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MonsieurJavert (214 D)
11 Sep 17 UTC
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Imhotep Password?
Hey all, i'd like to join "The Glory of Imhotep". Would someone DM me the password?
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Smokey Gem (210 D)
11 Sep 17 UTC
Game cant support hold or move yourself.Modern
Hi, game ID one rule you cant support hold or support move yourself.

gameID=206190
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Sep 17 UTC
The Shock Doctorine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine

Has anyone read this?
Octavious (1541 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
"The book suggests that some man-made events, such as the Iraq War, were undertaken with the intention of pushing through such unpopular policies in their wake"

Makes a change from the "it was all about oil" argument, I guess.

I've not read it, but from the wiki post you've supplied I can't help but feel that the emotional and physical distractions caused by events wouldn't be particularly useful at distracting from unpopular policies. The public aren't so single minded. Potential Brexit, economic trauma, and the refugee crisis weren't enough to distract the British public from being outraged by the death of Cecil the Lion.

Sure, if there's a lot in the news then some events may pass under the radar, but as long as there's an opposition and free press to highlight important developments then the public are perfectly capable of giving it whatever consideration they feel it needs.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Sep 17 UTC
What if there are natural disasters which can also be used - taken advantage of...
Octavious (1541 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
Much harder to plan for, I'd say. Again, in a modern democracy there is the problem of the opposition and the free press to overcome, which are much harder to distract. There's also the time issue. A substantial change takes a substantial amount of time to pull off. A natural disaster can distract for a while, but I'd argue it'd be too short a distraction to have a chance of hiding anything significant.

In nations with a more authoritarian system, without an opposition or free press or other checks and balances, this may carry some weight. In western democracies it certainly is possible to hide small scale bad news events to some degree. But distracting the people, the press, and the opposition from major changes? That seems highly unlikely to me.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Sep 17 UTC
In a society without an opposition, there is little point in creating distractions, who are you distracting?

To take Naomi Klien's actual tweet from today: https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein/status/906934791550980100

The kinds of thing you can get away with may be smaller for a natural disaster, and obviously this didn't distract Klein herself... But the majority of the media may be distracted. Not sure about the opposition (though since the republican party holds all powr in both the executive and legislative branches, i'm not sure how much opposition there is likely to be...)
Octavious (1541 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
@ora

I don't understand how this relates to the Shock Doctrine. Trump is in favour of cutting taxes. He always has been. He says it all the time. It seems he even says it when disasters are happening. It's not really using a natural disaster. It's carrying on with your campaigning in blind disregard for anything else.
Octavious (1541 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
In regards to opposition, UKIP have taught us that you don't need a lot of seats to have a significant impact and to keep the people alert to issues you believe are important. The UK Green Party are also examples of this.

As for Authoritarian regimes, if the Arab Spring taught us anything it's that even dictatorships can only function with the consent of the people.


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brainbomb (456 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
Detroit Lions destroy evil Arizona
LIONS ARE SLAUGHTERING ARIZONA. finally!!! We lose to them every freaking time
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cspieker (15402 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
New game up Tourney Simulator II
New game up. Sign up. Could be fun.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205982
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Uljanow (0 D X)
09 Sep 17 UTC
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About the two messed up Live games this evening
Game got cancelled before I could thank you guys for trying to set up some great games twice. We had some hell of bad luck but I had fun nontheless. Chatting with you was quite amusing.
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CAPT Brad (2695 D (B))
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Thank You For The Thankless Hardwork
I want to thank the mods for clearing up some old dead games. The list of games fell from 67 to 55 pages.
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The Ambassador (149 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
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New podcast segment: webDippers speak up!
We're introducing a new segment to the podcast. Have your say (more below)...
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Peregrine Falcon (1531 D (B))
09 Sep 17 UTC
Advertise Live Games Here
Please use this thread, and this thread only to advertise for upcoming live games. That way, it's easier to find people for new live games, without flooding the forum with threads.
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Ethanol (1790 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Points per SC
Some years ago i've played webdiplo and shortly I came back to this page.
I see that the Pot is now devided allways as a winner takes all. What were the reasons for this change?
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dargorygel (320 D Mod (G))
08 Sep 17 UTC
Replacements for CDs
This game has four willing players... three others stopped playing. Not bad positions.
Please consider joining.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=204099#gamePanel
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AdmiralGeneral (100 D)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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Imperatorum Syndicate
I am forming a group of players who are intelligent and committed to participate is a sort of WebDip league.

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Ogion (4293 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Conservatives' edumacated people iz so stooped thread
We get it. You hate smart people and those who have made the effort to educate themselves. Scientists and scholars are so elite and are all prize idiots and are nothing compared to the brilliance of high school drop outs from the "heartland".
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KansasBoyd (25 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
University Professor fired over tweet
A University of Tampa Sociology professor was fired after tweeting Hurricane Harvey was karma for Texas for voting for Trump.

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acamer4 (911 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
oh no!
now that it's about to be canceled is it safe to post gameID=204936 on the forum and speculate wildly about who was cheating??
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The Ambassador (149 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Latest podcast episode: interview with Captainmeme
Hi webDippers

In the latest podcast episode of DiplomacyGames we interview Captainmeme, talk about how to create a Dip variant and introduce a new segment: Pet Peeves, which I'll post separately on.
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jengamaster (1813 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Biggest game of all time?
Would it be appropriate/allowable to have commentary on the biggest game of all time? I ask because it is an anon gunboat game. But it seems like the type of game people could learn from like school of war.
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jengamaster (1813 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Three build Turkey or Four Build Russia in 01
Have you ever seen this rare beast in a game that was not marred by NMR? If so, how did it come to pass? And how well did that country do in the long run?
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peterwiggin (14764 D (S))
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Mod team personnel announcement
Socrates Dissatisfied has decided to step down from the moderator team. Please join me in thanking him for his service.

Szpoti has agreed to join the mod team. Please join me in thanking him for his dedication to the site and willingness to volunteer.
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captainmeme (849 D Mod)
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Diplomacy PSA
https://gfycat.com/ShimmeringUnsteadyHamadryas
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Oztra (111 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
San Francisco reccomendations
I'll be going to the US western seaboard in the next few weeks 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)
legit tho
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Shenguin (268 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
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Ghost Ratings and CD Takeovers
Do the Ghost Ratings include games where the player takes over a CD? If a player regularly takes over CDs in a more or less hopeless position does it effectively screw up the player's ghost rating?

And, finally, why do I keep taking over hopeless CDs and should I seek professional help?
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spacecadet (329 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
the odd man out - strategy question
so i got a strategy question for everyone:
the way i see it, 80% of games take the same route:
there is one odd man out which is attacked by the 2 others.
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Hellenic Riot (1564 D (G))
04 Sep 17 UTC
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September GR Published
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist

All +1's are welcome as usual :)
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trip (303 D (B))
27 Aug 17 UTC
France vs Austria
A set of friendlies if anyone is interested. 85% RR to go.
gameID=205274
gameID=205277
gameID=205276
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Smokey Gem (210 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Voice to Text Sftware.
Hi all I need to do lots of notes and driving for my work.
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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 (1580 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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