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swordsman3003 (9351 D (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
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hypothetical changes to classic map
Ideas I have had that I thought might improve balancing. Not saying that I would advocate for all of these; they're just ideas I think about sometimes.
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damian (380 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
48 Hour Full Press. GR 250+
Does anyone want to play a game?
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brainbomb (442 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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After how many times Jurassic Park has failed why is there still investors?
How many times has this place failed or expeditions to it have failed? Seems like the liability lawsuits alone wouldve ensured that park wouldnt have ever been remade.
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Randomizer (108 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
It's easier to get a gun, than ….
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/health/getting-gun-ease-trnd/index.html

In the wake of the last two mass shootings, I didn't know that I would have a harder time buying a puppy than a gun. There are even more restrictions to join Diplomacy.
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LeonWalras (665 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Daily MARX
In celebration of recent forum breakthroughs, I thought we'd bring back the daily Marx thread. Post your Marx quotes here.
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damo666 (60 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Players Ranks
How are these determined? Compare these two: a) Played 25 Defeated 7 (28%) Won 2 (8%) Drawn 11 (44%) Survived 5 (20%) Rank EXPERIENCED b) Played 21 Defeated 6 (29%) Won 4 (19%) Drawn 4 (19%) Survived 7 (33%) Rank POLITICAL PUPPET. Just wondering.....
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HBbuc (113 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Hypothetical scenario
Hypothetical scenario: Get rid of Gender pronouns and call everyone and everyone and everything "it" and other variations of that.

Your thoughts?
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Thaneofwhiterun (1217 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Where did everybody go?
I feel so lonely, I can't even start up a 1v1 game...
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daveliney (449 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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Remove the no orders/saved/ready icons
There are 10 minutes to go and still !! is shown next to a country. It's probably going to NMR. This allows countries around it to make moves that they normally wouldn't confident that the sensible supports and moves to SCs won't take place. Which unbalances the game.

If the icons were removed then it is less obvious that an NMR is about to happen. Is there a reason for the icons that I'm missing?
A_Tin_Can (2258 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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People like them.
A_Tin_Can (2258 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
I personally think they should be removed- especially in anon games. But then, I don’t work here.
Tom Bombadil (2708 D (G))
08 Nov 17 UTC
I also think they are a detriment and should be removed.
A_Tin_Can (2258 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Remember that time that everyone wanted PPSC removed?
cb6000 (101 D (S))
08 Nov 17 UTC
Actually, originally the symbol was supposed to be a single ! but the programmer was a stutterer.
@ATC: Yeah, it caused years of arguments
Tom Bombadil (2708 D (G))
08 Nov 17 UTC
Hmmm. Do I feel passionately enough about this to fight for years to remove the rest indicators?
Tom Bombadil (2708 D (G))
08 Nov 17 UTC
No. No I do not.
SkiingCougar (492 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Never thought about it, but yea its a good idea.

Remove votes: 4 Keep votes: 0
Smokey Gem (175 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
A great idea a simple solution to a frustraing issue.

Remove votes : 5 Keep Votes : 0
Smokey Gem (175 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Or can they be kept so you only see your own. You may be in negotiation or playing serveal games at once it can help you keep track. I have rarley used the " Notes " for my own countyr . Do others use the notes function ?
SkiingCougar (492 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
I agree with Smokey Gem seeing your own will be able to keep you on track for where you are in each game, which could get confusing otherwise. and no the Notes are kinda pointless in my opinion
Yoyoyozo (171 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
why don't we make it an option in the game creation settings? I think it would be pretty neat in gunboat, but from a purist perspective, it's really easy to find out when someone hasn't submitted orders in FTF.
A_Tin_Can (2258 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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We don't make lots of options, because the site data suggests that more options results in fewer games overall.
LeonWalras (665 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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I think they should be removed and replaced with the chaos variant.
SkiingCougar (492 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
+1
VillageIdiot (4301 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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It is pretty lame for anonymous games.
brainbomb (442 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Repeal and Replace
Repeal and Replace
Repeel and

Mmmm bananaz
Deeply_Dippy (421 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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Keep. It is the NMR that creates the imbalance not the knowledge that it may be about to occur.

At least having that warning means that you can try to d something about it - even if it's just to take advantage!
rup (415 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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How about remove it 1hr before time is up. That way you can cajole someone who is tardy but not take advantage so easily due to greater uncertainty over whether they will actually move.
SkiingCougar (492 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
thats a very good idea rup, I like it
Sevyas (820 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
What I find more annoying is the "Last seen" time indication in non anon games
swordsman3003 (9351 D (G))
08 Nov 17 UTC
Let me say from personal experience that I have taken advantage of foreseen NMRs numerous times.

For example, there was a game where I backstabbed my ally (who was about to NMR, and did), got 3 builds and positioning that made it extremely easy to conquer the rest of that player's centers the following year. I would never have backstabbed, and it wouldn't have worked, if this player didn't NMR. If other players had been watching the clock (as I was) they might have also attacked, but because they had long-since readied their orders they made moves that were consistent with defending against attacks from that player which never came.
jmo1121109 (2522 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
The icons are rather useful. In some cases they are used by other players to request emergency pauses to the mod team. In a ftf game it is very easy to keep track of who has entered orders so I don't particularly want to see us move away from showing those icons.

Fun fact, the single red ! is used by the site to signify an invalid order is selected, this is pretty hard to accomplish so most players have never seen it, which is why the !! is used for missing orders.
captainmeme (779 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
I always save a ! order when I get the chance just to see if anyone notices.
Claesar (100 D Mod)
08 Nov 17 UTC
!

I never noticed.
jason4747 (104 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
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For the record: keep. It does provide some extra drama

And note Deeply Dippy has +4 for keep. Unofficial I know, but that puts it at

remove: 5
keep: 2247

to borrow from another thread: "you know, facts and stuff"
LeonWalras (665 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
chaos: 6
ghug (4207 D (B))
09 Nov 17 UTC
Jmo's point is an important one. I like to request a pause if someone is going to NMR. An NMR is gonna hurt the game whether people know it's happening and adjust or not.
A_Tin_Can (2258 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
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Welcome to webdip, where the votes are made up and the points don’t matter.
Kremmen (2416 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
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Diplomacy is not supposed to be random. No dice. No cards.
Not knowing whether someone will NMR is yet another random variable. Having players NMR is bad enough, but not being able to play optimally for that situation would be even worse.
MajorMitchell (990 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Did you eat a bowl of razor blades for breakfast ATC ?
By the way, your statement "everyone wanted PPSC removed" is incorrect.. Facts & stuff... Whilst it's possible / likely a majority of members wanted PPSC removed,, the controversial forum debates over it & protests clearly indicate that at least a noisy minority of members wanted it kept.
Or do they not exist as members ?
So please be accurate, imho, you may claim majority support for the removal of PPSC, but where ? With members, or members of the team of Almighty Mods at that time & a few/ some members for whom removal of PPSC was a non negotiable part of reforming the scoring system & the suggestions that a SoS type of scoring as a form of PPSC be included so we'd have DOS, SoS ( wta) & SoS(non wta), or keeping PPSC as a non default option was also non negotiable
MajorMitchell (990 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
If you're going to make sardonic quips ( but then I don't work here anymore) just add & those PPSC supporters don't exist here anymore.
MajorMitchell (990 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
To the topic of this thread. Please don't forget the advantages of the order status indicators, they're often used to save time & move the game along...players see that most others have "ready" status, not "save".. They go " ready"...the move is processed/happens often saving many hours...this is often common in build & retreat moves.. Just one useful benefit of having status indicators
CAPT Brad (2074 D (B))
09 Nov 17 UTC
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see this is a problem of a generation that is used to instantaneous gratification. the purpose of the hold out is the same as when Khan told off Kirk in the Wrath of Khan thinking he was going to get him with the Genesis Device. it is a middle finger to everyone else as they are going under. you just have to learn patience and not let brainbomb set up games that last three days between turns
A_Tin_Can (2258 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Exactly, MM.


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fdfggg123 (0 D X)
09 Nov 17 UTC
JANUARY Furniture
JANUARY Furniture is specialized in manufacturing quality custom furniture for the hotel, resort, department and hospitality industry etc.http://www.jyhotelfurniture.com/
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JEccles (410 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
CD vs NMR
I'm looking at my CD's and NMR's, and I noticed that in one game that I had a Civil Disorder, it gave me 12 NMR's, another CD 3 NMR's, and then the rest of my CD's I have 0 NMR's. Can anyone explain how this works and why there's such a huge discrepancy on this? And is this also a "double jeopardy" against my Reliability Rating to count NMR's and CD's from the same game? This part has always confused me. Thanks!
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Condescension (338 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
School of War Drama Thread
Since the drama in the official thread has been Shut Down, please post all drama related xontent here.
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Tanteno (118 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
World diplomacy - color pallet
So I've been playing a lot of world diplomacy lately and I've notices something that has been bothering me.

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MKECharlie (2340 D (G))
04 Nov 17 UTC
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Procrastination
I was selected to speak at a Meetup and a tech conference, both next week. The best part of getting chosen is how much stuff I'm getting done in order to avoid working on my speeches!
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LeonWalras (665 D)
19 Oct 17 UTC
New Zealand has a new Prime Minister
Labour did a full coalition deal with our weird centrist version of UKIP, so that'll be interesting. Greens to make up the numbers with confidence and supply in exchange for policy concessions and ministers outside of cabinet. I for one am cautiously optimistic about the coalition of chaos.
71 replies
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ssorenn (2400 D (G))
31 Oct 17 UTC
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Terror attack in NY
Another Islamic militant, drove a truck into bike lane in lower manhattan kills at least 6 with dozens more injured. Hmm, all you snowflakes want more of these fucks in our boarders. Sad. My heart and condolences to those hurt.
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MoscowFleet (558 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
MLB Playoffs
Who ya got?? I really like this Houston team, but Cleveland has been on some sort of roll. Dark horse to win it all for me is Arizona. Looking forward to tonight’s game!
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brainbomb (442 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Trumpy Bear
https://youtu.be/i9qv8RSreIM
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Hellenic Riot (1524 D Mod (G))
06 Nov 17 UTC
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November Ghost Ratings Published
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist

As ever, +1's are always welcome! :)
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Peregrine Falcon (1295 D Mod (B))
04 Nov 17 UTC
Conspiracy Theories
Which do you subscribe to? The moon landing? The Illuminati? The US liberal media? Trump and Russia? GMOs? Climate change? 9/11? The Holocaust? The war against Islam? Aliens? Planet X? Vaccines? Chemtrails? Flat earth? Obama's birthplace? Deep state? Fluoridation?
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Durga (576 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
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Thinking about how to improve webdip
See below
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MajorMitchell (990 D)
03 Nov 17 UTC
Refugees.. Does Uganda treat refugees better than many wealthy Nations ?
More refugees from South Sudan entered Uganda in the last 12 months than entered Europe. Uganda allows them to enter, to work, gives many a small plot of land to farm. To appease locals in regional areas where refugees settle the Government allocates 30% of aid to local communities. My own Nation, Australia, a relatively wealthy nation treats some refugees well, but others with harsh treatment, incarceration in detention camps.
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
04 Nov 17 UTC
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Carnage Con
Well it only took 8 hours, but placed second as Turkey in Game 1 Board 1
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2ndWhiteLine (3650 D (B))
14 Aug 17 UTC
New ex-mod game
PM for info. Non-anon public press. Former mods preferred.
72 replies
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captainmeme (779 D Mod)
17 Oct 17 UTC
1v1 Showdown - The Grand Final
110 Players. 500 Games. 2 Finalists.

After 10 months, it’s time to decide the Showdown’s victor.
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TrPrado (372 D Mod)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Paradise Papers
I wonder what places will actually be affected by the revelations.
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leon1122 (206 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
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Sad! Young girl taken to court for racial abuse after accusing Arab man of sex abuse.
http://archive.fo/GoHqE
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WyattS14 (30 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Thinking about how to improve myself
I'm thinking maybe start a workout routine?
Maybe read some philosophy? Any recommendations?
I could skip the workout routine.. Maybe I'll just start eating healthier
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Socrates Dissatisfied (1727 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
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Demon Overload is the Kindest Person
Just wanted to say the truth we all already knew
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ZS (211 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Surrounded in a gunboat
If you get surrounded by 2 major powers and they can't really get to each other without going through you and you don't have enough units for a stalemate line, are you pretty much done for?
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