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Marlen (20 D X)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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South America Variant
I have no friends. So between my mom and dad and two siblings we play the 5-player South America map. I searched "Diplomacy South America Strategy" and only get Risk results. I am always the first to lose and my parents laugh every time and tell me to make myself useful and do the dishes while they enjoy a game with their real children. Any help?
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Porthmeus (104 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Effects of Voting for a draw
What affect does voting for a draw have on the amount bet or value of the pot in a game?
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jmspool (100 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Diplomacy mentioned in controversial Buzzfeed gaming post
Yes, you read that right. Buzzfeed somehow made a post about gaming controversial.

This is the post: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/monopoly-sucks
You'll see that Diplomacy gets high marks.
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yassem (2533 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
Just next killing of a black man by white cop
And though all the arguments have already been spoken I am just honestly amazed that we don't a thread about it yet.
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Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
Putin wrong again of course
http://i.imgur.com/87Pcu6V.gifv
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yassem (2533 D)
06 Apr 15 UTC
Rolling stones
Am I wrong here?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy vs Prequels
time to see which ones of you I hate
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Mapu (362 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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Important Webdip Survey
I'm doing a non-sanctioned survey of how many people visit the site over a weekend. Please +1 this post so I can get an accurate count. I will then share my findings with the site admins to make improvements. Thanks!
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Valis2501 (2875 D (G))
10 Apr 15 UTC
EOG for 7 pls
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
21 Mar 15 UTC
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MAFIA VII: Let’s Have JJ Abrams Direct It (The Winter of Websteros)
See inside for details.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
06 Apr 15 UTC
Mandatory Voting: Dicsuss
Is mandatory voting, as seen in Australia, good for a democratic society or counter-intuitive to the base beliefs of democracy? Discuss.
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thorfi (1023 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
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Gunfighter06: No write in. But we are free to turn in a ballot that says nothing. Also in many of our State elections we have Optional Preferential Voting for the Upper House, so we can number candidates in order of our preference until we get to some candidates we think are Ll equally bad. Our Next Federal election is likely to use that also (currently it requires full preferential).

But standing for election in either the Upper or Lower House is not actually difficult - you do not need to even have a political party to stand. So there's no need for write in - anyone who actually wants to be elected can get themselves on the ballot.
Octavious (1712 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
Out of interest, when was the last time someone was actually elected via the write in box?
Gunfighter06 (224 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Write-in_candidate

Actually, write-in candidates have won election to national office on numerous occasions in the United States. It's rare, but it does happen. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) won as write-in as recently as 2010. Rep. Dave Lobesack (D-IA) also won his party's nomination as write-in candidate in 2006. Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) won as a write-in candidate back in 1954.

I support the write-in option as a valuable auxiliary tool in the toolbox of democracy.
Tolstoy (1958 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
A few years back (5-10) someone got into the runoff for a San Francisco city council election as a write-in. Also, a pedophile judge in Orange County (California) was replaced by a write-in candidate during the same time frame. It's not a common occurrence, but it used to happen before write-ins were banned here in California. I'm sure it happens elsewhere as well.
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
09 Apr 15 UTC
To add fuel to the conversation: Are youth (16-25) more or less educated about politics than they were in the early 90's? Why?
thorfi (1023 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
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I would guess more - at least in Australia The Greens party (environmentalist, people focused) is picking up a lot of the youth via social media and direct grassroots campaigns, which were awfully hard to run in the '90s. Even our two majors are doing quite a lot via social media to get their political messages out.

There is a lot of ignorance/ don't care too - but that's been like that forever. :-)
Puddle (438 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
@CommanderByron NPR recently did some stories on that and found that . . . it's about the same as it's always been. 18-30 (The age range they looked at) had less overall knowledge than older groups, but had significantly more knowledge on specific issues such as minimum wage laws, climate change, LGBT rights, etc.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
10 Apr 15 UTC
Here's a statement to discuss:
Environmentalism benefits more than any other political alignment from social media.
Octavious (1712 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
Environmentalism is a political alignment?
Puddle (438 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
It is in the U.S.
Octavious (1712 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
Is it aligned in any particular direction?

In the UK we have the Green Party, but they are really the Socialist Party with a gimmick rather than a party of environmentalists. Environmentalists tend to be found in all parties but without much in the way of influence.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
Not sure what Puddle means at all.

Left leaning political parties usually have some kind of environmentally conscious party plank. I've been a California Green for about 15 years myself. Older Greens have leftist tendencies, but younger Greens are more about microcommunities and bottom up lifestyle changes. That's a great trend which I hope continues.
MonsterDiplomat (80 D X)
10 Apr 15 UTC
"Socialist Party with a gimmick rather than a party of environmentalists" Well that is a very novel description! And not at all acurate Octavious. Whilst some of the Greens policies can be called socialist many of them cannot. As for the suggestion that they are not a party of environmentalists, I would love to hear your justification for such a claim.


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MaximillianTheFirst (0 D X)
05 Apr 15 UTC
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Westeros Diplomacy
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/829950/game-thrones-diplomacy-variant

I can't be the only ASOIAF fan who wants this.
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MadMarx (36299 D (G))
28 Mar 15 UTC
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R.I.P. MadMarx
(March 27, 2008 – March 27, 2015)

Eulogy / “End of webDiplomacy” within
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JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Apr 15 UTC
Social Classes
Are social classes good? And I don't this turning to political discussion, I just want to know whether a concentration of wealth in a select few is good for society as a whole. Have we simply never seen social classes in an unabused system?
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taipan (100 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Surrendering and deleting finished games from the list of games
I am now playing here for about a month and have not been able to find out : (1) how to surrender from a game and (2) how to delete finished games from the list of games I am playing. Can someone help me please ? It must be very easy I suppose ! ;-) LOL
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Mapu (362 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Google Translate Game
I'm getting a Google Translate game going on vdip -- please check it out and join. Could be fun.
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thdfrance (100 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Masters Weekend
Hoffman's 5 under after the first round, Schwartzel made the first eagle, what else does the weekend have in store?
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
08 Apr 15 UTC
Tsarnaev Guilty
The verdict comes in quickly and justice is done. May he rot.

http://tinyurl.com/qf8s26p
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yassem (2533 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
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"Getting Myself McFired"
So I just read this.
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/getting-myself-mcfired
What an act of great bravery exposing the rotten core of capitalism, right?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
09 Apr 15 UTC
Right to be Forgotten vs Freedom of Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD37vwUD8Us
Discuss.
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jbalcorn (429 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
NSA Surveillance
How to get Americans to care that their government is engaging in illegal spying. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEVlyP4_11M
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Lanium (105 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
JamesYanik: banned
Meta/No reply. Good riddance?
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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
The Dutch are the pinnacle of evolution
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/04/did-natural-selection-make-dutch-tallest-people-planet

Science, so it's true.
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Ges (292 D)
03 Apr 15 UTC
Thoughts on Modern Diplomacy II?
Hello, I'm returning to WebDipWorld after an absence of several years. I am interested to know what the community thinks of this Modern Dip II variant. Is it enjoyable? Fairly balanced? (I don't expect perfection from a variant . . . )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
01 Apr 15 UTC
The waitress breasts
As above, below.
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goldfinger0303 (3152 D Mod)
06 Apr 15 UTC
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Game 3 of The Leagues is up
Links are all here https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/The-php-League/leagues-winter-2015

PW's are all teams Duke has beaten in March Madness. No spaces. Sorry I'm not as creative as the Star Wars themed one.
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
08 Apr 15 UTC
Lost Day
At 4:53 and 42 seconds today (if you use American date and a 24 hour clock) the time and date will officially be 4-8-15-16-23-42.
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EmmaGoldman (1001 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
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new game
Classic Game 25; needs 3 more players, its a p-p-s.c., 50 bet, and it will be fun!
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chluke (10280 D (G))
05 Apr 15 UTC
Building in occupied center that is simultaneously disband
Can you build in a home territory occupied by another country's unit IF simultaneously during that build phase the occupying unit disbands?
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Crazy Anglican (840 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
In-Game Mute button
If you mute everyone in a gunboat game. Will they ever know you did it?
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