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GrandMasterDM (140 D)
27 Jul 17 UTC
Quick Question About Rules That I Can't Seem to Find
Hi all—the title says it all. Just wanted to consult somebody with more knowledge about the rules (message written as a reply below):
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Smokey Gem (123 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
When Life is So Short why do we get Bored...??
I am bored senseless , unmotivated , and have little to no energy.

I am not monitored at work and can do as I please..which is very little.
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Hannibal76 (288 D (B))
29 Jul 17 UTC
Hello and welcome
Haven't played a game in a while. Join so we can have some fun :)
gameID=203534
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MajorMitchell (991 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
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Call the Minneapolis Police for help and get shot dead by them
What is going on with Police in the USA ?
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Rapunzeland (100 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Build and retreat turns
Should 100% be put together they involve next no strategy and are quite frankly boring. I think the reason that this isn't the case as it could be confusing how ever a bit of graphic design would fix that e.g BUILD in bold and underneath that are build options and under that RETREAT in bold and under that are your retreat options

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michael_b (192 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
Fall America Map anybody?
See Reply Please
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Quothcraft (100 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
Delayed unit build
I delayed the construction of an army, but I havent seen any opportunity to create it. Help?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
27 Jul 17 UTC
Joey Altidore Hired by Elon Musk
How could he refuse after this rocket?

https://twitter.com/MLS/status/890401632835567616
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Badspler (155 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
Question on this movement
I am pretty new to the game. This just occurred in a game I am playing. I can't understand why Vienna couldn't move to Galicia with 2 support.

Here is an image:
http://imgur.com/a/xHN3i
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BlueWombat (100 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Posting links to pictures of messages?
Is that allowed in the rules? Ie. in an anonymous game, Italy is betrayed by Russia, so posts a link to an image posting site which shows the chat between the two? It seems like it shouldn't be but I can't see where it's prohibited.
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Claesar (63 D Mod)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Ghost rating question
I read the explanation on the GR website. I get that eliminating players in WTA improves the GR gain.
Do I understand correctly that an effort was made to make the GR score in SoS games based on centre count, but not implemented ultimately? So one should still kill off small powers (at the expense of centres elsewhere) to improve GR gains?
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Dubs Step (100 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Paused game issues.
Does anyone know how to contact mods to help unpause games? I have one that's been on pause all month (game id: 199383) and one still on pause since 2014 when I was in high school (game id: 128401). Any way to terminate/resume/draw these games?
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Poolio10 (100 D)
24 Jul 17 UTC
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The voting buttons
I'm not entirely the "cancel" button does. It seems to have no propose to me. But one button I do recommend is a "kick" button for inactive players as they severely slow the game down. Of course, be a minimum time or number of turns before it's an option.
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alexintour (764 D (S))
19 Jul 17 UTC
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Russian hackers are so Russian.
What do you think? Are they really out there hacking even your toaster?
alexintour (764 D (S))
19 Jul 17 UTC
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A - 22.06.2016 – CBC News - Russia hacked into Ukraine artillery units, report claims (1)
B - 06.01.2017 – AFP - Ukraine's military denies Russian hack attack (2)

A - 11.12.2016 - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – Security crisis: Russia hacked secret documents of the German Parlament (3)
B - 17.12.2017 - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – The source of the leacking is internal (4)

A - 25.04.2017 - The Washington Post - Cyberattack on French presidential front-runner bears Russian ‘fingerprints’ (5)
B - 01.06.2017 - US News & World Report - The Latest: France Says No Trace of Russian Hacking Macron (6)

A - 25.04.2016 – CNN - US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis (7)
B - 20.06.2017 – Reuters - Qatar says news agency hacking linked to states boycotting Doha (8)

A - 25.06.2017 – The Guardian - Cyber-attack on UK parliament: Russia is suspected culprit (9)
B - 06.07.2017 – Reuters - Private not state hackers likely to have targeted UK parliament (10)

A - 31.12.2016 – The Washington Post - Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security (11)
B - 02.01.2017 The Washington Post - Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility (12)

(1) http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/report-russia-hack-ukraine-1.3908398
(2) https://www.yahoo.com/news/ukraines-military-denies-russian-hack-attack-143419289.html
(3) http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/wikileaks-sicherheitskreise-russland-hackte-geheime-bundestagsakten-14568558.html
(4) http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/wikileaks-dokumente-aus-nsa-ausschuss-quelle-im-bundestag-vermutet-14579135.html
(5) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/04/25/cyberattack-on-french-presidential-front-runner-bears-russian-fingerprints-research-group-says/?utm_term=.04b468ba3f4d
(6) https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-06-01/the-latest-putin-says-attempts-to-contain-russia-wont-work
(7) http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/06/politics/russian-hackers-planted-fake-news-qatar-crisis/index.html?SR=twtsr0606qatar
(8) http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-cyber-idUSKBN19B2XP
(9) https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/25/cyber-attack-on-uk-parliament-russia-is-suspected-culprit
(10) http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-britain-politics-cyber-idUKKBN19R0ZM
(11) https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-hackers-penetrated-us-electricity-grid-through-a-utility-in-vermont/2016/12/30/8fc90cc4-ceec-11e6-b8a2-8c2a61b0436f_story.html?utm_term=.ff93b9e6b2fb
(12) https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-government-hackers-do-not-appear-to-have-targeted-vermont-utility-say-people-close-to-investigation/2017/01/02/70c25956-d12c-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.88d0c9de30e6
Hauta (1598 D (S))
19 Jul 17 UTC
@alex, just wondering but can you explain why President was NOT at the famous Don Jr. meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower just one floor below his office? (He was present in the Tower at the time.) If collusion is not a crime, then shouldn't Trump have been there to run the meeting? Arguably, colluding with a state actor could give his campaign a significant boost, right?
Ogion (4977 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
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How much do you get paid to do your pro Russian trolling? You guys are getting ridiculously easy to spot. You need to up your game
CAPT Brad (2050 D (B))
19 Jul 17 UTC
Oh come on hauta. He was having his taco salad. And everyone knows they are not a meal to walk away from
alexintour (764 D (S))
19 Jul 17 UTC
@Hauta, sorry, I can't explain that. Mostly because the hole story is not really that interesting for me. I think any way it ends it'll be fine.

I'm mostly interested in what you think about this incredible threat coming from a country which is usually considered not that good in advanced technologies.

Also, if someone could point out other A-B couples where the russian hackers are not that russian after all, I'll appreciate that.
Hauta (1598 D (S))
19 Jul 17 UTC
@alexin, huh? Russia is considered EXCELLENT in espionage! I believe that the elite in America share Putin's interest in damaging America's democratic institutions. It is a class war where the Putin is accepted by America's elite as just another member of the elite. Even better when the American elite can have the people blame the Russian bogeyman -- then they won't recognize the ongoing threat from the Koch brothers and their kind.

wrt the A-B couples, whether something is the Russian government or a Russian person who is "unaffiliated" with the government or some non-Russian operative who is financed by Putin. Not sure it makes much of a difference. However, no one seems to be connecting Britain/Germany/France/Canada/Japan, etc with hacking.
Ogion (4977 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
Also, just because hackers are "private" doesn't mean they aren't acting on Russian government authority. That isn't how Russia works. Not every GRU or FsB agent carries ID cards you know


So, some journalists got a handful of reports wrong. we still have the conslusions of Us and European intelligence agencies who have more information than any journalists teaching these conclusions. The fact that they don't share everything doesn't undermine their conclusions

Of course, Russia would like people to think it does, which is why they plant stories like this
diplomat61 (599 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
They won't get much from my toaster.
sw3dg!n (319 D)
20 Jul 17 UTC
Let's not forget Stuxnet... 'Murica basicly invented this game and now Russia is doing it and it's bad. Lol

It's a new type of war and it will stay as long as there's internet.
LeonWalras (665 D)
21 Jul 17 UTC
Russian fools dare to tread on Angels' feet.
Bladerunners (1114 D)
22 Jul 17 UTC
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if the Russians start messing with my toaster - I'll never forgive them. They should stick to murdering the Ukranian and Syrian people and leave toasters alone.
sw3dg!n (319 D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
some good docu's

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5971920/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5446858/
Jeff Kuta (2086 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Democrats support Russian hacker attack against Jeff Sessions.
Twitter supports Trump attack against Jeff Sessions.

Jeff Sessions is beleaguered.
CAPT Brad (2050 D (B))
25 Jul 17 UTC
my toaster is dumb. i am lucky if it pays attention to the heat sensor


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Crazy Anglican (277 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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michael_b (192 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
Post nearly full game?
Hello,

1 more player is required for this game. Can't wait to get started.
gameID=202983#
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michael_b (192 D)
25 Jul 17 UTC
SumScoring Modern map with 320 Pool Anon
RR 50%!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=203204
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iimusashii (100 D)
24 Jul 17 UTC
Army Por convoy
Anyone know why my A in Portugal cannot convoy to Mar even though I have a fleet in Spain SC?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
18 Jul 17 UTC
Dr Who and Gender recognition
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/17/doctor-who-we-regret-to-inform-you-that-you-are-still-legally-a-man/
I know this is mostly meant to be fun (and a serious look at gender recognition laws in the uk) but i make me question one thing.

Is the spousal veto a necessary thing? From a purely contractual perspective. Can't you go 'well if your spouse isn't happy with your new gender, then they will have to apply for divorce.' ??? Thoughts?
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cspieker (7647 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
What to do as Italy in gunboat?
option A: plow into Austria
option B: ally with Austria and go after Turkey.
option C: attack France.
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brainbomb (420 D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
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Breaking the seal
Forum posts: 20249. I have officially left a mark on this place. Thanks all for laughing along all these years
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captainmeme (489 D Mod)
21 Jul 17 UTC
Diplomacy Legacy
We've seen Risk Legacy, Pandemic Legacy... Would Diplomacy Legacy work? What would you put in it?
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
Time to restore and rejuvenate McHammer
McHammer has no control of his finances. He confided to Slypups that his bill payments would be so far in the future that they'd never happen, but then CAPT Brad go wind of this and got pissed. Come on hammer/guy -- you got 1 music video! Make it happen!
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Smokey Gem (123 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
Fun Game Using Google translator.
Inviting people to play a game where you type your press into google translator of the country your using see below for example.
PASSWORD is Translation
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cdooc (0 D X)
23 Jul 17 UTC
Buy Real Quality fake passports,driver's licenses,visas,ID cards, Certificates
Buy Real Quality passports of all countries,driver's licenses,visas,ID cards, Certificates (cdocproduction@gmail.com)
We are the best producers of quality documents
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Jul 17 UTC
DoJ charges against one 'Reality Winner'
https://standwithreality.org/new-support-group-defense-fund/
This is the only example i can think of where the US state is trying to abridge freedom of speech and of the press.
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
20 Jul 17 UTC
Exxon fined for violating Russia sanctions
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-exxon-mobil-usa-ukraine-idUSKBN1A51UH

The Department of the Treasury just fined Exxon $2 million (that's right, million with an "M") for violating sanctions related to Russia's involvement in Ukraine. Why should Russia care about lifting sanctions if toothless enforcement is the alternative?
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
17 Jul 17 UTC
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Diplomacy Games Podcast on webDiplomacy and Ancient Med
Hi guys, Amby and Kaner at Diplomacy Games did a podcast about our site, future and past, with me. Please tune in for a listen at DiplomacyGames.com
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Macchiavelli (2473 D)
21 Jul 17 UTC
Need someone to take over strong CD position
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196849&msgCountryID=2&rand=64915#chatboxanchor
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AdolfHimmler (5 D X)
22 Jul 17 UTC
Generous Bet Ancient Mediterranean!
Hey Everyone,
If you are looking to exercise on your Ancient Med skills, join us!
gameID=202914
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