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butterhead (979 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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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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LexLuthor (960 D)
09 Jul 21 UTC
IMPERIAL II Players
Who would like to play games of Imperial II on a regular basis? I'd like start like a league and start keeping track of results. Need 13.
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=81
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Heer Alvaro (1000 D)
Wed 21 Jul UTC
Create a new Variant
Hi guys! In case I want to create a new variant. WHO is the person I would ask for?

THANKS!
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CCR (1783 D)
Mon 19 Jul UTC
Any Mod around?
Looking for you for some time now.
Touch me in Pvt or through the
ModForum ;) *grin*
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
Sat 17 Jul UTC
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COLLABORATOR WANTED:
I am looking for a collaborator for a variant I am developing.
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David Hood (976 D)
Sat 17 Jul UTC
July 2021 Deadline News Is Out
Features a panel discussion of European players, tournament news, and a report on a college course about Diplomacy being offered at the University of the West Indies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GphP6Cyc9FQ&t=482s
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brainbomb (662 D)
12 Jul 21 UTC
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Cross Community Mafia Event
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
webdiplomacy, playdiplomacy and vdiplomacy have long stood as the pillars of the finest diplomacy experience on the web. And now a rare event has come which pits all the finest dip players together in Mafia!
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CrimiClown (1084 D)
08 Jul 21 UTC
Change username
Hey everyone, stupid question perhaps, but can I change my username on this website? Or do I need to make a new account?

Thanks!
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Anon (?? D)
07 Jul 21 UTC
WW2 Game
Join our WW2 Game!
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=49420
9 of us know each other in real life, pass is elliott.
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Caustic (1025 D)
23 Jun 21 UTC
New King of England?
Can the players from europe tell me what's going on with this? Google and youtube seamed to have filtered out anything about this. Is it true?
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Two Chaos Games!
Looking for more players for two chaos games, one of which is public press. https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=49397
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=49389
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Looking For Chaos
Hi, looking for more players for a chaos game
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butterhead (979 D)
09 Apr 21 UTC
Divided States Team Game
Hey guys! Back in the day, we used to do a lot of team games on here(chaos map, classic, etc). Im curious if people would be interested in doing a team game of the divided states map... Yes, I know, 50 people is a LOT to get for a team game. Here is how it would work.
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Aang (936 D)
20 Jun 21 UTC
Looking for someone to replace me
Hello, I recently joined a Europa Renovatio as Sweden but recently I’ve been losing interest in it and don’t really feel like playing it al that much anymore but I also don’t want to hold up the game by not putting in my orders so I was wondering if anyone would like to replace me? We’re only at around the 3rd diplomacy game and you should be able to view it by clicking on my profile
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Fake Al (1747 D)
03 Jun 21 UTC
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Listing pronouns
One of the pitfalls of online Diplomacy I fall into is that I often don't know the genders of my fellow players and get the pronouns wrong. As far as I'm aware, the site doesn't yet have a feature for us to list the pronouns we use. Maybe we could all start listing the pronouns we use in our profile quotes to cut down on the confusion and ambiguity? I went ahead and put mine there.
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I just use “they” or “them” most of them time. But it’s not the worst idea.
Macca573 (1202 D)
03 Jun 21 UTC
Alex.noggle, do you mean your pronouns are they/them, or you try to use they/them for other people as default?
Macca573 (1202 D)
03 Jun 21 UTC
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Fake Al, As someone who has been (and still is) often misgendered on this website, I think this is a great idea.
mouse (2019 D)
03 Jun 21 UTC
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They/them is already a default way of referring to people whose gender you are unsure of, and is a decent stop-gap in the mean time.

But yeah, putting it in your profile if it's of concern to you works pretty well.
Macca, I was saying I use they/them for people I don't know. I'm a he/him (just added it to my profile).
I recall she/her is the usual way of referring to a country/state, but I may be wrong and it is not used like this anymore? So to play safe I am also using they/them.

Maybe this is not a problem for me because the feeling I give myself is that I am referring to the power but not the player.
Fake Al (1747 D)
04 Jun 21 UTC
Definitely this up to the individual player. For me, I try to use they/them, but I often find myself slipping up. So, I know this would at least be helpful for me.
Chumbles (1088 D)
04 Jun 21 UTC
Me it, you should call, uncertain of my sex, if you are. Hrrmm. Uncertain too at my age, I am. Yrrsss.
I find myself accidently using he/him for people, but they/them is what I usually use. And for countries I use they/them or she/her. I love the idea suggested by Fake Al. Logistically, how would you suggest that be done?
CYFI (1884 D)
04 Jun 21 UTC
I think it would be best to have something similar to the vPoints ranking. Ex for "Baron of Kirkhold-Uttgart (1000V)" we could have "Baron of Kirkhold-Uttgart [they/them] (1000V)"
CYFI (1884 D)
04 Jun 21 UTC
I do not think from a technical standpoint this would be overly complicated to implement, but I do not understand website/cloud related coding very well
Retillion (2304 D (B))
04 Jun 21 UTC
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That question about pronouns and supposedly misgendering is highly political. I estimate that it has no place here.
What's more, you are only considering it from an English-speaking perspective.
Fake Al (1747 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
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I'm not really sure what this has to do with anything political. Could you elaborate on what you mean by only considering an English-speaking perspective? It just seemed reasonable since communication on this site is through English.
If it is or isn't political in an inherent sense might be hard to objectively define, but it's hard to deny that gender identification hasn't been politicized in the last couple years (Jordan Peterson et al.).
mouse (2019 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
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There's nothing political about it, it's simple civility. Same thing as calling someone by their name, and not continuing to use an incorrect one if such is pointed out.

I'd back CYFI's suggestion as long as any such display system was strictly opt-in (ie. there remained options both to not choose anything and not have anything displayed regardless of if something was chosen).
SimonPeterWatson (1438 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
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Something being “political” and something being “a political issue” are not the same thing. Let me clear in when I say I completely agree with your point regarding simple civility and the respect for others, but gender identification is, rightly or wrongly, a political issue in any parts of the world.
Chumbles (1088 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
This makes my head hurt - (ʃ⌣́ ,⌣́ ƪ)
Fake Al (1747 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
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This isn’t really a matter of gender identity. It’s more that we often don’t know who we’re talking to. Most Internet forums let you list your gender to try to cut down on confusion and miscommunication.
Fake Al (1747 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
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And, again, my suggestion is just that you can list what gender you are, if you want to, in your profile quote/comment. It's a feature we can already make use of under account -> site settings.
belCavendishNY (974 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
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it pains me greatly that a question of basic human decency continues to be a matter of political debate, but such is life. the profile quote seems like the best option in the interim.
Retillion (2304 D (B))
05 Jun 21 UTC
@ belCavendishNy :

What do you mean by "a question of basic human decency" ?

Would that be something like not using a pronoun that a person has chosen for himself despite his sex ?
For example, refusing to call Brandon "Madam" because he imagines that he can decide to be a woman and that he should be called Brenda and be referred to as a woman ?
Fake Al (1747 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
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@Retillion That’s an issue that isn’t relevant to this discussion. This is an issue of: most of the players here don’t know each other in real life. We don’t know each other’s sex/gender. A lot of players will refer to others as a he or she without actually knowing, which can lead to unnecessary confusion or miscommunication. A lot of people use the neutral they, which is a solution, but not everyone does. Like I said, putting your gender in your profile is something a lot of Internet forums do. I’m not proposing this for any reasons of “wokeness,” so we are discussing two separate things. We can set up another thread if people want to discuss gender identity :)
RUFFHAUS 8 (2490 D)
05 Jun 21 UTC
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Since almost all players here are playing under relatively anonymous user names, the notion that it's a necessity to use the correct pronoun is laughable. Proper pronouns are something else altogether. If a players wants to be known by name, or sex (gender refers to language, not biology or even identity choices), the they can make it know. The current profile structure allows for enough customization to provide this information individually already.
Retillion (2304 D (B))
06 Jun 21 UTC
Thank you, RUFFHAUS 8 ! Well said !
Chumbles (1088 D)
06 Jun 21 UTC
I come here to play Diplomacy; RUFFHAUS 8 pretty much says it all - I'd only add that the suggestion that the preferred form of address can be incorporated into the username. So "Hi Fake Al" seems reasonable
Chumbles (1088 D)
06 Jun 21 UTC
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Hmm - to be clear, I am hostile to the totally unnecessary programmatic inclusion of a preferred pronoun:
"Chumbles [they/them] (1000V)" looks awful

If you're fussed, gender assignment can be included in the username
"Mr Chumbles (1000V)" but I don't want a gender!
(◔_◔)

Caustic (1025 D)
06 Jun 21 UTC
In game use the country that said player is playing as. In forum use the username.......... Honestly, is this really an issue?
Wow........
ironGilligan (973 D)
07 Jun 21 UTC
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In a game where talking to, and referring to people is as important as it is in Diplomacy it seems like a very weak point to say that we don't use everybody's real name so we should disregard their identity and use whatever pronouns we have arbitrarily decided to impose on them.
A lot of forms I've seen and have been in have included the pronouns of people on their posts for ever. Under the name, under the pfp, or after the name. Wherever it's been I've never seen anyone actually that fussed about it being there. As long as you have the option to opt out and not put anything I feel like including someone's pronouns near their name is a very minimal effort way to make communicating far easier.
kevdog8 (2034 D)
07 Jun 21 UTC
We do have anonymous games as well, where you won't see the username. I agree with the suggestion here, but it is trickier than you think. We'd want it to display Austria (anonymous) he/him as well as Austria (kevdog8) he/him, depending on the game.

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Chuttbugger (2277 D)
17 Jun 21 UTC
Profile Page Statistics
I have a few questions regarding profile page statistics that I'm hoping someone can answer.
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David Hood (976 D)
19 Jun 21 UTC
June 2021 Deadline Just Dropped from DBN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JKadNpQwLw&t=1041s
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Rhaga (1000 D)
14 Jun 21 UTC
Question about NMR and Civil Disorder
I don't really understand how the NMR and Civil Disorder mechanics work here on vdip. We're playing a casual unrated game with a group, but one of the players wants out for personal reasons.
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NickArrow (1000 D)
12 Jun 21 UTC
Escalation Variant
I was wondering if anybody knows if it is possible to play the escalation variant on here? Ideally, Escalation can be played with less than seven players, or possibly more than seven players. But I am not seeing any sort of option to play Escalation, does anybody know if that is possible?
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Standardized Diplo-Language?
I was wondering if anyone has ever come up with a standard language of diplomacy commands so as to maintain anonymity while playing an anon game among friends. If you're playing with friends, you can tell who is who by how they write. Thanks for any comments or ideas.
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kaner406 (1678 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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AJManso4 (1886 D)
21 May 21 UTC
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Anyone play EU4?
Wondering if some people would like to do some multiplayer games sometime of EU4 or other paradox games in a discord server im in
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Mikey99 (2009 D)
22 May 21 UTC
Random Idea for variant
I guess this would be tricky to code, but how is this idea for vDip?

During a build phase and where a power has available build capacity, any unit sitting in a supply centre may be boosted by a power of 1, ie, doubled. This unit will require twice the normal ongoing supply maintenance.
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DaveSpermbank (1026 D)
23 May 21 UTC
Replacement player
Life has gotten busy and I do not have the time to play anymore. Can I have a country switch replacement for Tlemcen in gameID=47238?
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Mikey99 (2009 D)
13 May 21 UTC
VP
Kinda curious on VP... I understand that the gains are lesser as one gets higher, but how does one player (for example) get to over 2000 with under 12 total games and only 1 win? I know its not that consequential in the grand scheme of things. but as I get to a moderately respectable total, the vp gains from a win or draw seem trivial and disproportionate to lost vp when losing. How does VP calculations actually work?
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Anon (?? D)
18 May 21 UTC
A Modern Europe Game --> Need players! :D
The massive map of europe with 20 countries. only 7/20 filled up

https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=48301
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umbletheheep (1023 D)
18 May 21 UTC
Diplomacy Board Game Giveaway
The Briefing is giving away a free Diplomacy board game. Here's how to win it: https://www.diplomacybriefing.com/giveaway
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pcrowther (1500 D)
15 May 21 UTC
Trying to post in mod forum
I’m trying to post in the mod forum but it doesn’t look like it’s saving/posting the thread. Am I doing something wrong?
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David Hood (976 D)
14 May 21 UTC
May 2021 Deadline News is Out!
Enjoy the Dixiecon news, the panel discussion with Jordan Connors (Conq), Katie Gray and Jason Mastbaum, and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZUQ19Shp0I

David Hood
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