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Rating Orb Minsafo, Chaotic Good Mathemagician – joined 7 years ago The ability to delete your own profile89.230.XXX.XXX7 years ago
I can see two ways of implementing this idea into Fighunter and both of them seems a bit inappropriate for me.
First of them is deleting the whole account and everything connected with it: ratings, comments, posts, topics, private messages and so on. If that's what you intended, then I have to strongly disagree and protest. Although deleting someone's account and ratings isn't really big problem, deleting posts and comments is highly irresponsible as you are destroying the structure of forum. Fighunter isn't a private place where everyone can do whatever he/she wants , but a community made of many different people and once you decided to join, you're it's member with all the consequences. Your activity here isn't isolated, once you type a post or a comment, you add a brick to the construction. Other people can see your brick, and they can add another bricks to this construction if they feel it's necessary and this way Fighunter can exists as a coherent creation. When you try to remove your bricks, all the other bricks which were based on your ones, will lose their supporting points and fall down dragging another bricks, which are based on them, leaving eventually just a ruin and stack of single, broken and useless bricks.
Although posts and comments don't exists like brick do, they are virtual and therefore removing them won't lead anything to collapse, there still is an analogy: once you delete your posts there will remain lots of replies to non-existing things and I believe I don't have to explain how stupid and useless an answer is, if there is no question? It will just bring chaos and make browsing forum and reading old topics difficult and unclear.

The second way of implementing 'delete profile' thing is far less problematic. I mean it can delete only your account. All your posts and such will stay untouched, the only difference with them will be that clicking a hyperlink with your ex account name next to the posts will lead to nowhere (or actually will become unclickable, doesn't matter), no more reading and rating your profile, leaving comments etc. This one isn't really bad, there are no negative consequences for the rest of community, but there is one thing which I don't get: what for? If someone doesn't want to be a part of Fighunter, he can simply stop visiting this page, I believe nobody here is addicted to FH and doesn't need so drastic help. And even if I'm wrong, such person can just change his password to some random string of characters like 'odfhduisfhisuafnasj' and logout, so he/she won't be able to login back. If it's about clearing database, then it won't really help - those few records which make together an account should be just some kilobytes, so not really much. Far better idea is to delete all old accounts, whose owners never typed a single post and haven't visited FH for months (what I guess is already done every few weeks anyway).

The problem with hacking account and deleting them by hacker isn't so hard to solve, the idea of cemetery presented by Funboy35 is pretty good, though you shouldn't be able to set it for less than a week as you actually need some time to realize someone hacked your account and to get it back. Some kind of password protection and/or e-mail verification, maybe answering to security question... Minimizing the risk is not really hard to do, but I have to repeat: why minimize the risk and add unnecessary work to Pseudolonewolf (remember: the more time he spends on adding such features, the less time he spends on making games what makes us wait longer for them) if we can not add such useless feature and don't have to take the risk at all?
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Rating Orb Minsafo, Chaotic Good Mathemagician – joined 7 years ago Technical problems *SPOILERS*89.230.XXX.XXX7 years ago
As far as I remember when you try to enter king's room you are warned by Rohoph that once you come in, there is no coming back and therefore you should make sure you've finished all the sidequests and other optional stuff as this might be your last chance. Moreover during this conversation you have to confirm that you're ready to enter, in case you are not you are free to choose option 'I don't want to enter right now' (or however it was called) from dialog box. It's all about reading and comprehension, such warning is more than enough.
Also I bet you could easily find another 20 hours for playing (even if not right now, then in a week or a month), it's just you do not like the idea of repeating those parts of game you've already finished... Which I fully understand as there are many games which I myself stopped playing just because my saves stopped to work and I couldn't load them.

Oh, and one more thing: there probably are some technical issues in MARDEK which could be done slightly better, but Pseudolonewolf keeps saying every now and then that he is tired of MARDEK for a while as he already spent two years rewriting the code so he probably isn't willing to spent a single minute more improving this game. What's fine for me, chapter 3 is great enough, no need to change anything.
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Rating Orb Minsafo, Chaotic Good Mathemagician – joined 7 years ago Ahh! I've run out of Ideas!89.230.XXX.XXX7 years ago
Basically just one suggestion: there is no need to post/talk only for the sake of posting/talking. If you have nothing important nor interesting to say then you should wait patiently until you see an interesting topic (either on forum started by someone else or in you head, waiting for you to start it), say nothing and not force yourself to post - "Speech is silver, silence is golden" ;)
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Rating Orb Minsafo, Chaotic Good Mathemagician – joined 7 years ago Childhood Games89.230.XXX.XXX7 years ago
The thread title misled me a bit as I haven't really played much video games during my early childhood and I was quite sure the thread is about things like tag or hide-and-seek... Anyway there were some old dos games like Supaplex, Lemmings or Prince of Persia (the first one, from 1989) which I liked to play.
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Rating Orb Minsafo, Chaotic Good Mathemagician – joined 7 years ago Trolls, email confirmation and various sign in chores.89.230.XXX.XXX7 years ago
Most of the proxys I know work quite slowly therefore using them for browsing forum, although possible, is highly inconvenient. I've been administrating a forum about one mmo game since 2006, we have over 30 thousands users and 2-3 thousands new posts everyday. We banned over 700 IP addresses so far and only a small percent of trolls came back creating multi account connecting with proxy or even changing ISP. Therefore I believe that banning IP address is effective way of fighting with trolls.

About longer waiting for verification: the idea is nice but I see the same problem as in sending applications: many people want to register when they suddenly discover and read something interesting - they want to reply and they want to say it right after reading. The thing is most of people don't feel how cool any forum is until they start to actively use it (posting, not only reading). When forced to wait to the next day some of them will simply forget what they wanted and they won't feel a need of registration anymore.
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Rating Orb Minsafo, Chaotic Good Mathemagician – joined 7 years ago Trolls, email confirmation and various sign in chores.89.230.XXX.XXX7 years ago
david s said:
I like the idea currently in place that you cannot rate for a week after you join, but this too has a tad bit of a problem. Let's say someone wanted to rate something they thought was so profound that they joined the site because of it, but alas, it was three weeks old. By the time he gets to rate it, it's too late. He cannot rate it since it's a month old. I think a good solution to this would be that since you cannot rate for the first week, you should in turn be given a one week extension for things that were three weeks old when you started. The problem here is that it could be hard to program. I know nothing of computer programs, but I do know a little about complexity, and it might be a tad bit complex to extend the rating deadline of somethings by a week for some users, while keeping other things from being rated by other users.


The problem you mention is probably not common, but solving it would be nice. I don't know how these things about rating have been coded by Pseudolonewolf but if I guess right, then changing this rating system in the way you propose should be pretty easy as it requires just a simple and short 'if' instruction, which should take up to few minutes to code and implement.


E-mail verification isn't really useful tool to prevent trolls from creating accounts. Neither 'Every account must be on a separate e-mail address. It just prolongs the time you need to create an additional account from 10 seconds to a minute - it won't prevent any troll from coming back if he wants to do it.

Applying for an account and answering questions like 'why do you want to join?' is a good way to radically reduce number of trolls and other unwanted members of community, though there is one bad think about it: Fighunter doesn't provide enough stuff to lure many people also most of them will simply resign from registration when they notice they have to type an application, answer some questions and wait until someone examine it. Once the site has more to offer (like bigger community or some kind of restrictions for unregistered members like they are not able to play games or read forum), the idea becomes more sensible.

Another way of getting rid of trolls is banning their IP address so they are not able to come back with other account (unless they have dynamic IP). They will be able to register only once, troll a bit here and there and once detected, they just get kicked out of community without possibility of coming back.
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