Recent posts by trickyrodent on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / The Departing Thread

Note: I originally posted this while using one of our generic staff accounts (whoops!). But I’m going to repost as myself so people know who was actually writing that.

Originally posted by ilneutrino:

I’m conflicted guise! On one hand I sympathize and I am saddened by the drama surrounding the “bunneh” account but in other hand I’m angry at this person. I really really really want to attack this person for the stupidity/ignorance in their actions but If I do that I know that I’ll be censored and It’ll make me hate the moderators even more!!!! >:(

Hey, thank you for thinking that through. Seriously, I don’t get joy from hiding posts or being hated and would rather not do either of those things.

I do get mad when I see people being awful to each other, and it’s hard to know what to do with that. It is really tempting to respond in kind, and yet I keep coming back to the conclusion that that won’t help anything and certainly won’t show them that there’s another way. So… I persevere. I hope you’ll persevere too.

Sometimes, when people ask me what I do for work, I tell them “I try to make people on the internet be nice to each other.” Then I stop and give them a wide-eyed look that says “If you think it often feels hopeless, you’re right.”

Originally posted by DarkAssassin783:

Mods are being too much fucking biased at their opinions atm.

Actually, I think we’re being entirely consistent. We give OT a lot of leeway, but we do consistently remove posts suggesting that the other person should kill themselves. We’re anti-suicide, to be sure, but we also know that if a conversation devolves to that level then there’s really nowhere else it can go.

Overall, I’m really touched at the kind words I see here. I won’t let the negativity of a few keep me from recognizing the goodness of majority.

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Topic: Rise of Mythos / ways to attract dark champion

Originally posted by CampbellMC:

Why was my post removed? I didn’t see how it was offensive or breaking any rules.

Sorry about that, Campbell— you got targeted by our forum spam filter for some “love.” >.> In general, if a post is removed the instant you put it up, it’s the filter. It isn’t wrong often, but it does happen.

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Topic: Kongregate / #banGreg #GregHatesCROWS

Originally posted by ilneutrino:

wtf is up with this greg person, srsly

I actually lol’ed. Well done.

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Topic: Kongregate / This user is supposed to get a ban!

I edited the original post to remove the user’s name. :-) We prefer that players not call each other out publicly, as it can result in a lot of flaming and general disruption.

There is some value, though, in talking about standards. We do not consider that user’s avatar to be pornographic! In fact, the bikini in question provides about as much coverage as the “armor” in some of our games…. which, while questionable in armor, is perfectly fine as a swimsuit.

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Topic: Kongregate / A hearty thanks and welcome to Bluji, our Temporary Spam Wrangler

Thank you for being willing to help out! :-)

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Topic: Off-topic / Kongregate hired a non-binary asexual administrator

I’m pretty sure none of those things will affect on-the-job effectiveness or professionalism! :-D

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Topic: Kongregate / Welcome the newest community admin, QueenTakesRook!

Hey all,

Many of you noticed that earlier this summer we were advertising to hire another assistant community manager. We found someone with great written communication skills, years of customer service experience and plenty of background working independently….

and then noticed that it was someone we already knew, but under a different name. Imagine my surprise!

QueenTakesRook was a moderator for several years back when Kong was younger, and used to own a room called Road Scholars. To start with, they’ll primarily be handling support tickets and other things that are fairly invisible to users, but I expect over time that may change.

Welcome aboard!

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Topic: Kongregate / The REAL problem with Kongregate Admins.

Originally posted by Gevock:

This so cute it killed me and now I am dead.

The End

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Topic: Kongregate / The problem with Kongregate's Admins.

Originally posted by SwagSwagSwag:

If someone makes an account for the forums and talks about “swag” [and has spammed the forums (often including porn and gore) for several years on hundreds of accounts] that person will get instabanned. If someone has over, let’s say 2k posts, and they constantly belittle other users and encourages troubled teenagers to kill themselves, they get away with it. Do you see the problem here? The admins are more concerned with people that speak highly of themselves (claiming oneself has swag) than they do with cyber bullies. If you’re going to permaban someone for such a silly reason then you should also ban those that are actually hurting other people.

Please stop with this picking favourites thing and actually do your job. Thank you.


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Topic: Contract Wars: Skills / LoL


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Title as it currently stands caused me to giggle out loud.

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Topic: Kongregate / Happy Birthday, KongBaby!

Originally posted by Holy2334:

So much ancient in this thread.

Truth. o.o

Molly and all, enjoy this fun little video that I originally found courtesy of Molly’s Aunt Emily.

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Will Devs Actually Keep Their Promise This Time And Keep Forums Up After They Kill This Game?

Originally posted by darkfang77:

I am not so sure because it seems the forums were down earlier to gauge our reactions to the forums being cut altogether (if you didn’t know already, Kong is having financial/legal troubles through GS and other issues).

The forums on Kongregate belong to Kongregate, not to Synapse. Provided the forum does not become completely toxic and/or go out and harass other forums, I see no reason why it can’t continue here indefinitely. The Backyard Monsters forum was open for quite a long time after the game closed, maybe six months or a year.

As far as the financial / legal troubles, care to share a source? I don’t follow GS financials but Kongregate continues to be on solid ground and there are (so far as I know, and I would almost certainly know) no legal issues pending. At the very least, there’s nothing so severe as to keep us from leaving the forum open.

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Topic: Kongregate / [Event] Come celebrate 100K games on Kongregate! FINAL ROUND!

Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Papa games are kind of like dress up games now that I think about it. You’re just dressing up food instead of people, and you get rewarded on how good you’re at with dressing up.

Holy crap, how did this never occur to me…? That’s brilliant.

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Topic: Kongregate / [Event] Come celebrate 100K games on Kongregate! FINAL ROUND!

The emoticon for Jo’s should be 8-)))))))) imo.

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Topic: Off-topic / Name a food you eat everyday or almost everday

Peanut butter toast. <3

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Topic: Kongregate / Found in the office: Real life Shiny Nikhil!

It has been a couple days since I laughed this hard about something.

(Remember, I work on the internet, and therefore see a lot of hilarious stuff. It’s high praise.)

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Topic: General Gaming / super mario flash v3 level editor *Post your levels!*

Sorry, our spam filter decided you were suspicious. :-( Silly filter can’t always tell the difference between levels and somebody posting random zeros and commas.

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Topic: Off-topic / Voice Acting Club (VAC) [Edit: And Singing]

A friendly reminder: if you think a post is over-the-top or otherwise inappropriate, please don’t quote the post in your reply. It just makes more work for the mods.

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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Originally posted by kasperado:


All my posts keep getting deleted…. why? No reason given?

Sorry about that! For some reason our spam filter thought you were bad news. In nearly every case if your post is hidden essentially the moment you make it, that means it was our automated system (which sadly does get it wrong sometimes). I’ve cleared all the flags on your posts, and hopefully it will learn its lesson.

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Topic: Heroes of the Realm / HotR will be closing July 25


I’m deeply saddened to confirm that the game will indeed be closing in fifteen days. This decision was made by the developers, not Kongregate. I know that this game was genuinely loved by a lot of people and we’re sorry to see it go.

Kongregate’s standard is that developers should give at least 30 days’ notice before closing a game. When that does not happen (as is the case here), we return all kreds spent in the game in the 30 days prior to shutdown. In this case, I will be refunding all kreds spent since June 25.

The game’s badges will be retired. That is to say, no one will able to earn them any more (for obvious reasons), but the badge will continue to exist on the profiles of everyone who earned it prior to closure.

I regret being the bearer of bad news, and hope that you all will find another game on the site that you really enjoy.

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Topic: Off-topic / Greetings, We Are Anonymous.

Off-Topic doesn’t mean No-Topic! OP didn’t suggest a topic for discussion, so I’m going to lock this.

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Topic: Off-topic / Hi im new here

Rather than having each person create a separate introduction thread, we ask that everyone use the one central thread, which is located here.

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Topic: Off-topic / hi im new

Rather than having each person create a separate introduction thread, we ask that everyone use the one central thread, which is located here.

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Topic: Off-topic / hi im new

Originally posted by adv0catus:

It’s not a virus. The full link is: Rather than having each person create a separate introduction thread, we ask that everyone use the one central thread.