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Devonian (870 D)
20 Aug 15 UTC
There are openings in the vdip 1v1 ladder tournament
See rules and signup instructions here:

http://www.vdiplomacy.com/forum.php?threadID=60990&page-thread=1#threadPager
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
23 Aug 15 UTC
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webDip F2F Tournament LIVE BLOG
I'm not in a game so FUCK IT WE'LL DO IT LIVE!
gameID=166469
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
25 Aug 15 UTC
Site updates and thanks
See inside!
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ghug (5068 D (B))
03 Aug 15 UTC
August Ghostratings
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist

Enjoy!
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Severe Cigar Deficiency~ Cuba Needed
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
28 Jul 15 UTC
I'm designing a board game and wondering about the production side..
I can't produce everything myself of course, but I do want to have as much control as possible and make it 'my' enterprise rather than giving the design to someone who takes care of everything while I'm getting a part of the profit.
I do need some professional stuff to really get it off the ground, though. No clue how to go about this. Approach the nearest board game store and get information there?
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Atheos (0 D X)
24 Aug 15 UTC
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A game: WHO DO WE BLAME FOR THE SERVER CRASH?
Naturally, I blame the Chinese.
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goldfinger0303 (3145 D Mod)
16 Aug 15 UTC
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The Masters 2015
See inside.
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jmspool (100 D)
24 Aug 15 UTC
"...more than..." not "...over..."
"The last process time was over 12 minutes ago (at 01:59 PM); the server is not processing games until the cause is found and games are given extra time."
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pjmansfield99 (127 D)
24 Aug 15 UTC
PJ Mini Gunboat Tourney
As above below.
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Hannibal76 (246 D (B))
24 Aug 15 UTC
I wanna change my name
Title says it all. It's not possible though, is it?
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Taft (100 D)
24 Aug 15 UTC
Looking for Players for an Anonymous Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=166500

Jump in, the water's fine!
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YanksFan47 (185 D)
16 Aug 15 UTC
Philosophical Books
I am getting more and more interested into philosophy and things of that nature. Does anybody have any good recommendations for a good read about philosophy or anything related to it?
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California needed
Long hair and surfing skills not required-

gameID=166336
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Valis2501 (3247 D (G))
22 Aug 15 UTC
2nd Official webDip F2F Tournament hosted by the Boroughs - Live Blog
As above, below

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Randomizer (104 D)
19 Aug 15 UTC
US Spy Agencies Fall Behind Israeli Animal Spies
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/19/fact-checking-hamass-claim-that-it-captured-an-israeli-spy-dolphin/?utm_content=buffercadd0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Israel used drones more effectively than the US for years so why not an animal spy gap.
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wpfieps (442 D)
22 Aug 15 UTC
Why do people draw so early?
I'm curious to learn y'all's opinion about putting up a draw vote very early on in a game. I especially see this in WTA gunboats, but I've also seen it elsewhere a lot too, where 1902/1903 - 5 or 6 of the players are already voting draw, before the game has even had a chance to develop. (okay admittedly I did the same thing in the last gunboat I played, but that's just 'cuz I drew Italy and I hate Italy).
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
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Do YOU want to help develop webdip?
See inside!
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
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Hi everyone!

Webdip development continues to plod along, with 1-2 improvements per month. (see http://webdiplomacy.net/recentchanges.php for some of the recent improvements).

We've decided that it would plod along MUCH faster if we had more hands on deck. Are you interested in helping out?

We're looking for people with (ideally) the following skills:

* PHP
* MySQL
* HTML/CSS

and some skills that could also be helpful are:

* Git/github experience
* SVG (if you're interested in the map overhaul project)
* Experience with server admin and related tasks
* Experience with DB admin

Note that we're really looking for people who are able to work on improvements straight out of the gate - this project probably isn't for you if you're thinking "man, I've always wanted to learn to program", but it definitely is for you if you're thinking "man, I'd really like to use my existing programming skills to improve webdip".

The webdip codebase is (generally) pretty clean. Kestas has done an amazing job, and it's one of the nicest PHP projects I've ever worked on - although like any long-running project, it has the occasional racoon hiding in the wiring.

We haven't figured this out yet, but we'll probably create a new icon for people who develop the site (like the mod chequerboard or the donator icon). So, if you help out, you'll get fame and praise as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping make webdip the best Diplomacy site on the web.

If you're interested, contact us at webdipmod@gmail.com. The instructions for contributors are here:

http://webdiplomacy.net/developers.php

and the issue tracker is here:

https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/issues

Hopefully we'll get lots of interest, and we can set up a side channel for people working on the site (we used to have a developer forum, but it had to be shut down due to too much spam) so that we can all help each other out.

In the meantime, I'm available for any questions that you might have trying to get a test environment set up.

I'm looking forward to being able to sign these posts "webdip dev team member" :)

~webDip Dev Team
bo_sox48 (4926 D Mod (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
Yoooooo seriously if you can even help a little bit, every little bit helps.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
Out of curiosity, do you need any non-web scripting for like data processing or the like?
Chaqa (4172 D (B))
21 Aug 15 UTC
I don't have the strongest PHP skills, but I have a Comp-Sci degree and I can help out easily once I brush up on PHP.
Valis2501 (3247 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
I can look up what PHP stands for, and that's about it.
thorfi (1023 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
Woo, go devs go.

And ATC is right about the PHP - about 99% of all PHP code I've ever looked at is *horrendous*. This is literally the only PHP codebase I've looked at that in my whole career (which is significantly older than PHP is) that *isn't* a horrible mess.

And not only is it not a horrible mess, it's actually readable, reasonably well organised, modular, and all of those things that you want out of a codebase you're working on. :-)

@abgemacht I imagine there are things that might be good on that front - like maybe integrating Ghost Rating?
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
abge: Not really. Although there is a side project to replace GR with a better system (the side project is to design a better rating system). The code for that project is currently in Go, because I really like Go.

Chaqa: That would be great! The first step is to get a dev server up and running with the latest code - that's the litmus test we'll be using to see if people are suitable.

Thofi: Integrating GR would mean adding it to the site code in PHP.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
21 Aug 15 UTC
"We're looking for people with (ideally) the following skills:

* PHP
* MySQL
* HTML/CSS"

Out of curiosity: Are you looking for people who have all those skills or is one or two enough?
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
21 Aug 15 UTC
Well, is it one *or* two? Actually, don't answer that.

No.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
21 Aug 15 UTC
Whether it's one or two depends per person, of course. I wasn't offering help, way too busy. Like I said, it was out of curiosity.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
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I'm in, emailing mods now.
thorfi (1023 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
ATC: ah, I was thinking just having it scheduled to run regularly, rather than fully integrated. Bad choice of word on my part. :-)
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
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Steephie the site can't afford you lol
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
21 Aug 15 UTC
If you'd read his website, abge, you'd obviously know that he does charity work.
Octavious (1710 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
My first thought when going to Steephie's website was "Who's Ijkhof?"

Here's an idea. Steephie donates 100 euros to webDip, which then employs him at a rate of 40 euros per hour for 2 1/2 hours. WebDip gets free work and Steephie gets to write some almost true bs on his CV. Everyone wins.
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
21 Aug 15 UTC
"Everyone wins."

Except us.
Octavious (1710 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
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Better yet, webDip employs him for an hour and spends the rest on tournament trophies. I really like the 2014 tournament plaques. Light as a feather and so transparent it's almost as if they don't actually exist.
Valis2501 (3247 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
My plaques from the 2014 webDIplomacy Tournament came in, I'm super impressed with their quality. I can't show you them, they're with my girlfriend. In Canada.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
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Valis, do we need to have a talk about catfishing?
Valis2501 (3247 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
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I'm not really an outdoorsy type?
Atheos (0 D X)
21 Aug 15 UTC
What skills would I need to go learn to help you add more variant maps to the site? I really want to add Imperial map variant to the site. I wrote the RealPolitik files that let them add Imperial to that application..... but that is NOT programming.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
atheos, you want http://www.vdiplomacy.com
Tolstoy (1958 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
"* Experience with server admin and related tasks"

While my programming skills are pretty abysmal, I've got oodles and oodles of Windows server experience, and a little bit with Linux (which IIRC is what WebDip is riding on). PM me if I can be of assistance.
JamesYanik (548 D)
22 Aug 15 UTC
Oh sure as soon as school starts I get a chance split my time up even more. I'm too busy and too lazy... I'll email if this vein in my forehead swells down an inch in diameter
Wusti (1603 D)
22 Aug 15 UTC
Can't code at all otherwise I'd help you fine lads out.
I thought PHP was an illicit drug.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
22 Aug 15 UTC
i solved 2 open issues by deleting 1 line of code
JamesYanik (548 D)
22 Aug 15 UTC
that's PCP. or is that pipe...
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
23 Aug 15 UTC
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Made 4 small pull requests for outstanding issues for small things that helped me get acquainted with the code.

https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/pull/167
https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/pull/168
https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/pull/169
https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/pull/170

What are some of the most requested feature updates? Post suggestions here and +1 them if you like the feature request.

I also echo the statements about the code being very clean and organized compared with most PHP projects out there.
jmo1121109 (3817 D Mod)
23 Aug 15 UTC
Oh don't worry about looking for feature requests. We have a long list that we'll give to any dev interested. Thank you to everyone who answered us and if you haven't heard back from us (the mods) you will shortly!

-WebDip Admin
Hellenic Riot (1614 D (G))
23 Aug 15 UTC
Good to see some interest here.


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redhouse1938 (429 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
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America and Americans are often criticized on this Forum
Time for a small celebration, two American heroes saved a lot of people, among whom many of my compatriots, today:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34023361
God bless America!
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Atheos (0 D X)
21 Aug 15 UTC
I AM MOVING TO GODDAM FLORIDA!!!
WOO HOO!!!!!

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2632390400001/4436753880001/
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
27 Jun 15 UTC
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The 2nd Official webDip F2F Tournament hosted by the Boroughs in Marlborough, MA!
August 22-23 with a special webDip gathering Aug 21!
Tournament Info: https://sites.google.com/site/boroughsdiplomacy/home
Original webDip F2F: http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/boston-face-to-face
To register you MUST email TheBoroughsDiplomacy@gmail.com
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
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@webDiplomacy
The webDip F2F is only one day away! If you don't already, be sure to follow @webDiplomacy to follow along live with the games!
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DeathLlama8 (524 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
One More Spot in a Game!
FP NonAnon 48H 5 D! PM for password!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=166085
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backscratcher (459 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
Seattle Face to Face?
Are there enough players in and around Seattle to get together for a good face to face session?
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Kallen (1169 D)
21 Aug 15 UTC
If you would like to see Jon Stewart host a presidential debate in 2016,
here u go

http://time.com/4005480/jon-stewart-presidential-debate-petition/
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bo_sox48 (4926 D Mod (G))
21 Aug 15 UTC
Bed Mandate
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-09-24/congress-fuels-private-jails-detaining-34-000-immigrants

This rule is a perfect representation of the kind of xenophobia that plagues many communities in this country and a our insistence that simply putting someone behind bars is a solution to our problems.
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Zach0805 (100 D)
20 Aug 15 UTC
Dickhead
The most dickhead thing you've seen someone do
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CD Take-over
When you take over a country in civil disorder, can you put in orders for the current phase? Or do you have to wait for the current phase to end before actually taking over?

i.e. country CDs right away, I take it over in Spring 1902. Can I enter orders for the spring?
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TerraCottaGamer (100 D)
20 Aug 15 UTC
Help the noob
I am in my first game and need a clarification. The setting was for 1 day/phase. The first phase is coming to a close. Is that just the diplomacy phase and then I will have another day to get my orders in - or - do orders have to be in at the end of the first phase.

Sorry for the noob question but I have searched the site and could not find the answer.
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kahudd2000 (157 D)
18 Aug 15 UTC
Daoism and the Gita -- in the weeds
Starting this thread as to not hijack (any further) the philosophy book thread.
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