Recent posts by Gevock on Kongregate

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

No mod is paid to mod the forums. Not many people want to waste their lives trying to help people that don’t want their help and/or can’t bother to help themselves. You have to ask who would be able to do that over a long period of time. And just as importantly, you have to ask why someone would volunteer to do something like that.

OT manages to harass people trying to help whilst cursing at their lack of help. Just look at the past few mods that they made for the place. DRK- Harassed and ridiculed until he didn’t want to be a part of OT anymore. Stots- Spotlighted, criticized, and harassed enough that he didn’t want the responsibility of modding OT anymore. Mme- As of the last time I had time to dig through she was also being constantly harassed and bothered. All are good people that have had the best intentions, but OT as a whole does little to support and help itself where it can.

So yes, you can say it’s going to be hard and that no one goes around modding without being bothered. I’ve done it for six years now, I’m well-versed in the angst and rebelliousness of young adults. I know everyone wants to be right and get their way, but sometimes we must accept that things can’t be answered simply. Communities in particular can be complex creatures.

OT is split against itself. Even those that agree on what they want have trouble agreeing on the how to get there. And even those agreeing on the process disagree on how far to go with things.

We want more mods. We want this person as a mod. No, we want this person to mod. We want no mods. We want things stricter. We want people to get silenced. We want only these certain people to get silenced. It’s not fair that I was silenced too. Spam is the worst part of OT. Flaming is the worst part of OT. Retards are the worst part of OT. Children are the worst part of OT. Mods are the worst part of OT.

I’ve heard it all from all manner of OTers. I’ve spent more time than any other in OT gathering resources and people to make it better. I pushed to separate out the forum games when that’s what people wanted. I pushed to get OT listed on the My Kong links. I’ve spent hours sifting through threads and people trying to find people capable of quality modding. I’ve argued for better tools for forum mods. I’ll have been modding OT for five years in October and yet I still see this thread regularly. I’ve outlasted eight other people that have taken up the burden of OT. Those eight people were far more extraordinary than me. They should be remembered, respected, and emulated by anyone that claims to care about OT and yet I’m confident only the smallest minority will know their names or care about what they did to make the forum better.

People that want things better have to live with the idea of compromise. They should be mature and accept that they may err and be silenced for things they say. They should offer help in any way they can think. They should be leaders in the community and help introduce others to the quirks and oddities, along with the other members.

Complaining about the mods has never done anything for OT.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Remember "Bunni: How we first met"?

This is not the correct forum. Please use General Gaming instead. Thanks

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Alphabet game

I’m afraid this doesn’t quite meet the requirements set in the Information Thread to be a suitable game for this forum. Feel free to message me if you have any questions and please check out the rest of the guidelines also found in the Information Thread.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / General Thread

Y’all should know the drill by now. Ignore the bait. We are not fish and should be smart enough to see a hook.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Acronym Game.

Please refer to the guidelines found at this link:

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/36/topics/399558#posts-8019292

I’m sorry, but this game does not merit appropriateness here on this forum. I’m going to lock the thread and if you have any questions, privately message me from my profile. Thanks

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Myers-Brigg

INTP every time.

Unfortunately, this is the common personality you’ll see for threads like this on /b/

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What books have you read this year?

Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, Storm of Swords, Feast of Crows, American Psycho (reread), The Innocent Mage, The Awakened Mage, Dune (reread), Homeland, Exile, Sojourn, Canticle, In Sylvan Shadows, Night Masks, The Fallen Fortress, The Chaos Curse, The Gunslinger, and I just started on Hyperion. I’m thinking of going on a space opera binge though.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / OT general overall age? (Simplistic thread)

24

I think Hallu and TT have me beat.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You come home from work and a Gamecube is sitting on your roof.

Sorry about the spam filter getting you. Fixed and I don’t play gamecube anymore.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Are curses real?

The act of cursing someone is very real. Of course there is no proven weight to any of those curses, but the act of it and the belief in it is very real.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / OT Irregular's Thread

Originally posted by Hallucent:

I just worked 12 hours and I’m about to work 12 more tonight. Boom.

Originally posted by TerribleToaster:

Because some of us have lives and aren’t on OT 24/7.

Here’s my fellas.

Unfortunately, most adults have to get jobs and can’t sit on here for hours finding a decent thread to post in. That bein’ said, I’d rather hear what these two have to say instead of the usual white noise that tends to come out of this place.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is empathy a really important character trait?

Empathy is quite valuable, even in a practical sense. You can use it in social situations to comfort people. From there, you can develop strong friendships and helpful interpersonal relationships. Might turn out that person you let cry on your shoulder has his father in the field you are interested in joining.

You also use it regularly to maintain a healthy social group so you can keep your people skills sharp enough to not come off as an awkward, immature man-child.

Not to mention having a stable relationship with a significant other. Most people want their other to care and it’s not so hard to see fake caring.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / There exists a VERY usefull "Secret" page on OT (informative thread)

Just because it’s an obscure thing that 99% of people on the site have no use for does not make it secret.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / mme just told me she HATES CROWS :'<<<<<

She didn’t do something you wanted her to do for you, so she must hate it with all her being.

This is some pretty radical crow logic.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / So honestly I really don't like things

I don’t like Tower Defense games. I mean I can barely stand to even try them.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How long do you prefer a man's...

Like Drogo’s

Everything like Drogo.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Coming For You

Please reread the guidelines found in the information thread. This thread does not meet the criteria we have for games here in Forum Games. Feel free to message me privately if you have any questions.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / WELL TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK

I don’t have a job.

I have a career.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Reminder: Top Gun Avatar Month starts Friday

This thread is lacking its needed testosterone.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [To Mods] Lock Reasons

I’ll make this quick addition before going to bed (However, I’ll post more when I feel like it tomorrow):

I find it’s usually the same peoples’ threads I’m locking. It’s not like it’s some new person that has no clue about the site’s rules and expectations. Instead, it’s usually someone that has been told numerous times what is appropriate here.

That’s not to say I don’t still try to communicate with them when they do something less than obvious, but I also see it as silly to say the same thing over to the same person over and expect it to be anything less than useless. All it’s going to do is bump the thread up to the top and possibly kick a better thread off the first page.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Should we get more active staff (post wise) on OT?

I’m still doing 70 hour weeks at the hospital. Maybe in a couple months when things settle back down to routine could I post more regularly, but until then, I don’t have much time to sit down and find threads I really have any interest in posting in.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Every regular user on OT and a paragraph about them (FINALLY 10K POST MILESTONE THREAD!!!!)(WALL OF TEXT INCOMING!!!)(NOW WITH RANDOM CLUSTERFUCK)

Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by Casper_D:
Originally posted by MmeBunneh:

I… don’t even know what’s happening here.

Some other moderator can feel free to go through these pictures and remove them or whatever because I have absolutely zero idea what just happened in this thread. Wat. Please just don’t post inappropriate photos or whatever but seriously, not touching this thread otherwise.

Wat.

Remove them? For what reason?

Spamming.

Oh hey look, a good reason.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is Cartoon Network still any good to you?

Originally posted by TerribleToaster:

We’ve had a few rough patches and there was a domestic violence case once, but they’ve stopped drinking, the sex is still incredibly, and they take me out to dinner once a week so I think we are pretty good.

Sometimes you have Nickelodeon join in.

Originally posted by Hallucent:

Adult Swim is nice. It has the greatest cartoon of our generation.

The beer-nose snowman episode kills me.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / General Thread

Maybe his life is an RP and all the messages we see are just ooc.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What ever happened to Top Gun avatar week/month?

None of these kids know what it means to have greasy pecs.