Recent posts by JohannasGarden on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / idk wat to use my ukeskills to

I’ll see if I can mess around with it later. I’m working in a hotel for a family visit, and my daughter has both the ukes that we brought along with her.

My instinct is that DCUUC would be better than DDUUDU, and the I think that a happy sound is good for this song, because it heightens the irony.

Here’s a vid where I can see her hands I’m not great with terms, but looks like it’d D( then not a chuck, but more a quiet “u” or light slap where she stops the sound with her hand) then DUD

So DuDUD or D / DUD also works, I think.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / idk wat to use my ukeskills to

I h

Originally posted by MaoWEE:
Originally posted by melbourneboy:

I didn’t expect a mature reply and now you made it awkward :(

Expecting admins to act like kids lel

Because we all know Admins are actively writing in OT lel

I have some kind of uke-dar or something. It’s Saturday, I decide to look at OT (helped that I wasn’t drawn here by a “OMG hide this thing NOW” kind of flag), and the first post is a Ukulele post :-)

But sorry for making it awkward :(

 
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Topic: Off-topic / idk wat to use my ukeskills to

Out of those three, I recommend Daddy Why Did You Eat My Fries?, but I’m a big Rebecca Sugar fan

I play “I’m Just Your Problem” on Uke, and my daughter has been working on “Strong in the Real Way” (that’s kinda hard)

inspiration

 
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Topic: Off-topic / FUCK JOHANNESGARDEN

Locking because you spelled my name wrong.

Okay, other reasons, too.

If a thread has been locked and you’ve been told that sort of thread isn’t allowed, then a day silence for making the exact same thread is what we do next.

I did chuckle at the King Arthur joke though.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / MEMEBUNNEH NEEDS TO BE DEMODDED now

Uh, no, and we don’t allow threads like this, so I’m locking it now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

Originally posted by SeventySixers:

I went to the chat room it recommended me and it was a wrong recommendation, none of the people from my older room was there, thanks a lot now I am forced to go to every room 1 by 1 to find where they at.

I second the suggestion of messaging the people you are looking for. In a number of cases, the active chatters had already largely moved on, and not always all to the same room, before we closed the room. Some rooms mentioned often in this thread, like Labyrinth, Ninja Chat, Mockingbird County, Teh Bleachers, among others, had very little chat in them for months before they closed. The people you are looking for may still be in whatever room they moved to before the closings.

There are, however, a couple more active closed rooms that chose a different room than the one on the list (Ivory Tower users can most often be found in Then Den, some Greed users are in Babylon but many are in Sloth), so I’ll add a note about that in cases where I’m aware of a change.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Something to drink

Chai sounds good, or Bengal Spice tea when I’ve got caffeine overload.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / My forum thread vanished.

I’ll pm you about it and we’ll see if we can figure it out.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / weird chat issues

Hi there! Most of the people I talked to who had trouble earlier today and last night say they have better connections now. If you’re still having trouble with unusual chat delays or frequent disconnection from chat, let me know and I’ll upate my message to our team to reflect that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest] Run 3 Level Creation Contest!

It’s really exciting to see that people have submitted levels already. I’m looking forward checking these out!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

I just pm’d you, Sargesteve.

I know that a lot of people made personal appeals for their rooms, and I’m sorry that I didn’t respond to each. I spent a lot of time not really knowing what to say—I did look at data each of the rooms brought up in the thread again, and the other Community Managers and I talked it over as a team. By the time we made the announcement, we were pretty confidant about our decisions.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

I have completed the closings. It doesn’t immediately kick you out, but people won’t be able to join the room.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

Originally posted by Ubermorgen:

I think people wouldn’t be so panicky if an automated process sent PMs to whoever posted a set number of messages in a deleted room so they could come back to their community. We’re already getting spammed with game advertisements so it’s clear the website has an automated mass PM feature. It’s an easy step that makes everybody happy.

That sounds close to what I sent out last week before starting this thread. Users had to have some (sometimes significant) activity in the room in the past 2 months to get pm’d by me, because that’s what I have access to, so it did leave out long term users who haven’t been active in the room for the past couple of months.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

The closing of rooms won’t be an automatic process, but I will be closing them today and will be starting soon.

I honestly do understand and feel the sadness at this. I did review the petitions and messages as well as more recent activity in the room, but we will be closing all the rooms. I will not close Greed today, but will need to close it in the next couple of weeks. I’ll be in touch with someone from your room to keep track of things.

Let me share a bit about my process with this—as a Room Owner of Didactic Fractals, one of the closing rooms, and as an admin who was definitely part of the decision about room closings this time.

During the first round of room closings, I got the kind of message I sent to some Room Owners this time, that my room had pretty low activity, though not so low that they would insist on closing, but that merging with another room might be a better for both rooms. My feelings at that time were similar to what many users are saying in this thread—Our room at that time had pretty low activity, but it had a very distinct culture and the regs connected a lot off the site (and many still do). The room could be quiet for awhile and then suddenly everyone would come back, and it would be really active for a week or two, then get somewhat quiet again. Some of us still chatted every day though, but there were long quiet stretches, but it wasn’t a place that would reliably be a place where a newcomer to the room had a good chance of finding a conversation happening that they could join in.

On the side of not closing the room, part of my thinking was, “Well, the regs aren’t here all the time, but they’ve known each other for years, it’s a really important community for them, and they do come back occasionally. I’d hate for this room not to be there for them when they do come back.” But on the side of trying to merger our users into another room, I thought, “Honestly, the majority of the time, this room does not provide a good chat experience for new users. It’s empty lot of the time, and even when people ask if anyone is there or wants to chat, there’s no answer.” I talked to my users about the possibility of closing the room, and, not surprisingly, we had a couple active weeks where lots of the old regs showed up and chatted a lot to talk me out of it and show me that they were all still around. It didn’t stay that active though. In fact, it eventually got far less active—in our case there were some fights involved in that, fights that happened around the time when my mother was dying, so I also wasn’t around to help with damage control.

Not surprisingly, becoming part of Kongregate’s community management team means that I’m going to make decisions based more on that second line of thinking. I still have all the feelings from the first line of thinking, but I make decisions based more on, “Can this room provide a good chat experience for many users on most days and for a good portion of the day?”

I do hope that users with strong feelings about closing rooms will make the effort to stay connected. If you haven’t already made plans as a group, at least try visiting the room I suggested for you. If you all do that, it will be a good place to find each other and talk about where to be. You can work to stay together in a new place, and I hope that you will.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

Hey, everyone. I apologize for not coming up with a response to your concerns and questions sooner. I’ll try to explain our thinking more on this tomorrow, but I don’t want to raise any hopes about us changing our mind. We’ve looked pretty carefully at the rooms we’re closing from August to now.

I am reading the thread, the messages you’ve sent me, and will do my best to get back to people. I hope that you can find ways to stick together.

Greed members, I’ll see if there’s anything we can work out. I’m sorry that he’s going through this, and I’m glad he has your support.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How to create a room?

Hey there. It has been said in the thread, but yes, we wouldn’t make a new room to replace a closing one. My room is closing as well, and I do recognize and feel a lot of sadness over it. I also recognize that many rooms have strong communities associated with them who chat elsewhere or privately. As much as we value that and as much as we believe that there are valuable communities that Kongregate has built, we also believe that we need to mostly have rooms in which active public chat is happening in the chat room on a daily basis, through many hours of the day.

I do hope that you will give Cookie Kingdom a try, as it was one of the clearer matches. I’ve had contact with all Room Owners of closing rooms and rooms being merged into, and Akasharoo requested Cookie Kingdom right off the bat. Many Blackmyst users, from what I hear, have already gone over to Cookie Kingdom, or at least started spending a lot of time there, so you may see some old friends you thought drifted away from Kongregate. I would recommend talking with Akasharoo about your concerns, and even with Rachiface, the Room Owner of Cookie Kingdom. I hope that they can help you work out many of your concerns, and they know that they can contact me if there are conflicts you can’t quite work out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest] Kongregate Pumpkin Contest!

Wow, some impressive pumpkins have come in these past couple of days!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

There are a number of things in this thread I haven’t commented on because I want to do some more thinking about how I respond.

This is definitely a more assertive round of room closings than last time. Many of the rooms being closed this time would not have been closed under the previous round. We also did more work with the matchings, particular in the rooms with a more active, stable chatting community. I do understand the sense of loss many of us have at the thought of our rooms closing, but I also think that users in those rooms might really enjoy getting to know users in the room I matched them with if they take the time to try it out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

As you may know, Kongregate isn’t shrinking but it is shifting a bit over time. Players are showing a clear tendency to be more active in game-specific chat rooms and private rooms, and are consequently chatting less in our regular rooms.

As a result, people who get placed into quiet rooms aren’t getting drawn into conversations. What this means is that, for the good of Kongregate as a whole, we need to remove quite a few of the least-used chat rooms. Were closing quite a few rooms this time, many that used to be very active and that many of us will have strong feelings about. In many cases, those feelings are more about what the room used to be than about what is actually going on there today.

We’ve looked at recent chat in the rooms we are closing and have tried to find more active rooms that we think will be a good fit. We will do what we can to make this as smooth a transition as possible for everyone involved.

We hope that the users in the closing rooms can take what is most important, the community and friendships that have formed there, and continue and expand that community as we move to different, more active rooms.

Here is the list of chat rooms that we’ll be closing. In parentheses beside the closing rooms is the name of a more active room that we think would be a good fit for the room that we are closing, and that is prepared to welcome users from the closing room. Here is that list:

Blackmyst (Cookie Kingdom)
Didactic Fractals (Pride)
Echo Hall (Now Entering The Twilight Zone)
Eternal Solstice (The Abyss)
Gluttony (The Spiderweb)
Greed (Babylon, but many have been going to Sloth)
Imaginarium (MalFunction)
Impossible is Nothing (League of Gamers)
Ivory Tower (The Den is where more can be found, though we recommended Lepidopterists)
Labyrinth (Dragon’s Cave)
Lantea (Dragon’s Cave)
Lunatic Pandora (The Boardwalk)
Mockingbird County (Your Pants)
Ninja Chat (The Holy Grail)
Possum Lodge (Cookie Kingdom)
Road Scholars (The)
Scribbles (The Boardwalk)
Teh Bleachers (Dystopia)
The Basement (The)
The Garden (Pride)
The Hillside (Pride)
The Monument (The River)
The Parking Lot (Gaming at Work)
The Red Bucket (Your Pants)
The Room of Champions (League of Gamers)
The Underground (World 1-2) (Lepidopterists)
The Vortex (Counterproductive Procrastinators)
Traverse Town (MalFunction)
Utopia (Dystopia)
Yuijiopea (ItBeARoomYo!)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Missing Account!!

Locking this thread, but if you are still having trouble with access to your account, reset your password as TheRealPip suggested. Check your spam folder.

If you still have trouble, email support@kongregate.com with more information on the situation.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest] Kongregate Pumpkin Contest!

@clockwork_human Mind if I try making an avatar out of that pic?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / foods that you hated as a kid but now like

Green Peas

They still aren’t a favorite (thought I love sugar snap peas and don’t mind peas in other things), but I really didn’t like mushy vegetables as a kid, and the texture would make me gag. My mother would insist that I eat them if they were the vegetable with the meal that evening, and I would get a glass of milk and swallow them like pills.

 
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Topic: Platform Racing 2 / Community Building Competition

We don’t generally allow this sort of link on Kongregate, particularly if it’s a referral link.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Please ban [removed, please don't make threads naming particular users]

We don’t allow negative threads about particular players in the Kongregate forums, you can contact developers privately about legitimate rulebreaking or concerns, but please don’t start threads like this.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Official "Show me your Tits" Masterthread!

Yours may be prettier, but it’s tits everywhere at my house…