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goldfinger0303 (681 D)
26 Sep 16 UTC
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Announcing the 2016 WebDiplomacy World Cup!
Come one, come all! This storied tournament is a clash of nations, so gather your pride and some comrades in arms to show this site why YOUR Country/Region is better than the rest!
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Jamiet99uk (82 D (B))
Tue 03 Jan UTC
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MAFIA XXVI - GAME THREAD
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slypups (660 D)
Sat 14 Jan UTC
Worst possible 1v1 matchup
What would be the most unbalanced 1v1 matchup possible on the Classic board? I could see England v Russia being awful for England, especially with Russia enjoying 4 builds/turn.
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Crazy Anglican (112 D)
30 Dec 16 UTC
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Word association thread
It has been a while since we did one. Post the first single word that comes to mind when you read the last post in the thread.
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pastoralan (109 D)
02:58 AM UTC
Convoy confusion
Can a fleet convoy an army and also provide support to another unit?

Paraphrase: have I been playing this game wrong for the last 20 years?
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Ezio (791 D)
01:00 AM UTC
Highest stakes live game
What is the highest stakes live game ever on the site?
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brainbomb (326 D)
08:33 PM UTC
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Selena Gomez vs. a Hot platter of Hush puppies and Fried Catfish
Is there an afterlife? Or is there reall just a giant reality tv orb that floats above Ariana Grande's feet.
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brainbomb (326 D)
Sun 03 AM UTC
Why God probably isnt real
I decided to open my imagination
I prayed about something recently. I asked God to give me signs. God gave me all the wrong signs. Therefore I submit this as Exhibit A, God is eother an asshole or doesnt exist. Discuss
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
29 Dec 16 UTC
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Official Donation Drive and Future Plans
See inside for details.
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reedeer1 (69 D)
Tue 10 Jan UTC
There are two owner stars?!!
Jamiet99uk (82 D (B))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
Yes, one for the old master, Kestas, and one for that upstart Zultar.
reedeer1 (69 D)
Tue 10 Jan UTC
I am too young. I belive that was my first glance at kestas.
Hellenic Riot (2639 D Mod (G))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
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Actually, it came out of my overdraft, Jamie, that I perpetually live inside. I've given up alcohol to pay for it. ;)
ssorenn (2461 D (G))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
Haha. Bullshit
CommanderByron (323 D (S))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
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I think the best way to look at this is that most sites (of this quality) like this are monthly subs. I'm not just talking dip either I'm talking entertainment. So to donate what you would value the site at is actually a pretty solid thing to do. Every small amount counts, especially compounded.
jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
Tue 10 Jan UTC
I've been a member of this site for 7 and a half years. During that time it's cost me nothing money wise. I'd have easily paid 5 dollars a month for the entertainment it provided me. So that's about the amount I made my donation. ~5 bucks per month I've been here.
ssorenn (2461 D (G))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
What I want to know, is what happens if the donation drive falls short?
Jamiet99uk (82 D (B))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY JMO!
Jamiet99uk (82 D (B))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
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Dammit why does that keep happening? I thought you'd fixed that last 'update'?

Seriously Jmo I applaud your contribution to the site. I'm slightly surprised you paid using money, rather than the blood of 1,000 multis.
bo_sox48 (4110 D Mod (G))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
@ssorenn ... if we don't get the full amount, we'll penny pinch and crunch the numbers as best we can and prioritize our list of ideas based on how much they would be, how much time they would take, and how much of a difference they would make. Cost-benefit analysis, basically. Getting the full amount would make things so, so much easier, but if we don't, we'll still use the money.
Jamiet99uk (82 D (B))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
Question:

You said donator badges would only last a year. Is that a calendar year (like, they all expire on 1st January) or 12 months exactly from the date on which that person makes the donation that earns the badge?
ssorenn (2461 D (G))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
@Bo, i guess, thank you for that answer.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Tue 10 Jan UTC
Simple forum solution: push all locked threads into a seperate archive (including the old purge ones if we still have them). Create an archive search page seperate from the forum (maybe making links to old threadIDs auto forward to the search page). Once a thread is X days dead (ie no posts) it is automatically pushed into the archive - unlike the current system where they are simply locked.

I don't know enough about db design to offer schema solutions or ways to get to them, but it does seem about doable.
jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
Wed 11 Jan UTC
Hey orathaic, the problem with that is you have a problem of ongoing maintenance. What we're looking to do is clean up the database structure altogether so it easily supports new features. While what you mention could be done (and in part was with the archival of some forum data) it doesn't solve some of the underlying problems with some of the tables/efficiency of the current site. So by cleaning up the forum, and probably how game messages are stored too, we'll knock out the 2 most inefficient parts of the site and be able to grow a lot more feature wise because of it.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Wed 11 Jan UTC
@jmo, yep. I understand, just thinking of a cheaper solution.

The majority of the forum and in-game messages aren't read each day, having an archive would be a nice solution to keeping queries small.

I know enough to know i can't redesign the db to make it more efficient, this makes it smaller so that it is faster without more efficiency. IF we don't reach 10k in donations, i think we have the skills among people who hve posted to this thread to implement it.

I know it may be a worse solution (you get what you pay for). But i think it might function, at least until such time that we have 10-100 times the number of forum users, maybe even 1000...
A_Tin_Can (1573 D (G))
Thu 12 Jan UTC
Let's be clear, if we get 10k, we're already getting a budget solution. I don't think there ARE cheaper options.
Valis2501 (3110 D Mod (G))
Thu 12 Jan UTC
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And let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that A_Tin_Can doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He knows exactly what he’s talking about
ssorenn (2461 D (G))
Thu 12 Jan UTC
Then that goes back to my point, if there are no cheaper options, what really happens if we miss the goal. Let's say for arguments sake we get to 4K. What happens then?
Yonni (494 D (S))
Thu 12 Jan UTC
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Can't we get some of that sweet PlayDiplomcy kickback? /s
Out of curiosity, how much does the site cost to host? I just want to get an idea of how much WebDip needs to raise every year.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Thu 12 Jan UTC
@ATC, did you read my proposed alternative?

It is not a better solution; but it has already been shown that trimming the forum down to size improves performance.

I might even argue that paying for better hosting with more RAM would help 'solve' the problem... Don't know if that would be cheaper. Infact buying $10k worth of server hardware (so you're only paying for rental space in the server farm) might be a better investment. I don't know.

But don't pretend the only option is highly effeicient code. When our forum threads get auto-locked after a couple of weeks, and most people probably don't look at game messages after a game is over.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Thu 12 Jan UTC
@Valis, i don't think ATC has no idea what he is saying.

I think he probably knows very well what the standard industry solutions to this issue are. Webdiplomacy is not a standard industry website, and if it can't raise $10,000 this solution is unlikely to work for us.
CommanderByron (323 D (S))
Sat 14 Jan UTC
Okay, So just curiosity. Couldn't we rebuild the site since its open-source. Lock ability to create games here and start fresh with neater coding and such?? and if so would that be less expensive or more expensive?
CommanderByron (323 D (S))
Sat 14 Jan UTC
like im just thinking that if the site is that badly broken internally wouldnt it be easier to just start fresh
leon1122 (193 D)
01:37 AM UTC
I suggest a new feature that easily allows users to view all the threads that they've posted in.
ssorenn (2461 D (G))
01:44 AM UTC
Where does the raise stand
I don't think they need more features to add, leon...
I'll also give you the standard response for frivolous features: "If you know how to code, feel free to add it yourself."


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ghug (3477 D Mod (B))
03 Feb 15 UTC
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ADVERTISE YOUR LIVE GAMES HERE
Advertise your live games here and only here.
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captainmeme (439 D Mod)
29 Dec 16 UTC
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The Inaugural 1v1 Showdown!
With the addition of new variants comes a new official Tournament! Only one can triumph - and that could be you!
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fourofswords (198 D)
Sun 12 AM UTC
new world 901
Why isn't New World 901 on the list of games that can be created?
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Merirosvo (275 D)
Fri 13 Jan UTC
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Scoring System Proposal
I don't know if this has been suggested but:
1. If there is a winner they get the whole pot
2. If there is a draw, it's always a seven* way draw regardless of elimination.
*Or however many
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Ezio (791 D)
Sun 05 PM UTC
Ethics
If someone admits they only want to ally with you for meta reasons, are you ethically forced to attack them?
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jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
Mon 05 AM UTC
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Congratulations Zultar
On winning the first 1 vs 1 game ever made (paused till now) on this site (gameID=187512).
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brainbomb (326 D)
Tue 10 Jan UTC
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9 days sober
I feel different. Alot different. My anxiety is not as bad. I dont feel super angry
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leon1122 (193 D)
Sun 01 AM UTC
Rule Question
Can you support an enemy unit to attack your own unit?
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Ezio (791 D)
Mon 12 AM UTC
aaron rodgers is a god
I told everyone
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WyattS14 (5 D)
Sun 07 PM UTC
Med Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189125 This game is with 2 other friends of mine, and we couldn't get a full group together. We are in no way metagaming. The password is lollol
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WyattS14 (5 D)
Sun 07 PM UTC
Posting password games in forum?
Was wondering if I could post a game's password I'm playing with two other friends in the forum? Two others couldn't join last minute
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Matticus13 (362 D)
Thu 12 Jan UTC
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Best way to learn code
I want to learn how to code, but am having trouble deciding where to start. Their are many free resources, online classes, boot camps, etc. I would prefer to teach myself, but lack the knowledge to know what language I should be learning first and so on. Any tips from the experienced code writers here on WebDip?
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taos (289 D)
Sun 09 AM UTC
what happens when to fleets convoy the same army to the same point?
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snowy801 (212 D)
Sun 02 AM UTC
Stalemate Gaming
Is there a rule against holding a stalemate indefinitely even though the situation is clear? I think he's hoping the rest of us give up and leave, which if it isn't against the rules yet then it should be.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189100
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CAPT Brad (1126 D (B))
Sun 01 Jan UTC
The Captain Will See You Now
I am starting my first long term gameID=187773 PM me for the password. It is one day turns and requires an eighty for reliability.
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
Thu 12 Jan UTC
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Removing Known World and Keeping World
See inside.
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CommanderByron (323 D (S))
Wed 04 Jan UTC
PPSC discussion thread:
I don't particularly care for PPSC. But saw that another thread was having this discussion as a sidebar and thought it fair to start a discussion thread. There is reasonable support for PPSC and regardless of the majority opinion the minority's should be heard.
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WyattS14 (5 D)
Sat 09 PM UTC
Phantasmagoria?
I'm a little confused as to how you would use the word phantasmagorical/phantasmagoria/etc. I understand the words meaning, but would it be used as a negative connotation or positive connotation?
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Jamiet99uk (82 D (B))
Fri 13 Jan UTC
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Abolish Sum-Of-Squares scoring
Ok, so I understand some people don't like PPSC and don't want it back. I disagree. BUT let's talk about SOS instead. It's a terrible scoring system and is directly contrary to the rulebook.
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CptMike (1715 D)
Sat 14 Jan UTC
New varant porposal -> µVariant
I was wondering if the following Variant was not "easy" to develop and it brings a crazy number of exciting possibilities...
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Sandman99 (84 D)
Thu 12 Jan UTC
Where my Libertarians at?
Just wondering if I have any fellow Libertarians on this god-forsaken website
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