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Curious_George (134 D)
27 Feb 11 UTC
Newbie question on Ready and players who aren't there
I am in my first game, and we have a player who signed up but is not making any orders. So every time we all hit Ready we have to wait fot the full time. Is there a way to get rid of the player so we can go more quickly? And why do people sign up if they do not want to play?

Sorry if this is a silly question - I also could not find a way to search the forum to see if someone else had posted on the same thing. Is there a way I can do that?
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Maniac (580 D (B))
28 Feb 11 UTC
When starting a forum post
Please prewrite 1st message like you're supposed to!
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gigantor (404 D)
28 Feb 11 UTC
Shameless, hopeless bragging.
So I know it's not really special, but I just played my first successful juggernaught (i.e., lasts longer than 1901) and what's more, it was in a gunboat. Those of you who have played against me know I am pretty average - and you can see that from this game, too - but I'm happy with this and had to let my pride out somewhere. gameID=51955 :)
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obiwanobiwan (278 D)
28 Feb 11 UTC
This Time On Philosophy Weekly: The Root Of All Action (Evil? Obi Has A Theory!)
Well, I didn't want to do three faith/religion-centric Philosophy threads in a row, for those who are tired of it, take this one any way you want--is there a root of all human action, and if so, what is it, and what does this mean for ethics and morality in general? Is there a universal root, and thus a universal morality? Well, I don't know about MORALITY, but I DO ahve an idea as to the root...perhaps not an original idea, but anyway...
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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 (869 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 (869 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 (100 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 (1503 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 (240 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?
abgemacht (682 D (G))
25 Feb 11 UTC
I know stats is important, but I find it the most painful math in the world.
hellalt (115 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
+1 abgemacht
fulhamish (3907 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
Putin, principal component analysis may well help you. It is not really written for your field, but this is a terrific book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Practical-Statistics-Environmental-Biological-Scientists/dp/0471496650

Clearly written and lots of worked examples. I seem to remember that there is a short section on PCA.
Putin33 (240 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
Yeah PCA might help organize the measures of state strength. But nobody does this sort of thing regularly eh?
fulhamish (3907 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
Not sure why you want std error, can you confirm a normal distribution (s)? Or is your sample # v.large?
Baskineli (117 D (B))
25 Feb 11 UTC
I think I can help you a bit with doing it using SPSS. It has been a while since I did it, so I will be very very rusty.

PM me if you are interested.
Putin33 (240 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
Sample is very large.
Putin33 (240 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
The sample is all countries of the world from 1945-2000.
fulhamish (3907 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
lol so your sample is the whole population! Lovely jubbly, I would kill for that!
abgemacht (682 D (G))
25 Feb 11 UTC
"The sample is all countries of the world from 1945-2000."

Be careful. That might not be large enough to assume Gaussian : p
fulhamish (3907 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
''Be careful. That might not be large enough to assume Gaussian ''

I would try a Q:Q plot........it will either verify the normal distribution or pinpoint that outlier, which might be very interesting given the input data.

fulhamish (3907 D)
25 Feb 11 UTC
Funny isn't it how we all know that procedure x depends on a normal distribution, but somehow.........

I rather like the Spearman as an alternative where necessary, and yet it is rarely used. Maybe because standard error is meaningless under its robust but rather simplistic nature?


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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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