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Hauta (1618 D (S))
18 Apr 17 UTC
Should we just get rid of corporate taxation altogether?
Check it out:
http://www.cbpp.org/research/policy-basics-where-do-federal-tax-revenues-come-from

Corporate taxes are already low.
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Puddle (578 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Sending Screenshots
Is there any rule concerning sending one player a screenshot of your conversation with another?
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curupira (3549 D)
20 Apr 17 UTC
Gunboat invitation
Hi, folks.
Anybody up for one more gunboat game?
Classic, 1 day, 30 pts., draw size ...
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brainbomb (469 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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How can I become a crappier person
I have recently been told that I am funny, kinda weird, a stalker, spammy, and an artistic twat. Do you fellows at WebDiplomacy observe these traits about me? How can I become the worst me possible? What tips and advice can you offer? How can I become a shit human? This is a serious thread and I want to become even worse than I am.
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Jamiet99uk (202 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
Win Or Bust
Draws are for sissies. Who would like to join me in a game where, by agreement of all participants, no "Draw" votes shall be permitted?

I think it'll be fun.
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brainbomb (469 D)
19 Apr 17 UTC
You discover a map to buried treasure
There is a catch. While visiting neighors you find the map in the hands of their infant son. The treasure is likely real as youd heard of the map and its fabled promise. The problem is not just that a child is holding the map- its that the family desperately would need the treasure to pay off their debts or they may end up on the streets starving. However you also know the babys mother and father gamble, drink and are rather unsavory. What do you do?
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WyattS14 (0 D (B))
19 Apr 17 UTC
Is water wet, or does it just make things wet?
Discuss?
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
19 Apr 17 UTC
New robot!
There's a new robot called the omnibus that does all the work that needs to be done -- faster, cheaper, and more accurately than any human can do. Wrinkle: only one person owns it. Is this a problem or a blessing?
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ND (879 D)
26 Mar 17 UTC
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Mafia 28: -JEBEDIAH'S WRATH-
See below
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
19 Apr 17 UTC
Tea partier conservative on renewable energy...
And how to reach republicans: https://youtu.be/nbmt_WeNBck

Thoughts?
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superkeiko (239 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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Three Build England, possiblility and effect on game play.
As far as I know, there is only 1 set of moves that gives England 3 1901 builds, what if in a real game, England, Germany, Russia, and France must complete those moves, what will be the diplomatic effect in game?
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Durga (2658 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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For your amusement
So guys, as some of you know I can be a bit of a troll on the forums. This also tends to mean I'm a bit of a troll on other internet platforms that aren't webdip. One of them being tinder. This time I thought it would be hilarious to make this my bio and see what happens: http://imgur.com/tW86lIi

Stay tuned for lots of fun (because I some hilarious convos to share) **all identities will be protected**
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Roadhog (522 D (G))
18 Apr 17 UTC
We're almost there! Just two more...
Come and play a Modern Diplo game:

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196222
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brainbomb (469 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
What makes someone terrible at playing diplomacy
I was wondering if personality traits can make it harder for someone to ever get good at this game. I consider myself pretty average if not mediocre at diplomacy for a number of reasons.
brainbomb (469 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
1. I dont trust anyone. People usually have agendas. I know some players are exceptions. Most Press I send I am honest. Or at least I want it to be

2. Im lazy. I hate writing long winded sermons just to gaurantee a DMZ because hell if you arent gonna give it to me anyway I hate wasting my time.

3. People tend to offer ideas which mostly benefit themselves but just say it all sexy. I tend to appease people and just give them things so theyll like me
brainbomb (469 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
I also feel ive gotten alot better at press lately. But Is it too late for me? Am I beyond coaching at my 400+ games to learn how to become a great diplomat
Octavious (1707 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
The only problem with 1 is your bizarre belief that some people are exceptions. They're really not.

Two is fine. Laziness is a virtue to be nurtured. No one likes long winded nonsense.

Three... Now that's your problem. Appeasement doesn't work. Give someone a deal heavily in their favour and they probably will think you're a liar taking the piss, or they'll walk all over you.
JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
also there are players on this site who get bored and throw games, and don't give it their all. if you're looking at win rates and feel a little bit dissatisfied, there's a LOT of different factors going into this
Ogion (4378 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
I agree with Octavious. You want to be pretty firm in coming out ahead on every deal. Appeasement doesn't work well I have found
Ogion (4378 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
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1 and 2 I think are good traits for diplomacy players. Maybe trust but verify. Being too paranoid makes you impossible to work with. There are some players who are so paranoid they stab their "allies" every turn apologize and then do it agin. By the third round I just try to kill those guys
brainbomb (469 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
One common mistake ive made in Juggernauts is offering Turkey into BUD in exchange for Vienna. Seems like Turkey is mentally incapable of honoring that deal as it traps themself in my flank. Not sure how to keep a Juggernaut going once Turkey is in BUD
Ogion (4378 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
Don't give them Budapest. Trieste and Serbia v Vienna and Budapest is typical
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Apr 17 UTC
i will be your bud if you let me into Vienna or Munich!
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
09 Apr 17 UTC
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Don't be named CaptBrad that's usually full oroof
Gen. Lee (7688 D (B))
10 Apr 17 UTC
Anyone can become better with practice. Play better competition and then try to emulate them.

CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Buck private Byron is no player
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
10 Apr 17 UTC
@Gen. Lee- so, just for examples sake, it wouldn't make sense for me to play Caot Brad since he's not better competition?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Apr 17 UTC
I would love the opportunity to put the private in his place
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
10 Apr 17 UTC
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Sorry I only play press games and I've heard you only like gunboat even when you are playing press.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Apr 17 UTC
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I will press you like pants at the cleaners, worm.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
10 Apr 17 UTC
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That would be a valid threat if I at all thought you could afford going to the cleaners. Broke ass bitch. ;)
Durga (2658 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Calm down children
Bladerunners (1361 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Commander Byron - it is my duty to keep you from bar fights. Come on - back to maps of Europe - study man, study!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Apr 17 UTC
I can afford much. You are the poor relation
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Are you feeling lucky, punk? gameID=195736
Bladerunners (1361 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
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CAPT Brad - walk away ... I said - walk away! all this negativity is not good for the Commander's psyche
Bladerunners (1361 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
calling the Commander a punk or me? ;-) ya - I'm feeling lucky, this game is all about luck right?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Next to a captain, a commander is a punk
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
10 Apr 17 UTC
Capt Brad, bud, listen I don't wanna embarrass you but I think you've allowed yourself to use up your entire vocabulary. I wouldn't want you to be without a clever bug squashing reference in a third thread.

Also you'd have to make the RR lower. I'm not all that reliable ;)
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
10 Apr 17 UTC
Capt Brad gets his insults from a Mr.T wheaties box. "Squish you like a big." "Punk"
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
10 Apr 17 UTC
Omg I didn't even notice but you named the game after your shitty insults. This is too damn funny. CaptBrad are you by any chance under the age of 12? I'd feel kinda bad if you were and it would explain why I've heard better insults in an episode of seasame street.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
.. shakes head.. not sure I'd want to be caught in a game with both of you anyway ... i'd probably be right in the way
i7evil (100 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
I have seen this as a common problem on this site. There is such a lack of trust that most games seem to be gunboat these days which is annoying as the game is called "Diplomacy" not "Everyone for themselves"
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
10 Apr 17 UTC
I did not see how unreliable private Byron was when I picked the RR. A low RR is a sign of a very poor player. One who cuts and runs when not getting his way. A childish act for a grown up game. An indicator of a quitter who cannot be taken seriously. Poor private Byron. A sad person. Pity the fool.
Hathkin (100 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
There only one way to settle this, FvA. Otherwise surely you get banned for starting a game with the pre conceived idea of kicking the sh*t out of each other.
Hauta (1618 D (S))
10 Apr 17 UTC
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FvA? They should have a dance-off!
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
10 Apr 17 UTC
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CaptBrad, if I cared at all about the metric that still weighs my NMRs from 3 years ago and CDs from when adolescent me quit as a valuable metric for who I am or the level of play I can dish out I may actually be offended. Instead I just see you grasping for anything that can legitimize you or help you in our fued. Pitiful.
Condescension (10 D X)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Brad has one of the worst GRs of any forum poster
slypups (1889 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Without naming names since everyone knows who this is, if you're playing a press game, post press. If you're not going to talk, just stick to gunboats.
brainbomb (469 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
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Wait you mean I have to talk?
slypups (1889 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Sorry - no. Just type ;)
Biojay (112 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
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Can I say what I type out loud? (I do that anyway but I would like permission)
TheRealMaestro (190 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
You may, @Biojay, the gerbils notwithstanding.
slypups (1889 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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Question is, if you talk while you type, but there is no one there to hear you, do you make a sound?
brainbomb (469 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
What part of the negotiations for DMZ silesia involved a gerbil....
TheBritishGent (185 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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I found that all it takes to win is a simple capability for strategy, negotiation, and luck.

Strategy: Mainly just anticipating your opponent and recognizing valuable territories, I have found that some players fail in this or have an over-complicated strategy, which is also bad.

Negotiation: This is the part most people fail at because it requires near-constant communication with those involved in your strategies. The people who get killed early do so because they didn't convince their neighbors to leave them alone.

Luck: No matter how good you are, your position and neighbors can screw you over or give you a massive breakthrough in the game. This is the part nobody can control, the chaos on the battlefield, and you just got to roll with it.
taylor4 (199 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
Bump
taylor4 (199 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
Bump again


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husse (100 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
quick game
yooo who is down for a quick live game
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
17 Apr 17 UTC
Freaky Friday
If you could trade lives with someone on this site for a day, who would it be and why? (Jeez, I hope no one has asked this before!)
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bdublicious (100 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
Single route convoy chain order choices -- resolution & disruption
Hi All: questions about the order resolution & disruption in convoy chains:
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Durga (2658 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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Safe space thread
This thread is for JamesYanik, Capt Brad, and TrPrado to say whatever they want about whoever they want and let out all their angsty feelings so they stop spamming the rest of the forum.
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
When do Ethics Breakdown
Are individuals more etically aware of their actions than a village, or a city or a state or a country at what point does the ethics break down..
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TheRealMaestro (190 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Christ is risen!
I wish a happy Easter to the entire webDiplomacy community.
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SuperMario0727 (204 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Diplomacy: German Openings
What are some common German openings in Diplomacy? And which opening do you recommend for Germany?
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brainbomb (469 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
Indulgences
What would happen if science could prove even theoretically that an afterlife exists that is based on morality? Also if this happens would it be considered spam to offer indulgences on webdip.
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SuperMario0727 (204 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
Diplomacy: Is Germany Too Weak?
I noticed that Germany is considerably weaker in Diplomacy than it's historical counterpart. In game, Germany can very easily be knocked out by England and France. However, historically Germany was able to fight competently on three separate fronts. Does anybody feel that Germany is a little misrepresented in game?
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Discord Help?
According to discord I am spicy? Because of my hotness I have been told that I need to "Chill". This is unfair to attractive people. I am being discriminated based off of my sexiness which should not be allowed. How do I try to get out of this "Chill Zone" without giving up my beauty? Please send help.
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
16 Apr 17 UTC
Coup in North Korea
I was trying to think why Trump would engage in such brinksmanship with North Korea. Sure, it could be just more inexperience, etc, but then I was thinking that maybe the goal is to scare the generals there so much that someone bumps off the Great Leader. Then I started thinking, that's probably why he rubbed out his half-brother recently.
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
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How can I become a better person?
I have recently been told that I am misogynistic, homophobic, an idiot, an asshole, and a retarded autistic twat. Do you fellows at WebDiplomacy observe these traits about me? How can I become the best me possible? What tips and advice can you offer? How can I become a better human? This is a serious thread and I want to become a better person.
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TheBritishGent (185 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
Tips for Washington D.C.
Next week I am flying to Washington D.C. but I don't have much experience with the city. If any of you have been there and know some tips or odd quirks about the city, please post em' here.
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Nikola Maric Eto (23687 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Alien attack in Missouri!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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stranger (603 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
"rolling dices"?
I just won a 1v1 against CptMike, however he was getting really angry at me, saying he does not want me to join any more games that he has created, accusing me of "rolling dices". What happened according to me is that I lured him into trying for Munich in Autumn 01, then bouncing him out of there and basically leaving him with only one build.
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Benjamin Franklin (717 D (G))
15 Apr 17 UTC
Can chicago fleet build go south down the Mississippi?
I cant seem to get clarity on this from the variant descriptions. Info appreciated.
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