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Hamilton Brian (807 D (B))
19 Aug 15 UTC
Sources of Tension
An exploration of those positionings that test an alliance. Feel free to add your thoughts, views, observations, etc. If you shit though, clean up after yourself.
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Ogion (4375 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Welcome back party!
Friends,

I've been away for the last six months, and I thought I'd throw myself a little welcome back bash.
30 replies
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ckroberts (3548 D)
05 Aug 15 UTC
The Mountain Game 4 rules discussion/sign up thread
The Mountain Game 4 will commence soon.
56 replies
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Rodgersd09 (100 D)
17 Aug 15 UTC
"A good games" was cancelled - Do any players know why?
Damn - I was enjoying it as well!
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Constitutional Rights for Embryonic Americans?
In the GOP debate last Thursday, unsurprisingly, abortion was a point of discussion amongst candidates. Obviously they were all pro-life to some extent or another, but Mike Huckabee went so far as to say that abortion was already illegal, because unborn children have the rights to equal protection under the law and due process. Right from conception, they have constitutional rights, he argues.

Regardless of your position on abortion, is this a valid argument?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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Mafia
I'm getting sick of muting Mafia threads. Can someone launch a separate site for them or something?
44 replies
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ssorenn (3242 D (G))
14 Aug 15 UTC
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Changes to site policy--
With this gunboat tourney going on, I think there should be a change to a site policy. ----see inside---
106 replies
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Aug 15 UTC
sex slavery in IS
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/sex-slavery-adopted-and-codified-by-islamic-state-1.2317309
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
12 Aug 15 UTC
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2015 Gunboat Tournament
See inside.
250 replies
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DeathLlama8 (524 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
What do people use to adjudicate F2F games without a board?
Fairly self-explanatory, really. Backstabbr doesn't really work for me.
15 replies
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Eadan (454 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
We need someone to step in as Egypt
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=164461#votebar
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King Mischief (108 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
world take over-4
come join world take over-4. I'm some what new to the game so, it could be easy $$$.
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Stubie (1817 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Cutting Convoys
Is it possible to stop a supported convoy (where the fleet convoying is supported) with a supported attack of equal support, thus not dislodging the convoying fleet?
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
No. To prevent a convoy, you must either dislodge one of the fleets involved, or bounce the convoyed army at the destination point.

So, for example: You have a fleet at Norwegian Sea, and England has a fleet at North Sea and an army at Edinburgh. If England orders a convoy to Norway:

- F Norwegian Sea to North Sea will *not* prevent the convoy's success.

- F Norwegian Sea to Norway will bounce with the army when it reaches Norway, and the army remains in Edi.
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
14 Aug 15 UTC
A convoy is only stopped if a necessary convoying fleet is dislodged.

An equal power attack would not dislodge the convoying fleet, and thus not stop the convoy.
Stubie (1817 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Thank you Jamie and Valis.
Exactly what I thought until yesterday.
I was playing a gunboat game and in Autumn 1906 I ordered Lon-Hol with support from Bel and cutting German support from Burgundy.
The fleet in question was not dislodged but the move failed.
Please take a look and see what you think?
It was at a crucial juncture in the game and I might have gotten ahead before the Italian stab.
Stubie (1817 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
For reference:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=166001#gamePanel
Stubie (1817 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
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AH forget it. It was a classic case of gunboat error on my part
What a blunder.
AlexNesta (244 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
The fleet at North Sea convoy to London from Holland. (fail)

User error! :-)
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Your convoy was ordered in reverse. Note the "from" and "to".
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
14 Aug 15 UTC
So I'm going to walk you through my thought process:
Arrow points from LON to HOL, so that means that was ordered correctly.

There are two questions left:
Whether NTH was ordered to convoy correctly
Whether the convoy was ordered correctly, but Holland had enough support not to be dislodged

I look at the units surrounding Holland.

Helio didn't support it.
Ruhr might have supported it but like you said it was cut

wait

a green support arrow between HOL and RUH?

That's going from HOL *TO* RUH?

If Holland was attacked, even unsuccessfully, it's support would be cut. If it's successfully ordering a support order, then the convoy wasn't just not successful, it never happened.

Therefore clearly the answer to the second question, was North Sea ordered correctly, is false.

Allow us to go to the "orders" tab (found at the bottom of the page) to check.

"The fleet at North Sea convoy to London from Holland. (fail)"

The convoy was ordered backwards. North Sea was ordered to convoy the Germany army in Holland to London.

That is why your convoy failed
Stubie (1817 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
Thanks guys. In the rush to plan and execute in the 5 mins I had I screwed up a key move.
Pity as Inhad Holland dead to rights. Bugger.
When I make ordering errors like that, or accidentally NMR on a crucial turn, or otherwise screw the hell up, I cry myself to sleep at night, taking comfort in the soft, melancholy shudders and the warm moistness of my pillow.

I feel for you.


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Lebosfc17 (20 D X)
14 Aug 15 UTC
To The Mods
Does anybody remember DC35?
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Fluminator (496 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
I need help with a research paper!
It's due tomorrow night and I have to do a 12-15 page paper on how the internet of things and the third industrial revolution will affect society and more importantly the work force and employment.

I'm up to around 10 pages and I have no idea what to write for the last 2.
And no, increasing the font size of each period isn't allowed.
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4-8-15-16-23-42 (339 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Question- Help
See below.
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general (100 D)
13 Aug 15 UTC
Quick live game
Join my quick live game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=165983.

Haven't played in years and want to get back into it :)
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
13 Aug 15 UTC
Messed up, two 13 year olds tired as adults
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7979942?cps=gravity_5540_1138476008340655834

So teenagers brains are different from adult brains; that is a reason why we don't let them drink or drive... The frontal lobe which controls will-power and executive function ( ie decision making ) continues developing until about 25.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
Risk taking
http://youtu.be/vBX-KulgJ1o
Great video, but the first thing i think of is relationships, (and given that i was recently dumped, this is no surprise) Naturally you could also apply this to diplomacy; but the probabilities get a little messed up, and in Dip not taking a bet means taking a different course, which may also be risky.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Snowden Interview
Recent interview with German tv, apparently not shown in the US and not available on youtube?? m.liveleak.com/view?i=f93_1390833151

He makes some interesting points...
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fulhamish (4134 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Climate change - another feedback loop
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150805140254.htm

Time to recalibrate those models..........................again
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
13 Aug 15 UTC
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The death of the republic
http://diprepublic.net/?reqp=1&reqr=

Oh no. How sad.
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
05 Aug 15 UTC
ESPN Fantasy Football Signups
For those that will play only ESPN league, post interest here. List your preferred draft day (I prefer late preseason Saturday or Sunday around 1 p.m. Central Time

1. Tru Ninja (Sat Aug 29th or Sun Aug 30th)
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
GRE scores
What's a good score? Share your score too, if you feel comfortable. I just took the test this morning
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alulahello (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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halloween costumes 2015
I know, 3 months early blahblah. But I'm bored and I want to talk about Halloween.
Some people are into crazy Costumes and go all out to make them. Brainstrom ideas for costumes and how to make/obtain them. What are you thinking of going as?
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goldfinger0303 (3050 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Opposite Gender Friends leads to Lower Academic Performance
Interesting paper I'm reading right now. Not completely done with it, but its methodology seems sound.

http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/app.20140030
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ssorenn (3242 D (G))
12 Aug 15 UTC
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this is interesting--watch the video
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/08/10/everyone-fails-to-ride-this-bike-you-would-too-this-is-what-it-tells-us-about-the-brain/
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P13ANATOR (100 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Hi I am new, quick question
I am starting a game with some friends, can you play with less than 7 people? If so, is anything different compared to a full game? Thanks :-)
8 replies
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ND (879 D)
20 Jul 15 UTC
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MX: All Star Game
See inside for details
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Confirmations
I know some people may not realize sign up thread is also confirmation thread so let's make that ultra clear:
Starts 8/11/15, 6 PM EDT
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