Recent posts by BaconMaster93 on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / Merica

7. Bacon

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by AlchemistDoge:

I’ve noticed that certain chatrooms have more than a mod present.
However, rooms such as that of CSPortable (game-specific chatrooms) which is often spammed by spammers has no mod. It would probably be helpful if some mods could at least visit that room from time to time. That chatroom has over 180 people present at many times. It’s really annoying when the spammers show up. Moreover, nowadays, whenever I submit a complaint against a user, I don’t get any reply from Kongregate whether any action has been taken against that particular user. It isn’t just me who is annoyed by spammers.
I kindly request you to look into this matter.

Try going here if you need mod help in any of the game rooms but yeah getting more mods for game chat rooms has been a big push for Kong lately so yeah, plus some spam is weird since certain games also have raid links(like DotD) where sending them out is part of the game to get more players to deal damage so it’s where a line has to be drawn. Now, the spam there can be just like someone spamming random letters or something. But you should be getting an email notification that you got a message about it(might have that turned off and/or not noticing you have it?(you’d be surprised how many don’t notice things like that)). But also, if your reports are legitimate.
Hope this kinda helps.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / petition: bring back the music forum

Thought that section was removed due to having low activity/traffic. I mean, I know a decent amount of people used it but it wasn’t like a main thing that brought in a bunch of new users(like the MMOs) so it was removed. I think the mods for it used to have a C next to their name but yeah if it could be brought back that’d be pretty awesome.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / how to troll vegetarians and vegans

I think I scare them off.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Why are cats so loved

Originally posted by spookyskeleton:
Originally posted by Quilladin206:

Please dont diss cats because they “do nothing” and “dont care about you” Try getting a cat. Stop listening to the people who tell you this, they just think that pets should hunt most likely. Which they usually dont do.

I have 3 cats. :-)

I have 5 cats…GET TO MY LEVEL

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Character limit reached sign would be nice with PMs. Seems this was just something wrong with my end or something :p

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Has GameStop ruined Kongregate? (No, it was ruined by Cman: king of admins)

Originally posted by bobby71983:

98% of kongregate users probably have no idea gamestop even knows of kongregates existence.

Some GameStop employees don’t even know what Kongregate is…two way streak.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ask a mod

Originally posted by adv0catus:

What’s the youngest age of a user that you’ve COPPA’d?

Someone once said they were 3 years old in my chatroom. Report it anyway for this and they got banned but in all seriousness I think it was about 7 or 8. On average, most tend to be 10-12.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Utilizing the Level System to Stop Spam

Originally posted by WloJTqpCTolW:

The leveling system should reward contribution rather than restrict access.

This. It would be cool to get actual rewards for every 10 levels or something.

Originally posted by occooa:

I think he meant there can be a couple new rooms created just for new users. Then, when they meet a certain requirement, they can access all the other rooms.


I don’t agree, just clarifying what I think his point was.


Then people would just make alts and spam/annoy in there. You’d have to have mods for new room and probably an RO. Basically the odds are that the first experience new users have are a bunch of trolls and/or spammers. Not the best thing for Kong.

tl;dr Bad idea for level-locking chat/room for new users. Won’t happen.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by bjjdude:
Originally posted by Slothbaby:

Just posted this generally…then found this topic and thought I’d post here as well:

So, if this is a new idea…I’ll eat my pants, but it occurs to me that 95+% of spammers in various rooms are level 1 players. Under the current system, it is relatively a snap to create a character, or two, or ten…and be in a room 10 seconds later, spamming like crazy.

Mods and muting help, but it shouldn’t have to come to that. And even where banning occurs, if one can create a new character and immediately go right back to one’s evil ways…it defeats the purpose.

It seems to me that the level system, as it currently exists, could be utilized to prevent this. It takes a bit of time to move up in levels. I don’t recall it taking terribly long to get from level 1 to level 2…or even level 5…but there is some time and effort in it. Time enough to deter someone from abusing the system.

What I propose (and what I imagine has been proposed in the past), is making levels a requirement to talking in chat. I had originally suggested something like needing to be level 5 to chat in the rooms, level 10 to PM, level 15 to something else…but perhaps even that isn’t necessary. Get to level 5, and the world is your oyster.

Smarter people than I have suggested that Kong has deliberately not done in an effort to put everyone on an even playing field, ignoring level. But, in the end, Kong is a business. It doesn’t make money from Level 1 spammers that create 50 different characters. It can even LOSE money by passively allowing these spammers to exist, and scaring off players that do come here to play. People that put money into the system.

As I said, it is just a thought. I’d love to hear comments.

Just as a reminder, level five is about 3-4 hours of effort, if you made someone spend THAT much time on getting the ability to chat, a lot of people would leave the site because of that.

Basically all of this. While yes it’d stop intimidate alts the long term effects would that there would be less flow of users(non-alts(what if they’re ALL alts!?)) onto Kong.
“What I have to work to chat? When did this happen?” a few hours later “Wow that was a lot of work nothing…”
Not a good thing.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by 123aaa789:
Originally posted by BaconMaster93:

Maybe add something to flag entire threads? I mean it could OBVIOUSLY be abused and spammed(not like the flagging posts/reporting other users isn’t already) but it’d be sort of helpful when you go through a whole thread and find it all overall offensive so you wouldn’t have to go through and flag all the posts in it.
Maybe this was a thing and was removed, if so bringing it back would be nice.
Just something I think would be helpful after my little time dabbling in the forums around here.

If you want to flag a whole thread, I think the generally accepted course of action is to flag the first post and explain your reasons, including that it’s the whole thread you’re targeting.

Ah ok, like I said I explore the forums much, just started to just as something to do but thanks i’ll keep that in mind.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Maybe add something to flag entire threads? I mean it could OBVIOUSLY be abused and spammed(not like the flagging posts/reporting other users isn’t already) but it’d be sort of helpful when you go through a whole thread and find it all overall offensive so you wouldn’t have to go through and flag all the posts in it.
Maybe this was a thing and was removed, if so bringing it back would be nice.
Just something I think would be helpful after my little time dabbling in the forums around here.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Add likes and dislikes to posts

Originally posted by adv0catus:

Since this thread is a reasonably legitimate suggestion, here. It would be pretty cool, but I disagree with the dislikes. That’s just asking for trouble.

Maybe just add it for that forum, give the admins a view of suggestions a majority of Kong likes and implement them or see what they can do to get close to the idea

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Nicolas Cage!

Much Cage
Many Cage
Wow

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate should allow hashtags

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

Why? Can you not just post about Kongregate on twitter and use hashtags there if you must?

This. Also i’ve had users come in my room using the hashtags as spam. If they allow them it will obviously be used at spam. I mean MAYBE add them in comments as a sort of tagging voting system for games. But then stuff like what’s been posted here won’t work it’d have to be like “#RPG” or something but we already have a normal voting system in place so it’s just useless.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by Ruudiluca:
Originally posted by graveyard890:
Originally posted by Ruudiluca:

Could we get an official Kongregate Wiki?
I know we have a Kongregate section of Wikia, but that’s not supported by Kongregate.
If we could actually have on on Kongregate that could be edited by users, then I think that it’d be awesome. It’d also create community.

I am one of the admins of that wiki, and any user can edit it and I would actually like there to get more editors and contributors. Im trying to create a good community there but I am failing.

I have been very active in editing my room ‘Utopia’. I would really like the wiki to get more attention. That’s why I would like an official one that I can contribute to.

An official one would get more attention from Kongregate users and maybe even attract the attention of non-Kongregate users.

Why not just integrate the wiki with “Room info & help” automatically if there is a page. If a room has an RO just ask them to place in there. Might not do A LOT but it could add some more attention to the wiki itself.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Say Hello to Your New CEO

Kongrats! Best of luck to the both of you!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Official Best of 2013 Quest Voting Thread!

The Peacekeeper. Such a fun game.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Strategic RPG

So you mean just give every character weapon, armour, and item slots? Hmmm would make the game more interesting…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Call Of Duty Online?

It’s not CoD 4 and MW2 combined. Take the multiplayer mode from the Modern Warfare games and get rid of everything else and you have Call of Duty Online. It’s just to see if a CoD MMO would actually work and sell. If it does we’ll see a western release in a few months after it is released in China. It might also be on next-gen consoles since there is talk of making MMOs for them so if that happens then you’ll see it for PC and the next-gen consoles.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What is the world coming to..?

Originally posted by nking3:

I understand that YouTube is YouTube and there will always be trolls, that’s an unavoidable consequence of using the Internet, you’ll come across trolls. However, to me, it seemed like these people were seriously going at it, for like 5 or 6 pages of comments, therefore, the reason behind my post.

They have to prove to the random person who had a different opinion on a subject that had nothing to do with the video that they are right and this random person is wrong so they can feel better about themselves for being in their 30’s and living in their parents basement with no sign of a life ever starting. Typical internet stuff.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Battlefield or CoD?

Which game series do you guys think is better: Battlefield or Call of Duty?

I’ve played both and I do enjoy Battlefield more than Call of Duty. Also, I have played Homefront(incase someone will bring that up) and I think it was good at combining Battlefield and CoD but with an extremely short campaign.

Let the trolling begin…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / 3DS... For KONGREGATE?

I think it would be neat to see it on a console

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What is the world coming to..?

Originally posted by nking3:

I like to listen to music while I’m doing stuff on the Internet, be it playing Tyrant, checking my email or on Wikipedia. I enjoy listening to soundtracks of certain as my music, among them, “The Gael” from Last of The Mohicans.

Just for the hell of it I sometimes look at the comments to see what people say about the video I’ve been listening to. Lo and behold when I went to look at the comments on “The Gael” I found a debate raging about Iraq, Afghanistan, Osama, Russia/Communism, America’s power, terrorism, the British Empire and god knows what else.

My question to the users of Kongregate is this: What is the world coming to when this is what we see on something that has nothing to do with modern-day politics? Is there hope for humanity if Osama gets mentioned on something related to Native Americans?

Or, alternatively, should we use a basic intelligence test to qualify people to do things, like comment on a Youtube video?

PS: If Osama gets mentioned out of context I’m gonna flip.

Here’s a simple answer: People on Youtube/the internet are stupid and will just find an excuse to rage over something that means nothing to what they’re commenting on. A better idea would be to ignore the majority of stupid comments people post on anything.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A little help, please.

You have to know the notes first or at least that’s how I can do it.