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by Gwyn
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...
Replies: 29
Views: 401

Re: 75% of the world's problems could be solved...

I think that it's also worth noting that psychopaths (who are incapable of feeling empathy) and sociopaths (who find it difficult to feel empathy) are not thought to be one and the same, so it is impossible to identify all of the heartless people who live among us. I think that it's also worth noti...
by Gwyn
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?
Replies: 38
Views: 451

Re: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?

I mean... Trump actually does objectively fit most/all of the criteria for the antichrist, if you're inclined to believe in the Christian mythos and Revelations in particular.

So I don't think that it's necessarily trolling, although it could be.
by Gwyn
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?
Replies: 38
Views: 451

Re: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?

Major Mitchell, you wrote a very long response to the wrong question. Fluminator wasn't saying that Christians like the antichrist. Fluminator was saying that Trump fits the criteria of the antichrist, and Christians love him. So if you want to rebut that, you need to either argue that Trump doesn't...
by Gwyn
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Win condition - Draw
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Win condition - Draw

I can't speak to wherever you're reading that, but here, a Draw must be agreed by all living players and ends the game. If it's Draw-Size Scoring, all living players win the same amount of credits, regardless of whether they have 1 SC or 20. If it's Sum-of-Squares Scoring, your take depends on how m...
by Gwyn
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 41
Views: 1801

Re: User relationship management

C0nd0r wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:27 am
I haven't been able to find where to lodge this? It seems the two places to lodge a suspicion have disappeared. Thanks to anyone who can help.
It's not yet finished.
by Gwyn
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game 17
Replies: 110
Views: 1898

Re: 20 Questions - Game 17

I feel compelled to note that Gone With the Wind was produced in 1939 - making it 83 years old, and while I'm aware of the movie, I've never actually seen it, and I'm middle-aged with well-rounded interests :) I'm not objecting to the actress being used in 20Q - it seems valid - but it doesn't seem ...
by Gwyn
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Schadenfreude
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Schadenfreude

Stocks were vastly overvalued due to all the liquidity pumped into the system...so I am not too worried about their fall (so far). At least in its current form, I argue that crypto is a big scam or as Bill Gates said it is "100% based on greater fool theory"...I really want to see all this BS go to...
by Gwyn
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Suggestion for a possible site improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Suggestion for a possible site improvement

The problem is that it will make it harder to fill games. You have 3 of 7 players. Someone looks to join, but they're on someone's block list. So they can't join. Eventually a fourth joins. Now there are four block lists for the remaining players to clear. If you get one player who has a bunch of pe...
by Gwyn
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Suggestion for a possible site improvement
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Suggestion for a possible site improvement

If a person is blocked because they're toxic, they should get banned for being that toxic. If you're blocking people because they backstabbed you, then you're going to wind up playing solo. The system described here I think would kill this site entirely - good luck getting enough people together tha...
by Gwyn
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It's gay to walk fast
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: It's gay to walk fast

... what the fuck?
by Gwyn
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Revenge vs Draw
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Revenge vs Draw

The problem here is that there are loads of players here playing loads of games, so the odds of anyone heeding your sacrificial lesson is low While I agree with your general point, I would like to note that you've missed the impact of nebulous cooperation and sentiment. If it's a common enough resp...
by Gwyn
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 41
Views: 1801

Re: User relationship management

Sure, but the same feedback provided 5 times isn't all that productive :)
by Gwyn
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 41
Views: 1801

Re: User relationship management

It's clearly and obviously a feature in progress that was accidentally added to production. Chill out, it'll get fixed soon.
by Gwyn
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 41
Views: 1801

Re: User relationship management

This sort of problem is always quite difficult to strike a balance with, and the above approach seems quite reasonable to me. About the only concerns I have revolve around dealing with bad actors. If someone is cheating and their multi-account gets flagged with STRONG, and they respond by creating a...
by Gwyn
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions - Game #7
Replies: 66
Views: 1571

Re: 20 Questions - Game #7

Not that I'm expecting a yes here, but... Bob Belcher?
by Gwyn
Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 41
Views: 1801

Re: User relationship management

I don't think that you can't play them, more that other players should be afforded the knowledge that there's an a-priori relationship that may influence the game.

I personally love anonymous games for this reason - provided people respect them and don't communicate outside of the game.
by Gwyn
Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Soloing as Italy
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Soloing as Italy

Decent read, thanks!
by Gwyn
Tue May 31, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Revenge vs Draw
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Revenge vs Draw

cjva wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 8:43 pm
Ginge86 wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 8:20 pm
I have to disagree about Austria stabbing Italy. I have 2 Austrian solo's, both I stabbed Italy in Spring 1902.
Stabing 1902 is way different compared to stabing 1901 though.
This is probably just my autism speaking, but the constant spelling of "stabbing" with one 'b' is driving me crazy!
by Gwyn
Tue May 31, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Just a classic game
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Just a classic game

Bad bot.
by Gwyn
Mon May 30, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Revenge vs Draw
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Revenge vs Draw

I'm also new here, but if someone goes all-in against me and exposes their rear which allows someone else to get strong enough to solo on their own, I will commit myself to ensuring that the person who went all-in against me loses. That needs to be part of the calculation, really - whether you fuck ...