NationStates Jolt Archive

Odd question about DEAT ?

05-04-2009, 22:09
I'm writing a sort of, short story about NationStates, and well writing I ran into a dilemma....

How does DEAT work?

When someone is deleted...

-does the links to his name just cease to become links?
-does "*Nation*" cease to be a nation, in the regional happenings?
-Does the nation just vanish, all of the links connected to it just disappear? (unperson?)

And how is someone informed that they've been DEATed...? Do they just find out by themselves?
05-04-2009, 22:47
Look out your window. That van with the aerial?

That's us.
06-04-2009, 00:03
You know how, in all those writing classes, they always say, "Don't tell, SHOW"?

We-e-lll ... there's this Big Red Button, see, and if I just press it like this ...

06-04-2009, 02:30
Okay, well, I'll say... this happens

• 10 minutes ago: The Banned Nation of _______ departed this region for Forum VII, indefinitely.

That should stir up some mod conspiracy theories... shouldn't it? :)


Look out your window. That van with the aerial?

Wow, freaky, there actually is an unmarked van parked beside my house, right now.
The Most Glorious Hack
06-04-2009, 13:21
Trawl around in regions and look for where a nation has ceased to exist because the person failed to log in. Being deleted looks much the same, except instead of "ceased to exist", it should say something like "was deleted for rules violations".

Everything else (old links, etc.) operate the same way. Except they can't self-resurrect, obviously.
06-04-2009, 18:13
Thanks Hack.

Hopefully I'll never have to worry about it, other than for creative reasons.