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Sky_Hopper (619 D)
Sun 07 Apr UTC
(+1)
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 (619 D)
Sun 07 Apr UTC
(+1)
Okay, the grey-out for the Interactive Map isn't working for some odd reason.
Mr. Finkelmuiyer (1206 D)
Sun 07 Apr UTC
(+5)
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))
Sun 07 Apr 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 (1488 D)
Sun 07 Apr UTC
(+3)
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 (1488 D)
Sun 07 Apr UTC
But the homepage stuff is great. Keep that.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
Sun 07 Apr 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 (1936 D (B))
Sun 07 Apr UTC
Of note, the rank displayed in your profile appears to be based on the WebDip ranking system rather than vDip's.
The Ambassador (1592 D (B) (B))
Sun 07 Apr UTC
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.
The Ambassador (1592 D (B) (B))
Sun 07 Apr UTC
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.
The Ambassador (1592 D (B) (B))
Sun 07 Apr UTC
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 (619 D)
Sun 07 Apr 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)
Sun 07 Apr 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 (619 D)
Sun 07 Apr UTC
Sweet! When will this be implemented on vDip?
Also, I love the new "Contact the mods" section in "Help".
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
Sun 07 Apr 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 (619 D)
Sun 07 Apr UTC
I totally love #12. I remember the old days when I clicked to Joinable (~12) and got 0 games.
Sky_Hopper (619 D)
Mon 08 Apr 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 (988 D)
Mon 08 Apr UTC
Reliability in profile has also disappeared.
Mr. Finkelmuiyer (1206 D)
Mon 08 Apr UTC
(+3)
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)
Mon 08 Apr UTC
(+1)
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.
The Ambassador (1592 D (B) (B))
Mon 08 Apr UTC
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 (2425 D)
Mon 08 Apr 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 (1488 D)
Mon 08 Apr 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 (2293 D)
Mon 08 Apr 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 (1092 D)
Mon 08 Apr 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))
Mon 08 Apr UTC
(+3)
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)
Mon 08 Apr UTC
+1 King of Swords

And a great big thanks to Oli for refining.
ubercacher16 (1488 D)
Mon 08 Apr UTC
Yay! The old font is back. Thanks Oli!
Sky_Hopper (619 D)
Tue 09 Apr UTC
Oh man! I love the new fact that you can see dislodge explosions on the small map!
Sky_Hopper (619 D)
Tue 09 Apr UTC
@Oli: For me, the "Save" button is now Arial while the "Not ready" button is Trebuchet MS. *runs away screaming*
Sky_Hopper (619 D)
Wed 10 Apr UTC
Nice! "Disable notices" button has appeared on the home page.
On the page for each individual variant, the buttons (such as the one for statistics) are hard to read. The text is too light.


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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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Bone related things
This is for bone related things
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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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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 (619 D)
Wed 10 Apr 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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vixol (1675 D)
Wed 10 Apr 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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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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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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The Ambassador (1592 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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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 (1013 D)
Wed 03 Apr UTC
World war IV Sealanes Match Open!
We need 33 more players
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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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Sky_Hopper (619 D)
29 Mar 19 UTC
Game number 28
I've been analyzing the ratings of some players recently (Yoshimon, ksindelar, and I), and I've noticed a really odd pattern. In each of our 28th games, we've suffered a major drop in rating, but our ratings quickly bounded up in the 29th game. Is this a coincidence?
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Anon (?? D)
26 Mar 19 UTC
Returning
I last played, like... 10 years ago. Was watching D&D video where the guy talked about this game, and I remembered, "hey, yea, that was a lot of fun. I remember kicking ass with California!" Not sure how many people still play this? Started up a new game to go fetch some of that nostalgia.
https://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=37960
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OrangeNoble (966 D)
26 Mar 19 UTC
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Cant join games?
It says that i can join or create an additional 2 games, but I cant join any games? Can anyone help?
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Country Allocation
The last 7 games I’ve joined, I have been assigned England/Britain in every damned one of them. I’m ready for a Diplomacy Brexit. Anyone else have this happen?
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ubercacher16 (1488 D)
22 Feb 19 UTC
Imperium Tournament: Official Thread
Tournament rules below.
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The Ambassador (1592 D (B) (B))
26 Mar 18 UTC
vDip Google Map...
Where is it again? I tried finding it referenced in old forum threads but as search is non-existent, lucked out.
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Evariate (1000 D)
05 Mar 19 UTC
Custom Variants
Is there a way to create custom variants, maybe with custom, fictional maps, in a game? Because I want to do a little something for me frends aaand idk seemed fitting
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Sky_Hopper (619 D)
28 Feb 19 UTC
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Congratulations!
To whomever is playing Kansas in this game (gameID=35242), congrats for being the first country on vDip to pass 100 SCs (I think).
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Sky_Hopper (619 D)
15 Mar 19 UTC
Fancy Search module
I don't know why I haven't ever seen this before, but there's a search tab up at the top between New game and Settings. It's really helpful.
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kejariwal (1000 D)
15 Mar 19 UTC
What's NMR, CD, turns and delay?
I am new here. Can someone explain clearly to me NMR, CD, turns and delays are?
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KingOfSwords (1092 D)
11 Mar 19 UTC
Daylight Saving Time
Is there a problem with the countdown timer, now that we've transitioned to Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.? The clock setting for deadlines and the countdown timer seem to be an hour out of sync.
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Morgannwg (870 D)
10 Mar 19 UTC
Why many players choose not to Ready?
I have seen many players never Ready even they were playing gunboat, and even in retreat/build turns. Why people do so?
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Sky_Hopper (619 D)
09 Mar 19 UTC
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Thread for CountrySwitch
Need a player to sub in for CountrySwitch in one of your games? Advertise here!
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BBQSauce123321 (1607 D)
03 Mar 19 UTC
Additions to New Game Rules?
I've been noticing that Oli has been more active recently so I wanted to bring this idea up again. People were wondering if variants such as Grey Press or Fog of War could become rules that are applicable to to all game modes rather than just the classic map. This could be done by adding them as options when creating a New Game. It would make for some very very interesting games in my opinion
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Flame (1052 D (B))
28 Feb 19 UTC
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Diplomail.Ru -> Webdiplomacy.Ru
Russian-speaking Diplomacy Server Diplomail.ru
---- was moved to Webdiplomacy.ru
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outofbounds (1463 D)
19 Feb 19 UTC
Classic - Fog of War - With a custom start?
Is it possible to create such a game with current options?
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