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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.
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...
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.
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.
@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.
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.
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.
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: -------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------- (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.
@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?
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.
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...
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.
Right, so i know i was elimitated from said game, but this live game has been at a stalemate for an hour, and france wont recognize a draw. is there anyway to force a draw in said situation? gameID=53969
As a community college student...well, these folks are Right-of-the-Right Wing, and they CERTAINLY have some points which infuriate me, but I'll admit, they DO have one point I agree with...and it goes for ALL students...
In the spirit of ftf games, where spying is encouraged, and in postal games, where faking a letter from one person and sending a copy to another is fair play, what do you think of using technology to gather information?
I was in a high stakes, 3 days/turn game playing France and I kinda figured from some comments made that England was probably at the same college as me so I started staking out the computer labs to see if I could find out who it was.
This forum post contains no insightful comments, philosophical points or deep strategy tips on MAO. I am wasting the community's collective time to say that, with less than two days of the NCAA men's basketball tournament under our belts, my bracket is already a hopeless shambles. For the sixth time in six years I am on track to lose to my in-laws in our little pool. It is a really good thing that I don't have a sports gambling addiction . . .