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This dispatch is provided as a summary of goings on across TSP, and in particular, across the RMB.

5 January 2020 Edition

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Endorsement Days Challenge | January 2020
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Greetings, South Pacificans--

Welcome to the Endorsement Days, round two!

For the next two days, the South Pacific will be celebrating giving and getting endorsements, just like we did back in November. Encourage each other, challenge each other, and let's see how far we can get! If you usually endorse a lot of nations but have gotten behind recently, now's the time to catch up; if you haven't endorsed anyone before, now's your chance to learn and try it out; and if you don't want to join the World Assembly on your main nation because you disagree with its policies, maybe now's the time to create a second nation to endorse with!

So... here's my challenge for you:

Over the next 48 hours, endorse as many nations as you possibly can. It's that simple. I'll record the numbers, and then put together the results. The winner -- whoever endorses the most nations, among nations in TSP before the beginning of the Endorsement Days -- will be announced just after the Endorsement Days are over.

P.S.: if you were in the WA at the time the event was announced, you will be disqualified if you resign subsequently and then rejoin, whether on your main nation or with a puppet.

P.P.S.: Yes, this is the same challenge as last time. I was thinking about switching it up and doing a different stat -- perhaps challenging people to get to 100% of nations endorsed -- but in the end I decided that this one made the most sense.

Wondering what the prizes are?
  • A telegram will be sent out to the entire region listing the names of those nations who win first, second and third place!
  • The regional World Factbook Entry will also list a congratulations to the winners!
  • For the top three place finishers, individual (digital) medals that you can display proudly in a forum signature, dispatch, or on your flag!

  • For the winner, a custom flag designed by yours truly, at your request!
  • The winner's national flag will be displayed as TSP's regional flag for a day!

This is all within your reach-- just endorse away! ^_^

-- How to join in the fun if you're:

  1. First, make sure you have a registered email for your nation. You can check this, or add one, in your Settings page.
  2. Second, go to the World Assembly page here and click the button that says "Apply to Join". It's up near the top center of the page.
  3. Follow the instructions the game tells you after clicking-- opening your email, accepting the confirmation, and so on. Once you're done, you should now be a member of the World Assembly! (Note: please don't do any of this if you already have another nation in the WA. Only one WA nation at a time!)
  4. Then, go to my nation page: Aumeltopia. Scroll down to the bottom and click the button that says "Endorse Aumeltopia". Congratulations, you've just endorsed your first nation! :)
  5. Now, head to the following dispatch:
    page=dispatch/id=1077661

    Read through and follow the instructions listed there if you want to endorse more quickly. Then simply go through the list of nations to endorse and repeat step 4 for each one. The more you get through, the more likely it is that you'll win the contest!

  1. First, make sure you've endorsed me -- the WA Delegate. If you think you haven't yet, go to my nation page: Aumeltopia. Scroll down to the bottom and click the button that says "Endorse Aumeltopia". Congratulations, you've just endorsed your first nation! :)
  2. Now, head to the following dispatch:
    page=dispatch/id=1077661

    Read through and follow the instructions listed there if you want to endorse more quickly. Then simply go through the list of nations to endorse and repeat step 1 for each one. The more you get through, the more likely it is that you'll win the contest!

If you've already endorsed a bunch of other nations, then you're basically a pro at this. You may have fewer nations left to endorse in these 48 hours, but you can definitely make up for that with dedication and expertise!

The SWAN nations to endorse list may be less helpful to you because you've already covered some of it, but don't worry-- you don't have to scroll through every page of the TSP census list to find nations you haven't endorsed yet. Just send me a telegram or message me on Discord (@Somyrion#8047) and I'll send you a list, with links, of all the nations that you're missing! Then, just scroll through and endorse each one of them!

Make sure to post a message or two on the Regional Message Board saying what you're doing and/or encouraging others to join in the endorsing fun!

Go TSP! Go endorsers, and happy Endorsement Days!! \o/ \o/

- Your WA Delegate,
Aumeltopia



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Over on the TSP forums, the Delegate election nominations are still progressing. The field has expanded to five candidates:

Agalaesia
Aumeltopia
Beepee
Concrete Slab
Islands of unity

We'll continue to keep you up to speed as the election unfold.

3 January 2020 Edition

The nomination and beginning of campaigns for Delegate elections have started over on TSPForums.

So far Beepee and, current Delegate, Aumeltopia have accepted their nominations.

A number of other nominations have been made.

LC news will keep you up to speed on the process as it carries on.

The Cabinet under the wonderful leadeship of Erinor released the following statement following Heliseum's resignation.


Fellow South Pacificans,

It is with a sad heart that we must announce the resignation of Helisium as Minister of Military Affairs.

Heliseum has been an exemplary member of the Cabinet.Under his leadership, the ministry undertook several significant initiatives such as the Tidal Force program, an expansion of the South Pacific Special Force's Guide Project, and improving the force's training program. His real life situation, however, has left him increasingly unable to participate in the life and activity of the region and he made his intent clear that he would resign on or around 25th December, 2019. He has, it seems, been completely unable to continue that discussion or post his resignation since that intention was made clear and so it falls upon the Cabinet to make that announcement for him. We thank him for his dedication and wish him well in his real life situation, in the hopes that he will be able to return to active duty in the South Pacific in the future.

In accordance with Article 6(1) of the Elections Act, the Cabinet has elected to appoint Roavin to fulfil this vacancy as interim minister. As a General in the SPSF and with an extensive service record of four terms as Prime Minister and two terms as Minister of Military Affairs, he is exceptionally experienced and will no doubt be able to hit the ground running.

Signed, 
The Cabinet of the South Pacific

We congratulate Roavin on his appointment, and wish Heli the best of love....

In the New Years Bash, Discord comfortably beat the RMB in the count up to New Year, winning by almost 2000 points.

A defeated Beepee said, we may have lost the battle but not the war.

The RMB was disappointed by Zessie and Slabbie both siding with Team Discord. As a result, Beepee is planning to lock both up in a dungeon and make them sing Eurovision karaoke for 16 hours straight.

28 December 2019 Edition

The RMB is to go head to head against the Discord Players in a New Years Bash... sure to be a big hit...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's the turn of the decade!
After a successful Advent Calendar and another Christmas checked off, New Year's approaches fast.
As the world continues spinning on from the year 2019 into 2020, TSP's Ministry of Regional Affairs is organizing one more region-wide event to commemorate New Year's.

This time around, we're going to be hosting a little game called "One Day Until 2020"! The objective is simple. On December 31st, 0:00 UTC, two groups (Discord and Psomewhere RMB - more on that later) will begin counting up from 1. This will continue until 5:00 UTC on January 1st when NationStates updates for the first time in the decade! Let's see how high of a number we can make.

But that's not all: it's a competition. There will be a channel on Discord created to accommodate the counters and the RMB in Psomewhere will give itself up for the event as well. Participants will choose one side out of both to participate in the count-up. Whichever group gets a higher number when the event ends wins a special prize and victory as the superior more lively platform!

QUICK RULES
- No skipping or fudging the numbers
- Wait for someone else to add the next number if you have already added one (and no, don't use puppets)

Happy counting, and cheers to a new decade!
(cheers to Qvait for help with the logo)



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Meet us psomewhere wonderful to show those discordant elements who is the better third of TSP!

🎄 25 🎄 December 🎄 2019 🎄Edition

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and to everyone from the Local Council.

23 December 2019 Edition

Head on over to LinkYoutube to listen to the Christmas Spectacular that is Real Time Christmas Edition.

Listen to Roavin, Islands of unity and Kringalia discuss all this Christmas and all things Awesome.

Aumeltopia has chosen the winner. A flag ceremony will take place at Midnight UTC on 24 December.

The LC has been in discussion with the Mahogany Cabinet to try and see what you, most wonderful RMBers, would like them to do for you... please answer this poll

page=poll/p=151311

22 December 2019 Edition

☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️

Hello Dearest Teaspoons

☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️

We are having a flag contest!

It's that time of year again when bush fires ravage the region, temperatures soar to near apocalyptic levels and thought of going outside instantly gives you the hot sweats...

Yes, its winter!

So why not stay inside, keep cool and design a winter themed regional flag.

☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️

Here's how this will work:

1) You'll make a flag!
2) You'll telegram Beepee with your design.
3) He'll ask Aumeltopia to choose his favourite.
4) The favourite will be the South Pacific's Regional Flag over Christmas.

To be eligible to enter you must be endorsing Aumeltopia when the contest closes.

Entries close at:

12 Noon (UTC) on Monday 23rd December 2019

☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️

Good luck and get designing...... ❤💛❤💛❤


The winner has been announced

Congratulations!

The runner up

Other entrants (in no particular order):

Read dispatch


Our MoRA Agalaesia has published the Coco Press news, which you can read by following the link:

LinkCoco News

Qvait has published the Roleplay Community's Linkend of year review. Covering such diverse topics as sports, politics and the use of non-renewable fossil fuels.

21 December 2019 Edition

The LC together with fantastical Delegate Aumeltopia are running a Holiday Flag Competition.

Why not enter and laud it over all in the land when your flag is chosen as the best in the region!

You can find out more in the competition dispatch.

☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️

Hello Dearest Teaspoons

☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️

We are having a flag contest!

It's that time of year again when bush fires ravage the region, temperatures soar to near apocalyptic levels and thought of going outside instantly gives you the hot sweats...

Yes, its winter!

So why not stay inside, keep cool and design a winter themed regional flag.

☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️

Here's how this will work:

1) You'll make a flag!
2) You'll telegram Beepee with your design.
3) He'll ask Aumeltopia to choose his favourite.
4) The favourite will be the South Pacific's Regional Flag over Christmas.

To be eligible to enter you must be endorsing Aumeltopia when the contest closes.

Entries close at:

12 Noon (UTC) on Monday 23rd December 2019

☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️☃️🎄❄️

Good luck and get designing...... ❤💛❤💛❤


The winner has been announced

Congratulations!

The runner up

Other entrants (in no particular order):

Read dispatch

There's also an awesome regional poll about it too: page=poll/p=151227

There might even be a prize in it for the winner..... *shhhhhh*

The assembly, our legislative centre, is having a discussion about whether or not to expand the Government Cabinet. (Editors note: they need a new sideboard but that's just my opinion).

There are a number of options on the table, and LC News will keep you up to date on the goings on.

If you'd like to tell us what you'd like more of or less of from the Cabinet, please tag or tg a friendly LC member

But, since you're here and if you're interested...

Being part of the Assmebly means you can take part in the civic duties of government and anew members are welcome.

You can join at LinkTSP Forums

Once you're in the forums you can join one of those wonderful government departments, vote in elections, propose laws, etc.

18 December 2019 Edition

This morning, after careful deliberation, our wonderful Prime Minister Amerion tendered his immediate resignation.

Amerion considered that IRL commitments limited his ability to reach his standards. Amerion stated that becoming Prime Minister was a "pinnacle" of his career.

Amerion's Statement in Full
Fellow South Pacificans,

It is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation as Prime Minister, effective immediately.

When I chose to run for election, it was on the assumption that this summer break will provide ample opportunity to enact a meaningful agenda. However, real-life events and commitments have overtaken me and has left me in the most unfortunate position where I am unable to give this region my 100 per cent which is a disservice to both my fellow Cabinet members and our community. 

To have served the region in this capacity, even briefly, is the pinnacle of my time in the South Pacific and I am only sorry to have failed TSP in not being able to serve out this term. With that being said, I would like to thank the Cabinet for their superb efforts during our term and their understanding and support of my decision. I also wish them and the new Prime Minister all the very best and look forward to the excellent progress which they will undoubtedly make.

Sincerely yours,

Former Prime Admiral General,
Amerion

Nations from around our great region, expressed their shock and grief at the surprise decision.

Islands of unity declaring on discord "Omg nooo".

It was a sentiment echoes by others, such as Qvait who exclaimed "Noooooooooooooooooo!".

Local Councillor Concrete Slab stating requesting the
Supreme Leader "don't goooooooo".

Former Delegate, and local hero, Tsunamy was clearly taken aback by the announcement stating "WTF guys? I got to the gym for one hour and we have a new a prime minister???"

Following the Resignation of Amerion, the Cabinet has moved quickly to ensure stability within the region, by appointing Erinor as the new Prime Minister.

The Cabinet issued a statement highlighting the great strengths and experience within the Region.

Erinor, also known as Seraph on the TSPForums, is one of our most beloved Teaspoons, and he instantly received the backing of a large number of South Pacificans in his new role.

The Cabinet's Statement in full

Fellow South Pacificans,

it is with great regret that the cabinet sees Amerion leave as Prime Minister. 

Under Article 6.1 of the election act, it is the responsibility of the cabinet to appoint a new Prime Minister if less than half the term remains. After some consideration, the cabinet have unanimously come to the conclusion that Seraph (also known as Erinor) should take on the role of Prime Minister, effective immediately, until the conclusion of the term.

Seraph has cabinet experience, and has previously served for three terms as Minister of Regional Affairs; two terms as Delegate and has also served in the Local Council. Seraph has also recently served as Deputy Minister of Regional Affairs, where he has been a member of the Advisory Council. Seraph is also a member of the Council of Regional Security, and is a long standing and influential member of the region. Therefore, the cabinet appoints Seraph as Prime Minister until the conclusion of the term in February 2020.

Signed, 
The Cabinet of the South Pacific

17 December 2019 Edition

Following discussions the Local Council has enacted a rule change, and has updated the RMB Rules and Etiquette.

The rule change allows double posting.

Please Note: This version has been replaced with the current dispatch

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Hello! Welcome to The South Pacific, and its regional message board, or RMB! It is a vibrant, active place where people from all around the world can hang out and talk. It is the region's primary place of communication, and is open to all types of conversations, debates, and overall fun. However, without some form of rules, the RMB would be a wild, annoying, and downright un-enjoyable place. And so, due to this, rules must be laid down and enforced. These are important to protect everyone's safety, dignity, and sanity. So we all ask that you please take the time to read the following rules, and try your hardest to follow them. Remember, there are consequences for breaking the rules.

Note: The “Fundamental Rule” portion of each guideline is meant as a summary of the rule. The official text of the rule may be found in the “Details” spoiler.

Breaking these rules can result in consequences including warnings, post suppressions, and in the the case of repeated or serious infractions, ejection and banning from the region. The full, detailed Local Council Standard Moderation Policy, which specifies the exact consequences for various levels of rule-breaking, can be found here: [link to come shortly!]

And so, after much introduction, here are your RMB Rules:

I. Thou Shalt Not Spam

Fundamental Rule: Don't spam. Spamming is bad. It is the first rule for a reason.

Details:
Spamming on the RMB is not allowed at all, under any circumstances. Spamming is probably best described as a post that is meaningless and/or unnecessary— for example, a post that repeats the same thing multiple times, multiple posts of the same thing, or a series of posts that have no apparent meaning. It does not matter what your intent is— if your post(s) fits the above definition, it is considered spam and will be dealt with accordingly.

II. Thou Shalt Type No Other Languages Before English

Fundamental Rule: Posts on the Regional Message Board must be in English, or include an English translation.

Details:
We understand that many of you come from backgrounds where English is not your main language, as players come from all around the world. However, to avoid confusion among people who don't speak your language, we sincerely ask that you post in English only, for ease of communication.

Remember, there are tools like LinkGoogle Translate to help you. If you speak in another language, please add a translation to English in the same post. Posts with English translations will not be suppressed. For the avoidance of doubt, English means Modern English and not backwards English.


III. Thou Shalt Not Ask for Endorsements nor Recruit on the RMB

Fundamental Rule: Don’t ask for people to endorse you on the Regional Message Board. Don’t ask for people to move to another region.

Details:
Asking for endorsements on the RMB is not allowed at all, under any circumstances. Ever. Permissions are only made if the requester is a member of the Council on Regional Security or the Delegate seeking to increase endorsement counts for the purposes of promoting regional security. If you want to receive and give more endorsements, get involved in the Southern World Assembly Initiative, TSP’s endorsement program.

Similarly, recruiting, or telling people to move to another region, is also not allowed. You may not ask people to join your region on the RMB, whether you are also a South Pacifican citizen yourself or not.

IV. Thou May Roleplay Here

Fundamental Rule: Roleplay on the Regional Message Board, but do not break any other rules. If you're feeling nice or your roleplay is a bit niche or particularly nation driven, please consider taking your roleplaying to Knowhere or Psomewhere.

Details:
It's all legal! As long as it complies with the rules. Specifically; remember to keep your roleplays appropriate (as stated in rule IX). The LC has reached a general conclusion on what is appropriate, and if your roleplay does not fit within those boundaries, it will be stopped. So, excessive display of affection, sexually-suggesting roleplay, and the like, are not allowed at all.

Similarly, do not clog the RMB with your roleplay. If you feel it has been going on for a while, either take it to a roleplay region, or cease it all together. Otherwise, it may be interfered with. When the board is dominated by roleplay, it becomes hard for everyone else to communicate with each-other, thanks to the overabundance of posts completely unrelated to what they are doing.

But other than those things, feel free to roleplay to your heart's content!

Roleplaying on the South Pacific’s main RMB is permitted for 5 posts on the topic before it must be taken elsewhere. If you wish to roleplay freely, there are two regions run by the South Pacific whose Regional Message Boards you can post on to roleplay freely: Knowhere and Psomewhere.

Organizing, recruiting, and making announcements about roleplays taking place in The South Pacific, Knowhere, or Psomewhere is permitted for 5 posts on the topic before it must be taken off the main TSP RMB.

A chain of posts connected by quotes of the previous poster is considered a single topic for the purposes of this rule, unless it is clear that the portion of the previous post being responded to is the beginning of a new subject (e.g. if a quoted post is both the second response to one subject and the first response to another, and it is quoted in its entirety but it is clear the quoter intends to respond to only the latter subject, the quoting post will not be suppressed for violating the RP limit). Note that you may not avoid violating the RP limit by simply not quoting the person you are responding to, even if you are still discussing the same subject matter— see Rule XI, “when you are responding to someone's post, please quote their post”. A post clearly dealing with the same subject as a current topic will be considered part of that topic.

Note also that a topic does not “reset” if it has not been discussed in a while or if new posters join the conversation. A switch of roleplay topic after 5 posts does count as a “reset”, but to be considered a switch of topic, the change must be considerable— going from roleplaying eating a snack to roleplaying taking a post-snack nap does not count (as it clearly still takes place in the same “world”), while going from roleplaying eating a snack to roleplaying as a news announcer does count.

Knowhere is the place for roleplays involving interactions between nations, and other more serious styles. Psomewhere is for “silly plotless roleplaying”, often involving players acting as characters. Any nation in The South Pacific can post in these regions without having to move to them or leave The South Pacific.

V. Thou Shalt Not Multi-Post

Fundamental Rule: Don’t post on the Regional Message Board twice or more in a row.

Details: Double posting, or posting two posts in a row, is considered illegal, as are any other number of posts more than one in a row.

VI. Thou Shalt Not Violate Others’ Privacy

Fundamental Rule: Don’t reveal other players’ personal information.

Details:
It is not permitted to post or otherwise share another player's personally-identifying information (i.e. social media accounts, IP addresses, postal addresses, E-mail addresses, telephone numbers, etc.), and neither is it permitted to post or share information that may not be identifying but is nonetheless of a personal nature (i.e. medical history, relationship status, etc.). The only exception is if the player in question has shared that information themselves and does not mind its dissemination (this sharing or statement of permission must be publically viewable).

Making a claim of serious out-of-character misconduct (e.g. bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, etc.) against someone else, without providing evidence to moderation/administration, is considered malicious harassment, and will be dealt with accordingly. This rule applies to the TSP forum and discord as well.


VII. Thou Shalt Not Troll, Bait, or Flame

Fundamental Rule: Trolling, baiting or flaming of others is not allowed under any circumstances.

Details:
Trolling is defined as starting quarrels or upsetting people by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the intent of provoking other nations into displaying emotional responses. Baiting is similar to trolling, and is defined as posting with the aim of angering someone indirectly, directed at a specific person. Flaming is defined as posting insults or other verbal and often personal attacks on other nations. Erudite slams while maintaining a veneer of politeness can also be considered flaming. All three of these are banned under all circumstances.

This is an extension of a simple policy of respect. What may seem like good natured fun to you could be trolling to someone else, and if they tell you to stop, do so.
We can and will warn, suppress, and even ban you, as well as record the incident. In severe cases the NationStates Moderators will be contacted, and puppets will not hide your IP address from them.


VIII. Thou Shalt Obey the Rules of NationStates

Fundamental Rule: No matter where you are in NationStates, the rules for the game still apply.

Details:
TSP is a part of NationStates, and as such, you must follow the rules of the game as a whole at all times. Breaking the game rules will land you in trouble with both the regional officers and NationStates site moderation. See the link below for the list of rules and a quick FAQ page for more details on the game rules.
NationStates Rules
Nationstates FAQ

IX. Thou Shalt Not Post Inappropriate Things

Fundamental Rule: Don’t post anything that would not be allowed in a PG-13 movie.

Details:
Excessive swearing, explicit, suggestive, or excessively violent messages, sexual references, and other such things will be suppressed on sight, and the NationStates site moderators can and will be called to get involved in serious cases. Excessive displays of personal affection (e.g. suggestive roleplayed snuggling, nuzzling, kissing, licking and so on) is also considered inappropriate and will be suppressed accordingly.

Mild swearing may be tolerated, mild sexuality may be at the very most hinted, but explicit or excessive versions of either or both will result in moderation intervention, both from the Local Council and potentially from NationStates site moderators. Derogatory terms are disallowed, and all swearing must abide by all other rules, particularly those about respecting others.


X. Thou Shalt Quote as the Quotee Intended

Fundamental Rule: Do not edit someone's post in a malicious way or repost offensive content.

Details:
It is illegal to edit what someone else has written when quoting it in order to make it seem like they expressed a view which they didn’t. Quote-editing should be avoided even for comic effect.

When you are responding to someone's post, please quote their post (by pressing the "quote" button), as it makes it less confusing and will alert them to your post.

When quoting an offensive post, delete the content of the post and replace it with "-snip-". Doing so makes the administrators’ jobs much easier.

When quoting long posts, please cut the post down to the particular parts you are responding to, or replace the extraneous material with "-snip-".


XI. Thou Shalt Use Spoilers

Fundamental Rule: Use spoilers when making or quoting a very long post.

Details:
The [spoiler] tag is your friend. When making or quoting a very long post, or one which not everyone might want to read, please add spoilers, so as to avoid taking up a large amount of the page.

If you are giving a spoiler of a recently released book or film, put it in a spoiler tag, to give people who haven't read/watched it a chance. As a general rule of thumb, give a month for films post-release (as release dates may be different in different areas) and two months for book releases.


XII. Thou Shalt Respect Everyone

Fundamental Rule: The golden rule: treat others how you want to be treated.

Details:
Remember, there are other, real people behind the nations on the RMB. Everyone here is a human being with emotions and the right to be respected.

While dissent with regional officers (Local Council, Delegate, CRS, and Ministers) is perfectly acceptable, remember that they are people too, and worthy of basic human decency. The regional officers should be respected at all times just as any other member of the region should.

When debating, always remember to attack the argument rather than the person making it. If you find yourself getting heated, try to take a step back. Personal insults, insults to intelligence, etc. will not be tolerated. The only form of debate banned on the RMB is that over a particular suppression. For more information, see the Help Section at the end of this document.


XIII. Thou Shalt Not Post Images

Fundamental Rule: If you post is simply an emoticon or the equivalent, it's going to be suppressed.

Details:
A picture is not worth a thousand words. While posting images is generally acceptable in the RMB, they cannot be the sole contents of a post. This includes both computer generated images like the yellow faces and text-based images, like the following:

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Attempts to circumvent this rule on a technicality, such as the utilisation of a single word in addition to the image, will still result in the suppression of the post at the discretion of the Local Council.


XIV. Thou Shalt Post Substantive Content

Fundamental Rule: Single word or similarly short posts are not appreciated on the RMB.

Details:
Single word posts are too short, full stop. If you find yourself wondering if a post is too short, it likely is. This rule does not mean you have to post several paragraphs of content every time you want to post. Single sentence posts are still allowed under this rule.

However, at the discretion of the Local Council, posts deemed to be insubstantial and not contributing to the regional discourse will be suppressed. An excellent way to avoid this is to add thought to your posts.


XV. Thou Shalt Roleplay Well

Fundamental Rule: Put effort and thought into your roleplaying posts.

Details:
Actions do not speak louder than words. Roleplaying on the RMB is a privilege, and posts that simply read as actions being performed are not allowed in the RMB, particularly if said actions consist on only a few words.

If you intend to roleplay in the RMB, you must add thought and substance to your posts. You have been given permission to roleplay in the RMB: you have not been given permission to roleplay poorly. Roleplaying posts deemed to not fit the standard of the RMB will be suppressed at the discretion of the Local Council. Roleplayers who consistently roleplay without the quality expected of the main RMB will be asked to relocate their posting to either Knowhere or Psomewhere.

Thank you for reading, and remember to follow these guidelines!
Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay here in TSP!

~~~ HELP! ~~~

If you believe a post breaks the rules and should be suppressed, wish to appeal to have a post unsuppressed, wish to appeal a formal warning, or have any questions about the laws of the RMB, you can contact your current Local Councillors through telegrams:

Auphelia
Rabbitz
Proctethia

OR

Lodge complaints with the following nation:

The TSP Local Council

This nation is controlled by the LC, ensuring all Local Councillors can see your complaints or comments.
It is preferred that appeals to have a post unsuppressed be sent to the Councillor who suppressed the post in the first place. Remember, the rules of respect apply to telegrams as well as the RMB.

Some rules in this dispatch are lifted from the TSP Forum Administration’s Community Standards.


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Thank you to everyone who voted in the Name the TSP Llama Poll.

Our Llama has been named Clive.

Today Clive heads back to TSP freed from the Svalbard Seed Bank and we found an expired Quiescent which has lead to this new poll

Our beloved Panda, Pencil Sharpeners 2, protected the board from some nasty trolls, earlier this morning.

The nasty troll took umbrage at our wonderful RMB and weas efficiently and effectively booted from our safe and pleasant land, by the strong and mighty Panda.

In the meantime, remain vigilant and report any suspicious troll activity to our special hotline.



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