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by kestasjk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Your point here appears to be that Disney knew it would be controversial, therefore it was done for publicity, therefore it shouldn't have been done. But it's only controversial in the first place because of people being racist. You don't have to be racist to not like companies using tokens for pub...
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

It only got free media attention because the criticism of the casting choice is very lame. I'd like to believe that they made this decision thinking no-one would give a thought to her skin color.. But when they're remaking the animated film scene by scene, song by song, shot by shot, same plot, sam...
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Publishing First Draft of Diplomacy Variant
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Publishing First Draft of Diplomacy Variant

When you say share/publish what do you mean? Do you have a webDip compatible variant that you want to install somewhere public for testing, or are you looking to post a map and get feedback on it?
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Q5uhh5cmwlI And in case from that previous video you think that Trevor Noah is soft on Disney's new take on the Little Mermaid, nope: https://youtube.com/watch?t=4m32s&v=wh0Bzul5vEc Right, Disney's marketing department really hit a home run.. Buy an ad during The Daily S...
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Green Nav Bar Not Nav-ing
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Green Nav Bar Not Nav-ing

Thanks; the new proxy setup had a javascript optimization that sped the site up but affected the load ordering. I've disabled that for now
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

If you have a problem with a fictional mermaid being black, you have serious problems. The movie might be terrible (I doubt it's marketed towards middle-aged white men), but just off the reaction to the trailor... i dunno man. I lost a bit of faith in humanity after that. I think these live-action ...
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots not entering orders
Replies: 54
Views: 12726

Re: Bots not entering orders

Oof that was a nasty one.. Turns out the DipNet bots actually use the beta.webdiplomacy.net domain (!) which I thought was obsolete and unused, and was running really old code, I didn't even think it was connected the production database. As part of setting up the new proxy I rationalized some of th...
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 15, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots not entering orders
Replies: 54
Views: 12726

Re: Bots not entering orders

Thanks for reporting this; looks like DipNet is having some issues submitting orders, likely due to the new proxy setup. It's weird because other bots are submitting orders fine, looking into what's going on now
by kestasjk
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 43
Views: 2580

Re: User relationship management

Mmm that was satisfying; just went though 6 months worth of cheating accusations, relationship declarations, in just 1-2 hours. People are declaring relationships, responding quickly to request for info, very nice. That is a *lot* easier than it was.
by kestasjk
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Error triggered: Column 'ip' cannot be null
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Error triggered: Column 'ip' cannot be null

Yep now that we're using a content delivery network / caching / proxy service the IP that request from the server isn't the IP of the actual user, so I had to make a change to IP logging so that it logs the IP of the original request. While doing that it started logging IPv6 addresses which didn't fit
by kestasjk
Fri Oct 14, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Error triggered: Column 'ip' cannot be null
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Error triggered: Column 'ip' cannot be null

Ah just spotted that, let me know if it's still occurring
by kestasjk
Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Cloudfare caching/security
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Cloudfare caching/security

Hi all, FYI we've changed our DNS host to Cloudfare; it has features to improve speed by caching static content like images, and gives options for security improvements and handling of spikes in activity. I've enabled caching only on www.webdiplomacy.net and play.webdiplomacy.net, not webdiplomacy.n...
by kestasjk
Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplodocus - The AI That Conquered Gunboat Diplomacy
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Diplodocus - The AI That Conquered Gunboat Diplomacy

Very interesting. Didn't know until this vid and some further digging that yolo5 (a user that I ran into multiple times last summer, in non-tournament games) was the bot. Wish those games were unranked like the tournament ones were... We were asked to keep certain bot accounts under wraps to ensure...
by kestasjk
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplodocus - The AI That Conquered Gunboat Diplomacy
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Diplodocus - The AI That Conquered Gunboat Diplomacy

Interesting stuff.. were you expert 1, 2 or 3? Going to talk to Noam about whether we can run any of these bots here to mix it up a bit from the DipNet bots, and provide some varying difficulties etc.
by kestasjk
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Let's move on.. What are people's thoughts on transgender athletes? :P The little mermaid having dark skin? Veganism and animal cruelty?

(just kidding obviously .. )
by kestasjk
Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Surprised you relit this JECE, a bit trollish of you .. :P Oof .. between some rocks and hard places here .. any other mods around?.. I think there's something to criticize in what Yoyo/JECE/Octavious/Doom/and definitely myself have posted frankly, to greater and lesser extents.. But this might be o...
by kestasjk
Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Group panel update requests
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Group panel update requests

Also we've done a bunch of work behind the scenes on how the data entered this way is processed. This brings it much closer to the final goal which is being able to see pre-existing relationships and suspicions before joining a game, and being able (via an optional setting) to exclude players which ...
by kestasjk
Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Group panel update requests
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Group panel update requests

Hi all, A new feature intended to streamline how we handle people with relationships outside of the site and multi-accounters / meta-game suspicions has been added to the group panel / user relation feature. Although all suspicions and existing relationships logged in the group panel are available f...
by kestasjk
Wed Oct 12, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 20
Views: 2243

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Is there still a need for new mods to help with workload? There is, thanks for asking (and thanks for making use of the suspicion lodging functionality) The reason we're not adding new mods is that we're putting in some new features in the background to try and reduce the mod workload in various wa...
by kestasjk
Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Reliability ratings and locking changes
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Reliability ratings and locking changes

Oops a divide by 0, always forget something.. Thanks that's fixed now:
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