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Baskineli (100 D (B))
12 Mar 16 UTC
What I don't like about Diplomacy
Is that this is a zero-sum game. In order to win, you have to make other players lose. I, as an entrepreneur, libertarian and capitalist, find it particularly hard to see the behavior of people when they think they are playing a zero-sum game. Maybe this is why I take human behavior in the game so hard.
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JEccles (425 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Ghost Ratings
What happens if we can't find ourselves on the list when using control+F? Does that mean we haven't been ranked?
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Colonel Saloh Cin (100 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
Is Beast Coast still alive, or did it die long ago?
Or is it just now making it's way out the door. Flatbush Zombies released their first main album on the 11th, so that's why I'm asking.
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KingCyrus (512 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Voting Strategy
With the current political landscape, I am facing the very real possibility of the two main candidates being, in my opinion, pretty awful. I have had numerous discussions with friends over the strategy, but I bring it to you. Is it worth it to vote on principle? Should I vote third party if I think they are the best candidate? Or do I vote for the lesser of two evils among the big two?
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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
14 Mar 16 UTC
A Donald Trump Conspiracy
Or, if you would prefer, a case that he is one of the best marketers and media manipulators around, something I think we already knew.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/13/donald-trumps-chicago-scam/
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JenkinsCh (35 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Paused Game
So about 3 months ago I started playing WebDip. I told some friends and they started to play too. Well one guy stopped playing so we paused a game... and its still paused, is their a way to unpause/draw it. Haha
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kaner406 (381 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
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2012 World Cup
A compilation of that epic match for your pleasure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oLlb5TndQs
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cpman (0 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Anybody up for a Low-Stakes Live Game in like an hour?
Hi!
Just wondering if anybody would be up for a low stakes live game starting in like an hour.
I'm thinking a bet of 10 and 15 minute phases?
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eturnage (500 D (B))
14 Mar 16 UTC
not ready setting
Hello, I'm a newbie here. I am curious. If I put in some orders, save them and click the ready button, my orders are in and everything is great. Later, I go and click not ready. My previous orders were in and now I am changing some of them. I fail to clock watch and the time to make my moves expires. Does the software progress with my first set of orders? Or does the software cause my power to go into Civil Disorder.
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JEccles (425 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
The "Won't Hit Ready" Sportsmanship Move
What are thoughts on people not readying up when the game doesn't go their way?
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reedeer1 (100 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Taunt
wouldn't it be great if a troop as its turn could taunt? It would create so much salt. It would do nothing but change its appearance for that turn. I know taunting could be done in global, but still it would be fun.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 Feb 16 UTC
Irish Election Predctions
So i'm going to vote tomorrow, and here are my predictions.
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VillageIdiot (6567 D)
10 Jun 15 UTC
ODC Tournament Update
.. let's check in and see how things are shaping up.
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reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
More Than, or less than?
My mom is creating a recipe book that is going to be published, and she came to a point where she didn't know weather to capitalize as part of the title: "More Than, or Less Than" or not "more than, or less than"
Which way do you guys think is right?
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brainbomb (469 D)
04 Mar 16 UTC
Buy used copies of Windows 95, 97, XP
I also have free copies of AOL 2.0 And Netscape 3.5.1 from 1999. TOP NOTCH SHIT. Ill cut you a deal yo. Half off the price + HJ under the table ;). Also free copies of the King James Bible.
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brainbomb (469 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
It's No Longer Valis Birthday
But it is mine.
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying webdipper. In the spirit of shameless self promotion, roast me if you want. Feel free to call me an assholio.
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wjessop (100 D X)
25 Feb 16 UTC
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RECLAIM THE NIGHT
Women should feel and be safe walking in the streets every day and night. Sadly, this just isn't the case, all across the world. But once a year UK feminist groups hold a Reclaim the Night march across our cities. Tonight is that night, reclaiming the night for our mums, sisters, daughters, family and friends that just happen to be women.

http://www.reclaimthenight.co.uk/why.html
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brainbomb (469 D)
05 Mar 16 UTC
Rivalries
Who is your biggest rivals on webdiplomacy? Is there anyone you cannot stand playing against and why? Share your rivalry tales here.
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brainbomb (469 D)
11 Feb 16 UTC
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Roman's never recorded anyone named Jesus being crucified
For an empire which was renowned for record keeping; it always struck me as odd that nobody named Jesus was ever Crucified. I asked my Mormon girlfriend once and they told me it was because Romans were afraid to let the truth get out that they had killed the son of God.
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Checking In
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Gentlemen, I'm back. What did I miss? How are the times and tides of our beloved community?
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Jamiet99uk (202 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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UK in crisis
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/emergency-biscuits-flown-into-uk-due-to-national-shortage-a6927561.html
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Bob Genghiskhan (1363 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
What's the point of hidden draw votes in a gunboat?
I don't really see any, but perhaps I'm blinkered.
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MohawkFox (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Join in for another round of classic diplomacy!
Hosted by MohawkFox, we play another round of good old Diplomacy.
Join here: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=176027
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Maniac (344 D (B))
13 Mar 16 UTC
U.K. Games expo
Is anyone going!

http://www.thenec.co.uk/whatson/uk-games-expo
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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I Demand a Refund
I paid for a car wash after I got gas at Shell this evening but their wash was out of service. I asked for a refund and was told that it wasn't their fault that the wash was closed and that I should come back some other time when it's open and use the code then.

I'm curious to see what other stupid things you all should but can't get a refund for because of jackass cashiers.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I'm pretty sure you're entitled to a refund when expectations are not met like that!
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I'm pretty sure I am too.
Patburu (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
You 100% are entitled to a refund legally
steephie22 (182 D (S))
12 Mar 16 UTC
Hmm I wonder: what can you do..
Suing is a bit expensive.. file a complaint, go to a superior? How much do you care?
KingCyrus (512 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Failure to provide goods and services.

Write them a bad review - that will show them.
Maniac (344 D (B))
12 Mar 16 UTC
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Start a petition, we'll all sign it and get the cashier to come to your home and wash and polish your car on your driveway.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
12 Mar 16 UTC
Contact Trump, see what he's willing to do for you.
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12 Mar 16 UTC
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Octavious (1707 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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What you do is wash the car yourself like a real man :p. Failing that you explain calmly and politely and very loudly to the cashier why you are right and they are wrong, preferably at the till so they are unable to serve any customers while you're doing it, and keep on making your points over and over again until they give in. Also make a note of their name. They really hate that.
Randomizer (90 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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"Contact Trump, see what he's willing to do for you."

Trump is being sued over the failures of his Trump University. He's been deposed that he doesn't know the teachers that he hand picked. It closed and finally got an A rating from the Better Business Bureau by outlasting the complaints until they no longer counted.
Octavious (1707 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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Trump got a car crash of a business an A rating by exploiting technicalities and loopholes? Maybe he does have what it takes to make a successful president. Thank you, Randomizer, it's not often you hear something that can genuinely change your mind about an issue.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I told you, bo should contact Trump.
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
Update - being the prideful asshole I am, I spent three hours attempting to get in contact with various corporate departments without success.
Octavious (1707 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Good Lord why? Post on their Facebook site, if possible give them an awful review on Google, and write a letter to them explaining how after many years of being a Shell customer you are appalled that their standards of customer service have plummeted so much. Let them think you are the sort of arse with too much time on their hands who is just looking for an excuse to start a social media campaign.
1) Did you get a discounted rate on your gas because you paid for a car wash?
2) Why did you pay for a car wash if the car wash wasn't open?
3) If it's store policy, then it's not the cashier's fault - did you ask to speak to a manager?
4) If you accepted the cashier's explanation and left, yeah... you could post on Facebook about it. Or you could call the store, ask to speak with a manager, and work on getting you $6 back.
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
1) Yes, but I purchased a car wash. I didn't purchase discounted gas.
2) Because I didn't know it wasn't open...?
3) The cashier being an asshole is the cashier's fault, and the manager evidently wasn't there.
4) Or I could make it my life's mission to take down the Shell corporatocracy, one bloated talking head at a time.
DeltaAjaxNiner (1515 D (B))
12 Mar 16 UTC
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Ok, well ... sometimes gas places sell car washes and discount the gas by 10 cents a gallon. So, they probably wouldn't refund if that was the case.

If you have a few minutes, you should look up "caveat emptor." What were the terms of sale? Does Shell have a refund or credit policy? You think they're being unreasonable, but technically you purchased a car wash at a certain rate, but since you did it at the pump instead of at the car wash, there was not a reasonable expectation of immediate service.

If the cashier was being an asshole, you need to document it and inform his manager. The most appropriate and professional way of doing so is waiting for his shift to complete and then calling and asking how you submit a comment to a manager.

If it truly becomes your life mission to take down the Shell corporation of a $6 car wash, that you can redeem at any Shell station with a car wash in the United States - or at your local Shell station once their system is up and running again - you truly lead a sad, sad life. I suggest you seek counseling or grow a set of balls, whichever fits within your budget. And, since $6 seems to be the point at which you lose rationality, I'd suggest you just spend a half hour washing your own damn car - you might find the experience therapeutic.
Jamiet99uk (202 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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I DEMAND JUSTICE
Or play a live game of diplomacy. Let's go!
Octavious (1707 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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"You think they're being unreasonable, but technically you purchased a car wash at a certain rate, but since you did it at the pump instead of at the car wash, there was not a reasonable expectation of immediate service"

What planet do you live on, DAN? You go to a petrol station with a car wash and buy a car wash. In what set of circumstances is it not reasonable to then expect to use the car wash? I can't imagine anywhere in Britain where you wouldn't get an immediate refund and apology. In much the same way that if I went to a pub and paid for a meal, the very very least I'd expect is to get that meal on the same evening.

The $6 is irrelevant. The principle is all.
JECE (1322 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Octavious: Oh, you are so very principled, Octavious, aren't you?
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
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JECE, can we not...

Update - I was in the area so I got a car wash. It was a shitty wash. I got a refund. #winning
brainbomb (469 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
I always just use the ones where you put quarters in and spray the shit on yourself.
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I usually just go to my dad's carwashes but I don't live there anymore. I don't know how to adult yet.
Randomizer (90 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
The carwash owner/manager may be hoping that you'll go away when the cost to get the refund exceeds what you paid. It's why small frauds are so effective since the government won't do anything over misdemeanor amounts. The filing fee for small claims court and the time needed to go there is more than you lost.
Octavious (1707 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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@JECE

Aren't we all principled, JECE? I confess I can't for the life of me work out what your principles are, but I'm sure even you have some.
Octavious (1707 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Well done, bo. Glory to the people!
GOD (384 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
@Octavious what if my only principle is having no principles?!
Jamiet99uk (202 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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@ bo_sox: "Update - I was in the area so I got a car wash. It was a shitty wash. I got a refund."

So.... wait.... they will refund you if you pay for a car wash, and receive a car wash of a poor quality, but they will *not* refund you if you pay for a car wash, and receive no car wash at all?
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
13 Mar 16 UTC
Precisely.
Jamiet99uk (202 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Take them to fucking court. You'd win.
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
13 Mar 16 UTC
Over $6.99? No thanks. I'll wait until I really get fucked over to mess with the court.
abgemacht (840 D (G))
13 Mar 16 UTC
Where's this Shell station? If a bunch of us go there, we could start a class action!
Deinodon (305 D (B))
13 Mar 16 UTC
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Can we go back to the part where brainbimbo told you to spray shit on yourself?
brainbomb (469 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
bo and I are getting spray tanned


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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
13 Mar 16 UTC
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It's Valis's Birthday
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying person on webDip (before having it swiftly taken again by brainbomb) is turning 74 years old today.
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Patburu (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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GL 5-min EOG
I'm just posting my notes beginning in 1903. 4 way draw. We could have eliminated Italy, but we had other obligations that caused us to hit draw


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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
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Congrats on your well deserved solo!
Please use this thread to congratulate people that decide to solo a game because of a CD that gives them the solo.
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brainbomb (469 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Why Freya is a better Deity than Yaweh
Freya actually helps harvests and stuff
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
12 Mar 16 UTC
Great example I/T
gameID=173452

I am not just showing this because I won, I am showing this because here we have an example of a I/T agreed upon in 1901 that worked out well for both parties (up until the eventual and nessecary stab and solo)
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