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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 (4844 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 (601 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?
JEccles (425 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Like when everyone else has clearly hit ready, but you were recently stabbed and the game is getting away from you. So you decide that you just won't hit ready and make everyone wait out the full phase instead of progressing the game along.

This has been happening for a while in a game I'm in, and I'm just curious how people view this. Is this something that's just accepted because of the style of the game, or is this bad form?
krellin (80 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Whether or not it is bad form is irrelevant. The games are established with a set time frame and all players, by rule, are allowed to utilize the full time allotted.

An argument can be made that particularly in a "recently stabbed, game is getting away from me" scenario I may want to take the full duration of the time allotted in order to set up new deals and regain control. You know, when you have go purchase those extra-special chaps so that you can become Russia's bitch and last until the end of the game as his sexy man-servant, sometimes that takes time.
JEccles (425 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Haha that makes complete sense krellin. I just wondered what the thoughts were on it from everyone here, I understand that the game is set up and the time slot is the time slot. Just curious how it's viewed in the gaming sense (and outside the literal one I suppose).
KingCyrus (512 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Sometimes it is just based on my schedule. I like games that finish when I am free, say around 10 PM my time. So, if I get a game so the turns finish at that time, I won't ready so it always stays that way.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
14 Mar 16 UTC
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Nothing wrong with not readying. If your motive is just to piss off people, that's accepted but bitchy.

From what you say there's no guarantee that that's the case though.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
14 Mar 16 UTC
Now what KC does would annoy me :-)
JEccles (425 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
steephie22, I'm pretty sure it's for the reason of just being a total nuisance and getting back at everyone. They fell hard and fast and over the last 3 moves have gone down to 3 SC's, and it's going to be down to 1 SC after the next move. I think they are just doing it to spite, because they always readied up quickly when the game was going their way.
Patburu (0 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
It might be bad form, but I can't fault them. I'm in one game where everyone is readying fairly quickly (18 hour turns, but turns are progressing after 8 hours or so. I'm not readying until everyone else has because I like to check my moves, hit ready, refresh, and set up moves for that turn immediately. Just a preference that particular game is allowing me.

In your case, whether he's trying to sell himself as a vassal or just hoping someone will nmr or enter the wrong moves, it's a strategy I can't fault them for, though it's infuriating when you see your solo and have to wait to find out if everything worked out.
abgemacht (840 D (G))
14 Mar 16 UTC
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Usually if I've just been stabbed, I need the full turn to try to salvage the situation.
Al Swearengen (0 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
No offense Jeccles, but on the rare occasions when I employ this strategy (for strategy it is) , it serves as a bargaining chip I'm trying to hold over one or two remaining players.

What I've noticed is that the small percentage of people who get really bent out of shape by this are typically the very people who ought to be cutting a deal.

If this is causing an issue for you, I'd like to suggest...

* That if time is of the essence, perhaps you should cut the person a deal to expedite the game.
* If you're not worried about time, perhaps you should simply wait it out.
pahla (344 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
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What if it's a gunboat?
No reason to delay there except for pissing everybody off
Hapapop (711 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
I've used it in a gun boat to effectively double ,y time if I know I'm going to be busy. Enter moves at the start of the period, hit save, and know that I e got 48 hours to enter the next turns moves. 24 hours for this turn, 24 for the next turn. If I have time available after that, I'll ready up if everyone else has.
Al Swearengen (0 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
@pahla,

Good point, didn't think of that.
JEccles (425 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
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I have been waiting it out and haven't said anything in the global cause it's perfectly fine if the person wants to do that. I don't have a major problem with it, just curious what everyone else feels with this kind of strategy, and the different reasons behind it.
pahla (344 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
I hate it when it's a 5/7 min gunboat and can live with it in longer games or if the person admits it's deliberate. Find it to be a viable last-resort tactic - although a lousy one IMHO


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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 (474 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 (474 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 (474 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 (474 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
.

Gentlemen, I'm back. What did I miss? How are the times and tides of our beloved community?
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Jamiet99uk (35 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 (4844 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.
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bo_sox48 (4844 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 (474 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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brainbomb (474 D)
07 Mar 16 UTC
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Seat belt laws are an infringement upon my personal liberty
I am against seat belt laws. I own my car therefore it is my own sovereign state. No form of authority has any right to question what I do in my car.
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC
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The 2016 Local Tournament - Round 1
The full ruleset is available here: https://tinyurl.com/webDip2016local-rules
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