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brainbomb (474 D)
18 Jun 16 UTC
College World Series - Predictions
Game 1 Oklahoma State vs University of Cal. Santa Barbara.
Game 2 Miami vs Arizona
Game 3 Texas Christian vs Texas Tech
Game 4 Florida vs Coastal Carolina.
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Franz_o_Sissy (292 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Nuby - Nobie to this site
As of yesterday I have joined DiplomacyWeb. Also started a game right off, but I haven't got a clue how the digital side of playing is run.
Can anyone inform me (in the FAQ there wasn't any discription as to e.g. who is alotted to which country, where is the TAB to decide whether contestants can or can't mail to each other, etc) ?
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
British MP murdered in right-wing terror attack
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/jo-cox-shot-live-latest-news-updates-birstall-shooting-stabbing-labour-mp-west-yorkshire-a7085561.html
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principians (871 D)
20 Jun 16 UTC
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Once again, mexican gov. shooting civilians
And maybe you won't watch in the news, nor see any 'prayformexico' hashtag as the 'prayforvenezuela' one...

Maybe you don't give a shit, buy just so you know
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Frost_Faze (102 D)
18 Jun 16 UTC
7 more players!!!
Need 7 more players, http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=180330 modern diplomacy!
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Wanted: Thoughtful Discussion
I'm working on a project where I have to document the process of having a discussion with someone whose views I disagree with. The point of the assignment is to examine my own biases, and find ways to address them. So, since I consider myself liberal in most social and economic policy, I'm looking for an open-minded conservative to debate and discuss politics with. If you're interested, shoot me a PM. Thanks.
krellin (80 D X)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Oh, then you should PM ME
abgemacht (840 D (G))
11 Jun 16 UTC
^
krellin (80 D X)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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No, seriously, in PM I can actually be thoughtful and, uhhh, like, well, not-krellin...

ssorenn (2550 D (G))
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Listen to krellin. He knows best
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
11 Jun 16 UTC
Eradicate the Muslins and Mexicams end sernd dem berk ta guadalaraqistan. The gays are ruining Murcia and causing surch problems. Roosia is our alli and frend. We should nook China. (You should discuss with meh)
steephie22 (182 D (S))
11 Jun 16 UTC
I would genuinely pick krellin, if his offer is sincere. I also want to observe that discussion if it becomes krellin. I think he'll be very thoughtful and convincing (for a conservative, of course :-P).
eturnage (601 D (B))
11 Jun 16 UTC
I'm not conservative. I consider conservatives another brand of Statists, like yourself, a socialist. However, I could present an anarcho-capitalist viewpoint that would probably convince you to abandon your Statism.
principians (871 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
just looking at wikipedia definition of anarcho-capitalism, the term is making me sick right now, but maybe you have a better definition?
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
11 Jun 16 UTC
http://www.debate.org/

If you guys do it on this site you two can debate without interference but you could have spectators.
While a spectated debate would be interesting, and I'd be into doing that in the future, the purpose of this assignment is not to formally debate, but to get a better understanding of the opposing point of view and recognize my biases. Krellin, if you'd be interested in that I'd love to have a discussion.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Jun 16 UTC
"an open-minded conservative"

isn't that a bit of an oxymoron? And i don't mean to insult conservatives here, but there is some personality work which makes claims like: "Liberals are more open-minded and creative whereas conservatives are more orderly and better organized."

There was even the wonderful claim that liberals start businesses, but conservatives keep businesses running... Of course most of these studies - say you test someone's open-mindedness, and then guess whether they identify as liberal/conservative, only get the answer right about 60-80% of the time. Which happens to be better than random chance, but is also far from perfect.
leon1122 (101 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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I'm sure that those studies must have been done by liberals because when you try to bring any reason to their minds, they respond with trigger words like racism, sexism, and xenophobia.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
11 Jun 16 UTC
That's racist, sexist, and most of all, xenophobic. How dare you.
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
11 Jun 16 UTC
You're all insufferable.
(Also, a little clarity: those are BUZZ words, leon, not trigger words. Unless they're YOUR trigger words. But I don't know why they would be.)
eturnage (601 D (B))
11 Jun 16 UTC
DEFINITION of 'Anarcho-Capitalism' A term coined by Austrian-school economist Murray Rothbard to describe a market-based society with no government. Instead of government, all goods and services would be provided by private businesses.
principians (871 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
then the sickness the word provokes to me is confirmed. Only thing I wanna say is that it sounds ultra-conservative.
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Not quite. An anarcho-capitalist is more resemblant of libertarians in their glorification of the individual and their freedoms. An ultra-conservative is claimant of the bastion of a small government, but they also are desirous of a powerful state-operated military force. They are statists, the ideological enemy of anarchists of all stripes.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
11 Jun 16 UTC
Ultra-conservatives are the ideological enemy of basically everyone that isn't ultra-conservative.
I agree with principans' analysis of anarcho-capitalism
leon1122 (101 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
And what do you all think of social anarchism and anarcho-communism?
principians (871 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Just a pair of considerations:

1. Absence of state does not necessarily mean absence of collective organization, or does it?

2. Would defenders of anarcho-capitalism say that they are on the individualist side of the individualism vs collectivism discussion?
eturnage (601 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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In an anarcho capitalist structure, collective action is fine as long as the group isn't aggressive against and respects the rights of the individuals. In fact, collaboration in such an environment is inevitable and productive.
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leon1122 (101 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
Did krellin not emgage in thoughtful conversation with you?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
14 Jun 16 UTC
@Leon "I'm sure that those studies must have been done by liberals because when you try to bring any reason to their minds, they respond with trigger words like racism, sexism, and xenophobia."

Would you fin i surprising if, in principle, psychologists were able i match up personality traits with probably party affiliations? Even at 70% chance of matching.

If you can effectively test all components of a person's personality.

I can't guess, from first principles, what the common traits would be. But having a 'risk-averse' conservative party, and a 'open-minded' liberal party, makes some amount of sense.

Evolution drives us to be risk-averse - so we don't die - and to be open-minded - so we don't stagnate when changes hit us.

Those two idea may clash, you can't try new things while being overly risk-averse; but it is possible that having two competing strategies at the same time increases the likelihood that the collective will survive.

It seems pretty coherent to me, but the research is pretty hard to do, and it may ne that there is more factors at work than just personality.
leon1122 (101 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
"Would you fin i surprising if, in principle, psychologists were able i match up personality traits with probably party affiliations? Even at 70% chance of matching."

No. How old are you? Quite old? There's a 70% chance you're Republican.

"a 'risk-averse' conservative party"

What about conservatism do you find to be risk-averse?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Why don't you ask the conservatives?
teacon7 (306 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
tbf, there are quite a few politically-freighted meanings of "conservative" out there at the moment, and I'm just speaking of the American spectrum of politics. "one who conserves things" is a descriptive title, but IMO not specific enough. I could easily see (in 40 years) groups of people trying to conserve the principles of... today's progressivism. A better question is this: what principles or practices is one trying to conserve/preserve?

@Friga - did you find someone? Is this for a school assignment?
I did find someone- thank you.
krellin (80 D X)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Ain't ya find contact me, bro?
krellin (80 D X)
16 Jun 16 UTC
I'm very sad. I fell like I've been intellectual led on, only to be hiked at the alter. Frankly, I'm offended... There should really be a law...
Take it as a compliment- I could never match wits with you, krellin.
(but I could take you any day on a 1v1 map)
steephie22 (182 D (S))
18 Jun 16 UTC
There is only shame in winning a 1v1 game.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
18 Jun 16 UTC
@"A better question is this: what principles or practices is one trying to conserve/preserve?" i think the question i'm answering is 'why are you trying to conserve/preseve (whatever)' to which my answer is, 'you are risk-averse and thus want to keep things the way they are.'


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eturnage (601 D (B))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Beekeeping: What is Your Favorite Style of Bee Husbandry?
Hello. Are there any other beekeepers among us? I've been working Warre style hives in Lang medium, 8-frame boxes at my place here in western NC.
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Bob the Lord (297 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Oh Magical Mods
Could you pause a game, as I won't be here this weekend?
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Frost_Faze (102 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Come Join Modern Diplomacy II
Hey guys, come join this new game.
gameID=180306
Modern Diplomacy II must have 34% reliability at least.
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Fluminator (496 D)
30 May 16 UTC
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MXX: Trouble in Amish Paradise
We're at 20 folks!
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WiseJazzer (95 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Supporting others on a Gunboat
Is it common to order support to a move from some player against another player on a Gunboat game?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Jun 16 UTC
Liberal Brains vs Conservative Brains
Because this came up elsewhere...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI-un8rHP14
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Working on a new album
So ive been recording a ton this summer. Heres some of my new songs: https://m.soundcloud.com/mothlion
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
16 Jun 16 UTC
Ecuador V USA
21:30 UTC -5

Anyone down to live discuss?
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Voting in 1970s Britain
An interesting article about the 1975 referendum:

http://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/voting-in-1970s.html
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Bob the Lord (297 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Favourite Ancient Empires
Byzantine.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Gun control
Webdip has changed so much, back in the day after a mass shooting we'd have a thread within a minute, argue for days and then nothing would get done. Now we just leap straight to doing nothing. I miss the old times.
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Classic Game LF5M
A user has asked me to advertise their anonymous game which includes two coworkers.
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brainbomb (474 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
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Glass Eating: What is your favorite glass eating experience?
Im looking to get into competitive glass eating. Was wondering if anyone on webdip has done this and what the best venues are for glass eating.
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rm63 (100 D)
13 Jun 16 UTC
NEW ENGLAND PLAYER WANTED FOR WWI TEAM GAME!
England has gone into civil disorder so we need a new English player. This is a team game where the allies (Britain, France and Russia) fight the axis (Germany, Austria and Turkey).. England has missed a couple of phases but is still in a good position. The game ID is 179879. It is called "World War One team game". The password for the game is "shellshock". Once you have joined have a look at the other thread on the forum called "WWI team game" to get familiar with the rules.
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MKECharlie (1926 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Fencing: What is your favorite weapon, and why?
Also, if you're American, did you vote in the recent USFA election? Do you think it'll have any affect on the tournament selection process in the New Jersey division?
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JEccles (425 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
New Classic Game
Just started this up. 50 point buy in, anon, 1 day phases.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=180213
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c0dyz (100 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
Farewell
Farewell kind folk. Summer approaches and my school friends and I will depart from the merry making until next year.
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principians (871 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
There are muslim creationists too
An I found very funny that they deny the big bang too https://www.scienceislam.com/pdf/Big_Bang.pdf
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Sanders voters disenfranchied in California
Anyone in the US know how accurate this report is?

http://www.gregpalast.com/california-stolen-sanders-right-nowspecial-bulletin-greg-palast/
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rm63 (100 D)
06 Jun 16 UTC
New World War I team game - played as 2 teams. Starting soon!
I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I'm not sure if it's been done before. Apologies if it's already been done. I've created a game called "WWI team game" and the idea is that we will recreate world war one by playing the game as 2 teams; the triple alliance consisting of Austria, Germany and turkey and the triple entente consisting of England, France and Russia.
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brainbomb (474 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
College World Series
Starts June 18th. Definetely as far as atmosphere it is among the finest sports events in the country every year. And its right here in Omaha.
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ssorenn (2550 D (G))
09 Jun 16 UTC
3 game gunboat tourney
post here or PM me if interested
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SLOTerp (100 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
NWO: Mushroom clouds forecasted in coming year.
The NWO game at Redscape is about to get a bit radioactive. If you haven't seen or played this massive variant, take a look. The GM and a few players put out some high quality press as well.
http://www.redscape.com/viewforum.php?f=141
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Musoeun (133 D)
10 Jun 16 UTC
(Poll) How Many Draws Equal a Solo
I'm working on a project (may submit it to a zine, may just be for my own amusement) and I'm trying to find out what various Diplomacy communities view as the relationship in accomplishment between draws and solo victories.
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