Full List of Rules/Guidelines for the Site.

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Full List of Rules/Guidelines for the Site.

Postby rick.leeds » 29 Aug 2012, 18:18

We have been asked to collate together this list. Rather than copying/moving everything into one place, it seemed sensible to collect links to them in one place (if only because any changes don't have to be made in separate threads). Below, then, are the links. If I missed anything, please let me know.

First, Rules of Diplomacy can be found under the RULES tab.
Off-site link to the official published Rules is HERE. These were published in 2000. A later edition exists but it doesn't change the rules at all (and uses much more data): off-site link HERE.
Rules for Variants can be found within this sub-forum.

The following are the site's rules for playing on site NOT rules of the game:

Rules for using PlayDiplomacy.com are found here.
House Rules, defining what is and what is not allowed when playing on the games site, are found here.
Site Rules for Playing Games on the Forum: Rules governing Forum Games and Other Forum Games (with links to specific rules for those forums).
Anonymous game advertising/Needing a substitute: Guidelines on how to advertise an anonymous game or find a substitute player in your game if you are going to be away for a short time.

Some forums have specific rules which are posted within the forum. To view these, simply open the links:
World Diplomacy Forum.
Online Resources editor at the Diplomatic Pouch.
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Re: Full List of Rules/Guidelines for the Site.

Postby TheCraw » 29 Aug 2012, 18:24

I think it would also be helpful for those people experiencing problems and/or suspecting someone of cheating to know the rules/Guidelines for making a post about it:
So, you think you have a "Bug"?
So, you think someone is Cheating?
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Re: Full List of Rules/Guidelines for the Site.

Postby jayahr » 29 Aug 2012, 19:39

It might be good to start the list with a link to the official dip rules. We keep seeing questions posted by new players that are basic enough that it seems they have not fully read the game rules, or find it inconvenient to look up an answer.
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Re: Full List of Rules/Guidelines for the Site.

Postby HowdyHangman » 20 Apr 2020, 20:19

I noticed on the site rules that there is no express rule against game throwing or collusion if the collusion occurred in game. If someone were to decide from a fairly early stage in the game to vacate their centers to allow another country to win, is this allowed? In this hypothetical, imagine that the throwing player communicated this intent openly to other players.

I didn't want to put this under "cheaters" because it's a site rules question, not a report. Let me know if this question should go elsewhere - sorry if I made a mistake in that regard!
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