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damian (675 D Mod)
03 May 17 UTC
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Unofficial Greatest Movie Tournament Thread
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!
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Sevyas (904 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
Talk, or die! Reboot
"Talk, or die!" game got cancelled due to 3 NMRs before end of 03. Here's an attempt to start a new game with more or less the same settings.
Full press, 48 hours, (semi-)anon, DSS, 50 points buy-in, RR 90%.
Active players of the old game will have priority to sign up.
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brainbomb (456 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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Banning Jenetically Modified Organisms
I think we should probably get rid of Jenetically Modified Organisms. For a while I thought they were gone but they seem to be making a comeback. Our health is at risk people. Do you wanna sit in your moms basement eating old cheese? Are you tired of being tired? Does your back hurt?
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
26 Apr 17 UTC
Getting Mexico to pay for the wall
Why doesn't Trump just impound Mexican land on the other side of the Rio Grande? -- land with a value equal to what it costs to build the wall. As a bonus, the wall could be built south of the river. That would make it easier to build.
32 replies
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fourofswords (400 D)
02 May 17 UTC
define metagaming
May I please get a specific definition of the word "metagaming"?
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Hellenic Riot (1564 D (G))
01 May 17 UTC
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May GR Published
All +1's are welcome for my intense and passionate hard work.

https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist
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Orgyon (85 D X)
02 May 17 UTC
Web players
Everyone be careful. There are a group of people who know eachother inviting people to their private games and metagaming to take coins. Just thought I should get the word out there.
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Egathetos (337 D)
02 May 17 UTC
Question?
What is the coloured bar under the communications box for? I cannot figure it out.
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brainbomb (456 D)
01 May 17 UTC
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Rise in diabeties in Dwarven and Halfling communities
Recent spikes in Type 2 diabeties have led to dramatic dietary changes in many halfling and dwarven communities. The diets consisting mostly of ale, salted pork, and pipe weed have finally started to erase the accepted idea that these races were rich in longevity. Gout, Obesity, and Type 2 diabeties have all risen. Recent additions of Mountain Dew and Doritos in Dwarven Mine Snack halls may also be to blame.
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
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Ed Balls
Ed Balls.
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CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
28 Apr 17 UTC
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I challenge you.
Here ye here ye. The grand CommanderByron, lord of the stalemate, and sultan of supports. Here by challenges any person with a Decent GR and a RR of 63% or more to a battle. This battle will take among the forests of Germany, the deserts of turkey, the snowy tundra of Russia, the coasts of France and Italy and the rolling hills of England.
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Ezio (668 D Mod)
30 Apr 17 UTC
Game is looking for 1 more
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196781
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Thingyman (100 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
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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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hy2850 (100 D)
30 Apr 17 UTC
Question
Can your army/fleet move from North Africa to Spain?
What about fleet moving from Black Sea to Aegean Sea(I found it in the rulebook, but to make sure if it is possible in WebDiplomacy..)?
I have searched the rulebook, but the former question is not to be found anywhere. Help me!
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slypups (1585 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Team 5v5 Modern War II Game
I'm setting up a team game of 5 players versus 5 other players (private game, unranked, full press).
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lalaland (0 D X)
29 Apr 17 UTC
Live game almost full
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197106
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Deeply_Dippy (426 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
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End of Game (EOG) Statements: Why not?
As a relative newbie, I've noticed that no one ever seems to post EOGs in the forum. Is there a reason for that?

Is this something that used to be done but the practice fell away?
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
28 Apr 17 UTC
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Option to Publish private messages at end of game
I always wondered what private messages people were sending in full press games. Can we have an option when creating a New Game that once the game is over, everyone can review the private messages? -- Or does that already exist?
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lalaland (0 D X)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Live Game Almost full
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197048
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
I can be an asshole sometimes.
Sorry. I'm trying to be a calmer person in my forum interactions. I'm nice in real life. Honest.
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Carebear (100 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Yet Another Newbie Question
In a game, there was a support move order that was cut. To me, the graphic was ambiguous as to whom the support was provided. No player moved to the space. Is there a way to see the actual orders entered by my opponents after adjudication?
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Randomizer (31 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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What can Happen on Over Booked Airline Flight
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/travel/passenger-removed-united-flight-trnd/index.html
Getting forcibly removed to make room. Another reason not to fly.
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jmo1121109 (2482 D Mod)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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Last visited: 13 Mar 2017
Doesn't someone have to eat a shoe now?
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420thReich (100 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
User Meta Gaming
The user "Twitchell" and "Communists Unite" are the same person. He created "Communists Unite" to take control of someone that left our game. Please ban for meta-gaming.
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
27 Apr 17 UTC
Why didn't Obama prosecute Michael Flynn?
If what Michael Flynn did was wrong, then why didn't Obama prosecute him for it?
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brainbomb (456 D)
25 Apr 17 UTC
Catholic School horror stories
When I was in 4th grade I puked on the girl next to me in church during an all school mass. It was on her coat and in her hair. I think thats why she hated me moving forward. Pretty sure her name was amamda er something. Share your nightmares of similair nature.
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jmo1121109 (2482 D Mod)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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Rules Question
"Furthermore, it is against the rules to make cheating accusations on the forum, even in cases where the user in question has been confirmed to own multiple accounts. The most frequent reason users create additional accounts is that they forgot the password to their original account."

Question inside
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The Ambassador (149 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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Latest podcast including webDip live games...
Hi folks, episode 16 of the Diplomacy Games podcast is now live. We talk metagaming arseholes, the live Dip game experience at webDip & the Colonial variant over at VDip.

And of course there's drinking... a lot of it. Listen at DiplomacyGames.com, iTunes or Stitcher.
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VashtaNeurotic (654 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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Greatest Movie Tournament
It's been a while since we've done one of these. Details Below.
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DammmmDaniel (104 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
Boy Scouts
I am having problems acquiring my Eagle Scout
DammmmDaniel (104 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
I am really close to my Eagle. I finished my Eagle Project and I am wrapping up my application. Then one thing shook me. Apparently in order to become a boy scout you need a religious letter of recommendation from a religious figure in your community. But like, I am not religious at all.... Am I the only one that finds this shocking? I mean I knew that Boy Scouts has always been a religious based organization (no matter how much they try to deny it) but I have put my sweat blood and weekends into Boy Scouts for the past 10 years... Over half my life. Too realize that I might get denied my Eagle because I am not religious.... I find it repulsive personally. Anyone else? Views? Thoughts?

P.S.
I tried talking to the board and a letter of recommendation from a religious organization is required for sure. No way to get around it. I realize I can just lie through my teeth and get my Eagle but, like why is this even a requirement?
Zybodia (355 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
You've been lying for years about it, every time you said the law and oath. What's different about this time?
DammmmDaniel (104 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
Its just weird that it plays such a huge role in Boy Scouts to me
goldfinger0303 (1414 D Mod)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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As an Eagle Scout, you're full of crap. I needed no such thing.
I mean, yes there are no atheists in Scouts, but like...that's always been the case, on paper. You and your parents can just lie about it. Like probably half the rest of them do.

But a letter of recommendation? Absolutely not. In your manual it should even say that your parents will do if you don't attend official services.
DammmmDaniel (104 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
eagle scout application checklist genius try checking it, then tell me I am full of crap
http://imgur.com/a/fCz9i
and as a member of the SHAC we aren't allowed to utilize the bypass method that the BSA "allows for and accommodates for"
DammmmDaniel (104 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
SHAC= Sam Houston Area Council. I know an older friend who aged out because he claimed atheism. The loophole that they use is if you aren't affiliated with an "organized religion" therefore you still have to claim to be a part of some sort of religion.
Daniel, I'm more than aware of the requirements. As I said, I reached my Eagle years ago.

http://www.scouting.org/Home/GuideToAdvancement/EagleScoutRank.aspx

But let me pull out the relevant quote for you

"References: Must list all six (five if not employed). If not affiliated with an organized religion, then the parent or guardian provides this reference."
And the local councils literally can't do that.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
26 Apr 17 UTC
Have you tried the church of the flying spaghetti monster?

Or Maybe Discordianism? I think i'm a qualified pope...

But seriously, as a scout leader i know the frustrations of religion in our movement. It was only last year that we adopted an alternative version of our Scout Promise which no longer even technically discriminates against atheists.

And i know the eagle scout award is pretty big in the US, but the journey is often more important than the destination.

Not to suggest you give up and appreciate all you have learned, but to take this as a challenge, one which, while perhaps unexpected, is likely something you will face in the real world often enough.

Rise to it.
bo_sox48 (4271 D Mod (G))
26 Apr 17 UTC
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Lol, gold, you think a local BSA council wouldn't try to subtly bypass national rules in order to forward their own twisted beliefs by pushing them on well-meaning kids? You must be living under a rock.
Hauta (1598 D (S))
26 Apr 17 UTC
Your worth should not come from an outside organization or else they own your ass. (Note: I know you never said that it did). So, becoming eagle is about the accomplishment. If you accomplished everything but didn't get the title, then you should still have the feeling of accomplishment and be proud.

Now, lots of guys stick with boy scouts until they achieve Eagle because they think it helps them get into college. Maybe it does, but if I had to choose between Eagle and a better class rank (or better ACT/SAT scores), I'd choose the latter. Nothing easier for a low-paid admissions staff to do than to compare scores and just shitcan the low ones and accept the high ones.

btw, congratulations on your achievement! -- regardless of whether you're called Eagle.
Ogion (4804 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
Yep. You might all to your local unitarians. They might be able to help you out.

I left the scouts after a couple of years because I could handle all the fake religious nonsense.
JamesYanik (548 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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why not just create a religion? it's like super easy. or pay 200$ to some scientology guys that'll do it.

in any case, make sure not to take yourself too seriously after you're an eagle scout. i've met some who are decent guys who know their stuff, and i always know some who get lost on what isn't even a 50 mile drive and nearly end up in Arkansas, and make me miss the entire damn pot luck the little shit while i drive around with my parents in some "Hey didn't they shoot Deliverance out here?" back-woods freaky bullshit until nearly midnight.

but uh... yeah. respect, honor and responsibility and all that crap needs to be taken more seriously than your title.
WyattS14 (100 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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@JamesYanik, Who hurt you?
JamesYanik (548 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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every year there's at least one pot luck. last year it got ruined because of that eagle scout asshat who can read a compass and use stars to find where he is BUT CANT FIND A DAMN WAY DOWN A MAP, and then, and then, and then, the one this year got rained out and now it's going to be another 3-4 months... and and and there was going to be ribs and chicken and dry rub and steak and baked potatoes but the good kind without that bullshit cream and there was going to be the new smokehouse working again but it got rained out IT ALL GOT RAINED OUT AND IT'S BEEN LIKE 1 AND A HALF YEARS NOW AND I CANT TAKE IT
DammmmDaniel (104 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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Wow buddy+1 for raging but I have never seen you so worked up lol
JamesYanik (548 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
i actually teared up when i heard the water had risen above the low water bridge.

all that poor steak and pork and chicken. i only can hope that someone out there had a decent barbecue. that someone out there enjoyed it.
Jacob63831 (184 D)
26 Apr 17 UTC
So the requirement is:

"You must have a letter from the following

-Your parents
-Religious leader
-your school

If you do not have a religious leader please have your parent complete the letter as they are the ones that set the family traditions and values"

So your parents can just write the letter if you aren't religious.



CAPT Brad (2521 D (B))
26 Apr 17 UTC
i avoided all of that as a Sea Cadet
goldfinger0303 (1414 D Mod)
26 Apr 17 UTC
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"Now, lots of guys stick with boy scouts until they achieve Eagle because they think it helps them get into college. Maybe it does, but if I had to choose between Eagle and a better class rank (or better ACT/SAT scores), I'd choose the latter."

Well, first off, besides the project, becoming an Eagle Scout isn't time intensive to the extent that it would impact your grades. Most get their projects done during the summer anyways, when school doesn't interfere. Secondly, its absolutely worth it for the resume, over grades. Seven years later and all my job interviewers still brought it up when I leave it as a footnote on my resume. Besides, you never know when your interviewer might be an Eagle Scout themselves, and you automatically have an extra way to connect with them. And if you're looking for joining the armed services, you jump up two pay grades automatically and have a much better chance of attending a service academy.


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