Recent posts by serendipity2009 on Kongregate

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Topic: Technical Support / I've managed to fix (some of) my recent Firefox & Flash problems

Okay, it isn’t a perfect fix. Chat loads normally now, whereas I had to keep reloading the page before to get it working, and I don’t get messed up garbage in my flash window if I change the focus to another page. Also FF has stopped crashing. But occasionally it won’t allow me to type in chat after I’ve clicked on the game window. I can get round that by clicking in the white space around the whole game & chat window, then clicking in chat.

Not ideal, but definitely an improvement…

And FF is definitely faster.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / I've managed to fix (some of) my recent Firefox & Flash problems

I was having issues with firefox and flash since doing my most recent round of updates this week. I have found a solution which seems to be working for me (fingers crossed). I followed the instructions on this page :

http://www.guidingtech.com/12056/fix-slow-firefox-reset-feature/

I didn’t actually expect this to fix my flash problem but it seems to have done. It didn’t preserve all my settings from my old profile so be aware that may happen. I had to reset my home page, change the layout of things back to how I like it, and I had to re-install NoScript. But, so far so good!

I’m using Vista 64-bit.

This fix doesn’t involve changing the Flash Player protected mode – which I think is supposed to be a good thing from the point of view of security.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Getting very high levels of chat lag recently

I’ve reinstalled Flash, upgraded from Firefox 10.0.0 to 10.0.1, and done a ruthless clearout. For now, my problem seems to have gone away, but I don’t know if this is a coincidence or not. I’ll post again tomorrow if the problem recurs.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Getting very high levels of chat lag recently

Over the last few days (perhaps 3 or 4) I’ve been unable to chat successfully (and therefore can’t mod either). When I enter some text in the chat box I can wait a minute (or more) for my text to appear. I did install Adblock Plus a little while ago but have removed it now – it makes no difference, I’m still lagging. Before I removed it I did try allowing Kong to show me ads, but that made no difference either. And I have Kong+ anyway.

I also installed Chrome fairly recently, although I only used it once. Uninstalling that has made no difference.

Last night I was getting repeated disconnects from chat too. I’m not having performance problems on the rest of Kong, or on other sites.

Any ideas?

I’m running Vista 64-bit and Firefox. Everything is up-to-date and fully patched. I also tend to play puzzle games and they aren’t performance intensive. I have cleared cookies/cache several times.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Shuddup playmage

Mods have a mute button, but we aren’t allowed to use it :(

Edited to add : I don’t have notifications ticked in my account info either.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Shuddup playmage

Originally posted by Phoenix00017:

It only went out to people who have played the game multiple times, so you won’t have received it unless you played Dream World a minimum of 5 times. I think we’ll eventually have a more sophisticated system, but this is the current method, and for the most part it works well, when we don’t hit a stupid glitch like this. :/

Anyway, have a good night everyone, and sorry for the spam. Should be cleaned up now. Also, we have emails disabled for these messages, so the spam should be restricted to only your Kongregate inbox – very little harm done. :)

I have never played Dream World, and yet I have received the spam message 4 times now. Very irritating!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / USA vs England

Originally posted by dd790:
Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by dd790:

Feel free to highlight an area that you honestly believe America is superior.

Obesity.
Heightened levels of sheer stupidity.
Religious fruitcakes.

I believe we have the UK beaten hands-down in all three categories. So nyah :)

We have more teenage pregnancy :)

According to wikipedia the US has 85.8 (births + abortions) per 1000 women in the 15 – 19 age range, and the UK has 50.9

Source

 
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Topic: Kongregate / BEHOLD. THE PROFILE FORMATTING TO END ALL PROFILE FORMATTING... ISSUES!

Just wanted to say I thought this was a very good guide. Much clearer than the Kongregate Forum Textile Formatting page. Congrats Zhoom!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Bug report to do with being afk

I just tried using /afk and it doesn’t work in the circumstances I mentioned in my original post. :( Oh well – it isn’t a serious problem. :)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Bug report to do with being afk

Thanks for that info racefan :)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Bug report to do with being afk

I sometimes set my status to be Away. If I do that then change chat rooms, I appear in the new room as Active, and can no longer set my status to Away again. The problem fixes itself if I close my browser and then re-open it again. It isn’t a terribly important bug, but I just thought I’d mention it :D

I’m using Firefox and Vista Home Premium 64-bit, just in case it matters at all.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Can you make a ♣? Or maybe a ♠? Or a ♥?

Rather than trying to remember different keystrokes you can always run the charmap program on any version of windows. Depending on the font you use you can select and copy loads of different symbols. In fact the font called “Symbol” has loads of things in it which could be useful.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Google wages war on English.

Originally posted by 1132:

That’s the only thing I’m annoyed by. I don’t care if someone doesn’t use capitalization, or misspells a word in a small way, or even uses a word that is not officially a word, but when someone types in something that is barely legible, that annoys me.

Not using capitalization correctly can lead to problems :

a) I helped my uncle Jack off a horse

b) Try the above sentence with a lowercase J