*grumbles and sets up the machine*
*mutters about "Young kids wanting everything from their elders"*
Hi, Middie! (つ⌒∇⌒)つ
Hi! *hands MB obligatory lampshade and South Pacific Iced Tea, plus TSSS complimentary hug*
Welcome to the South Pacific, and enjoy your stay! (⌒∇⌒)
Ministry of Regional Affairs
Click on the links below for handy guides on Nationstates and The South Pacific
However, this RMB is not a lawless wasteland where everyone can just fool around and think they can't get caught (sadly,
this happens) and there are rules in place when using it, set and enforced by our regional admin.
These rules are in place for safety, reputation, and dignity, and we really suggest that you please observe and follow the rules.
The rules are as follows:
Important Note: The rules will change over time, either due to new legislation, a new LC term, or edited for clarity.
1. DO. NOT. SPAM.
Fairly obvious, but PLEASE do not spam the RMB, or face suppression and consequences.
Spamming is bad. Please do not endorse it.
2. English, Please
TSP is filled with a variety of nationalities and cultures and it is amazing and fun to see how much there is. However, in this region we use English to communicate, so please keep that in mind when posting. Remember, if you're stuck, there's always Google Translate or other similar services.
You can still post another language as long as you provide translations.
3. Endotarting and Recruiting
Asking for endorsements on the RMB as well as recruitment for other regions is not allowed in the RMB, and will lead to warnings and suppression.
Roleplaying is fun. However, roleplay is not something to do in the TSP RMB so as not to clog it up, so we have our very own roleplay regions: Knowhere and Psomewhere.
Don't roleplay in the TSP RMB, if you are, keep it short (2-3 posts is acceptable) or move it to the Wheres.
Current Stance: RP is currently allowed in the TSP RMB but nations are advised to move it to the Wheres.
5. Double Posting
Double, triple, or sometimes even quadruple posting, is not exactly illegal, but frowned upon (with a few exceptions) You can fit all you want in one post, and the edit tool is your friend. (the reason we do this is that it will clog up the RMB if you keep doing it)
Consequences for repeated instances are to the discretion of the LC.
Debates are cool. We here at TSP like it. However, do not go crazy and go all out on TSP'ers. That is not recommended at all, and if you go to far it may require intervention.
7. Trolls and Flaming
Shall you be a troll and are trolling or flaming the RMB (delibrately trying to aggravate people or annoying them), we can tell and immediately suppress you, as well as keep record of the incident. In bad cases, you will be booted from the region.
8. Follow NS Rules
Fairly obvious and self explanatory, but please follow and respect site rules. (see here for them) You don't want the mods breathing down your back, do you?
9. Inappropriate Stuff
Things you post that are inappropriate or harmful will immediately be suppressed and recorded. Shall you keep it up, you will be booted and we might go to the mods.
Examples include major swearing, things inappropriate for the general audience, etc.
10. Follow and Respect the Admin
Please follow and respect our regional admin (including the delegate, the CRS, the Ministers, and the LC) and keep in mind the power and authority they have, and follow their set rules. They are there for the region's benefit.
When replying to someone, please quote them (by pressing "quote" on the bottom of their post) so they are notified, or if you are calling for someone, telegram them or mention them in the RMB.
Quote editing in a bad way (to slander or make fun of them) is not permitted. It is only allowed if you are snipping it for length or are only leaving the important part in.
Please do not quote a suppressed post, as it makes our job harder.
If you are making a very long post, it might take up a lot of the page. You can put it in labeled spoilers so you can shorten your post.
As well, if you are talking about the events in a recent movie, book, play, etc. then put the events in spoilers and warn everyone there are spoilers for it in there so people going to see it can have a chance. If the events are in plain sight without the spoiler tags, it may be suppressed for a chance.
13. Respect Others as Well
Ah, the Golden Rule. Treat your other fellow nations how you would like to be treated.
Important Note: Newer nations not acquainted with the rules may be granted some exceptions so they can have a chance to learn and understand the rules. The nation will still have to submit to the rules when they are better acquainted.
Most important remember to have fun and enjoy your stay in our great region!
🍹Now have a glass of South Pacific Ice Tea and have a great time!
This is a way for you to contribute to this region and have more fun if answering issues is too boring.
Number of WA nations: 886
Number of SWAN Knights: 394
CRS's average endorsement count: 551.00
Total number of endorsements: 58853
Cross-endorsement rate: 7.51 %
What is this?
The Southern World Assembly iNitiative (SWAN) is an initiative organized by the regional government of the South Pacific to promote the participation of nations in the World Assembly (WA) and to encourage them to endorse everyone in the South Pacific. The purpose of this initiative is to help nations in this region have voting power on the WA, more endorsements, and more influence which in turn will make the region more secure and active!
What are the World Assembly, Delegates, endorsements, and influence?
The World Assembly is an equivalent of the real-life United Nations. Although it doesn't impact your nation as much as the real-life UN it does impact regions such as this one a lot.
Endorsements are something you can give or receive from other nations. They are a little bit similar to likes on social media websites except they are far more important to a region and nation because they create the thing below.
Influence is something your nation will gain by having endorsements. Influence is very important to the security of a region as it decides how hard it is to remove or ban a nation from a region.
A Delegate or WA Delegate is a nation that has the most endorsements in a region. In the South Pacific, the Delegate is elected every 6 months by member nations of this region.
Why should I participate?
Participating in SWAN will give your nation benefits that you can't otherwise get:
This is the easiest way to get a lot of endorsements from other nations and gain influence which will help your own nation and the region in the future.
Your nation will receive awards to commend your effort of participating in this initiative! (Click here to learn more about awards)
Your nation will have a stronger voting power on the WA. (Read this for how)
Click here if you want to learn more about the benefits.
Sounds fun! How do I participate?
(Click a nation name to open its page, scroll down then click the Endorse button)
Step 3: Endorse all other nations in this region. (Click here to know how to do this quickly and find nations to endorse)
How can I do more?
You can go above and beyond and do more by:
Upvoting this dispatch.
Sending a link to this dispatch to new nations that haven't participated or encouraging them directly to do what this initiative wants via telegram.
Doing the same as above but via our Regional Message Board.
Sharing your ideas about how to improve this initiative. (How to do that here)
How do I know how well I am and the region are doing?
You can do that by looking at our censuses (Click here to view them) and our statistics page (Click here to view it). We also recommend you to check out this awesome "portrait" of our region (Click here to view it) to get a look at how large and dynamic our region is.
Where can I find more information?
Take a look at our dispatch index.
We hope you will enjoy this initiative and that you find NationStates and our community a more cheerful place because of it.
This initiative is an informal joint effort between the Ministry of Regional Affairs, the Local Council, the Council on Regional Security, and some nerds who have no life. (Read more about who run this here)
*grumbles about "young kids demanding so much work from their elders; no respect these days..."*
*hugs you tightly*