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Peregrine Falcon (2201 D (B))
03 Feb 17 UTC
How does muting work?
I've never muted someone in a game before. Therefore, I am quite ignorant about how it works. Clearly if player A is muted by player B, B won't receive any messages from A while they're muted. What happens when B unmutes A? Do all the messages A sent to B while B had A muted suddenly appear, or are they lost forever?
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brainbomb (474 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
New spoken word/music (mothlion)
Listen to So fucking sick of memes (spoken word) by mothlion #np on #SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/mothlion/so-fucking-sick-of-memes
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slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
When it's time to change your URL redirect...
Has anyone been to http://trumpsucks.com ?
Cause that train already went off the cliff. Maybe time to change the redirect.
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cspieker (18223 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
New game Classic
Just went to a FTF tourney. Was fun. Want to play some more classic using the standard tourney rules (except of course 1 Day turns instead of 12 minutes).

Set it at 101d to filter for more reliable players. If that's too steep but you like the rest, chime in here, and I will make a new one with lower bet.
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Condescension (10 D X)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Trump is now a child murderer.
:^)

Good job, conservatives.
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slypups (1889 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
(+1)
Trump Supreme Court nominee makes the court lopsided for decades
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/316853-trump-taps-neil-gorsuch-for-supreme-court
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
31 Jan 17 UTC
(+1)
Alternatives to the nation-state
Because we can't seem to imagine a better system, we should.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850-600-end-of-nations-is-there-an-alternative-to-countries/
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ssorenn (3242 D (G))
01 Feb 17 UTC
(+3)
Peanut gallery game
We need a thread that's devoted to diplomacy to be front and center. All this crap about politics is taking up way too much bandwidth here.
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yavuzovic (235 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
(+1)
Why I cannot create a Known World 901 game at the moment?
Sorry. I accidentally mute my other thread.
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leon1122 (175 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
(+4)
President Trump is bans immigration from 7 countries and begins building the wall!
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/refugees-immigrants-wall-trump.html?_r=0
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
02 Feb 17 UTC
(+3)
February GR Updated
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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gogopowerrangers (50 D X)
02 Feb 17 UTC
How to report multiplayer to Admin?
Sorry that I am new here, I suspect someone is being a multiplayer, how do I report?
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wpfieps (440 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Breaking News
Next week, the prez will be signing an executive order banning Krellin from playing Diplomacy for 90 days.
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djnogueira (220 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
F AEG S F BS-BUL NC
So in a game I have someone made this move:
The fleet at Aegean Sea support move to Bulgaria from Black Sea.
The fleet at Black Sea move to Bulgaria (North Coast).
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Randomizer (0 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Leave No Lawyer Unemployed
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/us/trump-lawsuits-travel-ban-conflicts-interest/index.html

Setting a record number of lawsuits against him in his first weeks in office, Trump is determined to lower unemployment for lawyers.
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Mapu (362 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
The most unreliable player of all time
For those who have been around a few years, you've probably run into this guy.
3 replies
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Too funny to pass up

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Ismail (100 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
"War on Terror" game set in 2001
I figure people may be interested in this: http://eregime.org/index.php?c=1012281

It's not Diplomacy, but you can play as a country leader, intelligence agency, international bank, terrorist group, etc. The rules are very simple.
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CNote (568 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Site mechanics question re civil disorder
See below
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Seasonal Player Awards (Free Points)
The Player of the Year Awards are over, but the fun has just begun :D
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I'm hosting a Player Notables Awards that occurs every season (Winter, Spring Summer, and Autumn). Players will need to sign up for this series on the below in order to be considered for awards. Games completed on or before the deadlines will be considered.

Deadlines and Awards Ceremony:
Winter: March 1  (March 15)
Spring: June 1 (June 15)
Summer: Sept 1 (Sept 15)
Autumn: Dec 1 (Dec 15) 

(Notice: Point awards are flexible and can change at any time by the TD with conference and confirmation by the mod team)

Categories:

1. Most active player: Player with the most games
*  Award: 300 points
* Honorable mention: 150 points
* Rules: Only games completed after Autumn 1904 will be considered. Canceled games will not be considered. 1v1s not considered

2. Most Takeovers: Player with the most CD takeovers.
* Award: 150 points 

3. Most successful player: Player with the highest (Win+draw)/(survive+defeat)
* Award: 300 points (Priority given to most wins, but otherwise, ties are allowed and each are given 300 points)
* Rules: Only games completed after Autumn 1904 will be considered. Minimum of 5 games must be played. 1v1s not considered

4. Most loyal player: Player with the highest draw percentage
* Award: 300 points (Priority given to average draw size, but otherwise, ties are allowed and each are given 300 points)
* Rules: Only games completed after Autumn 1904 will be considered. Minimum of 5 games must be played. 1v1s not considered

5. Most elite player: Player with the highest win percentage
* Award: 300 points (Priority given to most wins, but otherwise, ties are allowed and each are given 300 points)
* Rules: Only games completed after Autumn 1904 will be considered. Minimum of 5 games must be played. 1v1s not considered

6. Best Duelist: Highest 1v1 win percentage
* Award: 300 points
* Rules: minimum of 5 games will be considered

Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
If someone could do me the honors or starting the sign-up list, that'd be great. :D
So do we nominate people?
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
If by people you mean yourself, then yes :P
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
You nominate yourself. If you want to be considered, you sign up here.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I nominate me for:
Most Takeovers: Player with the most CD takeovers.
Civil disorders taken over: 47
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I suppose I didn't make it clear enough.
You simply sign up to be considered for all of the awards. Only games during the seasonal period are considered.

Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
1. CAPT Brad
2.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
thank you Yoyo! '[;-)
Durga (2658 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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That's weird. Shouldn't you just pick people.
jmo1121109 (3797 D Mod)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Okay I'm confused, I have a few questions on this.

Why not just call the seasons Q1-!4 since not everywhere in the world is experiencing the same season at the same time?

Can someone win more then 1 award?

How many honorable mentions will there be?

Is there any rule preventing me and 6 other players from making 100 classic games and drawing them all in 1905 to ensure we tie as winners for a free 300 points?

Are all game types aside from 1 vs 1 included in this, specifically, shouldn't unranked games be excluded?

Why is there a category rewarding people for drawing, are you concerned that might encourage people to draw games instead of going for the win if they are in close competition for this point award?

"Point awards are flexible and can change at any time by the TD with conference and confirmation by the mod team"

I thought TD's are for tournaments only, and if so, I thought tournaments were required to have set point amounts approved by the admins and owner(s). Is this excepted from that site tournament rule set? Or is this not a tournament?

Per the site tournament rules, a TD can post messages in all tournament games to give scoring updates. Would that be the case for every game for everyone who joins this tournament?

For the 1 vs 1, what happens if there's 50 people who only play 5 games and win them all. Will the mods be handing out 15,000 free points?

ssorenn (3242 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Making points more worthless than Zultar already did :(
ssorenn (3242 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Why are you making the site cheesy. Give the awards if you must, but no points.
slypups (1889 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Seems 1 and 2 favor live gamers. But the rest work for live and non-live games.
Trying to target most success (seems like this goal would apply to everyone) and most loyal myself.

I'll extend your sign-up list:
1. CAPT Brad
2. slypups
3.

That was easy. And I agree - maybe a badge or just a shout out. Points aren't necessary.
Yeah, I have existential crisises every once in a while when I see CaptBrad has more point than me... :P
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
More than half of the points I have earned since I started last October. By may I would have passed you anyway PF
I'm sure you earned your points. They value frequent play more than skill, that's all. You certainly play more than I do.
You did get 500 D from the great co-owner as well, however.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I did say half. It is a game. I like to play. We are in a game now. We shall see
Biojay (112 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I'm in
brainbomb (474 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Can I be sexiest player of the winter.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
It's those manly bumps from your bees: brainbomb
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@jmo
I think "yes" should answer most of your questions. Obvious attempts to game the system will be met with disqualification.
jmo1121109 (3797 D Mod)
28 Jan 17 UTC
"Yes" does not make sense as an answer for over half the questions. Clarification please?
Peregrine Falcon (2201 D (B))
28 Jan 17 UTC
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How many honorable mentions will there be?
Does 'Yes' not work as an answer to that?
jmo1121109 (3797 D Mod)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Yes also seems like a weird answer for:

"Why is there a category rewarding people for drawing, are you concerned that might encourage people to draw games instead of going for the win if they are in close competition for this point award?"
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
"Why not just call the seasons Q1-!4 since not everywhere in the world is experiencing the same season at the same time?"

Done. It's really not that big of a deal. Call it what you want.


"Can someone win more then 1 award?"
Yes

"How many honorable mentions will there be?"
Currently only the most active player will have an honorable mention. Subject to change.

Is there any rule preventing me and 6 other players from making 100 classic games and drawing them all in 1905 to ensure we tie as winners for a free 300 points?
Yes.

Are all game types aside from 1 vs 1 included in this, specifically, shouldn't unranked games be excluded?
Not particularly. Someone might want to play an unranked game for specific reasons.

"Why is there a category rewarding people for drawing, are you concerned that might encourage people to draw games instead of going for the win if they are in close competition for this point award?"

Yes? I mean if they care about it enough. If they draw instead of going for the solo, it only hurts themselves. Not sure what your point is here.

"Point awards are flexible and can change at any time by the TD with conference and confirmation by the mod team"

"I thought TD's are for tournaments only, and if so, I thought tournaments were required to have set point amounts approved by the admins and owner(s). Is this excepted from that site tournament rule set? Or is this not a tournament?"

Lol. Why is this a question?This was approved by the mod team and owner if that's what you're asking. And yes, the points can change, if I feel they need to be lowered or raised.

"Per the site tournament rules, a TD can post messages in all tournament games to give scoring updates. Would that be the case for every game for everyone who joins this tournament?"

No.

"For the 1 vs 1, what happens if there's 50 people who only play 5 games and win them all. Will the mods be handing out 15,000 free points?"

Yes.
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Please keep the questions coming. I'd like to clarify everything by the time the first Awards are given out. Keep signing up and PMing me, and I'll update the list every so often. :D
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@Demon

We'd pick people, but that requires us to make unnecessary work for the developers, which is not what I want to do. Badges too. Points are the easiest thing to do, and signing up is the easiest way to organize it.
CptMike (4304 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I don't think that the player who make the maximum of draw can be considered as the most loyal. They are many bad and good reasons to finish by a draw and loyalty is far from being the only one.
ssorenn (3242 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
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This is so stupid, if you give points out. Who's fucking dumb idea is this? GHUG?
Biojay (112 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
So is ssoren saying the points are like a chiropractor's medical degree? They don't mean anything?
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I am tempted to agree with Ssorenn. I don't entirely see the point(s) of this.

However, sign me up just in case I qualify for some free chips.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
jamiet is two-faced and a tool
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
he also paints his face blue on weekends and runs up and down the commons yelling the kirk is dead long live the kirk!
jmo1121109 (3797 D Mod)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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My biggest concern with this giveaway system is that in 2016 we had 792 members use the forum. We also had 41,299 members finish games in 2016. Only 1.9% of our playing members ever used the forum. So this giveaway is missing 98.1% of all playing members.

It just seems like the best player in each category should win without the requirement of being an active forum user.
jmo1121109 (3797 D Mod)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Hmmm, that 42,000 number seems off looking at it now. Take that number with a grain of salt till I can recalculate that number. Though the point is still the same where the majority of users are excluded from a game rewards program.
Yeah, given that our total number of players is 84 000, and that only 1700 of them are currently playing games, 42 000 is much too high.
Wusti (1450 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Any reward for drawing is anathema - people should play to win, end of story.
While I agree with you to a point, Wusti, some players do play to draw. I think it's fine to recognize different styles of play rather than attempting to force others into our ideology.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
You mean there are players who might play in unusual ways, imagine that. I do not want to be considered for the "loyalty" award for my controversial actions in a certain game, but I defy anyone to point to an example of greater loyalty to an alliance.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
The traditional reward for loyalty here is betrayal
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
I see no reason to change that
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Guys I think we should appreciate that the mod team is doing so much to make our site engagaing and improve the amount of games played and the quality. Points are worthless, always have been, so to make issue with them handing out free currency is mute; id even say petty. In regards to the non-forum active players the mods do have access to banner messages which I think should be used for this event.
Unstupid (696 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
1. CAPT Brad
2. Unstupid
Claesar (3280 D Mod)
31 Jan 17 UTC
1. CAPT Brad
2. Unstupid
3. Claesar


Is it allowed to forfeit your award points? I personally like the awards, but not the points, so I would prefer for them not to be added to my account.
A mute point unless I finish 5 games within a quarter, let alone win an award..
Claesar (3280 D Mod)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Also, for #3 I'd say the formula should be different because it doesn't work for undefeated players. But the actual formula probably is different :)
Like 1-(survive+loss)/(win+draw) should work.

Also, are you sure #3 shouldn't also factor in the number of games played? If someone goes undefeated in 5 games, that's less impressive than 100 games.
Claesar (3280 D Mod)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Lastly, I would give an argument in favour of not considering Unranked games for #3-5: Someone with a high win/draw percentage and 5+ games finished might be incentivised to stop playing for ~2 months, unless they can still play Unranked without comprimising their win percentage.
Not saying it will happen, but it's a consideration.
grumbledook (552 D (S))
31 Jan 17 UTC
I'll whore for points. I also think the points should be eliminated from the site completely, so there! I'll also take any points that Claesar wins since he doesn't want them. Actually, can I just get free points without doing anything?

1. CAPT Brad
2. Unstupid
3. Claesar
4. grumbledook


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slypups (1889 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump is taking over the WebDiplomacy forums
Somehow, his move for power has infested us even here. Is there any thread since he's been elected that doesn't have a mention or side reference to Trump by the second page? Yeah...I'm guilty of it too.
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Zollern (100 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
attacking unit is attacked?
If my attacking unit (moving into an opponents occupied space) is attacked by another unsupported attack from an opponent there is no effect and my attack is successful (if supported), correct?
4 replies
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Durga (2658 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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HDV as default
I'm wondering if the mods would consider making HDV the default setting because no HDV is trash.
54 replies
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Chaqa (2672 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Ideas for resistance
what should we be doing as WebDippers and internet citizens to combat creeping mod fascism?
14 replies
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump to publish weekly list of crimes by immigrants
This will include crimes involving *legal* migrants, not just illegals. Does it feel like mid 1930s Germany yet, or what?
487 replies
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Matticus13 (2212 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Odds on Trump Serving/Not Serving Full Term
Current odds on Trump being impeached/resigning: 11/10
Serving full term: 8/11

Hypothetical: You have to bet one. What's your money on?
53 replies
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Petition to make Hidden Draw Votes the Default Setting
See title.
13 replies
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Chaqa (2672 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Petition to ban petitions
1. Chaqa
2 replies
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Petition to ban petitions to ban petitions, but permit all others that are not spammy
1. Jamiet99uk
1 reply
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brainbomb (474 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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Unprecedented silencing of EPA, USDA, what is next
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?
Our national parks are being blocked from posting climate change data? The USDA, EPA are being bullied? What is this gestapo fucking horse shot?
560 replies
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