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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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Known World Tournament
Awhile back, kaner proposed a Known World gunboat tournament in which 15 participants would play 15 games, one with each nation. I searched back for the thread, then just decided to start a new one. I want to see if there would be sufficient interest in this to try to get it off the ground.
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WWII Tournament
I would like to start a tournament. I've seen the Known World and 1v1 tournaments, and those are great fun. So why not apply it to World War II? I'm still working out the details, but I'll post some details.
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Argentinean Empire (1068 D)
17 Jan 18 UTC
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Cold War Tournament
I am looking to start a rated Cold War tournament consisting of group and knockout stages. Groups of 4 will face each other twice, once as each country. The top two (or three, pending interest) from each group will move on to the knockout stage, with each matchup lasting two games. Users will play as each country once. If tied 1-1, an additional two games are played until a winner is determined.
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nopunin10did (987 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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1900 for vDip: Progress Report (ongoing)
As mentioned in another thread, I've been working on the code and assets necessary to port Baron M. Powell's variant 1900 to vDip and/or webDip.

In order to keep myself accountable in some fashion to actually complete this task, and not just talk about it, I've created a small project plan where I can mark my progress.
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Safari (1549 D (B))
05 Jan 18 UTC
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Austrian Succession: New and Improved
After four years, War of Austrian Succession is nearing completion! Please come help test it so that I can perfect the balance.
It would be very helpful if we could have no NMRs for the first few phases. http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=64
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
24 Jan 18 UTC
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New Variant: Dawn of the Enlightenment
It is on a temporary homepage, http://davidecohen.wixsite.com/diplomiscellany, since I am having a bit of trouble editing my main website. Please take a look. I would love to get comments, suggestions and criticism.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Tue 13 Feb UTC
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New mega-variant: Divided states....
Here comes our largest variant ever: Divided States.
A variant for 50 players!! With 693 territories (270 land, 236 coast, and 187 sea territories).
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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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Anon (?? D)
Thu 15 Feb UTC
Western World 901 Bug?
I am in a gunboat and when I try to see the past orders it tells me there is a bug.

http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=33658
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Argentinean Empire (1068 D)
23 Jan 18 UTC
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Prove your historical knowledge!
Since some discrepancies arose from the Winning thread, (what else is new?) here we go. We start with a question, and the person that correctly answers it posts a question of their own, and it continues.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Sat 10 Feb UTC
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RSS feed for Notifications (discussion)
Hi everyone.
Don't miss PMs or game-notifications with your personal RSS-feed.
In your settings-page you can create a unique link that updates with your "Notices"-tab on your homescreen.

Feel free to post ideas for improvements or suggestions.
What's your favorite RSS-client for your platform of choice?
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michael_b (957 D)
12 Aug 17 UTC
Question: Adding Variant(s)
Please see reply.
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Halt (1370 D)
Sat 10 Feb UTC
Can't send press during build phase?
Hi, during one of my games, I seem to not be able to send press during build phase? I have been away from the site for a few years, so is this a new feature/rule I'm unaware of or is there something wrong with the game I'm in?

gameID=33649
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nopunin10did (987 D)
22 Jan 18 UTC
Email notifications?
Does vDiplomacy not have an option to send email notifications upon important game events?

I just recently set up a game, then came back to check on it a couple days later only to find that I'd NMR'd it without even knowing. I couldn't find anything in my email, even in Spam or Trash.
Devonian (1882 D)
22 Jan 18 UTC
Unfortunately not. I wish it did, or a push notification, or text.
But if you set up the game, shouldn't you have know when the deadlines were?
abadu (1252 D)
22 Jan 18 UTC
While there's no alerting system implemented, I've used an external service that scans the website for me and notifies me on my cell phone when there's a change (a phase has moved forward). I've used Web Alert on Android but there are probably others as well. I think my Alert scans the banner on the top of the site and will therefore notice when a game has advanced.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
22 Jan 18 UTC
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Sending many mails as a small website usually puts you on a blacklist for spammers. We had this with in the beginning, as many people created an account. Maybe I can add a personal RSS-Feed. But usually only the tech-savvy users know how to use RSS.
nopunin10did (987 D)
22 Jan 18 UTC
Understood. I'll just have to be more careful next time.

@Devonian

I had the game start as soon as it was full, but I didn't realize it was going to fill up so quickly.
Enriador (1298 D)
23 Jan 18 UTC
Are push notifications feasible?
Not really as we have no phone numbers registered for texts or a mobile app, only a mobile web UI for mobile browsers. Push requires an registered app on the phone which means writing it for both Android and iOS (and Windows phone for truly complete coverage) and getting it on all those stores.
ubercacher16 (1461 D)
24 Jan 18 UTC
An app would be cool though.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
24 Jan 18 UTC
There is a standard for push-notifications. It works with most web-browsers, and should work on mobile too. I did some research, but it's a bit too complex for me. If someone could provide me with an easy implementation I can take a look at this.

On the other hand: RSS readers might be able to do Push notifications, and setting up an RSS-feed is really easy. I have implemented one on my development-server already. I'm just thinking about an easy (and secure) way to generate an individual feed for everybody that wants one (and have some ideas already).
I don't think the mobile browsers necessarily implement it. And I've had difficulties with IE and Edge pushes in the past. Chrome on a PC/Mac works great though.
nopunin10did (987 D)
24 Jan 18 UTC
I like the RSS idea. It's older tech, but it's more widely compatible.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
28 Jan 18 UTC
For anyone interested I made a first implementation of a personal RSS-feed.
Just check the "Features" tab in your settings.
kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
30 Jan 18 UTC
Very cool! I have no idea how to use it, but awesome for those folks who do ;)
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
30 Jan 18 UTC
You generate your personal link and click it. If you use a RSS reader it will check for new "notices" in a given interval and send you a notification, or most browsers can create some kind of "life"-bookmark-list out of a rss-feed.
Enriador (1298 D)
Sat 10 Feb UTC
Are we notified about in-game messages using RSS? I am trying out the Android app 'Read' but got no warning about a message.

Is it the app's fault?
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Sat 10 Feb UTC
No, it's not about in-game messages, only about turn-processing and PMs. It's basically the same as the "Notices"-tab on the home-page.
Implementing this for the ingame-messages would require some database-changes to keep the server-load low. But I'm not sure if it's worth my time to implement this.


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Enriador (1298 D)
Wed 07 Feb UTC
WTA vs Draw-Disvaluated Scoring
What about adding Draw-Disvaluated Scoring to vDip?

It's a mix of Calhamer Scoring (aka Winner-Takes-All) with Draw-Zero Scoring, and has the fortunate effect of pushing players towards a solo unless a draw is absolutely necessary. Solos work like in WTA, but draws are different.
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Grahamso1 (1593 D)
Mon 05 Feb UTC
PPSC vs SoS
I couldn’t find the answer in Help.
I know PPSC means in a solo the points are allocated based on supply centre count while in a draw it reverts to an equal split of points like DSS/WTA
For SoS over on WebDip, in a draw the points are allocated on a sum of Squares principle. But Help section doesn’t say what happens in a solo. Same method or reverts to winner takes all? I’m assuming SoS whether draw or solo but checking
Thanks
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Technostar (1082 D)
03 Sep 17 UTC
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"Divided States" - New variant in progress
"Divided States" is a variant where every US state is a country. I am looking for advice about it. See reply for details.
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tobi1 (1496 D Mod (B))
Sat 03 Feb UTC
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Improvement suggestions?
I am looking to give some love to my main coding contributions to vdip, namely the interactive map and the TSR in Colonial Diplomacy. Do you have any wishes, improvement suggestions, issues or bug reports with these implementations?
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Greatdjenkins (1021 D)
30 Jan 18 UTC
you hippies whats in da hood
come at me bro, when people see u they be like FATYYYYYYYY
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Devonian (1882 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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Just a heads up...
I'm headed to our cabin for a week tomorrow. I'll still get internet on the phone when we head into town for dinner each night, but my communication may be lacking in game on any press games.
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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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CCR (1699 D)
12 Dec 17 UTC
A Reconquista variant
http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/i/iberian.htm
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GOD (1685 D Mod (B))
27 Jan 18 UTC
Looking for Callifornians
I'm currently travelling through California for a good month and wondered if there's any players out here who'd like to meet or maybe even host me?
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Greatdjenkins (1021 D)
22 Jan 18 UTC
Ambassidor is a crybaby
ambassidor, and argentinaian empire looooooooooove fluttershy and dora, although i think argentianian empire might like boots ( doras pet monkey, hes a boy )
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Brenden (967 D)
25 Jan 18 UTC
call me
hey girl
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Dr. Recommended (1529 D Mod (B))
24 Dec 16 UTC
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Variant Tournaments
I've really enjoyed playing variant-specific tournaments such as the Known World 15x15 currently underway.
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Flame (1058 D (B))
09 Jan 18 UTC
Western Known World 901
Please join the testgame
http://lab.diplomail.ru/board.php?gameID=67
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kaner406 (1479 D Mod (B) (B))
19 Jan 18 UTC
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Mod announcement
Please join us in welcoming gopher to our mod-team. We promise not to let him use his newfound powers to win the "winning" thread.
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