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by captainmeme
Wed May 01, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Can no longer use [url] tag in the forum
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Can no longer use [url] tag in the forum

I'm not sure when this change happened, but as someone who has been having to ban hammer these spammers I'm pretty supportive of it. The problem with the URL tags is that you can disguise a link as something else - hide it in a punctuation mark for example - and that's always what they do.
by captainmeme
Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:21 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Full Press bots never ready
Replies: 13
Views: 1803

Re: Full Press bots never ready

I also see the option to make games with full press bots has disappeared. Was it all an April fools joke? I feel betrayed. I believe Kestas always opens up game creation for these temporarily - there are only so many FP bot games his PC can run at a time. So this option always goes away after a lit...
by captainmeme
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:04 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Online Diplomacy Championship?
Replies: 6
Views: 3713

Re: Online Diplomacy Championship?

Long story short here: PlayDip's owner is an SEO company which doesn't pay it much attention, except to plaster it with crypto and gambling ads and collect money from premium memberships (I think my opinion on this company is already well known but, that sentence should get the message across). The ...
by captainmeme
Wed Mar 20, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Online Diplomacy Championship?
Replies: 6
Views: 3713

Re: Online Diplomacy Championship?

Yes, there will - signups will happen in May. Unclear if it will be here or on Backstabbr as of right now - we're looking at bringing Backstabbr into the rotation (since it's seeming very unlikely we'll be able to run it on PlayDip again, given the situation with that site).
by captainmeme
Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ankara Crescent Game 73
Replies: 52
Views: 1350

Re: Ankara Crescent Game 73

A Bud - Vie

As per the '99 amendment, a move into an occupied building results in the building's demolition, sorry Kakarroto.
by captainmeme
Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 108
Views: 34221

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2023 4:12 pm
Wow. The bot edited a quoted post to put its spam link in there, rather than in its own post.
This is basically their new standard now. It's very irritating :D
by captainmeme
Wed Sep 13, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: Development
Topic: webDip hosted full-press AI live
Replies: 63
Views: 5847

Re: webDip hosted full-press AI live

Do these bots actually change their orders based on press they receive, or is it essentially gunboat with bots independently spitting words out based on what they receive and the state of the board, but not actually factoring press into decision making? My limited experience so far suggests the lat...
by captainmeme
Tue Aug 29, 2023 7:18 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Live Speed Press Games
Replies: 19
Views: 5395

Re: Live Speed Press Games

This Discord server was set up to run Blitz Press games, which are very similar to what you're looking for: https://discord.gg/CCAdWu47W2

It's been a bit inactive, but there are 200ish people there who are interested in these kind of games, so it's a good place to look.
by captainmeme
Fri Aug 18, 2023 10:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Negotiating a secret for encryption in the global press
Replies: 31
Views: 10324

Re: Negotiating a secret for encryption in the global press

Going to say here, from a kinda-mod perspective, this is a cool thought experiment but if you do it in a public press game (assuming I'm understanding this correctly), you are essentially communicating privately. If you join a PPO variant game everyone is going in expecting to play a variant in whic...
by captainmeme
Wed Aug 02, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is Austria OP?
Replies: 17
Views: 8854

Re: Is Austria OP?

Maybe you'll find some of what you're looking for here: https://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37 edit: also this: https://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3173 RJ also made one of these specifically for FvA, it's incredibly useful: https://public.tableau.com...
by captainmeme
Wed Aug 02, 2023 10:29 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is Austria OP?
Replies: 17
Views: 8854

Re: Is Austria OP?

Austria is favoured in standard FvA. Meta AI created a very strong bot for the variant, and as Austria it could beat top humans (and itself) upwards of 80% of the time. My general impression is that Austria is heavily favoured at low level of play, France is slightly favoured at intermediate, and Au...
by captainmeme
Wed Aug 02, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gender information for academic purposes
Replies: 24
Views: 7329

Re: Gender information for academic purposes

If a bot trained heavily on male-skewed WebDip data and then defaults more often to masculine pronouns is that "bias" or just an accurate reflection of its training set? It's both. Bias in AI generally means it's accurately reflecting biased training data. Good AI needs to be able to work well in a...
by captainmeme
Fri Jul 21, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2023 Summer Classic
Replies: 3
Views: 2529

Re: 2023 Summer Classic

No, these events are purely voice chat. I don't think I've ever seen anyone use a webcam in them.
by captainmeme
Fri Jul 14, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Forum over-run with advertising bots
Replies: 25
Views: 2570

Re: Forum over-run with advertising bots

It's okay grandad, we've got some lovely oil paintings for you to inspect over here
by captainmeme
Fri Jul 14, 2023 8:49 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Forum over-run with advertising bots
Replies: 25
Views: 2570

Re: Forum over-run with advertising bots

Also if I've missed any, please let me know!
by captainmeme
Fri Jul 14, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Forum over-run with advertising bots
Replies: 25
Views: 2570

Re: Forum over-run with advertising bots

Sorry for the delay on sorting this, I've been pretty busy this week. Honestly the best solution would probably just be not allowing users to post to the forum until several hours after they've signed up. These spammers only ever post directly after they sign up for the site, I imagine if they find ...
by captainmeme
Fri Jul 14, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Forum over-run with advertising bots
Replies: 25
Views: 2570

Re: Forum over-run with advertising bots

Image

Now my watch has ended o7
by captainmeme
Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 28
Views: 11203

Re: Avengers: Endgame

So apparently now the spambots are just posting AI generated comments with no links included? I really don't get it anymore.
I'll leave that one up because it's whatever but the account itself had spam links in its bio. No clue how they expected to get clicks that way.
by captainmeme
Mon Jul 03, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Video - The Greatest Diplomacy Game
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

Re: Video - The Greatest Diplomacy Game

Fixed version... Always great to find out there are audio issues 3 hours in that I missed :sweat_smile:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEzZFTF2Ss0