Recent posts by Zshadow on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

You will be missed Echo Hall!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What was your first one..?(Hardest question ever!)

The oldest game I can remember playing was Super Mario Brothers for the NES. My brother was always Mario, and I was stuck with Luigi. ;-;

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Cell phone carriers

I went from T-Mobile to Verizon, and the coverage is a lot better (at least in my area.) The 4G is better too.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Food

Thai and Korean food!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A letter to the spammer

Just ignore.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I need to get to Navel Rock in Pokemon Leaf Green

Looks like you’re out of luck then.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I need to get to Navel Rock in Pokemon Leaf Green

Originally posted by IceBomb45:

HOW DO I GET THE MYSTIC TICKET?!?!?

The MysticTicket and AuroraTicket were available through the Pokémon Rocks America tour.

Source

Go through the link you posted.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [removed] is unfunny

Don’t make hate threads.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I need to get to Navel Rock in Pokemon Leaf Green

It says on the link you posted:

It can only be accessed after downloading the MysticTicket through Mystery Gift and sailing there by talking to the sailor in front of the Seagallop Ferries in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, or by boarding the S.S. Tidal in Pokémon Emerald.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Someone just got his avatar removed, another proof of Kong's paranoia?

This topic has actually been brought up before, and I think Ducklette’s words stand well today as they did back in 2010 (in May, too!)

Originally posted by Ducklette:

So, we handle avatars on a case by case basis, and if you’re ever not sure about something, you should definitely report it. We will usually remove anything that can be easily interpreted as a hateful symbol, although we have been known to stand corrected; I had no idea, until a user told me, that the iron cross is used as the present-day symbol of the German military.

However, since this thread seems to be about swastikas in avatars, this post will largely refer to how I feel about swastikas in avatars. I think we can all agree that the swastika used by the Nazi party (black, on a slant, against a white and red background) is never ever okay and will be removed if it gets reported. Whether a person is using it to show that they align themselves with the beliefs of the Nazi party, or are just using it for shock value, it doesn’t really matter. It’s a hateful symbol, and we’re going to take it down.

So what to do about the Hindu swastika? I do believe that we have many users honestly interested in the Indian culture and the Hindu religion, and yes I am perfectly aware that the swastika had its origins there, where it was sacred. Since then, wikipedia tells me it has been used by many different cultures. If you feel very strongly about the symbol’s purpose in one of these cultures, we are happy to hear you out. However, we will most likely encourage you to exhibit your cultural pride in another way, since I think everyone can admit that a culture that has a rich, interesting heritage, has more than one single representation of that heritage.

For many people, what the swastika became is enough to overshadow what the swastika was for hundreds of years. I do not believe this is ignorant or overly-sensitive, and I therefore consequently believe that it is the burden of the pro-swastika-avatar user to politely convey to anyone asking what the swastika means to them and how it was in no way meant to be harmful.

“Lol I get to have a swastika as an avatar because it’s not ‘the bad one’” is never a good reason to have a swastika for an avatar, and it will promptly be removed since, well, that be trollin’.

Basically, this:

Originally posted by BoredInIraq:

If you’re actually looking out for others, the fact that you have to worry so much is a sure no. I think there’s enough cool avatars out there to choose from, we shouldn’t have trouble avoiding the few that are an offensive risk. It would make for some awesome troll bait, but if that’s your goal, maybe you should sign up for a different chat…

If you have a really good reason to want a potentially offensive avatar, tell us. We may not let you keep the avatar, but we’ll be very understanding. If you don’t have a really good reason, then pick something else.

I hope this explains the policy a bit. Your friend is welcome to contact support@kongregate.com to challenge the removal, though!

You can also see some past viewpoints in this thread too.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Arranging Games by Categories

When you go to this page, do you see a “Sort/Filter” button on the top right?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Brightness?

On the menu screen, select “Options” and try adjusting “View distance”. Does this help any?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / I can not log in

You may want to e-mail support@kongregate.com, they should be able to help out!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Odd gliph in games

Interesting! Never seen this happen before. Does it do this on all web browsers, or just Opera? That may help us narrow down the problem.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How to survive being an OT moderator:

Magic Conch says… “Nothing.”

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Not logged in

Please see if the steps in this post help any: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/7/topics/241772?page=1#posts-5207532

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Site changes language automatically

Is your browser set to automatically clear cookies/cache after closing?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / KAW Nobilty

Please contact kreds@kongregate.com, they should be able to look into it!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / An idea to prevent spambots

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by Zshadow:

There is a system in place though that requires bots to do some form of work before they can post in the forum though. If it comes to the point where they are figuring it out, the administration can tweak the requirements.

It’s either stopped working (which seems to be the case) or the bots have found a work around. This issue needs to be addressed, immediately.

I would recommend sending an e-mail to support@kongregate.com then if they are not aware of the issue.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / An idea to prevent spambots

This idea had been tossed around in the past, and we generally stayed away from a level requirement because there is a substantial amount of users on the site who only play one game (MMOs/Multiplayers, mostly) and don’t partake in leveling up by badge hunting. We wanted the forum accessible to these users too so they can ask questions or provide feedback.

There is a system in place though that requires bots to do some form of work before they can post in the forum though. If it comes to the point where they are figuring it out, the administration can tweak the requirements. In the meantime I’d recommend flagging any spam posts that slip by so it can be added to the filter and removed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Who is the Best Admin? (April 2014 Edition)

Originally posted by SugarMonkey:

I am actually all the Admins and have cloned myself repeatedly and given each clone a specific task.

Any that try and act on their own are deemed divergent and executed.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / local storage problem

No problem! Glad you got it to work out.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong Not Working on Firefox

Have you tried clearing your recent cookies/cache and selecting this link?

http://www.kongregate.com/session/new

 
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Topic: Technical Support / ROTMG Account

Please file a game bug report with the developer.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / kingdom rush frontiers rest problem

Please contact the developer by submitting a game bug report.