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by Senlac
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: ANZAC DAY .
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: ANZAC DAY .

“Immigrants join the national family and take on the traditions much like individuals do when they marry into a new family. As long as it continues to be honoured by the natives it will be honoured by newcomers.” I so wish this was true, but I severely doubt it is. As an Englishman living in 10 cou...
by Senlac
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy...
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Happy...

Durga wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:30 pm
You are the most pleasant person on this website, darg
In the immortal words of Reverend Spooner of Oxford, does that make darg a Pheasant Plucker?:-)
by Senlac
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World War I
Replies: 30
Views: 1032

Re: World War I

@ seniac It depends how you spin it. You could say the Grand Fleet had the Germans trapped in port, or you could say that the outnumbered German fleet kept the entire Grand fleet occupied for the duration of the war, while German u-boats decimated British shipping. It wasn’t an “occupied” Grand Fle...
by Senlac
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World War I
Replies: 30
Views: 1032

Re: World War I

The Battle of Jutland could have been considered a North Sea “bounce” in Diplomacy terms, but strategically the German High Seas Fleet ran like hell, back into the protection of the Heligoland Bight mined area as soon they realised they were facing the entire British Grand Fleet (not just a bit of i...
by Senlac
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: World War I
Replies: 30
Views: 1032

Re: World War I

England’s entry into WW1 was an inevitability as was the ridiculous war itself. There was no consensus in that era that war was by definition bad, either within the ruling class or the populace. It was still viewed as heroic. Under those circumstances it will only take a nutcase or two to initiate t...
by Senlac
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: to jmo
Replies: 37
Views: 1356

Re: to jmo

Durga wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Omg you're not gonna get unbanned like this. I hate children
Does this by implication suggest you like adults? In my experience they’re even bigger arseholes, just with an ego attached:-)
by Senlac
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 95
Views: 7816

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Two questions;
Is there an official score chart for round 1 results?
Is there an estimated start date for round 2?
by Senlac
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy club
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: Diplomacy club

Brilliant:-)
Dress code & standing up, oh yeah. Remember it well.
Fight shortage & shirts tucked in, not so much...
I would fear for the nation too.
by Senlac
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy club
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: Diplomacy club

I am extremely curious about the type of school Seniac went to, with head boys and where something called "the intellectual diversions" club could actually exist :p. The game of choice in our school was Mercy, which for the uninitiated was where two pupils face each other, put their hands together ...
by Senlac
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy club
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: Diplomacy club

So, basically the general conscious is that I’ll need to get a teacher who will actually take an interest in the game (probably a history teacher or librarian), then once that is done I’ll be able to argue to a school administrator about how the club encourages strategy and teaches people about dip...
by Senlac
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy club
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: Diplomacy club

Our IT department will call you down and threaten to get the Vice Principal on you. I went too far once and got called down, it wasn't fun... Not the dreaded Vice Principal! Why are they Always Evil? Mine had the delightful name of Mr Hayton (& he lived up to it!) Good luck with tiptoeing along the...
by Senlac
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy club
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: Diplomacy club

No, I wouldn’t really identify with the label “progressive”. I’ve been called many things but most often towards the other end of the spectrum. I do seriously believe that young adults be free to make their mistakes & learn from desirable/undesirable outcomes, unless it’s a serious issue (e.g. drug ...
by Senlac
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy club
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: Diplomacy club

Our school has blocked a lot, and webdiplomacy is our last haven ;( We have a lot of fun playing the games, and I've spread webdiplomacy around, but to have the school find out about it would kill me Totally outrageous! Your school needs some appropriate anarchy! I remember our democratically elect...
by Senlac
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy club
Replies: 55
Views: 2005

Re: Diplomacy club

Me and some of my friends want to make a diplomacy club at our high school, but we are afraid that if we make posters and advertise it then the school will block it on all of the school computers. We will probably design a poster anyways, so if anyone has any constructive ideas or any ideas at all ...
by Senlac
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Welcome to Feedback and Bug Reports!
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Welcome to Feedback and Bug Reports!

A suggestion on retreats. If a unit has no possible retreat, currently the player has to select “disband” then “save” (& either wait for the timer or press “ready”) to progress. I’ve recently experienced a game with two players having no possible retreats, enter their disband orders, then at least o...
by Senlac
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 140
Views: 4547

Re: Brexit

Whatever is done can be dressed up as a victory for both Brexit & Remain, No it can't. That's just a political fantasy. A customs union fudge will be seen as a betrayal by most Brexit voters and a disaster by Remain voters. Both sides will be united by anger against the politicians. There is no opt...
by Senlac
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 140
Views: 4547

Re: Brexit

Seniac, moving on is not an option. Even if May's deal is passed that merely signals the start of Tory leadership elections and the start of the main phase of negotiations that will last years. The idea that Corbyn and May sign a piece of paper and we can put all this behind us is not one that matc...
by Senlac
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 140
Views: 4547

Re: Brexit

Don’t know if you folks have noticed but a second referendum of any variety stands next to zero chance. I think the politicians realise today’s problems were caused by the decision to hold the first one. If there is one point of total agreement between May & Corbyn it’s “let’s not do that again!” Th...
by Senlac
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 140
Views: 4547

Re: Brexit

I did say, the British would be OK, “in the end”. Crop harvesting problems & shortage of cheap labour would be fixed second time around. Farmers are resourceful buggers, I know, I worked for one for 8 years as a youngster:-) My use of the term ”liberal” was I think how you would use social liberal. ...
by Senlac
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 140
Views: 4547

Re: Brexit

Quick addendum. Although the politicians seem to be cobbling together one of their compromises that will certainly go under the title of “Brexit”. It’s what happens to Brexit after this “Brexit” that determines who “wins”. If a pro-Brexit party gains traction & finally wins to achieve a “real” Brexi...