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ND (722 D)
04 Dec 17 UTC
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Travel Ban
Looks like the Travel Ban is legal. Told everyone! #MAGA
http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/363183-supreme-court-allows-full-trump-travel-ban-to-take-effect
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Yoyoyozo (223 D Mod)
06 Dec 17 UTC
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Happy Birthday Bo_sox!!!
One of webdip's Admins, Bo_sox48 is turning 40 today! Help me in saying happy birthday to him!!!
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SkiingCougar (925 D)
07 Dec 17 UTC
Account sitter for a week?
Hi, I'm going away for a week from tomorrow and won't be able to enter any moves, if anyone is able to log on everyday to my account and enter my moves for me, please message me.
Thanks
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Hellenic Riot (1574 D (G))
06 Dec 17 UTC
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December GR Updated
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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Yoyoyozo (223 D Mod)
07 Dec 17 UTC
Possible cheating loophole.
Is there a congressman I can talk to to run a scenario past about the new proposed tax plan..
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Smokey Gem (160 D)
07 Dec 17 UTC
Possible cheating loophole.
Is there a mod I can PM to run a senario past..
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ND (722 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
(+1)
Landslide Victory
If President Trump and the Republicans pass the tax cuts then they are on their way to a landslide 2020 electoral victory (and 2018). Let's get it done! We can and will Make America Great Again!!!! #MAGA
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President Eden (2427 D)
25 Nov 17 UTC
More gunboat musings, this time about opening strategy.
I hope some of the many GB players that are better than me have opinions about this, especially if they differ from mine.

I just finished my thoughts on the Western countries, I'll discuss the Eastern ones in a follow-up.
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Smokey Gem (160 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
Chess Computers ?
Has anyone designed a program that plays chess?
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Condescension (10 D X)
06 Dec 17 UTC
Play this game
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WyattS14 (40 D)
06 Dec 17 UTC
New medium pot gunboat (30 bet per)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212175
Enjoy
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Fat backstab (25 D X)
06 Dec 17 UTC
Cheating
Science dued has a second account please report him, he is scum
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hellostu (103 D)
06 Dec 17 UTC
Starting a new game
Hello! Starting a new game with some friends, but we don't actually want to start the game till next week. But we want to all be registered and in the game. I've made the game but I don't want it to automatically start when we are all in. I've never made a game before, is that what will happen? Or can I leave the game open for a few days before I hit the "start" button?

Thanks!
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Durga (710 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
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FP Tournament?
Someone should run a full press tournament that I can participate in soon. Enough 1v1 crap pls
57 replies
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c0dyz (100 D)
06 Dec 17 UTC
America Game
Casual fun America game, sign up here
1 day phase, full press, anon players
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
(+1)
Any cake artists out there?
I am the cake boss.
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c0dyz (100 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
Liberals vs. Conservatives Game
We did this once and it was pretty fun. It'll be really fun now.

2 day phases, America map, 5v5, draw size scoring.
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brainbomb (245 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
(+2)
Cereal
Share your favorite stories about cereal here.
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jmotest888 (0 D X)
05 Dec 17 UTC
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Email Registration Fixed
Mods please ban this.

-jmo1121109
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c0dyz (100 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
Everybody chill
fuckin just chill out for a sec
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dargorygel (247 D Mod (G))
05 Dec 17 UTC
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New Marvel Super Hero
"The Credible Hulk!" You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because I back up my rages with verifiable facts!
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Smokey Gem (160 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
gameID=211605 question
Hi this game was paused for investigation..
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Ogion (3982 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
Trump will die in prison.
Reports today that Mike Flynn, National security advisor, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI and will testify that Donald J Trump ordered him to work with the Russians to sabotage US elections
Discuss
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Any mods around - Live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212050

Please, react. :-)
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Ogion (3982 D)
04 Dec 17 UTC
Seeking substitute
Good position for a California player:

webdipmod@gmail.com
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FoohonPie (100 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Greetings from reddit.
Hi everybody, I help mod a subreddit called /r/PBBG. It's meant for persistent browser based games like webDiplomacy.

We're showcasing webDiplomacy this week, and I wanted to reach out to you guys for anything you'd like to add.
FoohonPie (100 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
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The URL is below:

https://www.reddit.com/r/PBBG/comments/7gzkha/saturday_showcase_w48_webdiplomacy/

I'm going to do my own write up a bit later, but I am seeing things as an outsider as I have never played the game myself. I would love to hear what you guys have to say about it, if you have the time to contribute your thoughts.

Ultimately, this is intended to help games like webDiplomacy reach new players and therefore benefit the game and its players directly by bringing in new competition and (hopefully) help grow its userbase.

Anything you have to add would be useful, so please don't be shy.

Thanks!
Durga (710 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
So webdip isn't the game, the game is called diplomacy - just to clarify the language
Durga (710 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
I suspect a mod should speak for the website, but if they don't want to I'm happy to help.
ND (722 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
Yes, I would recommend a moderator speak to another website representative and not an unofficial website forum user. @FoohonPie, I would recommend you look for the contact option for the website to speak with an official website owner or moderator. This should be under help I believe.
Durga (710 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Though I'm honestly more competent so it might just be better if I do it.
Maniac (344 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
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You can speak to me FooHooPie, i'm going to be a Mod soon.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
Diplomacy was a board game, and has a long history as a play-by-mail, then play-by-email, then several persistent website, and webdip (originally phpdip?) came along.

There are several variants, different maps, different chat rules, and different units. But the classic board is probably still the most popular.

It is essentially a game of building trust and knowing when/if to betray that trust. One half tactical strategy, the other diplomatic skill. To survive tue early game you must make allied, to solo the board you must betray them (or push them into betraying you...).

The rules are comparatively simple and intuitive, but unlike most other wargames, and the importance of working with other is right there in the name of the game (Diplomacy). As such it is unlike most other games. Modern team games/co-op vs games/multiplayer strategy games tend to favour fixed alliances when everyone on your side is working towards the same goal. In diplomacy goals can change as necessity and circumstance force former enemies to get each other's back and fight off a larger foe/alliance; only to stab each other again when the time feels right.

Webdiplomacy is an open source project and has several sister sites, vdiplomacy.net being the home of many variants, and several language specific sites catering to non-english speaking groups.

-orathaic, ex-mod, ex-tournament director, ex-variant designer, current forum denizen.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
(And anyone who disagrees can do so publicly if they wish ;)
Yoyoyozo (223 D Mod)
02 Dec 17 UTC
I'm also available for questions if you have any. I'm a former moderator and active player on the site. I tend to do a lot of the set ups for high ranking gunboat games nowadays.
ghug (4049 D Mod (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
Happy to answer questions as well. I'm like Yoyo but not as cool so I've wasted even more time here.
jmo1121109 (2482 D Mod)
02 Dec 17 UTC
I'll add in some unofficial commentary as a long standing member of the site.

Webdip is a fully open source site that welcomes pull requests on githib from anyone interested in contributing to the project. We've just recently had someone submit a pr for a new mobile design that will be implemented shortly. The github project is located here: https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy and has a fairly up to date issue log for any interested party to submit problems or improvement suggestions. https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/issues.

This code has been used by various other sites to build offshoot/sister sites to webdiplomacy, like http://vdiplomacy.net/ which is a site that focuses on game variant development. There are also other branches of the site for various non English speakers.

In terms of upcoming changes, we have a new forum coming soon, with the beta platform accessible at http://www.webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/.

In terms of general history, the site has been around for over 10 years now and seen over 75,000 games of Diplomacy completed.To date we have had over 94,000 registered users.

The site uses points loosely to track ranking, but we also have a secondary, and more widely used rating system called GhostRankings (named after the user who made them TheGhostMaker). These rankings are posted monthly at http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist.

I think that about covers the not easily found information, but if I think of anything else I'll post it.
2ndWhiteLine (2370 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Posted my perspective. Just make sure you don't feature PlayDiplomacy, those premium-charging bastards.
CommanderByron (569 D Mod (S))
03 Dec 17 UTC
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Diplomacy? I thought this was a mafia site?
Valis2501 (3445 D (G))
03 Dec 17 UTC
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shout out to https://www.reddit.com/r/diplomacy/
FoohonPie (100 D)
03 Dec 17 UTC
Thanks for the info everybody.

As for who can/should post there, unofficial (non-mod) responses are very welcome. People may even prefer those as potential fellow players.

I may follow up directly with you guys too for some questions and such. Thanks again, this is very much appreciated. I hope I can help bring you guys some fresh blood. =) =)
2ndWhiteLine (2370 D (B))
03 Dec 17 UTC
Shoutout to r/isuckatgunboat
ghug (4049 D Mod (B))
03 Dec 17 UTC
Shootout to r/fuckghug
bo_sox48 (4243 D Mod (G))
04 Dec 17 UTC
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I would post but if webDip found out my reddit name, I'd be toast.
Condescension (10 D X)
04 Dec 17 UTC
webdip is a shitty website that looks like it's straight out of 2002 populated entirely by horrible far-right lunatics
Ogion (3982 D)
04 Dec 17 UTC
Damn, I'm going to have to up my game if I've faded from Condescension's memory so soon.


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Maniac (344 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
Advice please: Building an app
I'm considering a new business venture and a small part of that involves me either building or someone building an app for me. I've never done this before, should I go and try it myself or pay the pros to do it?
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brainbomb (245 D)
03 Dec 17 UTC
How will Trump die someday - speculation thread
Old age? Kidney failure? Jettisoned into space? Immolation? Prison? Choking on a chicken wing? Nuclear war? Suicide? Killed by melania? Killed by CIA? Killed by wolves? Place your vote here.
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
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MAFIA XXIII ~ CALL OF THE WEST ~ SIGN UP THREAD
Please sign up here if you wish to play in Episode 33 of webDip Mafia.
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WyattS14 (40 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
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Are humans fundamentally different from other animals?
A new resolution my debate team is working on, I thought It'd be interesting to see both sides of the argument according to the wonderful WebDip community.

Share your thoughts below, I'll post some articles supporting either side if this thread gets ugh.. 3 +1's
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