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Where my boy wakanda at anyone know?

West0 wrote:Where my boy wakanda at anyone know?

no

Woah...we just survived the first month of 2021 O.o not bad

Valentian Elysium wrote:Woah...we just survived the first month of 2021 O.o not bad

Thanks Janraiqlux and New Kios for endorsing our Delegate HumanSanity!

Thanks for your contribution to the community! You will receive the Mango of The Isles award and are now eligible for our January Endorsement Drive prizes.

To all non-endorsers, this is your last chance to be eligible for Endorsement Drive rewards! Time to endorse HumanSanity now!
This message is a part of the January Endorsement Drive. Please help us reach 450 Delegate endorsements!

Valentian Elysium wrote:Woah...we just survived the first month of 2021 O.o not bad

Which included both a coup attempt and everyone really getting into stocks :P

Silvedania wrote:I think they know each other irl, so they were arguing.

I was just posting to see if anyone knew why something like that would happen.

Shy Guyia wrote:Which included both a coup attempt and everyone really getting into stocks :P

People went from Among Us to playing with stocks.

Shy Guyia wrote:Which included both a coup attempt and everyone really getting into stocks :P

Fair enough
Still better than 2020 though, where it really looked like WW3 was on the horizon

The Galactic RepubIlic wrote:People went from Among Us to playing with stocks.

That's sus ngl

Valentian Elysium wrote:Woah...we just survived the first month of 2021 O.o not bad

*looks outside*

I dont know if the Netherlands will be surviving

We just got a foot of snow

Silvedania wrote:We just got a foot of snow

Wow, isnt that like, 30 centimetres?

Hello friends!

Just a reminder that the RMB Office Hours will be starting tomorrow, beginning with your very own Delegate HumanSanity! Be sure to pop in and ask any burning questions you may have about the members of our government. See the dispatch below for more details.

Government Office Hours and Welcome Q&As

Greetings 10000 Islanders!

It's been a while, but we wanted to take another opportunity to reach out to the people we serve.

Different members of government and senior members of our community are setting up office hours where they will make themselves available on our regional message board to answer your questions! Want to know about our foreign affairs, how our Ministries work, or different government programs? Or you just have questions for someone who is experienced in this game about how to network and succeed? These are great times to reach out to us!

Here is information about who will be available when. Please be sure to stop by and ask your questions, reach out to your leaders, and let them know how they can be serve you! If you can't make it one of those times but want to talk to someone, feel free to shoot them a telegram or visit their office in the forum.

Time

Nation

Details

Monday 2/1, 11am to 1pm EST (4:00 to 6:00 PM UTC)

HumanSanity

HumanSanity is XKIs WA Delegate and is responsible for foreign affairs and World Assembly policy.

Monday 2/1, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Thedairos

Thedairos is the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Officer of 10000 Islands. He handles regional recruitment and coordinates cultural events for the region.

Rescheduled for Thursday 2/4, 7 to 9pm EST (Friday 2/5 12 to 2am UTC)

Aschente

Aschente is Senator for Lyonnesse East and an Executive Officer of TITO. Talk to him about managing XKIs Houses or about joining TITO, 10000 Islands' defender military.

Wednesday 2/3, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Wischland

Wischland is the Senator for Blue Canaria North and a Tactical Officer of TITO. Her responsibilities include writing the monthly Emissary Report and leading TITO missions.

Thursday 2/4, 7 to 9pm EST (12 to 2am UTC)

Grea Kriopia

Grea Kriopia is Minister of Education and a Tactical Officer of TITO. Ask her about her work in running the Buddy Program to welcome new nations to the region and leading TITO missions.

Friday 2/5, 1 to 3am EST (6 to 8am UTC)

Dokansia

Dokansia is the new Senator for New Republica South and is in charge of straw polls and debates for the region.

Rescheduled for Saturday 2/6 11am to 12pm EST (4 to 5pm UTC)

Markanite

Markanite is the Chief Executive of 10000 Islands and holds a wide range of powers including forum administration, serving as Commander-in-Chief of TITO, and appointing and overseeing unelected government officials.

Saturday 2/6, 11pm to Sunday 2/7 12am EST (Sunday 4 to 5am UTC)

Wille-Harlia

Wille-Harlia is the Senior Senator for Himes West and a moderator of the Role Playing region A Taco Archipelago and is the primary person responsible for Role Playing in 10000 Islands.

Sunday 2/7, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Eastern New England

Eastern New England is the WA Secretary and helps to coordinate regional WA policy and recommendations.

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No Switzerland wrote:Hi

Hi, and welcome to XKI! Here's a guide to get you started:



XKI Welcome Guide

Welcome to 10000 Islands!

Welcome to 10000 Islands! If you're new to the game, you're probably wondering what all of the site features are and how they work. You'll find that NationStates is a seemingly simple browser game with a rich community and a depth of features and game play developed by players over the course of almost 18 years. 10000 Islands is one of the oldest regions in the game, dating back to 2002, with a continuously operational defender military and active regional government.

This Dispatch includes a step-by-step guide to how to get started in NationStates and become involved in 10000 Islands. NationStates is fundamentally a social game played regularly over the course of a long time. Take a minute to read up and dive in, eventually you'll forge your own unique path and be able to customize a game experience you enjoy!

Opening Steps

The first thing you'll want to do, if you haven't already, is to answer your issues. In NationStates, you function as the all-powerful leader of your nation and Issues are how you effect your government's policy and national statistics. Issues are the only way to effect these and you'll have to wait for more issues once you've answered them all. To learn more about issues, you can check out the 10000 Islands Linkissue and stats lounge or this Issue answering FAQ.

While you wait to receive more issues, you should join the World Assembly (WA). Joining the WA requires that you input your email address on the settings page (know that your email will not be visible to other users and NationStates does not send you spam emails!). Joining the World Assembly is important because it grants you a say in developing international law through the General Assembly and preserving international peace through the Security Council. More importantly, joining the WA grants you citizenship in 10000 Islands, which allows you to participate in elections and run for office.

Once you've joined the World Assembly, be sure to endorse the World Assembly Delegate Wischland. Endorsing the Delegate gives the region more power in the World Assembly because the Delegate's vote is weighted so they receive an extra vote for each WA endorsement they have. You can also decide how the WA Delegate votes once you're registered on the forum by Linkparticipating in WA voting polls.

After you've done that, you can get involved in our regional community by signing up for the Linkregional forum. The forum is the main headquarters for our regional government, economy, cultural events, our defender military, and role-playing. A more comprehensive forum guide can be found here. When you sign up for the forum, it's important to follow the instructions in the first post of Linkthis thread so that an Account Masker can go through and confirm your account to give you access to appropriate areas of the forum.

The last thing to do is join our regional LinkDiscord server. Discord is a live chat platform that we use to hang out and get to know our region-mates a little better. Stop by to meet some new friends!

Once you've done these four things (answer Issues, join the WA, sign up on the forum, and introduce yourself on Discord), you're all set! From there, take your own path and discover what about 10000 Islands interests you. The rest of this Dispatch is an index of guides and resources for you to look at.

Guides and Set Up

  • Regional Government: 10000 Islands is governed according to the LinkConstitution by the Chief Executive, a Council of Nine, and various executive government officials. Understanding the nuances of this system and why things are structured this way is important, and this guide serves to unpack all of that along with how you can get involved.

  • RMB Ettiquette and Guide: The Regional Message Board (or RMB) is the shared community space we have that is built into NationStates. If you'd prefer not to use off-site forums or chat apps, it'll be hard for you to get involved in regional government or parts of our culture, but you can access a healthy sliver of our community through talking to your neighbors on the RMB. However, this comes with rules and community guidelines outlined in this guide.

  • WA Guide: Learn more about the World Assembly here - what is the General Assembly and the Security Council? How does WA membership effect your nation? What regional programs does 10000 Islands have for engaging in the WA?

  • Join TITO!: The Ten thousand Islands Treaty Organization (TITO) is 10000 Islands' regional defender military - they help secure other regions' security when they're attacked by raider forces. Learn about what exactly TITO does and how to help here.

  • Houses and Generations Guide: Discover your lineage and place in XKI's family tree as well as make friends by exploring our House and Generation system in this guide. Compete in competitions with other Houses and more!

  • Entertainment and Activities Guide: Want more fun things to do? Look no further than this guide! Discover all the endless possibilities for fun here in the 10000 Islands and how to interact with them or learn more about creating your own fun.

Additional Resources

Special thanks to HumanSanity

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Hoist your flags, everyone! This February, the Cultural Office is looking for the best national flags and banners! All Islanders and Friends of the Islands are welcome to participate and submit a flag until the 7th of February. Find out more about the Best Flag Competition in this Dispatch:

Hello there!

In keeping with the tradition, I am happy to announce the Best Flag Competition in February 2021! This contest was started many years ago by Anime daisuki and has been revived last year by HumanSanity, along with a Best Motto Competition.

Update: The voting for the flag contest has begun, both on-site and on our forum. Sign-ups for the Banner Contest are now open!


Best Flag Competition

We are looking for the best and most creative national flag, which will be determined by vote. If you would like to participate, you can submit your flag until the 7th of February. After this, the flags will be randomly sorted into groups and voted upon from the 8th to the 14th until the winner will be determined in the final voting round between the 15th and 21st of February. All Islanders and Friends of the Islands are welcome to participate!

We will hold two separate votes, one on the forum and the other on-site:

Forum Submissions
Those who do have a forum account, can sign up by posting in the Linksign-up thread. All forum submissions will be sorted into groups and voted upon via forum poll from the 8th to the 14th. The final winner will be announced on the 21st of February after the last voting round and will win a Season 1 Anime Daisuki and 25000 Tacos. The runner up will receive a prize as well, a Season 2 Knootoss and 10000 Tacos.

On-Site Submissions
If you don't have a forum account, you may sign up by sending a telegram to Thedairos. You don't need to send in a picture of your flag, it suffices to send me the link to the nation whose flag you are submitting. It should be a nation that you control, but it doesn't necessarily have to be the flag of your main nation. Please keep the flag you are submitting on this nation for the whole duration of the contest. On-site submissions will as well be sorted into groups and the winner will be determined by regional polls on NationStates. The player with the best submission shall receive a Season 2 Sierra Lyricalia.

Rules for the participation:

  • The flag has to be your own individual artwork, unless someone else created it for you, in which case you should give credit to the creator. Official or already existing flags of countries, regions, organizations etc. will not be accepted.

  • Your submission has to be the flag of a nation that you control, which doesn't necessarily have to be your main nation.

  • Only one submission per player will be accepted.

  • Your flag mustn't contain any hateful, fascist, racist, or otherwise inappropriate content and has to be PG-13. The rules of NationStates apply.

  • Flags should be submitted until the 7th of February, either in the forum sign-up thread or via telegram to Thedairos.


Best Banner Contest

Simultaneously, we will be running a Best Banner Competition where we are looking for the most creative and beautiful national banner! The event will be held on our Linkregional forum. To enter, you can post a national banner that you created in the Banner Submission Thread that will be linked Linkhere once sign-ups are open. If you do not have a forum account and still would like to enter, please send your submission via telegram to Thedairos or per Discord DM to Thed#2708. Submissions will be open from the 8th to the 14th of February, followed by a week of voting via forum poll until the 21st of February. The winner receives a Season 2 Imperium Anglorum. The same rules as for the flag contest apply. According to NationStates, the optimal size ratio for creating a banner is about 4:1 and it shouldn't be bigger than 1200x400 pixels.


Best Motto Theme Contest

coming in March, more info Linkhere!

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Post self-deleted by The Galactic RepubIlic.

Hello so where is map and how I join RP?

Isiqithi

Possible excitement for me. Looks like I will be accepted to the Land of the Free roleplay.

At some point there will be a new SC vote for "Commend King HEM".

Proposal: https://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/40851/sc-proposal-commend-king-hem
Voting: https://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/40852/sc-proposal-commend-king-hem

The Partnership for Sovereignty recommends a vote AGAINST this resolution for the following reasons:

Commend King HEM

Voting Recommendation: AGAINST

Reasoning: On face, the Security Council proposal Commend King HEM recognizes a nation with significant service to prominent regions in NationStates. However, examination past this shiny verneer reveals a more insidious political purpose of heaping praise upon the founder of a raider reigon.

The proposal credits King HEM with building the raiding regions of Europeia and The Land of Kings and Emperors. Both of these regions have routinely acted without regard for regional sovereignty--invading regions without the consent of their native residents, often times to "generate activity" without any meaningful foreign policy goal.

It would be one thing if the proposal simply credited King HEM for having built Europeia but avoided discussion of their leadership of invasions. However, the proposal actively celebrates King HEM's contributions to raiding.

First, the proposal credits King HEM with a "restructure of the Europeian Republican Navy" which "push[ed] the organisation's revitalisation". In effect, it credits the nominee with making a more effective and active raider organization, activity which comes at the expense of the Security Council's stated goal of "[s]preading interregional peace and goodwill".

Second, the Commendation credits King HEM for developing the ideology of Independentism, which, as practiced by Europeia, is a smokescreen for wanton disregard for the autonomy of other regions. Hiding these dangerous and destructive practices under an faux ideology of regional interests is readily apparent when Europeia has not engaged in any liberations or defenses of non-allies in recent memory. The proposal explicitly has the Security Council validate this dangerous propaganda lie which only furthers the agenda of those who oppose the common cause of regional sovereignty by lending international legitimacy to their efforts.

The Partnership for Sovereignty recommends a vote AGAINST the resolution "Commend King HEM".


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so, a guy walks into a bar and says...

Card holder of the fortem wrote:so, a guy walks into a bar and says...

...endorse HumanSanity

Greetings all!

I'll be available for roughly the next two hours as part of the Government Office Hours and Q&A program to answer your questions. Let me know if you have any questions! I'm excited to get to talk with people :)

Government Office Hours and Welcome Q&As

Greetings 10000 Islanders!

It's been a while, but we wanted to take another opportunity to reach out to the people we serve.

Different members of government and senior members of our community are setting up office hours where they will make themselves available on our regional message board to answer your questions! Want to know about our foreign affairs, how our Ministries work, or different government programs? Or you just have questions for someone who is experienced in this game about how to network and succeed? These are great times to reach out to us!

Here is information about who will be available when. Please be sure to stop by and ask your questions, reach out to your leaders, and let them know how they can be serve you! If you can't make it one of those times but want to talk to someone, feel free to shoot them a telegram or visit their office in the forum.

Time

Nation

Details

Monday 2/1, 11am to 1pm EST (4:00 to 6:00 PM UTC)

HumanSanity

HumanSanity is XKIs WA Delegate and is responsible for foreign affairs and World Assembly policy.

Monday 2/1, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Thedairos

Thedairos is the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Officer of 10000 Islands. He handles regional recruitment and coordinates cultural events for the region.

Rescheduled for Thursday 2/4, 7 to 9pm EST (Friday 2/5 12 to 2am UTC)

Aschente

Aschente is Senator for Lyonnesse East and an Executive Officer of TITO. Talk to him about managing XKIs Houses or about joining TITO, 10000 Islands' defender military.

Wednesday 2/3, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Wischland

Wischland is the Senator for Blue Canaria North and a Tactical Officer of TITO. Her responsibilities include writing the monthly Emissary Report and leading TITO missions.

Thursday 2/4, 7 to 9pm EST (12 to 2am UTC)

Grea Kriopia

Grea Kriopia is Minister of Education and a Tactical Officer of TITO. Ask her about her work in running the Buddy Program to welcome new nations to the region and leading TITO missions.

Friday 2/5, 1 to 3am EST (6 to 8am UTC)

Dokansia

Dokansia is the new Senator for New Republica South and is in charge of straw polls and debates for the region.

Rescheduled for Saturday 2/6 11am to 12pm EST (4 to 5pm UTC)

Markanite

Markanite is the Chief Executive of 10000 Islands and holds a wide range of powers including forum administration, serving as Commander-in-Chief of TITO, and appointing and overseeing unelected government officials.

Saturday 2/6, 11pm to Sunday 2/7 12am EST (Sunday 4 to 5am UTC)

Wille-Harlia

Wille-Harlia is the Senior Senator for Himes West and a moderator of the Role Playing region A Taco Archipelago and is the primary person responsible for Role Playing in 10000 Islands.

Sunday 2/7, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Eastern New England

Eastern New England is the WA Secretary and helps to coordinate regional WA policy and recommendations.

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HS

HumanSanity wrote:Greetings all!

I'll be available for roughly the next two hours as part of the Government Office Hours and Q&A program to answer your questions. Let me know if you have any questions! I'm excited to get to talk with people :)

Government Office Hours and Welcome Q&As

Greetings 10000 Islanders!

It's been a while, but we wanted to take another opportunity to reach out to the people we serve.

Different members of government and senior members of our community are setting up office hours where they will make themselves available on our regional message board to answer your questions! Want to know about our foreign affairs, how our Ministries work, or different government programs? Or you just have questions for someone who is experienced in this game about how to network and succeed? These are great times to reach out to us!

Here is information about who will be available when. Please be sure to stop by and ask your questions, reach out to your leaders, and let them know how they can be serve you! If you can't make it one of those times but want to talk to someone, feel free to shoot them a telegram or visit their office in the forum.

Time

Nation

Details

Monday 2/1, 11am to 1pm EST (4:00 to 6:00 PM UTC)

HumanSanity

HumanSanity is XKIs WA Delegate and is responsible for foreign affairs and World Assembly policy.

Monday 2/1, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Thedairos

Thedairos is the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Officer of 10000 Islands. He handles regional recruitment and coordinates cultural events for the region.

Rescheduled for Thursday 2/4, 7 to 9pm EST (Friday 2/5 12 to 2am UTC)

Aschente

Aschente is Senator for Lyonnesse East and an Executive Officer of TITO. Talk to him about managing XKIs Houses or about joining TITO, 10000 Islands' defender military.

Wednesday 2/3, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Wischland

Wischland is the Senator for Blue Canaria North and a Tactical Officer of TITO. Her responsibilities include writing the monthly Emissary Report and leading TITO missions.

Thursday 2/4, 7 to 9pm EST (12 to 2am UTC)

Grea Kriopia

Grea Kriopia is Minister of Education and a Tactical Officer of TITO. Ask her about her work in running the Buddy Program to welcome new nations to the region and leading TITO missions.

Friday 2/5, 1 to 3am EST (6 to 8am UTC)

Dokansia

Dokansia is the new Senator for New Republica South and is in charge of straw polls and debates for the region.

Rescheduled for Saturday 2/6 11am to 12pm EST (4 to 5pm UTC)

Markanite

Markanite is the Chief Executive of 10000 Islands and holds a wide range of powers including forum administration, serving as Commander-in-Chief of TITO, and appointing and overseeing unelected government officials.

Saturday 2/6, 11pm to Sunday 2/7 12am EST (Sunday 4 to 5am UTC)

Wille-Harlia

Wille-Harlia is the Senior Senator for Himes West and a moderator of the Role Playing region A Taco Archipelago and is the primary person responsible for Role Playing in 10000 Islands.

Sunday 2/7, 1 to 3pm EST (6 to 8pm UTC)

Eastern New England

Eastern New England is the WA Secretary and helps to coordinate regional WA policy and recommendations.

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HS

Hey HS, what is XKIs stance on quorum raiding?

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