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Sky_Hopper (548 D)
05:03 AM UTC
Winning target SCs don't work?
I just tried to create a Classic game with the winning number of SCs as 34 and the site just didn't want to do it. Is this a bug, or a system put in place?
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gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
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Winning
Oli won.
On Imperial Civilization's off-topic thread (link inside), there was a brief stint of Second to Last Person to Post Wins. Now that the thread is closed, Oli won.
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ubercacher16 (1585 D)
Mon 03 PM UTC
Chaos Colors
See below
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tobi1 (1948 D Mod (S) (B))
Sun 01 PM UTC
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Game processing paused
We are currently having some problems after another WebDip code merge with some deep changes to the codebase. Game processing has been paused until this is resolved.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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kaner406 (1259 D Mod (B) (B))
08 Sep 18 UTC
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Variant Development Thread
This thread is made for the express purpose of cutting down of multiple threads that deal with new variants, ideas, concepts etc...
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The Ambassador (1614 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
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Devonian (1871 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
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1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
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LeonWalras (1105 D)
03 May 19 UTC
Chaos!
As I'm sure many of you are aware, we now have the classic chaos variant over at webDiplomacy.net
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
13 Jan 19 UTC
Dawn of the Enlightenment Game Forming
I see there are separate threads for game recruiting, so here we are.
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butterhead (975 D)
21 May 12 UTC
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Advertise your NON-live games here!
In an effort to compromise the pro-ads versus anti-ads for games: Post here for your non-live games to cut down on the number of ads but still advertise games. Post game link, WTA or PPSC, and the bet. Note: this doesn't count for special rules games.
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
Tue 14 May UTC
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Changes to make PPSC better
Currently, the PPSC system rewards points in a solo. It has a number of perverse effects on gameplay. In the subsequent post(s), I will outline changes that could reform PPSC and reduce its detrimental impact.
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Zybque (1000 D)
Mon 13 May UTC
Cold War tournament
That cold war tournament I talked about: Subscriptions are open!
The first 64 players that sign up will participate. You do need to sign up to the discord server as that's the place where we try to mingle the diplomacy crowd.
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Grahamso1 (1513 D)
Fri 10 May UTC
Two winners in a game?
What happens if a game is set with winning conditions lower than 50% of all SCs and two players reach that goal in the same season? Is it a tie? Does the game continue until one has more?
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Grahamso1 (1513 D)
Fri 10 May UTC
Two winners in a game?
What happens if a game is set with winning conditions lower than 50% of all SCs and two players reach that goal in the same season? Is it a tie? Does the game continue until one has more?
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AJManso4 (1008 D)
Fri 10 May UTC
Builds
Can you build in your main SC if you moved out of it in autumn?
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Sky_Hopper (548 D)
Wed 08 May UTC
Illogical Rating Assignments
Take a look at the following link:
https://vdiplomacy.com/hof.php?gameID=37006

Now, you can see the "brains" of the rating system. As you can see, the system deducts less from a player who CD'd than a player who kept playing and survived. Why? Shouldn't players be held accountable for their CDs?
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nopunin10did (1041 D)
Tue 07 May UTC
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Ready Button Retreat Bug
I'm Britain in this game:
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=37793

I have a retreat due. There is only one valid retreat location. I click the "Ready" button, but it's not saving the retreat. We're playing with rulebook press, so there is no "save" button currently.
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Zybque (1000 D)
Tue 07 May UTC
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Nexus Tournament final is about to start
Hi all.

You might or might not have been aware of the tournament going on discord. (Here is a website: https://diplomacynexus.com) I saw some of you in there. But nobody made it to the finals I think.
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Dingus Supremus (983 D)
03 May 19 UTC
Rip Chewbacca
The voice of Chewbacca Peter Mayhew passed away April 30 at the age of 74. Press F to pay respects
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Dingus Supremus (983 D)
18 Apr 19 UTC
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Bone related things
This is for bone related things
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Carlo (1000 D)
23 Apr 19 UTC
Move-question
Hi!

Does anybody whether you can move with an army from Morocco to Gibraltar in variant World War II?
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Flame (1052 D (B))
24 Apr 19 UTC
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Lepanto6X
This variant was installed several years ago. But I didn't remember who developed it. variant got several bugs. Who will fix it and give us a final release of a map? ;-)
http://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/variants.php?variantID=97
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Flame (1052 D (B))
24 Apr 19 UTC
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Classic 1898 & Classic 1898 FoW
Classic 1898 & Classic 1898 FoW -
Start with one unit for each power. Very interesting and dinamic variants.New variants are already installed at Webdiplomacy.Ru.
If VDip community wanna try them I will send you the files...
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vixol (1601 D)
10 Apr 19 UTC
Caucasia
I think the variant Caucasia would benefit from being played with a set end year and winner takes all. One could think of Caucasia as a tight C-diplo scoring variant.
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Sky_Hopper (548 D)
07 Apr 19 UTC
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Site has new PHP stuff
...that I'm still getting used to. For example, the font is now Trebuchet MS, the forum has gotten a renovation, etc.
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Bone
My friend group and I have decided to shift all of our games from WebDiplomacy to VDiplomacy after the "Incident". Apologies for all of our bone games that will cloud up the search bar. However feel free to join any of them that you want, the password will always be the same, bone (unless we actually want it to be just us, in which case the password would be something else). Language may be offensive because some of my friends don't understand common decency.
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ubercacher16 (1585 D)
18 Apr 19 UTC
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@jmo,

When you put it that way I understand, thanks for explaining.

Nice discussion.
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
18 Apr 19 UTC
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+1
Frozen Dog (1449 D)
18 Apr 19 UTC
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This thread is surreal, have all of the +1 votes I can offer jmo. :)
RUFFHAUS 8 (2454 D)
18 Apr 19 UTC
This stuff is gold... We've been deader than a doornail for over a year. And ever since YCHTT bailed out it's been boring. Maybe these gentlemen can liven the place up.
CrashMD (942 D)
18 Apr 19 UTC
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I'm pretty new to vDip myself, but looking over the message log of the Hefty Bone game, I'm not sure this is the kind of "livening up" anyone would want on their site.
@CrashMD thats debatable
Enriador (1507 D (B))
19 Apr 19 UTC
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Damn, that message log is pure cancer. Thanks for pointing it out @Crash, I am glad @Oli and our mods don't accept this kind of behavior:

":listen here you absolute Autismo go back to you're igloo you freezie fuck"
"come back when you learn proper english you autistic fuck"
"FUCKING NIGGERS"
"shut up niggeral"
"ha gay nigger"

Now, where did I leave my blockhammer...
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
19 Apr 19 UTC
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There's no need to block them Enriador, I believe 2 other mods already issues final warnings. The next utterance of anything along those lines will be met with https://media.giphy.com/media/ftgrMFD0IKpW0/giphy.gif
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
jmo, can you reach Enriador and see if he can change my frowny face to a smiley face?
GOD (1542 D Mod (B))
19 Apr 19 UTC
Just realised that I'm on Enriador's blocklist as well, why :(
Mercy (2091 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
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Am I the only one who finds that language rather funny than offensive?
kaner406 (1259 D Mod (B) (B))
19 Apr 19 UTC
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Those terms of language are fairly loaded, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries.
drano019 (2345 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
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I'd give them the benefit of the doubt if they're in a completely private game, as group humor can definitely sometimes veer into the "offensive" category. However, in a game with people not in their friend group? Yeah definitely loaded and not in any way appropriate. One warning and then the banhammer is more than nice enough.
Goblin_Priest (983 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Their games are all password protected and there's really no way to accidentally stumble on these things without actively looking for them.

It's distasteful but unless one of the actual players in these games complains, I don't really see the problem. IMO stalking their games is like going around in the cafeteria, listening to everyone's private conversations, to scream out against them if any of them says something you don't like.
kaner406 (1259 D Mod (B) (B))
19 Apr 19 UTC
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To be fair - there was complaints.
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
Well, he did give everyone the password in the opening post. But I agree with Goblin Priest on this one. Who gives a fuck what they do in their private games?
drano019 (2345 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
@Goblin - as Uber said, they're freely giving out the password, so it's not really private. Alex.noggle even said "real" private games would have a different password.

@Uber - I don't think anyone cares too much what they do in a private game. As long as it's actually private and just their friend group. The game in question however, was a large variant (WWIV I think), meaning there were lots of non-friend group people in it. And as Kaner said, there were complaints. So it seems pretty cut and dry that it wasn't a private game and that people viewed their comments as inappropriate.
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
I'm just wondering, when do we stop banning people because what they say is viewed as inappropriate? I could say that you are being inappropriate, would that be grounds for banning you? Obviously not. Where do we draw the line? And at what point does it become destructive to have a line?
drano019 (2345 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
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@Uber -

In general, I agree with you. We don't want to become the "thought police" around here. And I would agree that things that some people consider "inappropriate" can in fact be appropriate for Diplomacy. If I want to berate you and call you an asshole, or a dumbass for stabbing me, or other insults, it can all be part of the game in trying to get people to do what you want.

That said, there HAS to be a line or it becomes a free-for-all and could breed a very toxic atmosphere. The lines quoted above are a good example of that, and I'll repost them below:

":listen here you absolute Autismo go back to you're igloo you freezie fuck"
"come back when you learn proper english you autistic fuck"
"FUCKING NIGGERS"
"shut up niggeral"
"ha gay nigger"

Look, are we really going to say these types of comments are OK? Putting aside the fact that this type of interaction (in a game that was NOT private, in that it had many people from outside their friend group) can make a significant number of people uncomfortable, we also have to consider who is on this site. I don't know for certain, but I'd wager a good amount that we have at least one black person, one gay person, and very possibly an autistic person on this site. These type of phrases breed a hostile atmosphere to people, and serve no purpose to write. We also need to remember there's probably some fairly young people on here, and letting them think this is "normal" communication skews their viewpoint for the future, and not in a good way.

Look, I'm all for good fun, and even good insults. But this reminds me of high school and when people thought they were "cool", when really, they were just obnoxious and insulting. We're better than that.
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
I agree. I just don't want us to blindly ban anyone who says things that some(I'll concede most) members of society think are "offensive" or "triggering". Thank you for the clear explanation.
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
19 Apr 19 UTC
I mean I think it’s pretty obvious that we on the mod team here are not overzealous in banning for that type of thing. Despite that disgusting content they’ve been given 2 warnings with 0 punishment. You will not get banned unless you consistently ignore mod warnings and post terrible stuff. We’ll go out of our way to ask you to behave before any ban.
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
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And we appreciate that immensely! Thank you guys for all your hard work!
I will admit I am responsible for three of those quotes, but most of them were directed at friends as a joke. I will stop but I think the quotes here have been taken out of context.
drano019 (2345 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
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@Dingus -

I get that you may have directed them at a friend, but you guys aren't in a bubble in that game. Other people see your messages too, and when someone sees "FUCKING NIGGERS", or "gay nigger", or "autistic fuck", it can cause a problem. There are other ways to joke and mess with your friends that don't involve using such loaded terms in a public setting. In private, have at it! In public, just be a bit more cautious yeah?
kevdog8 (1396 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
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@Dingus - Comments like that can not be "taken out of context" because they are unacceptable in any context.
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
@kevdog,

I personally know African-Americans who use that word consistently. So I would say there are some contexts in which it is acceptable.
I’ll admit, I just read all of this and I think that it’s a little funny with the large variety of responses. Any bone games are still private despite my giving out the password. I find it unlikely that anyone will actually join them, but i wouldn’t mind if people did. And yes many things said are extremely inappropriate, but I won’t be the one saying them, I’ll be the one laughing at my phone as I read them (so long as they aren’t too bad that is).
RUFFHAUS 8 (2454 D)
20 Apr 19 UTC
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Being put on Enriador's blocked list is in no way a bad thing, nor is it comparable to use of the racially charged language described in this thread. Half of the Mod team is blocked by that assclown.


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Sky_Hopper (548 D)
10 Apr 19 UTC
Block/unblock a player
How would you go about blocking or unblocking a player in the new site setup? The button seems to be gone.
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Mercy (2091 D)
31 Oct 18 UTC
Newspaper Game
A while ago, some players in threadID=80668 discussed playing another Newspaper game. Meanwhile, more than 7 players have shown their interest to participate in it, but no consensus on the specific settings of the game has been reached yet. I have created this thread to set up the next Newspaper game and discuss its settings.
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limited number of games
I can only be in 2 games at once since I'm a new player on vdiplomacy, however I've played a lot of diplomacy and know how to play the game. It should include the number phases you have taken on normal diplomacy while determining how many games you can be in.
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AJManso4 (1008 D)
03 Apr 19 UTC
World war IV Sealanes Match Open!
We need 33 more players
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