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Sargmacher (0 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
Full Press Classic 14 Hour 200 Buy-In
I think this will be fun. Full press, classic, anonymous, 14 hour phase, 200 D buy-in. Please join :)

gameID=52537
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spyman (424 D (G))
03 Mar 11 UTC
Who is the number one webdiplomacy poster ever?
I think it might be Draugnar followed by TheGhostMaker. But maybe I am wrong..
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President Eden (2540 D Mod)
05 Mar 11 UTC
Need a forced pause, quickly!
Apologies if this isn't standard policy, but we're in the midst of finding a replacement for a League game and one of the games is slated to process in five hours.
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fortis fortis magna (0 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
comee comee
Please point to the enormous battles

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=52493
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Baskineli (117 D (B))
05 Mar 11 UTC
URGENT pause
This game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=46084 needs a pause. Looks like one of the players didn't pause. Please, mods, pause the game, since there is only one hour left...
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Froctal (607 D (B))
05 Mar 11 UTC
computer or game malfunction. help please!
Hello. My order screen only reads "Loading order..." for all games. Nothing else. I cannot place any orders. I had updated Java a few hours ago, and though I did place orders for a while afterward I system restored to before, just-in-case. No improvement. Advice?
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Froctal (607 D (B))
05 Mar 11 UTC
Computer glitch, trouble placing orders. Help please!!!
PLEASE HELP! Starting 2 hours ago, in Firefox my order screen only reads "Loading order..." for all games. Nothing else. I cannot place any orders. It works fine in I.E. Tried system restore. Advice?
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drano019 (1003 D)
05 Mar 11 UTC
Mods please check your email
There is a league pause request in the Mod email due to a player wanting to withdraw. ghdip told us to ask for a force pause. Thanks in advance!
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ava2790 (270 D (S))
18 Feb 11 UTC
2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
The Official Thread for all World Cup Chatter.
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sargent zombie (100 D)
05 Mar 11 UTC
Anyone know how to sign on to a game as anonymous?
Thanks!!
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jmeyersd (4230 D)
04 Mar 11 UTC
Fox News
This is one of the saddest and funniest (in a twisted sort of way) videos I have ever seen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RClJ6vK9x_4
This seemed very apropos of the debate in the NPR thread re: Fox's reliability compared with other stations. This seems to me to provide the definitive solution to that debate.
Thoughts?
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cakarakan (0 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
hhhhhhhhhhhhhh
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=52470 enormous Wars

come please
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Jamiet99uk (131 D (B))
05 Mar 11 UTC
Tech support: YouTube
Hey guys, you're all technophiles...
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SpeakerToAliens (147 D (S))
04 Mar 11 UTC
Lets do the Timewarp again!
This is such a good rant by an Australian MP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lpGP50CSBw&feature=player_embedded
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fortis fortis magna (0 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
Great Wars
great battles ı need 4 person
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=52468
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Octavious (1355 D)
04 Mar 11 UTC
Zero Tolerance or Turn The Other Cheek?
I recently had an encounter with an annoying little twerp in which he crossed (in my opinion at least) the metagaming line. The question is should I bother to mention it to our already overworked mods? Should we attempt to crush all damaging forms of metagaming with an iron first, or should we ignore the more minor forms of cheating?
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Curious_George (134 D)
04 Mar 11 UTC
Performance issues
As a newbie I am not sure if I am doing something wrong or not, but I am seeing two performance problems that are quite irritating. I time out readying orders, and also every time I change pages on the site there is a delay of 10 seconds or so before I can do anything. Is this normal?
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joey1 (198 D)
02 Mar 11 UTC
Proper English in diplomatic correspondence.
What is your opinion on using proper English in diplomatic correspondence as opposed to shorthand (like u = you, wanna = want to etc.) I am usually less likely to trust a shorthand player and prefer full English communications.
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joey1 (198 D)
03 Mar 11 UTC
I use Chrome as an internet browser and it has a built in spell checker. When I spell a word incorrectly in a text box I get a red squiggly line under it. [It is a little annoying that Diplomacy uses a non-standard spelling of Rumania].
Draugnar (25 D X)
03 Mar 11 UTC
Oh and a specific note: are to argue was a result of this new keyboard and the shitty new browser whcih doesn't always keep up with my typing, is impossible to keep at a specific zoom level when typing, never seems to show the cursor in text boxes, incorrectly scrolls so that what I'm typing isn't even on the screen, and doesn't respond well to finger touch to change the focus of the cursor (whci you often can't see anyhow).
Draugnar (25 D X)
03 Mar 11 UTC
*which, not whcih

I hate froyo!
The Lord Duke (3594 D)
03 Mar 11 UTC
What amazes me is that you all seem to remember who you played & in what game.
I have played in hundreds & hundreds of games & I could not recall any of them, even the games I am currently in.
I just look at the board & read what I have written & the replies I receive back & start a fresh each & every turn.
I spend far to much time playing diplomacy as it is, so keeping records is far to much like work & my memory is ziltch.
I admire you all for your high levels of dedication, but it is only a game to me.
A game I take very seriously, but still, just a game.
Draugnar (25 D X)
03 Mar 11 UTC
One thing no one hsa noted yet is that Diplomacy started as a boardgame where people talked. And conversatinal grammar is *very* different from formal grammar. The elitists like bas should come to grips with this and be more accepting of simple typos and colloquialisms because you can't exactly review what you are about to say and avoid the bad grammar before saying it in a fast paced conversation.
Draugnar (25 D X)
03 Mar 11 UTC
And I know there were spelling errors in that. Still on this shitty phone and can't review my text well on it.
Jamiet99uk (131 D (B))
03 Mar 11 UTC
AAAaargh! Duke! Seriously! Enough of the ampersands!
Draugnar (25 D X)
03 Mar 11 UTC
Really. Ampersand is not a word. Don't you know it makes you look stupid and bas will never ally with you. But they are annoying as fuck when used like you do. You string thoughts into runon sentences with them.
Leif_Syverson (257 D)
03 Mar 11 UTC
Poking a little fun at Obi:

As an electrical engineer I always find this comical, not that I'm not as guilty of it myself, but somehow it seems like all is right in the world when I see this:

"I always try and use proper English in ANY correspondence--I'm an English major..."

I always thought the appropriate pair of words was "try to" rather than "try and"...

No offense intended obi, just enjoying the comedy.

@bas "What it all boils down to is "how much thought was put into this message?""

I find my messages ignored or rejected more often if they are not well thought out. I have to have impeccable logic presented in a very clear manner to get France to ally with me after I move to the English channel when playing as England. A simple "Sorry, I'm ensuring I get Belgium," sort of drivel doesn't cut it. Ever. France always retaliates.

And a message that is trying to get me to do something that is not in my best interest AND is poorly crafted is even more annoying than most.

A couple of quotes come to mind here:

"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." -Winston Churchill.

"A philosopher once said, 'Half of good philosophy is good grammar.' " -A. P. Martinich

"I don't know the rules of grammar... If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular." -David Ogilvy
@Draug:

I try to eliminate spelling and grammar errors from my posts. Clearly I fail to do so occasionally. But I try to the best of my ability.
About my elitist attitude:

My *first* impression of someone is based partly on his use of proper spelling. But that can change. In your case, the content of your posts/messages clearly shows you are not incompetent.

You use colloquialisms and slang as a deliberate strategy to create friendship. Contrary to my first impression, you have thought about it.
Jamiet99uk (131 D (B))
03 Mar 11 UTC
@ Leif: "I always thought the appropriate pair of words was "try to" rather than "try and"..."

"Try to" is better, but "try and" is acceptable usage.
pastoralan (135 D)
05 Mar 11 UTC
Spelling and intelligence are not correlated, so it's not really fair to pick on bad spellers--or to penalize people who can't type. I can type 80 wpm, so I have an advantage.
abgemacht (666 D (G))
05 Mar 11 UTC
@pastoralan

But when you get nice squiggly lines under misspelled words, it is an indication of lack of attention to detail/carrying
obiwanobiwan (250 D)
05 Mar 11 UTC
@Leif:

"Try and" is acceptable, but you're probably correct in saying "try to" is more generally used and likely more formal.

Then agin, I was typing an essay on Keats' poetry and how it serves as a mirror to the social conscience of his time and exemplifies the tension between the desire for eternity and for the passion of the moment...

So I had other things on my mind than dotting my "i's" and crossing my "t's" ehre, so to speak. :p
obiwanobiwan (250 D)
05 Mar 11 UTC
^
However, mis-typing "ehre" is all on ME (grammar be damned!) ;)
*here
DAMMIT

pedanticism fail
Draugnar (25 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
@abgemacht - not all systems give you those nice squggly lines. I just intentionally left squggly instead of correcting it to squiggly and there is no squiggly line underneath. And I'm running Qindows 7 and IE 8.
Draugnar (25 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
Oh, and it caring, not carrying, abgemacht. Clearly you don't "carry" either.
Draugnar (25 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
FUCK - it's, not it. Damnit!
Draugnar (25 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
@obiwan - How about typing "agin"? Second word of the second paragraph. :-)
This is all very amusing, but besides the point. We're humans, we make mistakes. Even helped by a computer program like a spell checker, mistakes slip through. These mistake are compeltely acceptable and one should not be judged for that.

What I do judge people for, is not trying to write a comprehensible message. You know, the ones that are so obscured by spelling errors and grammatic mistakes that it's meaning evades you.
and the second I hit "send", I notice I misspelled "completely"....
Draugnar (25 D X)
05 Mar 11 UTC
You also said "these mistake" (singular) instead of the plural.


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TheGhostmaker (565 D)
04 Mar 11 UTC
New Ghost-Ratings up
As usual:
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net
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aoe3rules (949 D)
05 Mar 11 UTC
Mostly Irrelevant Question
So, I didn't think this would ever come up, but:

If you have an SC left, but it's not one of your home centres, and your last unit is destroyed, and then the game ends, what goes on your record? And are you considered defeated immediately? Or not until someone walks over to your SC and sits there over the winter?
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Ges (272 D)
05 Mar 11 UTC
"Rango" is Lousy
I like Johnny Depp. I think "Gilbert Grape," "Pirates otC I," "Ed Wood" and "Sleepy Hollow" are all very good. But I saw "Rango" today, misled by the generally good reviews, and found it dark, vulgar, violent, slow and fatally self-aware in an ironic, in-jokey way. If you loved it, peace to you. I did not.
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hellalt (100 D)
24 Jan 10 UTC
Webdiplomacy World Cup
let's use this new thread from now on so that we avoid getting confused.
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danforth (1446 D)
04 Mar 11 UTC
Wha???
Why didn't Northeast Atlantic get dislodged? It looks like a basic 4 vs. 3 to me.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=41766
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WhiteSammy (105 D)
04 Mar 11 UTC
Messages from Finished Games
Why do you not get notifications from these games?
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givemeguns (100 D)
04 Mar 11 UTC
HEY!!!!!!!
pshhh sup war friends how yall doin? hit me up ;)
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Yonni (83 D)
03 Mar 11 UTC
Country assignments
A group that I play with are moving our correspondence game to web diplomacy. Normally, we switch country assignments between games so people don't have to play as the same country twice in a row. Is there a way to manually select who plays as what country or can it only be done randomly?
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ginger (183 D)
03 Mar 11 UTC
Readying orders.
I'm in an anonymous gunboat (might be a tautology, still new-ish) at the moment with someone who saves his orders but never readies them, as there are 24 hour phases where most people are finished after around 10 or so this this could be getting quite annoying if it continues throughout the game. Just wondering if there's any way to communicate that it would be good for them to ready them?
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IKE (3845 D)
04 Mar 11 UTC
New world gunboat on Oli
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=772
20 D 2 day phase 35 people in this game, join & have fun.
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Lando Calrissian (1 D (S))
26 Feb 11 UTC
Toronto, ON, CAN
Anyone from this lovely city?
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jc (2766 D)
03 Mar 11 UTC
High stakes live gunboat
Starts 7pm EST 101 D
gameID=52287
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