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Yuanls has commented on the following diary entries

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Road junction at Wyndham 10 months ago

Thanks for all the feedback everybody! It's been very reassuring looking at what you have to say.

@Wangi

What you say definitely makes sense, and I shall consider implementing it.

@Rustem Pasha

Your suggestion would make sense if the junction was built in a single go. However, this junction was built in stages over the space of around 15 years, and what pre-existing layout there was would take time and money to demolish and redevelop.

Road junction at Wyndham 10 months ago

Hmm...maybe the problem wasn't as bad as it seemed and I was just overcomplicating things.

Road junction at Wyndham 10 months ago

@Rustem Pasha

I don't believe I ever explicitly said Glaster was a poor country. It certainly wasn't poor during the time of this junction's construction, when the Ingerish influenced and funded Glastian development heavily. Glaster has never been considered poor rather, lately, it has seen decline. I don't quite understand what you're suggesting for the junction. Maybe a small diagram would help?

@wangi

This was because of historical reasons, as the bypass used to temporarily end on Anston Road, while the new motorway extension was constructed. I constructed this small map below on paint.net to give you an approximate impression of what it looked like.

Finding The Length of a Line 10 months ago

You can use the length tool (the arrow button) on the OGF scale helper as a way of measuring lines quickly. If you want something more advanced, there's a tool in JOSM that does it, although I do not use it myself.

Planorian Enclave Citiy 10 months ago

Oh yes...Wyndham is my capital city.

Planorian Enclave Citiy 10 months ago

Windham eh? Sounds familiar...

Norfield growing 11 months ago

Love your work! It's a fantastic, idyllic interpretation of English/European patterning. The only thing that I shall warn you about is the overuse of familiar names, e.g. Northfield, Kent, Isle of Wight, Westminster etc. I'd say you are borderline ok at the moment but just be careful in future.

As for the issue of top-down/bottom-up mapping, what I do is set out a general structure of the area as it appears in the modern day, but taking into account the previous alignment of roads and geographical features. This serves as a 'context' and a 'frame for what I do next, filling the empty space in. I do it one 'cell' at a time, mapping enclosed areas between the roads I've mapped during the first stage of mapping. I do this in roughly chronological order to maintain a sense of historical development. This is how I currently map Plowford.

Cycling provision in OGF cities 11 months ago

Glaster is a minor country, and not one that has a special interest in cycling or going green at any unusually fast rate. Not something that I spent my time thinking about in any great detail. My bike is in my garage and since the door jammed a few years ago, I cannot get it out.

On the issue of climate, having just exchanged blows with someone on this subject on another website. I have to say that I'm less convinced that global warming is a hoax after hearing his arguments. To be fair, he had little understanding of any scientific processes and did not seem to be too bright a person anyhow.

Even if you do not believe in all this, surely you must accept that human activity, in its current shape and form, is unsustainable and needs to be rectified. Some parts of the world experience unprecedented levels of air, water and land pollution, deforestation and the loss of habitat, illegal poaching, litter being detrimental to urban environments as well as being harmful to animals. Switching to cleaner, more sustainable fuels is necessary, even if it is not intended purely to stop the effects of climate change. China can be seen as a good example of this.

Copying others' mapping 11 months ago

I have rectified the Chinese version. If there are any other Chinese speakers around, do not hesitate to correct me, as my Chinese is slightly choppy at times.

Geologists! Your OGF Needs You! 11 months ago

I'd love to join! Will be joining soon.

Connect Uletha: The TUTN Project (Trans-Ulethan Transport Networks) 12 months ago

This subject has been brought up many times before. It has stagnated and been rejected on every occasion.

Geographic and economical implausibility, clashes with existing history/politics/mapping, 'too many cooks spoiling the broth' abandoned countries, unresponsive users, you name it. Your scheme will not happen. At all.

On a personal I'm not very happy with this scheme either, as a sudden intrusion into Glaster. I would advise moving it into a 'sandbox' page, as by writing an official wiki page about it you've basically put it into the 'official' OGF history.

What I would say is a better idea is try to get a local project of transport standardisation and expand it gradually. Alternatively you can wait for the new continents to become available and then progress from there, where existing geographical, economic and political constraints are easier to deal with.

Naming streets 12 months ago

There are quite a few roads in Glaster named after famous people. Most prominent is Fledneration Street, the first most integral highway in Glaster, named after Glastian president Genting Fledneration, who lead Glaster through the wars of the 1940s.

Other roads include Humphrey Davis Road in Ellemouth, who was the first governor of colonial South Glaster, Sonleca Jetteabi Way in Wyndham, named after the last president before unification. Aside from this, most other roads so far have been named after local figures, such as Anne Lee-Foster Road (First female governor in Glaster), Ferdinand Alexander Street (Some person I haven't decided on yet) and Robert Walton Road (Another undecided person, actually a character from the novel Frankenstein). There are quite a few 'easter eggs' as well (Such as a whole neighbourhood in Decton based on Strictly Come Dancing).

I've not put any names on the wiki in any great detail, because most local figures are too obscure and national figures need to wait until more mapping and historical detailing on the wiki is done. As I proceed into northern Glaster, I might consider naming streets in Wystrian speaking areas after famous Wystrians as well.

Coping with Glastian irrelevancy 12 months ago

Thanks for the feedback and advice everyone! It's great to hear that others share my thoughts on irrelevancy as well.

@Ūdilugbulgidħū

That's certainly a viable suggestion, and there are a few remaining Glastian place names still around like Tibrin, Stowkel, Polbak Hill (although it is not mapped) and Fodlan. I cannot say they're the most 'exotic' sounding names but then again I haven't been able to construct the Glastian language to any extent. What I can say is that Glastian was displaced by Wystrian in the 16th century and then by Ingerish in the 19th century. So in general, little of the population can actually speak Glastian anymore. Most pre-existing names in the former South Glaster have been approximately transliterated and then 'romanticised' into believable places. For example, Mynkhuty > Monksbury, Wandhelm >Wyndham, Decadecan > Decton. The absence of a Glastian language explains why they weren't restored after decolonisation.

@Sarepava

Good point there. It looks like Glaster's future might not be so dim after all. I'll keep that in mind as I develop the country.

Back? 12 months ago

Welcome back! You might have missed some discussion concerning the EUOIA and some new neighbours in eastern Uletha.

Surface routes Replaced with Motorways in Commonia about 1 year ago

Contact him and ask what he's trying to do. He seems very hostile though :/

Crazy Crunch- an attempt at a more original parody about 1 year ago

doesn't explain joke

Crazy Crunch- an attempt at a more original parody about 1 year ago

I'm not even sure what the joke is.

Crazy Crunch- an attempt at a more original parody about 1 year ago

'm not sure the joke will catch on if it's purely of a regional or national importance. Remember-OGF is a global community. I'd also consider revising the techniques you use for graphic design. I've used rudimentary applications consisting of paint, Microsoft Word and paint.net to create almost all the pictures on the Glaster and [the Agarderia]((http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/Category:Agarderia) category. I'd suggest drawing inspiration through existing products, incorporating better clipart into your pictures and diversifying the techniques you use.

Unable to edit about 1 year ago

Just don't edit on mobile. You'll do far more work on any platform if you use a computer.

Formal (and Currently still) Communist states about 1 year ago

Along with Agarderia, Latania was communist until 1985. Another communist country is Arataran. North Glaster was communist de jure during the 1960s and 70s.