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Welcome TG

Post by Bears Armed » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:06 pm

Here's a copy of the TG that I've just installed, with the relevant coding in place (but deactivated here by the insertion of an asterisk each time), for future reference:

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[*i][*b]“Hrarroom!”[*/b] (= “Greetings”)[*/i],
On behalf of the entire region, I would like to extend to you our warmest welcome!

First and foremost, we would like you to feel comfortable here. No matter how you found us, you have come to a region in which we try — usually with success — to maintain a happy atmosphere and to help new players find their feet in Nationstates as a whole. We have maintained democratic government for over a decade, but despite that fact and this region’s name we generally accept nations of most non-democratic types & policies too although ones that openly advocate Nazism or other hate-based ideologies might be asked to leave: According to our Constitution the only nations that can be banned summarily are ‘invaders’ who are involved in hostilities against us [*i](During the annual Halloween event this category is stretched to include pro-Zombie nations… but, even then, they’re likely to be allowed back once that event is over).[*/i]

Secondly, as a resident of the IDU you’re welcome to do as much — or as little — here as you like:
Post on the regional message board if you want to [*i](within normal rules about keeping it fairly ‘clean’, not flaming or trolling, and not advocating illegal activity, of course)[*/i], or don’t.
Join the regional forum [*i](@ [*b]https://theidu.us/forum/[*/b])[*/i], or don’t… although if you want to get seriously involved in regional politics then registering as a member there [*u]is[*/u] necessary. Activities on that forum include not only regional politics, and regional policy discussions, but also some role-playing, discussions about nation-building, and even a few ‘game’ threads.
Join the [*url= https://www.nationstates.net/page=un]World Assembly[*/url] — if you don’t already hold WA membership through another nation elsewhere, that you wish to keep as your WA presence, of course — or don’t. If you do join, or have moved a nation that already holds membership into this region, then please endorse the elected Delegate and also — unless they’re only just below the Delegate in number of endorsements anyway — the Vice-Delegate. [*i](To endorse, just click on the name, scroll down, and then click on ‘endorse’…)[*/i] These positions are currently held by [*nation]Lauchenoiria[*/nation] and [*nation]Trive 38[*/nation] respectively, but elections are held regularly and any nation that has been not only in this region but also in this region’s internal legislature the [*url= viewforum.php?f=18&sid=1abf3bbd069db97e1ed25e8711f95827][*b]IDUSA[*/b][*/url] from at least one week before voting opens is eligible to vote and to run for office.
If you endorse the Delegate then you’ll be endorsed back, and you are welcome to give & have other endorsements too as long as you don’t try to replace (or to help another nation replace) the Delegate without being properly elected. Our rules say that any WA nation based here is entitled to [*at least] the two endorsements that it would need in order to submit WA proposals.
If you do want to submit a WA proposal, however, then [*u]please[*/u] get it checked for legality and viability first: Either open a drafting thread in the relevant section of the game’s forums or do so in our own forum… We have several members with extensive experience in such matters who are willing to advise new proposal authors.
Get involved in the game’s own forums too, if you want, or don’t. They offer extensive opportunities for roleplay, ranging from the faux-UN antics of the World Assembly and the participation of nations’ athletes & teams in ‘NS Sports’ competitions to the more hardcore ‘International Incidents sub-forum.
And please, don't hesitate for a moment if you have a question. Feel free to contact the Hospitality Minister (currently [*nation]Bears Armed[*/nation]), the Delegate, or any other regional official, for assistance, and to post enquiries about how things work in our RMB or forum, at any time!

Once more, welcome to the [*b]International Democratic Union[*/b]. We hope that you will choose to remain among us.

[*i]*(sends over a gift basket of Bears Armed’s produce, including a large jar of high-quality honey and a large bottle of high-quality maple syrup as well as assorted fruits and nuts)*[*/i]

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Re: Welcome TG

Post by Bears Armed » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:02 pm

Updated version, 14th January 11th February 2020


“Hrarroom!” (= “Greetings”),

On behalf of the entire region, I would like to extend to you our warmest welcome!
First and foremost, we would like you to feel comfortable here. No matter how you found us, you have come to a region in which we try — usually with success — to maintain a happy atmosphere and to help new players find their feet in Nationstates as a whole. We have maintained democratic government for over a decade, but despite that fact and this region’s name we generally accept nations of most non-democratic types & policies too although ones that openly advocate hate-based ideologies might be asked to leave: According to our Constitution the only nations that can be banned summarily are outright Nazis, and ‘invaders’ who are involved in hostilities against us (During the annual Halloween event this latter category is stretched to include pro-Zombie nations… but, even then, they’re likely to be allowed back once that event is over).

Secondly, as a resident of the IDU you’re welcome to do as much — or as little — here as you like:
Post on the regional message board if you want to (within normal rules about keeping it fairly ‘clean’, not flaming or trolling, and not advocating illegal activity, of course), or don’t.
Join the regional forum (@ https://theidu.us/forum/), or don’t… although if you want to get seriously involved in regional politics then registering as a member there, and then joining the ‘IDUSA’ (regional legislature), is necessary. Activities on that forum include not only regional politics, and regional policy discussions, but also some role-playing, discussions about nation-building, and even a few ‘game’ threads.
Join the World Assembly — if you don’t already hold WA membership through another nation elsewhere, that you wish to keep as your WA presence, of course — or don’t. If you do join, or have moved a nation that already holds membership into this region, then please endorse the elected Delegate and also — unless they’re only just below the Delegate in number of endorsements anyway — the Vice-Delegate. (To endorse, just click on the name, scroll down, and then click on ‘endorse’…) These positions are currently held by Lauchenoiria and Xiomera respectively, but elections are held every six months and any nation that is resident in this his region and has joined the IDUSA (regional legislature) before voting opens is eligible to vote and to run for office.
If you endorse the Delegate then you’ll get endorsed back, and you’re welcome to give & have other endorsements too as long as you don’t try to replace (or to help another nation replace) the Delegate without being properly elected. Our rules say that any WA nation based here is entitled to [at least] the two endorsements that it would need in order to submit WA proposals.
If you do want to submit a WA proposal then please get it checked for legality and viability first: Either open a drafting thread in the relevant section of the game’s forums or do so in our own forum… We have several members with extensive experience in such matters who are willing to advise new proposal authors.
Get involved in the game’s own forums too, if you want, or don’t. They offer extensive opportunities for roleplay, ranging from the faux-UN antics of the World Assembly and the participation of nations’ athletes & teams in ‘NS Sports’ competitions to the more hardcore ‘International Incidents sub-forum.

And please, don't hesitate for a moment if you have a question. Feel free to contact the Hospitality Minister (currently Bears Armed), the Delegate, or any other regional official, for assistance, and to post enquiries about how things work in our RMB or forum or Discord, at any time!
Once more, welcome to the International Democratic Union. We hope that you will choose to remain among us.

*(sends over a gift basket of [url=https:www.nationstates.net/bears_armed]Bears Armed[/url]’s produce, including a large jar of high-quality honey and a large bottle of high-quality maple syrup as well as assorted fruits and nuts: If your national government doesn’t want the sweet stuff, or the nuts, then they can exchange those for some smoked salmon, or for extra fruit)*

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Re: Welcome TG

Post by United New England » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 pm

This draft looks good overall, but isn’t Lauchenoiria our WA delegate now?

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Re: Welcome TG

Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:30 pm

United New England wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 pm
This draft looks good overall, but isn’t Lauchenoiria our WA delegate now?

That's correct. Laeral is not, and has not been, the WA delegate of the IDU since July of 2019. Lauchenoiria is now beginning her second term. Xiomera, however, is the Vice-Delegate.

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Re: Welcome TG

Post by Bears Armed » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:17 pm

Oops! Thought that I'd already changed that bit...
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