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The Grim Reaper
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Grim Reaper » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:38 pm

Panageadom wrote:
Frisbeeteria wrote:No, you really shouldn't. Use the GA convention of putting earlier drafts in spoilers and editing new drafts into the OP.

Mind you, if your first draft was a year ago and you want to open it back up with a significant new draft, a new thread is OK. Posting a new thread for every minor set of changes, not so good.


Woops, I interpreted "separate drafts" as "drafts of separate issues", not separate drafts of the same issue.


Eep, sorry, "drafts of separate issues" is what I meant.
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Postby Sanctaria » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:31 am

The Grim Reaper wrote:
Panageadom wrote:
Woops, I interpreted "separate drafts" as "drafts of separate issues", not separate drafts of the same issue.


Eep, sorry, "drafts of separate issues" is what I meant.

Each issue should get its own thread, yes.
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Postby Burgera » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:18 pm

Is there any potential for an issue on circumcision or would it be too sensitive for this game? I thought about writing one, since we had a heated discussion about it in Germany last year.
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Postby Sanctaria » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:52 pm

Burgera wrote:Is there any potential for an issue on circumcision or would it be too sensitive for this game? I thought about writing one, since we had a heated discussion about it in Germany last year.

If one is written, we'll consider it.

We have issues regarding intersexuality, polygamy, and incest so I'm sure, in principle, there wouldn't be much objection to the addition of a well-executed issue on circumcision.
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Postby DWAsnia » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:51 pm

Would there be any interest in restarting the IRC channel? I'd be there whenever I got on and I'd be willing to share some ideas for issues I don't have time to write to dedicated and skilled authors.
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Postby Sanctaria » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:05 pm

DWAsnia wrote:Would there be any interest in restarting the IRC channel? I'd be there whenever I got on and I'd be willing to share some ideas for issues I don't have time to write to dedicated and skilled authors.

There was very little interest last time around - it eventually became a place where only the Editing Team hung out and gossiped, which we can do in our private forum anyway.

This isn't necessarily a no, but it's unlikely to happen. If you can show us there'd be interest and that it' be used, we might be open to the idea.
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Postby Panageadom » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:34 am

DWAsnia wrote:Would there be any interest in restarting the IRC channel? I'd be there whenever I got on and I'd be willing to share some ideas for issues I don't have time to write to dedicated and skilled authors.


There was an IRC channel...?
Author of Issues:
#273: Is our children learning?
#310: Too Little Talk?
#315: Creative Flowers Withering Under Legislation
#324 "Tourism Tanking" Tells Tabloids
#334: Blot Out Bauhaus
#340: Defending Patent Pending
#365: A Busload of Worry

None at present

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Sanctaria
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Postby Sanctaria » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:55 pm

Panageadom wrote:
DWAsnia wrote:Would there be any interest in restarting the IRC channel? I'd be there whenever I got on and I'd be willing to share some ideas for issues I don't have time to write to dedicated and skilled authors.


There was an IRC channel...?

Eons ago at this stage.
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Postby Jeckland » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:45 pm

Sanctaria wrote:
DWAsnia wrote:Would there be any interest in restarting the IRC channel? I'd be there whenever I got on and I'd be willing to share some ideas for issues I don't have time to write to dedicated and skilled authors.

There was very little interest last time around - it eventually became a place where only the Editing Team hung out and gossiped, which we can do in our private forum anyway.

This isn't necessarily a no, but it's unlikely to happen. If you can show us there'd be interest and that it' be used, we might be open to the idea.

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Postby Nation of Quebec » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:37 am

It's been a while since I've been here, but I was wondering if there could be room for an issue regarding the "Affluenza defense". Something about a spoiled rich kid getting away with his crimes because his parents never taught him right from wrong and potentially creating a two-tier justice system.
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:37 am

Nation of Quebec wrote: I was wondering if there could be room for an issue regarding the "Affluenza defense"

If you can somehow turn it into a national issue, why not? I'm not saying it will be accepted, but you can surely give it a shot.

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Postby Festavo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:28 am

I have been wanting to write a western novel, but I every time I try it reads like a cheap knockoff
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Sedgistan
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Postby Sedgistan » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:44 am

Novel or issue?

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Postby Festavo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:47 am

Festavo wrote:I have been wanting to write a western novel, but I every time I try it reads like a cheap knockoff
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Postby Sedgistan » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:57 am

Right. This is a forum for discussing issues. Please read the pinned threads in future. Discussion of novels would go in Arts & Fiction.

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Postby Festavo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:24 am

Sedgistan wrote:Right. This is a forum for discussing issues. Please read the pinned threads in future. Discussion of novels would go in Arts & Fiction.


I read the beginning and it said for writers. not just issues
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Postby Sedgistan » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:29 am

The thread starts:
Frisbeeteria wrote:This thread is a place where aspiring issue authors...


It's quite clearly not for discussing novels. This threadjack ends now.

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Postby Festavo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:40 am

Sedgistan wrote:The thread starts:
Frisbeeteria wrote:This thread is a place where aspiring issue authors...


It's quite clearly not for discussing novels. This threadjack ends now.


I must have looked over that. Sorry. Also, I wasn't jacking the thread.

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Postby Burgera » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:19 am

I'm working on an issue on (train) suicides and how to reduce or prevent them. Do you think this could work? I'm going to post a draft later.
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Postby Sanctaria » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:27 am

Burgera wrote:I'm working on an issue on (train) suicides and how to reduce or prevent them. Do you think this could work? I'm going to post a draft later.

I'm almost certain I've seen something like this already. Could be in the pool or in the Got Issues? forum. Something about making train stations cheerier and brighter places to discourage suicide-by-train.
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Postby Burgera » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:49 am

Sanctaria wrote:I'm almost certain I've seen something like this already. Could be in the pool or in the Got Issues? forum. Something about making train stations cheerier and brighter places to discourage suicide-by-train.

Okay, I think I can check this forum for similar issues, as long as it isn't actually too different or a very similar issue you already refused.

The first option would be to fence in all railroads, the second to build suicide booths and the third/fourth to ban all trains.
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Postby Luna Amore » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:42 pm

Sanctaria wrote:
Burgera wrote:I'm working on an issue on (train) suicides and how to reduce or prevent them. Do you think this could work? I'm going to post a draft later.

I'm almost certain I've seen something like this already. Could be in the pool or in the Got Issues? forum. Something about making train stations cheerier and brighter places to discourage suicide-by-train.

It was posted on the forum, I remember commenting on it. It isn't in game or currently being edited so I'd say the topic is still up for grabs.
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Postby Burgera » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:57 pm

It's this, right? I see potential to add some new elements or to cover this from a slightly different perspective. I'm just not quite sure whether I should refer to a certain type of suicide (by train) or if this wouldn't be too specific. Anyway, time to finish the draft.
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Postby Milograd » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:49 am

I submitted an issue a long while ago and was wondering a) if it's been tossed yet :p b) how long issues processing is taking nowadays, since I was thinking about trying my hand at another one if my previous try was rejected. It's something I've always wanted to do.

Cheers.
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Postby Sanctaria » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:58 am

Milograd wrote:I submitted an issue a long while ago and was wondering a) if it's been tossed yet :p b) how long issues processing is taking nowadays, since I was thinking about trying my hand at another one if my previous try was rejected. It's something I've always wanted to do.

Cheers.

There's still 2000 odd issues we have to sort the good and bad from, and a cursory glance tells me the oldest of them are in and around the 2013 area (though there's a few from before that), so if your issue was submitted in 2013 sometime, we're probably only getting to it now.
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