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KingRichard (100 D)
25 Jan 16 UTC
Draw?
i could not find this info, certainly not in the faq. How many votes are needed for a draw?
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Sago (101 D)
25 Jan 16 UTC
Seeking player for Argentina in UN roleplaying game!!
You want a different dip? You like the diplomatic part of diplomacy? Argentina's president is sleeping, and if he/she doesn't wake up there'll be a spot open. Then maybe this game is or you. The main thing is to be active in he global forum in a very slow world game.

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spyman (424 D (G))
24 Jan 16 UTC
JDip on Windows 10
I tried to install JDip the other day but I couldn't get it to work on Windows 10. It used to work on Windows 7 I think (unless I am thinking of XP).
Anybody had any luck getting JDip to work on Windows 10?
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JimTheGrey (968 D (S))
24 Jan 16 UTC
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2016 World Diplomacy Championship
The 2016 World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X kicks off exactly five months from today, and we in Chicago can’t wait.
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spyman (424 D (G))
23 Jan 16 UTC
vDiplomacy Features
I have just started playing Diplomacy at vDiplomacy, and I must say I have been pleasantly surprised by a number of vDiplomacy innovations that don't appear to be available on webdiplomacy. Are there plans to introduce some of the same features here?
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
19 Jan 16 UTC
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Best Musical Act Tournament Redux
See inside for details.
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brainbomb (325 D)
20 Jan 16 UTC
How do I get webdip points @ Zultar and Point peoples
I keep playing and losing. Can I get like 300 D since this is sort of like texas holdem anyway? the points dont matter...
112 replies
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yoak (1417 D)
23 Jan 16 UTC
Points in play calculation
All,

I have read the FAQ, but it seems to state that your points in play are the sum of point that you *bet*. Mine seem to exceed that, but may be correct if they are the "current value" rather than the "bet." I could do some tedious counting, but I imagine that most of the people here know, so please pardon the "lazy ask" of someone new to this site, but a long-term Dip player.
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Hastati (100 D)
24 Jan 16 UTC
Anyone here tried Subterfuge?
Its an iOS/Droid game similar to Neptune's Pride somewhat. Slow Realtime where movement takes hours to days to resolve, no RNG, and based on the Diplomacy tradition of deception and alliances. The key difference to Pride is a toroidal map and a different win condition. Anyone else given it a go?
6 replies
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
23 Jan 16 UTC
Snowpocalypse Redux
How's life south of the Masspike? Only a dusting here in Boston but looks like NYC and DC are getting nailed.
19 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
22 Jan 16 UTC
I just got back from Azerbaijian
And boy are my _____________ Tired.
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jarrodlombardo (100 D)
22 Jan 16 UTC
Simple rule question I'm unsure of.
Country 1: A sup B move C; B move C;
Country 2: C sup D move A; D move A;
My thinking is everyone bounces because both supports are broken. Is that right?
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
23 Jan 16 UTC
Not a Live Game Thread
This thread is not intended to promote any particular game! Please discuss!
1 reply
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
23 Jan 16 UTC
Press Celtic Britain Game?
Anyone up for a FP Live Celtic Britain Game tonight on VDip?
2 replies
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flash2015 (1447 D (G))
22 Jan 16 UTC
When Does A Draw Occur?
When does a draw occur? As soon as all players vote for draw...or when all players have voted for draw and the next turn is adjudicated? I ask because I am in a game where the draw votes are hidden.
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Gocki (50 D)
22 Jan 16 UTC
How to join
Dear Diplomaten,
I´m form Germany and I am wondering about why by many games I can look at but not join them. By games with a Password I understood but not by the others. Ist it because im unknown on this side, or why. Thanks for an Information. BR Gocki
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
20 Jan 16 UTC
Sarah Fucking Palin
http://newsthump.com/2016/01/20/raving-lunatic-receives-republican-endorsement-from-pouting-simpleton/
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GOD (384 D)
22 Jan 16 UTC
RL Diplomacy Runde in Hamburg morgen
Does anyone here live around Hamburg and would like to play a live round of Diplomacy? We have the location and six people, but the seventh jumped off today :/
8 replies
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MonsieurJavert (214 D)
22 Jan 16 UTC
Sum-of-Squares
I can't find the descriptor for Sum-of-Squares Scoring. Could someone link to it or describe it here? Thanks.
1 reply
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c0dyz (100 D)
22 Jan 16 UTC
Question about centers
If a nation has two territories, one with a center and one without, and they lose the one with the center, are they defeated? or do they get more chances to gain it back?
6 replies
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jmdingess (318 D)
21 Jan 16 UTC
Rules question I couldn't find on FAQ.
I know support is cut when the supporting unit is dislodged, but what would happen in the following scenario:
Country 1: A->D; B Support A->D
Country 2: C->B; D Support C->B
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Captain Tomorrow (438 D)
19 Jan 16 UTC
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My suggestion for a major addition to the game mechanics - something to reflect upon.
What if the game had a concept o fortification?
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EvilKanevil (0 D X)
20 Jan 16 UTC
Spectate?
I'm sorry I am new here. When I click on a game to spectate it have i joined the game? Or is there another step I have to do?
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reedeer1 (100 D)
20 Jan 16 UTC
spectating games
Is there a way to see the global chat in a game your not in? it wouldn't make it so that you could tell someone something they wouldn't have known otherwise like showing private messages would do. I'm just wondering if there is a specific reason why you can't.
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KingCyrus (516 D)
21 Jan 16 UTC
Removing from game?
I joined a special game, but it quickly lost any sort of extra rules. I wouldn't mind, but it is a 10 day phase world map. Is it possible for a mod to remove me without taking a hit to my record?
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ssorenn (0 D X)
21 Jan 16 UTC
Anyone have a WSJ acccount?
If so, could you get this whole article and post it here?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/trouble-brews-for-imported-beers-madein-america-1435188835
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
20 Jan 16 UTC
Curiosity.
Mods can cancel games but can mods force draw? for example 3 players have played for weeks and a one player breaks a site rule implying the game should be cancelled but if the 2 remaining players agree to draw then can the mods force draw?
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Chaqa (4027 D (B))
24 Dec 15 UTC
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SRG: On the Offensive
I had an idea for an SRG, and with unraked games I think it's time to try it out.
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Mujus (1495 D (B))
08 Jan 14 UTC
(+34)
Daily Bible Verses
"You have the words that lead to eternal life." This thread includes selected excerpts from the Bible.
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A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
23 Dec 15 UTC
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Major site scoring announcement!
See inside
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ssorenn (0 D X)
13 Jan 16 UTC
All variants should be on vdip
Thos are all different philosophies of an ideal situation (my personal ideal would be to have vdip under variants.webdiplomacy.net). But in the end these long-term vistas correspond badly with short-term dev planning. We simply aren't yet in the luxurious position to think about this, there are tons of direct things to do.
Also. Fog of War. Mmmmmmm.
Crystal Ball. MMMMMMMMM!!!!

So many cool classic variants to play.
DeepComa (0 D X)
13 Jan 16 UTC
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Just an observation, if PPSC is no longer available that puts new players sat a severe disadvantage. In the past you were able to get points for simply surviving you could ascend the ranks much faster. Now you have to be lucky enough to get a draw to gain points. I think this is unfair and PPSC should be re added.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
13 Jan 16 UTC
DeepComa does make a valid point. Many if not most players here don't really think webDip points matter for much. However, you do get a Rank and Position which are based on them. That does provide some incentive to acquire them other than to afford higher buy-in games.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
13 Jan 16 UTC
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However PPSC still is an abomination and should stay off the site.
ssorenn (0 D X)
13 Jan 16 UTC
thats why unranked should divide up points
Lethologica (203 D)
13 Jan 16 UTC
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Having the only distinction between ranked and unranked be its effect on a rating probably 90% of players either don't know or don't care about, that isn't even on this site, would be more confusing than useful.
Hastati (100 D)
13 Jan 16 UTC
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I don't see why you should get points for losing. A loss is a loss is a loss no matter how you skin it. Congratulations, you didn't die when Austria got a solo win. While I agree there is merit on various different ways of dividing points for a draw, losing should reward you with nothing, no matter what state you are in while you accomplish it.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
14 Jan 16 UTC
It's only a disadvantage when they can't stop people from winning. It's not as hard as you think.
Al Swearengen (0 D X)
15 Jan 16 UTC
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@DeepComa,

You're wasting your breath, my friend. These people are the sort of lost from which one does not recover.
dirge (768 D (B))
15 Jan 16 UTC
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The vehemence against PPSC has nothing to do with logic. It is condescending and exclusionary. Let's screw new players in order to try to suck up to a handful of F2F grognards and boardgame hipsters.

It is a self-defeating strategy, aggressively inward turning and unwelcoming.
jmo1121109 (3817 D Mod)
15 Jan 16 UTC
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"However PPSC still is an abomination and should stay off the site."

I have yet to hear a valid argument on how having PPSC available is any different then offering the unbalanced Ancient Med or World maps. They are both unbalanced and throw off points. But people have fun playing them so who gives a shit. Go whine about something that matters. Nothing on this site is an abomination.

Flint, Michigan has been poisoning it's population with lead in the water for a year resulting in deformed kids, now that's an abomination. I think you're a little confused on what that word actually means.
Hastati (100 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
Ah yes the classic debate tactic of "here's a real world event that's way worse than the thing we're arguing about, how dare you use hyperbole because real bad things are happening". How mature.
Hastati (100 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
That said, the real result will be when the data comes out. The vocal people, on both sides, are easily the minority. The only thing that can actually be trusted is the data, which we will have to wait and see on if they have the desired effects. Anecdotal data is not data either, I'm talking large data sets.
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
Come on, everyone. Let's not get in to this cycle again.
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
We're trialling the site change until the end of the month. After the analysis is complete, we'll work out what to do next.
ssorenn (0 D X)
15 Jan 16 UTC
here we go round the merry-go-round do-da do-da
dirge (768 D (B))
15 Jan 16 UTC
Ultimately, the site owners will take the site in the direction they see fit or allow their proxies to do so. I'll live with that. But, whether or not PPSC is returned or becomes moot, I think the admins need to be thinking not just of the F2F scene, but also of the vast majority of webdip patrons and potential new patrons who will play primarily online and casually for entertainment.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
Major site scoring announcement: "we will start doing a new scoring system called Ghost Ratings; We expect them to be out within the year."
dirge (768 D (B))
15 Jan 16 UTC
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Well, that would have been a functional way to approach it. I vote for brainbomb as mod of the year.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
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PPSC is an abomination. It perverts the actual scoring intention where a single player *WINS* the game or else all others *SHARE EQUALLY* in a Draw.

Sum of Squares is also an abomination by that measure, at least the Winner-Take-All aspect is preserved. Plus, more granular scoring systems are useful for multi-round tournaments, so I can see the point in SoS and others.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
I'm speechless. The first piece of legislation I wish to put forward to my fellow mods is to get gunboat to be recognized as the official game of this website and have actual diplomacy kicked down to vdip.
dirge (768 D (B))
15 Jan 16 UTC
Wow. Maybe it's time to lock the thread, lol.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
Who wants to listen to a bunch of people driveling on about who is supporting who into Bulgaria. lets get down to the truth here, gunboat is just a better game.

Now, who wants a hot dog?
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
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##VOTE brainbomb
TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
15 Jan 16 UTC
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JECE (1322 D)
21 Jan 16 UTC
Thought I'd cross-post here to make A_Tin_Can happy:
"With neither GR nor the "Game stats:" section of your profile taking into account CD takeovers, it makes me sad that CD takeovers no longer require any bet. There is now no way to measure your Diplomacy skill if you like to join games in progress." – threadID=1334517


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