Recent posts by usb_hub on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / I have 7 friends online right now

44 out of the 2300+ people that randomly add me are online right now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Cussing, Insulting, and Pornography Allowed

Originally posted by Malfiore:
There is no such thing to check if a user is using a legitimate E-Mail address, by which verification or a code sent and then entered to confirm a legitimate user.

On this I completely agree. If it’s not going to stop the incessant alternative account creation, at least it’s going to slow it down tremendously.

Requirements such as, 10 badges to unlock chat OR K+ AND 1 day of activity minimum

On this, 10 badges seems too much and K+ just for chat seems extravagant. I like the 1 day of activity though, that would help.

1 day of activity on its own is useless.

Create a crap tonne of accounts, a week later use them to cause chaos.. Woop woop. We solved alot of problems.

K+ or 10 badges to unlock chat, the K+ was a bypass of the 10 badges, so say a level 1 buys K+ chat is unlocked, because you’ve put money into kongregate, and why would you do that just to get banned 30 seconds later. 10 badges, maybe even 5 if 10 is too difficult, and the one day requirement working in tandem might do it.

Originally posted by Malfiore:
I can just make 50 accounts wait a day then start spamming.

I hope everyone understands that no troll will ever realistically create a new account 49 times after his original got suspended just to mess with the chat. When discussing measures to keep the site in order, the most important thing is to stay rational.

The real question is, when does not limiting the creation of accounts become a problem? Even if there have been cases of people creating, say, 10 new accounts to skip their penalties, how many are those cases to even be considered a problem? Would it be nice to cerate accounts based on legitimate e-mail addresses and via confirmation e-mails? Certainly. Is the case of trolls creating alt accounts constantly so severe that it needs to be done promptly? Quite unlikely.

You obviously never use chat do you :P

Originally posted by Holy2334:
Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Building on USB_Hubs idea about being active for a day, perhaps install a system where you have to be active on a game for a certain amount of time to gain privileges. For example, when you sign up, you can see the chat, and see how people chat and get a feel for it, but you don’t actually gain the ability to chat until you’ve had a total game time for X amount of hours.

Of course chat isn’t the only thing. Perhaps unlock one new privilege every hour (commenting, forum posting, chatting, profile decription (because you can still add porn links to your profile), shouting, private messaging, etc.)

It’s a good idea, however Kongregate doesn’t want new users to be locked out of anything when they first join. This is mostly because if people have a quick question they want to ask, they can ask it right away rather than having to wait a while for their question to be answered.

Quick question? There’s game forums, there’s google, there’s private messages… Many ways of asking a question people are just too lazy to bother hunting down the answer 95% of the time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Cussing, Insulting, and Pornography Allowed

Originally posted by Malfiore:
Originally posted by JimiTheFormal:
Originally posted by usb_hub:

You try moderate a website where the administration/devs have put no thought into keeping out the trouble makers.

Honestly I hate to be the bad guy here and rock the boat. But this user usb_hub is a mod in the room I frequent and he often lets certain users get away with rulebreaking if they are younger females or good friends of his. He also bans innocent users a lot just because he feels like it.

If we want the rules and regulations to be followed we need better PEOPLE enforcing them. ;(

Starting from this, calling moderators out publicly is never the right thing to do. If you think a mod has been abusing his powers then feel free to contact the administration about it and they’ll take care of it.

Now back to this:

You try moderate a website where the administration/devs have put no thought into keeping out the trouble makers.

You agreed to volunteer as a moderator on a site and you were certainly made aware of the company’s policies during your training or your original invitation to join the moderator team. If you thought the tools that would be given to you to handle toxicity on the site were inadequate, then you shouldn’t have joined the team. More importantly, it is extremely unprofessional and ungrateful to call out the very team that gave you the opportunity to aid in keeping this place in order.

With that being said,
Kongregate is rather lenient in how it moderates chat abusers, in the sense that they will not be immediatelly banned; instead they will be given multiple warnings before they get initially silenced, then if they persist they will be banned from the site temporarily. In the case where no moderator is present in the room, the user still has the option to mute the offender and report them to the administration for spamming, instigating flame wars etc. Remember that the mods are not the only people responsible or able to keep the chat in order.

If the administration feels that in the near futute, the moderation of the site needs to be stricter, the mods will be the first to be notified. Until then, respect their policy and work around it with the tools given to you.

I am aware Kongregate is lenient, very lenient. And yes I am aware of polices and such put in place. And the tools put in place to stop people in required times, work well. Until they realize that they can just waltz back on into the same room and continue on an account with a number one higher than what was already there.

There is no such thing to check if a user is using a legitimate E-Mail address, by which verification or a code sent and then entered to confirm a legitimate user.
There is (as far as I’m aware) no account creation limit per device accessing kong, per IP address, per E-Mail address to stop these users who return.

Users who have been issued warnings, just see them as a joke they don’t care because the above restrictions are non-existent and they have free reign to return whenever they please to reap havoc and the moderator has no way of stopping them until the trouble-maker chooses to or gets bored.
Muting is useless in the cases where the user returns say, 400 times in a week on various accounts. Useless in all capitals, shouted through the largest possible sound system on the planet.

I wish you luck chatting in a room that has users who like to return, feel free to take sides of trolls. But that is not a chat room I wish to be a part of.

Edit: Few more things.
Requirements for users to chat. Stops those returning and causing chaos in chat within 30 seconds.
Requirements such as, 10 badges to unlock chat OR K+ AND 1 day of activity minimum

I’m not saying we can keep the trolls away, but I am saying we can put measures in place to stop them re-joining with such ease and no blocks in their way.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Cussing, Insulting, and Pornography Allowed

You try moderate a website where the administration/devs have put no thought into keeping out the trouble makers.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / .Gif avatars do not work anymore.

Originally posted by TheRealPip:
Originally posted by MaoWee:

bump

  1. Please don’t spam.
  2. Why are you bumping this? Animated gif’s are not supported by Kong. Never were. If they used to work, it was not by design but because they just happened to. I would not expect that Kong does anything to make animated gifs work for your profile pic anytime soon.

-Pip

Mine seems to work fine, it’s just the smaller images that it seems to like, anything roughly the size the avatar specs say when setting one, won’t work as I’ve tried in many cases.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat randomly freezes.

Actually having this right now on the page i’m on, chat/room tabs broken, and it’s moved onto my game as well, the .swf i can right click and inspect element on certain aspects of it, where usually it would show the flash player settings and whatnot, and no I did not do anything to start this it was running fine and then decided some time between me not clicking and then deciding to click, that it wouldn’t work, just loading the page and having it open decides its fate. Sounds like a flash player update that is incompatible with Kong’s systems.

Hmm, it appears hovering over the “My kong” option where it brings the drop down menu, fixed it for me.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A strange man has hijacked your private jet

I’d be glad he never hijacked it and sit back in my seat and relax, knowing my destination was the White House.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / So..

No, I was travelling past it in a bus, rather busy roads at that time.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A strange man throws you into a fire

I catch fire.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Admins and moderators

Originally posted by dbzhs02:
Originally posted by usb_hub:

Give me moar power!
Refer to avatar

I’m not talking about the common chat moderator, I’m talking about forum ones, plus i’ve seen that avatar countless times.

Yes, because it’s mine and it’s awesome.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Admins and moderators

Give me moar power!
Refer to avatar

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What colour is this dress?

Black and yellow?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / more matenaince?

Originally posted by tigertank3:

0 people online dayummmmm

Thought I’d never see that.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / more matenaince?

Originally posted by tigertank3:

the Object of a DDOS attack is slowdown the servers isn’t it?

Originally posted by usb_hub:
Originally posted by M0RPHlNE:

Curious if it’s some sort of DDoS attack..


It’s a pretty poor attempt, if everything seems to be working every 5 minutes


Isn’t the object of a DDoS attackt to slow down a server?

I’m still sending replies here am I not? :P

 
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Topic: Technical Support / more matenaince?

Originally posted by M0RPHlNE:

Curious if it’s some sort of DDoS attack..

It’s a pretty poor attempt, if everything seems to be working every 5 minutes

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat disconnections

Sweet, thanks.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat disconnections

I don’t think I’m the only one, everything is running slow, no notifications of maintenance were seen, chat seems to want to work every 5 minutes, but disconnects instantly.

 
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Topic: Platform Racing 2 / Who else has joined in "The Age of Heroes"?

November 14 2008 here.

 
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Topic: Platform Racing 2 / Helpp!

Give it time, nobody here but Jiggmin, who isn’t around for some strange reason, is the only one who can help

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Is Kongregate chat down right now?

Oh i thought it was just me. Yeah I can’t connect either (30 refreshes later i find this thread)

 
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Topic: Platform Racing 2 / "Bird Brain" Badge; how do I get the bird costume?

Probably best to get a few people from Derron to help you out, just ask in chat. Or wait for the campaign to be on Derron server which it is every few days.

 
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Topic: Platform Racing 2 / PR2 Q&A

Originally posted by lolmattia (undefined):

How do you get the croc set, and I saw usb hub with 13 hats! Whats the 13th? (Idk xD)

The croc set may be on the page: jiggmin.com/contests/contests.php have a look for a prize saying “Croc set”

As for the 13th hat, I was given that by Jiggmin

 
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Topic: Platform Racing 2 / Animated Picture

This is not the forum you should be asking this in.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / kongregate room mods

Originally posted by deathgamer13:
Originally posted by spookyskeleton:
Originally posted by deathgamer13:
Originally posted by spookyskeleton:

You can report people

yes but they take a month to read it and actually do something

You can also mute bullies so they cant talk to you anymore

trust me this dumbass makes other people say things to me

You ARE able to mute more than one person :)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / weird chat issues

Originally posted by SolidSnake6:

huge announcement: i cant connect at all i just get this now which is strange

I believe they may have rebooted the server with an update or something.