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by captainmeme
Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 108
Views: 13346

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: 2138

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: 444

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: 895

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: 1420

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: 1420

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: 961

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: 433

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: 868

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: 868

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: 868

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: 868

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: 4642

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: 398

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
by captainmeme
Mon Jul 03, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Video - The Greatest Diplomacy Game
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Video - The Greatest Diplomacy Game

New DiploStrats video is up, covering the 2023 DBNI final - which both Ezio and I agreed was the highest level gameplay we've seen in any Diplomacy game, ever. It's a bit of a long one, but hopefully worth the watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3pC5xG61p8
by captainmeme
Thu Jun 15, 2023 12:43 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Advertising bots
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Advertising bots

<r><QUOTE author="kestasjk" post_id="350910" time="1686826961" user_id="2"><s>[quote=kestasjk post_id=350910 time=1686826961 user_id=2]</s> Your profile says you're a forum mod :| I checked darg and you and it looks the same, do you know what permissions youre missing? <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> I'm no...
by captainmeme
Wed Jun 14, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Advertising bots
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Advertising bots

Just got done with wielding the banhammer, they should all be gone now. Please DM me if I missed any.

I'm unfortunately the only person who deals with these and I'm not *technically* a full forum mod so I can't see the report page. I just look around for them when the waves come in.
by captainmeme
Tue May 16, 2023 8:15 am
Forum: Development
Topic: World 901
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: World 901

I think we tried to add KW901 a while ago, because it really is an excellent variant: https://webdiplomacy.net/variants.php#KnownWorld_901 But we disabled it again because the 'transform' rule (if a unit is in a coastal SC, it can use its order to transform into an army/fleet) was implemented in qui...