NationStates Jolt Archive

Why do the names of people change when deciding issues?

Tactical Grace
05-10-2003, 22:41
Apologies if this has been covered before, but why do the names of people named in issues change when you click to approve a decision? And why do senior officials who also happen to be your siblings sometimes have names inappropriate for their gender? Is there some Boolean thing going on there?
05-10-2003, 22:43
Those names are random. :P So they change all the time.
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05-10-2003, 22:58
The issues just use a @@RANDOMNAME@@ macro which accesses a database of names. It takes a random forename and a random surname and sticks them into the issue. That's why I recommend not using genders in my Issue Codes sticky.
06-10-2003, 08:44
the names change because when you choose an issue, the page refreshes and chooses another name as if the page were being accessed for the first time
06-10-2003, 11:09
The reasons posted are correct.