Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

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Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby Aquinas » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:18 pm

This thread is for reporting violations of the rules surrounding Cultural Protocols. In particular, please bear in mind the rules below.

6. Culture.

The majority of nations in Particracy are "Culturally Protected" with an established cultural background. Only the "Culturally Open" nations are not bound by the rules surrounding culture. The Cultural Protocols Index should be consulted for more information about the cultural situation of each nation.

6.1 All role-play must respect the established cultural background in Culturally Protected nations.

6.1.1 The players in a nation have an individual and collective responsibility to be mindful of the nation's cultural complexion and take it into account in their role-play decisions. For example, it would usually be unreasonable for a party to present itself primarily as the representative of a minuscule ethnic or religious minority, since realistically such a party would be unlikely to win significant electoral support. Similarly, for example, in a nation split between 2 ethnic communities and with 4 players, it would be reasonable to have 2 cross-ethnic parties and an ethnic-based party for each ethnic group, but it would usually be unreasonable for all 4 parties to be ethnic-based parties representing the same ethnic group. In cases where too many parties belong to one cultural or religious group and Moderation is brought in to arbitrate, the onus will generally be on the more recently-established party to amend its identity.

6.1.2 Special care must be taken to ensure realism is maintained when role-playing a government controlled by an ethnic and/or religious minority. If it is to be supposed that this government is supported by a majority of the population, then this should be plausibly and sufficiently role-played. The burden of proof is on the player or players role-playing such a regime to demonstrate that it is being done realistically.

6.2 The constitutional variables listed below must be in either English or a language authorised for the nation in the Nation Renaming Guide:

- Constitutional variables introduced not through the game mechanics, but through constitutional role-play laws (see section 19).
- National motto.
- Head of State title.
- Head of Government title.
- Legislative assembly title
- National sport.
- National animal.
- National anthem.
- Title of subnational entities.

Exceptions to this will only be granted at Moderation's discretion and where a very strong case has been presented.

When one of these constitutional variables appears in English in a non-English nation, it should be interpreted as an English translation of the actual official variable. The actual official variable should be presumed to be in the language most appropriate to the culture of the nation. This reality must be respected by players in role-play. Similarly, when a bill proposes to translate one of these constitutional variables directly from the native language to English, the bill should be treated as an OOC matter about the aesthetic appearance of the nation page, to be determined through game mechanics.

6.3 Party names must be in either English or a language appropriate for the cultural background of the nation. Exceptions to this will only be granted at Moderation's discretion and where a very strong case has been presented. When an English party name appears in a non-English nation, the name should be interpreted as an English translation of the actual party name, which should be presumed to be in an appropriate language. This reality must be recognised by players in role-play.

6.4 Character names and especially Head of State, Head of Government and Cabinet minister names must be appropriate for the cultural background of the nation.

Please remember it is the responsibility of players to ensure the candidate boxes on their Party Overview screens are filled in with appropriate names. If a player is allotted seats in a Cabinet bill and has not filled in names for the relevant candidate position, the the program will automatically fill in the positions with names which might not necessarily be appropriate for the Cultural Protocols.

Whilst a few character names may be permitted to come from small cultural minorities, the broad spread of a party's character names should be plausibly realistic. Exceptions to this will only be granted at Moderation's discretion and where a very strong case has been presented.

6.4.1 In nations where English is present as an in-game culture, but not the majority, English character names must not be too disproportionately prevalent. For example, if 10% of the population are English, English characters should not make up half of a party's Cabinet ministers or list of candidates. Exceptions to this will only be granted at Moderation's discretion and where a very strong case has been presented.
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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby NoaIdema » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:50 am

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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby Aquinas » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:02 pm

NoaIdema wrote:http://classic.particracy.net/viewparty.php?partyid=25682

The character names of this user do not comply with the Cultural Protocols.


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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby NoaIdema » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:41 pm

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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby Aquinas » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:46 am

NoaIdema wrote:The character names of this user do not comply with the Cultural Protocols.

http://classic.particracy.net/viewparty ... tyid=25710


I've not noticed inappropriate character naming, but I've sent the player a general welcome message telling them about the Cultural Protocols, the character naming requirements and a few other things.
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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby NoaIdema » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:24 am

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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby Govenor12 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:04 am

http://classic.particracy.net/viewparty ... tyid=25649

This player is using non-yeudi names.
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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby Aquinas » Tue May 03, 2016 11:11 am

Govenor12 wrote:http://classic.particracy.net/viewparty.php?partyid=25649

This player is using non-yeudi names.


They look like a reasonable enough set of character names to me, although admittedly I am no expert on Jewish names, so I welcome any second opinions on that.

Just to clarify the Game Rules on character naming in Culturally Protected nations:

6.4 Character names and especially Head of State, Head of Government and Cabinet minister names must be appropriate for the cultural background of the nation.

Please remember it is the responsibility of players to ensure the candidate boxes on their Party Overview screens are filled in with appropriate names. If a player is allotted seats in a Cabinet bill and has not filled in names for the relevant candidate position, then the program will automatically fill in the positions with names which might not necessarily be appropriate for the Cultural Protocol.

Whilst a few character names may be permitted to come from small cultural minorities, the broad spread of a party's character names should be plausibly realistic. Exceptions to this will only be granted at Moderation's discretion and where a very strong case has been presented.

6.4.1 In nations where English is present as an in-game culture, but not the majority, English character names must not be too disproportionately prevalent. For example, if 10% of the population are English, English characters should not make up half of a party's Cabinet ministers or list of candidates. Exceptions to this will only be granted at Moderation's discretion and where a very strong case has been presented.
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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby Govenor12 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:22 am

As Beiteynu is real life israel, this his highly unlikely as most immigration to israel was german or russian and not american. Moreover these names would then be not suitable for Lourenne,as it is french leaning. The same name for two states can surely be not appropriate.This can surely be not in line with the rules. On either side there has to be a violation.
By the way, if you look on the caibinet there is a minister named "Leo Trotzky". This can surely be not in line with the rules, either.
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Re: Cultural Protocol Violation Reports

Postby Aquinas » Tue May 03, 2016 11:40 am

So far as I am able to establish at the moment, silya's spread of character names is reasonably in compliance with the Game Rules and Beiteynu's Cultural Protocols. Although as I said, I am no expert on Yeudi/Jewish names, so I am willing to take account of any second opinions on that.

The player has been messaged about the "Leon Trotzky" issue, since I accept that seems to go against the spirit of section 5 of the Game Rules.
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