitude. Perhaps provide more breaks so couples who work different shifts can see each other. Nothing’s too good for the nation’s health.” 


4. Sandra Ambrose, of the Anti-Pleasure League, opens Sandra’s book and hurls it across the room, making hand-gestures** to ward-off** evil. “All these people show an unnatural desire for selfish indulgence. Vacuous pleasure brings societies to their knees. And pleasure begins when coitus and its one purpose are separated. Ban the vats and restore the reproductive function. Teach that congress is a grave task to perpetuate the @@TYPE@@, and not even remotely fun!”
Edit: Also, "hand gestures" and "ward-off" (marked) should not be hyphenated.

I see how that's happened (it's one of those issues where the coding works, but not for all nations). Taken it backstage to discuss a workaround.

Removed hyphenation, in the meantime, but those changes won't show as live for a little while.

EDIT: This issue should be fixed now.
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Postby TalAkMaChen » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 am

I guess the fallout of #852,1 holds also for nations with Child Self-Rearing policy. It just adds a little more fun to it, then. :roll: Imagine all MPs literally growing up in the wilds, then having the same speach therapists to get along in society. :lol:

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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:47 pm

Hey, lots of interesting things could happen to you in the wild. If you (A) grow up in the wilderness, (B) live to tell about it, and (C) actually have enough mastery of language to tell about it, then you almost certainly will have some interesting anecdotes to tell.

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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:56 pm

TalAkMaChen wrote:I guess the fallout of #852,1 holds also for nations with Child Self-Rearing policy. It just adds a little more fun to it, then. :roll: Imagine all MPs literally growing up in the wilds, then having the same speach therapists to get along in society. :lol:

Yes it does. Were you posting this on the right thread?
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Postby Westinor » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:14 pm

Trotterdam wrote:Hey, lots of interesting things could happen to you in the wild. If you (A) grow up in the wilderness, (B) live to tell about it, and (C) actually have enough mastery of language to tell about it, then you almost certainly will have some interesting anecdotes to tell.


Have there actually been cases of this IRL? That'd be pretty interesting
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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:44 pm

Westinor wrote:
Trotterdam wrote:Hey, lots of interesting things could happen to you in the wild. If you (A) grow up in the wilderness, (B) live to tell about it, and (C) actually have enough mastery of language to tell about it, then you almost certainly will have some interesting anecdotes to tell.


Have there actually been cases of this IRL? That'd be pretty interesting

Of children raised in the wilderness, yes (among other social species, mostly) Raised among animals, then lived again among humans, yes.

But this is a report thread, not a discussion thread.

EDIT: Also, worth remembering non-human species may leave their children -- lizards, for example, abandon their eggs. Not all nations are human.
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Postby Trotterdam » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:59 am

Westinor wrote:Have there actually been cases of this IRL?
Of children growing up in the wild and later being rediscovered by humans? Definitely. Of those children still managing to belatedly learn language and explain their experiences? Tricky. Language is one of those things that seems to have trouble sticking if you don't learn it early. (The one The Free Joy State linked could talk, but he was only abandoned into the wild when he was 7, so had time to get the basics of language down first.)

The Free Joy State wrote:EDIT: Also, worth remembering non-human species may leave their children -- lizards, for example, abandon their eggs. Not all nations are human.
All nations are assumed to have a tool-using civilization. I don't think leaving children to grow up without any kind of adult care is viable for an intelligent species that works with concepts like a "government", regardless of its evolutionary roots.

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:41 am

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


This. Keep it on-target please, y'all.
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Postby Westinor » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:50 am

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


This. Keep it on-target please, y'all.


Whoops, my bad :(
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Postby Servilis » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:38 am

Issue No. 589 - To Boldly Go references the real world, i.e. Earth, etc.
It also slightly references Humans.
Now I'm not sure if the rule of "mentioning real world not allowed" from the World Assembly applies to Issues, but if it does, might I suggest replacing "man and woman" with stuff like "males and females" as well as "Earth" with "our home Planet".
I know it's in reference to Star Trek, which (although I'm not sure) takes place in a universe that does have Earth, I still think it should probably be more universal.
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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:43 am

Servilis wrote:Issue No. 589 - To Boldly Go references the real world, i.e. Earth, etc.
It also slightly references Humans.
Now I'm not sure if the rule of "mentioning real world not allowed" from the World Assembly applies to Issues, but if it does, might I suggest replacing "man and woman" with stuff like "males and females" as well as "Earth" with "our home Planet".
I know it's in reference to Star Trek, which (although I'm not sure) takes place in a universe that does have Earth, I still think it should probably be more universal.

While we try to be as applicable to all systems as possible, the ruling from the World Assembly does not apply to issues and there are many references to "men", "women" and a few references to "earth" in our issue-base.

Also, please note that this thread is not for stylistic changes, which is what you're proposing. To quote the OP.
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Postby The Great Imperator Jeffrey » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:46 am

Issue 22 "Nazi Sympathizers Plan Rally"

You should add an option to unironically side with the Nazis. I have no idea why that doesn't exist yet.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:31 am

The Great Imperator Jeffrey wrote:Issue 22 "Nazi Sympathizers Plan Rally"

You should add an option to unironically side with the Nazis. I have no idea why that doesn't exist yet.


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Postby Noahs Second Country » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:27 am

Second Best Misc Storage 6 received issue 722, where option 2 states
They robbed seventeen convenience stores, shot three people, and stole clothes from my Mama’s washing line.

The nation has the nudism policy, so my assumption is that having a clothesline and washing clothes wouldn't line up with prior legislation.

However, I'm not sure if clothes are explicitly banned in the actual issues that enforce compulsory nudity, only the act of wearing them, but I might as well bring this up. It appears that either the validity for this option/issue needs fixing, or the text of "Clothing is forbidden" in the policy description for Nudism may need tweaking.
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Postby Trotterdam » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:45 am

You could wear clothes in private and only always go nude in public. Though it might be scandalous to hang your fetish materials outside to dry where anyone can see them...

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:41 am

Also, mama might be a collector of clothes for some reason, but never actually wear them. She just likes to let it all hang out after a good wash. :)
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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:30 am

...Okay, now I'm wondering how a compulsory nudity policy would affect doll clothes.

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The Sovereign Eudaimonia
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Postby The Sovereign Eudaimonia » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:26 am

Hi,

I'm not entirely sure this belongs here (my apologies if it doesn't), but I recently received an issue where I could take away tax exempt status from religious groups/people even though I already voted to do so in an earlier issue.


The issue : The Apotheosis of a leader (Nr. 363)

Option nr. 4

(...) "It's the perfect opportunity to end the tax breaks for people with imaginary friends, and funnel that additional money into the areas it can do some real good, like authors of popular science books!" (...)

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Postby Lurinsk » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:21 pm

Issue 714.1 (Milky Ways) states
"The government should make this a reality!” exclaims superfan Miranda Hall, dressed in a replica uniform of the show’s main character, Arnie Cost. “We can hearken back to an era when folk could leave their doors unlocked, and neighbors actually talked to each other."

My nation is in top 7% for safety (top 83% for crime) in the world, which suggests my nation's crime levels are quite low, and niceness/compassion are also high.
I would have thought my people could therefore leave their doors unlocked? (so I shouldn't be getting this wording)
perhaps I'm just reading it wrong though
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