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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
25 Jun 14 UTC
Is it just me or .....
..... is there a lot of death and destruction going on at the minute.
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ssorenn (3173 D (G))
26 Jun 14 UTC
JMO = King Mod
We all want to thank JMO for his service to the site.

No crying from the Mods!!!!!!!!!
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glisbao (185 D)
25 Jun 14 UTC
Populism and Democracy
I've heard in here that populism is the plague that affects democracy (the topic praising appeasement). I would like people to elaborate on the subject - how does populism undermine the democratic principles, and what can we learn about this in history?
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ArmaGGedon (100 D)
26 Jun 14 UTC
live game
hi, someone to anime live game :P
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
26 Jun 14 UTC
The link between having a large penis and self-confidence
Here is something you guys should all know something about, please share your thoughts if you've got the balls to do so :-)
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peterwiggin (15247 D Mod (S))
25 Jun 14 UTC
Man walks into McDonald's with knife in back
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-mcdonalds-knife-back-20140625-story.html
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rayanking (0 D)
25 Jun 14 UTC
join fast victory 4 $$$
it's a great and a live game, it cost only 10 D and in classic map. So let the game start.:)
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jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
18 Jun 14 UTC
Many open games
Today's number is 38. I suggest everyone check out some of the open games. Post here with any games you take over for the next 48 hours and you'll get reimbursed for them. PM me for anonymous games. Games with more then 1 banned cheater will probably be cancelled so don't join them.
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Putin33 (111 D)
25 Jun 14 UTC
Appeasement: unfairly maligned strategy?
I've been reading quite a bit about British & French foreign policy at the turn of the century, and it seems like appeasement (reduction of tensions through concessions) has gotten an unnecessarily bad reputation.
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Tolstoy (1958 D)
22 Jun 14 UTC
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Can atheists believe in free will?
If our consciousness is simply a product of the mushy 3-dimensional circuit board we call a brain, governed entirely by the fixed and unchanging laws of physics and chemistry, is there any kind of free will? Or are all our decisions in life predetermined, like a computer program running through its code, simply responding to various inputs?
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rojimy1123 (612 D)
25 Jun 14 UTC
Taking over CDs
I have recently taken over 2 positions in games where players left. I am wondering why my profile says I haven't taken over CD's at all.
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
20 Jun 14 UTC
Again--This is NOT a Christian Country...
http://news.yahoo.com/republicans-obama-must-defend-christian-values-192212780--election.html Christians live here--AND Jews, AND Muslims, AND Buddhists and Hindus and Atheists (fastest growing group!) AND dozens of others (including, hey, all those Native American tribes and religions...many of which were criminalized in part until the 1970s)...WHY? Why must Obama defend the values of a specific sect, when the Constitution clearly is anti-favoritism in terms of religion?
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Birchford (210 D)
25 Jun 14 UTC
Parameter 'fromTerrID' set to invalid value '32'
Hello, has anyone encountered this error before, and if so do you have a fix for it? Thanks for your help.
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dr. octagonapus (210 D)
24 Jun 14 UTC
Commenting on ongoing gunboat games
I realise of course that you are not allowed to circumvent the no talking rule, like press via email or pm or f2f talking etc. but why is discussing the board in general disallowed? I get that I should not say who I am in the game but if someone is to talk about the board unbiased and without revealing who they are would this be acceptable?
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ssorenn (3173 D (G))
09 Jun 14 UTC
Two team members per country game?
Would anyone be interested in creating a game, that each of the 7 clasic countries were comprised of two team members consulting together. I understand that only one can actually be listed in the game itself, but maybe create a side pot for the second team members that would pay out equally at end of game
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KingCyrus (512 D)
24 Jun 14 UTC
Boys State
Anyone familiar with this program?
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Buzzle (1531 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
multi-players
What if you have strong suspicions that someone is multi-playing in a game? Who do you contact to check into it?
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fulhamish (4134 D)
24 Jun 14 UTC
US constitution
I readily admit to starting from a low base on this one, but.....
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SYnapse (0 D X)
24 Jun 14 UTC
Jihadists in Syria
Right now David Cameron is going on about the "threat" from Jihadists leaving the UK to go fight in Iraq and Syria.
Am I missing something? Why are Jihadists fighting in Syria a threat here? To me, it seems no more different than Orwell fighting in Spain.
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
24 Jun 14 UTC
Putin on Putin: An Open Invitation to Putin33 on the Russia/Ukraine/Syria Crisis
Welcome BACK, Putin33...my oh my, how the world of international politics has exploded since you last graced us with your presence...are you ready to decry your namesake for the scourge of the world that he is? Most assuredly not, but let this be an open letter and open invitation for you to give YOUR take on the whole of the crisis--and your namesake in particular--as so many have been wondering if you'd capitulate to common sense and call him out for the thug Big Bad Vlad is.
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Jamiet99uk (202 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
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Can atheists believe in free willy?
If our consciousness is simply a product of the mushy 3-dimensional circuit board we call a brain, governed entirely by the fixed and unchanging laws of physics and chemistry, is it possible to believe that a disaffected but endearing youth could inspire a captive orca whale to jump out of the water and over a 15 foot high sea wall?
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curupira (3549 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
Classic variant: less than seven players.
I have recent engaged at this online Diplomacy. Long time ago, I did played this game in board. There were choices in the Classic Map for less than seven players. For six players, for example, one have to quit Turkey and Bulgaria. Is there any variants at this webDiplomacy that allow games of this kind? Could it be created?
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Chaqa (3274 D (B))
23 Jun 14 UTC
Pair of press games
gameID=143769
gameID=143770

If anyone's intereste.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
17 Jun 14 UTC
Need some web design in the holidays?
Planning ahead, I'll probably be happy doing anything more useful than what most people usually do during holidays, so I figured that doing some web design for someone is a good way to help, brush up and improve my skills and perhaps even earn a couple of bucks. Perhaps someone has such a project for me?
See inside.
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oscarjd74 (100 D)
27 Feb 14 UTC
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Backseat Driver Diplomacy thread
gameID=136645

DO NOT POST IN HERE UNLESS YOU ARE ONE OF THE BACKSEAT DRIVERS IN THE BACKSEAT DRIVER GAME.
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
Variant?
New variant idea with alot of changes to Classic. would add to the naval combat substantially and would intentionally reduce ground forces at the start of the game changing possibly the direction the countries attacked at turn 0
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
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Challenge
I am looking for experienced players to play against so I can learn more and better myself? I realize i am relatively new but I think I have a valid argument for why I should be given the chance. Looking for a classic, PPSC, ANON no messaging game.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
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I have been playing since April have finished 9 games, am playing 5 and have 100% reliability.
I wish to play a 1 day phases game on classic diplomacy , PPSC, ANON, with no messaging.
dyager_nh (644 D)
22 Jun 14 UTC
Your first mistake is PPSC. You will find more people with experience playing WTA
peterwiggin (15247 D Mod (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
You should come over to the press, WTA, side of things :P
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
Oh okay, I haven't played winner takes all. I normally play press, but i saw in the forums a lot of people playing ANON with no messaging so i guessed that was the norm.
peterwiggin (15247 D Mod (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
*most* experienced players here prefer either WTA, anon, full-press or WTA, anon, gunboat (no press). I'll play either, but I'm pretty decent at one and terrible at the other.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
I prefer the press because i think i wouldn't like the inability to negotiate.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
do people play ANON because people might gang up on a good player just because he/she is known as good?
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
also while I have your ear. Next to your name it says donator, besides the obvious what does that mean? (how? what? and why?)
peterwiggin (15247 D Mod (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
You donate to the site, and at some point soon after you get a badge (bronze, silver, or gold) depending on how much you contributed. I have no idea what the cutoffs are for each level.

People play anon because they don't want their past histories to be part of the game. That can mean anything from people ganging up on good players, people ganging up on bad players, people ganging up on players who are known to stab a lot, carrying animosity or trust over from past games, or looking through a player's history to see how they tend to move in certain situations.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
22 Jun 14 UTC
ah I see. How many games at one time do most people play? Is there any benefit to playing large buy-in games besides the chance to win a larger pot
yebellz (729 D (G))
23 Jun 14 UTC
Pot size is just a rough thresholding mechanism to limit who can play in a game based on the assumption that those who have accumulated more points might have more desirable qualities as player.

Frankly, using a password and recruiting on the forum for quality players is much more reliable, but requires more work.

Also, some people just like building up an imaginary number next to their name.
A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
You might also be interested in the School of War series, which pairs new players with experienced players ("Teaching Assistants", or TAs). Players share their press with their TA, and discuss strategy.

Then, some even more experienced players ("Professors") write commentary on the game without access to any press- just by looking at the board.

It's a great series - I've learnt a lot by playing in one and following another. There's one in progress now - have a look at the thread here: http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?threadID=1141098

Once that game is over, there will probably be another one a month or two later (assuming there's enough interest).
A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
You'll find the number of games people play depends on what their schedule is like. Some prefer just to focus on one game, some play a few, and some play a lot. Personally, I try not to get too far above 2-3 games at once.

If you're up for trying WTA, I'd be in. I like WTA as you can't motivate someone by pointing out that they'll still have a few centres left at the end of the game - you need to work towards a draw together. I find it more tactical knowing that the whole board has an incentive to try to stop solos. I prefer 48 hour phases, though - so I might not be the player you're looking for.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
23 Jun 14 UTC
Oh okay. Cool all of that information was good, I think I'll go look at the school of war thread. Is there a specific player who runs the school of war? Also i will make a 48 hour phase anon, WTA full press. I'll post that it's made on this thread and anyone interested can PM me for the password. Does that sound good? Thankyou all for the information, I'm learning a lot.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
23 Jun 14 UTC
Made the 48 hour ANON, WTA, full press on classic. PM me for the password
Tyran (938 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
I'll join your game
tvrocks (388 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
you should try doing both a gunboat (no press) and a full press game. you might like gunboats.


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trip (562 D (B))
19 Jun 14 UTC
Lusthog Gunboat
Lusthog = no voting to draw until a stalemate line has been established and held.
Anyone interested in a game or two?
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the southern lord (0 D X)
22 Jun 14 UTC
Strange orders
Hi,

Has anyone else noticed that the orders you've put in the past week, are often not what happens?
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tvrocks (388 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
need replacement
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