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Cerbia
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What role does NSG play in your life?

Postby Cerbia » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:33 am

Hi all,

I'm a former shitposter here. You might remember, I used to take every possible opportunity to argue with Shofercia and allege that he had a sockpuppet account. About 3 years ago I cut NSG out of my life because I realized it was a massive waste of my time. This was, without a doubt, a great decision. In the time saved I've become a much more social and well-rounded person and have done much better academically. I only wish I had abandoned it earlier, so I may have made actual friends in my peer group at the time.

What brings me here today to ask if any of you have similar experiences. I am well aware that many of you are not 15-18 year olds like I was. So when it comes to your usage of NSG is it a healthy or unhealthy hobby? Do you think you could be doing something better? Do you somehow manage to balance shitposting with having a career and social life?
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Polish Prussian Commonwealth
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:38 am

i think you can tell from my sig.
"Furthermore, I submit that Carthage NSG must be destroyed."
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Heloin
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Postby Heloin » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:40 am

I don’t really care I’m just bored.
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San Echo
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby San Echo » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:40 am

I've been on this site on-and-off since I was an angsty teenager with nothing better to do over a decade ago. Probably have made and abandoned dozens, if not hundreds, of countries over the years. I took a long break from it for a while but I come back to it every couple months to poke around. Now I'm a salty adult with a life and responsibilities who basically uses it as a time-waster / outlet for creative writing.

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Waldoven
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Founded: Jan 07, 2020
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Waldoven » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:42 am

Meh, a place to communicate with online government nerdy friends. Also, a place to vent out lore ideas!
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The Reformed American Republic
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby The Reformed American Republic » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:46 am

Waldoven wrote:Meh, a place to communicate with online government nerdy friends. Also, a place to vent out lore ideas!

I have never thought of NSG that way before.
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South Reinkalistan
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby South Reinkalistan » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:53 am

It's something to hate when I'm bored.
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Polish Prussian Commonwealth
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Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:55 am

South Reinkalistan wrote:It's something to hate when I'm bored.

this tbh
"Furthermore, I submit that Carthage NSG must be destroyed."
-Marcus Porcius Cato

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Greater Liyue
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Postby Greater Liyue » Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:14 pm

NationStates is a fun place to relax. I try to avoid negative influences in life and I love well-crafted political humor (especially North Korea jokes). Hence, I founded the Republic of Greater Liyue to:
1: Make a concept nation come to life
2: Laugh at hilarious political jokes without the toxic influences of any news media
3: Make a lot of North Korea jokes (their regime is so crazy that the jokes write themselves)

So I love the humor and lore of NationStates. It's a fairly wholesome environment. It makes me smile.

PS: Greater Liyue is not AU North Korea. Yes, we have their flag. The only similarities are the flag, military, and a couple "silly" culture laws I made to represent negative influences I didn't want in my life.

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Ethel mermania
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:48 pm

The distraction keeps me from killing people.
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The Blaatschapen
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:13 pm

NSG doesn't roleplay in my life. It's OOC :p
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Polska Rzeczpospolita Robotnicza
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Postby Polska Rzeczpospolita Robotnicza » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:19 pm

None.

I live happily without a terrible internet forum having an actual effect on my real life. Without NSG I am able to do the following:

- Go outside
- Touch grass
- Have fun
- Play games
- Have friends

I humbly suggest that other NSG users also stop so that they can also do these things listed above and perhaps many more.
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Thermodolia
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Founded: Oct 07, 2011
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Postby Thermodolia » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:26 pm

It doesn’t. I’m just bored most of the time
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Atheris
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Founded: Oct 05, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Atheris » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:30 pm

It's like a crack addiction. I know it's terrible for me and will probably kill me in a few months, but I can't stay away from it.
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Stellar Colonies
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Postby Stellar Colonies » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:48 pm

I tend to come here when I plan to work on my dispatches or an RP post during my free time but don't actually want to do that.

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Ethel mermania
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:49 pm

Polska Rzeczpospolita Robotnicza wrote:None.

I live happily without a terrible internet forum having an actual effect on my real life. Without NSG I am able to do the following:

- Go outside
- Touch grass
- Have fun
- Play games
- Have friends

I humbly suggest that other NSG users also stop so that they can also do these things listed above and perhaps many more.

I took the family to the ocean yesterday. We swam, we sunburned, we had sushi for dinner.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion … but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.

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Heloin
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Postby Heloin » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:56 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:The distraction keeps me from killing people.

We're doing our best to remedy this.
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Our fame is unblemished, our ship is the best, for we are the Pride of Chanur!


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Dumb Ideologies
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Founded: Sep 30, 2007
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Dumb Ideologies » Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:39 pm

NSG is the sole reason why I'm not a social butterfly and a captain of industry. It's for the best, a captain's hat is very heavy for a butterfly.
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Washington Resistance Army
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Founded: Aug 08, 2011
Father Knows Best State

Postby Washington Resistance Army » Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:42 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:The distraction keeps me from killing people.


Idk sometimes NSG makes me more inclined to kill people.
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The Jamesian Republic
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Founded: Apr 28, 2020
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Postby The Jamesian Republic » Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:43 pm

It’s something to pass the time. At first I did it because I like the “make your own nation” concept. Then it became bigger and it slowly became like I mentioned, something to do.
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Heloin
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Founded: Mar 30, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby Heloin » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:57 pm

Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:The distraction keeps me from killing people.


Idk sometimes NSG makes me more inclined to kill people.

That's what twitter is for.
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Our fame is unblemished, our ship is the best, for we are the Pride of Chanur!


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Ethel mermania
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Founded: Aug 20, 2010
Father Knows Best State

Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:00 pm

Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:The distraction keeps me from killing people.


Idk sometimes NSG makes me more inclined to kill people.

Not ones I know rl.
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New Swaraelia
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Founded: Jan 01, 2018
Left-Leaning College State

Postby New Swaraelia » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:04 pm

Polska Rzeczpospolita Robotnicza wrote:None.

I live happily without a terrible internet forum having an actual effect on my real life. Without NSG I am able to do the following:

- Go outside
- Touch grass
- Have fun
- Play games
- Have friends

I humbly suggest that other NSG users also stop so that they can also do these things listed above and perhaps many more.

Ahem, what is a "friend"? What is...a "fun"? Damn Poles with their fancy foreign words...
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Resilient Acceleration
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Postby Resilient Acceleration » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:08 pm

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Cameroi
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Founded: Dec 24, 2005
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Cameroi » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:14 pm

an outlet, like my 'art', like most things i do on the internet, for my wild concepts of how the world ought to be run.
i don't use 'social media' as such, just forums of focused interest and places to post my art and animation (fur affinity and vimeo)

my internet access is also somewhat limited, it comes with my rent, so i can't whine about this too much, but it does seem to have an absolute monthly data cap.
if it didn't, i'd probably be on the net any time of day or night i was home and not sleeping or making things.

nearly all of my 'art' illustrates what cameroi and nolo gap look like from on the ground as if you were there.

(my fur affinity account name is "themnax" as is what i go by, or have gone by, most places on the net. my vimeo can be linked from there)
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