Recent posts by gerheart on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / App Idea

So I randomly had an idea for an app that I think would be pretty awesome. What does everybody think of an app that would be a kong chat pane? Then you could take kong chat on the go. Any developers interested in doing this? It would be pretty cool.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

So I’ve developed another stance on this topic, which seems to have died down quite a bit. I’m still all for what I’ve posted earlier, and if you weren’t able to decode what my stance is on the global v. room moderator system, I heavily lean towards the global side of the issue. I just like to think I’m pretty well-versed in being objective.

I realize kong will most likely never revert back to the global way of things, as it seems to be a pretty stubborn body. The solution I have to this is to simply garner a battalion of users who visit the room, chat in it, and interact with other users on a daily or mostly daily basis. With a group of regulars, you’ve gained a majority voice with which to decide what is best for said room. Going along with my stance on global v. room, I’m a huge spokesperson for the mute and move on approach to moderating chat. If most people in the room start to ignore a user who is trying to incite chaos and disorder, the user will lose interest in that room. If they move on to a different room and that room can’t just get over the user, they should take it as a learning experience on how to grow as a whole.

I’ve seen some pretty persistent users who try to get on my nerves time and time again, and by showing him an insurmountable wall of indifference, the users have eventually just given up. I’ve never known a user to try and bug me or anybody else more than a week at best. I’m pretty quick to mute, as I don’t like seeing stuff that annoys me clutter up chat or be a detriment to my kong experience as a whole. This website has come to be my main source for online interaction, and I usually come here first before checking anything else. Kong is my home, and I’m open to really anything the people upstairs are willing to try. So really, why don’t we just keep an open mind and have some trust that they know what’s best for the website as a whole rather than each individual user. After all, isn’t that how democracy works? Majority rule, and minority rights?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

Quite the hot topic, this one is. Just thought I’d put in my two cents about the original topic, see if anybody actually felt the same way as I do.

Both systems have their perks. With globals, any mod can be called upon in times of strife to help out, regardless of their familiarity with the room. However, sometimes mods also like to just be normal users, and they want to go to a room where they aren’t a mod, and therefore aren’t responsible for helping out at that time. Yes, some mods could abuse this and simply never moderate chats, but they can simply be removed from their position if they don’t actually utilize the powers they were given. With rooms, mods can hang out in their preferred chatroom and moderate that one, rather than every single one, and that leaves open many rooms for them to take a break in if they so feel the need to take one. However, the system for creating new mods is extremely limited then, because mods usually aren’t going to venture far from the room(s) they call home, and therefore are only going to see the users who are mod-worthy in their own rooms.

Another major issue to tackle is burnout. Burnout will likely never stop being a problem. After all, lots of people can easily grow tired of Kong, as bizarre as it seems to me. Some people simply need a break from Kong, perhaps permanently. I have a few ideas of how to at least remedy that situation, though feeble they all are. This is one of those problems that might never get solved, and while an effort to find a solution is praise-worthy, it’s essentially the same as the people who strive to utilize perpetual motion for energy. It’s quite a nice dream to pursue, but eventually you have to come back to reality and smell the roses. It simply won’t be attained, discounting miracles.

There are absolutely many more topics and angles to take on them that haven’t been discussed, as well as ones I’ve missed that have been discussed, but this is about all I had to say. I appreciate all the future civil and polite responses I get, if any.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Kongpanions

Hello all,

I know I’m not alone when I say that I love to get as much as I can on here, whether it be points, cards (back when they were challenges), challenges (oh how I miss them), badges, whatever. Ever since kongpanions have replaced the weekly challenges, of which I was such a fan, they haven’t been an exception. But the idea has gotten kind of boring with all the dogs that have been implemented. I really liked it when there was at least a different animal each week, if not a different item altogether, like an animal one week, then a soccer ball or something like that. Monologue aside, I wonder if there’s anybody else on this site who agrees with me that there should be more original designs for the kongpanions. Hell, I’m wondering why they haven’t done the ant yet, the mascot of the entire website! That’s what I was expecting for the first one. It would be pretty cool if users could send in their own designs, but I can also see how that would go astray. Anybody feel at least slightly the same as I do?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chatrooms

Is it possible for a chatroom to have an infinite amount of users in it if every user who tries to get into it uses the room id in the url they put in?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Guilds

I was hoping this would go on for a lengthy amount of time and include some debate, something to make it spicy. As the Cat in the Hat would say, “What a shame, what a shame, what a shame.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Guilds

I want in on this topic.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / where are my flash-save files?

In case someone didn’t understand what was said above,

I have win8, I’d like to know where I find it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I know how every chat room is like, yup, I visited them all

I want to see what you can post about the deleted rooms. If you visited them at all. Specifically I want to see what you can churn up for The Cliff.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Chat Rooms are starting to disappear.

“I believe the admins emailed people who had spent significant time in a room to be closed to let them know where to go. Fancy Adventurers With or Without Pants was the destination for Serenity.” -Bilious

I don’t know how to reply to a specific post, so I just did that. I’ve always been with the Cliff since the day I joined, and they never notified me. I just had to pick a new room. Luckily, I had visited Bowser’s Castle accidentally one day when the kong bot decided to send me to a new room randomly. After a little while, I saw that all the Cliffeans (veterans of the Cliff for all who don’t understand) had gone to Eternal Solstice, so I visit there every now and again. I can see why it would be deleted, but I just wish it hadn’t. The Cliff is my home, and Bowser’s Castle and Eternal Solstice are like my foster homes. The Cliff was degrading into a hangout for low-lives and trolls alike, and this time there wasn’t a Cliffean Guard (see history of The Cliff on Kongregate wiki) to defend the room and lock them all below the Cliff. Is Eternal Solstice where all Cliffeans were meant to go?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat pane not working

My chat pane isn’t working, and it’s not just with every game. I checked and it works for every other game except Ultimate Assassin 3. It won’t load the chat pane, and when I click on the game infor tab, if i scroll down, it takes away all the tabs at the top of the pane. It also won’t let me submit my score for the Master Assassin challenge, even though I have 63 acheivements, and I should also get the first badge, because I completed all the easy levels, but it own’t register that either. Can anyone help me?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Run

This post previously made me look quite cancerous. I apologize to any and all who had to see it.