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JEccles (425 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Ghost Ratings
What happens if we can't find ourselves on the list when using control+F? Does that mean we haven't been ranked?
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Colonel Saloh Cin (100 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
Is Beast Coast still alive, or did it die long ago?
Or is it just now making it's way out the door. Flatbush Zombies released their first main album on the 11th, so that's why I'm asking.
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KingCyrus (512 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Voting Strategy
With the current political landscape, I am facing the very real possibility of the two main candidates being, in my opinion, pretty awful. I have had numerous discussions with friends over the strategy, but I bring it to you. Is it worth it to vote on principle? Should I vote third party if I think they are the best candidate? Or do I vote for the lesser of two evils among the big two?
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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
14 Mar 16 UTC
A Donald Trump Conspiracy
Or, if you would prefer, a case that he is one of the best marketers and media manipulators around, something I think we already knew.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/13/donald-trumps-chicago-scam/
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JenkinsCh (35 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Paused Game
So about 3 months ago I started playing WebDip. I told some friends and they started to play too. Well one guy stopped playing so we paused a game... and its still paused, is their a way to unpause/draw it. Haha
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kaner406 (381 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
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2012 World Cup
A compilation of that epic match for your pleasure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oLlb5TndQs
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cpman (0 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Anybody up for a Low-Stakes Live Game in like an hour?
Hi!
Just wondering if anybody would be up for a low stakes live game starting in like an hour.
I'm thinking a bet of 10 and 15 minute phases?
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eturnage (250 D (B))
14 Mar 16 UTC
not ready setting
Hello, I'm a newbie here. I am curious. If I put in some orders, save them and click the ready button, my orders are in and everything is great. Later, I go and click not ready. My previous orders were in and now I am changing some of them. I fail to clock watch and the time to make my moves expires. Does the software progress with my first set of orders? Or does the software cause my power to go into Civil Disorder.
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JEccles (425 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
The "Won't Hit Ready" Sportsmanship Move
What are thoughts on people not readying up when the game doesn't go their way?
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reedeer1 (100 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Taunt
wouldn't it be great if a troop as its turn could taunt? It would create so much salt. It would do nothing but change its appearance for that turn. I know taunting could be done in global, but still it would be fun.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 Feb 16 UTC
Irish Election Predctions
So i'm going to vote tomorrow, and here are my predictions.
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VillageIdiot (6567 D)
10 Jun 15 UTC
ODC Tournament Update
.. let's check in and see how things are shaping up.
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reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
More Than, or less than?
My mom is creating a recipe book that is going to be published, and she came to a point where she didn't know weather to capitalize as part of the title: "More Than, or Less Than" or not "more than, or less than"
Which way do you guys think is right?
Patburu (0 D X)
13 Mar 16 UTC
More than or Less than
Lethologica (203 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
What is the full title?
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Mar 16 UTC
The full title matters indeed. The "," might be misplaced as well.
KingCyrus (512 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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I'm not sure I'd trust you to proof read when you said "weather" instead of "whether."
Litter Picker (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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Yes, we're having a very nasty spell of whether at the moment.
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
More and less are adverbs so they should be capitalized. Than is a preposition as it is used so it should not be capitalized unless it's the first or last word of the title. Or should not be capitalized either as it is a conjunction unless it's the first or last word of the title.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Mar 16 UTC
Why capitalize the last word?
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
I don't know the origins of the rule I just know the rule.
reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
The full title is: "Recipes Requiring Less Than 30 Minutes" or "Recipes Requiring less than 30 Minutes"
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Recipes Requiring Less than 30 Minutes.
Jamiet99uk (202 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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That's a rather clunky title. What about "29 Minute Recipes" ?
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Mar 16 UTC
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"A+ Recipes in Fastfood Times"

©Broad Expert
wjessop (100 D X)
13 Mar 16 UTC
The book sounds fun, good luck to your mom.

I would say that 'Requiring' is an awkward word in a title, it also sounds rather officious.

As someone who DOES buy cookbooks occasionally, I'd be more inclined to look at something that indicates why *kind* of recipes it is that can be cooked in 30 minutes. This is surely the most important things.

"100 Family Recipes in Under 30 Minutes"

"100 Cookie Recipes in Under 30 Minutes"

That's a big difference.

My tips:
1. Cut the word 'requiring'. It's too clunky.
2. Indicate what type of recipes this book contains.
3. Maybe indicate how many recipes, a high number grabs attention.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Mar 16 UTC
"100 A+ Family Recipes in Fastfood Times"

Obviously replace Family with whatever applies.

©Broad Expert as well :-)
Lethologica (203 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
MLA, AP, APA, Chicago all capitalize "Than". I don't know what style Putin is referring to.

But I agree that the title's kind of weak to begin with. Jamie's "29 Minute Recipes" is cute, but also implies that the recipes are all 29 minutes. "29 Minutes to Dinner" is taken. steephie's suggestion is a subtitle, not a title (and is also apparently already owned--he'll have to tell me how he managed to get a title copyrighted). Hm. How about "Half-Hour Cooking"?

Is there any particular style of cooking the title should emphasize besides the short cooking times?
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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Meals that Meet your Caloric Needs in 30 Minutes or Less Time.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Mar 16 UTC
I was throwing around the © mostly as a joke. He's free to use them but if he asks/lets me know that'd be nice.
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Than is a preposition and Chicago Manual of Style states that they should not be capitalized in titles.

http://www.accu-assist.com/grammar-tips-archive/GrammarTip_capitalization-titles-headings.htm
reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
So I was just telling my mom what you all said, and she said that it was a subtitle. The full title is a follows:
"Quick and Tasty 4-H Recipes for Healthy Youth: Easy-to-Follow, Healthy Recipes to Try at 4-H Events or at Home" then the part she asked about was categorizing the list of recipes into two categories "Recipes Requiring Less Than 30 Minutes" and "Recipes Requiring More Than 30 Minutes"
Lethologica (203 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Interestingly, Putin, the link you give specifies *short* prepositions and gives as examples only prepositions of three letters or fewer, but another MLA guide applies the rule to *all* prepositions. Huzzah for standards, everyone loves them, amirite? It's good to know there's at least one standard where "than" is not capitalized, though.

reedeer, I'd suggest a new title and also considering sentence case for the category labels: "Recipes requiring less than 30 minutes" and "Recipes requiring more than 30 minutes".
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
CSOM says, according to the link I provided, the following:

lowercase all prepositions regardless of length, except in the following situations:
When the preposition is stressed.
When a preposition is used as an adverb or an adjective.
When a preposition is part of a Latin expression used as an adverb or an adjective.

What you referenced is not the CSOM, but another guide.
KingCyrus (512 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
reedeer, what do you do with recipes that require 30 minutes?
Lethologica (203 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Oh, got mixed up with the Gregg one, you're right.
reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
@KingCyrus Good point. None of the recipes are that exact, so it should be fine.
(I may have given my mom the computer to answer this one)
Jamiet99uk (202 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
What is a "4-H" recipe?
Jamiet99uk (202 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Google suggests it might mean "4-Hexylresorcinol"

"4-Hexylresorcinol is a substituted dihydroxybenzene used topically as an antiseptic for the treatment of minor skin infections."

It would be unusual to base a recipe book around the use of this chemical, so I presume it means something else.
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
4h is a charity group I believe.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Mar 16 UTC
For Health maybe?
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Rural youth empowerment.
krellin (80 D X)
13 Mar 16 UTC
4-H is a Tory development program usually rurally based that teaches kids responsibility by doing things like raising farm animals, which sometimes get taken to State Fairs for competition, even to slaughter for time goodness of they do something line raise a delicious cow. But more often it's bunnies or something. Good wholesome program.
KingCyrus (512 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Bunnies can be delicious too.
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Yes now that I looked up what 4H does they're a rather terrible organization.
Jamiet99uk (202 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
A Tory development program? Yuck. The last thing the world needs is more Tories.
reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
4-H stands for: "Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

Head - Managing, Thinking
Heart - Relating, Caring
Hands - Giving, Working
Health - Being, Living"

http://www.4-h.org/about/
GOD (384 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Who is really cooking in the states anyway? Never been there, but I imagine you guys either going to McDonald's or ordering pizza.
reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Many people eat prepared food, but most of my friends families cook for themselves. For the most part, higher education families cook for themselves more (I live in a college town, and most of my friends parents work at a college.)
Heather food costs more, so it is harder for lower income families to eat as healthy.
Putin33 (111 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
"Never been there, but I imagine you guys either going to McDonald's or ordering pizza."

Yes, the pizza consumption here is rather insane.
reedeer1 (100 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Pizzas good, but I prefer making my own pizza to take out pizza.
KingCyrus (512 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
My family ate a sit-down, home made dinner six days out of seven.

The fast food v. prepared food is not a matter of cost but convenience. Which can also be a matter of cost, if you look at it in a certain way. But obesity and poverty are tied closely in the US because it is cheaper to buy crap food.


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brainbomb (469 D)
04 Mar 16 UTC
Buy used copies of Windows 95, 97, XP
I also have free copies of AOL 2.0 And Netscape 3.5.1 from 1999. TOP NOTCH SHIT. Ill cut you a deal yo. Half off the price + HJ under the table ;). Also free copies of the King James Bible.
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brainbomb (469 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
It's No Longer Valis Birthday
But it is mine.
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying webdipper. In the spirit of shameless self promotion, roast me if you want. Feel free to call me an assholio.
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wjessop (100 D X)
25 Feb 16 UTC
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RECLAIM THE NIGHT
Women should feel and be safe walking in the streets every day and night. Sadly, this just isn't the case, all across the world. But once a year UK feminist groups hold a Reclaim the Night march across our cities. Tonight is that night, reclaiming the night for our mums, sisters, daughters, family and friends that just happen to be women.

http://www.reclaimthenight.co.uk/why.html
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brainbomb (469 D)
05 Mar 16 UTC
Rivalries
Who is your biggest rivals on webdiplomacy? Is there anyone you cannot stand playing against and why? Share your rivalry tales here.
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brainbomb (469 D)
11 Feb 16 UTC
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Roman's never recorded anyone named Jesus being crucified
For an empire which was renowned for record keeping; it always struck me as odd that nobody named Jesus was ever Crucified. I asked my Mormon girlfriend once and they told me it was because Romans were afraid to let the truth get out that they had killed the son of God.
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Checking In
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Gentlemen, I'm back. What did I miss? How are the times and tides of our beloved community?
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Jamiet99uk (202 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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UK in crisis
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/emergency-biscuits-flown-into-uk-due-to-national-shortage-a6927561.html
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Bob Genghiskhan (1363 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
What's the point of hidden draw votes in a gunboat?
I don't really see any, but perhaps I'm blinkered.
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MohawkFox (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Join in for another round of classic diplomacy!
Hosted by MohawkFox, we play another round of good old Diplomacy.
Join here: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=176027
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Maniac (344 D (B))
13 Mar 16 UTC
U.K. Games expo
Is anyone going!

http://www.thenec.co.uk/whatson/uk-games-expo
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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I Demand a Refund
I paid for a car wash after I got gas at Shell this evening but their wash was out of service. I asked for a refund and was told that it wasn't their fault that the wash was closed and that I should come back some other time when it's open and use the code then.

I'm curious to see what other stupid things you all should but can't get a refund for because of jackass cashiers.
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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
13 Mar 16 UTC
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It's Valis's Birthday
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying person on webDip (before having it swiftly taken again by brainbomb) is turning 74 years old today.
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Patburu (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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GL 5-min EOG
I'm just posting my notes beginning in 1903. 4 way draw. We could have eliminated Italy, but we had other obligations that caused us to hit draw


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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
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Congrats on your well deserved solo!
Please use this thread to congratulate people that decide to solo a game because of a CD that gives them the solo.
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brainbomb (469 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Why Freya is a better Deity than Yaweh
Freya actually helps harvests and stuff
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
12 Mar 16 UTC
Great example I/T
gameID=173452

I am not just showing this because I won, I am showing this because here we have an example of a I/T agreed upon in 1901 that worked out well for both parties (up until the eventual and nessecary stab and solo)
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brainbomb (469 D)
07 Mar 16 UTC
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Seat belt laws are an infringement upon my personal liberty
I am against seat belt laws. I own my car therefore it is my own sovereign state. No form of authority has any right to question what I do in my car.
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