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by gimix
Tue May 17, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: User relationship management

Re anonymous games, the usual email we receive says something like "I think Italy and Austria are cheating in game #123", not "Player Foo and Player Bar are cheating". So if the system allowed for reporting countries in a game instead of players, anon games would not be an issue.
by gimix
Mon May 02, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: What should be done in this situation?
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: What should be done in this situation?

From the "Help - moderator policies" page: We will only force games to draw if they are at a stalemate with no SC's changing hands and no possible sign of a breakthrough. If alerted to such a scenario; we will email the player(s) holding the game up and ask them how they plan to break through. If we...
by gimix
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Scheduled Time/All Players have Joined
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Scheduled Time/All Players have Joined

Live games start at the scheduled time; non-live start when all players have joined. The reason for the difference is that in live games phases are so short that players would easily miss a few turns before even realizing that the game started. Phases advance when all players have entered and readie...
by gimix
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Pronouns in Account Bio
Replies: 22
Views: 727

Re: Pronouns in Account Bio

@native speakers... someone once told me that all country names are feminine in English (this is not the case in other languages: in Italian for instance Galles [Wales] is masculine while Scozia [Scotland] is feminine). So the correct way of speaking would be to always use feminine pronouns, somethi...
by gimix
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Who knows, perhaps one of these days we will have the opportunity to say welcome back, Darg? :o
by gimix
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 118
Views: 7370

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

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by gimix
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Three-Player Variant?
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Three-Player Variant?

There are a few on vDip. Classic FvGvA and IvEvR, which should be relatively easy to port, and then some true variants: 1066, Verdun and Hundred, but I don't think there will be enough interest to implement those
by gimix
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New players' game
Replies: 2
Views: 733

New players' game

Hi all we mods often receive requests from new members, who aren't able to join any games because of their zero Reliability Rating. Of course they can create a new game, or play a game against bots; but I just created a new game with no RR requirement, and will create others if this works (I will le...
by gimix
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

Re: Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?

There's something I don't understand in your data... do you mean that almost 59% of those games ended in a solo? That contrasts starkly with my experience
by gimix
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mini~Xu, Scooter and Dusty Balzac, Scallywags Playing Golf in No Man's Land
Replies: 47
Views: 6403

Re: Mini~Xu, Scooter and Dusty Balzac, Scallywags Playing Golf in No Man's Land

MajorMitchell wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:03 pm
So I have started a new World game called Ausglassen Urkomisch with a 50 point buy in so a potential 850 point pot
Do you plan to win the game and use those :points: as an advance payment to your lawyer? ;)
by gimix
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 4825

Re: Freedom!

I'm afraid many of us suffered the same as you, Jamie. It is awful.
And, Octavious, I would like to share your optimistic view, but it is in retreat, not defated still: let's keep our guard up
by gimix
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game
Replies: 26
Views: 7139

Re: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game

Ooops, I had a look at the code, and a lot of localization tools are already there! If I understand correctly, though, all is built on the assumption of one language for each server, so that would be the big issue to deal with for a multi-locale install
by gimix
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game
Replies: 26
Views: 7139

Re: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game

1) In the mobile game Conspiracy every game has a special mark Flag of the Language which is used in this game by the players. Also this flag-option is present in new game search filter. It's very easy to implement. I'm not a webDip contributor but I have quite some experience in i18n / l10n projec...
by gimix
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Takeover Position Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Takeover Position Needed

I see a lot of games in the open position list have a "BotGame" flag. What does that mean please? It means one human player is playing against AI bots - 6 of them in a Classic game, or 1 of them (of a different kind) in a 1vs1 game. You can create a bot game of your own if you want to see how it wo...
by gimix
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 68221

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

And my MVP ranking for 1v1 games: sort by net balance (wins minus losses) then by performance (wins plus half draws divided by games played). The cutoff is a positive balance. rank player team played won lost drawn perf balance 1 teccles yorkshire puddings 6 6 0 0 100,00% 6,00 2 captainmeme yorkshir...
by gimix
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 68221

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

I like to fiddle around a bit with the game stats. So this is my MVP ranking for 7-players games, just sorting by total points scored, and then by points in the finals. I, rather arbitrarily, set a cutoff at 170 pts total, i.e. around 30% more of the average result (454 / 7 * 2). rank player team qu...
by gimix
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 68221

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

So I've been away for a few days, but I wanted to join in congratulating gold medalists Yorkshire Puddings, silver medalists Eastern Canada, and - why not - also my teammates, bronze medalists Prosecco. But actually, congrats to everybody who played, all games have been quite high level and fun. And...
by gimix
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Cookies; accept or deny
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: Cookies; accept or deny

Many sites are now offering an "adjust cookies" option where you basically can refuse all cookies (and probably leave the site) accept only "essential" cookies: temporary Session ID's, the "cookie preference" cookie, ... also accept "operational" cookies: "stay connected" or "remember me" cookies, i...
by gimix
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Screwed up orders
Replies: 20
Views: 3621

Re: Screwed up orders

Sometimes people in face to face read other players order pads before they're submitted. But webdiplomacy doesn't support this either. That would be a super interesting development, especially so if it was limited to a few selected players... the perfect cheat... just don't let jmo, bo, pw and all ...
by gimix
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Screwed up orders
Replies: 20
Views: 3621

Re: Screwed up orders

If I remember correctly the only well known platform which allows for impossible orders is BackStabbr, and no one but the devs knows if it was an intentional choice or a bug that they chose not to fix. That said a few people thinks impossible orders can be useful in gunboat as a way to signal intent...