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There is PS3 Xbox 360 and no steam. im sure alot of people also play team fortress 2 garys mod etc and would be nice to have that feature. if someone has already posted im sorry.

 
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I have the perfect suggestion to stop 13 year olds and bots from making accounts on Kongregate.

Special Thanks: Reddit for pointing this idea out and Chuck E Cheeses for the idea

Ok, so one of the things that people should do before making an account is to verify their age. The best way we can do this is by a math problem.

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This would stop any underage kid from going on to kongregate and since it is a math problem alt bots would be harder to create to. (This plan isn’t really thought out since this is a rare 2:00 AM EST post)

 
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Originally posted by Holy2334:

I have the perfect suggestion to stop 13 year olds and bots from making accounts on Kongregate.

Special Thanks: Reddit for pointing this idea out and Chuck E Cheeses for the idea

Ok, so one of the things that people should do before making an account is to verify their age. The best way we can do this is by a math problem.

Ex.

This would stop any underage kid from going on to kongregate and since it is a math problem alt bots would be harder to create to. (This plan isn’t really thought out since this is a rare 2:00 AM EST post)

Maybe a little harder math than that. Think I could solve that when I was 8 but nice idea.

 
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Originally posted by calleharnemark:
Originally posted by Holy2334:

I have the perfect suggestion to stop 13 year olds and bots from making accounts on Kongregate.

Special Thanks: Reddit for pointing this idea out and Chuck E Cheeses for the idea

Ok, so one of the things that people should do before making an account is to verify their age. The best way we can do this is by a math problem.

Ex.

This would stop any underage kid from going on to kongregate and since it is a math problem alt bots would be harder to create to. (This plan isn’t really thought out since this is a rare 2:00 AM EST post)

Maybe a little harder math than that. Think I could solve that when I was 8 but nice idea.

Like 34 to the power of 2? Would that be considerate enough for a 13 year old to know?

 
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Originally posted by Serpentrose:

Please bring back game descriptions on the new games page. I like to have a reasonable idea of whether or not a game is something I might like before loading it.

+1. At least please show it in the “details” popup, or give an option to mouse over something to read the full description without opening the game page. A few words from the description that current list is offering are NEVER enough to get any useful info.

 
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Originally posted by Timekiller74:
Originally posted by Serpentrose:

Please bring back game descriptions on the new games page. I like to have a reasonable idea of whether or not a game is something I might like before loading it.

+1. At least please show it in the “details” popup, or give an option to mouse over something to read the full description without opening the game page. A few words from the description that current list is offering are NEVER enough to get any useful info.

Lengthier game descriptions from game pages should be brought back. Half of a sentence in the preview does not suffice (I agree with you both).

 
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Originally posted by Holy2334:

I have the perfect suggestion to stop 13 year olds and bots from making accounts on Kongregate.

Special Thanks: Reddit for pointing this idea out and Chuck E Cheeses for the idea

Ok, so one of the things that people should do before making an account is to verify their age. The best way we can do this is by a math problem.

This would stop any underage kid from going on to kongregate and since it is a math problem alt bots would be harder to create to. (This plan isn’t really thought out since this is a rare 2:00 AM EST post)

You’re just implying that underage kids cannot do math. I could solve 43 + 54 when I was 3 years old. Also any kid could just put the problem into a calculator to complete the registration process.

Your ability to solve math problems has nothing to do with your age. Any 4 year old kid can solve a complicated math question if their mom tells them how to do it. And then there are always people who are 13+ but still cannot solve a simple math question due to lack of proper education or mental disabilities (and it might not be the best idea ever to exclude people who don’t know the solution to 43 + 54 from Kongregate).

 
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How about being able to subscribe to when you get quoted somewhere?
For example, if someone quotes me and wants an answer from me, I get a kong message or a mail about it.

 
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Originally posted by Tukkun:
Originally posted by Holy2334:

I have the perfect suggestion to stop 13 year olds and bots from making accounts on Kongregate.

Special Thanks: Reddit for pointing this idea out and Chuck E Cheeses for the idea

Ok, so one of the things that people should do before making an account is to verify their age. The best way we can do this is by a math problem.

This would stop any underage kid from going on to kongregate and since it is a math problem alt bots would be harder to create to. (This plan isn’t really thought out since this is a rare 2:00 AM EST post)

You’re just implying that underage kids cannot do math. I could solve 43 + 54 when I was 3 years old. Also any kid could just put the problem into a calculator to complete the registration process.

Your ability to solve math problems has nothing to do with your age. Any 4 year old kid can solve a complicated math question if their mom tells them how to do it. And then there are always people who are 13+ but still cannot solve a simple math question due to lack of proper education or mental disabilities (and it might not be the best idea ever to exclude people who don’t know the solution to 43 + 54 from Kongregate).

Then the question is… what do expect people to know when they become 13?

 
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Nothing. The underage problem right now is fine as it is.

 
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You guys should definitely make a mobile app for Kongregate Chat. It could be really useful and interesting to experiment with. The user could be able to sign in, change chat rooms, see what other people are playing, PM each other, etc. If you look through the people in the chat room, then those who are on the mobile app would have a unique symbol next to their name to show they are on the app. It could be pretty useful when chatting with people that you couldn’t normally talk to out of Kong.

 
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SPOILER TAG AND OTHER FORUM FEATURES

Seriously, fgf is lacking them and severely needs them. Please add.

 
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Please get rid of the “rate this game” pop-up. It’s annoying and I would like to find the the person who thought this was a good idea and do (redacted because it will violate the Human Rights Laws as decided by the UN) to them.

 
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Originally posted by FreakUnique:

Please get rid of the “rate this game” pop-up. It’s annoying and I would like to find the the person who thought this was a good idea and do (redacted because it will violate the Human Rights Laws as decided by the UN) to them.

I agree, instead of offering some lame opt-out option that might be implemented, please just get rid of the popup.

 
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There needs to be a way to directly reply to comments in games. If someone replies to a comment you made (on a game or in the forums) it needs to go to your inbox. There needs to be a way to upvote/downvote forum posts. I’ve made this post before and it might have been replied to, but I’ll never know because no replies ever go to my inbox.

 
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Originally posted by friedrice8791:

There needs to be a way to directly reply to comments in games. If someone replies to a comment you made (on a game or in the forums) it needs to go to your inbox. There needs to be a way to upvote/downvote forum posts. I’ve made this post before and it might have been replied to, but I’ll never know because no replies ever go to my inbox.

I agree with all your ideas as well.

 
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More HTML support, or at least some CSS.

Seriously, think about the possibilities for new awesome thread design layouts?

 
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Originally posted by iFeedKills:

More HTML support, or at least some CSS.

Seriously, think about the possibilities for new awesome thread design layouts?

Exactly.

Like when Youtube videos were embeddable and people in the Off-topic forum would have a video be 1×1 pixels and set to auto play. We used to also be able to link to games in chat where it’d be the game’s name and logo.

People ruined both of those things. This site is the definition of “That’s why we can’t have nice things.”

 
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Originally posted by adv0catus:
This site is the definition of “That’s why we can’t have nice things.”

Not the site necessarily, I’d attribute it more to specific members of the community. However, if some of the things were implemented a little differently they might have been better (like not allowing videos to auto-play, or doing link checks to make sure those game links didn’t go off-site).


About the suggestion, there were some other HTML tags that were accessible (not sure if they all still are), and users spammed them a lot. There’s not a whole lot that would be nice to have that isn’t already possible one way or another (though some things like tables would be useful).

 
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KongAPI support for volume control and muting of SFX and Music would be nice.

 
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I’d like the option to spend Kreds to get a badge on a game. For example, 5 Kreds to get an easy badge, 10 for a medium, and 15 for a hard, or something like that. There are just a couple of badges I just can’t do, will never be able to do, and really don’t want to do. Those badges, of course, are the ones keeping me from getting the respective medals ….

 
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Originally posted by bakkart:

I’d like the option to spend Kreds to get a badge on a game. For example, 5 Kreds to get an easy badge, 10 for a medium, and 15 for a hard, or something like that. There are just a couple of badges I just can’t do, will never be able to do, and really don’t want to do. Those badges, of course, are the ones keeping me from getting the respective medals ….

What a horrible suggestion. How would you be able to tell the difference between people who actually earned badges, and people who suck at games and gave in to buy a badge (sure, you can’t always distinguish between people who earn badges and those who cheat, but what you are suggesting would ultimately defeat the purpose of badges)? A badge is something you are supposed earn, not something you should have an option to pay for. I honestly hope this suggestion was just a joke, and you should also come to the realization that you can’t earn every badge that is available out there right now. For example, I hate dungeon-RPG games, and don’t plan to earn some of the medium/hard badges they had, so why would I want badges from the game? Sure, I could brag to others how instead of earning badges, I bought them, but you should also realize that badges help you get points to reach the next level. However, there are no rewards for leveling up, or for reaching the cap, except bragging-rights (people also chant bragging-rights, because honestly at the moment, there is no incentive for leveling up. at one point, however, if you reached a certain level, you unlocked beta-access, until K+ came and snatched it from everybody).

 
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Wow, that was a lot of anger there … you must have a Rychip on your shoulder (ha, ha, I kid).

First of all, I was serious. How many Kreds do people have? I, for one, could afford to do my suggestion ONCE, which doesn’t seem to be a horrible thing to do. There’s just one horrible game standing between me and a medal and it would be nice just to have that out of the way.

Second, I haven’t seen anything around here to brag in; I may have overlooked a feature or a forum, but there doesn’t seem to be a ranking system here. If that’s true, then what would be the problem in a person just wanting a couple of games out of the way. I personally don’t see this as a way to gain badges as much as removing an obstacle.

Third, your final argument seems a bit circular. Badges —> leveling up and beta-access —> no reward for leveling up or beta-access. So, again, what’s the harm? If it really doesn’t do much to help people level up, if it doesn’t produce an advantage for people, why not make this an option?

My underlying argument — which may be ignorant or faulty — is that I don’t see Kreds doing much of anything here. I haven’t seen a place to spend them, and in my limited experience, I can’t imagine many other people have a Kred build-up as well. If lots of other people share my experience, then why not provide a limited way to spend a few Kreds? Again, I could afford a “free badge” once. And even if there were people who just “sucked at games” and didn’t mind spending more money, it doesn’t seem so bad — Kongregate gets more money, people get badges, it’s a win-win. (Given a lack of a ranking board, of course.)

Thanks for responding! I’m still hoping to get that one game out of the way and perhaps this eventually will become an avenue to do so.

 
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I don’t see Kreds doing much of anything here. I haven’t seen a place to spend them

Check the Kreds games page for a list of games which accept Kreds as payment for in-game items and such.


The only way I could see that idea working is if you could buy the badge but not the points that the badge is worth. Then, it’d appear on your profile, but be visually different than earned badges. Also, if you’d still be able to earn the badge through playing in the future to get the points (however, without the refund, or half back, or something like that). Badges are meant to be a sign of achievement, allowing people to just buy them seems counter intuitive.

 
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If you can’t complete a badge, you shouldn’t have it.