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The NPO Rebellion Edit

I've long since quit NPO and lost my position as the wiki editer. Do what you will :)

-user:chaosman

News GuidelinesEdit

Can you please provide me a link to the news guidelines, because I cannot find it.

Thank you. 69.207.242.228 06:00, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Existing guidelines are on the talk page for the news template. They read Please don't post internal alliance stuff, like elections or a certain member resigning. If people were allowed to do that the news column would be clogged up. Please keep it to international events.
Additionally, I inserted a set of guidelines into the code for the template itself, so they'll be easier to find. -CirrusOfMalla 06:11, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

"Robertology" Edit

Category:Robertology - a portal that is now on many nation and alliance pages. The category says it's the geography of planet bob, but the name is very likely not well known and I have never heard it myself outside of your template. Where does the name come from? I imagine something more understandable could be used.

BTW, your contributions here are great. -- Mason11987 (T - C - E) 07:04, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

The name comes from standard real-life linguistic convention. The “geo” in geography is a Greek root word meaning Planet Earth. Thus “geography” refers strictly to Planet Earth. If one were discussing the physical attributes of, say, Planet Mars, one wouldn’t call it “geography” but would instead say “aresography”, since “ares” is the root word meaning Mars.
In the case of cybernations, we are on Planet Bob. The root of Bob is Robert, thus the study of the physical attributes of Planet Bob is called Robertology.
The phrase isn’t common, but has been seen on the forum from time to time. And it’s linguistically correct, of course. -CirrusOfMalla 17:38, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome. Thank you for clarifying :), I guess I didn't think about it enough. Could you put that explanation on Category:Robertology please? -- Mason11987 (T - C - E) 02:53, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
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