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Fauxia
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Founded: Dec 22, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Fauxia » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:33 am

Candensia wrote:
Sanctaria wrote:I know he was. Buzzkill.

I fixed this like an hour ago btw.
Trotterdam wrote:I'm pretty sure Fauxia was talking about the spelling of "Tranquil(l)ity". "Yellow" is spelled with two "l"s on both sides of the pond.


I t-totally knew that too! Indubitably....

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Trotterdam
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Founded: Jan 12, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Trotterdam » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:40 pm

In #191, option 3 reads "You're kidding, right? [...] I'm not going to let some closed-minded priest tell me what I can and can't do with my blood!", even if, due to the nation's low religiousness, option 2 which features the closed-minded priest doesn't appear.

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The Free Joy State
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Founded: Jan 05, 2014
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Free Joy State » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:13 pm

Trotterdam wrote:In #191, option 3 reads "You're kidding, right? [...] I'm not going to let some closed-minded priest tell me what I can and can't do with my blood!", even if, due to the nation's low religiousness, option 2 which features the closed-minded priest doesn't appear.

This issue has been amended. Now atheistic nations will not receive that issue, but nations eligible will receive the whole issue.
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Daarwyrth
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Founded: Jul 05, 2016
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Daarwyrth » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:55 pm

Today I have come across Issue #1203: The Fandom Menace [Chrimbus; ed: Zwangzug] on another nation. In this issue, I picked the first option, which reads as follows:

“I think this whole debate is just silly!” comments Doug Stallone, taking a break from revising the latest chapter of @@LEADER@@/Reader: Tales from a @@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ Restaurant. “No one is being harmed in the making of these stories. Everyone knows that this is all just harmless fiction. Now tell me, what do you usually order on a first date?”


The effect line I got was the following:

@@DEMONYMADJECTIVE@@ housewives become unusually flustered when thinking about @@LEADER@@.


While one could of course argue that these housewives can get flustered at both a male and female Leader, I have a feeling this effect line leans fairly strongly towards making the assumption that @@LEADER@@ is male, which I'd argue infringes upon player autonomy. Perhaps the line could be made more neutral in the following way:

@@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ become unusually flustered when meeting with @@LEADER@@


Or something along those lines. Eliminating "housewives" creates a more neutral image about @@LEADER@@'s gender, I think :)
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Candlewhisper Archive
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Capitalizt

Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:28 am

I agree - changed to "novella fans" which also sidesteps the validity issue of whether marriage is legal in the nation as well.

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Daarwyrth
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Founded: Jul 05, 2016
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Daarwyrth » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:47 am

"Novella fans" sounds awesome!
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SherpDaWerp
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Founded: Mar 02, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby SherpDaWerp » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:14 pm

On my puppet Imperial Regiment I, I got Issue 586. Option 3 introduces the Comptroller of the @@CAPITAL@@ District School Board.
Is this a misspelling of Controller or am I missing something?
I have the No Sex policy. For clarification: recreational sex is allowed, just not reproductive sex.

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:That is to say, the point has not only been missed, but you've used your crossbow to shoot yourself in the ass.

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The Free Joy State
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Postby The Free Joy State » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:38 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:On my puppet Imperial Regiment I, I got Issue 586. Option 3 introduces the Comptroller of the @@CAPITAL@@ District School Board.
Is this a misspelling of Controller or am I missing something?

There is such a word as "Comptroller". It's possibly also a Simpsons reference.
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Trotterdam
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Trotterdam » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:41 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:On my puppet Imperial Regiment I, I got Issue 586. Option 3 introduces the Comptroller of the @@CAPITAL@@ District School Board.
Is this a misspelling of Controller or am I missing something?
Wikipedia wrote:A comptroller is a management-level position responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization.

[...]

The term comptroller evolved in the 15th century through a blend of the French compte ("an account") and the Middle English countreroller (someone who checks a copy of a scroll, from the French contreroule "counter-roll, scroll copy"), thus creating a title for a compteroller who specializes in checking financial ledgers. This etymology explains why the name is often pronounced identically to "controller" despite the distinct spelling. However, comptroller is sometimes pronounced phonetically by those unaware of the word's origins or who wish specifically to avoid confusion with "controller".
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SherpDaWerp
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby SherpDaWerp » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:32 am

Huh! That's something I've learned today... probably should have googled it first. Thanks
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Candlewhisper Archive wrote:That is to say, the point has not only been missed, but you've used your crossbow to shoot yourself in the ass.

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Trotterdam
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Trotterdam » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:32 pm

Cross-posting just to be sure:
Trotterdam wrote:The speaker in #1264 3 looks suspicious, I think there's a name missing.

In option 4, @@ANIMAL@@ only capitalizes the first word when it should capitalize every word.

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Pogaria
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Pogaria » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:18 pm

Trotterdam wrote:Cross-posting just to be sure:
Trotterdam wrote:The speaker in #1264 3 looks suspicious, I think there's a name missing.

In option 4, @@ANIMAL@@ only capitalizes the first word when it should capitalize every word.

Thanks for the report. I fixed both problems.
FYI: Pogaria is pronounced like puh-GAIR-ee-uh

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Trotterdam
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Trotterdam » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:28 pm

#261 option 1: the "garbageman" can be assigned a female name.

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The Free Joy State
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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:50 pm

Trotterdam wrote:#261 option 1: the "garbageman" can be assigned a female name.

"Garbageman" or "garbage-man" is generally defined as "a person whose job it is to take the rubbish away", so the definition is not gendered. However, to avoid confusion, I have changed it to "refuse collector".
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