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USS Monitor
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19th Century Iron Steamship

Postby USS Monitor » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:54 am

Sedgistan wrote:1,200+ issues? :blink:


Yes, but there is still room for more! :lol:

Nice to see you again.
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Phydios » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:14 am

Sedgistan wrote:1,200+ issues? :blink:

Sedge! Was just thinking about you on Sunday. Nice to see you around again.
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Free Joy State » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:43 am

Sedgistan wrote:1,200+ issues? :blink:

Sedge! Good to see you around again!

To save me from having to read all the new ones first (I'll get round to that), have I missed the boat on submitting issues on...

  1. A South Africa-esque "Truth and reconciliation commission"
  2. Black Friday craziness
  3. Lack of interest in engineering-type roles
  4. Stoning
  5. A USSR-esque nation handing out medals?

Because I have some drafts I'd like to finish, but there's no point if someone's beaten me to the punch.

I can't think of any issues other than the Black Friday one. I had a little search and couldn't find any existing issues on those subjects -- though, RE: the lack of interest in engineering, you may want to be aware of the existence of #948, which is about the lack of women in STEM fields (although from a more mathematic perspective, so I don't think it presents overlap).
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:42 am

Sedgistan wrote:1,200+ issues? :blink:

To save me from having to read all the new ones first (I'll get round to that), have I missed the boat on submitting issues on...

  1. A South Africa-esque "Truth and reconciliation commission"
  2. Black Friday craziness
  3. Lack of interest in engineering-type roles
  4. Stoning
  5. A USSR-esque nation handing out medals?

Because I have some drafts I'd like to finish, but there's no point if someone's beaten me to the punch.


Hey you're back! Good to see ya.

Happy Christmas all.

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Socio Polor
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Socio Polor » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:18 pm

I'm beginning to lose track of how many times of took a long hiatus away from this place :p I should be updates to the drafts I've been working on. Though I admit I may be a little rusty in issues writing
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Kurnugia
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Kurnugia » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:36 am

is there an issue about sugar tax?
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Anarchy

Postby Pooshland » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:43 am

Kurnugia wrote:is there an issue about sugar tax?


There is issue #72, in which one of the options is to make junk foods more expensive.
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Postby Socio Polor » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:09 pm

I've been away for a while. I have drafts of policy reversals and was wondering if they're still needed or not:
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:55 pm

Kurnugia wrote:is there an issue about sugar tax?


811 is the main one.

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Postby Socio Polor » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:57 pm

I'm trying very hard not to flood GI with a bunch of my drafts :p but is there an issue on the declining bee population
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Zwangzug » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:37 pm

Socio Polor wrote:I'm trying very hard not to flood GI with a bunch of my drafts :p but is there an issue on the declining bee population

441.

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Postby Socio Polor » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:42 pm

Zwangzug wrote:
Socio Polor wrote:I'm trying very hard not to flood GI with a bunch of my drafts :p but is there an issue on the declining bee population

441.

Thanks! My inspiration levels have been low as of late so I'm browsing around for something good to make an issue out of
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Sanctaria » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:36 pm

Just to give an update that Frieden-und Freudenland has decided to step down as an Editor due to RL commitments. On behalf of the whole Editing team, I want to wish FuF well and to thanks them for all the work they've put in behind the scenes.
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Postby Aplexiana » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:02 pm

Excuse me, but is this where you put issues? :blush:
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Postby Frieden-und Freudenland » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:02 pm

Sanctaria wrote:Just to give an update that Frieden-und Freudenland has decided to step down as an Editor due to RL commitments. On behalf of the whole Editing team, I want to wish FuF well and to thanks them for all the work they've put in behind the scenes.

Thank you so much! :hug:
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Postby Aplexiana » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:05 pm

Aplexiana wrote:Excuse me, but is this where you put issues? :blush:

Never mind!
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19th Century Iron Steamship

Postby USS Monitor » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:08 pm

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:
Sanctaria wrote:Just to give an update that Frieden-und Freudenland has decided to step down as an Editor due to RL commitments. On behalf of the whole Editing team, I want to wish FuF well and to thanks them for all the work they've put in behind the scenes.

Thank you so much! :hug:


Looks weird to see your name in green, but we really do wish you well and hope you have lots of success adulting in RL.
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Postby Socio Polor » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:08 pm

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:
Sanctaria wrote:Just to give an update that Frieden-und Freudenland has decided to step down as an Editor due to RL commitments. On behalf of the whole Editing team, I want to wish FuF well and to thanks them for all the work they've put in behind the scenes.

Thank you so much! :hug:

Take care FuF! :)
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Postby Lord Dominator » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:11 pm

Good luck with rl FuF! :clap:
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Australian rePublic » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:19 am

All the best, FuF
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:25 am

Sedgistan wrote:1,200+ issues? :blink:

To save me from having to read all the new ones first (I'll get round to that), have I missed the boat on submitting issues on...

  1. A South Africa-esque "Truth and reconciliation commission"
  2. Black Friday craziness
  3. Lack of interest in engineering-type roles
  4. Stoning
  5. A USSR-esque nation handing out medals?

Because I have some drafts I'd like to finish, but there's no point if someone's beaten me to the punch.


Black Friday has indeed been done, as mentioned, and as Joy mentions there's one on women in STEM.

Re: stoning, I'd also note that #632.3 has the effect line "men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones" and 318.5 has the effect line "innocent people are routinely stoned to death by frenzied lynch mobs". Aside from that, stoning hasn't been directly referenced.

Re: Soviet medals, there's 435 "A Working Class Hero Is Something to Be".

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Bears Armed » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:40 am

FuF: Thank you for your efforts, and good luck in future.
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Anarchy

Postby Aclion » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:03 am

(So It looks like these sort f posts got here now?)

I got issue 1273(Also, seriously we're already up to the 1,200's?)
The Politics Department at the University of Stag City has come under criticism from opposition politicians because the programme is clearly and unashamedly biased in favour of you, Sébastien Larousse, and your political ideologies.

The Debate
“This is immoral! The university faculty is so biased, they may as well just call themselves your official fan club,” complains Opposition Leader Rex Kardashian, quickly hiding a dartboard bearing your face behind his back. “Universities should have a balanced syllabus, not be indoctrinating young minds into some cult of personality. For the sake of democratic freedom, you must institute measures to ensure non-biased teaching in all universities, and political balance of opinion within teaching staff.”

“This is not about partisanship; it is about academic autonomy,” retorts Politics Professor Yasmin Reid, signing a copy of her latest book Why Kardashian Smells of Fish. “We, as a faculty, just so happen to choose to support your politics. And we just so happen to attract a capable staff who are all like-minded. It is our absolute democratic right to set our own syllabus, without interference from government! You, being one of the wisest leaders that this nation has ever seen, must surely see this!”

“I have to say, you’re really popular with the politically enlightened Stag City graduates, and that can only help at the polling station,” points out election campaign manager Daenerys Xiaoping. “Maybe you’d have an even stronger majority if we named that university a ‘flagship centre of education’, and put them in charge of setting the national university-level political syllabus.”
and I can't decide how to answer it, and I think it comes down to a critical missing detail in the description, namely, is this a public or a private university?

If the university is public. Then the opposition leader is essentially arguing that a government institution should not be used to promote the leader's platform; while the professor is arguing that it's acceptable for public resources to be used for this purpose if the staff of that institution support the leaders policies.

If however the university is private then the opposition is essentially arguing that the government should prevent private institutions using their own funds to promote their own views, and encourage them to promote his views; while the professor is arguing that private institutions should be allowed to use their resources in whatever way they see fit.

In short the question of whether people are using their own funds to promote their politics or government funds significantly changes the context of the dilemma, but can't be inferred from the text.
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:26 am

If the issue were to tell you that universities are or aren't state-funded, then that would be viewed by most to be a player autonomy violation, especially as there's no policy tracking such a thing.

Just answer the issue according to what is true for your nation.

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Socio Polor
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Socio Polor » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:12 am

Can anyone tell me which two issues reverse "No Cents" and "No Adultery" but have the strict validity? I plan on having those two reversal drafts up later today
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