No, no one has been nasty; nor do expect that. But we can do a couple of things to make life a bit easier.
I shifted the position of my own Saxe-Bearstein from Saxony to Bohemia to reduce the crowding (and found that Bohemia actually fit my nation's imaginary history better).
If your nation is one of the one's being crowded, think about whether it could shift its 'map position' to a more open area. Alte Fritz's Hesse-Seewald has a long history in it's war with Gallia. He has noted that with every new 'bubble map' his country has gotten smaller.
Can you shift your country's position so as to return Hesse-Seewald to it's historic borders? They are:
"The northern boundary should include the mountainous area just to the south of the town of Brunswick. The eastern boundary should run along the Saale river line (from Jena to Halle to the Prussian border, just south of Magdeburg). The West boundary is the unnamed river that runs thru the "H" in Hesse Seewald, thru the "Z" in Schwarzburg, and thru the "U" in Engleburg. The southern border looks OK."
If you can see your way to shift the map position of your (after all) imaginary nation, it would be appreciated. Use 'comments' on the latest 'bubble map' post to advise of any positional corrections (so that they are all in one place).
Auston, Murdock, Poruchik, tidders and myself are all using 'avatars' -- those pictures that appear up in the corner of our comments. This makes realizing who wrote what a lot simpler.
I urge you to consider using an 'avatar' for yourself. I use a SYW-style flag (with a blue bear), other use pictures. Find an image you would like to use for yourself. Here's a link to the blogger instructions on how to add it:
Yes, I know that these aren't the clearest instructions ever -- and you don't have to use an avatar -- but it is kind of nice when you do.
That's all for now except to thank you all and encourage more diplomacy and intrigue . . . and to remind you all that we all appreciate comments on our posts (it gets our juices flowing).
-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein