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Would you go to a NS Con? Why or why not?

Postby Burgundu » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:19 pm

Everything I know of that has a large history and large following usually has some sort of convention. For example, Twitch, Youtube, etc... (which are all younger than NS). I think Nationstates deserve a convention too.


So, on that topic, would you attend a Nationstates convention? Why or why not?



Personally, I'd go, but for some odd reason, I feel as if I'd be more careful, knowing I have been death-threated on here before.

Also, Mods, is this long enough? Sorry, I didn't really think. I think its a good question though, so that's why I redid it.

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Postby Haganham » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:03 pm

I would not feel safe at a NS con.
With how heated some of this shit gets I give good odds that someone will be stabbed.
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Postby Big brained monkeys » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:34 pm

no as more then half of them would be edgy 14
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Postby Fredrick Fazbears Pizzeria » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:38 pm

i probably wouldn't
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Postby Zerotaxia » Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:35 am

Only if it's like a masquerade ball where the attendees can remain incognito. No way in hell I'm outing myself to 8,281,643 people I've never met before.
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Postby Bombadil » Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:37 am

There used to be meets in the old days, Brits tended to meet up in pubs, Americans tended to meet up in parks. Stopped around '08 or so.
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Postby Vistulange » Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:40 am

No.

I've got no interest in doxxing myself to a community that has extremists in it.
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Postby The Grand World Order » Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:54 am

NSG already is pretty much defined by "I'm going to aggressively and obnoxiously proselytize my views at you until you say something that could be, in a stretch, considered an actionable offense and then gleefully report you as a final triumph," so I can only imagine that many of these same people are also the kinds who will "do their part" for the revolution by actively harassing your employer(s) because you disagree with them. As a professional, I'm not interested in this.

Also, the smell probably wouldn't be good. I've been to SDCC and it was funky.
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Postby Storalia » Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:59 am

West Hent Chenieberadatha wrote:There are only 48 users online right now and half of them are probably bots and mods. Not exactly a big online community.

To be fair, this is a quiet time of day. It's often much more active during the European/North American day.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:05 am

Could go two ways. NationSafeSpaces or NationHateCrimes.
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Postby Storalia » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:22 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Could go two ways. NationSafeSpaces or NationHateCrimes.

Por que no los dos? Shoving a bunch of extremists into a single building sounds like a convention I'd love to attend (from a safe distance away.)
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Postby Merulla » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:29 am

NationStates has a worldwide player base, it has people from all different cultures, languages ​​and countries. Therefore, I believe that an NS Con could only work if it were 100% online, as not all players would be able to travel to other countries or even would be able to converse smoothly with fluent English.

Would I go to an in-person NS Con? Unfortunately, I don't have the money to travel to another country, so no.
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Postby Romanic Imperium » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:36 am

uh yeah hell no. Thiers at leat 4 people on ns that offsite had said that they will break my nose if we evr meet irl
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Postby Nunaqujjuk » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:42 am

Yes
If it was in the UK where I live (preferably Birmingham since its a 40 minute train ride from me), and if it had lots of security and police due to the amount of extremists on NS, and my parents were around me since I'm 14
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Postby StrayaRoos » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:50 am

i feel like if it was the rp communities (specifically NSSport and thee IBA) it would have no threats of violence at all.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:02 am

Bombadil wrote:There used to be meets in the old days, Brits tended to meet up in pubs, Americans tended to meet up in parks. Stopped around '08 or so.

I went to two of them. They had mods at them and everything. On the first one we found Jennifer Government and signed it and sent it back to Max for reasons. Who knows if he ever got it or what he thought.

Anyway, I enjoyed those hangouts. But that was a different time. Less aggression for aggression's sake. This was never the Algonquin Round Table but there were more good faith posters back then and the shitposters had a sense of humor that was more sophisticated than a 12 year old who figured out how to get a rise out of the adults. I'm less inclined to think it will be as chill as they were back then.
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Postby Platinia » Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:20 am

Cannot think of a name wrote:I went to two of them. They had mods at them and everything. On the first one we found Jennifer Government and signed it and sent it back to Max for reasons. Who knows if he ever got it or what he thought.

Anyway, I enjoyed those hangouts. But that was a different time. Less aggression for aggression's sake. This was never the Algonquin Round Table but there were more good faith posters back then and the shitposters had a sense of humor that was more sophisticated than a 12 year old who figured out how to get a rise out of the adults. I'm less inclined to think it will be as chill as they were back then.


Pretty much my exact thoughts on it. I would be more inclined to go if it was still as it was back then. Nowadays, it is a definite no.
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Postby American Legionaries » Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:25 am

Bombadil wrote:There used to be meets in the old days, Brits tended to meet up in pubs, Americans tended to meet up in parks. Stopped around '08 or so.


I went to one here in the states back in 2006(?). It wasn't too bad, but I doubt I'd have made the effort again in those days, and definitely not now.

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Postby The Blaatschapen » Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:52 am

Autographed cards for sale, €20!

I'm very likely to turn a profit on such an event, so yes, I will.
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Vistulange wrote:No.

I've got no interest in doxxing myself to a community that has extremists in it.
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Postby The Union of Socialist-Soviet Republics » Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:02 am

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Postby Luziyca » Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:12 am

I'm not entirely sure if I want to attend an NS convention, given all of the points already raised here: even if I did, the odds of it being hosted anywhere near to where I live are the same odds that there is a world tour that actually includes Africa (and not just Cairo or Cape Town): very very low, and given I can't afford to travel, that basically prevents me from attending an in-person NS convention.

Now, if it were to be near my neck of the woods, or if it were online... I might pop by for a bit, I might not. Might be cool to see people showing off their awesome graphic design skills and meeting up with local NSers in my area for an hour or two before the cops come by to shut the convention down.
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Postby Stellar Colonies » Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:29 am

If I did, I would probably avoid revealing my account.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:25 am

Well the only person I met from this site did a suicide by mod soon after dinner.

I would go to meet particular people, a convention, not so much.
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Postby New Wolvers » Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:33 am

Listen, I love cons as much as the guy next door.

But we do not need a con for a game about made-up nations. We already have the UN for that. /s

Jokes aside, a NS con is a bad idea. Considering what the game was born from, and how many users are in reality minors, it would not feel safe.
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