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ulytau (541 D)
03 Jan 13 UTC
Presidential amnesty
Our beloved universal genius, Master of the Universe and president of the Czech Republic, Tunnelgramps Václav Klaus recently ordered an amnesty for 1/3 of all prisoners to celebrate 20 years since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia he so masterfully orchestrated. Another 500 pardons are in the pipes as well, gotta help the pals out before his time in the office runs out.
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Strauss (3384 D)
04 Jan 13 UTC
Fast Europe-21
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=107643
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The Czech (37896 D (S))
04 Jan 13 UTC
Czech's No CD Challenge
Sorry, I have to leave. Son just called and is having issues with his car. I have to drive over to the college campys to see if I can fix it.
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
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A Message from the Queen
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fulhamish (3718 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
The sciences
A recent post by dubmdell on the beauty of science struck me as being rather eloquent. It paused me to stop and think what the relative proportion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students were across our various countries. In the UK in 2010, for example, there were 12,000 psychology and 10,000 history graduates. Chemistry and physics had 2,400 and 2,200 respectively.
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bo_sox48 (4263 D Mod (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Protoplanetary Cycles?
http://news.yahoo.com/never-seen-stage-planet-birth-revealed-180754694.html

This stuff is cool... don't know how to explain it...
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Trigger Laws
These are laws which do nothing unless certain conditions are first met.

So some (US) states will automatically ban abortion if Roe V Wade is overturned; or automatically ban human cloning if it becomes possible to achieve; however i really like the following rule: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact
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HEY
Does anyone here know how to cook an egg?
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Commander_Cool (131 D)
03 Jan 13 UTC
Please help me figure out the rules!
I've found myself in a situation for which I cannot find the rules outcome explained in the FAQ...
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Pandin's Paradox!?!
Discuss. (when your convoy, if it would succeed, would cut support which would cause it to fail, but if it were to fail, the lack of cut support should result in a successful convoy...)

Eg: F eng Convoys Brest - Lon; Lon S wales - eng; north sea S bel - eng
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fulhamish (3718 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Is psychology a science?
If so do we need to preface it with hard- or soft- or, even, pre-?

From the LA times: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/13/news/la-ol-blowback-pscyhology-science-20120713
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The Hanged Man (3905 D (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Credo
Post a quote that (more or less) starts with "I believe . . ."
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demmahom (100 D)
03 Jan 13 UTC
Join this game for good luck in 2013111
" For the new year 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " is the game's name. It is ancient med and pot is 8. Plz join
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jan 13 UTC
WDC
Coming this August:
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bo_sox48 (4263 D Mod (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Java
So I got my computer back and am trying to update Java... the latest version doesn't run on Chrome. Is there any way I can get 5 or 6 for OS X 7.5?
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griffstamon596 (557 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
classic live game-6 starts at 10pm eastern
classic live game-6 starts at 10pm eastern
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
The Future of TV
How do ya'll watch TV? Standard Cable? TiVo? Apple TV? A mix of online services? What's holding us back from an Internet-based TV revolution? Are Cable companies to blame, or do we simply not have the bandwidth yet?
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bo_sox48 (4263 D Mod (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
So...
...I am planning on dumping my girlfriend sometime this week. She doesn't live anywhere near here ... any advice from all you sex hounds?
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bo_sox48 (4263 D Mod (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Autumn 19XX Retreats
If a player earns their 18th center, the game ends. The game does not progress into the retreats phase; it simply ends. If someone can retreat into a center of the winning player, the game will still end. I understand that once you hit 18 centers the game is over, but my belief is that retreats are a part of the season in which they follow. If they are, shouldn't they go through, even if the player has gotten 18 centers?
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bo_sox48 (4263 D Mod (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Ray Lewis
I used to watch this guy when I was 6 or 7 and imitate his pregame routines... he was the greatest linebacker I ever got to watch. I wore #52 on my jersey when I played football in middle school and I would have before then if they had gone that high. I know I'm going to miss watching him. Come this Sunday I have to choose my favorite player or my favorite team... whatever happens, I know I'll miss Ray Lewis.
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Dorian (247 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Diplomacy World Cup III
http://aqmn.asciiking.com/register.html

For the Diplomacy World Cup
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Dip themed merchandise...
... I don't really like these logos, but this niche market may still interest some here: http://www.cafepress.com/helpfulkitty/5287937
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Xunti (140 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Need a Turkey
Not sure if this is the right place but there is still 19 hours of S01 left so anyone willing to play Turkey would be much appreciated.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=107445
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lkruijsw (100 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
New Zine Diplom.org
http://diplom.org/Zine/

Everyone is invited to write an article for next Zine.
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redhouse1938 (586 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Some Chess: Réti Opening, Gambit Accepted / Transposed to KIA
I'm interested in these variants.
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Celebrimbor2017 (0 D X)
01 Jan 13 UTC
Does anyone here ever play FtF with irl friends?
And if you do, how do you prevent metagaming? In my experiences playing FtF, metagaming is rampant, but maybe that's just because of the group of friends I play with.
philcore (317 D (S))
01 Jan 13 UTC
Wow, did he really get banned within minutes of posting a thread about metagaming in FtF games? Or can you continue to create threads even after you're banned?
philcore (317 D (S))
01 Jan 13 UTC
Wait - He's only played one game and none of the other players were banned for multi. Did he just create another account to post this thread and play a game? That seems dumb
Fasces349 (0 D X)
01 Jan 13 UTC
By the looks of it he was playing an anon game when he was banned, but LMAO
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
userID=48514
This guy has a message on his profile page saying he has been banned but he has no Red X, pourquoi?
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
Celebrimbor2017 has been banned for being a multi account but does that mean that the person who created the multi is allowed to carry on playing, and also is the person who created the account actually playing in the game that this guy has entered?
gameID=107504
Is there a Mod who can answer these questions please.
abgemacht (840 D (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
@Nigee

A player who is unbanned will not have their profile restored.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
OK, so when it says Multi is it a person who has already been banned trying to create a new account.?
I thought a multi was a person with an existing account creating a second Player ID
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
@abge Apologies I'm all confused. A player who is 'unbanned', are you referring to my above post where I asked about User 48514?
How does a player get 'unbanned'?
I was in two games today affected by these players. Can someone explain happened heee?
abgemacht (840 D (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
@Nigee

Sorry for being unclear. I'm referring to your initial question. When a player is banned, their profile comments are erased and replaced with a message written by the mods, usually indicating why they were banned. If a player is unbanned, their profile comments are not restored, although the player may edit them as usual under settings.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
OK, so this guy joined in November 2012 and has only played 19 games and has already been banned and unbanned, I guess he wasn't on his own so there is at least one more person in the same situation. As soon as he edits his User profile we will never know he was a metagamer, is that because he was banned by mistake?
I have a dream ........every single player who has been found metagaming should be flagged on their profile so when I create an anonymous gunboat I can tick a box that says 'Disallow All Metagamers'. Maybe if I pray hard enough the Good Lord in his infinite wisdom will grant me my wish.
abgemacht (840 D (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
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The specifics of an individual case are not of public concern.
Draugnar (0 D X)
02 Jan 13 UTC
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But abge... Nigee *thinks* he is special and that he should be allowed to metagame by knowing forever if someone else has ever been accused of being a metagamer. He doesn't believe in forgiveness and second chances and clean slates and wants to be allowed to metagame in those cases. Can't you let him do that?
</sarcasm>
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
@Draug - don't make cheating accusations on the forum, you should know better :-)
ghug (4049 D Mod (B))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Nigee, people would like you a lot more if you weren't so goddamn whiny about cheating-related things.
I woulld like to know if I lost that game due to cheating or simply due to better playing
abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
@Lando

If you have a concern about a specific game, I suggest you email the mods. If only one person was banned in your game, though, it is likely that no cheating was happening in that particular game.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
@ghug - to be fair I don't give a damn if people like me or not. It's not a popularity campaign it's a Diplomacy website, if I want to be popular I'll go save the poor in Africa.
But you make a good point as people don't seem to care about playing in games with cheats and meta-gamers and it really annoys me, I don't know why, maybe I just have a heightened sense of fair play or maybe I just abhor cheats.
It's not always like this but lately it is happening almost every night and as I play in anon gunboats I can't warn the other players to sort out the cheaters, but I also realise that there would not be anywhere near as many live gunboats without them so it is a bit of a catch 22 situation.
Maybe I just need to learn to be as relaxed about meta-gaming as everyone else seems to be on this site, I think an attitude adjustment is required on my behalf.
The good news is that I'm seeing a therapist about this and she says I'm making great progress so it's not all bad.
Fasces349 (0 D X)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Coming as a mod from another diplomacy site (vdiplomacy). I can say that many (if not most) multi accusations are directed to people who are reletively new (first 6ish weeks).

So someone who joined in November 2012 could have been accused last month, a mod banned him, he appealed the case, won the appeal and got unbanned.

I hope this clarifies your concern Nigee.
djakarta97 (358 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
I agree with Fasces349's response to Nigee's question, and it is a trend noticed in WebDip as well (that is, people who are banned are normally relatively new to the website). That is mostly because those accounts are cheater-run accounts that only see action under the supervision of the cheating party (or parties).

By the way, did you notice that the guy who pointed this out got banned for multi?
Fasces349 (0 D X)
02 Jan 13 UTC
that was the whole irony, lol. He got banned within 10 minutes of posting this for being a multi
jmo1121109 (2482 D Mod)
02 Jan 13 UTC
@Lando, the cheating in no way impacted your games.

@everyone who's curious, Multi means someone with more then 1 account. Not all multi accounters join games with their other accounts. Some people make an account for gunboats and an account for full press, some to take over cd countries, some to point mine, some to talk to themselves, etc. It doesn't matter why someone has multiple accounts, it is not allowed. This person was banned for being a multi accounter and rejoined, and was hence banned again.

@Nigee, quite a few people are given second chances, when this happens the mod team does not simply unban them, we watch their account and make sure they don't cheat in the future, but as abge mentioned, the specifics are no one's concern. Just know that many people who are given second chances end up becoming well known members who contribute positively to the community.
You'd be surprised how many talk to themselves...
Xunti (140 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
I am in the game which celabrimdor got banned from and he sent this message to everyone. Speaking of Germany can u send him this message?:
Hi Brandon
This is to confuse him
I know him and he doesn't know which country I am
I'm sending this to everyone so he will be super confused
Thanks
steephie22 (182 D (S))
02 Jan 13 UTC
LOL, that's not confusing...
Whoever sends that message is the guy who knows Brandon :)
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Irl, I always offer to share my pizza with people who are willing to give me supply centers, face-to-face games usually go on so long that people become hungry enough that this seems like a great deal! It's not meta-gaming if you consider that human hunger is part of the players, part of the game that i'm using against them, right? (now sleeping with an opponents girl is a bit more problematic unless she is part of the team...)


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2ndWhiteLine (2370 D (B))
01 Jan 13 UTC
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Happy fucking new year to me...
More inside.
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bo_sox48 (4263 D Mod (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
Soloes
Am I the only one that feels like a complete dick after stabbing someone for an 18th center when you know you'd be stuck in a four or five way draw without their help?
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LittleSoldierBoy (236 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
New Year's Resolution: Play Dip
Okay, so my brother introduced me to this site a while back and I played a few games on his account last year, but now that we're in a new year I've decided to create an account for myself...

And I'd like to start a nice game, gameID=107523
(semi)anon players, 60 D bet, 36 hours per phase, full press (message me and I'll send you the pw and once the game starts, a list of who's playing)
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Strauss (3384 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Fast Europe-21
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=107521
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