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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
Anti-jokes
Let's have your best anti-jokes. Here are a few:

Q: Why didn't Jesus play hockey?
A: Because baseball and soccer are much more popular sports in Mexico.
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italiathad88 (0 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
live game
Join my live game (5 min) "Derbyshire"Starts in forty minutes.
Or email me when you plan on playing live.
delvaleagles@yahoo.com
I will play live games to your specification as well.
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KingCyrus (516 D)
01 Jul 14 UTC
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Did anyone miss Putin33?
After a couple of days, and seeing him participate in a few heated arguments, I ask the population of webDip. Did you miss Putin33? I know I did. Whether for laughing at him and his ideology, glad of a champion of your ideology, someone to defend Russia, or someone else to call krellin names, who had SOME reason to be glad he is back?
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krellin (80 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
Hate on Soccer
http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2014/06/25/americas-favorite-national-pastime-hating-soccer-n1855817

Who loves Coulter! Gotta love this.
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denis (864 D)
01 Jul 14 UTC
Replacement for Germany LIVE GAME
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=144052 Germany left
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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The Favorite Author Tournament: EDGAR ALLAN POE VS. J.R.R. TOLKIEN
Fighting out of the Red Corner, with works such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Fall of the House of Usher, Masque of the Red Death, The Purloined Letter and The Cask of Amontillado, America's first international literary superstar, EDGAR ALLAN POE! Fighting out of the Blue Corner, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the undisputed champion of the Fantasy genre, J.R.R. TOLKIEN! We began with 64 Authors...now, we crown WebDip's collective favorite!
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Troodonte (1951 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Semi-anonymous Gunboat
Hi guys,
I'm coming back and I'm willing to start a semi-anonymous Gunboat.
150 D to Join. WTA
Let me know if there is interest.
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
30 Jun 14 UTC
gunboat games r us
Please join if you're hard enough ....

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Putin33 (111 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Did Cameron do this on purpose?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/28/cameron-eu-juncker-defeat-britain-exit

His foreign policy is a total shambles but maybe he did this on purpose to accelerate the Brexit. It takes great strategic planning to bungle something this badly.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
29 Jun 14 UTC
Could someone explain to me how to get the derivative of:
(3x^2+6x)/(2x^3+2)^5
So [(3x^2+6x)/(2x^3+2)^5]'=.....
I've missed quite some math classes lately and I need to know how to solve this type of thing (and other things but anyway) for a test tomorrow. I could probably figure it out myself eventually, but I just don't have the time and I have quite a bit more to go through.
Would someone be willing to show me the steps I should take?
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Of Kurds and Caliphates
http://news.yahoo.com/netanyahu-calls-jordan-support-kurdish-autonomy-214846630.html The ISIS today declared itself to be an Islamic State...and we'll see how long that lasts, or where that goes...meanwhile, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyau called for support for the Jordanians (gee, I can't imagine why) and independence for Iraq's Kurds. Which is a more likely state to be recognized/come into being/"stick," a Kurdistan (if you will) or this ISIS caliphate? Thoughts?
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Where the heck is Mad Marx
Mark has been gone for a while huh, anybody say why?
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lixu893 (0 D X)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Good article
Thank you for your blog.
http://www.centurycases.com/
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lixu893 (0 D X)
30 Jun 14 UTC
B.J. Upton powers Braves past Phillies 3-2
Gerald Laird had two hits with a double and RBI for the Braves, who won for the sixth time in seven games though ending their road trip 8-3. Atlanta avenged a three-game sweep by Philadelphia June 16-18 at Turner Field.
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ILN (100 D)
28 Jun 14 UTC
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Enraging....
http://www.salon.com/2014/06/24/a_swat_team_blew_a_hole_in_my_2_year_old_son/#comments

Home of the brave my ass.
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ThatBuhlLarry (100 D)
29 Jun 14 UTC
For Advertising Games:
World Dip. -> One more player needed!!!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143877
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Bob Genghiskhan (1318 D)
29 Jun 14 UTC
Question for the mods:
I note we have some newish stats, like reliability rating. Ilove the idea of this. Is there some way we can set up games with a minimum reliability rating threshhold for participants? That would be a really nice way to filter out the people who join live games and then immediately quit the moment the game does not work out for them.
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Draugnar (0 D X)
28 Jun 14 UTC
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One great reason to drive a Mercedes...
Roadside service for life... Just saved me a headache and a bill. Had a blowout, made a phone call, 30 minutes later, they are changing my tire and setting up an appointment for tomorrow morning to get the blown one replaced.
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Draugnar (0 D X)
21 Jun 14 UTC
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SRG inspired by Chaqa's...
Simple rules. Each home SC (yours or opponents) gets one build. One build for every three non home SCs. So only 26 total units at most and everyone will want enemy home SCs more than the others. Interested?
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fulhamish (4134 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
UK population growth
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27972335
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jkk0001 (40 D X)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Longest Game?
Whats the longest game you guys have been in? I'm in a live gunboat right now thats in 1919...
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Chaqa (4027 D (B))
12 Jun 14 UTC
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Mafia III.V: The Second Coming
Soon.
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
No PE, I don't blame you for doing as you did, it was entirely within the rules and spirit of your victory conditions.

I do not, however, like the result: it rather unbalanced the game in my opinion, and so I would not be adverse to ensuring that something like that could not happen again with a modest rules tweak.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
By the way, did you actually take NK immunity?
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
I was ready to gamble that you didn't, should it come down to that.
ghug (5031 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
"I was one (admittedly very unlikely) mislynch away from taking numerical control of the game. I was also a very likely D2 lynch. I got far closer to my wincon by claiming -- why would we ban a legitimate tactic?"

First, there's no way in hell anyone could ever win with it. That alone should be enough to disallow it. You at least theoretically had a chance to win this time, but everyone sees the necessity of killing the SK in that situation now. Second, it kills the balance. It's generally optimal for the SK to maintain balance between town and mafia, but if the SK's actively helping town, even if there are plans to betray eventually, it takes a perfectly balanced game and throws it off. I don't like that.
@yj no I didn't lol

It's not about whether the tactic would always or even most of the times succeed. I completely acknowledge it's a long shot, but as I said before, SKs across all meta don't win. Their odds of victory are in the 16-20% range in most setups. I think it very clearly got me closer to my wincon than the alternative, since I went from a likely D2 lynch target to living to... what D4, D5, lost count lol. It didn't work in the end, but that's no basis by which to ban something. If we're gonna ban claims, how come the SK isn't allowed to claim truthfully but other roles are?

And you can maintain balance by being really onesided in one faction's favor for a while. We do this all the time in Diplomacy, it happened last game in M2 -- damian was a FAR bigger help to the town than I ever was in our respective games, but that's not being brought up because damian did it "the right way" by not being open about it. Again, for all the big swing I supposedly threw for town, I got one ML away from being able to take over the game by numbers, and the game ended in a final-3. If I swung the game so much for town and it STILL came down to a final-3, doesn't that indicate I helped rather than hurt balance?
The tweak I'd recommend is removing the SK lololol

There wasn't going to be one when I GM'd. While I was definitely overselling the extent to which I hated the role, as part of my gambit, I really DO dislike the role itself, a lot. I think it's a pretty bad role:

- There's not much in the way of counterplay. The mafia have to get him lynched most of the time (ironically they didn't this time), but they can't openly hunt for the sk, because a smart town is going to recognize that people who spend an inordinate amount of time hunting the sk are probably in the mafia (since town is hunting for BOTH of them and doesn't spend an inordinate amount of time on either). The town have to catch him almost by luck...
* Our results: In M1 the sk got killed basically for being inactive, which isn't alignment-indicative; in M2 we only got the sk because we were able to use process of elimination after damian took out the other likely target instead; and here I gave myself up on D2.
* Theorycrafting: The main way you catch mafia is by looking to see who's relatively disinterested in finding the bad guys and looking for weird associations after one of the mafia flips. Neither of these works for the sk, because the sk is scumhunting too (in order to identify mafia to keep the balance he needs to win), and because the sk is a one-man team (which means there are no associations to look at).

- The role tends to be super swingy. This is pretty easy to see; as for why it makes it not a good role IMO, it speeds up the game (typically... this one it didn't because I only got to kill one person lololol) and leaves less of the outcome in the hands of the players as a whole. A lot of games with the sk come down to who the sk kills when. So the sk has a lot of influence, but rarely ever wins itself... not a good formula for balance IMO.

It's like Italy in Diplomacy imo. Win chance is abysmal compared to other powers, but its early choice of who to attack really swings the balance of power in the Western and Eastern triangles
pjmansfield99 (127 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Well played YJ and Ghug, great finish even if it didn't go our way.
ghug (5031 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
You must be excited to play as town for once, pj.
uclabb (589 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
@Eden- I was with you until you dissed Italy- Italy is easily a top 4 power and probably top 3 depending on whether you like Russia.
oh yeah, irony of ironies, I like playing Italy

I should clarify, it's like the popular perception of Italy...
captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
27 Jun 14 UTC
GG all :) Sorry I was so useless for the town in this one, but I'm glad to see we won anyhow.
ghug (5031 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
Italy, ehh, it's better than Germany and worse than Austria. Which I prefer out of the five that aren't Germany and Austria really depends on who's playing and what my mood's like.
Gtlblx (924 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
That you claim any country besides perhaps France to be better than Germany baffles me.
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
As far as I am aware, Russia has the most solos on this site. Italy the least. Take from that what you will.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
@Eden those are good points, you might be right.
Wow, we won. Well that was good thing to come across. I would talk a lot, but I don't have much time, up here. So I'll just cast my votes town MVP: Ghug (though I did almost shoot you N 1) Mafia MVP: YJ (At the beginning I thought it would be Warden, but he did kind of get himself killed day 2)
imo mvp's are clearly ghug and yj for town and mafia respectively

with that said a lot of people on both sides played pretty well. the mafia team set yj up very well and maniac, semck, uclabb were excellent for town imo. honestly everyone that didn't replace out played spectacularly imo, and big props to bo for replacing into a tough slot and playing it out, too
ghug (5031 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
Yeah, I think Maniac deserves a lot more credit than he was getting in game. I don't know if it was intentional, but the bad ideas were a pretty good play for a power role, and the day two vote switch was excellent.

Vash, why'd you almost shoot me?
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
^^cuz you're sketch as fuck.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
I wish he had shot you though. You would be dead, I wouldn't have pressed on PE so hard because there would be 2 kills and it wouldn't have SKconfirmed PE for me, PJ/Warden probably wouldn't have been outed on D2/N2 respectively.
pjmansfield99 (127 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Yeah bloody wish we'd let the kill go through. Maniacs switch was genius, I was cursing so badly for falling in to his trap. But yes some of the ideas were crazy.

MVP to YJ and Ghug tho. Really enjoyed playing with Warden and YJ - was some nice improv going on.
ghug (5031 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
Yeah, that would have sucked.
Maniac (344 D (B))
28 Jun 14 UTC
Would love to claim that my bad ideas were intentional, but they weren't I really did think they were good ideas at the time.
semck83 (229 D (B))
28 Jun 14 UTC
Well, you're an honest man anyway, Maniac, and really, your bad ideas were more than balanced by the quality of your reads. We'll all know to give a wide wide berth to whatever procedure you suggest, but hang whoever you tell us to. ; )
Maniac (344 D (B))
28 Jun 14 UTC
MVP goes to YJ and Ghug for bringing it home.
Maniac (344 D (B))
28 Jun 14 UTC
Thx semck, I think I'll steer well clear of suggesting any procedural changes in IV. I'll also never role claim so early again, was kicking myself for that.
could have just not rb'd me n1, i was shooting ghug too lmao

who i DID think was scum, but also didn't care to figure out whether i was right or wrong gg

like i woke up a few hours before n1 resolved, saw A BUNCH OF SHIT from ghug to reply to and thought to myself "why bother? just kill him"
ghug (5031 D (B))
28 Jun 14 UTC
Lol #icaughtyou
semck83 (229 D (B))
28 Jun 14 UTC
Man, literally everybody in the game who could kill anybody almost killed ghug on N1.
ghug (5031 D (B))
28 Jun 14 UTC
I would have been so pissed.

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Putin33 (111 D)
28 Jun 14 UTC
The results are invalid: My opponent is an android
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/frank-lucas_n_5537217.html

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Kallen (1169 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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What does FIFA 2014 have to do with the WebDip Mods?
http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/world-cup-memes-2014-3.jpg


^this
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torra6 (213 D)
25 Jun 14 UTC
Fast game
If anyone wants to play a fast game join here now! We will play fast. http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143845
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ERAUfan97 (506 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Ann Coulter
what a whack job http://www.eonline.com/news/554865/ann-coulter-slams-world-cup-fans-growing-interest-in-soccer-is-a-sign-of-the-nation-s-moral-decay
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ssorenn (0 D X)
27 Jun 14 UTC
who wants to game?
WTA,ANON,24 hour phases, and FULL PRESS

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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
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On nationalism and immigration
Seems legit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsPDT5qHtZ4
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Kallen (1169 D)
26 Jun 14 UTC
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Coastal Movement
Normally, when two units make a move to each other's territories, it causes a bounce (Rhur moves to Munich while Munich moves to Rhur). However, would coasts be treated as different territories for fleets? For example, could a fleet in Spain (nc) move to MAO while another fleet in MAO moved to Spain (sc)? Same with Bulgarian coasts and Constantinople. Thanks in advance!
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
25 May 14 UTC
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Elliot Rodger shoots a whole bunch of students.
Thank God they were all americans. 6 of them died. Hee hee. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
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