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The Ambassador (114 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
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New podcast segment: webDippers speak up!
We're introducing a new segment to the podcast. Have your say (more below)...
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Peregrine Falcon (2504 D (S))
09 Sep 17 UTC
Advertise Live Games Here
Please use this thread, and this thread only to advertise for upcoming live games. That way, it's easier to find people for new live games, without flooding the forum with threads.
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Ethanol (1780 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Points per SC
Some years ago i've played webdiplo and shortly I came back to this page.
I see that the Pot is now devided allways as a winner takes all. What were the reasons for this change?
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dargorygel (546 D Mod (G))
08 Sep 17 UTC
Replacements for CDs
This game has four willing players... three others stopped playing. Not bad positions.
Please consider joining.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=204099#gamePanel
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AdmiralGeneral (0 D X)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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Imperatorum Syndicate
I am forming a group of players who are intelligent and committed to participate is a sort of WebDip league.

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Ogion (4280 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Conservatives' edumacated people iz so stooped thread
We get it. You hate smart people and those who have made the effort to educate themselves. Scientists and scholars are so elite and are all prize idiots and are nothing compared to the brilliance of high school drop outs from the "heartland".
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KansasBoyd (25 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
University Professor fired over tweet
A University of Tampa Sociology professor was fired after tweeting Hurricane Harvey was karma for Texas for voting for Trump.

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acamer4 (1022 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
oh no!
now that it's about to be canceled is it safe to post gameID=204936 on the forum and speculate wildly about who was cheating??
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The Ambassador (114 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Latest podcast episode: interview with Captainmeme
Hi webDippers

In the latest podcast episode of DiplomacyGames we interview Captainmeme, talk about how to create a Dip variant and introduce a new segment: Pet Peeves, which I'll post separately on.
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jengamaster (2083 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Biggest game of all time?
Would it be appropriate/allowable to have commentary on the biggest game of all time? I ask because it is an anon gunboat game. But it seems like the type of game people could learn from like school of war.
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jengamaster (2083 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Three build Turkey or Four Build Russia in 01
Have you ever seen this rare beast in a game that was not marred by NMR? If so, how did it come to pass? And how well did that country do in the long run?
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peterwiggin (14841 D Mod (S))
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Mod team personnel announcement
Socrates Dissatisfied has decided to step down from the moderator team. Please join me in thanking him for his service.

Szpoti has agreed to join the mod team. Please join me in thanking him for his dedication to the site and willingness to volunteer.
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captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Diplomacy PSA
https://gfycat.com/ShimmeringUnsteadyHamadryas
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Oztra (30 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
San Francisco reccomendations
I'll be going to the US western seaboard in the next few weeks and am looking to do a fair amount of sightseeing while there. Anyone have recommendations for can't miss sights/experiences? (let the sarcasm...and hopefully 1 or 2 useful suggestions...abound)
legit tho
Golden gate bridge is an obvious thing, going down by presidio on the south side of the bridge is the best spot and has less tourists than golden gate park (plus the area itself is super beautiful). Going to the pier 41 is a must for good food and shopping if you can afford it (most parking on the pier is $30-$60/hr, so you know to take an uber or bus). If you're into weird kind of spooky stuff, there's a Ripley's museum on the pier, then there's the Winchester mystery house a little ways south in san jose, but very cool. Lots of cool museums around in general. The exploratorium in san fran is fun if you like science and cool interactive exhibits. There's tons of vineyards around that area if wine is interesting to you, they have tastings and tours. Alcatraz is another big one, never went myself but my folks did and said it was really cool, don't wait to schedule your tour till the last minute, that stuff fills up quick. Also keep in mind that parking and transportation is ridiculous in San Fransisco, there's literally no way to get around without spending a fair bit of money. Getting a BART pass if you're staying in the city is the best, if not, ubering around is ok, but will get expensive very quickly. Traffic will literally stop throughout the main center of the city between 4 and 7 every day, so plan ahead to be where you want to be during those hours, cause unless you're walking, you'll be going nowhere. I'd recommend Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen across the bay in Berkeley for a not too expensive but really good food. Yosemite national park is amazing if you're willing to take a day trip (about 3 hrs from san fran).
I've also lived near Portland, OR most of my life and have been in or around Seattle, WA a lot of times if you're traveling elsewhere on the west coast as well.
Oztra (30 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
cheers spirit
jengamaster (2083 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Restricting it just to the city and things that SpiritoftheRadio did not mention.

I strongly recommend Lefty O'Doul's in Union Square for a lunch. Yes it is cafeteria style, but the atmosphere and history is great, even better if you are a baseball fan.

Taking a cable car ride is an iconic thing to do in SF. But there are three routes so choose wisely.

The Top of the Mark (restaurant/bar at the top of the Mark Hopkins hotel, stunning views) is a great place to get a late night cocktail or a Sunday Brunch. Bear in mind that the Sunday Buffet is not particularly cheap.

North Beach (Little Italy) and Chinatown are adjacent. Chinatown is really something else if you have never been to a Chinatown before.

If you are in reasonably good shape, wear walking shoes. Most of the best parts of San Francisco are relatively close geographically (in the northeast quadrant of the city), but it is very hilly so a half mile walk feels a lot longer, and is harder on the body, than a half mile elsewhere.

My favorite church is Grace Cathedral, so I always recommend that to people if looking at churches is your thing.
bo_sox48 (5023 D Mod (G))
03 Sep 17 UTC
Are you going to have a car and a few days to get out of SF? The most iconic sights are a drive away.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
How long will you be here? How mobile will you be (car or no)? What is your budget?

Yosemite is probably worth a weekend if you'll be here a while. Stinson Beach, drive down Highway 1 to Monterey Bay Aquarium. Drive/Walk Lombard Street in SF. Bonfire on Ocean Beach. Walk across GG Bridge and back. Hike Mt Tamalpais. Ocean/Bay kayaking. See Beach Blanket Babylon. Work your accent on SF chicks.

Lot of options.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
I vote for "Tadich Grill" if you want a classic SF restaurant experience.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
the place has gone to hell ever since Diane Feinstein left as mayor to be a Senator
Ogion (4280 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Yeah, ignore the ignoramus from San Diego.

I would say, don't just stay in SF. If you're in good shape, the headlands, Muir Woods, the coastal trail and especially Mt. Tam State Park (Ridgecrest Blvd and the trails around it are among the most beautiful places on earth for my money. East Peak is nice too. For a taste of coastal Marin, Mt. Tam, Bolinas, and the Coastal trail heading south from Muir Beach are my picks. (I'm a Marin native, so I'm biased. Also, if you're here on the right day, the Pancake Breakfast at West POint inn (hike in only, built in 1905, so very old Marin) are worth it.)

In SF, yes, Chinatown, although for ambiance and dining, I'd be inclined to head to the Mission. It's a cool mix between old school SF (mostly on MIssion. and you absolutely MUST check out 826 Valencia. A fun little shop that benefits Dave Eggers' writing program for local youth! Also, breakfast at Tartine might be worth the wait, and Revolution Cafe has a taste of old Mission. For evening dancing and dinner, Baobab. ) and new hipster techy stuff (Ritual coffee, excellent!, Regalito is a fave of mine.) Also, there's a lovely little cafe right by the corner of Dolores Park that's delightful for breakfast. Of course, you should check out Mission Dolores itself, where it all began. The other original buildings of San Francisco are in the Officer's club also in the Presidio, which I believe is the very fist building in SF, dating to 1776.)

Taditch's is a worth while old school experience. (I think I'd skip the Pier 39, 41 stuff, except maybe for Musee Mechanique. Instead, if you want a sense of the intellectual style of SF, go for the Exploratorium, which is an amazing science museum which has had a number of big name local artists, cutting edge science and great education all in one place.

I'd also spend a little time in Golden Gate Park. It's an significant part of the city that's older than the neighborhoods around it. The De Young was recently redone by Herzog de Meuron. and the Conservatory, and the Academy of Sciences.

I would also consider the Presidio Social Club for a classic brunch (across the street from ILM where the star wars movies are made!)

More ideas coming
ibadibam (377 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
If you want to connect with the local FTF hobby, the Bay Area Diplomacy Association has a minor tournament September 16-17 and I'm sure they'd be thrilled to have you drop in for a round.

Other than that? Spend time outdoors! Walk the Filbert steps from Coit Tower to the Embarcadero, especially on a clear day. Great views of the bay, really nice gardens, sometimes feral flocks of parrots, and costs you nothing (maybe a little sweat). Walk Divisadero from Geary to Castro to see neat Victorian architecture and a range of neighborhoods. Go to the Mission district and check out the street art in Clarion Alley. On the weekend go people-watching in Dolores Park.

If you go to SF Chinatown, try to find the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie factory, which is the last factory that makes them by hand. It's a neat 5-minute stop to pop in to watch them work and find out how good a hot fortune cookie tastes.

Lefty O'Doul's is cafeteria-style because, along with Tommy's Joynt, it's one of the city's last "hofbrau" carveries--casual German-derived eateries that used to be the most common type of restaurant in the Bay Area. But treat yourself to some upscale food also. San Francisco has some of the best modern cuisine in the world.
Oztra (30 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
cheers my dudes
i have no idea what we are doing (i have not organised it)
will hopefully be able to go to some of these places that you guys have suggested
Ogion (4280 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Sept 16? I may have to stop by
Oztra (30 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
what sept 16 who said anything bout that
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Oztra (30 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
oh there i see
do they have a website ibadibam?
Oztra (30 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
well drat i'll be around for at least the 18-20th
ibadibam (377 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
https://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Diplomacy-Association/events/242744981/
Oztra (30 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
grr blocked
anyway will have a look later and see if i can come
It seems like most tourists stay around Pier 39 (not 41, Spirit) or Union Square. If I were visiting SF, I would stay at the Hilton Financial District across from Portsmouth Square for good walking/transit access to most places you would want to go. The rates are probably better than Pier 39 or Union Square, too.

Here are some geographic clusters of things to do:

- SF Ferry Building, walk along Embarcadero, SF Giants baseball game at AT&T Park
- Dim sum brunch in Chinatown, walk into North Beach (Italian historic district), Coit Tower
- Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, ferry to Angel Island, tour Alcatraz, rent bikes and ride across Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods
- Golden Gate Park, possibly including DeYoung art museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Arboretum, Conservatory of Flowers
- Ocean Beach, Sutro Baths, SF Zoo
- Mission District for restaurants, nightlife
- Live music at any of many small venues, including the Fillmore, Warfield, Regency Ballroom, Great American Music Hall
Oztra (30 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
i've been told i am staying near ghirardelli square
anything good to do round there?
Oztra (30 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
apart from going to the square and getting some dece choccies of course
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Download Lyft and expect to use it a lot.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
04 Sep 17 UTC
i left my wallet in Saaan-Fraaaan--Ciso!!
peterwiggin (14841 D Mod (S))
04 Sep 17 UTC
For Chinese pastries, especially egg tarts, golden gate bakery in Chinatown is unbeatable. They do tend to be closed randomly a lot. There's a helpful website http://www.is-the-golden-gate-bakery-open-today.com.

The other place I really like is Brenda's French Soul Food in the tenderloin. Get the crawfish beignets.
Ghiradelli Square itself is not very exciting, but you are in close walking distance to the Marina District (lots of nightlife and restaurants) and Fisherman's Wharf. Also close to Fort Mason, Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

I agree re Brenda's in the Tenderloin, great place but not much else around for a tourist to do. Neighborhood is seedy at night, but I am comfortable walking there alone (stay alert!).
MajorMitchell (1168 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Be sure to wear a flower in your hair. As in the good old song.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Good music venues/night clubs: The Fillmore, Slim's, DNA Lounge (OddSalon), Make Out Room. And if you want an only in SF experience: AsiaSF.


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Shenguin (268 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
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Ghost Ratings and CD Takeovers
Do the Ghost Ratings include games where the player takes over a CD? If a player regularly takes over CDs in a more or less hopeless position does it effectively screw up the player's ghost rating?

And, finally, why do I keep taking over hopeless CDs and should I seek professional help?
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spacecadet (329 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
the odd man out - strategy question
so i got a strategy question for everyone:
the way i see it, 80% of games take the same route:
there is one odd man out which is attacked by the 2 others.
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
04 Sep 17 UTC
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September GR Published
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist

All +1's are welcome as usual :)
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trip (696 D (B))
27 Aug 17 UTC
France vs Austria
A set of friendlies if anyone is interested. 85% RR to go.
gameID=205274
gameID=205277
gameID=205276
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Voice to Text Sftware.
Hi all I need to do lots of notes and driving for my work.
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Mintyboy4 (100 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
Is it against the rules to tell somebody you've voted draw in hidden draw votes?
As written in the title.
Been a while since I've actively played the site. Few things have changed.
Just wanted to make sure.
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Thucydides (864 D (B))
30 Aug 17 UTC
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Are you people still on this fucken web site
Yes I'm still alive. My family in Houston evacuated. Everything is fine. Climate change is real. I'm still an anarchist. Suck it.
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slypups (1889 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Looking for substitute for Pairs game
Interesting concept game here - players are paired on the Modern Diplomacy II map. Unfortunately, we're about to lose one player (game currently paused) and might lose another, although we hope he's able to return. So looking for one more - more details follow...
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spacecadet (329 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
suspected cheating
hello everyone!
i suspect cheating in a recent game. id like to contact a mod about it.
rather not give any details and speak to a mod directly.
anyone has any idea how i get in touch with one?
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Obbergruppenfuhrer (110 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Talking to other Players
Just wondering what other people think about how to communicate to other players. Some players go over the top and just write way to much, in my opinion. On the other hand there are people, like me, who keep it direct and to the point. Which way is best?
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chluke (7792 D (G))
04 Sep 17 UTC
Biggest Game of All Time
I've been asked to help try to launch the "Biggest Game of All Time" one more time. This time you don't need a password to join, but you do need 4,500 points! Gunboat, 48hrs, Anon, DSS, HDV:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586
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jmo1121109 (3817 D Mod)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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England Recommendations
I'll be working in the UK for the next few months and am looking to do a fair amount of sightseeing while there. Anyone have recommendations for can't miss sights/experiences? (let the sarcasm...and hopefully 1 or 2 useful suggestions...abound)
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Maltir (125 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Map Question
What is that big black spot between Munic, Piedmont, and Burgundy?
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ubercacher16 (39 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
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Question Thread
Ask your questions! I, and hopefully others, will most likely be able to answer them.
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Hamilton Brian (737 D (B))
31 Aug 17 UTC
Thread for the cancelled game "Seriously this time. Do talk. A lot..."
Here's our chance for the big reveal.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Post Your Live Games Here
This is the the thread to post all and any live games!! Third time is the charm!!!
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