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Yoyoyozo (7518 D)
12 Oct 17 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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leon1122 (193 D)
12 Oct 17 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 (548 D)
12 Oct 17 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 (3831 D (G))
11 Oct 17 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 (348 D)
12 Oct 17 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 (7518 D)
06 Oct 17 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 (654 D (S))
03 Oct 17 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 (3831 D (G))
12 Oct 17 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 (548 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
STAR WARS TRAILER THREADDDD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY
YES SOMETHING BESIDES POLITICS
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
09 Oct 17 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)
11 Oct 17 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 (193 D)
11 Oct 17 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.
I think the general response to frivolous feature requests is one of the following:
1) Send a bottle of some sort of alcohol to ATC and he'll see.
2) Learn how to code and make it yourself.
:P
DemonOverlord (555 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
People will just talk to everyone and say that they talk to everyone????
??
????
A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
I've thought about this. An option that posts in global saying "X sent a message to Y" would be very easy to add (especially if someone is sending me scotch).

However, I think that it would incentivise longer messages. And, with webdips rules allowing off-site press, I'm not sure it's a good feature to have.
DemonOverlord (555 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Yeah like 80 percent of my press is done off the site at this point
ghug (4232 D (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
That would get incredibly spammy anyway.
ghug (4232 D (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
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When I played FTF I would take about a minute every phase to have a conversation with HR where we both knew I was lying and he did what I asked him to anyway. Having talked to someone means very little.
leon1122 (193 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
I've never met anyone who uses offsite press for this game, and it would be impossible with anonymous games. The feature doesn't have to be a message in global. In the list of countries at the bottom, you could list the countries that each player has messaged right below their name.

I understand that it's not a perfect reflection of diplomatic relations, but it's still a useful tool for gauging communication at least. And if you start messaging every country with filler, they're gonna be mighty suspicious of you.
CommanderByron (654 D (S))
11 Oct 17 UTC
What if the feature just displayed a number beside each country when you were talking to a specific country. Say for example you are England you and you click on Germany. Then beside each other country’s tab you would see a small annotation that reflects the number of messages sent from Germany to the corresponding country. So I’d i am England talking to Germany and the tab for France has 12 in small annotation I would know that this phase Germany has sent 12 messages to France. This could reflect the FTF notion of seeing who is talking to who in a discrete way that you can only take advantage of if you are paying attention.

For example (using same countries as before) if I see Germany had only 3 messages to France while France had 10 to Germany I could assume (not nessecarily accurately) that France was trying to turn Germany against me unsuccessfully. If I then see the following phase Germany send more than 3 messages he may be actually turning on me.
CommanderByron (654 D (S))
11 Oct 17 UTC
Of course I think this is of the least importance and if anything should be discussed on vDip as most of them seem to have some coding experience and are more likely to take this feature on.
leon1122 (193 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Yes, that seems like a great way to implement this this feature.
CommanderByron (654 D (S))
11 Oct 17 UTC
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Not saying I don’t like the idea btw. I’d love to play this feature if it became a thing. I played FTF before I discovered webDip (almost 4 years ago now, I’m getting old) and one thing I enjoyed greatly was the ability to see who rushed to who after a phase. Gave insight into their plans. Also was fun to misdirect using this same theory. If I had a a strong alliance with a country I would never start a phase by talking to them. Made everyone think I’d turn at anytime. Of course I’d let my ally know why I was doing what i was doing and they usually like the thoughts behind it.
Deeply_Dippy (406 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Knowing how often one country communicates with another would provide possible insight into probable alliances. However, it would be far from perfect and, as has already been pointed out, open to abuse.

I can't see that It would be worth the effort.
VillageIdiot (4331 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
WebDip allows for offsite press?! I never knew that.

I've never really played an FTF game so i don't get a sense for what i'm missing with this element, but my initial impression is that in this environment I think it may give away too much. I'm already turned off by the paranoia that little "online" indicator causes whenever somebody pops on or finalize indicator that's checked despite not responding to my outstanding message to them, so to add to that seeing 20 messages to other people i would see them send to somebody else i'd be tearing my hair out. Not to mention you would lose some of those online nuances that make this version fun like ... oh, is Jonny going to NMR here .. oh wait, he's chatting it up. Or having to decipher if France is intentionally ignoring my request to DMZ or if he's just having a busy day at work. These things don't really happen in FTF games but have become baked into the online dip world.
Condescension (348 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
This option would add tons of extra effort in order to play without really paying off much.
A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
VI, you're totally a vDip player.

FTF is a *much* richer environment - including the ability to read orders over other people's shoulders. Not that I would ever do or condone that behaviour, of course.
dargorygel (350 D Mod (G))
11 Oct 17 UTC
When we play FtF, we have gradually established a set of house rules... which while not in the official rulebook, we have found to make the game run smoothly. Rules like, "no writing false orders for other nations." Or "no stealing orders out of the orders bowl."

I like the idea of leon's feature... but in the end, with good players, I am not sure how much of a benefit it would be. Be fun to try it, though.
A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
The order box has been sacred everywhere I've ever played FTF.

I've wondered about reverse crowdfunding for webdip feature development. Like, say if I go "I'd implement this feature for $500" then people can pledge towards the features they'd like. And when features get enough pledges to be funded, they'd get developed.
VillageIdiot (4331 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Or everybody interested put one shot of alchohol into a mailable container, when it equals a bottles worth..
dargorygel (350 D Mod (G))
11 Oct 17 UTC
@ATC... what is this 'order box' you speak of?? Everywhere I have played FtF we have used a bowl... or large hat. When we first began playing, we hadn't outlawed it. We were a dozen teens who had never played the game. We found that a non-sacred orderbowl led to chaos and violence. So after a few games we made it no-man's-land.
A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Usually we use the lid that the game came in.


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CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
Advertise Your Live Games Here
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Smokey Gem (123 D)
10 Oct 17 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 (548 D)
08 Oct 17 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.
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HBbuc (118 D)
11 Oct 17 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 (350 D Mod (G))
09 Oct 17 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 (1669 D (G))
02 Oct 17 UTC
New Standard Game
Semi-anon.
48hr phases, WTA, HDV, 143pt bet
Post inside if you are interested
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MajorMitchell (986 D)
08 Oct 17 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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TooCoolSunday (207 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
who's in charge HELP
How do I find out who is modding/controlling a game, in order to send them a message?
Thanks
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ghug (4232 D (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
Feature Request
I dislike bananas. I would like a feature to show when my opponents last ate a banana, as well as where that banana fell on the green-brown scale (I find green bananas less objectionable. Banana-based deserts and smoothies are unimportant, but this feature should also account for artificial banana flavors in things such as candy. I will generally leave implementation details such as how to display the color scale up to the developer, as I understand how important they are. Thanks!
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brainbomb (415 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
The benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
So there are many ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar
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Valis2501 (3831 D (G))
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Tempest In A Teapot 2017
Starts in 27 hours. I'm here in Silver Springs, MD. Scoring is Sum of Squares with one game each on Fri, Sat, Sun.
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Smokey Gem (123 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Old topic new tought. Gun Control in US.
Her is a thought from my young daughter.
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brainbomb (415 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Are you tired of being tired?
When you wake up in the morning and your get up and go just isnt there
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SkiingCougar (527 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
Pause voting
See Inside
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Gavin Fitzgerald (100 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
How to create a private 4-player game?
Hi, I'm brand new to the site and wanted to create a private 4 player game with 3 other friends with the countries assigned as in the rulebook under "Alternate Way to Play" (ie, England, Austria/France, Germany/Turkey, Italy/Russia). Is this possible in wbDiplomacy?
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bo_sox48 (4326 D Mod (G))
10 Oct 17 UTC
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Happy Leif Erikson Day
In the midst of all this neverending political strife and hostility, I have just one thing to say:

HINGA DINGA DURGEN
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
Which century is this again?
@"The U.S. on Sept. 29 voted against a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution that condemns the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts."

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/10/02/u-s-opposes-un-resolution-death-penalty-sex-relations/
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brainbomb (415 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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Trump Tweets from Golf Course that Puerto Rico is asking for too much help
Brilliant
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