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by kestasjk
Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Processing problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Processing problem

I guess I can see how if I added a day of delay to all games that would give people time to prepare that in a day processing would resume. Are you saying it would be better if I had added time to all games just so people can see when the next process time is coming?
by kestasjk
Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Processing problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Processing problem

I did think about that, but I’m not sure how to make a rule like that; if games hadn’t been processed for days players have had days to enter orders, then when games continue processing presumably after that long everyone has entered orders. What I’d expect causes people to get booted is that fast c...
by kestasjk
Fri Nov 04, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Processing problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1379

Re: Processing problem

Sorry all and thanks captainmeme for the heads up; I'm supposed to get an SMS if the site is in a failure mode but for some reason I didn't, I'll look into what happened asap.
by kestasjk
Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Site slowness?
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Site slowness?

Since moving this site behind cloud fare I’ve actually started getting far more alerts from our status monitoring system that the site is slow. To me it all seems fine, but is anyone experiencing any slowness?
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 22, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Mod forum
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Mod forum

You know I’m using the mod forum and it’s not bad .. I like that it’s built right in, the reply requirement is handy, and I think it’s good use of the old forum code. Say I want to add a reminder feature so that I’ll be reminded to look at a post after a week I can just add it, but if it’s in a gmai...
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Doom427 wrote:
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:50 pm
Damn, I need to stop revealing so much info about myself on this forum purely to win stupid internet debates.

I've given the internet a dozen weakness to hit me now.
Your dad liking the last Airbender movie? :| I’ll have restraint and not use that against you
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Whether it’s the truth or not I think it’s worth discussing, and I’d be pretty disgusted to see someone banned because you’re .. what’s the wordIng.. being bigoted against a certain group (in this case Scientologists).. but Scientologists aren’t a sympathetic group so I’m sure you’re safe. Quite po...
by kestasjk
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Because I'm in that sort of mood today, let's highlight one problematic area with a fun demonstration. If someone was to say that Scientology is not a religion, but a dangerous cult led by a mix of fraudsters and the sort of bastards that warp people's minds to the point of inducing suicide, would ...
by kestasjk
Thu Oct 20, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

But do I miss those days when the forum was interesting and worth turning up too? God, yes. It was infinitely more entertaining and diverse than the perpetual game of 20 questions and counting of years that makes up the forum now. Me too.. I don’t think we need any moderator to e.g. protect our del...
by kestasjk
Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

There are legitimate reasons why some people may get upset with some of these casting choices. What might qualify as a legitimate reason exactly? Black actors have every right to have their talent demonstrated (same with other crew members, writers, directors etc.) What legitimate reason is there t...
by kestasjk
Tue Oct 18, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Study on artificial intelligence and decision making
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Study on artificial intelligence and decision making

Who controls the real AI Dip players? Diplodocus and the others that can actually play? Why don't you ask them to participate? I mean, not to throw shade on anyone, but the regular normal bots here are so very, very awful... They poach SC when I am trying to stop a solo, they are so very, very easy...
by kestasjk
Tue Oct 18, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Mod forum
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Mod forum

Kestas, having worked as a mod on vDip for years as well I can say with 100% certainty that the tool is not scalable, not searchable, and 100% not feasible for webdip. This would destroy years of needed context and downgrade to a much more problematic tool. The vDip team also has to keep an email f...
by kestasjk
Mon Oct 17, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

A reply to Kestas, and a more concrete vision of what a woman is meant to be, is to follow. Oh boy, can’t wait to hear your vision of what you want a woman to be— I mean what a woman is meant to be.. Women; gather around and be seated, you’re about to be told how you were meant to be, I’m sure you ...
by kestasjk
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Honestly, this debate is so absurdly ridiculous. Just think of the number of times that Peter Pan, a boy, has been cast by a woman. Here are just the most famous versions: 1904: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_and_Wendy 1924: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Pan_(1924_film) 1950: https://en....
by kestasjk
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

I wonder what do people think about JK Rowling saying Hermione was black? Rowling did not write her as black in the books. Hermione is white and there are some examples that prove it: Hermione is once described as “white-faced” in the third book. Amos Diggory thought Hermione may be a member of the ...
by kestasjk
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Well, you would do :razz:. The changes made to the forum back when we moved away from the old style created an environment fundamentally hostile to any view that deviates from the mainstream, where the mainstream is broadly defined by US liberal media. As this has been in place for some time now th...
by kestasjk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Mod forum
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Mod forum

Hi all, As part of the project to improve out mod systems here we've ported a change over from vDiplomacy.com , very grateful to Sleepcap for this feature. It's just a simplified forum dedicated to interacting with the mod team. You can access it via https://webdiplomacy.net/modforum.php, or else He...
by kestasjk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Enjoying the back forth by the way, always fun to test your ideas even though right now I feel a bit under siege
by kestasjk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4368

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

I doubt that many people realize (if it's even true) that this live action remake will literally duplicate every scene from the animated Disney version. I remember seeing the trailer and how it had the same scenes, same background etc. Even if this were widely known, don't you think that it's a bit...
by kestasjk
Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots not entering orders
Replies: 54
Views: 12726

Re: Bots not entering orders

I've resolved that issue with the mod forum