Saturday, 14 February 2009

Important Requests

Hi guys, I have a few things to say and a few favors to ask so please read this as it's really important.

Firstly I want to talk about the room, how we all behave and how we should all behave.

I am really really proud of you all and the way you stand up for the room and the way you want to keep it clean and happy. You all know the rules and you want to encourage others to keep to them, that's great and I thank you for it.

BUT what I don't want to happen is that the room turns in to a witch hunt. We all, me included, need to chill out a bit and have some fun. One line of caps is not going to turn the room in to a riot so there is no need to start jumping on someone the second they post it. When someone spams we do not need 40 people yelling at them. what we DO need is patience, understanding and a little relaxation.

As I said I am very proud and grateful for the way you all look after the room and I want you all to carry on...just in a more relaxed manner. If someone types a line of caps leave it, if they type another then it's ok to ask them to stop. If someone spams then one or two people asking them to stop is fine, please see what others are typing so you do not add another request after a couple have already been made.

Please also understand that new users are coming to Kongregate every day. Although the rules are in the sign up procedure a lot of people do not read them. Don't give someone a hard time about breaking a rule until you are sure they know there was a rule in the first place! If someone breaks a rule and they are a new user explain that Kongregate is a nice community, we want to keep it clean and that the rules are there to make sure that people have a fun time. Explain what the rule is and if you want direct them to the help pages and behaviour guidelines so they can get some info and try to understand how things work.

Finally there is a phrase i picked up from one of the regulars in the room, BYOM - be your own mod. Very sage advice. When someone is annoying you don't start an argument, if you try to reason with them and they don't want to reason then don't carry on. Ignore or mute the person and carry on as normal. Continuing to argue or to attempt to reason with someone only interested in trolling the room just makes the situation worse.

Once again I AM proud of you and I AM grateful for what you do in the room, I just want things to be even more awesome than they are.

Ok so finally one more request. I want to know what YOU want. All of you, all the regulars and visitors to the Ant Hill. What do you want from the blog, what do you want from the room? I'm asking about both in general and also specific things. Tell me if you want fun and excitement from the room, or tell me if you have a specific request, say for a big purple flower as background on the blog. Let me know what you want. Now I'm not saying that you will all get what you ask for so please do not be upset if things do not go as you hope. This is your room and your blog and we want to try and make it what YOU want, it may not always be possible but let us know anyway so we can try. You can leave a comment on this post, you can leave a whisper on my profile or you can send an email to

Thank you for reading this.



Aleve said...

We want more baked goods! >:O

Tibialis said...

You always want more baked goods! :p

Starshooter123 said...

With aleve on this, more baked goods! :| Would it be possible to have a snazzy background with the header, that would be enough to see the text? Examples:
or ?