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tumblingthrun (100 D)
30 May 11 UTC
live game
Live game starting at 9:10, 10 minute phases need people
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60259
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Maniac (580 D (B))
28 May 11 UTC
Cheating Accusation.
Will be posted here on Sunday @ 20:00 GMT
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justinnhoo (1905 D)
29 May 11 UTC
watching this game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60217, i don't believe anyone plans on drawing even though there are 3 CD's and they're the central powers. so i think this game will be england and france vs. turkey and russia?
comments??
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Draugnar (25 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
MePBM Diplomacy
See inside and please give me your opinions.
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diplonerd (205 D)
28 May 11 UTC
Longest webDiplomacy games ever?
Anyway to look that up?
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fortknox (2059 D)
25 May 11 UTC
Variable Variant
Ora's thrown ideas around about this, and it has been discussed before, but I thought it deserved its own thread, so we can brainstorm some ideas...
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goldfinger0303 (657 D)
28 May 11 UTC
I have a question...
What do you do when someone tells you in game to fuck off? Is that a sign that I did something wrong, or that they're just rude?
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hwh2219 (0 D X)
29 May 11 UTC
The fight for europe
Join before it is too late
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60182
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dvp834 (100 D)
29 May 11 UTC
live 40pt game...need6
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60183
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Otto Von Bismark (653 D)
29 May 11 UTC
Gunboat Sat Night
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60181
Join for 5 min turn match 25 D
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Oskar (100 D (S))
26 May 11 UTC
101pt, 24hr, Classic, WTA, Anon,
gameID=59948
PM for the password or, feel free to try to guess it
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nwh1763 (100 D X)
28 May 11 UTC
5 hours left
Join http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60092
only 5 hours to go
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Otto Von Bismark (653 D)
28 May 11 UTC
Class PHP Retry
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=59893
Two hours to get two players. Anyone want to join?
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Otto Von Bismark (653 D)
28 May 11 UTC
Ive been close to getting a high stakes game started. Anyone want to join?
Im gonna try and get people to commit first before I start the game.
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basvanopheusden (1729 D)
27 May 11 UTC
England getting NO builds in 1901
Has this ever happened to you, and how did it turn out?
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Lando Calrissian (219 D (S))
24 May 11 UTC
Gunboat Means Never Having to Say you're Sorry-6
For everyone in this game, gameID=56529, and those who may be interested.
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Poltergeist (0 D X)
26 May 11 UTC
Diplomacy
Cheers to all,

I was out and about browsing through various Diplomacy pages and came across this site. Quite interesting how many from different ages and skill levels can indeed play here. As an advanced Diplomacy player myself long out of practice, I would like to challenge the best on this website. There is only one way to be the best, it's to play the best. So hello all again, but I challenge you advanced players to a game. Look forward to playing with you.
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NinjaIntervention (199 D)
28 May 11 UTC
new classic
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60124
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Lando Calrissian (219 D (S))
27 May 11 UTC
new gunboat
I am looking for a new gunboat, with a big pot, 36hr+ phases and reliable players.
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Mujus (1880 D (B))
28 May 11 UTC
Glitch in World Gunboat Game--Urgent
I'm in an anonymous World game and I'm getting error messages while trying to convoy from African countries to Europe. Only 20 hours left--what should I do?
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President Eden (2358 D Mod)
28 May 11 UTC
Advertising for a quality game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=59948

101-point buyin, classic map, WTA anonymous. Decent pace (1 day/phase). PM Oskar (http://webdiplomacy.net/profile.php?userID=24355#message) for the password.
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jpribe (1009 D)
28 May 11 UTC
Please join gameID=59999
Don't let the last of the games in the 50,000s get canceled! Need 3 more in 15 minutes for gameID=59999
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zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
27 May 11 UTC
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Discuss the game "Guuuuunboat" gameID=60001
Hello,
I just had the most fun gunboat game, gameID=60001. The adrenaline is still pumping.
Would any of the player involved in the game like to comment or give suggestions?
Outside observers are welcome as well.
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NinjaIntervention (199 D)
27 May 11 UTC
New Live Game!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60062
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gramilaj (477 D)
27 May 11 UTC
Chicago FTF Game
Hey, I'm looking for a 7th player in the Chicago area who is up for a game at 11 tomorrow. Please let me know as soon as possible if you can play.

Thanks!
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blackrain001 (138 D)
27 May 11 UTC
Big boy game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60059
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obiwanobiwan (247 D)
26 May 11 UTC
Alternative-To-Evolution Bill Passed...Should Creationism/Intelligent Design Be Taught?
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20052007-501465.html

Brought to you by the same fine state behind the "Don't Say Gay" Bill, here "the thrust of the proposed law would elevate creationist theories about human evolution to the same status accorded by most educators to Darwin's research." Good? Bad? Should Creationism/IT be taught?
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Draugnar (25 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
And they save fewer people's lives as well...
Fasces349 (0 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
and they wonder why America was ranked 30th out of 34 OECD countries in education... (according to 2009 scores)
dexter morgan (225 D (S))
27 May 11 UTC
@Draugnar, I hope you're right. I see some major battles ahead on this one. Textbooks that "teach the controversy" (in the vein of "Of Pandas and People") will no doubt be mandated under this law and what "objective" means will be debated... and all kinds of ugliness will ensue. Despite this, I am also hopeful for the long run...
dexter morgan (225 D (S))
27 May 11 UTC
"Oh, and the why is because teachers don't have peoples lives in their hands and the teachers in question here are primary and secondary through grade 8, so usually only have bachelors anyhow. It's not like a doctor who has gone through 4 years undergrad plus med school plus potentially more plus internship plus residency... Sorry, but equating a 5th grade teacher to a doctor is truly a bad comparison."

OK, fair enough. How about comparing them to engineers? Engineers get a stamp through a similar process that teachers get a credential. Four years of college, a few years of experience and a test or two. Engineers are not micromanaged by legislation like this - and yet they build bridges and buildings and cars and all kinds of things where people's lives (as well as financial investments) are in the balance. ...and I would debate the thought that teachers don't have people's lives in their hands... they certainly hold much of their futures in their hands.
Draugnar (25 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
The law doesn't mandate a specific text or that the teacher *must* teach it, just that they are free to. I read the text of the law and it's typical full of loopholes bull from Tennessee.
manganese (100 D)
27 May 11 UTC
Actually, teachers save far more lives than they take.
Draugnar (25 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
I knew you were going to go there on the futures/lives thing. But I will point out that, regarding engineers, you answrered your own question. Engineers design things with life threatening potential if done wrong. To design a bridge or building, however, does require licensing and an acceptance of potential lawsuits if your design fails and injures or kills someone. Like doctors, engineers of bridges and damns and architects of buildings have a higher level of responsibility and inherent risk involved in their work. So they carry that micromanaging within themselves.

Additionally, the comparison to doctors or engineers isn't fair because you rtypical doctor or engineer is a private sector employee. The teachers here are public sector teachers. This law and most involving teachers beyond licensing doesn't involve private schools and their employees. So, yes, the government can, and does, micromanage their employees. Just as an engineering and design firm may, if they choose, micromanage their engineers and a hospital micromanges it's interns and residents.

Mafialligator (239 D)
27 May 11 UTC
Off topic comment but it this way of looking at things makes being a doctor seem like a Sisyphean task. Keep people alive as best you can. No matter how hard you try, and how good a doctor you are, all of your patients are going to die eventually.
Draugnar (25 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
It really comes down to where the micromanagement comes from. Public employees are micromanaged by the government (their "employer"). Private by their employers.
Gobba (2209 D (G))
27 May 11 UTC
Should Creationism/IT be taught?
Yes, it the creative writing class.
Draugnar (25 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
Of course IT should be taught. I have a degree in it and make a living doing it. Oh wait... You mean ID.

Sorry, had to be the smart ass cause this mistake has been made twice in this thread. It's ID. IT is Information Technology. ID is Intelligent Design.
abgemacht (428 D (G))
27 May 11 UTC
"Engineers are not micromanaged by legislation like this - and yet they build bridges and buildings and cars and all kinds of things where people's lives (as well as financial investments) are in the balance"

WOAH WOAH HOLD ON

I challenge you to build a building with just a BS in Civil Engineering. It isn't going to happen. To build a building, you need the approval of a Professional Engineer who specializes in every part of the building (Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, HVAC, etc). Professional Engineers need about 4 years of working experience plus 2 extremely rigorous exams. And, if a PE fucks up, they are personally responsible; they'll lose their license and likely face charges.

Also, have you ever read building codes? I tried once. The Electrical building codes, for a commercial building, was about 10,000 pages. That's just electrical.
Draugnar (25 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
Don't forget the inspections by the County Engineer's office at every step of the way...
Darwyn (1744 D)
27 May 11 UTC
I was just doing some Stumbling and happened upon a list of atheist quotes that I thought were fitting...

"With our without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things, but for good people to do evil things, it takes religion."

"Faith means not wanting to know what is true."

"A man is accepted into a church by what he believes, but turned out for what he knows"

"Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned."

"I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence."

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by rulers as useful."

"Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church."
Draugnar (25 D X)
27 May 11 UTC
"Faith means not wanting to know what is true."
"A man is accepted into a church by what he believes, but turned out for what he knows"
"Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned."

A more false trio of statement I have never heard...
dexter morgan (225 D (S))
27 May 11 UTC
I'm training to be a teacher after being a professional geologist for 20 years (wherein I worked closely with many engineers) - I know both worlds. Getting in is darn near the same. I have taken 4 exams and an extra year and half of college and unpaid student teaching. I will work a minimum of 2 years with extra responsibilities and tasks (tons of paperwork, projects, and formal observations) before getting my "clear" credential.

Yes, there are consequences in engineering (and doctoring) should you royally and irresponsibly f-up (there is in any field, no?)... but they treat you like adults and don't (not that I've seen) micromanage you from the front end like they do in teaching. Labor is micromanaged. Professions are not. Teaching K-12 is treated like labor in too many ways. My thought as to the reason? It has traditionally been women's work until the last generation or so... it is a remnant of sexism. It is seen as glorified day care by many... when really it is both vitally important and a really hard and constantly demanding job - one that requires incredible management skills (both of time and people) and a thorough command of your subject and a thorough command of language and math and child psychology. It is no walk in the park. Much more demanding than the work I used to do... and at half the pay. But, you know, we're not really professionals.
semck83 (229 D (B))
27 May 11 UTC
@dexter: "Consider in particular that it conflates that fact that certain "scientific subjects, including, but not limited to, biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, and human cloning, can cause controversy" (i.e. social/philosophical controversy) with actual scientific controversy

Nice catch. That is indeed illogical. One would hope that this meaning of controversy would be left for other classes.


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Maniac (580 D (B))
26 May 11 UTC
Old men (or women) required
Please join if you are 45 or there abouts
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JEccles (164 D)
26 May 11 UTC
Tournaments
is there any way that I could get into a tournament? I've been wanting to play in one for a while but I haven't been able to get in one yet.
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Kautilya (100 D)
27 May 11 UTC
Guys, please just one more player gameID=60027
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=60027
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