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Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
02 Oct 17 UTC
New Standard Game
Semi-anon.
48hr phases, WTA, HDV, 143pt bet
Post inside if you are interested
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Two great car races in Australia
Today the "Touring cars" have the Bathurst 1000 km race, and the 3000km Solar Challenge race from Darwin to Adelaide starts. Good luck to the University of Michigan team & all teams.
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TooCoolSunday (207 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
who's in charge HELP
How do I find out who is modding/controlling a game, in order to send them a message?
Thanks
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ghug (5046 D (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
Feature Request
I dislike bananas. I would like a feature to show when my opponents last ate a banana, as well as where that banana fell on the green-brown scale (I find green bananas less objectionable. Banana-based deserts and smoothies are unimportant, but this feature should also account for artificial banana flavors in things such as candy. I will generally leave implementation details such as how to display the color scale up to the developer, as I understand how important they are. Thanks!
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brainbomb (474 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
The benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
So there are many ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Tempest In A Teapot 2017
Starts in 27 hours. I'm here in Silver Springs, MD. Scoring is Sum of Squares with one game each on Fri, Sat, Sun.
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Old topic new tought. Gun Control in US.
Her is a thought from my young daughter.
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brainbomb (474 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Are you tired of being tired?
When you wake up in the morning and your get up and go just isnt there
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SkiingCougar (953 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
Pause voting
See Inside
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Gavin Fitzgerald (100 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
How to create a private 4-player game?
Hi, I'm brand new to the site and wanted to create a private 4 player game with 3 other friends with the countries assigned as in the rulebook under "Alternate Way to Play" (ie, England, Austria/France, Germany/Turkey, Italy/Russia). Is this possible in wbDiplomacy?
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
10 Oct 17 UTC
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Happy Leif Erikson Day
In the midst of all this neverending political strife and hostility, I have just one thing to say:

HINGA DINGA DURGEN
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
Which century is this again?
@"The U.S. on Sept. 29 voted against a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution that condemns the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts."

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/10/02/u-s-opposes-un-resolution-death-penalty-sex-relations/
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brainbomb (474 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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Trump Tweets from Golf Course that Puerto Rico is asking for too much help
Brilliant
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
06 Oct 17 UTC
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October GR Published
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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leon1122 (175 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Build the Wall!
The House Committee on Homeland Security has passed a bill today that gives $10 billion of funding to build a wall on the Mexican border, $5 billion of funding to secure ports of entry, and $35 million of reimbursements to States that use their national guard to enforce border security.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-committee-approves-10-billion-to-fund-border-wall/article/2636551
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BrosPros (100 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Is the "World Diplomacy IX" variant any good?
I wanna start a world diplomacy ix game is it any good? I've seen many games of it and I wanna know.
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The Ambassador (149 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Napoleonic... how awesome
http://www.vdiplomacy.net/variants.php?variantID=101
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Randomizer (0 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
The Aliens are coming!
https://www.yahoo.com/news/time-traveling-drunk-man-says-155541478.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_06

Douglas Adams speculated that inebriation helped to protect the body during matter conversion.
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brainbomb (474 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
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Mawd Team Announcement
A raging lunatic has agreed to join the mawd team. Please join me in thanking him for volunteering to help us keep the site sanity free and wish him well as he sacrifices any semblance of a social life in the name of making webDip great again.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Oct 17 UTC
Vegas...
Note: https://www.theroot.com/this-is-only-the-deadliest-shooting-in-u-s-history-bec-1819112938
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Randomizer (0 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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Republican Family Values
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/04/politics/tim-murphy-abortion/index.html

It doesn't apply to them in private. Abortions for their wives and mistresses. Extra marital affairs and Newt Gingrich wanting oral sex so he can truthfully say he didn't sleep with her.
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jason4747 (100 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Baseball and steroids and math
KansasBoyd, better to take our baseball discussion out of the Hurricane/Climate Change as we are juuuust slightly off topic
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Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
28 Sep 17 UTC
Yeah. That Royals pen was unbelievable. I saw them often as I'm a Tigers fan. I can't really speak to the Mariners in 2014. I remember them being good, but those west coast teams are hard to keep track of
Games are so late out there
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Yanks are still spending kinda like they used to in terms of dollars, they just aren't way ahead of the field like they used to be because of the Dodgers.

Yanks have needs at both corner spots and a ton of salary coming off the books in Sabathia and Holliday (enough right there to pay for Hosmer and Moose) and then another nice chuck the season after with Headley, Gardner and Robertson.

I think the need at the corners is greater than the need for Harper.

You already have someone playing the same position as Harper in Judge who has a very bright future.

Plus they also have Clint Frazier waiting in the wings although he hasn't really taking that next step forward, but neither had Judge prior to this year.

Plus they can probably sign Moose and Hosmer for less combined than Harper and use the extra money on SP.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
28 Sep 17 UTC
I'm in Central time zone and West Coast games are too late, can't imagine being on the East Coast. Games start at like 10-10:30 lol

Going to see the Royals play the Tigers tonight and again going to see the Royals on Sunday to say goodbye to the Championship Core.

Sucks that such a good bunch of guys has to be split up, but that is the reality of the game and the majority of revenue in the local media contracts that severely handicap the small market teams, plus the Royals current TV contract is terrible by even small market standards. But it is also the result of decades of bad baseball.

I am always a glass half full guy so I still hold a little hope that they can work out deals with some of the guys that can get them paid when the Royals get their new local TV deal after the 2019 season.

Right now they are only getting like $20M a season despite having the best local ratings of any team in the league.

Even worse is the Royals probably missed the bubble in the local TV revenue explosion that has like at least five teams earning $100M or more a season.
Yeah, we have a need in the corners, but I think we'll be happy with a healthy Greg Bird and are grooming Gleyber Torres for 3rd. Though he may spend another season in the minors. I think the greatest need going into the next season will be starting pitching to replace Sabathia and possibly Tanaka, if he opts out.
ghug (5046 D (B))
28 Sep 17 UTC
I acknowledged that it's harder to be a good bullpen with more innings. It's definitely more of a caveat for the Indians than it is a bonus for the Yankees when you compare them both to the league as a whole. The fact that we can't reliably extrapolate is what makes it impossible to definitively say one is better than the other. K% does depress OBP and SLG though, in exactly the same way it depresses AVG. I generally find those stats less useful for evaluating pitchers because they tell a rough and incomplete picture.

I doubt the Yankees will sign both Moustakas and Hosmer, though it would be appropriate because I can't stand either of them.

Do you guys do most of your following of teams that aren't your own by watching? I can't really ever catch an east coast game because they all start at 4 here, but I still feel like I keep pretty good track of everyone around the league.
Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
28 Sep 17 UTC
I feel like I keep decent track, but always have less of a grasp of teams on the west coast just because I don't see them. Especially if they aren't a good team on the west cost I won't bother tracking them much at all
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
28 Sep 17 UTC
One thing that has been briefly addressed regarding bullpens is bullpen depth, which becomes less of an issue in the playoffs with the increase in off days.

In the regular season you need to have to call on all seven guys in the pen at a given time.

In the playoffs, you really won't be going deeper than 3-4 deep which gives an advantage to bullpens weighted towards the back end of the pen.

I've kept less track of baseball overall this year than probably the last 30 years since this is the first year I am not playing fantasy baseball in that time frame.
ghug (5046 D (B))
28 Sep 17 UTC
That's a good point too, plus you get your backend starters in the bullpen too if you want them. The Indians' pitching staff as a whole is probably the best one for playoff baseball.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Sep 17 UTC
I wouldn't be shocked if the Yankees signed Harper despite Aaron Judge and made Clint Frazier trade bait for another starter. The Yankees could end up turning a useless half season without a good but not always great closer into a few prospects and the centerpiece in a trade for someone like Gerrit Cole maybe, plus they still have room for Harper.

I, of course, hope that literally none of this happens.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Maybe the Yanks will sign both Harper AND Bryant lol
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Excellent reading, I won't pretend I understand stuff like K:BAA, of what K or BAA mean, but I enjoyed reading the last page and a half.
K = strikeouts
BAA = batting average against
OBP = on base percentage
SLG = slugging percentage
jason4747 (100 D)
29 Sep 17 UTC
I enjoyed reading about the strategy of cricket too - that was a few pages back now.  That is a more interesting and alien game than I realized. 

Baseball is mountains of stats.  If you can ever watch the movie "Moneyball,"  it's worth it.  It gets to the idea of using the stats to maximum effect.  I'm a low involvement fan.... to much else going on to pay enough attention like you guys.  I'm a bit jealous.

I was lucky enough to be in KC for May and caught 8 Royals games.  It was fantastic - incredible fans, awesome beer and a great stadium.  Even caught a Yankees game there.   Of course though, let's not pretend the American League compares to the National League (I'm a DC Nationals fan). 

For Major Mitchell's benefit, the AL does not require their pitchers to actually bat (sissies)..... but there is inter league play and the World Series is the best of each league playing best of 7 games by the rules of the home team. 
I'm hoping to see some playoff games here in DC. Actually, I should check the schedule
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
29 Sep 17 UTC
Yes, I have both "Moneyball" & "Trouble with the Curve (ball)" on DVD. Both are, imho, very good movies about baseball. "First class" Cricket is a statistician's delight, there are "mountains" of Cricket statistics ranging from "common basic" statistics to the most obscure & esoteric.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
29 Sep 17 UTC
I do enjoy reading the contributions in this thread, they're far more interesting than some of the posts in the "divisive political" threads.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
29 Sep 17 UTC
On Base Percentage is the percent of time a player reaches base not by error. So it includes hits and walks divided by plate appearance to achieve that number.

Slugging Percentage is the number of bases a player averages per at bat. It takes 1 for every single, two for every double, three for every triple and 4 for every HR.

For perspective, an OBP over .360 is pretty good and a SLG percentage over .500 is good.

Just thought that might help our cricket friends.

Jason - Glad you enjoyed Kauffman Stadium. I think it is an under appreciated jewel of major league ballparks, especially after the renovations just prior to 2010 that added seating in the OF.

MM - this is more interesting talk because we are actually listening to each other and not taking comments and totally twisting them to fit an agenda.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Bumpity bump


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MangoDude (100 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Known World 901
Why is this variant in the variants list if it is not an option when creating a game. It should either be removed from the variants list or be added as an option when creating a game.
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StevenC. (1047 D (B))
02 Oct 17 UTC
Supporting Spain's North Coast
Can an army in Marseille support hold a fleet in Spain's North Coast?
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brainbomb (474 D)
02 Sep 17 UTC
Super Bowl Prediction Thread
So here we go. We pick who plays in the superbowl and the score.
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Ogion (4375 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
New Catalonia thread
With apologies, starting a new CATALONIA ONLY thread. Discuss!
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Ogion (4375 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
Forum only gunboat thread
I have had a request to launch the forum only gunboat

Join, or not
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205265
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Flame (100 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Classic 1898 Variant adaptation
I do the adaptation for 1898 variant. Who knows the author of the variant to mention him in the description. Or it's Hasbro itself?
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Devonian (870 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Do unrated 1v1 games affect ELO ratings?
Unrated games return the points, but does it also not affect the ELO?
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Anneal (316 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
Does Empire4 (Fall of the American Empire) need to be balanced?
Unless most other Diplomacy maps, Empire4 is not very balanced and a few nations have severe disadvantages that make it very difficult for them to win while others are fairly overpowered. I can explain more if someone wants to ask.
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