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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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If this thread gets *four* comments I'll post it again but double the number.
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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If this thread gets two comments I'll post it again but double the number.
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dargorygel (591 D Mod (G))
09 Aug 17 UTC
Solar Eclipse Game
In honor of this year's Solar Eclipse's swath through populated areas of the US (and others) someone should start a game which commemorates the event. (Not me, because I believe in a flat earth...)
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marxsankles (100 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
World Diplomacy IX Game 24Hr Turns
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=204271

We've got 12 people so far, game starts in 28 minutes. It would be a shame if we got this many people and the game didn't go on.
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michael_b (192 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
"Known World" variant absent
I may only be clueless about news here but on the Variant page is the Known World variant but not in the "new game" creator. Anyone know?
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wolfsong5663 (20 D X)
04 Aug 17 UTC
Reporting myself for multi accounting
I created this account when I used up all of my 100 coins to join games and wanted to play more. I did not realise that this was prohibited and in fact, I still cannot find where the rules are located on this web site. I had to google to find the page.
Could the Mod please contact me and ban this account and verify that the two accounts have never been in the same game.
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iimusashii (130 D)
08 Aug 17 UTC
Im always France
Is there some kind of setting that I don't know about, because I always draw France.
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brainbomb (474 D)
26 Jul 17 UTC
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Trump bans Transgendered people from.Military Service
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/politics/trump-military-transgender/index.html
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Monfils (0 D X)
10 Aug 17 UTC
DAILY Diplomacy player's piss thread
Instead of a thread forming every time someone wants to say something about a certain topic just type in a topic below and see if someone wants say something about it (bumps will not be used as bumps but instead as topics to talk about
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Randomizer (70 D)
10 Aug 17 UTC
Don't forget buying a gun for Back to School
Wal-Mart wants you to be ready for anything going back to school or at least one employee thinks so:
http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/09/news/companies/walmart-guns-back-to-school/index.html
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Farenheit (0 D X)
09 Aug 17 UTC
New Mode? Bots?
I think that we should be able to play with bots 1v1. It would be much more fun for some people and it could be free
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NManock18 (0 D X)
10 Aug 17 UTC
HOW TO PLAY THIS
The instructions did not mention this scenario: If you attack a province that someone occupies, but that someone is moving their unit in that select province to a different province that is unoccupied, their move cancels and they have to defend their province which is being attacked right? I know this to be true based on my own experiences, but I wanted to confirm.
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peterwiggin (15247 D Mod (S))
29 Jul 17 UTC
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call for new mods
The mod team is looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in being a moderator, please send an email indicating your interest and describing why you think you would be a good moderator to webdipmod@gmail.com.
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
08 Aug 17 UTC
See a great Australian car..the new CHIPS movie
The new CHIPS movie with Michael Pena uses a great Australian car..a VF model Holden Commodore, sold in the USA as a Pontiac ( I think).
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
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Mafia XXX: Clown Fiesta Game Thread
See inside for more instructions.
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Durga (2658 D)
23 Jul 17 UTC
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Private game replacement rules
I've been told by a deadbeat admin that is losing a private game that he has the ability to pick any replacement he wants and he asked someone who I'd rather slit my wrists than play with. There's a reason I play passworded games and I think there should be a rule where you need the consent of people in your private game before picking a replacement.
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ubercacher16 (259 D)
07 Aug 17 UTC
World Map game
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=204084

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Tweeters (100 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
Other Games
What are some other browser games you all enjoy playing?
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modell (115 D)
07 Aug 17 UTC
Ancient Med Player Needed
Hello,
One player needed for Ancient Medi game.
Game Name : Localwangs2
PW : wangtime
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Aug 17 UTC
Nuclear stalled...
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/climate/nuclear-power-project-canceled-in-south-carolina.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&referer=https://t.co/N8KHKxOnGi?amp=1
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Aug 17 UTC
Opportunit cost? This assumes some kind of zero sum game, which the economy is most seriously not.

Total economic activity depends on several things, including calories available for workers to consume, and power production harnassed for work - whether that means harnassing animals to pull plows and till the land, or burning oil to power machines (purely physical factors).

But it also depends on psychological factors, look at the impact of the space program, or the fear of nuclear war. Some people got very angry about any construction work happening under the looming threat of nuclear war (in the early 50s) because all building was seen as pointless if it would just be destroyed. This kinds of psychological factors - when having an impact on a whole nation - can't help but impact productivity and total economic activity. The space program on ther other hand gave a nation, and perhaps even the world, hope. Inspired a generation to believe in the future and in advancing technology. Again these psychological factors drove the economy forward.

In more mundane examples, investor confidence directly affects stock market prices, housing prices, and decisions made by corporations. If there is no confidence that a corp can sell items at a price they can profit from, they may shutdown production. Examples pf the great depression and the 2008 financial crash are perfect ilustrations of the knock on effect of losing confidence in an economy.

So i believe the promise of a clean safe fusion dream could promote more economic activity than not doing so. The opportunity cost of not investing in such an ambitious project may be immeasurable. Specifically because other projects don't inspire people.

Nevermind the fact that governments don't overly care about opportunity costs. (Although the international team currently working on fusion in france - ITER - has a lot of investment from world governments - mostly european - i actually think they've put all their eggs in one basket, which is a risky approach. You can still invest with throwing all the money at one project).
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Aug 17 UTC
Also a project like ITER is expected to cost in the region of $20 billion, over a 35 year period. That is less than half a billion per year, for the US with a federal budget measured in the Trillion, this is not a large amount. But instead they have considered cutting funding to ITER - which currently stands at ~$150 million per year, the rest being paid by Japan, Russia, China, South Korea, India and mostly the EU.

Now i still contend the €20 billion for projects like this could be spent on multiple smaller projects, the 80s saw the start of ITER with a US/USSR collaboration (which included Japan and the EU) and i'd much prefer to have seen the finding go to the 3-10 most successful designs for fusion energy (there are some laser ignition facilities trying fusion right now, which use a completely different method).

Of course building any mini-sun is rather odd, consider we already have Sol itself, and i'm sure any solar power advocates would say, this whole fusion malarky is a waste of time... But there you see industry taking up the challenge and investing in manufacturing solar panels. So we'll see if the cost of investing in fusion compared with the cost invested in solar in 2035; or if private industry (with public subsidy) can out perform government R&D.
Ogion (4375 D)
07 Aug 17 UTC
If we can fork out a trillion dollars for a giant play toy for insecure military people, we can afford $20billion 50 times over to solve all humanity's energy problems I'd say
Ogion (4375 D)
07 Aug 17 UTC
Oh look. Global fossil fuel subsidies come to $5 trillion a year
We could pave the earth in gold plated solar and batteries for that kind of money

Anyone want to seriously suggest fossil fuels are cost competitive anymore? No?

Didn't think so.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/aug/07/fossil-fuel-subsidies-are-a-staggering-5-tn-per-year


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captainmeme (846 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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Deefster10k (146 D)
19 Jul 17 UTC
Playing with less than 7 players
I'm just starting a game to play with a few friends of mine, and because there will only be four or five of us, I was wondering if the game would actually start if we only had 4 players, or if it would just cancel and refund our bets. If it does cancel, is there a way for us to play a game on here with only the four of us?
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Flaming Lunatic (100 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
Why aren't my games available?
I am new to both Diplomacy and this site and I am currently in 2 games. One as France and one as Germany. But the turn timer rolled over and when I came back to view what happened the France game, it wasn't in my game list. What happened?

If details help, it had classic in the name, started in 1901, the game turn rolled over at 2:35pm and it was anonymous players.
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groza528 (518 D)
31 Jul 17 UTC
Joinable Games
Currently the Games window shows that there are 101 Joinable Games. However, when I select the Joinable Games tab I find only 3. There are supposedly 11 pages worth but anything after the first page is empty.

Can anyone explain this discrepancy to me?
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DonaldJTrump (155 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
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Identity crisis
Donald J vs Donald J

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=203894
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PacThePhoenix (100 D)
05 Aug 17 UTC
Beginner question regarding the capture of supply centers
I thought I might find the answer to this somewhere in FAQ, but alas I could not. So, my question is: if an army/fleet moves into a territory with a supply center during the Spring, then moves out during the Fall, is that center considered yours?
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michael_b (192 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
World Dip
Dont know if this is the place to advertise a game but this one is almost full and has an hour left. Join! gameID=203797
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
30 Jul 17 UTC
Game of Thrones Characters sit down to play webdip..
Who would win if the following characters sat down to play diplomacy.
Tyrion, Tywin, The Spider, Little Finger, Sansa, Pycelle, Danerys. ??
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michael_b (192 D)
01 Aug 17 UTC
Russia Strategy: Modern Variant
I have played Russia in 2 different 'Modern' games and was the first eliminated in both. How do YOU see a viable way play Russia? Care to share?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
31 Jul 17 UTC
I think I will go to Idaho 19 to 22 August to see if Krellin wants to play FtF
I also heard the eclipse will pass through there.
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