Forum
A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
Page 379 of 412
FirstPreviousNextLast
brainbomb (325 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
Is the voter fraud investigation a distraction?
Is it Republican Data mining? Beating a dead horse? Or all of the above. It feels like its designed to help Republicans gain shitloads of unsolicited free information about voters. Why else would they need such data? Why not trust the states - many of which are Red states to uphold fair elections.
36 replies
Open
Valis2501 (2597 D (G))
29 Jun 17 UTC
Claiming To Represent Flynn, GOPer Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-operative-sought-clinton-emails-from-hackers-implied-a-connection-to-flynn-1498770851
3 replies
Open
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
09 Jun 17 UTC
300 Point Game
Anybody down to play a 5 min phase anonymous gunboat? I'll need to give final approval for all participants, but if you'd like to express interest, do so in this thread. I'm thinking 07/01/2017 at 5pm EST.
21 replies
Open
leon1122 (170 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
CNN Exposed In Undercover Sting - Producer Admits Russia Story Fake News
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-27/cnn-exposed-undercover-sting-producer-admits-russia-story-fake-news-pushed-ratings
34 replies
Open
Dorian (239 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
Non-random picks
Is it possible to have non-random picks for custom games and tournament play?
2 replies
Open
Deeply_Dippy (458 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
(+3)
RIP Jim-Bob Burgess
Yesterday, Doug Kent of Diplomacy World announced the passing of Jim Burgess - one of the Hobby's most consistent and valued publishers.
3 replies
Open
mfontecilla (301 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
New Player Registering Error
Hi guys, hope you're doing well. A friend of mine is having issues opening an account, however the validation keeps saying "Mailer error: SMTP Error: Could not authenticate." Does anyone knows how to solve this?
9 replies
Open
SuperMario0727 (204 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
Diplomacy Strategy: Sphere Theory
First and foremost, this "theory" is based on articles written by other members of the Diplomacy community. This thread is simply an elaboration of those ideas.

This "theory" attempts to craft a general strategy for the game that can be used as a guideline for players.
40 replies
Open
cb6000 (100 D (S))
29 Jun 17 UTC
New fleets only game
Game where players build only fleets. Rule change results in non standard openings. gameID=201181. Pw = boats4
5 replies
Open
orathaic (1009 D (B))
30 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
Status, wealth, racism, and maybe some socialism.
So at the moment US republicans are trying to make sure access to healthcare is dependent on wealth. But discrimination based on status goes a long way back...
3 replies
Open
The_Meep (100 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
New player - submitting support orders
Hi. Could someone please explain the syntax for submitting a support order? It shows up as: Army at X support move to Y from Z.
So, X is the supporting army. But is Y the Army that is being supported or the territory that they are attacking?
Thanks!
10 replies
Open
brainbomb (325 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
Have you ever been to Hell?
Some people have near death experiences and claim they see white light and hear heavenly music. Some have even claimed to have been to heaven and come back. But has anyone ever been to Hell? Like they go into a coma or have a near death moment and learn theyre going to hell?
8 replies
Open
Randomizer (35 D)
21 Jun 17 UTC
EU court says coincidence is good enough
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/21/health/vaccines-illness-european-court-bn/index.html
Court ruling that scientific proof isn't needed to blame a drug for illness. Just get enough cases to establish cause and effect.
31 replies
Open
CommanderByron (858 D (S))
28 Jun 17 UTC
NORTH CENTRAL PA F2F Inquiry
My restaurant is looking to host a game night; I do not have a date or time but are there 7+ people in the area or willing to travel to Williamsport PA; if such an event were planned?
10 replies
Open
Scrub (198 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Live game
I've always wanted to try a live game and today I actually have a free day. Please join gameID=201182 and post more live games to join
0 replies
Open
WildcatSir19 (347 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Known World
How do you start a game of the variant Known World?
9 replies
Open
peterlund (1310 D (G))
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
US image - steep decline
But I guess you don't care... ;(
http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/06/26/u-s-image-suffers-as-publics-around-world-question-trumps-leadership/
78 replies
Open
Yoyoyozo (182 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Largest pot game ever?
In September I'm going to start a game titled "Wrath of the Titans."
4 replies
Open
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Contest to decide if Dipbro Brainbomb is real
World games, anonymous and names, Classic Anon and names, Classic, HDV & RP...all only five points to enter....passwords, crack them if you can ( they're very simple )
8 replies
Open
Hippopankake (80 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Need person
I need 1 more person for a modern game there is no password modern-8 is the games name
0 replies
Open
Hamilton Brian (736 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
GB 3 Game Tournament
Being in the middle of a pretty long, drawn-out game, I feel the need to flex some tactical muscle. I'd like to propose a 3 game, semi-anon, 24 hour phase, WTA series. Preference is for a high reliability (<80%) and moderate to high GR. 25 to 50 point buy-in. Once we get the 7, games will be created and PW messaged out.

1) Hamilton Brian RR 98%, general GR position of 177
17 replies
Open
wel_120984 (124 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Question about dislodgement and support
Hi guys!

I've been playing Diplomacy for one year but now I'm re-reading the rulebook and I've bumped into one question.
5 replies
Open
Maru (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Authentication is broken
Authentication is broken, people can't make new accounts.
2 replies
Open
Jamiet99uk (440 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
Magic Money Trees
The UK's totally bankrupt Prime Minister, Theresa May, told nurses they couldn't have a pay rise because "there isn't a magic money tree".

But this week there was £1.5 billion of magic money to give to some extreme-right Northern Irish homophobes with strong connections to terrorism.
Jamiet99uk (440 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
..and today, the Queen is being given an extra £6 million of magic money.

There is a magic money tree after all, as long as you're part of the corrupt establishment and can use the magic money to help the powerful cling on to power.
Jamiet99uk (440 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
To expand on this:

Labour proposed re-nationalising the Royal Mail. The Conservatives estimated this would cost £0.8bn and said "there is no magic money tree".

The Conservatives have handed £1.5bn to the DUP to stop Mrs May's minority government from collapsing.


Labour opposed cuts to Carers' allowance. The Conservatives said a £0.54bn cut was necessary, because there isn't a "magic money tree"

The Conservatives have handed £1.5bn to the DUP to stop Mrs May's minority government from collapsing.


Labour proposed free nursery access for all children. The Conservatives said this would cost £0.33bn, and there isn't a "magic money tree".

The Conservatives have handed £1.5bn to the DUP to stop Mrs May's minority government from collapsing.


The Conservatives made over 10,000 police officers redundant in the past 7 years. Labour proposed bringing these numbers back by recruiting 10,000 new officers. The Conservatives said that would cost £0.3bn, and there isn't a "magic money tree".

The Conservatives have handed £1.5bn to the DUP to stop Mrs May's minority government from collapsing.


Amazing how a magic money tree suddenly grows when your grasping, self-serving apology of a Prime Minister is desperate to cling on to power.

Disgusting. The Conservatives must go.
Deeply_Dippy (458 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
Although the total value of the projects you've mentioned is 1.97bn.

Clearly that's 0.47bn above the canopy!
Szpoti (1406 D Mod)
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
Europe had it in 1930s: it started in Italy and spread quickly to Germany, Spain, Poland. It is time now for us. Sieg heil, May!
orathaic (1009 D (B))
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
The fascistic forces have been effectively forced back in France, and Germany is likely to follow suit later this year.

All across europe we've seen the rise of far right nationalistic forces (The EDL, and UKiP in england) and all across europe we've seen them fail.
Jamiet99uk (440 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
@Dippy: The point is that during the election Mrs May said there was no extra "magic" money at all. Now she's found £1.5 billion. Plus £6m for the Queen.
Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
In fairness the Tories probably saved loads of money by cancelling pretty much every other manifesto pledge of their own after they failed to get a majority ;)
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
How can Ms May's government be nuetral as required by the Stormont (?) agreement
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Jun 17 UTC
So orthos anti police rant and Jamie's lament over 10000 police, shows the disconnect of the left with the real world
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Jun 17 UTC
Perhaps they should arm the nurses
Randomizer (35 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/27/politics/house-budget-deal-hold/index.html

The US is no better where the Republicans threw out an arbitrary number for spending reductions that has no likelihood of being met.
Deeply_Dippy (458 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
I never said that I disagreed with you @Jamie, although the £6m for Her Majesty was already budgeted for so it's not new money and (IMO) she's worth every penny.

The £1.5bn looks like new money, I agree. However, there is always a "magic money tree" with any Government. Either they increase taxation or increase public borrowing (or both). Neither is necessarily bad, provided the money is spent on things that generate economic growth. That growth then results in increased tax revenues later down the road, which will either repay the debt incurred or allow tax cuts.

Inevitably, it all boils down to political will. The Tories did not want to commit to increased public spending during the election, as this would have meant reversing seven years of stated policy. Had they done so then they would have been roasted - even more than they were. However, having had a "light toasting" at the hands of the electorate, it became politically easier (and necessary) for May to loosen the purse strings.

May 'lost' the election by about 750 votes in key marginals. Ironically, she could have given each one of them £1m to vote Tory and come out quids in. It would have breach electoral law but arguably would have been less morally repugnant.

That said, Labour can't claim any moral high ground. Their proposals were shameless (and quite successful) bribes of the electorate at large, just like Gordon Brown's £500 bung to every new parent in the early Noughties.

(Cheers, Gordo. It was appreciated!)
diplomat61 (278 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
@Capt Brad: 20,000 fewer police under the Tories and your solution is to arm nurses? Should they be patrolling streets, or wards?
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
27 Jun 17 UTC
There are a lot of top notch memes about May forming a government with DUP.
Bladerunners (1361 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
jamiet - i've disagreed with much of your politics and opinions but much respect for this post ... what the heck? did somebody hack your account? ;-) i totally thought you were an ultra right wing conservative who didn't care about the people - i was apparently wrong
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Also I don't think Brad understood what Jamie was saying about police.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
28 Jun 17 UTC
Did i have an anti-police rant? All i seem to see is anti-fascist, or maybe analysis of current political trends... (EDL and UKIP lost how many votes?) i don't recall mentioning the police.
Jamiet99uk (440 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
@Bladerunners: " i totally thought you were an ultra right wing conservative who didn't care about the people "

I think you must have been confusing me with someone else. I'm a very left-wing eco socialist.
Jamiet99uk (440 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
@captBRAD: "...and Jamie's lament over 10000 police, shows the disconnect of the left with the real world..."

Uhhhh, what? I was arguing there should be *more* police.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Thoughtful and balanced views, deeply dippy, interesting reading, imho. May I also pour scorn on this fallacious nonsense that assumes that anyone who criticises extreme Conservatives is axiomatically an extreme left winger
How does that go ?
If not A, must be Z...ignoring all the possibilities in between
diplomat61 (278 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
@Capt Brad - the UK's illustrious leader, in her previous job as Home Secretary, oversaw a 20,000 reduction in the police force, cuts so deep that the army had to be called in to support them in the wake of the Borough Market attack. During the recent election campaign we had the unusual sight of the left proposing to reverse the cuts and the right arguing that was not necessary.
Octavious (1717 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
@Jamie

I reckon you should give "ultra right wing conservative" pride of place on your profile, along side the "outstanding member of the community" comment :p.

Gosh, but there's a lot of nonsense posted in this thread. It almost makes me want to join in, but not quite.

The cuts to police do mark an unusual agreement between the Tories and Labour that police numbers were too high. Fair enough, I guess, as crime is remarkably low these days compared to what it used to be. You can forgive Labour for making a big fuss about restoring some of the numbers in an effort to disguise the fact that their plans would represent a significant cut to police numbers under Gordon Brown. Can't have the parties looking too similar now, can we? Especially when we're supposedly in the new era of clear difference. Except for trident, or Brexit, or the living wage...

Ora seems to think that the EDL had plenty of votes to lose. Not sure where he got that idea from.

Giving £1.5 billion to the DUP? Where do you get these ideas from? :p
orathaic (1009 D (B))
28 Jun 17 UTC
Best tweet of the week: https://mobile.twitter.com/verypopularname/status/879288205450850305


23 replies
Wiza Mastermind (0 D X)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Unhelpful Allies
Quick question, does anyone get annoyed by allies who send you messages saying really obvious things about what other countries did last turn or where you could easily get a SC. Basically all the information that is super clear that everyone could figure out but they decide to tell you anyways. Am I the only one who feels this way?
21 replies
Open
brainbomb (325 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Braimbomb in vegas
So I just won 2.50$ after spending 23.00$. Ohhhh yea baby VEGAS
34 replies
Open
brainbomb (325 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
GATORS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPS
Hell yes. Florida just won the CWS for the first time in school history.
6 replies
Open
bakay_ilya (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
hey
Let's play blitz the game ,missing 1 man
0 replies
Open
AngrySeas (346 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Home Game
Is there a way to run a game from one computer? In a face to face game, players would submit their orders to the moderator who logs them into the program for resolution, afterwards updating the public board. Does anyone know how to make this work?
4 replies
Open
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Limited Libertarian Location
Thread for Libertarians to be selfish and greedy without the chiding from those on the left and right. It's our ball and we're taking it home!
22 replies
Open
Page 379 of 412
FirstPreviousNextLast
Back to top