Recent posts by Tetsuo_Shima on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / It needs to be easier to unfriend someone.

There is no real issue anymore to the original problem, since you can just go to said person’s profile end click unfriend in there. No need to search your entire friends list. Unless that person’s profile is private of course (which is kind of an oversight)! ;D

I do agree that having a sortable friends list with tick boxes and actions would be more userfriendly, shouldn’t be too much of an issue to implement, depending on how convoluted the current code is of course. (chuckle)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Security issue

As far as I can tell, currently the behavior is as expected: log out, you see your own username, asking for pwd, clear svid cookie, username is blank

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Who is 1 quest in room?

It’s incognito KongBot spying on everything you do on Kongregate. :-)

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

Both OT and SD are too much trouble. Let’s just remove those entirely. Problem solved. :-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Memohuntress game & badge removed

Isn’t it a bit late for april 1 jokes?

Seriously though, has he gone wonkers, is it some sort of convoluted joke or has he really seen the light?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Conspiracy!!

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by jclor:

We’re looking into the issue. If it’s a bug, we’ll fix it on our side and let you know.

woot! I can quote too. =D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

For me it works the way DarkRainyKnight wrote.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Conspiracy!!

It probably has something to do with the way kong sets the kong_svid cookie when there is no previously existing one and the way they use this info afterwards.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Conspiracy!!

Shouldn’t the topic title be: “Kongregate Kongspiracy”?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why was IAmTheCandyman banned?

cuz candyman ate all of greg’s sushi!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is one greg enough?

There are plenty of existing and new badges. A badge is a bonus, it’s not a goal. The only people I could currently understand wanting more badges made, are developers whose game didn’t get badged for whatever reason. More badges means more chances for them to join the fun. For users it makes absolutely no difference whatsoever whether a game gets badged or not. Unless, of course, it personally offends you that some games get badged, while other higher rated games don’t, in which case I’d advise you to rethink your priorities and start getting more involved in more meaningfull things to get personally offended about. :p

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Tyrant unleashed issue..

Can’t you just log out and log back in with another account? Or even install 2 apps side by side?
Are we running into limitations of general tablet/smartphone apps here? Did I just run into another reason why tablets in general are inferior to laptops in every case but weight?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Tyrant unleashed issue..

:o

Seriously? Can’t both play on the same device? What is that all about? Back to the 90’s? :D

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Tyrant unleashed issue..

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/338-tyrant-unleashed

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I think either adv0 or greg nids to lrn2timezone too. :p

Though lrn2patience does apply. (chuckle)

edit: and now it’s moot too, since they’re up :-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Are Moderators Always a Necessary Force?

It’s funny how this thread is rapidly evolving into a yes/no/probably-but-the-way-it-is-now-is-not-good-enough thing with all kinds of different reasons and defensive behaviours. But I have yet to see any thorough examination of one of the core propositions in the opening post. Can mutes replace mods (possibly supplemented with reports), if not, how much of the moderation CAN be replaced by mutes? And to top it off, if they can, why have moderators at all and if they can’t, isn’t telling people to mute others if no mod is around some form hypocrisy or a poor excuse and admittal to not even coming close to doing a good enough job?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / What the heck happened with the email login

Seriously? This is possible? So basically a random person can totally screw another kong member over by simply making a ‘fake’ account and changing his email address into the one of said kong member, thus possibly preventing any future normal password resets of said member when he needs to and tries to use the forgot password link? Brilliant software development kong devs! :D

hint: unique key in database anyone?
(what a pain in the ass if you need to implement this after the fact, possibly spread over thousands of users)

I love how brilliantly unorganised kong works, as in the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is thinking? In one forum a kong admin posts that password security is serious business, in another it is hinted that mulitple members can be set to use the same email address which conflicts with password recovery, brilliant, you just can’t make this stuff up. :D
(provided the above explanation in the posts before holds any ground that is, if they don’t, ignore me completely, heck ignore me anyway, lmao)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [PSA] Check and change your Gmail passwords!

Now talk about a late notification… :D

“Some people who checked the list and found their Gmail addresses there reported that it contained an old password for them, and often a password that they had reused on multiple sites. There’s speculation that the addresses may hay been stolen from other sites where people used their Gmail address as a log-in. Google itself says less than 2% of the leaked address-password pairs were current for Gmail. That sounds small but it means nearly 100,000 people need to change their Gmail passwords ASAP. If you’re one of them, Google should have already notified you.”

“Google encourages people to chill out about the leak. “We’re always monitoring for these dumps so we can respond quickly to protect our users,” says Google’s security team in a blog post about the leak. “We found that less than 2% of the username and password combinations might have worked, and our automated anti-hijacking systems would have blocked many of those login attempts. We’ve protected the affected accounts and have required those users to reset their passwords.””

So erm, don’t sweat it really, if you were affected and actively use the address, you’d already know about it. Furthermore, it’s always a bad idea to re-use the same password for multiple related websites (using your gmail email to sign up makes it related), so instead of just making a new password, make 2 passwords. Or better yet, grow some awareness, press through with some stamina and familiarise yourself with a nice open source password manager. ;)

google responds
forbes digs deeper

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Why so much discrimination?

If that upsets you, what are you going to do when another of those US-only potentially-win-nice-prizes events pops up again? Bomb Kongregate headquarters?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

It could be a funny comment if the account was actually lvl 65 7 years ago already, though that’s probably not the case.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The irony of giving a farewell gift for "Yu-Gi-Oh BAM" in the game "Tyrant Unleashed"

Doesn’t really matter, considering the dedication that has been shown to keeping war metal tyrant going, I’m sure in another year or two tyrant unleashed will be shutting down as well. People should realise this when they start to play these small time mmo’s, they are extremely unlikely to go on for a prolonged period of time. Any investment made is short term only! If people would realise this or be made purposely aware beforehand, some frustrations would never surface. Then again, most people have a knack for ignoring what they don’t want to hear anyway, so it could just as well be futile.

That being said, I opened the thing, but don’t seem to have gotten the actual loot. That or I don’t know where to look for it, not that it really matters, I won’t be playing it, it seems to be mostly identical to the old series, in the sense of: “hey, let’s do this all over again with minimal changes and updated technologies, so we get to charge people for mostly the same content again!” Kinda reminds me of EA, or lots of hollywood content for that matter. Still, if it sells, people must like this sort of semi-repitition. :D

edit: nevermind on the not gettig of loot, apparently i responded too quickly to the pm to load the game, since it’s now several hours later, i reloaded the game and tadaaa, there is the loot.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Dont post deleted

I guess no one here ever heard of the proper way to do email validation (I personally do not know any website worth mentioning where account details matter that does not do email validation for that matter). And even if you do not agree that kongregate should verify whether the contact details a user signs up with are at least working at that time by princible alone, surely no one can argue that it would not be a whole lot more user friendly in the long run if they did. Hence, small effort on kong’s part, increased stability on end user’s part, hence kong’s problem to fix. That is, if they care at all about security and stability for end users. The excuses you’re coming up with notwithstanding. At the very least verification should happen before any user is allowed to make payments. On top of that, having an email address as sole means of communication in terms of permanent and irreversible bans concerning monetary matters is a stupid thing anyway, though at least in this case I can see the effort required seriously exceeding the benefits for such a small company as kong that does try to do international sales. In the end I guess this all depends on expectations, education, good faith and effort. For kong I’m sure it boils down to cost versus benefit, as do all things, eventually.

No one actually commented on the fact whether or not kong actually does any email validation for starters btw, so i went and did that myself. It appears they don’t, at all, which would make kong an excellent website to get some scripted spam send to your bitterest of enemies. The whole sign up procedure seems to be something from 10 years ago. There’s no money in that of course, but it’d still be a fun hate project for an evening of boredom. :D

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Dont post deleted

Kongregate expecting a valid email address and actually using it for official communication without actually bothering to check wether it really is a working email address prior to full registration is really kongregate’s problem, not the user’s. It would be so easy to implement, but that would be a hurdle to take for registration and it would hurt their registered and active user’s count, thus less people potentially spending, so I can totally see how in an akward way they’re kind of scamming their way through common sense. I registered so long ago that I can’t even recall if they validate email adresses or not, but considering what you guys wrote above I’m guessing they don’t, in which case the above applies, if they do, it really is on the user’s own head.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Idle Games continue to hit the top / hot games on Kong

(yawn)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / An idea

you need to be over here with that