NationStates Jolt Archive

What's with the maximum length?

Lady Deathstrike
25-01-2007, 18:38
3600 characters give or take a few. You can find the rules for UN proposals here:
Lady Deathstrike
25-01-2007, 18:39
Bloody time warping forums!
25-01-2007, 18:40
One of my collegues tried to draft a proposal only to find that it was 4000- something characters too long. The proposal dealt with almost every possible violation of its precepts. After it was scaled down it bacame a vague chadow of its former self and drew criticism for not explaining things thoroughly enough. (the proposal was deleted for branding anyway, but that's beside the point) Why do we have a maximum length and could be extend or get rid of it?
25-01-2007, 19:10
Most players don't want to wade through a 10,000 word dissertation on a given subject. Most of the early proposals were a sentence or two. Only lately have people been running into the upper limit. It's fine where it is.

This is primarily a game, not a model UN. We're not looking to create hundreds of pages of rules and regulations for people to wade through. Be concise, leave some flexibility for nations to interpret on their own, and make it work within the limits. That's advice, not a ruling.