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Mintyboy4 (100 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
Is it against the rules to tell somebody you've voted draw in hidden draw votes?
As written in the title.
Been a while since I've actively played the site. Few things have changed.
Just wanted to make sure.
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
30 Aug 17 UTC
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Are you people still on this fucken web site
Yes I'm still alive. My family in Houston evacuated. Everything is fine. Climate change is real. I'm still an anarchist. Suck it.
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slypups (1889 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Looking for substitute for Pairs game
Interesting concept game here - players are paired on the Modern Diplomacy II map. Unfortunately, we're about to lose one player (game currently paused) and might lose another, although we hope he's able to return. So looking for one more - more details follow...
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spacecadet (329 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
suspected cheating
hello everyone!
i suspect cheating in a recent game. id like to contact a mod about it.
rather not give any details and speak to a mod directly.
anyone has any idea how i get in touch with one?
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Obbergruppenfuhrer (110 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Talking to other Players
Just wondering what other people think about how to communicate to other players. Some players go over the top and just write way to much, in my opinion. On the other hand there are people, like me, who keep it direct and to the point. Which way is best?
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chluke (7710 D (G))
04 Sep 17 UTC
Biggest Game of All Time
I've been asked to help try to launch the "Biggest Game of All Time" one more time. This time you don't need a password to join, but you do need 4,500 points! Gunboat, 48hrs, Anon, DSS, HDV:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586
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jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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England Recommendations
I'll be working in the UK for the next few months and am looking to do a fair amount of sightseeing while there. Anyone have recommendations for can't miss sights/experiences? (let the sarcasm...and hopefully 1 or 2 useful suggestions...abound)
StevenC. (1047 D (B))
29 Aug 17 UTC
I would make a "truck of peace" joke but that would probably be against site rules.

Anyway, I heard the bars are really nice.
StevenC. (1047 D (B))
29 Aug 17 UTC
Actually, same as OP. I plan on visiting next year and I'm curious as well.
Pubs close at midnight, so that sucks. Sunday roast are very cheap though.

As for places, I honestly just enjoyed driving through the countryside in Sussex and up into the Midlands. Oxford is nice. I enjoyed Warwick as well. It all depends on what kind of trip you want it to be. You want culture highlights, historical highlights, or what?
goldfinger0303 (2209 D Mod)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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As for a can't miss experience, go to a premier league game. One of the highlights of my time there
Octavious (1716 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
If you're around on the 4th of November the Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels are pretty awesome. Alternatively the Bridgwater Carnival and Squibs are rather fun. I prefer the Glastonbury Carnival, but no squibs on that one.

Oh the Weston Beach Race on the 14th-15th of October is great fun.
Octavious (1716 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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@ Steven C

If you're visiting in summer then the Bath and West Show, Royal International Air Tattoo, and the Great Dorset Steam Fair are all worth looking out for. Too late for jmo though.
QuackkAttackk (2041 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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In the spring, I'd recommend checking out the surrounding seas and heading to either Yorkshire or Wales. In the fall, you should make a trip to with Norway or Belgium.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
You could go up country to the moors north of Manchester and see what Emily Bronte was all about
Wusti (951 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
I think you missed your ideal window to go to the UK - September onwards it gets disgustingly grey and cheerless. So only suggestion is find some really good pubs and drink away your sorrows!
Smokey Gem (57 D)
30 Aug 17 UTC
Get up to the Lakes District ..The Isle of Skye
Smokey Gem (57 D)
30 Aug 17 UTC
or go to the beach and have a nice chemical fog bath..
The Ambassador (149 D)
30 Aug 17 UTC
I lived in the UK for 2 and a half years. What kind of things are you interested in? And are you happy to get around anywhere in the UK? (and if so, it's often just as easy to pop over to Europe)
Mintyboy4 (100 D)
30 Aug 17 UTC
I doubt you'll have the time/ money to be doing crazy stuff every day, so if you want a chill day in London, I find the walk from Kings Cross station to Camden along the canals very relaxing and scenic. Then reading a book on Primrose hill.
It's a great way to let of some steam.
I've done it a few times, would recommend for a cheap 1st date too.
Mintyboy4 (100 D)
30 Aug 17 UTC
The generic stuff like Buckingham palace, tower bridge, big ben etc. While it's done to death with tourists.
It's worth a visit if you're not planning on coming back to the UK a while.
Which town/ city you going to be working in?
A+ is a good cheap 1st date. Have done it before
jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Thanks for the recommendations posted. And to answer the various queries:
I'll be in the Reading area, and from Sep-Dec. I won't have access to a car for the most part so relying on trains/taxi's and the like. And enjoy more scenic sights over museums etc. And unfortunately being limited to weekends only will make visiting the rest of Europe a bit more of a challenge.
Nonsense. There's tons of weekend cities in Europe. Brussels, Copenhagen, Oslo. Cities where you can see just about everything worth seeing in two days.

I'm not really a sights person, so I can't help you much. I drove in the Scottish highlands a bit and it was beautiful. Shoot, just take a drive around the countryside in your area, it's beautiful. But make sure you drive down towards Cornwall and hit Stonehenge on the way.
jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
31 Aug 17 UTC
There's Visa issues too with coming in and out multiple times. Company lawyers said about 4 out of England trips over the 3 months is about all they'd risk.
That's weird that it would be an issue. I guess keep it inside the UK as much as possible then.

If you want sights though, Iceland is beautiful
ghug (5034 D (B))
31 Aug 17 UTC
You can visit Ireland without visa issues.

And agreed, Iceland is super pretty.
jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Yeah Iceland is one of my planned 4 trips. The hot-springs sound incredible and I should be able to see the Northern Lights in November which is on my bucket list.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
31 Aug 17 UTC
I'd recommend the roman baths in Bath, not far from Reading, also i'm a big fan of Bristol.

If you want to visit Ireland there's a few nice things in Dublin (also we have a common travel area with the UK so no visa checks that i'm aware of).

Flights to europe should also be pretty cheap, i'd recommend amsterdam or copenhagen. Love Brussels but don't think i'd recommend it as a holiday destination...

Prague is also fantastic, or Poland has some nice bits, was in Warsaw earlier this year, but the 'old town' there is all newly rebuilt, as the Red army destroyed so much of the city... If you want to see Soviet style architecture, Poland is worth a visit, and Krakow maybe...

If you like hill walking, Snowden is a nice walk, and so is Ben nevis.

If you like theatre, well the westend is probably more your thing (and not mine so i can't recommend anything...)
damo666 (212 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
London (usual sights and Borough Market), Bath, Oxford, Cambridge & York are musts. Also pop over to Dublin. Go to a football match, a horserace meeting and lots of traditional pubs (many of which are open late contrary to previous post). Also take in a West End show or three. If you are into it there are some decent casinos.
Claesar (2654 D Mod)
31 Aug 17 UTC
I visited Birmingham last month. Didn't like it much, but I also took a train to Worcester which was very nice if you like old architecture. I'd certainly recommend that.
What pubs in London are open after midnight? Or have they changed the rules there. Bars and stuff were open later, but all the pubs closed up. West End shows are nice, but I'd also recommend seeing a play at the Globe Theatre. The casinos, at least in Leicester Square, were pretty meh compared to AC or Vegas. If you're into naval history, I went down to the Royal navy museum in Portsmouth, which was very interesting
Hellenic Riot (1569 D (G))
31 Aug 17 UTC
Ah, England. We have much to offer, and I shall go over but a few things now.

Embrace our fine culture by watching a tennis tournament. Cheer on British hero Andy Murray, until he loses, at which point you can abuse the Scottish failure. Further sporting entertainment could be provided by watching a football game - Reading are rather crap, but there are plenty Premier League London clubs to choose from nearby. If you enjoy teams with no players, no hope, and seats so expensive they don't have any fans either - go to Arsenal! If you enjoy casual racism, foreign oligarchs, and ridiculous in-fighting, go to Chelsea! If you enjoy abject failure on all levels, go to Crystal Palace!

And of course, there's also Cricket, for if you want to fall asleep to some good old fashioned colonialism.

Now, moving further afield, I offer you our night life. Enjoy statistics? You could be one of the 20% of young people in the South to contract Chlamydia! Enjoy alcohol? Why not pass out drunk on the streets of South London? Feeling a little peckish? Head out for a Cheeky Nando's With The Lads! Want something more personal? Enjoy a night at Club Revenge in Brighton.

Now, onto our history. We were once quite powerful, you know. Oh, those were the days. Ahhhh yes. First up, see if the lessons of history have been learnt, by getting some popcorn and watching the Brexit talks with the EU. Fantastic entertainment! Now, you're here from September - December, so there's a 50% chance you might get to see how a civilised country does a general election, too. What a treat! Visit our historic castles - whether it be the Tower of London for something medieval, Hampden Court Palace for something Early Modern, or Hastings, for something utterly shite. And whilst embracing your youth in modern Britain, join the hordes of Corbynistas as our socialists march into government! Or, if that's not your thing, adopt the new cult sensation and MP for 1875, Jacob Rees-Mogg, as your hero of choice.

Whilst looking at Europe, don't pass up on the opportunity to experience Brit culture abroad. Head down to Ibiza for a night of group oral sex in a nightclub! Or slide over to Malia and piss on a statue. And before you go home, make sure to have a conversation about the weather, and a traditional debate over how to pronounce "scone". Truly then you can consider yourself British. Would you like a cup of tea?
Octavious (1716 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Depends on the day and the landlord. Our local closes around 1ish on Friday and Saturday. Weekdays ir sticks to the 11 o'clock last orders tradition. The law about last orders at 11 hasn't existed for many years now, and in some parts of the country was never enforced anyway.
Octavious (1716 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
"I visited Birmingham last month"

Good God, why? No one should ever ever do this. The only thing notable about Birmingham is that it is home to the last porno cinema in the UK (yes, apparently it was quite popular once upon a time from British men to go to a cinema and collectively watch pornography. I believe this is what they call "socialism"). It is the definition of grim, and was invented by northerners in order to convince southerners venturing up the motorway to give up and go home.

Unstupid (735 D)
02 Sep 17 UTC
Go to Oxford or Cambridge to walk around for a day, they are incredibly gentle places to do so.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Oxford, i hate that little town, the beer is warm and the patrons are cold
The Ambassador (149 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
If based on Reading I'd be recommending:

- pop down to Hampton Court. Easy enough to get to on the train or drive. Home of Henry VIII and the kings and queens until they built Buckingham Palace. Well worth it.
- Based on location if you can get on a canal boat or similar along the Upper Themes it's a great experience. And that was both when I was and wasn't drinking at the time!
- Windsor Castle is also not far away. Great day trip.
- Reading being pretty close to Heathrow opens all of Europe. Balance whatever visa restrictions you have and have a couple of weekends away.
- As recommended by Orathaic, Bath is a must. Hire a car (easy as) and on the way swing by Stonehenge (it is literally just off the motorway) & if you are a history nerd, also visit Salisbury Cathedral along the way which aside from being an amazing building, has one of the few original copies of the Magna Carta
If you have the time I recommend keep driving to the Cotswalds and onto Cornwall. Brits will think you are nuts driving 5 hours to get somewhere by Americans and Aussies like me, have no problem driving that far.
- Being that close to Oxford its worth visit either way
- And of course London. Soooooooo much to do, experience and see there.
Shenguin (268 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Slate Birmingham all you like Octavious (your loss), but I can assure you it was built by Midlanders, not Northerners.
Octavious (1716 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
My loss? If Birmingham has any redeeming features by all means highlight them. I would be delighted to be proven wrong, and just because it is hideously ugly and doesn't have any attractions I've heard of doesn't mean they don't exist.
Unstupid (735 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
It has more length of canal than Venice. Does that count?
Octavious (1716 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
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It's a little bit like saying that London has more rocks than Stonehenge. It may be true, but completely ignores everything that makes them special.

The canals in Birmingham are a network of obsolete industrial transport routes for coal and various goods. Many are in a state of disrepair, and some have been restored to allow for cycle paths and more profitable housing developments. They are nothing like Venice. They're not even particularly interesting examples of canals from a purely British perspective. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the locks of Devizes, the Falkirk Wheel these are not.
Claesar (2654 D Mod)
03 Sep 17 UTC
In my defence, I had to be in Brum for a tournament. I rank it above Warsaw though (category: My European city trips).
captainmeme (846 D Mod)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Birmingham Uni has a fantastic Astrophysics society.
captainmeme (846 D Mod)
03 Sep 17 UTC
I have to confess, I haven't seen the city much, though. I spent all my time in the glorious masterpiece of a city that is Coventry.
Mintyboy4 (100 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
I've never heard good things about Birmingham.
A couple of friends of mine are finishing their Masters there now who I did my undergrad with, it's nothing special I here.
Pretty Disappointing for the UK's 2nd largest city.
Mintyboy4 (100 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Didn't think of this before, because once you live in a place, you become so used to your surroundings it loses it's special value, and you don't realise you live in a tourist hot spot.
I spent the last 4 years studying in Canterbury, and it really is a very beautiful, old scenic city with plenty of history.
Old cobbled streets, boat tours, the Canterbury Tales, Canterbury Cathedral with the history behind it.

I don't think there was a single time I went shopping in town when I didn't come across a school trip full of kids, 90% of the time they seemed to be French.
And for good reason, it's worth visiting! :)

Also if you're near Reading, and like theme parks. Thorpe park is definitely worth a visit. :P


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Maltir (90 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Map Question
What is that big black spot between Munic, Piedmont, and Burgundy?
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ubercacher16 (388 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
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Question Thread
Ask your questions! I, and hopefully others, will most likely be able to answer them.
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Hamilton Brian (790 D (B))
31 Aug 17 UTC
Thread for the cancelled game "Seriously this time. Do talk. A lot..."
Here's our chance for the big reveal.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Post Your Live Games Here
This is the the thread to post all and any live games!! Third time is the charm!!!
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Live game needs 3!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205600
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ubercacher16 (388 D)
01 Sep 17 UTC
Live Med?
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205582
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Player finder for live games
Just hoping to find some players to play live games with
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Fake News! The Hype is a Ruse!!
this gameID=205041 billed as the biggest pot will never happen!!!
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
31 Aug 17 UTC
What Would JamietUK or Krellin Do or Say?
Enough about WWJD or What Yoda would say. What could the commentary of our recently departed members be?
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ConscriptedCow (113 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Balance in Modern Variant
I just got back into diplomacy after a two year hiatus and looking back at my old games I've noticed that the modern variant has big differences in skill required to be successful between countries. So I ask, has anyone been successful with Ukraine or Egypt?
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slypups (1889 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Army builds only game
I've set up http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205374 as a game where the restriction (self-enforced) is that you can only build armies - you are stuck with just whatever fleets you start with.
If you want to join, PW: "armies"
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NManock18 (0 D X)
01 Sep 17 UTC
Question
Can you move from Columbia West Coast to Venezuela by sea, or does Central America obstruct it. In essence, does the Panama Canal exist?
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SkiingCougar (953 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
Account Sitter
Hi, This is short notice. But Is there anyone who can be an account sitter for my account? It's got about 7/8 games on it and I will be gone for 4 days. Obviously someone trustworthy would be appreciated. PM for details, thanks :)
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Remote Viewing Recommendations
I'll be sending a live cam cyborg [code name: BanHammer] to the UK for a few months and I am looking to do a fair amount of sightseeing via the cyborg. Anyone have recommendations for can't miss sights/experiences? (let the sarcasm...and hopefully 1 or 2 useful suggestions...abound)
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Smokey Gem (57 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Dont let the dark Tower waste your life.
The pitifull ending to the book series.
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brainbomb (474 D)
19 Aug 17 UTC
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Game of Thrones Season 7 is terrible
So this is probably gonna make people dispise me. I wanna explain in great detail why Game of Thrones is sub-par at best at this point. Let me preface this by letting you know I am a die-hard fan. Ive read the books. I play the LCG, I am truly a GOT obsessed fan. But this is awful writing
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Enriador (100 D)
30 Aug 17 UTC
What is "Survivors-Win Scoring"?
It appears on some old games (example: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=6869#gamePanel).

Appears really confusing, I can't figure out what is supposed to happen witht the points. Why was it removed by the way?
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brainbomb (474 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Climate Change Discussion
Does China have more to lose from cimate change than America? Would it be easier for Socialist Democracies to fix their emissions than American countries?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Houston mother gets ticked off and upset at CNN reporter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLmlageYTHc
CNN is not the Compassionate Nice Network
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Any old buddies around?
Hi guys! Looks like March was the last time I came around here. Where are the good old folks?
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AviF (726 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
New Game
I haven't played a game here for almost two years however I'm looking to return. I'm thinking a classic game with 2 day phases. Is anyone interested?
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Biggest Pot Game in webDiplomacy HISTORY
Just as it says in the subject line. I've been tasked with helping set up the biggest point game in webDiplomacy History. Probably in part because it's way above my number of points so I'm beneath taking part myself.

It's going to be *fully* anonymous; aka no one (besides myself) will know which 7 players are in the game. If you want to take part, or have any questions about the game, PM me for the password/details. Game link here: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205041
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
12 Aug 17 UTC
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Boston Massacre Diplomacy Tournament!
The largest F2F tournament in Mass and the successor to The Boroughs and webDip F2F tournaments!
September 16-17
Cambridge, Mass
www.bostonmassacrediplomacy.com
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