trabantemnaksiezyc has commented on the following diary entries

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Rodana S1 E1 – The beginning and the port problem about 1 month ago


I just wanted to point out that the so called "User Diaries" aren't in fact user diaries. They used to be a place for communication (something like a Forum) until most of the discussion has moved into the actual wiki-forum. Anyway, if you want to make periodical updates on your mapping then I'd suggest creating a bliki (a Wiki-based blog).



Just a suggestion to nation owners about 2 months ago

How is it inconvinient for you? You don't see an unnamed place=* tag on the map anyway. I'm placing these as kind of a plan.

Land for Ölle people 2 months ago

^ also, I think that it's worth noting that OGF is not a role-play community, and "user diaries" aren't really used as diaries in here. Just for future reference ;) .

I finally made a town! -Naophis 2 months ago

Mate, calm down a bit! I know that the name might be implying otherwise, but User Diaries are more of an important information/huge projects board than well... diaries ;) . You've made 4 entries over the course of 3 days, and only 6 edits! That's a record, hehe :) . If you want to log your mapping then I hugely recommend creating a bliki. Rugenia is indeed a region of Midistland. There is also a major city called Rugenia in the area.

I am really new and don't know how to make cities and territories and stuff like that 2 months ago
  • i meant of course:

place=city OR place=town OR place=village OR place=borough AND name=(name there). Geez, the formatting ;) .

I am really new and don't know how to make cities and territories and stuff like that 2 months ago

You need to tag a node with approperiate tags: place=city place=town place=village place=borough AND a name tag: name=(name there) This is the simpliest thing you can do. I'm not getting into making boundary relations because that's a thing for more advanced users. That said, there are so many different tags for places that it would propably be the best if I link you to the OpenStreetMap Wiki. It is a different project but most of the stuff there applies to OGF as well (as OGF is based on OSM).

New City 3 months ago

But remember not to edit in other people's countries! I've noticed that you edited in Jirki which is owned by Senz.

WikiForum is "LIVE" 3 months ago

I'm afraid that when this diary entry disappears the forums will die. Is there any other way the admin team will promote the forums?

Telegram 4 months ago

There is a forum on the Wiki, but it is barely accessible and to be honest this isn't a "proper" forum, just an addon to the Wiki (of course congrats to the OGF team for actually getting it to run, but personally I don't think it's going anywhere). And I don't think that admins have enough time nor energy to organise any other additional official way for us to communicate. Remember that both chats and forums have to be moderated. This is why I don't believe anything is going to happen, at least in near future. And if whatever happens then one of the main problems is accessibility - neither chat nor forum won't be successful wihout a quick and easy way to open it (with community-ran stuff, the diary post disappears and everyone just forgets about it).

Telegram 4 months ago

Please, no. OGF isn't fit for instant messaging (and I know I'm repeating myself, but the point still stands). The main problem with chats is: messages disappear too quickly. Another thing - constant notifications are annoying. And the chat can't be well divided, there can be different rooms but tbh it's not enough. In my opinion we need a PROPER forum. You don't have to have it open 24/7 to take part in a discussion, messages don't disappear after a minute and not only there can be subforums but also subsubforums et cetera. Maybe I'm stuck in the '00s but to hell with that, we need a practical solution and a chatroom isn't one. The only thing chatroom is good at is casual discussion.

Gutting out Markvað and starting all over 4 months ago

And I've deleted my capital multiple times!

I know Bahn for being ridicoulously overpriced. And I couldn't ever do anything interesting with it for some reason. Maybe that's because of the grid, it seemed boring to me.

grassy hills: long history 4 months ago

Please, don't flood the User Diaries with new entries. I know that the name insists that it's a place for telling our stories but in reality we use the Diaries as a kind of forum, and posts like that don't add anything useful. If you want you can make a bliki and write such things there ;) .

OpenGeoFiction Discord server? 4 months ago

Please, don't even start....

We've had a Discord and it ended badly. Try using the WikiForum or whatever is it called.

Midistland OUTRAGEOUS trunk road system 4 months ago

@bhj867: I've got a theory for vandalisms in Pretany - newbies are apparently attracted to the dense place= tags (because in Pretany there are a lot of those, newbies see that as "there is a lot of place names here. It must be a heavily edited area" and they just start mapping there).

Oscar Lutien the grand dutchy of auleus 4 months ago

What? Don't spam the diaries, please!

Verisimilitude on a global level: on the ever-growing number of small States 4 months ago

@Aces: We've already have had a reddit for a few minutes - some new user has pointed to it in his user diary, and after 5 minutes he's deleted it and made the subreddit private. I agree that the forum is hidden away and there is no easy way to get to it and this is the main problem with it, but it's still in the testing stage.


Just out of curiosity - how do you flood a continent from a landlocked country? ;)

North West Uletha Union? 5 months ago

Oh, if you mean just a collaboration ground for us, then we misunderstood ourselves. And then it would be fully justified to put "something" on the map, as long as it isn't the OGF-EU.

North West Uletha Union? 5 months ago

Just to add something: of course that doesn't mean that I want collaboration. Ulethan countries should collaborate and there is no other option to make the area high quality.

North West Uletha Union? 5 months ago

I don't think that we need an enormous EU-like organisation to coordinate our politics - like in the real Europe all the nations are different culturally and therefore there shouldn't be an unified bloc of countries governing the nations. What I'd do is smaller organisations of purely economical purpose (more like the V4), helping with free trade et cetera in densely populated regions with the really small states (like the Firth of Hetzer area). But not politics. And if we really have to then the laws of the organisations shouldn't be above laws of the countries and merely a suggestion for the ruling coalitions.