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TIBOE Report September 2021

TIBOE's (Ten Thousand Islands Brigade of Official Endorsers) Mission Statement:
To Endorse all WA Islanders while remaining below the endorsement cap, Encourage Islanders to join the WA and endorse the Delegate, and Inform the populace about WA endorsements, endotarting, and other related topics.

Current Delegate: Wischland

TIBOE Chair: Liberdon TIBOE Secretary: Gonggong Members of TIBOE: Anisopterra, Dustwind, The Soylent Green Party, Valentian Elysium, and Silvedania

Why You Should Endorse the Delegate
• Endorsements improve regional security. In NationStates, the Delegate seat is the main tool raiders use when invading regions. Every nation that endorses the Delegate is one more nation that the raiders would have to have on their side in order to usurp XKI.
• Every endorsement gives our Delegate an extra vote in the World Assembly, which helps us to counter raider regions by pushing through
Liberation resolutions at the Security Council.
• And our Delegate always votes the result of WA polls on our offsite forum, which means you have direct control over how our Delegate votes!

For more information, please visit this dispatch:

There are three main reasons why endorsing our Delegate is important:

Regional security
In NationStates, the World Assembly Delegate of a region is the nation that has received the most endorsements from their regionmates. Most of the largest regions in the game, including 10000 Islands, have effectively replaced this system by one in which the Delegate is chosen through a more organized method (in our case, democratic elections held every 6 months). To enforce this system, the Delegate needs to receive the maximum endorsements possible while all other nations have their endorsement count limited (something known as an endorsement cap).

However, mechanically, in the eyes of the game itself, the Delegate is still simply the nation with the most endorsements, no matter how these endorsements where gathered. This can be exploited by other regions, commonly known as raiders, to irregularly seize the Delegacy by flooding the region with foreign nations that coordinately endorse each other.

As a fairly large and powerful region that is well known for opposing raiders all over NationStates (more below), 10000 Islands would make for a high-profile target. Precisely because of it, our region has taken care to be as secure as possible. 10000 Islands has a non-executive Delegate, which limits the damage that a potential raider invasion could have, as well as an active Founder, who can immediately undo any actions raiders can take in our region.

These security measures mean that 10000 Islands can never be really destroyed completely in an invasion. Regardless, rival regions still have an interest in temporarily securing the Delegate seat to embarrass us, and it is better in all cases if raiders fail to seize the Delegate position in the first place. While 10000 Islands is a very large region in which the Delegate typically has hundreds of endorsements, every single extra endorsement our WA Delegate has is one extra endorsement that raiders would need to overcome to overthrow the legitimate Delegate.

World Assembly voting power
WA Delegates are intended to represent their region's voice at the World Assembly. As such, they have special voting powers. The vote a Delegate casts is worth 1 + the number of endorsements they have. For this reason, powerful Delegates with very large votes tend to decide the outcome of a resolution. The more endorsements our Delegate has, the more powerful will 10000 Islands be at the World Assembly, allowing us to advance our interests and influence debates on new international law, Commendations, and Condemnations (which can be important to counter raider propaganda). Furthermore, in 10000 Islands, the Delegate's voice is your voice: the Delegate votes according to the result of a Linkforum WA voting poll in which you can participate!

Advocating defender values
But a powerful WA vote is important not only for roleplay, but also to advocate our defender values. To our very core, 10000 Islands is a defender region that opposes raiders all over NationStates. Even for nations that are not directly involved with TITO, our regional army, 10000 Islands's stated political purpose at every level is to protect the safety of smaller, innocent regions that did not ask to be part of the NationStates' "raider and defender" (R&D) gameplay. If raiders succeed in invading a region and taking full control of it, its community is at a very high risk of being destroyed.

TITO is our region's main way of combating raiders. However, in some situations, raiders can get a strategic leg up in an invasion. In that case, there is still hope to save the community of the region being raided: a World Assembly Security Council Liberation Resolution. A SC Liberation forcibly removes the password of a region, allowing native nations to regain control with TITO's aid.

For this to occur though, the SC Liberation needs to pass at the World Assembly (with >50% support) as soon as possible, reason why a stronger vote at the World Assembly is absolutely crucial. We need to make sure our WA vote is at its absolute strongest to preserve the sovereignty of defenseless regions.

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Summary of September Events
Early in the month, Vivolkha stepped down from being the chair of TIBOE. Liberdon, the previous secretary, is now the new head of TIBOE! Wischland was also reelected as Delegate for the 10,000 Islands!

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For more information on TIBOE’s endorsement welfare program, please visit this post: page=rmb/postid=43878114

Thank you again to HN67 for creating a program for TIBOE that produces a list of nations under the minimum endorsement cap

TIBOE’s September Objectives

This month's primary objective was to reach an average regional endorsement count of above 25
This month's secondary objective was to keep the endorsement count above 25 consistently

Unfortunately, TIBOE failed to reach both objective one and objective two, with the latter half of the month seeing. noticeable decline in the amount of endorsements per islander. This month's average was 20.79 endorsements per islander.

TIBOE Member Highlight: Get the Inside Scoop!
This is your chance to learn more about the nations that make TIBOE tick! Every month a different TIBOE member will be spotlighted.

For our third highlight, we have Liberdon, the new head of TIBOE! Here is what she had to say:

To the best of your knowledge, when did you join TIBOE?

May 29, 2020–about 3 months after I joined XKI.

What motivated you to join TIBOE?

At the time, I had only been in NationStates for 3 months, and I was looking for more ways to get involved in XKI. One day I got a ping for a job opening entitled “Official Endorser.” Unwittingly, I had already started endotarting, and all an Official Endorser had to do was endorse all nations in XKI. I was (and still am) hoping to advance up the government ladder, and I figured I could get my feet wet with the TIBOE job. A few days prior to May 29th, I had actually applied to join TITO for the second time (I didn’t meet the requirements the first time) but canceled once I applied for TIBOE. My application was accepted, and the rest is history. I’m really glad I joined TIBOE and don’t see myself leaving it anytime soon.

What do you enjoy most about being a TIBOE member?

It has to be working with other members of TIBOE. The TIBOE team is full of super fun and interesting people that are really awesome to work with. Sometimes, I think I enjoy reading the wacky and creative endorsement reminders of other TIBOE members more than posting my own!

Recently, I’ve loved creating the TIBOE Reports. Being the first ever TIBOE Secretary, I was given a lot of leeway, and I got to basically design the entire report. I was always so proud with how a report turned out, and every time I published a report, I got that small glimmer of gratification at contributing to TIBOE.

What do you feel you have contributed to TIBOE?

As mentioned above, it has to be the monthly TIBOE Reports. Even though I’ll no longer be posting the reports, I’ve broken new ground in TIBOE and have contributed a bit of myself to the XKI community. Now, I need to take a moment to thank Vivolkha for entrusting me with the post of Secretary. We joined TIBOE at the same time, and it is crazy to see how far TIBOE has come because of his hard work and the dedication of other TIBOE members. That being said, I’m excited to begin work as TIBOE Chair, and I know that my successor Gonggong will do an amazing job with the reports!
My input: Thank you very much Liberdon! I will try my best!

If you could choose a ridiculous nickname for yourself, what would it be?

Nobody’s ever given me a cool nickname. The closest thing would be “Boo,” which is what my sister calls me after the character from Monsters Inc. Yeah, I’m a Disney nerd. I love to read, and all my friends know that, so I suppose I’d go with something like “Supreme Overlord of Books.”

What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done? Would you do it again?

Well, this is a hard one. I’ve done plenty of stupid things, and I haven’t even gotten to college yet. There was this time when I was six, and I saw a wasp while walking on the road. I made a mad dash for my house and ended up falling and scraping my elbows and knees badly. Lots of Neosporin and bandages that day. And yes, I’d probably do it again. Wasps are scary!

If you could be famous for anything, what would you be famous for?

Terrible puns. No question about it.

Please complete the knock-knock joke:

- Knock Knock!
- Who’s there?
- Who
- Who who?
- Is there an owl in here?

You may cringe now.

My input: It was not a cringe joke! I liked it!

What is your favorite cake?

Chocolate because chocolate makes everything better.

September Statistics:

As of September 29, A total of 48 nations endorsed Wischland over the course of September.
On average, Wischland gained 1.77 endorsement per day.
Wischland averaged 358.07 endorsements for September!

The Dwarf Planet of Gonggong