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Durga (1898 D Mod)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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On punching nazis
I've decided to appease the centrists. Instead of punching nazis, we'll murder them by drone with no due process.
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brainbomb (474 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
God how many of these threads do we need. Can we combine all the nazi threads into a daily nazi thread like we do for live games. Also join my simulator these threads are getting redundant.
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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I'm the only one of us who's ever owned up to being pretentious though, ghug.
JamesYanik (548 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
TrPrado is pretty pretentious. i'm not though. i'm awesome
ghug (5046 D (B))
17 Aug 17 UTC
@Yanik, your post was inappropriate, as are a vast majority of the posts you make. In a vacuum, I wouldn't care that much. When you put them all together, I find you problematic.

As for centrism, you clearly missed the point of the post entirely. I'd explain it to you, but I doubt you have the capacity to understand. (That one's just for you, Prado.)

I'm mocking people who like killing people with drones. This includes large, ideologically centrist swaths of the democratic party, like Obama.
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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The problem, ghug, is that you specifically said the thread was to call out centrists instead of conservatives so that you could make a pointed joke at James, but also said it exists to call out people who are in favor of drone strikes. The only way to reconcile these two is by claiming centrists are pro-drone strikes.
ghug (5046 D (B))
17 Aug 17 UTC
It's like that is what I'm claiming or something.
JamesYanik (548 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
"I don't give a shit that you made a joke"

"Yanik, your post was inappropriate"

wow. nice job ghug



"@Yanik, your post was inappropriate, as are a vast majority of the posts you make. In a vacuum, I wouldn't care that much. When you put them all together, I find you problematic."

can you string together a few quotes of mine that are "problematic?" you said it was a VAST MAJORITY so it shouldn't be hard, but you've failed to quote me so far.


"As for centrism, you clearly missed the point of the post entirely. I'd explain it to you, but I doubt you have the capacity to understand. (That one's just for you, Prado.)"

ad hominem, and an unfunny one at that



"I'm mocking people who like killing people with drones. This includes large, ideologically centrist swaths of the democratic party, like Obama."

ok... so the almighty satire was:

"I've decided to appease the centrists. Instead of punching nazis, we'll murder them by drone with no due process."

so instead of doing one democrat thing, we'll do another primarily democrat thing.

but then why did you immediately post:

"I love how after all the talk of calling both sides out on their shit, James suddenly only has eyes for Obama."

but... i thought YOU were mocking the democrats. this doesn't seem genuine.


but hey, you want to insult democrats: go right ahead. if you have a clever zinger about Republicans throw it out there though.
JamesYanik (548 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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@ghug

then why did you get offended at me mentioning Obama, if that's who YOU were mocking?
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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It's almost like assuming the centrist-ground between anti-dronestrikes and anti-dronestrimes is pro-dronestrikes is ridiculous or something.
ghug (5046 D (B))
17 Aug 17 UTC
"ad hominem, and an unfunny one at that"

You're way too fucking fond of the ad hominem claim. It's a fallacy if I'm trying to undermine his arguments by bringing up unrelated facts to make him look bad. A joke about someone is not an ad hominem. In this case the joke was about me being pretentious, so while I appreciate the sentiment, I don't need you to defend me from myself.
JamesYanik (548 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
also the basic idea of centrism is the combination of two partisan ideas.

1. punching nazis
2. drone strikes

if this is satirical of centrism, then one side should be liberal, one conservative, and the combination should be hilariously bad.

but i pointed out both of those are primarily democrat viewpoints.

thus either it's a bad piece of satire, or it's super-critical of democrats. knowing DO, i believe it's the former.

do you reject this?
JamesYanik (548 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
@ghug

""ad hominem, and an unfunny one at that"

You're way too fucking fond of the ad hominem claim. It's a fallacy if I'm trying to undermine his arguments by bringing up unrelated facts to make him look bad. A joke about someone is not an ad hominem. In this case the joke was about me being pretentious, so while I appreciate the sentiment, I don't need you to defend me from myself."

stop it with the personal attacks ghug
ghug (5046 D (B))
17 Aug 17 UTC
Prado, it turns out that the whole drone thing is popular in the center regardless of party. You can label yourself a centrist and be opposed, and good on you for that because killing people is bad, but that doesn't change that fact.
JamesYanik (548 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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i'm joking btw. i should probably stop making jokes

...

that was also a joke ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
JamesYanik (548 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
@ghug

i'm not talking about constituencies, i'm talking about regimes. Obama was a part of the government, that's why i mentioned him not democrat members
ghug (5046 D (B))
17 Aug 17 UTC
"stop it with the personal attacks ghug"

I actually chuckled. You should make more jokes like this and fewer that are stupid.
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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Maybe I'm just hanging out with the wrong centrists but I haven't heard of anyone trying to justify them.
ghug (5046 D (B))
17 Aug 17 UTC
You define centrist as someone not affiliated with both parties. I'm defining it ideologically, which happens to encompass large parts of both parties. It's popular with the political establishment and their supporters.
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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That's my definition for independent. I know centrists in both parties. I have a very good friend in particular in mind who's a Republican and would be a centrist by any measure. He's not in favor of killing civilians. No other centrist I know or have ever heard of tries to justify killing civilians.
Ogion (4385 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
TrPrado, a very telling sign that you think Obamas drone program killed "more covilians than any other". I see you've conveniently forgotten the one millions Iraqis killed by Bush's lies to launch and invasion to boost his poll numbers. Or Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy and their disaster in Vietnam. Of course the black guy is the worst (even if that isn't remotely true
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
17 Aug 17 UTC
I did post a clarifying note because of that.
JamesYanik (548 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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@Ogion

nobody said "the black guy is the worst" DO mentioned drone strikes specifically. cool off man, and stay on topic
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
How about condemning all unlawful violence ?. Hitler ..evil, Stalin..evil..Mao ..evil.. ..Obama.. Imperfect but not as bad as Hitler, Stalin or Mao. Nelson Mandela.. Imperfect but inspirational and better leader than Obama... Dipbro Brainbomb.. Lovable Scallywag.. & Sweetypie James Yannick.... pestiferous fool.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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@Ogion

Obama carried out more drone strikes in his first year in office than Bush did his entire time as president - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-01-17/obamas-covert-drone-war-in-numbers-ten-times-more-strikes-than-bush.

Using the highest estimates available, the total number of deaths resulting from the
Iraq war (including friendly, enemy, and civilian deaths) is less than 200,000. Where tf did you get 1 million Iraqis killed from?

Also, stop being racist.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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Update: I did a little more searching and it appears the numbers I found earlier were actually a little dated. That number should be revised up to 250,00-300,000, still far below the 1 million mark though.


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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
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Is it ever ok to paunch Nazis?
Especially Nazi cats?
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MyxIsMe (511 D)
17 Aug 17 UTC
Diplomacy Question
Not clear on how this works out in the game mechanics:

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Monfils (0 D X)
17 Aug 17 UTC
Diplomacy memes!
Give me some because I'm waiting on my games and I'm bored and I want webdiplo in a potent form
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JamesYanik (548 D)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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My Cat is a Nazi
https://puu.sh/xbB8I/c82481f2e9.png

please do not punch my cat
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trip (562 D (B))
16 Aug 17 UTC
Need a sub
gameID=201565

Please let me know if you're willing and I'll send you password. Thx.
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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It's okay to punch Nazis
I purport that it is perfectly ok to beat up the following types of people:

- Nazis - Neo-Nazis - KKK members - David Duke - White Supremacists -
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
12 Aug 17 UTC
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IRL work Horror Stories
No matter the field of profession, we all have work horror stories. The days when everything fell through the cracks or the work load was just too much. Tell about it. Only rule is try to avoid names and such.
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
16 Aug 17 UTC
Feature Idea: Badges
See Inside
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Tom Bombadil (4134 D (G))
16 Aug 17 UTC
Gen Con
Anyone going to Gen Con this weekend? I'm going for the first time just for the day Saturday - anyone with tips on what to see let me know.
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michael_b (192 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Feature Idea: Friend 'List'
I'm not one to cause pressure for the coding team who are focused on the new Forum, but has this feature been suggested before? See Reply.
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Mapu (362 D)
15 Aug 17 UTC
Five Year Anniversary Game
Happy Webdip Anniversary to me. Anyone good want to play a game? Classic Semi-Anon WTA.
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kestasjk (133 D Mod (P))
04 Aug 17 UTC
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Trialing the upcoming new forum system
The new forum system is up and running, and we're ready to let users onto it to test it as we transition to it from this forum.

Probably best if you respond there rather than here, but I guess it doesn't matter:
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Maltir (125 D)
14 Aug 17 UTC
Can I do this?
Here's my map: http://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=204508&turn=-1&mapType=large
Question is, Can I move my fleet at Ankara to the Aegean Sea or the Eastern Med Sea without using the Black Sea?
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Fluminator (496 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
First person to shitpost loses
GO
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Monfils (0 D X)
14 Aug 17 UTC
Any help with this Gunboat that I would really like to pick up traction.
I will follow you around the forum and support your comments for a week
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
13 Aug 17 UTC
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Nazi march in America?
Someone with the Twitter handle @JuliusGoat just dropped one of the best Twitter threads in history, about the white supremacist/Nazi march in Charlottesville.

https://twitter.com/juliusgoat/status/896326301832925184
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ttf236 (0 D X)
14 Aug 17 UTC
Replies Last postsort ascending Forum
http://www.thefreelancemarketer.com/
http://www.theheatingplace.com/
http://www.themoccaroom.com/
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Maltir (125 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Why couldn't I move?
Hey I was playing Italy in this game. I tried to have my fleet convoy my army in Tuscany to Smyrna. Neither were being attacked or blocked, but I was unable to make this move. Why? Here's the link to the map: http://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=203295&turn=9&mapType=large
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Fluminator (496 D)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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Unpopular opinion thread
I saw this posted on another forum and it ended up being a great thread.

Post an unpopular opinion you have, and only comment if you (dis)agree under others - no arguing.
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MajorMitchell (1025 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
Trump visits West Virginia and promises to "fix" the drug problems there.
Can Trump deliver on this promise ?
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Arch-Duke (100 D)
03 Aug 17 UTC
WWI year-by-year re-enactment game
Would anyone be interested in this? To be clear, I mean instead of playing, we figure out a blow-by-blow of WWI and then re-enact it phase by phase.
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peterwiggin (15014 D Mod (S))
12 Aug 17 UTC
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Mod team personnel changes
bo_sox48 is now an administrator. Please join me in thanking him for his past and future service to the site.

Sadly, ghug is leaving the moderator team. Please join me in thanking him for the work he's done as a moderator.
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captainmeme (846 D Mod)
09 Aug 17 UTC
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Ankara Crescent
It's been far too long since we played this variant. Anyone for a game?
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SkiingCougar (953 D)
13 Aug 17 UTC
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Live Game Anyone?
There's two live games going up soon, anyone want to join?
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MichiganMan (5268 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Games Gone to Shit
I've not played in a while because I there were too many CD/NMR's. I come back, and once a game gets started it's AGAIN ruined by TWO players just up and quitting one year into the game.

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leon1122 (175 D)
08 Aug 17 UTC
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Google Employee Fired for Writing an Internal Memo Warning Against Google's Echo Chamber
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3914586/Googles-Ideological-Echo-Chamber.pdf
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michael_b (192 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Cuban replacement needed.
Hello, please can someone replace Cuba to keep the balance in this game:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=203827
Thanks a lot.
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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If this thread gets *eight* comments I'll post it again but double the number.
........
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
11 Aug 17 UTC
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If this thread gets *16* comments I'll post it again but double the number.
My forum experience is either experiencing a new high, or a new low, at this moment.
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