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  • 2022-08-14: August omnibus ballot results
  • All three regional coordinators were approved to be retained for the next six-month term by unanimous votes. Congratulations to the coordinators! --TheMayor (talk) 00:42, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
  • 2022-08-06: August omnibus ballot and forum votes remain active
Votes are active both on the omnibus ballot and on several forum topics. --TheMayor (talk) 18:01, 6 August 2022 (UTC)
  • 2022-04-12: National and Wiki Coordinators Wanted
Nominations remain open for the FSA Project Coordinator position. Additionally, while the Project Coordinator role is vacant, we are also seeking an FSA Wiki Coordinator, who will oversee development and improvement of the FSA's wiki presence in the absence of (and perhaps in addition to) our next FSA Project Coordinator. Contact TheMayor for more information. -TheMayor (talk) 21:34, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
  • 2022-02-15: February 2022 Omnibus Ballot Results
The February 2022 omnibus ballot is now closed, with the following results:
  • The preliminary list of FSA Presidents has been approved by the FSA stateowners (93.5%).
  • Hurricane Caverns National Park (90.3%), Great Deep National Park (83.9%), and Bass Dunes National Lakeshore (93.5%) have been approved to become part of the National Park System.
  • Fluffr_Nuttr retains the FSA Eastern Coordinator role (91.7%).

-TheMayor (talk) 03:47, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

  • 2021-11-28: FSA Lore, Historical Presidential Order
  • A proposal is in the works to determine the historical order of the FSA Presidency. More details to come later.
  • 2021-11-28: FSA Lore, History
  • The Coordinator team is seeking to appoint a committee to work out the history of the FSA (starting with a topic like FSA independence), to ease the process of canonizing the FSA's history. The idea is to have the committee create a proposal for the historical topic, present it to the community, refine it based on the community's comments, and put it up for a vote.
Any interested members should contact User:Varnel maiser via OGF message, email (, or DM.
  • 2021-11-28: FSA Lore, Government
  • A1. Federal Legislative Body: Congress of the Federal States (54.5% preference)
  • A2. Legislative Higher House: Senate of the Federal States (63.6% approval)
  • A3. Legislative Lower House: General Assembly [of the Federal States] (54.5% approval)
  • B1. Legislative Building: Federation Hall (81.8% approval)
  • B2. Executive Building: 1 Anne Abbey (81.8% approval)
  • B3. Judicial Building: High Court [of the Federal States] (63.6% approval)
  • C1. Head of State: President (93.9% approval)
  • C2. Deputy Head of State: Vice-President (72.7% approval)
  • D1. Year of Independence: 1757 (87.8% approval = 33.3% direct approval + 54.5% passive approval ("any year is fine"))
  • D2. Head of State (+some other government offices) Term Length: 4 years (75.8% approval)
The results have been integrated into the FSA Wiki Draft Page.
  • 2021-09-14 (ONGOING): FSA Wiki Work
  • Zeke is currently working on the FSA's Wiki documentation. Any questions, concerns, or feedback should be directed to him via DM, OGF-message, or email.
  • 2021-11-03: FSA Wiki Work, Extended
  • Work to conclude and make decisions on discussions in Collab:Federal States/Government are underway. All users are invited to participate in discussions in any way available to them. Relevant information can be found on this document.
  • 2021-08-05: FSA Coordinator nominations now open
  • The role of FSA Coordinator is currently vacant, and we are currently seeking nominees to serve as the next FSA Coordinator. Interested mappers should contact TheMayor and see below for more details.
  • 2021-02-05: yoyo21 named next FSA Coordinator
  • Following the results of the primary and general ballots, the OGF admin team has named yoyo21 as the next FSA Coordinator. yoyo21 will take over from TheMayor on 15 Feb 2021.
  • 2020-12-16: Applications now open for new FSA Coordinator
  • The current FSA Coordinator has announced their intent to step down at the end of the current six-month term, which ends in February 2021. See below for more information.
  • 2020-10-05: New Carnaby coordinators wanted!
  • We are currently seeking a new coordinator (or two) to oversee the collaborative state of New Carnaby. Interested mappers should message TheMayor. For more information, visit the FSA forums.
  • 2020-09-15: National Park Nominations Open
  • The nomination period for the first round of National Parks (and other areas of National significance) is now open and will run through 31 JJan, with approval votes occurring concurrently with the next FSA Coordinator Vote of Confidence. More information can be found at Collab:Federal States/National Parks.
  • 2020-08-11: Vote of Confidence Results
  • With a new high for ballots cast with 80% (40 of 50) of eligible voters responding, TheMayor received a 37-3 vote of confidence and will continue to serve as FSA Coordinator for the next term. Next vote of confidence will be held in February 2021.
  • 2020-07-07: Vote Results
  • The draft rail framework was overwhelmingly approved 31-2. Michisaukee becomes the name of the AR120-31 open collaborative state, beating out Rahronkas on a tiebreaker.
  • 2020-06-25: FSA Railway Draft Framework Vote
  • After drafting the FSA railway draft framework, receiving comments and suggestions, making changes, receiving more comments and suggestions, and so on, the draft framework is now being voted on for approval. FSA stateowners can cast their votes here. (This ballot also includes the final vote for the AR120-31 open collaborative state's name; please be sure to vote.)
  • 2020-06-22: FSA Railway Draft Framework
  • 2020-06-19: FSA Railway Advisory Survey Complete
  • Results of the railway advisory survey are now posted at Collab:Federal States/Railways. A draft procedural plan will be developed in the next week or two and presented for consideration in the FSA forums.
  • 2020-06-07: FSA History Committees
  • The initial sign-up period for Collab:Federal States/History committees has ended. Committees should now begin collaborating on their historic era, starting by identifying a committee chairperson who will be responsible for keeping discussions and collaborations moving forward. As a reminder, each committee is tasked with creating a draft history for their era that will be integrated into the official "canon" of the Federal States as best as possible.
  • 2020-06-07: Regional Coordination Groups Initiative
Collab:Federal States/Regional coordination is now active. FSA mappers who are part of unofficial regional collaboration groups are encouraged to list their group in this new directory to encourage more inter-regional collaboration nationwide.
  • 2020-06-01: Ongoing Collaboration Opportunities
  • 2020-05-02: Freight Corridor Workspace created
  • To help monitor and promote progress on creating freight rail links throughout the FSA, the Freight Corridor Workspace is now available at [[Talk:Collab:Federal States/Railways]].
  • 2020-04-17: New Government page created
  • 2020-04-11: Welcome new mappers!
  • Several new mappers have recently been added to the FSA, especially in the western portion of the country.
  • 2020-04-11: Motor Trails
  • A discussion is underway to potentially establish national Motor Trails, a loose network of national non-motorway highways.
  • 2019-12-05: Additional Cosperica Coordinator Wanted
  • An additional coordinator is needed for the Cosperica collaborative state. If you are interested, please message wangi in OGF.
  • 2019-11-07: FSA Leadership Update
  • Congratulations to yoyo21 on being appointed FSA Documentation Coordinator and for volunteering to help sort through and polish up the FSA wiki presence. TheMayor currently is accepting applications for the FSA Inter-State Coordinator position.
  • 2019-09-06: New Coordinators Wanted!
  • Two new coordinator positions are now open: an FSA Historian to manage the country’s wiki presence, and an FSA Transportation Coordinator to coordinate interstate transportation issues. More details about these roles are on the forum. Interested mappers should contact TheMayor in OGF.
  • 2019-09-03: FSA Coordinator Vote of Confidence Completed
  • By a 29-1 margin, User:TheMayor has been retained as the FSA Coordinator for the next six month term.
  • 2019-08-19: West Massodeya Coordinator Named
  • 2019-08-18: FSA Coordinator Vote of Confidence
  • Through 31 August, User:TheMayor is up for a Vote of Confidence for the next six-month period as FSA Coordinator. Mappers can vote here.
  • 2019-08-12: Coordinator Wanted: West Massodeya
  • The FSA’s Massodeya project is currently seeking a coordinator for the state of West Massodeya. The coordinator will be responsible for assisting with completing the base infrastructure (rivers, railways, motorways, primary roads) of West Massodeya before the counties are open for adoption, and will be responsible for managing coordination between the various county owners. Interested mappers should contact TheMayor.
  • 2019-08-04: Huntington Coordinators Named
  • 2019-07-26: Huntington Coordinators and Mappers Wanted!
  • As part of our reboot of the Huntington collaborative, we've created a new page for coordination and collaboration for interested mappers. The Huntington project is also actively seeking up to two coordinators. Visit Collab:Federal States/Collaborative States/Huntington for more information.
  • 2019-07-17: Motorway Shield Chosen
  • Option 9 won pretty handily, so here are the FSA's official motorway shields. Thanks to User:PColumbus73 for the winning design, and thanks to everyone who participated in the vote.
    File:FS shield 3.1.3.png
    Option 9 FSA Motorway Shields
  • 2019-07-15: FSA Dashboard Launched
  • Welcome to the FSA Dashboard! This page is intended to be a one-stop portal for all mappers of the Federal States. This page is maintained by the FSA Project Coordinator, although all FSA mappers are welcome to edit as needed.
  • 2019-07-04: FSA State Capital Mapping Challenge

Announcement archive


Triumvirate era

  • Congratulations to Fluffr_Nuttr on retaining the FSA Eastern Coordinator role for the next six-month term. The FSA Coordinator position is officially vacant. Mappers who wish to nominate themselves for the role should contact me regarding next steps. -TheMayor (talk) 03:29, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

varnel_maiser + CartographerKing + Fluffr_Nuttr

  • It has been a great honour to serve as an FSA Co-coordinator over this past term. It brings me joy to see that the FSA has made much progress in various areas during this time. I have decided to step down from this position at the end of this term (in February). I wish future coordinating teams the best of luck in their endeavours. --- Thanks, Zekiel (talk) 11:37, 25 January 2022 (UTC)


  • On behalf of all the stateowners in the FSA, I would like to give yoyo21 our utmost thanks for serving as FSA Coordinator for the last six months, and we are sad to see him step down from the position. As regional admin, wangi will oversee day-to-day FSA coordination activities until a new FSA Coordinator is chosen; as a past coordinator, I volunteered to oversee the nomination and community recommendation process. Stateowners should check their OGF mail for more information. --TheMayor (talk) 05:08, 5 August 2021 (CEST)
  • Hello, FSA community! I apologize for not posting here earlier, but as wiki appears to finally be loading again, I would like to introduce myself as FSA coordinator. That's it for now, but more updates to come soon. --Yoyo21 (talk) 18:07, 23 March 2021 (CET)


  • I am pleased to announce that yoyo21 will be taking over as FSA Coordinator on 15 Feb 2021, once the National Park ballot period closes and the results are posted. It has been an honor to serve you all as FSA Coordinator for the last two years. I would like to thank Luciano for his hard work as the FSA Coordinator before me, for the ongoing support and enthusiasm from my fellow stateowners over the last two years, and for everyone who participated in these latest rounds of ballots. I once again thank all of you for your hard work and collaboration on the FSA project, and I wish yoyo21 the best of luck as the new coordinator. -TheMayor (talk) 22:19, 5 February 2021 (CET)
  • While it has been a pleasure to serve as the FSA Coordinator for the last two years, I am announcing my intent to step down as FSA Coordinator when the current six-month term ends in February 2021. (I am not leaving the project, and I am willing to stay on for an additional six-month term if a suitable replacement is not available.) Mappers who are interested in becoming the next FSA Coordinator should complete this questionnaire by 31 Dec 2020. More information about the process is below. -TheMayor (talk) 19:58, 16 December 2020 (CET)
  • National Park nominations are open, and we're still seeking volunteers to participate in the military committee. Please message me in OGF if you are interested in either project. -TheMayor (talk) 22:12, 15 September 2020 (CEST)
  • I'd personally like to thank you all for a resounding 92.5% vote of confidence to remain the FSA Coordinator. I'm proud of the progress we've achieved together so far, and I look forward to another six months working with you all to make the FSA even better. As always, if you have any comments, concerns, or ideas for how we can improve the FSA and make the map even stronger, please don't hesitate to send me a message. -TheMayor (talk) 16:52, 11 August 2020 (CEST)
  • The overwhelming vote to approve the draft rail framework, which was designed and drafted every step of the way with input from a wide variety of FSA stateowners, was an incredible result. In the coming days, we will be updating Collab:Federal States/Railways with new procedures and suggestions from the draft framework that will allow us to finally move forward in a coordinated, collaborative, consistent method with this important part of the FSA map. Thank you for your consideration, thank you for your input and comments, thank you for your votes, and most of all thank you for your patience and maturity on this important topic. -TheMayor (talk) 05:58, 7 July 2020 (CEST)
  • Following weeks, months, and years of discussion, we are finally at what is hopefully the last step to have a unified framework to help guide the creation of the FSA's railway network. This framework is based on the results of the rail survey posted earlier this month and strikes a compromise position that ensures mappers retain the freedom to map their own state as they see fit; that ensures regional groups of states have an integral role in guiding the development of railway networks that impact their areas the most; that ensures individual stateowners and teams of stateowners can have the freedom to create and collaborate on interstate corridors; and that the largest, most important companies in the Federal States are cooperative, collaborative decisions. Additionally, the draft was reviewed and revised several times to address and include a variety of suggestions and comments in an open and transparent manner. For these reasons, I ask that you approve the framework. -TheMayor (talk) 05:19, 26 June 2020 (CEST)
  • We're always looking for more mappers to join the FSA project, and to encourage current FSA mappers to take a more active role in collaborating with neighbors and on national issues. If you're not sure where to start, feel free to send me a message. -TheMayor (talk) 19:58, 1 June 2020 (CEST)
  • Help us build a freight rail network! Check out the Freight Corridor Workspace and reach out to your neighboring mappers to get started. -TheMayor (talk) 22:19, 2 May 2020 (CEST)
  • Wishing everyone good health during the pandemic. Stay safe and stay home. -TheMayor (talk) 02:10, 12 April 2020 (CEST)
  • Looking to get more involved in the FSA? We're always looking for more beginning mappers in the Massodeyas, but we also have coordinator positions open! Contact TheMayor if you're interested in the FSA Inter-State Coordinator position, or contact wangi if interested in becoming the second Cosperica coordinator. -TheMayor (talk) 21:57, 5 December 2019 (CET)
  • Welcome to our newest state mappers. Interested in joining the FSA but not sure if you want a full state? Start with a county in West Massodeya! Message me for more information. -TheMayor (talk) 05:45, 7 November 2019 (CET)
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Vote of Confidence, and for your overwhelming support. As FSA Coordinator, I'm here to help with whatever, so feel free to send me a message if there's something I can do to help your mapping work. -TheMayor (talk) 23:09, 3 September 2019 (CEST)
  • I’m currently looking for help in getting the Massodeyas up and running. Western parts of West Massodeya will be the first to open. If you are interested in becoming the coordinator of West Massodeya, or if you just have some extra time on your hands and you’d like to help map the initial infrastructure of the states, please let me know. -TheMayor (talk) 14:39, 12 August 2019 (CEST)
  • My deepest appreciation to histor and Ernestpcosby for accepting the roles of Huntington coordinators, and thanks to everyone who showed interest in the project. There’s always more ways to get more involved in the FSA project, so stay tuned and happy mapping! -TheMayor (talk) 04:36, 5 August 2019 (CEST)
  • Our National Capital seems to have gone dormant. Let’s discuss next steps in the forum. -TheMayor (talk) 21:48, 24 July 2019 (CEST)
  • We are seeking volunteers who would like to create a wiki template for the new FSA motorway shields. If you are interested, please let me know. -TheMayor (talk) 18:01, 22 July 2019 (CEST)
  • Mappers of AR120-18, -72, and -88 should name their states as soon as possible. -TheMayor (talk) 19:06, 15 July 2019 (CEST)