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Pogaria
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Postby Pogaria » Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:52 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:
Terrabod wrote:It's your issue. As an aside, most RL nations have a national gymnastics authority and run national competitions beyond the collegiate level. There's nothing stopping us from referring to a national gymnastics body in an issue. It doesn't have to be supranational, but I suppose it could.

I want to know what an editor thinks of my NFL CTE idea in whether or not it's basically too similar to 415 or whether it opens up a new angle.

Well, it all depends on how you write it. Personally, I'd say that your idea would work best as a follow-up to #415. For example, if nations banned the sport in schools, maybe journalists suddenly unearth some sort of concussion cover-up in the professional league, despite their claims of robust safety protocols. As long as the options are distinct from #415, it could work.

Keep in mind that this particular issue can be received by nations that have banned pro sports. A follow-up wouldn't make sense for those nations if the whole premise requires you to have pro sports. For that reason, we would need to make some adjustments to #415 so that it would work with a follow-up. I wouldn't mind doing that, if someone wrote a compelling issue.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:01 pm

Pogaria wrote:
Outer Sparta wrote:I want to know what an editor thinks of my NFL CTE idea in whether or not it's basically too similar to 415 or whether it opens up a new angle.

Well, it all depends on how you write it. Personally, I'd say that your idea would work best as a follow-up to #415. For example, if nations banned the sport in schools, maybe journalists suddenly unearth some sort of concussion cover-up in the professional league, despite their claims of robust safety protocols. As long as the options are distinct from #415, it could work.

Keep in mind that this particular issue can be received by nations that have banned pro sports. A follow-up wouldn't make sense for those nations if the whole premise requires you to have pro sports. For that reason, we would need to make some adjustments to #415 so that it would work with a follow-up. I wouldn't mind doing that, if someone wrote a compelling issue.

A follow-up to 415 was in the back of my mind for a while, but it never came up until now. I mean, there definitely have been issues that you only receive if you answer a certain option without requiring that policy, so making that requirement with "must answer option 2 on Issue 415" I think would be feasible.
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Postby Random Country 453632 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:08 am

Bears Armed wrote:
Random Country 453632 wrote:Are there any issues about residential house cleanliness?

Not as fa as I know: If there are then they would have been drafted & introduced at some stage between late March 2020 & the middle of May 2021, when I was inactive here, so you need to check only the issues from that period.


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Postby Random Country 453632 » Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:37 pm

Any issues regarding public ventilation?
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Postby Outer Sparta » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:23 pm

Random Country 453632 wrote:Any issues regarding public ventilation?

I assume you mean the issue "Home is Where the Lung is" which is the closest premise to that.
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Postby Bears Armed » Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:35 am

Outer Sparta wrote:
Random Country 453632 wrote:Any issues regarding public ventilation?

I assume you mean the issue "Home is Where the Lung is" which is the closest premise to that.

There's also 'The Government and CO' [title correct?], which has some overlap with this concept.
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Postby Random Country 453632 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:46 pm

How about game shows? Like Jeopardy
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Postby Outer Sparta » Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:50 pm

Random Country 453632 wrote:How about game shows? Like Jeopardy

Maybe search up your premise before asking more, but why would they pertain to national matters? You have to take into account national importance if you can make it an issue.
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Postby Random Country 453632 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:52 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:
Random Country 453632 wrote:How about game shows? Like Jeopardy

Maybe search up your premise before asking more, but why would they pertain to national matters? You have to take into account national importance if you can make it an issue.


What if the game show abuses @@DENONYMPLURAL@@ citizens?
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Postby Outer Sparta » Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:36 pm

Random Country 453632 wrote:
Outer Sparta wrote:Maybe search up your premise before asking more, but why would they pertain to national matters? You have to take into account national importance if you can make it an issue.


What if the game show abuses @@DENONYMPLURAL@@ citizens?

As I said, you have to take national importance into account. If you think that's important, then go ahead.
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Postby Random Country 453632 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:08 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:
Random Country 453632 wrote:
What if the game show abuses @@DENONYMPLURAL@@ citizens?

As I said, you have to take national importance into account. If you think that's important, then go ahead.


So something is important if it can end up on multiple news sites and channels?
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Postby Outer Sparta » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:23 pm

Random Country 453632 wrote:
Outer Sparta wrote:As I said, you have to take national importance into account. If you think that's important, then go ahead.


So something is important if it can end up on multiple news sites and channels?

Read the FAQ for more info: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=424657
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Postby Random Country 453632 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:25 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:
Random Country 453632 wrote:
So something is important if it can end up on multiple news sites and channels?

Read the FAQ for more info: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=424657


An International Incident issue chain is about @@DENONYMPLURAL@@ being held hostage at some place in Brasilistan, and (my) Leader dealt with this with war. My description is about the abuse of a @@DENONYM@@ contestant of a game show
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Postby Random Country 453632 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:38 am

"A Maxtopian TV game show was caught physically abusing its contestants in a segment. One of them is a 30-year-old @@DENONYM@@ man @@RANDOMMALENAME@@. The @@TYPE@@ sparked anger and fear over this incident."

That's my draft's The Issue text
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Postby Outer Sparta » Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:48 am

Random Country 453632 wrote:"A Maxtopian TV game show was caught physically abusing its contestants in a segment. One of them is a 30-year-old @@DENONYM@@ man @@RANDOMMALENAME@@. The @@TYPE@@ sparked anger and fear over this incident."

That's my draft's The Issue text

Make your draft in a separate thread, please. You don't need to document every single part of it here.
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Free Ravensburg
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Postby Free Ravensburg » Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:53 pm

Question: Has there been an issue about the costa Concordia yet, and if not, is it possible to be done
INT:| Chemical Weapons Found in Memel, Investigations Underway | USS Constitution Missing Since 1881 | South Saharan Troops Meet up with Mauritanian Troops in Mali | Investigations Underway on Who Blew up Panama Canal / NAT:| Ravenian Man Arrested for Possession of A-10 “Warthog,” Claims “Second Amendment”
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Postby Verdant Haven » Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:06 pm

Free Ravensburg wrote:Question: Has there been an issue about the costa Concordia yet, and if not, is it possible to be done


Assuming you are interested in the aspect of it where the captain departed prior to the complete evacuation of the ship, that does exist - Issue #1078 (Down With That?) covers the topic.

If you have another part of that disaster in mind, go ahead and specify and we can see what comes up!
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Postby Free Ravensburg » Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:08 pm

Verdant Haven wrote:
Free Ravensburg wrote:Question: Has there been an issue about the costa Concordia yet, and if not, is it possible to be done


Assuming you are interested in the aspect of it where the captain departed prior to the complete evacuation of the ship, that does exist - Issue #1078 (Down With That?) covers the topic.

If you have another part of that disaster in mind, go ahead and specify and we can see what comes up!

I was thinking of the company lawsuit, and how this can be done within NS.
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NOrTh pAcIfiC spY
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby NOrTh pAcIfiC spY » Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:59 pm

I'm very much enjoying one of the issue chains. I ran this nation obviously a bit differently, so this time I've accidentally started a nuclear war. Thanks again, and more chains/connected issues please.

Edit: Taught me that Nuclear War is winnable.
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Verdant Haven
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Postby Verdant Haven » Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:01 pm

Free Ravensburg wrote:
Verdant Haven wrote:
Assuming you are interested in the aspect of it where the captain departed prior to the complete evacuation of the ship, that does exist - Issue #1078 (Down With That?) covers the topic.

If you have another part of that disaster in mind, go ahead and specify and we can see what comes up!

I was thinking of the company lawsuit, and how this can be done within NS.


I'm familiar with the criminal proceedings related to the Costa Concordia, but not with associated lawsuits. Unless somebody is familiar enough to comment on them, I'd say it's worth starting a draft thread and seeing what shakes out.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:37 am

Just read on a clickbait article how misting vegetables in grocery stores "actually makes them spoil faster", to which my thought was "HUH? But nobody does that."

I mean, in the UK, nobody does that.

Is this actually a thing in other countries? Is it just a US phenomenon? Thinking it might make an interesting issue.
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Nova Catania » Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:40 am

Are there any issues about any of the following things:
People using VPNs (if the internet is banned or heavily censored in the country)
Political satire being too biased/irreverent
People stealing catalytic converters off of cars
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Postby Terrabod » Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:09 pm

I'm in the mood to denigrate a whole new group of people... which means it's time for an issue idea!

Do we have anything on smokers taking more work breaks than non-smokers ("Workplace Fairness Goes Up in Smoke")? It's a pretty contentious issue (some don't believe it exists, some want non-smokers to get more time off to balance things, some even believe it's a good thing), yet I can't find anything myself in Val's thread.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:11 pm

Terrabod wrote:I'm in the mood to denigrate a whole new group of people... which means it's time for an issue idea!

Do we have anything on smokers taking more work breaks than non-smokers ("Workplace Fairness Goes Up in Smoke")? It's a pretty contentious issue (some don't believe it exists, some want non-smokers to get more time off to balance things, some even believe it's a good thing), yet I can't find anything myself in Val's thread.

Oh that is an interesting idea, and you can add that a non-smoker wants to become a smoker (or pretends to be a smoker) just to get extra breaks. I know an episode of Family Guy where Peter becomes a smoker simply to take more breaks.
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Postby Verdant Haven » Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:42 pm

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Just read on a clickbait article how misting vegetables in grocery stores "actually makes them spoil faster", to which my thought was "HUH? But nobody does that."

I mean, in the UK, nobody does that.

Is this actually a thing in other countries? Is it just a US phenomenon? Thinking it might make an interesting issue.


In the US, it's quite common to have full water misting systems installed above refrigerated vegetable displays, on an automatic timer to mist them regularly. I believe the idea is that it makes the veg look fresh and shiny, and thus more appealing to shoppers. Never seen it on un-refrigerated stuff, but others might know more.

Nova Catania wrote:Are there any issues about any of the following things:
People using VPNs (if the internet is banned or heavily censored in the country)
Political satire being too biased/irreverent
People stealing catalytic converters off of cars


I'm not aware of issues related specifically to the use of VPNs to bypass government firewalls. This probably wouldn't work for a "no internet" nation, as people wouldn't even have access to a VPN, but it could be fun for nations that allow internet, but have heavy censorship and the "State Press" policy. That would definitely make sense.

Scrappers stealing metals from cars, wiring from homes, etc sounds familiar, but I don't know of a specific example of that in circulation.

We have multiple issues about satire hitting too close to home: 46, 99, and 966 all would be relevant comparisons.

Terrabod wrote:I'm in the mood to denigrate a whole new group of people... which means it's time for an issue idea! Do we have anything on smokers taking more work breaks than non-smokers ("Workplace Fairness Goes Up in Smoke")? It's a pretty contentious issue (some don't believe it exists, some want non-smokers to get more time off to balance things, some even believe it's a good thing), yet I can't find anything myself in Val's thread.


This sounds super familiar, could have sworn I've seen this around, but I can't figure out where. If this issue doesn't exist, it definitely should. Definitely a source of major workplace tension in some offices. Similar real world arguments existing regarding coffee/tea breaks, bathroom breaks, and things like parents getting preferential treatment compared to non-parents.
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