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KingGuru (105 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Is it okay to ask for help from outside a game?
I would really appreciate some outside help with games I'm playing, kind of like tutoring, and I don't want to ask for help if you feel that it's unfair or whatever. I'm new around here, but enjoying the experience. I haven't played in -cough, cough- years and am glad I found this place. Thanks.
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
12 Jul 14 UTC
Sir Nicholas Winton
All this one-sided talk of Israel today reminded me why we have a nation in the first place - World War II. It also reminded me why the Jewish religion still exists, because of people like Winton. If you don't know the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0aoifNziKQ
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SYnapse (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
American political history
What's the best textbook on analysis of American political changes/Presidental history?
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
18 Jul 14 UTC
Hillary?
So fellow United States citizens. This next election in 2016 is going to be my first presidential election. I already have an opinion of who I would like to vote for, for reasons that I have fully developed. I am curious how everyone else feels about Hillary Clinton.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
19 Jul 14 UTC
CD -_-
There needs to be a punishment for people who CD. Like i hear stoning works well. maybe guillotine? I personally think the old fashion firing squad should handle these people pretty well.
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krellin (80 D X)
18 Jul 14 UTC
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Oh noes...the AIDS Researchers...
Just listened to Obama blathering about the AIDS researchers on the Malaysian flight. Oh noes...the AIDS researchers....suddenly this flight is more important than others, because of the AIDS researchers...

If it were just shmucks like you and I that had died…not so big a deal. But the AIDS researchers…oh noes…Anyone else think that every life is precious, not just the AIDS researchers….OH NOES!!!
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pangloss (363 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
WBC SoundCloud
The Westboro Baptist Church has a SoundCloud page. They have 7h30 worth of parodies, some good, some bad (in terms of singing, production, etc.).
https://soundcloud.com/wbcsays/sets/parodies
In particular, 666 (Pumped-up Kicks) is fairly well done.
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
The WebDip Forum Drinking Game
Take a shot if.......
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NBA Free Agency
I thought it would be nice to have a thread on NBA free agency, see what everyone was thinking about the main 'dramas' unfolding
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
18 Jul 14 UTC
Zionism, Jihad, Integration and the Postbellum South
By Al Swearengen

Actually, I probably won't get around to writing this.
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Yaniv (1380 D (S))
19 Jul 14 UTC
Diplomacy, statistically speaking...
what are the odds of a player (a) soloing; (b) drawing; (c) surviving; (d) losing?
Octavious (1712 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
Tricky to get answers for these that will have any useful meaning. I'd say you have a 1/5 chance of winning and of surviving, a 1/4 chance of losing and a 1/3 chance of drawing. Depending on the type of player and type of game you encounter that will change a lot.

Obtaining figures for the average player (whatever the hell that is) will probably be more misleading than enlightening
Maniac (189 D (B))
19 Jul 14 UTC
Actually because players tend to play other players around their own ability. Finding the simple average of everyone's solo%, drawing%, etc should give a insight into the odds of soloing, drawing, etc. This could act as a benchmark those with a greater percentage of solos are doing well, those with a lower % are not doing so well.

You could combine % as well and again set a benchmark for soloing or drawing %.
Sevyas (869 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
Since there are 7 players on the map and we need to consider draws as well, I d say the probability of specific player soloing (if we neglect the differences in skill levels between players) are lower than 1/7
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
19 Jul 14 UTC
The odds of getting a solo or result are partly dependent on your country as well. Its pretty well known that your odds of soloing are higher as France than Austria.
b, c and d are all the same thing

benchmarks I'd use for a:
- average player probably around 5-10%. iirc from some stats Tru Ninja compiled a long time ago, half of games end in a solo, and so 1/2 * 1/7 (over many games) should yield a 7% solo rate for the "average" player.
- 11-17% is pretty solid and definitely the mark of a good player, that's substantially higher than the statistically "expected" win rate. if you're just starting out I would make this my target win rate and then try to improve further from there
- 18+% is pretty exceptional and very difficult to maintain over a large sample size, obviously go for it if you think you can get it but don't get bummed if you don't
Crazy Anglican (720 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
Heck That's easy

Crazy Anglican

Win 8%
Draw 55%
survive 23%
Defeat 13%

Did I do it again:-( I was never a good math student.
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
19 Jul 14 UTC
Defeated: 42 ( 28% )
Won: 28 ( 19% )
Drawn: 43 ( 29% )
Survived: 31 ( 21% )

Win/Draw combined rate is probably better though, because my draw rate is pretty low while my win rate is high because I'm good at turning draws into wins.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
Depends on what maps you play. Ancient Mediterranean only has 5 players while World Diplomacy has 17.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
19 Jul 14 UTC
Don't most people win well over 1/3 or their games?
Crazy Anglican (720 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
Nope, you're just cool that way :-)
Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
19 Jul 14 UTC
Check my page for a link to stats...


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THELEGION (0 D X)
19 Jul 14 UTC
bar fight
Ok so there's a giant drunken bar fight between the irish, germans, vikings, russians and a combined force of american red necks and hill billys which group will win.
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ThatBuhlLarry (100 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
For Anyone Interested in a World Game
1 day phases; starts in 3 days
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=144739
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
05 Jul 14 UTC
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Mafia IV: Reptilian Invasion
See inside.
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krellin (80 D X)
18 Jul 14 UTC
:) OR (:
Why do smiley faces always have to come eyes-first?
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
18 Jul 14 UTC
Now Trending on Tumblr
Another person killed by stupid aggressive cops for no fucking reason. Is anyone surprised?

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/staten-island-man-dies-puts-choke-hold-article-1.1871486
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Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Malaysian Airliner shot down over Ukraine
Never getting on a Malaysian aeroplane...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28354856
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
18 Jul 14 UTC
I work for a US multi-national and.....
.... they use websense to prevent me going to certain undesirable websites.
I cannot access the Labour Party or Liberal Democrats websites.
Guess what, I can access the Conservative website.
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Draugnar (0 D X)
17 Jul 14 UTC
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does life get any better?
Sitting out back, fire pit ablaze, smoking a cigar and sipping a scotch while the dogs run around a d bark at the dear and the sun sets...
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
14 Jul 14 UTC
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What I've Been Saying About Gaza:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/israel-iron-dome-could-prolong-195600244.html Main quote inside, but essentially--the Iron Dome, which has (thankfully) stopped hundreds of rocket attacks in just a few days now, has taken all pressure off Netanyahu to negotiate, while Hamas arguably stands to gain more from prolonging the conflict--ie, shooting rockets knowing they'll be intercepted and reprisals will come--than by making peace. So, settle in, boys and girls...
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
WTF is wrong with Indian men....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-28340617

Kiddie rape in India ...... the police are so useless some might accuse them of being part of the overall problem
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zultar (4180 D Mod (P))
17 Jul 14 UTC
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Babak wanted to say "Hi" to WebDip
Babak asked me to say "Hi" to webdip on facebook. He is doing well, has a 6 month old baby, and just moved to a new country, but once things settle down, he might join us again.
So in the mean time, shape up your diplomatic and tactical skils and let's see who else we can drag back. :)
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josepr (100 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
what is the average age of webdiplomacy players?
Is there a statistic? I want to know. In a game I felt I was playing with the stubbornness of a child. He/she wanted ALL his way. All the negotiation was "this is mine mine mine". He/she couldn't see the repercussions of a bad decision because he/she wanted the gratification of now.

Seriously, knowing the age of a person before starting a game or a negotiation can help a lot. Psychological speaking.
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brora (100 D)
18 Jul 14 UTC
How to join a new game?
I'm a new player - new to this site. I am trying to get into a new game. When I press on 'New' I see a list of new games. However, some are 'padlocked' and require passwords. How do I get into those? Or can I only play games without padlocks?
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lixu893 (0 D X)
18 Jul 14 UTC
Where to buy Cases For Samsung Galaxy S5
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
^^^^ UK General Election 2015 ****
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28339128
Lib Dems have gone early while Cameron is on the defensive after his re-shuffle. Because of the current coalition of Tories/Liberals there will be a new dynamic to the elections, also the rise of UKIP is a bit of an unknown factor.
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mikelikeike (100 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
Live Game, Players needed
Low risk game. Join now. Slots will go fast!
gameID=144714
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SYnapse (0 D X)
16 Jul 14 UTC
How to Solo as Italy
Is there a way?
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Best free webdesign software
I'm very likely going to design another website, but unlike last time, this isn't for school or something, so I can use all the tools I want to make my job easier. What software would you recommend? There's quite a lot to choose from and I don't want to try them all, nor spend extra hours because I'm missing some very useful features...
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mikelikeike (100 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
Dominion 2 (live game)
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