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Manners and etiquette in YN

Postby Estado Novo Portugues » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:28 pm

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Dear nations,

it is often said that "manners maketh man" – chivalry is what sets humans apart from other animals. All civilisations have laws to prevent society from breaking down, but they can't possibly cover every potential scenario. So cultures also have unwritten codes for interactions between their members. Just like traffic rules are necessary to keep a smooth flow, manners and etiquette are a must unless you want a dog-eat-dog world. Or more like "man-eat-man".

How much do manners and etiquette matter in your nation? Are politeness and social protocol held sacred, or do your people not care? Somewhere in between?

By responding to this open survey, you will contribute to humanity by parting the clouds of ignorance and uniting the world's flock under the light of our Creator. Please feel free to deviate from the format of the questionnaire if there are additional peculiarities from your nation's culture, that you feel are important to be aware of.

May peace be upon you,

Afonso Salazar
Prime Minister of the Ecclesiastical State




Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Yes, the Ecclesiastical State is a strict Catholic society that lives by the Holy Bible.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[x] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[x] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? «Bom dia» is used when people meet, and «adeus» is used when people part. There are other, more intimate greetings but they are never appropriate for foreigners to use.
What do people usually do when greeting each other? We kiss on the cheeks 2 to 5 times.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes. It is very disrespectful if you don't.
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes. It is very disrespectful if you don't.
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Titles are very important, especially with revered members of society like professors and doctors. Unless someone tells you their preference, always use the title + family name. Using first name without being invited is very disrespectful.
Senhor (Mr): men
Senhora (Mrs): older/married women
Senhorita (Miss): younger/unmarried women
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? Yes, they are «tu» (familiar) and «você» (polite). «Tu» is only used for God, family, friends, children and animals – for everyone else it's expected to use «você». You can even be fined if you use «tu» with a policeman or church official, because respect for authority is extremely important here.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes. Nothing is more important than being civilised and cultured.
How are utensils supposed to be used? The order of utensils used is outside to inside. The fork and knife never change hands.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? Only after everyone is served their food and the host says «Bom proveito!» (bon appetit).
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? If it is a couple, the man always pays. For business lunches, the boss or most senior person usually pays.
How much is the tip/service charge? All Portuguese restaurants include the service charge in the bill. Usually it is 5 to 10 %.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[x] Hands below table
[x] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[x] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Portuguese people are conservative and cultured, so many businesses dress very formally and high-quality. Jeans and shirts are a no-no.
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Not as important as hierarchy, productivity and good decision-making. Most meetings start 5 to 10 minutes late, to allow some time for late-comers.
What language is business conducted in? Portuguese. We expect foreign businessmen to speak our language, not the other way around.
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Always as «Senhor(a/ita)» + family name, unless they tell you their preference.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes, companies have a very rigid rank structure and everyone knows their place. Speaking out of turn during a meeting is the biggest unwritten offence.

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

Code: Select all
[b][u]Basics[/u][/b]

[b]Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?[/b]
[b]Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?[/b]
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[] Breastfeeding
[] Burping
[] Displays of affection
[] Dressing provocatively
[] Eating
[] Intoxication
[] Passing gas
[] Ranting about personal issues
[] Smoking
[] Swearing
[] Taking photos of other people
[] Wearing beach attire
[] Wearing sport attire
[] Wearing pyjamas
[] Yawning without covering mouth

[b][u]Interactions[/u][/b]

[b]How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"?[/b]
[b]What do people usually do when greeting each other?[/b]
[b]Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?[/b]
[b]Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?[/b]
[b]Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?[/b]
[b]Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"?[/b]

[b][u]Table manners[/u][/b]

[b]Are good table manners considered important in your nation?[/b]
[b]How are utensils supposed to be used?[/b]
[b]When is it acceptable to begin eating?[/b]
[b](At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?[/b]
[b]How much is the tip/service charge?[/b]
[b]Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?[/b]
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[] Asking for seconds
[] Checking an electronic device
[] Chewing with mouth open
[] Discussing politics or religion
[] Food left over on plate
[] Eating before everyone is served
[] Elbows on table
[] Hands below table
[] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[] Not tipping
[] Over-tipping
[] Refusing to try a dish
[] Separating the bill
[] Slurping or smacking sounds
[] Speaking on mobile phone
[] Speaking with mouth full
[] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[] Taking photos of the food

[b][u]Business[/u][/b]

[b]What is the dress code for most businesses?[/b]
[b]Is punctuality considered important in your nation?[/b]
[b]What language is business conducted in?[/b]
[b]How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?[/b]
[b]Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?[/b]

[b][u]Giving gifts[/u][/b]

[b]Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?[/b]
[b]Are gifts expected between business associates?[/b]
[b]Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?[/b]
[b]When are gifts supposed to be opened?[/b]
[b]What are some gifts to avoid?[/b]

[b][u]Rules of the road[/u][/b]

[b]Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?[/b]
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[] Cyclist disobeying red light
[] Driving too fast
[] Driving too slow
[] Flashing the headlights
[] Hitchhiking
[] Honking the horn
[] Jaywalking
[] Not signalling a turn
[] Playing loud music
[] Speaking on mobile phone
[] Taking up more than one lane
[] Taking up more than one parking space
[] Tailgating
[] Texting on mobile phone
Last edited by Estado Novo Portugues on Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:55 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Postby Scuiria » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:50 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No; instead, moderate.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? No.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? They shake hands.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? No.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes.

How are utensils supposed to be used? With formality.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? After the Food Pray (the Fuu-Pre)

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The man.

How much is the tip/service charge? No tip.

Which of these behaviors are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? High-quality formal clothes provided by the state.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Of utmost importance.

What language is business conducted in? Whuufraric or Loogmian. Latin if foreigners are present.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? By their surname.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No.

Are gifts expected between business associates? No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? Yes.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? When no one is looking or everyone returned to their homes.

What are some gifts to avoid? Flowers, alcoholic drinks, and cheap toys.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Way less formal.

Which of these behaviors are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signaling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Postby Fairstone » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:03 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Nope, we are very liberal
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[0] Wearing sport attire
[0] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
"hiya" and "see ya"
What do people usually do when greeting each other?
hug eachother
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
nope
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
yes
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
yes
Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
yes

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
yes
How are utensils supposed to be used?
fork in one hand a knife in the other
When is it acceptable to begin eating?
when all are seated with food in front of them
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
bill is usually split
How much is the tip/service charge?
depends how much customer wishes, tips are not expected
Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[0] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[0] Refusing to try a dish
[0] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
formal
Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
yes absolutely
What language is business conducted in?
english
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
sir/madam
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
yes
Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
no
Are gifts expected between business associates?
no
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
no
When are gifts supposed to be opened?
birthdays, christmas
What are some gifts to avoid?
sexual toys

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
less
Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[0] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Postby Skyhooked » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:21 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?

Heck no! Our former governemnt and society were socially conservative, but we were fed with that and revolted. Soon we kicked them real hard outta our place.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o/x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication (Just control yourself)
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire (Heck we are hot country, what are we supposed to wear? Winter coats?)
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?

They usually say it on English or Spanish. However some of us say it on russian or French.
What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Shakin' hands, hugging, offering alcohol... may things.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Nope, but desired.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Nah.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Sometimes.
Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
Depends on the language.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Somewhat. Unless you start debauching we don't care too much.
How are utensils supposed to be used?
Use those babies as usual, knife in one had, fork in other.


When is it acceptable to begin eating?
Whenever the heck ya' want.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Whoever wants to pay.

How much is the tip/service charge?
We ain't forcin' to pay tips.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[o] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Formal style, but we don't care about it much.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes, when it's crucial. Otherwise... no.
What language is business conducted in?
English mostly.
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Just like anyone else.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Not too strong. It's mostly for knowing, who is who.

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?

Are gifts expected between business associates?

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?

When are gifts supposed to be opened?

What are some gifts to avoid?


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow (If deliberately)
[] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn [x] if too loud or often.
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[] Tailgating
[o] Texting on mobile phone

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Postby Graag Brom » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:22 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?:Somewhat but nowhere near what you will find in other nations of a medieval tech level.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?:Hello and goodbye.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?:Either a bow or shaking hands.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?:Yes.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?:Yes.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?:Yes

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?:No.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?:Yes.

How are utensils supposed to be used?:
Spoons are used for soups and other things that are less solid in consistency.
Forks are meant for most other foods.
Knives are for cutting food into more edible portions if that has not already been done.


When is it acceptable to begin eating?:Whenever the host or person who is paying for the food says you can.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?:Whoever has the most money.

How much is the tip/service charge?:at least 5 Septims.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[x] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?:Just come in decently dressed that is all they usually request.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?:Yes but there is usually a brief 5 minute waiting period before beginning proper for any latecomers.

What language is business conducted in?:Standard Tamrielan.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?:Bosses should be refered to as Sir while coworkers can be referred to by job title or first name depending on how well you know eachother.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?:Yes and No depends on where you are.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?:No.

Are gifts expected between business associates?:No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?:No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?:That is to the discretion of those who receive the gift.

What are some gifts to avoid?:Anything a person could easily procure themselves as otherwise the gift might be seen as a bit lazy.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?:Those few who have access to internet are about as formal as they are in normal life so about the same.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
[Estimated based on current road etiquette.]
(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Postby Alizeria » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:33 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Yes

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Breastfeeding
[X] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[X] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Usually by saying "How ya doin'?", or "Are ya right there?"

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Usually smile maybe tip their hat

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Rarely - most people use first names for everyone, from the King and Prime Minister down.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Usually yes

How are utensils supposed to be used? Knife on the right, fork on the left, spoon for soup... I'm not really sure how to answer it.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When the food arrives

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The people who ordered it (occasionally someone will offer before hand to pay for the whole meal)

How much is the tip/service charge? There is no such thing as tipping in Alizeria - in fact wait staff are usually prohibited from accepting tips

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Usually a three to five piece suit (including either a top hat or bowler)

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes

What language is business conducted in? English

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Once introduced first name is fine

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No

Are gifts expected between business associates? No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Usually upon receipt

What are some gifts to avoid? Anything too ostentatious. Most commonly gifts will just be alcohol.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Less

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Posts: 484
Founded: Feb 18, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Kirislavia » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:35 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? To an extent, yes.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[x] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? "Здравствуйте" and "До свидания".

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Shake hands or just politely nod to each other. Kirislavians are not overly touchy-feely and tend not to hug/kiss people who aren't family or romantic interests.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Comrade is used as an egalitarian title. People should always be addressed as "Comrade [last name]" until they give one permission to call them by first name.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? Yes.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Somewhat.

How are utensils supposed to be used? This is not a major concern; people use utensils in the way most comfortable for them.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? Once everyone is seated.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Generally, everyone splits the bill evenly.

How much is the tip/service charge? Servers do not receive tips.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[n/a] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[n/a] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Conservative. Most people who work in offices wear a suit and tie (men), or a business dress/power suit (women).

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Extremely important.

What language is business conducted in? Russian.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Comrade, as one would address anyone else.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No.

Are gifts expected between business associates? No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? In front of the person giving them.

What are some gifts to avoid? Desserts. It is taken as offensive, like the gift giver is trying to make the receiver get fat.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? More formal, because internet is used solely for official government purposes.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[n/a] Provocative photos
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[n/a] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[n/a] Texting on mobile phone
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Dytarma
Minister
 
Posts: 2061
Founded: Nov 24, 2015
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Dytarma » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:36 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Somewhat

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Breastfeeding
[X] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[O] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[X] Intoxication
[X] Passing gas
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Smoking
[X] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[O] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[O] Wearing pyjamas
[O] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Dytarmen usually just say "Hĕllō!" and/or "Môrnīŋă ülđæt ĭs ülgood!" Dytarmish for goodbye is "Bī ülđæt ĭs ülgood."

What do people usually do when greeting each other? They usually talk while drinking a cup of coffee.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No, both forms are "Ɣo͞oă"


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes

How are utensils supposed to be used? Spoon for soups, cereals, etc. Forks are for "stabbing" things, and knifes are for cutting.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When the head of the table takes the first bite.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The father and/or mother

How much is the tip/service charge? 5% tip

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[Depends on place] Asking for seconds
X[] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[X] Food left over on plate
[X] Eating before everyone is served
[O] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[X] Not tipping
[O] Over-tipping
[O] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[O] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Suit and tie, though laid back for "lower" jobs.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes

What language is business conducted in? Dytarmish

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Sir or Madam

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? As strong as America's


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Only on "Dāă ʌf Gĭvīŋăns" (Givings Day)

Are gifts expected between business associates? Only on "Dāă ʌf Gĭvīŋăns" (Givings Day)

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? Only on "Dāă ʌf Gĭvīŋăns" (Givings Day)

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Whenver

What are some gifts to avoid? Gifts that may be deemed "inappropriate" unless of a certain age.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? More formal offline

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Abbreviations
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[O] Not using punctuation
[X] Provocative photos
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[O] Swearing
[O] Typing in all capitals
[O] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviors are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[X] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[In certain cases] Flashing the headlights
[O] Hitchhiking
[O] Honking the horn
[O] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[O] Playing loud music
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone

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Anarcha Feminist Gynarchy
Envoy
 
Posts: 345
Founded: Dec 17, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Anarcha Feminist Gynarchy » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:49 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection: Lesbians and women only
[o] Dressing provocatively:women only
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication:women only
[o] Passing gas:women only
[o] Ranting about personal issues:women only
[o] Smoking:women only
[o] Swearing:women only
[o] Taking photos of other people:women only
[o] Wearing beach attire:women only
[o] Wearing sport attire:women only
[o] Wearing pyjamas:women only
[o] Yawning without covering mouth:women only


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Well depends on the language and area that you are
What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Depends on the language
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Depends on area
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Depends on area of the globe
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Depends on area of the globe. Mainly in the west
Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
Depends on area of the globe

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Depends on area of the globe
How are utensils supposed to be used?
Depends on area of the globe
When is it acceptable to begin eating?
Depends on area of the globe. Usually right away
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Women
How much is the tip/service charge?
Depends on area of the globe
Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds:women only
[o] Checking an electronic device:women only
[o] Chewing with mouth open:women only
[o] Discussing politics or religion:women only
[o] Food left over on plate:women only
[o] Eating before everyone is served:women only
[o] Elbows on table:women only
[o] Hands below table:women only
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet:women only
[o] Not tipping:women only
[o] Over-tipping:women only
[o] Refusing to try a dish:women only
[o] Separating the bill:women only
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds:women only
[o] Speaking on mobile phone:women only
[o] Speaking with mouth full:women only
[o] Spilling food or drinks on other people:women only
[o] Taking photos of the food:women only


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Depends on the area of the globe
Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Depends on the area of the globe
What language is business conducted in?
Depends on the area of the globe
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Depends on the area of the globe
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Depends on the area of the globe

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
Depends on the area of the globe
Are gifts expected between business associates?
Depends on the area of the globe
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
Depends on the area of the globe
When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Depends on the area of the globe
What are some gifts to avoid?
Depends on the area of the globe

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Depends on the area of the globe
Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviation:women only
[o] Discussing politics or religion:women only
[o] Not using punctuation:women only
[o] Provocative photos:women only
[o] Ranting about personal issues:women only
[o] Swearing:women only
[o] Typing in all capitals:women only
[o] Typing in all lowercase:women only


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Cyclist disobeying red light:women only
[o] Driving too fast:women only
[o] Driving too slow:women only
[o] Flashing the headlights:women only
[o] Hitchhiking:women only
[o] Honking the horn:women only
[o] Jaywalking:women only
[o] Not signalling a turn:women only
[o] Playing loud music:women only
[o] Speaking on mobile phone:women only
[o] Taking up more than one lane:women only
[o] Taking up more than one parking space:women only
[o] Tailgating:women only
[o] Texting on mobile phone:women only
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Rhodevus
Negotiator
 
Posts: 7216
Founded: Apr 19, 2013
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Rhodevus » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:53 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Not in many respects, but Rhodevens do have their moments of social conservatism

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[xo] Intoxication (only acceptable in certain places, such as outside clubs or bars)
[xo] Passing gas (everyone does it, but Rhodeves are generally too polite to want to do it in public)
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Usually by saying hello or goodbye, or any variation of it.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Usually people shake hands. There are a few strange customs that got mixed up in Rhodevus when it comes to meeting a person for the first time or people of higher authority (this really only includes the monarch, heir and the parents of your SO [for the first time]), but following this, it is just common to shake hands

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
No.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
It is not expected when boarding, but it is very common to thank the driver uponing exiting the bus. It's good manners is all.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Only in formal settings. Usually everyone uses each other's first names.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
Nope. Just you. In Native Rhodevan, there is only a differentiation between male and female you


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Table manners are important, but table manners in Rhodevus are fairly lenient.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
However the user wants to use them.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
In a restaurant, it is generally regarded as discourteous to start eating while a server is placing food in front of other people at your table. After that, they can eat whenever they wish to.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Whoever chooses to.

How much is the tip/service charge?
Servers get full minimum wages, so tipping is generally only done if the server has been very good. A usual tip is between 2-10% of the meal cost.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[xo] Checking an electronic device (it really depends on the people you are sitting with. There is no official etiquette, besides what the others at your table think is appropriate.)
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[xo] Slurping or smacking sounds (same as checking electronic device; it depends on the people you are with)
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full (mostly because others don't want food on them, but people still do it, depends on the people you're with)
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people (see above)
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
For most businesses, it is a collared shirt and dark pants

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes, it is best to arrive on time or early

What language is business conducted in?
It is most common in English, but French and Rhodevan are used as well.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
However the bosses and/or coworkers wish to be addressed. Sometimes it is by first name, other times by last name.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
No. There is a hierarchy, but it does not mandate anything besides pay and repsonsibilities

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
They are not expected. It is generally considered a sign of goodwill to give a gift to a neighbour who just moved into the area, but otherwise, not so much

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No, though some do give gifts to their favourite teachers

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Whenever they want to be

What are some gifts to avoid?
Anything sexual (unless that is the point of the gift). It is really up to the person themselves


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
About the same, since most people don't speak formally

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?
Essentially don't be a troll, don't be a d*ck and don't be an idiot

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[xo] Jaywalking (technically it is not acceptable, but it happens very regularly and most police do not enforce this law)
[xo] Not signalling a turn (people frown on it, but it still happens)
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone (as long as it is not a handheld device)
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Lemlar
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 481
Founded: Apr 11, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Lemlar » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:56 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Yes
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[x] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
With their permission first.
[o] Wearing beach attire
Only in coastal cities
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pajamas
To school or to workplaces that allow it mainly pajama bottoms
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Hi, and Bye
What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Hugs when informal handshake for formal
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Yes
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
No
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes
Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
No

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Yes very
How are utensils supposed to be used?
Outside-In
When is it acceptable to begin eating?
After all have their food
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
On first date man and woman split bill after that they alternate who pays.
How much is the tip/service charge?
No tipping as its included in bill
Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
T-Shirt and Jeans so casual
Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes very much so at most 5 minutes early or late
What language is business conducted in?
Greek
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
The same
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Yes

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
Yes
Are gifts expected between business associates?
No
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No
When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Upon receiving them
What are some gifts to avoid?
Anything political or religious if you don’t already know what the recipients beliefs are.

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Less
Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[x] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[o] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Posts: 106
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Postby Thecreamof » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:10 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Great goodness no.

Which of these behaviors are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[x] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people (though it's considered extremely rude &/or creepy if you don't get their permission 1st)
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
For every day situations, "Hello" is used when people meet & "Bye" is used when people part. For more formal situations, like talking to your boss, a public servant, a foreigner, or a politician, "Greetings" & "Farewell" are used. "'Sup" & "Later" are for more informal situations, like talking to your friends, pets, or family.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Formal situations: A firm short handshake
Most situations: A little short wave
Informal situations: A fist-bump or secret handshake

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
No. Most owners of most stores aren't even in said stores most of the time.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
No, but it's considered slightly rude if you don't say the formal "Many thanks", & even more rude if you use the every-day "Thank you" or the informal "Thanks".

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes; Mr., Mx. (for Intersex & non-binary people), & Miss. Mrs., Bach. (Bachelor, for unmarried men), & Msr. (for married Intersex & non-binary people) can be found in older media, but we no longer use them.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
No, but we do have informal forms for "your" ("yo") & "you all" ("y'all").


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Not really. You're just expected to help set up the table & clean up after the meal.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
Forks & spoons tend to be on the right side, knives tend to be on the left. It's okay for utensils to change hands, but not to share utensils.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
Only after everyone is served their food & the host sits down.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
If it is a couple, it depends on who can pay for the meal. For business lunches, the boss or most senior person usually pays.

How much is the tip/service charge?
All Thecreamofian restaurants include the service charge in the bill. Usually it's roughly 19%.

Which of these behaviors are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
There isn't 1, but you are expected to have good hygiene, follow any & all health & safety code regulations (like wearing hairnets or non-slip close-toed shoes), & dress for the weather.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes, extremely. Being late to anything w/out a darn good exclamation is considered extremely rude.

What language is business conducted in?
Thecreamofian English, although sometimes some companies get translators when doing business w/ foreigners. That being said, we generally expect foreign business people to speak our language, not the other way around.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Always as "Mr/Miss/Mx." + <Last Name> or <Job Title/Position> (<First Name>) <Last Name>, unless they invite you to address them another way.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Yes, companies have a very rigid rank structure & everyone knows their place.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?

No, unless it's for a special occasion, like a holiday, anniversary, or their birthday.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
Not required, but most students give their teachers a cheap gift @ the end of the school year.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
If you receive a gift, you are expected to immediately thank the giver & then open it.

What are some gifts to avoid?
-Anything orange-red &/or lemon lime colored (orange-red represents death & lemon lime represents poor-ness)
-Alcohol of any sort
-Drugs of any sort
-Gag gifts

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in person?
Slightly less formal. We think correct grammar & spelling is important no matter if in person or online. Most Thecreamo'fs will be much less likely to "talk" to someone who doesn't "speak" properly.

Which of these behaviors are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviors are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights (unless you need help)
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn (unless you need help)
[o] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Sleet Clans » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:17 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Yes

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[x] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? They simply stand at an about three feet distance and say 'sakhe' (Hello), and to say goodbye Sleetavians usually shake one anothers' hands and say 'kleshpi ghutern dir' (Pleasure speaking with you)

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Usually shake hands or, if they know each other as friends, put their right hand upon their friend's shoulder

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? No, not all the time

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? When getting on, yes, it is usually polite to say hello.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Not really, unless it is at a formal event.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No, the word 'dir' (You) is the only one of it's kind in the Sleetavian language


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes, especially at meetings

How are utensils supposed to be used? Knife and fork/spoon in hand

When is it acceptable to begin eating? Right when you get your food! Sleetavians don't mind when you eat

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Everybody chips in some money

How much is the tip/service charge? Around 10-15 Fecks

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[x] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Usually a buisness suit, of any color

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes

What language is business conducted in? Sleetavian

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Bosses are addressed how they want to be address. Co-workers don't really apply

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Sometimes on events

Are gifts expected between business associates? Again, sometimes

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Right when you get them

What are some gifts to avoid? Anything...embarrassing


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Less

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[x] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[o] Texting on mobile phone
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Ex-Nation

Postby Soyouso » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:28 pm

Good timing, I was going to make a factbook including all factbooks with Soyousian culture, like a tourist handbook.
Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Not quite. 'People have a you get what you give' mentality and if you hit their car they'll smash windows on your vehicle's side.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping (Simply say excuse me.)
[o] Displays of affection (PG-13 in public)
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas (You better say excuse me. Just don't lie and say it was someone else or you'll get into a sword fight. Also expect the death penalty if someone dies from it.)
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking (Only things like cigarettes, drug laws are strict.)
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people (Yeah nay stop)
[x] Wearing beach attire
[x] Wearing sport attire (They do not like modern sports clothes.)
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Yes. " 'llo. " "Bye."

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
If towards a new person, nothing.
If towards a friend or lover, usually a hug.
If towards a family member, depends.
If towards a superior, a head nod.
If towards a military superior, a salute.
If towards royalty or the dictator, a respectful bow will do.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
No. They'll probably smack you and tell you to "Get your happy go lucky butt outta my store".

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Bus drivers in Soyouso will probably give you a death glare.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes.
Formal = Miss/Mrs/Mr ___________
Military = Sir/Ma'am/Commander
Royalty = Your Highness, Your Grace
Dictator = Your Majesty


Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
No, unless you count "Your Majesty" which is capitalized.


Table manners
Always thank the gods for your meal.
Do not chew with your mouth open. Please.
No one cares if you use a fork and spoon or eat with your hands. Just wipe them and don't talk with your mouth full.
Don't force conversation or you'll get into a fight.
Don't talk over people's drink.
Also don't eat bear.

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Eh, not required, but a recommendation for high class.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
No one really cares to be honest.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
After prayer, which is brief.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Whoever wants to.

How much is the tip/service charge?
Depends. If the waitor tries to stab you, it was too little.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open (PLEASE NO)
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[x] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[o] Spilling food or drinks on other people (Yes but you might get killed.)
[x] Taking photos of the food (No one likes those posts where people photogrsph their foot stop)


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Depends.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes, but five minutes late is okay.

What language is business conducted in?
Either English or Soyousian most of the time.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Usually your superior is "sir" "ma'am".

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Yes. Same with royals. Aristocrats and middle class are often in business to keep themselves wealthy.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
No.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Whenever they want. It's their's.

What are some gifts to avoid?
Anything communist, anti religious things, Young Thug's album (they'll turn you in to the police), gangsta rpl in general

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
No
Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

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Provincias Unidas Sudamericanas
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Founded: Mar 18, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Provincias Unidas Sudamericanas » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:42 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Not at all.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? "Hola" and "chao".

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Hugging or shaking hands are common. Kissing is rare.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Depends on size of store.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes, but they will not be offended if you forget.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? No.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? Standard Spanish has "tú" and "usted", but our dialect only has "vos".


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Not at all.

How are utensils supposed to be used? Spoon for liquids, fork and knife for solids.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When your food comes.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Everyone pays for their own food.

How much is the tip/service charge? Service is included in the menu price.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? What "dress code"?

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Not really. It is acceptable to be 15 - 30 minutes late.

What language is business conducted in? Spanish.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? First name always.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No.

Are gifts expected between business associates? No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Any time.

What are some gifts to avoid? Alcohol, drugs, guns and religious texts.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? They are not formal in either.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[o] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Valgora » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:07 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
No

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Breastfeeding
[O] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[O] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[O] Intoxication
[X] Passing gas
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[O] Smoking
[O] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[O] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[O] Wearing pyjamas
[X] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
"Halló" which means hello; "Hei" which means hey.
"Jäähyväiset" which translates to farewell and goodbye; "Sjáumst" which translates to see you later.
These are just a few examples.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Saying hello

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
It's not required.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
It's not required.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes but rarely; and always with the person's first name.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
No


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Sure

How are utensils supposed to be used?
How they are supposed to be used.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
When you get your food.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
The male or it is split.

How much is the tip/service charge?
No need to tip; but some people tip anywhere from 5% - 10%.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds
[O] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[O] Food left over on plate
[O and X] Eating before everyone is served
[X] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[O] Not tipping
[O] Over-tipping
[O] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[O and X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X if on purpose] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[O] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Depends; work clothes

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Not super important as long as work gets done.

What language is business conducted in?
Valgoran

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
There are no bosses.
All informal.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
No



Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
Not every time

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Depends

What are some gifts to avoid?
Depends on the person


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Same as real life

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Abbreviations
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[X] Not using punctuation
[O] Provocative photos
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[O] Swearing
[O] Typing in all capitals (Follow rules 39 and 40 of the internet)
[X] Typing in all lowercase

We prefer people to type in all caps more than all lowercase.



Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[O] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[X] Flashing the headlights
[O] Hitchhiking
[X] Honking the horn
[-] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[O] Playing loud music
[O if hands free] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone
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New Lyrane
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New York Times Democracy

Postby New Lyrane » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:09 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Yes, very much. Modesty, simplicity, and respect for your elders are fundamental values of New Lyrane society.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively (Dressing of any kind, really. Covering your face or torso is an outrage to public decency.)
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire
[x] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? sopu' "peace" is used for both.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Bow. The junior person bows to the senior, and the senior bows back a little less deeply.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes. Unless you are a very close friend, you address everyone as (name)-sama. Or other title, as the case may be.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No. Everyone is ta regardless of age or rank. Deference is shown with titles and the use of more indirect verb forms.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes. You will shame your mothers if you make a spectacle of yourself.

How are utensils supposed to be used? If there are no utensils, you bring food to your mouth with the right hand only. If there are utensils, you take the spoon in your right hand and use it to bring food to your mouth; you take the fork in your left hand and use it to help scoop food in your spoon.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When the persons sitting on both sides of you have been served.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? She who invited the party.

How much is the tip/service charge? Tips are not common, but 5% may be acceptable.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate (If you polish off your bowl, you are still hungry.)
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[x] Separating the bill (Unless it is a party of friends of the same age cohort, then it is fine.)
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[o] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people (However, a libation can be proper in some situations.)
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Short hair. Upi belt tied in a non-flamboyant knot. No body paint.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes.

What language is business conducted in? Lyranian.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? As (name)-sama or with their title or position.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Yes. Something to eat or drink.

Are gifts expected between business associates? If the business relationship lasts for a year or more, New Year's gifts are expected.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? New Year's gifts, yes.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? When they are given.

What are some gifts to avoid? Knives or other weapons. Anything white (the color of mourning). Sex toys.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Slightly less formal, but only within your own age cohort.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[] Typing in all capitals N/A
[] Typing in all lowercase The Lyranian script doesn't have separate upper and lower case.


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Imperium Sidhicum
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Ex-Nation

Postby Imperium Sidhicum » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:17 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Yes, and in fact very much so - at least by 27th century human standards.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding (Technically there are no social norms pertaining to it, Sidhae being cyborgs and having no babies to breastfeed)
[x] Burping (Considered rude and uncouth)
[x] Displays of affection (Discreetly holding hands or stealing a quick kiss is already stretching the limits of propriety)
[x] Dressing provocatively (Sidhae are expected to maintain dignified decorum in their attire, though their clothes can at times be quite revealing. This expectation pertains more to dressing tastefully, according to lines of accepted fashion, rather than modestly)
[o] Eating (Obviously, one should eat discreetly in a public place, not gobble down his food like a pig)
[x] Intoxication (Frowned upon strongly)
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues (Indiscreet about personal affairs and therefore unacceptable)
[x] Smoking (Generally looked down upon as harmful vice)
[x] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people (It is still considered common courtesy to ask first)
[x] Wearing beach attire (Because that's what beaches are for)
[o] Wearing sport attire (Unless circumstances specify a different dress code, sportswear is acceptable)
[x] Wearing pyjamas (Because that is a bedroom garment)
[x] Yawning without covering mouth (Because yawning uncovered is unsanitary)


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?

The usual casual greeting is "Salve!" Under more formal circumstances, one should use "Ave!" instead. "Vale!" is the standard goodbye word in both casual and formal circumstances.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
A handshake and maybe a light bow is the usual protocol. Under formal circumstances, one should render the Imperial salute.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Most stores these days are automated. That being said, it's still common courtesy in ones that still have shopkeepers.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Again, most public transportation is fully automated, but where it's not, it's common courtesy.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
Yes. As are Lord/Lady for distinguished individuals who command great respect.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
Yes.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Obviously. They might not be overly elaborate, but the existing conventions should be observed at all times, even on casual meals.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
Nothing exquisite, really. There is no set way in which utensils are to be used, it's really how they are used that matters. One should obviously refrain from making too much noise, mess or overt moves while using them.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
When the host/head of the household has started to eat. In more formal banquets, the start of the meal is usually signified by the customary first toast in honour of the Emperor.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
The person initiating the date, if it's a date meal. Friends or co-workers going out for a meal pay each for themselves, unless someone has specifically offered to pay for everyone.

How much is the tip/service charge?
Varies. In the more traditional Sidh areas, it is actually considered a faux pas to tip. In areas more influenced by human cultures, it is usually 10% of the bill.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds (if there's enough to go around, no shame in that)
[x] Checking an electronic device (if necessary, it should be done discreetly, but one should refrain from using electronic devices in mealtimes, and should ask to be excused before doing so if it's urgent)
[x] Chewing with mouth open (Disgusting!)
[x] Discussing politics or religion (Considered poor form)
[x] Food left over on plate (one should refrain from leaving uneaten food if possible - both because it may offend the cook by implying a poor taste and because it is wasteful)
[x] Eating before everyone is served (It's common courtesy to wait for everyone to get their food)
[o] Elbows on table (Not improper in a moderate degree, but one obviously shouldn't lean his entire bulk on the table)
[o] Hands below table (No particular taboos there)
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet (one should ask to be excused first, however)
[o] Not tipping (even those Sidhae who do tip consider tipping a favour for exemplary service rather than an obligation of etiquette)
[x] Over-tipping (even ordinary tipping is considered questionable by many Sidhae)
[o] Refusing to try a dish (everyone is entitled to his own tastes and preferences - if one doesn't eat something for any reason, that is his prerogative)
[o] Separating the bill (nothing unacceptable there)
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds (Disgusting!)
[x] Speaking on mobile phone (If one must make or answer a call, one should ask to be excused first)
[x] Speaking with mouth full (Disgusting!)
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people (self-evident)
[o] Taking photos of the food (nothing wrong with that in itself)


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Formal wear. In Sidh case, that would be either uniform, powered armor or business attire.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Absolutely.

What language is business conducted in?
Sidh, obviously. Sidhae doing business with foreigners will usually speak their language or use a translator when visiting their partners, and use Sidh when receiving visitors themselves - often to the point of using a translator despite knowing the partners' language.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Depends on the institution. One's superiors are usually addressed as Sir/Ma'am, and collegues of equal and lower standing as Mr./Ms. If the institution in question happens to use a system of ranks, one should be addressed by one's rank and last name, the aforementioned also being acceptable.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Yes, although bosses are expected to remember that they are still ultimately just first among equals, and should lead their employees by personal example rather than authority.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
Only for celebrations.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
On occasion, such as upon signing a contract. Gifts exchanged in this manner should be small and of symbolic value.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No, that would be considered corruption. Students may give their tutor gifts on personal celebrations if they are on such good personal terms, but certainly not where it pertains to studies.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Usually they aren't packaged to begin with unless necessary for convenience or safety.

What are some gifts to avoid?
Useless things, unless they have some added quality like antiquity, exotic origin or an interesting history. Sidhae are practical people and prefer their gifts that way too. One should avoid giving common household items that the recipient is likely to have, unless the giver expressely knows that the recipient needs or desires such an item.

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Not much. A Sidh should observe proper form at all times, even in digital communication.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations (depends)
[o] Discussing politics or religion (if the website/forum encourages such discussion)
[x] Not using punctuation (A proper Sidh should know how to write like a civilized sapient being, not an ape given a keyboard)
[x] Provocative photos (unless it's a site specifically for sharing such content)
[x] Ranting about personal issues (unless site/forum encourages such expressions)
[x] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light (it's there for a reason)
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking (very uncommon over most of the Imperium due to the way transportation systems are designed)
[o] Honking the horn (when necessary, obviously)
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating (depends on the security protocol and tolerance of such behaviour in any given facility)
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Vallermoore
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Founded: Mar 27, 2011
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Vallermoore » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:22 pm

b]Basics[/b]

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?

Not really.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Breastfeeding
[O] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[O] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[X] Intoxication
[0] Passing gas
[Normally X] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Smoking
[Normally X but depends on context. Someone who stubs a toe or a hoof might swear without people minding too much, but constant swearing is frowned on, and if aimed at the police can get you arrested. ] Swearing
[O with their consent, X without their consent.] Taking photos of other people
[0 on the beach, X at other places] Wearing beach attire
[O or X depending on the attire and context.] Wearing sport attire
[O in a bedroom, X in public] Wearing pyjamas
[O] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? Just that for the most part.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? Shaking hands or bumping hooves.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?No

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? No

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Moderately, yes.

How are utensils supposed to be used? For their normal purpose.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? When the host starts.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The host

How much is the tip/service charge? A few Tonies (the Tony replaced the Chingching)

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds
[O] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[O] Food left over on plate
[O] Eating before everyone is served
[O] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet
O[] Not tipping
[O] Over-tipping
O[] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[O or X depending on context] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people. This has been known to start sword fights. Not good.
[X or O depending on context] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? A smart suit/dress depending on gender.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes

What language is business conducted in? English

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Politely

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Only at Christmas

Are gifts expected between business associates? Only at Christmas

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No, but it helps them pass their tests/avoid the cane/both.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? On a birthday or at Christmas

What are some gifts to avoid? Pepper spray (it's very illegal) Michael Bay Decepticon vids (also illegal) straitjackets/handcuffs unless you and the person are firmly in love, books praising Donald Trump, gifts that you want rather then what the recipient wants.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Less formal.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[O and done often in most places] Abbreviations
[O or X depending on board and context] Discussing politics or religion
[O] Not using punctuation
[O or X depending on board and context.] Provocative photos
[[O or X depending on board and context] Ranting about personal issues
[[O or X depending on board and context] Swearing
[X as it is seen as SHOUTING] Typing in all capitals
[O] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[X]-bicycles are banned in most places.] Cyclist disobeying red light
[O unless it causes a crash.] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[X OR O depending on context] Flashing the headlights
[X] Hitchhiking
[X or O depending on context] Honking the horn
[O on smaller roads, X on bigger roads] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[X if those outside the car or sky-cutter can hear it.] Playing loud music
[O unless it causes a crash] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone
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Kihdis
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Posts: 1410
Founded: Jul 18, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Kihdis » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:17 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? Generally no, but some rural areas can be considered conservative.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Formally, "Hawti" (lit. "with wellness") Informally, "Rujbey" (there are others, but these are the most common)
Formally and informally, "Xatin-am" (lit. may we depart)

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Informally people will simply say the greeting, but in the most formal setting the two people will kiss one another's cheek

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
Yes

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
Yes

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
No, only the neutral title Huwal is used, with the last name of the person

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
No

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Only in a respectful setting like a festival or religious ceremony

How are utensils supposed to be used?
As intended

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
Whenever the people gathered agree to

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
The one with the most money

How much is the tip/service charge?
Tipping is considered disrespectful

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds (this is considered respectful)
[o] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x] Food left over on plate
[depends on situation] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[depends on situation] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
Casual usually, but jobs may require a specific outfit as needed

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
No, people care more that the work gets finished within the needed time

What language is business conducted in?
Whichever is most convenient at the time, but usually Standard Kihdite

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Huwal

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
No

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
Depends on the situation, at festival times, yes, but a normal visit, no

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No, but many do

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
After eating

What are some gifts to avoid?
Depends on what the person wants

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
Much less formal

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[depends on the place] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Posts: 1086
Founded: Aug 01, 2016
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Ru- » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:10 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? It was for most of it's history, but these days attempts to globalize and modernize the nation has made it significantly more socially progressive overall. Modern Ru is a balancing act between those goals and Ru's own unique culture and traditions.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding (rapidly gaining more acceptance, is now not conisdered rude if some token showing of modesty is taken)
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication (more acceptable in entertainment/university areas of a city/town)
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing (less acceptable if there are children you do not know nearby, or are in a family oriented area)
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"? There are a large number of informal greetings that may be used depending on what the greeter prefers in the moment (ex: hi! hiya! etc). There is a smaller number of formal greetings that can be used in settings where one wants to appear more professional or respectful to the listener. Informal greetings are more common in everyday life.

What do people usually do when greeting each other? A smile and/or wave is most common among strangers. A small hug or placing a hand on the shoulder are more familiar greetings that may be used among friends. A handshake is considered a more formal gesture and is thus more common amongst people who want to demonstrate professional respect for the other person.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? It is not expected to initiate a greeting yourself, but if you are greeted by them then it is considered rude to not respond likewise.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? ^see store owner above

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? They are, and such titles are considered to be very formal and respectful, so they are used in professional settings where such respect to the listener is expected/desired. In everyday life it is more common to refer to someone by their first name as while the formal title is considered more respectful and a sign that you view the listener as a superior, an informal first name address is considered friendly. To call someone by their last name only without any title is a sign of disrespect, and is used either to make a point of reinforcing your status as being superior in hierarchy to them, or to show your displeasure with them.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"? No, though certain titles, greetings, gestures, and word choices are considered to be more formal, respectful, or professional then others.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Not really. Expectations at the table are heavily influenced by dining custom in ancient Ruvian noble halls even to this day. However, those customs were primarily concerned with seating and the hierarchy of who was served first, rather then how food was to be consumed. Even in those days Ruvians were sometimes considered rather brutish by the nobility of other similar nations due to having fewer rules and a generally greater informality compared to them when it came to dining. For their part, ancient Ruvians considered rules of etiquette that could not be linked to one's duties toward others according to one's place in the Ruvian caste system to be frivolous. This attitude is what may have led to this ancient derisive foreign joke: "What's the difference between the King of Ru and a commoner? The crown."

How are utensils supposed to be used? The fork, knives and spoons are placed on the sides of the plates with the knives and fork usually placed together. sometimes utensils may be placed on a napkin. The order of the utensils and whether they are placed on the left or right is unimportant, but every plate at the table is expected to have the same configuration as all the others. There is traditionally 1 spoon, 1 fork, and 2 knives (a butter knife and a meat cutting knife). The use of utensils is mandatory with the exception of a number of particular foods which are meant to be eaten with one's hands. It is not considered important which hand a diner uses their utensils in or eats with and they are free to have the utensils change hands if they wish. After the meal is over it is expected to stack all the remaining plates and bowls and place the utensils together on top of them, to make it easier for a servant/server to clear the table.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? you may begin eating soon as you are served your food. This is a holdover from Ruvian feudal custom, where the most honored hosts and guests had first choice of dishes and were served first. This order of being served was rigid, symbolic, and based on hierarchy, and thus it was not expected for someone who had been given their food to wait for people below them to be served before they could eat it. Prayers, speeches, or toasts that required everyone's attention were and are expected to be given before the food is brought out.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? The default expectation is for everyone to pay for what they ordered themselves and/or for their own children. When friends and families dine out it is common for one (often a family elder) to pay for the entire bill or for multiple families to split it. With couples, one (traditionally the man) will pay the bill for the other. It is also not unheard of in business meals for the most senior member to pay for their juniors. In any event, to pay for someone else's order is considered a gift to them, and if done spontaneously is often greatly appreciated.

How much is the tip/service charge? Tipping is customary in Ru, and it is generally expected as part of the cost of the meal. 15 to 20% is considered standard, However, some Ruvians go higher if they like their server or are feeling generous, making a a habit of doing so is considered a virtue. Going lower, even for poor service, runs the risk of gaining the disapproval of certain Ruvians, so people who do so often will not advertise it. Failing to tip anything is considered a major breach of etiquette, as is being rude or mean to them. Even when ancient Ru was still a slaver realm, treating your servants rudely was considered unvirtuous and to do so in front of company would cause them to think less of you.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device (acceptable before the food is served, but unacceptable during the meal)
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion (only acceptable if you know your fellow diners are generally aligned with you, it is considered rude to presume a person you do not know well would not become aggravated by your stance)
[o] Food left over on plate (it is expected that you try to eat all you have been given, but it is considered understandable if you cannot.)
[o] Eating before everyone is served (you are not expected to wait if you have food in front of you)
[x] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet (you are expected to let your fellow diners know you need to use the restroom, but do not need anyone's permission.)
[x] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish (waving off dishes was common in the noble halls, either as part of proper etiquette or simply due to not wanting it)
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food (considered acceptable among younger Ruvians eating together. Generally you are expected to tell your fellow diners that you are going to take a picture before you do so, permission from them does not seem to be required.)


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? This depends on the business and its corporate culture. Large traditional businesses, particularly in the legal profession, tend to demand formal and professional attire while more liberal businesses such as small start-ups and tech companies expect very casual attire. People who work in IT tend to dress very informally simply because their specialized skill sets make them hard to replace.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes, showing up late is considered a sign of unprofessional-ism, a lack of dependability, and that you may not have considered the meeting to be terribly important (otherwise you would have wished to show up early for extra preparation)

What language is business conducted in? English is considered the official trade language so it is most common, especially when dealing with foreigners. Ruvian is common when all involved are native Ruvian speakers.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? co-workers and underlings should be addressed by their first name. Bosses may wish to be addressed by a formal title as a sign of respect (Mr. or Mrs. + last name) or they may desire to be referred to by their first name as well to promote teamwork or because they feel it's friendlier. Bosses and work superiors should be addressed according to their individual preference. Underlings may be referred to by last name only, but to be addressed this way is a reinforcement of the speaker being superior to you, so they may not appreciate it.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Generally yes, but the rigidity, formality, and complexity of a businesses's hierarchy depends entirely on the corporate culture of the business, it's goals, and what one's work superiors expect.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? It is not expected, but it is considered particularly polite and kind to do so.

Are gifts expected between business associates? ^see above

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? while not expected, it is a bit traditional for a teacher of small children to receive a small gift from them every now and then, the the student (or their parents) decide they want to make a good impression and be seen as upstanding.

When are gifts supposed to be opened? Gifts are expected to be opened before the gift giver and other guests depart.

What are some gifts to avoid?
-Roses are considered highly romantic and are best avoided if that is not your intent.
-Political or religious gifts if you are unaware of the receiver's beliefs.
-gag-gifts if you do not know the receiver well, likewise on anything that might embarass them in front of other guests
-gifts that the receiver cannot use or doesn't fit their lifestyle

Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? Ruvians are generally significantly less formal and more openly rude on the internet then they would ever dare to be in real life, often even forgoing basic grammar and punctuation rules in any writing that is not for business. This is done either in an attempt to be funny and keep things lighthearted or simply due to laziness.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion (it is only considered rude to ignore requests to "take the debate to private messaging")
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals (this is considered "shouting", so it's acceptable if you use all-caps sparingly to make a point in this manner)
[o] Typing in all lowercase (this is actually the most common way that Ruvians communicate online!)


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[x] Flashing the headlights (acceptable if you need to get a fellow driver's attention is needed or to warn of hazards, considered highly rude if it is used to communicate your displeasure.)
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn (^see flashing lights)
[o] Jaywalking, (quite common but generally considered a bit inconsiderate, and technically illegal.)
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone (legal, it's rudeness is debateable, however, as many do find it inconsiderate to fellow drivers)
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

(OOC: this was alot of fun, a really great way to get into some neat details about the culture of our nations that we usually don't really think about!)
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Gurori
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Founded: Jun 24, 2015
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Gurori » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:23 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? I guess so.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o*] Breastfeeding *= Do cover your breast as much as possible though.
[o*] Burping *= Unless on any form of public transit.
[o*] Displays of affection = No sex.
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o*] Eating *= If you're not making a mess.
[x] Intoxication
[o*] Passing gas *= Unless on any form of public transit.
[o*] Ranting about personal issues *= If not disturbing the peace
[o*] Smoking *= Unless on any form of public transit.
[o*] Swearing *= If not disturbing the peace
[o*] Taking photos of other people *= With Permission
[o*] Wearing beach attire *= You'll get cold but yeah.
[o*] Wearing sport attire *= You'll get cold but yeah.
[o*] Wearing pyjamas *=Strange but okay.
[x] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Same as Japan. "Konnichiwa" "Sayonara"

What do people usually do when greeting each other?

They bow.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?

Yes.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?

Yes.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?

Yes

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?

Yes.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?

Yes.

How are utensils supposed to be used?

Same as irl manners

When is it acceptable to begin eating?

Once everybody has been served.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?

Whoever is willing to.

How much is the tip/service charge?

There is none.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o*] Checking an electronic device *= If absolutely necessary.
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o*] Leaving the table to use the toilet *= Excuse yourself first.
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o*] Speaking on mobile phone *= Outside of the dining room so you do not disturb any other diners.
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?

Same as Japan

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?

Yes.

What language is business conducted in?

Guronese (Which is literally just Japanese but for Gurori is the Japan Analogue of the region I'm in)

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?

With -sama after their name.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?

Yes.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?

No, it's Optional.

Are gifts expected between business associates?

No, it's Optional.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?

No, it's Optional.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?

Whenever you want.

What are some gifts to avoid?


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?

Yes

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[x*] Provocative photos *= Unless it's porn on a porn site.
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o*] Typing in all capitals *= Frowned upon by some
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[x] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[o] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Maichuko
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Posts: 1522
Founded: May 02, 2015
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Maichuko » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:33 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?Yes

Which of these behaviors are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[x] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?You use the formal greeting Ki yu to (Heavens bless you) for goodbyes you would say something like spirits shine on you.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?Make a hand gesture that means you greet them.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?Only in the countryside.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?No

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?Yes

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?No


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes

How are utensils supposed to be used? To eat food.

When is it acceptable to begin eating? Immediately

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? It depends on the circumstance.

How much is the tip/service charge? Somewhere between 10% and 20%

Which of these behaviors are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[ox] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Traditional Robes, though western styled suits are becoming popular.

Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes

What language is business conducted in? The universal language of the Empire Maichin.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Sir and Madam translated into pour language as Sa and So

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No

Are gifts expected between business associates? No

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No

When are gifts supposed to be opened? After the person has received it.

What are some gifts to avoid? Religious stuff towards non family members.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life? No

Which of these behaviors are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Not using punctuation
[x] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[x] Typing in all capitals
[x] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviors are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music unless its good
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Founded: Dec 30, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:46 pm

Note:
The answers below are what Phoenix Empress Helga thinks about these issues, and may not represent the beliefs of every subject in the Empire.


Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Nope. Phoenix Empress Helga hates being prudish and old-fashioned.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking: illegal within 100 m of the Phoenix Empress, because she cannot stand the smell.
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people: Helga hates having her picture taken.
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth


Interactions

How do people in your nation say "hello" and "goodbye"?
Hello: Hallo or Hej
Goodbye: Tschüß
There are more formal ways to say them, but Phoenix Empress Helga does not use them.

What do people usually do when greeting each other?
Phoenix Empress Helga usually greets her friends with a hug or pat on the back.

Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store?
If it's a small, privately-owned store, yes. If it's a supermarket, no.

Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus?
If it's a long-distance or tour bus, yes. If it's a public transport bus, not really.

Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used?
They exist (Herr ____, Frau ____). But Phoenix Empress Helga officially abolished their use.

Does your nation's language have familiar and formal forms of "you"?
They exist (du, Sie). But Phoenix Empress Helga officially abolished the use of Sie, and she only ever uses du herself.


Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation?
Nope.

How are utensils supposed to be used?
Fork is for stabbing.
Knife is for cutting.
Spoon is for scooping.

When is it acceptable to begin eating?
Whenever your food is ready.

(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal?
Usually each person pays for what he/she ordered.

How much is the tip/service charge?
Restaurants always include the service charge in the bill.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable at mealtimes?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[o] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion: Phoenix Empress Helga is the most perfect leader ever.
[x] Food left over on plate: considered wasteful.
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food


Business

What is the dress code for most businesses?
What is a dress code?

Is punctuality considered important in your nation?
Yes, but lateness of up to 5 minutes is usually tolerated.

What language is business conducted in?
German or Norse.

How should bosses and coworkers be addressed?
Informally, by their first names.

Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture?
Companies operate in a very democratic fashion, taking input from all levels of employees.


Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home?
No.

Are gifts expected between business associates?
No.

Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers?
No, unless they particularly like that teacher. And teachers cannot accept gifts until school reports have been delivered, to avoid accusations of bribery.

When are gifts supposed to be opened?
Phoenix Empress Helga does not accept any gifts unless she knows exactly what they are, and she wants them.

What are some gifts to avoid?
Helga has no use for stereotypical feminine items like makeup or perfume. Also, she likes to keep her electronics as long as possible, so those are not good choices. The best gifts you can give to our Phoenix Empress are books, money and labour.


Internet

Are people less or more formal online than in real life?
As informal as they are in real life, but more difficult to understand due to wide use of acronyms.

Which of these behaviours are acceptable online?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Abbreviations
[x] Discussing politics or religion: anything critical of our Phoenix Empress is seen as lèse-majesté, punishable by 5 years in prison.
[o] Not using punctuation
[o] Provocative photos
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Swearing
[o] Typing in all capitals
[o] Typing in all lowercase


Using the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

(Mark [o] for acceptable and [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights: acceptable silent alternative to honking.
[o] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

Many of these are not matters of morality, but basic safety and comfort.
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