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  1. Sil Dorsett

    Sil Dorsett I'm a lot of things. Supporter Security Council Roleplay Moderator Vice Delegate Citizen

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    Weekly Update
    January 27, 2019

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    At first glance, it doesn't look very nice, but...

    "Oh my God, look at that! The clouds are parting, and the vice delegate is sending us a message from above!" Our eyes squint, and adjust to the heavenly glow, when we can finally understand what it says...

    "Hey, there's a new analysis chart coming out."

    "Oh... my... God..."


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    Forgive me for forgetting the chart title, but this is a chart of endorsments received as a percentage of the WA population.

    Consider this part of my campaign, that things weren't going to be looked at entirely from raw numbers. Remember when I said I wasn't going to expect raw 850s or 900s, but instead 60% or 65% of WAs? Yeah, this chart is my eyeball on that goal, and now that we're 3 checks in, there's something to look at.

    The thought to explain the drop in endorsements was that as the number of WAs in the region drops, so has our endorsements as those who have endorsed us fall off the map. That could be true, but the number of WAs hasn't dropped all that much between weekly updates. Between last week and this week, the drop off was only 5. So, it looks like a case where old WAs are dropping or the NPA has started doing things again, and new WAs aren't getting the message. They aren't giving endorsements back as they join. Maybe they don't realize the importance of endorsing and what it does for the region, or maybe they just need a little bit more of an incentive and a reason to do it. I think that's what we'll need to look at over the next couple weeks.

    Endorsement Alert Dispatch sent out for Pallaith, followed by a Telegram for myself. Featured SCer in my tarting TGs was Pallaith, but this will change for the coming week since Pallaith has enough of a gap to get our troops back out into the field.

    (Also, the chart above was from Major. Since Minor has happened at the time of posting, numbers dropped quite a bit. I lost 15 but gained 5 back, leaving me with 912. Ouch.)
     
  2. Marcus Antonius

    Marcus Antonius Per Ardua Ad Astra Citizen

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    Very interesting and informative Sil - Thank you :)
     
  3. Loh

    Loh TNPer Supporter NPA Citizen

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    Strange. I really thought the amount of WAs in the region had dropped. I lost a considerable amount of endorsements (around 40 in nearly 2 weeks, though I'm not really worried since there's a transition going on and I'd like to see the Delegate and VD with a bigger difference before I start tarting like before), but seeing how I was bleeding out endos so fast I really though we had less WAs, despiste regional population numbers remaining more or less stable.
     
  4. Sil Dorsett

    Sil Dorsett I'm a lot of things. Supporter Security Council Roleplay Moderator Vice Delegate Citizen

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    Weekly Update
    February 3, 2019

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    Remember I mentioned in my last update that after the minor update last Sunday, there was a significant drop off in WAs? It looks like that trend continued throughout the week as holiday nations started vanishing, at least that's my guess anyways. Almost 30 more nations left or CTEd compared to new gains, so, this week's sheet doesn't surprise me. I think it may be time to do that survey I was talking of about why nations join or don't join the WA so that we can tune our message to make up for the losses.

    But, more importantly, endotarting. I talked to Siwale recently to get some guidance on my endotarting, and apparently I've been doing it wrong the whole time and utilizing a strategy that doesn't work for fast gains, even with sending telegrams. So, with a strategy adjustment, It's only a matter of time before I make that crucial overtake. And, maybe I can keep myself out of Greitbart News...
     
  5. Bobberino

    Bobberino NPA Colonel, DMoD/HA/Co, Deputy Speaker Deputy Speaker Deputy Minister NPA Citizen

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    I don't know exactly to what effect this might have had. Our last two NPA operations were and are piles- we have about 30 out as we speak- which could somewhat explain this. Standing orders, as I'm sure you know, are when not on an OP, you are to endorse the Delegate, VD and SC. As such, this could be a potential factor in the data we're seeing. Just some food for thought.
     
  6. Sil Dorsett

    Sil Dorsett I'm a lot of things. Supporter Security Council Roleplay Moderator Vice Delegate Citizen

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    Weekly Update
    February 10, 2019

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    That's a good point, Bob. I didn't even think of that. I'll have to watch the NPA deployments thread more closely to predict when there's going to be big drops and gains. Last week was a big shunt, which makes sense since Ghost had the gap he needed to make it safe for the NPA to go back to work abroad. This week was more stable.

    Helped Nessie and Artemis, but I'm starting to notice something. I'm usually behind Nessie in giving someone an endorsement, and Nessie usually gets an endorsement back before I step in. So, I've been watching more closely to who others have endorsed before I send the telegram out. If either of my featured SCers have already been endorsed, I'm going to plug another councilor.

    This week's endotarting will feature COE and Nessie.

    Edit: As of the Feb 11 Major Update, Siwale has fallen to 3rd place and I'm now 2nd place. The gap is only by 2 endorsements though, so there's still work to be done.
     
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  7. Sil Dorsett

    Sil Dorsett I'm a lot of things. Supporter Security Council Roleplay Moderator Vice Delegate Citizen

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    Weekly Update
    February 17, 2019

    Here's this week's endorsement counts.
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    A WADP dispatch alert was sent out for General COE, and I'm gonna show another chart to highlight the possible impact of it. It's time for another look at the Received Percentage chart. We haven't seen that in a few weeks.
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    Seen here, COE's been gaining since two weeks ago, but the number of endorsements sent out from SC members dropped for pretty much everyone and there was still a significant improvement in COE's numbers. The alerts help; the numbers show that. But, we still need to stay on top of our endotarting, myself included.
     
  8. mcmasterdonia

    mcmasterdonia TNPer Administrator Supporter NPA Citizen

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    The percentage of endorsements given is some stark reading. Both Bootsie and Romanoffia are below 50% with Roman being barely above 10%. Might be time for a retirement.
     
  9. Darcania

    Darcania kul Seredrau Minister NPA Citizen

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    Wow, endotarting numbers that low is rather concerning... from my eyes at least actively participating in TNP's WADP is rather important, not only for boosting your numbers but increasing TNP's overall endorsement levels. While that's undoubtedly only a part of an SCer's job, lagging so far behind as to have 160 endos is concerning. The occasional dip due to having other things to do (like RL) is understandable but 11% is frankly awful.

    Nessie should be commended for maintaining such a high number of endorsements sent, as well, of course. It's good to see that he and Artemis are taking their new positions actively and seriously.
     
  10. mcmasterdonia

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    I agree. It’s not the only job but it’s a massive part of it. The endorsement numbers do reflect generally the lack of involvement in the other activities of the SC.

    Nessie is always one of the first to endorse those new nations.
     
  11. Artemis

    Artemis Speaker of the Regional Assembly Speaker Security Council Election Commissioner Citizen

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    My general daily routine is perform Speaker duties then do an endorsement run in the mornings. Periodically throughout the day i will try to endorse new WA nations. All in all I probably spend 10-20 minutes.
     
  12. Great Bights Mum

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    It is best to endotart every day. Those few minutes a day it takes to keep up is far better than letting it go and having hundreds of nations to visit. Then it becomes a big job and you are more likely to put it off.
    As for Roman, he has a ton of influence should we would ever need it. Plus, if things go south, I am confident he would be there to defend TNP.
     
  13. Lord Lore

    Lord Lore I'm anything you want me to be. Supporter Security Council Citizen

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    Personally I like to build up my backlog to ~100-150 nations and then speed through a whole bunch, I feel it gives more presence when you all of a sudden take up a whole page of activities and its given me fairly predictable returns that keep me where I want in the 6-8th (4-6 if you discount Siwale and McM) spot.

    Never even personally sent out endotarting TGs, never really seen the need when I have been consistently a little higher or right at the endorsement ranking where I should be if you go by the LoS.
     
  14. bootsie

    bootsie TNPer Supporter Security Council Justice Citizen

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    I just finished a 787 endorsement run. I do not plan on retiring anytime soon, but thanks for the offer.
     
  15. mcmasterdonia

    mcmasterdonia TNPer Administrator Supporter NPA Citizen

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    :eyeroll:

    Yeah I was totally directing it at you. Which is clear if you read before you quote.
     
  16. Sil Dorsett

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    And thanks to that run you rocketed past Lore and Gladio. You might even overtake GBM before things settle.
     
  17. Sil Dorsett

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    Weekly Update
    February 24, 2019

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    It's with a heavy heart that this morning I accepted the resignation of Romanoffia (Novare Res) from the Security Council after coming under fire in the RA for low endotarting numbers and general activity over a significant period of time.

    The debate around it poses the question of whether the expectations of a Security Councillor extend beyond the legal minimums for holding the office. Technically, Roman did meet the minimums for membership, but was pressured out under threat of a recall for not going beyond. I think it's a conversation we need to have at some point.

    GBM certainly didn't listen to that, as she had the rocketship on to get up to P3! A WADP telegram alert was sent out for Great Bights Mum as a tactical play to get another SCer on the podium quickly. It was super effective!

    Bootsie was another one who made big improvements, with a 64 endorsement jump over last week after doing a 500+ nation endotarting run. This is why individual endotarting is still important despite the WADP program assisting.

    Prior to posting this update, I launched another WADP telegram, this time for Lord Lore (Frances Francis the First of France), as another tactical move to bolster the top of the charts. If things go well over the next week, I'll return to boosting those at the lower end of the scale.

    Edit: because I forgot when copy/pasting my excel spreadsheet...
    VD Minimum: 784
    Watch Threshold: 734
     
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  18. mcmasterdonia

    mcmasterdonia TNPer Administrator Supporter NPA Citizen

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    Some great growth there for GBM and Bootsie. Nice work.
     
  19. Dinoium

    Dinoium Jack of All Trades Deputy Minister NPA Deputy Attorney General Citizen

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    :agree:
     
  20. Sil Dorsett

    Sil Dorsett I'm a lot of things. Supporter Security Council Roleplay Moderator Vice Delegate Citizen

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    Weekly Update
    March 3, 2019

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    Bootsie continues to ride the wave from that big endotarting run with another above average improvement, and we also see the effectiveness of last week's telegram alert for Lore. There will be a dispatch alert sent this week to give inboxes a break and to compare the effectiveness of it against the telegram alert. I think I know who I want to send it out for, but I'll consult with the rest of the SC first to be sure.

    Hmm... I bet I can tell who used the basic endorse page yesterday...

    -Sil
     
  21. Darcania

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    I see Sil timed this report just right so he'd have the highest Sent Endorsements on this weekly update :P
    I can see it now: "Oh no, Nessie also used the page today; let me find just one more WA to endorse!"
     
  22. Artemis

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    I am disappointed with myself. I did not have 99.9% endorsed.....shame.
     
  23. Sil Dorsett

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    The report is always on Sunday and uses the post-major data from r3n's scripts. I don't go through each nation manually before posting. I guess when I did my lookup of new admissions yesterday I found just that one extra than Nessie.
     
  24. Sanjurika

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    That's a lot of green! :P
     
  25. Sil Dorsett

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    Indeed, however we must consider the NPA and the standing orders. Whether the NPA is home and OBEYing orders or not has an impact on the numbers.
     
  26. Bobberino

    Bobberino NPA Colonel, DMoD/HA/Co, Deputy Speaker Deputy Speaker Deputy Minister NPA Citizen

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    You can reasonably count on the NPA for about 25 to 30 depending on the amount of time we've stayed in TNP. Keep checking the deployment thread and the mission logs for more up-to-date data regarding the NPA's numbers.
     
  27. Sil Dorsett

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    Weekly Update
    March 10, 2019

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    An endorsement dispatch alert was sent for Territorio di Nessuno this week. I'm still convinced telegram alerts are more effective, but I understand not wanting to flood inboxes every week. I was really hoping Nessie would be above 800 with that, but I'll take the above average improvement.

    -Sil
     
  28. Sil Dorsett

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    Weekly Update
    March 17, 2019

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    Apologies for this week. Not because of the red, that's because of the NPA doing duty to defend our allies in Stargate, but for me falling behind in pretty much everywhere else. My numbers will look better tomorrow if you check the daily WADP census. (If you didn't know, you can find that here: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=338374) Also, I planned to post a dispatch for Artemis (Sundred), but only just released it a few minutes ago, so we'll have to wait 'til next week to see the effectiveness.

    Again, apologies. This week is going to be all about getting back with the program and keeping it up as the weeks pass.

    -Sil
     
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  29. Siwale

    Siwale TNPer Supporter Election Commissioner Deputy Attorney General Citizen

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    Someone should probably wake up @Crushing Our Enemies. TBH aren't going to get very far with their most vital asset in 15th place.
     
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  30. Crushing Our Enemies

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    @Siwale when an SC member falls below 80% endorsed:
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