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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.
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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.
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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).
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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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Tolstoy (1958 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
bo, I actually do think you're 100% sincere in denying it, but do you not think it a little odd that your position on coups always seems to line up with whether or not Israel likes the government in question?
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
Do yourself a favor and qualify your theory, please. I would appreciate evidence as you apparently know my views on things quite well.
Tolstoy (1958 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
My recollection is that you supported the military coup against Morsi in Egypt, and were supporting the "moderate rebels" in Syria as well when that was cool. Please let me know if I'm wrong, I will admit my memory isn't what it used to be.
Tolstoy (1958 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."

If the coup target is out of town, it's hard (or impossibly) for him to exert his authority. It's also easy to believe claims that he's been killed or captured if people can't see him or get a hold of him. You also have fragmentation among the loyalist faction (power struggles, challenges to authority, etc.) which the leader isn't around to keep a lid on.

Vacation time is a popular time for coups. The communist hardliners' coup against Gorbachev also kicked off when Gorby was vacationing on the Black Sea.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
I happen to be against the Muslim Brotherhood but if I may be frank I had no clue what I was talking about when it came to anything other than picking my nose and hitting a baseball back in 2013 when Morsi was ousted. I'm sure you'll have no trouble agreeing with me there. Maybe you can relate to knowing nothing too.

Do you not support the "moderate rebels" in Syria? I personally do not care for dictators that use sarin against their own citizens. I personally do not care for human rights violations. That's why I was on a planning board for Invisible Children in the lead up to their campaign to send soldiers to central Africa to find and arrest Joseph Kony and his soldiers. Likewise, I don't particularly care for the North Korean cake boy - he does a lot of terrible things to people that don't deserve it. Ironically enough, I could say the same thing about Benjamin Netanyahu, but on that point it seems you are quite hesitant to listen.

So, Tolstoy, are you done dropping subtly anti-Semitic turds or do you have something to say to me?
Tolstoy, Erdogan and Israel had reconciled, I thought. They're certainly not openly against each other to the extent they were before.

I also don't know what you mean by sit back and let plotters destroy his government because

1) He clearly didn't stop this coup from happening

2) Literally this is all of his own doing. Western governments loved him before he started infringing upon civil liberties and the justice system. He was allied with the Gulenists until he pretty unilaterally declared war on them because they didn't hide his son's corruption (not sure if that started it or not). As for the military, it's been almost a decade since the Ergenekon trials. If that didn't cause the military to launch a coup, I would hardly say they were plotting against him from the beginning. Something more recent had to be the trigger for all these "plots". And my theory is that it was his actions to combat plots that never existed that led to the creation of genuine plots against him.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
Also, you seem to be lumping the Syrian uprising in with military coups. They aren't the same thing. Burkina Faso was a military coup. Syria was a fairly unified rise against a despot with a split military.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
I wouldn't say the opening of diplomatic ties was a reconciliation as much as it was simply an agreement on paper. Erdogan was no friendlier in his speeches about Israel afterwards than he was before.
I mean, Erdogan is turning out to be a shit politician (internationally). His country is in a position where he should have the West eating out of his hands and thanking him for it, but his version of it is throwing the food on the ground and having us grudgingly accept it while loathing him in secret.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
Hey, it's apparently either him or ISIS. You can't be against them both. Apparently.
leon1122 (170 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
"it's apparently either him or ISIS"

That's exactly what it is. Every toppled Middle Eastern government has turned to a terrorist haven.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
To a degree, yes, that's true, but that doesn't make supporting a ruthless dictator that, if he weren't friendly toward the west, could easily be on trial in the ICC for human rights violations of all kinds is the right thing to do, particularly if the real goal is to combat terrorism.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
16 Jul 16 UTC
They become terrorist havens because they either aren't replaced (like Libya) or are replaced by an unpopular and/or corrupt government (like Iraq).
brainbomb (325 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
So is this gonna be another civil war that is prolonged and pointless?
leon1122 (170 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
"To a degree, yes, that's true, but that doesn't make supporting a ruthless dictator that, if he weren't friendly toward the west, could easily be on trial in the ICC for human rights violations of all kinds is the right thing to do, particularly if the real goal is to combat terrorism."

No one said you have to support them, but the reality is that they're the least worst choice for the Middle East.
Tolstoy (1958 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
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"I had no clue what I was talking about when it came to anything other than picking my nose and hitting a baseball back in 2013 when Morsi was ousted."

It's good to know your limitations, but 2013 isn't exactly ancient history.

"Ironically enough, I could say the same thing about Benjamin Netanyahu, but on that point it seems you are quite hesitant to listen."

Ironically enough, if I said what you just said here, I would be denounced for anti-Semitism.

"So, Tolstoy, are you done dropping subtly anti-Semitic turds or do you have something to say to me?"

My main point was a little subtler than what you're thinking, and would've still applied even if you weren't Jewish. Don't worry, though, you'll still get to call me anti-Semitic after the big reveal here.

"Do you not support the "moderate rebels" in Syria? I personally do not care for dictators that use sarin against their own citizens."

This is my point. The sarin gas attack that was on the top of the media playlist for like a week and was the justification for American involvement was actually the opposite of what you were told - it was actually the *rebels* that used it! But you are still convinced two years later that Assad - Israel's long time whipping boy - was the culprit. That's the power of big media, it can repeat lies over and over again until they are burned into peoples' brains. Then, when the truth comes out months or years later, it's a blip on A25 and no one remembers it - the lie becomes the truth, only because people don't remember what the truth was actually revealed to be, but weren't allowed to forget the lie.

The media is constantly molding public opinion in the direction of wiping out Israel's enemies (or perceived enemies). Saddam. Iran. Qadaffi. Assad. Palestinians. Lebanese. Erdogan. Morsi. Maybe it's a huge coincidence and I'm just a paranoid anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, but don't you find it odd that the American media NEVER whips up public opinion against clearly brutal and despotic regimes Israel favors, like Sisi and his bload-soaked military government? Or the compliant and submissive Mahmoud Abbas? And why the chronically coup-happy Turkish army which just tried to overthrow the democratically elected government is always favorably portrayed as the doorstop keeping Turkey from turning into Taliban Afghanistan?

I have no doubt you sincerely believe it's all just a coincidence your opinions always line up with Israel's foreign policy agenda, but believe me, it's not.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
16 Jul 16 UTC
"The media is constantly molding public opinion in the direction of wiping out Israel's enemies (or perceived enemies). ... Iran."
And then that encourages Congress to go and do stupid shit like sacrificing the economic freedom of companies so that they can bolster their paranoid and aggressive agendas. I thought I had gotten my rant out over the shooting down of the Boeing deal but man it still is kinda dumb.
Tolstoy (1958 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
"Tolstoy, Erdogan and Israel had reconciled, I thought. They're certainly not openly against each other to the extent they were before."

Yes, the publicly kissed and made up a week or two ago, IIRC. But I imagine Erdogan is not, deep down, a big fan of Israel, and the Israelis would love to see him replaced with a secular military that isn't burdened by sentiment for the plight of other Muslims.

"I also don't know what you mean by sit back and let plotters destroy his government because 1) He clearly didn't stop this coup from happening"

No, he didn't, but it's pretty likely he stopped it from succeeding. It sounds like cleaning house among the police was the key to his survival.

"Western governments loved him before he started infringing upon civil liberties and the justice system."

Loved him? Every time I've heard mention of him, he's been called an "Islamist". And they obviously didn't love him enough to let Turkey into the EU. The West has always been quite fond of the Turkish military's secularism and "stabilizing influence" and leery of any Muslim with sincere religious convictions. If the coup had succeeded, it would have been hailed as a victory for freedom and progress by the western media no doubt, just as Sisi's coup was in Egypt.
"And why the chronically coup-happy Turkish army which just tried to overthrow the democratically elected government is always favorably portrayed as the doorstop keeping Turkey from turning into Taliban Afghanistan?"

You had me with Sisi and Abbas, but lost me with that one. Turkey's army is and always has been secular. The last time they acted (1997) was against Islamists. The Turkish army has also always handed power back to a civilian government, and at least in the 1971 and 1980 coups, acted to quell the anarchy that was spreading throughout Turkey
"It sounds like cleaning house among the police was the key to his survival."

If by "clean house" you mean "install cronyism and corruption to prevent a corruption investigation into my family" then yes, I agree.

Islamist didn't use to be the derogatory term it is today. Back in 2006-2007, Turkey was a vital ally in Iraq, a shining example of a moderate Muslim-led democracy, and a booming economy. None of those things are true anymore.
You gotta remember that he's been in power for almost fifteen years. "In the beginning" refers to quite some time ago. By 2011-12, opinion of him was already turning. By 2014, it was outright alarm.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
Tolstoy, I get what you're saying but I read Al Jazeera alongside NPR for most of my politics. I assure you that they're the last media group that is going to have subtle pro-Israel undertones.

Between his actions in Egypt and Yemen, I'm no fan of Sisi. His supporters seem not to understand that it would be difficult to fall much lower than Egypt was when he took over, hence the economic "improvements."

As for being called anti-Semitic for hating Netanyahu, that's bullshit and you know it. He's a government figure who actively institutes genocide. Hate him all you want.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
16 Jul 16 UTC
Lol the Israelis hate Netanyahu but a mess of political incompetence means they're stuck with him.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
16 Jul 16 UTC
Sounds like most countries we talk about on here.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
16 Jul 16 UTC
Not many have it as hard as Israelis though. The leftists are super incompetent, the centrists are very ambitious so they're hard to coordinate, which leaves the rightists, and some of the rightist parties make Netanyahu seem almost moderate, so Likud will keep getting votes, and as long as Likud get votes Netanyahu will be leader.
yavuzovic (611 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
Im Turkish. No problem. I fighted in Sakarya. Jets bombed Erdogan's hotel in the Marmaris. But he was in the Istanbul. Coup is blocked .
yavuzovic (611 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
I joined action
What's your opinion on Erdogan then, yavuzovic? On how he's treated the media or the courts?
Supposedly this morning he's replaced over 2,000 judges already. The Independent is already calling the coup the equivalent of the Reichstag fire.
krellin (80 D X)
16 Jul 16 UTC
So given that this coup is a good thing....ANYONE SURPRISED THAT OBAMA IS AGAINST IT?

We know he is not oposed to overthrowing governments, as he has helped depose stable governments of allies in many cases, leaving the regions so-affected in a quagmire of militant Islam...

...and now he is desparate to keep a militant Islamic ruler in power....

<sigh>

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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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