I'm going to try to keep this simple.
I recently asked for feedback on Tárrases. The main criticism that "holds weight" is the latitude problem - the country seems too temperate for its almost-Antarctic latitude (64° S).
This criticism applies not just to Tárrases but to all of Mahhal.
I have attempted to mitigate concerns about latitude with a "just so" story about a warm Harda Current and some geothermal heating of inland bodies of water (a la Iceland, essentially). But the story might not be geophysically plausible.
I am not willing to make Mahhal a more "arctic" country (i.e. more sparsely populated, colder, less agricultural, etc.). I have a strong pre-existing imaginative vision for the country that dates to my childhood.
So I have a question for the community.
Does Mahhal's current climate (temperate rainforest, like Southeast Alaska, coastal British Columbia, southern Chile, or southern Norway), population (pretty high: 20-30 million), etc., violate verisimilitude? Is the latitude problem a "dealbreaker"?
Please vote simply yes or no.
If the majority votes yes, then Mahhal will either be moved (a la Karolia) or, more likely, deleted, to be replaced with some other country that will match verisimilitude.
I'm happy to comply with the community consensus on this matter. But I'd like to have a record of community support for the plan before putting any more work into it.
Thanks and happy mapping.
Edit: to clarify, I do not want to be compared to other countries. Of course there are countries with worse verisimilitude issues (perhaps most countries in OGF!), but my goal is to view verisimilitude objectively and set an example without hypocrisy. This is important since as a volunteer admin, I should be enforcing the rule with others.