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Postby Solm » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:21 am

Antemyst wrote:"Anarchy" is spelled wrong.

Also, you might wish to add that "bump" stands for "bring up my post."

Otherwise, outstanding job.


Done and Done, and Thank You!

Also, Added OP and Interest
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Postby Meldaria » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:02 am

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Meldaria wrote:Perhaps a new forum labeled, "Stickies" and all of these being moved to it would make it much simpler...


Perhaps editing your quotes to prevent quote pyramids would be helpful.
Perhaps not arguing with the Moderator who stickied this thread, and even included an explanation of why he did so, would be wise. Perhaps minding my own business would be smart.Perhaps if we stopped threadjacking a sticky we wouldn't get banned.
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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:04 am

Please add explanations about bans and stuff like that.
Deat, DOS, Warnings...etc.
Alot of newbies want to know what they are.

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Postby Solm » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:44 am

EvilDarkMagicians wrote:Please add explanations about bans and stuff like that.
Deat, DOS, Warnings...etc.
Alot of newbies want to know what they are.



Although many newbies do not know about that I do not think those would fit in this. Since, those are more of a moderation type thing, therefore, I come to the point that those definitions should be posted in Moderation rather than International Incidents, since they span to the entire forum, not just International Incidents.

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Postby Solm » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:00 pm

Added DEFCON and Protectorate, after Chetssaland's proposal.
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Postby Antemyst » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:19 pm

Solm wrote:
Antemyst wrote:"Anarchy" is spelled wrong.

Also, you might wish to add that "bump" stands for "bring up my post."

Otherwise, outstanding job.


Done and Done, and Thank You!

Also, Added OP and Interest

Thanks! You might want to add GM too (game master).
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Postby Akimonad » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:15 pm

Capitalism -[Ca-pih-tall-ihs-um]-n The form of government privately owned by means of large corperations.(-ist, capitalist[adj.])


Er, what? This doesn't even make cohesive sense. You could try Webster's definition or something else that actually conveys what Capitalism is.
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Postby Solm » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:59 pm

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Capitalism -[Ca-pih-tall-ihs-um]-n The form of government privately owned by means of large corperations.(-ist, capitalist[adj.])


Er, what? This doesn't even make cohesive sense. You could try Webster's definition or something else that actually conveys what Capitalism is.



Edited To This: an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations

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Postby Chetssaland » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:28 pm

Solm wrote:
Akimonad wrote:
Capitalism -[Ca-pih-tall-ihs-um]-n The form of government privately owned by means of large corperations.(-ist, capitalist[adj.])


Er, what? This doesn't even make cohesive sense. You could try Webster's definition or something else that actually conveys what Capitalism is.



Edited To This: an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations

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I think it would be best to make it in normal, easy to understand wording.

Ecenomic system in which the citizens may start businesses freely with minimum government interference.

And technically, a democracy is a government in which citizens directly vote on government affairs. If republic is up there you mind as well seperate the meanings of democracy and republic.
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Postby The Kafers » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:42 pm

Suggestion: Add FTL (Faster-Than-Light), STL (Slower-Than-Light), and FTLi (FTL Inhibitor).
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Postby Solm » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:44 pm

Chetssaland wrote:
I think it would be best to make it in normal, easy to understand wording.

Ecenomic system in which the citizens may start businesses freely with minimum government interference.

And technically, a democracy is a government in which citizens directly vote on government affairs. If republic is up there you mind as well seperate the meanings of democracy and republic.



Edited Definition to Capitalism to make it easier to understand (more blunt terms).

And Added Republic or Indirect Democracy and changed democracy to only include a direct democracy.





The Kafers wrote:Suggestion: Add FTL (Faster-Than-Light), STL (Slower-Than-Light), and FTLi (FTL Inhibitor).



Added Both FTL and STL, but I do not understand, nor have I seen any FTLi, could you mind explaining it a bit more?

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Postby Meldaria » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:15 pm

Solm wrote:
Chetssaland wrote:
I think it would be best to make it in normal, easy to understand wording.

Ecenomic system in which the citizens may start businesses freely with minimum government interference.

And technically, a democracy is a government in which citizens directly vote on government affairs. If republic is up there you mind as well seperate the meanings of democracy and republic.



Edited Definition to Capitalism to make it easier to understand (more blunt terms).

And Added Republic or Indirect Democracy and changed democracy to only include a direct democracy.



The Kafers wrote:Suggestion: Add FTL (Faster-Than-Light), STL (Slower-Than-Light), and FTLi (FTL Inhibitor).



Added Both FTL and STL, but I do not understand, nor have I seen any FTLi, could you mind explaining it a bit more?

Now that this has been stickied you should change the name of the Post to "Official Guide to Nationstates Terms"
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Postby Euroslavia » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:21 pm

Meldaria wrote:
Solm wrote:
Chetssaland wrote:
I think it would be best to make it in normal, easy to understand wording.

Ecenomic system in which the citizens may start businesses freely with minimum government interference.

And technically, a democracy is a government in which citizens directly vote on government affairs. If republic is up there you mind as well seperate the meanings of democracy and republic.



Edited Definition to Capitalism to make it easier to understand (more blunt terms).

And Added Republic or Indirect Democracy and changed democracy to only include a direct democracy.



The Kafers wrote:Suggestion: Add FTL (Faster-Than-Light), STL (Slower-Than-Light), and FTLi (FTL Inhibitor).



Added Both FTL and STL, but I do not understand, nor have I seen any FTLi, could you mind explaining it a bit more?

Now that this has been stickied you should change the name of the Post to "Official Guide to Nationstates Terms"


Nah, I edited the title myself, and kept it as unofficial. Despite the fact that this is stickied, it isn't an official viewpoint sponsored by the moderators.
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Postby The Kafers » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:26 am

Prevents people from using FTL systems within its zone of effect. Commonly used, but fairly unique to NS and somewhat controversial; mainly intended to prevent certain undesirable tactics by enterprising players (e.g., missiles that jump right into a defending ship, bypassing all defenses). The use of FTLi should be negotiated in advance to prevent all kinds of undesirable exploits, since FTLi can be abused as well (preventing enemy ships from maneuvering, retreating, etc.).
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Postby Huntaer » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:35 am

Here's one that I haven't seen up there yet.

SIC: Secret In Character. Typically means knowledge of events which take place in the thread are between the OP and whomever has been invited.
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Postby Chetssaland » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:43 pm

Huntaer wrote:Here's one that I haven't seen up there yet.

SIC: Secret In Character. Typically means knowledge of events which take place in the thread are between the OP and whomever has been invited.


I've never seen that in RPing. I've seen things that is not known by the real characters but is shared with players so they know, but not using the initials SIC. Wouldn't hurt though.

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Postby Solm » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:46 pm

The Kafers wrote:Prevents people from using FTL systems within its zone of effect. Commonly used, but fairly unique to NS and somewhat controversial; mainly intended to prevent certain undesirable tactics by enterprising players (e.g., missiles that jump right into a defending ship, bypassing all defenses). The use of FTLi should be negotiated in advance to prevent all kinds of undesirable exploits, since FTLi can be abused as well (preventing enemy ships from maneuvering, retreating, etc.).


Added FTLi, Thanks For Elaborating!



Huntaer wrote:Here's one that I haven't seen up there yet.

SIC: Secret In Character. Typically means knowledge of events which take place in the thread are between the OP and whomever has been invited.



I am not sure about adding that, since I have never seen that, and I would think that would be an OOC hint. I wouldn't say that it would be IC. But, maybe I am incorrect.

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Postby Kostemetsia » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:48 pm

There's no monarchy (mon-ar-kee) a form of government in which one individual is the head of state for life or until abdication, and may or may not pass down said power to his/her heirs.
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Postby Solm » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:09 pm

Kostemetsia wrote:There's no monarchy (mon-ar-kee) a form of government in which one individual is the head of state for life or until abdication, and may or may not pass down said power to his/her heirs.


Added Monarchy

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Postby Morningstar Coalition » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:37 pm

Solm wrote:
Huntaer wrote:Here's one that I haven't seen up there yet.
SIC: Secret In Character. Typically means knowledge of events which take place in the thread are between the OP and whomever has been invited.

I am not sure about adding that, since I have never seen that, and I would think that would be an OOC hint. I wouldn't say that it would be IC. But, maybe I am incorrect.


SIC tags aren't all that common, but likely because most either don't know about it, or don't know how to properly use it.
An SIC scene is one that the writer wishes the players/readers to know, but is explicitly forbidding other characters to discover or learn about without prior OOC consent.
A meeting between military leaders that has some reflection on the main story, but which the other characters in the main story should have no way of learning about.
Foreshadowing for a major plot twist or complication. Like the monster moving through a corridor just beyond "detection" range of the heroes.

Things like this could warrant an SIC tag.
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Postby Solm » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:56 am

Morningstar Coalition wrote:
Solm wrote:
Huntaer wrote:Here's one that I haven't seen up there yet.
SIC: Secret In Character. Typically means knowledge of events which take place in the thread are between the OP and whomever has been invited.

I am not sure about adding that, since I have never seen that, and I would think that would be an OOC hint. I wouldn't say that it would be IC. But, maybe I am incorrect.


SIC tags aren't all that common, but likely because most either don't know about it, or don't know how to properly use it.
An SIC scene is one that the writer wishes the players/readers to know, but is explicitly forbidding other characters to discover or learn about without prior OOC consent.
A meeting between military leaders that has some reflection on the main story, but which the other characters in the main story should have no way of learning about.
Foreshadowing for a major plot twist or complication. Like the monster moving through a corridor just beyond "detection" range of the heroes.

Things like this could warrant an SIC tag.



Thank You, Added SIC

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Postby The Grand World Order » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:25 pm

Your definition of Fascism is wrong.

Fascism is an ideology with no definite standing on the traditional left-right spectrum of politics (Though, as an authoritarian ideology, it would be rightist on the classic National Assembly spectrum) that practices varying policies- Fascism is extremely hard to define as a whole.

Of all forms of Fascism, certain tenets hold true. These are extreme nationalism, militarism, anti-leftism, dictatorship, and some additional characteristics. Often, eugenics policies will be advocated to prevent the Left, antipatriotic, etc, from procreating, thus dimishing their population quicker. Claiming that Fascisms typically are racist is equivalent to saying the same for democracies- in fact, more democracies have operated racist policies (see: Apartheid, slavery, Jim Crow laws, anti-Germanization, ethnic cleansing throughout various nations, et cetera) than Fascisms.

Fascism has used various economic structures, ranging from Socialism (Nazis) to Corporatism (Italian Fascism) to Syndicalism (Spanish Fascism/Falangism).

Italian Fascism is the original form of Fascism. As said before, it practices Corporatism, dictatorship, anti-leftism, eugenics, nationalism, militarism, and in Italy's case, imperialism. Obviously it used other ideas and policies, but you have missed the general idea of Fascism. The idea is to advance the nation to former greatness (and keep it that way), eliminate those who case society to decay (read: Leftists), establish the nation as a superpower, et cetera.

There's the basics of Fascism.

By the way, Fascism got its name from the Fasces, which was an axe-like object wielded by Roman magistrates. It appears to be a bundle of sticks with an axehead- thus representing unity, and the power over life and death.
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Postby Chetssaland » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:23 pm

Stoklomolvi wrote:Fascism is tyranny.


That's great! But this thread isn't the place to talk about government, so please take your comments else where.

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Wanking & godmodding are separate we should have some things about wanking. I like the definitions we have for the rest so we should compile the sheer types of wanking (tech, troop, character, story, etc).
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