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Yawehs Chosen Peoples
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Postby Yawehs Chosen Peoples » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:33 am

I'm Kind of new to WA forums and am look for a thread where there are general GA discussion? Assumed this is a good place to start.
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Postby Morover » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:35 am

Yawehs Chosen Peoples wrote:I'm Kind of new to WA forums and am look for a thread where there i general GA discussion? Assumed this is a good place to start.

I can't think of just a general GA discussion thread, but there's the WA Discord where you can ask questions and stuff and just have general discussion.

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Postby Yawehs Chosen Peoples » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:50 am

Morover wrote:
Yawehs Chosen Peoples wrote:I'm Kind of new to WA forums and am look for a thread where there i general GA discussion? Assumed this is a good place to start.

I can't think of just a general GA discussion thread, but there's the WA Discord where you can ask questions and stuff and just have general discussion.

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Postby Araraukar » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:27 pm

Yawehs Chosen Peoples wrote:I'm Kind of new to WA forums and am look for a thread where there are general GA discussion? Assumed this is a good place to start.

There's no general discussion as such in GA - discussion threads are sometimes allowed, but they're generally speaking meant to be talking about a particular aspect of how GA works. If you want to talk about a particular proposal, do so on the proposal's thread. If you mean your ambassador talking casually with other ambassadors, there's the Strangers' Bar thread. Be sure to read the thread rules if you go there.

What do you actually mean by "general GA discussion"?
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Yawehs Chosen Peoples
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Postby Yawehs Chosen Peoples » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:40 pm

Araraukar wrote:
Yawehs Chosen Peoples wrote:I'm Kind of new to WA forums and am look for a thread where there are general GA discussion? Assumed this is a good place to start.

There's no general discussion as such in GA - discussion threads are sometimes allowed, but they're generally speaking meant to be talking about a particular aspect of how GA works. If you want to talk about a particular proposal, do so on the proposal's thread. If you mean your ambassador talking casually with other ambassadors, there's the Strangers' Bar thread. Be sure to read the thread rules if you go there.

What do you actually mean by "general GA discussion"?

Well I guess you answered my question. I was just looking for where people discuss general aspects of proposals. It fits that there is discussion in each individual thread for each individual topic. Thanks again.
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Postby Araraukar » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:02 pm

Yawehs Chosen Peoples wrote:I was just looking for where people discuss general aspects of proposals. It fits that there is discussion in each individual thread for each individual topic. Thanks again.

That's pretty much what the drafting threads are for. :) Remember to mark your posts OOC if you're not roleplaying an ambassador.
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Postby Sperio » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:04 am

do we have anything against conversion therapy for minors?
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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:33 am

Sperio wrote:do we have anything against conversion therapy for minors?


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Postby Tuarus don » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:19 pm

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:31 pm

Tuarus don wrote:Down with the World Assembly.

We'll get right on that. Any actual questions?

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:05 pm

V A N Q U A R I A wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:We'll get right on that. Any actual questions?


I have one if you don't mind. Would you consider writing and debating over GA/SC proposals a form of creative writing roleplay and if so, why?


I cannot speak to SC stuff, since I only post there when it suits the roleplay in the GA at a given moment.

The GA is supposed to be a roleplay forum, where posts are considered In Character by default. So, given that paradigm, everything is supposed to be a creative writing opportunity. You control your characters, usually diplomatic staff, and interact with other ambassadors, in politicking, drafting, and hijinks in the Stranger's Bar. Theoretically, you can start a roleplay thread that is GA related in the GA that is not itself a draft, but its very rarely done.

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:36 pm

V A N Q U A R I A wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:
I cannot speak to SC stuff, since I only post there when it suits the roleplay in the GA at a given moment.

The GA is supposed to be a roleplay forum, where posts are considered In Character by default. So, given that paradigm, everything is supposed to be a creative writing opportunity. You control your characters, usually diplomatic staff, and interact with other ambassadors, in politicking, drafting, and hijinks in the Stranger's Bar. Theoretically, you can start a roleplay thread that is GA related in the GA that is not itself a draft, but its very rarely done.


Interesting! Thank for answering my question.

Anytime.

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Postby Separatist Peoples » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:56 pm

V A N Q U A R I A wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:Anytime.


I've always been interested in the GA and SC subforums but it appears intimidating to break into as a newbie. What advice do you have for those seeking to participate in these subforums? Just hop right in or should there be things they need to go over before posting here?


Come up with your ambassador's character. Probably not a hostile one if its your first time. Post in a drafting thread, don't try to start drafting. Ask question. Engage with characters and give the other players something to respond to. Don't take anything too personally. Have fun with it.

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Postby Marxist Germany » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:20 pm

V A N Q U A R I A wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:
Come up with your ambassador's character. Probably not a hostile one if its your first time. Post in a drafting thread, don't try to start drafting. Ask question. Engage with characters and give the other players something to respond to. Don't take anything too personally. Have fun with it.


What would a hostile character look like? They be flaming other chars? :lol:

Being hostile would include a lot of snark and passive aggression. Flaming may not be taken kindly by moderation, and righfully so.
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Postby Separatist Peoples » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:32 pm

V A N Q U A R I A wrote:
Separatist Peoples wrote:
Come up with your ambassador's character. Probably not a hostile one if its your first time. Post in a drafting thread, don't try to start drafting. Ask question. Engage with characters and give the other players something to respond to. Don't take anything too personally. Have fun with it.


What would a hostile character look like? They be flaming other chars? :lol:


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Postby Bunker 51 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:25 am

After the repeal of "Preventing Desertification," Bunker 51 environmental funding has gone down, leading to widespread desertification. Bunker 51 has become a dustbowl, with very little agricultural land.
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Postby Araraukar » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:31 am

Bunker 51 wrote:After the repeal of "Preventing Desertification," Bunker 51 environmental funding has gone down, leading to widespread desertification. Bunker 51 has become a dustbowl, with very little agricultural land.

The thread you wanted to post that in, is here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=472541

This thread is for asking questions as out-of-character, meaning you as the player of this game called NationStates.
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The New Sicilian State
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Postby The New Sicilian State » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:09 pm

Hi there! I have a question about repeals, if anyone could help.

As far as I understand, when a GAR is passed, it only applies to the nations in the WA at that moment (specifically looking at resolutions that ban or promote certain practices or programs), correct? Like for example, the Charter on Civil Rights doesn't apply to my country because I wasn't in the WA when it was passed, yes?

So my real question is, can you cite a resolution's antiquity as a means for repeal? It couldn't be the main argument, of course, but could the possibility of introducing higher quality legislature to cover a larger, more current WA population be a legitimate argument?

I feel like this would be a dangerous precedent to set, any past GAR could be repealed and replaced simply to cover more people, but if mandated to be legal only if combined with other genuine arguments (similar to the rules surrounding NatSov), it could be an interesting perspective.

Unless of course this has already been cited in a repeal before in which case I'm just dumb and please ignore my question, I apologize for wasting anyone's time...
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Postby Wallenburg » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:20 pm

The New Sicilian State wrote:Hi there! I have a question about repeals, if anyone could help.

As far as I understand, when a GAR is passed, it only applies to the nations in the WA at that moment (specifically looking at resolutions that ban or promote certain practices or programs), correct? Like for example, the Charter on Civil Rights doesn't apply to my country because I wasn't in the WA when it was passed, yes?

Member states are required to comply with all unrepealed WA resolutions, regardless of when they were passed. The stat changes simply don't get retroactively put on you upon joining the WA.
So my real question is, can you cite a resolution's antiquity as a means for repeal? It couldn't be the main argument, of course, but could the possibility of introducing higher quality legislature to cover a larger, more current WA population be a legitimate argument?

I feel like this would be a dangerous precedent to set, any past GAR could be repealed and replaced simply to cover more people, but if mandated to be legal only if combined with other genuine arguments (similar to the rules surrounding NatSov), it could be an interesting perspective.

Unless of course this has already been cited in a repeal before in which case I'm just dumb and please ignore my question, I apologize for wasting anyone's time...

You can cite the age of a resolution in a repeal as one of several arguments against it, but it can't be the sole reason for a repeal. Repeals, according to the rules, must address the content of their target, which does not include its age.
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Postby The Greater Soviet North America » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:44 pm

I have an idea for a proposal. It concentrates on creating an organization in charge of recommending policies that aid the reconstruction of war-torn economies. I just don't know if it's any good.

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Postby Araraukar » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:56 pm

The Greater Soviet North America wrote:I have an idea for a proposal. It concentrates on creating an organization in charge of recommending policies that aid the reconstruction of war-torn economies. I just don't know if it's any good.

This thread is for asking questions. We can't read your mind on ideas. Write up a proposal in an entirely new thread, include "DRAFT" and your proposal's title in the thread title, and post it on this forum, not this thread for feedback. The stciky threads are not your drafting thread, and without you actually producing a draft to comment on, we can't give any proper advice. Do read the proposal rules very carefully, though, before starting to write your proposal.
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Postby Wallenburg » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:40 pm

The Greater Soviet North America wrote:I have an idea for a proposal. It concentrates on creating an organization in charge of recommending policies that aid the reconstruction of war-torn economies. I just don't know if it's any good.

As Ara has suggested, you'd do best 1) to read past resolutions on your subject matter, to see if your specific policies are already legislated on, and 2) to write out your proposal idea in a drafting thread, so people can offer advice and opinions about concrete policy. We won't know whether your idea is good or not until it's written into a proposal.
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Looking at Legislation

Postby Paceyl » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:50 pm

Hello there, i was wondering if there was a way to search through passed legislation in the world assembly without having to manually look through everything?
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Postby Bananaistan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:57 pm

Passed resolutions thread is sticked in this forum and is searchable using the in thread search box.
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