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TCB Minister of Information Cheat Sheet

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[center][b][color=firebrick][size=180]What the Minister of Information Actually Does[/color][/size][/b][/center]

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[*]Keeps the Law Archive up-to-date and amends laws as necessary 
[*]Distributes regional and international news (government announcements, cultural events, WA voting, game updates, etc)
[*]Creates an RMB post and sends a Telegram to the region announcing election sign-up and voting
[*]If requested, sends election campaigns to the entire region via Telegram (limit 1 per candidate)
[*]Keeps guides and other dispatches up-to-date
[*]Runs and moderates debates among election candidates
[*]Hosts TCBook Club (optional)
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[center][b][color=firebrick][size=180]The Red Standard[/color][/size][/b][/center]

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[size=150][b]How To Create a New Post[/b][/size]

[i]There are no hard-and-fast rules for how to do the news; this is just the system I have settled on. As Minister, you can do the news however you please.[/i]

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[*]Go to the most recent news dispatch
[*]Click "Raw" at the bottom right, and copy everything
[*]Create a new dispatch and paste
[*]Replace the previous welcome list at the top with [url=https://replit.com/@AquilaNS/NewNations-V12]new nations.[/url]
[*]Remove any news that's no longer relevant
[*]Add in any updates you've heard about since the last issue
[*]Title it, mark as Bulletin > News, and publish
[*]Post a link to the dispatch on the RMB and Discord
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[i]You can find a formatting guide here:[/i]

https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=330837

[size=150][b]Fun Ideas for the News[/b][/size]

[i]These are optional things you could include in the news to make it more engaging. [/i]

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[*]Puzzles for a Weekend Edition
[*]Interviews
[*]Opinion pieces
[*]Artwork 
[*]Articles from other publications
[*]Movie/TV/music recommendations 
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[size=150][b]A Dissection of The Red Standard[/b][/size]

[i]This is a thorough explanation of how I've structured the news and what I put in each section. You don't have to read all of this! It makes it look like a lot more than it really is, but it's there if you need it or aren't sure about something.[/i]

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[*][b]Latest Announcements[/b] happen any time a member of the government says something brief. I just copy their post and paste it into a bullet point. It'll look like:

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[b]Minister of Whatever:[/b]
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[*][i]Insert short quote here.[/i]
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[*][b]Breaking News / Important Update / etc[/b] is anything from a minister that is longer than like 3-4 sentences. I add this below the box for [b]Latest Announcements[/b]:


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[center][b][color=firebrick][size=180]Relevant Title[/color][/size][/b][/center]
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Insert long quote (+ any commentary if applicable) here.

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[*]Similarly, you can have [b]People's Correspondence[/b] for articles written by comrades, [b]Help Wanted[/b] for advertisements, or [b]Weekend Edition[/b] for puzzles and such. Each of these would go in its own box.

[*]An alternative to a box is using a [b]sidebar[/b] which is just a fixed skinny box. I do this for stuff like the [b]Friday Culture Corner[/b] or shorter interviews. For example:

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[center][b][color=firebrick][size=180]Friday Culture Corner[/color][/size][/b][/center]
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[center][size=120][b][u]Quote of the Week[/u][/b][/size]

[i]Some quote[/i] 

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[*][b]Regional News[/b] and [b]International News[/b] reflect whatever I think is important, including slightly more in-depth explanations of any announcements that may need it. 

[*][b]Current Events[/b] is a simple list of what's happening and the date(s)

[*][b]Bulletins[/b] rarely change and should list things that are always relevant (like "endorse our WA Delegate!")


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[center][b][color=firebrick][size=180]Managing the Law Archive[/color][/size][/b][/center]

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[i]Whenever new legislation is passed, the Minister of Information needs to update the [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1485976]Law Archive.[/url][/i]

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[*]Find an old law of the same type as the new one in the [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1485976]Law Archive[/url]
[*]Click "Raw" at the bottom and copy
[*]Create a new dispatch and paste
[*]Replace the text with the new law, keeping the images at the top
[*]Format appropriately
[*]Title, publish, and copy the link
[*]Go back to the [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1485976]Law Archive[/url] and click "Edit"
[*]Find the correct section, and following the pattern of the others, add the new link to the dispatch and save
[*]If the new law is an amendment, go update whatever it's amending   
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