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    Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    It seems things have changed there. When I worked there it was made quite clear that what is posted in the Politia remains there.
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    Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    The point of a) is, that the Consul per being an elected official under threat of Hex veto is a quasi-staffer that can be expected to treat the shared information confidentially.

    Citizens are...
  3. Re: [Discussion] The purpose of "oppose" in amendments and decisions

    Opposed.

    :P

    I guess any counting of percentages of "support"s and "opposed"s is going to be problematic, because there may be many citizens not participating in the discussion that might vote...
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    Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    Sharing of moderation history details with the Consul/Curatorship has never been a problem, because
    a) The Consul and associated officials are subject to possible veto by Hex as candidates, so can...
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    Re: Decision: Elected Moderators

    What Athelstan said.

    Also, I foresee this: Candidates will either be snatched away by Moderation to their regular recruiting process if they are suitable, or will simply be ignored after election...
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    Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    The appellant can simply inform the Consul that they are appealing, if they want to make use of the grace period, can they not? That would solve any and all SND problems, because it would be the user...
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    Re: Decision: Elected Moderators

    You cannot justify a general change with hypothetical particular outcomes. If you want potentially every eligible citizen to be electable, you have to consider that case and not just the...
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    Re: Decision: Elected Moderators

    Yes.
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    Re: Decision: Elected Moderators

    No, Infidel, who misunderstands things in the course of his discussions, but Hex can and the leaders of Moderation are members of Hex, so if they disliked public criticism they would not have...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    I think it was quite relevant to put this right, because your post created the impression that this proposed change has something to do with supposed Moderation influence in the Curia, which is false.
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    What is that supposed to mean?
    - Moderator/Administrator/Tribune are volunteer roles that people dedicate their free time to, not "entrenched positions".
    - Moderator/Administrator/Tribune do not...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    ^ This.
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    You know very well, that the level and detail provided privately for the judges is different from what is publicly visible, and for good reason. E.g. deleted posts from around the infracted post are...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I

    No, in Tribunal cases deleted posts and other context is posted to the non-public Judges' Quarters, while the procedure envisioned here would require posting it all in public.
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    [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [AWARD] Abdülmecid I for Novus

    One of my brightest students in my times as Moderation Mentor. The pupil has long surpassed the master, of course.
  16. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    The Dutch really have the best forts, they have all the best forts.
  17. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Correct. Guess which character I've been playing in Troy... :P
  18. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    https://i.ibb.co/ScbXkQw/lolololololollo.jpg
  19. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    The Felsen-Eremitage near Bad Kreuznach, the only (former) cave monastery north of the Alps.
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    Re: Guess where?

    This looks like some sort of cave church. The style of the arches and bas-reliefs of knights looks more romanesque/early medieval than gothic or anything later. The Latin cross on the the upper left...
  21. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    That's right. The Karren is the mountain next to Dornbirn, the neighbouring city of Bregenz, and has an excellent view over the Alpenrhein and the eastern end of the Bodensee.
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Section 3 - Article I

    Ah, I had overlooked the restriction to 1 point before suspension. I stand corrected then on "half a dozen", though one point is still someone who broke the same rule at least twice. I would expect...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Section 3 - Article I

    Except that Abdül demonstrated it is not being made "slightly less strict" but rather ridiculously lax, in as much as you could be a repeat offender with half a dozen violations before the citizenry...
  24. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Consider from what height this photo must have been taken from and the topography in the Hinterland of Lindau.

    PS: You are getting close, though.
  25. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    I have recently been to Austria.
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    Re: Guess where?

    Nope, though the Latitude is almost the same.
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [Amendment] Section 3 - Article I

    And another step towards mediocrity and self-indulgence...
    "We all make mistakes." is a convenient myth, nothing more. It is not hard to stay on the good side of the ToS and it is sad to see that...
  28. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    No locks around there, as far as I know. The first step is really to identify the lake in the background.
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    Re: Guess where?

    You're right. It seems I have been tricked by imgbb, which rendered a lower resolution than I uploaded. I have updated my post with a better version of the photo. Hope that's better now :)

    No, but...
  30. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    The latter should be your starting point. Combine that with the visible Flora and Geography and you should be able to quickly narrow this down.
  31. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Noone? The blue thing in the background is relatively well known.
  32. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Ach, I want to go back to Croatia... Dalmatia and Istria are just too beautiful.

    I want to know the place this photo is taken from:
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  33. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    The templum augusti in Pula, Istria, Croatia.
  34. Poll: Re: Which mechanic to increase the late-game difficulty do you prefer in Total War games?

    I never liked the Mongol/Timurid Invasions in Med II and usually countered them with "Secret Service Spam", using all my agents to murder all of their generals before they could take a settlement....
  35. [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [AWARD] King Athelchan for Curia Service Award

    Few as deserving as Athel. Support :)
  36. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    It is indeed Guedelon in Burgundy, and as such strictly speaking a 20th/21st cenury castle, since it is currently being built as a research project. They hope to find out which of the historically...
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    Re: Guess where?

    https://i.ibb.co/3RCBBxT/gugugugugugu.jpg
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    Re: Guess where?

    The Sultan's Palace on Zanzibar?
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    Re: Guess where?

    Ah, I was suspecting that a bucket in italics might point to a bucket in italy, but didn't know of the particular Bucket of Modena.
  40. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    The curved narrow street and the late-romanesque style of the belfry remind me of the eastern Adriatic coast, like Dalmatia or Istria, but I haven't found any matches so far.
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