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jv (75 D X)
15 Jul 16 UTC
Is there any 5 vs 5 games?
I really hate and tried of being stabbed all the time, there are so few players with honesty.
I just want to play a game with tactics and conversations, is there any possibility that to enter a 5 vs 5 (or fewer) games?
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jv (75 D X)
21 Jul 16 UTC
Why someone can left a diplomacy game?
Can someone explain why and how?
Isn't the rule stating that CD may occur if player missed to play 2 turns without login? Then why a "LEFT" occured?
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MonsieurJavert (214 D)
17 Jul 16 UTC
Points Display
Why does the number of D-Points displayed next to a player's name equal their available points instead of their total points? Total points would be a better measure of skill.
15 replies
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JEccles (421 D)
20 Jul 16 UTC
New game.
There seems to be very many good games to join right now, but maybe some of you will think about joining this one.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=181237
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mdrltc (1818 D (G))
20 Jul 16 UTC
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Reliability Rating
I've looked everywhere I can think of. I'd like to know the RR formula please.
5 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
I'm in Hell for 2 days.
where should I eat?
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
13 Jul 16 UTC
Considering there was a post about Pokemon GO, ...
I'd like some advice about if it would be good to purchase a Russian Dragon's of Tarkir booster box for about $100 USD? Shipping prices don't matter, as my friend is in Russia at the moment (he is the one actually buying this, and is wondering if he should).
9 replies
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brainbomb (325 D)
19 Jul 16 UTC
Best song of the Summer competition.
Post links to the best songs of the summer here.
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squaretriangle (100 D)
18 Jul 16 UTC
Statistics for ModernDiplomacyII
Is there any statistics about how common is the win by solos. Which nations has the most wins, and who the least wins. And statistics like that.
And also, in general, which variants would you say are the most played, and why?. Any thoughts?.
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kasimax (243 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
military coup in turkey?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/15/turkey-low-flying-jets-and-gunfire-heard-in-ankara1/
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bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
15 Jul 16 UTC
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About fuckin time.
IshmaelGuantanamoIV (100 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
(+1)
Who will win? Place your bets.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
15 Jul 16 UTC
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Nobody for $10.
May they find democracy.
principians (881 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
Rumors that oil prices are rising, so maybe the winner will be Nicolas Maduro
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
15 Jul 16 UTC
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Turkey has gone into Civil Disorder. Will the UN allow someone to take over without spending any points?
Nikola Maric Eto (24885 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
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I would than accuse France and Germany for Multi, but they will loose anyway.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
15 Jul 16 UTC
Russia's opening for a solo.
krellin (80 D X)
15 Jul 16 UTC
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Bo is FOR military coups? lol Good lord, the "everyone is wonderful just as they are" idealist thinks that some people need to die at the point of a gun? lolololololol.....about fucking time.
brainbomb (325 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
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I dont quite understand what is happening in the world.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
I'm not for military rule, but I'm for personal freedom and against censorship - two places where President Erdogan and I happen to disagree. I'm also all for letting Russia deal with its own problems, so I hope the US stays out of this and lets Putin invade Ukraine and/or some random surrounding territory again to the detriment of his own economy.
goldfinger0303 (3155 D Mod)
16 Jul 16 UTC
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Let me give you the Cliffnotes version.

Turkey has a long history with its army. Starting with Rebellions by young officers in the army against the Ottomans, led bu Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the army has viewed itself as the defender of Atatürk's Turkey.

Fast forward after Atatürk's death, and the army does a coup every decade or so to keep the country on the track it likes and remain some modicum of power. The latest one was 1997, when they never took charge, but forced the Islamist government to resign and forced the disbandment of an Islamist political party that Erdogan was a part of.

2002, Erdogan is elected prime minister for the Islamist AKP. He immediately takes steps to purge the military, culminating in the Ergenekon case which saw the arrest of hundreds of top military officials.

Later we saw the Sledgehammer (?) cases which imprisoned scores of secular politicians.

Most recently, we have seen the exposure of a corruption scandal revolving around his administration immediately followed up by a purging of the police force and judiciary. This was December 2014, I think? Much of the civil service was filled by Gulenists - people who follow the a preacher who is in exile in the US. He runs a system of religious schools in Turkey and was a former ally of Erdogan back in 2002. They had a falling out and became opponents, and Erdogan has been blaming everything going wrong in Turkey on them.

While all this is going on, Erdogan is slowly destroying the freedom of the press via lawsuits, secret police raids and forced takeovers of newspapers. The last main opposition paper was coerced into a pro-government paper sometime this year

Finally, with his party failing to win the elections last year and refusing to form a coalition, Erdogan provokes and renews the fight against the Kurds to gain popularity. He calls snap elections and surprise surprise, wins a majority. One of his first actions? Wanting to start the process of transitioning from a parliamentary system to a presidential system. As President, his role is largely ceremonial, but he bullied his Prime Minister around so much that he was forced to resign. Think of Medvedev with Putin, but with less power.

Basically, he is a corrupt, ruthless, Islamist ruler who is bent on destroying the secular systems in place in Turkey, and is willing to destabilize the entire region in order to cement his position on top, and Turkey's position as the leader of the region.

As Bo said...about fuckin time
brainbomb (325 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
okay. yea fuck this dude.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
^

The region is unstable enough. This is going to make things that much more interesting.
Lethologica (203 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
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Fuck Erdogan, but also fuck this half-assed coup attempt which will only have the opposite of the desired effect.
ND (879 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
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looks like it failed.
Yeah, I'm with Lethologica.

A failed coup is a worse action than no coup. Seriously, how can you not get all branches of the military in on it?
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
Seems like they simply tried to kill Erdogan and take over by shock factor as opposed to overthrowing him by total force and unity within the military and police.
ND (879 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
Also why even make this attempt when Erdogan wasn't even in the country? Reports say he was vacationing. This makes no sense.
brainbomb (325 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
I hated the movie Eragon this dude needs to die.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
He was on the Black Sea, ND. Still in Turkey, just out of town.
TheBritishGent (185 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
idk what is going on, but it sounds like the coup is failing and the people are rushing to the president's side. Just so long as isis doesn't gain influence in Turkey, I'm good.
Also its Erdogan not Eragon brainbomb
ND (879 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
Black Sea is a big area. Was he on the Turkey side? I wasn't clear about that Bo.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
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He was in Masmaris, that's in Turkey.
ND (879 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
okay
leon1122 (170 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
Erdogan is the people's choice. A coup can't happen without the people's support.
Tolstoy (1958 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
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"Bo is FOR military coups?"

Bo is for military coups and rebellions against any governments that aren't sufficiently pro-Israel. Whether that is intentional on his part is an interesting question.
Tolstoy (1958 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
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"Basically, he is a corrupt, ruthless, Islamist ruler who is bent on destroying the secular systems in place in Turkey, and is willing to destabilize the entire region in order to cement his position on top, and Turkey's position as the leader of the region."

I'm curious, goldfinger - knowing the army's propensity for coups and knowing he's none too popular with foreign governments that love to fund and support coups to topple governments they don't like, should Erdogan have just sat back and let plotters plot to overthrow his democratically elected government? Are you saying he should be playing fair with people who would not hesitate to use unfair and illegal means to overthrow him and probably execute him and his family?
Tolstoy (1958 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
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"A coup can't happen without the people's support."

History is most definitely not in support of this statement.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
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Yes, as a Jew who has been sufficiently run out of his own synagogue for advocating against Israeli incursion in the West Bank and for Palestinian independence, I spend my entire life caring about nothing but the fate of a genocidal, hateful coalition government at the head of a nation we call Israel. Sensible statement, Tolstoy.

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Dolphins12 (30 D X)
14 Jul 16 UTC
quick game
come join speed round-3
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day9 (0 D X)
17 Jul 16 UTC
Live gunboat in 30 min
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=181152
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MajorMitchell (1168 D)
08 May 16 UTC
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2016 Australian Federal Election
Well Malcolm Turnbull is visiting the Governor General, so an election is imminent, and probably a "double dissolution" election with the full Senate being dissolved, not half as is usually the case
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Maniac (344 D (B))
11 Jul 16 UTC
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UK Politics
We have had an elected Head-of_State since forever, we've had a Prime Minister elected with something like 25% of electorate and now he is standing down to be replaced by new PM that no one elected. Home of democracy? I think not.
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day9 (0 D X)
17 Jul 16 UTC
Gunboat starting in 15 min
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=181131
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day9 (0 D X)
17 Jul 16 UTC
Live Gunboat in 30 min
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=181140
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Dansta2106 (100 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
New game
Pls we need some more players for our game,name: Dansta's game
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Maniac (344 D (B))
11 Jun 16 UTC
UK EU referendum is getting close.
Do you favour Brexit or Remain?
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MajorMitchell (1168 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
Horrible Orrin Hatch, pharmaceutical corporation puppet ?
What's motivating this Politician to attack Australia's pharmaceutical been fits scheme ?
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leon1122 (170 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
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Ban all Trucks
Without trucks, the terrorist couldn't possibly have carried so many explosives. Trucks are weapons of mass destruction and must be banned. Goodness, at least do background checks on the truckers.
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bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
12 Jul 16 UTC
Open CD Positions
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Mr Gravy (100 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
Meaning of "no in-game messaging"
First-time player question: if a game has a "no in-game messaging" setting, does that mean there's no communication between the players at all? Or is there just a specific kind of messaging the players should/should not use?

*Apologies if this is answered somewhere in the rules or another thread; couldn't find it specifically anywhere.
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brainbomb (325 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Maisie Williams up for best supporting Actress
Basically the emmys are stupid. but at least game of thrones will win every award known to man. I dont really agree with Maisie being award worthy however.
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Baskineli (100 D (B))
14 Jul 16 UTC
New game
Anyone in for a new game?
36-48 hours, Anonymous, Full press, WTA (or whatever we call it now)
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IshmaelGuantanamoIV (100 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
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Much Fun, So Diplomacy, Very Europe, WOW
Some new players, some old players, unranked.

Play now! gameID=181054
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
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MAFIA XXI - GAME THREAD
MAFIA XXI - PROHIBITION WARS
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PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD UNTIL THE GAME STARTS
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weiseling (0 D X)
12 Jul 16 UTC
Buy fake and Real Passport ,Visa,Driving License,id cards montanaclive@gmail.com
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Chaqa (4228 D (B))
23 May 16 UTC
The King is Dead! in Modern Europe!
Forgot about the old thread and it's been awhile anyway.
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
20 Jun 16 UTC
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I need to buy a sword...
...to cut a croquembouche at my wedding.

Does anyone have any recommendations on types or places to buy?
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
09 Jul 16 UTC
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BBC news: Barack Obama still liked around the world
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36742266
And I agree fully. Best and smartest US president ever!
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