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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
29 May 14 UTC
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Is there no SoW going on right now?
^
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Ethics of Diplomacy
So in general, I suppose most people here would say you can, and, possibly, should do anything within the rules to increase their chance at winning.

How about, for example, pretending to be terminal, though? Is that still fine?
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
04 Jun 14 UTC
Damn Libtards.
http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/g1lev1/an-outbreak-of-liberal-idiocy?xrs=synd_facebook_060314_tds_0
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tvrocks (388 D)
04 Jun 14 UTC
Minor rule question
What happens if all countries in a game cd at the same time?
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krellin (80 D X)
04 Jun 14 UTC
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Forum Cheese
Let's play cheese!
Rules: Play to win. You can only play for one flavor. You can not move two turns in a row.
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Best Of?
I've been getting into the game a lot more recently and was wondering if there was any sort of listing of great or best games of Diplomacy. Games with great strategy, alliances, backstabs, drama, that kind of stuff.

In lue of that post your favorite or best games here. I'm up for reading some good stories.
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Yonni (301 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Laptop Advice
I'm deciding between two laptops and am hoping to illicit advice from the forum.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Drinking healthy
I'm quite a balanced eater, so it's not exactly vital, but apart from water, it seems like almost every drink is unhealthy for your body or teeth in some way. Of course, I could just make sure I vary enough, and I do, but I still think it's good to know what's actually healthy rather than "not that bad".

I absolutely don't have to worry about too much calories, btw. I'm talking about the other stuff.
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krellin (80 D X)
03 Jun 14 UTC
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The Poop Chair
Ahhhhh ha ha ha ha ha!! One of our foster kittens pooped on the leather recliner....my daughter sat in it. Ahhhhhh ha ha ha ha. That was awesome.

Yeah, not what you thought I was posting about, was it. Feel free to share your....er....never mind...
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
04 Jun 14 UTC
Once all 7 have posted, mods can unpause the game
gameID=142807. This is for the game titled "what is it good for"
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Replacement needed
gameID=142674
The first season has not gone through yet and we have an NMR England. If you're interested, have a mod place you into the game.
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
31 May 14 UTC
Looking for 6 players
To start a new classic WTA full press game. Any Interest?
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Mapu (362 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
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Draugnar's Points
Is Draug the most inept player of all time? 6 years on the site, 225+ games, and still scrapping around as a puppet. Discuss.
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tvrocks (388 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
Does this game have to be cancelled?
Hi. I'm currently in this game in which we had 3 people get banned. There haven't been any moves made yet and it is still in spring 1901. So if we were able to fill the positions, 1 of which has been filled already, would we be allowed to continue? Here's a link to the game.
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WardenDresden (239 D (B))
03 Jun 14 UTC
Need a replacement Texas in Full Press Anon WTA, low stakes game.
Texas was banned, and without a replacement it's going to be a very one-sided game.

gameID=141954
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jmo1121109 (3812 D Mod)
02 Jun 14 UTC
Moderator Team Notice to Haverford Students
We (the moderators) have recently noticed that a large number of students from your school district have not read our site rules. Please see inside for more.
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Triskelli (100 D)
03 Jun 14 UTC
Slobbovia Seeking Help
Hey! I've been trying to bring this variant back to life for years now, and I am so very close. I just need someone to give me a hand with touching up the map I managed to find. Please see the development forum if you're interested.

http://forum.webdiplomacy.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=660
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denis (864 D)
02 Jun 14 UTC
Get a LIVE game going
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=142845
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
14 May 14 UTC
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The Favorite Author Tournament: The Round of 32
And here we go, into Round 2, with Shakespeare being out due to his losing again...because he's the master of tragedy, of course! ;) Will there be literary superstars? Yes! Will there be a glut of sci fi and fantasy writers? Yes! Will Thucy continue push a #ThoreauLaozi2016 platform (Change We Can Believe In...except change is just a natural process and you must learn to accept it like the good little Transcendentalist that you are!) YES! ;) 32 authors, 1 goal...whatever that is.
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Crazy Anglican (715 D)
02 Jun 14 UTC
AAAAARRRRRGGGG!!!!!!
Sorry mods,

I forgot I'm not supposed to comment on ongoing games.
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ANimac (360 D)
30 May 14 UTC
Reliability Rating
What is the reliability rating based off? Mine sunk to 59% a while ago and hasn't come back up - despite a lot of reliable playing :)
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
02 Jun 14 UTC
The Last Man in Europe...Or, Rather, China
http://news.yahoo.com/25-years-tiananmen-barely-known-china-youth-064659528.html That's honestly very depressing...It was 1989...but its treatment is not too far from "1984." And THIS is why I have such a hard time sympathizing with those shouting "Wake the Fuck Up," as if disagreement over America's future was the equivalent to being asleep at the wheel. Neither Bush nor Obama were the tyrants the Michael Moores and Glenn Becks call them out to be...THIS is The Party incarnate...
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
30 May 14 UTC
Where are the regulators
Hi Mods, I have sent an email concerning a game I am in that might need your attention very soon. If you could please check the email that'd be great, enjoy your Friday! In other news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKIY
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
29 May 14 UTC
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Concerning the Frequency of Opening Moves
A while back, I received raw data from Jonathan Jonsson (someone from this site) and I put it together in an XL spreadsheet and have done various statistics related to that data. Below are the frequencies for the various opening moves by country/by move.
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semck83 (229 D (B))
28 May 14 UTC
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A Game Worth Playing
This thread will be won by the last person to post a gramatically correct, single-sentence post that has a strictly larger number of distinct words than any previous post on the thread.
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Mujus (1495 D (B))
30 May 14 UTC
I have an issue with this part of Ghug's sentence: "...under the New Moscow Harbour Bridge which is...." There needs to be a comma after "Bridge" because the relative adjective "which" begins a nonessential (in older grammar terminology "nonrestrictive") relative clause.
ghug (5068 D (B))
30 May 14 UTC
I think we've determined that that one is invalid. The currently leading post is "I like this."
semck83 (229 D (B))
30 May 14 UTC
Why is the OP not the currently leading post?
semck83 (229 D (B))
30 May 14 UTC
Ah, I misspelled "grammatically."
Squigs44 (273 D Mod)
31 May 14 UTC
I found a site that counts unique words (http://easycalculation.com/word-count.php).
Here is a list of all of the posts that have more distinct words than any previous post, and in parentheses is why they are (or are not) winning.

Page 1:
Mapu – 2 distinct words (eliminated by ghug)
Ghug – 3 distinct words (Winning!)
Yellowjacket – 5 distinct words (multiple sentences)
CA – 31 distinct words (misspelled grammatically)
Yellowjacket – 310 distinct words (needs 4 dots)
Abge – 312 distinct words (same as YJ)
CA- 314 distinct words (same as YJ)
Ghug – 315 distinct words (same as YJ)
Draug – 322 distinct words (same as YJ)
Ghug – 328 distinct words (multiple sentences)
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Ghug – 576 distinct words (multiple sentences)
Bo – 1884 distinct words (T-Rex are infinitely more brainless)
CA – 1885 distinct words (Same as Bo)
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Jamie – 1887 distinct words (Same as Bo)
CA – 1889 distinct words (Same as Bo)
Jamie – 3360 distinct words (missing spaces after commas)
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CA – 3361 distinct words (same as Jamie)
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Ghug – 3438 distinct words (“ inside of ‘)
Draug – 3442 distinct words (same as Ghug)
Ghug – 3597 distinct words (multiple sentences)
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
31 May 14 UTC
Are you trying to tell me that Ghug is winning?
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
31 May 14 UTC
If so, he's not anymore.
Squigs44 (273 D Mod)
31 May 14 UTC
Yes, have you not read all of the previous posts?? That is what the consensus (consisting mostly of ghug, draug and I) seems to have decided.
semck83 (229 D (B))
31 May 14 UTC
Why is he not anymore, bo?
Theodosius (232 D (S))
31 May 14 UTC
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Knowing that I am going to lose this contest makes me hesitant to even try to write a long sentence that will surely be shorter than many, but I wonder if the others will actually be grammatically correct, or will prove to be "run on" sentences, which we should be sure to remove from the contest, because I feel strongly that such submissions are not sentences at all, and I hope that others will be supportive in combating "run on" sentences that are known to not only be in direct opposition to everything your English teacher taught, but are also futile attempts at immortalizing one's authorship at the expense of the reader, who is "oh, so important" in a contest whose main goal is to decide which person has longest single sentence dissertation, yet fails to truly engage the reader in a truly eloquent fashion worthy of praise and awards that we all know are meaningless in a contest such as this, so I challenge the writers who follow to not only write the longest sentence, but also to write something that is truly meaningful to this forum and the reader, for I fear that some "wanna be" coder is going to find a way to use a script to create sentence, rather than take the time to actually write a sentence with their own wit and creativity, which would win the contest, yet prove to be a sour grape in an otherwise enjoyable contest that engages members to spend more time on this forum performing a task that neither furthers the dream of a peaceful and prosperous humanity, nor helps someone learn something that is truly beneficial to their life or family, but hopefully at least brings about a sense of release from the stresses of life by helping the writer and the reader think about something that really and truly means absolutely, positively nothing, except who has the longest rant or rave, which, I fear, may in the end be posted months from now, because that is how long it took to write a sentence that not only filled the maximum length allowed by this forum software, but also filled the maximum space available on the hard drive where this forum's database resides.
Crazy Anglican (715 D)
31 May 14 UTC
Alas, death by failure to proofread. What would my students say?
Jamiet99uk (795 D)
31 May 14 UTC
That's a nice sentence Theodosius but it's not a winner. Ghug is still winning.
Theodosius (232 D (S))
31 May 14 UTC
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I know. I just thought it fit the thread.
Fishstudios (245 D)
31 May 14 UTC
Squigs lists " inside of ' as an error. However, I'm 90% sure that that's a matter of stylistic preference, though there may be an official protocol in certain situations, like, for example, legal documents. A quick google search returns several results confirming this.

I think this means that Draugnar is winning, unless there are other problems (which there probably are).
Fishstudios (245 D)
31 May 14 UTC
Actually, never mind; I went back and read the post, and it actually has " inside of ", which is more likely to be wrong, because I think that regardless of whether you start with " or ', you're supposed to alternate from then on.
Squigs44 (273 D Mod)
01 Jun 14 UTC
Yeah, that is what I meant, my bad.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
01 Jun 14 UTC
@semck ...

"Ghug – 3 distinct words (Winning!)"

Is that really the coherent, grammatically correct sentence with the most distinct words in this thread so far?
ghug (5068 D (B))
01 Jun 14 UTC
It has to have more distinct words than any post before it, not just valid ones.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
01 Jun 14 UTC
Is that to say that no one has done that other than your three word post?
ghug (5068 D (B))
01 Jun 14 UTC
Correct.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
01 Jun 14 UTC
I find that hard to believe.
ghug (5068 D (B))
01 Jun 14 UTC
He kind of went through all the posts...
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
01 Jun 14 UTC
And because of that I have absolutely no respect for him at all because there are so many more things he could have done in those moments of his life other than count up the distinct words in a post but noooooo.
ghug (5068 D (B))
01 Jun 14 UTC
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You're in high school. You should appreciate the ability to waste time on such pointlessness, not condemn it.
Fasces349 (0 D X)
01 Jun 14 UTC
Even though the current winner has 3 words, you need 3598 distinct words to take over.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
01 Jun 14 UTC
I waste my time watching reruns and listening to the same songs I've listened to for years on repeat. At least that's worth something. I don't know what, but it's worth something.

Is 3598 possible?
Squigs44 (273 D Mod)
01 Jun 14 UTC
Actually, I did not count up all the words, I put them into a distinct word counting website. So it took me maybe 15 minutes. That is far less time wasted than those that created the 1000+ distinct word posts. If I wanted to waste time, I would join the mafia game.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
01 Jun 14 UTC
I just googled "longest sentence" and copied and pasted.
Fishstudios (245 D)
01 Jun 14 UTC
3598 is certainly possible, seeing as there are well over 100,000 words in the English language, and the rules do not exclude the possibility of just listing them all, as long as it's done in a grammatically acceptably manner. Of course, doing that by hand would be a colossal waste of time, but getting some sort of program to do it for you has already been suggested, and wouldn't be difficult at all. However, that does feel a bit like cheating. Then again, so does making really long posts that aren't valid entries, just to make things difficult for everyone else, which people here seem to have no qualms about.
Jamiet99uk (795 D)
01 Jun 14 UTC
Congratulations, ghug.


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steephie22 (182 D (S))
31 May 14 UTC
Lil' bit of French
I want to know how to say this in French:
"(I would like to reserve the spot) in the period from 16 July to 6 August."
That might not even be a proper English sentence, but you probably get what I mean. I just need to make clear in which period, and I don't know how.
Monday morning I'm handing in a letter in which I need that sentence, so there's no rush.
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denis (864 D)
01 Jun 14 UTC
One more to start a new WTA game
If anyone of you want to join this game I started, Anonymous, WTA. 2 day phases. 25 buy in. gameID=142674
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GreyNecro (79 D)
01 Jun 14 UTC
Live Game
If anyone wants to join my game Bilbo Bagins it's a live game and I need players (10 point buy in)
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Alderian (2425 D (S))
29 May 14 UTC
I need advice about buying an mp3 player / iPod
I have never owned/operated an mp3 player / iPod, but I'd really like to get one, so I'm looking for advice from those who have been there and done that already.
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Spaceman98 (135 D)
31 May 14 UTC
Builds in non-core supply centers
Is it possible to make it so that, on maps like World War 1 (classical), you can build in non-home supply centers, as you can on the Modern Europe map? If so, how?
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