Recent posts by bobby71983 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / How should Kongregate filter games?

List of all games. Ability to sort it by rating, alphabetically, genre, badged etc.

That’s all you have to do. No pictures are needed, and cram them together. No useless space. Leave a spot at the top and on the sides for ads, but the middle of the page should be sardine can tight.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate has surpassed 20 Million users today

Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:

Wrong… Title needs to be 2 million accounts to have any validity. Heck, if you ask me, of those 70k+ online playing ‘games’, probably less than 40% is actually playing a game, as in interacting with it actively… (unless you count idling, chatting, alt-ing, etc etc, as playing a game too… which would be twisting the truth imho)

Atm I mostly only play idle games, and I think I should count :3.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge of the Day Discussion

Originally posted by Dudewithpants:

lot of easy badges have been badge of the day letely

The admins are admitting that their player base is incapable of earning anything even remotely challenging.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

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Yeah, blindly following policy doesnt make you trustworthy, it makes you a yes man.

I would never be able to be a mod here because I flat out disagree with the modding process, but I am extremely reliable and trustworthy. Relating trustworthiness to following policy is absurd. Some people are content with things staying as it is, and some(like me) want to throw everything into chaos and try something new. Neither side is right or wrong.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Advertisements

I think scare tactics are a great advertising method.

That said, I do have an issue with repeat ads. The whole point of ads is to show you something you might not otherwise have known about. When it is the same ad over and over though, you grow numb to it. I don’t have an issue with ads on (most) mobile apps, but I use ad block on kong because the ads are not only rarely relevant to me, but they repeat a lot.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

Originally posted by dias17se:

Kong is absolutely perfect the way it is, stop trying to impose your wills, there´s no room for improvement whatsoever.

Nothing is perfect.

Not really imposing wills, mostly just killing time. I know admins don’t read suggestions, but I was bored last night.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

Stots, if you want to change human behavior, you have zero chance of accomplishing that by relying on an authority figure(mods, admins, in this case.) We all have a natural desire to ignore authority.

You just aren’t making much of a difference. People will likely think higher of you because your name is a different color, or (in the case of kong) you have an orange M next to your name. You can’t win against troublemakers with numbers, you need firmness. If you must add more mods, they gotta be much much stricter. No warnings for the most part, just mute. If they clearly are doing it on purpose(and you can ALWAYS tell) then why give a warning?

Gotta pick one or the other: Do you want to give people many chances, but have many troublemakers that you can never do anything about because they dont respect you, or do you stamp out trouble immediately, and risk having more angry people? Either way, you lose, but which is a better way to lose?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

Originally posted by aspyderwebb:
Originally posted by bobby71983:

I disagree with stots. People failing to act logically is not an excuse to make other people clean up their mess for them. I think that reasoning is just an excuse. Mods should be the last line of defense for uncontrollable situations. They are not their to babysit you.

If your community cannot mute problem people, and you just constantly allow it to bother you, then I think the real issue lies within your community. No amount of modding is going to fix a problem like that. You are looking for a temporary fix. A mod can only temporarily fix, they can’t actually give you a permanent solution.

the main problem with the “just mute them” argument is that you will still have people responding to the trolls and in some cases, just re-posting what the troll is saying- chat really gets disjointed when you have a troll who is having a conversation with several other people in chat…

Yes, and I will always say that the “people will just do it anyway” argument is an excuse to prevent change. The problem will only continue to get worse if we just accept that “people will just do it anyway.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Update] Game pages now have dark backgrounds!

Originally posted by Crawl138:

So many places have the option for lights on or off mate. Its pretty standard.

Kong isnt standard and never will be.

Logically, almost every layout change would have a toggle button. People like customization. Kong doesn’t seem to understand that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

Originally posted by Crawl138:

Yeah there was an increase in reports, but it still takes the admins weeks sometimes to reply to them. And that is a fact, I did an experiment, wrote down how long it took them to respond to some of my reports, just to see out of curiosity because I was getting the thanks for reporting this person msg for people I’ve never heard of, I was getting results that were wildly different. Some responses were 2 weeks old, some were just a few days. Then on top of that with the new system you still have rooms with no mods and no plans to get any, for example Bat Country, which means peoples ass hattery goes unchecked for weeks at a time, only gaining in steam from the complete lack of any oversight to the point where people just start leaving the chat room. Now ofc the real solution here would be for people to just stop their ass hattery and act like decent human beings while using the internet, ofc that will never happens because: People. Ofc. But alas! We can dream.

Summation: The system is broken. It’s not working as well as they envisioned. They need to change or fix something. I see some rooms where its a system of nepotism or the ol’ buddy system (reminds me of American politics), where they have this core group where one of them got modded and made all his buddies mods too, so you get 10 mods or 5 mods in the same room, then you have some rooms with no mods and the ass hattery is rampant skewing the results. Needs to be fixed! Badly!

Part of the issue is that people like you (apparently, based on your “experiment”) report way too liberally, which inevitably leads to false reports, which leads to wasted time for the admins, which is the less time for them to do real work, instead of settling kindergarden squabbles.

I think what kong really needs to start doing is flat out ignoring the vast majority of reports, especially mass reports from the same person. From what I have gathered based on things they have said, they spend an unreasonable amount of time on them as it is.

Either rely on mods, or let admins deal with it all. Having both is kinda dumb and inefficient.

Ok yeah that one line was exaggeration. The rest I stand by.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Update] Game pages now have dark backgrounds!

It’s better than white, because white is the worst color in the history of colors.

I would prefer a solid black, but dark gray is fine.

Originally posted by Crawl138:

Why can’t we have the option to switch lights off or on? Like every other place I’ve seen it? It’s really grim dark to me and the chat window clashes horrible with it. I have to agree a lot with toa on this, every point he hit was valid. When you are as much of a geek as I am and spend hours a day on this site it would be nice to have the black background contrast when I want it and not when I don’t want it. At least give us the option kong! Come on!

kong giving options? lol.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

I disagree with stots. People failing to act logically is not an excuse to make other people clean up their mess for them. I think that reasoning is just an excuse. Mods should be the last line of defense for uncontrollable situations. They are not their to babysit you.

If your community cannot mute problem people, and you just constantly allow it to bother you, then I think the real issue lies within your community. No amount of modding is going to fix a problem like that. You are looking for a temporary fix. A mod can only temporarily fix, they can’t actually give you a permanent solution.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

Mods are not needed that often. If anything, there is probably too many mods at the moment. What people really need to learn how to do is personal mute people who cause trouble.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I have an idea

Originally posted by Dudewithpants:
Originally posted by Athrul:

I have been here for a pretty long time and I am really glad that to my knowledge no one has ever come p with anything like this because it is a horrible idea.

You don’t own any thread. Threads are public. Everyone can participate as long as they stay within the forum rules. The only people who are in a position to remove content are the mods and the admins, and that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be.

wrong. if you start a thread, you basically are the owner of it

The ownership of your thread starts and ends with the ability to lock it by deleting your original post, which in my opinion should be changed as well. (If it hasn’t been already)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How can i remove fans ?

Originally posted by spookyskeleton:

How many times have this been asked geez….

Questions with a stupid answer tend to get asked a lot.

People should have the ability to remove fans, and it’s hard to really justify a reason to keep the current system, so people will keep asking “why can’t I do something so obvious?”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Ultimate CROW Down Against the PUMPKINgs [October 2014 Avatar Month Battle]

Team Shana.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If the COPPA LAW ACT OF 1999 did not exist how would that affect Kongregate.com?

I dislike all age-based laws, but COPPA is one that I don’t think makes a huge difference. I guess it’s difficult for me to put myself in the mind of a sub 13 year old with internet access because I didn’t even have the internet till I was 18, but I just can’t imagine me being 12 years old and wanting to play on this site. I don’t think it really detracts a large number of under 13s, and it’s easy enough to just deny your age anyway.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Not getting ad reward

im up to 80000 points on foe w/o getting the kreds. it’s borked.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does the mods/admins even cares about Off-Topic anymore?

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:
Originally posted by bobby71983:

Let OT manage itself. Think of it as an experiment. It’s free science.

Did you even read what Gevock posted?

no, maybe later

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I have an idea

One of the first k+ people, because I am sure 99% of K+ don’t even use their private chat room.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Do you like the new design?

Idle games really should make minimalism a standard practice. I cannot find an improvement layout wise. Looking at it for 5 minutes and I can’t figure out how to even buy an upgrade.

It’s a downgrade. I know you want to make it fancy, but you made an idle game. This is way too messy for an idle game. 1/5 please fix this.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Hop, Skip + a Jump.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does the mods/admins even cares about Off-Topic anymore?

Let OT manage itself. Think of it as an experiment. It’s free science.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

Okay, Rogue Soul 2 badges are scheduled for tomorrow. Here’s the plan so far:

Easy: Kill some enemies

Medium: Complete the campaign

Hard: Run 4k distance in survival mode

For the 4th badge, I figure there are 2 options:

Option #1, hard: Get some decent scores in the challenge endless modes (after 3-starring everything before endless)

Option #2, impossible: Get 100% game completion

Please weigh in on your preference, and if you have any other thoughts!

option 2.

I figure that if you are going to have an achievement that gets you almost to 100%, you might as well make it go to 100%.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

rogue soul 2 functionally isnt different enough to 1 that you really need to play it to know if it’s good. It’s largely the same game with minor changes.

rogue soul 2 definitely is a badge worthy game, it’s just the whole impossible badge thing is incredibly subjective. Any game with high score or survival mode functions can be imp worthy, but if you give every game with those an imp, you have many imps.