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damian (675 D Mod)
03 May 17 UTC
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Unofficial Greatest Movie Tournament Thread
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!
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Sevyas (904 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
Talk, or die! Reboot
"Talk, or die!" game got cancelled due to 3 NMRs before end of 03. Here's an attempt to start a new game with more or less the same settings.
Full press, 48 hours, (semi-)anon, DSS, 50 points buy-in, RR 90%.
Active players of the old game will have priority to sign up.
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brainbomb (456 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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Banning Jenetically Modified Organisms
I think we should probably get rid of Jenetically Modified Organisms. For a while I thought they were gone but they seem to be making a comeback. Our health is at risk people. Do you wanna sit in your moms basement eating old cheese? Are you tired of being tired? Does your back hurt?
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
26 Apr 17 UTC
Getting Mexico to pay for the wall
Why doesn't Trump just impound Mexican land on the other side of the Rio Grande? -- land with a value equal to what it costs to build the wall. As a bonus, the wall could be built south of the river. That would make it easier to build.
32 replies
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fourofswords (400 D)
02 May 17 UTC
define metagaming
May I please get a specific definition of the word "metagaming"?
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Hellenic Riot (1559 D (G))
01 May 17 UTC
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May GR Published
All +1's are welcome for my intense and passionate hard work.

https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist
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Orgyon (85 D X)
02 May 17 UTC
Web players
Everyone be careful. There are a group of people who know eachother inviting people to their private games and metagaming to take coins. Just thought I should get the word out there.
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Egathetos (337 D)
02 May 17 UTC
Question?
What is the coloured bar under the communications box for? I cannot figure it out.
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brainbomb (456 D)
01 May 17 UTC
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Rise in diabeties in Dwarven and Halfling communities
Recent spikes in Type 2 diabeties have led to dramatic dietary changes in many halfling and dwarven communities. The diets consisting mostly of ale, salted pork, and pipe weed have finally started to erase the accepted idea that these races were rich in longevity. Gout, Obesity, and Type 2 diabeties have all risen. Recent additions of Mountain Dew and Doritos in Dwarven Mine Snack halls may also be to blame.
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
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Ed Balls
Ed Balls.
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CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
28 Apr 17 UTC
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I challenge you.
Here ye here ye. The grand CommanderByron, lord of the stalemate, and sultan of supports. Here by challenges any person with a Decent GR and a RR of 63% or more to a battle. This battle will take among the forests of Germany, the deserts of turkey, the snowy tundra of Russia, the coasts of France and Italy and the rolling hills of England.
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Ezio (668 D Mod)
30 Apr 17 UTC
Game is looking for 1 more
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196781
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Thingyman (100 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
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Invitation to Mafia Championship
It's that time of year again. Time for the fourth season of the Mafia Championship. I was hoping you guys would be interested in participating again this year.

The invitation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E9x7nJkSPmv1ZtSKFdSmLsvD4DQoX13i2MA9VG5p4W4/edit
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hy2850 (100 D)
30 Apr 17 UTC
Question
Can your army/fleet move from North Africa to Spain?
What about fleet moving from Black Sea to Aegean Sea(I found it in the rulebook, but to make sure if it is possible in WebDiplomacy..)?
I have searched the rulebook, but the former question is not to be found anywhere. Help me!
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slypups (1585 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Team 5v5 Modern War II Game
I'm setting up a team game of 5 players versus 5 other players (private game, unranked, full press).
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lalaland (0 D X)
29 Apr 17 UTC
Live game almost full
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197106
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Deeply_Dippy (426 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
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End of Game (EOG) Statements: Why not?
As a relative newbie, I've noticed that no one ever seems to post EOGs in the forum. Is there a reason for that?

Is this something that used to be done but the practice fell away?
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
28 Apr 17 UTC
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Option to Publish private messages at end of game
I always wondered what private messages people were sending in full press games. Can we have an option when creating a New Game that once the game is over, everyone can review the private messages? -- Or does that already exist?
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lalaland (0 D X)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Live Game Almost full
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197048
1 reply
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
I can be an asshole sometimes.
Sorry. I'm trying to be a calmer person in my forum interactions. I'm nice in real life. Honest.
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Carebear (100 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Yet Another Newbie Question
In a game, there was a support move order that was cut. To me, the graphic was ambiguous as to whom the support was provided. No player moved to the space. Is there a way to see the actual orders entered by my opponents after adjudication?
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Randomizer (31 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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What can Happen on Over Booked Airline Flight
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/travel/passenger-removed-united-flight-trnd/index.html
Getting forcibly removed to make room. Another reason not to fly.
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jmo1121109 (2482 D Mod)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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Last visited: 13 Mar 2017
Doesn't someone have to eat a shoe now?
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420thReich (100 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
User Meta Gaming
The user "Twitchell" and "Communists Unite" are the same person. He created "Communists Unite" to take control of someone that left our game. Please ban for meta-gaming.
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
27 Apr 17 UTC
Why didn't Obama prosecute Michael Flynn?
If what Michael Flynn did was wrong, then why didn't Obama prosecute him for it?
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brainbomb (456 D)
25 Apr 17 UTC
Catholic School horror stories
When I was in 4th grade I puked on the girl next to me in church during an all school mass. It was on her coat and in her hair. I think thats why she hated me moving forward. Pretty sure her name was amamda er something. Share your nightmares of similair nature.
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jmo1121109 (2482 D Mod)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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Rules Question
"Furthermore, it is against the rules to make cheating accusations on the forum, even in cases where the user in question has been confirmed to own multiple accounts. The most frequent reason users create additional accounts is that they forgot the password to their original account."

Question inside
jmo1121109 (2482 D Mod)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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On the first part, doesn't that mean that saying that Sarg cheated a ton and ruined games is now against the rules? Or that Sandgoose was a multi or that JackBot16 was a multi are all against the rules? Seems like an odd new rule to put in place, plus semantically wrong since it isn't an accusation if someone is simply stating a fact.

On the second claim, LMFAO that is simply untrue, I dealt with over 2,000 cases, most involving multi's as a mod. A massive majority of those were cheaters and resulted in well over 1,000 bans. How many people who "forgot their password" are you running into these days?

Anyways, I'm out again, I'll check for replies in a couple weeks or so.
Gen. Lee (7688 D (B))
27 Apr 17 UTC
1,000 bans is pretty good. But I think you should come back, at least until that number is over 9,000.
CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
27 Apr 17 UTC
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jmo isnt the hero we want but he is the hero we need.
Durga (791 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
RIP pw
orathaic (1009 D (B))
27 Apr 17 UTC
Actually, i think this is badly worded, to the point of not making any sense.

Saying someone has been banned for multi-accounting (or cheating in general) is not an accusation. It is a statement of fact about actions taken by the mods.

Now if the intention is to protect relatively innocent players who created a second account due to lost passwords, then fine. You could be seen to be creating unnecessary drama at the expense of an innocent player and taking the reputation of the site down.

If on the other hand this is being used to protect the actions of mods from being discussed in public, then that is rather over-stepping the position a trusted community member should have, imo.

Mods are not employees, dictating some corporate policy to paying customers.

We are a community, and mods are members of that community who hold some responsibility due to the trust they have earned.
CAPT Brad (2521 D (B))
27 Apr 17 UTC
somebody tell a joke
Jacob63831 (184 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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If pro is the opposite of con

What is the opposite of progress
sandyshu47 (512 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
Trump?
bo_sox48 (4271 D Mod (G))
27 Apr 17 UTC
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The purpose of the rule prohibiting public cheating accusations is partially to filter out spam posts that should otherwise be reported directly to the mods and partially to protect players against having their reputations tarnished, whether the accusation made against them is true or not. It is wrong to state that something cannot be an accusation if it is a fact.

In that sense, yes, technically, calling any former or current cheater a cheater, no matter how widely known it is, could be classified as a cheating accusation. However, just as we do in all situations, the moderators hold a certain degree of discretion over the enforcement of the rules. If the purpose of a thread is to call out a player as a cheater, tarnish their reputation, and put them permanently on display, then yes, no matter who that is, that is a cheating accusation. If the purpose of a thread is to have a constructive discussion regarding cheating and the story of someone who cheated in the past comes up as part of a constructive discussion, that is not a cheating accusation. The metric of whether or not something is an accusation or not, therefore, is self-explanatory: is the statement accusatory? If the answer is yes, then it is an accusation. If the answer is no, then it is not an accusation. This is clearly subjective, but making subjective decisions is exactly why moderators exist.

The thread in question was locked because we interpreted it to be accusatory, where its purpose was just as much to call out a player and tarnish their reputation, whether in truth or not, as it was to air a legitimate grievance regarding a rule or have some other sort of discussion about cheating. Disagreement over whether or not the post in question was accusatory is fair and welcome, but the moderators interpreted this way (inb4fascists) in no small part due to the fact that an example was made of one and only one player in an attempt to tarnish their reputation when the matter could have easily been discussed without making an example out of any one player at all.

We already gave the OP of that thread permission to repost the thread without making accusations as we would be happy to have a discussion on the merits of our free CD takeovers. Of course, anyone is welcome to open this discussion as well. I, for one, would be happy to talk about it.

- webDiplomacy Moderator

P.S. idk wtf pw was talking about with that password thing
CAPT Brad (2521 D (B))
27 Apr 17 UTC
So ixnay on the accusationsnay. Nuff said and say no more, evermore and all that raven stuff you know and such and such as she said, ya know?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
27 Apr 17 UTC
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That is well and good. My issue was with the usage of the word accuse, and the common legal usage (which i suspect i picked up from tv legal dramas, possibly americans ones) of being in a state of uncertainty. The accused is not yet convicted, not proven guilty.

I think the dictionary definition does not back me up on this point. So i should perhaps withdraw my complaint.

However the wording of the rule could be clarified. Based on what was said above, the mods will lock threads which are used to explicitally tarnish a person's reputation - in particular with respect of cheating.

For the sake of example: I can claim that MadMarx's reputation was undeserved (it wasn't) and attempt to tarnish it, but i can't claim he cheated (even if that is true - and it isn't) in order to tarnish his reputation.

In most countries with libel laws, truth is not libellous. You can't make a cheatin accusation on the forum, for good reasons. And the mods don't publically 'name and shame' cheaters for us to hate on - this also seems fair enough, as it would be tantamount to bullying.

I would like to see the rule as written clarified to better represent these 'mod interpretations'. Is that a fair request?
Ogion (4804 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
On a related note, I recently reported a case of a large group of metagamers who apparently invite players into games without telling them that two thirds are friends in real life and then they either strategically CD or agree amongst themselves to ally and draw. This amounts to a scam at best and a massive multi issue at worst (since some of these friends have accounts but don't actually play making it easier for their buddies)

I haven't posted about this because mods are looking into it, but I do feel that it is a civic duty to warn others that certain players are engaged in this scam. However, the rule prevents me for warming other community memebers, meaning that others are certainly getting scammed into their "private" games and being taken as easy marks.
captainmeme (849 D Mod)
27 Apr 17 UTC
Ogion - If the moderators are investigating it then any games those players are playing in together will be paused until the investigation has concluded, and cancelled if the cheating is actually happening. As such, there is no danger of players getting 'scammed' while the mods are looking into it, so there is no need for you to post a warning.
Ogion (4804 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
Ah. I didn't know that. I should have guessed you guys are in top of it


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The Ambassador (149 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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Latest podcast including webDip live games...
Hi folks, episode 16 of the Diplomacy Games podcast is now live. We talk metagaming arseholes, the live Dip game experience at webDip & the Colonial variant over at VDip.

And of course there's drinking... a lot of it. Listen at DiplomacyGames.com, iTunes or Stitcher.
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VashtaNeurotic (654 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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Greatest Movie Tournament
It's been a while since we've done one of these. Details Below.
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DammmmDaniel (104 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
Boy Scouts
I am having problems acquiring my Eagle Scout
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