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Clyde Hancock (0 D X)
14 Jun 14 UTC
live gunboat
Join live gunboat game http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143365 starts in 50 minutes
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goldfinger0303 (3045 D)
10 Jun 14 UTC
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Congratulations to the Masters 2013 Winners!
The tournament finally wrapped up in May - about 5 months behind schedule (ah well), and the results are in! Congratulations to The Hanged Man for coming in first place!
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krellin (80 D X)
13 Jun 14 UTC
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Dogs More Responsible then Liberals (Study)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2656101/Clever-boy-Dogs-prefer-EARN-treats-solving-problems-receiving-handouts.html

"In a series of experiments, scientists found dogs were happier when they earned a reward by performing a task, rather than just being handed a treat" Too bad all our government tit-sucking Liberals weren't dogs...
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
Another dead child in another school shooting
Nope, no problem here. Keep calm. Give thanks tonight that this child sacrificed himself so that you can maintain your right to bear arms.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/10/justice/oregon-high-school-shooting/
188 replies
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ThatBuhlLarry (100 D)
13 Jun 14 UTC
World Game Anyone?
Created a live world game, starts in 1 day
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SYnapse (0 D X)
13 Jun 14 UTC
The languages game EOG
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
12 Jun 14 UTC
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Air Force Nearly Dropped Nuke on NC
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/us/north-carolina-nuclear-bomb-drop/

Uhh... woopsies?
29 replies
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
13 Jun 14 UTC
Iraq .... what a difference all those tax dollars and allied deaths made
Another blundering intervention into a foreign country thanks to Bush & Bliar and another nutter put in charge.
16 replies
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krellin (80 D X)
12 Jun 14 UTC
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Oh No! I'm SCARED!!!!
I just learned about something that happened 50 years ago and it was scary and now *I'm scared*!!! Oh no..someone help me!!!!
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
11 Jun 14 UTC
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor LOSES Primary to Tea Party Candidate
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/11/us/politics/eric-cantor-loses-gop-primary.html I hate to post two threads in one day, but wow...that's a stunner! He was supposed to be a rising star in the GOP, and reasonably conservative, too...I said back during the Government Shutdown that it was going to hurt moderates more than the Tea Partyers, but WOW...I never thought someone as conservative as Cantor would go. Isolated (if astounding) incident, or indicative of a bigger shift?
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denis (864 D)
12 Jun 14 UTC
Replacements for Live Gunboat
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143290 Austria and England
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
12 Jun 14 UTC
Civil Disorder
I'm a genuine noob, what is Civil Disorder (in this game) and simply looking for an explanation.
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ssorenn (3227 D (G))
11 Jun 14 UTC
Two team members per country game?
gameID=143236

Here's the link for anyone interested in the game.
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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
12 Jun 14 UTC
Political polarization in the US
Interesting data on longitudinal political polarization in the US:

http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/political-polarization-in-the-american-public/
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Chaqa (2684 D (B))
11 Jun 14 UTC
Mafia III Game Thread
Stuff to follow.
155 replies
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ILN (100 D)
12 Jun 14 UTC
Man protects daughter from thugs... with a gun
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/husband-and-wife-open-fire-on-gunmen-who-try-to/article_29109617-bc56-534f-82e6-d36ccba40c38.html
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Maniac (344 D (B))
08 Jun 14 UTC
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What kind of site moderation do we want?
I know that we've had this discussion before. I can't recall what we all preferred, but we have ended up with a mod who sees it as OK to taunt, hound and attempt to out-bully another member. Not only is that likely to bring the site into disrepute but it is borderline criminal in Kestas jurisdiction and could lead to site sanctions. Is this what we want?
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denis (864 D)
11 Jun 14 UTC
So a Live Game has been paused
A live game has been paused due to Russia's impending absence, I was wondering if it doesn't start back up as a live game (as paused live games often never do) could a mod change it to a different time per phase so that the game could continue
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
02 Jun 14 UTC
The Favorite Author Tournament: The Sweet 16
Into Round 3 we go, with Team Virgil once again eking out a victory to move on...will it happen again? Will Rowling or Woolf be able to keep busting through that glass ceiling and move on as the only two female authors left? Will Asimov continue to keep the hopes of fans alive, as after a glut of sci-fi writers to start, he's the last one standing? Will Thucy drop the "vote 12 times per turn" thing now that Thoreau and Laozi have gone the way of Shakespeare? 16 enter, 8 move on!
261 replies
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
11 Jun 14 UTC
What to do with a bent splint (right word?) in my mouth?
I already called the dentist and I'm going there tomorrow morning since earlier is impossible, but meanwhile I was wondering if there's something I can do to make it less damaging. The thing is that it's very much irritating the flesh around the teeth, as well as presumably pulling my teeth out of position. Can anyone think of a fix?
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Bayclown (0 D X)
11 Jun 14 UTC
Far Cry
Saw some Far Cry 4 footage and it looks pretty interesting. I've never played any of the games in the series are they worth picking up?
5 replies
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
11 Jun 14 UTC
Tony Bliar - Working his magic in the Middle East
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-27800319

Is this a good time to review Tony Bliars role as Middle East Peace Envoy?
I hope it is not payment by results, I don't think he could afford it !!
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SYnapse (0 D X)
11 Jun 14 UTC
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Funniest exchange in a game I've seen so far
Autumn, 1916: Turkey : (OOC: I had a close family member pass away this weekend. Sorry for NMR.)
Autumn, 1916: Austria: Fuck's sake Turkey do you want to lose?
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President Eden (2427 D)
09 Jun 14 UTC
Mafia III: Trouble On The Fruited Plain
As above, below
It's the year 1849, in the small town of Jefferson Village, Nebraska. Many a settler with a thirst for adventure's rolled through these parts. Y'see, younguns, Jefferson Village is a vital pit-stop on the Oregon Trail, and travel west, toward the promise of a new life of abundance in the rugged forests and wealthy gold mines in the Pacific Northwest, has reached its peak. Jefferson Village is a thriving hub of trade and activity on an otherwise isolated and lonely trail through the Wild West.

Not all is as it seems. Some wealthy proprietors are lookin' to lay down railroad tracks straight through the middle of town, and they don't care much for the "backwoods hillbillies on the Trail." They've hired some professional guns to stir up chaos in ole Jefferson Village; they figure if they can run enough people off, they can buy up the land for cheap, lay down the rails and get rich off of rail traffic going west.

You've still got time to save ole Jefferson Village, pardner. Do ya have what it takes to root out the Rough Riders and save the town?

===

INTRODUCTION

Mafia is an educated guessing game of epic proportions. The objective of the game is to kill all mafia members before they outnumber the rest of the town. It's much like a game of poker because mafia members are also part of the town during the day and may manipulate the vote to their liking.

The game is typically very active, so the thread will get big quickly. However, it is essential to read the thread to play the game.

RULES

0. The GM reserves the right to adjudicate individual scenarios that arise during the course of the game at his discretion.
1. All players must vote at least once per game day.
2. All players are forbidden from posting screenshots of their role PMs.
3. All players are forbidden from using encryption.
4. All players are forbidden from using non-sanctioned PMing.
5. All players are forbidden from deleting previous posts of theirs.
6. All spectators and players who have been eliminated are forbidden from posting on all comment threads related to the game notes.
7. All players are forbidden from cheating.
8. All players are required to play to win.

ELABORATION

0. Given my lack of omniscience, I cannot create a rule to resolve all possible scenarios pre-emptively. In order to compensate for my inability to do so, I am permitted to resolve a given scenario however I please. I will resolve all scenarios as closely as possible to the written intention of the rules, and will present an explanation regarding the adjudication to the greatest possible detail (which does not compromise anything in-game) and as closely in accordance with the written rules as possible.

1. A minimum posting limit of one required post (with a vote included) has been set to reduce lurking. While inactivity is, on some level, an important part of the game of Mafia, players who provide nothing but a warm body serve only to reduce the degree of enjoyment and increase the degree of frustration of the other players in the game. Signing up for this game is an expression of commitment to taking it seriously – do not sign up if you believe you will not be able to spend any time on it.

2. This is more a formality than anything: all role PMs have been posted in the setup information later in this post, and all players (regardless of alignment) will receive identical copies of the vanilla town role PM. The point of this rule is to forbid "gaming" the role PMs to determine alignments; this is a game of reading people, not outguessing the GM.

3. Encryption is defined as posting an encoded message on public channels which an average person would require outside tools to decode. It is perfectly acceptable to leave "hidden messages" in your posts (for example, spelling out "I AM THE COP" with the first letters of every sentence), but as a rule of thumb, if you don't think the average webDip user could decode it without a decryption service, don't post it.

4. All in-game communications should be kept within the thread. The mafia will receive a QuickTopic thread for communicating with one another outside of the thread; aside from this, there should be no other forms of private messaging.

5. I don't think this will actually be an issue on webDiplomacy, since users aren't able to edit or delete their own posts anyway; but, if you in fact possess some means of deleting or editing your posts after you've submitted them, do not use it.

6. Players who have been removed from the game are no longer playing the game, and will not be permitted to comment on it in private messages or comment threads. A special chat room will be opened for individuals who wish to spectate on the game, or players who have been eliminated. Use these channels to discuss the game while it is still ongoing.

7. This is a catch-all rule intended to preserve the spirit of the game. If you’re considering saying or doing something that may be against the spirit of the game, PM me about it before saying/doing it and I’ll let you know whether it’s allowed or not.

8. This rule simply means that your actions should in some conceivable way advance your win condition as stated in your role PM. This rule is somewhat subjective, because the difference between a mistake and sabotage is sometimes hard to determine; I will err away from assuming malevolence where reasonably possible. This also means that if you need to leave the game for any reason, you should not simply drop out, but should message me first so I can determine the best course of action.

PENALTIES

The penalty for breaking one of the above rules is decided at the GM’s discretion, up to and including immediate removal from the game and/or sanctions from future games. Removal and/or sanction are instruments of last resort and will be used only if absolutely necessary. A player removed from the game may or may not have their role revealed on removal, depending on the circumstances surrounding their removal.


MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

SPAM
Spamming (defined as excessive content-free posting; or, excessive posting regarding subjects irrelevant to the game) is not banned by rule in this game. A mechanic exists to curb any advantage that spamming as a tactic may confer; please reference the “VOTING” section below for more information. Suffice to say that spamming isn’t worth anyone’s time in this setup, and it is frowned upon, so while you may not be *banned* from doing it, you still shouldn't do it.

VOTING
There are two levels of voting in this game. The first level of voting is for whom you intend to ban. Notate this vote with a pair of octothorpes before your intended vote target. (EX: ##VOTE Eden) You do not need to spell out your intended target's username fully; as long as I can understand who you're referencing you're good. If you don't use double octothorpes then I won't see it when I ctrl+f through the thread and your vote may not be counted.

The second level of voting is whether or not to employ the hammer mechanic. By default, days are set to 48 hours long, and nights to 24 hours long; however, players may instead elect to end the day as soon as a majority is reached (called a “quick hammer” or simply “hammer”). Notate this vote with a pair of octothorpes before the word end. (EX: ##END) The game will switch to the hammer mechanic for the duration of that day once a majority of players choose to do so.

If you are not able to vote before the hammer is dropped, you will not be penalized for failing to vote during that day.

This game will use the MODIFIED PLURALITY TIEBREAKER. Under modified plurality tiebreaker rules, should two players be tied in the lynch vote, the tie will be broken toward the incumbent candidate. For example, suppose Eden and krellin are up for lynch, and Eden has 3 votes to krellin's 2 votes. If a third player (who isn't voting for Eden) votes for krellin, then the two will be tied 3-3, and Eden will be lynched, as he was the candidate for lynch before the tie. Suppose that a fourth player votes for krellin, and then a fourth votes for Eden; now krellin is the incumbent (as prior to the last vote, the count was 4-3 krellin), and krellin would be lynched. In short, ties go to the incumbent.

REPLACEMENTS
A player wishing to drop out may be replaced at the GM's discretion. Individuals wishing to serve as replacements must NOT join the out-of-game God QT. (Being in the Obs QT is acceptable.) Replacement is not guaranteed.

TURN DURATION
This game’s days will last 48 hours and nights will last 24 hours, unless cut short by in-game mechanics (e.g. hammer). Extensions may be granted at a moderator’s discretion, but don’t count on it.

MODERATOR TEAM
The moderator for this game is Eden. PM me with any concerns (yes this is allowed you jokers) and I'll get back to you asap.

===

Format TBD, depends on how many signups we get. Signups will run through Monday, June 9th, the format will be announced on the morning (CST) of Tuesday, June 10th, and the game will start sometime on June 10th.

If you've already signed up, your name should be in the list below. Post in this thread to CONFIRM you are playing (or opt OUT accordingly), with your preferred time for phase processing. If you haven't signed up yet, post in the thread to opt IN along with your preferred time. I will pick a time that is optimal based on your collective preferences.
Current signups list:

0. Eden (GM)
1. ghug
2. YJ
3. Slyguy
4. uclabb
5. semck83
6. Pjmansfield99
7. CaptainMeme
8. Guak
9. WardenDresden
ghug (5046 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
##CONFIRM
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
##CONFIRM
Slyguy270 (532 D)
09 Jun 14 UTC
##CONFIRM
uclabb (589 D)
09 Jun 14 UTC
##CONFIRM
captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
09 Jun 14 UTC
CONFIRM, No preferred time.
WardenDresden (244 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
##CONFIRM
pjmansfield99 (127 D)
09 Jun 14 UTC
##CONFIRM, 8am/8pm GMT
uclabb (589 D)
09 Jun 14 UTC
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I just looked back and I was right! PE, you *were* mafia in that champions game. :-)
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
I'll have to sit this one out, but I'll help right stories for the results if you want.
WardenDresden (244 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
I don't know if I'd trust someone who can't even use the right write to write stories.
u caught me uclabb

i got shellshocked by the activity level lmao

ok so far i've got 7/9 confirms and, with exactly one person stating preferences, it looks like we're going to be using pj's :^)
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
Phone autocorrected erite to right :/
ghug (5046 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
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^ This guy.
i don't really think that helps your case chaqa ;)
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
Fat fingers and all
at a minimum waiting for semck and guak to confirm, if we get additional players i'll figure it out
PICK ME!!!
Squigs44 (263 D Mod)
09 Jun 14 UTC
I think that I could play, however, in about ten days, I may not be able to post very frequently (for about 4 days), and I realize that could be a problem to the town (and myself). Should I still play, or should I wait until next game?
that might be bad if you're still around, there's a chance the game will be over by then but either the town or mafia would have to sweep and I don't expect that

how frequently will you be able to post during those four days?
GM:
0. Eden

Confirmed:
1. ghug
2. Yellowjacket
3. Slyguy270
4. uclabb
5. captainmeme
6. WardenDresden
7. pjmansfield99
8. dr. octagonapus

Unconfirmed:
9. semck83
10. guak

Possible:
11. Squigs44
Squigs44 (263 D Mod)
09 Jun 14 UTC
I dont know exactly for sure. It could be that I am able to post three or four times a day, for about half an hour at a time, it could be that I am able to only post once a day for fifteen minutes. That is why I am cautious of signing up.
that would be pretty bad given how late in the game it'd happen

i'd probably recommend sitting out and waiting for the next one tbh
Squigs44 (263 D Mod)
09 Jun 14 UTC
k, i will do that then. If that game ends right around when I am gone, then that would be perfect timing for me to participate in the next game.
uclabb (589 D)
09 Jun 14 UTC
It seems to me like this game will probably be less crazy than the last one just because it will have fewer people. I would guess that you would be ok, Squigs, but obviously I defer to PE
uclabb (589 D)
09 Jun 14 UTC
@Chaqa- If you don't have time to play, maybe you could GM? That could free up PE to play.
If you really need someone, since this is supposed to be a shortened game, I guess I could step in to either play, or even GM so PE can play. Though I have very little experience with QT, so I'm not sure if I could set that up, but I could be useful with writing up results.
chaqa has my seal of approval to gm if he wants to

mainly need to hear confirms or outs from semck and guak
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
I can GM if you want Eden. I would need to set the end-of-phase to about 8 PM Eastern US time (1 AM GMT) is the only problem. I could maybe make it 7 PM EST (midnight GMT). Thoughts?
WardenDresden (244 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
I am fine with that as long as Chaqa doesn't write/post his "stories" from his phone. ;)
Chaqa, if you need to set the time for 7-8 PM your time, you do that. I asked people for preferences because my schedule is super flexible, if yours isn't then just do what you need to do.

GM:
0. Chaqa

Confirmed:
1. ghug
2. Yellowjacket
3. Slyguy270
4. uclabb
5. captainmeme
6. WardenDresden
7. pjmansfield99
8. dr. octagonapus
9. Eden
10. VashtaNeurotic

Unconfirmed:
11. semck83
12. guak

Possible:
13. Squigs44

Squigs, if semck and guak confirm then I would actually recommend you join in after all. The reason I recommended sitting out initially is because the timing of your inactivity was going to be more toward the late game; adding a couple more people to the game shifts it earlier where it's more manageable
uclabb (589 D)
10 Jun 14 UTC
I know it doesn't really count, but semck did confirm in the other thread.
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
Alright Eden. I might change the setting (I have one in mind), and if more people join (seems possible) I might add in roles. I'm going to extend sign ups a bit - I'll start the game tomorrow night at 7 PM, and sign ups will be open until 5 PM that day (when I finish work).
yeah i'm just waiting for semck to check in today, i figure he's in

guak needs to confirm, uhhhhhhhh what else
uclabb (589 D)
10 Jun 14 UTC
need more checkerboards
captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
10 Jun 14 UTC
Try PMing him - maybe he hasn't seen the thread.

PE - if you're not GMing, are you going to play?
captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
10 Jun 14 UTC
Oh, sorry, I missed your name on the list :)
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
I'll go back through the other thread and this one and I'll be sending out confirmation PMs some time today.
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
Bump. Sign ups will be open for just under 9 hours (until 10 PM EST) after which I'll be PMing everyone for confirmation.
Maniac (344 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
Cab I play, not sure if I fully understand it but willing to learn
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
Yeah, everyone is free to join (I might not let brand-new players in, just to be safe). There's a guide posted that Eden made, I'll try to find the link.
ghug (5046 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
Just so everyone knows, I'm gonna be pretty busy until tomorrow night, so I probably won't post as much to start the game. I'm an addict, so there'll be some, just not as much.
semck83 (229 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
## CONFIRM.
Do we really have to ##confirm?
Ignore me I'm on phone thought thread had changed
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
11 Jun 14 UTC
That was Eden's thing. I'll be sending out PMs to everyone at 10 PM EST and I'll want responses.
ghug (5046 D (B))
11 Jun 14 UTC
Is that really necessary? Everyone except Guak has confirmed already.
Chaqa (2684 D (B))
11 Jun 14 UTC
Good point. We'll see.
Do you need another? It seems PE put me on the list earlier, but if I am not needed I am perfectly fine with sitting out (Also I am gone completely come the 23rd)


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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
10 Jun 14 UTC
"Hard Choices" by Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton's new book came out today, June 10. See below for the point of this post.
13 replies
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
10 Jun 14 UTC
bo_sox48 Chastisement Thread
I feel left out. Hit me.
5 replies
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
10 Jun 14 UTC
(+1)
Sandgoose Chastisement Thread
Go on, spank me, call me a bad little boy. It only gets harder from here...if you know what I mean. ;)
#countonsandgoose #justiceforjmo #fapfapfap
24 replies
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jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
08 Jun 14 UTC
Forum Moderation and Muting
For the past few years abge and the mod team have been asking members to tell us what you wanted moderation wise. More than anything we have asked you to email Kestas if you do not agree with site policy. Not a single person EVER has emailed him asking for more forum moderation.
103 replies
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denis (864 D)
10 Jun 14 UTC
Live game replacement
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143221 replacement for Austria
1 reply
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
09 Jun 14 UTC
(+4)
I deserve that Gold Star.
Let's face it. I'm in the Zone right now. Star me.
14 replies
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