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by Kremmen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Home Page Updates
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Home Page Updates

This is almost psychedelic. Every time I refresh the home page, all of the colour bars on my finished game statuses change. I need to stop just sitting here clicking refresh and hoping to see a pattern! :-) btw, probably unrelated, but the last map on this game has no colour on any regions, so you c...
by Kremmen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Feedback
Replies: 71
Views: 3918

Re: Development Feedback

Wouldn't your browser cache accomplish the exact same thing? No, not really. Browsers tend to re-fetch files unnecessarily a great deal of the time. (esp. images, javascript, css) A proxy can be set to just serve those files to the client regardless of the expiry times set by the client or the part...
by Kremmen
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Feedback
Replies: 71
Views: 3918

Re: Development Feedback

Who on Earth in 2019 can't spare cycles and bandwidth for https? WebDip isn't exactly a high-performance microservice. I would much rather a guarantee that the password I use for a bunch of sites isn't being sent in plaintext. Fine, so use https if you care. There's no need to force others to use i...
by Kremmen
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Feedback
Replies: 71
Views: 3918

Re: Development Feedback

The only recent change I'd noticed was that the totals on http://webdiplomacy.net/gamelistings.php are sensible. It used to be that "Joinable" would give a total roughly 10 times the real value. We already have https enabled. Auto redirecting to it is on the todo list though. Feel free to leave that...
by Kremmen
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New Live World Diplomacy Game
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: New Live World Diplomacy Game

Fair enough. And in the event of a real life crisis, does that fall under the category of an exception? I wouldn't call a real life crisis an exception. I'd call it one of the very few reasons for a pause in the first place. I guess if someone's crisis is ongoing, there's a point where you have to ...
by Kremmen
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New Live World Diplomacy Game
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: New Live World Diplomacy Game

And regarding the pauses, you're right. We're in limbo right now and I don't see any way out of it. I think a live game should be a live game. If there's a really good reason to pause, then unpause at a multiple of 24 hours after the initial start, on the assumption that those who could start at th...
by Kremmen
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New Live World Diplomacy Game
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: New Live World Diplomacy Game

What jmo was saying has some promise behind it. Play until a bunch of people can't, and then from there, play it normally as a day/phase game. Then you have a bunch of different issues. What is "a bunch"? Any non-deterministic approach just doesn't seem fitting with Diplomacy. And what if I have 5 ...
by Kremmen
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New Live World Diplomacy Game
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: New Live World Diplomacy Game

Two more! We can do it! Well done for making it. I'm not in it, because the 4am start was just too inconvenient. (And if I'd sacrificed sleep and then the game ended up paused, that would be even worse.) It'd be interesting to try again at different start time. Also, given how big forces get in Wor...
by Kremmen
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 64
Views: 4107

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

An interesting read. It's particularly interesting that people think that way. I believe the statement "Let me point out that most webDiplomacy players do not really care about the points" is correct and negates almost everything else in the article. Personally, I often don't even remember which sco...
by Kremmen
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Proposed change
Replies: 40
Views: 2405

Re: Proposed change

End game in non-hdv tends to be just targetting the person who doesn't have their draw vote up. Which, frankly, should just not be allowed. Wow. 11 messages in and you finally say something meaningful, rather than just saying you'd prefer it because it's better! Why not actually specify why in the ...
by Kremmen
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Question about AI retreating
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: Question about AI retreating

David E. Cohen wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:19 am
Which is correct, Tugster, but the player was asking about retreats, not adjustments.
Tugster was correcting the incorrect information given in post 4, having already answered the original question.
by Kremmen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Calling all Aussies and Kiwis - up for a game?
Replies: 71
Views: 2032

Re: Calling all Aussies and Kiwis - up for a game?

I like the concept, but I'd be more interested if it would mean a shorter turn time rather than longer. (Such as a live game that doesn't start at 3am!)

I also wonder why SkiingCougar wants a name change? Such an evocative name. What next? Maybe SurfingCougar?
by Kremmen
Mon May 28, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 138
Views: 12405

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

Very nice to see icons showing who has actions to perform in the current turn.
by Kremmen
Sat May 26, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: [RESOLVED] Premature win declaration
Replies: 17
Views: 1036

Re: Premature win declaration

Usually not, but if you feel the solo could've been prevented if this bug didn't exist please email the mods at webdipmod@gmail.com and we'll take appropiate action. OK. Thanks. (Not just prevented. The game was awarded as 18 SCs vs 14 when I had two retreats into enemy territories. Should have bee...
by Kremmen
Fri May 25, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: [RESOLVED] Premature win declaration
Replies: 17
Views: 1036

Re: Premature win declaration

I just lost a game due to this. I don't suppose there's any chance of erasing game results caused by the bug awarding an incorrect victory?
by Kremmen
Wed May 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 138
Views: 12405

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

He and the rest of us have been patient with your concerns, even as they've become less constructive criticism and more incessant whining. Nonetheless, you continue to attack those changes, and now you let your disdain for them carry over to complaints about the team doing such totally unreasonable...
by Kremmen
Tue May 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 138
Views: 12405

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

You're being an asshole right now. Take your attitude elsewhere. Stop wasting my team's time that they could be using helping to ensure that all of our accounts are secure. Don't we have any rules about conduct and personal abuse on these boards? I don't believe I'm wasting anyone's time. Nobody ha...
by Kremmen
Tue May 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 138
Views: 12405

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

You realize that the people encouraging you to email the mods about impending NMRs are the very same people who handle those emails, right? I do realise that. It's astounding. "A few extra NMR emails"? More like a few hundred or a few thousand. In my experience (mostly playing larger map games, not...
by Kremmen
Tue May 22, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 138
Views: 12405

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

You have no idea how much time the volunteer mods with daytime jobs took out out of their schedule last night to minimise the damage caused by the phishing scam. Not exactly, but I'm pretty sure the amount of time consumed daily would be greater if they were contacted about every possible NMR that ...
by Kremmen
Mon May 21, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 138
Views: 12405

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

We don't want people doing this. We want them to email the mods if they notice an impending NMR instead. And for an example of why this is totally impractical, we need only to look at what's happening right now. We have an announcement that some people have used some fake link to go to another site...