Recent posts by Mousethecat on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Random advice from Gravey: Being too nice and welcoming can totally ruin a chat room.

I’m gonna go out on a limb here… but if the old regulars are fine where they are now, and the newbies are fine where they are now, then I don’t see the issue.

You also say that regulars didn’t do enough to get the newbies to leave, but realistically, there’s no good/proper way to get people to leave, even if you are a mod/RO.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Random advice from Gravey: Being too nice and welcoming can totally ruin a chat room.

Your post (The OP) was kinda hard to follow, but I know I disagree with the overall goal and most of the supporting points.

As far as I understand, the things that “ruined” the chat, was the fact that nothing was done about the bad behavior, and the regulars becoming less active. I struggle to see how warm greetings and nice words would be a major contributing factor in an increase of users with an unpleasant demeanor.

Keep in mind, causation doesn’t imply correlation, and one point of data does not indicate a trend. Most of what I’m seeing here is an assumption based on one particular situation.

Edit: Though I do agree that being too nice isn’t a good thing. I’m always suspicious of people who are too nice all the time. What’s their angle?! Also, labeling users as “trolls” isn’t good or helpful in any facet.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Password Auto-censor

Please stop.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Personality Profile: xela248

I’ve also heard, from a very reliable source, that Alex has a nice butt.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is Kongregate dying?

Déjà vu

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The epitome of annoying

If this is a split test, how come I haven’t seen any posts saying something like “It doesn’t pop-up for me.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / All the Forum posters are from the same rooms

Originally posted by LakeSnow:

And now 98 percent are in Your Pants.. I wish Forum Posters could be scattered around in different chat rooms instead of all being in same 1 room

I expect you have a list of at least 50 forum posters.

I don’t see the problem with them being in the same room. I also don’t see any benefit to them being scattered around.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Interviews: Master Thread

I did an interview about Realm of the Mad God with the current owners of Realm of the Mad God. Does that count?

Please say no. They butchered that recording (and the game) so much. I can’t even really be proud of it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Tiny Mech - Item Challenge?

Originally posted by Bluji:

If I’m not 100% wrong, they are both invisible mobile challenges.

The Duplicator is a character in Run Mobile unlocked by completing the easy badge in Tyrant Unleashed.

And to my best knowledge, I believe that there is a building later on unlocked in Tiny Dice Dungeon that allows your hero to equip outfits, and you can get a Tyrant-related outfit by (speculation) completing the easy badge in TU, again.

I have both items, so as far as I know, this is 100% correct.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What's going on here?

As far as the whole T icon thing, I remember seeing someone post something along the lines of…

“If mods weren’t supposed to talk about it, they shouldn’t have been posting in the thread at all. Instead, most of them were flat-out lying or basically calling people crazy for having reasonable suspicions.”

As I remember, that post couldn’t have been any more correct.

In regards to the rest of the original post, I’m struggling to understand the purpose of the post. All I’m getting out of it is that the OP didn’t like the staff’s decision to not hire someone, and that most mods are attention-seeking no-lifers.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / kongregate promotes slave labor???

Please stop

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Whats the age liimit for being a mod

I think I recall hearing about at least one user who was underage when they were modded. I don’t recall who it was, but I have no reason to think it wasn’t true.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Permanent Mod needed, Chat room is Bat Country, serious thread, very long Post

I read all the posts. Most of what crawl said was already covered in other responses, or he was just stating his feelings/experiences on the room/situation/responses in the thread.

Edit: The fact that you posted your assumption that I didn’t read the other posts, only reinforces your ability to distract from the purpose of your own thread.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Permanent Mod needed, Chat room is Bat Country, serious thread, very long Post

About a week ago, I was modcalled (along with several other mods) into the room, I was there for about an hour, during that hour, I received PMs from 5 different users all saying pretty much the same thing…

[paraphrase] “This place needs help, is there any way I can help?” [/paraphrase]

To me, this was a rather troubling event. Being told this, so many times, so quickly, was indicative of a couple things:

1. The room is under notable distress.
2. These people probably lack the capability, knowledge, and confidence to actually make a difference in the situation; and they seem to think that being a mod, or having a mod, is required for a positive change to happen.

The fact that this thread exists pretty much cements the first thing; though, like others have established, the OP isn’t really personally invested or involved in the situation, which causes questions to be asked about the motive of the post, distracting from the original purpose of the thread. The fact that the OP is being overly defensive of himself is only causing further distractions and irrelevant clutter.

I think the main thing that needs to be said here, is that mods aren’t a solution to a problem. Accepting this is step one. I think the next step is to not view problems as problems, but as just another thing that’s happening. Something essentially stops being a problem when no one has a problem with it. The next step is to contribute to the whole in ways that involve everyone (Including the problem users), or at least gives the problem less potential to be a problem.

I told some users “I will do what I can to try to help”, and I’m going to stick to that, but I’ve tried to participate in the room as a non-mod user, and the majority of the time, I failed to be genuinely interested in the conversations, and failed to integrate myself into on-going conversations. Which says to me, I’m probably not very compatible with the room.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

What’s the scoop on badges for Tiny Dice Dungeon? (Mobile game)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does anybody else hate - / + comments?

I actually agree with getting rid of downvoting. It seems like the only thing the votes determine is which comments appear in the top comments section. Bad comments would get buried by recent comments anyway.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The State of Kongregate.

I wasn’t saying that an admin should provide responses privately. That wouldn’t make much sense, because anything they tell a user privately can end up posted on the forums anyway.

All I’m saying, is if you want a direct admin response, send a message directly to the admins.

If that yields no results, then I have no argument in defense to their lack of response.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The State of Kongregate.

I hope at no point it sounded like I was against what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. I’m just trying to be as neutral and objective as I can be.

It would be nice to have official answers, or at the very least, a response acknowledging a situation, but they have no obligation to respond to these things here.

There’s a distinction between making posts/threads on the forums, and sending the admins a personal message or support ticket / e-mail. I think they’re much more likely/inclined to respond to a PM or e-mail than to a post in the forums. If several people have been sending PMs and e-mails and not getting responses, I would be concerned. But I don’t think it’s on their agenda to comb through the forums and respond to every question posted there that’s directed towards them.

I like Cman, I really do, but I’m going to support your cause here, by pointing out that he’s taken the time to respond to a thread like this, but hasn’t said anything about anything you’ve brought up in threads that, it’s easy to argue, are more important.

But posting in the public forums about issues and bumping related threads, to me, just comes off a bit soap-boxy.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The State of Kongregate.

Personally, the only legitimate concern I agree with is the forum spam, and by extension, the removal of the spam filter (That I didn’t even know existed until a few days ago) without explanation.

Other issues have been acknowledged by the staff, but just haven’t been resolved yet. http://www.kongregate.com/forums/7-technical-support/topics/366358-ghost-game-message-notifications?page=2

I wouldn’t consider not getting an admin response as a complete lack of communication, but this a subjective argument.

As far as the account name and policy changes, I rather like what was said in another post that I’m about to cherry-pick a quote from. “Admins can do what they want. If their authority is okay with it, then it’s fine. They don’t operate by your perceived rules. Bias isn’t illegal.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / OT has been spammed for the past few weeks

They don’t want mods to delete threads entirely, but having pages of hidden posts is quite a nuisance.

Seems like a good compromise would be to have a sub-forum for removed posts, like many other forums have.

I assume such a thing has been suggested before. Was there anything wrong with that idea?

 
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Topic: TDP4 Team Battle / Misc.

Originally posted by Klatu:

…account trading is not allowed in Kongregate…

^This.

Also, this probably belongs in the TDP4 sub-forum: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/59-tdp4-team-battle

 
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Topic: Kongregate / TTHelvianTT for Moderator

Originally posted by ADV0CATUS:

There’s at least (mostly) quality in the mod-only nominees. Imagine the quantity if everyone could nominate someone.

I don’t think that would really be much of an issue, especially compared to regular chat reports.

The issue is how much more of the chat logs that have to be read in order to assess a users behavior.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / TTHelvianTT for Moderator

Originally posted by 1337al:

i nominate my alt!
I nominate them too!
me too!
I also!
etc

They wouldn’t let something as arbitrary as the number of votes impact the decision.

Even with the mod-only nominating system, the number of votes doesn’t really matter compared to what is in the chat-logs.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / TTHelvianTT for Moderator

Originally posted by ADV0CATUS:

Contact support@kongregate.com and let them know who you think would be a suitable moderator and why.

[Edit: This isn’t about democracy and users – generally – don’t nominate candidates for moderatorship, existing moderators do (and the nominees are secret).]

Though, I’ve always wondered why users don’t have an easy option for nominating other users.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Kongregate Wiki needs you!

There’s too many things to keep track of, and too few people who are interested in updating/writing the information that goes on to have a really reliable wikia page.

As far as chat-rooms are concerned, there’s too much bias allowed to the writer/editor. Which is why I consider what’s on the page moot.