NationStates Jolt Archive

Issues need to be specified

New Government
18-11-2004, 10:41
18-11-2004, 12:05
I think the intended thread title was "issues need to be specific".

I am simply going to hijack this thread instead of opening up my own, because I currently have such a problem: A response being too unspecific.

I have the issue "Tiara Sign of Oppression, Declare Feminists". The third possible response ends with: "Open up the pageant to both sexes!"

Does this mean:
a) Under current law, beauty contests can only be held amongst women. Legalize them for men to. (then I would choose this option - probable effects of this option: civil right up, economy up)
b) Beauty contests can be held amongst women and amongst men. But this pageant is only about the beauty of women. Change the law to force every beauty contest to have one category for men and one for women (then I would dismiss the issue - probable effects of this option: economic freedom down, economy down(?) )


So, as you can see, depending on how you read this one sentence, the effects of choosing this option would be totally different...

PS: In most cases I am able to figure out what the intended effect of a response is. There are only a few cases (such as this one), where I can't even guess. I end up dismissing them, lest I harm my country.
Blue Faeries
18-11-2004, 12:23
Well that is a tricky one.
Since it says "the pageant" I would think it means b)
if it was a) it would say "pageants" -and it sounds odd that male beauty contests would be outlawed at the moment.

But that's just my opinion.

Perhaps it would be better if they had the quotes and then the options??
18-11-2004, 12:27
Never mind that, what we need are issues! i keep getting the same ones over and over. Anymore of that and i will have to start working! :mp5:
Liverpool England
18-11-2004, 13:41
Never mind that, what we need are issues! i keep getting the same ones over and over. Anymore of that and i will have to start working! :mp5:

Each nation will receive only some issues due to restrictions [like maybe guns are banned, or death penalty is illegal]. Also, newer nations are limited to the original 30 or so issues, older ones have about 180-odd.
19-11-2004, 06:25
When I'm reading a issue, and the options I'm given; I don't really understand what's going on. For example, there's this one issue; it has four options to choose from. Each option has a quote of some random person. But I don't know what will happen if I accept their argument; since I can't actually understand their argument. I'm not asking to tell me whether my economy will decrease or anything. I'm asking whether something is getting banned.
Decisions on issues affect your UN categories and ultimately, determine your nation's UN category or type of government. Other than that, they have no effect on your nation other than putting silly sentences in the last paragraph of your nation's description. There are no "bans." The way some of us have dealt with the effects of the issues is to note the option selected and then record the changes in the nation's description after the update. If you don't want to change your main nation you can create a another nation to experiment with.