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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
20 Jun 16 UTC
Multivitamins for a 25-year old overweight male
Y/N? Are you on any? which?
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Merirosvo (302 D)
23 Jun 16 UTC
Most Well Known Current Leaders?
I was wondering what the most well known current leaders of the world are and realized that I actually didn't know very many. So my question for you guys is how many current world leaders do you know and which ones are they? Also, what country are you from?
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Peregrine Falcon (2201 D (B))
22 Jun 16 UTC
Worst Mistakes in Diplomacy
I'm curious to know what people consider their worst mistakes in their entire Diplomacy career. Is it failing in a guaranteed solo? Messing up a secure draw? Being eliminated when you shouldn't have?
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faceeater (445 D)
22 Jun 16 UTC
Know Your Enemy
gameID=180478 Password 1234
Started a game with people I've played with before.
Looking for a few more players. Otherwise standard Diplomacy
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Tolstoy (1993 D)
22 Jun 16 UTC
Leading Antiwar Progressives Speak Favorably of Aspects of Trump’s Foreign Policy
Let the hysteria pass over you.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/06/john-v-walsh/antiwar-left-likes-trumps-foreign-policy/

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ghug (5046 D (B))
21 Jun 16 UTC
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The ODC Has Ended
Congratulations to Octavious (and to his home site, webDiplomacy, which will be taking credit for him whether he likes it or not), the first ever online Diplomacy champion.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
10 Jun 16 UTC
The Euros
Any predictions?
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Blaz_Adam (81 D X)
21 Jun 16 UTC
Upcoming Tour de France
Anyone else getting excited?
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Octavious (1717 D)
18 Jun 16 UTC
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Diplomacy walk-on music
It's the year 2030. Diplomacy has finally taken its rightful place as one of the "big four" global sports, along with soccer, twenty20 cricket, and ultimate frisbee. The first million dollar tournament opens with hordes of screaming fans straining to glimpse you as you stroll to the game board, your walk-on music reverberating through the arena...

What is that music?
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
04 Jun 16 UTC
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The Death of a Legend
As above, so below
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brainbomb (474 D)
18 Jun 16 UTC
College World Series - Predictions
Game 1 Oklahoma State vs University of Cal. Santa Barbara.
Game 2 Miami vs Arizona
Game 3 Texas Christian vs Texas Tech
Game 4 Florida vs Coastal Carolina.
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Franz_o_Sissy (292 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Nuby - Nobie to this site
As of yesterday I have joined DiplomacyWeb. Also started a game right off, but I haven't got a clue how the digital side of playing is run.
Can anyone inform me (in the FAQ there wasn't any discription as to e.g. who is alotted to which country, where is the TAB to decide whether contestants can or can't mail to each other, etc) ?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
British MP murdered in right-wing terror attack
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/jo-cox-shot-live-latest-news-updates-birstall-shooting-stabbing-labour-mp-west-yorkshire-a7085561.html
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principians (881 D)
20 Jun 16 UTC
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Once again, mexican gov. shooting civilians
And maybe you won't watch in the news, nor see any 'prayformexico' hashtag as the 'prayforvenezuela' one...

Maybe you don't give a shit, buy just so you know
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Frost_Faze (102 D)
18 Jun 16 UTC
7 more players!!!
Need 7 more players, http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=180330 modern diplomacy!
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Wanted: Thoughtful Discussion
I'm working on a project where I have to document the process of having a discussion with someone whose views I disagree with. The point of the assignment is to examine my own biases, and find ways to address them. So, since I consider myself liberal in most social and economic policy, I'm looking for an open-minded conservative to debate and discuss politics with. If you're interested, shoot me a PM. Thanks.
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eturnage (601 D (B))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Beekeeping: What is Your Favorite Style of Bee Husbandry?
Hello. Are there any other beekeepers among us? I've been working Warre style hives in Lang medium, 8-frame boxes at my place here in western NC.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Oh Magical Mods
Could you pause a game, as I won't be here this weekend?
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Frost_Faze (102 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Come Join Modern Diplomacy II
Hey guys, come join this new game.
gameID=180306
Modern Diplomacy II must have 34% reliability at least.
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Fluminator (496 D)
30 May 16 UTC
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MXX: Trouble in Amish Paradise
We're at 20 folks!
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WiseJazzer (123 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Supporting others on a Gunboat
Is it common to order support to a move from some player against another player on a Gunboat game?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Jun 16 UTC
Liberal Brains vs Conservative Brains
Because this came up elsewhere...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI-un8rHP14
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Working on a new album
So ive been recording a ton this summer. Heres some of my new songs: https://m.soundcloud.com/mothlion
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
16 Jun 16 UTC
Ecuador V USA
21:30 UTC -5

Anyone down to live discuss?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Voting in 1970s Britain
An interesting article about the 1975 referendum:

http://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/voting-in-1970s.html
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Favourite Ancient Empires
Byzantine.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Gun control
Webdip has changed so much, back in the day after a mass shooting we'd have a thread within a minute, argue for days and then nothing would get done. Now we just leap straight to doing nothing. I miss the old times.
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principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
^from this random blog https://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/
KingCyrus (512 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
As cited earlier princip, the gun ban in Australia did not significantly affect anything.
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
^sorry, I just read the article posted by JamieTuk, lazy to find what you're talking about. Anyway, it's exactly because I agree that data in general are not conclusive enough, tat I'm suggesting you should try more, better controlled experiences, and then try to apply reasonabel criteria to the data you get.
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
but, of course, as this wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_control#Studies_and_debates says:

"Despite the potential for improved research design, the National Research Council review concludes that the gaps in our knowledge on the efficacy of gun control policies are due primarily to inadequate data and not to weak research methods. The result of the scarcity of relevant data is that gun control is one of the most fraught topics in American politics[29] and scholars remain deadlocked on a variety of issues.[29]"

By the way, that 29 refers to this article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2759797/ that has curious things to say:

"Results. After adjustment, individuals in possession of a gun were 4.46 (P < .05) times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not in possession. Among gun assaults where the victim had at least some chance to resist, this adjusted odds ratio increased to 5.45 (P < .05).

Conclusions. On average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault. Although successful defensive gun uses occur each year, the probability of success may be low for civilian gun users in urban areas..."
leon1122 (175 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Humans are not guinea pigs. It would be irresponsible to "experiment" with the rights of an entire city.
Lethologica (203 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
I wouldn't say that. Sometimes new things should be tried, and the local level is a great place to try them. It's more that the Second Amendment in particular, being explicitly a nationwide law, is less than amenable to 'laboratories of democracy' shenanigans. (Not that it's prevented gun regulation from varying widely between local/state jurisdictions, of course.)
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
nah, I totally agree with Leon:

Humans are not guinea pigs. It would be irresponsible to "experiment" with the rights of an entire city... of guinea pigs...

furthermore, how could we divise a proper "experiment" involving guinea pigs and guns? maybe if we provide them with something than automtically shoots when an MRI shows aggresivity patterns? mmh....
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork/videos/1447254475300526/
Smokey Gem (189 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
No need for experiments.

A lot of other countries do quite well with gun control.

Australia had escalating Gun crime prior to The Port Arthur Massacre.

Measures put in place and a massive drop.

It doesn't impact economy or other safety issues or out dated civil rights ( Australia currently the 6th biggest importer of guns in the world ) but they are in saner hands ..

Guns don't kill people ..people do is true BUT people with guns kill more people than people with other hand held readily accessible weapons.
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
"No need for experiments"

After thousands and thousands of experiment and observations to test general relativity, there are sitll some who doubt, and specially, there are still unsolved problems of the thoery in some extreme situations. I mean, even when thousands and thousands of experiments all confirm general relativity, no phisicist would say "no need for experiments".

It's clear that not everyone agrees with your conclusions Smokey, and even when I myself tend to agree that gun control would have positive results, I aknowledge, that we need finer, more cirtical ways of researching the truth, especially since research tools exist and no, don't limit themeselves to "guinea pigs - experiments"

My point is that people like Leon not only will deny the existent evident, they'll also refuse to try and get more evidence.
KingCyrus (512 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Does that question take into account that people with guns may be buying them because they are more at risk already? I mean, if a serial killer is tearing up your town (yes, this is a hypothetical) so you buy a gun to defend yourself, your odds of dying were already a lot higher than the average citizen. Just so, if you buy a gun in Gangland Chicago because people get shot up all the time, your odds of being shot were already a lot higher than the average citizen's.

As to "no need for experiments" its all well and dandy to say "we should have gun control" but that is an extremely broad statement. Suggestions so far have ranged from current levels (and maybe even cutting those back) to a complete ban. Which of those would work best?
Lethologica (203 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
The study claims to adjust for confounders like neighborhood risk factors. I suspect doing that well is really hard, though.
Lethologica (203 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Useful viewpoint on how effective guns in the nightclub would have been:
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-the-Pulse-club-crowd-not-incapacitate-the-gunman/answer/Joe-Buettner


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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Classic Game LF5M
A user has asked me to advertise their anonymous game which includes two coworkers.
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brainbomb (474 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
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Glass Eating: What is your favorite glass eating experience?
Im looking to get into competitive glass eating. Was wondering if anyone on webdip has done this and what the best venues are for glass eating.
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rm63 (100 D)
13 Jun 16 UTC
NEW ENGLAND PLAYER WANTED FOR WWI TEAM GAME!
England has gone into civil disorder so we need a new English player. This is a team game where the allies (Britain, France and Russia) fight the axis (Germany, Austria and Turkey).. England has missed a couple of phases but is still in a good position. The game ID is 179879. It is called "World War One team game". The password for the game is "shellshock". Once you have joined have a look at the other thread on the forum called "WWI team game" to get familiar with the rules.
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