Recent posts by JohannasGarden on Kongregate

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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Stolen Account

I’m locking the thread and hiding the first post because you shouldn’t be posting all that information in the forums :-)

Please email support@kongregate.com to see if there’s anything we can do. Wait until you are asked for information before giving it, and know that we never request any passwords.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Knele_ProTotYpe NO HAK-2 post NQSS BLOCK

Regardless of whatever conflict is going on, it’s unacceptable to use offensive language or swear at or insult other users in chat or the forums. Please do not post offensively or make threads such as this.

 
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Topic: CS Portable / ©ALBANIA©™ - Official Clan Page

I can’t even tell who has a reason to be posting in this thread, but I hid a lot of the insults I saw. Clan threads, in any game, are for clan business—you can ask about membership, rules, ask for a leader to contact you if you have a game related issue with a clan or it’s members.

Keep it on topic and keep it polite.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Seriously, Kongregate?

The user the OP reported is also weekbanned. As Mousethecat said, whether the action is a warning, a silence, or a weekban, the same message goes out to filers.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Clans / team bronies

Hey all. Clan threads are for Clan members, people interested in joining the clan, and for respectful and appreciative comments for the clan (e.g. "Played with some of you guys last night, great match!) If you have a game related issue with a clan, you could ask an officer to pm you in a clan thread. Otherwise, you probably have no business posting in a Clan’s thread.

If you have the urge to harass a clan, go off on a tangent, or quote pyramid for the lul’s because of their name, language, identity, or boredom, just keep it to yourself. It does not belong in someone else’s clan thread.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / stop sending people to jail for being possessed by guns

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Everyone knows that guns don’t kill people, victims do. What’s the one common denominator in every homicide? A victim. That’s right. If you remove the victim from the equation, no homicide. We should make victimization illegal… too many kids are becoming victims are earlier and earlier ages. It’s time to act.

This argument could be expanded. How many crimes would not exist were it not for victims!

And there wouldn’t be an unemployment problem if there weren’t unemployed people, so we could just make it illegal to be unemployed. There are already a whole lot of politicians who already believe that unemployment is the fault of the unemployed people, so it probably wouldn’t be too difficult to get them to pass such a law. (In fact, my sarcastic self is starting to make my actual self kind of nervous at this point)

But back to the OP, you are saying that gun possession should be illegal, but only the guns should be incarcerated since it is the guns who possess people, and people possessed by guns can’t be held responsible for their actions while under the influence of guns. Is that your position on this very serious topic?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Live Event] Kongregate Live with Sammy the Kongpanion!

I believe Sammy cam is still active, but won’t be for much longer, so check it out!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / April Fools Room Name Changes 2015

One of my favorite name changes was of a Portuguese room that I still don’t see on the list.

A Spanish room mod became a Room Owner, and now the name of his room suggests that he has made some questionable fashion choices.

And I believe that Sammy is still taking questions here

 
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Topic: Kongregate / April Fools Room Name Changes 2015

Other places to look!

Foreign language rooms (especially Spanish, but there’s at least one French, Portuguese and German)

Transient factoids:

Atlas Park was briefly Parka Salt

The has a different name before “God Damn it Magin!”

Ant Hill was briefly “Disappointing Comedy Sequel Starring Sharkira” (The Room Owner’s actual request was “Anything you want, just not Sunnydale, I’ll be livid if it’s Sunnydale”

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Totally not a hate thread

I’m sure there are other ways to report this than to start a thread about the player :-) locking thread

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Bugs and Unofficial Tech Support / Auto-hidden forum messages

I think I’ve got a fix for you, AEONFLX

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I hae ran into a promblem

For anything purchase related you should email kreds@kongregate.com

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Live Event] Kongregate Live with Tony Lavelle! (date updated: 3/6/15)

The Live Event will be today! There’s still time to post questions here, or you can show up at the event by clicking the link in the first post!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / hacker

Locking thread as this doesn’t belong here. Most large, multiplayer games have forums with stickied threads that explain how to contact their support team and what to do if you suspect someone is cheating in a game.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Take Your Canvas Bags to the Supermarket.

Aww, you reminded me of billyfred :-)

Many people have stick figure avatars, but I imagine billyfred as a stick figure in real life, and probably always will.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Represent Yourself! [multimedia self portrait thread]

Originally posted by donseptico:

Ok… so here’s something a little metaphorical: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/c76f052yupyeo19/AAAF99pL7DOzpGy-wx-oMEjVa

edit: i’m getting annoyed with dropbox :/

Sorry you’re having trouble there—try uploading to an image site, maybe? I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to upload.

On the other hand, what I got to by clicking that link is pretty cool idea for an ironic self-portrait….“404 — We can’t find what you’re looking for” Yeah, that’s me, too.

And pete, I’ve always liked that picture. Seeing the snapshot and learning the story behind it is great. Thanks for that.

And I know I should have posted something by now…I was going to do a stick figure and set the bar comfortably low, but I haven’t even managed that yet.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The future of Kong's forums?

Sorry for losing track of things around here.

don is defintely sharing these ideas with us, and though we don’t give him the timely feedback that would be most helpful, we will definitely look at it in time. If any particularly worthy ideas arise, we’ll point them out to them.

And using alts to cause disruption or confusion that you might not be able to cause if people knew who you were will get lots of posts hidden and often get some of your accounts banned.

And I think most of us realize that when someone says “Yes, I’m calling you an asshole, I’m an asshole, too.” it can be taken many ways, and the person who it applies to can decide how strongly they feel about it and flag the post if they object. I personally don’t mind if someone insults me mildly and adds “and I say the same thing about myself.” At any rate, I think don or I would tell people to stop letting the personal argument derail the topic even if karma were here participating, and it’s even sillier to do so when they aren’t.

On the question “how do we prevent casual conversations from turning personal?”…

I think that’s a major problem in forums like this. People in a forum like this have a personal history with each other, and it’s a complicated one. One person may still have pretty strong feelings about something 2 or 3 other people wrote last summer. They may still feel misunderstood. The outlet we have for working these things out is through pm’s, but that doesn’t always satisfy, especially when the strong feelings are about things that have happened in a thread that involved numerous people. Unfortunately, what I have seen happen here and in other forums is that people bring up these things in the middle of other discussions, and it becomes the new topic. I’m not sure I have a good answer for this tension.

It really does make discussion more challenging, especially for newer people who weren’t there last fall’s blowup over some issue, which was partly about the issue and partly about an argument that happened the summer before that and the accusation that User A is always unnecessarily condescending (according to users B, C, & D), which claim is greeted with “See, this is what B & C always do, first you two ramble on in some free association mishmash of whatever pops into your head after reading another post, without any research or actually knowledge to back up your idea nor even one well articulated thought in your two pages of barely coherent text, and when someone points out that you haven’t actually said anything significant, you cry out that you are being insulted or harassed. Stop being such idiots all the time, and you won’t get insulted as much. And by the way, punctuation is a thing. Use it.”

At this point, the topic has become “Which user makes the forums suck the more.” There’s no sign of the original topic and the thread becomes too much work to try and moderate.

I think that basically, the users who want to improve the forum experience need to consider the effect of their posts on a particular thread and on the forum in general. A major question to ask is whether you are actually posting in response to the topic of the thread. If you aren’t, or if you kind of are talking about the topic, but you’re also throwing a few digs based on past history in, then edit before posting or don’t post yet. At that point can be useful to take some time to think of whether you have something to say that would be useful to say in some other place, like a separate thread in which you articulate it in a way anyone can understand and that focuses on the principle that’s important to you, not the particular thing that annoys you about one other person. Other times, a satisfactory resolution to your frustration is unlikely (especially if you’ve been over this with the other person many times), and realizing this and finding a way to deal with it on your own.

It’s true that we can’t rely on everyone in the forum to do this. Some people like things dramatic and will consciously or unconsciously seek to bring out the inner hotheaded ranting maniac that exists within many of us. But I also believe that if you refuse to contribute to those personal disputes that derail threads, they simply don’t get as far. In fact, if people instead go back to what was being discussed before it got personal, that can bring everyone back to the ideas involved instead of the attacks.

And don, I’m still thinking about a lot of your ideas. Since I’m an admin, I’m reluctant to make statements on it that I’m not pretty confidant about, because they often get taken more seriously than they should be and continue to get quoted as “what the admins think” long after I realized that my initial response was kind of stupid or more frequently, it was an honest reaction but something we would never do for reasons I didn’t know about at the time (very often this translates as "that would take a whole lot of site developer/programming time that we can’t spare any time in the foreseeable future).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Delete My User ID. Cancel My membership

To have your Kongregate account permanently banned, email your request to support@kongregate.com or use the “contact us” link at the bottom of any Kongregate page.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / pokerpos mlg mooseum inb4thelock

If people offer their photos to be used, you can use them. If they haven’t offered them, or if it’s known that they don’t welcome this use of their photos, then you shouldn’t be posting them. I will hide such photos when flagged (or I notice them) in any forum.

I do like the thread overall, and I believe Fancy Pants man is generally a pretty laid back guy who isn’t likely to object to this treatment.

 
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Topic: Clicker Heroes / Is using an Autoclicker cheating?

That’s a pretty cool way to go about it, Fritz_b :-)

You might also find that an idle build suits your needs pretty well once you get to a certain point.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Guilds / Kongregate guild

I’ll be moving this thread to the single Lionheart Tactics Forum. You should make clear in your post that this is a guild on Lionheart Tactics Web to prevent confusion. Good luck with your guild!

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics Web / This Forum will soon be closed. Post in Lionheart Tactics instead.

We’ll be closing this forum soon, so please don’t post here, post
here

We’ll be moving some threads over from here to there after this forum closes.

Thank you for your understanding.

 
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Topic: Curio Quest / Official Referral Code Thread

JOHANNA

 
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Topic: TDP4 Team Battle / New Game Better then tdp4

I think the points that explain why I’m locking this have been made in the thread. I’ll also add that we’re even stricter in specific game forums. There are many places you can talk about the game you’ve uploaded to Kongregate, for example, but promoting it the thread for another game would not be one of them :-)

This forum is for discussing TDP4 and for building the TDP4 community not for trying to move users to a game by different developers.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Metadiscussion On "Serious Discussion": A Comprehensive Analysis of Its Components and Purpose

@Nokkenbuer—I apologize if I wasn’t clear enough in my first response that I really appreciate your post and this thread. My comments about you criticizing me and the other mods and disagreeing with many of your conclusions is actually my opinion, but I made the comment in a tongue in cheek way. My first response was a more formal way of saying, “OMG, I think you just called me a reactionary bitch who inhibits free discussion and you did it so well that I loved every moment of it!”—-So, seriously, I always thought it was great. I read the conclusion as something like “Is this really worth doing at all? No!” which I would disagree with, however, you got at some actual truths in each paragraph.

In addition, I think most of us appreciate intelligent humor, which was well exhibited there. And even though the ability think about things seriously and argue critically with others are positive traits, most of us who possess them would do well to laugh at ourselves more often.

Want to add a paragraph that takes on the tendency of some good threads to turn into the last couple of pages of this thread? ;-P