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brainbomb (324 D)
Fri 21 Apr UTC
Left my oven on all night
Set at 415 after cooking a pizza. I forgot to shut it off. It was on nearly 20 hours. I feel lucky I didnt burn my house down.
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d-rock (500 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Colonial Diplomacy
What's the reason for Colonial being deactivated on this server?
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Fluminator (319 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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NHL sucks
I honestly challenge anyone who obviously knows nothing about hockey to keep high morale when the refs are literally maliciously trying to throw the game. I've never seen worse reffing in a series, and anyone who doesn't realize these are humans that actually get effected when the ref delibrately tries to blow a series against your team, should realize that it makes your team feel like they are skating though glue.
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Hauta (1212 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Should we just get rid of corporate taxation altogether?
Check it out:
http://www.cbpp.org/research/policy-basics-where-do-federal-tax-revenues-come-from

Corporate taxes are already low.
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Puddle (405 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Sending Screenshots
Is there any rule concerning sending one player a screenshot of your conversation with another?
abgemacht (840 D (G))
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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No. Screenshots are worthless because they are very easily faked
goldfinger0303 (1017 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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Ah, this again. Brings back horrible memories.
goldfinger0303 (1017 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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I was in a game on VDip where Mapu got my ally to stab me because he sent over doctored screenshots
Carebear (95 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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Faked diplomatic intercepts?! *gasp* *shock*

What is the world coming to???
CommanderByron (678 D (S))
Mon 17 Apr UTC
It's super easy. Using the command prompt you can change any text on screen to anything you want and then screenshot. It's actually very easy, and something I've done to lesser players in the past.
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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Right Click -> Inspect Element -> Edit your opponents' messages to your heart's content.
Puddle (405 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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Huh, I always figured it was against the rules. Seemed more pure to have to work with only what you can convince another player of.

Hmm, this opens some new options.
bo_sox48 (4299 D Mod (G))
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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https://puu.sh/vnzVV/7d60bceb28.png
Octavious (1486 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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Personally I see players using screenshots as an open invitation to attack them. Any alliance becomes void and my top game priority changes to seeing them defeated by any means necessary.

I really dislike the screenshot tactic :).
Valis2501 (5374 D (G))
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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http://puu.sh/vnB7p/3bbe345d3e.png
Mapu (515 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
@goldfinger those were the good old days. I got a week or two of laughs from that. Thanks for the memory!
DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Lmao
TrPrado (332 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
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https://puu.sh/vnDsy.png
SuperMario0727 (174 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Why stop there? I've seen players threaten other players online with bodily harm and/or leaked private content.
Puddle (405 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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TrPrado, that's obviously not my words, when it comes to nudes I always ask forgiveness, never permission.
TrPrado (332 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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https://puu.sh/vnNBJ.png

Is this one more realistic?
Carebear (95 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Richard Sharp would be dead-set against screenshots. That is all I have to say.
Puddle (405 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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@TrPrado, it's perfect.
Gen. Lee (7452 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Does a variation of this occur in face to face games? Surely there are times someone pitches their cooperation by showing their written orders?
Gen. Lee (7452 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
I sent a screenshot once to try and convince another player I wasn't lying to them. It didn't work, if you have to get to that point something in your credibility and rapport building has already broken down.
SeattleSlew (62 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Screenshots feel like a pretty severe breach of etiquette
Carebear (95 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
@GL - Yeah, there are times in FtF where people show their orders. It is not frequent and they can always be changed before being dropped into the box.
JamesYanik (319 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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https://puu.sh/vnR39/07a504d144.png

this is going to be very fun
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
@Carebear - Richard Sharp was also firmly in favour of the Hedgehog, so I think it's safe to assume some of his opinions are dated :)
goldfinger0303 (1017 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Hey!
goldfinger0303 (1017 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
(+1)
Look at how chic and fashionable this hedgehog is. Don't call it dated.

http://tinyurl.com/lsf498q
VillageIdiot (3215 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
It's a slippery slope. Moment a player starts sending me screenshots of conversations he's had with others I start questioning if he's sending me conversations to them and instantly begin to carefully choose my words with them. And yes, I also question the validity as others have mentioned it's extremely easy to forge.
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
(+5)
Also, list of terrible things to do in Diplomacy:

1. Hedgehog
2. Try to 2-way draw with Ghug
3. Send screenshots to other players while a thread about faking screenshots is at the top of the forum.
mitomon (175 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
(+1)
Going to go do this on vDip then.
Ogion (4329 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
No, faked transcripts seem entirely within bounds, in part because FtF is known for not having particular bounds.

The only think I can think of that's out of bounds for me is taking advantage of CDs, especially multiple CDs, but that's more to do with online play than Diplomacy itself.
The Hanged Man (3405 D (G))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
I think faked screenshots are legal, but I would immediately try to eliminate the purveyor.

I think threats of bodily harm or leaked private content are out of bounds. Really, anything related to real life.
JamesYanik (319 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
https://puu.sh/voMPM/007f1fbf28.png

i agree entirely
Generally when I get screenshots, I send them around to see how people react to it. It almost never turns out well for the person who took the screenshot.
Dejan0707 (1378 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
If you are in position that you have to send screenshots to prove your point than you are doing something very wrong.

Pretty much like you are on your first date with some cute girl and you show her the letter of your ex in which she is telling how nice and sweet you are.



JECE (1072 D)
Fri 21 Apr UTC
This whole inspect element thing is awesome! I just used it to delete annoying elements before printing a webpage. :-)
JamesYanik (319 D)
Fri 21 Apr UTC
https://puu.sh/vr4bU/fce8622f8c.png

so you're one of them eh?
JECE (1072 D)
Fri 21 Apr UTC
I laughed, but that's really not funny. You shouldn't joke about pre-war anti-Semitic propaganda.


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curupira (2739 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Gunboat invitation
Hi, folks.
Anybody up for one more gunboat game?
Classic, 1 day, 30 pts., draw size ...
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brainbomb (324 D)
Sun 16 Apr UTC
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How can I become a crappier person
I have recently been told that I am funny, kinda weird, a stalker, spammy, and an artistic twat. Do you fellows at WebDiplomacy observe these traits about me? How can I become the worst me possible? What tips and advice can you offer? How can I become a shit human? This is a serious thread and I want to become even worse than I am.
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Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Win Or Bust
Draws are for sissies. Who would like to join me in a game where, by agreement of all participants, no "Draw" votes shall be permitted?

I think it'll be fun.
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brainbomb (324 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
You discover a map to buried treasure
There is a catch. While visiting neighors you find the map in the hands of their infant son. The treasure is likely real as youd heard of the map and its fabled promise. The problem is not just that a child is holding the map- its that the family desperately would need the treasure to pay off their debts or they may end up on the streets starving. However you also know the babys mother and father gamble, drink and are rather unsavory. What do you do?
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WyattS14 (0 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Is water wet, or does it just make things wet?
Discuss?
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Hauta (1212 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
New robot!
There's a new robot called the omnibus that does all the work that needs to be done -- faster, cheaper, and more accurately than any human can do. Wrinkle: only one person owns it. Is this a problem or a blessing?
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ND (607 D)
26 Mar 17 UTC
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Mafia 28: -JEBEDIAH'S WRATH-
See below
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Tea partier conservative on renewable energy...
And how to reach republicans: https://youtu.be/nbmt_WeNBck

Thoughts?
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DemonOverlord (476 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Daily Trump News Thread
Instead of having 17 threads each time he does something new, let's have this one so anyone that doesn't want to deal with Trump can just mute it! (ps is it possible to self mute?)
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superkeiko (192 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Three Build England, possiblility and effect on game play.
As far as I know, there is only 1 set of moves that gives England 3 1901 builds, what if in a real game, England, Germany, Russia, and France must complete those moves, what will be the diplomatic effect in game?
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DemonOverlord (476 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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For your amusement
So guys, as some of you know I can be a bit of a troll on the forums. This also tends to mean I'm a bit of a troll on other internet platforms that aren't webdip. One of them being tinder. This time I thought it would be hilarious to make this my bio and see what happens: http://imgur.com/tW86lIi

Stay tuned for lots of fun (because I some hilarious convos to share) **all identities will be protected**
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Roadhog (14 D (G))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
We're almost there! Just two more...
Come and play a Modern Diplo game:

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196222
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brainbomb (324 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
What makes someone terrible at playing diplomacy
I was wondering if personality traits can make it harder for someone to ever get good at this game. I consider myself pretty average if not mediocre at diplomacy for a number of reasons.
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husse (100 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
quick game
yooo who is down for a quick live game
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Hauta (1212 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Freaky Friday
If you could trade lives with someone on this site for a day, who would it be and why? (Jeez, I hope no one has asked this before!)
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bdublicious (84 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Single route convoy chain order choices -- resolution & disruption
Hi All: questions about the order resolution & disruption in convoy chains:
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DemonOverlord (476 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Safe space thread
This thread is for JamesYanik, Capt Brad, and TrPrado to say whatever they want about whoever they want and let out all their angsty feelings so they stop spamming the rest of the forum.
6 replies
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Smokey Gem (17 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
When do Ethics Breakdown
Are individuals more etically aware of their actions than a village, or a city or a state or a country at what point does the ethics break down..
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TheRealMaestro (130 D)
Sun 16 Apr UTC
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Christ is risen!
I wish a happy Easter to the entire webDiplomacy community.
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SuperMario0727 (174 D)
Fri 14 Apr UTC
Diplomacy: German Openings
What are some common German openings in Diplomacy? And which opening do you recommend for Germany?
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brainbomb (324 D)
Sat 15 Apr UTC
Indulgences
What would happen if science could prove even theoretically that an afterlife exists that is based on morality? Also if this happens would it be considered spam to offer indulgences on webdip.
12 replies
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SuperMario0727 (174 D)
Sun 16 Apr UTC
Diplomacy: Is Germany Too Weak?
I noticed that Germany is considerably weaker in Diplomacy than it's historical counterpart. In game, Germany can very easily be knocked out by England and France. However, historically Germany was able to fight competently on three separate fronts. Does anybody feel that Germany is a little misrepresented in game?
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DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Discord Help?
According to discord I am spicy? Because of my hotness I have been told that I need to "Chill". This is unfair to attractive people. I am being discriminated based off of my sexiness which should not be allowed. How do I try to get out of this "Chill Zone" without giving up my beauty? Please send help.
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Hauta (1212 D)
Sun 16 Apr UTC
Coup in North Korea
I was trying to think why Trump would engage in such brinksmanship with North Korea. Sure, it could be just more inexperience, etc, but then I was thinking that maybe the goal is to scare the generals there so much that someone bumps off the Great Leader. Then I started thinking, that's probably why he rubbed out his half-brother recently.
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DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Sat 15 Apr UTC
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How can I become a better person?
I have recently been told that I am misogynistic, homophobic, an idiot, an asshole, and a retarded autistic twat. Do you fellows at WebDiplomacy observe these traits about me? How can I become the best me possible? What tips and advice can you offer? How can I become a better human? This is a serious thread and I want to become a better person.
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