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brainbomb (324 D)
Wed 04 PM UTC
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Girl Scouts
I am having problems selling all my cookies this year.
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Hauta (1212 D)
Tue 25 Apr UTC
28 pieces of legislation signed by Trump into law
Here's the list:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/signed-legislation
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Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
UK General Election, 2017
Well here's a bit of news. There will be a General Election in the UK on 8th June.
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user1981 (11 D)
Wed 12 PM UTC
How to bet 0 not taking over CD
You make two accounts, after one is banned, you ask the moderator to still play in the game with the second, so in effect taking over cd from yourself, it is allowed to do it on this site - example as a france http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196322
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Hauta (1212 D)
Sat 22 Apr UTC
Clean wood energy
All this talk about clean coal. Why bother digging up energy when we have so much wood ABOVE ground! As a bonus, we get more farmland. Let's retrain coal miners to be lumberjacks!
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Hauta (1212 D)
Tue 25 Apr UTC
Where is the Coke ad where...
I want to see a Coke ad where a Kendall Jenner look-a-like tries to stop a riot by presenting a can of Pepsi. After a dramatic pause in the melee, both sides ask her, "You got Coke?" [Then they resume fighting].
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captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
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WebDiplomacy Survivor
Roll up, roll up! I got permission to run this game on the site, and since there’s a reasonable time until the next mafia game so this would be the time to do it.
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DRFrazier99 (90 D)
Tue 25 Apr UTC
New Game
how do I join a new game?
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Smokey Gem (17 D)
Sun 23 Apr UTC
Basic D& D where to get moduals and or Immortals set..
Does anyone have any sets they want to off load ?/
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David Ridley (147 D)
Mon 24 Apr UTC
Allocation of countries
How does the server decide which country you get?
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DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Mon 24 Apr UTC
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3 Months into Calculus
Things are getting pretty serious. We have all-nighters together, we watch Khan Academy videos together and it even joined my subject study group. I think this one is a hard one. Its thermos are alright too.
Hey BB suck on this
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captainmeme (591 D Mod)
29 Dec 16 UTC
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The Inaugural 1v1 Showdown!
With the addition of new variants comes a new official Tournament! Only one can triumph - and that could be you!
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Handschar (31 D X)
Fri 21 Apr UTC
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Reenactors
Are there any other reenactors here? I do both American Civil War and WWII Reenacting and would like to know if there are any others out there like me.
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markradar29 (100 D)
Fri 14 Apr UTC
1901 Country Assignments
Does anybody else constantly get assigned the same country or countries? I've entered into maybe 15 games and every time but one, have been assigned either England, Germany, or Russia.

(Note: this is not a complaint--I'll never bemoan a free game of Diplomacy!!! Just curious :-)
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swordsman3003 (5965 D (G))
Mon 24 Apr UTC
Game Start Date - any way to know?
I know you can see the date a game finished, but is there a way to look and see when it started? I am curious to see how long a game took to finish in real time.

I looked for this for a while, so I'm the dunce if someone immediately points this out...
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bo_sox48 (4299 D Mod (G))
Sat 22 Apr UTC
I'm drunk
How is your night going, webdip
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peterwiggin (14862 D Mod (S))
Sat 22 Apr UTC
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I'm sober
How is your day going, webdip
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
Fri 21 Apr UTC
I also have an oven story
Accidentally hit Clean a few days ago. Cancelled it because there were things in the oven. Haven't been able to open it since. Have had it unplugged for 24 hours, hoping the electromagnet that allegedly locks it loses strength soon. Will update as warranted.
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peterwiggin (14862 D Mod (S))
Sat 22 Apr UTC
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Mod team announcement
Please welcome Socrates dissatisfied to the mod team.
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brainbomb (324 D)
Sun 23 Apr UTC
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3 months into a relationship
Things are getting pretty serious. We have barbeques together, we watch game of thrones and she even joined my dungeouns and dragons group. I think this ones a keeper. Her kids are alright too.
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dargorygel (310 D (G))
Sun 23 Apr UTC
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I think I left my Reactor Oven on overnight, and Now want to be a Better Baker.
What should I do?
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fourofswords (212 D)
Sun 23 Apr UTC
Erector sets
How many Webdippers remember Erector sets? Or for that matter, Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys? Of course, I expect the usual 90% comedy answers, the real reason I ask.
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brainbomb (324 D)
Sat 22 Apr UTC
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Reactors
Are there any other people who work on reactors here? I do both American Civil War and WWII Reactor repairs and would like to know if there are any others out there like me.
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JECE (1072 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
The IRS employs regressive taxation for independent contractors and the self-employed
I paid my taxes in the States the other day like a good citizen. And I'm pissed. Is it actually true that the States has regressive taxation for people categorized as self-employed/independent contractors?
Annual profit $0–$433.12: 0% tax rate
Annual profit $433.13–$128,316: 14.12955% tax rate (including on $433.12)
Annual profit $128,317–: 2.67815% tax rate (including on $128,316) + $14,694
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Fletch! (385 D)
Sat 22 Apr UTC
Two players from one IP?
Is it allowed to have two players playing from the same household - in different games? I know they cannot join games together, and that is fine with me, but can two players from the same household play different games?

Thanks! Don't want to be banned accidentally.
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Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Survivors-Win Scoring
What is this?
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
PPSC
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Then why doesn't it say "PPSC" ?
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Weird that lots of old games have "Survivors-Win" scoring.

Like: gameID=103877

Is this a stupid Mod/Dev joke?
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Older games tends to have SWS because it was initially the default setting.

It got renamed to SWS because that helped distinguish WTA PPSC (Sum of Squares) from non-WTA PPSC (Survivors-Win Scoring).
A_Tin_Can (1680 D (G))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Points Per Supply Centre was confusing. People thought it meant they would get that number of points in a draw.
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Survivors-Win Scoring is confusing. It implies that Survive and Win are the same thing.
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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I think it's about time we had a site-wide referendum to abolish the stupid Sum of Squares scoring system and re-instate the beloved PPSC.
A_Tin_Can (1680 D (G))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Don't start that again.
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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You don't have a comedy cube. I don't take orders from you.
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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I miss PPSC and I think it should be re-instated. Let's have an endless debate about it.
DemonOverlord (476 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Holy shit. PPSC fucking sucked and it is never coming back, deal with it and move on.
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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@ DemonOverlord: But you agree that Sum of Squares sucks, right?

Let's just have WTA and nothing else.
DemonOverlord (476 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
No, I kinda like SoS tbh
Jeff Kuta (2143 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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PPSC is an abomination that incentivizes kingmaking.

SoS isn't really that great either because smaller nations are marginalized further.
DemonOverlord (476 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
I abhor cutting the draw and SoS means you don't have to do that
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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"Survivors-Win Scoring is confusing. It implies that Survive and Win are the same thing. "

Why is that confusing? That's exactly what PPSC is.
Jeff Kuta (2143 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Cutting the draw is part of the game.

SoS can speed games up because cutting the draw is less important. I can also see it being beneficial in some tournament settings since tiebreakers are likely to be more granular.
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Cutting the draw was never meant to be part of the game. Calhamer disliked it so much that draws were outright removed from several editions of the rulebook.
Hellenic Riot (1529 D Mod (G))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Cutting the draw is the most enjoyable part of a game.
Jeff Kuta (2143 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Citation needed there meme. Draws have always been part of the published game.

http://www.diplomacy-archive.com/resources/calhamer/objectives.htm
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
@captainmeme: If that's true I agree with Calhamer - I would support development work to make it possible to create games on WebDip with no "Draw" button.
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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"Survivors-Win Scoring is confusing. It implies that Survive and Win are the same thing. "

"Why is that confusing? That's exactly what PPSC is."

No it is not. It appears you're confused. So, I was right.
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
@Jeff - Draws were in the very first version of the rulebook, but were removed in the 1961 edition. They were not added back in until '71.
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
'61 dropped it in favour of the 'Short Game' rules: time limited games which were won by the player with the most pieces on the board at the time limit.

http://www.diplomacy-archive.com/resources/rulebooks/1961GRI.pdf
captainmeme (591 D Mod)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Also @Jamiet in PPSC, Survivors are rewarded, defeated players are not. Therefore, the Survivors win.
Jamie, PPSC was renamed over a year ago. Did you only really notice now?
CAPT Brad (1698 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
@captainmeme Therefore, the Survivors win.
unless they are 'outed' on national TV
Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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@Captainmeme: Would you say that in the FA Premier League, 17 teams win and 3 lose?

@Peregrine: I don't spend much time looking over very old games. Why would I have noticed?
JECE (1072 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
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captainmeme:
"Why is that confusing? That's exactly what PPSC is."
'Survivors-Win Scoring' makes no sense for multiple reasons. (I thought this was already acknowledged by the powers that be, but I guess we're just getting ignored.) To begin with, PPSC scoring does not make 'survivors' 'winners' of any game. There is only ever one 'winner' who can declare 'victory' in PPSC games.

The stated reason for the name change ("People thought it meant they would get that number of points in a draw.") makes no sense since the name change didn't clarify that problem.
JECE (1072 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
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A_Tin_Can:
"Don't start that again."
Actually, I think we recently had a conversation that was left unresolved. Why not pick up where we left off?
JECE (1072 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
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Jamiet99uk:
The 'Survivors-Win Scoring' terminology has been used since the introduction of SoS scoring. There was a lot of head-scratching about the name change at the time and alternative names were proposed, but all that was ignored.
Bladerunners (556 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
the site's / owners' rule changes a little while ago were controversial .... killed the 2 person draw but maybe that's ok
Peregrine Falcon (1435 D Mod (B))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
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@Bladerunner: 2 way draws are still a thing... unless between ghug and meme...
peterwiggin (14862 D Mod (S))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Q: Survivor's win scoring. What is this?
A: I'm not entirely sure, but it's definitely not Diplomacy.
Bladerunners (556 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
@PF - no they';re not ... almost impossible now .. . very frequent 2+ years ago
Jeff Kuta (2143 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
The Premier League table is an aggregation of 380 games between 2 opponents, not a single game among 20.
JECE (1072 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Peregrine Falcon: I think Bladerunners is saying that WTA scoring turns people into big, giant, squawking chickens. People are afraid to try a 2-way draw with WTA scoring.
taylor4 (211 D)
Sat 22 Apr UTC
bump
d-rock (500 D)
Sat 22 Apr UTC
C-diplo ftw!
ghug (3562 D Mod (B))
Sat 22 Apr UTC
I don't find people afraid to two way with WTA scoring. It's great for me cause then I can solo and take the whole pot.


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Thingyman (100 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
Invitation to Mafia Championship
It's that time of year again. Time for the fourth season of the Mafia Championship. I was hoping you guys would be interested in participating again this year.

The invitation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E9x7nJkSPmv1ZtSKFdSmLsvD4DQoX13i2MA9VG5p4W4/edit
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Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Fri 21 Apr UTC
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Turned my oven off safely after using it.
I just thought it was important to let you all know.
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Valis2501 (5374 D (G))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Ossoff TAKE MY ENERGY ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
https://redd.it/664s7n
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mitomon (175 D)
Sat 22 Apr UTC
Just thought I'd leave this here for someone
http://polandball.cc/comic/international-trade-in-the-16th-century/
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