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[New Era] How we are changing - Stage One: the eUK forums

Day 2,141, 14:30 by Sven Goran Duran-Duran

Just another day in "Public Discussion"


The Forums


It would be fair to say the eUK forums (link) have for a long time been a no-go area for many New Era players.

Indeed, New Era as a party has to a certain degree, actively discouraged use of the forums for a long time - there were of course reasons for this, including, for instance, a ridiculously bias modding team.

Some newer members may find it surprising / amusing that known trolls, such as Invalidation, were elevated to the rank of Mods and tasked with objectively governing comment therein.

Needless to say, "objectively governing comment therein" is not what occured and many who disagreed with one thing or the other ended up being unfairly treated.

As such, New Era wisely steered (esp its younger) members away from what could sometimes be a brutal playground for players who really don't like New Era.

Those times have changed, however.

As a party I think it's time to recognise that over the past months, the new Mods and admin team have done an excellent job in trying to bring the forums back round to what they were - an excellent place to debate, to socialise and to learn more about this silly game.

Whilst applauding those guys for their hard work (done not without opposition) I and others think that New Era as party should now actively promote forum use and encourage all its members (and other players who may have stayed away for the same reasons) to give it a go.



Why should we use the forums?

Here's three reasons:

1) Forums are a great tool if you are in Congress or involved in Government. They create a moderated space for debate that's less messy than in-game pm's. You can keep an easy track as to what people have discussed and debated before. You can put private, sensitive stuff on there etc. Forums do have their drawbacks though - for instance, not everyone uses forums. So having debate and voting on there means many do not get to take part; some by choice, others because they don't want to register, too lazy, banned (in the past, usually a New Era member - lol) etc. etc.

In-game articles are another way to do congressional discussion too - everyone would see them, although that too has its drawbacks in that it can become messy, vandalised, not private when you need it to be etc.

A fair way would seem to be a combination of all of the above.

Nevertheless, the estabished and reformed eUK forums are undeniably a great asset at a Congressman's disposal and New Era therefore recommends and asks all its congressmen (and future congressmen!) to join and see what goes on in there.

In the future, New Era PPs may consider whether a congressman has registered on the forums when choosing his/her place on the congress list.

2) As you can see I like talking about congress and forum use xD but the forums can also be a great place to socialise, play other games with players from the eUK, and meet people. In the off-topic sections, you will find a wealth of stuff for folks who might wanna talk about Breaking Bad, or play a game of Total War, or talk about football etc.

3) The forums can be useful for running political parties and running MUs. This side of the forums has arguably become less useful now that we have feeds but the forums can and are still used for holding party debate for instance, arranging party / MU competitions, organising your regiments, even putting up your party constitution!



You can find out more about the official eUK forums (and IRC) here:

MoHA article

For now, and to make start on this new policy, any New Era member that posts in the New Era section of the forums (I am about to put up a thread - subject: Free Tanks) will receive some free Q7s for their trouble.

To get access to the New Era subgroup, you will need to be registered on the forums (if you are not already) then request access to the New Era group - just send a mod a message or put your request on the "Party Forums - Access Requests" thread.


New Era members get free tanks for joining the forums - nice


Thanks for taking the time to read this. If you want to know more about New Era or want to get involved, just send me a pm.


Regards


Sven Goran Duran-Duran, DSO
Commander of the British Army MU and Party President of New Era



 

Comments

Wes Lewis
Wes Lewis Day 2,141, 14:56

Can you write one article without attacking somebody in the text?

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,141, 15:06

"
Some newer members may find it surprising / amusing that known trolls, such as Invalidation, were elevated to the rank of Mods and tasked with objectively governing comment therein." <-- this is a blatant attack to one of our best artists of our times, dentist, TUPPer (but not ware), skata-lite ? spamican. I require an explaination and an apology, no one , as Invalidation (alias alice, malice,... ) has done to the BETTERMENT and de-gokuization of our e-society. The swans in the lake are just droping tears of deep sadness under such an unwanted attack to the dignity of one, if not the most, of our beloved members. Be the MINECRAFT with you all.

Wes Lewis
Wes Lewis Day 2,141, 15:08

Almost a decent attempt at sarcastic trolling might earn you double digit votes in the next PP election o/

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,141, 15:11

the most sarcastic is that I am in eSpain,...above PPs, votes,...but you can donate,... I accept gold and tanks.

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 12:03

How could a party who's only policy is slander and bullying do that?

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 12:05

You mean the TUP party , right on brother

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 12:07

I am referring the party who have published this article trying to show that they are trying to improve and yet still only managing to constantly slander and attack. The party you have been kicked out of for being a bullying nitwit, new era.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 12:55

the only Bullying is you , and you are very childish New Era forever , I'm back ! I just read the eUK is boring with me in the top 5 news , !

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 13:00

I like how you forgot to log into the Winston account to say you are back. You realise that this account, the Dapper one is still in Poland right?

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 13:23

Invalidation you are Polish in real life

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 13:23

Eh?

Sam010 Day 2,143, 19:21

Comment deleted

Sam010
Sam010 Day 2,144, 05:04

Is that supposed to be an insult, Dapper? Racism is yet another string to your bow it seems.

WayneKerr
WayneKerr Day 2,141, 15:19

No one 'dislikes' New Era, this is just propaganda from you and the 'leaders' of your party, in an attempt to solidify your stance on certain issues (namely TUP being big, bad elitists). What we disliked is the attitude of a few high ranking members. The constant lies, trolling and underhand tactics coming from them in an attempt to take 'power' away from people, is the reason why you got pushed to the fringes. They have now left and up until you published your typical aggressive articles no one gave a shit about your party...

This is a chance for you to start afresh, let bygones be bygones, let sleeping dogs lie etc etc. The community is more than willing to accept you back into the fold. But, if you keep shitting in the sandpit we'll push you out again...

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,141, 15:23

we, eerrrrrrrrrr, they need a crash course in org-robbery...eeerrrrrrrr gold-fishing.

WayneKerr
WayneKerr Day 2,141, 15:26

Your little infatuation with me is starting to become disturbing Alpha.

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,141, 15:29

wayne, don't pay attention, it's the accostumed propaganda before elections, once it's gone and you lost (or even won) , all will be gone. But anyway, I haven't told anything addressed to you or even to your dentists, I was speaking broadly at the e-destists of the AFRICAN e-world.

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,141, 15:25

wise words, btw, I' ve just written in calligraphic writing and stick to the wall. like the song... bygone the begin ....

Sven Goran Duran-Duran
Sven Goran Duran-Duran Day 2,141, 15:33

you presume a lot and speak hypocritically when it comes to "lies, trolling and underhand tactics" when you look at, for instance, the Dentists MU.

Given that you are running for CP and New Era's poll for CP is now open, this is a chance for you to start afresh, let bygones be bygones, let sleeping dogs lie etc etc. New Era is more than willing to support a candidate that will take on the dastardly TUP and win (e.g. Wookie) but, if you keep shitting in the sandpit we'll vote for the other guy.

WayneKerr
WayneKerr Day 2,141, 15:45

I have spoken the truth Sven. Maybe you need to go reread comments made under the name of your party. DC have never proclaimed to be whiter that white, nor are we all sweetness and light. We do the things others are too scared to do, and while we are doing it we bring smiles and joy to a vast swathe of eRep players.

Vote for the other guy, you are under the false impression that I am touting for support from parties. I have the support I require and that is from SKA.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 11:45

WayneKerr needs a life lol

ViciousDeeds
ViciousDeeds Day 2,142, 18:49

Dapper needs a better insult lol

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 11:46

lolwho you think you are one , no one pushed , if you carry on your madness i just come back , you are proper loser son get a life serious get a life

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,141, 15:27

grandôla vilaaaaaaaaa morenaaaaaaaa, terra de fraternidadeeee.... terra de fraternidade...

Niemand
Niemand Day 2,142, 00:25

Seems a wise move to encourage the eUK forums.
Let the past be history, remember it, but focus on the future.
Voted!

Dr Hugh Jardon
Dr Hugh Jardon Day 2,142, 03:06

The forums can be a good tool to help create a better and more active community spirit within parties so even if you oppose the admin team you can still just use your party's section which by right should be away from prying admin eyes. Thats what I tried to do with New Era in my time because as a party the activity level really needed a huge boost to keep retention rather than recruiting new players month after month who then go on to be dead citizens and need replacing.

As for Wookie, if you spoke to the guy you would find he isn't TUP. He is damned friendly, funny, approachable and un-evil unlike those utter b'stards keers and Talon who keep borrowing gold off me. Wookie is Wookie and he has been a fecking damned good CP no matter what party he is in and the activity levels in this Government has been beyond criticism. I am proud to say I was PP at the Independent Alliance when he was there and taught him feck all...but that won't stop me telling people in eAus that I am the reason he is where he is.

Long live Hugh \o/

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 11:29

Oh look, unfounded personal attacks from the leader of the biggest anti-eUK group of players.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 11:44

Hello toss pot , back in you beloved TUP I see

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 11:54

real mature

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 11:58

As mature as you for months you little worm

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 12:03

all you have done for months is try to bully me out of New Era

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,142, 12:17

did you know that Adolf Hitler tried to enter in the Fine Arts academy of Wien (Austria) ?

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 11:58

PTOer

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 12:02

liar

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 12:04

We know you are ! lol

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 12:06

you don't know anything, bet you don't even know the account details of all of your multiple accounts, would explain why new era sucks so very badly right now

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,142, 12:11

invalidation, the real tragedy about Don's multi is that HALF of them have started to drawing mspaint pictures by themselves, in an independent move OUT OF the real wishes of the very same Don.... Can you imagine that ? It's a clockbomb about to explode...

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 11:44

The forums are dead and frull of pr1cks true story

Dr Hugh Jardon
Dr Hugh Jardon Day 2,142, 12:11

There is a couple of pricks there but overall there are some decent people

Alphabethis
Alphabethis Day 2,142, 12:14

I agree, 99% of them are decent people, and even that 1% is 45.3 % of the time decent people as well, but the impact, defined as:
impact = percentage of trols * average the damage done
is
impact = 0.00547 * 30000 gokus

being goku the unit for "trollized people on the internet", so do the math, the harm is just huge.

Dan Moir
Dan Moir Day 2,142, 12:25

New Era still exist? Sven must have had the worst PP term in the history of eUK.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 12:54

Get back to the forums

Adastros
Adastros Day 2,142, 13:08

Get back to Ireland

Adastros
Adastros Day 2,142, 13:08

Or Poland, or whatever country you happen to be ruining this week. Stop trolling our media.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 13:13

Good result Villa beating man city , now Adastros stop getting hard over a free web based game calm down , Dapper is everywhere. . . . . . .

Carlini8
Carlini8 Day 2,142, 15:57

Get hard over other web based media.

Rory Winterbourne
Rory Winterbourne Day 2,142, 12:45

Letting a 3rd rate troll who fights for CoT back into the country is a fine example of just how much you're changing...

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 13:12

Wow you let Dapper back in on his Winston account, you sure like to hurt the country and your own image. You're undermining all the changes that you are pretending to make, just proving again and again that you are fully committed to the destruction of eUK.
Maybe I need to rejoin your dump of a party and put it down for good.

Commander Dapper
Commander Dapper Day 2,142, 13:15

Stop your lies , we all know you are in TUP and we have it here your words , you will only show the TUP up but this time TUP will get it like you do to us . You are PTOer you just proved it here thanks

Invalidation
Invalidation Day 2,142, 13:16

You are a multiple accounting cheat and you prove it by failing to separate your identities. You freely say you are back in eUK even though its your Winston account that has the citizenship.

 
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