Recent posts by trickyrodent on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / What is the most weird, yet SFW internet stuff you have ever seen?

http://badgerbadgerbadger.com/

Good luck getting that song out of your brain!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Epiphanies

I had an epiphany after I watched Malcolm X (older movie with Denzel Washington). People always ask whether the end justifies the means. I realize that the means actually change the end result; sometimes slightly, sometimes hugely. The end result of a violent revolution will necessarily be different than the end result of a peaceful one. In choosing the means, we choose the result.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Split Test] New homepage design

Originally posted by Holy2334:

Wait a second….

Cman, can you take a screen shot of what it looks like currently please? That screen shot looks ancient just look at it.

Originally posted by dacomb:

He probably took that screen shot from the Kong Development version of the site. You have to test somewhere.

Yep, that’s exactly what happened. He had the post ready to put up as soon as the test went live, which meant the screenshots had to come from one of our testing sites. The games aren’t particularly current, but the layout is accurate.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate chat spammer issues

We’re actually more on top of chat issues than we have ever been in the whole time I have worked here… but we still need people to report the offending accounts. The only alternative to that (have the system review every single chat message for possible spam) would slow chat down intolerably. :-/ So: report report report!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / RockYouGames

This happened because ownership or management of the game changed from one company to another. As far as the publication date, that’s an artifact of how the system is set up— it tells us how long the game has been with that particular publisher.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Every post I make on my other account gets removed instantly for no reason.

There are all kinds of things that can cause your account to get attention from our spam filter. We don’t actually have a way to white-list accounts, so there’s no magic button I can click to make it stop happening. Your best strategy is to try to minimize the number of offensive posts you make (so that a minimal number of your posts get hidden by moderators). Also, when the filter auto-hides you, be patient and wait for the post to get reviewed instead of posting the same thing a bunch more times (as this tends to confirm the filter’s belief that you’re a spammer).

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Let's play find the slur

Hmmm, after reading your shout I realize I made a mistake.

The first time you posted that question in that thread, there was no slur. For some reason, our automatic spam filter took a dislike to you. Why it did that (but ignored all the other spam) is an important question and one I’ll take up with our product team.

I had seen the second and third posts (which contained the slur “kike”) but overlooked the first post. I’ll unhide the original post now.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Let's play find the slur

Originally posted by trickyrodent:

You are not accurately quoting your post. It contained a hateful slur and was hidden for that reason.

Emphasis added.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Spamming is now allowed

You are not accurately quoting your post. It contained a hateful slur and was hidden for that reason.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please Welcome Our Newest Kongregate Forum Mod--Precarious!

Excited to have you aboard! :-)

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Server Down?

It looks like the game is down, yes, and their homepage also isn’t loading. I’m going to assume (for now) that their servers are borked and that they’re running around with their hair on fire trying to fix them.

We’ll shoot them an email, though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / some site disruptions today

Originally posted by Bluji:

The old hardware was as ancient as Prec?

Worse, it was as old as I am. :-O

Looks like the issues are continuing today; alerts went off correctly and our guys are on the case. (They haven’t slept much this week….)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / some site disruptions today

Originally posted by Meistheman:

Hey dont make Greg look bad okay that is rude

Think of it as “affectionate teasing” rather than making him look bad. :-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / some site disruptions today

Originally posted by Holy2334:

You guys are replacing Kong Not? D: DONT WORRRY KONGBOT ILL SAVE YOU!!!! Let’s all send emails to kongregate so many times that they lose money and have to give kongbot back. It worked for steam, it might work here too.

Reprogramming != replacing. We love Kongbot and would never ever replace him, though we might occasionally reprogram him to do new things.

“Go to Greg’s desk and drag him to meetings” is one task that comes to mind…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / some site disruptions today

Yep! We were (of course) hoping the disruption would be minimal! hardly noticeable! so smooth! It hasn’t quite worked out that way, but it will prevent worse problems down the line.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate: Overloaded?...

:-D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / some site disruptions today

We are in the process of switching over to some new hardware so that the site will run more smoothly… and, naturally, the process of doing that means the site will be un-smooth sometimes today.

The hiccups will hopefully be short, but don’t be surprised if it keeps happening the rest of the day.

By way of apology, have an ice cream cone:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Concerning the "A Sweepstakes [sic] of Fire and Ice" thingamabob going on right now

According to the marketing team (who put together the event), the name is intended to be a play on A Song of Ice and Fire, which is the name of the book series by George R.R. Martin. The theme was chosen based on the game, rather than the other way around.

hamuka, I’m sure that doesn’t assuage your irritation but thought I’d pass along what I know.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / MR Nqss , When will the customization of Noveske come ?

Originally posted by Stuter:

why was my post removed? O.o it was instantly removed

Sorry ’bout that! We have a forum spam filter that is pretty good but occasionally gets it wrong. :-S

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

Some of the rooms on the original list did end up closing; others are still around and doing better. :-)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / phone number to kongregate?

Hello— I’m Kongregate’s community manager (and also Ragnar’s manager). Ragnar does not have a bias against you, and has never been anything but perfectly polite to you. (Yes, I have read the correspondence.)

The situation with your account was explained to you clearly in the email we sent you on January 26. As that email states, I am the one who attempted to verify your information and who then made the decision about the status of your account.

We are not “harassing you” or refusing to provide support; we are, however, refusing to do what you want. Kongregate has an obligation to review credit card purchases for concerning activity, and we do act in situations where we feel there is a risk of impropriety. Giving false information during that process is likely to lead to an account being permanently banned.

Calling our offices will not change the status of your account. We returned the money to the credit cards affected, and under no circumstances will your account be re-opened.

 
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Topic: Blue Moon / [Notice] Service re-open

Originally posted by BvS_NarutoU:

Why play a game that has a Dev. that censors the players….

That was Kongregate’s community team; posting the same thing over and over is spamming, just like it would be in chat.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Brave Frontier

You should contact the developers and ask them to add the game to Kongregate! We don’t have any role in making that game (and so therefore don’t get to choose where/how people play it), but the devs are welcome to add it here if they’d like. :-)

 
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Topic: Rise of Champions / ERM WTF?!?!

FrozenPorch, I fixed your post. I’m not sure what went wrong there, but I’m guessing something perhaps about the number of slashes confused our formatting (and then also our forum spam filter). I added < p > (minus the spaces) at the beginning of each paragraph, and < / p > (also minus spaces) at the end of each paragraph, and that fixed whatever was messed up.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Game I cant remember

Try asking about it here in the masterthread. :-)