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The Forum That Ate New York

by Max Barry
Fri, 27 Jun 2003

I still can't really believe how popular this little site is. NationStates is about 7 months old now and it still takes me by surprise. For example, today I saw this thread in the Forum that lists web sites people have created for their nations and regions--and it's unbelievable! There are dozens of them, and many are really well made.

The Forum is something I kind of tacked on to NationStates at the last moment: I hoped people would want to talk about stuff there, but wasn't sure they would. Well, they do: the forum receives around 2,700 posts per day. Right now my favorite thread is this one: "You know you've been playing NS too much when..."