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VillageIdiot (4305 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
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Undisputed King of Online Diplomacy
It took a lot of work (and some fortunate restructing of PlayDips rating systems) but as of today i am SIMULTANIOUSLY the top rated WebDiplomacy and PlayDiplomacy all-games player.

vDip .. you're next!
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brainbomb (99 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
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Lead singer of Linkin Park commits suicide
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.tmz.com/2017/07/20/linkin-park-singer-chester-bennington-dead-commits-suicide
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michael_b (162 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
[STRATEGY] Ancient Med Variant
Hello everyone. I love the idea of the 5 player variant. But searching online I am unable to find strategy guides for EACH individual nation. It also seems Carthage has a good advantage over the others. Also Rome is just as bad as Italy in classic. Anyone have input?
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Smokey Gem (143 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
Ancestory:
If you go back only a relative few generations then the number of people you are decended from is greater than the number of people who have ever existed ( ignoring the Creation vs Evolution Debate)..
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marxsankles (100 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
Leaving a game
Is there any way to leave a game once it has already started?
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acamer4 (25 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
Diplomacy the Game the Show
For those who were interested in continuing with Season 0, I've put up the fourth episode: www.diplomacyshow.com
Thanks for watching!
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
17 Jul 17 UTC
Do Republicans think that Russia is good or bad?
There seems to be debate on the right about whether Russia is to be trusted or not. (The left is uniformly suspicious of Russia). I'm seeing Republican lawmakers being skeptical about Russia, but rightwing media seems fine with them.
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
19 Jul 17 UTC
Time to repeal and replace McConnell
McConnell has no control of his caucus. He confided to moderates that the medicaid cuts would be so far in the future that they'd never happen, but then conservatives go wind of this and got pissed. Come on, man/turtle -- you got 52 Republicans! Make it happen!
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Tweeters (100 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
No Chat?
Doesn't removing chat remove diplomacy from the game? How can you form your treaties/alliances if you can't even talk with the other countries?
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mdniemi2 (90 D)
18 Jul 17 UTC
Hawaii in North America map
Is Hawaii all one space or is there a coast/land portion and then a water portion?
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Tweeters (100 D)
18 Jul 17 UTC
Registration Error
I have about 6 friends trying to register at the moment, but they are all getting errors,

SMTP server error: 5.4.5 Daily user sending quota exceeded. l24sm767235eda.11 - gsmtp
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
18 Jul 17 UTC
End Russia Sanctions Now?
Tillerson has already said wrt the election meddling that it is time to move forward. Why not go all out and just get rid of sanctions altogether? At the least, couldn't Trump just turn a blind eye to violations of the sanctions (Magnitsky Act) and return the 2 spy compounds? Who's gonna stop him?
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Help Austria - Gavrilo Princip thread
Dear Webdipers, Austria, the land of Freud, Mozzart and some people that dont like being treated racialy insufficiant is being to weak on this map. Please, write your ideas on how to make this proud empire be played more succesfull.
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brainbomb (99 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
I am still upset at the 1998 Academy Awards
How did Shakespeare in Love win best picture instead of Saving Private Ryan.
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VashtaNeurotic (944 D)
04 Jul 17 UTC
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Official (Council Approved) Mafia XXX Sign Up Thread
See below for details.
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BrownPaperTiger (445 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
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Ready up already...
Why is there always that someone in a GB game that will not ready up?
I get that sometimes folks are travelling or away from connections, but seriously.... why is it _you_....Every Damned Phase?
Am I missing something, or is it just poor form?
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brainbomb (99 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
Do Republicans think that reason is good or bad?
There seems to be debate on the right about whether reason is to be trusted or not. (The left is uniformly suspicious of spurrious argument). I'm seeing Republican lawmakers being skeptical about using reason but rightwing media seems fine with it
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trip (171 D (B))
07 Jul 17 UTC
Lusthog Gunboat
Anyone interested in a few games? 50ish points, 36hr, all the other standard gunboat options. Open to anyone who doesnt have a lot of CDs and resigns.

Lusthog is a gunboat varient where you can't vote to draw until the board stalemates.
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Hellenic Riot (1524 D Mod (G))
11 Jul 17 UTC
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July GR Published
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist
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CommanderByron (694 D (S))
16 Jul 17 UTC
Help.
How do you deal with unprovoked verbal violence in a game. I know it isn't against a site rules. But if I mute a player will it mute them in a game thread?
snowy801 (626 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
Return fire. Triplefold
CAPT Brad (1779 D (B))
16 Jul 17 UTC
oh hi snowy! there you are. i have a nice new box of bon bons!!
CAPT Brad (1779 D (B))
16 Jul 17 UTC
I made them from this recipe:
http://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/2013/10/old-fashioned-bon-bons/
bo_sox48 (4318 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 17 UTC
Muting players in a game and muting people on the forum are different functions, so neither will carry over to the other. Does that answer your question?
CAPT Brad (1779 D (B))
16 Jul 17 UTC
hi bo, want some bon bons?
Bladerunners (1096 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
dealt with that in a couple games - some people take this 'game' way too seriously
MajorMitchell (999 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
At one level we can say "it's only a game" but players can be very passionate and emotionally involved, and that needs to be understood. There are some generally accepted standards as to what is/is not acceptable.. eg racist abuse is unnaceptable. I think you have to take into account specific circumstances. For example, I never take kindly to a doublecross from another player who has given commitments to be an ally. I'm fine with being attacked by another player who has made no such commitments, made no such agreement to be an ally or have a peace arrangement with me. But anyone who thinks they can make an alliance deal with me that they then break without any warning and pull a backstab had better expect a "verbal" onslaught and more. Don't backstab me and think I will do and say nothing, or offer thanks. That's taking a most Pollyanna like view.
I don't think I abused Tom "Bombarding" in response to his backstabbing me in a game, but my response did cause some controversy and surprised the players in that game.
My response to a backstab is.. Abusive "in game" messages, and I'll probably put my country into Civil Disorder and leave the game
If you don't like that, then don't backstab me.
MajorMitchell (999 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
"Unprovoked" abuse in "in game" messages... Either ignore, or respond as Snowy suggests, return fire triplefold..Up the ante, increase the stakes..and stir the abuser right up...keep them in a wild, emotional frenzy..they are less likely to make the best decisions, play as well as they might, and most importantly, use diplomacy to isolate them within a game, and defeat them. Then crow in triumph.
Bladerunners (1096 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
i hear you Major Mitchell - I get emotionally involved in games too - and can't stand players that aren't committed / make stupid moves that kill a good alliance / etc. But at no time should diplomatic anger become abusive
CommanderByron (694 D (S))
16 Jul 17 UTC
This person barely spoke to me in the game. We just didn't mesh well chemistry wise during the game I ended up eliminated and wasn't really paying attention to the fact the game ended when I get this long message about how much this dude hates me, and crap like that. I wasn't even a dick like I usually am in games. He just started attacking lol.

I think he is offended by the smallpox inside joke from like 2 years ago. But I've honestly never even heard of this guy or even know how he knows about it.

@Bo- totally does, enevee have had to mute in game before and I'm highly opposed to muting people in the forum.
CommanderByron (694 D (S))
16 Jul 17 UTC
Maybe I'll give him a few days to cool off and post a link to the archives for the game. Let's just say I responded by calling him 26 different names; one for each letter of the alphabet.
Bladerunners (1096 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
lol xenophobe?
yoak (1114 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
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I couldn't disagree with MajorMitchell more. Carp all you want, but putting your country into CD over a stab is childish and cheapens the games for other players. Betrayals are part of the game. That approach to such events makes you an unworthy opponent.

To the original question, my response is good will and humor. Most everyone gives up really quickly when they can't break a target's good cheer. snowy's approach, by contrast, usually keeps them going. Even if you up the ante or feel like you're scoring points, the other person rarely feels that, but it feeds their fire. If you remain happy and unaffected, it is generally unsatisfying harping on you.
MajorMitchell (999 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
But Yoak, 'tis only a game, and I play for MY enjoyment. If some backstabbin' rat takes all possible pleasure for ME out of the game, then I'm not interested in further participation.
MajorMitchell (999 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
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Well ridicule mixed with obviously false affection is another tactic. I think the best trick I came up with for dealing with James Yannick, before simply muting the blighter, was to start calling him "Sweet James", "sweetypie" etc
CAPT Brad (1779 D (B))
16 Jul 17 UTC
Bon bons anyone? I made them myself.
CommanderByron (694 D (S))
17 Jul 17 UTC
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200276

There ya go.

I figured it out I apparently was critical of his poor press during SoW so now he's coming for me or something. Instead of learning from it. Truly a strange situation.


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ubercacher16 (139 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
Join?
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=202092

Live, bet 5.
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yavuzovic (106 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
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Homelands
If i lose my home SCs, and i take different SC's. Can i build?
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trip (171 D (B))
16 Jul 17 UTC
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Mods
Please check your email. Thanks.
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lazynomad (227 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Wings: Air Force rules variant for Diplomacy
This diplomacy variant introduces rules for using air force units (wings).
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SantaClausowitz (310 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Strategy games on regular laptops
I'm laptop shopping and I'm hearing that the new- mid range laptops can't play games, even strategy games, is this true?
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Valis2501 (3726 D (G))
16 Jul 17 UTC
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DNC RIGGED LOSERS FINALS
SHOULDA BEEN HBOX
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faded box (100 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Rocket League
Anyone else addicted to this game?
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faded box (100 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Live
Live anyone?
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TiconderogaHB (227 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Replacement Persia needed
Public Press Only Ancient Mediteranean
gameID=201578
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brainbomb (99 D)
11 Jul 17 UTC
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Webdip Conservatives have convinced me my world view is flawed.
I have decided to become a Republican and a Libertarian because the arguments made on this forum have convinced me the Democrat party is no better than the pro-slavery radicals of the 1860's. I have learned that tax cuts for the wealthy, deportations, and putting business and moneymaking ahead of health of US citizenry is paramount
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