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brainbomb (474 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
Detroit Lions destroy evil Arizona
LIONS ARE SLAUGHTERING ARIZONA. finally!!! We lose to them every freaking time
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cspieker (15385 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
New game up Tourney Simulator II
New game up. Sign up. Could be fun.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205982
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Uljanow (0 D X)
09 Sep 17 UTC
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About the two messed up Live games this evening
Game got cancelled before I could thank you guys for trying to set up some great games twice. We had some hell of bad luck but I had fun nontheless. Chatting with you was quite amusing.
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CAPT Brad (2624 D (B))
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Thank You For The Thankless Hardwork
I want to thank the mods for clearing up some old dead games. The list of games fell from 67 to 55 pages.
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The Ambassador (149 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 (1531 D (B))
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 (355 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 (100 D)
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 (3654 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".
Ogion (3654 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Please feel free to discuss your ideas here and stop polluting other threads with it. Thanks.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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You would think smart people would be able to tell the difference between smart/educated people and people who are just pompous, overbearing and arrogant unable to accept anything outside there narrow point of view.

Here is a hint for you, the two aren't even close to being the same.

Guess the "stooped" people are smart enough to understand the difference.

I don't see anyone, well other than you, hating on bo_sox who is clearly smart and made the effort to educate himself.
Tom Bombadil (3129 D (G))
07 Sep 17 UTC
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And I wonder why non college educated Americans feel disillusioned and looked down upon by the Democratic Party.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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clearly I meant "their" and not "there" in my reply. Autocorrect fixed my poor typing to the incorrect word.

Thought I would try and correct that before I am labeled a neo Nazi.
CroakandDagger (675 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Damn neo-nazi, correcting spelling.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Would that make me a spelling neo Nazi?
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Grammar Nazis are worst.
Ogion (3654 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Well, maybe it's because they are rightly looked down on for their anti-intellectualism and rabid racism. Why wouldn't decent people react negatively to those attitudes? I know a lot of people want to create safe spaces for racists and liars, but I don't see how that kind of coddling benefits anyone.

Certainly those who want to educate themselves and treat others with respect have staunch allies in that effort in Democrats (who push for education funding , higher wages for workers and protections for consumers), but mostly those non-college educated WHITE voters (note, Democrats do great among non college educated voters of color) reject those efforts and vote based on their bigotries and end up making their situation worse off.

Some people you can't reach without great difficulty and that shouldn't be a priority Surely, you're not suggesting that Democrats should shun science and the principle of liberty and justice for all just to make some white dropouts feel better? There are certain principles that are the only reason the party exists. Embracing the anti-intellectualism and racism of that demographic just to win votes just isn't worth it.

If conservatives want to stop being looked down on, they can start by pulling their heads out of their asses. Sorry if the truth is difficult, but I'm not here to give aid and comfort to racism.
CroakandDagger (675 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Democrats have shunned the "principle of liberty and justice for all" before.
JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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um... is this NOT a thread that is specifically targeting one group of people? Mods?

"Well, maybe it's because they are rightly looked down on for their anti-intellectualism and rabid racism."

i say this about any minority group or other politic ideology and i'm 100% sure to be hit with a silence. why is Ogion getting a pass?
Fluminator (511 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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One of my favorite speakers is Jordan Peterson who's a highly intelligent university professor, and he has some very strong criticism of universities and that they are becoming more harmful than useful.
I can understand why some people are viewing them in a more negative light. I admit I kind of do too despite getting an engineering degree at one.
JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Jordan B Peterson yaaaassss
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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So apparently to be "Highly edumacated" and smart, all you have to do is making broad sweeping generalizations and stereotype a huge range of people into being anti-intellectual and racist.

"some people you can't reach without great difficulty"

Was he looking in a mirror while saying that?

Cause I am not sure I have encountered anyone more difficult to reach anywhere.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Jordan B Peterson. Meh, but...

"In response to the 2017 protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, he criticized the far right's use of identity politics, and said that "the Caucasians shouldn't revert to being white. It's a bad idea, it's a dangerous idea, and it's coming fast, and I don't like to see that!" He stated that the notion of collective identity is "seriously pathological", "reprehensible", "devastating", "genocidal", and that "it will bring down our civilization if we pursue it.""

Yep. Alt-right folks like white nationalist Richard Spencer are the problem.
Fluminator (511 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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I'm pretty glad students rioted at one of Peterson's speeches or I probably never would have noticed him.
Stressedlines (1765 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Cant imagine how Trump ever won the election with one side acting like that...../ends chirping
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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You would think that with the Democrats apparently having the only smart, educated people on the planet, they could have come up with a strategy that would have won the election.

They had all the smart people, most of mainstream media and all of Hollywood spreading their message and still lost.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Well obviously KB the larger number of gullible dumbnuts loved a Demagogue & swing it in key States in the US election. Plus the Democrats had the wrong candidate. Plus Trump had effective puppet masters influencing events and certain powerful media players & corporate powers helping Trump.
I suppose as a generalisation I could observe that the French are much smarter than the citizens of the USA, based on recent elections.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
But hey any barely literate dumbnut who can chew on tobacco and scratch their genitalia can express as equally valid views on climate science, divine creation vs science based understandings of physics, geology, paleontology etc as any reputable scientist. Yeah..good luck with that. It's all so simple when you listen to the God bothering extremists from the westboro Daffy Baptists, or some equally fanatical mufti, or the KKK. LoL
MajorMitchell (984 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
& KB, pretending that in the USA there are not a heap of anti intellectual racists is perhaps a greater self delusion than the self delusions of those anti intellectual racists.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Those same racist dumbnuts who voted for an African American man in the previous two Presidential elections in those very swing states?

So they weren't gullible dumbnuts when they voted Democrat, but somehow changed into gullible dumbnuts when they voted Republican?

You did say one extremely accurate thing.

The Democrats had the wrong candidate.

THAT is what lost them the election.
Octavious (1716 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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I'm curious, Mitch. What about the French system has impressed you recently? They've gone from the least popular President in history to a new President who has even less impressive popularity scores after the 100 day mark and a Party with the depth and experience of first year uni students.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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When did I say or even hint at pretending that there aren't some anti intellectual racist in this country?

Never?

OK. Good talk.

There are anti intellectual racists in every race/color and religion in this country.

Not just White and Christian.
Fluminator (511 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Get Clinton's knew book! She'll tell you why they lost...
Fluminator (511 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
On another note, it seems like the presidential candidate that wins is always the one that promises change or campaigns on being different. The only exception I can think of recently is Bush Sr. only because Reagan appeared so successful at the time.
Heck, Obama's whole slogan was "Vote for change".

Trump's campaign was all about change and being different. Clinton's campaign really didn't have any of that. Her's was being more of the same which was a bad plan for a country hit hard by corporatism.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Or because I accurate corrected idiotic stereotyping that ALL conservatives are anti intellectual racists make me think that zero exist?

That is an Evel Knievelesque leap of logic right there.
Ogion (3654 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Pretty straightforward: in America, racism trumps competence.

oh, one thing about France: it has the highest productivity in the world.
Fluminator (511 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Ogion, you leave me confused on whether you're a real person sometimes, or some alt-right plant to make the other side look bad.
Fluminator (511 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Like this thread is truly amazing and something I'd expect out of the onion.

It's some guy with a phd calling all people who are on the fence of university education "stupid, racist, bigots, idiots, etc", and then wondering why these uneducated people aren't a huge fan of listening to these educated people like him.

(Ironically, I bet a lot of these uneducated "idiots" can't afford to go to university thanks to the corporatism of the establishment that all these educated people are saying to vote for.)
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Fluminator, you will be muted by the intelligent, educated Ogion any minute now for making him look foolish like others of us have.

But of course he is all for Freedom of Speech.

As long as it is exactly what he wants to hear. Otherwise it should be banned.
JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Speech is violence, and violence is awful, which is why whenever you speak i'm going to beat the shit out of you.

DONE THINK ABOUT IT ಠ_ಠ AND IT MAKES SENSE
ND (722 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
What a bizarre thread.
Stressedlines (1765 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
hey, Major Mitchel, i though attacking a group of people is a form of bigotry, and very much not allowed on this forum any longer?

I was already told upon my return of these new rules, but it appears you and a few others blatantly dont care to follow forum rules?
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Liberals seem to have a very selective definition of things like bigotry, racism and freedom of speech.
CroakandDagger (675 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Would you say they're... liberal with the definition?
Stressedlines (1765 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Ogion, where did you get that info on France? according to every single Economic data sheet I can find, they rank 6th

Norway is #1 Luxenburg is #2 USA #3 They are going by GDP per hour worked on these, so what is data you pulled that from, since Norway has been #1 forever
zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
08 Sep 17 UTC
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I don't understand why this is hard for a few select individuals to understand. It's not acceptable to attack individuals or groups of individuals on this site. If you feel that your freedom of speech is limited here, please feel free to find another diplomacy site to play and to spew your opinions endlessly and see how that goes for you. If you just want to spew hate and vitriol, you can go to 4chan or the likes. We do not welcome nor accept that kind of behavior here.

On a related note, is it any wonder that mods get burned out when they have to deal with stupid shit like this? I have to step away from my family to deal with this juvenile shit. You want to help? Follow the damn site rules.


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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 (772 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 (149 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 (1813 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 (1813 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 (14600 D (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 (849 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
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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 (1574 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 (312 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 (209 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 (869 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 (1620 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 (6135 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 (2482 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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