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by Ogion
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is spanking an acceptable form of discipline?
Replies: 20
Views: 286

Re: Is spanking an acceptable form of discipline?

The book "The Coddling of the American Mind" is a book I recommend. You can definitely witness the damage done as more and more Millenials go out to the workforce and are entitled whiny losers. (#notallMillenials) I wonder if they were spanked growing up? Kind of hard to get past their coddling of ...
by Ogion
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is spanking an acceptable form of discipline?
Replies: 20
Views: 286

Re: Is spanking an acceptable form of discipline?

Growing up my bottom would get wailed on whenever I made a scene but looking back, I wonder if that technically counts as abuse? I turned out okay so maybe it worked (It didn't even really hurt, I just pretended it did so they wouldn't spank as long) But maybe I should be angry about this in hindsi...
by Ogion
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Djokovic took 15th grand slam
Replies: 26
Views: 2652

Re: Djokovic took 15th grand slam

Theim is Austrian, not Australian. Don't worry Kakarroto, it's a common mistake, although Trumptoad made it as well, so I'm not sure that being in his company is anything to be happy with. Aren't they the same thing? I mean isn't that why we keep seeing pictures of giant burning forests high in the...
by Ogion
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 43005

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

There was also an accidental draw in G6, which I'm not sure how you account for that...
by Ogion
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 43005

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Has anyone calculated standings for this tournament yet? Someone the second round games have finished up. Kind of curious but also lazy
by Ogion
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: November Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: November Ghost Ratings Published

I'm sorry, but how are they late? It is still November, is it not?
by Ogion
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 43005

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Did this tournament die?
by Ogion
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you had 100% control over your sexual orientation, which would you be? [HIDDEN]
Replies: 53
Views: 4949

Re: If you had 100% control over your sexual orientation, which would you be?

yavuzovic wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:56 pm
:eyeroll: Ummmm, what does pansexual mean?
there's this wonderful tool called the internet that's very useful for educating yourself.
by Ogion
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Online Diplomacy Championships 2019
Replies: 272
Views: 33805

Re: Online Diplomacy Championships 2019

flash2015 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Durga wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:03 am
Congrats to ali on their solo!! http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=237243

I believe we've got TWO games left... :O
"Their"? Is he a hive mind or something?

In English, it's common usage to use their when you don' t know the gender of the person spoken about.
by Ogion
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 43005

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

G 37 skid marks soloed! Congrats. Brings Skids to 120 points, knocking fluffy credo out of the semifinals.
by Ogion
Sun May 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 2290

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

human population cannot grow without limit. We can either limit it ourselves in a rational way, or we can have nature do it for us in a fantastically brutal way. Those who oppose the former are advocating for the latter. They pretty much lose all moral authority from that point forward.
by Ogion
Sun May 26, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 2290

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

Well, there are clearly too many humans, but there are a lot of ways to address this beyond killing people. Simply reducing the number of births is a good start. Heck, educating girls is a good start. Here, the answer to crop damage is not to go killing things. The ban (and the shoot on sight policy...
by Ogion
Thu May 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 70
Views: 7526

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

One thing I noticed in both my games was that even though it’s SoS scoring, the DSS mindset seemed heavily ingrained. It was particularly pronounced on the one that ended 12-11-11, but on both it seemed like players thought eliminating others was meritorious, and that smaller powers largely gave up...
by Ogion
Thu May 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 70
Views: 7526

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

I think we all did our fair share of yelling that game Ogion! I blame sum-of-squares for any annoying aspects of my play. Once my lines were secure, I didn't have anything to lose from continuing to irritate you as long as England was on board. (For what it's worth, I don't think I was ever dishone...
by Ogion
Tue May 14, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 70
Views: 7526

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=237253

I’m sure there is a player who wants to yell at me.

Goodness though, this was a rare game where I oretty juch got lied to every damn turn.
by Ogion
Thu May 09, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: User Name Explanation
Replies: 80
Views: 3676

Re: User Name Explanation

Durga is a Hindu goddess of war. Durga (pronunciation: [ˈd̪ʊrɡaː]; Sanskrit: दुर्गा; Bangla: দুর্গা), meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible", is the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti in the Hindu pantheon. I've been wondering. So kind of an upg...
by Ogion
Tue May 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 70
Views: 7526

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

Yeah, I've seen a lot of less experienced games working to through games in fits of pique. In one game we just barely manage to eliminate one rampager in time, which can be very gratfiying.
by Ogion
Mon May 06, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Will GOT last season live up to the hype..
Replies: 36
Views: 2497

Re: Will GOT last season live up to the hype..

Ghost isn't a dog. He's a wolf. One doesn't simply walk up and hug a wolf.

That said, I think Aegon takes the Iron throne with a Drogon on one side and Ghost on the other.
by Ogion
Sun May 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 107
Views: 17595

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

Can I just say that these changes and updates are fantastic? Amazing work all around. Much appreciated!