Recent posts by slayerboy on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Activity feeds for everyone!

I used to not like a lot of the changes that the devs made, but for the most part they made sense. This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Gone are the Badge of the Day notifications right on the home screen in a visible area when I first load the page. Gone are recently played games. Gone are badges that I need to earn but am so bad at the games I can’t get them. Now I have an activity feed that shows what other people I follow have done on the site. If I wanted to find out what they were up to, I’d go back to facebook.

I love social media just like the next person, but this is NOT the way to implement a social feature like this. This is ugly, sticks out like a sore thumb, and drives people away from the site. I’ve been on the site for almost 5 years. This is the first time I have actually not wanted to come back because it’s actually harder now to find what I’ve come for — badge of the day mainly.

Gamestop is ruining this site.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How to Report Terrible Ads So We Can Actually Fix Them

If I may offer a suggestion? Instead of exposing your visitors to malware and malicious ads, why not do what reddit does? They allow subreddits to advertise. They serve their own ads, most of the time it’s goofy pictures or games, but other times it’s legit ads that they have verified are safe (either product advertisements leading to a third party site or internal subreddits).

A solution would be to host your own ads, allowing devs to advertise their games. This generates revenue for you and keeps your users safe from malicious ads like the ones you are asking them to report. The problem is the ads are flash and you have NO control over what these ads do. Until you guys have control over your ads, I will keep running adblock and noscript. Sorry, but like I’ve said elsewhere, I’m not exposing my system to malicious code just because I visit a site I love.

Good luck and good hunting!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / "Hey! Are you running an ad blocker?"

FYI, I use AdBlock and NoScript and use MS Security Essentials. I have had issues where enabling ads on sites that don’t pre-screen ads enabled a malicious script to run and install something without my knowledge. NoScript works, but not on everything — especially ads when you whitelist a site. I use both NoScript and AdBlock on my Linux install as well as Windows.

Back when the internet first got started, you could be safe as long as you visited sites that you trusted. This is no longer the case if these sites have ads or get hacked. You could get away without running an antivirus software if you run NoScript and AdBlock in Firefox and use common sense.

I’ve cleaned my fair share of computers where people claim that they don’t do stupid things and still get malware. Not saying this isn’t possible, but I agree that a lot of times this is a result of idiocy by the user. Even given that, I don’t trust internet ad companies because they have proven time and time again to not screen their ads. If it was just a simple image (and yes I realize images can be malicious too), I’d be ok with seeing ads. Because these ads use any combo of javascript and Flash, I prefer to not take the chance.

Now, that said, K+ is a good alternative to blocking ads if you’re concerned about security. However, this is a strategy that every site that offers a service that people tend to abuse use of (like Pandora for example) and it’s becoming a thing that is nickle and dimeing people. Eventually I’ll get around to budgeting in K+, but right now I haven’t had the time since I mainly use Kong at work. :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / "Hey! Are you running an ad blocker?"

So here’s my issue with ads. I don’t mind supporting a site, but when advertising companies have been known to let malware and malicious code to be run it becomes a matter of system security. Sorry, I run an adblocker because I want my system to be secure. I don’t mind seeing ads. Take reddit.com for example, i’ve whitelisted their site because they promised they would make sure NONE of their ads contain malicious code or malware. If Kong can make that promise, I will whitelist the site. Until then I’m sick of seeing Kongbot multiple times on a page and will be blocking that image as well.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Cannot connect to chat and score submission server.

Originally posted by meteormanmike:

Mine just started working again, got a yellow plug (what I usually get). I didn’t even do anything. Confused…

Same here! Yellow light now, like it normally has been. So it seems BOSH has been having some issues then according to LilaKuh above. This is good to know that it’s not anything on my end. :)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Cannot connect to chat and score submission server.

Originally posted by meteormanmike:

Is anyone else still having problems? I’m missing badge of the day…

Yep I’m still having issues, it was hit or miss last week, then this week I came into work and couldn’t connect to the system so I couldn’t earn badges. Yes I know I should be working, and I do, but I also use Kong to keep me up at night. Why should I stay on this site if all of a sudden it stops working for me? I’ve spent 4 years on this site at the same computer with no issues. Always had a yellow chat light, but could still earn badges. I’ve tried Chromium/Chrome and Firefox with no success this week.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Cannot connect to chat and score submission server.

In chromium, I'm getting weird stuff in the Javascript Console, at least it looks weird to me. Is this a firewall issue on my end (even though I've never had a problem before from this computer), or an issue on your end?
bela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood:2915Uncaught ReferenceError: COMSCORE is not defined
bela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood:2907Uncaught ReferenceError: CE2 is not defined
Unsafe JavaScript attempt to access frame with URL http://www.kongregate.com/games/ExtropiaGames/bela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood from frame with URL http://platform0.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html?_=1302771882361&count=horizontal&counturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kongregate.com%2Fgames%2FExtropiaGames%2Fbela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood&lang=en&text=Play%20Bela%20Kovacs%20and%20The%20Trail%20of%20Blood%2C%20a%20free%20online%20game%20on%20Kongregate&url=http%3A%2F%2Fkon.gg%2FgM3ROz. Domains, protocols and ports must match.
Unsafe JavaScript attempt to access frame with URL http://www.kongregate.com/games/ExtropiaGames/bela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood from frame with URL http://platform1.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html?_=1302771882759&count=none&lang=en&related=AprFoolsDay&text=Traded%20in%20a%20used%20Flash%20game%20on%20%23KongStop%20for%201%20whole%20point!%20Can't%20wait%20for%20Flash%20game%20guides%3A%20only%20%249.99!&url=http%3A%2F%2Fkon.gg%2FgM3ROz. Domains, protocols and ports must match.
count.json:-1Resource interpreted as Script but transferred with MIME type application/json.
count.json:-1Resource interpreted as Script but transferred with MIME type application/json.
kongregate log initialized.
OS: Windows Vista, 1280x1024, current version: WIN 10,2,153,1
Konduit initialized
csi:-1Resource interpreted as Image but transferred with MIME type text/html.
Unsafe JavaScript attempt to access frame with URL http://www.kongregate.com/games/ExtropiaGames/bela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood from frame with URL https://s-static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect/xd_proxy.php?version=0#cb=f5abf6224&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kongregate.com%2Ff21b692a1&relation=parent&transport=postmessage&frame=f8857c68c&fb_https=1. Domains, protocols and ports must match.
Unsafe JavaScript attempt to access frame with URL http://www.kongregate.com/games/ExtropiaGames/bela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood from frame with URL https://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?api_key=2403391752&channel_url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D0%23cb%3Dfdd6f158%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.kongregate.com%252Ff21b692a1%26relation%3Dparent.parent%26transport%3Dpostmessage&colorscheme=light&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kongregate.com%2Fgames%2FExtropiaGames%2Fbela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&node_type=link&sdk=joey&show_faces=false&width=100. Domains, protocols and ports must match.
Unsafe JavaScript attempt to access frame with URL https://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?api_key=2403391752&channel_url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D0%23cb%3Dfdd6f158%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.kongregate.com%252Ff21b692a1%26relation%3Dparent.parent%26transport%3Dpostmessage&colorscheme=light&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kongregate.com%2Fgames%2FExtropiaGames%2Fbela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&node_type=link&sdk=joey&show_faces=false&width=100 from frame with URL http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect/xd_proxy.php?version=0#cb=fdd6f158&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kongregate.com%2Ff21b692a1&relation=parent.parent&transport=postmessage&type=resize&height=25&ackData[id]=1&width=100. Domains, protocols and ports must match.
2Unsafe JavaScript attempt to access frame with URL http://www.kongregate.com/games/ExtropiaGames/bela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood from frame with URL http://www.kongregate.com/games/ExtropiaGames/bela-kovacs-and-the-trail-of-blood. Domains, protocols and ports must match.
bosh1.kongregate.com/crossdomain.xmlGET http://bosh1.kongregate.com/crossdomain.xml 
bosh1.kongregate.com/crossdomain.xmlGET http://bosh1.kongregate.com/crossdomain.xml 
bosh1.kongregate.com/crossdomain.xmlGET http://bosh1.kongregate.com/crossdomain.xml 
bosh1.kongregate.com/crossdomain.xmlGET http://bosh1.kongregate.com/crossdomain.xml
 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hmm Yea or Nea new featured games?

I meant #2 looks ok, forgot putting a # in front caused it to list.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hmm Yea or Nea new featured games?

I have number 1. First thought? Cluttered, annoying, and too generic.

  1. looks ok, but why not stick with the one that was up before? Or, Do a combination of the number 2 and adding the list from the bottom of number 1 to the bottom.
 
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Topic: Technical Support / Linux and Battalion: Nemesis

Anyone else on Linux having issues with Battalion: Nemesis? I can see the Kong splash come up and then just black. I’ve tried it on other sites and nothing shows up. This is the only game that doesn’t work for me so far, other than shockwave games, of which I realize I can’t install shockwave on Linux. This is a flash game, or so it would seem.

Anyone else on Linux get this game to work?