Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
In the process of registering on this forum, all players--including you--agreed to accept these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of Invision Power Board. In doing so you essentially signed an electronic contract pledging to have read the rules and TOS and agreeing to follow the rules and TOS as written. It is your continued responsibility to read, follow, and keep up-to-date with the CN rules.
The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc. Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator. A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules. 1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
5.) Permanent Ban Game Bans and Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion. If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums. Process of Appeals
Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game. Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum. Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation. The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise. Posting
All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however. Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have... A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area. Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning. Topic Hijacking
Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning. Repeat Topics
One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise. Joke Topics
Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic. Spam
Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags. Posting in All Caps
Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key. No Discussion Forums
There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense. Moderation Forums
All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine. Namecalling
Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums. Filtered Words
Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word. If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene. Harassment
Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning. Gravedigging
Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this. The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread. Signatures
Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning. You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line. Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright. Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted. Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited. Drug References
Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof. Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities. OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense. Death Threats / Death Wishes
A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff. Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited. Forum Names
With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive. Multiple Forum Accounts
With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis. Posting For Other Players
Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf. Imitation &. Impersonation
Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts. A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice. Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions. Avatars
Size for avatars is limited by the forum mechanics, therefore there is no size issue for a user to worry about. Avatars must be in good taste, and any avatar containing a picture that is too violent, disgusting, sexually explicit, insulting to another player or staff member, etc. will be removed. Avatars that are potentially seizure inducing will not be permitted. Players may not "borrow" the avatars of any moderator past or present without permission. Swastikas and Nazi Imagery
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Good afternoon, I'm Schattenmann, your humble fact-checker for this mini-presentation of Os's World, your number one source for news from that land beyond the clouds, that happy land somewhere over the rainbow where the sky is green, the sun is purple, and trees grow down. Today, we visit that wonderful land again, beckoned by the claims of His Backwardness that: To do homage to the man, I say : :::::::chortle:::::: : Opposition is Action Let us first channel that biggest jerkwad of philosophy, the man who gave us pedantry, Socrates, and ask first: what is it to "oppose"? This is a word which implies action, oppose is a verb, it is not a passive state, but affirmative. We understand that to oppose something means to stand in its way. If a man opposes something, he acts to stop it. If a man is opposed to something, he moves to separate himself from it. We can greater understand this concept of opposition by considering its opposite, support. Support, too, is an action. Support enables things. A treaty is support, war is support, diplomatic pressure is support. Opposition is powerful. If rulers and alliances took stock of their ideals, and stood upon them, the world would shudder. Truth is Found in Action Now, let us examine OsRavan's record of opposition to reparations, eternal wars, etc. For it is in a man's action that we find the truth.In his perverted part in a perverted play, he directed the forces of ODN in enforcement of peace terms in the DH-NPO War which included $2.427 Billion in reparations ($1B from Legion alone), and a month long extended war against the top tier of Pacifica. In the Dave War, ODN itself demanded an extended war of top-tier MCXA nations. In the TOP-C&G War, ODN stood shoulder-to-shoulder with its allies and coalition in demands for reps totaling over $1 Billion and tens-of-thousands of tech (most of it blood money to GOONS), and 40,000 tech from Legion. It is most often the case that when we discuss the historical sins of an alliance, we must be careful to remember that their sins have been across multiple administrations, and that distance makes for penance. Not so with ODN and OsRavan. OsRavan himself led the Network in each of these wars and always unfalteringly waved the banner of his bloodthirsty allies. OsRavan Found False Os's World is a weird place, indeed. It is a world where a man finds it perfectly sane to decry every kind of injustice who has himself committed his personal influence, and the military might of his alliance to the extraction of outrageous reps; who has himself accepted reps; who has put the weight of his alliance behind the acts he himself decries over and over again, enthusiastically. Why must we continue to examine OsRavan? OsRavan breathes rarefied air as one of very few men whose person came to define an AA and in many ways an era. His person is political, to discuss the person of OsRavan is to discuss ODN. Where OsRavan lies, the truth must be brought forth. This is no petty personal squabble, but a question of the state of things. As long as twisted manipulators such as OsRavan are allowed to spew their backwards histories, alliances will continue to emulate them. History is the sum of actions of men, OsRavan's opposition could have meant an entirely different world, but despite his repetitive cries that his principles give no regard to politics, we see that he has no principles, and he perpetuated a world without principle. So, my dear reader, on this, the 1,752nd day since OsRavan forced reparations from Cult of Justitia, and the 1,751st day since he began denying it, I'm your host Schattenmann bidding you good day from all of us in Os's World. Os's World 1 Os's World 2 Source: A Valentine from TPF
OsRavan is highly upset that TPF might nuke NPO for a really long time, and as a lifelong crusader against reps, PZI, aggressive war, and everything evil in this world, except when he's doing it, he is shocked at the implications for this planet, which he has done everything in his power to preserve, except when he isn't. OsRavan has been a stalwart ally to Pacifica for years, brokering special golden parachutes for ODN at every turn, and supporting them in every shenanigan that has brought their star low in the global eye. Most especially, OsRavan was central to the dicking down TPF got in the Equilibrium War intrigues, the so-called handshake peace agreements negotiated in secret to create a predetermined outcome. I say TPF recognize OsRavan's special concerns and investments in this affair, and grant him honorary baby-eating NPO membership, and nuke the everloving piss out of him until they have no more nukes or he has no more words, forever and ever amen. Who's with me? Your vote to deep fry OsRavan is secret.
Good evening, and welcome to this special edition of This Week in the Network, your number one source for all news orange and pulpy from that shining beacon of peace and friendship, the Orange Defense Network. I'm your host Schattenmann, TWiN is on! Lay of the Land Tonight we're pleased to bring you this special international edition of TWiN. For those of you who haven't been paying attention, here's the scoop. On January 22, 2014, DBDC declared war on World Task Force in sport to celebrate its second anniversary. Per usual, DBDC nations have been swapping AAs between IRON, Doom Squad, Swash Plates and Tail Rotors, Dark Templar, etc. WTF has not played the game, continuing their defense regardless. And so the stage was set for the kind of drama that has always been set up by DBDC's dual membership partners. The Case of Noob Cake One nation in particular, Noob Cake, has sought to escape justice by applying to the Orange Defense Network, prompting a diplomatic mission to ask when the war would end. And were that the end of it, my friends, what a boring show this would be indeed. Fortunately for us, ODN's diplomat began his visit with undertones that the Network is done with this war and so should be WTF. Rankled, and rightly so, by this interloping and already fired up by two months of war, WTF's members gave an ear-burning reply to Shinnra. As the responses heated up, Shinnra was joined by newly-minted Secretary General Peaches and bucovina, who apparently arrived to throw gasoline on the fire Peaches of course lightens the situation by calling WTF a pack of savages for responding in anger to ODN's thinly-veiled threats. I do believe he might even have got some mud on the edge of his petticoats. bucovina, not being an actual diplomat but a concerned citizen on a private mission, chimes in Yes, why don't you mind your manners, WTF, because ODN is here to tell you that you take those threats with a smile and say thank you or we're coming back with a thousand school marms to knock some manners into your knuckles. And so they went round. WTF has made clear that they will defend themselves until they have had their fill, and that is not likely anytime soon. ODN's diplomatic mission finally punctuated their point once more: Something else. Scary stuff. All this begs the question, what in Mod's name were they thinking? It is clear that ODN believed WTF to be naïve and so stupid as to be pliable by the most blunt conversation. These are not the overtures of practiced diplomats, but what we might expect from a startup protectorate. Clearly, a new approach was needed. A reboot in the tradition of foreign affairs reboots. Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies And now we come to the final act in this comedy of errors. Sensing that ODN's first thread had run its course, Secretary General Peaches sough to reset the diplomatic process by opening a new thread. Now, bear with me, folks, I know reading hurts, but you want to catch all the patronization, all the lies, all the condescension here in its entirety, you won't be disappointed. The Final Word We here at This Week are incensed. We're incensed that ODN has threatened to intervene in the WTF-DBDC War because ODN has decided it's time for the war to end. We're incensed that the Secretary General has made such undeniably wild claims. Now you listen here, Mr. Secretary General, I think I speak for all of us (as usual) when I say we're just here for the fireworks. I for one understand, appreciate, and respect WTF's isolationism, and I don't imagine they think of a diplomat rush to watch your trainwreck as an opportunity. I was reticent about posting, but your speech is geared toward an international audience because you're on CNtel and because you know we're watching. I for one find your entire speech to be . . . wild. ODN is not the oldest democracy, that's GATO. ODNistas vote at rates as low as 13% (during war, when activity is highest); Polaris is an autocracy with an elected council, our last election saw 32% participation. ODN is not in the slightest a "defensive" alliance. You are an alliance that "defends" allies by disregarding all circumstance. When MK attacked NPO for no reason except to curb their growth, you followed. Now DBDC has attacked WTF for no reason except to remove them and curb their growth, you will follow. In this last war, too, begun by bald aggression to deliberately start a global war, ODN was right there beside its allies where it will always be and where it belongs. You are an aggressive alliance to your core because you do what you're asked and "don't let friends burn." ODN is not an alliance that favors white peace. You favor whatever your allies favor (as you've said here over and over) and if your allies want reps, ODN's military, membership, and government are behind them as you did in the Doom House-NPO War. If ODN is in any way "for" white peace right now it is because that is simply the prevailing sentiment and ODN is nothing if not followers, because your elementary "friends" foreign policy precludes all judgement or autonomy. It doesn't matter why, it only matters who. And as your longest-serving Secretary General OsRavan has said in a rare moment of clarity, "When you back something with military force in a coalition you don't get to shift the blame." You frame this war as an inevitable clash of cultures. It is anything but! WTF's culture is in no way in conflict with DBDC's culture. There is nothing intrinsically at odds between these two alliances. This is a war of opportunistic election on DBDC's part, and if ODN enters it will be the same: opportunistic aggression. This is not a clash of cultures, it is a war gone bad. This bit of intellectual dishonesty is so goofy as to be offensive. How dare you attempt to equate WTF's resolve to fight to the death with past suicide runs. WTF does not need to moralize its stance, DBDC did that for them when they attacked WTF for sport. ODN does not do whatever it can to promote a friendly or moderate environment for all. You ally with strongmen and then back them up in whatever moves they make, because they're your "friends." If ODN wants to promote moderation and friendliness, it will cancel its DBDC treaty and mind its own business. Your treaty facilitates this very situation because DBDC knows, knows, that its nations are useless against conventionally-constructed AAs, and that its allies are the ones who'll be doing the fighting when things go bad. And voila! here you are threatening war in the name of peace, friendliness, and moderation. The entire tone of this speech is insulting. It is patronizing and makes it clear that ODN thinks of itself as the Great White Father here to inform and civilize these weird neutral savages. For my part, WTF, I must say bravo. You have staked out your position and stuck to your principles in the face of overwhelming challenges. Not because you are naïve, but because you are extremely well aware of what is happening, as you have demonstrated. Collectible Sig And now a This Week tradition: Your TWiP Collectible Sig, crafted for all you TWiNnies out there in TV land from the most special screenshot of the week. I think this one speaks for itself. That's it for This Week, thank you for joining us tonight. From everyone here in the studio on this, the twenty-seventh day since DBDC confused isolationist for pacifist, goodnight, and good luck!
Orange Unity Treaty Preamble: We, the members of the Orange Team, come together once again to promote the stability and prosperity of all nations that make their home on the Orange color sphere. Article I: Sovereignty All signatories of the Orange Unity Treaty recognize that they are independent and therefore mantain that they are sovereign entities. Article II: Non-Aggression All signatories will refrain from taking action that may be deemed as aggressive against any other countersigned party. If a nation is found to be in violation of this article, they are to cease any and all aggressive actions and offer peace immediately. The violator will be required to pay reparations to the defendant to make them whole. This article may be legally superseded in the event that a signatory has a conflicting higher level defense pact activated. Article III: Espionage Signatories are to refrain from engaging in any act of espionage against any other countersigned party. Article IV: Free Trade All signatories are encouraged to participate in the trading of resources with any other co-signed nation for their mutual benefit. Article V: The Orange Senate I - The Senators of the Orange Team are required to promote the general well-being and prosperity of the entire Orange Sphere when casting their votes on proposed legislation. II - The 5 elected Orange Senators are required to communicate with one another regularly in a co-operative manner. III - The Senators are encouraged to seek out the advice of their respective alliance governments and of their counterparts on the Orange Senate before casting their votes on legislation. IV - In all cases, the prosperity of the majority of the Orange Team is to come before the individual Senator's well-being. Article VI - Admittance I - This treaty shall be open to all Orange Team alliances, provided that they agree to be bound by these terms. II - Potential members may petition to join by contacting any of the member alliances who may sponsor them for membership. III - A new signatory may be added to the pact by a unanimous vote of the current members. Article VII - Cancelation Any signatory may withdraw from this pact by giving private notice to all other signatories. The withdrawal will be considered official 72 hours after notice is given. Signed for the Independent Republic of Orange Nations, The Warrior - President, IRON Councilor Third King - Secretary of State, IRON Councilor Blade 619 - Minister of Defense, IRON Councilor Rhizoctonia - Minister of Internal Affairs, IRON Councilor Mandarijn - Minister of the Vault, IRON Councilor Signed for the Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Lemax, Grand Master Walking Dead, Grand Knight Timmy09, Grand Treasurer Penedono, Grand Superintendent Sherman, Grand Chancellor Signed for R&R, President - Bambi Vice President - cmf0203 Minister of Foreign Affairs - MutedFaith Signed for the Orange Defense Network, Secretary General: OsRavan Assistant Secretary General: eZe Secretary of Defense: masterofwind Secretary of State: Zaxon Secretary of Interior: Badpoet Secretary of Economics: PeachesIII Senate LX: bucovina Hawspiper1983 Peonn Razorpara Stealthypenguin93
Preamble This Optional Defense Optional Aggression Pact between the Orange Defense Network and the North Star Federation is signed in the spirit of friendship, co-operation, and harmony. Article I: Sovereignty The signatories agree that this treaty does not infringe upon the others' sovereignty, and that they are both completely separate organizations. Article II: Non-Aggression The signatories agree not to conduct any acts of warfare, espionage, or other acts of aggression against the other. Article III: Intelligence In the event that one signatory gains intelligence that would be of relevance to the other signatory, both signatories agree to share this information between them. Article IV: Optional Defense If one signatory comes under assault from a hostile alliance, they may ask the other alliance for military aid. The other signatory has the option of giving military aid and assistance. Article IV. Optional Aggression If either signatory intends to undertake an aggressive military action against a third-party, it shall communicate this information to the other promptly. The other signatory is not obliged to provide military support under these circumstances, but they may decide to do so. Article VI: Aid At any time a signatory of this treaty may ask for aid of any kind from the other. The other signatory has the option to refuse the request for any valid reason. This request is non-binding. Article VII: Termination At any time either signatory may cancel this Pact for any reason. Once notice is given through proper diplomatic channels, a seventy-two (72) hour grace period will be in effect in which this treaty will remain active. For The Orange Defense Network: Secretary General: Overlord Shinnra - Spawner of Overlords, Tendrils of Agony Assistant Secretary General: Eze Secretary of the Interior: Hawspiper Secretary of Economics: nomnomnom Secretary of Defense: Zaxon Secretary of State: Walling Senate LVIII: OsRavan, Bucovina, StealthyPenguin, Peaches, Nikolay For North Star Federation Emperor: Crv24 Regent: Saxplayer Commander of Foreign Affairs: Empirical Commander of Internal Affairs: Alastair Commander of Defence: Lord Charlie Commander of Brown: Brycemas NSF's 1st Parliament Grealind- Permanent PoppaClam Lordjamesmca
It is my sad duty to announce that I have had to undertake a (mostly bloodless) coup in order to take the reins of the Orange Defense Defence Network at this critical time in the alliance's history. I have nothing against Overlord Shinnra personally - a fine fellow in many respects - but some jobs simply call for penguins rather than overlords. On behalf of our Viceroy, Fleet Admiral Doctor Electron Sponge, OBE, PHD, COD, ASAP, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, Conqueror of the Antarctic Lands in General and Godwanaland in Particular, Also Hello (may he live for eternity and his beard grow ever more luxuriant), and in my capacity as God Emperor (Acting) of the ODN, I bring you this important message: It was eight years ago today Sergeant Poper taught the band to play. They've been going in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you the act you've known for all these years: Sergeant Poper's Orange Defending Band. It's wonderful to be here: it's certainly a thrill. You're such a lovely audience,we'd like to take you home with us we'd love to take you home. Come to my pub to celebrate with us. If you know us, you know it's always a warm welcome and a good time at ODN HQ. If you don't know us, you'll just have to trust the nice penguin on that. So that about wraps it up. Happy birthday to us. Orange caek and huggles for all! I now return you to your regularly scheduled overlord.
Declaration of Existence, Disbandment, and Rebranding Many moons ago, the alliances of UCN, FEAR and Wolfpack came together to form an MDAP bloc, Blood for Friends. BFF continued through much difficulty, including the disturbing disbandment of UCN and reform into Europa. NEW was added to the bloc, and a while later, FEAR, Wolfpack and Europa merged into the new alliance of BFF. Unfortunately, some things aren't meant to be. BFF exploded rather dramatically, and while some stayed on to try to keep her alive, it simply was done. Today we declare our intent to rebrand Blood for Friends as Los Pollos Hermanos, a sleeker, slicker, more laid-back version of our former home. Escaping the bad name of BFF is part of that process, and as such we have chosen our new image. At this time, our charter is forthcoming. We are currently operating under an interim triumvirate which as as follows: Triumvirate: Ernesto Che Guevara, Kongo Jack, Emperador Del Oeste (Chax, Deebo, Minister of Silly Walks) We are protecting the BFF AA until further notice. The Goon Order of Oppression, Negligence and Sadism is protecting Los Pollos Hermanos for a period which they will specify in this thread while we reevaluate our ties. We will not pretend this will be smooth or easy, but we cannot simply sit by and watch our community go the way of so many before. If this is to be our final throw before we all punch out, then so be it. For the final time, o/ BFF. You had a good run. Forums: http://w11.zetaboards.com/Los_Pollos_Hermanos/index/ IRC: #breakfast on Coldfront And so ends the least enthusiastic DoE ever. Apathy is our main export. And meth.