Recent posts by CHARLESing on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

Any admin want to confirm some of the latest interesting behavior? I guess mass upvoting is normal, it must be that time of the month :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

Actually… it might not be as bad as I thought it was originally, but I’m going to run more detailed tests. I originally ran a scan against approximately 2 million users, but there’s some more interesting stuff that I just found haha.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

Oh yeah my time on the front page is over :P But I did notice drops in ratings because of it before, which is natural as you said. I’m really not mad about this whole thing, since my game far exceeded my expectations and I’m really proud of it. This is more or less another complaint that certain people will make hundreds of alt accounts to rate a game down or rate another game up, just to win some money in some contest (at least I assume this is the case). I’m not even going to take the couple bucks I made from this game, so even if I “lose” this monthly contest, I’ll be ok :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

Actually I’m not sure if your video is explaining my findings… (I still skipped around but I watched a little bit more this time, hopefully you didn’t talk about this in detail in the video) The only reason I decided to investigate my game’s rating was because the ratio of plays to ratings in the past couple of days was statistically not possible based on analysis that I’ve been (secretly) keeping track of. After crawling around the site, I found some pretty interesting behavior with regards to the alts being created to rate games :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

Originally posted by momoguru:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAEWSpmTy9Y

this might help you understand better how the ratings work.

Umm… bit too long for me to watch the whole thing, but I skipped around the video (Astrox is a really well made game btw). You said something along the lines of one user’s ratings being “a drop in the bucket”. Well if that one user creates, let’s just say 10 or even 100 accounts, it obviously becomes more substantial.

Of course, this works in the other direction as well.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

Yeah… but they’re probably not going to do anything about it. They give the excuse of “different IPs” but realistically it’s really easy to cheat the system (for example thegames8). Oh well, it’s a tough issue to solve so I’m not mad at Kongregate, just kinda feel sorry for the developer that’s doing this :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

I’ve noticed that over the past few days I’ve gotten a statistically improbable number of ratings for my game, which caused a drop in overall rating. After running a couple of tests against who rated what based on point totals in the past week, I’ve determined that a majority are alts…

Pretty scary why another developer would do this… probably because of the monthly contest that I really don’t care about… But based on these tests, I’ve singled out this specific individual (I know who you are :P). Instead of publicly shaming this dev, I was wondering what Kongregate does in this kind of situation?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Idle Recruit Secret Medals

Originally posted by TailsTheFox12:

I do think that the first game played may not be on the site any longer.

Correct :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Complete List of Badged Mobile Games [UPDATE: Lionheart Tactics now on Android!]

I’m on a PC right now and I can see them on your profile! They should be located directly underneath your normal badges.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 755,397 [Updated: October 25th, 2014]

Originally posted by gee_whillikers:

It’s a shame the API doesn’t actually let you get the actual number of badges for each profile. I’d love to see the difference between Jayisgames that has mostly referrer points and the other people on the leaderboard.

:)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / new browse games layout (again!)

I like visually seeing the game’s rating as picture (the old way) rather than the numerical values.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I agree with having a quick easy badge given to Cupcakeria. No matter what you guys think about the Papa series, I’m pretty sure everyone will agree that they are all very well made games (disregarding the fact that they are a bit repetitive).

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Disable Browser Scrolling Within Game (AS3)

Wow… I was literally just starting to code up this exact thing! Great minds think alike! Thanks for saving me some time :)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Disable Browser Scrolling Within Game (AS3)

Any ideas to get this to work on Kongregate?

I already tried using this, but to no avail.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by heycoolguy1:

Can we please not badge Cupcakeria? I’d rather wait another 3 weeks for a single badge than play any of the paparia garbage out there for badges.

I like these games :) I can’t wait for Donuteria to come to Kongregate and get badges :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Mobile Profiles

There’s also something that resembles an mobile badge page now (finally!)

I would suggest you also put this on the desktop site as well!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

I’m sure Kongregate is looking at everyone’s feedback, it just takes a while for all the bureaucracy to kick in, which slows down the developers and whatnot.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Ok now I see where this argument stems from and I believe that your arguments are all warranted. Also I’m actually never on chat, so I guess this doesn’t really effect me at all (I should have read the title of the post haha). I thought you guys were just complaining that the pop up was annoying, because I’ve seen a couple of posts recently saying that exact thing.

But still, how is rating every game a 1 helping your cause? It only hurts the developers and gives Kongregate the appearance that all of you shouldn’t be taken seriously.

I do however, like all of these ideas and I believe a compromise is in order!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Originally posted by Alsee:
Originally posted by CHARLESing

I personally don’t know why this is an issue.

Aside from blotting out the chat tab being obnoxiously annoying, aside from the fact the “fake rating” we give the games will be one star ratings, if you had bothered to read the thread you would know that THIS ISSUE CAN CAUSE DATA LOSS!

Why not the rate the game correctly and never see the pop up again? It takes no cognitive effort haha :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Originally posted by player_03:

Until you play a new game.

Then rate it again :) I feel like this kind of thing shouldn’t be a topic of complaint.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Maybe if you are on the chat tab, don’t have the pop up show, but if you are on some other tab, the pop up is fair game?

I personally don’t know why this is an issue. Just rate the game and then you’ll never see the pop up again :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [How To] Get Kongregate Arcade to work on PC

Ok so I got that little Lego block error thing too when I was testing it out. Basically your version of BlueStacks won’t work anymore, and you’ll unfortunately need to download an older version.

So you can download an older version here (Select version 0.7.18.921):
http://bluestacks.software.informer.com/download

I personally have tried this a couple of days ago and I can confirm that you can earn the badges!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Fails.

^ Luckily, I got it one my very next try :P

I must have had at least 50 attempts in the last 3 days where I got 13,000+ though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

This is the run after I got 14,941m. I’M SO HAPPY.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Fails.

Why