Episode 36.5: November 13th, 2019

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written by Shef Kerbi

Over the last week, there has been some serious controversy going on the internet regarding the Dreem Lend government and DLTelecom's decision to block TBGchat due to a Pokémon chat that was created on that website. This article was written back in November 6th intended to be put into #36 before the events of last weekend occured:

On the Text Based Gchat Forums, the 26th most visited website in Dreem Lend according to Red Computer Labs (Carmes Inc.), a new chatroom has been created that is of concern to our employees health and sane-ness.

In SKNN #32, we mentioned how we had beaten notorious chatroom CoPKMN in chat time, which back in 2016/17 had become an incredibly popular chatroom to the point where the Dreem Lend economy was negatively affected due to people taking work off to participate in CoPKMN.

Reports from the Planet Popstah's Global Financial Authority reported that economic activity in Dreem Lend had dropped 31% in the 2016-17 financial year compared to the previous financial year.

Recently, a new Pokémon chatroom was created on TBGchat which has concerned business owners across Dreem Lend. One independent business owner (whose gardening business I promise we're not going to buy after this report) had this to say:
I'm Birning Leo, founder of "Birning Leoh's Gardening and Landscaping" and I've been operating my gardening business for the last 6 years. During the release of CoPKMN, both of my part time employees quit to chat as characters from CoPKMN. It was all over the news, and by the end of the chat the entirety of Dreem Lend was in an economic recession. I'm worried that this new Pokémon chatroom will have the same effect.

Procedures are currently being put in place to determine whether or not a sustainable consumption of Pokémon chat can be maintained in Dreem Lend without significant financial consequences. We will report more on this issue when the news develops.

A couple of days later, DLTelecom announced that the TBGchat website would be blocked from Dreem Lend and that the ban would be done at the national level so that no Dreem Lend ISP could potentially allow people to get around it. Due to serious backlash, an impromptu press conference was held for media coverage and to allow the public to voice their opinion. Here were some questions from the press conference:

"can you tell the pokemon people to go to a different website, then block that website instead?"

It's passed the threshold where the chat's too big to easily do that, and intruding inside that chat could be considered an unlawful act of privacy invasion from a government entity, which we don't want to be responsible for - DLTelecom Man

"Maybe DDDD should make a law that makes it illegal to play the Pokemon RPG during work times, but legal at other times?"

Personally from my perspective, I've been trying to prevent any sort of censorship rather than compromising, so I've been focusing my effort more on proving to the Dreem Lend government that Dreem Lend would not have this issue again. However, having some sort of "healthy work life balance" program could be helpful as a policy for all businesses to follow (yes I give out pink slips as payment but that deals with pay) - Shef Kerbi

"Do you have any clocks you need cleaning? I can clean clocks for $19.99 + $5 if you get it cleaned during this converesnse."

yes - Everyone

After the press conference was held, DLTelecom and the Dreem Lend Government (Keyn DDDD) determined that blocking the TBGChat website should be handled by businesses rather than by the government. This has proven to be a win for the people in Dreem Lend who fought during the conference for the internet freedom route and succeeded.

As of the writing of this article, the Pokémon chat is currently near 1000 replies

written by Carmes

Someone searched through the Dreem Lend Music Archives and found an old gramophone record of a former version of the 'Diet Water Song' (the current version was on the former SKA page for Diet Bathwater during Collection 3 of it).

This is a restored version of the old one:

For comparison, here's the current version

written by Apple the Cat

you die


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