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cspieker (18223 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
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Feature request: time clock location
It would be really nice to have the countdown clock right above the order menu. That way one wouldn't have to scroll up to see how many precious seconds are left (wasting precious seconds). Would be pretty useful toward the end of the 5-minute 1v1's in which there are a lot of orders to fill.
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wpfieps (442 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Any predictions about Lada Gaga and the Superbowl?
Who wants to guess if she's going to go all Byonce and get political during the halftime show?

My guess: In the middle of her song, she'll start advocating for PPSC and announce an engagement to Krellin.
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slypups (1889 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Heckling Feature Request
It's fun to observe games, but would be even more fun if there was a sideboard to heckle and commentate on games by people who aren't actually part of the game. This would be particularly interesting for those games among top players.
slypups (1889 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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If implemented, this should be an option, as I'm sure some players would prefer to play games without outside commentary.
Lethologica (203 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Visible only to registered users who aren't the players themselves, of course.
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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Exactly. In effect, defeated players already have this capability in a game even though they can no longer influence a game with their moves, except it is mixed in on the global message board. I'd prefer a different message tab, since Global messaging among players is not the same as commentary by outsiders.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
02 Feb 17 UTC
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I think it should be visible to the players. It would be a bit more fun and sure someone can shout out "watch for that convoy Russia!" But Russia still has to decide if that's what is enemy was going to do and there's always the possibility the player isn't going to do that so it's still just as random. If anything it could confuse Russia.

This new feature should be called "media" since the media reports their opinion and the countries can either act on the accusations or not.
Only games specifically set up with this in mind should make use of something like this. Since that's fairly rare, I think the forum works fine.
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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I disagree PF - I think commentary on games in the forums separate from the game is too disconnected, and who knows if this would be rare if the feature were enabled. It would be great for training too, to have experienced players help newbies get up to speed, answer in-game questions without concern that it is coming from another player who may have an agenda, etc.
Vallk (909 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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Have it be optional (opt out, though). But hells yea. Ive wanted to do this on SO many games
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
It also seems like the messaging functionality is largely in place, so this isn't too crazy of an addition - the larger work would probably be making it an option in the game set-up. I'd like to see it where the players themselves can read the "media" comments, but cannot comment themselves there - that's what Global messaging is for. This feature shouldn't be allowed in no-press games or during no-press phases in Rulebook Press games.
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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I think this is a really good idea. My view is that a feature like this should be a non default option for full press games when the game is created, I think it should be visible to players in the game, the players can "respond" in global messaging.
One question I'd pose is, would it only be an option in a full, or partial press game ? Would it be available for those grubby gunboat style games ?
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
@Peregrine Falcon, discussion in the forum of an ongoing game is not allowed, though comments that are extremely carefully worded, very limited comments that do not identify the game, players etc are sometimes allowed to be made in the forum.
PS, you stubbornly obtuse blockhead, when will you admit you made a huge mistake by not letting me keep Liverpool in that game, and given your recent comments about allowing different styles of play, then why did you foolishly try to impose your rigid, inflexible standards on me in that game ?
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
I should clarify that remark, I do not say PF is a stubbornly obtuse blockhead as a statement of fact, I say, it is my opinion that PF played like a stubbornly obtuse blockhead in a particular game
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
I don't think it can work when press isn't normally allowed (gunboats or Rulebook press no-communication phases). Comments from the peanut gallery could influence a game too much, serving as a possible vehicle for communication that otherwise wouldn't exist. For example, if observers discussed and agreed that the best set of moves for certain players would be to cooperate in a certain way in a gunboat game, that would make those players much more likely to coordinate in that way, where otherwise, they would just be guessing at each other's moves and hoping they independently come to that consensus.
I wanted Lvp back. It's mine. It will always be mine.

As for the actual topic of discussion: MajMitchell, you are actually incorrect. It is against the rules to discuss limited-press games (such as GB and PP) on the forum, but not Full press games. It's generally considered poor taste if unasked for, however. It's for that reason which makes me think it's an unnecessary or even counter-productive setting. While it could be a nice option for Peanut gallery, School of War, or other teaching games, I think the vast majority of games and players would not want to have outsiders injecting their opinion.
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
And this would be different from discussion in the forums of an ongoing game (which is not allowed in any meaningful form as MM notes) since it would be right there in the game for everyone to see - so it's not like any player has a side communication channel that other players are unaware of, which seems to be the main reason for no forum discussion of ongoing games.
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Another option would be the peanut gallery communication is hidden from active players in the game, so as not to influence their moves, but be a great place for spectator commentary - which would be great in tourney games or high stakes games which might garner some observers. To make this work, the peanut gallery comments would only show to logged-in accounts who are not part of the game.
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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Oooh - and then the players could review the commentary when the game ends, which would be valuable to them to see the critiques associated with their game play after it's done. Sorry - liking my own suggestion even more now.

With this tweak, I'd make the peanut gallery message board part of every game automatically, but default it to be hidden from the active players, so the game creator would need to change the default to make if visible to the active players if they want more of a teaching game or heckling from the crowd to be part of the experience.
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
@PF in that game when you took on the CD England was Liverpool yours ? NO it was not, and if you want me to help you in a game, then I'd suggest that informing me you will attack a sc that was MINE when you joined and asking for my help and well is just NEVER going to appeal to me in any way, shape or form.
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Oops a typo..and asking for my help AS well
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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& bump, to get this thread above all those countless political "Trump" threads
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Credit to Lethologica who basically proposed this early in the thread, and I completely missed his point at the time, but seeing it now.
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Bump - just because I'd like to see others weigh in.
Deeply_Dippy (458 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
I think a messaging option that is invisible to players during play would be a fine idea. It could possibly be made an extension of the 'spectate' feature where spectating gives the right to comment too.

However, to be fair to the players there ought to be a spectator count visible. 'Celebrity' or high-stakes games could attract a lot of viewers - just like in any other 'sport'.

Also, it would be important to apply the usual forum standards re abuse to any messages and so full accountability would be essential.
DammmmDaniel (100 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
I want to do this
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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Bump, cause - c'mon - great feature request, no?
cb6000 (100 D (S))
02 Feb 17 UTC
OMG - A feature that would encourage spectating and focusing on the play rather than the oft off topic posts in the forum. That would be ludicrous.
Matticus13 (3111 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Maybe try an email or comment on the GitHub page. Forum posts are not the ideal way to ask for a new feature.
slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Hmmm...where do you comment on the GitHub page? Not seeing that here: https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy
I'll try an email.
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Bumpity bump
slypups (1889 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
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The mods like the idea, but developers on the site are backed up with important work fixing things that are broken, so it could be a while unless I try to warm up my own creaky coding skills. Maybe....
ishirkmywork (1401 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Bump bump. Sly pups with a great idea.
JamesYanik (548 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
it really is, although would the people IG be able to see the comments? maybe there could be an option for that when making games "players can see outside commentary/players cannot view outside commentary"
JamesYanik (548 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
like 2 options instead of just one or the other


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Vikesrussel (875 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Questions
When did you be able to switch armies and navy's around ?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Feb 17 UTC
Iran announces it is abandoning the US dollar
http://theantimedia.org/iran-ditched-dollar-us-matters/

This could be the start of A) war with Iran (though they will come up with other excuses to sell it to the public) or B) a collapse in the value of the US dollar - which could result in many other countries abandoning it as a reserve currency (which is a threat to national security, hence A)
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brainbomb (325 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Was Jesus a Vampire?
I was curious, if Jesus was a vampire, like most scholars now assume; was he malkavian, ventrue, brujah, toreador, nosferatu or tremere?
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redhouse1938 (429 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
C++
Hey guys
I am redhouse, I used to play and debate here. I might play and debate again. But I have another question: Who knows a lot about C++? I may have some questions that seem trivial to those who know.
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Condescension (10 D X)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Browser Extension To Hide The Forum
Would anybody use a browser extension that removes the forum from the site, so you don't see it at all?
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Peregrine Falcon (1767 D (S))
03 Feb 17 UTC
How does muting work?
I've never muted someone in a game before. Therefore, I am quite ignorant about how it works. Clearly if player A is muted by player B, B won't receive any messages from A while they're muted. What happens when B unmutes A? Do all the messages A sent to B while B had A muted suddenly appear, or are they lost forever?
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brainbomb (325 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
New spoken word/music (mothlion)
Listen to So fucking sick of memes (spoken word) by mothlion #np on #SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/mothlion/so-fucking-sick-of-memes
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slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
When it's time to change your URL redirect...
Has anyone been to http://trumpsucks.com ?
Cause that train already went off the cliff. Maybe time to change the redirect.
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cspieker (18223 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
New game Classic
Just went to a FTF tourney. Was fun. Want to play some more classic using the standard tourney rules (except of course 1 Day turns instead of 12 minutes).

Set it at 101d to filter for more reliable players. If that's too steep but you like the rest, chime in here, and I will make a new one with lower bet.
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Condescension (10 D X)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Trump is now a child murderer.
:^)

Good job, conservatives.
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slypups (1889 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Trump Supreme Court nominee makes the court lopsided for decades
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/316853-trump-taps-neil-gorsuch-for-supreme-court
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Alternatives to the nation-state
Because we can't seem to imagine a better system, we should.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850-600-end-of-nations-is-there-an-alternative-to-countries/
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ssorenn (0 D X)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Peanut gallery game
We need a thread that's devoted to diplomacy to be front and center. All this crap about politics is taking up way too much bandwidth here.
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yavuzovic (601 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Why I cannot create a Known World 901 game at the moment?
Sorry. I accidentally mute my other thread.
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leon1122 (160 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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President Trump is bans immigration from 7 countries and begins building the wall!
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/refugees-immigrants-wall-trump.html?_r=0
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
02 Feb 17 UTC
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February GR Updated
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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gogopowerrangers (50 D X)
02 Feb 17 UTC
How to report multiplayer to Admin?
Sorry that I am new here, I suspect someone is being a multiplayer, how do I report?
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wpfieps (442 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Breaking News
Next week, the prez will be signing an executive order banning Krellin from playing Diplomacy for 90 days.
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djnogueira (240 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
F AEG S F BS-BUL NC
So in a game I have someone made this move:
The fleet at Aegean Sea support move to Bulgaria from Black Sea.
The fleet at Black Sea move to Bulgaria (North Coast).
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Randomizer (104 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Leave No Lawyer Unemployed
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/us/trump-lawsuits-travel-ban-conflicts-interest/index.html

Setting a record number of lawsuits against him in his first weeks in office, Trump is determined to lower unemployment for lawyers.
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Mapu (362 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
The most unreliable player of all time
For those who have been around a few years, you've probably run into this guy.
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Too funny to pass up

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Ismail (100 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
"War on Terror" game set in 2001
I figure people may be interested in this: http://eregime.org/index.php?c=1012281

It's not Diplomacy, but you can play as a country leader, intelligence agency, international bank, terrorist group, etc. The rules are very simple.
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CNote (544 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Site mechanics question re civil disorder
See below
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Yoyoyozo (177 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Seasonal Player Awards (Free Points)
The Player of the Year Awards are over, but the fun has just begun :D
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slypups (1889 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump is taking over the WebDiplomacy forums
Somehow, his move for power has infested us even here. Is there any thread since he's been elected that doesn't have a mention or side reference to Trump by the second page? Yeah...I'm guilty of it too.
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Zollern (150 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
attacking unit is attacked?
If my attacking unit (moving into an opponents occupied space) is attacked by another unsupported attack from an opponent there is no effect and my attack is successful (if supported), correct?
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