I had put forward a set of items that included some of the above to be discussed at the summit, but yeah, there has been no reply from the MESS on those issues, or did that piece of paper fly out of the window somewhere?
I guess so. I honestly don't remember that, at all.
As I've often lamented before, we don't have handy executive staffs to keep us on track. So sometimes real life intervenes, we get distracted, by the time we come back new posts have been made, and yes, we forget some things. We're single individual humans, OOC, so it's not surprising that this sort of thing can happen.
So saying "Bad MESS" or "Bad CATO" for this getting dragged out is counterproductive and, frankly, a bit dickish of either side. Nobody knows what has or hasn't happened to us RL to judge whether we "should" or "should not have" forgotten something, or maybe managed to miss a post altogether. I've found sometimes that using the Read Unread Posts button isn't always accurate; sometimes it thinks I've read a post when I haven't because I guess my cookies said I did. I only notice if I get further down and see something quoted I don't recognize. If that doesn't happen, I remain blissfully unaware.
And I haven't seen you all jumping to respond to my ISCA post, so yeah. Both sides here. Let's not point fingers, ok?
Or how about we agree to stuff here, without the need for elaborate RP, and then post a summary? Doing the summit in the RP thread will take freakin' forever...
I agree with this. Let's just repost what we've brought forth to refresh everybody's memories, rather than get bent out of shape and call the summit a failure because of entirely OOC reasons.
So for my part, the ISCA, which in broad terms is a group that chips in funds and develops some standardized shipping that can be built by members for various developing nations, in effect giving them a leg up by developed nations partially subsidizing the design and construction costs. In addition, the same can be done for building infrastructure in those developing nations. Finally, it can serve as a sort of arbiter for maritime trade disputes that may or may not arise between member nations, and even nonmembers should they request it.
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