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[PASSED] Commend The Quote Of The Day

Postby Sedgistan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:46 am

Image Commend The Quote Of The Day
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.

Category: Commendation | Nominee: The Quote Of The Day | Proposed by: Koskala

Description: The World Assembly:

IDENTIFIES that the nation The Daily Congratulations of The Quote Of The Day visits every region that is featured in the world’s ‘Today’s Featured Region’ section,

WELCOMES the good wishes and friendliness this nation spreads throughout the regions of the world without exception or prejudice,

APPLAUDS the quotes of wisdom that The Daily Congratulations of The Quote Of The Day spreads in every region that this nation visits,

RECOGNIZING The Daily Congratulations of The Quote Of The Day as one of the most committed nations in the world,

COMMEND The Daily Congratulations of The Quote Of The Day based on the appraisals mentioned above and judge this nation accordingly.

The World Assembly Security Council hereby commends The Daily Congratulations of The Quote Of The Day.
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Postby Andorianus » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:47 am

We are against this proposal.

OOC: I'm awfully sorry, but I don't think it is enough to archieve a commendation. Quote of the Day surely is a nice and active nation... but no, I'm sorry.
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Postby New Tarnell » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:03 am

I do not think that this is something worthy of a commendation.... if this passes, then it shows that pretty much anything is worthy of a commendation.... please vote against this proposal.

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Postby Scarsaw » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:22 am

The Federation is against this proposal as we have witnessed an action from The Quote Of The Day that contradicts aspects of this commendation proposal. A few weeks ago, The Quote Of The Day refused to visit NAZI EUROPE when it was the featured region. This exception, based on prejudice, violates the first and second part of this commendation proposal.

Although we do not think or look down upon the nation for their decision, as the Federation tolerates and respects the opinions of others, we cannot approve of a proposal that we knows holds false information.
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Postby Ballotonia » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:57 am

Oh, it's not just Nazi Europe. The nation skips other regions as well. From its own happenings:
# 23 hours ago: The Quote Of The Day relocated from The Walbard Union to 42 Douglas Adams.
# 3 days, 1 hour ago: The Quote Of The Day lodged a message at The Walbard Union Civil Headquarters.


See the gap in time? That's at least one day which was skipped. So the nation surely doesn't visit every region. Not that it has to, but the Commendation falsely claims the nation does.

And, frankly, even if it did I honestly still wouldn't regard it a feat worthy of Commendation.

A few of its last messages:
Hello all! Congratulations for being today's featured region!

"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it." - Jane Wagner

Hello there! Congratulations for being featured!

"The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time." - Willem de Kooning

Hello there, congratulations for being featured!

"There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing." - Oscar Wilde

I'd second that, congratulations to you for being today's featured region!

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H. P. Lovecraft


So... a standard message of congratulations with a notable quote copy/pasted to it.
Oh, and from what I can tell, the quotes are copy/pasted from: http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
Each day they seem to match one of the four quotes on their front page.

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Postby Unibot II » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:02 am

Personally I would have like to have seen the Featured Region Followers commended.
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Postby The blAAtschApen » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:48 am

Against. This is not worthy of a commendation. It is not a feat that's very hard to accomplish as a nation, nor is it extraordinary. Besides as was pointed out, the nation skips regions, making it even less laudable. The commendation has false statements in it, surely the SC does not want to pass blatant lies?
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Postby Mahaj WA Seat » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:50 am

We are FOR the Commendation.
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Postby Scarsaw » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:52 am

Unibot II wrote:Personally I would have like to have seen the Featured Region Followers commended.


I would second that one. The Featured Region Followers do seem to hold an unbiased look on regions as we, NE, were visited by a few of their members despite our conversational outlook. A region that can look past the nature of a region, bring good spirits and treat all regions equals deserve some recognition.
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Postby Eric the first » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:08 pm

Random, basic nation gets commended? I would rather have voted for Tiago Silva, and I was strongly against that. Quote of the Day didn't even really do anything.

Even featured region followers would be a strech, I wouldn't be against it passing, but I wouldn't be for it either.

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Postby Metania » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:22 pm

I like the quote of the day for whatever reason, so I voted for.
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Postby Eist » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:46 pm

Metania wrote:I like the quote of the day for whatever reason, so I voted for.


Well that's fine, but is he/she really commendation worthy?
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Postby Takaram » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:04 pm

I voted against as well. Featured Region Followers does the same thing, and I'd rather commend the whole region rather than just one person who does this.

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Postby An Empty Mop Bucket » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:34 pm

Someone throws an empty mop bucket into the middle of the discussion. Taped to the mop bucket is a note bearing, of all things, a quotation.

"Whence it is somewhat strange that any men from so mean and silly a practice should expect commendation, or that any should afford regard thereto; the which it is so far from meriting, that indeed contempt and abhorrence are due to it."

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Postby Metania » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:20 pm

Eist wrote:
Metania wrote:I like the quote of the day for whatever reason, so I voted for.


Well that's fine, but is he/she really commendation worthy?


Not really, the thought of commending them is just amusing to me.
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Postby Krioval » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:33 pm

I believe that this Council is jumping the whale as we speak. I mean "shark". Apologies.

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Metania
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Postby Metania » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:39 pm

Depending on where you stand opinion-wise, that was when Rule 4 was implemented or when the first "Player behind the Nation" commendation was made.

So... not really.
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Postby Paffnia » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm

Sedgistan wrote:
IDENTIFIES that the nation The Daily Congratulations of The Quote Of The Day visits every region that is featured in the world’s ‘Today’s Featured Region’ section,

Can a nation "visit" a region? Nations can't get up and walk. They can join regions, sure, but visit?
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Postby Yodaism Of The Day » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:53 pm

Metania wrote:Depending on where you stand opinion-wise, that was when Rule 4 was implemented or when the first "Player behind the Nation" commendation was made.

So... not really.


Really yes, hmmmm? Jumped the shark, it has. Know the history of the Security Council you must if the level of Jedi Pundit you desire to reach.

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Postby Frenequesta » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:21 pm

We vote against as well.
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Postby Nassica » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:10 pm

Voted for.

Humans, as with just about anything in life, are subject to error or inaccuracy. If everyone expects perfection then nothing will ever get done. The nation in question gave sufficient effort and time into this good-spirited gesture as to earn or better yet deserve a commendation.

Besides, a little prestige here and there never did anyone harm. ;D

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Postby Nigrae Insula » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:12 pm

Andorianus wrote:We are against this proposal.

OOC: I'm awfully sorry, but I don't think it is enough to archieve a commendation. Quote of the Day surely is a nice and active nation... but no, I'm sorry.

Same here, sorry

EDIT: Green Port voted against, this nation is not on the WA
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Postby Ract » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:34 pm

The proposal repeatedly refers to The Quote of the Day by the nation's full -subject to change- title.

Example:

IDENTIFIES that the nation The Daily Congratulations of The Quote Of The Day


Would the act still be valid if the nation were to change it's full title?

The Ractafarian embassy also questions the commendability, if you will, of the nation's actions.

On these grounds, we are obliged to vote against.

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Postby Geilinor » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:10 pm

What exactly are we commending The Quote Of The Day for?
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Postby Frenequesta » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:12 pm

Geilinor wrote:What exactly are we commending The Quote Of The Day for?


For spreading good cheer apparently.
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