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OB_Gyn_Kenobi (100 D)
08 Jan 17 UTC
1v1 practice
gameID=188460
Live
Anyone welcome.
You NMR and I'll send you a rotting fish in the mail.
2 replies
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Matticus13 (1159 D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
Analysis Wanted: gameID=187236
Game summary follows from my perspective (as Russia) in this 7WD. Would enjoy some analysis and nitpicking on my play specifically.
12 replies
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Klaelman23 (100 D)
08 Jan 17 UTC
Chat function apparently crashed...?
Playing this game. http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=187592

For some reason, I can't send messages anymore. Could before, can't now. I've never run into this before. Is this a bug or by design?
2 replies
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Kremmen (2286 D)
08 Jan 17 UTC
New live game not full, but no way to join
There's a live game called "First <1 hour known world GB"
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=188263
It has 11 players. Obviously needs 15 players, but there is no join button!
Anyone know what's up?
5 replies
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pastoralan (100 D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
Forum rules question
So I have a philosophical question that game up because of a decision in a game that is ongoing. I can ask without revealing the game or having any conversation about the positions. Would that be forbidden conversation about an ongoing game?
WyattS14 (15 D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
I don't believe so. I think a mod's answer would be more valuable than mine though. Per usual
jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
07 Jan 17 UTC
It isn't against the rules to have a discussion in the forum about an ongoing game as long as that game is not a restricted press type. So for example public press only or no press games cannot be discussed here. Otherwise it's free game. Though do note it is considered impolite to discuss ongoing games if you're looking for strategic advise.

Please note I am not a mod, but that is the last ruling made by the mods on the topic that I've seen.
DemonOverlord (554 D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
Jmo is the usurper so you can trust his word.
By the sounds of it, you're fine pastoralan.

Adding on to what jmo said, you also can't break anonymity as in an anon FP game.
Ezio (1437 D Mod)
07 Jan 17 UTC
Are you allowed to break anonymity in the game?
Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
07 Jan 17 UTC
PF that is false.

Anon is not a protected part of the game mode. You are allowed to break anon. You are allowed not to believe someone when they say who they are or who someone else is. Many many people will find it very poor taste and impolite since the whole point of the game mode is to try to lower such impacts.

But for a variety of reasons it's not technically against the rules to make (True/False) claims about (Your/Others) identities (Publicily/Privately) in an anon game (while still following the press rules! So anytime/method in a full press game, or in global chat in a public press game, or during a Diplomacy Phase of a Rulebook Press game, or Never in an ongoing gunboat game). On webDiplomacy. Other sites such as Bounced it *is* against the rules.
Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
07 Jan 17 UTC
Which of course isn't quite the question OP had.

Asking without revealing specifics is tough. Almost exclusively this means you're asking about some kind of tactical situation (i.e., what is the optimal move set for a given position without regard to long term strategy or diplomacy). There, its fine to just make an imaginary but equivalent scenario and ask. Shouldn't be a problem.

If it's a philosophical question like "should I solo or 2WD" then, again, especially if it doesn't reveal specifics at all, then it should be fine.

If it reveals any specifics at all:
Asking for advice publicily is hugely in poor taste.
This would be "kibitzing" that would get you kicked out of a chess tournament or violate the spirit of a F2F tournament.
I highly suggest even for non-anon FP games you don't publicly post about them in the forum, as a participant, or especially as a non-participant.

Let's talk a bit about private advice.
This is much less ethically and community-spirit objectionable.
For Gunboats, make sure you two aren't in the same game.
The person giving advice has a moral obligation to not advise/talk to more than one person per game; it's just too hard to separate knowledge you should have and knowledge you shouldn't have.

(these are all more wishy washy thoughts of mine as a member of the community, note I don't talk about rules. As always, follow the rules of
Don't Violate Press-Type
Don't Create Undue Work On Mods
Use Common Sense)
Thanks for the detailed explanation, Valis. I assumed wrong about breaking anon in FP. I assume that breaking anon in GB *isn't* allowed, though?
Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
07 Jan 17 UTC
No communication between participants is allowed for GB at all. Theoretically one could play a non-anon GB game. But, again, it has such a strict press type that it's hard to imagine breaking anon without communicating.
JECE (1072 D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
Did the Forum rules change at some point? I thought that discussing games in progress as a player in such games was against the rules if you went into specifics.
jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
07 Jan 17 UTC
Nope, it's never been forbidden unless it was a press limited game.
Crazy Anglican (261 D)
08 Jan 17 UTC
So I'm curious. What was your question pastoralan?


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WyattS14 (15 D)
06 Jan 17 UTC
7 minute phase new world map?
Would anybody be interested in doing a gunboat game on the newest world map (15 player variant) with 7 minute phases?
15 replies
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Deinodon (121 D (B))
07 Jan 17 UTC
Spain NC
Does anyone ever move there?
10 replies
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WyattS14 (15 D)
05 Jan 17 UTC
Site addition?
There's a game mode in VDiplomacy that allows you to choose your country as long as no one else has picked it. I obviously don't know the first part of adding something to a site like this, but it'd be a cool add on, thoughts?
29 replies
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Adamious (560 D)
29 Dec 16 UTC
Keeping up with the Yoyo - The ethics of Diplomacy
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=185657#gamePanel
My personal opinion - just draw guys
Discussion point - is there a right or wrong in Diplomacy (besides obvious rules etc etc
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Balduran (114 D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
Fleet transforming to Army or vice versa.
I'm in a Known World 901 game, and it allows fleets/armies to take a turn to transform to the other on a coastal SC. Maybe I'm blind, but I can't find the rules for this action mentioned anywhere, so I don't know how it works. Can I support an army transforming into a fleet successfully, or does the unit not count as holding? For that matter, I'm told that the unit being attacked cancels the transformation, is this true in all cases?
3 replies
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jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
07 Jan 17 UTC
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Hey Folks
I broke the site trying to make what I thought would be an easy feature addition. It's fixed now, but I recommend donating so Zultar doesn't have to rely on me as a dev. The mods are handling live impacted games and game time. Cheers.
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slypups (1380 D)
07 Jan 17 UTC
So Long World Diplomacy IX!
Here's a chance to say goodbye to this map before it's gone: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=188324
0 replies
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Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
06 Jan 17 UTC
2016 Player of the Year Awards
After a 5 year absence; the Player of the Year Awards have been brought back to webDip by the Moderation Team. See inside for details.
29 replies
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Chaqa (3134 D (B))
07 Jan 17 UTC
(+7)
Locked out of site
Hey guys I was locked out and I made a second account (under the name ghug). If you could delete I'd be appreciative.
11 replies
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DammmmDaniel (99 D)
06 Jan 17 UTC
BrainBomb Come Back
Where did BrainBomb go? It seems like he has disappeared from the Forums all together...
44 replies
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Mapu (515 D)
06 Jan 17 UTC
Donation Idea
For $50, you can change your user name.
1 reply
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God's Lonely Man (80 D)
06 Jan 17 UTC
new game right away
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=188261
1 reply
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ssorenn (2400 D (G))
06 Jan 17 UTC
(+1)
S vs Z
Oh how the mighty have fallen---
Sorry Big Z, had to share with your brood
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=188203&msgCountryID=0
6 replies
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Jon65 (112 D)
06 Jan 17 UTC
one player needed
Need one more player to fill out a game with friends.
1 reply
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WolfsBane626 (237 D)
06 Jan 17 UTC
(+1)
15 more days until President Trump!!!!!
Who's excited for President Trump!!!!! He can undo all the idiotic stuff Obama did.
91 replies
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Peregrine Falcon (1280 D Mod (B))
04 Jan 17 UTC
1v1 Series
Is anyone interested in playing a 1v1 series against me? I was thinking we do 3 FvA and 3 GvI, with additional tiebreakers if necessary.
5 replies
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brainbomb (62 D)
30 Dec 16 UTC
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Petition to bring back krellin
Add your name to the list. Fight fascism. Join the winning team. Fight for what is right like krellin probably in some convoluted way always tried to do.
265 replies
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brainbomb (62 D)
31 Dec 16 UTC
So... Agriculture
.
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BurntAlmond (100 D)
05 Jan 17 UTC
The Infinite
Repost for http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=188145

A serious game for experienced players. Classic, DSS, 100% RR. 2 day length phase. Please join :)
9 replies
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Jamiet99uk (60 D)
05 Jan 17 UTC
Trump's Secretary of State to get $180m payout from Exxon...
.... to ensure sure he isn't biased toward Exxon.
You couldn't make this shit up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38512036
45 replies
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americaslacker (100 D)
04 Jan 17 UTC
Pacifist Dip
A while ago, I participated in a game titled: "UN II". It was a slow-paced world map that had the catch of being pacifist and acted like the UN. Does anyone know if there is another one? Or if there is enough people interested it would be great if we can start another.
14 replies
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fourofswords (393 D)
05 Jan 17 UTC
Vikings, anyone?
Does anyone watch Vikings on the History Channel? I like it. Season 4 is back up to the quality of the 1st season. 2 and 3 were pretty good. On this thread we could discuss if this historical fiction show is more historical than fiction, etc.
5 replies
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SLOTerp (100 D)
04 Jan 17 UTC
NWO goes MAD
The current NWO game being run at Redscape incorporated new experimental rules for the nukes: MAD (nuclear strikes can trigger automatic nuclear response). Spring 2005 sees 9 nukes trigger 3 nukes which begat another 3 nukes. Yikes!
http://www.redscape.com/viewforum.php?f=151
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A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
03 Jan 17 UTC
(+23)
I'm not a mod
Hey everyone!

After an eventful two years of being a moderator and site developer, I've decided to step down to focus on other projects. Thanks everyone for keeping it interesting and fun (delete as applicable).
63 replies
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ghug (4202 D (B))
03 Jan 17 UTC
webDip Donation Methods
Thanks to everyone who's donated already, and please keep them coming. We'd like to make it easier for you to do so.
10 replies
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