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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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butterhead (1162 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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David Hood (976 D)
Sat 06 PM UTC
Oct 2021 edition of Deadline News from the Diplomacy Broadcast Network
Has been released on YouTube. Panel discussion about cliques, interview with Oliver Lugg about The Game of Knife, and Nexus News - along with headlines from around the world of Diplomacy. For the next episode, I'd love some variant news from anyone here at VDip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riDxzKSR8T4&t=9s
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ubercacher16 (1716 D)
Fri 15 Oct UTC
Nexus Season Seven
The registrations for Nexus Season Seven have opened on Discord. Represent vDiplomacy in the extended deadline hobby's marquis event! PM me for more information or an invite to the discord and more information.
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kaner406 (1586 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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Anon (?? D)
16 Sep 21 UTC
Request for a game sitter
I currently have a position in the DSA game (gameID=41200), however, I expect to be out of cell reception from the 18th-27th (possibly ending a little earlier). If anyone is interested in watching the game for me for a while please reply below, and I will DM you. I can't tell you the country before you agree to take it, but I am not doing badly.

Thanks!
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SimonPeterWatson (1298 D)
Sun 10 Oct UTC
Requirements to moderate game?
Is it 25 games and a minimum RR of 97? Thanks!
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Anon (?? D)
04 Oct 21 UTC
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Forced extend?
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=49570#gamePanel

In this game, the mods forced a 5 day pause because of an issue a player had. I believe the mods overstepped their authority by not letting the players vote themselves on whether to extend/pause the game. Instead of a message unilaterally pausing the game, I would have appreciated a message explaining the situation and giving the option to extend.
Mercy (2182 D (B))
04 Oct 21 UTC
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I prefer the way the moderator approached the situation.
Anon (?? D)
04 Oct 21 UTC
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(gameID=49570) My problem is the arbitrariness in the decision. A 20 day forced pause would certainly been too much, right? Did the mod also have to factor in a particular reason? Could I get a one day pause because I’m “not in the mood”? I understand the mods role in dealing with cheating and potential abuse/hate speech etc... but I’d like their role to be as small as possible, especially in situations where we have in game remedies to resolve issues such as the one above.
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
04 Oct 21 UTC
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I'm happy to hear what people believe about how these situations are handled. The player in question actually asked to be removed from all of his games due to his being unavailable for 4 days. Had I removed him from the games, I would have paused all of the games until a replacement could have been found.

In general, as a mod, I tend to extend games in these situations when the player has an issue with increasing probability based on how many total games are impacted and the more gunboats are involved. Also as an unpaid volunteer posting here on my work computer, letting the "Extend" process play out and checking to step in at the last minute to prevent messes requires vastly more work than simply lining up all of the affected games and extending the current turns.
Anon (?? D)
04 Oct 21 UTC
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(gameID=49570) I might be missing something, but why not let the player fall into civil disorder? Do civil disorders cause work for you? We’ve already had over a half dozen in the game in question, without the need for any extending. It’s an extend never game with 2 excused NMRs and 25 hour phases. If you don’t make a move for 50 hours, you’re out. If you want a game where you can miss 5 days if needed, shouldn’t you pick a game with different settings? And although I might come across as a bit ornery, I do appreciate not only your work, but also the fact that you’re taking the time to engage with me. Thank you very much for that.
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
04 Oct 21 UTC
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I did not give everything that much thought. The player in question was asking to be removed precisely to avoid causing you injury. That was the framework from which I approached the matter. I did not consider the possibility that you as a participant in the game would actively wish the injury.
Anon (?? D)
04 Oct 21 UTC
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(https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=49570) From my point of view, it was the agreed upon game settings that were injured. Civil disorders are part of the game, sometimes they help, sometimes they don’t. If you join an extend never, 36 player game, there are gonna be lots of civil disorders. Avoiding one but not the others seems a bit imbalanced to me. Furthermore, the player can’t be sure if we felt their going into civil disorder would have “Injured” us since we weren’t allowed to vote on it. That being said, criticizing an isolated decision is easier than to be the one making loads of them. Again, thank you for your time and work.
gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
04 Oct 21 UTC
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You may misunderstand what "extend never" means. That option means that people default out of the game immediately when they miss a turn and there are thus no "forgiven" turn misses. It has no meaning with regard to requested extensions. Life happens, and I try to be forgiving of that. This was not someone who couldn't be bothered enough to pay attention to the order deadlines but rather someone who at least warned me several days in advance that he was going to have to disconnect for 4 days.

But like I said, I am actually interested in what the broader community views as the ideal general rules. It would actually be less work for mods to just let games ripple with CDs.
Anon (?? D)
04 Oct 21 UTC
gameID=49570

Civil disorders should be avoided wherever possible, as they actively distort the game state from what it should be. That there had been prior civil disorders (and dropped players) does not impact the fact that this one could be avoided; and given the gunboat nature inhibiting discussion of the need/reasoning for an extension I believe the correct decision was made.

You're welcome to join me in flagging 'ready' to assist the early processing of the turn as soon as everyone is ready for that to happen.
Anon (?? D)
05 Oct 21 UTC
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https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=49570

In my opinion, the correct decision would have been to post a message explaining the situation and request the players grant an extension and see if 2/3 of the active players agreed.
Anon (?? D)
05 Oct 21 UTC
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https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=49570

Also, let the games ripple with CDs. The players have their own options. Long phase times, high RR requirement, in game extension requests, etc.. I've never been a fan of the nanny state :D
Donnachaidh (1000 D)
Sat 09 Oct UTC
I'm pretty new to this site, and was just scrolling the forum, so don't know the situation, but isn't a known absence the purpose of the country switch tool? Why couldn't that be used in this case?
ubercacher16 (1716 D)
Sat 09 Oct UTC
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We play extended deadline diplomacy, we can wait for 4 days instead of 1 every once in a while.
CCR (1735 D)
Mon 11 Oct UTC
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I come from an era when any game with a single NMR could not even be accounted for any ranking system. Thus most games used settings so that they were paused after any CD, until a replacement filled in. Then I really do not understand the wish for CD blood I often see in this community. It also explain why the vpoint thingy mixes the two things, penalising a player who played 99% of the game and only missed the one last phase before the draw, and grants all the glory to the opportunistic lurkers for open positions






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FxFocus (1000 D)
06 Oct 21 UTC
Baffled noob needs help..!
I tried to create my first game but there was no option to play bots that I could see?
So I came to the forum with the intention of searching for an answer but all I can see is a list of recent posts with no mention of categories or search option.
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Flame (1164 D (B))
05 Oct 21 UTC
Request about Links in Forum
Why not to show all the links in forum post as hyperlinks? Not only locals. It's so inconvenient...
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Malarky (1000 D)
03 Oct 21 UTC
A new Dipzine?
I posted this on webDip (and elsewhere) but then thought I should probably post here, too.
I'm looking to launch a new Dipzine called "Notes on a Napkin."
If you've anything you want to contribute to issue #1 drop me a line at diplomaticonpublishing@gmail.com. Go on - give it a go!
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gopher27 (1606 D Mod)
04 Oct 21 UTC
The Aussies have let me down
I just discovered that there is a town in Australia called Texas. Furthermore, because it is on a state border, there are in fact two. And most importantly, Peter Sherwin was from Texas, Qld/NSW. So Australia's greatest cattle baron and largest private owner of ranchland was from Texas.
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Julius Ceasar (1099 D)
28 Sep 21 UTC
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Anon, No message, Europe Renovatio. Please join.
Please join this anonymous, no messaging, Europe Renovatio variant game. We still need 27 players. Let's make this work.
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I need feedback for this.
I've formulated rules revisions for fleets. I can assure you that criticisms will only be appreciated.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qSAmPNbd_PToPmyBGpHvGyXo_JtIv_4LFu0dY_hU7S4
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Zebulon Zirbou (992 D)
26 Sep 21 UTC
Diplo Ligue - Saison d’Automne 2021
La Diplo-Ligue redémarre !
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Nikitan (1487 D)
11 Sep 21 UTC
Abandoning a game peacefully
Is it possible to peacefully transfer a game to another player without ruining my reliability record? I'm a bit busy with stuff in life and want to give up a game in an ok-position. How do I do that?

(Or does anyone simply want to take my place? I know that the transfer option works but I don't know anyone to give it to)
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David Hood (976 D)
10 Sep 21 UTC
September 2021 Deadline News is out!
DBN's monthly news program is out for September, featuring a panel discussion about soloing, Nexus News, and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PoIjhjjRvg
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Fake Al (1747 D)
11 Apr 20 UTC
Bronze Age Diplomacy Development
New variant being developed in collaboration with a player from Discord. Set in 1350 BC.
https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=142
Will probably be looking to run a test soon.
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LexLuthor (938 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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Anon (?? D)
05 Sep 21 UTC
Country swap
Anyone wanna swap with me in a game of imperial diplo? Life kinda got me down and I'm also not confident at my chances
https://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=49371#gamePanel
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Flame (1164 D (B))
04 Sep 21 UTC
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Avatars?
What about making avatars awailiable in profile-page?
Please, check here:
https://webdiplomacy.ru/profile.php?userID=5
Please write the whole address in the browser address-line to get the access.
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Flame (1164 D (B))
28 Aug 21 UTC
In-game Chat Bug
When you write smth in the PRE-GAME chat of GUNBOAT game you'll find out that your message was written twice. Anybody knows how to fix it or tell me the line in a code where the bug is?
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David Hood (976 D)
13 Aug 21 UTC
Newest edition of Deadline News from the Diplomacy Broadcast Network - Aug 2021
A panel discussion about player motivations, interview with author of recently published YA novel about Dip, and headlines from around the world of Diplomacy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siWaQ9l0y2A
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drano019 (2575 D Mod)
17 Aug 20 UTC
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Europa Renovatio - Team Game Interest
See below.
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butterhead (1162 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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ubercacher16 (1716 D)
08 Aug 21 UTC
Nexus Cold War Tournament
More info in thread!
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butterhead (1162 D)
27 Apr 21 UTC
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Appreciation
Thank you mods for just being super awesome and taking great care of this site. We appreciate everything you do, and think you guys are all around awesome.

Thank you, that is all
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