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[Accepted]Roses Are Due If Violet's For You

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[Accepted]Roses Are Due If Violet's For You

Postby Drasnia » Fri May 20, 2016 9:34 pm

Title: Roses Are Due If Violet's For You

Validity: not valid if the internet has been banned, not valid if religion has been banned

Description: VioletistsOnly.com, a dating site for members of the Order of Violet to meet each other, recently discovered that most of its users were not actually practitioners of Violetism. In response, the owners of the site suspended the accounts of all those who were not Violetists. Bachelors and bachelorettes across @@NAME@@ have come to your office seeking a solution to their marital woes.

The Debate

[option]"This is discrimination!" protests @@RANDOMNAME@@, while standing outside your office window. "The owners of VioletistsOnly.com shouldn't be allowed to suspend our accounts just because we aren't of the same religion - even if that religion is part of the name. Isn't there something called freedom of religion? Make VioletistsOnly.com reinstate our accounts, even if the owners don't want to! This is for freedom and singles' rights! Plus, I'm kind of into those cultists, too."
[effect]@@NAME@@ is now called the matchmaking capital of @@REGION@@
[stats]intentionally left blank

[option]"Dating heathens is sacrilege!" @@RANDOMNAME@@, Grand Poo-Bah of the Violetist Order, bellows during a religious service. "The great Violet demands purity! Cleanse yourself of all undesirable thoughts! Remove yourself from any association with those not of our faith! All religions must be segregated lest we risk the wrath of Violet. Only through this separation shall we be sparked from Her Dread Hand wiping us off the face of the map!"
[effect]@@CAPITAL@@ is divided into religious communities
[stats]intentionally left blank

[option]"Umm," one of the many members of the IT Department stammers while adjusting his glasses, "why not just have the government make a dating site of its own? That way we can make sure the right people meet each other and even get married. We could even help foster relationships that would lead to genetically superior people. In time, we could wipe Bigtopia - errr, I mean astigmatism of the face of the planet!"
[effect]state-run dating sites experiment in genetic suggestion
[stats]intentionally left blank


Title: Bridging the Dating Divide

Validity: not valid if the internet has been banned

Description: VioletistsOnly.com, a dating site for members of the Order of Violet to meet each other, suspended its services indefinitely several days ago because the owners discovered that the majority of its members were not practitioners of Violetism. Bachelors and bachelorettes across @@NAME@@ have come to your office seeking a solution to their marital woes.

The Debate

[option]"This discrimination!" protests @@RANDOMNAME@@, while standing outside your office window. "The owners of VioletistsOnly.com shouldn't be allowed shutdown just because most of their users aren't of the same religion - even if that religion is part of the name. Isn't there something called freedom of religion? Bring VioletistsOnly.com back online, even if the owners don't want to! This is for freedom and singles' rights! Plus, I'm kind of into those cultists, too."
[effect]@@NAME@@ is now called the matchmaking capital of @@REGION@@
[stats]intentionally left blank

[option]"Dating heathens is sacrilege!" @@RANDOMNAME@@, Grand Poo-Bah of the Violetist Order, bellows during a religious service. "The great Violet demands purity! Cleanse yourself of all undesirable thoughts! Remove yourself from any association with those not of our faith! All religions must be segregated lest we risk the wrath of Violet. Only through this separation shall we be sparked from Her Dread Hand wiping us off the face of the map!"
[effect]@@CAPITAL@@ is divided into religious communities
[stats]intentionally left blank

[option]"Umm," one of the many members of the IT Department stammers, "do you know how hard it is to take over someone's website without their permission? If we take their servers, the servers would be encrypted. Instead, we should make a dating site of our own that everyone would have to register with. That way we would be able to keep track of all of our citizens and help them make the marital decision that's right for @@NAME@@."
[effect]citizens must register on state-run dating sites
[stats]intentionally left blank
Last edited by Drasnia on Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:19 am, edited 7 times in total.
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Drasnia
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Postby Drasnia » Tue May 24, 2016 7:46 am

Second page bump.

Any suggestions? Bueller?
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Postby Gigaverse » Tue May 24, 2016 7:48 am

Maybe not available for those places where Violetism has been outlawed, also.
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Postby Capitalist Producers » Thu May 26, 2016 1:53 pm

You need another option. Something along the lines of "I've got the perfect solution," says RANDOM BUSINESS MAN handing you his card and a certificate for 30 days free access to @@NATION@@ Dating, Inc. "We are launching a new dating service open to all. Our users may screen potential dates by all kinds of criteria including religion. We have different levels of confidence in information based on what users choose to share with the site and what we can verify. It is all in the subscriber's hands. This will be great! People will be finding dates again in hours."

Result: Internet dating up, singles bars down
Stats: Political freedoms up. Slight uptick in happiness?
Last edited by Capitalist Producers on Thu May 26, 2016 2:03 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Capitalist Producers » Thu May 26, 2016 3:28 pm

Gigaverse wrote:Maybe not available for those places where Violetism has been outlawed, also.

I agree with that. Hadn't thought of it.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri May 27, 2016 2:05 am

I love the premise of the issue and its humour, though I think the title is a little weak, and the effect lines could be more entertaining.
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Postby Drasnia » Fri May 27, 2016 7:58 am

Suggestions then?
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Postby Rearlad » Fri May 27, 2016 9:53 am

Maybe add an option in which the non-violists using the website want to buy it?

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Postby Christian Democrats » Fri May 27, 2016 6:37 pm

I have two suggestions:

1. Change the premise of the issue. Have the website kick off all of its non-Violetist members. The expelled users will protest based on freedom of religion and the right to love, and the website will counter with property rights and freedom of association.

2. Make the government option more nefarious. Your advisor wants to use dating websites for the purpose of eugenics.
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Postby Drasnia » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:41 pm

Christian Democrats wrote:I have two suggestions:

1. Change the premise of the issue. Have the website kick off all of its non-Violetist members. The expelled users will protest based on freedom of religion and the right to love, and the website will counter with property rights and freedom of association.

2. Make the government option more nefarious. Your advisor wants to use dating websites for the purpose of eugenics.

Good ideas! I incorporated them into my newest issue draft. I completely overhauled everything except option 2 which stayed intact.

I though of a new title idea: "For the love of Violet". Opinions? Ideas?
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Postby Nation of Quebec » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:13 pm

This probably shouldn't be valid for nations that have banned religion.
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Postby Almonaster Nuevo » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:57 pm

Drasnia wrote:
Christian Democrats wrote:I have two suggestions:

1. Change the premise of the issue. Have the website kick off all of its non-Violetist members. The expelled users will protest based on freedom of religion and the right to love, and the website will counter with property rights and freedom of association.

2. Make the government option more nefarious. Your advisor wants to use dating websites for the purpose of eugenics.

Good ideas! I incorporated them into my newest issue draft. I completely overhauled everything except option 2 which stayed intact.

I though of a new title idea: "For the love of Violet". Opinions? Ideas?


Roses are due if Violet's for you.
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Postby Drasnia » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:55 am

Any other suggestions before I make small edits?
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Postby Drasnia » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:54 am

Drasnia wrote:Any other suggestions before I make small edits?

I made a few edits to fix grammar, as well as changed the title and validity. Any more thoughts? This will probably be the final bump for this.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:28 am

I like it
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Postby The Intergalactic Universe Corporation » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:51 am

Interesting issue. I like it
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Postby Drasnia » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:19 am

Well, it's been nearly a week without anything other than 'I like it' so I'll be submitting this later today.
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Postby Drasnia » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:32 pm

Submitted
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Postby Christian Democrats » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:04 pm

This issue proposal is certainly topical. Today, a California judge ordered ChristianMingle.com to offer its services to homosexuals.
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GA#160: Forced Marriages Ban Act (79%)
GA#175: Organ and Blood Donations Act (68%)^
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GA#213: Privacy Protection Act (70%)
GA#231: Marital Rape Justice Act (81%)^
GA#233: Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths (80%)*
GA#249: Stopping Suicide Seeds (70%)^
GA#253: Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research" (76%)
GA#285: Assisted Suicide Act (70%)^
GA#310: Disabled Voters Act (81%)
GA#373: Repeal "Convention on Execution" (54%)
GA#468: Prohibit Private Prisons (57%)^

* denotes coauthorship
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Postby Drasnia » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:12 pm

Christian Democrats wrote:This issue proposal is certainly topical. Today, a California judge ordered ChristianMingle.com to offer its services to homosexuals.

Interesting. I actually was inspired by the site FarmersOnly.com which heavily advertises in my area. (I doubt most people have ever seen a commercial of theirs, so here's a great example.)
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Postby Christian Democrats » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:39 pm

Drasnia wrote:
Christian Democrats wrote:This issue proposal is certainly topical. Today, a California judge ordered ChristianMingle.com to offer its services to homosexuals.

Interesting. I actually was inspired by the site FarmersOnly.com which heavily advertises in my area. (I doubt most people have ever seen a commercial of theirs, so here's a great example.)

I actually see their commercials fairly often even though I live in an urban area. (My media market is primarily rural.)
Leo Tolstoy wrote:Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
GA#160: Forced Marriages Ban Act (79%)
GA#175: Organ and Blood Donations Act (68%)^
SC#082: Repeal "Liberate Catholic" (80%)
GA#200: Foreign Marriage Recognition (54%)
GA#213: Privacy Protection Act (70%)
GA#231: Marital Rape Justice Act (81%)^
GA#233: Ban Profits on Workers' Deaths (80%)*
GA#249: Stopping Suicide Seeds (70%)^
GA#253: Repeal "Freedom in Medical Research" (76%)
GA#285: Assisted Suicide Act (70%)^
GA#310: Disabled Voters Act (81%)
GA#373: Repeal "Convention on Execution" (54%)
GA#468: Prohibit Private Prisons (57%)^

* denotes coauthorship
^ repealed resolution
#360: Electile Dysfunction
#452: Foetal Furore
#560: Bicameral Backlash
#570: Clerical Errors

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Postby Drasnia » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:58 pm

This issue has been accepted. Thanks to The Free Joy State for doing a great job editing it. If I'm not mistaken, this is now the tenth issue of mine to be published in the game :)
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Postby Australian rePublic » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:53 pm

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Postby Lord Dominator » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:14 pm

Drasnia wrote:This issue has been accepted. Thanks to The Free Joy State for doing a great job editing it. If I'm not mistaken, this is now the tenth issue of mine to be published in the game :)

The count on your nation page says nine :p
Congratulations of course!

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Postby Drasnia » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:14 pm

Lord Dominator wrote:
Drasnia wrote:This issue has been accepted. Thanks to The Free Joy State for doing a great job editing it. If I'm not mistaken, this is now the tenth issue of mine to be published in the game :)

The count on your nation page says nine :p
Congratulations of course!

Aye, but you're forgetting #424: You Just Sank My Battleship which was submitted under my now deceased WA Puppet DWAsnia.
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