Hope this hasn't been done before (shoot me down if it has). Basically, I was just curious about how you guys found the SLU and why you chose it over all the other regions.
Myself, I found myself into the SLU mere hours after joining NS. I was looking through the region tags and the SLU just kept coming up in all the tags I liked (as well as a few others). I checked it out and it seemed really cool so I joined and then to seal the deal, I made a forum account.
I actually found the SLU late in my Nation States career. Vernima is part of my second set of nations, the first died a year or two ago the first time I found the site. I joined because one of my friends mentioned it, New Differentia in fact. I checked it out, joined up, and have been happily residing here ever since!
"What's a motto with you?" remains to this date my favorite motto ever.
About two minutes after I created Avaerilon 3 years and 6 days ago, I received two telegrams; one form the Genesis Corporation, which didn't interest me, and one from the Social Liberal Union, which did. The rest is, as they say, history.
Post by United Democracy of Scientists on Jul 9, 2014 2:03:27 GMT
I originally found out about NationStates while on a (now dead) forum called The Flood, which I would commonly frequent as a regular. There was a thread on there about NS, and I had previously tried out Cyber Nations a year before, though I didn't enjoy it. I decided I would give NS a go, and found that it was much more enjoyable than other nations sims out there. Once I had figured out the game mechanics, I then searched for regions under the tag "liberal", found the then >300 nations SLU, and joined.
"With our minds, we may find ourselves and the stars."
Anaaxes was my first nation on NS. I also moved to the SLU shortly after I created it. I think it was Avaerilon who sent the recruitment telegram to me. He's also the one who welcomed me. ;) Loved it here ever since.
Post by Kingdom of Grolsch on Jul 9, 2014 17:49:14 GMT
Millyland TGed me, I think. 2 years and nine months ago.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Temporary Speaker of the Union (October '16). Former Executive Justice (Aug '14 - Aug '16), Delegate (1.5 terms), Deputy & Minister of Immigration, Deputy of FA & retired CUS Chief at Ministry of Defence
Post by North American Republics on Jul 10, 2014 13:17:53 GMT
I got a telegram from several regions while deciding what to do, waited a bit on it, then decided that the SLU telegram was best. The community seemed incredibly friendly and the open liberal slant is nice as it can get boring talking with only socialists/communists. NSHistory only goes back to July 16, 2011 for me.
Former: Speaker of the Union, Minister of Domestic Affairs, Deputy Minister of Domestic Affairs, Recruiter, Ambassador and Chairperson of the Union Reserve.
I migrated from one of the region's allies, that would be the Democratic Socialist Assembly. I felt that I wasn't really integrating there, and I was also disappointed in missing out in their elections.
Post by The State Of Candor on May 8, 2015 8:18:39 GMT
Well, minutes after I created my NationState, lots of telegrams came flooding in. Some of them seemed really odd?, but I found the one that Anaaxes sent, and I thought that this Union was the only one worth joining, with all the things about civil rights and political freedom, and the telegram also seemed really friendly.
And so, I have been residing here, and now, scrolling through the Forum!
P.S - I can say that I absolutely love this Union!
I had a nation a couple of years back which I kept for a while, and then CTEd, can't even remember its name. Came back a while later as Mons and lived in World Alliance for a while. Can't actually remember how I found the SLU, I think I came across it from the tags but I could be wrong.
Der Statenverbund Mons Garle Téwe Íneiá Mosgáleiá Izifunda Ohlangeneyo seMosugale
WA Delegate Previously Minister of Domestic Affairs
A liberation resolution proposed by the leader of The Colony of Filthy Cazualz is currently at vote before the Security Council. Speaking on behalf of the legitimate government of the Social Liberal Union, I ask that you vote AGAINST the resolution.
The natives of the region do not want this proposal which glorifies their invaders to pass.
The nation that proposed it was created about 1 day ago, and then resigned from the WA shortly after they submitted it.
The invader delegate of our region is actually voting FOR it.
And perhaps most the damning evidence against this resolution, is that the first letters of each clause in the resolution spell the word "RAIDER."
Read more about this dodgy resolution on the NationStates Forum. We ask that you also encourage your region's WA Delegate to approve the far better liberation proposal authored by the leader of UED. I hope that we can rely on your vote FOR that resolution, once it reaches the SC voting floor.
In the end, I was impressed by the policies of the region which I once had, need help trying to get back to the policies that are at par with this region, and I would like to gather everybody in the region to help write a resolution to condemn Filthy Caz, and liberate us the easy way.
When I made my nation, this guy named "Ainland" PM'd me to tell me about this great new region he'd founded that same day. It looked pretty cool so I figured I'd hang out there for the week or so I played the game.
Eggy is a founding member of this region, the first actual Delegate and first Constitutional Delegate. Saying he is an annoying liberal would be like calling George Washington the same thing. Now shush
Post by Normandy and Picardy on Oct 17, 2016 14:43:49 GMT
I found it through WorldVision oddly enough, when someone else from the region (I can't remember who exactly) was involved in it as well, and I noticed they were from the SLU, so I gave it a look and haven't looked back since (at least, I think this is what happened; it's a long time ago now)
Former MoFA, Former Deputy MoI, Yorkshireman, Socialist
After joining Nationstates and reading all the recruiting TG's I decided to just play the game without moving into a region right away. ..but then I got a recruitment TG from the SLU and I knew I'd found my place! (It was mainly because Ainland ended it with "Have a cookie!" Haha! :P jk)