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Messages - DNVercaria

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Aside from silly memes, the NPW hasn't really attacked anyone... but have also gotten ZERO engagement in discussing our platform.  Not even the dual-king proposal (which, I might add, is new to this manifesto).

That's because, if you'll forgive me saying so, the dual-king proposal is totally irrelevant. It doesn't deal with any of the problems which Free Democrats have with the current monarchy, nor does it defend the idea of monarchy supported by the LCC.

Insomuch as it is an attempt of offering a third way between republicanism and monarchism, it is a noble attempt of finding a truly uniting, pacifying solution for this still deeply split nationette. Do we really want to remain stuck in politics as some kind of a binary team sport forever? Good on the NPW for trying to break this mental blockade.

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Wittenberg / Re: The Importance of the Upcoming Election (my views)
« on: July 24, 2020, 05:29:50 PM »
The kind of activity in which people debate the same question repeatedly would get old fast, I bet.

Though it really does seem that Talossa is never more vibrant than when there is a debate as to what it will be.

Isn't democracy a kind of activity in which people are constantly debating the same questions, like "what is the best way of keeping our community afloat? Do we think that our leaders are doing a good job? Do we need any leaders at all" etc etc.?

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Wittenberg / Re: PECULIARISTS! Time for a Fashion Show
« on: July 01, 2020, 05:00:35 PM »
"Desperados", "rogue" - makes me remember the shenanigans around the foundation of the Penguinean GWP (maybe the first post-Peculiar Way-attempt of keeping Peculiarism alive).

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Wittenberg / Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« on: July 01, 2020, 04:46:08 PM »

(A parallel history of the Republic would be more difficult because the RepublicWitts aren't online anywhere, although I think they may be archived. Still, I could still write a one-page history of the Republic from memory to fit into Ár Noveu Päts, with the help of @GV, @MPF and others. That would be enough for new Kingdom citizens, methinks.)


By the time of the reunion, copies of the Rep. Wittenbergs had been put online on a Mexican server, alas I don't remember the URL(s) or IP address(es) any more. Links to this stuff been issued in a password protected section of the Proboards Witt. I don't remember what  became of all of this, maybe in the wake of the rejoicing nobody practically cared to make head and tail of said publication.

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Wittenberg / Re: PECULIARISTS! Time for a Fashion Show
« on: June 22, 2020, 04:39:15 PM »
And vice versa, S:reu Valcádac'h. :)

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Wittenberg / Re: PECULIARISTS! Time for a Fashion Show
« on: June 21, 2020, 05:23:23 PM »
In fact it is his hat...

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Wittenberg / Re: PECULIARISTS! Time for a Fashion Show
« on: June 21, 2020, 05:14:11 PM »
Chapeau!

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Wittenberg / Re: Hang with the Cool Kids! Join the NPW
« on: June 12, 2020, 03:34:58 AM »
I'm no Peculiarist myself, but for me explaining it is as simple as "Talossa does not have to simulate 'real' countries".

Sure, and I guess we all can agree that  we won't act like a gun-toting Milwaukee Liberation Army, bound to enforce our organic territorial claims. But where to go from your explanation as the common starting point? Should we wallow in dreams of medieval glory, thus being "not real"? Or develope the real utopy of a non-racist, non-sexist, internet-based international democracy? Or should we all put our pink-dotted rompers on and be as creative as hell all day and night long? I suppose, the term Peculiarism is evoking questions like this, and the audience is reacting with disappointment if we're leaving them with the simple statement "Talossa does not have to simulate real countries, that's all."

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Wittenberg / Re: Hang with the Cool Kids! Join the NPW
« on: June 11, 2020, 05:40:27 PM »
Regarding Peculiarism, I've become a bit tired of explaining the inexplicable. Maybe it's because of a misconception on my side, because I never really understood that "serious Peculiarism" is some sort of a contradiction in itself.

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Wittenberg / Re: Hang with the Cool Kids! Join the NPW
« on: June 10, 2020, 04:07:13 PM »
It's an Ogg video file. There's no problem downloading and watching it over here (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is the operating system), deleting it isn't a problem as well... hm.

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Wittenberg / Re: Hang with the Cool Kids! Join the NPW
« on: June 04, 2020, 05:53:03 PM »
Old NPW advertisement...

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funny, thing. the same happens to our diacritics. i lived for two years in germany and they ignored my Š any time all the time. interestingly, my surname is originally german (hawlisch < gaulisch). but should we drop the diacritics in our names, because it is ignored anyway? where authoring a scientific paper, they often recommend us to send the diacritics into oblivion, as it statistically decreases the chance of being cited by someone who would get spooked "how do i write it?" - there is a real research on that, strange letters are responsible for one third of the variability in citations.

As diacritc marks are more than mere eye parsley on the vowels in German (e.g. Bar / Bär - different pronunciation, completely diffferent "thing"), the grammar is offering an official transcription rule for those who don't have any diactric marks at hand: umlauts may be replaced by "vowel plus e" (thus Baer instead of Bär). Aren't there similar options in Czech?

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Wittenberg / Re: Not All Talossan Culture is Red and Green
« on: May 09, 2020, 03:40:23 AM »
Cool.

Btw., these are two of my takes on the present pandemic circumstances:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nz4PXdkTTE (in English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyZ10JrGTEs&t=69s (almost the same, in German)

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.... aaand NZ goes into total shutdown except for essential services as of Wednesday.

I have my issues with the current NZ government but I must say they're not messing around to make sure the 'Rona doesn't spread.

I wish the German government would have reacted faster, instead of blathering endlessly (well, a month and a half, that is) about the possible impact of shutdown measures on the economy. Anyway, a faster reaction would have probably only delayed the mess that we're in now, so what.

Stay safe and well, people.

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Wittenberg / Re: A very incomplete history of Talossa's Wittenbergs
« on: December 31, 2019, 12:24:08 PM »

Wittenberg XII: The first of the two Republic Wittenbergs, it went online ca. 2009-ish (MPF??) and lasted a year or two.  The preservation status of this Witt is unknown.

Wittenberg XIIb: The last of the two exclusively-Republic Wittenbergs, it went online ca. 2009-10 and was taken offline at Reunision on or about 20 April 2012.  The preservation status of this Witt is unknown.


If I remember it correctly, Witt XII and Witt XIIb were the same forum in two different places. Witt XII had been installed, hosted and maintained by Andy L., who, when he quit Talossa, didn't want to extend his contract with the webspace provider. So Ián Anglatzara found another provider and installed the forum software. Transferring the database required some undocumented changes of internal variables, so to get this fixed the two forums mentioned above existed parallely for a couple of weeks. Eventually Witt XII was completely transferred to Witt XIIb and therefor, completely preserved.

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