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nopunin10did (1041 D)
14 May 19 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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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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The Ambassador (1652 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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hq_dominate (1000 D)
Sat 04 AM UTC
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Toes
Toes?
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HQDominator (802 D)
Fri 07 PM UTC
Discord Server
I don't use this website much but I know ya'll do, would you be interested in making a Discord for you to discuss this game on?
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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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Sky_Hopper (564 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
Deleting an account
Hey, if I were to ever want to delete my account, how would I go about doing that?
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ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Thu 11 Jul UTC
Google Translate Game
Hello everyone! I am looking for six other players to join a game of Classic(probably, another variant if more want to play), public press, where every player must send messages after putting them through several other languages and then back into English.

I am open to suggestions on exactly which languages and how many there should be.
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Spartan22 (1706 D (B))
Sun 14 Jul UTC
I'll vote for War of Austrian Succession
Elipticon (1000 D)
Sun 14 Jul UTC
1600: 1
1800: 0
Aberration: 2
Austrian Succesion: 1
Western World: 0
ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Mon 15 Jul UTC
copypanther is working for me now(I'm still in China), but I think that Google translate would work better. You can put your messages through more obscure and badly translated languages resulting in crazier translations.

However Copypanther is easier to do, and requires less of an honor system to work.

What do all of you think?
Elipticon (1000 D)
Mon 15 Jul UTC
I'd say that CopyPanther would work, but Google Translate would lead to more miscommunications and mistranslations. I also think the if we use Google Translate that we should pick a specific translation process in order to make things easier incase someone replaces someone else.
ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Mon 15 Jul UTC
@Elipticon, agreed.
The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
Mon 15 Jul UTC
I think provided folks are happy to go with an agreed process for how we'll do translations eg how many times, rules on which languages you can/can't use etc it will be fine.

As said before it will take more time, but should be more fun and confusing.

I will give a warning in advance though that doing this on your phone may be a pain. I didn't have the Google Translate app at the time and going back and forth between tabs was annoying. Hopefully the app will help and just have to cut and paste once.
BBQSauce123321 (1481 D)
Mon 15 Jul UTC
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I think that if we choose google translate EVERY PERSON should choose their own translation procedure and write it down in the "notes" section but we should not all use the same procedure (That way every person has slight differences in the changes of grammar rather than everybody experiencing the same issues so it becomes easier to figure out what they were trying to say). Maybe have a list of "these languages fuck things up the most so you have to use at least one of them" type thing, too
Elipticon (1000 D)
Mon 15 Jul UTC
If we did have a list where we had to choose at least one language, I would add Latin and Somali. Latin is an old language with not many translations of recent things, and Somali is so bad that people started delving into conspiracy theories about Google Translate trying contact us (or something, I can't quite remember.)
Spartan22 (1706 D (B))
Mon 15 Jul UTC
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I agree with BBQ that not every player should have the same translation procedure otherwise trends may be picked up after several times going through translations.

Perhaps a way to (almost) ensure everyone has a unique set of translations:
-Setup a numbered list of languages (1-XX)
-Each player can use random.org or something similar to generate numbers to correspond to the above list for however many languages we will translate through.
-This should guarantee unique sets outside of the extremely small chance of identical randomization.

If you're wanting to create a list of badly translated languages to ensure everyone has some miscommunication, it could be tweaked some.

Thoughts?
ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
Spartan and BBQ are right.

Someone put forward a list of languages and everyone else can tweak it and add more.

How many languages should be required for each translation? Also, when I do it I will probably use a different formula each time, although that's not required, would take a really long time.
Alakazam (1000 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
Agree with BBQ and Spartan!

English
Chinese
Japanese
Dutch
French
Turkish
Arabic
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Urdu
Etc.

These are just come to my mind.

The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
Tue 16 Jul UTC
I actually find the concept of everyone picks their own translation approach, documents it in Notes to share at the end game, and just go nuts.

But happy to go with whatever rigor people prefer.
Alakazam (1000 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
We can decide the number of languages we use. Let's say 7different languages and finally English which is 8.

Here is the 2 different possibility we can follow:
1) We can use same languages but different order
2) we can use whatever language we want.

But I think we should agree with the number of languages at least.
ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
I agree with Alakazam, we should agree to the number of languages and have a gentlemen's agreement to use languages that will change the message.

I think seven languages and English is a good number. Each player should choose which languages they use. You can record them in your Notes section if you wish.
BBQSauce123321 (1481 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
Additionally, were we planning for this to be public press or normal type press? I think public press would be fun just to see all the weird translations that happen
BBQSauce123321 (1481 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
I would also like to cast a vote for Aberration V
Elipticon (1000 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
By the looks of things, we're probably going to play Aberration V. We'd need 3 more players to vote for 1600 or the Austrian Succession in order to play anything else.
ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Wed 17 Jul UTC
For Public Press say, "yay." For full press say, "nay."

I'll vote for Aberration V as well. Barring a tenth player, that is the variant we will be playing.
The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
Wed 17 Jul UTC
Aberration V is fine with me too on the basis of the way we're approaching languages.

Yay for public press.

More entertaining and confusing for all!
Spartan22 (1706 D (B))
Wed 01 PM UTC
Yay for public press!
bsiper (1604 D)
Wed 06 PM UTC
YAY also let's grey press it why not
Alakazam (1000 D)
Wed 10 PM UTC
Yay
Elipticon (1000 D)
Thu 08 AM UTC
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Yay. I don't think that Grey Press would be a good idea. Grey Press adds another level of complexity to the game, and we're playing just for fun. I also don't think that Grey Press could be taken advantage of in ways that wouldn't work with normal press.
Mike213 (954 D)
Thu 10 AM UTC
One question do we have to communicate in different languages in private chat as well?
Mike213 (954 D)
Thu 10 AM UTC
Yay for public press
ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Thu 03 PM UTC
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Looks like it's going to be public press!

@bsiper, I think we shouldn't do grey press to keep the focus of the game on the bad translations.

@Mike, if we were doing private chat that would be the rule, yes.
Agree with ubercacher about not doing grey press for the same reason.

I would've thought if we have private chat, that kind of negates the purpose of public press. Shouldn't the confusion just be all out there in the public sphere?
ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Fri 01 AM UTC
@Amby,

I believe that is why everyone voted for Public Press.
ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Fri 01 AM UTC
Player list:
1. ubercacher16
2. bsiper
3. BBQSauce123321
4. Amby
5. Mike213
6. Alakazam
7. Lightsong
8. Elipticon
9. Spartan22

Public Press, 2 day phases, non-anon, unrated, hidden draw votes, Aberration V. I'm going to set 1 excused missed turn and "always reset the deadline." As this is a special rule game I don't think there will be many NMRs.

I am going to moderate the game so I can write a description. I will also set the joining period to 10 days and "start when the period expires." I want to wait the full 10 days so that I will be back in countries with Google when the game starts.

I will send link and password to everyone shortly.


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AKeeFaTheHun (939 D)
Thu 08 AM UTC
Preview button not working?
I apologise if this has been covered before, I've been away for a few years. I'm trying to preview my moves and that function does not appear to be working.
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Chenggis Khan (1000 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
Fun Times
i got a huge urge to play some games. join up!
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Elipticon (1000 D)
Fri 12 Jul UTC
Error found in Europe 1939
I was browsing the variant list, when I noticed an error. Europe 1939 claims to have 8 players, when it actually has 9.
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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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Zybque (1000 D)
Tue 09 Jul UTC
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Update Nexus Cold War tournament
For who wants to know: 47 participants joined and were seeded in both brackets (called east and west) so everybody has two chances to reach the final. (and if the semi's have the same people in it we go straight to the final)
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Dawaldo (1000 D)
26 Jun 19 UTC
"New World" forum game?
There's a text-based turn-based forum game set on a fictional New World continent. Some on here may be interested.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
29 Jun 19 UTC
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Small improvement to the chat interface...
In an attempt to clear the chatinterface a bit I changed the tabs.
It now shows the countries you have sent or received messages by default, and groups all other in a new selector.
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G-Man (2204 D)
01 Jul 19 UTC
Decompressive Backseat Orchidectomy Restart
For those that were in this cancelled game (over the technical gaff beyond our control), I’ve recreated the game as Decompressive Bilateral Backseat Orchidectomy. Message me, G-Man, for the password. This is just a restart for the same group of players that had already been playing this game. So, no newcomers please.
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Players in Yeet-11
Just a little message that I'm agreeing to the draw but there's some error when I hit draw and now I can't access the game again.

Just letting you all know in case you thought I was intentionally delaying the draw.
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Bella (1005 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
Phases Played?
Attempting to join game with minimum phases played and says I've played 0.
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ineptmule (1076 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
Conceding/Withdrawing from a game
Sorry if this is a well-flogged dead horse, but I've looked in the 'Help' section and can't seem to find an answer to this. Is it possible to concede a game - I don't mean voting for a concede result, but for a player to unilaterally withdraw from the game deliberately?
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Titus (1312 D)
21 Jun 19 UTC
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How to Create Group Chat Feature for the Site
Does anyone know how a group chat feature could be implemented to allow players to initiate a chat with a selected sub-group of the players in a game. Below is the idea i thought of how to implement. Maybe someone has some more specific useful ideas and any idea how easy and the cost to implement. My idea to implement is in following response

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kaner406 (1352 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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Elipticon (1000 D)
21 Jun 19 UTC
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Why can't you view anything besides the public chat in archives?
Look I understand why you can't watch it during the game, since you could Pm players the details, but after a game has ended, I want to be able to view alliances, deals, and other things that you just couldn't see in the normal chat.
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Strider (1421 D)
30 May 19 UTC
Reliability rating
I'm having trouble understanding the new system.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
10 Jun 19 UTC
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Tournaments.
With the update to the new webdip-code we got all the new tournament-tools too. You can read about this here: https://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1637

Feel free to contact us on the modforum, if you want us to create a tournament for you.
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jbeutel (1101 D)
09 Jun 19 UTC
Manifest Destiny map issue
There seems to be a mistake in the Manifest Destiny map (fleets can move between one particular sea region and an inland region, which isn’t documented as being intentional and seems to just be a problem). Is the forum the right place to report these sorts of issues?
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AJManso4 (1083 D)
28 May 19 UTC
Question about replacing civil disorders
Why would people replace someone when they’re about to be eliminated, with games with a bet of 15 or such? Wouldn’t they just be losing their 15 points?
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Dingus Supremus (960 D)
29 May 19 UTC
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Bruh
Bruh
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Flame (1052 D (B))
24 May 19 UTC
Why we got this?
Is this a mistake? Or what?
I did update to the RU-server and find out that stats are not working in a correct way. I check VDip site - the same.

https://a.radikal.ru/a09/1905/b7/09a12f2de706.png
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Sawyermongrel (1247 D)
26 May 19 UTC
1v1 help
Trying to make a 1v1 but getting an error message that reads: <variable "delayDeadlineMaxTurn" is needed to create a game, but was not entered>but cant find a place to enter that?
any thoughts?
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mysteryman3177 (951 D)
25 May 19 UTC
Diplomacy fandom
The Diplomacy Fandom on fandom.com needs active editors can anyone here check it out.
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