Current politics rule question

Discussion in 'Help and Rules' started by Insculpo, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Insculpo Well-Known Member

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    Would starting a TL with Mike Pence as president in 2019 or so count as current politics or is it best just to jump to the 2020's?
     
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  2. Burton K Wheeler Moderator Moderator

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    Sounds current to me.
     
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  3. Insculpo Well-Known Member

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    So start in the 2020's?
     
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  4. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

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    Current politics (as defined by Ian) is anything that can not be discussed without referring to current political events.
     
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  5. Grey Wolf Writer, Poet, Publisher, Cat-sitter Gone Fishin'

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    Start where he's president, and you're in an ATL or the future, just leave off too much back story
     
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  6. Jasen777 Not Even People Donor

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    I get near future TLs with current figures are going to be current politics. How much does this apply to current figures in the past? For instance my Trump 2000 Reform nomination timeline, or say a Biden in '88 timeline. I could see those would probably get dragged into current politics...
     
  7. Burton K Wheeler Moderator Moderator

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    I would tend to believe those could go in After 1900 without much problem.