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Any mods around - Live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212050

Please, react. :-)
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Ogion (3972 D)
04 Dec 17 UTC
Seeking substitute
Good position for a California player:

webdipmod@gmail.com
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FoohonPie (100 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Greetings from reddit.
Hi everybody, I help mod a subreddit called /r/PBBG. It's meant for persistent browser based games like webDiplomacy.

We're showcasing webDiplomacy this week, and I wanted to reach out to you guys for anything you'd like to add.
FoohonPie (100 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
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The URL is below:

https://www.reddit.com/r/PBBG/comments/7gzkha/saturday_showcase_w48_webdiplomacy/

I'm going to do my own write up a bit later, but I am seeing things as an outsider as I have never played the game myself. I would love to hear what you guys have to say about it, if you have the time to contribute your thoughts.

Ultimately, this is intended to help games like webDiplomacy reach new players and therefore benefit the game and its players directly by bringing in new competition and (hopefully) help grow its userbase.

Anything you have to add would be useful, so please don't be shy.

Thanks!
Durga (1535 D Mod)
02 Dec 17 UTC
So webdip isn't the game, the game is called diplomacy - just to clarify the language
Durga (1535 D Mod)
02 Dec 17 UTC
I suspect a mod should speak for the website, but if they don't want to I'm happy to help.
ND (872 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
Yes, I would recommend a moderator speak to another website representative and not an unofficial website forum user. @FoohonPie, I would recommend you look for the contact option for the website to speak with an official website owner or moderator. This should be under help I believe.
Durga (1535 D Mod)
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Though I'm honestly more competent so it might just be better if I do it.
Maniac (344 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
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You can speak to me FooHooPie, i'm going to be a Mod soon.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
Diplomacy was a board game, and has a long history as a play-by-mail, then play-by-email, then several persistent website, and webdip (originally phpdip?) came along.

There are several variants, different maps, different chat rules, and different units. But the classic board is probably still the most popular.

It is essentially a game of building trust and knowing when/if to betray that trust. One half tactical strategy, the other diplomatic skill. To survive tue early game you must make allied, to solo the board you must betray them (or push them into betraying you...).

The rules are comparatively simple and intuitive, but unlike most other wargames, and the importance of working with other is right there in the name of the game (Diplomacy). As such it is unlike most other games. Modern team games/co-op vs games/multiplayer strategy games tend to favour fixed alliances when everyone on your side is working towards the same goal. In diplomacy goals can change as necessity and circumstance force former enemies to get each other's back and fight off a larger foe/alliance; only to stab each other again when the time feels right.

Webdiplomacy is an open source project and has several sister sites, vdiplomacy.net being the home of many variants, and several language specific sites catering to non-english speaking groups.

-orathaic, ex-mod, ex-tournament director, ex-variant designer, current forum denizen.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
(And anyone who disagrees can do so publicly if they wish ;)
Yoyoyozo (349 D Mod)
02 Dec 17 UTC
I'm also available for questions if you have any. I'm a former moderator and active player on the site. I tend to do a lot of the set ups for high ranking gunboat games nowadays.
ghug (5034 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
Happy to answer questions as well. I'm like Yoyo but not as cool so I've wasted even more time here.
jmo1121109 (3782 D Mod)
02 Dec 17 UTC
I'll add in some unofficial commentary as a long standing member of the site.

Webdip is a fully open source site that welcomes pull requests on githib from anyone interested in contributing to the project. We've just recently had someone submit a pr for a new mobile design that will be implemented shortly. The github project is located here: https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy and has a fairly up to date issue log for any interested party to submit problems or improvement suggestions. https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/issues.

This code has been used by various other sites to build offshoot/sister sites to webdiplomacy, like http://vdiplomacy.net/ which is a site that focuses on game variant development. There are also other branches of the site for various non English speakers.

In terms of upcoming changes, we have a new forum coming soon, with the beta platform accessible at http://www.webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/.

In terms of general history, the site has been around for over 10 years now and seen over 75,000 games of Diplomacy completed.To date we have had over 94,000 registered users.

The site uses points loosely to track ranking, but we also have a secondary, and more widely used rating system called GhostRankings (named after the user who made them TheGhostMaker). These rankings are posted monthly at http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist.

I think that about covers the not easily found information, but if I think of anything else I'll post it.
2ndWhiteLine (2875 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Posted my perspective. Just make sure you don't feature PlayDiplomacy, those premium-charging bastards.
CommanderByron (869 D Mod (S))
03 Dec 17 UTC
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Diplomacy? I thought this was a mafia site?
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
03 Dec 17 UTC
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shout out to https://www.reddit.com/r/diplomacy/
FoohonPie (100 D)
03 Dec 17 UTC
Thanks for the info everybody.

As for who can/should post there, unofficial (non-mod) responses are very welcome. People may even prefer those as potential fellow players.

I may follow up directly with you guys too for some questions and such. Thanks again, this is very much appreciated. I hope I can help bring you guys some fresh blood. =) =)
2ndWhiteLine (2875 D (B))
03 Dec 17 UTC
Shoutout to r/isuckatgunboat
ghug (5034 D (B))
03 Dec 17 UTC
Shootout to r/fuckghug
bo_sox48 (4587 D Mod (G))
04 Dec 17 UTC
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I would post but if webDip found out my reddit name, I'd be toast.
Condescension (10 D X)
04 Dec 17 UTC
webdip is a shitty website that looks like it's straight out of 2002 populated entirely by horrible far-right lunatics
Ogion (3972 D)
04 Dec 17 UTC
Damn, I'm going to have to up my game if I've faded from Condescension's memory so soon.


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Maniac (344 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
Advice please: Building an app
I'm considering a new business venture and a small part of that involves me either building or someone building an app for me. I've never done this before, should I go and try it myself or pay the pros to do it?
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brainbomb (474 D)
03 Dec 17 UTC
How will Trump die someday - speculation thread
Old age? Kidney failure? Jettisoned into space? Immolation? Prison? Choking on a chicken wing? Nuclear war? Suicide? Killed by melania? Killed by CIA? Killed by wolves? Place your vote here.
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Jamiet99uk (70 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
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MAFIA XXIII ~ CALL OF THE WEST ~ SIGN UP THREAD
Please sign up here if you wish to play in Episode 33 of webDip Mafia.
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WyattS14 (100 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
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Are humans fundamentally different from other animals?
A new resolution my debate team is working on, I thought It'd be interesting to see both sides of the argument according to the wonderful WebDip community.

Share your thoughts below, I'll post some articles supporting either side if this thread gets ugh.. 3 +1's
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Durga (1535 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Let me change my username
For the love of god, let me change my username. This is getting more and more embarrassing as I meet more of you at f2f events. You can even ban this account and let me recreate for all I care
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reedeer1 (100 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
Euoropean Undocumented Migration
I am writing a paper comparing the illegal migration into the eu, and in to America, from the Middle East, and Mexico respectively.
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CommanderByron (869 D Mod (S))
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Cheap Profile Quotes
Is your profile lacking in some way? Looking for more humor? Sincerity? Prestige? For the low low price of a donation to webDiplomacy.net I’ll upgrade your profile quote. All sales are final, no guarantee of quality or commitment. We are Broad Excerpt, for all your profile needs.
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damo666 (186 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
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Bored
And pissed
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brainbomb (474 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
Beer battered Cod
I just ate some beer battered Cod. I have a fish allergy but that was tasty. Share your best Beer Battered Cod experiences here.
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Fluminator (511 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
Are any of you paid Russian trolls?
Confess here please.
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WyattS14 (100 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
Poetry opportunities..?
There used to be great organizations that worked through my school for poetry in youth, but now that I actually have an appreciation for poetry it seems like there aren't as many opportunities to perform or compete with poems.
Is anyone aware of prominent high school poetry organizations?
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c0dyz (100 D)
27 Nov 17 UTC
RIP my RR
How to reliably raise a reliability rating?
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KingCyrus (512 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
Preventative Action In North Korea
Writing a paper on this... Curious what other peoples' thoughts are.
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WyattS14 (100 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
Anyone else about to reach $10k?
I heard one special, little snowflake was getting there. Any other miserable sobs about to reach $10k?
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HAL9OOO (319 D (B))
01 Dec 17 UTC
Is this game getting less popular?
I remember using this site years ago and I felt I could always find games to join, or if I made a game it would fill up in a couple of days at most.

Is there another site that people are using to play? It still seems like this one is the best at least from my quick google.
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President Eden (2427 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
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Dems/progs, are y'all really running Zuckerborg in 2020?
I know I know, insert "lul ReTHUGlicans nominated DONALD TUCKING DRUMPH xDDD" memes here.
Why is Zuckerborg on the short list of nominations right now though?
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MamaLama (212 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
Mafia Style DImplomacy
What if we had a game type where everyone was completely anonymous such that no one knew what country anyone else was and it was global chat only
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Smokey Gem (99 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
Australian Icons we have stolen.
What can you think of?


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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
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Must See Movie Reccomendations
So I like movies a lot and one of my goals in life is to watch every movie that is worth watching. I've seen most of AFIs top 100 and I have a to-watch list that is 168 films and counting. As such, I was curious if anyone here has some must-see movies that I may not know about.
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WyattS14 (100 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
Music major?
I've considered pursuing a music major.. is the outcome worth the cost? It seems like the stereotype for music majors is that there's no real future.
What ARE the possibilities?
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Durga (1535 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Where do you get your news from?
I'm curious as to where you guys are getting your information from, and what you read on the regular
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Claesar (2822 D Mod)
27 Nov 17 UTC
High-bet full-anon full-press game
Peace has come at last to the great Bunny Kingdom! Lead your clan of rabbits to glory by gathering resources and building new cities across the land!

gameID=211221
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brainbomb (474 D)
28 Nov 17 UTC
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The Arab Spring was a horrible failure
Can you name any countries that benefitted from the Arab Spring? Libya is literally a slave-state, Egyptians overthrew one leader only to overthrow the next, Iranian arab spring failed, Syria is a bloodbath. Is there a single positive that came from this movement?
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Durga (1535 D Mod)
29 Nov 17 UTC
Liberal tops Conservative Game Board
gameID=206622 facts only or fake news
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Literary Pugilist (291 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
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Why no love for Sum of Squares scoring?
Personally, I'm not a big fan of Draw Size scoring, because it rewards the power that hung on with one dot the same as the 17 SC power that was a hair away from the solo.

What I've noticed is that almost every new game is Draw Size Scoring. Is that just because it's the default option or are players here just not fond of it.
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TrPrado (337 D Mod)
29 Nov 17 UTC
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ATC about to reach for a beer from the fridge
Anyone else excited?
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LeonWalras (402 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
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The Paris Uprising of 1832 was a horrible failure
Can you name any characters that benefited from the Paris Uprising of 1832? Éponine is literally and figuratively heartbroken, Jean Valjean overcame Javert only to die of old age in the next bloody act. Is there a single positive that came from this musical?
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