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$NAME Sees The Light: Issue Idea

07-09-2004, 05:16
A new scientific study shows that light pollution in @@NAME@@ is becoming a problem.

Valid for all nations.

[option]"Scientific studies have shown that increased amount of light reduces the mating activity of @@ANIMAL@@, possibly causing extinction within the next 10 years," says scientist @@RANDOMNAME@@. "For the benefit of our creatures, we must require blackout curtains on all windows after sunset. Oh, sure, people will get lost, but then all respectable people should be in by then anyway."
[effect]it is impossible to tell the city from the countryside because of the lack of light

[option]"Quite frankly, I'm sick of all this junk science," declares pet store owner @@RANDOMNAME@@. "This is as scientific as global warming. Business will decrease, not to mention the criminals who will use the dark for shady activities. Who cares about the @@ANIMAL@@s mating rituals? My store will sell all the @@ANIMALS@@ we need.
[effect]the glow from lights makes the stars impossible to see

[option]"You know, this wouldn't happen if it wasn't for the fact that we have cities in the first place. We ought to make it mandatory for all people to grow their own food, forcing them all onto farms," says disgruntled farmer @@RANDOMNAME@@. "We should also ban electricity."
[effect]no one lives within 5 miles of their neighbours
07-09-2004, 05:25
(This is completely off-topic, so apoligies in advance!)
The @@NAME@@ tag works in the "Latest Threads" thing, did you know that? I swear, you almost gave me a heart attack!
Don't be talkin' smack 'bout me now, yo! :p
Yes, I realize you all probably know this already.

And so this isn't completely worthless: I like the idea a lot, but maybe something a bit more moderate could be worked in too...perhaps researching other light spectra that @@ANIMAL@@ isn't affected by or something?
07-09-2004, 05:28
Looks good to me.
It's always startling to see a thread with @@NAME@@ in the topic in the "Latest Threads" window:

Kharrol Sees The Light: (1)
Eh? Says who? What light?
. . . Oh, it's another one of those. . . .
07-09-2004, 05:30
The Most Glorious Hack
07-09-2004, 08:17
Thread title edited to prevent macro goofiness.