The regional message board (RMB for short) is the space within the Rejected Realms (TRR for Short) that players and nations can post messages, hold conversations, debates, all sorts! It is free for any member of the region, or members of embassy regions to post on, so long as they stay within the rules.
One notable thing of the typical discussion on the RMB, is that it is within the rules. Despite TRR being a region where you can't be ejected, there are still rules that you must follow to partake on the RMB, and in the region, in good faith.
The Rules, the cornerstone of RMB etiquette. They are:
Stay within NationStates rules The NationStates rules apply to every Regional Message Board. Non-compliance will incur the wrath of NS Moderators, who can delete your nation. Please become familiar with these rules.
Do not call for the overthrow of the regional government The regional government is democratically elected, and they are limited on what they can do by the constitution, which is located here. Every important position in TRR is democratically elected, so the best way to ensure you have a say in the government is to apply for citizenship, and partake in elections.
In General, Avoid Posting Multiple Times in a Row Multi-posting is when someone posts more than once without someone else having posted in between. When it comes to moderating Multi-posts, we have a 3 Strike Rule. Strike 1 - First Offense. No official warning will be given, simply a reminder to use the edit button. Strike 2 - You will be officially warned and reminded of the rules Strike 3 - You will have the multi-post, and any further multi-posts suppressed. Exceptions to the rule: - Posting 3 or more times in a row. This is spam, and will be suppressed regardless of content. - Double posts containing meaningful content will not be suppressed. "Meaningful content" is defined by the moderator. - The rule does not apply if it has been 30 minutes from your last post Don't Multi-post, use the edit button if you have more to say.
Do not post hateful content Hateful content is anything with the intention of insulting, or otherwise causing offence, to another person. This includes, but is not limited to, homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and the promotion of hateful ideologies (such as fascism).
Keep all messages Safe for Work NationStates is a PG-13 Site, and thus everything posted on the RMB must meet this criteria. Any post which doesnít will be immediately suppressed.
Donít quote suppressed messages They've been suppressed for a reason, and you're likely to be suppressed if you quote them. Quoting a suppressed message and rewriting it as "snip" (or similar) is acceptable, but we recommend you do not engage with suppressed posts at all.
Be respectful While debates are allowed, flaming and personal arguments are not. You are also at risk of violating site rules. Be respectful of others with alternative views. Always attack the argument, not the person behind it.
Donít rehash past drama Try to avoid complaining about your previous region, the reason they ejected you, or your past and how you ended up here. We don't care about your past drama - TRR is the place for a fresh start, not be plagued by issues of the past.
Think before you advertise Advertising polls is fine, however advertising other regions or alternate offsite platforms for the region is strictly prohibited and will be suppressed.
Stop when asked If a Regional Officer or an NS Moderator asks you to stop, you must stop.
If you break any of these rules, you are liable to be suppressed, but it's relatively easy to stay within them, as they're aren't hard to follow!
While not generally too harmful, one word messages aren't great as they clog up the RMB, interrupt and disrupt conversations, and entice others to follow in their footsteps and also post one word messages, so don't do it. It doesn't make the RMB interesting, it could discourage members from making posts and prevent others from having an actually decent debate.
Trolling and spamming comes into the jurisdiction of NS rules, so don't do it. Posting hateful comments, spamming messages, quoting and vastly changing someone's message (beside deleting it in its entirety) is not acceptable at all.
Alongside this, please do not engage trolls or spammers on the RMB, leave them alone to avoid being caught in the crossfire, if you quote or engage them there is an increased chance that you could get punished for quoting, encouraging or just speaking to them.
in the future, if you want to avoid the stigma, since the swastika dragon cross on your flag is stylized enough most won't notice it at first glance, i'd say use one of the other names from local cultures. for example, the japanese call the swastika "Manji" if i remember correctly. still rolls off the tongue nicely for nationstates purposes well too: "The Federal Republic of Swastikan/The Federal Republic of Manjin"
"My fellow Swastikans.../My fellow Manjinians/My fellow Manjinites/etc"
"our people are proud of their long Manjinian cultural heritage tracing back to the unification of the Tika'a tribespeople under the Swas Empire, and the Republic exports many indigenous handicrafts, such as traditional manjinian-style woven baskets, and textiles such as traditional Swas tapestry and Tika'a pattern scarfs."