An interesting concern was brought up to me by someone I am playing against. He wrote this nice comment on my wall (i'm not being sarcastic). I felt he was addressing an issue he had with me in a very civil way. I will just re-post it so I don't distort what he said. The game # is 12239573
Here is his post on my wall:
Just to make this clear: I don´t have anything against you and there is no need to discuss this issue. It is clear you want to beat me and I want to win, too. However I felt it really inapropiate to interfere in negotiations between others and this is why I teased you a bit afterwards. The Shoutbox is the only legal way to build alliances / just a truce. Unlike Diplomacy you cannot make secret alliances. You would hardly enjoy it when I spam in the SB now;-)
So if we meet again for a rematch, I would like to see you staying quiet when I want to build an alliance with other players. Otherwise I enjoy your presence in the game, as you are in my opinion a versatile player and open to negotiations. Thank you.
I'd like to ask the moderators and other experienced players what they think of this. I don't want to be doing anything inappropriate, so if trying to break alliances in the chatbox is wrong, I would like to know so I don't do it again.