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TheFlyingJarate (39 D)
Sat 07 AM UTC
A question on WebDip map variants
Hi. A while back, I happened to spectate a game with a map variant I hadn't seen before. It was, if I recall correctly, a map of the world in 1066... or 841. One or the other. So, my question is, how can I start a game with one of these variants, as the one I saw wasn't on the list of different playable maps.
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HBbuc (88 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
Austrian Openings
Whenever I get Austria, I always seem to get destroyed right away, do you guys have any advice on how to play better as Austria?
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Stressedlines (1470 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Anyone here make their own beer/wine?
I have been doing this for many years, and was curious if anyone else did such. It is easily my only hobby I have that I care about..lol
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brainbomb (99 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
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Why are bleeding heart liberals struggling at diplomacy?
My ghost rating is around 800. I am going to mass apply anecdotally that all liberals are therefore as abysmal as me at this game.
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Smokey Gem (150 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
The number and word four
Are therre many words that have the same number of letters as the meaning of the word IE Four.
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NManock18 (185 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
Game
Hey, perople should join this hella lit game I'm setting up. It is public: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=208204
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DemonOverlord (559 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
Need replacement
Hey everyone, we need a replacement Germany for this game (4 day phases):
gameID=206645

Please PM me if you're interested in taking over
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Lazy Bones (75 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
Rules query from a new player.
Is Out of Game communication okay in normal diplomacy? If not, what if all members agree that Out of Game communication is okay because the whole group knows each other in real life?
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Verming (266 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
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What other online turn based games might I enjoy...
....based on my liking for Diplomacy. Iam looking to expand my range. Nothing massively complex, "live" or requiring Gauntlets of Dexterity, just interesting, challenging turn based games which may run over an extended period. Any suggestions? Cheers all Verming
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leon1122 (154 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
California makes murder a misdemeanor.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/10/10/report-knowingly-exposing-others-to-hiv-will-no-longer-be-felony-in-california.html
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Yoyoyozo (619 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
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BOSOX PIZZA TOURNAMENT
Hello I am starting a another 1v1 tournament. It will be FvA. Each person plays until they lose. Winner gets to keep continuing. Loser buys bo a pizza. If you win 10 times in a row, bo will send you a slice of pizza
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captainmeme (295 D Mod)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
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A beautiful sight
https://i.imgur.com/Pr1QI4K.png
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leon1122 (154 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
Swedish dentist loses job, sued by government...
for reporting migrant age fraud to Swedish Migration Board

http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/report-adult-migrants-posing-as-kids-lose-your-job/
I apologize in advance for the source, but it's the only English-language website reporting on it. MSM obviously won't pick this story up.
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JamesYanik (208 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
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One impeachment please
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918267396493922304

https://puu.sh/xVUOc/1ff0fa91d4.png
in case he deletes it
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Valis2501 (3551 D (G))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
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I forgot that you should never play live gunboats on the site
my bad. They're still riddled with NMRs and CDs and no players or defaults that set an RR. My time away caused me to forget and for that I apologize.
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Condescension (343 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
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Why are conservatives so bad at Diplomacy?
Is it the lack of intelligence? Ego over practicality? Naive self-interest? Inability to understand other perspectives? Poor social skills? Or some other factors?
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Yoyoyozo (619 D)
Fri 06 Oct UTC
Yoyoyozo's Open Gunboat Series
Hey I want to play some games but don't have the time for press. Therefore, I'm starting a gunboat series.
Sign up below:
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CommanderByron (699 D (S))
Tue 03 Oct UTC
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On-going Tournament Series
I am interested in GMing an ongoing (for fun) tournament series based on the class system of fighting sports. Is anyone interested?
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Valis2501 (3551 D (G))
Thu 12 Oct UTC
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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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JamesYanik (208 D)
Tue 10 Oct UTC
STAR WARS TRAILER THREADDDD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY
YES SOMETHING BESIDES POLITICS
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
Mon 09 Oct UTC
How to protest the right way?
Can someone please enlighten me?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-nfl-walkout-publicity-stunt-denies-vice-president-us-kneeling-protests-a7990436.html

Apparently being peaceful isn't ok. But exiting a stadium early as a sign of your rejection of the protest is an acceptable protest.
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RagingIke297 (147 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Headed to downtown Chicago for a bar game
This will be my first face to face game since I moved from Ohio to Illinois in May, game starts in about 2 hours!
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leon1122 (154 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Feature Request
In FTF Diplomacy, players can see who other players are talking to. I would like a feature that shows who each country has spoken to during a given phase to reflect this. This feature could be turned on or off.
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CAPT Brad (1847 D (B))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Advertise Your Live Games Here
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Smokey Gem (150 D)
Tue 10 Oct UTC
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Mental Health week.
Hi all it is World Mnetal Health week.
Take some time out to work on your Mnetal health or check in on someone who you might think is not travelling so well.

Im going for a Nature Bath..( Hipster for Bush Walk ) costs $250 in SW West Aus or free if you live in the countyr like me..
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JamesYanik (208 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Damnit Sweden
https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/hundratals-svenskar-akte-till-kriget-for-att-slass-for-is--sa-lever-atervandarn/

use google chrome to translate... there are some American websites picking up on this too. Sweden giving protection for ISIS fighters as a gist.
JamesYanik (208 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
but whyyyyyy?
jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/sweden-isis-fighters-city-lund-returning-jihadis-housing-job-education-benefits-reintegration-a7371266.html

Apparently that's why ^
Crazy Anglican (271 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
The conservatives point to the problems Sweden is having with crime in Malmo. I haven't looked into it enough to decide which side, if either, is giving a more accurate picture of what is going on there. I doubt the "The police and emergency services won't go into Malmo" extreme view, but also doubt that the "giving everyone a job" approach would dissuade most who come in with an extremist agenda.

What I find most troubling is that a country with a liberal and peaceful past is starting to turn to far-right extremist parties if only slowly. Akkesson get's to rightly claim "where in" in light of the 6% win they got in the last elections.
Jeff Kuta (2081 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Um...Nazi sympathizers in the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo weren't fabricated out of thin air.
Crazy Anglican (271 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Actually never read the book, and despite my family ties I haven't been up on Swedish politics. So, having a country that historically prides itself on a long history of peace actually supporting a right wing party was a bit of a surprise. Especially since most of their support comes from the Malmo region. Like I said, I haven't looked into it enough though.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Sun 08 Oct UTC
@CA i haven't looked into it either, but giving ppl an opportunity to earn a living (job training etc) means you can be sure they have an option for not being a terrorist in future... And this may be pretty close to 'giving everyone a job'...
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Coincidentally, i just saw a youtube 'extra history' series on Sweden's 'great northern war'.

Some swedes probably still pride themselves on the empire they once acquired (finland, the baltic state, this was before Peter the Great built St. Petersburg... Which was a big factor in the great Northern war...) maybe all your family there are proud of the peaceful lefty tradition?
JamesYanik (208 D)
Mon 09 Oct UTC
Oh don't worry, Naziism is 100% alive and well in Sweden. I'm just looking at returning ISIS fighters, part of a terrorist organization who has committed dozens of human rights violations getting extra advantages. If I'm living in Sweden my entire life, had the chance to go to ISIS but didn't, and never committed a crime... i'm looking at this and thinking "now why the living hell do THEY get special treatment?"
JamesYanik (208 D)
Mon 09 Oct UTC
if you want to talk about Naziism in Sweden can we make that another thread though? because it's actually kind of scary in some of those countries
President Eden (2993 D)
Mon 09 Oct UTC
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"@CA i haven't looked into it either, but giving ppl an opportunity to earn a living (job training etc) means you can be sure they have an option for not being a terrorist in future... And this may be pretty close to 'giving everyone a job'..."

Why does Sweden need to ensure they have an option for not being a terrorist in the future?

I will admit that I didn't get a very good translation of the article, so I might not be fully understanding this issue. But it's my perception of the situation that these were Swedish residents who left Sweden to join ISIS and are returning back to Sweden now. Did these residents not have the option to stay in Sweden before? Why are they getting a second chance now? That hardly seems like it would discourage anybody from leaving Sweden to join ISIS... if anything it's an extra incentive, they can go 'serve a tour' so to speak and then come back home to more resources than they had before!
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Tue 10 Oct UTC
@"Why does Sweden need to ensure they have an option for not being a terrorist in the future?"

Who sad anything about needing to, choosing to is another question.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Tue 10 Oct UTC
*said
President Eden (2993 D)
Tue 10 Oct UTC
I would assume a government doesn't roll out an expansive job/opportunity program to known returning terrorists without a clearly-defined need for doing so.

But the argument doesn't really change if I ask the question "Why is Sweden choosing to ensure [...]" So if that would accommodate your understanding of the issue better, let me ask that one. Why would Sweden choose to ensure they have another option for not being a terrorist in the future, given that they already have arguably the world's most expansive social safety net and opportunity programs for underprivileged members of their society, which these returning terrorists chose not to utilize the last time they were in Sweden?
TrPrado (372 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
I would hope government doesn’t act unless there’s some real need in general.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
@"Why would Sweden choose to ensure they have another option for not being a terrorist in the future, given that they already have arguably the world's most expansive social safety net and opportunity programs for underprivileged members of their society, which these returning terrorists chose not to utilize the last time they were in Sweden?"

Maybe they did utilize said program in the past.

Just because you have a job or training, or whatever, doesn't mean you know what kind of people ISIS are and that you don't want to work with them...

I haven't heard interviews with any returned ex-ISIS members, but i can't but assume it was an experience which changed them all.

I don't know why they might make this choice, i'm speculating that it is to reduce crime in Sweden, and to improve public safety.


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HBbuc (88 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
World Diplomacy Game
Join this World Diplomacy Game! Unrated so there is nothing to lose(or gain)! Just join to have fun!!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=208056
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dargorygel (345 D Mod (G))
Mon 09 Oct UTC
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Eleven Letter Word Game
You know the drill... you can only change one letter to make a new word.
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Tom Bombadil (1363 D (G))
Mon 02 Oct UTC
New Standard Game
Semi-anon.
48hr phases, WTA, HDV, 143pt bet
Post inside if you are interested
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MajorMitchell (1046 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Two great car races in Australia
Today the "Touring cars" have the Bathurst 1000 km race, and the 3000km Solar Challenge race from Darwin to Adelaide starts. Good luck to the University of Michigan team & all teams.
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