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For tonight, brief thoughts on Commend Roavin:

- This is probably the poorest writing I've seen in an SC proposal that's made it to vote. It's nothing but lists, with no real order or thematic structure, no context, and no real sense for why the things they did are important. Much of the substance here is nigh on impossible to digest without significant backstory information. The lack of storytelling or sequencing made this a chore to read all the way through, and it weakens their arguments. In a laundry list of ways Roavin contributed to The South Pacific, they include writing a commendation of another TSP user for their contributions. That doesn't track to me.

- The "Applauding" clause lists a number of other users, but these are nicknames rather than actual nation names, and no effort is made to clarify who these people are. This should be illegal in the SC, but for now it's only illegal in our hearts.

- The "Extolling" clause uses the word "them" in a way that comes very close to violating the personal pronouns rule, in my opinion. I doubt it's actually a rules violation, but it's very shoddy editing that it made it in.

I can't really walk away from this understanding whether Roavin deserves a commendation or not. Certainly if he does, this is a lousy way to go about it, and I'm not inclined to support this piece of writing.

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Alrighty!
Question of the Day!
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

1. World Peace

2. Ability to manifest fictional characters into reality

3. Omniscience (or ultimate intelligence whatever you call that) so that I can innovate new things like creating water from subatomic particles (if that's possible lmao) and solve water shortage to prevent a post-apocalyptic future from happening.

Notice:

No one else could match Natalie's rock star re-election campaign pitch in the RMB. As no other applications were received to contest the term, Junitaki-cho secures another term for Councillor of World Assembly Affairs. Please join me in wishing her well, we are made ever more competent by the good work of this department.

This concludes the election cycle for the first term of 2021, See you all back here in the first week of June!

Congratulations to the newly installed Council. Looking forward to the exciting work that y'all will do!

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Alrighty!
Question of the Day!
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

-world peace.

-replacement of all the bad leaders with good leaders.

-no global warming.

Question of the Day!!!!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Question of the Day!!!!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Shapeshifting, obviously

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Question of the Day!!!!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Invisibility (that also masked my heat signature)

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Question of the Day!!!!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Oh if I were a superhero, Id be one of those heroes who cleans up after the actual heroes, so Id probably have speed or flight so I could help save citizens, Id probably have heightened vision or hearing so I could find people in need or things that needed to be dealt with. And Id love to have a power where I could just hug someone and give them some strength to get through the hard times, especially if I was someone saving citizens because god knows theyll probably be super traumatized.

Welcome, Medab and Anarchist Workers of the World, to Refugia! I hope you both enjoy your stay. If it applies to you, please pay attention to the rest of this message.

Refugia aims to be a friendly, laid-back community, which is open to players of all skill levels. Nations who wish to become more active in the region, however, should consider joining the World Assembly (WA). WA nations are able to vote on international law, and receive exclusive benefits within the region, such as the ability to vote in regional polls and elections, get a spot on Refugia's map, and even run for office when elections come up! If you're interested in joining the WA, check out this article.

If you'd rather just chill with us, that's perfectly fine as well. We have an active Discord server, an offsite forum, and frequent discussions on the regional message board (RMB), which everyone is welcome to participate in!

If you have any additional questions about the region or how NationStates works, feel free to leave them here, on the RMB. If you're interested in joining the Discord or offsite forum, look for the links at the top of Refugia's World Factbook Entry (the big text box at the top of our regional page).

Once again, I really hope you enjoy your time here, and look forward to seeing more of you soon.

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Question of the Day!!!!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

The power to convince anyone of anything. That way there is no need to fight and it can be used in almost everything situation. Also good if you want to turn into a villain later

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Question of the Day!!!!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

The power of self-control, and the wisdom when to use it.

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Alrighty!
Question of the Day!
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

1. For my next two wishes to not be turned against me, bring harm to me or humanity as a whole, or to cause anything else that was not intended by me
2. World communist order
3. For reactionaries to be reindoctrinated into communists

Kraljevstvo Rata wrote:Question of the Day!!!!
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

All of them.

Refuge Isle wrote:Notice:

No one else could match Natalie's rock star re-election campaign pitch in the RMB. As no other applications were received to contest the term, Junitaki-cho secures another term for Councillor of World Assembly Affairs. Please join me in wishing her well, we are made ever more competent by the good work of this department.

This concludes the election cycle for the first term of 2021, See you all back here in the first week of June!

Late congrats, but congrats from the sea!

Also, hello Refugia!

Thanks Samu!

Quick note on the WA: the current vote in the GA is on Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions, written by, uh, me. So I'm not going to be writing any analysis or dispatch for obvious reasons. Let me know if you have any questions. Normal content will resume soon.

Junitaki-cho wrote:Thanks Samu!

Quick note on the WA: the current vote in the GA is on Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions, written by, uh, me. So I'm not going to be writing any analysis or dispatch for obvious reasons. Let me know if you have any questions. Normal content will resume soon.

My gosh, how fantastic. Your last term was co-authoring a resolution, and now you've written this one. World Assembly Affairs certainly is making waves. Hooray Refugia! \o/

Full support from me, of course. The rights of workers ought to be protected from employers who are only interested in exploiting them.

Refuge Isle wrote:

Full support from me, of course. The rights of workers ought to be protected from employers who are only interested in exploiting them.

うん
Workers are back-bone of the economy and everything. Protecting them from exploitation is important.

On side note of that. It seems that's some sort of vote thing, yes? Where do I vote on the matter?

Kariforunia wrote:うん
Workers are back-bone of the economy and everything. Protecting them from exploitation is important.

On side note of that. It seems that's some sort of vote thing, yes? Where do I vote on the matter?

It's a vote among all World Assembly nations on this site: page=un

You can become a WA member if you have an email address and no other nations currently in the World Assembly.

Kariforunia wrote:

On side note of that. It seems that's some sort of vote thing, yes? Where do I vote on the matter?

You can vote on the World Assembly. You need to join the World Assembly though before you vote. You basically just need an email and they will most likely approve you. It will pull up on the left under the regions tab after acception. ;)

Refuge Isle wrote:It's a vote among all World Assembly nations on this site: page=un

You can become a WA member if you have an email address and no other nations currently in the World Assembly.

I see. I'll join to vote on the matter then.

Refuge Isle wrote:It's a vote among all World Assembly nations on this site: page=un

You can become a WA member if you have an email address and no other nations currently in the World Assembly.

Oh wait you already got it nvm

Floofybit wrote:Oh wait you already got it nvm

And you included a winky face! The travesty!

私は世界議会に参加しました.

Is voting the only thing that can be done in the world parliament?

Kariforunia wrote:私は世界議会に参加しました.

Is voting the only thing that can be done in the world parliament?

You can vote and even write up and submit your own resolutions to be put up to vote. Research is always recommended when doing either of those things.

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