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wel_120984 (124 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Question about dislodgement and support
Hi guys!

I've been playing Diplomacy for one year but now I'm re-reading the rulebook and I've bumped into one question.
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Maru (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Authentication is broken
Authentication is broken, people can't make new accounts.
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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Magic Money Trees
The UK's totally bankrupt Prime Minister, Theresa May, told nurses they couldn't have a pay rise because "there isn't a magic money tree".

But this week there was £1.5 billion of magic money to give to some extreme-right Northern Irish homophobes with strong connections to terrorism.
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Wiza Mastermind (0 D X)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Unhelpful Allies
Quick question, does anyone get annoyed by allies who send you messages saying really obvious things about what other countries did last turn or where you could easily get a SC. Basically all the information that is super clear that everyone could figure out but they decide to tell you anyways. Am I the only one who feels this way?
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brainbomb (325 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Braimbomb in vegas
So I just won 2.50$ after spending 23.00$. Ohhhh yea baby VEGAS
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brainbomb (325 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
GATORS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPS
Hell yes. Florida just won the CWS for the first time in school history.
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
hey
Let's play blitz the game ,missing 1 man
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AngrySeas (346 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Home Game
Is there a way to run a game from one computer? In a face to face game, players would submit their orders to the moderator who logs them into the program for resolution, afterwards updating the public board. Does anyone know how to make this work?
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Limited Libertarian Location
Thread for Libertarians to be selfish and greedy without the chiding from those on the left and right. It's our ball and we're taking it home!
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Fluminator (500 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
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Safe space for right wing Conservatives
This is a thread for conservatives to talk away from the judging eyes of liberal progressives.
Please come in and share your feelings. This thread is going to be our home.
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Spitnaz (350 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
Convoy question
If an army is being convoyed into territory A by a fleet in sea B and is supported into A by another unit, what happens if a fleet in Territory A is supported into Sea B?

Do they bounce because of equal force, or does the fleet from A dislodge the fleet in B before the convoy is successful?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Jun 17 UTC
In ‘Megan Leavey,’ a Marine, Her Dog and a Bond Forged in War
i saw it today, great movie. it even gives Sen Schumer some props.
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michael_b (192 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
New Live Game!!
Hoping to create a live game for Modern map for a change. Please join! We need 10 players!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201108
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wpfieps (442 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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A new metric
I am (humorously only) proposing a new metric for judging users via their profiles, the "Likeability Metric (LM)"
wpfieps (442 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Your LM value is ( max(0, x - y) / max(10, z) ) , expressed as a percentage, where:
x is the number of times somebody has +1'ed one of your posts
y is the number of times that you have +1'ed somebody else's post
z is the total number of forum posts that you have made
(x, y, and z are all currently measured and reported in existing user profiles as "liked", "likes", and "posts")

The max(10... subexpression discourages one-hit-wonders, while the x-y subexpression discourages me from giving you a +1 just because you gave me one.

Instead of gating games based on RR, I'd like to be able to restrict future competitors to only those with a high LM.
wpfieps (442 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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For example:
ghug's LM is (3346-1866)/11272 = 13% likeability
bo_sox is (5253-4813)/23132 = only 2% likeability (gee, that figures)
zultar probably rules the roost with a LM of (2526-140)/1426 = 167% likeability
Mercy (2124 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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People would be discouraged to like other peoples posts.
captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Question - Why is liking other peoples' posts considered damaging to your own likeability?
wpfieps (442 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Correct, it's not a measure of how much you agree with other people. Instead, it is a measure of popular leadership.

If a group of users are just +1'ing each other back and forth, then the LM for all members of that "circle-jerk" population doesn't increase. Instead, if one member of the group posts something particularly likeable, the +1's have a one-way flow; and the LM reflects that fact.
captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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I +1 posts I like. I guess I'm a horrible person for that :'(
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Only problem I see is that this disincentives +1ing as if I +1 someones post it hurts my LM.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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So if I +1 fewer posts my rating goes up, but then other people do the same thing, so nobody's rating goes up... hmmmm...
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Sweet! I can go back and unlike a bunch of old posts and become more likeable.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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I'm supposedly -11% likeable. Which I definitely don't disagree with but the numbers just don't work.
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to just divide number of +1s by total number of forum posts?
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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I've received more +1's than ghug over the course of less posts, but this system would punish me for giving out +1's more generously than him. Nope.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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How about take a fraction of +1's given out and add it to total +1's received, if you want to do something math-ish.
VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Mafia screws with the division though.
ghug (5068 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Yeah. I was the +1 king before mafia.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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My numbers would be even better than yours than they currently are if Mafia weren't considered, ghug.
Durga (3609 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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I think my ratio minus all mafia posts is probably pretty great.
ghug (5068 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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I've played like 15 more mafia games than you, Prado.
Ogion (4075 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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mmmm -13% fitting.

Of course, I hand out +1s like candy.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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But I post more than you do in Mafia. And I still have more +1's than you.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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And don't forget #fuckghug
ghug (5068 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Nah, you posted significantly more this last game (in part because you lived two weeks longer than I did and in part because I wasn't incredibly active), but that's not how it is every game, and the sheer number of games I've played outweighs you in any case.

We should also keep in mind that several years of the forum are missing, and that +1s don't necessarily make you likeable (though in my case obviously they're strongly correlated). I declare this system flawed.
Unstupid (696 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Well mine is -24% so clearly it's not a very good measure
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Mine is 39%, though the number of likes, liked, and forum posts I have is much smaller than everyone else here. #fuckghug
ghug (5068 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Isn't there a rule about targeted attacks on users? Where are the mods? I DEMAND JUSTICE!
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Everyone's +1 every post in this thread in solidarity with not doing this proposed measure.
sandyshu47 (512 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Well damn mine is -803%, #fuckme I guess
wpfieps (442 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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@Ogion (and some others): There's a max(0... subexpression, so that your LM is simply 0%. No need to humiliate you further beyond saying that you have no likeability whatsoever.

Regarding the effect of Mafia, I guess it's true that Mafia players are not very likeable people. Of course, I'm not talking about LM now, just the people ;-)
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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I guess that's why I hate most of the forum.
Ogion (4075 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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But I like my negative likeability. It actually means I give out a TON of +1s, which I do.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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You wouldn't have a negative rating, Ogion. Likes is how many time you have liked other people's, likes is how many people have liked yours. An easy mistake to make though, those really should be renamed for clarity.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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The second "likes" should be "liked".
Ogion (4075 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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Oh, so if I give out more +1s then I receive I have a positive rating? I like that.
wpfieps (442 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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I looked up Ogion's LM: max(0, 999 - 628) / max(10, 2850) = 13%

Ogion, you're more than 6 times as likeable as bo_sox (but then, even that annoying abscess on my butt is as likeable as bo)
LeonWalras (409 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
What do you have against one-hit-wonders?
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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Not much. Just don't think they should be mods.
LeonWalras (409 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
Agreed.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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Mine is 894-155/3633 or .2034 or twenty percent.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
26 Jun 17 UTC
that annoying abscess is on your butt? I thought that was your face
wpfieps (442 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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Congrats on your perfectly respectable 20% likeability Brad.

Oh and, you were seeing MajorMitchel's face. He took things too literally the last time that I told him to kiss ... somewhere in particular.

#BanMajorMitchell
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
26 Jun 17 UTC
#BanMajorMitchell
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
26 Jun 17 UTC
that annoying abscess on your butt the face of major mitchell
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
Anyone who calculated a negative rating is automatically unlikeable for failing the calculation phase.
slypups (1889 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
Great (i.e., horrible) system for negatively rating those active enough to actually give likes to other posts while rewarding players that never/rarely give out +1s while only receiving them.
If you want to measure likeability, it's really just likes/posts and has nothing to do with likes given. Even then, it punishes posters for making more functional posts unlikely to draw any likes. And yes a "circle-jerk" effort could distort a measure just based on likes/posts. Oh well.

Likes are interesting, but I don't need that validation or really care about the meaningless ratio you are proposing which only shows off the most lopsided forum participants that post and receive likes, but rarely like others' posts.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Jun 17 UTC
Hear hear!


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swordsman3003 (14080 D (G))
23 Jun 17 UTC
high-level gunboat - any interest?
I'd like to play a game with, say, folks who are in the top 50 gunboat players according to the ghostratings. Would we be able to put a game together?
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swagdaddy69 (100 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
Live Game Tonight!
Bumping a live game full press.

Here is the game ID: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201073
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slypups (1889 D)
22 Jun 17 UTC
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New team-play game - PAIRS
I'm looking to set up a new team-play game on the Modern Diplomacy II map for five pairs of players to work as teams.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
24 Jun 17 UTC
Best song
If anyone has an even better one please post it
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captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
21 Jun 17 UTC
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British Safe Space
This is a thread for actual English-speakers to show their true colours, away from those bloody Americans.

If you happen to live on the first floor and need take a lift down to the pavement and fetch some aluminium foil from your car boot, this is the thread for you!
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Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
23 Jun 17 UTC
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Peterwiggin is in my room
what do
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Waustin (0 D X)
19 Jun 17 UTC
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A prealliance WW1 mock?
Does this sound balanced or does it need work? Obviously it doesn't require actual diplomacy but I just wanted to think about the map and how well it correlates to WW1.
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peterwiggin (15279 D Mod (S))
27 Mar 17 UTC
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Spring 2017 School of War thread
This thread is for commentary and discussion on the spring 2017 School of War Game: gameID=194759
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brainbomb (325 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Is the devil real?
Does anyone have evidence of the existence of the devil.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
21 Jun 17 UTC
Why does my leg hurt?
Can someone help me?
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
hello
hi all,I came from Russian community
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Smokey Gem (154 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
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Do any females ( real ones) play dip ?
Do any women play diplomacy at F2F events or online ??

I think not..
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
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Why?
Discuss...
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
19 Jun 17 UTC
I hate to be that guy

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SerbijaJeBosna (0 D X)
21 Jun 17 UTC
Foreigners
Any other Non Americans here?
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
go blitz classic
hello,boys and girls,go play blitz game
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