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ava2790 (270 D (S))
14 Feb 11 UTC
Musical Chairs Variant Alpha Test
Game Link: gameID=48782
Game Rules: See inside
Thread Rules: Also inside
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mr.crispy (0 D X)
28 Feb 11 UTC
going live in 10
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mr.crispy (0 D X)
28 Feb 11 UTC
5 min live game starting in 5
hey, tryna get a quickie here :P bored and have a couple hours before I'm off to bed!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=51928
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Thucydides (1012 D (B))
27 Feb 11 UTC
Chess tips
Give chess tips to an interested novice. Define terms you can think of as well, please. I know many of you must be good at chess, it seems to go hand in hand with diplo. Fire away.
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Dan Wang (100 D)
26 Feb 11 UTC
Convey through Balaeres in Ancient Med?
From http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/a/ancient_med.htm (the supposedly official variant site): "Since Baleares consists mostly of water, it is considered a sea space for the purposes of convoys, therefore a fleet occupying Baleares may be used to convoy an army using the normal convoy rules." However, in a game that I am currently playing, it appears that despite the presence of a bordering coastal army, I cannot order a convoy through Balaeres?
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Iceray0 (266 D (B))
27 Feb 11 UTC
Draugnar!
Hey Draugnar, when are we going to play a game? :O
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(2113 D)
27 Feb 11 UTC
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Methods_of_Rationality

I just had a nerdgasm.
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fiedler (897 D)
27 Feb 11 UTC
Heros Wanted!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=49716

Ace player urgently required to take over a strong Italy. Easy draw (or better) is to be had. Come on!
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fuzzyhartle1 (100 D)
21 Feb 11 UTC
5 minute game
join my game its anceint med called flying turds-4
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terry32smith (100 D)
27 Feb 11 UTC
Moderators please look at this!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=51778#gamePanel

Somehow the English do not talk the entire game and French and him are allies? No talking to any other player for 2 hours? But somehow has this great relatinship with France. France tells me he will talk to England to discuss a 3 way draw. Yeah right He's playing both countries.
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Thucydides (1012 D (B))
08 Feb 11 UTC
Christians
What is your opinion on Paul (and Pauline Christianity)
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Fasces349 (0 D X)
27 Feb 11 UTC
Metagame final results!!!!
Here is the final results
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eeezfly (70 D)
27 Feb 11 UTC
live game right now
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=51777
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jireland20 (0 D X)
27 Feb 11 UTC
New live game with few open spots
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=51777
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jireland20 (0 D X)
27 Feb 11 UTC
Live game few more spots
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=51771
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acmac10 (120 D (B))
26 Feb 11 UTC
It's Been a While and I Have Some Questions...
I haven't been on good ol' WebDip for a long time, and I was wondering whether e-mail notifications have been implemented yet. Thanks!
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sand man (100 D)
26 Feb 11 UTC
leave games how to leave
haw do you leave games
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SpeakerToAliens (147 D (S))
25 Feb 11 UTC
Does anybody recognise the film this comes from?
I saw this in a film long ago and, being the father of daughters, decided to remember it, but I can't remember which film it's from. Does anybody recognise it?

Scene:Man meeting daughter's new boyfriend for the first time:-
"Remember this: I own a shotgun and a shovel and there's 300 acres of woodland behind the house... soft, loamy, soil... rich, earthy, smells..."
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Calmon (674 D)
26 Feb 11 UTC
What to do when detecting cheater in anonymous/no ingame message games?
I just want to know how to handle if 2 team players join a anonymous/no-ingame message game.

Is there any way to prevent people doing such stupid things or are there any consequences for them?
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omnomnom (203 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
Whoever is Germany in "A Fish Called Walrus"
You need to click the "Ready" button, not just the "Save" button for the game to progress. You are slowing up the whole game unnecessarily.
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DaveH (1558 D)
23 Feb 11 UTC
Suicidal Tendencies: EOG
It's here if you want it.
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radiodiplomacy (100 D)
26 Feb 11 UTC
Join the game NOW!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=51687
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baumhaeuer (245 D)
26 Feb 11 UTC
McAfee site advisor:
rates sites according to safe, questionable, and dangerous. However, it tells me that we here on webdiplomacy have not been tested yet. WOOHOO! We can run hog wild! All the newbs will be unsuspected prey in our "untested" hands! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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jireland20 (0 D X)
26 Feb 11 UTC
Live game few more spots
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=51679
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Putin33 (243 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
Any statistical wizards here?
I've always been poor at methods. I'm trying to analyze a pooled time series of various countries to see the effects of war/militarized disputes on state strength (as measured by taxation, institutional 'coherence', military spending, military personnel and some other factors). Any clue as to how to do to do a panel-corrected standard error procedure on a program like R or Stata?
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(2113 D)
24 Feb 11 UTC
Variant Elimination Game
Each round, add one point to your favorite variant, and subtract one from your least favorite. When a variant runs out of points, it's eliminated. When you post, put a (+1) and a (-1) next to the ones you change, so it's easier to follow.
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The Tzar (0 D X)
06 Feb 11 UTC
New Map?
Hey, does anyone think that a new map at the time of the colonising of the Americas (or just North America) would be a good idea?
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samdaman02 (100 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
JOIN! PLS!
JOIN JOIN NOW! 3
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abgemacht (730 D (G))
25 Feb 11 UTC
Diplomacy Minecraft!
So, Alderian built a beautiful diplomacy map in minecraft. The colors aren't fully working on this map, but trust me, they're there.
Go here in your browser: beowulf.ednos.net
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spyman (424 D (G))
12 Feb 11 UTC
What are you reading at the moment?
I just finished reading "Why the west rules for now" by Ian Morris. And now (continuing with the theme of historical determinism) I am about to start "The next 100 years" by George Freeman. He predicts Poland, Turkey and Japan will become super-powers (and maybe Mexico also).
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I wouldn't consider any of Clancy's novels spy novels. Sure, Jack Ryan is an analyst for the CIA in the early books of the Jack Ryan series, and two recurring characters in the "Ryanverse" (John Clark and Domingo Chavez) are spies, but his books do not follow those three exclusively.
Draugnar (25 D X)
21 Feb 11 UTC
And Bond isn't pure spy either. Most of his are action/adventure stories told from the perspective of a "super spy" but the spycraft is minimal compared to the chases and the shootouts. Read The Man With the Golden Gun sometime. It's probably Fleming's weakest Bond but has a great chase/fight on a train.
Only if you read Red Storm Rising.
Draugnar (25 D X)
21 Feb 11 UTC
Deal. When I finish Les Miserables, I'll get it from the library.
Les Miserables? A close relative of mine is an actor, and he had the privilege of performing in a production of Les Miserables.
Draugnar (25 D X)
21 Feb 11 UTC
Meh... Stupid musical. Read an unabridged translation of the original Victor Hugo novel.
I didn't like the musical that much either. My personal favorite musical is Fiddler on the Roof.
Draugnar (25 D X)
22 Feb 11 UTC
West Side Story. The Bernstein's music is simple perfection.
Tolstoy (2027 D)
22 Feb 11 UTC
You are both wrong. "Conan: The Musical" is the greatest musical of all time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGOQ7SsJrw
@ Draugnar

West Side Story is a shameless rip-off of Romeo and Juliet. It's perfect because it's stolen from Shakespeare.
Ivo_ivanov (7545 D)
22 Feb 11 UTC
Yes, especially the music :p
peterwiggin (719 D (S))
22 Feb 11 UTC
Hey my two favorite musicals made it in! You guys have good taste :)
Draugnar (25 D X)
22 Feb 11 UTC
Um, there's nothing "shameless" about it. Romeo and Juliet was acknowledged as being the source for the story. Opera's throughout history had other sources. Do you think Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro or Rossini's Barber of Seville were original works? Two plays involving the same group of characters by Pierre Beaumarchais were the original source of *both* operas. Don Giovanni? Don Juan of which there had been a number of plays and operas written before Mozart wrote his Don Giovanni.

And I would point to the improvements over Shakespeare in WSS. There are no suicides. Romeo does not find a sleeping Juliet and, thinking she is dead, commit suicide. Juliet, upon seeing Romeo's lifeless body, does not plunge his dagger into her chest. Instead, Tony, upon hearing Maria has killed herself, runs off screaming for her and looking for her whereupon he is shot just as she arrives on the scene. He dies in her arms with her rocking him and crying out the words to "Somewhere" and screaming at those around them "Don't you touch him!" She has died in her heart but lives on to carry the memory of Tony with her. He has died physically. But neither "die" by their own hand.

And what makes WSS so perfect is the incredible music. "Somewhere", "Tonight", "One Hand, One Heart", "Maria", "Something's Coming". These songs are classics, and rightfully so, regardless of their source musical or its inspiration.
Draugnar (25 D X)
22 Feb 11 UTC
And speaking of R+J... This from Wikipedia.

"Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1582. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both..."
The fact that Romeo and Juliet both die at the end is what makes the ending so good. WSS just has a stupid ending. It wasn't an improvement at all.

Re: Music

Romeo and Juliet is a play. West Side Story is a musical. You can't say that one is better than the other because one has music and the other one doesn't. That's apples to oranges.

Pointing out that Romeo and Juliet was stolen in the first place is irrelevant. (Get ready for a poor analogy) The Cleveland Show is a rip off of American Dad, which is a rip off of Family Guy, which is a partial rip off of The Simpsons. So what?
Draugnar (25 D X)
22 Feb 11 UTC
@TMW

A) *You* started the comparison by claiming it was only as good as it was because it was a "rip-off" of R+J. How do you explain the award winning music then?

B) *You* claimed WSS was inferior *because* it was a "rip-off". I just point out why the more realistic ending was an improvement in my opinion. You are free to disagree, of course. But I did not state R+J was inferior, only that the ending was an improvement in my opinion.

C) I wasn't comparing the two in their entirety, only the specific elements of the story. As it happens, I like Mercutio and feel his role is better in R+J than Riff in WSS. Each piece of performance art is brilliant in it's own right.

D) *You* implied that not being original disqualified a work of performance art from standing on it's own when you called WSS a "rip-off." By extension, all those operas and plays I mentioned cannot stand on their own as they are "rip-offs" of other works. This is *your* implication, not mine.
You win, Draug.

To be honest, I'm just feeling argumentative. I actually hate musicals.
texasdeluxe (516 D (B))
24 Feb 11 UTC
The Power of One (if anyone is interested). I'm enjoying it, although I know I've come to it quite late!
spyman (424 D (G))
25 Feb 11 UTC
Bryce Courtney wrote the Power of One (if I recall correctly). I read it in the early nineties. It was a pretty good story. Very popular book at the time, and made into a film too.
texasdeluxe (516 D (B))
25 Feb 11 UTC
Correct. Bryce Courtney. I haven't actually seen the film believe it or not, so I have no idea how it ends. I'm guessing it's going to all end well though and be very heart warming and uplifting!
spyman (424 D (G))
25 Feb 11 UTC
The ending... I won't spoil it for you.
texasdeluxe (516 D (B))
25 Feb 11 UTC
I think I'll not read this thread any more just in case...
largeham (149 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
I don't really like Bryce Courtenay. I had his book White Thorn and I would call the main character a Mary Sue.
Dejan0707 (1278 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
I am reading Dante`s Divine Comedy...again :)
spyman (424 D (G))
25 Feb 11 UTC
Are you studying it? I have never read it. Is it enjoyable at all?
Dejan0707 (1278 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
It is masterpiece. I am not studying it though, just enjoying it :)


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