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MajorMitchell (1025 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
Horrible Orrin Hatch, pharmaceutical corporation puppet ?
What's motivating this Politician to attack Australia's pharmaceutical been fits scheme ?
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leon1122 (101 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
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Ban all Trucks
Without trucks, the terrorist couldn't possibly have carried so many explosives. Trucks are weapons of mass destruction and must be banned. Goodness, at least do background checks on the truckers.
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bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
12 Jul 16 UTC
Open CD Positions
JEccles (425 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
If I take over for a CD that is obviously going to be defeated does that go against my record?
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
12 Jul 16 UTC
Yeah, it does.
Chaqa (3194 D (B))
12 Jul 16 UTC
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LAME (I mean bo, not that)
JEccles (425 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
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I wish there was a way around that. I would be more likely to join games that have 1 SC left and help speed it along if it weren't going to affect my stats. Not sure there's a way it can be done though.
teacon7 (306 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
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^ ditto. Not to make things too complicated, but perhaps CD takeovers could be both free AND unranked?
That would be cool, except it would prevent me from nabbing every solid CD position I see.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
13 Jul 16 UTC
Yeah, my interpretation of the free CD takeover change was to incentivize takeovers. Making them unranked, if that's even possible, would neutralize that incentive for a lot of people.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Jul 16 UTC
Options rock.
teacon7 (306 D)
13 Jul 16 UTC
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bo, I agree that the end goal is to incentivize CD takeovers. And in strong positions, it seems like no one would mind taking the game as ranked. Yet what would incentivize taking over an obviously losing position?

Now, I'm not sure this is possible with the way the ranking system works, but what if the person taking over the CD position was able to choose whether they wanted their part in the game to be ranked or not? Assuming there is a pool of people willing to take over each type, this would allow for taking over strong positions with the intent of victory, or taking over weak positions to help other players have a smoother/quicker game.
JEccles (425 D)
13 Jul 16 UTC
^ I'm all for that teacon7. I've taken over some weak positions to help out in the past, but I would be a lot more likely to do so again in the future with a feature like that in place.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
13 Jul 16 UTC
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That may be feasible. I'm not the guy to ask what sort of development projects are actually feasible, though. Someone with experience in that department beyond HTML and CSS in middle school would be better.

As for the concept itself, I understand it but I'm not in love with it. It seems to me that doing that allows a player to play a game in such a way that the initial participants didn't agree upon, particularly if they wanted to play a ranked game and the sub chooses to go unranked. All of a sudden there is a parity between the stake the other powers have in the game versus the sub since, unlike points, the player that went into CD doesn't automatically bet GR or anything like that. The reason we can offer a free takeover is because the bet has already been made so the pot is unaffected by a dropout, but with rankings that's not the case.

If we are going to continue to reform that system, I would rather disincentive CDing more than we have (RR only matters to people who understand what RR is) for new players in particular than continue to incentivize takeovers. There's more room for improvement on that side of the ball. Generally speaking, I don't see any reason to take over a weak position with no prospects for even a draw anyway whether it is unranked or not. The game still ends up on your profile record, which is enough of a reason for me not to join those positions. I don't think there's a whole lot we can do about that aspect of it.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Jul 16 UTC
I would like to point out that I beat teacon7 to it. "Options rock." Literally what I meant.
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
13 Jul 16 UTC
OR you could not care about your percentages for lots of various reasons and help out the community for those sweet sweet "CD takeovers" number.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Jul 16 UTC
You could add seperate percentages with the takeover results deducted so your ego remains untainted.
Bob the Lord (297 D)
13 Jul 16 UTC
Valis, with his impressive profile, not caring about percentages?
ssorenn (2550 D (G))
14 Jul 16 UTC
What is impressive about his profile?
ghug (5046 D (B))
14 Jul 16 UTC
He's a gold level donator. Duh...
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
14 Jul 16 UTC
We should host exclusive events for donors.
ssorenn (2550 D (G))
14 Jul 16 UTC
Ghug is so wise
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
14 Jul 16 UTC
I got 59th at the world championships two weeks ago, so I got that going for me...
VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
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Weren't there only 58 players?
Bob the Lord (297 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
Isn't that the point?


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Mr Gravy (100 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
Meaning of "no in-game messaging"
First-time player question: if a game has a "no in-game messaging" setting, does that mean there's no communication between the players at all? Or is there just a specific kind of messaging the players should/should not use?

*Apologies if this is answered somewhere in the rules or another thread; couldn't find it specifically anywhere.
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brainbomb (474 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Maisie Williams up for best supporting Actress
Basically the emmys are stupid. but at least game of thrones will win every award known to man. I dont really agree with Maisie being award worthy however.
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Baskineli (100 D (B))
14 Jul 16 UTC
New game
Anyone in for a new game?
36-48 hours, Anonymous, Full press, WTA (or whatever we call it now)
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IshmaelGuantanamoIV (100 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
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Much Fun, So Diplomacy, Very Europe, WOW
Some new players, some old players, unranked.

Play now! gameID=181054
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
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MAFIA XXI - GAME THREAD
MAFIA XXI - PROHIBITION WARS
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PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD UNTIL THE GAME STARTS
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weiseling (0 D X)
12 Jul 16 UTC
Buy fake and Real Passport ,Visa,Driving License,id cards montanaclive@gmail.com
Buy fake and Real Passport ,Visa,Driving License,id cards
montanaclive@gmail.com
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Chaqa (3194 D (B))
23 May 16 UTC
The King is Dead! in Modern Europe!
Forgot about the old thread and it's been awhile anyway.
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
20 Jun 16 UTC
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I need to buy a sword...
...to cut a croquembouche at my wedding.

Does anyone have any recommendations on types or places to buy?
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peterlund (1315 D (G))
09 Jul 16 UTC
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BBC news: Barack Obama still liked around the world
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36742266
And I agree fully. Best and smartest US president ever!
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CptMike (4324 D)
07 Jul 16 UTC
World Diplomacy IX - Stalemate
Hello. I was wondering if there is a stalemate around the America's at World Diplomacy IX ? With Greenland ? Or with the UK ? Thx
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peterlund (1315 D (G))
20 Jun 16 UTC
Report from a Donald Trump rally
http://politicalscrapbook.net/2016/06/a-journalist-went-to-a-donald-trump-rally-yesterday-and-came-back-shocked-here-are-his-tweets/
And this clown/maniac/new Hitler will be the republican party nominee. Shame on you.
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JimTheGrey (968 D (S))
25 May 16 UTC
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WDC: One-Month Warning!
First stab at the 2016 World Diplomacy Championship in Chicago is one month from today. More info at http://windycityweasels.org/wdc2016
37 replies
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peterlund (1315 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Policeman in USA murders black man already lying on the ground
How disgusting can things be? I thought I had seen it all, but NO I had not ;(
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faded box (100 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
Quick Question
I'm trying to figure out if I can move from east Caribbean sea to the island "DOM" dominican rep."Modern dipo 2". Is there like a hex map I can look at, that shows all moves
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brainbomb (474 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
What kind of cat food should I feed my cat?
I've been giving her surfin turfin treats. But I gave her a can of friskies the other day and she hardly touched it. Shes 5, and seems to eat too much actually.
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Pokemon Go
Any one else think that this game is great asf!!??!?!?!?!?! THIS IS MY CHILDHOOD IN REAL LIFE IM FUCKING FREAKING OUT
MY pkmn are actually really good as a side note ;) top 3 have over 200 CP :)
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glo2018 (1302 D)
03 Jul 16 UTC
Qustion about scoring system
in this game (http://95.211.128.12/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=92049#gamePanel) i saw a scoring system called Survivors-Win Scoring, but when i tried to create a game with this type of point scoring system i couldn't find it in the advanced settings. so, my question is, how do i create a game with this type of scoring system?
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Mario Machine Learning on Twitch
https://www.twitch.tv/mikseri123321

If anyone is interested; we're doing some basic optimizations to get a computer to play Mario
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bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
06 Jul 16 UTC
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Turning Over a New Leaf
I just want to take a moment to say that I've been so proud of this forum in the last few days. The entire world has been buzzing with insanely controversial, easily polarizing political events in the past few days and we haven't had a vitriolic, stupidly biased thread so far. Kudos to everyone.
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Ogion (4388 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Weekend sitter needed for two early gunboat games
Hey folks,
I'm heading out for a weekend, and I have two 24 hour phase games that will need some builds and the like entered. Should be pretty easy.
Any takers?
2 replies
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ssorenn (2550 D (G))
29 Jun 16 UTC
I'm in London for two days.
Where should I eat ??
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glo2018 (1302 D)
06 Jul 16 UTC
one more person
i have a live game starting in 2 hours called Amazing game (http://95.211.128.12/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=180862) i just need one more player, please join.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
29 Jun 16 UTC
How much would building an island for a million people in international waters cost?
I'm talking excluding living supplies etc. Just building the island. Alternatively, an island chain will do too.

Just some big numbers-math for fun. Anyone wants to do an estimate?
37 replies
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
04 Jul 16 UTC
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The Boston Massacre / webDip F2F tournament
As above, within this intertubelink:
https://sites.google.com/site/bostonmassacrediplomacy/tournament-info

4 replies
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Halls of Mandos (644 D)
05 Jul 16 UTC
World Game
It's that time again!
I was thinking of starting a world game some time early August when I get home. Post below if interested:
0 replies
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TrPrado (456 D Mod)
17 May 16 UTC
NBA Finals
We're now at the Conference finals for both West and East, and the first game was last night. What do you guys think? Could this be the Thunder's year to win it all?
196 replies
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Hamilton Brian (760 D (B))
01 Jul 16 UTC
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Happy Canada Day
Someone had to start this thread. Happy 149th Birthday!
9 replies
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