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by kestasjk
Tue Jan 10, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: EasyCaptcha Image Doesn't Load
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Re: EasyCaptcha Image Doesn't Load

Hey, it does seem to be working okay for me even if I leave it for a long time, but frankly the captcha gives us enough trouble that I'm planning to replace it with recaptcha.
by kestasjk
Sat Jan 07, 2023 3:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New user question
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: New user question

If you're wondering about multi accounting etc you definitely need to declare that these accounts are the same person. Go to the profile of each account and go to the relationship area and create a relationship with each of the 17 users. Also be sure to make this very clear in the game you've set up...
by kestasjk
Fri Jan 06, 2023 1:22 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Reliability ratings and locking changes
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Reliability ratings and locking changes

You could do a lot of things.. I wanted to preserve the system jmo put in place as it seemed to be working well. The current system adds some forgiveness for consecutive turns, lets mods forgive turns, differentiates between live games and non-live, etc. I’m not saying you couldn’t make something li...
by kestasjk
Fri Jan 06, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Fairbot vs FB
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Fairbot vs FB

DougJoe wrote:
Thu Jan 05, 2023 1:49 am
Curious, was there ever a series of games run (behind the scenes) where the old Fairbot played itself in France vs. Austria?
I wouldn’t be surprised if these bots have more experience playing Diplomacy against each other than all humans playing Diplomacy put together
by kestasjk
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Reliability ratings and locking changes
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Reliability ratings and locking changes

How long does it take for base rate improvements to be reflected in the reliability rating? My base rate has been increasing, and the calculation implies that my reliability rating should be increasing as a result, but it's still stuck at its low point. Is this intentional? Right now the math on my...
by kestasjk
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:26 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Reliability ratings and locking changes
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Reliability ratings and locking changes

While we're on the subject of ratings, my ghost rating seems to have gone down in the last two years, despite me not having played a single game. Is there perhaps something wrong with the calculation? Hmm, there may well be, I've never looked into how GRs are calculated. Definitely it could be some...
by kestasjk
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:21 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Fairbot vs FB
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Fairbot vs FB

Yep that's right, here's a full post on it here: viewtopic.php?p=322507#p322507
by kestasjk
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: AI performance
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: AI performance

Yep well spotted. With FB wrapping things up unfortunately they stopped hosting the bots. I'm not sure exactly what happened, whether they cut them off or our new proxy interfered somehow, or the site traffic increased, but the bots shut down in sets. At the same time the old MILA bots that the orig...
by kestasjk
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy hols
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Happy hols

Hey all, Just want to say so happy that 2022 was a great year for webDip and Im looking forward to another good year. Really appreciate all the donators, the mods, the regulars, the characters, the anonymous people who seem to play quite a lot during work hours, huge thanks to everyone! Big thanks t...
by kestasjk
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Au Revoir Mes Amis
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Au Revoir Mes Amis

Wish you all the best for real, sorry to hear about your mum but 94 is a good innings .. though I feel like your standup comedy routine might end up with you in a mental hospital or FBI watch list ;p take care
by kestasjk
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Games not processing
Replies: 25
Views: 796

Re: Games not processing

FYI I’ve disabled the bot alerts and added a service statuscake integrates with called Pushover which acts as an iOS app that is supposed to ignore everything and send critical notifications until they’re acknowledged. I’ll set a timer to go off tomorrow morning to check that it’s working
by kestasjk
Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Games not processing
Replies: 25
Views: 796

Re: Games not processing

Welcome to all the people new to the site/forum here btw; sorry if you’ve got a bad first impression, the recent AI publication did but a fair bit of extra load on the system, though I can’t claim that’s the whole explanation. We are going through a bit of rocky period re: stability; I swear the sit...
by kestasjk
Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Games not processing
Replies: 25
Views: 796

Re: Games not processing

Apologies all, I’ve added 24 hours and reset the last process period. Will look into what happened and let you know.
by kestasjk
Sun Dec 11, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Question about rules
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Question about rules

If you want to see a bunch of tricky examples and how they get adjudicated check out https://webdiplomacy.net/datc.php
by kestasjk
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Extending game times
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Extending game times

I get it, but last time the problem was I didn't add enough time. The worry is that someone had orders to enter but it's late or they have other obligations, so they miss that 3 hour window to enter their orders and the next three hours they can't access the server, so they can't submit turns out o...
by kestasjk
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDip makes international news: Science!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 6744

Re: webDip makes international news: Science!!!

Amazing! Looking forward to reading the paper(s). How much investment would it be to get that many gpu cores and how many diplomacy players (worldwide) would join this site as a result? Are there any other communities/websites involved in similar efforts? Did this bit also use other websites to tra...
by kestasjk
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: AI performance
Replies: 3
Views: 354

AI performance

Hi all, With FAIR winding down their AI research they’ve decommissioned their FairBot which used to run our FvA GvI games. As a stopgap I subbed in the MILA bot just to see if it worked at all, and it looks like it does and at least plays sensibly. However I’ve never played an FvA game to any level ...
by kestasjk
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Extending game times
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Extending game times

Im certain there could be more tweaking to be done to find an appropriate algorithm that is more or less fair (as measured by number/ratio of missed turns compared to a typical turn perhaps?) All in all, this is a much better simple solution than what was happening before thanks Hmm, it'd be intere...
by kestasjk
Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Adjudicator bug?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Adjudicator bug?

Kestas, did you catch this from the global chat of this game? "2. When I put in the Pause vote a couple of days ago, the game also entered a Draw vote, which I did not enter." It reminds me of a serious error that I experienced back in 2009: https://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?threadID=499708 Damn, ...
by kestasjk
Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Adjudicator bug?
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Adjudicator bug?

Regarding the game I fixed the bad adjudication so things can continue, thanks for reporting