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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
04 Jul 14 UTC
Happy Actual 4th of July
Let's celebrate with Diplomacy! MURICA!

gameID=144208
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
04 Jul 14 UTC
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Happy 4th July ......
...... but how much better could it have been?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1YvJBwC4xQ
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ssorenn (0 D X)
04 Jul 14 UTC
Trouble logging on from home.
I can log on to site from iPhone 4g but my home internet will not allow me to log on. It keeps saying server not responding. I can get all other sites I try just no webdip
Any suggestions?
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
03 Jul 14 UTC
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Webdiplomacy Population
I am curious as to the demographics of this site. Things like country of residence/ origin (however you identify) , state if an American, and age/ gender. Just curious to see the type of people who are on , feel free to add more info. I'll go first
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denis (864 D)
04 Jul 14 UTC
BETTER LIVE GAMES
Is there any way to coordinate better live games, obviously this is a big part of the site
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Jul 14 UTC
Feature: Min/Max DipPoints for New Games
How about being able to create new games restricted to players joining based on their max or min amount of DipPoints?
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semck83 (229 D (B))
03 Jul 14 UTC
Diplomacy questions
So, these are pretty basic questions, and I'm sure they've been asked before, so forgive me for asking them again.
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Ogion (4075 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Replacement Egypt needed at game start
We haven't started but our Egypt got banned
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=144117
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OutsideSmoker27 (204 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
We're not who we appear to be: something good, bad, or indifferent?
The anonymity that is inherent in message boards like this and the consequent increased boldness or recklessness with which most of us are apt to behave as compared to how we would behave in our "real" lives leads me to wonder out loud: at what point, if ever, does this presentation of a sort of alternate personality constitute lying? And if it is a form of lying, does it matter?
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
May it stay forever strong
Interpret the above statement below:
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
zultar, the american, is missing the point.
I actually SUPPORT my american neighbors and envy their freedom.
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denis (864 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Two units bounce
SO two units Bounce each other in a territory, say Munich and Burgundy bounce in Rurh during Autumn of 1904, can another unit, say Belgium or Kiel then retreat into that Territory during the Retreats Phase of Autumn 1904.
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
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For forum users, please read this here thread.
It's way better than the other one. lol.
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Maniac (189 D (B))
03 Jul 14 UTC
Well I for one am glad they're dead.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Owen - hope you don't rest in peace.

In my opinion hanging was too good for them, maybe the electric chair would have been more fitting.
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zultar (4180 D Mod (P))
02 Jul 14 UTC
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WebDiplomacy Community & Freedom of Speech
Please read.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
02 Jul 14 UTC
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College
So I am a high school graduate, and a college student come august. While I am aware of the benefits to college; I am curious as to how college or lack there of has affected anyone else. Looking for more perspective.
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krellin (80 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
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You Guys....
I love you guys. All of you. No. Really! I do!! <smooches>

Here's to a brighter, kinder me...
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krellin (80 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
The Quantum Shift
...<chew on this>...
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krellin (80 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Help for the Overly Sensitive
I a further effort to help those insensitive...er...I mean overly sensitive virgin eyes that enjoy this blessed place, please avail yourself of this wonderful protective gear:
http://www.woot.com/offers/protect-yourself-1?ref=cnt_wp_9_3
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Changing your mind
Is it a sign of weakness or strength.
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
02 Jul 14 UTC
Need A Replacement For France
I'm looking for an active, respected player to partner with the remaining French player in our Dummy trial game (gameID=143236). If you aren't familiar with this game, each country has 2 players that equally share control (press, moves, etc). Let me know if you're interested.
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SYnapse (0 D X)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Ramadan
Anyone else doing this? I was challenged by my Muslim friends at work, damn I'm hungry.
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krellin (80 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
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Whiny-A** B*tches!!
http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-york-court-strikes-down-cyberbullying-law-1404239912?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

That's right, you are all a bunch of whiny ass bitches and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. Suck on that :P
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Sevyas (869 D)
13 Mar 14 UTC
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2014 - 7 games wta series
As the initial thread is closed but the tournament is still running, here a new thread for general tournament announcements, pause requests, ranking, ...
Let's keep this one alive

Old thread: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=1092719#1092719
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FineRedMist (108 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
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Who's the least intelligent puppy-kicking child-fucker on this forum?
A) Draugnar
B) krellin
C) ssorenn
D) FineRedMist
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ILN (100 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Nice game if you're interested
Don't know if this is spam or not, not selling paintings or anything - just a recommendation.

Link and description below:
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semck83 (229 D (B))
30 Jun 14 UTC
Hobby Lobby
The US Supreme Court has just (ten minutes ago) upheld Hobby Lobby's right, under religious conscience, not to provide contraception coverage to its employees.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-354_olp1.pdf
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
26 Jun 14 UTC
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Proportionate response?
Earlier this month, three Israeli teenagers went missing in the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities allege that Hamas abducted them. Hamas has stated that this is untrue and that they are not responsible.
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semck83 (229 D (B))
29 Jun 14 UTC
Cuba
Has anybody been? Is it this bad?

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140627-the-last-communist-city.ece
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
01 Jul 14 UTC
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True Friends Stab You In The Front EOG
gameID=142294

Thanks for the game, everyone. Not particularly well played by myself; I made at least 2 serious blunders and probably should have been eliminated, but it was still great fun.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
01 Jul 14 UTC
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My only goal this game (other than winning, of course) was to take out Turkey. I knew that letting him live would be a disaster for me as Austria and, having failed miserably at taking him out, it came back to bite me hard.

My plan was to have Italy go after France while Russia and I went after Turkey. I was then going to stab Russia and figured Italy and I would ally with either England or Germany.

Italy didn't hit France as hard as I was hoping and my campaign with Turkey didn't go well. When Italy demanded a piece of Turkey ( objectively a reasonable request) I panicked, thinking I was about to be surrounded and made some pretty stupid moves.

I think France's cockiness is what ultimately saved me, as it wasn't too hard to convince the board to turn against him in the end.

All in all, though, a very fun game. It was particularly a pleasure to play with ssorenn. I look forward to more games in the future.
ssorenn (0 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
I appreciate the sentiment.
As far as the game went, I wanted to from beginning ally with Germany against England. And when Italy went off towards turkey I what looked like Lepanto, I thought Germany and I could do quite well together...then Germany started to move in on me, and I tried to talk my way out of the corner. Fortunately i did and Germany backed off just in time as Italy was trying to move west. I would have worked with Germany till the end if I had thought he would, but i always thought he was looking for the spot to stab. Then I got approached by both Italy and England at the same time, to stab Germany and make a run at solo....I took it and got some Austrian help....I was trying to talk Austria into a war with his ally turkey so I could concentrate in the north against Germany. I did get a little cocky with ayah striae and got reversed stabbed and ultimately sued for a draw.
ssorenn (0 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
With Austria not-ayah striae
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
01 Jul 14 UTC
I will reply later as there is quite a bit to say, but I am on my phone.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
01 Jul 14 UTC
Sigh ... here goes.

@Abge ... the fuck man, really? I would have hit France harder if it weren't for a dumb internet blackout NMR, but when France got piled on by E/G, it was clear that it was me and only me he'd defend against. Basically, he'd throw everything to them, so I backed out and gave him a fighting chance because it serves us all better if the west is fighting. Moreover, Turkey had NO FLEETS! Well, one, but in the Black Sea, so irrelevant to me. How, speaking objectively, could you justify turning down that opportunity?

Even after I went after Turkey, I was still worried because you were basically lending out your home centers to Russia and berating me in press for wanting my piece of Turkey (as you said, a perfectly reasonable offer, and I don't know why that made you panic - maybe if you hadn't given Vienna away you wouldn't have been so desperate for territory). Then comes word of this crazy attack (thank you Ogion) which at first I thought was too crazy to be true but after awhile it dawned on me that maybe it was too crazy to be false, so I defended, and with Ogion's help, we stopped the attack.

Again, objectively speaking - I gave up a shot at France, notoriously the one responsible for Italy's downfall, to go after Turkey, my second arch nemesis, and I - no, we - have excellent position on him. We have his home centers surrounded and there's nowhere he can go, plus Russia was preparing to fight with Germany. It's game on, absolutely perfect delayed lepanto. How lucky is that? We hit the jackpot. Still objectively speaking (loudly and in a higher pitch, but objectively nonetheless), why wouldn't you want to take that opportunity to tear Turkey to pieces since he'd been tormenting you the entire game at that point?

Regardless, Germany helps me stop your attack, and Russia heads you way. Good news, I've got my old buddy back, he's fighting Russia and I'm prepping to fight France. We were both going to come out in decent shape through all of this. NOPE! You'd rather put yourself in an incredibly perilous sandwich situation between Turkey and France, the two strongest nations on the board, who were undoubtedly talking three-way endgame with Germany. I don't get it. Frankly (no longer speaking objectively), I never will because I tried so hard to simply build a functional relationship with you and you kept on playing the most greedy game I think I've seen anyone play as Austria.

P.S. - Now back to objectively speaking... if Turkey hadn't misordered his Black Sea fleet back to Constantinople (and done whatever he tried to do with Albania - gamble gone wrong I guess), there's no way you would have survived his stab, and it all would have been over before France became a serious thread. All in all, I'm amazed how lucky you got to pull out of this one alive.

@Ogion … I think you played the best of anyone, but I think it was your three build 1901 that made the biggest difference. I wish we could have pulled off that stunt we planned against France because this game would have been a lot different on both sides of the board if that had worked out.

@Ssorenn … It was gracious of you to offer to keep me in the draw and I would have happily accepted if I'd known you were gonna get your ass whooped right after I was defeated. Oops o_O

Otherwise, it wasn't a good game from my personal perspective, but it definitely had some action and flair and I'd love to play with this group again.
ssorenn (0 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Thx Bo
ssorenn (0 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
You tell me what to do when all three gang up on you.
Ogion (4075 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Whew! that was, in a word, utterly nuts!

So, I decided from before Spring 1901 to ally with France for the duration, only to find out that Italy and England are baying for French blood. I had thought about the E/G alliance, but frankly, I always hate those because even when you succeed, England has nowhere to go except start pecking at the thousand mile border from Gascony to Livonia. So, I decided that the sensible thing to do was to play along in case France bit the dust fast so that I wouldn't be next. So, I sent my armies on a driving tour of Picardy and Burgundy. Told Ssoren this, but one can hardly blame him for not believing me. In any event, I was in fact looking forward to a nice relaxing march to shake hands with Turkey somewhere in the vicinity of Vienna, when Ssoren gave me all kinds of loving press about how he doesn't stab people... just before stabbing me! Well, from that point, France was the clear threat, and the solo was the unifying theme. The fact that Abgemacht couldn't make up his mind whose side he was on didn't help. In the end, we finally got our act together (I confess, I took Warsaw purely out of a fit of pique!) and came crashing across the finish line just before the wheels came completely off. I will say I was super shocked to see France stab Murray and put up a draw. No, Abge didn't see fit to let me in on that. I was pretty pleased and made one of those jokes that completely fails in text and managed to just about give ssoren a heart attack.

I think that that may have been the most rollicking game of drunked diplo ever!
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
02 Jul 14 UTC
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"No, Abge didn't see fit to let me in on that."

<3
ssorenn (0 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Oh ogion, I would have run the board with you, if you did not pull that crap in the beginning. There was no reason to feign our alliance, Italy had gone east and the island was a sitting duck. It was an exciting game though, and look forward to many more with all of you....
To England. I am truly sorry as I would have kept you around, but when Abge said kill England or we all kill, you I had to.
Ogion (4075 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
What ssoren said! more of these please!
Ogion (4075 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
in that spirit


http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=144108
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
02 Jul 14 UTC
It's good to know that he's disliked by hi.
WardenDresden (239 D (B))
02 Jul 14 UTC
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Yeah, but hi dislikes everyone.
ssorenn (0 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
I wanna get HI


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