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Info Desk - Welcome to Lazarus



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LinkIt's the birds...the birds are here
If you are here, then you've entered Lazarus or are just curious about our region in general. The name Lazarus likely refers to the Bible passage where St. Lazarus is raised from the dead:

Laz wrote:John 11 King James Version (KJV)
43: "And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth."
44: "And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go."

We are a region of many faiths, belief systems, and ideologies, and all are welcome here except those intending to raid or invade us, or to break the rules here, those folks are right out. We count to three, not four or five, or two except when intending to proceed to three, Linkwhen we throw our holy hand grenades, so watch out unless you wish to snuff it.

What is there to do in Lazarus?

Link
Joining our forum can be a great way to get involved.

There are three levels of regional interaction, which is all up to you:

  1. Becoming a Resident nation in Lazarus by moving or being restored here.

  2. Joining the Legislator's Guild (LinkForum | LinkDiscord) or Card's Guild (LinkDiscord).

  3. LinkApplying to be a Citizen or Shareholder, which opens up applying for regional positions.


Citizens or Shareholders are able to:

  1. LinkJoin the Internal Management (Internal Affairs) Department, and help with regional culture and activities.

  2. LinkJoin the Public Relations (Foreign Relations) Department, and represent Lazarus abroad.

  3. LinkApply to join the Regional Guard, which is the regional military of Lazarus.

If you have recently joined the region or Nationstates, these dispatches might interest you:

It is also advisable to view these threads on the Nationstates forum if you are interested in roleplaying:


Joining the LazCorp HQ Discord Server

When entering the Discord HQ server you will encounter two requests to verify, as this is important for security reasons.

One of these requests will be from Penelope, the Nationstates bot (an AugustinAndroid bot) of our server, which will ask whether you have a nation in Lazarus, if you do, you should post >verify your nation name, to be verified as a resident nation of Lazarus there.

The other of these requests will be from Discortics Prime, which will ask for a captcha verfication, which asks for typing the colored text. If this is failed it is important to DM the discord admin, @New Rogernomics, as verification is often relied upon when auto-moderating actions of users.

You will also be asked to select roles on the server in the reception area channel, which include:

  • Pronoun Picker pronoun roles,

  • Visitor mask for visitors or un-registered residents,

  • Foreign VIP mask for foreign VIPs or dignitaries,

  • LazCorp RP mask for access to role play channels, games, and notifications,

  • Cards Guild mask for Cards Guild role and notifications.

  • Legislator's Guild mask for access to informal and formal assembly discussions,

  • And the Radio DJ mask to control the GreenBot music bot.


Joining the Lazarus Forum

When registering on the Lazarus forum, you can do so using an email account, Discord account, Spotify account, or a Steam account. It is advisable to add your nation name on registration so that other members know what your nation is, though more details can be added, and your Discord account can be linked to your forum account. You can link your Discord account in the LinkConnected Accounts page of your forum profile.


You would be notified via Discord if someone replies to your forum posts.

Once you have registered on the forum, you can apply to get access to roles:

The roles that can be applied for include:

Do I have to register?

If you are not interested in joining the forum,or just want to role-play your nation and answer issues, then there are still areas you can access without joining the forum.

The first recommended area to access is the LinkCorporate Library, as this contains a public record of legislation and votes, as well as the history of Lazarus.

Some may also wish to view the Humane Republic to Undead Dominion era forums, which can be viewed in LinkZetaboards html style, and LinkTapatalk for a searchable working forum.

Who can I ask questions, if I want to learn more?

You can telegram New Rogernomics or one of the regional officers on the World Factbook Entry in-game or ask around on the LazCorp HQ Discord server.


New Rogernomics wrote:Don't recruit, don't spam and don't triple post. Edit post exists to allow you to add more to an existing post.


This includes any pets that touch the keyboard.
Nations are expected to follow the rules of the region, including the endorsement cap of 100 endorsements while endorsing the Delegate, and 10 endorsements for those who are not. This is explained more in the spoiler you can read below.

Why do we have an Endorsement Cap?

Perhaps the most debated and controversial aspect of a region can be the endorsement cap, as everyone loves to hate it, but for founderless regions like ours it is necessary for regional security, as it means that the Delegate and other regional officers have enough influence to eject or ban nations and hold the Delegacy against intruders who might wish to try and take over our region by force, and certainly wouldn't hold a vote over the Delegacy like we would.

What is the endorsement cap exactly?

The endorsement cap is the limit on World Assembly endorsements that you may hold in Lazarus, which is set by the Delegate, and by extension the Council of Lazarene Security (or the Security Auditors), and by the mandate and laws of the Lazarus that have been passed by the regional Assembly.

If you are endorsing the Delegate, you can have up to 100 WA endorsements in Lazarus, though we implement what is termed a hard cap which goes up to 110 WA endorsements. This cap may go up or down, depending on the security risks we have at the time, though this results on a clearly seen change on the World Factbook Entry or WFE.

If you are not endorsing the Delegate, you can have up to 10 WA endorsements in Lazarus, with a hard cap of 20 WA endorsements, though the region reserves the right to eject or ban nations who are not endorsing the Delegate, for security reasons, especially if an intruder is trying to gather influence in an attempt to coup the Delegate.

What happens if you breach the endorsement cap?

Normally, if you have just breached the endorsement cap you will be given a week or so to begin winding down endorsements and to stop endorsing, as often not endorsing for a while will mean your endorsements drop down to compliance with the endorsement cap, as nations cease to exist or leave the region. You can also telegram nations to stop endorsing you or to remove their endorsement to bring your nation down to cap.

If you breach the endorsement cap and especially if you keep doing so, the usual response is someone on the Council of Lazarene Security (Security Auditors) sending your nation a telegram advising of the violation of the endorsement cap. This is what is termed the first warning, and if you continue to endorse nations (whether in response to them endorsing you or not), it will then be assumed to have gone to a second warning.

Once either the first or second warning is sent, an un-endorsement campaign will begin on the nations you have most recently endorsed or have endorsed you. This will mean sending those nations telegrams requesting they remove their endorsement from you, so that you come into compliance with the cap. This means that those that are absent or away don't risk ejection or ban, and so that nations that aren't in compliance but are active are helped back into compliance.

How can you be banned/ejected?

If you reach a third warning, which would involve endorsing over the endorsement cap, fighting un-endorsement campaigns, and actively ignoring repeated requests to stop endorsing, you may be banned, ejected, or both from the region. This becomes an issue of regional security, as if nations are allowed to heavily endorse over cap, then they can accrue enough influence to support an effort to seize the Delegacy either in support of another nation or region trying to coup, or to coup themselves.

I've been banned/ejected, what do I do?

Appeals may be granted for bans or ejections, as apologies or willingness to not repeat the offense may be sufficient. You may telegram New Rogernomics the following form to request an appeal:

Ban/Ejection appeal form

New Rogernomics wrote:Ban, ejection, or both:
Reason for it to be revoked:

I've been banned/ejected, what do I do?

Appeals may be granted for bans or ejections, as apologies or willingness to not repeat the offense may be sufficient. You may telegram New Rogernomics the following form to request an appeal:

Ban/Ejection appeal form

New Rogernomics wrote:Ban, ejection, or both:
Reason for it to be revoked:

What breaks the RMB rules?

  1. Recruitment on our RMB for a foreign region or organization, for raids and defenses, and so on.

  2. Posting unsolicited links for recruitment to other regions or organizations.

  3. Triple or more posting messages, which look spam-like and lower quality of posting on the RMB.

  4. Posting spam-like posts or extremely long posts on the RMB.

  5. Trolling and inciting real life drama on the RMB.

  6. Sending links to unknown websites outside of NS that can put players out of character safety at risk.

  7. Display or conduct violation(s) over flags, mottos, and so on.

  8. Suspected to have broken the Etiquette or Terms & Conditions of Nationstates or any of the rules previously laid down by game admins or moderators, which includes breaking the PG-13 rules of this site. These sorts of violations are likely immediately reported to the site moderators by nations in our region.

Breaking these rules can result in telegram warnings, suppression of posts on the RMB, or an ejection/ban from the region (whether on a temporary basis or permanently). If you have any questions about the rules, telegram New Rogernomics, Treadwellia, or any of the security auditors on the World Factbook Entry, as we are here to help.


🐦 1. Regional Message Board (RMB) Rules

1. Recruitment violation: Recruitment on our RMB for a foreign region or organization, for raids and defenses, and so on.

New Rogernomics wrote:Join region/organization x, y, z, and leave Lazarus...

Penalty to be applied: 🟧 Orange card or 🟥 Red card


2. Un-solicited links violation: Posting unsolicited links for recruitment to other regions or organizations.

New Rogernomics wrote:Join my region/organization through this link to my region/organization or regional/organization forum...

Penalty to be applied: 🟧 Orange card or 🟥 Red card


3. Triple (or more) posting: Triple or more posting messages, which look spam-like and lower quality of posting on the RMB,

New Rogernomics wrote:A Cat

New Rogernomics wrote:told me not to

New Rogernomics wrote:triple post.

Penalty to be applied: 🟨 Yellow card, 🟧 Orange card or 🟥 Red card


4. Posting spam-like posts or extremely long posts on the RMB:

New Rogernomics wrote:Spam

New Rogernomics wrote:Spammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

New Rogernomics wrote:Spammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

New Rogernomics wrote:This is my three page essay on why x,y,z is so. I will now take up the whole RMB, so no one can see anything but my post.

I have not heard of using dispatches and just linking them in my posts instead with a brief summary of it.

Penalty to be applied: 🟨 Yellow card, 🟧 Orange card or 🟥 Red card


5. Trolling and inciting RL drama on the RMB:

New Rogernomics wrote:Gay be people need to be x, y, z.

New Rogernomics wrote:All pro-lifers/pro-choice should be x, y, z.

New Rogernomics wrote:I hate all x, y, z people, and they deserve to die by x, y, z ways.

New Rogernomics wrote:Kill all of x, y, z race/ethnicity/religion.

People don't come to NS to experience reddit or twitter level nonsense, they want to play a game and enjoy themselves.

Penalty to be applied: 🟨 Yellow card, 🟧 Orange card or 🟥 Red card


6. Off-Site links violation: Sending links to unknown websites outside of NS can put players OOC safety at risk.

New Rogernomics wrote:Visit my blog/website, or visit this link to a random unknown url that could be a virus or phishing site.

Links from YouTube, Dailymotion, Spotify, Google Docs, and so on, are fine, whereas mywebsite.com or myblog.com links are not.

Penalty to be applied: 🟨 Yellow card, 🟧 Orange card or 🟥 Red card


7. Display or conduct violation(s):

  • Displaying obviously National Socialist flags or mottos on your nation,

  • Promoting fascism such as "Hitler was right" on the RMB,

  • Posting homophobic, sexist or racist rants on the RMB (either in or out of character),

  • Posting extensive RL political discussions on the RMB rather than on the NS forums for instance.

Penalty to be applied: 🟨 Yellow card, 🟧 Orange card or 🟥 Red card


8. Suspected game rules violation: Suspected to have broken the terms of service of Nationstates or any of the rules previously laid down by game admins or moderators, which includes breaking the PG-13 rules of this site.

Penalty to be applied: 🟧 Orange card or 🟥 Red card



🐦 2. Penalties issued

Penalties will be determined by the severity of the action, so minor violations would result on bans for 24 hours, after which a nation can return, long-term bans would relate to more severe violations.

🟥 Red card: Ban-on-sight.

  • Nations will be banned and/or ejected,

  • Posts will be suppressed,

  • Reports will be sent to game moderators (where permissible).

🟧 Orange card: Nations are ejected, but may return if they promise to not break the rules.

  • Nations that break the rules will be ejected, but not banned,

  • Posts will be suppressed (where permissible),

  • Reports will be send to game moderators (where permissible).

🟨 Yellow card: Offending posts suppressed or notice given.

  • Posts will be suppressed (where permissible).


🐦 3. Appeals

Appeals may be granted for bans or ejections, as apologies or willingness to not repeat the offense may be sufficient. You may telegram New Rogernomics the following form to request an appeal:

Ban/Ejection appeal form

New Rogernomics wrote:Ban, ejection, or both:
Reason for it to be revoked:

Appeals are to be telegrammed to: New Rogernomics


LazCorp HQ wrote:LinkWelcome to LazWiki,

the free encyclopedia that all Lazarenes and visitors can edit.

LazWiki is an intergrated Wiki on the Lazarus forum

LinkLearn how to use LazWiki today!

LinkForum registration is required, so that you can protect your created wiki pages.

LazWiki Directory

LinkHelp - For Help using LazWiki

LinkNations - Nation directory

LinkRegions - Region directory

LinkPages - Page directory


Example of a LazWiki page a nation could create on Lazwiki


LazCorp HQ wrote:Embassies can be applied for here on the Lazarus forum: LinkEmbassy Requests

The Embassy of Lazarus on the NSGP forum is here: Embassy of Lazarus + News

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Brought you by the Lazarus region at LinkNSLazarus.com
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The Community of LazCorp HQ

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