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Lone Moose
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Lone Moose » Wed May 22, 2019 12:53 am

Issue 343
Option one - And also people... rather than as it currently reads And all so people

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Candlewhisper Archive
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Wed May 22, 2019 1:00 am

Lone Moose wrote:Issue 343
Option one - And also people... rather than as it currently reads And all so people


No, it is correct. It is not meant to be "also", it is meant to be "all so", as in "all for the sake of".

As in "I've been cooking this roast all morning, and all so my teenage son and his friends can finish eating it in less than thirty seconds."
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby BandAiders » Wed May 22, 2019 1:14 pm

In the effect line of Issue 293 Option 5, 'timpanists' are misspelled as 'tympanists', unless it's a pun I'm missing.

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Countriopia
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Postby Countriopia » Wed May 22, 2019 3:46 pm

Issue 1224: Shine On, You Crazy Diamond
On option 2 (for a socialist government), @@NAME@ instead of the name of the nation. As it appeared to me:
“That doesn’t go far enough!” roars Division of Mining chair Yoshi Drake, waving this month’s production reports wildly. “Workers buying luxury goods, at low prices no less? These products are terrible for the moral and economic future of @@NAME@ —in fact, this has the making of a bourgeois uprising! What will happen to our production rates when every John and Jane thinks they have risen above their fellow workers? Lab-created diamonds, along with all knock-off goods, must be banned!”

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Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Luna Amore » Wed May 22, 2019 5:13 pm

Fixed.
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Postby Hediacrana » Thu May 23, 2019 5:21 am

In the brand new issue 1223, one speaker ends by exclaiming: 'Vive le republique!' The correct French phrase is: 'Vive la République!'

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The Free Joy State
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Postby The Free Joy State » Thu May 23, 2019 6:24 am

Hediacrana wrote:In the brand new issue 1223, one speaker ends by exclaiming: 'Vive le republique!' The correct French phrase is: 'Vive la République!'

Amended.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Thu May 23, 2019 2:28 pm

BandAiders wrote:In the effect line of Issue 293 Option 5, 'timpanists' are misspelled as 'tympanists', unless it's a pun I'm missing.


Tympanist is a less common variant spelling, but is not incorrect.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timpanist
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/tympanist

Personally, I have a strong preference for tympanist, as my medical background often has me talking about tympanic membranes.
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Issue 1010, Option 1

Postby Autonomous Cleaner Bot Cleaners » Thu May 23, 2019 5:26 pm

Probably a nit-pick, but Issue 1010, Option 1 effect line:

grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.

Do sounds "emerge," as such? Sounds emit, emanate, radiate...but emerge? I've always understood "emerge" in the sense of something moving out into view, as from behind some sort of obstruction or hiding place. Sound waves can be visible, but that'd be some serious giggling.

Googling suggests "emerge" is correct, or at least an option, although I'll swear this is the first time I've ever heard it used in reference to a sound.
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Postby Trotterdam » Thu May 23, 2019 6:26 pm

Sounds fine to me.

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Postby The Free Joy State » Thu May 23, 2019 8:24 pm

Autonomous Cleaner Bot Cleaners wrote:Probably a nit-pick, but Issue 1010, Option 1 effect line:

grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.

Do sounds "emerge," as such? Sounds emit, emanate, radiate...but emerge? I've always understood "emerge" in the sense of something moving out into view, as from behind some sort of obstruction or hiding place. Sound waves can be visible, but that'd be some serious giggling.

Googling suggests "emerge" is correct, or at least an option, although I'll swear this is the first time I've ever heard it used in reference to a sound.

This word isn't objectively incorrect. The other words you suggest are viable, but "emerge" also works in this context and we don't make subjective changes.

No change needed.
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Postby Decu Caine » Sat May 25, 2019 1:23 pm

800.6 is missing a few commas.

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I think there should be a comma after "hello" and before "I am", and also after "pin numbers" and before "we".
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Postby Autonomous Cleaner Bot Cleaners » Sat May 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Decu Caine wrote:800.6 is missing a few commas.

“Hello I am from UBM Technical support” chirrups a tinny voice as you answer your phone. “We have noticed that your system has multiple viruses on it and we are here to help. If you could just log in please and visit our website where you’ll be prompted to enter your bank account number, passwords, mother’s maiden name and pin numbers we will repair your systems for you.”
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I think there should be a comma after "hello" and before "I am", and also after "pin numbers" and before "we".


Ha! I just got one of these the other day IRL. If anything, for maximum realism, the synthesized ("tinny"?) voice shouldn't have any punctuation at all.
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Postby The Free Joy State » Sat May 25, 2019 8:17 pm

Decu Caine wrote:800.6 is missing a few commas.

“Hello I am from UBM Technical support” chirrups a tinny voice as you answer your phone. “We have noticed that your system has multiple viruses on it and we are here to help. If you could just log in please and visit our website where you’ll be prompted to enter your bank account number, passwords, mother’s maiden name and pin numbers we will repair your systems for you.”
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I think there should be a comma after "hello" and before "I am", and also after "pin numbers" and before "we".

I've alerted the original editor to this query, so they can confirm their intent with this option.
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Merni
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Postby Merni » Sun May 26, 2019 3:09 am

"The Issue" in issue 751:

A legal battle is raging between the Merni Department of Life, The Universe, and Environment and Kay Rumble Property Development Group. While surveying for a luxury condominium complex, a rare horse subspecies, the two-spotted glow-in-the-dark horse, was found traipsing around the proposed build site, potentially holding up construction.


Is there any reason for those two names to be italicised? I mean, if it was an actual case name (eg. Merni Dept. of Life, the Universe, and Environment vs. Kay Rumble Property Development Group) then it could be italicised, but here just the two names are italicised, which doesn't seem to make sense.

Also, in 684.4, the word "Picasso" is italicised, which shouldn't be the case.
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Postby Great Nortend » Sun May 26, 2019 3:18 am

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Can be either, depending on British/American English.

https://www.dictionary.com/e/collective-nouns/

Our normal rule is that we adopt British or American spellings or grammar depending on the identity of the author.
Given the author's name, I think we assumed British English, though Lancaster of Wessex is welcome to correct this assumption of they wish.

With a view to consistency, however, have changed "empathize" to "empathise" in the last option.


British English can use either 'z' or 's'. The former is considered 'Oxford spelling'.
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Postby The Free Joy State » Sun May 26, 2019 3:56 am

Merni wrote:"The Issue" in issue 751:

A legal battle is raging between the Merni Department of Life, The Universe, and Environment and Kay Rumble Property Development Group. While surveying for a luxury condominium complex, a rare horse subspecies, the two-spotted glow-in-the-dark horse, was found traipsing around the proposed build site, potentially holding up construction.


Is there any reason for those two names to be italicised? I mean, if it was an actual case name (eg. Merni Dept. of Life, the Universe, and Environment vs. Kay Rumble Property Development Group) then it could be italicised, but here just the two names are italicised, which doesn't seem to make sense.

Also, in 684.4, the word "Picasso" is italicised, which shouldn't be the case.

It's a matter of the editor's stylistic choice. We don't make stylistic changes on this thread.

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Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Can be either, depending on British/American English.

https://www.dictionary.com/e/collective-nouns/

Our normal rule is that we adopt British or American spellings or grammar depending on the identity of the author.
Given the author's name, I think we assumed British English, though Lancaster of Wessex is welcome to correct this assumption of they wish.

With a view to consistency, however, have changed "empathize" to "empathise" in the last option.


British English can use either 'z' or 's'. The former is considered 'Oxford spelling'.

CWA is a British editor. He would know the usual, British "empathise" spelling.

It is entirely beside the point anyway, as the change has already been made and the matter is closed.
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Postby Trotterdam » Mon May 27, 2019 5:19 am

I notice that #1226 uses "@@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ Intelligence Agency" in one effect line, but "@@NAMEINITIALS@@IA" in another, which is inconsistent. Citation: The Glorious Union of Soviet Republics got "GUSRIA" even though its custom fields are set such that "@@DEMONYMADJECTIVEINITIALS@@IA" would simply be GSIA.

I do not know whether this inconsistency is also in the text (option 2 also uses initials), but it's worth checking.

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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon May 27, 2019 5:28 am

Trotterdam wrote:I notice that #1226 uses "@@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ Intelligence Agency" in one effect line, but "@@NAMEINITIALS@@IA" in another, which is inconsistent. Citation: The Glorious Union of Soviet Republics got "GUSRIA" even though its custom fields are set such that "@@DEMONYMADJECTIVEINITIALS@@IA" would simply be GSIA.

I do not know whether this inconsistency is also in the text (option 2 also uses initials), but it's worth checking.

Amended.
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Postby Amjedia » Tue May 28, 2019 8:54 am

Issue 507 :

Option 2:

“Cry me a river of cow’s milk. Cheese is an offense to our culture and everything we stand for, ¡No Parmesan!” decries perpetually confused anti-fascist and lifelong turophobe Jack Monterey. “It’s a vile and disgusting food that at least .02% of Amjedia’s population believes to be immoral. The masses have spoken: cheese must be caerphilly removed from every corner of Amjedia.”


The period (.) is placed before the number 02%.
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Postby The Free Joy State » Tue May 28, 2019 8:56 am

Amjedia wrote:Issue 507 :

Option 2:

“Cry me a river of cow’s milk. Cheese is an offense to our culture and everything we stand for, ¡No Parmesan!” decries perpetually confused anti-fascist and lifelong turophobe Jack Monterey. “It’s a vile and disgusting food that at least .02% of Amjedia’s population believes to be immoral. The masses have spoken: cheese must be caerphilly removed from every corner of Amjedia.”


The period (.) is placed before the number 02%.

There's no error here.

".02%" is the percentage. As in point-nought-two percent of the population.
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Postby Bears Armed » Tue May 28, 2019 9:20 am

The Free Joy State wrote:
Amjedia wrote:Issue 507 :

Option 2:

“Cry me a river of cow’s milk. Cheese is an offense to our culture and everything we stand for, ¡No Parmesan!” decries perpetually confused anti-fascist and lifelong turophobe Jack Monterey. “It’s a vile and disgusting food that at least .02% of Amjedia’s population believes to be immoral. The masses have spoken: cheese must be caerphilly removed from every corner of Amjedia.”


The period (.) is placed before the number 02%.

There's no error here.

".02%" is the percentage. As in point-nought-two percent of the population.

Shouldn't that be written with a '0' before before the decimal point, as "0.02%"'?
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Tue May 28, 2019 9:54 am

Bears Armed wrote:
The Free Joy State wrote:There's no error here.

".02%" is the percentage. As in point-nought-two percent of the population.

Shouldn't that be written with a '0' before before the decimal point, as "0.02%"'?


It can be, but that's not mandatory, especially in speech.

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Postby Mostrov » Wed May 29, 2019 5:10 am

#552.2 "This is democracy, man!"

Rather foolishly shows up for autocracies.

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Postby The Free Joy State » Wed May 29, 2019 5:35 am

Mostrov wrote:#552.2 "This is democracy, man!"

Rather foolishly shows up for autocracies.

The issue has been amended.
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