NationStates Jolt Archive


Prez George W Bush
14-02-2006, 22:41
How close can you copy an other founder and region? I started US of A and my name is Prez George W Bush this guy started a USA and call himself Pres George W Bush. Is that ok? or is it to close to be alright???
14-02-2006, 23:43
Last I checked, you don't own the copyright to either name. Had it been a made-up name in NS, it might have been different. In this case ... nah.
Prez George W Bush
15-02-2006, 19:37
ok I saw that some of the other was deleted because it was to close to the "orginals". I can see that if he had call himself 'president' I started the 'Prez' and he then using the 'Pres' and then use almost the same region....People are already confused....
Dread Lady Nathicana
15-02-2006, 20:06
Well, these things can be solved if you come up with something original instead of just copying things yourself, but that's just my opinion. *shrugs* Less confusion that way, and quite easy to prove that someone is 'copying' you rather than just doing the same thing you are.
Thread Lady Nathicana
15-02-2006, 20:37
I agree, then again, imitation is a form of flattery, right Nathi? :p
Dread Lady Nathicana
15-02-2006, 20:39
Depends on how it's done, who it's done by, and what purpose it's done for. ;)
Crazy girl
15-02-2006, 20:43
Dread Lady Nathicana
15-02-2006, 20:47
I think we've had Dred Lady, Sled Lady, Bread Lady, and Dead Lady, not to mention the Nathicaniel one, and now this. I'm duly flattered. *grins* Silly peeps.
15-02-2006, 20:47
thats why i picked something totally off the wall for my nations name.


16-02-2006, 01:41
ok I saw that some of the other was deleted because it was to close to the "orginals".
That's true. If I create a nation called "Ithicanopolis" and start advertising for "Regionopolis", we would probably delete the impersonator "Ithicanopo1is" who went around telling people that my region sucked, or flamed others in my name.

A nation search for "Bush" yields over a hundred hits, many of them either for or against the US president. I'd wager a guess that at least a dozen of those are in regions themed with something about America or the United States. None are in danger of being mistaken for either George W himself or your nation.

It's a political game. We expect political names.