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Hi! I wonder just asking why my application for an area on the map hasn't been seen yet. Just checking because it's been 3 days

Corsitilia wrote:Hi! I wonder just asking why my application for an area on the map hasn't been seen yet. Just checking because it's been 3 days

It takes some time. Vancouvia usually checks on Sundays and there may be a lot of requests for an area. Just wait for a while it will be accepted eventually. It took mine more than a week to be read and accepted. If Vancouver replies added or something like that then you are accepted to the map. If you have any questions just ask us in TWI. Im online most of the time everyday

Oh alright then. I'll wait for it

Hyukai
How can we help for your nation's furniture store Kanto Kanto?

Corsitilia wrote:Oh alright then. I'll wait for it

I thought it was strange that you weren't added given he updated it since three days ago so I did some digging. Here's what I think has gone wrong.

Map Rules

The map is key to developing relationships between our nations and engaging in role-play. As it has limited space, it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP and new nations (who have a fair probability of engaging in RP in the future). Please do not request a map spot unless you plan on being active for a long time.

For new nations in the region, you must do ALL of the following to receive a map spot:

1. Have a realistic nation name, as in something reasonably similar to a real world state (but not actually a real world country name or extremely similar), and use this as your name that you role-play with.
2. Have at least one nation-building factbook (i.e. relating to your nation's government, culture, economy, etc.) AND one forum post (of any kind, on any thread). We use the forums for role-play so it is important that you know how to post on them.
3. Have been active sometime in at least the last three days. For example, if you send me the request on Monday, stop logging in after Tuesday, and I check the request on Saturday, I will not add you, because it appears you are no longer active.
4. Be in the World Assembly on the nation you're applying with.
5. Send me, the Founder, a telegram that answers the following questions:

Standard Application for Map Spot

  • Nation name:

  • How did you find the region/why did you choose The Western Isles:

  • How long have you been active on NationStates:

  • Is this nation a puppet or side project:

  • List your other nations, if any:

  • Do you plan on being active (participating in regional role-play), and what are you interested in:

  • Are you in the WA:

  • Have you read the welcome guide "A Welcome and Introduction Dispatch for New Nations":

  • Have you read, understood, and agree to the map rules located in the regional rules dispatch:

  • Where exactly do you want to be on the map (describe the location in relation to other nations' locations):

  • If that spot becomes no longer available, what is your second choice for location:


The map is updated at least once a week, usually on Sundays. My goal is for there to be an average turnaround of less than five days. I will let you know when you have been added, usually by replying to your telegram with "Added." I will most likely not respond to your telegram until such time as I have added you or messaged you back seeking clarification if there's a problem.


In order to stay on the map, you must post on any regional in-character role-play thread at least once a month AND you must also do at least one of the following every ten days or less:

1. Publish or significantly and clearly add to a nation-building factbook entry.
2. Post on any regional role-play thread (including but not limited to the news, tweets, citizens, or League threads).


If you're going to be on an extended vacation or unavoidable absence, telegram the current Secretary of Role-Play and me and I will likely hold your spot for you if you have shown in the past to be an active member.

No puppets. No nation on the map may serve in any capacity in any foreign region's government.

All players must use a single nation name for all of the region's affairs. Creating and using a new nation to RP as a territory or province is heavily discouraged.

See also additional rules for specific instances: page=dispatch/id=426501

In General

1. Treat others how you want to be treated.
2. Be friendly, welcoming, and supportive of everyone, but more so to the new nations of the region.
3. Don't sabotage, harass, or annoy anyone, in the region or elsewhere.
4. Don't engage in one-sided role-playing, for example by invading a nation that does not want to be invaded.
5. Keep your military strength conservatively realistic.
6. Everyone is equal! Elitism isn't welcome here.
7. Alts/puppet accounts cannot vote. If caught voting, you face expulsion from the region.
8. Follow the NationStates rules.

RMB Rules

The RMB is used for:

1. Communicating with the region as a whole, for announcements either on personal matters or about your nation.
2. Welcoming new nations.
3. General conversation about news or other non-controversial topics.
4. Advice on national issues.
5. Help on anything concerning NationStates itself.
6. Campaigning, once an election poll has gone up.
7. Advertising a regional news article or paper, only once per 12 hours.

The RMB is NOT used for:

1. One-on-one conversations. These should occur through telegram.
2. Role-playing events. These will occur in threads on the NationStates forums that will be linked to on the regional world factbook entry. This is so they do not get lost in a sea of other messages on the regional message board.
3. Controversial discussion. These should occur in public threads on the forums.
4. Spam, inside jokes, troll language, memes, etc. Each message should be at least a full sentence and be either helpful, informative, or evoke conversation.
5. Non-English conversation. Use English.
6. Incredibly long posts, particularly those copy-pasted from something else.

Telegram Rules

1. No regional telegrams can be sent out by non-officers, for any reason, including to campaign
2. Officers can only send out regional telegrams if absolutely necessary, such as in order to conduct their duties or conduct elections
3. Residents may, of course, still telegram any other resident privately for any reason, including to campaign

Breaking the Rules

Upon violating the rules, the following events are likely to happen:

1. Suppression of RMB posts
2. Telegram/post asking to stop
3. Kick from the region
4. Ban from the region

These events may occur in a different order depending on the severity of the offense(s). The telegram/post may come from any nation; if someone warns you that you are breaking the rules, that counts as a warning.


Read dispatch

Map Rules
For new nations in the region, you must do ALL of the following to receive a map spot:
...
2. Have at least one nation-building factbook (i.e. relating to your nation's government, culture, economy, etc.) AND one forum post (of any kind, on any thread). We use the forums for role-play so it is important that you know how to post on them.
...
4. Be in the World Assembly on the nation you're applying with.
...

I don't imagine you would pass either of these. You don't seem to have a factbook describing anything about your nation and you don't seem to have posted anywhere on the NationStates forums. You're not in the world assembly either.

However, I imagine it's the factbook + forum post issue that's holding you up rather than the world assembly one.

Whilst you don't have to do this as your first factbook, I would highly recommend that you use the template in this thread and start filling it out for your nation: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=256878

As for forum posts, purely just to make things easier on you you should post in the International District OOC where you can describe what your nation is going to be like, your goals for the nation and the leaders you have: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=399276. That way you can just think and plan about what your nation will be like, post in the ID OOC and then start working on the overview factbook.

Einnstadt wrote:Hyukai
How can we help for your nation's furniture store Kanto Kanto?

Ah so you read the article. Well, its pretty much gone sort of now but I'll give more details soon

Ainslie wrote:I thought it was strange that you weren't added given he updated it since three days ago so I did some digging. Here's what I think has gone wrong.

Map Rules

The map is key to developing relationships between our nations and engaging in role-play. As it has limited space, it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP and new nations (who have a fair probability of engaging in RP in the future). Please do not request a map spot unless you plan on being active for a long time.

For new nations in the region, you must do ALL of the following to receive a map spot:

1. Have a realistic nation name, as in something reasonably similar to a real world state (but not actually a real world country name or extremely similar), and use this as your name that you role-play with.
2. Have at least one nation-building factbook (i.e. relating to your nation's government, culture, economy, etc.) AND one forum post (of any kind, on any thread). We use the forums for role-play so it is important that you know how to post on them.
3. Have been active sometime in at least the last three days. For example, if you send me the request on Monday, stop logging in after Tuesday, and I check the request on Saturday, I will not add you, because it appears you are no longer active.
4. Be in the World Assembly on the nation you're applying with.
5. Send me, the Founder, a telegram that answers the following questions:

Standard Application for Map Spot

  • Nation name:

  • How did you find the region/why did you choose The Western Isles:

  • How long have you been active on NationStates:

  • Is this nation a puppet or side project:

  • List your other nations, if any:

  • Do you plan on being active (participating in regional role-play), and what are you interested in:

  • Are you in the WA:

  • Have you read the welcome guide "A Welcome and Introduction Dispatch for New Nations":

  • Have you read, understood, and agree to the map rules located in the regional rules dispatch:

  • Where exactly do you want to be on the map (describe the location in relation to other nations' locations):

  • If that spot becomes no longer available, what is your second choice for location:


The map is updated at least once a week, usually on Sundays. My goal is for there to be an average turnaround of less than five days. I will let you know when you have been added, usually by replying to your telegram with "Added." I will most likely not respond to your telegram until such time as I have added you or messaged you back seeking clarification if there's a problem.


In order to stay on the map, you must post on any regional in-character role-play thread at least once a month AND you must also do at least one of the following every ten days or less:

1. Publish or significantly and clearly add to a nation-building factbook entry.
2. Post on any regional role-play thread (including but not limited to the news, tweets, citizens, or League threads).


If you're going to be on an extended vacation or unavoidable absence, telegram the current Secretary of Role-Play and me and I will likely hold your spot for you if you have shown in the past to be an active member.

No puppets. No nation on the map may serve in any capacity in any foreign region's government.

All players must use a single nation name for all of the region's affairs. Creating and using a new nation to RP as a territory or province is heavily discouraged.

See also additional rules for specific instances: page=dispatch/id=426501

In General

1. Treat others how you want to be treated.
2. Be friendly, welcoming, and supportive of everyone, but more so to the new nations of the region.
3. Don't sabotage, harass, or annoy anyone, in the region or elsewhere.
4. Don't engage in one-sided role-playing, for example by invading a nation that does not want to be invaded.
5. Keep your military strength conservatively realistic.
6. Everyone is equal! Elitism isn't welcome here.
7. Alts/puppet accounts cannot vote. If caught voting, you face expulsion from the region.
8. Follow the NationStates rules.

RMB Rules

The RMB is used for:

1. Communicating with the region as a whole, for announcements either on personal matters or about your nation.
2. Welcoming new nations.
3. General conversation about news or other non-controversial topics.
4. Advice on national issues.
5. Help on anything concerning NationStates itself.
6. Campaigning, once an election poll has gone up.
7. Advertising a regional news article or paper, only once per 12 hours.

The RMB is NOT used for:

1. One-on-one conversations. These should occur through telegram.
2. Role-playing events. These will occur in threads on the NationStates forums that will be linked to on the regional world factbook entry. This is so they do not get lost in a sea of other messages on the regional message board.
3. Controversial discussion. These should occur in public threads on the forums.
4. Spam, inside jokes, troll language, memes, etc. Each message should be at least a full sentence and be either helpful, informative, or evoke conversation.
5. Non-English conversation. Use English.
6. Incredibly long posts, particularly those copy-pasted from something else.

Telegram Rules

1. No regional telegrams can be sent out by non-officers, for any reason, including to campaign
2. Officers can only send out regional telegrams if absolutely necessary, such as in order to conduct their duties or conduct elections
3. Residents may, of course, still telegram any other resident privately for any reason, including to campaign

Breaking the Rules

Upon violating the rules, the following events are likely to happen:

1. Suppression of RMB posts
2. Telegram/post asking to stop
3. Kick from the region
4. Ban from the region

These events may occur in a different order depending on the severity of the offense(s). The telegram/post may come from any nation; if someone warns you that you are breaking the rules, that counts as a warning.


Read dispatch

Map Rules
For new nations in the region, you must do ALL of the following to receive a map spot:
...
2. Have at least one nation-building factbook (i.e. relating to your nation's government, culture, economy, etc.) AND one forum post (of any kind, on any thread). We use the forums for role-play so it is important that you know how to post on them.
...
4. Be in the World Assembly on the nation you're applying with.
...

I don't imagine you would pass either of these. You don't seem to have a factbook describing anything about your nation and you don't seem to have posted anywhere on the NationStates forums. You're not in the world assembly either.

However, I imagine it's the factbook + forum post issue that's holding you up rather than the world assembly one.

Whilst you don't have to do this as your first factbook, I would highly recommend that you use the template in this thread and start filling it out for your nation: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=256878

As for forum posts, purely just to make things easier on you you should post in the International District OOC where you can describe what your nation is going to be like, your goals for the nation and the leaders you have: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=399276. That way you can just think and plan about what your nation will be like, post in the ID OOC and then start working on the overview factbook.

Well that would make sense. I currently am working on a facebook and I just realised I'm not in the WA or post in forums yet

Corsitilia wrote:Well that would make sense. I currently am working on a facebook and I just realised I'm not in the WA or post in forums yet

good to hear - hope to see you around on the map soon! In the meantime if you've got any questions or need to bounce some ideas feel free to write in the RMB or telegram me if you'd like to discuss something in a more private way

Kanto Manto imported high quality furnitures to our nation. We all appreciated about that.

Einnstadt is lack of wood and relative technologies. Average living quality is lower than standard nation.

Although we discovered a new borned volcanic island in West isles region. But we still lack nearly everything.

Einnstadt wrote:Kanto Manto imported high quality furnitures to our nation. We all appreciated about that.

Einnstadt is lack of wood and relative technologies. Average living quality is lower than standard nation.

Although we discovered a new borned volcanic island in West isles region. But we still lack nearly everything.

Thats quite some bad news to hear. Hyukai also was once a poor, underdeveloped nation until our second PM improved a lot. We also usually send foreign aid too. Perhaps you would like some?

Yellow and red seems to be oddly popular with these new members, hmmm

Hyukai
Right now, the extremely winter sealed our sail lines and shipping. And we don't have enough equipment to guide airplane for their landing request under such bad weather.

But maybe some aid to the west isles island will be good. I am afraid our sailers and biologists were trapped on that island without supply.

However, we have been live in half ice sealed land over 60 years. I think they will be fine.

Einnstadt wrote:Hyukai
Right now, the extremely winter sealed our sail lines and shipping. And we don't have enough equipment to guide airplane for their landing request under such bad weather.

But maybe some aid to the west isles island will be good. I am afraid our sailers and biologists were trapped on that island without supply.

However, we have been live in half ice sealed land over 60 years. I think they will be fine.

Sure thing! Hyukaians are happy to help anyone probably due to our high kindness level. Also does anyone know how to resize images in a dispatch?

Hyukai wrote:Sure thing! Hyukaians are happy to help anyone probably due to our high kindness level. Also does anyone know how to resize images in a dispatch?

best to upload to imgur.com and resize the image from there, after that just copy paste the URL it gives you

Hyukai wrote:Sure thing! Hyukaians are happy to help anyone probably due to our high kindness level. Also does anyone know how to resize images in a dispatch?

I edited image then upload it through my private discord server.

Einnstadt wrote:I edited image then upload it through my private discord server.

That works too Hyukai, just be mindful because it doesn’t work on forums but rather only on factbooks and dispatches.

Hello friends and family of the Western Isles!
As your friendly neighborhood SecRec, I'm here with another update on my latest TG campaign. We have had 123 (123!!) nations visit our shores since I first sent out the TG, or .4%(which is higher than the last one, so yay for improvement!) And we have had some stick, too, so retainment has been better as well!

Slavic united nations

Answers from the regional telegram:

-Through the recruitment telegram. I joined because I had enough of discriminating me only because I prefer the facist ideology more then others. (If you think facism is bad, read what facism takes. Believe me, it's not bad.)

-I am from Poland. I am a facist and I have a lot of hobbies, like playing games, fight and ballsports. Learning about Political systems and economy a bit less, but much enough to count it as a hobby I think.

-A well-doing strong militarist nation. I hope I can achive it with you and help you all.

A Polish Fascist.

And I thought Balnik was weird in his ideological choices.

Slavic united nations

Dormill and Stiura wrote:A Polish Fascist.

And I thought Balnik was weird in his ideological choices.

What do you mean? and why is that weird?

Slavic united nations

And who is Balnik btw?

Slavic united nations wrote:Answers from the regional telegram:

-Through the recruitment telegram. I joined because I had enough of discriminating me only because I prefer the facist ideology more then others. (If you think facism is bad, read what facism takes. Believe me, it's not bad.)

-I am from Poland. I am a facist and I have a lot of hobbies, like playing games, fight and ballsports. Learning about Political systems and economy a bit less, but much enough to count it as a hobby I think.

-A well-doing strong militarist nation. I hope I can achive it with you and help you all.

Have you claimed a spot on the RP map?

Slavic united nations wrote:And who is Balnik btw?

Oh, a fellow country

Slavic united nations wrote:Answers from the regional telegram:

-Through the recruitment telegram. I joined because I had enough of discriminating me only because I prefer the facist ideology more then others. (If you think facism is bad, read what facism takes. Believe me, it's not bad.)

-I am from Poland. I am a facist and I have a lot of hobbies, like playing games, fight and ballsports. Learning about Political systems and economy a bit less, but much enough to count it as a hobby I think.

-A well-doing strong militarist nation. I hope I can achive it with you and help you all.

If not ask Nhoor and Roendavar for what you need by pressing on telegram then typing in their name.

First World cup 87 qualifiers game, and I tied!

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