Vice Delegate's Desk

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  1. Sil Dorsett

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    Weekly Update
    Sept. 2nd, 2019

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    Sorry for the 1-day delay on this one. The chart above is accurate to Sunday's totals.

    A Summary of the Results of the WADP Survey

    Without going into too much detail, here are some highlights of the recent survey we took of regarding the WADP:

    1. Most of the respondents, in excess of 75%, were aware of the WADP and WA Members residing in TNP. A significant number of respondents, however, noted that they responded No to the WA Member in TNP question because they were NPAers.

    2. Over 75% of respondents are endotarters, but only 19% of respondents send telegrams asking others for endorsements. I can see why, though. If everyone sent telegrams, mailboxes all over the world would be flooded, and endotarting TGs just being treated as spam.

    3. 80% of replies indicated that they were aware of the Endorse TNP page on our forum, but, only a slim majority actually use it. The table-based results were more popular, with 64% of users using that, and 36% using Zen Mode. Personal note, I think Zen Mode is great when on a mobile device, so I'm curious about whether most users are mobile phone/tablet players or Desktop/Laptop PC players. At least one person disagrees with me on this, though, thinking of it as difficult to use on an iPad.

    4. Did you previously know about the Keepers of the North? Yes: 92.8%. Are you currently a Keeper of the North? Yes: 59%. Now, some of this is NPA, and I think I saw at least one person that is a delegate of another region. Some aren't WAs, some are Siwale...

    5. Overwhelmingly, people know about WA voting. Also overwhelmingly, people vote in both GA and SC. Nice!

    6. WADP Censuses. 75% know about them. Do you? https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=338374#CENSUSES You do! Not as many actively seek to improve their rankings, though. Reasons: Time consuming, unclear significance, and at least one response wasn't clear on the criteria for each of the categories and how one wins awards.

    7. How can we improve the Censuses and awards?
    A> Indicate tied nations instead of going alphabetical. That's reasonable.
    B> Day-to-Day Trending, with arrows indicating progression... might be possible?
    C> "Reward people who already maxed out their endorsing, not just people who go from 0 to max in a day then let it go." - We already have that. That's called the Clout award, which tracks endotarting performance over a longer period. It's measured by influence points given to others through endorsements over the last 30 days, so the more consistent you are in maxing out your endorsements given, the more likely you are to win this one. Click-to-Endorse encourages people to get out there and get it done at least once a month. Clout is for the dedicated daily endotarters.

    8. Awareness, victories, and effort to win descend in that order, with 85% aware, 65% were past winners, and only 41% actively trying. Reasons are similar to the last question about improving the censuses. Honestly, the questions about the censuses and awards could be merged together since they go hand-in-hand, as the awards are derived from the censuses.

    9. Lifetime Achievements do not have a lot of awareness, and a lot of nations may not even be aware that they've won. Make sure to check this out: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=338374#ACHIEVEMENTS

    10. Now for what r3n's been looking forward to the most. Cards. More of you know about the card lottery than actually participate in the cards game, but even less actually try to improve their chances of winning. Seems like a significant reason is that the cards don't actually do anything and they're only collectibles, like baseball cards instead of Magic the Gathering cards or something.

    11. Some suggestions for improving the card lottery include...
    A> "Don't let Aerilia win." Such shade!
    B> Don't award cards to nations that are about to CTE. The author of this one suggested 25 days, but remember that vacation mode allows a nation to persist for 60 days, just without answering issues. It'd be hard to tell who is in what mode right before the 28-day Normal CTE mark, and also, if the nation came back, then they have their reward for when they did exist and provide their endorsement to the SC.
    C> Published odds of winning Not a bad idea. I think we're looking into this one.

    12. It's good to know that most respondants know about TNP's Security Council, and the drop in numbers of those who aren't endorsing can mostly be explained away by NPA participation or they don't have their WA in the region.

    Also... r3n has asked me to share a graph for you. We started the Vote Early Vote Often awards of the WADP in September of last year, so now we have a full year of data since then, including the summer slump. We also started the WA Voting piece of the card lottery in June, and what we noticed is that we've had a larger percentage of nations in TNP keep voting on WA resolutions compared to years past. Whether it was the awards or the cards, the fact that the drop off in WA voting was less severe this year is very promising.

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    See you next week for my End-of-Term remarks.

    -Sil
     
  2. El Fiji Grande

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    Great update. Thanks for the survey results.
     
  3. Sil Dorsett

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    A Personal Note

    I didn't want to clutter up the weekly update with this, but, as I just announced in the candidacy thread, I've decided not to run for re-election. The decision not to run is primarily because as we approach the end of the year, there are simply other things, here in NationStates (specifically, in TNP, of course) and outside of it, that I wish to focus on a bit more. I have no doubt that whoever succeeds me as Vice Delegate will do a fine job.

    I think back to when I was Minister of WA Affairs for all of 2017, and how my third term was focused on finding my potential successors and teaching them all they needed to know. That was possible with the WA Ministry; not so much with the Vice Delegacy. So, while I may not be the chair, or be at the top of the Line of Succession, or have the second-most endorsements, etc., I see what's ahead as a pseudo-third term. Should the victor be a past Vice Delegate, I'm sure there's something to go over and bring you up to speed on. But, should the victor be a new face, know that I'll be there along with the rest of the Security Council to help and guide you.

    Good luck to all the candidates!

    -Sil
     
  4. El Fiji Grande

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    It's been great working with you Sil. Thanks for your fantastic service this term. Just over one week to go!
     
  5. mcmasterdonia

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    Thank you for your diligent work as Vice Delegate. I really think the SC is in a much stronger position because of your leadership and guidance.
     
  6. Robespierre

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    I read your report yesterday when it was posted, but I wanted to stop back by for a moment and take the time to thank you for everything you’ve done for this region during your time as Vice-Delegate. Even when exiting the Office I have no doubt in my mind that you’ll continue to do right by our community as both a Global Moderator and a RolePlay Moderator. Keep on keeping on, Sil, you do it well!
     
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    End-of-Term Remarks
    Sept. 8th, 2019

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    I wish I could have ended the term with better numbers than this, but I blame summer in part and also recognize the efforts of our troops abroad. It's not terrible, though. We still have more keepers than necessary to maintain the minimum requirements for Security Council membership, which is nice. Our average endorsement saturation ended the term at 61.4%, which is about what I was shooting for. Hopefully, our new Vice Delegate can get the others into the 60% range with an aggressive campaign, but we'll have higher priorities first, including another double-transition with no WA resignations to help us out.

    We've also greatly expanded our cards program and made the incentives for participating in the WADP easier to obtain, so I'm confident we'll see the benefits of competition soon enough. In our lottery and WADP programs, we've handed out almost 300 legendary cards to 222 unique winners, including some of the most expensive cards, like Soops, Queen Yuno, and Frisbeeteria. With a market value of just over 7k, if we handed all those cards to a single nation, they'd have the 12th most valuable deck in NationStates.

    We'll always be looking for new ways to get the community involved, and I'm really excited to see what our new Vice Delegate has planned. Thank you all for a solid eight months, and bring on the new term!

    -Sil




    For now, I'll be relaxing, sipping bubbly on a megayacht in the Norvalle harbor while watching surveillance on a 85-inch 8K TV. I'll also throw in a shot of rum, because that's what we drink around here. It's tradition!

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  8. r3naissanc3r

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    Congratulations on a great term :) .
     
  9. mcmasterdonia

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    Well done Sil!
     
  10. Artemis

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    Congrats on a great two terms Sil :)
     
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  12. Sil Dorsett

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    Mr. Vice Delegate,

    To give you and the region an idea on the work we have to accomplish during this transition, here's this past Sunday's endorsement report with new delegate McMasterdonia on it.

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  13. Artemis

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    Opening Week
    Sept. 15th, 2019

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    Greetings All! I wanted to post my opening address as Vice Delegate beginning on a Sunday. This is the best time for myself to review data and analyze the trends of the region. I plan to continue to utilize the format that @Sil Dorsett designed and move forward with that.

    As we continue to work with transitioning @mcmasterdonia into the Delegacy and raising my numbers for the Vice Delegacy we still have a ways to go with 249 endorsements to push McMasterdonia into the hot seat delegate's seat. El Fiji Grande has telegrammed all nations about the results of the elections, McMasterdonia has contacted all the Keepers of the North that are not endorsing him, the NPA has been ordered to return to TNP to assist with the transition, and nations that are endorsing El Fiji Grande but not endorsing McMasterdonia have been contacted. I would also like to thank the Gameside Advocates for assisting with the transition by reminding nations to endorse the Delegate-Elect and myself.

    This coming week, I will be posting a Dispatch Alert for those who are not endorsing the Delegate and sending out another telegram alert asking those individuals to endorse McMasterdonia. In addition to further alerts, we are working on some other approaches to incentivize nations to endorse McM and me.

    We have a steeper hill to climb this term as compared to the previous two delegacy transitions, but we will be able to do it with everyone playing their part to make this a smooth and fast transition. As we move past this transition, it is my hope to begin focusing on Security Councilor endorsements and work to bring everyone's numbers up to a 70% endorsement rating.



    Please ignore the Vice Delegate Minimum as it is currently calculating based on El Fiji's endorsement count.
     
  14. Marcus Antonius

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    Good stuff - All the best Artemis:)
     
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    Week 2
    Sept. 22nd, 2019


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    Well, we now are into the second week of the term and we have made some progress in terms of the transition. I have sent out a WADP Dispatch Alert for nations to endorse McMasterdonia. Home Affairs has assisted with a telegram list of those nations not endorsing McM. As we can see we are making progress on moving them further up. Additionally, I have moved up to P2. Once we get McMasterdonia to above me, then we will start working on bringing El Fiji Grande's numbers down below me. We will continue to work with all facets of the region to make the transition as smooth and quick as possible.
     
  16. El Fiji Grande

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    To clarify my activity, I have only been endorsing nations who have already endorsed me and NPAers who know better than to endorse me back. If there's an issue with this, just let me know.
     
  17. Sil Dorsett

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    I don't see an issue with it. The law states that "Unless a delegacy emergency is in effect, any Council member who exceeds the Vice Delegate's endorsement count while the Vice Delegate is above the required minimum for their position must stop seeking endorsements until they have fewer than the Vice Delegate." You're clearly not seeking endorsements; you already have them through no effort of your own.
     
  18. Lord Lore

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    At ~58 a week. We will get McM in the Delegate Seat in about a month. One of the fastest transitions we have seen in years.