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guak (3381 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
When retards play gunboat
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JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Fly Free My Baby :'(
I just sold my first computer, it was really old but i'll never forget its beauty. I never can think of things to bring on trips, but my computer was my best possession. It was like a Mac -1... you know, pre-internet
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Ferguson
Apparently the anniversary of Mike Brown's death turned into a reenactment. Anyone know anything?
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
2015 Gunboat Tournament Ideas
See inside.
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trip (562 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheap Gunboats
3 games, 10 point, 36hr, WTA, HDV, Anon
First come, first served...
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ghug (5046 D (B))
29 Jul 15 UTC
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Pacific Northwest FTF
I've only ever played FTF with people who don't really care about the game and want to be done after a year, and I always feel a twinge of jealousy when I sew those people having fun playing in real life on that crappy coast across the country. This is just a post to see who might be interested in getting something set up on this side of the country. I'm in the Seattle area.
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Hlud (115 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Monday Evening Live-2
I'm trying to join Monday Evening Live-2 starting in half an hour, as it only shows 6 current players, but only gives me the option to spectate. Why is this? My RR is 100%
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TrPrado (441 D Mod)
05 Aug 15 UTC
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Conundrum
So the people who make the schedules at my school are kinda dumb. I signed up for both AP Micro/Macroeconomics and AP European History. Only one class of each is being offered. And they happen to be the same hour. So I need to drop one and pick up some other course. I really don't know, so what (preferably AP) course would you suggest for me to take instead of AP Micro/Macroeconomics (because there's no chance I'll drop Euro)?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
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DIPCON @ Philadelphia Massacre - Live
I'm risking life and limb to bring you guys the latest news all weekend and all tournament long.
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Check_mate (100 D)
03 May 15 UTC
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Not "Who am I?", but WHERE am I?
Have some time to kill. Ask yes/no questions to guess WHERE I am. If you guess right you go next. If you guess wrong you're out for the rest of the round.
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Jul 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
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ssorenn (3227 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
The dreams of solo--
Friends and enemies are welcome. 36 hour wta anon 50pt. Who wants action?
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Check_mate (100 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheating accusations
Without mentioning names or game ID's, can I please clarify something.

Making cheating accusations via in-game global press is not allowed, right? The correct procedure being to email the mods who will investigate?
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A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
New Italian strategy article
The army in Venice should go to Piedmont.

(with apologies to Chris Martin)
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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
23 Jul 15 UTC
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Setting up a game
Hi, I have been absent for three years. Its startin' to itch, as Diplomacy remains my favorite board game! Want to play a game with a friend of mine who also hasn't played for a long while.
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I'm still alive
Sorry about that.
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Octavious (1717 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
Clause IV
The people's flag is deepest red, or at least it could be. Comrade Corbyn has been suggesting he could bring back clause IV into the Labour Party constitution. I'm interesting in what it sounds like to an international audience.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
My Cat's name is Shadow!!! EOG
This is the difficulty of playing a stalemate line, and I done goofed.
gameID=165777
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I got a cat
she is shadow
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL8At_SUwAAl-74.jpg
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CMurder (749 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
Getting Germany every single game
Hi everybody, I'd like to ask if anyone has experience with an account getting a certain country every single game. One of my friends who I've played in several games against has drawn Germany out of the pot every single time. We're onto the fifth time out of 5 games he's gotten Germany.

I'd put it up to chance but we've reached 5 sigma and are on our way to 6. Thoughts?
guak (3381 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
If you open several games at the same time you are far more likely to draw the same nation repeatedly. Once games have been finished, system will balance out so that other nations are played equitably.
ghug (5046 D (B))
07 Aug 15 UTC
That's actually not true, guak. It goes off of games started, not games finished.

CMurder, the country selection process is mostly random, with weighting added to make you slightly less likely to get countries you've drawn recently. Your friend's case is a statistical unlikelihood, to be sure, but that's going to happen occasionally when you have a lot of users playing a lot of games. It should start to even out if he continues to play.
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
I used up all the RNG with my birthday party, sorry about that. We should get more randomness in by next Monday

-not the webDip dev team
guak (3381 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
When was that fixed? When I first got into the site it was of games finished
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
@guak that's what I thought too for the longest time until there was an official correction of that. It must have been a deep-rooted false rumor before?
ghug (5046 D (B))
07 Aug 15 UTC
guak, I think it's always been like that. I, like you and Valis, believed it was finished games for a long time. Valis may be right about it being a deep-rooted rumor, just like the one that krellin isn't Scarlett Johansson.
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
krellin, if you make the Hollywood remake of Ghost In The Shell suck I will never forgive you.
ghug (5046 D (B))
07 Aug 15 UTC
You really shouldn't be telling trolls exactly what they can do to piss you off. You should realize what she's capable of at this point.
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
#praiseKestas:


kestasjk (133 D Mod (P))
20 Jan 2014
+1
Actually Bob your country chance weightings only come into play when a game starts, this is the only time country chance weightings are read from or written to; nothing happens when you leave a game.

To the original poster if you want to be a bit more specific each time you are a country the chance of you being that country next time is halved (there's a bit more detail but that's the nut of it)


kestasjk (133 D Mod (P))
20 Jan 2014
+1
Hi VB, there's no distinction between completed and uncompleted games; the moment you're assigned to a game your chance of next being assigned is halved. You can always get unlucky and have a bunch of games in a row, but the code is applied when the game starts.

Also it is per variant, there's a new variant data table introduced a while back which allows per variant, per game / per user / per phase etc data to be stored in a flexible way, so that variants don't need their own data structures or to hack existing data structures. Not sure how widely it's used except for country allocation


A_Tin_Can Online (1748 D Mod (G))
2 May 2015
+1
As Abge says, the country selector uses your started games to determine who is who. I don't know where the confusion with finished games came from, but it seems pretty common.

Doing it with started games is better than biasing by only finished games, as that way your current games affect the outcome.

A couple of other things:

* started games of course includes cancelled games
* the bias is usually pretty small
* the system "rolls" for the person who has had the biggest imbalance of who they've played recently first. So your opponents affect how much your previous counties affect your next country.

~webDip dev team


ALSO I FOUND THE CULPRIT (possibly)

Tasnica (3222 D)
4 Jun 2013
+1
There's also the fact that country selection is only weighted when games are finished. So, if you join three games in rapid succession, the fact that you drew Turkey in the first two will have _no_ impact on your odds of getting Turkey a third time. Only finished games are counted.
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
krellin holds no power over me #kestasIsMyShield #kestasIsMyRock #muteTrolls
Durga (2658 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
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Valis... you have expectations for that movie to be good? Poor thing.
A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
guak: I don't think it has ever been based on games finished. The relevant code hasn't changed since June 2013, when the bias was added.

Sometimes I wonder if the code is achieving the intended purpose - since the system gives users who have had a bigger imbalance their country selection first, I wonder if the biased system results in more imbalance for new users. I haven't thought about this too much, though.

For the curious, the bias code is here:

https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/blob/master/gamemaster/adjudicator/pregame.php
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
@github link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccoj5lhLmSQ
A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
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I'm sorry about ghug revealing Krellin's real name. I'll expunge it from the database when I get home.
guak (3381 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
Well I joined in 2010, so now I feel like a dinosaur here. The culprit was definitely not someone who posted in 2013 lol
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
07 Aug 15 UTC
Try having joined in 08...

At this point, I forget who is knew and who isn't. WebdipAlzheimers
I for one, am really benefitting off of these unlikelihoods. I've been getting France and England over and over again.
Deinodon (305 D (B))
08 Aug 15 UTC
Which means you won't be getting France or England for years after those games.
Damn


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JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS BACK!!!
Join a Modern Live game as we watch Spurs and United fight it out, followed by the Premier League Season!!!
gameID=165741
Come on soccer nerds, you'll be on your labtop checking stats so just join it and stop pretending.
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OutsideSmoker27 (204 D)
04 Aug 15 UTC
Stop the solo or tighten up the draw?
Which is more important, in your opinion?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
01 Mar 15 UTC
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The School of War - Study Group of Winter 2015
This thread is for the Winter 2015 Study Group of the School of War. Please be courteous to those running the game and respect any reasonable requests they may make. This semester the Study Group will be overseen by A_Tin_Can and goldfinger0303. gameID=155736
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
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No Quarters Gunboat
104 D WTA Gunboat 25 Hour Phases Hidden Draw
No Quarters: No Cancel/No Pause for any reason. We play this one through!
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
06 Aug 15 UTC
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You Just Stabbed A Guy...
Who should be the first to initiate communication, you or your ex-ally? Why?
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The Czech (39297 D (S))
07 Aug 15 UTC
Yo mama gunboat
Who was who before it canceled?
I was England
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yaks (151 D)
06 Aug 15 UTC
Live Austria Available
gameID=165677
For those who are in the mood for a challenge
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
Coding Boot Camps
I listened to an interesting episode of On Point (probably the best radio show there is, btw) a few days ago about Coding Boot Camps. Here's a link to the episode and an older article if you don't have time to listen.
http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/07/30/coding-boot-camp-career-change-tech-boom
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/12/20/370954988/twelve-weeks-to-a-six-figure-job
Thoughts?
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MichiganMan (5273 D)
06 Aug 15 UTC
Fatal Error During Game
I got a "fatal error" notice during game

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civwarbuff (305 D)
05 Aug 15 UTC
Looking for a Modern Diplomacy Analysis.
I have never played the variant before but I have been looking at some archived games of it on webdiplomacy recently. I was hoping that people would be willing to share any thoughts on it they have. I would love a country by country analysis.
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