Recent posts by donseptico on Kongregate

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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Off Topic is below Average.

It is what it is. This site has a membership with such a wide age range, set of interests, etc that it would be impossible to make a niche to accommodate absolutely everyone but the current structure does, at least, allow for the largest ‘groups’ to have their own areas.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / PotUS' SotUA

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

Do you have any thoughts about the President of the United States’ state of the union address?

As a Brit, um no… none whatsoever… I don’t even know the theoretical significance (if any) of the speech itself – isn’t it pretty much the same thing every year? The president comes before congress and says ’we’re doing a good job’?

 
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Topic: Wartune / Blank sylph names

Noob or not, you actually made me laugh out loud :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / PotUS' SotUA

An interesting(ish) news report but yes, what is it you wanted to discuss?

 
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Topic: Wartune / Blank sylph names

Sheesh, you two are as bad as each other!

I’d suggest, instead of blank, everyone change their sylph names to Wig or Cap so they can beat up on each other ‘non-stop’

NB That’s what passes for this mod’s sense of humour

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

Deranged? Me? I resemble that remark… but no, not only do I not read ‘everything’ in as timely a manner as I might like, there are days where I don’t even get on the computer, let alone Kongregate so yes, flagging is helpful as, while there are only a couple of mods listed, there are others (those that shall not be named!) who will help pick up the slack.

That said, it’s all but impossible for anyone reading a post to know the poster’s actual intent – is it just ‘banter’ or a deliberate/hostile insult?… well ok, in some cases it’s a lot easier than others…

IF I were to say pete you’re a f***ing, imbecilic, moronic c**t who should be crucified – that would obviously be too much…
IF I were to say Jan you’re an asshole – (ok, without any context) – it could be banter or not… although it doesn’t break kong’s CoC
IF I were to say karma you’re such a gasbag… would anyone take it as an insult rather than banter?

So the question that arises, in my mind at least, would be how to police ‘insults’? And I see only two viable options…

  • Retain the, admittedly flawed, current system – based on whoever reads the flag’s subjective interpretation of the meaning behind the words and how they interact with the CoC or,
  • Simply remove any post with anything that could be construed as a personal insult (as opposed to insulting towards the idea put forward)

Unless anyone has a better option?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Football Manager Ultra Not Working

That’s entirely reasonable however it is only the developers who can actually fix their game, and I doubt very much they check this forum for problems with their game.

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

That’s as maybe, bur let’s not ‘flame bait’ pete.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Paid multiplier

I take it you mean you bought 5 of the X3 multipliers?… I just checked my game and the multiplier is showing correctly, although I know it sometimes doesn’t. Usually a refresh or two fixes it but, if not, you’ll either have to wait for HH to read this or contact them directly link and/or email: Adventurecapitalist@hyperhippo.ca

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Anything to do after getting all achievements?

Originally posted by TriggerHappyDA:

Or is it a matter of continuing to collect money until the next update? Just hit everything for the very first time.

Pretty much… or saying ‘Goodbye and thanks for all the fish!’ :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / i want to discuss the weather in regards to climate change

  • mcalty
  • no opening discussion (simply citing an external source)
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Metadiscussion On "Serious Discussion": A Comprehensive Analysis of Its Components and Purpose

In case you hadn’t noticed SP, we’re having a ‘moment’ here – your posts are being removed as they’re being deliberately provocative, deliberately (i suspect).

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

@Jan – sorry about the paragraph… I’ve spent the last 4 hours composing various things in the mod forum (only some of which are for here, more later on that… I guess it rubbed off on me… Don’t be an ass, ok? :P

Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

Methinks we need some sort of enforceable ’gentleman’s agreement’ to treat each other civilly regardless of how we feel about the opinions held by other people, maybe tone down the vitriol some, recognise our own hypocrisy and shortcomings… and dare I say it? some actual sanctions for breaking the agreement??

This is similar to how Lax policed SD and the reason I started minimodding in the first place. Mods have actual sanctions. The community doesn’t. BSG tried that gentlemanly agreement and we all applauded and it did exactly nothing because there are no consequences other than the ones in YOUR power.

Personally, I’d rather have a tyrant in charge than someone who doesn’t want to hurt our special snowflake feelings. We have one major advantage over OT [no, it isn’t that we’re more mature]. We regs tend not to make alts, so banning one troublemaker is almost as effective as an ip ban. Sure, he/she/ne might be back, but he’s going to be a lot more careful in the future. I got silenced back in November 2012 [simultaneously confirming Lax had balls after all], and it set me straight for..ah, a few months, anyway.

Yeah, the reason that I bought up the ‘actual sanctions’ bit is because of the policies Kong ‘drummed into us’ as mods when they signed me up, and the way mod tools now work pretty much preclude anything too ‘tyrannical’… which means I’d, basically, have to circumvent what they’d like me to do and/or seek extra account permissions (I suspect things may have been somewhat different in Lax’s day)… to whit I guess I’m kinda seeking the group’s consent to do so, so that I’ll have a stronger argument to put forward to the admins, etc.

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

Well this has taken an interesting turn…

Whilst it could be said that the posters herein definitely qualify as a key component of the ‘SD Experience’ being deliberately antagonistic towards them and/or their posting styles whilst doing a reasonable impression of it is somewhat hypocritical don’t we think?

Methinks we need some sort of enforceable ’gentleman’s agreement’ to treat each other civilly regardless of how we feel about the opinions held by other people, maybe tone down the vitriol some, recognise our own hypocrisy and shortcomings… and dare I say it? some actual sanctions for breaking the agreement??


Regarding PMs

  • There’s an implicit expectation of confidentiality in the sending and receiving of PMs
  • That said, if someone’s harassing you via PM a) block them, b) report them
  • Quoting/citing PMs to make or back up a point… is, well, pointless… after all, they can’t be verified, etc
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Shamelessly borrowed formatting guide

How to make Italics

Just place underscores at the beginning and end of a paragraph, sentence or word.

_These are Italics_

Result:
These are Italics


How to make Bolds

Just place Asterisks at the beginning and end of a paragraph, sentence or word.

*Bold Bold Bold*

Result:
Bold Bold Bold


How to make Links

Just place Quotes at the beginning and end of a sentence or word, followed by a colon and the url.

"This is a Link":<a href="http://www.kongregate.com" rel="nofollow">www.kongregate.com</a>

Result:
This is a Link


How to make Underlines

Just place Plus’s at the beginning and end of a paragraph, sentence or word.

+Walking is Fun+

Result:
Walking is Fun


How to make Strikethroughs

Just place Minus’s at the beginning and end of a paragraph, sentence or word.

-Unadd Me-

Result:
Unadd Me


How to make Headings

Just place " h#. " (where # is any number from 1 to 6) followed by one space at the beggining of a paragraph, sentence or word.

h1. This is Giant

h2. This is Huge

h3. This is Big

h4. This is Bolderined

h5. Like a Boss

h6. This is Failed

Result:

This is Giant

This is Huge

This is Big

This is Bolderined

Like a Boss
This is Failed

How to make Waves

Just decorate the “~” and the “^”, then put it first and last.

~Down~ and ^Up^

Result:
Down and Up


How to make Numbereds

Just in Bieber put the “#” in line, up to down. Like that.

# This is
# A numbered
# List

Result:

  1. This is
  2. A numbered
  3. List

How to make Pics

Just put “!” first and last, and the direct Image url, at the middle.

!<a href="http://cdn1.kongregate.com/user_avatars/0118/4953/battle_arena_trophy2.png?144822-op" rel="nofollow">http://cdn1.kongregate.com/user_avatars/0118/4953/battle_arena_trophy2.png?144822-op</a>!

Result:


How to make Spans

Just place “==” either side of the textile you want to break, such as the RP above, and it’ll actually show the symbols or commands, rather than use the textile

&lt;span class="hinted_value"&gt;Example&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;

&lt;span class="pipe"&gt;Example&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;

&lt;span class="invert menu"&gt;Example&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

Result:

Example

Example

Example


How to make Grayboxs

Just type "&lt;pre&gt;" first, in middle any txt, and "&lt;/pre&gt;".

&lt;pre&gt; I love Gray &lt;/pre&gt;

Result:

 I love Gray 

How to make Dots

Same of the Numered, but with “*”.

* Dot

* Dot

* Dot

Result:

  • Dot
  • Dot
  • Dot

How to make Horizontalines

Just use this: <hr>

Result:


How to make Epic Sizes

Just type "&lt;big&gt;" at the start how much you want, text in middle, and "&lt;/big&gt;" in last.

&lt;big&gt;&lt;big&gt;&lt;big&gt;BIG&lt;/big&gt;&lt;/big&gt;&lt;/big&gt;

Result:

BIG

 
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Topic: Wartune / Wartune Emergency Maintenance

Originally posted by MattiaBava:
Originally posted by WIGANSTE:

I think you’re using my demand dude, i’ve got copyright on that.

NB – I don’t object to the message or the sentiment behind it… but I had to do something to protect my eyes! (please avoid ‘image spam’)

 
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Topic: Wartune / Wartune Emergency Maintenance

ALWAYS take ‘expected’ times with a pinch of salt – there’s any number of reasons it could be dramatically extended (although if that were the case, I would hope there would be an update) – maybe just come back and try again in an hour or so (or see if there’s any further news from R2).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obligation to Help Others

Not time right now, but this seems somewhat apt

“And that’s where this latest research is so cheering. For they’re indicating that altruism is a learned behaviour and furthermore, one that seems to be rather easily inculcated. Heck, if you can get two-year-olds to do it, it must be easy. We’re still left with the chicken and egg, in that we don’t know which comes first.”

 
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Topic: Wartune / Kong wartune forums

Originally posted by BenjaminS59:

I refer you to Wig’s earlier post vis a vis ‘Sense of humour’. If you want to read what Sanguine wrote as a threat, I certainly can’t stop you… personally I read it as a light hearted comment on a serious (well, for a gaming forum) issue.

 
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Topic: Wartune / recharge

I think that’s probably -

I recharged 5 days ago… my kreds went… I did not receive balens.

If so, contact R2.

If not fixed, contact kred@kongregate.com and explain (in your native language and translated) the problem.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Can't get in game

It does, unfortunately, seem to be a common trait with certain games… if you’re still not back in, have you tried all the usual things? (clearing cache, etc) If not your second stop will be filing a support ticket and seeing what response you get.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obligation to Help Others

I’d have to say that if it’s an act carrying financial benefit to the person(s) providing, then it’s not, by definition, an act of kindness but rather an act of either obligation (e.g. it’s your job) or selfishness.

• Do we help others as a means for bettering ourselves? (Are we selfish?) – Yes, but not exclusively.
• Can we and do we change the “how, when and why” we help others? – Say what?
• At what point does helping others become a weakness? – When it becomes a pathological / uncontrollable act which is either directly or indirectly damaging to the provider of said act.

The inverted investigation might follow these queries:
• Do we hurt others as a means for bettering ourselves? – Yes – although not necessarily consciously or directly (If two people apply for one position, one is ‘hurt’ by not getting the job to the betterance of the first party.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Kong wartune forums

Originally posted by WIGANSTE:

Hi

Please read and familiarise yourself with the following:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sense+of+humour

Surgically removed upon receiving modship :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate - Wartune forum censorship

Versi, as has already been pointed out – Kong and R2 have dealt with the ‘chris situation’ to their satisfaction and, afaik, sanguine is not chris so please stop stirring resentment by digging up old muck and focus on the future…

And, although I’ll probably end up say it again – if you have a problem with the action of a moderator or moderators (either kong or R2) AND you can’t resolve it with them privately then use the report abuse link on their profile… ‘calling people out’ on the forums is considered harassment under kong’s TOS and will continue to see such posts removed.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Kong wartune forums

Versi – the past is the past – unless it’s an ongoing issue I think it’s time to ‘let sleeping dogs lie’… let’s give sanguine a chance to prove himself before you tar all R2 representatives with the same brush.