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Postby Feux » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:21 am

Hi.

I figured I would attempt to commend TAO the Watcher; however, taking a player with such an extensively long history in gameplay, I am in need of some help gathering information regarding him. If anyone would like to contribute to the proposal with any information, or help direct me to possible sources where I may find more on the nominee, it will be much appreciated. Due to my lack of hard sources, the following clauses below are very general in their claims, but I will continue to improve clauses and add more information as it comes. Like always, please be on the look out for any typos I may have had, and if you have any suggestions, possible clause edits, or an addition of your own that is considerable, I will cite you as a co-author. I would like this proposal to have as much detail as possible, so I will continue my search and I hope others can assist me in my endeavor. In addition, one of the clauses below has a note beside it that explains the context in which it was intended for so that the terminology may be understood from both conveyed and intended purposes.






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Observing the extensive history in which TAO the Watcher has watched - the dominion’s eyes and hands witnessing and contributing to the global community’s developments since October 22, 2004;

Recognizing the many responsibilities and duties carried out by the nation over the course of its ten-year history, respectfully serving significant regions such as the West Pacific, the Pacific (New Pacific Order), Osiris – as well as numerous other regions and organizations;

Applauding the nation’s capability to endure the additive endeavor of existence within the world for a decade – an impressive achievement requiring stable and ready administration, which is more than capable of dealing with whatever arising circumstances that may face it, both diplomatically and militarily;

- Alright. I am poking a bit of fun at gameplay. It is from my understanding that the nominee has spent their very extensive game career in the gameplay community. From my perspective as a member of the gameplay community, it is a worthy accomplishment to keep your head in the game for so long. Furthermore, we generally consider large amounts of time spent on this game as a positive contribution to commending arguments. Arguments made in Resolution # 51, # 67, # 111 - and I am sure several others - are testament to this -

Admiring the efforts of the nominee to establish divers and serene communication between characters of different communities and ideologies, as exhibited by regions such as The Beech Beach House – a region entirely dedicated to neutral forum;

Informing the Security Council of several reports that the nominee has exhibited prejudice against marsupials, however, such actions should not take away from the vast count of contributions the nations has given to regional communities;

- May or may not be a joke -

Praising the noble task of ensuring the security of regional platforms for communication through the creation and advancement of the Convention on Off Site Property Security (C.O.P.S) treaty – created to work for the eradication of greater evils as they seek the destruction of infrastructure responsible for incredible cultural and national advancement that a notable size of the international community has been noted for use;

Remarking on the diligent work and high integrity the nominee has given to the operation and construction of numerous regional administrations – and more particularly, the podiums in which they operate on as the nominee fulfilled the roles of the position of administrator;

Hereby Commends: TAO the Watcher






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Postby Ramaeus » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:33 am

As you mentioned, this does need quite a bit of work, but it is something that I could support. Have you considered asking Tao and the various citizens of the regions he resides in for assistance in gathering information?

EDIT: I would not say that large amounts of time spent in this game is inherently commendable. It depends on your in-game actions during that span of time, I think.
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Postby Feux » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:41 am

Ramaeus wrote:As you mentioned, this does need quite a bit of work, but it is something that I could support. Have you considered asking Tao and the various citizens of the regions he resides in for assistance in gathering information?

This thread would be my form of reaching out to various citizens for assistance. Also, I have asked TAO; however, it appears that the nominee would rather keep his say away from this proposal, and I respect that. I am more than willing to contact him again if his interests have changed since then. I intend to direct particular community members to this thread for assistance that I think could be of great assistance.

EDIT: I would not say that large amounts of time spent in this game is inherently commendable. It depends on your in-game actions during that span of time, I think.


EDIT: Yes. I did not intend to imply that just spending time on this game alone is inherently commendable. That clause will better be served once there is more information posted which further display in-game actions. Also, "which is more than capable of dealing with whatever arising circumstances that may face it, both diplomatically and militarily;" was intended to be a reference to in-game activities. Like I said in the OP, the clause suffers from generalization at the moment and I will be attempting to correct as soon as I am able, perhaps adding a bit of needed clarity.
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Postby Bhang Bhang Duc » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:14 am

Great idea Feux.

TAO was Delegate of TWP for about 9 - 10 months. Introduced the system of Guardians (who are still around today) as well as the TAO Manouever, which I think was the first instance of slingshotting a Guardian into the Delegate's chair and using the Guardian's influence to banject an undesirable from the region. TAO then took back his position at the next update.

I'm sure Wickedly Evil People, Westwind and Darkesia wil be able to contribute from TWP's point of view.
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Postby Zaolat » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:16 am

http://www.nationstates.net/nation=--tao--

I prefer this puppet of his better :P

Otherwise, I'm all on board for this Commend.
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Postby Marsupial Freedom » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:09 am

Opposed.
>:(
TAO's promotion of anti-marsupial prejudice deserves a condemnation, instead.

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Postby Feux » Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:29 pm

Zaolat wrote:http://www.nationstates.net/nation=--tao--

I prefer this puppet of his better :P

Otherwise, I'm all on board for this Commend.


Thank you for the support, Zaolat. I went with the older of the two and figured the older one would be more preferable - it being in the West Pacific. I could change it, but I'd like to hear that from the nominee and I would be rather sad to have to change some of the wording in the first clause that I like so much.

Bhang Bhang Duc wrote:Great idea Feux.

TAO was Delegate of TWP for about 9 - 10 months. Introduced the system of Guardians (who are still around today) as well as the TAO Manouever, which I think was the first instance of slingshotting a Guardian into the Delegate's chair and using the Guardian's influence to banject an undesirable from the region. TAO then took back his position at the next update.

I'm sure Wickedly Evil People, Westwind and Darkesia wil be able to contribute from TWP's point of view.


That is excellent information that was not to my knowledge. It will certainly be included within a clause. Once some of the others members of the West Pacific that I have talked to already have time to contribute as well, there will be a clause regarding the impact TAO has had on the West Pacific and its history. Determining the entire systems for a particular Feeder and having that system remain in place is certainly a commendable argument. Examples of arguments such as this can be found in more recent resolutions like # 141. Thank you BBC, I am looking forward to any of the contributions that other members of the West Pacific can share.

Marsupial Freedom wrote:Opposed.
>:(
TAO's promotion of anti-marsupial prejudice deserves a condemnation, instead.


Informing the Security Council of several reports that the nominee has exhibited prejudices against marsupials, however, such actions should not take away from the vast count of contributions the nations has given to regional communities;


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Postby Todd McCloud » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:06 pm

I know in 2007-2008 he was a rather good delegate for TWP, and was good at the post. Lots of cultural stuff. And he was the last guy to have 500 endos as a delegate before TNP surpassed the mark either this year or last year.
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Postby Todd McCloud » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:07 pm

Also I'd totally be behind a TAO commendation.
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Postby The Stalker » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:49 pm

TAO has done a lot over his years on NS, i'd support this.
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Postby Feux » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:56 pm

Todd McCloud wrote:I know in 2007-2008 he was a rather good delegate for TWP, and was good at the post. Lots of cultural stuff. And he was the last guy to have 500 endos as a delegate before TNP surpassed the mark either this year or last year.


That is very helpful, thank you Todd. The clause regarding TWP may be large enough to break into two different clauses with all the information - may even go larger than that. However, I would certainly love a more exact time if anyone can help further clarify Todd's statement. I would also love - and I may be hoping for to much at this point - some examples of the culture stuff that TAO did. It could certainly provide more depth to this draft.

The Stalker wrote:TAO has done a lot over his years on NS, i'd support this.


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Postby Yao » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:59 pm

I'd support this because it was written by a Lazarene.

But I'd support it even more because it's TAO. Few candidates are as deserving.
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Postby Darkesia » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:38 am

TAO is the originator of The Comm Rangers which were a group of nations who (while based mostly in TWP) traveled to the GCRs in order to clear their RMBs of the plague of adSpam and recruitment messages using lively and pleasant conversation. They were also the vanguard of educators in the effectiveness of Telegram recruiting versus RMB ads.

He was also the originator of the idea which took Emperor Mathius (?) to the infamy of the first lightening coup of The Rejected Realms, where one ejects ones endorsers and then follows them to TRR. I'm not sure if game mechanics would still allow this. I'm not up on that tech stuff any more.

TAO has demonstrated the highest standards of integrity over the years as Admin of many forums and a major figure in the Intelligence Community yet he still maintains neutrality in his forum participation and has kept the secrets that were entrusted to him over the years. He has never fallen to the temptation to publicly expose any nation.

TAO is the sole originator of the COPS treaty which he championed first in TWP and then successfully across all of NS.

EDIT: Add my name to the supporters list, please :)
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Postby Chester Pearson » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:36 pm

Todd McCloud wrote:I know in 2007-2008 he was a rather good delegate for TWP, and was good at the post. Lots of cultural stuff. And he was the last guy to have 500 endos as a delegate before TNP surpassed the mark either this year or last year.


Uh.....

Anime Diasuki had well over a thousand long after TAO was delegate....
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Postby Unibot III » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:45 pm

COPS? DIdn't TAO lead COPS?

He also was basically legendary as TWP's Intelligence guru.

EDIT: Since it was my idea to commend TAO in a recent Times article, consider me a 'supporter'. :P
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Postby Todd McCloud » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:29 pm

Chester Pearson wrote:
Todd McCloud wrote:I know in 2007-2008 he was a rather good delegate for TWP, and was good at the post. Lots of cultural stuff. And he was the last guy to have 500 endos as a delegate before TNP surpassed the mark either this year or last year.


Uh.....

Anime Diasuki had well over a thousand long after TAO was delegate....

I was referring to GCR's. 10KI (and Europe before that) did reach 500 in between those times.
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Postby Darkesia » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:25 am

Unibot III wrote:COPS? DIdn't TAO lead COPS?

He also was basically legendary as TWP's Intelligence guru.

EDIT: Since it was my idea to commend TAO in a recent Times article, consider me a 'supporter'. :P


Please make a note in the history books. Unibot just paraphrased one of my posts with 13 words and a snarky attitude rather than the other way around. We should call this Opposite Day! :)

Are we permitted to talk about other regions in which TAO (the player) played a larger role? Or do the silly SC rules demand we keep it to the nation labled TAO? Because he had a notable part in many other regions besides TWP.
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Postby Feux » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:34 am

Darkesia wrote:
Unibot III wrote:COPS? DIdn't TAO lead COPS?

He also was basically legendary as TWP's Intelligence guru.

EDIT: Since it was my idea to commend TAO in a recent Times article, consider me a 'supporter'. :P


Please make a note in the history books. Unibot just paraphrased one of my posts with 13 words and a snarky attitude rather than the other way around. We should call this Opposite Day! :)

Are we permitted to talk about other regions in which TAO (the player) played a larger role? Or do the silly SC rules demand we keep it to the nation labled TAO? Because he had a notable part in many other regions besides TWP.

Yes, you may do that. I just have to recognize that he controlled whatever nation did the actions in those regions though. It is all about the wording. And thank you dearly for all the information Dark. Ill be sure to add you in the OP - with the others - here short.
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Postby Rifty » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:58 pm

Certainly is a worthy commendation. When it is proposed AoI will surely vote for on the matter.
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Rifty wrote:Certainly is a worthy commendation. When it is proposed AoI will surely vote for on the matter.

Excellent to hear!
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Postby Yelda » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:45 am

I've sent several thousand marsupial-themed puppets to harass TAO over the years, but it's all in good fun. If anyone deserves a commendation he does. Full support.

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Postby Joshua Ravenclaw » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:06 pm

A little late to the show here, but I'm definitely in support of a Commendation for TAO. Back when Osiris was going through periods of war and instability TAO (along with Darkesia) ensured that the RMB kept moving and wasn't able to devolve into a never ending argument which made things considerably more bearable in the region.
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Postby Feux » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:06 pm

Yelda wrote:I've sent several thousand marsupial-themed puppets to harass TAO over the years, but it's all in good fun. If anyone deserves a commendation he does. Full support.


Most welcome to hear.

Joshua Ravenclaw wrote:A little late to the show here, but I'm definitely in support of a Commendation for TAO. Back when Osiris was going through periods of war and instability TAO (along with Darkesia) ensured that the RMB kept moving and wasn't able to devolve into a never ending argument which made things considerably more bearable in the region.


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Postby Blood Wine » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:31 am

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Postby Frattastan II » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:23 am

Campaigning, maybe? Some can be convinced by appeals to authority/trust certain people's judgement.
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