Recent posts by Mad_Machine on Kongregate

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Pagans viewed wrong and the god/goddess part

By definition, anything “not Christian” (or was it “not Catholic”?) is “pagan” so it’s silly to try to attribute anything specific to “pagans.” There is no such thing as “the Pagan” religion or even “a Pagan.” It’s a generic label. The Vikings were pagan. The Maya were pagan. The Greek and Roman pantheons were pagan. The religions of the native Americans are pagan. As is Buddhism, and the Tao. Generally things were labeled pagan and called evil to discourage people from converting to other religions. To try to define what a pagan is as a singular religion, is really stupid.

I’ll reserve my thoughts on the concept of “eclectic pagan.”

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Login issues

This seems relevant.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / I Need a Computer GOD to Help.

Originally posted by knights_go_slash:

if my hard drive crashes i have no problem.

*disbelieves* (rolls… success!)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / gra na ryby

ICrystalina, sometimes you have to massage the message a little when you paste it into Google translate. Remember, everyone on the internet gets sloppy with their writing, not just the English speakers.

I know for a fact that iwx does not speak Polish, but both of us managed to translate the original users problem successfully. And provide an answer.

Just trying to help since you seem so motivated to help everyone.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How Kong can make the forums look better

Every suggestion in the op is the exact opposite of good web design. The op is either mind bogglingly clueless or the best troll ever.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Can't spend my Kreds

Originally posted by iCrystalina:

This tends to happen to us alot…

Who is this “us” on whom’s behalf of which you speak?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / cant get kreds

Originally posted by cns_:

ps i did message the tec support with amessage before no answer.
in vk was much easyer , plz advice

You reference vk, which I’m assuming is vKontakte. So, I’m going to guess English isn’t your first language. Because of that, I’d suggest using very short sentences. This will help keep your explanation clear. I would also suggest (again, using short simple sentences) using Google Translate so that your spelling is correct. This will also help people to understand your problem.

As it is, it isn’t really clear what you did, or what you were expecting.

Also, avoid heavy use of pronouns like “they.” In complex sentences where you are speaking about game developers, Kongregate tech support, and your friend, it can be unclear who “they” is. Good luck!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / pixelated avatar

Try doing 2 things. First, state how much you are willing to pay. And second, pay for half up front. No artist is going to want tp risk investing their time in creating an icon for some 16 year old’s made up company, if ultimately you can say “oh I don’t like it” and the artist gets nothing. You are asking the artist to take a lot of risk. Offer half up front to show you are serious. Get a sketch or concept drawing, make your changes and revisions and continue until the piece is what you want, then pay the remainder. This “you get one revision and you’re done” is garbage and no serious artist will accept that. Also, since the design is in your head, it’s really on you to communicate what you want through feedback to the artist in order for the artist to compete your commission.

 

Topic: Technical Support / Kreed Problems

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Topic: Kongregate / Dead Chat rooms Kong needs to get rid of

Actually, a big problem with dead rooms hanging around the site is that new users are put into those rooms, try to communicate, get no response, and may not stay on the site because they either assume every room is like that, or don’t know enough to switch chats. The community aspect is what keeps a lot of people on kong, so if a room is dead the majority of the time, people who are seeking a community will feel unsatisfied, and might just leave, which means Kong has potentially lost money. When you factor any lost users (customers) into the cost of the room, any chat that is consistently dead is likely to be costing Kong money.

If the user metrics backed that up, then Kong would be more vigilant about the “problem.” Your point is logical, but I suspect the actual user behavior doesn’t support it. (I could be wrong.) I would counter that if a user is seeking a community, then it means they are actively looking and will likely try another chat room before just giving up. Most users are on Kong for games anyway, and every game has a chat room next to it.

Honestly, I don’t care one way or another. I only posted because LakeSnow annoys the p1ss out of me with his constant flag waving and look look omg look how helpful i am please canibeamodnowplease!?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Dead Chat rooms Kong needs to get rid of

Originally posted by LakeSnow:

These chat rooms have always been dead when I go in them, whats the point of keeping them?

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and these rooms dont even have Room Mods and the Owners are inactive if the chat I listed has an owner

Who cares? It’s not like they take up space. We aren’t going to run out of internet if a few empty chat rooms are lying around.

From a business perspective, it’s cheaper to let an empty chat room languish than it is to remove it. Why? Because chat rooms run themselves. Once set up, you don’t need to do anything. Which means your developers and web admins can go do other stuff. So to get rid of a list of chat rooms, that means your previously productive developers and/or web admins now need to stop what they were doing and go delete something that was incurring zero cost to keep around in the first place.

That’s why dead MMO games stay online without support for months or years. Because the sunk costs are already sunk and the things run themselves, even if the users are unhappy.

If you really were trying to “help” the “community” then you’d have helpfully emailed that list to an admin that could evaluate the veracity of your claims and then eliminate the rooms, rather than loudly announcing to everyone in the forums how helpful you are being because look look at all the empty chat rooms i found quick turn them off because i did such a good job see how helpful i am now i can haz mod right?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GTAV Question. *Possible Spoilers*

What do you want? Limbs ripped off? Entrails slowly pulled out of the body? People burning to death? Go watch Saw 12345 if you want that junk.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Library

Originally posted by DemonOfMist:
Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by DemonOfMist:

Under salaries, employees are overworked and do not receive over-time.

But you just said everyone that works in an office can complete their work in 2 hours…

Most of the time yes they can complete it within 2 hours, but they always drag it to 8 hours under wages. Under salaries, they overwork you. There isn’t a real balance between the two. Its usually one or the other.

Please never run for office.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Library

Originally posted by DemonOfMist:

They made the show the Office poking fun at the office culture for not having enough real work. If you finish your work within two hours, they will not let you go home, you will sit there till they find new work for you.

Let me get this straight. Someday, you are going to be doing other people’s taxes !?! Great googlie mooglies… Get me outta here.

Incidentally, if you only want to get paid for 2 hours, then some places will let you go. However, since you are typically hired with the expectation that you will be at the office for 8 hours a day, they do rather reasonably expect YOU to find something productive to do for 8 hours.

It’s not rocket science. Although, really, it might as well be, since you think education is pointless. So you wouldn’t understand rocket science anyway.

Also, you’ve never worked in an office. So, once again, you have no idea what you are talking about.

Honestly, I’d FIRE you if you just sat there waiting for someone to give you work to do.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Library

Originally posted by DemonOfMist:

They made the show the Office poking fun at the office culture for not having enough real work. If you finish your work within two hours, they will not let you go home, you will sit there till they find new work for you. And you know how that goes, they starting giving you organizing task which has not piled up, and you finish that quickly, so you are out of real work for the next day as well.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say you probably think reality tv is “real” as well, don’t you?

 

Topic: Off-topic / Library

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Topic: Off-topic / Library

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Topic: Off-topic / Library

Sounds like you are going to love serving fries. Make mine an extra large please.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Library

DemonOfMist… By all means, PLEASE continue to think education is worthless! Tell your friends, too! Spread the word! For the love of God, please convince people!

1) The more people like you there are out there, the less competition I have
(Since you’ll likely take a job I want, for half the salary, promising twice what you can offer, ultimately get fired 6 months, and leave that employer bitter and more stringent in his hiring procedures when he finally DOES get to me.)

2) Anyone dumb enough to listen to a person like you deserves what they get

3) I really like McDonald’s french fries and I want to make sure there are ALWAYS enough people to serve them to me

Thanks!

PS Oh yea, reading? Only deciphered through ‘experience’ if you are a Hieroglyphologist (and they’ve been translated, so even that is now taught rather than learned). Otherwise, someone teaches you. You are posting on the forums. Reading. Go thank a teacher you dolt.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / COPPA does not mandate the 13+ rule for kongregate

Why exactly should Kong care about allowing 13 year olds anyway? What value would they bring to the site? Honestly, most 13 year old’s (and worse, 11 years old’s) are absolutely insufferable.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat "stuck" loading. Not getting badges

You are an idiot

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Viewing perma banned accounts...

Being “perma banned” is a punishment. Like “Time out.” When you are in “time out” you don’t get to talk to your friends. So, your account is perma banned, which means you don’t get to go “see the shouts you missed” because then it wouldn’t be that much of a punishment right? Consider this, if staying in contact with your internet buddies is that important to you, stop doing crap to get yourself perma banned.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / do you think it is right for you to rate every single game 1 out of 5 stars just because someone go post links on other games chat to another game which is on kongregate???

Thanks guys! That was very helpful!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kongregate has stopped paying me my revenue.

you (PaperCup) should review the terms of payment for revenue. I don’t know if they have changed or not, since my games don’t make squat (probably because my games suck and I don’t use boobs and drugs to advertise them), but you have to have a certain minimum amount in your account before they cut you a check. I think you need at least $25. Otherwise, your pocket change will sit in their coffers until you’ve accumulated enough to get a check.

At any rate, check the terms, maybe you have $80 and you need $90. But they don’t just “not pay you.” The whole thing is automated anyway, so them deciding not to pay you would cost more in man hours to pull that off, than it would just let the system automatically mail you your paycheck in the first place.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Developers watch out...Kongregate is not paying.

I’m not sure if I understood your previous comment (to another user) correctly, but if I did, then the answer is “no, developers do not automatically get a separate user account because they are developers.” I had a regular account for a long time before I published my first game. I have since uploaded several games and nothing has changed.