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Decima Legio (1987 D)
14 Mar 15 UTC
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Negotiation? What's that?
It’s been more than one year since I played my last full-press game.
Well… I want to start another one in order to check if all those gunboats made me forget how to play diplomacy.
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Unmuddler (876 D)
12 Apr 15 UTC
Confused
I played as the trolls (Light Green, upper-left corner of the map). Why didn't my fleet bounce the Pirates from the High Seas (Autumn, 1)?

Am I misunderstanding something?
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The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
27 Feb 15 UTC
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Extreme Personalities: 2015 edition
You know the drill, scroll down...
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Menkara (1065 D)
02 Apr 15 UTC
"Draw" games?
How to end a game in a multi-player draw? Is it possible on this site? If so, where is it documented. Is there a way to grant "proxy" to another player for any period of time? Where would that be documented? Is that enough questions for one post?
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Decima Legio (1987 D)
28 Mar 15 UTC
Webdiplomacy.it
What happened??
Decima Legio (1987 D)
28 Mar 15 UTC
There used to be an Italian satellite of webdiplomacy.net.
I'm writing "used to be" because the site is apparently down since October.
Not a great site like this, with various issues to be honest.

However, considering that Diplomacy is really unpopular in my country, it was great to have an Italian point of reference on the web, where Italians could familiarize with this hobby.

Some of the Italian members have migrated here at Vdip in the meanwhile.
Out of curiosity, what happened?
Maucat (1866 D)
01 Apr 15 UTC
The Italian Diplomacy site is down sice October 1st 2014 and the Administrators of the site haven't solved the problem (or they don't want solve it).
I wrote to the Adms of the international site and this was their answer:
"Hi Maucat,

Basically you need to get some hosting, set up webDiplomacy on it, then enable the Italian translation for it. Then it's just a matter of getting the Italian players to move over.

If getting hosting is something you can't do let me know and we might be able to figure something out, but it'll take a while. The best bet in such a case might be to try and get in touch with the original Italian webDip site owner.

Regards,
Kestas"

I asked to the italian Adms a lot of time to do something to restore the site but without positive answer. They seem only interested in live game of the Italian and European championship (game limited to the 1907 moves-very noisy games).
I hope that someone can do something to help them to reactived the site or to take from them the control of the site.
jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
03 Apr 15 UTC
How many users did you have playing on that site?
Decima Legio (1987 D)
03 Apr 15 UTC
I don't know, maybe something around 100 or 150 players
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
04 Apr 15 UTC
It's a bit strange that this site disappeared that fast.
I think the owner of the site paid kestas to add language support to the webdip-code.
Guaroz (2030 D (B))
04 Apr 15 UTC
I had a discussion with one of their Admins, 3 years ago or so, and yes he confirmed they they only care about FtF competitions. They kept the site just like a showcase on the internet for the AID (Italian Diplomacy Association) and this is why they have never cared much about fixing bugs, crashes, mislinked borders etc.
So I told them that when the shop-window sucks nobody gets into the shop, so making it a better site - or at least a normally working site - could have been very useful both for the AID and for the online players.
Unfortunately looks like they have (or they *had*, likely) only one person with the required skills to run the technical side of the site, and it was also a very busy person. This was the reason why fixing the link I was asking for "could take no less than 8-10 months, if it will be possible at all" (sic). Wow, really very busy.
I joined that site 6 months earlier, not because I planned to play Online-dip on such a poor site (I already loved vDip for such purpose), but because I wanted to learn things about that community and possibly join some of their FtF games on weekends. But after I got such a disappointing reply on that and on other things we talked about, I just completed my current games and left it for good. They just looked like a slapdash gang to me with a very rough organization.
Pity, I was very curious about AID. But I'm almost never bored on weekends, I can live without it.

tl;dr: I believe that the person taking care of that site is dead or missing and the site followed him.
Maucat (1866 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
No, they are alive and simply they aren't interested in managing the site. The italian players of Diplomacy are abandoned to themselves.
AID is a little association organizing very little tournaments of a boring variation of Diplomacy, it's leading to Death the Diplomacy in Italy.
Rowena (1057 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
Hello, i'm an italian member of the diplomacy association. i know Alex (the owner of the site) and i know what happened.

The problem is simple: their host made an upgrade to the software and their version of webdiplomacy stop runs 6-7 months ago. 1 years ago something similar happened for 6 more months of stop. The problem is what Guaroz told you, Alex, and other italian members, don't care about the online game and only think to make their own f2f tournament. Who cares about the site haven't the skills to fix these kinds of problems and can only try to convince the owner to handle it.

I know that there is an italian group, bored of waiting probably, that start a new site to play diplomacy and used vdiplomacy as base (that i think is better than standard one).

We can only wait and see what will happen.
Maucat (1866 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
I'm on italian site from the middle of 2011 and from that date until October 1st 2014 there was only short interruption of maximum 2/3 days, no long interruptions.
I think that without a working site their f2f tournaments will quickly fell to under 10 players but Alex & co. will be happy to win them and be proud to be italian champions of 1907 Diplomacy...!!!
Rowena (1057 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
you probably have forgotten the start of 2014 where the domain exipired and, after Alex refuses to renew it, the host delete the site. Only after 4-5 months sameone convinced Alex to pay again and make the site available.

even if i like to play the 1907 variant i agree with you with most of your arguments, but i have to invite you to join us and make some costructive proposal to improve the diplomacy's hobby in italy.
steephie22 (933 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
I speak no Italian whatsoever but I could host for a discount, just covering my own expenses.
Guess that isn't the problem though?


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ghug (1012 D)
23 Mar 15 UTC
Online Diplomacy Championship
A lot of you are active on webDip too, so apologies for making you read this twice, but we're trying to get a tournament with players from all around the internet started, and I'd love for any of you that aren't on/don't check webDip (and all of you who are as well) to join. More inside.
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gopher27 (1226 D Mod)
01 Apr 15 UTC
Hey, Butterhead
So Texas is seemingly looking hard only at Shaka Smart. Gregg Marshall from Wichita State is seemingly not being looked at in the same way. For all of the hoopla over the Final Four run, do you have any insight as to why Shaka Smart has never won a conference title in either the Colonial or a gutted Atlantic 10?
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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D X)
27 Mar 15 UTC
I live!
Thanks to Mr Oli!
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Maucat (1866 D)
27 Mar 15 UTC
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Maps of IMperial Diplomacy II disappear
The site is unable to charge the maps of Imperial Diplomacy II so it's impossible see anything of what happened in those games.
Can someone resolve the problem?
Thanks.
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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D X)
27 Mar 15 UTC
Classic
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=22748
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Anon (?? D)
18 Mar 15 UTC
World War IV - Five players needed!
gameID=22270
World War IV Public Press PPSC
Five players needed to replace players who have left - game hasn't started yet.
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Al Swearengen (1000 D)
07 Mar 15 UTC
Radio Free Webdiplomacy
Thank you for tuning in, Friends.
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Tyran (817 D)
17 Mar 15 UTC
Welcome me back with a good game.
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22648
Been a long time since I played on vdip. I have a game under my belt recently but I'm hoping I can get a good one together to welcome me back.
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Mapu (2086 D (B))
11 Mar 15 UTC
Fellow WWIV experts and other Dip Players
You should do well at this. I got 16 out of 18 and would have gotten about 3 out of 18 if I'd never played Diplomacy.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/the-hardest-name-that-country-quiz-youll-take-today#.arM1nb0z5e
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Anon (?? D)
05 Mar 15 UTC
Play Me - I Need to Avoid Working
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=22486
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nschaumann (951 D)
05 Mar 15 UTC
Help!
How do I create a private game?
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Anon (?? D)
04 Mar 15 UTC
Fog game
Hey guys. Looking for people to join my new fog of war game. Just wanting to see how to variant plays out, casual game.

http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22466
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Teams Torunament (2v2 or 2v2v2)
This would require special adjudication in the end game, I guess, but the idea sounds interesting. Anyone else interested. Please don't come in spouting how it isn't real diplomacy. Some of us don't care. We just want to have fun playing a game that uses the fundamental rules set of Diplomacy.
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Fivest (816 D)
01 Mar 15 UTC
Close account
Please, i need to close this account, can you handle with that? Thanks
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Nescio (1162 D)
11 Feb 15 UTC
Corrected Diplomacy 1900 variant
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54160351/Diplomacy/Diplomacy1900.pdf

Feel free to comment; feedback is appreciated :)
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KingCyrus (1697 D)
27 Feb 15 UTC
Lab Down?
Is the lab down for everyone else too?
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mnmnmnmnmnmn0 (955 D)
23 Feb 15 UTC
WWIV Game
Does anybody want to start a WWIV game?
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orangechicken (1026 D)
23 Feb 15 UTC
I want my 20 phases
What's the definition of a phase, and how do I know how many I've actually completed?
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mfarb (1338 D)
17 Feb 15 UTC
NEW WWIV MAP
do any of these new map concepts interest anyone?
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Valis2501 (985 D)
10 Feb 15 UTC
House Game in Cambridge, MA, US
Starting 1 pm on Sat 2/14.
PM me if interested.

Also looking to get regular weekly/monthly games going so contact me even if you can't make it this Saturday.
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Nescio (1162 D)
13 Feb 15 UTC
"Original Diplomacy"
Is the Original Diplomacy, the first version, Diplomacy (1958) als playable on this site?

http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/o/original.htm
http://www.variantbank.org/results/rules/o/original.gif
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David E. Cohen (1000 D)
27 Jan 15 UTC
Variants In Development (Spice Islands and East Indies)
This is a followup to a couple of threads back in 2013 (http://www.vdiplomacy.com/forum.php?threadID=47279 and http://www.vdiplomacy.com/forum.php?threadID=47686 )
Due to sizing limitations, the substantive content of this message will appear as a response.

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Anon (?? D)
14 Feb 15 UTC
One more needed for Pure Gunboat!
gameID=22169

PM me for PW!
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kaner406 (1256 D Mod (B) (B))
27 Jan 15 UTC
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20 Questions - forum game
I'm thinking of an object. You only have 20 questions to guess what that object is. *IMPORTANT* - put the number your question next to the question. The person who guesses correct answer gets to be the next '20 question master'.
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headward7 (981 D)
11 Feb 15 UTC
Non-diplomacy semi-adverts allowed in this forum?
Hi all, is it permitted to shamelessly use this site to recruit player-testers for ulterior non-diplomatic purposes?

If not, please close your eyes before clicking "open" :-)
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