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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.
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
07 Apr 19 UTC
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Okay, the grey-out for the Interactive Map isn't working for some odd reason.
Mr. Finkelmuiyer (1155 D)
07 Apr 19 UTC
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I can't say I'm a huge fan of the font. I like what's been done with my profile page though. (I would like to see 1v1 games as their own separate category as well, just because they are a completely different type of game from 3+ player Dip.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
07 Apr 19 UTC
I did a rather large merge with the webdip-code.
Expect some color-adjustments the next few days...
It's always perfered to keep our code-base in sync, and they did a lot of style-changes the last few weeks...
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
07 Apr 19 UTC
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Please no. I really don't like the font or the buttons. Or the home page. I nearly left WebDip because of it. Can we not have it here?
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
07 Apr 19 UTC
But the homepage stuff is great. Keep that.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
07 Apr 19 UTC
I'm not sure about the buttons too.. :-) They look really big, but it helps on mobile....
It was really important to get the code in sync, now I can adjust our css-files.
Technostar (1954 D (B))
07 Apr 19 UTC
Of note, the rank displayed in your profile appears to be based on the WebDip ranking system rather than vDip's.
Personally I LOVE the change. So much added value, lovely crisp font & much easier on the phone.

Haven’t submitted orders using the interactive map yet, but keen to try it next set of orders to see if the issue raised is still happening.

Great job Oli, very progressive thinking in keeping the code base working more in-tune with webDip.
I see the interactive map issue now with what sky hopper brought up.

It used to when going into the interactive map grey out all territories you don’t have units in which made it easier to see and plan your moves.

I would generally prefer to have that back. My two cents.
Actually the grey out feature works once you start putting in orders, so maybe no
Big deal except for the very first unit you input orders for.
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
07 Apr 19 UTC
Personally, the buttons are great for me, but these text boxes that you type forum posts into are still using Arial, which is slightly annoying.
@Mr. Finkelmuiyer: Totally! I'd love to see a nice 1v1 section.
@Technostar: To add onto the ranking part... can we implement a way to show the vDip rankings for all players, not just the ones above 1000?
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
07 Apr 19 UTC
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Just to give an update on some of the functionality changes for those who don't follow webdip forum.

All games will now show the following for the next process time instead of a limited date/time display.

Day of Week, hh:mm PM/AM, Day# MM
or if the date is more then 30 days in the past or future
Day of Week, hh:mm PM/AM, Day# MM YYYY

This will do the following:
1. Show the real start time of live games setup days in advance so people know what time to be online
2. Show the exact time a game finished
3. Show at what time in the past a stuck Wait-for-orders game should have processed.

Other changes:
1. Add Classic and Variant stats to the profile page.
2. Fix username to be above left section of profile for small phone displays.
3. Restyle FAQ to allow more then 1 open question
4. Updated settings page to be restyled, prevented browsers from auto populating password into the password field and not the password confirmation field, and added a link to the new forum settings if you have a new forum account.
5.Restyled the datc tests page (a lot better for phones)
6.Add table styling to RR profile page
7.Add comma separation to long numbers on profile page.
8.Move Existing Profile Stats to clickable elements
9. Add 3 more profile stat sections
10. Search page "Search Games by User" section now allows search by username or userID thanks to Squigs44. Thank you for your first site contribution Squigs44!
11.Search page "Search Games by User" section now runs faster for people who have hundreds of games (my bad on the initial slow query). From 3.4 seconds to .04 seconds.
12. Games page is no longer a guess. The ~ is removed and the numbers are actually right.
13. Add hover over that explains what the different "ranks" mean on profile page.
14. Fixed the bug that made the join button vanish on live games that had the last person leave/get banned
15. Split up home page to show Defeated games in their own section and give you the option to hide the notifications from those games so they stop taking up space in the center column.

Note, Oli may have to clean up some of the style changes or other small issues. Please don't get frustrated with him, it's far more my fault then his.
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
07 Apr 19 UTC
Sweet! When will this be implemented on vDip?
Also, I love the new "Contact the mods" section in "Help".
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
07 Apr 19 UTC
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Most of that stuff came along already with the font changes. I think items 10 and 11 which I did today got missed, but they'll come next time Oli does a code merge. I just want everyone to know it's not just styles you're getting when Oli does these code pulls, there's other improvements too.
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
07 Apr 19 UTC
I totally love #12. I remember the old days when I clicked to Joinable (~12) and got 0 games.
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
Oh... okay. Apparently in the pregame chat, an anonymous message doesn't have the "Anonymous" tag. So if I post "Hello!", it will render as

Hello!

and not

(Anonymous): Hello!
Car1992 (1234 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
Reliability in profile has also disappeared.
Mr. Finkelmuiyer (1155 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
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I just noticed that the interactive map and drop down menu order interfaces have been merged. I love this.

I'd like to repeat a theme often heard on the podcast; can we get a hall of fame that only has active players in it?
G-Man (2188 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
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Some of the added functionality and bug fixes are nice, but not a fan of the font size, the Home and Profile page stylings, and the lost functionality (noted above). Overall, everything is less clear and harder to read.
Funny, the font size looked perfect on iPhone, looks ok in the forum thread on PC, but vDip homepage on PC it looks too teeny tiny.

Don't want to sound like I'm bitching, just trying to help with the fine-tuning of the changes.

+1 to Mr F re: rating system that degrades non-active players' rank (mutual admiration society going on here!)
RUFFHAUS 8 (2454 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
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Add me to the list of those not happy with the new font. Maybe it's just discomfort with change, but it seems like another not broken, don't fix it issue to me. What value was gained by this change?
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
I think the main thing here is keeping up with WebDip to make future functional improvements easier to execute. While I agree with Ruff and don't like the font and buttons I am willing to sacrifice some aesthetic appeal for greater functionality, but only if it is absolutely necessary.
drano019 (2345 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
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My $0.02 -

- Adding stats to the profile to show differences -> Nice! But there's such a huge range in "variants" that it means almost nothing. From 1v1 to 50 player games, it doesn't really show you anything significant. And considering this is "variant" Dip, most of the games on here will be variants. Is there anyway to modify this to better show distinction in variants? If not, I think this doesn't really add much.

- Advanced search by user -> pretty cool feature, especially to quickly list the games you've played against the person instead of manually scrolling through your profile. Not sure how often it will get used, but pretty cool.

- Games page being accurate with number of games -> This is awesome! It's bugged me for YEARS that it always shows an approximate like 12 games when it's really 0!

- Buttons and font -> I could take it or leave it. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but it's not a deal-breaker.

KingOfSwords (1048 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
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I like the idea of a Hall of Fame that only includes current players, but I don't like the idea of taking points away from players who haven't played lately. After all, sooner or later, the reason someone stops playing might be because they have died, and why should their legacy suffer? I would like us to have two Hall of Fame listings: an All-Time one which is the same as the listing as it works now; and a Current Players Hall of Fame, which deletes all players who have not been in an active game in a year.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
08 Apr 19 UTC
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I have reverted the font and some of the buttons.
Might take some time, but slowly I will improve on this...
G-Man (2188 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
+1 King of Swords

And a great big thanks to Oli for refining.
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
08 Apr 19 UTC
Yay! The old font is back. Thanks Oli!
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
09 Apr 19 UTC
Oh man! I love the new fact that you can see dislodge explosions on the small map!
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
09 Apr 19 UTC
@Oli: For me, the "Save" button is now Arial while the "Not ready" button is Trebuchet MS. *runs away screaming*
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
10 Apr 19 UTC
Nice! "Disable notices" button has appeared on the home page.
KingOfSwords (1048 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
On the page for each individual variant, the buttons (such as the one for statistics) are hard to read. The text is too light.
Mr. Finkelmuiyer (1155 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
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I really like the old home/games/new game/search/setting/help/mod forum bar better than this recent change. I feel like the style of this page is very bubbly- not exactly the aesthetic suited for Diplomacy.
Sky_Hopper (548 D)
19 Apr 19 UTC
I agree with you 100%, Mr. Finkelmuiyer.
Whoah! Funky new nav bar!

And under games > ghost ratings I started getting majorly excited, but heads up Oli, it’s linking to webDip stats not vDip.
The Ambassador (1614 D (B) (B))
19 Apr 19 UTC
(+1)
One other quick thing, variants is buried under Help. As this site is all about variants I feel this should stay in the top level of the menu.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
20 Apr 19 UTC
I'm not really sure if I should add variants back on a separate top-level-menue.
It's not that important, takes some space there and usually every player knows how to access this document.
Maybe I move this to the 1st entry in the Help-menue.

Development is really fast on the webdip-software at the moment, so it might take some time to make all needed adjustments. But the conservative way I made changes to the code pays off, as most of the changes are a matter of minutes to merge with our code.
The Ambassador (1614 D (B) (B))
20 Apr 19 UTC
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Thanks Oli, but I personally feel people only know how to get to the variants as it’s always been at the top level of the nav. Remove it & folks will find it harder. Don’t forget that’s what sets vDip apart, so don’t sacrifice access to your main feature & what brings people here. My two cents.
ubercacher16 (1585 D)
20 Apr 19 UTC
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We also need to get rid of the Ghost Rating and tournaments tabs under games.
The Ambassador (1614 D (B) (B))
20 Apr 19 UTC
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Talking ratings, any chance Oli we can get a rating system that automatically excludes players being ranked if they haven’t played a game in say 6 months? Then if they return & join a game their rating is renewed.

PlayDip uses this system & it makes so much sense. Otherwise we have our current situation where cypeg is number 1 after scooping the pool in a few games but hasn’t played anything at vDip since June 2015!
mouse (1894 D)
20 Apr 19 UTC
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Seconding Amby's call for Variants to be a top level tab. It's possibly the most important page for a new user - as the primary distinguisher of the site from other options, checking what maps are available is likely to be the first action taken, before even considering signing up. Hiding it away in an options menu can only inhibit the ability of the site to fulfil it's stated objective (of being a variant hub).
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
21 Apr 19 UTC
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I found a way to add this back to the top-level menue.
It's a bit crowded there if you can see the mod-tools and the dev-tools available.
I made the link show to all "normal" players and hide it for mods and devs.

Also there is a new HoF on webdip with some new serach-features. I think I can adjust the page for our vDip-scores. (one of the many benefits if we keep the code similar)
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
21 Apr 19 UTC
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Integrated the new Hall of Fame in our site.
Yuu can find it in the search menue.
kaner406 (1259 D Mod (B) (B))
21 Apr 19 UTC
I love it soooo much!!!!!!!

Thanks Oki! You're my hero!
bsiper (1490 D)
21 Apr 19 UTC
(+1)
Great work on everything! I haven't seen any donation button around, where can I go?
KingOfSwords (1048 D)
21 Apr 19 UTC
Great job on the Hall(s) of Fame! That's exactly what I was hoping to see!
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
21 Apr 19 UTC
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There is no way to donate... :-) German law is complicated, and I really don't need any financal-support running the site.
Great work Oli, thanks so much again!
G-Man (2188 D)
22 Apr 19 UTC
+1 Oli HOF! Also like the variant link at the top of the main menu.
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
22 Apr 19 UTC
Just want to give a quick shout out to Squigs44 on webdip for making the recent HOF change, and to Oli for adapting it to vDip! Looks great!


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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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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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