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by Esquire Bertissimmo
Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Disposable PP Sauce Cup Suppliers
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Disposable PP Sauce Cup Suppliers

I was very concerned about what "PP Sauce" was or why you'd need a special cup for it. I now understand that the PP is for "polypropylene" and that a "sauce cup" is just a little plastic tray, so I am much less grossed out. I am still very confused by this advertising strategy. Are the margins so hi...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New user question
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: New user question

Hi, This and 11 other accounts I control were created to fill slots in a large game with some friends. We wanted to play the 17 player map with less than 17 people (we are aware of balance issues with this), and our schedules are varied which disallows us from having shorter turns. - Jackbot -2WL A...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

orathaic wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:09 pm
Meanwhile in Sudan: https://x.com/DrKarimWafa/status/1729502247208304987?s=20
Maybe we could start a new politics thread on this topic, which in my view is objectively more important than the current Israel-Palestine conflict.
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

Egypt wants next to nothing to do with it. They have the Muslim brotherhood, their equivalent to Hamas, and I think they had a cue to remove them from power, because their military would rather just not. Peace over fighting a war for the Muslim Brotherhood and democracy. Jordan has an issue that a ...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:02 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Need fresh announcements at top of forum
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Diplomacy Considered Best Board Game Ever by Everyone in the Know

I'm new to this community, and one of the first things I see is the announcement of the resignation of a longtime high ranking member of the community. Not a good look for new people. WebDiplomacy is great fun for everyone! It's not exclusively for rural folk with terrible internet connections or o...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

We can all be wrong about things. I think it is only in being willing to recognise where we are wrong that we can learn. It's an special type of wrong to glom on to low quality reporting that fits your preferred narrative. I'm happy you looked into it later, but I'd be curious to know what went wro...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

That's progress, I guess. Does it concern you at all how quick you were to believe such claims? We have to count our blessings in this thread. Jamie finally admitted that Israel's policy isn't actually aimed at killing every last Palestinian. Orathaic admitted to sharing pretty crappy "evidence" to...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Tue Nov 28, 2023 11:39 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: I’m interested in joining Modern Diplomacy game
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: I’m interested in joining Modern Diplomacy game

I’m interested in playing a Modern Diplomacy II game. If you need a noob for cannon fodder, please send me an invite! You may have better luck using the "Start a New Game" function under the "Games" tab, creating your own Modern Diplomacy II game to your preferred specifications, then posting a lin...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Tue Nov 28, 2023 10:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How do I get invitation code?
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: How do I get invitation code?

There’s a game that I am interested in joining, but it requires an invitation code. How do I go about getting an invite code? Typically, games with an invite code are meant to be private - if you don't have the code already, you aren't meant to join. This feature allows players to make games just f...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Tue Nov 28, 2023 1:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

Since we're revisiting factual claims in this thread, maybe it's time to update the evidence on Al-Shifa hospital. When it was just the IDF and US Military saying the hospital was used for military purposes, I was skeptical. The initial BBC reporting that Jamie shared seemed to confirm the hospital ...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Thu Nov 23, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

But the point remains, a new leader can take over without even needing an election (just like the House speaker, or UK's prime minister). Israel may need a new election (if they can't figure out a stable ruling coalition...) But that isn't even the end of the world. I find parliamentary systems cur...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Thu Nov 23, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

Utter fantasy. Hamas will not be defeated militarily. They will continue to hide, plan and fight the IDF with increasingly desperate and inhumane tactics, with support from Gazans unsympathetic to Israel (ie the vast majority of them) because they are seen as the only ones at least attempting to do...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

Do you think an Israeli occupation will result in a prolonged insurgent style conflict? Yes, that's been the situation for decades now. Absent a durable two-state solution, which seems extremely unlikely now, Gaza will be militarily blockaded and/or occupied by Israel and there will still be some v...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Wed Nov 22, 2023 2:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

I've got nothing to say other than that sounds wildly unlikely to me. Gazan civilian deaths are tragic, Israel should not get a pass on its war crimes, and yet the civilian death rate is currently not way out to lunch relative to other modern urban assaults (e.g., Mosul). The most intense period of ...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Tue Nov 21, 2023 10:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

As such the chances of peace seem remote at this point. Which is a very sad situation. Various US mil-bloggers are discussing what the US learned from 20 years in Afghanistan and Iraq and fear the war Israel is getting itself into is unwinnable. But I suspect the ethnic cleansing which the US would...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:39 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Civil Disorder Take-overs
Replies: 53
Views: 1414

Re: Civil Disorder Take-overs

This thread got a little sideways on specific scoring issues, but to bring it back to the more interesting question of GR vs. Dip Points: Maybe a simpler solution would be to just add the potential for game creators to use GR minimums/maximums win the "Advanced Settings"? Noob and/or expert games co...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

Does it go into why they support the attacks? The closest answer to your question is probably in Table 31 "In your opinion, what was the main reason for the operation launched by the Palestinian resistance on October 7th": (i) 35% said it was to stop the violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque (a religious fl...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Tue Nov 21, 2023 3:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

I did more reading on the study. It's published by a research group that's associated with the PLO government and based out of a West Bank University that has several prominent alumni (incl. the Palestinian ambassador the UK). To be clear, the study is about Oct. 7 and was conducted earlier this mon...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Sun Nov 19, 2023 5:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

Oh, a thing called the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) apparently surveyed 668 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip regarding the current crisis to get a measure of public feeling. It is pretty grim reading. Does anyone know if there's any truth to it? I've no idea whether i...
by Esquire Bertissimmo
Sun Nov 19, 2023 1:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 627
Views: 21711

Re: War, what is it good for?

Oh, a thing called the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) apparently surveyed 668 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip regarding the current crisis to get a measure of public feeling. It is pretty grim reading. Does anyone know if there's any truth to it? I've no idea whether i...