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Slyguy270 (221 D)
20 Mar 12 UTC
Vdiplomacy.net
I just wanted to make sure everyone knew that there was a really interesting and fun sight to webdiplomacy called vdiplomacy.net. It is a sight deticated to diplomacy variants, and I would lI've to see more players on it. So go check it out! www.vdiplomacy.net
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Lopt (100 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
BIG Live GAME!
Starting in 4 hours, you CAN'T miss this!!

gameID=84463
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Gobbledydook (100 D (B))
28 Mar 12 UTC
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POST YOUR CHEATING ACCUSATIONS HERE
Utilize this thread by posting new cheating accusations here and only here.

Pending application for tax-exempt status from WebDiplomacy.
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Sargmacher (0 D X)
28 Mar 12 UTC
UK F2F Diplomacy Convention
There is a face to face Diplomacy being organised April 13-15th in Kent.
Is anyone from WebDip already going or interested to go?

http://www.ukf2fdip.org/KentKon2012.html for
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largeham (149 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
Webdip Steam group
For all you bastards (sorry Mujus) who have sold your souls on the altar of electronic distribution, we now have a Steam group.
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/webdip
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Chase Aero (103 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
who wants to play?
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=84465
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Chanakya. (635 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
I got this notification!
regular -2
10:00 PM
You were defeated, and lost your bet, but you have been refunded 10 to make up your starting 100; better luck next time!
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Gobbledydook (100 D (B))
28 Mar 12 UTC
What happens to CD points and docked points?
Say I CD'ed in some games and got docked for some points. Therefore I don't get refilled to 100.
How do I reset the limit to 100?
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
28 Mar 12 UTC
Are you afraid to die?
Are you.
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zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
27 Mar 12 UTC
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A self-referencing thread that refers to the threads concerning other thread
A healthy sense of sarcasm and self-deprecation is a must.
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Emanate Fate (100 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
New to Webdiplomacy
I have played a few games before on a friends account and decided to make my own account and try my own luck. I would like to play a live game if anyone else is interested. Thank you
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ILN (167 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
Word association thread
Post the first single word that comes to mind when you have read the last post.
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patizcool (100 D)
27 Mar 12 UTC
British Parliament votes
Hey, though I'd just give this a shot, see if anyone would actually have this information? Does anyone know where (preferably on the internet or in an easily obtainable book) I could find the record of votes in the British parliament. I assume it wouldn't be too hard to find the votes of the past few years, but I'm looking for votes from 1801-1899. Any ideas? I'm working on my thesis, and having a little trouble. Thanks
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ILN (167 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
If you had to, would you?
Basically, someone posts a situation, then the next poster says if they would do it and why, then post a new situation. Im bringing back an old post that i found rly funny :D
Il start: would you rather get assaulted by 2 shop keepers beating you with stale, rock hard baguettes or fly out of an airplane, with no parachute...BUT, you bang ANYONE you wish as you fall ?
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Emac (0 D X)
27 Mar 12 UTC
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The best gunboat feeling.
Thank guessing right when you have to guess an opponents move. It's such a rush when the map comes up and you made the right choice.
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krellin (46 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
TRAYVON...The CRIMINAL....UK Has Balls to Reveal Truth
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2120504/Trayvon-Martin-case-He-suspended-times-caught-burglary-tool.html

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Celticfox (100 D (B))
27 Mar 12 UTC
Web Dip Drinking Game Rules
Thucy you requested them so this is what I've come up with. The rules can edit, changed or whatever. I tried to put the ones with the most ability to get people drunk without being to vicious.


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dubmdell (556 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
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Hygiene
I brushed my teeth twice this morning and flossed three times.
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obiwanobiwan (250 D)
24 Mar 12 UTC
The Hunger Games (And Other Teen Franchises)--Thoughts?
I've said my peace about my disdain for manufactured book series in general, and especially teen ones...and yet, "Ender's Game," a book I've praised, is definitely a series, and if not targeted at teens, certainly aimed at them in large part...so, my question, as The Hunger Games hits theatres, is simply--what do you think of them? HP? Twilight? Hunger Games? Ender? Others? Fair to compare...and do any of them, in your opinion, have "staying power?"
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Draugnar (25 D X)
27 Mar 12 UTC
@abge - If I recall correctly, obi doesn't like Lord of the Flies. But to put it in a different perspective, Swiss Family Robinson was written for young adults to relay the same message as Robinson Crusoe. Now I personally hate SFR as I much prefer RC, but it is written in a much easier language for teens. It still serves a purpose as well, does it not?

There are books written for young adults (middle schoolers from 10 to 14) and most of the book series mentioned here (HP, THG, Twilight (blech!)) are written geared to that audience. Judging them the same as you would The Lord of the Rings does them a disservice. they are more comparable to The Hobbit which Tolkein wrote for his children and is a much simpler book.

Just a little background: My first foray into fantasy at age 9 was The Hobbit followed shortly thereafter with the trilogy. My first foray into real sci fi was Have Spacesuit, Will Travel that same year follow thereafter by Martian Chronicles, Starship Troopers, and Rendevous with Rama. The next year, I read 2001 and started into The Silmarilian and I discovered Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels - my toughest read to date at that time but my all-time favorite shipwreck fantasy.
obiwanobiwan (250 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
First--

Yes, I do like Lord of the Flies...not my favorite book, but it's good...

And I would count it as an "adult" novel, the same way I'd count SFR and THG--

I'd count most things that aren't, say, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" or "The Phantom Tollbooth" and such "adult" novels, though, really...

I'd prefer to just drop the age pretense and call them novels period, full-stop, as, well, some kids read faster than others, some kids will be reading Austen and Twain in middle/early high school...some will be reading Lord of the Flies...some will be reading The Hunger Games...and so on.

The age distinction, at a certain point, becomes silly.

Again--once the book has an adult message, it ceases to be merely a kid's book and becomes a novel; more adults, true, may read Conrad than Collins, and more teens may prefer the exploits of Katniss'-crazy-knife-girl-assailant (oddest part of the whole book...suddenly, some random girl decides to have a random vendetta and give a sadistic villain speech and get ready to go Ledger Joker on Katniss' face...WTF, why doesn't THIS kid have more of a focus, forget the trite love interest boy, I want to know how this girl got so fucked up so fast!) to those of Kurtz...

But regardless, they're still NOVELS.

I reject the whole young adult/adult dichotomy, people read different material at different levels at different times.

As odd as it is for me, an elitist English major and self-professed fan of the Bard to say...

Shakespeare isn't necessarily always or entirely "more adult" than Suzanne Collins--that's for the author to decide.

Now, is Shakespeare more complex?
By leaps and bounds he is.
Is Shakespeare the more mature author/has the more mature audience on average?
A bit open to interpretation, and the Bard could be pretty silly...but probably so.
Is Shakespeare the more influential author?
Incredibly so (in fairness, Collins' books are new, but still...500 years hence, RIII > THG)
Is Shakespeare the better author?
That's a matter of taste...but if we're going to go by technical prowess and popularity and complexity and influence and all of that...you'd need a lawyer who could get Charles Manson out of jail to make that argument stick, I think (or, take the shorter way--become a successful writing legend in your own right, like Leo Tolstoy, and then you can follow his footsteps and call Shakespeare garbage all you like by standing on a platform built by such mountainous works as "War and Peace" and "Anna Karrenina.")

;)

But all that aside, there's nothing necessarily more "adult" about Shakespeare...

He and Suzanne Collins are in the same arena--the fact that he and many, many, MANY authors would go on the unofficial ranking lists, so to speak, ahead of Collins, who probably couldn't right now crack a Top 200 (not necessarily a slight to her, again, I think she's decent if lazy and flawed, that's more a statement of just how many great authors have existed so far in history) doesn't mean Suzanne Collins is out of the "adult" literature (not that kind!) arena.

She doesn't get her own subset where she can be queen; sure, we may group her in with other authors who had similar target ideas and formats and so on, we may group her with the dystopians with Orwell and Huxley, or with her modern contemporaries...the same way we'd group Shakespeare with Marlowe and Kyd, historically, or, in terms of influence, have him right up there with Dante and Homer and their ilk...

But, at the end of the day, we can compare anyone to anyone, regardless of subset--

We can set Shakespeare up against Oscar Wilde or Sophocles or Albert Camus and so on.

But that doesn't just go for the big-name writers you can somehow turn into a semi-meme on an Internet forum by mentioning them so damn much. ;)

If we want to compare Orwell to Collins, or Collins to Golding, or Conrad to Collins and Orwell, or any combination of those, and others...we can--they're writing about adult ideas and have adult messages, ergo, they're fair game for serious, adult criticism.
Putin33 (240 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
Hunger Games has plenty of adult themes, what are you talking about?

Seriously I doubt you've even read the books.

The movie completely took the political bite out of the first book, btw. Just came back from it. The crap about the pin was particularly infuriating.
abgemacht (700 D (G))
28 Mar 12 UTC
@obi

I'm sorry, but this is pure nonsense.

Written works are made for a particular audience.

You don't write a grant proposal the same way you write a textbook and you don't write a novel made for 12yo the same way you write one for 21yo.

Are you seriously telling me that people are supposed to jump from Cat in the Hat to Gravity's Rainbow? That's utter garbage.

The Giver is an amazing children's version of 1984, but it should not be held to the same standards because it was written for people 10 years apart in age.
abgemacht (700 D (G))
28 Mar 12 UTC
@obi

The Hunger Games was published by Scholasitc. Enough Said.

@Putin

To whom is your comment?
Sargmacher (0 D X)
28 Mar 12 UTC
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"Gulliver's Travels - my toughest read to date at that time but my all-time favorite shipwreck fantasy."

I love this. Up until this point, I had never realised the 'shipwreck fantasy' genre was so wide.
abgemacht (700 D (G))
28 Mar 12 UTC
"But, at the end of the day, we can compare anyone to anyone, regardless of subset--"

How long does it take your refrigerator to go from 0 to 60?
Sargmacher (0 D X)
28 Mar 12 UTC
And why do we have to wait until the END of the day?
Rancher (2158 D (S))
28 Mar 12 UTC
so, does the chick get NEKKID or not?!?
abgemacht (700 D (G))
28 Mar 12 UTC
Dune tells a story that Frank Herbert thinks is worth being told. Now, it's very likely that he also wanted to make money, but at the end of the day, Herbert believed that Dune held intrinsic value. Clearly people agree, or we wouldn't still be reading it.

Children/Teen/Young Adult Novels have an added object: to encourage kids to read. Scholastic wouldn't publish a book that made kids less interested in reading. It's less important if THG holds less intrinsic value because it has the added extrinsic value of encouraging its readers to continue reading.

Draugnar (25 D X)
28 Mar 12 UTC
@Sarg - Well Gulliver was shipwrecked and is there anyvdoubt that the land of the Lilliputians or the land of the giants was a fantasy land? I mean, I know it was political allegory, but the basic elements that most people take away are the fantasy elements.
abgemacht (700 D (G))
28 Mar 12 UTC
Does the Odyssey count as Shipwreck Fantasy?

What about the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? (side note: obi, have you realized you're very silly for not loving RotAM yet?)
Draugnar (25 D X)
28 Mar 12 UTC
Yes, I would say the do. And Robinson Crusoe does to a degree as well. Adventure can be fantasy without it being set in a fantasy world.


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Chase Aero (103 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
Lets PLay!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=84436
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stranger (492 D)
26 Mar 12 UTC
new classic game
I started a password protected, long-phased new game.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=84290
I hope there are some guys who want to join, as I need good players for a good game. So, just message me if you are interested!
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Lando Calrissian (43 D (S))
27 Mar 12 UTC
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LIL B IS MY FRIEND 2012
MAKE HIM FAMOUS
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BALLS DEEP (0 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
Introducing friends to diplomacy!
I am about to host my second diplomacy party with a group of friends. here's the thing: i've only played online, and none of my friends have played at all, except for my last game. I'd like to tell you what I'm doing and see if you guys have any pointers for teaching diplomacy, and how to host a good live game.
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Dharmaton (2580 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
2 Russian friends 'Multi' ?
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goldfinger0303 (657 D)
28 Mar 12 UTC
Mod Team
Very Urgent. Please check your emails. If you see this after 9:45, never mind
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krellin (46 D)
27 Mar 12 UTC
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AFRCAN AMERCANS - Need White Man's Help?
it's been suggested that I am racist because I think an African American can make it on his own in 2012. If you are African American...do you NEED a White Man's HELP to make it in life? Or do you think that you are capable of succeeding on your own, WITHOUT a White man's help?

Who's racist? The one who trusts you for your own strength? Or the liberal whitey who thinks you are too weak on your own to succeed????
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ulytau (541 D)
27 Mar 12 UTC
That would be awkward if...
Your made-up story please.
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zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
26 Mar 12 UTC
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That was awkward when...
Your true story please.
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krellin (46 D)
27 Mar 12 UTC
D-Cubed (Daily Death in Detroit)
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/police%3A-man-fatally-shot-at-inkster-apartment-complex-20120327
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NakedBatman (287 D)
27 Mar 12 UTC
vDiplomacy vs webDiplomacy
What is the difference and why do they both have the same webDip logo but it seems are seperate sites requiring seperate user info. Was there a split in leadership and one site is a rebel faction? I want to play more fun variants' does that mean I need
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