Recent posts by bobby71983 on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / What is your sexual orientation?

normal

 
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Topic: Off-topic / This is why General Gaming forums have little to no reason to exist. (Legit thread)

It’s purely a lack of traffic. I know that I almost never check that forum because the few times I have, it was inactive. I’m sure others felt similar.

It’s not that the forum is useless, it’s that nobody visits it because nobody else visits it. Considering it’s one of the 7 forums on the drop down, that really says something about the forum community. It says that it’s basically the kong main forum, OT and forum games making up almost 100% of the conversational forum(things like tech support serve a niche purpose, they dont count).

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Favorite music from a Video Game?

Favorite game, favorite song

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Graphs of Kongregate User growth

Originally posted by Psychatog:
Originally posted by 123aaa789:
Originally posted by Psychatog:

How can the number of people be more at the moment when they are closing chat rooms?

More users participate in game chats nowadays compared to years past, as well as private rooms and guild chats on some games, leading to lower activity in the main chatrooms. As well, users can be in chat without being in the room chat (when you load a multiplayer game you start in the game chat, from there you might stay or enter private/guild chat, or choose to go to normal chat), so while the number of users online and in chat may be higher, the number in the traditional chatrooms is lower.

You are saying game chatrooms and guild chatrooms are killing old chatrooms? Interesting. Personally I find it pretty annoying when I load a new game and it forces me on the game chatroom, and I don’t think this self-segregation is a good idea, after all how are the ingame chat people going to spread the news about the good game they are playing? But to be honest I don’t know what could be done instead.

I don’t play games on here much anymore, but I loved game chat rooms for a specific game. You know everyone in there is playing the same game, which creates a common ground to talk about.

Most of the games i did play a lot of had their own chat room, so I was rarely in a “normal” room. I preferred it that way. If I want generic chat, then I will go to a normal room.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How many of OT are actual adults?

Leave it to OTers to be literal.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How many of OT are actual adults?

What defines an actual adult?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Benefits of Autism?

Autism has benefits because it sort of means your brain is wired differently than normal, and with the immense capability of the brain, autistic people might be able to do things that normal people would struggle with. Autistic people are generally less shy, but also struggle more to fit in and are more awkward. They are generally more intelligent, but bad at expressing that intelligence.

An example would be being presented with a complicated math question. You might be able to solve it in 10 seconds, but then if the teacher asks you to show how you did it, you would struggle or be unable to do it. This is because the way you figured it out is different from the way you are generally taught to solve the problem, and you are unsure of how to properly express the unique method that you calculated in your head.

However, the negatives obviously outweigh the benefits. An autistic person can get really close to overcoming this disability, but you can never fully mask autism. If you only have a mild case of autism, it can be mistaken for being introverted, but a major case of autism will be obvious to everyone who sees you for the rest of your life, and that kind of anxiety can wear on someone.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / College

Nobody I have talked to really cares about others grades, they kinda just do their own thing.

It’s less competitive than grade school was.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What colour is this dress?

The news is the show that miserable people who have given up on life watch so that they can feel like they fit in while discussing miserable things with other miserable people.

The dress thing was like, yeah, nothing new here, not everyones eyes are the same. Science knew that a while ago. It was still an interesting story for 5 or 6 minutes though, but not much more than that.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Speaksforthenoku:
Originally posted by Indy111:
Originally posted by Speaksforthenoku:

I have noticed this, and have been noticing for quite a while, but when they dub some anime, anyone noticed in some how they change the currency from ¥ to $?

It’s often done to make less confusion.

I think it is done to add more Confusion. For example, most anime have there storyline based within Japan. And the currency within Japan is the Japanese Yen. But when it is translated and dubbed into English, the translation changes it into the Dollar, not sure if it is US Dollar or Canadian Dollar or even the Australian Dollar, but they translate within the currency too.

This is bugging my curiosity. What are some example animes of this? I really can’t think of a single one of the top of my head. Maybe I have seen it before and it just went right over my head.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / everyone gets away with roleplay but when i roleplay everyone reports me

I hate that way of thinking.

I was taking a midterm yesterday and the guy next to me had his iphone in his lap while taking it. The teacher threatened no phones or you get a 0, but she is lax with enforcing it. I probably could have gotten away with using my phone as well, but I didn’t, know why? I follow the rules.

The fact that he wasn’t caught for breaking the rules does not mean I would have been justified in breaking them.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Just how much do you respect authority figures?

For me, respect is frequently being reset. I don’t care if you did something good last week, you have to show me that you have not gotten complacent. Respect needs to be CONSTANTLY proven to me. You should not be judged on your past actions, you should be judged on your present actions.

So, I am equally likely to respect a police officer as I am a random 12 year old if I have never met either of them.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Speaksforthenoku:

I have noticed this, and have been noticing for quite a while, but when they dub some anime, anyone noticed in some how they change the currency from ¥ to $?

I think the dubs more often than not keep it as yen.

Might be more common in the ones that highly americanized(naruto, bleach etc.),but I cannot remember the last time money was called dollars in a dubbed anime that I watched.

 

Topic: Off-topic / I just heard that MME asked the admins to ban me :'<<<<<

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Topic: Kongregate / Why is OT still open?

I disagree about mods. That is not why OT is what it is.

Forum mods have extremely little power. It’s too easy to make alts. You can post pictures in your posts. There is no filter. Stupid Kongregate rules require mods to give 47 pointless warnings before doing anything. All mods are as far as OT is concerned is a talking point.

People use mods as an excuse. Mods should be a last resort, not a first resort. OT is what it is because they are a bunch of troublemakers(not that there is anything wrong with that), and no modding is going to change that, so let’s stop pretending that it will. OT is not going to change, it is what it is. I see no major difference with OT now than when there were 3 or 4 active mods. Just the usernames have changed. Asking for more mods is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, and you know what that means.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Why is Kongregate (Forum) Still Open?

OT actually serves more of a purpose than the main kongregate forum. At least you all have an objective.

I don’t really know what the point of the kongregate forum is.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why is OT still open?

Originally posted by Zaminick:
Originally posted by bobby71983:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

If they remove OT, where will the posters go?

The most likely outcome is they gather offsite, which is a benefit for everyone.

Worst case scenario a few stragglers try to make another forum the new OT, but they won’t have enough people to make it work.

The most likely outcome is they gather offsite, which is a benefit for everyone.

Do you seriously think that? For most of us, OT is the only reason we come to Kongregate. If Kong removes it then we simply shit up other forums.

Yes. OT is no different than any other community. Even though one forum is effectively as good as another, and even though you very well might only use kong for that one forum, there will inevitably be a bunch of people who just give up on the OT community if their “home” is lost. I’ve seen it happen multiple times over the years. I have been part of a lot of forum communities, and when the host site either shuts down or does something to restrict access, the community dies out within a few months at the longest.

Would OT change that trend? I don’t know.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why is OT still open?

Originally posted by adv0catus:

If they remove OT, where will the posters go?

The most likely outcome is they gather offsite, which is a benefit for everyone.

Worst case scenario a few stragglers try to make another forum the new OT, but they won’t have enough people to make it work.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What colour is this dress?

When I was first shown this, I thought it was light purple and gold.

Originally posted by jack800:

What could possibly be more important and popular than ISIS, ebola, Obama, and extreme weather?
Debating about the color of the dress.

You know what’s more funnier. This is on New York Times and ABC News.

Only miserable people talk about the first 3 topics in your list.

This dress is way more important.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition to bring back old Kongregate.

Petitions don’t work.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Alright, I have finished all 17 episodes of Kokoro Connect.

It does what it is trying to do well and can be a little bit thought provoking. We suppress things every moment of every day of our lives, and this show is all about that suppression being released, and seeing what happens. I think the dialogue was good and it seemed like it could have been realistic if such a thing was possible. All the characters get their moments, although some get way more air time than others, and it’s highly noticeable.

My only real gripe is that we never get a real explanation for what is happening. It’s as endless said, it’s kinda forced, and you just see how they deal with it.

It’s a good show if you just don’t expect anything. I am never going to watch it again though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Split Test] Wide Feature Roll!

Originally posted by radar816:

Hey Kong, how about doing a survey or a poll or something to see how much people like this redesign?

They would never do this because it would prove that they don’t know what they are doing when the results are not the same as the results that they “claim” to get. Their data relies almost entirely on guesswork instead of solid facts.

By not having a poll, they can continue to pretend we are stupid.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why is there no "watch thread" option anymore?

Originally posted by HalfCutHenry:

They took it off to stop people from seeing removed posts, which is borderline retarded.

If that is true then that really says something about the skill level of their programmers.

hint: It’s not a compliment.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by EndlessSporadic:
Originally posted by sddsdd:
Originally posted by bobby71983:

Started Kokoro Connect, usually the idea of gender switching/changing is a reliable go to for comedy.

It’s not all that funny, but it might just be a bad dub.(I just prefer dubs, helps with multitasking).

I’m curious enough to just binge the rest of this. Even by supernatural standards, the plot doesn’t make any dang sense yet, so I wanna see the explanation :P

I considered Kokoro Connect to be more or less a romantic drama, rather than a comedy. I really enjoyed it myself. Inaba <3

I hated that show. While intentional due to how the plot in that show works, things felt forced. It was like shit happened and they the show was like “DO YOU FEEL BAD NOW? COME ON, FEEL BAD.”

That…accurately sums up my opinion as well now that I am 8 episodes in. I will maybe finish it tonight or tomorrow, it’s not been what I would call a binge-worthy show, so I have been doing 1 or 2 episodes a night.

One thing certainly is true about this show that is true in most anime: the main male character is seriously unlikeable. I wanted him to get hit by a bus after like episode 2. The other 4(and side characters) all have their moments, but there is nothing redeemable about the default protagonist.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Main account Zicit permanently banned for posting rude messages on other users' walls (locked)

You readily admit you were wrong and thought you would get away with it because you expected a warning.

You don’t deserve a warning because you were trying to take advantage of the warning system.

What punishment others received is irrelevant. If you do not want to be permbanned, then don’t be rude to people.