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Finished: 04 AM Fri 07 Sep 18 UTC
Leftists Think Like Toddlers
1 day /phase
Pot: 91 D - Autumn, 1909, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by celaph (409 D)
30 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Have fun all! I hope that we can all stay focused.
31 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (Claesar): Paused to prevent an NMR.
31 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Sorry if I gave you a scare, I am back home now.
31 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (Claesar): Unpaused. Have fun all!
05 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: Following a SHOCKING betrayal by the British, the Kaiser issued a statement which vehemently condemned them. The British are, to quote, “lying, treachous scumbags” who “blame their own strategic failings on others like a pack of rats.” Reportedly, a massive effigy of queen Victoria was burned just outside of Berlin, all the while the Kaiser was throwing insults. The nation has now entered into full scale war production and will stop at nothing to crush its enemies.
12 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1905: Oof, there’s the stab I was expecting.
Good game y’all, it was fun
12 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1905: GG Austria.
15 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: Can we appreciate how pretty the Turkish borders are for a moment
15 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: Look at those, Suleiman II would be proud
15 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: So don’t expand any more Turkey, otherwise you will ruin your borders :)
15 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: This is about peak Turkish influence (historically). A good starting point.
15 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: Germany, as you clearly value historical accuracy I am expecting a stab from you in 1914. Anything less would be tragic. :)
15 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: Well, seeing as the archduke is already gone, I don’t think that will be a problem.
15 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: Ahhhh, we should have paused to avoid the NMR.
16 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: What NMR stand for our curiosity? I’m guessing it has something to do with France not entering orders, which is unfortunate.
16 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: *out of curiosity
16 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: No moves received.
16 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: Oof that stinks. Really takes the punch out of what I expected to be an epic battle with France. That extra move at this point in the game is pretty much crushing.
16 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1906: Quite unexpected!
16 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Will anyone be able to check in on the game within the last couple hours to request a pause from the mods if necessary? I would hate to have another NMR from France.

If not, then I can go ahead and request one about 4 hours before the phase goes through.
17 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Alright, I have gone ahead and requested a pause from the mods to avoid the NMR and potential CD. If there are any objections, please voice them in global chat.

My idea was to give France (or other countries that have not submit orders) a bit of time (like 48 hours) to return to the game as they may have had an emergency. If they still have not returned, we can figure out the best course of action. Thoughts?
17 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Is it the done thing? I don't object to a pause anyway, they seem to be fairly common on this platform.
17 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Moderator: (Claesar): Game paused to prevent an NMR. I will investigate.
17 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Turkey, I am slightly confused by your remark. It sounds like you are asking "is requesting a pause the standard move?". Is that what you are asking?

I personally prefer pauses to NMRs/CDs because I feel that they disrupt the flow of the game less. Not everyone makes the move to stop NMRs as some elect to play through them. I have just found in the past that my motivation to play a game drops significantly after multiple NMRs hence why I want to avoid them.

In terms of your remark about pauses being fairly common, I would just point to the desire to not NMR and being respectful to your opponents. For example, I will be out of town without internet access for 48 hours next week. I am planning on asking for a pause as I feel NMRs would make the game for you all worse.
17 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: I have played in 3 games so far, and 2 of them have had a 'pause', hence my impression that they are fairly common. Of course there can be good reasons someone is unable to log online every 24 hours.
18 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: So any time frame from France on when they’ll be back, or can we assume the French government has undergone a coup and now exists in a state of civil disorder?
19 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Having heard nothing from France I feel that we can consider the French government in civil disorder.

I think the big questions is how do the rest of us want to proceed? Also, when having this conversation I would like to hear opinions from England and Italy. Just because they are small does not mean their opinion does not matter and so far they have not weighed in.

There seem to be a couple obvious paths forward. Each option has its benefits and downsides.
We can just assume (at least for the short term) that France will simply submit holds and finish out the game.
We can let France enter CD and then immediately draw the game.
We could ask the mods about the possibility of forcibly sending France into CD immediately so that a French replacement could be found to submit moves for this fall phase and onwards.
Thoughts?
19 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: France isn't in a bad position so attempting to find a substitute seems like a good option. I won't cry if we have a draw either.
19 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Moderator: (Claesar): Right now, we are on the path of CDing the current France and finding a replacement. This will happen in a day, as he's not replying to me.
You're however free to make your own plans.
23 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Any thoughts from England, Italy, or Germany on moving forward? If we can't continue a discussion can we hope to continue this game?
23 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: I guess we should wait a week maximum from the pause before making a decision?
23 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Moderator: (Claesar): A bit later than planned, but France has been removed. I expect a new France to arrive soon.
23 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: A New France has arrived.
23 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1906: Moderator: (Claesar): Be nice to new France ;) Game unpaused and deadline reset.
26 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1907: There it is :(
26 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1907: I knew a 3wd was too good to be true when you had a gun at my head
29 Aug 18 UTC Spring, 1908: OH MY GOD RUSSIA IS GOING FOR THE SOLO
29 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Can he get 18 centres? We will see....
30 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: GG Russia looks like the victory is yours, unless Turkey plays some amazing plays off.
31 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: Unfortunately, it looks like I could have won the last turn and I did not.

This weekend I am going to be out camping with my family for labor day and expect the cell phone reception to be spotty at best. While it does not need to go into effect immediately, would it be possible to get a 48 hour pause in effect.

Sorry once again.
31 Aug 18 UTC Autumn, 1908: I'm happy to pause for the weekend.
01 Sep 18 UTC Spring, 1909: Moderator: (Claesar): Game paused until Monday at the request of a player. If you wish to object to this pause, email us webdipmod@gmail.com
01 Sep 18 UTC Spring, 1909: Given that Russia cannot be prevented from siezing 2 centres in England it seems all over no matter what oil-wrestling masterpiece I may attempt at home.
04 Sep 18 UTC Spring, 1909: Moderator: (Claesar): Game unpaused and deadline reset. Have fun all!

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Russia
celaph (409 D)
Won. Bet: 13 D, won: 91 D
19 supply-centers, 16 units
Turkey
Survived. Bet: 13 D
11 supply-centers, 10 units
France
Jahamas (109 D)
Survived. Bet: 0 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
England
JRoz (84 D)
Survived. Bet: 13 D
0 supply-centers, 1 units
Italy
Defeated. Bet: 13 D
Germany
JimBobV (172 D)
Defeated. Bet: 13 D
Austria
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 13 D
Civil Disorders
Narjia (100 D)France (Autumn, 1906) with 6 centres.
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