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by SirThursday
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Make me an admin
Replies: 92
Views: 5465

Re: Make me an admin

I had a coworker get banned three days into his first game for “repeat multi” and we were not really sure what triggered that. He is talking to mods via email about it, but what triggers that ban? based on the name of the ban, I would assume either his email is already linked to another account (he...
by SirThursday
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite Statistic about yourself &/or other players
Replies: 25
Views: 1044

Re: Favourite Statistic about yourself &/or other players

Humble boast, so far my Wins > Defeats, with Draws being the result of 50% of my games. That's something to be proud of, I think; something seems to be working. I also like what Dejan0707 said about finding who the talkative players are, but most of the game I play are anonymous so I don't see that ...
by SirThursday
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very unsportsmanlike conduct
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: Very unsportsmanlike conduct

Good posts by Sir Thomas ( bravely ran away he did brave, bold Sir Robin) & Yigg imho. They put a similar message to mine but more diplomatically and pointed out some opportunities that arise when another player goes over the top a bit in the ranting caper. Some players play better when they get re...
by SirThursday
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very unsportsmanlike conduct
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: Very unsportsmanlike conduct

This use of the global chat is a cheap tactic to get particular people to change their approach via public shaming when they can't diplom well enough or are frustrated because their solo attempt just got blocked. It may appear to be abuse, but it's more proper to think of it as a desperation move. Y...
by SirThursday
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New player
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: New player

New player figured out the forums before the games :P Welcome to WebDip
by SirThursday
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: webDip Player Map
Replies: 58
Views: 2588

Re: webDip Player Map

Yo, I'm not on the map yet. Is this thread dead? Still Des Moines, IA and still Purple, but make me invisible if the thread is dead
by SirThursday
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: How would you improve the website?
Replies: 46
Views: 2188

Re: How would you improve the website?

We need a feature to be able to ragequit and abandon games without hurting our reliability rating. That would be a positive feature :P On a more serious note, I'm not sure we need that "open a larger map in a new tab" button between the history buttons... perhaps remove that and make the phase-histo...
by SirThursday
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Stirring Case of the Double French
Replies: 44
Views: 1543

Re: The Stirring Case of the Double French

Ah. Build anywhere. The critical gap in my attempts! That was a fun puzzle though, well done all
by SirThursday
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Stirring Case of the Double French
Replies: 44
Views: 1543

Re: The Stirring Case of the Double French

Total stretch here, but if my last idea proves true, do you think the "train" could be a hint in the path a unit follows? So, you're working in a variant where subsequent new units have to follow the same path as the units which originated in that same center, unless they can take a new center from ...
by SirThursday
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Stirring Case of the Double French
Replies: 44
Views: 1543

Re: The Stirring Case of the Double French

So you could almost guess at the order of captured centers by the number of them "possessed by each color" at the end of the game, so France starts out with its own, moves to take the "German/Brown" centers in year 1 with the fleet still in a (perhaps North) sea, most likely takes the English/Blue c...
by SirThursday
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Stirring Case of the Double French
Replies: 44
Views: 1543

Re: The Stirring Case of the Double French

Being American, I must confess to not having read (m)any of the Sherlock Holmes novels... but the Sultan says that language/words/letters aren't the puzzles that he is known for, but this sort of map puzzle is more the sort he's known for. Is that a clue? I was under the impression that Holmes' myst...
by SirThursday
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 224
Views: 7406

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

That's a fun idea you've got there. I'm in

1. TrPrado
2. thisisntme
3. SirThursday
by SirThursday
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: webDip Player Map
Replies: 58
Views: 2588

Re: webDip Player Map

Des Moines, IA. Not many of us in the heartland it seems. Make me purple!
by SirThursday
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Make sure you bounce in the Black Sea!
Replies: 20
Views: 1646

Re: Make sure you bounce in the Black Sea!

If you know/trust your neighbor, neither player taking it can be a decent strategy. If you live in reality, though, both nations want it for good reasons, and area denial is still valuable. As Russia, the move stalls Turkey. If Turkey takes the Sea in the Spring, they can take Rumania or Sev with re...
by SirThursday
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Quitting when losing
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Quitting when losing

Based on my reliability rating (games I asked to pause before leaving for trips, and no one paused because I was a dominant player, and then NMR ensues, years ago..., once you've lost %, you can never make it up...) I am not a beautiful person, but I would like to be a beautiful person. Teach me?
by SirThursday
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Rule Regarding Game Press
Replies: 72
Views: 5052

Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

In the case of people saying things you would consider offensive, I would suggest that it would be rather odd behavior for an ally, so try using the "mute" button? Strange as it may seem, "Diplomacy" is a game about "talking to people". People can be terrible, and talking to them reveals this. Unwri...
by SirThursday
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Game Where Everyone Are Honest
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Game Where Everyone Are Honest

Compelling game type. Shall be watching with intrigue
by SirThursday
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Adding a "create a message group" within games.
Replies: 21
Views: 1007

Re: Adding a "create a message group" within games.

You describe it as effectively it would just be Public Press within a smaller player set, but you could still send individual messages to those nations. The key question is "why would you want to send a message to two rather than two messages to the individual", and I suppose the hope is that if two...
by SirThursday
Thu May 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The save and ready buttons
Replies: 21
Views: 892

Re: The save and ready buttons

"Save" is useful for testing your moves; when you hit the little green checkmark under the map, you can see what all of your orders will do on the map. This allows you to check to see that your orders are doing what you expected them to do without committing them if they were wrong. This is why "I m...