NationStates Jolt Archive

Something to add

06-09-2007, 05:12
Every choice we make alters how our country is run, but how are we supposed to keep track of what we have done to show other people how we would do things?

Why not have a dynamic ledger of laws based on the decisions made by the good people who gather here at Nationstates? This includes a constitution created by the questions asked when you create your nation, laws generated by patron's decisions, and a set of UN regulations effecting the nation if the nation is part of the UN. This would be a simple solution to people always asking me how I would vote if something ever came up. And yes, when I am bored, I do talk about political decisions I have and/or would make.

Somebody of great stature to whom you should definitely listen.
06-09-2007, 05:25
Listing every decision made by nations has been considered before, and rejected due to storage space considerations. Think about it, two issues a day, times however many thousand nations, over any length of time is going to add up really quick.
The Most Glorious Hack
06-09-2007, 07:26
For some simple math...

My nation was founded in early March, 2003. 4.5 years.

365 days a year (roughly) = 1642.5 days

2 issues a day, for 1642.5 days = 3285 issues

Assuming a bunch of missed issues, we could still figure I, alone, have answered roughly 3200 issues.

That's a lot of data points for just one nation. Frankly, it's way too much to record, especially when most anybody could simply use notepad.exe to record their own results.