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Draugnar (25 D X)
23 Mar 11 UTC
The next time obiwan starts one of his long ass posts...
http://www.myfacewhen.com/i/478.jpg
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obiwanobiwan (250 D)
13 Feb 11 UTC
Who Am I And Who's Line Is It Anyway?
Ask "yes or no" questions until the identity is guessed, and then the person who guesses correctly takles on an identity and the guessing game begins again (if you're still unclear, look to the title for guidance on how to play this.)

Now, are you ready? (If I said "You Bet Your Life I am!" that'd be too easy to start, huh? OK, I'm thinking of a person...OK, I'm from a play...) ;)
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basvanopheusden (1729 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Invitational game
Ebay, BobGenghiskhan, Pastoralan, Draugnar, ☺, Babak and Pres. Eden, you are all invited to a game.
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Thucydides (1012 D (B))
21 Mar 11 UTC
Why can't most of us seem to see the benefit of long-term alliances?
How is it that I can't remember the last time I had an ally longer than about 5 years?
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Puddle (409 D)
22 Mar 11 UTC
Amazing Game
If you have an hour or so, take it an play this game. It is a marvel of storytelling and conception, and quite thought provoking, the beginning is quite frustrating, but check the walk through to help you, the story is worth the time and effort, I promise.

http://armorgames.com/play/7327/the-infinite-ocean
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Oskar (100 D (S))
21 Mar 11 UTC
I'd rather play with cheaters
Than get stuck in a game with two CDed powers. That's my two cents. How does everyone else feel?
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Sicarius (738 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Help with a video project?
I am putting together a video project, but am having a hard time finding source material. I am looking for revolutionary speeches of the 1960's and 1970's. If anyone can help me out with this I would be grateful.
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pastoralan (135 D)
22 Mar 11 UTC
Anon non-anon game
So reading the debate:

What about a game with 7 players who have been around a while, each trying to imitate another player?
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diplodude (109 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
wta gunboat-115
Unexpected orders behavior
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Invictus (240 D)
22 Mar 11 UTC
Mädel
50 D, 24 hour phases, points per center, 10 days to join
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figlesquidge (2131 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
China vrs Free Speech
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12802914
Apparently China attacked GMail in such a way to make it look like a gMail bug.
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diplodude (109 D)
22 Mar 11 UTC
Start: 11 mins (1:50 AM) short-war 3 gunboat
Classic, gunboat, 5 min/move
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diplodude (109 D)
22 Mar 11 UTC
short war 2 -- 3 needed in 6 min for live 5 min/move game
3 needed - classic, with press, 5 min/move
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Perry6006 (5171 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
Turkish response to a Western Triple
Lately, I have come across several Western Triple games.
In many of these, Turkey is aiding the R/I/T Counter-alliance that try to oppose the Western Triple.
I always thought that Turkey should take advantage on a Triple, and gobble his eastern neighbours for all he is worth.... What do you think?
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Organics (228 D)
22 Mar 11 UTC
Multiple accounts?
I just finished an Ancient Med game, but then noticed something rather odd.

gameID=52827
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Oskar (100 D (S))
22 Mar 11 UTC
Best Gunboat Ever
Wow am I happy to have wasted two hours of my life on that garbage
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=54088
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peterwiggin (2456 D (S))
17 Mar 11 UTC
Middle og Game Discussion for GR CHallenge 2
gameID=50304
Let's keep the game up until the discussion has petered out. I was Russia . . . I'll post detailed comments tonight, but if people are ready, don't let me hold you back!
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goldfinger0303 (657 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
Carthage needed.
Carthage is in excellent shape and we need a replacement to stop a Persian solo.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=48662
password is diplomacy
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MisterMocie (185 D)
19 Mar 11 UTC
FearTheROOS is cheating. MODERATOR WANTED
The user who is under scrutiny is FearTheROOS
Here's a link to the user: http://webdiplomacy.net/profile.php?userID=33692
Here is a link to the game that made me suspicious:
MisterMocie (185 D)
19 Mar 11 UTC
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=53825
I messaged basically all of the participants trying to diplomat, but only FearTheROOS answered, and he asked me to draw, but he didn't explain why. All of the accounts except me, FearTheROOS and Jason123yy were created on the same date; 15th Mars 2011, last tuesday.
All the players readied up, but only the countries bordering me are doing anything, and they're all moving against me.
MisterMocie (185 D)
19 Mar 11 UTC
Looking at the only other game FearTheROOS was in, all of these newly created accounts were all in that game as well, and naturally FearTheROOS won easily. From all of this I hope you can draw your own conclusions...
Sargmacher (0 D X)
19 Mar 11 UTC
Did you read the Site Rules before making this post?
MisterMocie (185 D)
19 Mar 11 UTC
I read the FAQ trying to look for a place where I could report but I didn't find anything, so I'm posting here instead. All I'm hoping for is that this cheater gets banned and that I get back my diplomacy credit, because there's no way I'm winning this game.
I thought meta-gaming was against the rules. If I'm missing something, I'm terribly sorry.
yebellz (729 D (G))
19 Mar 11 UTC
Do not post cheating accusations on the forum. The mods will ignore accusations posted on the forum. There is a mod email webdipmod@gmail.com
MisterMocie (185 D)
19 Mar 11 UTC
Sorry, I completely missed that..
I'll email instead.
Sargmacher (0 D X)
19 Mar 11 UTC
Please in future be aware of the rule that you should email moderators regarding cheating accusations and not post them on the forum.

However, I have taken a look at FearTheROOS account and I completely understand what you mean. In some cases, it hardly seems an 'accusation' when the cheating is so blatant.

gameID=53746
This game is an absolute disgrace and should have all of them banned straight away.
Wow. That IS some exceptionally blatant cheating.
Maniac (580 D (B))
19 Mar 11 UTC
so to clarify are we allowed to post cheating accusations oif the cheating is blatant?
Take a guess. :D
(2113 D)
19 Mar 11 UTC
No, Maniac. Because I'm sure people will disagree on blatant. But it's not as bad when there's no explanation except cheating.
Draugnar (25 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Noobs posting on blatant cheating get told the email address and asked to please not do it again. Noobs posting cause they don't understand how cooperating in a gunboat can happen don't get it quite as polite. And experienced webdippers get cursed out for being tools at all times.
Ah, Draugs. This isn't just an accusation:

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=53746#gamePanel

This is Norman Oak level play here. ;>_>
(2113 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
You say that like Norman is the first to do that type of thing Eden... People have been creating games controlling all 7 powers in them since time immemorial.
I know, but Norman is the most recent well-known example (imo).
figlesquidge (2131 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Meh, problem gone anyway (although again due to the email not the thread).
Draugnar (25 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
I believe the mods did something about norman didn't they?
Sargmacher (0 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
@Figle: Please can you explain why FeartheROOS wasn't banned?
Sargmacher (0 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
How is it ethical to ban his multi accounts but now ban him and let him carry on playing here with 750 D that he acquired through cheating?

He could join a high stakes game now and that would be totally unfair on the players that have earnt that right and who want to play with fair players.
Draugnar (25 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Agreed. You just rewarded a cheater, figle.
Indybroughton (3407 D (G))
20 Mar 11 UTC
@the community: While I'm not a veteran, I've been here 9 months. I tried myself to find something posted in the FAQ or rules about how to report alleged cheating...and couldn't find it. Or the email address of the mods - couldn't find it. I'm sure it's obvious and I'm just missing it - but there certainly are a LOT of people who want to report alleged cheating the right way...and can't find the info.
Draugnar (25 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Its under the site rules. Look on that page.
Indybroughton (3407 D (G))
20 Mar 11 UTC
I think it is as simple as either (1) posting a tab (next to "home"?) which says "contact the moderators" or (2) next to the "new thread" button, post a link to "contact the moderators"
Sargmacher (0 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
@Figle: Please can you explain why FeartheROOS wasn't banned?
How is it ethical to ban his multi accounts but now ban him and let him carry on playing here with 750 that he acquired through cheating?

He could join a high stakes game now and that would be totally unfair on the players that have earnt that right and who want to play with fair players.



Sorry for repeating myself and bumping your discussion but I want this to be seen and answered.
Indybroughton (3407 D (G))
20 Mar 11 UTC
AH...see....it IS that easy to find. However....

The definition of insanity is to do the same thing many times and expect a different result. We keep expecting people to "find" the link...and time after time, they don't find it. Make it easier...and we'll have fewer nubes to yell at.
Indybroughton (3407 D (G))
20 Mar 11 UTC
it's ok, Sarg, keep going. I understand...
figlesquidge (2131 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Good spot - for some reason two of the accounts hadn't banned properly (almost certainly due to my dodgy 'net connection) and as you've noticed the lead account was one of these.

Thanks to Draug for the PM that clarified this for me.
figlesquidge (2131 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Not clarified, I mean 'alerted me'
Indybroughton (3407 D (G))
20 Mar 11 UTC
Great! Back to the question of how to get folks to email the mods instead of posting in the forum:

think it is as simple as either (1) posting a tab (next to "home"?) which says "contact the moderators" or (2) next to the "new thread" button, post a link to "contact the moderators"
figlesquidge (2131 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
I've emailed Kestas asking him to update the pre-posting notices to cover this, but I doubt people would actually read them
The Czech (21855 D (S))
20 Mar 11 UTC
How about when they sign up, the statement about not posting cheating accusations has to be clicked like the eula statements from software makers.
figlesquidge (2131 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
^^ If you're going to make people read anything (which I agree would be great) then the rules are the page to go for.
Indybroughton (3407 D (G))
20 Mar 11 UTC
Good steps. Best to try SOMETHING if we truly don't want accusations posted.
I think Indy made a good point with an obvious "CONTACT MODERATORS" link somewhere on your homepage. When I joined I hardly knew there were moderators let alone I could e-mail them.
figlesquidge (2131 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
That is partially (although clearly not totally) intentional - we don't want this place to feel like a police state!
Sargmacher (0 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Haha
Sargmacher (0 D X)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Yes. There should be 'Report Behaviour to Authorities' tabs on every page.
figlesquidge (2131 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
I'm thinking we add it to the list of notices to read before posting, and make the rules more obvious. That should be enough, and if its not we can reassess from there.
gigantor (404 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
Personally, I think the thing this forum lacks is a banned sticky topic at the top of the forums page. I don't know if that would be hard to code, but a simple READ THIS BEFORE POSTING written by one of the mods with the forum rules and then locked, which remains at the top of the list at all times, would (hopefully) eliminate the problem. People just don't know things like 'don't post cheating accusations on the forums' and 'put gunboat games in the gunboat thread' is it's their first time here. And nobody bothers to go to the rules page first. Really.
DoctorJingles (212 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
What amazes me most, is that people that are going to cheat, make it so obvious to anyone who is going to take 30 seconds to look at the game they played.
figlesquidge (2131 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
You may be right, but I'd hope most people read the list of points before they first started a thread?
To remind those who haven't looked recently, these currently state:
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If your post relates to a particular game please include the URL or ID# of the game.
If you are posting a feature request please check that it isn't mentioned in the todo list.
If you are posting a question please check the FAQ before posting.
If your message is long you may need to write a summary message, and add the full message as a reply.
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(where a few of the relevant points are links).
I think we should move all of these into a new section in the rules, put a link to them in its place, and add these extra points.
Maniac (580 D (B))
21 Mar 11 UTC
@figles - are you able to detect what is about to be posted and delay the posting until it is moderated? if so how about detecting 'cheat'; 'cheater'; cheating' etc and build in a delay which informs the posted why it has been delayed?
spyman (424 D (G))
21 Mar 11 UTC
For new posts, how about an air-raid siren sound and a pop-up flashing banner "Do not post cheating accusations"? Subtle but effective.
pi3th0n (801 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
Well, MisterMocie said he looked in the FAQ. just add a question like "How do I report cheating?" or something like that.
That should help.


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rickparker43 (109 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
Newbies are us
new to the game and looking for a quickmatch starts in 30 hope to see you there
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SpeakerToAliens (147 D (S))
20 Mar 11 UTC
How much radiation is a Sievert? Here's a simple radiation chart (from XKCD)
Most of you know XKCD, so you know this is well worth reading: http://blog.xkcd.com/2011/03/19/radiation-chart/
The full size chart is here: http://xkcd.com/radiation/
Be sure to read the disclaimer at the bottom of the chart.
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Graeme01 (100 D)
16 Mar 11 UTC
Since diplomacy players are naturally smart...
Can anyone explain to me in practical terms why anything raised to the power of zero is equal to one? I understand that it's very convenient for algebraic reasons, and I kind of understand the logic and reasoning behind it, but I still can't get rid of the idea that, since 2^5 is defined as 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2, that 2^0 should have no definition because there are no numbers actually involved in it. I would have thought that it would fall into the category of zero denominators as non-real...
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Crazyter (1335 D (G))
20 Mar 11 UTC
Champ Tourney ruined by lack of Internet Access-Request Rewind
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=48367&msgCountryID=0

Can a Mod please check into the game? Austria's internet went down and he NMR'd, throwing the game to France. Any way we can have some sort of rewind or do-over? If this was an ordinary game, then oh well, shit happens. But this is supposed to be the Championship Tournament. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
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diplodude (109 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
wta gunboat-115
Unexpected orders behavior
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Vaftrudner (2533 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
New Brazil needed in world game
Hello, we could use a new Brazil gameID=49579

The country is in pretty good shape, although mismanaged for a few years. It has plenty of options now though.
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hellalt (100 D)
21 Mar 11 UTC
Knut is dead :-(
R.I.P. dear Knut...
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Shusaku (230 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
PLEASE end this!!!
gameID=53969 Stalemates are created everywhere, no ones gonna win but France simply won't draw... it's 3AM here and I'm god damn tired... Is there a way to end this???
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GB Packers (148 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
Really
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=53957
The Czech, sckum555, mickmuffin
all three of these dudes leave within a minute of each other a little weird if you ask me
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The Czech (21855 D (S))
20 Mar 11 UTC
Live Games Posts Go Here
gameID=53955
gunboat in 30 min
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Mujus (2143 D (B))
20 Mar 11 UTC
Winter 2011: Premier League - Game 2
Is Winter 2011: Premier League - Game 2 open to the riff-raff like me, or must one be connected in some way?
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