OpenGeofiction

Planorian Enclave Citiy

Posted by plainoldbread on 10 July 2017 in English (English)

I've decided to use up the empty space and make towns, I have created Windham in one of the enclaves. I'm thinking it would have about 100,000 people living there, some old history of Planoria owning some of the land surrounding the enclaves, and some kind of city square to remember who protected Windham and Alligator Pond from enemy forces. http://opengeofiction.net/#map=18/-47.00169/65.51532 Second one in location

Location: Ultra Road, Alligator Pond, Fyndarie, Planoria

Comment from Thunderbird on 10 July 2017 at 17:23

People have been asking you politely. Please stop spamming the user diaries for very small changes.

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Comment from stjur on 10 July 2017 at 17:37

Have you ever considered writing all this stuff in blikis? I'm so close from unsubscribing from the user diaries' RSS feed because every two hours I get another notification about another entry by plainoldbread or TheMapper27...

Please don't forget that everyone has his own project, so no one actually cares about the other's work as long as it can't serve as inspiration.

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Comment from stjur on 10 July 2017 at 17:39

I worked on this city for one year now and I have not posted any User Diary about it because it's not finished yet.

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Comment from Marcello on 10 July 2017 at 18:14

With 20 -metre airport terminal gates and 60 (sixty !) metre runways I would be happy to recommend - both - your airports to the international airport authorities as unfit to use. Could you please get your proportions right ?

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Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 10 July 2017 at 19:45

I'd like to point out that this is not a chat where you put out short messages every few seconds.

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Comment from Myrcia on 10 July 2017 at 20:01

your international terminal is smaller than the bus station at Heathrow Airport and your runways are actually shorter than a Boeing 747.

please stop incessantly posting in diaries, I get a notification every time there's a new post in the RSS feed and I am sick of it being you with your continued poor quality mapping

why do you feel the need to continue doing this when people have asked you nicely to stop

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Comment from Yuanls on 10 July 2017 at 20:56

Windham eh? Sounds familiar...

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Comment from Yuanls on 10 July 2017 at 20:56

Oh yes...Wyndham is my capital city.

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Comment from histor on 10 July 2017 at 22:32

Better I say nothing ....

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Comment from tommypoo on 10 July 2017 at 23:07

Why do you have two airports within 200 metres from each other?

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Comment from William on 10 July 2017 at 23:34

I can understand critics. But come on people, who can criticize him for his work on some small territory while the Assembly of Nations looks like this. http://opengeofiction.net/#map=17/54.06265/60.96330

While representative center of every OGF nation looks like this, his work is just acceptable.

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Comment from Myrcia on 10 July 2017 at 23:52

@William you have to draw the line somewhere and I think it's reasonable to draw it in a way that says runways shorter than airplanes are not acceptably realistic mapping. There comes a point where mapping is so bad that it violates the verisimilitude rule and I think there are too many mappers who have violated that rule for too long without making any effort to improve. plainoldbread is one of those

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Comment from William on 11 July 2017 at 00:07

I agree with you, but I repeat: if the representative center of our nations (Assembly of Nations) doesn't respect this rule - that is message for others. Additionally, why does admins give any territory to users who didn't manage to prove their skills in mapping during trial session mapping in Commonia. I am also affected by a mismanagement. There are large areas occupied by users which doesn't have mapping skills and because of that I'm waiting for over 2 months to get new territory because this one is not proper for kind of country I want to make (I can't make European-like country in the "New World" area.)

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Comment from Alessa on 11 July 2017 at 01:59

@William: If I may interject for a moment: Your frustrations are very well noted and shared by many on the site. (Myself included.) The issue here is not a single isolated incident with this particular user and his enclave. There is a pattern of behavior that is catching the ire of people. As for what you do with your country, I'm curious as to your vision. I'll send you a PM to keep this already derailing conversation from going even further afield.

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Comment from William on 11 July 2017 at 02:54

A lot of it can be fixed through the process of reconstruction. In this moment we are all buried in the trench battle. So many writing, plans, ideas, wiki pages but no order, not even controlled chaos. Someone is deprived of the energy and good will or of administrative skills.

We shouldn't be buried in the trenches because there are several users who have good positions and are not willing to change anything nor to accept some productive reconstruction and restoration.

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Comment from Portopolis on 11 July 2017 at 03:31

I understand also William, but too me when I look at the AN things can be improved but it shows time has been put into the mapping. The user of that country's also makes beautiful large scale mapping and much of Saint Richards seem to be his first real go at smaller scale city mapping. Me I am the opposite although my small scale mapping isn't special either. Plainoldbread has been mapping for months and has routinely ignored advice on scale to the point that he appears to be a troll as I don't even think my earlier work on this site when I was around 14-15 showed next to no improvement after months of mapping. As a child myself, I can already tell how plainoldbread will look at this when he is older (from what he said earlier I think he is a preteen or 13/14 range)The same way I looked at my mapping and comments made on internet messaging.boards from years ago, with a pained look on my face and a cringe so bad that I aged 50 years. I am sure 3 years from now I'll be doing the same thing at my comments and mapping today.

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Comment from Alessa on 11 July 2017 at 04:24

If I might once more add in here, I think it is unfair to label the site as a petty trench war. There is a lot of collaboration going on in small, medium, and large ways. One thing that we all have to remember is that OGF is an experiment where it isn't going to be a perfect, seamlessly flowing world. That's just not possible. There are too many variables, even among those with the most open-heartedness toward working together. Seemingly asking the administrative team to "restructure" the world is a bit off-putting. First, it places demands on volunteers that are not fair. Should some policies change? Probably. Should the admin team be evicting people left and right? No. Another issue is that we're all essentially doing this as a hobby. For Thilo, it's a labor of love to even spend the money and host the site. We all live in different parts of the world, have different availability, and different experiences. The fact that many of us do work well together is a testament to the quality people that are present. I'd encourage you to reach out to many of these very users. I'm all in favor of doing your best to work with neighbors and other nearby users. It's just not always going to work out. In those cases, I put my head down and focus on making my mapping the best possible. Maybe it's just because I'm (likely) one of the oldest people on this site.

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Comment from Rustem Pasha on 11 July 2017 at 11:07

I can't agree with Wiliam, because if I would agree with him, I have to disagree with facts, because I found very simmilar area in Istanbul. Yes, I agree that it is completely bad planning of the city, simply chaos, but it is definitely real (although I belive there are real world politicians, who say that Turkey doesn't exist). There is of course open question that we should map our cities just relistic or our cities should be well planned. I think we should find place in our countries for both "styles" to reach the realism.

That what did Plainoldbread is unrealistic, because it simply abuses the laws of physics...

Also I really want to warn you about changing policies for new users. Let me tell you the story of part of my internet life. Years ago there was a quite big Wiki, where people were writing funny articles (polish Uncyclopedia). We, the admin team, were quite obsessive about improving the articles quality, so we deleted a lot of short texts and that written in poor language and banned users who protested against that radical policy. It seems o be destructive, but we called it success, because we educated this few users, who stayed on the wiki. Few of them started proffesional writing (books and newspapers). We were very proud of it, but... When the seasons passed there were lesser and lesser people to write new articles, because newbies were afraid of radical policy. It frustrated us and led to internal war, which nearly destroyed the wiki. I'm afraid that if the admin team here start to restrict newcomers policies, there will be no newcomers, even if verification of their skills looks like a good idea at first sight.

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Comment from bhj867 on 11 July 2017 at 19:09

This is the first complaint I have seen about the Assembly of Nations building. You don't want to drag me into this William, I am not one to tango with.

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Comment from bhj867 on 11 July 2017 at 19:15

And let's be real William, your mapping is necessarily on point either. Nice 200 foot gap back alleys in your city.

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Comment from bhj867 on 11 July 2017 at 19:22

We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and basically throwing me under the bus isn't going to earn you any brownie points around here.

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Comment from bhj867 on 11 July 2017 at 19:27

One last thing, the assembly of Nation's building is a MODERN high-rise building, not a medieval cathedral, so I'm confused as to what you complaint is.

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Comment from William on 11 July 2017 at 19:46

What kind of threat is this!? Are you going to sabotage me!? So that means there are some users who are protected from criticism.

Now when I know that the Assembly was mapped and is owned by one country I can do nothing else but symbolically withdraw from it and because of threats issue to you démarche breaking our OGF diplomatic relations.

Rule, Montran! Montran, rule the waves: Montraneses never, never, never shall be slaves. The nations not so blest as thee, Shall in their turns to tyrants fall; While thou shalt flourish great and free, The dread and envy of them all.

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Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 11 July 2017 at 20:00

I don't think there's anything wrong with AoN building. In fact, it's propably one of the better areas of OGF as it has buildings, a lot of amenities and landuse and it's actually quite belivable. St Richards is overall developing nicely. As opposed to... some other places.

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Comment from bhj867 on 11 July 2017 at 20:04

No, this is not corrective criticism there is a time and place for everything. You want to criticize my mapping. Send it in a PM and give suggestions. A public forum is not the place for your rude style of criticism.

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Comment from bhj867 on 11 July 2017 at 20:08

Threat? Lol i dont think you have ever been threatened a day in your life by the way you talk. Ive never seen the likes of rude people in my life that maje outlandish comments like that and then turn around and demand silence. You brought MY mapping into it. Now i have stuff to say about it. Get over it.

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Comment from eklas on 11 July 2017 at 21:06

The vast majority of OGF users I've communicated so far are very nice people and great to work with, so I can't really see your point, William.

Attacking other users without a precedent is what 'creates a petty trench war' and in this comment thread, it's clearly you who's petty.

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Comment from bhj867 on 11 July 2017 at 21:26

Minus the rude comment. I do see the new users grievences. Maybe we need to change the way we do things to attract and keep newer users. But we need to find a balance between that and decreasing the quality of the map.

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Comment from TheMapper27 on 11 July 2017 at 21:32

@stjur Go on my profile page, you'll see how many user diaries i have....

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Comment from stjur on 11 July 2017 at 22:03

Oh no, they're coming for me now

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Comment from BMSOUZA on 11 July 2017 at 22:29

@Stjur: Run, baby, run! hehehe

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Comment from No Way on 11 July 2017 at 22:47

It appears that Plainbread has deleted most of his out of scale work. He is likely a kid based upon his writing style.

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Comment from bhj867 on 12 July 2017 at 02:51

William removed his embassy from St. Richards, and removed his listing of the AN off the wiki. lol. That took a lot of effort. ^__^ Petty.

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Comment from refried sushi on 12 July 2017 at 13:37

While I shake my head at much of this thread, I have to admit my amusement that it ended in an embassy closure and a withdrawing of a nation from diplomatic organization. In this regard OGF has behaved in a surprisingly realistic way :)

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Comment from bhj867 on 12 July 2017 at 17:06

For some reason he though I owned the AN lol. Its an international organization my country is just host too. So he basically pulled a north korea.

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