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El Glheþ Talossan / Re: The matter of party names
« on: December 05, 2019, 11:59:49 PM »
Adjectives typically follow their nouns in Talossan, with a few exceptions. So "Partì Pecüliar dels Naziunalistaes" would translate directly as "Peculiar Party of the Nationalists".

Using an adjective as a noun is pretty misleading, and I'm relatively certain that just about everyone else figured you were describing the party as peculiar.

Hmm. Certainly wasn't an intent to mislead and I'd disagree that everyone figured I was describing the party as being peculiar rather than it being a Peculiarist party, which it is.  Peculiarism featured extremely heavily in the manifesto, while just being peculiar wasn't conveyed at all. 

I dunno.  Adjectives in this sense confuse me.  I'm still trying to wrap my head around how Nationalist counts as an adjective, when it's a political philosophy, which to me should be a noun.

I'll go with whatever you think is the best suggestion.

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El Glheþ Talossan / Re: The matter of party names
« on: December 05, 2019, 11:14:19 PM »
I'm far from knowledgeable in Talossan, so please help.  From my limited understanding, Pecüliar dels Naziunalistaes, would be saying that the nationalism is peculiar.  I'm seeing a crude direct translation of that being something like 'Nationalist that is Peculiar'. Is that right?

If so, that's not really the intent. 

Peculiar Nationalist Party shouldn't be read as a party that is peculiar, or as a party espousing a peculiar form of nationalism. 

Peculiar shouldn't be used as a descriptor, as it's a concept in its own right.

I'm realising my own mistake in naming the party here, as it really should be The Peculiarist and Nationalist Party.


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El Glheþ Talossan / Re: The matter of party names
« on: December 05, 2019, 09:34:14 PM »
I prefer Partì Naziunalistà Pecüliar too.

I don't know why, but Naziunalistà seems a better translation for Nationalist than Naziunalismeu.

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The Webspace / Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« on: December 04, 2019, 09:01:33 AM »
Sorry to be a pain.  I've linked to my old heraldic avatar and it's showing up skewed and squashed.  Is this something that can be tweaked?


I'm looking into it. It seems to be hardcoded by the forum software to a 65x65 size, so it won't be as easy as editing some CSS, so I'll have to do some delving.

Edit: whoops, for once it was a matter of editing the actual settings. Fixed now to max 100 width, unbounded height.

You're a champion.  THANKS!

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The Royal Civil Service / Re: [Scribe, etc.] Nov 2019 update
« on: December 04, 2019, 06:41:09 AM »
Outstanding, as ever.  I honestly don't know how you find the time, energy and will to do as much as you do.

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The Webspace / Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« on: December 04, 2019, 06:36:55 AM »
Sorry to be a pain.  I've linked to my old heraldic avatar and it's showing up skewed and squashed.  Is this something that can be tweaked?

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The Lobby / [INTERIOR MINISTRY] Updates from the Bureau of Immigration
« on: December 04, 2019, 04:07:30 AM »
A) The backlog of immigration applications have been processed and all applicants contacted. At this time I have dealt with everything that appears to be outstanding. Some of these applications go back a while, so they may be lost causes, but they have been approached all the same.

B) I have recreated the contact form on the Kingdom's website using a new software plugin. The front end of the form looks identical to how it's been for ages. The back end gives us a little bit of magic.

First, the initial contact phase of an application is now automated. Before, when an application was received, some time would pass before somebody got round to checking their emails and then send replies with a canned response. This canned response was simply a welcome message along with instructions to go create a forum account here on Witt. This was just wasted time. Now, this response is automatic. A simple autoresponder sends that email direct to the applicant within a few minutes, meaning the initial application, initial response and welcome from the Kingdom and Wittenberg account creation can all happen in a matter of minutes.

Second (and this is the really cool bit), the details submitted on the application form are now fed into a database. This database is on the admin backend of the Kingdom's website. This means we no longer rely on email to receive new applications, which means nothing ever getting lost in spam ever again. We now have a nice & neat database table displaying applications which is updated as soon as a new applicant hits submit. It also means that if a future immigration official drops the ball on the applications, someone else can access the database and instantly get to the missed applications. No more chasing people down to forward weeks and months worth of lost or forgotten about applications.

Bureau of Immigration,
Ministry of the Interior.

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Wittenberg / Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:27:41 PM »
No shoutbox?

Is there an option to access the BBCode or is everything supposed to work without it?

Do we need a shout box? Old Witt didn't always have one, it's only been a feature the past few years.  I could live without it.

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Wittenberg / Re: Welcome to Wittenberg!
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:26:04 PM »
Very nice interface.  I've not looked on desktop yet, but on mobile this forum is a huge improvement over the old one just on the eyes alone.


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