Recent posts by YOUrJESTer on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / Describe this OTer

When he was a forum mod

I don’t think he was a forum mod. I know he was a chat mod and people expected him to become the next forum mod, but that didn’t happen.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

Bad: This thread falls out of business

How’s that such a bad thing? If this thread was just read for the OP, it’d still be useful. Perhaps we wouldn’t get higher post counts, but that’s fine by me.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Discuss Gilgamesh.

Good epic. Read it back when I was like 17. Currently reading Amir Hamza. Similar, but Persian.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What color are your eyes?

Blue, green or grey depending on the light and my skin tone.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / the strangest fetish you have ever known?

Originally posted by Rich112:

a foot fetish… feet are just gross I don’t get how people can like them

It’s actually quite interesting. I have seen a couple of studies out there that suggest foot fetishism could be more biological than first imagined. The pleasure center of the brain is near the part of the brain that controls the feelings and sensations of our feet. If some people were to have a bit of a stranger neurochemical makeup, it could explain how these two communicate and entwine when they shouldn’t normally.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / the strangest fetish you have ever known?

Originally posted by bobby71983:

masochism. i am baffled how anyone can enjoy that.

Originally posted by CrowbarOfJustice:
Originally posted by bobby71983:

masochism. i am baffled how anyone can enjoy that.

that too has always baffled me

It’s done for various, individual-specific reasons. Some enjoy masochism because it ties in with submission and they enjoy a dominating partner (for again, various reasons) while others find physical pleasure from pain. For the latter, it is usually described as the enjoyment of intensity. They embrace intense pain and it morphs into intense pleasure through means which are very complicated and hard to understand.

You’d be surprised how many people like a little bit of neck biting or back-scratching during sex or foreplay. Masochists simply take it beyond the scale of normality.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread (A.K.A. Funky Town)

[Said people are Elite because their ideas have merit.]

I am simply saying it’s a word that carries many negative connotations and is usually found to be frowned upon. It does not inherently mean merit or ability. Elitism can be interpreted as popularity, age, and other discriminatory criteria that have nothing to do with intellect, critical thinking ability, or other needed qualities in an editor.


Perhaps instead of us nominating and volunteering here in this public thread (where arguments are going to most likely sprout up), we send our nominations and such to the FG account and have the editors decide privately. I know many people find closed door decidings to be shady, but it would be the most mature and intelligent thing to do.

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ZShadow wants to ruin FGF by removing the Master Thread.

That’s not true. Why would an admin want to hurt a community? His job is clearly stated as a position to help the vast Kongregate communities by enforcing rules, providing feedback, delegating/monitoring modding, and stimulating the communities. We might not find his methods to be what we want, but his intentions are genuine. The master thread was locked due to its abuse. It can still function for its main purpose, but we have lost the privilege of having it open. We must learn from our mistakes and find out what needs to be done to fix the errors in the community. Complaining about something done by the highest authority on Kong will do us (and FGF as whole) no good.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The General Thread (A.K.A. Funky Town)

Elitism is a good thing for us.

Elitism is never good. A person’s ideas should be judged on their merit. Elitism is prejudice.


@Suggestion for sticky: I think having it linked in the master thread’s OP or one of the other stickies would be the most sensible. This thread is helpful for communication, but has no inherent topic and if stickied, I worry it would be abused and spammed.
 
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Topic: Kongregate / Permanently banned users

Could someone please explain why it is so important to remove people from your fan list?

I’ve always seen it as bad when accounts with obscene names friend people. Do you really want to see a string of curses on your profile that you have no power over?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If you look at the back of OT...

older OTers like 35k

He’s not that old. If you want a detailed history, ask someone that has either documented it like ArcadianFire or someone that’s been here for a very long time. The oldest, active regulars that I can think of right now are Marh and Fuzzy.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [PETITION] Unlock the Masterthread!

1. Petitions do not work on Kong. Some may claim they work and point to this forum in particular, but that’s not true. PM admins with concerns, forum-specific suggestions, and recommendations.

2. The thread can still function while locked. As someone said earlier in this thread, leave shouts/PMs on the FG account and/or on the accounts of active editors. It may not be as easy, but that is still a very viable option nonetheless. If the thread is unlocked, you will (hopefully) be vigilant to keep people from stalking others keeping the thread on topic. This forum is a privilege and should not be mistaken as a right.

3. Nothing will be learned by the community if it’s unlocked and the admins act as if nothing happened. They’ve let you guys go from needing to sign your game up for limited slots to trusting you to practically run this place yourselves. When the community failed to run itself, the admins felt it necessary to lock the sticky. It may seem drastic to some, but that’s simply because this forum rarely gets explicit mod intervention.

4. Similar thread derailment occurred in the Q&A sticky after the master thread was locked. This is further proof that unlocking the master thread at this point in time is perhaps not the best action right now.


While I do not think that posting in this thread is necessarily helpful, I do wish to voice my opinion. I would like to point out the general thread and suggest discussion about this be directed there. The more we react with more threads and more derailment, the slower actual, good change will come.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Let me see how smart you OTers are. (Geometry)

That was far too long ago. I demand something with less geometry/trig and more calculus.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

She meant that you were basicly saying that. In the story, she said a JESTER walked in and said all the foods were unsanitary. That was you saying all the things about there being a lot of illegal games.

Where did I say there were a lot of illegal games? I said in my very first post that there are games that use the “above poster” style, but they require more effort to post in. I didn’t say anything about them deserving locks or being illegal.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / 0/0?

Dividing nothing into nothing parts is undefinable.
Trying to divide by zero will always yield undefinability.

0/0 =/= 1, 0/0 =/= 0

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

Yet the fact? He comes here, thouroughly and regularily. So that nullifies your first point no matter what difficulties your proclaim. That was the statement you did not understand.

Your facts are as supportable as my theory. You say he comes on here regularly as proof to your claims. Your point does not nullify anything until you bring actual, undeniable proof that he checks the forums regularly and actively as you say he does.

Also, I’m not sure what gave you the idea that looking through spam lock reports and Pm’s were easier or reading through a huge influx of spam reports that are duplicate than a single glance at the front page that instantly tells you if its illegal + a few seconds of thinking would tell you what could be abused. (You said most likely he looks at locks more, so I’m guessing you think it’s easier/more worthwhile)

I got the idea from seeing what the flags page looks like from other forum mods. It’s quite a bit easier to go through than you’re imagining. It’s not cluttered by multiple flags on posts.


You leave me a bit confused with your last couple paragraphs. They seem contradictory.

this game that could fall through such a crack, it must be pretty enormous, but I think I know that ZShadow is vigilant.

goes against what you say next with

The sheriff locks the doors with no reason at all, but leaves the next buffet, which is just as unsanitary, open.

You say you doubt this huge crack when at the same time you say that there are other games similar to this one that deserve to be locked as well, but he did not lock them. You can’t say he’s vigilant then careless in following through.

Also, why would he agree with me that it needed a lock if he didn’t believe so too? If he’s half as good of a forum mod as you claim, he would do what he thought was best.

And you somehow think the people who did go there should not be surprised.

No, but I think it’s explicitly stated in the rules that threads like that can and should be locked.


It was locked; it’s probably going to stay that way. What point is there in trying to deny a person’s rationale for why it was locked when you are not giving your own theory?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Describe this OTer

Quite the interesting thread. Strange how I missed this all through December.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

ZShadow still checks here regularily. Proof, he assesses the discussions in General Thread

I pointed that out to him.

If ZShadow, with all his difficulties, can do all this, what is the difficulty of going to a thread that is named, is obviously a continuous game, and delete the first post. Or press the lock button.

I’m not sure what you’re trying to say here. He did lock the thread, yes, but how does that pertain to this at all?

And you are wrong about the locks. ZShadow responds actually, very quickly.

I didn’t say he responded slowly. He’s quite quick with flags.

That means he can, and should, be able to see a simple thread, with all its profanity.

You’d be surprised how easy it is to forum mod without looking at the front page of the forum. Get a flag, click the link to the thread, lock the thread or remove the post(s), return to flags.

Why is it not a shock? It’s been unnoticed, for a year, and you suddenly close it. Out of the blue. And the other, illegal games were kept on?

I did say things fall through the cracks didn’t I? If other things are getting past him, you’re only proving my cracks point further.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

Originally posted by REALinsanemonkey:

I have never seen you before YourJester, and I don’t want you as the new Dev. Please don’t argue with us, Zzzip is right.

First, I’m not arguing. I’m offering possible explanation to the question of why a thread was locked. I doubt his post was meant to only complain about it.

Secondly, what is his point that you are saying I’m losing to? Is it that the forum is actively scanned and read through by the forum mods? If so, I would say that’s not quite true. When this forum was made, it was modded by Frogmanex, Gevock, and Marh. Frogman and Gevock quit kong, so that leaves Marh as the only non-admin forum moderator for this place (unless you count aC for which I do not believe he has ever posted in FGF). You may still be trying to say that Zshadow is vigilant and actively watches this forum, but then I will have to point out that his job is demanding and he is a devoted forum moderator several other active forums. What he locks here is most likely from flags people send in. I know Zshadow personally and I can assure you that he is quite busy with everything that his administrating job entails. To even suggest that one man has enough time to read through all the threads in the fastest growing forum and never have things fall through the cracks (for even so long as a year) is foolish. He may be a great guy, but he’s not perfect.


Your post was quite immature. You try to talk down to me just because you assume I’m either new or don’t understand how things work around here. I can assure you that I’ve been around for a long time. Just because I’m not an active forum gamer does not mean I don’t regularly lurk through here. I worked to have this forum made sidelong with several others, years ago. In fact, Gevock agrees with me; that thread needed a lock.
 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

I call upon you to look at this

I don’t see the relevance that has. Sure, Z made a sticky, but for the most part, this forum runs on its own. If Z locks something or posts something, it’s more than likely because a regular asked him to or flagged the thread’s OP.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

Well, it went on for a year. A year. Why would they suddenly close it? That’s stupid.

The forum mods rarely look at FGF if you haven’t noticed. It’s quite possible they just haven’t had it brought to their attention until recently.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Computer Applications

Comp Sci.

If you do the assignments at home, you don’t even have to show up for class.

>mfw assignments take 10 minutes to do and the due dates are two weeks long.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

Originally posted by speedy250:
Originally posted by YourJester:
Originally posted by Zzzip50:

Did anybody notice one of our continous games, Last 3 Letters to Three New Words just got locked?

Broke

5. Rating games/“… The Above Poster” games are NOT allowed.

Sure, FGF has a few games that use above poster style (such as picture wars and corrupt-a-with), but it must not have been found as merit-able by the forum mods. Post count spam was one of the largest fears back when FGF was made and it has been for the most part, curbed.

That’s probably because Corrupt-A-Wish was made before the above the poster rule.

All the rules were made before FGF was made public. It was most likely allowed because it required more creative posts, is more of a game, and the forum mods believe it hasn’t been nearly as abused.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / at the end of the day

He simply does not grow old it seems. I remember playing him in Soul Blade and he’s still around for Soul Calibur V?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

Originally posted by Zzzip50:

Did anybody notice one of our continous games, Last 3 Letters to Three New Words just got locked?

Broke

5. Rating games/“… The Above Poster” games are NOT allowed.

Sure, FGF has a few games that use above poster style (such as picture wars and corrupt-a-with), but it must not have been found as merit-able by the forum mods. Post count spam was one of the largest fears back when FGF was made and it has been for the most part, curbed.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What's your current weight and goal?

Current weight: 125lb
Current height: 5’10’’
Goal weight: 135lb

I’d like to gain some muscle in my legs and arms and leave my stomach lean/tone