<URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=28793 >
On 12/16/06, Christian Knoke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> <URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=28793 >
> Hello, Daniel,
> Daniel Markstedt wrote on Dec 11, 22:31 (-0800):
> > I read this,
> > http://forum.freeciv.org/viewtopic.php?t=2273&start=30
> > and thought that it might be a good idea to exclude currently living
> > persons from our leader lists. Isn't it fitting that the leaders are
> > historical in a game about history?
> Uhm, well, Freeciv is not necessarily only about history, I think.
The default ruleset is!
> Clearly, no current leaders should be in the rulesets. This is mainly
> to avoid political discussions about them, IIRC.
The problem is, as long as a politician is alive, they can return to
office at any time. When going through the rulesets for this patch, I
stumbled over dozens of such examples where the political scene had
changed since I last revised them.
> I think, excluding all living people is too much. There might very well
> be persons with historical meaning that are still alive.
Definitely, but it can be difficult to evaluate living leaders since
their political carreers aren't over yet.
> It may even be fun to see a well-remembered (cause recent) leader in
> the list. But the main criteria is still importance, whether in good or
> in bad.
> BTW, we have some very new nations in the set like Croatia.
> Christian Knoke * * * http://cknoke.de
> * * * * * * * * * Ceterum censeo Microsoft esse dividendum.
In the end, it is much easier to maintain the nations with this
policy. That is, after all, my job. ;-)
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