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Hey team,

Issue

Recently I took some time to split our OOC forums from the IC ones.

This was announced and implemented earlier this months.

http://www.europans.com/topic/4740-a-brief-reorganisation/

I hope it helped bring some clarity to our OOC forums.

Proposal

Now I would like to do the same for our IC forums.

I have been contemplating the following organisation.

It is based on an easy structure of ABC.

  1. Affairs: what is now "World Today"
  2. Business: everything that is trade related
  3. Conflict: whenever military actions are involved
  4. Debate: includes all international organisations
  5. Entertainment: culture, sports, music, etc.
  6. Future & Past: same as before, but now starts with "F", to keep it ABCDEF

Here is a visual representation of the changes I have in mind.

I would like to hear what you think about this.

Thanks!

abc-forums.png

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Hello moderation crew. I was wondering if by now you had any specific comments or feedback about this ABC-structure.

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No feedback in a month probably means you all agree. I'm moving this out in the open for further feedback.

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Looks great @Orioni

Much more of a logical approach, it kind of aligns it with Discord. 

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Thank you @Adaptus. I will give this another 48 hours for comments before moving ahead with the reorganisation. This task has been on my list for far too long, and I want to finally cross it off.

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Alrighty. Time's up. Plenty of reminders, here and on Discord. Not a single voice against. I'm making the necessary changes.

Edit: Already done. That was quick.

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I already like the changes, simple and efficient.

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I have renamed Debate to Diplomacy and will move topics into the forum. So this area will no longer be just a holding place for alliance subforums.

Moderators are invited to review the existing Affairs and Conflict forums for topics to move. This should keep everything nice and tidy. When moving, please enable the automatically disappearing move link.

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I've got a question -- what is the difference between an "affairs" topic and a "diplomacy" topic? Does diplomacy really only relate to multilateral or specific purpose talks, whereas affairs would be more for more general meetings and the like?

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12 minutes ago, Faramount said:

I've got a question -- what is the difference between an "affairs" topic and a "diplomacy" topic? Does diplomacy really only relate to multilateral or specific purpose talks, whereas affairs would be more for more general meetings and the like?

How I've seen affairs - I'd consider them more domestic in nature but that's just my interpretation. 

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@Faramount @Rihan I'm going to make a simple flowchart of help you and everyone else figure this out.

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Just now, Orioni said:

@Faramount @Rihan I'm going to make a simple flowchart of help you and everyone else figure this out.

Thanks!

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Let's just call this draft v0.1 shall we?

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@Rihan As mentioned on Discord, just looking at this schema brought some potential improvements forward.

  • Especially Entertainment is really doing nothing, dangling there at the end. It would be easier to just rename it to Culture again. That's broader and can contain the 'Capital of Culture' thingy that's being developed.
  • And then Conflict would have to be renamed, to stick with the ABCDEF system. There are a couple of synonyms for War that start with the letter E, notable:

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27 minutes ago, Orioni said:

@Rihan As mentioned on Discord, just looking at this schema brought some potential improvements forward.

  • Especially Entertainment is really doing nothing, dangling there at the end. It would be easier to just rename it to Culture again. That's broader and can contain the 'Capital of Culture' thingy that's being developed.
  • And then Conflict would have to be renamed, to stick with the ABCDEF system. There are a couple of synonyms for War that start with the letter E, notable:
    • encounter
    • engagement
    • enmity

You and I have discussed this over Discord so you know my opinion on this - let's see what others think for a few days before making any changes.

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Seven days seems like a fair amount of time for comment. I will wait another 24 hours before moving ahead with this.

So as they say in wedding ceremonies: "Speak now... or forever hold your peace."

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Engagement is too specific, in my view, as not everything in there is just a military engagement. I'd suggest Enmity if necessary, though I also dislike that. Frankly, I can't help but think we should just have two Cs, or find another term for culture.

We could also do a three-part change. Business could become economy, conflict could become bloodshed (or battle, though I prefer bloodshed), and then entertainment could become culture.

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1 hour ago, Faramount said:

Engagement is too specific, in my view, as not everything in there is just a military engagement. I'd suggest Enmity if necessary, though I also dislike that. Frankly, I can't help but think we should just have two Cs, or find another term for culture.

We could also do a three-part change. Business could become economy, conflict could become bloodshed (or battle, though I prefer bloodshed), and then entertainment could become culture.

That might actually work Faramount, what do you think @Orioni?

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