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Jacob63831 (160 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
Who can be a GM
If my High school History class plans on making a private Webdip game, is it possible to have the teacher be the GM or can only mods do that.

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lalalandfg99 (102 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
Looking for a Classic game
Hey guys,
been a while since I have played diplomacy and looking to get back into it. If anyone is making a classic game of 7 player diplomacy let me know!
2 replies
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
27 Sep 17 UTC
Webdipia Alt-Hist Simulator 3 AD
Hello, so we are looking for new players to join a fun interactive and challenging game of intrigue espionage and politics. Your role is unique and your story is your own. I welcome any players of the game to leave comments here positive or negative about your experience so far.
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brainbomb (469 D)
23 Sep 17 UTC
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Family sits on couch during national anthem in football game
Sons of bitches should stand and show some fuckin respect to the flag. If some guy is pooping, he can poop standing up! Show respect to that peice of cloth that was sewn together by taiwanese child labor slaves. Fuck yea america
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
27 Sep 17 UTC
Diplomacy Puzzle #4 - The Artillery Arms Scenario
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9se2SjrZ1c

This one is an exact scenario from a real, high-level game. In that game, Turkey was able to get into a 3-way draw - can you do the same?
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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
26 Sep 17 UTC
Open Game Positions
I've been asked to advertise the following positions for takeover: gameID=206003, Turkey; gameID=203126, Germany

PM me if you're interested in taking over the latter position.
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marvinsbello86 (0 D X)
26 Sep 17 UTC
Change Nationality ?
Do you wish to change your nationality completly , please feel free to contact us on freenetdesign007@gmail.com for more details and modalities .
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Heywood Jablowme (16 D)
21 Sep 17 UTC
Rulebook Press?
Can someone explain what rulebook press means? I am playing a game and suddenly can't post messages individually any more and I am assuming I inadvertently broke some rule - thanks This term is mentioned in the rules but not described anywhere I can find.
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brainbomb (469 D)
25 Sep 17 UTC
The National Anthem sucks bigtime
Its boring. Musically its trash. This country sucks. Its poor and its disgusting. Our songs are horse poop. The anthem is dull and boring standing for it causes knee pain in elderly people. Posting in this thread means you support Republican views that stem cells are evil but jerrymandering is great
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Chearthquake (100 D)
21 Sep 17 UTC
No Build phase
Hey guys. I'm a new user and I'm playing a game with friend (ID is 206642) and I'm wondering if there is a bug or a rule we missed. I'm playing as Germany and I have 6 supply centers, 5 units and no build phase. I'm also curious if the game didn't register a capture of a supply center. I was in Warsaw and then took Moscow the next turn. I captured Moscow and not Warsaw. Can a vet help out some newbies?
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Hannibal76 (260 D (B))
23 Sep 17 UTC
Study music recommendations
Hey guys I'd appreciate it if you could recommend music that's helpful for studying. I ( like many) find it difficult to concentrate on immediate concerns like getting physics homework out of the way or starting a paper on whatever subject. I've tried classical music and it helps though some classical music I imagine is better than others for this. If you can recommend artists I'd appreciate it.
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eturnage (250 D (B))
23 Sep 17 UTC
Public Press Diplomatic Strategy
I understand Gunboat and FP. What are the objectives of public press diplomacy? Care to share your ideas on what works and what doesn't?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
Don't let this distract from the fact that Shia Leboeuf is a cannibal
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/25/politics/north-korea-fm-us-bombers/index.html

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yavuzovic (235 D)
25 Sep 17 UTC
New friend
I invited a friend and he joined. Can I play with him in public games. Is it meta-gaming.
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Enriador (100 D)
23 Sep 17 UTC
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What about an end year for quick games?
vDip (and so many others sites and apps) has the option to include a fixed end year (like 1907), which is awesomely useful for quick games or tournaments of all kinds.
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 Sep 17 UTC
Norway's Sovereign Wealth fund has $1 trillion in invested funds
Harnessing capitalism to benefit a Nation "s people. This fund helps to pay for pensions
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
21 Sep 17 UTC
Replacement Ghana Needed
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podium (498 D)
15 Aug 17 UTC
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Fantasy Football Time
Let's get this thing started up again.
We had a great group last year. Maybe we can recruit a few more players this year.
Post here if you want in.
Think Aug 27 or Sept 3 are good to host draft. We can discuss other dates if you wish.
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infinitybutts69 (911 D)
22 Sep 17 UTC
In search of fun folk for a Friday evening fight
gameID=206945

Start your weekend off with the sweet taste of victory, why dontcha?
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brainbomb (469 D)
28 Jul 17 UTC
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Webdip Sci-Fi Simulator 2 Sign Ups
It is 2094. Earth is a ruined planet. You and your fellow colonists must choose a planet - settle it, trade, deal with bandits/aliens/inclement weather/droughts/famine/disease/ and intruige. You hire people to assist (droids, experts, and merceneries), manage your economy and make your name in the universe. The signup is open to anyone. There is no maximum number who can play. Phases shift every 48 hours. Game will begin Aug 1st......See inside for more details....
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JamesYanik (548 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
Protests turn to Riots at Georgia Tech after Shooting
https://www.rt.com/usa/403757-georgia-protests-student-death/
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brainbomb (469 D)
21 Sep 17 UTC
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Booty Shorts
Is it acceptable for me to wear these all year or only in warm times. And since global warming isnt real- can I just wear these during un-winter
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brainbomb (469 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
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Whos butt do you have to grab to get a game going on this site?
Ive tried to post invites to two different dip games this past week and as far as I can tell theres 5 forum games going, the mod team keeps offering only elitist top GR 100 games or huge pot games nobody outsode the upper ten % could join. So basically is anyone still playing fuckin diplomacy here or what?
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Namejeff (10 D X)
20 Sep 17 UTC
Rubix Cube
Who here knows how to solve a Rubix cubes
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CdnPearson (268 D)
20 Sep 17 UTC
Webdip points question
If a player abandons/leaves a game and no one takes over their position, is that player still included in draws to end the game? Do they get a split of the webdip points from the game?
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Zach0805 (100 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria became a Category 5. Dvorak T 7.4(If you get that thumbs up), Pressure 925, Winds 160.

Im waiting for the "Global Warming's fault" comments.
brainbomb (469 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
Why bother to quote Mac from its always sunny in philly,

"No matter.
I'm righteous.
I'm not gonna stand here, present some egghead scientific argument based on fact.
I'm just a regular dude.
I like to drink beer.
You know, I love my family.
Rock, flag, and eagle, right, Charlie?

He's got a point.

No, he doesn't.

What? See, Charlie? These liberals are trying to assassinate my character.
And I can't change their mind.
I won't change my mind, 'cause I don't have to.

'Cause I'm an American.
I won't change my mind on anything, regardless of the facts that are set out before me.
I'm dug in, and I'll never change"
Ogion (4378 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
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Yep. Historically hot water temperatures have nothing to do with doubling the incidence of major hurricanes. Nope!

Gotta love the scientifically illiterate morons who don't grasp the relationship between heat and storm strength. I'm sure it is just chance that we are getting all these massive storms and unprecedented wildfires, yep. Funny how scientists said this would happen thirty years ago, and now that it is there is a rush to declare that the scientists are wrong because they correctly predicted what would happen

That's logic only a conservative could love
Zach0805 (100 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
@Ogion
Hot water isn't the only thing, wind shear around Maria is 0-3 knots, nothing. Usually Wind Shear limits hurricanes but this Atlantic season has not had a lot.

Tropical Depression Lee was once modeled to be exactly like Irma and be a strong hurricane east of the Antilles but wind shear destroyed it. You need 6 things for a hurricane to form, warm water is just one of them.

Hurricane Seasons go up and down, 2013-2015 was below average seasons, 2010-2012 were active.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
19 Sep 17 UTC
Funny how some loudmouthed know it all punk spends all his time on a message board instead of actually doing something about what he preaches.

Probably cause in the real world his arrogant narrow minded views get him nowhere.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
wow KB - you just described yourself quite accurately there. I haven't read one reasonable post from you yet. and you show no respect for posts of others.
JamesYanik (548 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
@Zach

i think @Ogion muted me, so if you could repost this for me that'd be great.



https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_Chapter14_FINAL.pdf

this is the IPCC.

this is the most scientifically prestigious prediction on tropical storms and tropical cyclones available to us currently.

on page 1250, they have graphs showing 4 things, as a prediction of change from 2000-2019, to 2081-2100

1. All TC frequency
2. Cat 4-5 TC frequency
3. Lifetime Max. intensity
4. Precipitation rate.

1. most predict slight decrease in TC frequency
2. most predict slight increase in CAT 4-5 TC frequency
3. most predict slight increase in LMI
4. most predict slight increase in Precipitation Rate


so @Ogion the current Cat 4-5 TC rate is expected to increase about 50% in the next 80-100 years for the north atlantic. globally, there is insufficient data to support this for all oceans, and also the modern trend line

the total frequency of TCs is expected to drop however. please make note of that.

remember, page 1250 of

https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_Chapter14_FINAL.pdf

this is science, not internet ranting

their statement on cyclones on 1220 was as follows:

"Based on process understanding and agreement in 21st century projections, it is likely that the global frequency of occurrence of tropical cyclones will either decrease or remain essentially unchanged, concurrent with a likely increase in both global mean tropical cyclone maximum wind speed and precipitation rates. The future influence of climate change on tropical cyclones is likely to vary by region, but the specific characteristics of the changes are not yet well quantified and there is low confidence in region-specific projections of frequency and intensity"


the projections with current data are low confidence, and with past data being less precise and well documented, there's even less of an observable trend line currently.


stop bastardizing science @Ogion
Zach0805 (100 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_Chapter14_FINAL.pdf

this is the IPCC.

this is the most scientifically prestigious prediction on tropical storms and tropical cyclones available to us currently.

on page 1250, they have graphs showing 4 things, as a prediction of change from 2000-2019, to 2081-2100

1. All TC frequency
2. Cat 4-5 TC frequency
3. Lifetime Max. intensity
4. Precipitation rate.

1. most predict slight decrease in TC frequency
2. most predict slight increase in CAT 4-5 TC frequency
3. most predict slight increase in LMI
4. most predict slight increase in Precipitation Rate


so @Ogion the current Cat 4-5 TC rate is expected to increase about 50% in the next 80-100 years for the north atlantic. globally, there is insufficient data to support this for all oceans, and also the modern trend line

the total frequency of TCs is expected to drop however. please make note of that.

remember, page 1250 of

https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_Chapter14_FINAL.pdf

this is science, not internet ranting

their statement on cyclones on 1220 was as follows:

"Based on process understanding and agreement in 21st century projections, it is likely that the global frequency of occurrence of tropical cyclones will either decrease or remain essentially unchanged, concurrent with a likely increase in both global mean tropical cyclone maximum wind speed and precipitation rates. The future influence of climate change on tropical cyclones is likely to vary by region, but the specific characteristics of the changes are not yet well quantified and there is low confidence in region-specific projections of frequency and intensity"


the projections with current data are low confidence, and with past data being less precise and well documented, there's even less of an observable trend line currently.


stop bastardizing science @Ogion
JamesYanik (548 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
love you Zach
Ogion (4378 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
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Actually, the IPCC represents the minimum consensus prediction, but that's just a quibble. I'm glad you're at least citing to the AR5. That's a good start.

I'll point out that increasing intensity will increase the number of hurricanes specifically, because of how hurricanes are defined (as a subset of the more powerful cyclones. Often you'll have around a dozen named storms, of which around half are hurricanes, and a quarter major hurricanes. You'll have a bunch of unnamed depressions. So, if you increase intensity, you'll increase the number in those upper classes of cyclones.

"The available modelling studies that are capable of producing very strong cyclones typically project substantial increases in the frequency of the most intense cyclones and it is more likely than not that this increase will be larger than 10% in some basins (Emanuel et al., 2008; Bender et al., 2010; Knutson et al., 2010, 2013; Yamada et al., 2010; Murakami et al., 2012)."

Note that some models predict up to a 70% increase in storm frequency, although the results aren't robust across models. Nevertheless, bear in mind that hurricanes are a class of the strongest cyclones, so that increase in intensity would likely parallel a greater proportion of depressions becoming storms, and storms becoming hurricanes. Furthermore, the increase in categories 3, 4, and 5. is fully consistent with that prediction of increased intensity. Put another way, if you increase the windspeed of the most powerful storms (say 55 knots and up) by 10-20%, you get a hurricane. See how that works?

And without getting into details, trendlines are only one, and not necessarily the best, approach to detecting trends. For example, the distribution of interevent intervals is a good way to detect departures from randomness. I haven't run the stats, but i'd not be at all surprised if the distribution of inter high storm year intervals in the last twenty five years were different from the preceding 100. Might not be significant, but certainly would be suggestive.

(that's a whole other stats lesson that would take more time than I have)




Ogion (4378 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
You should check out your own data.
1) For example, the prediction for the atlantic is for a whopping increase in the frequency of Cat 4 and 5 storms.
2) that's for 2080-100 compared to 2000-2019. That says nothing about 2000-2020 compared to 1880-1980 or even to the 1950-1970 period. In other words, you're citing predictions not really related to the data I posted about.
Ogion (4378 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
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ceteris paribus, heat matters. Not always, but it can and will some proportion of the time.
JamesYanik (548 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
@Ogion

1. the data ALSO shows MASSIVE variability for the north atlantic, anywhere from 100% decrease to 200% increase with a predicted 50% increase. the scientists are saying that precision is not fully available with these models

2. i know

and neither do YOU. so stop making empirical statements... which was MY point all along. you spouting stuff off as empirical fact (especially in the Irma thread) has been proven to be unsubstantiated.

stop making empirical statements, and i have no problem with the heart of what you're saying here
JamesYanik (548 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
and what do you mean "You should check out your own data."???

I SAID THAT IN THE FIRST POST!!!

"so @Ogion the current Cat 4-5 TC rate is expected to increase about 50% in the next 80-100 years for the north atlantic. globally, there is insufficient data to support this for all oceans, and also the modern trend line"

so maybe you should READ the entire post first
brainbomb (469 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-steering-interaction-jose

Fujiwara effect is crazy
Ogion (4378 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
Could be ok, especially the "Maria gets flung out to sea" part
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
19 Sep 17 UTC
BR - wrong on every level.

I've shown respect for many level headed, reasonable, open minded posts and never have claimed to be an expert on anything (well maybe baseball lol)

Sorry my opinions conflict with narrow minded, radical opinions (apparently yours as well) and those who are unable to read and comprehend anything outside their narrow viewpoint.
Condescension (10 D X)
19 Sep 17 UTC
Lol KB you are too funny man
Ogion (4378 D)
19 Sep 17 UTC
Meanwhile, Maria is hitting USVI with 200 mph winds and 50 foot waves.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
20 Sep 17 UTC
I would diplomatically suggest to lovable Bladerunners that if he has never "read any reasonable post from Kansas Boyd" then perhaps the fault lies with lovable Bladerunners, and he should read more ( and put greater effort into understanding what he reads ). I cite the posts by Kansas Boyd in the Baseball thread as clear and irrefutable evidence that KB is quite capable of making "reasonable contributions" in a Forum thread.
Imho, in the "department of nonsensical rants" there are other genuine frontrunners such as Condescension and ND who in comparison to KB, make him look like a workmanlike plodder, admittedly constrained by his ideological blinkers.
Ogion (4378 D)
20 Sep 17 UTC
Meanwhile cat 3 storms hit Texas and Florida and we get disaster declarations, while Puerto Rico gets only an emergency declared with a stronger storm (I believe). I guess Bo is right that the ignoramus view prevails in America. No doubt if a disaster strikes California we will be entirely on our own since Billy Bob knows California is unmurkin


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brainbomb (469 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
Jar Jar Binks appreciation thread
Post your favorite Jar Jar moments herr
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Anneal (316 D)
18 Sep 17 UTC
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How to play Cuba in Empire4?
Cuba is not very defensive and shares very few alliance options. More in response below.
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brainbomb (469 D)
15 Sep 17 UTC
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Rhyme Time III
Welcome my old friends, to the shitshow that never ends. Diplomacy is tedius and gunboat you cant coordinate - join along and mast- (woops) Rhyme Time all your press is poetic! To join this game YOU MUST BE PATHETIC, Have a shitty RR moist from diuretics.
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Fluminator (496 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
Let's talk about STDs
There's been a lot of political tension on this forum lately. Let's talk about something else instead.
What's your opinion on the different STDs?
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