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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Beat the Bot #2
« on: October 17, 2017, 04:58:22 pm »
Fixed your link :)

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Dominion Articles / Re: The Infinite Number of Fundamental Deck Types
« on: September 19, 2017, 12:35:14 pm »
To elaborate, I expect you to do more than just show up when things get hairy and threaten to lock the thread. Stuff like this happens for reasons and if they are not figured out, it will keep happening.
When I read this topic, as an independent observer, I see a person who is known for getting into pedantic debates write up a pretty good overview of a bunch of Dominion concepts.  It's imperfect as all classification systems will always be, but it makes a solid effort.  People then respond and get into pedantic debates about the nuances of that classification system.  So far this is all fine!  That's what you'd expect.

But then it turns into a weird meta-debate over the debate itself, and questioning people's motivations, and getting really upset.  That is the part I don't understand, and I wish people would cut out.  If you don't want to engage in pedantic debate, don't do it.  Arguing over stuff is a normal and healthy consequence of forums, but perhaps better if all parties remember that their goal is usually to convince others, and not their opponent.  Convincing your opponent requires a very different approach.

PS incidentally there is a blacklist feature on the site.  http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?action=profile;area=lists;sa=ignore

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Dominion Articles / Re: The Infinite Number of Fundamental Deck Types
« on: September 19, 2017, 12:20:25 pm »
I don't want to lock this topic but if you all don't stop I will.  I don't know what the hell is going on here but you all need to step away from this "argument".

It's kind of your job to know what the hell is going on here.
I mean I don't understand the point of the arguments.  They have devolved into bizarre meta-arguments.  I don't see what anyone is trying to prove. 

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Dominion Articles / Re: The Infinite Number of Fundamental Deck Types
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:55:55 am »
I don't want to lock this topic but if you all don't stop I will.  I don't know what the hell is going on here but you all need to step away from this "argument".

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:12:08 am »
I average around 130.  My best TypeRacer score ever was 157wpm.

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Tournaments and Events / Re: World Cup 2018 Interest Thread & Discussion
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:58:43 am »
Can I sign up for a country I'm not related to?

Um the entire point is you're playing for your country. If that's thrown out the window, what point is there in a World Cup?

Ask Higuan (or many of the 1998 French winners) and multiple other soccer players.
That's a pretty unfair comparison.  You can't compare the glory of winning the Dominion World Cup with the dinky imitation "world cup" that soccer uses.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Strategy Blog Returns!
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:45:14 pm »
I prefer 4P over 2P any time. Also I never play Dominion online and don't care about it. Am I special yet?

Sounds like you belong over at the Strategist's Forum of Dominion, not here.
Splitters!

But at least we can all agree to hate the Strategical Dominion Forum.

It appears I shouldn't have wasted that joke on a subforum without upvotes...
It's like the #2 on the Top Five Things You're Doing Wrong list published by ForumRespectStrategy.com, and #4 on the corresponding list published by StrategyForForumRespect.com.  I guess you are more of a StrategyOfForumRespect.com kinda guy.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Strategy Blog Returns!
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:50:37 am »
I prefer 4P over 2P any time. Also I never play Dominion online and don't care about it. Am I special yet?

Sounds like you belong over at the Strategist's Forum of Dominion, not here.
Splitters!

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Confessions
« on: September 09, 2017, 04:48:13 pm »
I've been visiting this forum quite a while. Reading your tactical advice and stuff. Sometimes I think "i will introduce myself". Then i just let that tought go by.

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My proposed official ruling on the wiki: it should be neutral and factual, but have a separate section for "strategy" with views like "Mountebank is a strong card but no card will ever live up to the glory of Adventurer, the greatest Dominion card ever printed, $6 for +$2."

I think that makes everybody happy.  I agree that it is important to have a NPOV description of the card, but I also think there is value in providing non-controversial strategic considerations, hopefully ones that reflect the community at large and not the whims or predilections of any particular forum member or their beloved avatar.  Haven't you ever read Wikipedia and been like, OK, I get it, you have to be neutral, but come on, can't you just tell me what's really going on here?

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Dominion General Discussion / DominionStrategy Blog Update
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:37:07 pm »
I'm working out the details of how to transition the blog away. *sniff*

In the meantime, the blog static pages are badly in need of a facelift.  For example, New to Dominion is somehow still recommending people go to Goko.  Man are they in for a disappointment. Well, even more so. 

Beyond Awesome has kindly agreed to work on revising that stuff; if you have any comments about what should get updated and how, let him know here.

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Just wanted to note that this is all really helpful discussion.  It seems that I was off as to what we needed, and the prevailing view does seem to be that we need an administrator before a writer. 

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Let's clarify a few things that I'm thinking so that we can steer the conversation in a more productive fashion than finding 2-year-old posts.

First, I don't think any changes should be made to the forum.  Happily we all get along mostly fine now and so the report burden is low on me.

Second, the way Wordpress works is that multiple people can be added to a blog and each can write and submit their own articles to the front page.  You can give certain people authorization to approve or reject others' articles.  You can give certain people authorization to change the blog layout and delete posts. 

I would like to pass responsibility to a team, but I believe strongly that sharing responsibility usually leads to nothing getting done.  So I would like to find one person to administer the blog - that is, handle the blog layout, be the ultimate voice on various things, be the face of the blog - and have the team doing the writing and contributing on their own articles.  Having clearly-defined responsibilities reduces the "somebody else will do it" problem.

So maybe that makes things more clear.  As far as I understand it AdamH would rather be writing stuff than administering stuff anyway, and that eliminates the need to be dredging up drama.

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To be clear - the forum need not go with the blog.  The blog is a Wordpress-hosted site where various people can become "authors" and contribute content on their own.  The forum is its own universe and honestly I'm OK handling that for now.  I like power.

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AdamH has also expressed interest.

If others are interested in taking on an administrative role please let me know.  I'll reach out to a few people.

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General Discussion / Re: Brag Board
« on: September 05, 2017, 03:58:34 pm »
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Bumping this to say, I became a father two months ago!

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I don't know why exactly the blog stopped.

theory got busy.

This.  I'd like very much to transfer ownership of the blog to others - I haven't played Dominion in a long time and I feel bad that I'm in my position.  But I always hesitated because I don't have faith that whoever takes over isn't going to just fade away himself/herself, and really it feels like something the community should own collectively.

I'd love to hear your thoughts however.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 30, 2017, 01:43:10 am »
Is he really that bad?  Subtract Bran, and his plan works pretty well.  But in the end he got outplayed by a guy who somehow became a walking WeirwoodPedia.  (Well not the walking part.)  No one could have foreseen that.
Yes!

The ned thing was in a throne room with a bunch of visitors, also Cersei could have talked at any point. Vy the way, that event is 6 years ago.

The lysa murder sansa knew about, lied to royce about it and ignored it. Again, 4 years ago.

Littlefinger should have calculated those two things being known and should have prepared plausible excuses/planned accordingly.

Also, it wasn't too far fetched that Sansa/Arya might talk about the issue and it's quite terrible to have no possible reaction in that eventuality.


The Jon Arryn murder accusal was obviously undefendable except for outright denial (I mean, there is no proof at all) but one has to blame LF for not adjusting to an omniscient person being around. LF clearly knew that ("chaos is a ladder") and should have prepared to either leave winterfell asap or to rid himself of bran. But he decided to just ignore it which is absolutely stupid
Of the things LF knew that the Starks knew, nothing could bring him down.  Sansa doesn't know the Lysa/Ned story.  Arya knows the Tywin-LF connection, but LF doesn't know that.  LF's biggest risk was Sansa/Arya, which is why the show spent all that time showing Sansa/Arya's deception of LF.  (Which most people said was irrational from the characters, even though it was patently obvious that the characters were deceiving LF.)  But that wouldn't have happened if they didn't have access to WeirwoodPedia.  LF was scheming the whole season, it's just that he was out-schemed by people with way more knowledge.

Also I don't think LF knew Bran was some god-like figure.  Which is more likely, that a cripple boy heard your catchphrase from somebody or that he's stream-sniping the entire universe?

Besides, his downfall is supposed to be symbolic.  Ned fell when he went south but found that people valued power over honor.  LF fell when he went north but found that people valued honor over power.

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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 29, 2017, 01:39:38 pm »
Is he really that bad?  Subtract Bran, and his plan works pretty well.  But in the end he got outplayed by a guy who somehow became a walking WeirwoodPedia.  (Well not the walking part.)  No one could have foreseen that.


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General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones (show) [spoiler warning]
« on: August 28, 2017, 03:54:37 pm »
I think what Rob is saying is not that Sansa is next in line, but that she is next of kin.  Based on my reading of the family trees, next in line actually appears to be Gendry, no?  Because Aerys has no more heirs, and Jaehaerys has no more heirs, so now you're on Aegon V, the only heir of which is Rhaelle -> Steffon -> Robert -> Gendry.

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