webDiplomacy is proud to announce that we now support gameplay with artificial intelligence! For information regarding this one-of-a-kind game mode, click here. To hear more in an interview from jmo and pw, click here. To sign up for the Terminator Tournament, click here. Read the underlying AI/ML research here.

Forum
A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
Page 406 of 412
FirstPreviousNextLast
President Eden (2427 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
Is the premise "all men are created equal" necessary for a Western republic?
See above. I have thoughts on this but will save them for a little while later.

Please be mindful of the additional etiquette requests I am making in the next post.
42 replies
Open
Ogion (4375 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
I would just like to say thank you
To the mods, Kestas, Zultar, all you fine people (yes, ebmvene Capt Brad and ND!) for making this a great and vibrant community
46 replies
Open
VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
(+4)
Alleged Child Molester Loses Election
https://apnews.com/d54394e7782a448e92a53e67f3913a88?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP
Page 11 of 11
FirstPreviousNextLast
 
Durga (2658 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
@Oct there are women in Saudi that say the same things that your wife does. Many women buy into the systems they're brought up it. No surprise ofc, but doesn't make it equal.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
Roche bought Genentech. Europe sucks?
JamesYanik (548 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
@JK

that's not just an anecdote, that's an anecdote from 8 years ago.
Octavious (1717 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
@DO

The opinions of the people of Saudi Arabia don't concern me. What matters tome is equality of opportunity. If a girl wishes to be a mechanic or a model or (God help them) a politician they should have just as much chance to get there as a boy. What I disagree with is the idea that equality of numbers should be enforced. If fewer girls want to be engineers, don't force them. If fewer girls want to a military career, that's fine.

What I find revolting is the attacks women repeatedly get by chauvinists, the worst of whom repeatedly attack them for daring to live as they wish and follow the paths they want, and the worst of feminists who repeatedly attack them for pursuing lives feminists consider unworthy, and put them down for daring to have opinions that conflict with those favoured by feminism. To hell with the lot of them.
brainbomb (474 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
Im muting this thread.
JamesYanik (548 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
here's some more solid data. we still have the most drugs produced and most innovative core discoveries. the only lapse has been a short period after the financial crisis, which Europe's public healthcare system was able to ride out, thus allowing for continuous funding on. pharmaceuticals.

still, the long run trend of American dominance is pretty clear

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0077247
Durga (2658 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
I don't know if you've talked to a real feminist before, doesn't sound like you have. I personally don't know feminists who put women down for making whatever choice they want with what to do in life.
Durga (2658 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
I'm going to bother engaging with you on why freedom of choice is actually an illusion, but you can tell that equality hasn't been met just by the amount of women that face sexual harassment and abuse on a regular basis. I also don't know if I know a woman who hasn't faced this at some point in her life, often multiple times or on a regular basis.
Durga (2658 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
Just to clarify. "Feminists" that shame women for deciding to be house wives, etc are not feminists.
Octavious (1717 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
With respect, that sounds like the very definition of the no true Scotsman argument.

I know quite a few feminists, and most of them are fine people. But I assure you that there are a good number of nasty pieces of work who identify as feminists and do little but bully women who disagree with them. There are self declared feminists on this very forum who will attack with venom any woman who is pro-choice as being some lesser being. They're often in the same crowd as the rabid anti Nazi brigade.

Like I say, there are plenty of chauvinists out there who need to be taken down. I dare say that a painfully large number of women have experienced prejudice. But the cure for unacceptable male behaviour is not to blind yourself to unacceptable female behaviour.
snowy801 (621 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
Feminists are feminists. There are goods and bads just like in every bunch

Same goes with any group, really
>be borderline fascist
>handle is named after a fascist villain
>somehow be seen as less Nazish than normal conservatives

Profit...?
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
"There are self declared feminists on this very forum who will attack with venom any woman who is pro-choice"

There is a huge, huge difference between criticising someone for choosing to be a housewife, and criticising someone for being pro-choice.

In the first case you would be criticising them for deciding how to live their own life.

In the second case you would be criticising them for trying to control the rights of *other* women over their lives.
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
The pro-choice movement seeks to restrict women's choices and impose limitations on their rights over their own bodies.

I am aware of no comparable movement which wishes to make it illegal for women to be housewives.
CroakandDagger (706 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
I was called a sexist on this forum for suggesting that women like to be mothers.

Just a reminder. Not sure why this thread reminded me of that.
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
^ fake reminders.

That is not why you were called a sexist.
CroakandDagger (706 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
^ fake clarification.

That is exactly why.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
16 Dec 17 UTC
Jamiet you are still a 'subject' begging for a position in her majesties government.
Durga (2658 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
1) the Scotsperson thing is a false analogy. It's more like saying someone who thinks capitalism is great is not a true Marxist. Don't conflate that kind of identity with ideology.

2) there are good and bad feminists, I agree. And there's all kinds of good ones, and all kinds of bads ones. But putting women down for their job choices is neither. It's not feminism. Period.

3) Croak, that is not what you said fuck off
CroakandDagger (706 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
I was shamed for suggesting that when given the option, more women would choose to be mothers and be more fulfilled and happy for it.

But I wouldn't expect you rabid neoliberals to admit that that's exactly what happened when it doesn't support the CURRENT argument that you're having that you attacked someone for defending motherhood.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
Surely it’s ok for housewives to put down feminists.

And for menimists to put down feminists who put down menimists for putting down feminists.
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
I am begging for nothing, Brad, and I'm not sure what you're talking about, frankly. You keep talking about the Queen in relation to me, and it's weird.
Durga (2658 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
And I am also muting this thread, because reading the lies and bullshit that comes out of Croak makes me physically sick.
CroakandDagger (706 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
Eh, I might not always be particularly pleasant but I at least make an effort not to lie.
civwarbuff (305 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+2)
@DemonOverlord,
Except that that is silly because in the United States women are guaranteed equal protection of the laws and ensured all of the privileges or immunities of any other citizen. Hence, no overtly discriminatory policy can stand, regardless of what level of government enacts it.

To discredit the opinion of another woman because it doesn't comport with your opinions, by simply dismissing it as "Stockholm syndrome," or something along those lines, is profoundly anti-intellectual and frankly, pathetic.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
17 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
@"Ben Franklin said after the Constitutional Convention, that we have a Republic.. if we can keep it. Right now, we are trying to keep it. The election of Trump against the rampant corruption of President O and Clinton was the first step to keeping the Republic safe. "

I've never heard such utter bull. Bush, Clinton, Bush 2, and Obama were all part of an establishment which screwed the American people, who took money for massive influential corporations, and spent billions on weapons of war. They all waged war.

Hillary would have followed suit. Trump is only different in that he is a billionaire with his own agenda.


326 replies
Durga (2658 D)
14 Nov 17 UTC
(+24)
webDiplomacy Mentor-Apprentice Program
See below
245 replies
Open
AtomicOrangutan (62 D)
17 Dec 17 UTC
2 new live and fast games
Created two live games: One Ancient Mediterranean, and One is Germany vs. Italy live

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212868
1 reply
Open
GeneralKul (100 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
dont know where to ask, can you use another player fleet without their approval
so say an opposing player is gonna move an army from london to brest and have a fleet in the english canal. can i use the same fleet to move my army from pic to wales without their approval?
4 replies
Open
AtomicOrangutan (62 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
New fast Classic game !
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212852

Here's the new game
0 replies
Open
AtomicOrangutan (62 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
New Fast paced classic mode game
Here is the new game! Can't find the usual new game forum page, but the game ID is http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212845
3 replies
Open
AtomicOrangutan (62 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
New game for the fast Mediterranean
Here's a fast game with Ancient Medi. http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212846

Idk where to post the games other than creating a new thread.
2 replies
Open
TrPrado (436 D Mod)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
BREAKING
Austria has broken ranks, leaving precisely 3 left in the peace:

gameID=166960
17 replies
Open
Thaneofwhiterun (1516 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
(+2)
Underrepresented minority groups.
I think that when people have been singing the praises of both vanilla and strawberry milkshakes, the truly greatest milkshakes have fallen to the wayside. Chocolate-Peanut butter shakes are the best and you all need to see the error of your ways.
6 replies
Open
dank57 (100 D)
15 Dec 17 UTC
Anyone available to cancel a game?
I don't know the protocol or how often this happens, but the site crashed, and now Silent Partners-3 is back up, some countries' moves processed and others didn't. I watch all the games in this series (I have set up the games). I hope we're not expected to continue under conditions like these, but i'm open to however people usually handle this.
17 replies
Open
CoachShack (223 D)
15 Dec 17 UTC
Might be a stupid question, but I can't remember
When a country that has gone into civil disorder is taken over by a new player in anon mode, is there a global message telling the rest of the group that the country has a new owner?
5 replies
Open
fourofswords (536 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
joinable games
Why are there games under "joinable" that cannot be joined? Right now there are many.
2 replies
Open
damian (675 D)
09 Dec 17 UTC
The Ghug Question
Webdip please help us settle an argument, as per his request.
Ghug wants to know if he's a bad bitch or a basic bitch.
39 replies
Open
A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+3)
WebDiplomacy github accepting pull requests again
Hello developers! Feel like some Christmas hobby time? The webdiplomacy master branch on github is now in sync with the server again, and so it's very easy for us to push changes to the site. Pull requests welcome!
1 reply
Open
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
(+21)
(Un)Official webDip Xmas Holiday Party!
webDip members and ex-moderators in good standing are invited to the first annual webDip Xmas Party. See below for the rules.
76 replies
Open
WyattS14 (0 D (B))
16 Dec 17 UTC
(+3)
Loving the mobile site!
Job well done team!
0 replies
Open
Literary Pugilist (291 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
Resulting Fallacy
This article is about decision making in poker, but I think it equally applies to Diplomacy and well lots of other things too. I think a lot of players, including myself, fall into this trap of believing everything that works was a good decision and everything that doesn't was a bad one.

http://nautil.us/issue/55/trust/the-resulting-fallacy-is-ruining-your-decisions
6 replies
Open
Foxcastle (178 D)
14 Dec 17 UTC
Looking for anonymous opponent in canceled FvA Live-117 Game
We were going to set up a practice game, but got lost when we canceled...
9 replies
Open
Nikola Maric Eto (23637 D)
10 Dec 17 UTC
(+3)
Five years on WebDiplomacy
Cheers to you, souls! :)))
I'm high and drunk. Which is good.
7 replies
Open
dank57 (100 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
Brainstorming on getting more no-press live classic games
Arg! We had 6 for a no-press (i.e. no-chat) live game tonight, no cigar. And there haven't been a lot of no-press Many years ago, my FTF Dip crew had a similar problem ... some wanted and had time for no-press, others didn't, so we couldn't get 7 ... and we came up with a neat solution, which I'll share in a minute. But first ... anyone have advice on how we drum up support for a live no-press game?
9 replies
Open
brainbomb (474 D)
13 Dec 17 UTC
ANTIFA recruitment drive
Lets get signuos going for the Webdip Antifa chapter. Given the rules we should stress that our chapter will be a non-violent one. Our focus will be bringing rainbow colored punch to racist rallies and encouraging patient nonviolent discourse about the dangers of facism. Sign up here!
15 replies
Open
Smokey Gem (189 D)
09 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
Non Rhyming thread
One word only and it can't rhyme with any previuos word.
73 replies
Open
SkiingCougar (953 D)
09 Dec 17 UTC
My favorite user on webdip
Yoyoyozo is a fantastic member. He's super kind and really good at Diplomacy. Who is your favorite user on this site?
82 replies
Open
damo666 (113 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
Where did Christmas points gift thread go?
Disappeared?
9 replies
Open
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
23 Oct 17 UTC
(+1)
Oklahoma for Native Americans!
Oklahoma was cursed ever since it was stolen from the Native Americans. All the 'white' and 'brown' and 'black' and 'asian' folks (and any other non-native folks) should pack up and leave to texas or some place else and give it back. What say you?
55 replies
Open
dargorygel (591 D Mod (G))
12 Dec 17 UTC
(+3)
Non Sequitur Thread
Here is a thread for typing arguments and statements that make no sense, and have nothing to do with the thread topic, or the previous entries. So you don't have to post them on real threads. Have at it.
41 replies
Open
curupira (3549 D)
11 Dec 17 UTC
AlphaGo Zero
I invite the members to share any thoughts about the recent achievements of Alpha Go Zero applied to Chess.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlphaGo_Zero
8 replies
Open
Maniac (344 D (B))
10 Dec 17 UTC
Famous people who play diplomacy
Just been watching a repeat of "Would i lie to you" and David Mitchell mentioned playing diplomacy as a child. Anybody know any other mentions of the game?
9 replies
Open
Page 406 of 412
FirstPreviousNextLast
Back to top