trabantemnaksiezyc has commented on the following diary entries

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I finally made a town! -Naophis 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 11 days 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" 21 days 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 MarkvaĆ° and starting all over about 1 month 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 about 2 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? about 2 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 about 2 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 2 months ago

What? Don't spam the diaries, please!

Verisimilitude on a global level: on the ever-growing number of small States 2 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? 2 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? 2 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? 2 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.

Verisimilitude on a global level: on the ever-growing number of small States 2 months ago

@Aces, I'm going to protest. OGF doesn't need instant messaging. OGF needs a reliable platform where you can easily go back to older posts and the discussion is well organised. A chat would be a great addon to it, but for the sake of collaboration a forum would be a lot better - mapping takes time, and forum discussions may last long and not disappear in the blink of an eye.

Verisimilitude on a global level: on the ever-growing number of small States 2 months ago

@oscar2002: (I translated your post in Google Translate, so if I got someting wrong then sorry). I also find the mess with cultures distribution annoying. I mentioned a few months ago that if we wanted to write a common history for Syrillangan a.k.a. Slevic people then we'd get some inpropable mess, just because of the geography. Is there any answer to that? Yes, restarting completely with clear rules about where are which countries located. Is there any reasonable way to change things? No, there isn't, so we're stuck with current geopolitics.

Verisimilitude on a global level: on the ever-growing number of small States 2 months ago

I think that there is nothing unrealistic about having a lot of small nations instead of a few big ones. In my opinion the model with small countries is just better fit to OGF*. Not only it makes detailed countries easier and quicker to make, but also it encourages collaboration between smaller nations. Also, did someone notice that there are no more nations free on the Ulethan west coast? Anyone who comes in and wants to make an EU-styled colonial power is kind of limited. Are there any ideas about what to do with it?

*I wanted to say that it also fits to Europe but that's mostly because I want my region independent...