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Postby He Qixin 2 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 pm

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Colomnadia
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Postby Colomnadia » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:33 pm

Me and my brother who leads (Bramerica) want to both be in the WA, but we don't want to be banned forever, we have the same IP but different emails can we both join?
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Postby Araraukar » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:42 pm

Colomnadia wrote:Me and my brother who leads (Bramerica) want to both be in the WA, but we don't want to be banned forever, we have the same IP but different emails can we both join?

This isn't the right place to ask it, you'll want Moderation Forum, but I'm quite sure their answer is going to be "no". I mean, anyone could make two different accounts with different emails and pretend to have a brother.
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Colomnadia
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Postby Colomnadia » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:41 pm

Araraukar wrote:
Colomnadia wrote:Me and my brother who leads (Bramerica) want to both be in the WA, but we don't want to be banned forever, we have the same IP but different emails can we both join?

This isn't the right place to ask it, you'll want Moderation Forum, but I'm quite sure their answer is going to be "no". I mean, anyone could make two different accounts with different emails and pretend to have a brother.

That's true, i do have no proof, wether i am lying or not.
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Postby Araraukar » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 am

Colomnadia wrote:That's true, i do have no proof, wether i am lying or not.

You can take turns being in the WA, just make sure the other has resigned before you sign up. Also, you only need a WA account for endorsements and proposal submissions. You can partake the debates and draft proposals without being in the WA. :)
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Postby Colomnadia » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 pm

Araraukar wrote:
Colomnadia wrote:That's true, i do have no proof, wether i am lying or not.

You can take turns being in the WA, just make sure the other has resigned before you sign up. Also, you only need a WA account for endorsements and proposal submissions. You can partake the debates and draft proposals without being in the WA. :)

He said he'll just skip being in the WA, also thanks a lot man.
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Divitalia
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Postby Divitalia » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:16 pm

So I just joined the WA, what am I able to do? Also, what is proper etiquette for endorsing other nations?
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Postby Christian Democrats » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:24 pm

Divitalia wrote:So I just joined the WA, what am I able to do? Also, what is proper etiquette for endorsing other nations?

Congrats! As a WA member, you now have the right to vote on WA proposals and, if you have two endorsements, to draft and submit your own legislation. The etiquette for legislators is to read the proposal rules and to post proposal drafts in this forum for several days or weeks of public comments before submission. Endorsements are regulated by regional governments according to their own needs and desires.
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Postby Divitalia » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:48 pm

Christian Democrats wrote:
Divitalia wrote:So I just joined the WA, what am I able to do? Also, what is proper etiquette for endorsing other nations?

Congrats! As a WA member, you now have the right to vote on WA proposals and, if you have two endorsements, to draft and submit your own legislation. The etiquette for legislators is to read the proposal rules and to post proposal drafts in this forum for several days or weeks of public comments before submission. Endorsements are regulated by regional governments according to their own needs and desires.


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Postby Masurbia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:47 pm

Is it okay to use a nations post in a draft against them in a different draft?
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Masurbia wrote:Is it okay to use a nations post in a draft against them in a different draft?

As long as you don't change the content, I suppose it's all right. You should include attribution, i.e.
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St-Hector
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Can I propose a law to the World assembly?

Postby St-Hector » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:43 am

Can I propose a law to the World assembly? If it's actuelly possible, how do I do? :ugeek: :ugeek:

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Sierra Lyricalia
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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:45 am

St-Hector wrote:Can I propose a law to the World assembly? If it's actuelly possible, how do I do? :ugeek: :ugeek:

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You can, since you are a WA member and have at least two endorsements. I would recommend against it until you've posted your draft publicly in this forum and gotten feedback over the course of a couple of weeks on how to improve it and make it best fit the existing body of laws.

If you must submit something, you can do it from the General Assembly (or Security Council, if that's your poison) Proposals page.
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Stahlmilitar
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Endorsements

Postby Stahlmilitar » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 am

I would like some of you to endorse me, as I am creating new proposals, some of which are helping to the world of NationStates, thank you.

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Postby Christian Democrats » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:09 pm

Stahlmilitar wrote:I would like some of you to endorse me, as I am creating new proposals, some of which are helping to the world of NationStates, thank you.

First, you need two endorsements, which you're not going to get in your current region. Second, it's strongly recommended that you draft proposals in this forum for several days or weeks before submitting them for delegates' consideration. Proposals that do not follow this norm fail at least a hundred times more often, usually because of GA rules violations.
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GA#253: Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research" (76%)
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GA#310: Disabled Voters Act (81%)
GA#373: Repeal "Convention on Execution" (54%)

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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:24 pm

Is it considered ICly reasonable for a non-WA nation to still have an ambassador to the WA to discuss drafts, or would the ambassador be shoved out since they really don't have a use?
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:30 pm

Shwe Tu Colony wrote:Is it considered ICly reasonable for a non-WA nation to still have an ambassador to the WA to discuss drafts, or would the ambassador be shoved out since they really don't have a use?

There is no requirement for GA forum participants to be WA members. My nation hasn't been a member in about a decade. As for the IC aspect, it isn't regulated, but I'd be surprised if people got bent out of shape over a non-WA Ambassador.

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Postby Whovian Tardisia » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:05 pm

Shwe Tu Colony wrote:Is it considered ICly reasonable for a non-WA nation to still have an ambassador to the WA to discuss drafts, or would the ambassador be shoved out since they really don't have a use?

Frisbeeteria wrote:There is no requirement for GA forum participants to be WA members. My nation hasn't been a member in about a decade. As for the IC aspect, it isn't regulated, but I'd be surprised if people got bent out of shape over a non-WA Ambassador.

IC'ly, people don't seem to mind at all. There's a few such ambassadors kicking about, and some of them are very active members of the community, Araraukar being a brilliant example of this.
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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:40 pm

So my nation is part of a larger empire, but is granted a lot of autonomy that it doesn't have to obey every word of its overlord. From an IC perspective, though, would the empire it's a part of be affected by WA legislation, or no? Or would it depend based on how much autonomy my nation has from its empire? This matter was also the IC reason why I left the WA after my temporary time here, since the empire is unwilling to obey... probably a good portion of the laws, but I never mentioned it nor made it all the way canon that they'd be rebellious towards the WA since that's a bit of god roleplaying. Well, more god imagining, since I never had the empire say/claim it.

The OOC reason why I left was that I wasn't really doing much in the WA anyway. I could've made drafts, but I didn't know what topics to talk about (although I do write issues, & I'd wager that some of those topics there might be drafts, although I'm not too sure what could be of national importance. We'll see one of these days, I'm sure).
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Postby Wrapper » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:17 pm

It’s however you want to role play it. One day you can have an imperial overlord insist that they can enslave children because strictly speaking only the Shwe Tu Colony is subject to WA legislation, the next you could have another imperial overlord insist that your empire must arrest and execute all those in the Feng Shui Colony who practice human sacrifice in violation of GAR#416.

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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:26 pm

Wrapper wrote:It’s however you want to role play it. One day you can have an imperial overlord insist that they can enslave children because strictly speaking only the Shwe Tu Colony is subject to WA legislation, the next you could have another imperial overlord insist that your empire must arrest and execute all those in the Feng Shui Colony who practice human sacrifice in violation of GAR#416.


Ah, I see. Considering the empire though, I'd wager that any still-existent WA resolution you find would not be obeyed by the empire in question because they have a nonexistent moral compass or they don't have the technology that's relevant to that topic :U.
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Stoskavanya
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Postby Stoskavanya » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:55 am

If I submit a proposal, can I leave the WA afterward and still have my proposal there?

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Postby Bears Armed » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:05 am

Stoskavanya wrote:If I submit a proposal, can I leave the WA afterward and still have my proposal there?

Yes.
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Postby Minachia » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:17 pm

I just thought about this: Two years ago, there was an election for the WA Secretary-General. Does the Secretary-General actually do anything, or is he just a figurehead?
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Postby Tinfect » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:26 pm

Minachia wrote:I just thought about this: Two years ago, there was an election for the WA Secretary-General. Does the Secretary-General actually do anything, or is he just a figurehead?


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