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Postby Sedgistan » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:57 am

We have a number of issues that make certain things compulsory or forbidden. We're looking for submissions to deal with the consequences of those decisions. Where applicable, we've identified the Issue(s) & the option(s) that make these decisions.

For these issues (and ONLY these), we're looking for submissions to be done differently. Please draft/post your issue in a thread in the Got Issues forum, so that the mods and Issues Editors can give feedback to ensure the issue suits our needs. Use [@DRAFT@] as part of your title, to distinguish it from other Got Issues posts. Once you are happy with your issue, please post in this thread with a link to the thread for your issue.

Once we find a submission we like, we will update this sticky to remove it from the list, and to let others know that they don't need to work on it. We will then get the Issues Editors to tidy it up, Game Mods to add the stats, and it'll be entered into the game.

However, that doesn't mean you should rush - while we would like to add these issues to the game fairly soon, we want good issues to work on. We will only select issues that are good enough - we will not be compromising on quality, so being "first in" is not an advantage.

If you have questions about this process, or about the nature of any of the issues needed, ask here.

Edit: This is important enough to include in the OP:
Frisbeeteria wrote:I've seen several draft issues that are built entirely around banning or unbanning the core idea. That's not going to get your issue into the game.

What we're looking for is issues that address a national problem which has, as one of several potential outcomes, the ability to reverse the prior issue. You can't start out with the premise that "people are upset over the banning of <thing>." They aren't, I promise you. You had complete public support when you banned it or made it compulsory. What we need now are social, political, economic, or other reasons why somebody needs to reopen this issue.

As you know, NS issues tend to have unexpected or irritating side effects. You need to find some of those for these issues. Once you examine your premise, you may realize that the annoying side effect is actually a better issue base, and the ban/unban effect can be a nice sideline.

Since we're bypassing the issue queue on these, you'll need to include [stat]s with every issue. At least one option needs the [stat] that reverses the prior effect. If it turns up in two, that's fine too, but there also has to be an option to ignore the request. As to the other stats, be creative. We want the issue to do more than just reverse the prior decision.

Write a broader issue, and we (the new Issue Editors and mods) will try to help you with it. That's the best advice I can offer.
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Postby Zwangzug » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:37 pm

I'll definitely give this a try! One thing, though, how does issue 67 option 4 lead to "government-run radio stations only"? It looks like it dismantles public radio.

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Postby Sedgistan » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:44 pm

Heh. Looks like it might've been coded wrong. Removed from the list - thanks for the spot.

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Postby Toddsville » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:59 pm

I made one, link

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Postby Andacantra » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:49 pm

Death penalty draft

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Postby Luna Amore » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:39 am

Here's one for the vat issue.
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Postby Bears Armed » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:35 am


I've got some ideas about this one, as well, with a different approach: The nation to which the nuclear plants have been outsourced starts imposing heavy tariffs on the electricity exports. I'll rough out some options while I'm offline over the holiday, and start an actual drafting thread shortly after Christmas.
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:30 pm

I've seen several draft issues that are built entirely around banning or unbanning the core idea. That's not going to get your issue into the game.

What we're looking for is issues that address a national problem which has, as one of several potential outcomes, the ability to reverse the prior issue. You can't start out with the premise that "people are upset over the banning of <thing>." They aren't, I promise you. You had complete public support when you banned it or made it compulsory. What we need now are social, political, economic, or other reasons why somebody needs to reopen this issue.

As you know, NS issues tend to have unexpected or irritating side effects. You need to find some of those for these issues. Once you examine your premise, you may realize that the annoying side effect is actually a better issue base, and the ban/unban effect can be a nice sideline.

Since we're bypassing the issue queue on these, you'll need to include [stat]s with every issue. At least one option needs the [stat] that reverses the prior effect. If it turns up in two, that's fine too, but there also has to be an option to ignore the request. As to the other stats, be creative. We want the issue to do more than just reverse the prior decision.

Write a broader issue, and we (the new Issue Editors and mods) will try to help you with it. That's the best advice I can offer.

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Postby Demphor » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:30 pm

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=156744

Here's a proposed issue.
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Postby Sedgistan » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:35 pm

Demphor wrote:http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=156744

Here's a proposed issue.

Please read the OP. Your issue isn't one of the ones mentioned there. If you want to submit it, do so in the normal way - not here.

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Postby Sedgistan » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:25 am

Space Spectacular Sours Small Stargazers, which deals with youth curfews, has been accepted, and we're adding stats to it now.

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Postby Hassett » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:25 am

Draft on child labor
Please let me know what you think, thanks.

Draft on women in the workforce

EDIT: I added a second issue I had been working on.
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Postby Nexexen » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:46 am

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=157754

This is an address of the ban on child labor (and the bolstering of education by choosing to ban child labor in issue #063) in the larger context of the issue of outsourcing at the hands of wealthy business owners.

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Postby Icesteam » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:07 am

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Postby Nexexen » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:01 pm

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=157754

I've made a second draft, taking into mind Sedgistan's comments. I've tried to make everything more concise, cutting each of the options down by about 20 words each and cutting down the description as well. I also tried to differentiate it from a previous issue on outsourcing by focusing not so much on jobs being sent away, but on trying to get jobs for the educated into one's nation. Thanks!
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Postby Waspeaters » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:43 am

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=157889

I made a draft for the aeroplane one.

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Postby Swkoll » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:49 am

Here's one for #85 ,2

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Postby Lesser Naboo » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:18 pm

Here's an issue for 164, about child licenses.
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:45 pm

I've updated the OP to include links to proposed issues that meet these criteria. If I missed yours or you've written a new one, post a link in this thread.

Note that there are several areas with multiple attempts, and others with none. We welcome multiple choices for each, but we'd really like to get them all covered. If no one else has attempted it, yours has a better chance.

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Postby Freedomstaki » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:17 am

HOLY CRAP! I'M POSTING ON THE FORUM!

Anywho... I like how my issue has the most counter-issues drafts currently. Also, I'm divided on which one I like the most and which to endorse.

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Postby Luna Amore » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:39 am

Here's my final draft for an issue concerning the airplane ban.

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Postby Lenyo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:46 am

Congrats to I V Stalin for his/her issue regarding outsourcing electrical production! Your issue is ready for editing.
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