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Totally off-topic of the current discussion:

WHAT is Kongregate DOING?! The profile pages are coming scary close to Facebook! No! I want the old interface back, PLEASE!

I can’t even navigate properly now in my own profile without getting completely lost on my main page. Where are my favorite games? My game contributions? My messages? My “followers”?

I’m mostly irritated about the recent user feed, as it now makes finding game contributions a pain in the butt, and that’s one of the few things I actually go to my profile to find.

 
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I’d like to see who started a thread before clicking it. Mostly useful for collabs, to see if the OP is trustworthy(IE: Someone I know, or someone who already has games uploaded, to show their skill.

 
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Add a Like button to the Activity Feed.

 
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Originally posted by Dever:

Add a Like button to the Activity Feed.

I don’t think that’s a good idea, and it might not settle well with other users who think the site is becoming too similar to Facebook or liked the old user profile interface.

 
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Originally posted by Dever:

Add a Like button to the Activity Feed.

Add a dislike button!

 
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You want suggestions about Kongregate? I’ve got one. Refining the tag search. For example: I often want to play games that have both launcher and upgrade tags (I know that’s most launcher games, this is just an example) Sadly, I can only select one tag. Or how about… I don’t want to play any multiplayer games? A way to not get games with a specific tag in a search would be nice. So… Yeah… That’s my suggestion.

 
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Things kong should have worked on instead of new profiles:
Forum muting
Time Stamp in chat
HTML in shouts
Widescreen everything
Separate forum searching from game searching
Getting rid of the empty space on the top bar

Making so best comments are actually sorted by thumbs up
Removing games with less than 2 stars

 
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Forum muting

There’s a script for that, though an official thing would still be pretty interesting to see.

Time Stamp in chat

There are two scripts for that, I personally use the first one as it’s less intrusive, but some people might not like it, so it’s better to keep it as an optional download for now (it can get bothersome sometimes).

HTML in shouts

Agreed, I’d like to see HTML come back to profiles in general, as it’s allow for a lot more formatting in the profiles again.

Widescreen everything

There are a couple scripts that make things widescreen; one for chat, and one for forums, I personally use neither, so I’m not entirely sure about what they look like, but they’re there to try out.

Separate forum searching from game searching

It’s easy enough to add “discussion” to the end of the search to get the forums, or even something like “/1/” if you want to search just a specific forum.

Getting rid of the empty space on the top bar

I personally think that it’d be interesting to see something put there as well, I’ve always thought that putting the Kongregate ant there would fit nicely.

Making so best comments are actually sorted by thumbs up

As far as I know, there’s some odd formula used, so amount isn’t the only factor for ranking them.

Removing games with less than 2 stars

I’m not too sure what to say about this one, so I’ll just say that you don’t want to discourage newer developers right away, by leaving their games up they can see the “constructive criticism” posted in the comments, and possibly get better, which is the point of Kongregate (to give new developers a chance).

 
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Making sure the Hide Recommendation button actually works for badges.

 
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“Last Updated” sorting for MMOs

 
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Being able to search for forums. I don’t want to search through 500 pages to find something=(

 
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I believe that Kongregate needs to add a few extra things to signing up. I think they should include a Zip code. Because There is this one man that has been Banned several times, but he comes back because he creates new files right after being banned. By adding a Zip code requirement to the Sign up will make so that people that are Banned and Silenced cannot create new a file so they can create more problems and offend more people. I ask that this be taken under serious consideration.

 
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Originally posted by Zachbrew:

I believe that Kongregate needs to add a few extra things to signing up. I think they should include a Zip code. Because There is this one man that has been Banned several times, but he comes back because he creates new files right after being banned. By adding a Zip code requirement to the Sign up will make so that people that are Banned and Silenced cannot create new a file so they can create more problems and offend more people. I ask that this be taken under serious consideration.

There is a way to do that through IP bans, but they don’t do it. Also I can make use a random Zip code, or postal code, so there really is no point. And can’t people have second chances?

 
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Hey i think being able to use your power up rewards points to purchase kreds would be cool. Since you can earn power up points on the site

 
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Originally posted by curly07:

Hey i think being able to use your power up rewards points to purchase kreds would be cool. Since you can earn power up points on the site

You can, it just takes an obscene amount, or so I’ve heard.

 
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a disconnect from chat button would be cool, maybe where you’re taken to that “reconnect me” tab. for when you don’t want to be seen in chat. and i completely refuse to just set my status to afk and switch to the game tab!

 
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Originally posted by uuu2:
Originally posted by curly07:

Hey i think being able to use your power up rewards points to purchase kreds would be cool. Since you can earn power up points on the site

You can, it just takes an obscene amount, or so I’ve heard.

Well you can get 50 Kreds for 3950 Points which is not that hard to obtain, but 200 Kreds are 14950 Points which might take a while to earn.

 
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how about looking into a app for windows phone for site

 
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i have a problem one of my friends acc in the game named Tdp4 Team Battle online got hacked and the hacker said:
i will reset ur acc and give it back to you in 2 days after reset

if i give u the username and the old pass could we get the acc back with a new pass?

 
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needs better ways to find ACTUALLY GOOD NEW GAMES. whenever I search most popular or top rated the first 3 pages are card games and gimmicky tower defenses and games THAT AREN’T EVEN ON KONGERGATE! and the rest of the pages are pay-2-win shooters with way too many hackers and lag. needs another category or better more relevant results.

 
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Originally posted by Legislative:
Originally posted by LordDignity:

There needs to be a button to downgrade your profile to some of the old kongregate stuff that didnt look like twitter

There are many posts by the administrators that state what you suggested would be a problem.

Here is one of the many posts:

Originally posted by AlisonClaire:
Originally posted by Bluji:

How do you usually pick the people who get the test updates and who don’t? I haven’t gotten any of the test updates at all (new layout, this one, can’t remember if there were others) but I’d like to get them in the future.

It’s totally, entirely random (except for admins. We get the new stuff to make sure it works.)

Kongregate could also more objectively see who is using the update. There are people in this thread both attacking and defending the new theme. Why can’t we please them all?

Because we really can’t please them all :( We’d never be able to make everyone happy no matter what we did. Every change we’ve ever made has upset some people and pleased others, it’s the way change works unfortunately.

There are a few issues with allowing an “old profile/new profile/nav 1/nav 2/old chat/old homepage/old old homepage/less red/lol cat” toggle. The first is that we’d then have to do a million times more work to create anything new. Anytime we make a new feature we’d have to figure out how to make it fit in with each and every variation there is. There are things on this new profile that aren’t on the old profile, stuff on the new homepage that isn’t on the old homepage—it’s not just changing the color, we’re also changing functionality. It’s impossible to keep developing new features if there are hundreds of site permutations out there.

Beyond the designing of how new features would fit, we’d end up needing to support all these different variations of the site, meaning we’d end up spending tons of time testing and fixing bugs for people that are using nav variation 3 and new homepage and old profile and new hoverprofiles and it would be fairly impossible to make forward progress :/

Lastly, it would kill our site performance. Right now we have code running for both profiles, but that’s not optimal and once the split test ends, we’ll be removing all the stuff we’re not using anymore. If we had to keep all the old code to support all the old features as well as the new ones we’d need way more hardware to support it (which means really increasing our costs) and it would still take you a huge amount of time to load a page. We’d additionally have to add way MORE code to try and make everything play nice together.

I get why you’d want options, totally get it. I use the internet too and have raged about updates I thought were dumb. It’s just totally impossible for us to do, from a practicality standpoint. We’ll continue to do our very best to come out with new updates that people like and we’re always changing things to try and make features MORE successful, but that’s pretty much the best we can do, sorry.

If your giving the player a choice of A or A then,
YOUR DOING IT WRONG!

like what LordDignity said.
at least give a choice of using a UI that isn’t just 600 drop down boxes.

 
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I would like too suggest that you add a way of blocking users from adding you too follow, viewing ANY information on your profile and viewing your friends.

I am currently dealing with a user or users adding me too follow to try find my in game information so they can harass me in game. They also msged my friends too pass along insults and generally stalk me every time i come online. They have also harassed other users who they believed they were me.

There needs to be a way of preventing this from happening without having too depend on the report function.

 
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Inspired by this thread, can you please make it so all caps titles are automatically put into lower-case, except for the first letter. I have no idea what forum software Kongregate uses, so I don’t know if it’s possible, unfortunately.

It’s an option in vBulletin (hint hint).

 
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Originally posted by TryggrWolf:

I would like too suggest that you add a way of blocking users from adding you too follow, viewing ANY information on your profile and viewing your friends.

I am currently dealing with a user or users adding me too follow to try find my in game information so they can harass me in game. They also msged my friends too pass along insults and generally stalk me every time i come online. They have also harassed other users who they believed they were me.

There needs to be a way of preventing this from happening without having too depend on the report function.

Make your profile private, and mute them so they can’t post on anything on your profile.

My suggestions were to have a special prize to people who got on maybe 7 days in a row, you give them 10 points, or a couple kreds. Just something to keep people coming back. Kinda like the Arkham City presents thing, just after a certain amount of days.

 
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Definitely not Kreds. It’d have to be points, but a small amount. Something like A Google A Day.

I doubt advertisers would like it, though. A lot of people would come just for the points, which increases page views and (unique) visits. Advertisers pay a rate based on page views and/or (unique) visits.. so their rates would increase but their audience would stay the same size…