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Re: Ban appeal - *Gunner*
I saw *Gunner* on babel few hours ago.. pretty sure he is the real one from Usa that Twoday/Atrain talking about.. so either he is evading or the banned Gunner is another guy or the ban has expired or something...

Could be a faker, but I will look into it and see what is up, thanks for letting us know.
Also, please let the bannie appeal himself as it always has been done thanks. :)

Please let this be an example of what is considered useful to an appeal ^

Update: I did some looking into the logs the ban on the name *Gunner* and there is more than one ip from different places linked to it. The ip banned does not match the same *Gunner* who was votekicked with the reason -.- .  The gunner you saw a few hours ago is the one that does NOT have a ban on. Also Currently there is no votekick ban on *Gunner*.
For Future reference to anyone reading this is you have been banned for an invalid reason (such as -.-) feel free to leave us a message on the irc and if someone who can unban is available will unban you generally. We try to cancel those votekicks as we see them, but some can slip through

This case is closed

July 29, 2016, 10:04:33 AM HST
Re: About Modifying Message doesn't edit history defeat the purpose of post editing though?

anyway, the post edit restriction has now been removed from your account, Titanium

August 05, 2016, 10:13:31 AM HST
Re: About Modifying Message
doesn't edit history defeat the purpose of post editing though?
not really, I think it's more about fixing small-ish mistakes
having a post history would fix both the issues pointed out in this thread - people can edit posts without being able to abuse the system and hide everything

August 05, 2016, 02:27:04 PM HST
Re: Forum Changes call me "hard to please" or whatever you will, but imo, the more recent changes are all pretty bad. the likes and the karma ("poke-balls"...) make it too much like social media... "like- and "karma-whoring" galore.  I also find the new default avatars pretty awful too. do you know of any social media site that doesn't do this?

I avoid twitter, fb, tumblr and friends for a reason, y'know.. :L

as izzy said, this is just a test. if you have a definitive opinion on it, speak up please!

August 05, 2016, 09:02:55 PM HST
Haxball Hello everyone,

Let's play some haxball together !

What is HaxBall?

HaxBall is a realtime multiplayer game that plays like a mix between football and air-hockey, and it's a real blast.

Best matches are 2-vs-2 or 3-vs-3, but there's no limit to how many can join.

You don't need to install a thing, and you can play it through your browser; it's originally a football game, but there is also a tons of funs map (like volleyball!) you can create a room easily

If you want to try the game, just beep me on irc (i'll be around at 6 pm GMT) and we'll try together!
If you've already played the game let's organize some 3vs3 :D


August 22, 2016, 02:34:26 AM HST
[x] que unpleasant player that was physically assaulting me with blocks.  >:( >:( >:(

February 04, 2017, 11:57:06 AM HST
The Truth About Aloha So Aloha has obviously been dying, BnS is dead now too. Do you want to know why this happened? Well with facts that I have gathered from disgruntled staff, BK's, and my former experience as staff, I will let you know what I know. Before I say this, I feel really bad for Izzy as he has tried so hard to keep this forum up and running. I also feel really bad for good staff members, such as MuffinTastic, Nathan, Israellee, FalleN, FerrrariFlunker, Pun, Chase, BR and Froelich131. I feel bad for all the staff who have tried to help these forums get better and failed. I may have forgotten some of you but you haven't gone unnoticed.

Firstly, we haven't bothered to expand to any other games. That's one of the reasons that this forum is dying, but there's better ones yet. How does this affect aloha? Simple. Lack of new players being thrown into the mix of things, and just waiting for people to stumble upon the game and these forums. We never were aggressive with the other games that we went into and expanded into, and the support for the games dropped like flies since it wasn't Ace of Spades.

Secondly, the staff of this website is broken, and in some cases corrupt. I can affirm from being a staff member that there are people who cause issues who are still staff since they're considered "Veterans". Basically nobody gets a fresh scope, which is why Guards are always getting beat up, even if an older staff member does the exact same thing. Also, there are instances where the staff would go out and call up inactive staff to trash applications for Trusted and Guard. I personally witnessed trashing of Trusted applications, and I was told by multiple admins, AND 2 BK'S, that staff applications suffer the same problems, especially guard ones. You know how they filibuster stuff in the government?  They basically do that and gather inactive staff who don't care for Aloha to vote on the application, often drawing upon age old issues that are no longer concurrent with whats happening now. Also, they don't look at your trusted applications at all if they don't know you. Yeah. There are literally hundreds of people who needed trusted who lost it because the staff "Didn't know them". There are also cases where staff members will purposely go after someone they don't like, and argue with you to make you look like an asshole so they can trash your application. Unrelated, but a good portion of the staff belong to the same clan and friend group.

Oh and how do I know that there are staff who actively cooperate to trash Guard apps? Easy! There are BKs and admins who told me my entire application word for word and post by post. Getting someone to vote on an application is necessary sometimes, but some people completely trash applications because of personal vendettas. It's happened to more than one person too, especially in trusted apps.

The rules of this website are nonexistant. Flaming, flame baiting, and many other things happen. Additionally, people do not get banned for the mentioned things on the forums. The last time there was a forum ban, I don't even remember. The rules for the game are even worse. The forums have adopted a forgive all policy, as long as they're (the hacker) honest. There was someone with NO LESS THAN SEVEN BAN APPEALS who was playing the game. They got banned, came here to appeal, and went on their merry way. The lack of rules has chased off a lot of staff and players alike. In addition to this, there are some "Veteran" staff who are often above the rules, and actively go out to troll people with their friends. The staff is in dire need of a massive overhaul, and allows inactive staff who become active again for 1 day to vote on the applications of people who need to hear back.

Also here's what it's like being a guard. You will be abused, and I know the situation hasn't gotten better, because I have access to the guard ban reports still. There are currently over 300 guard bans which haven't been answered. Here's what being a guard means, in a nutshell:

- You will be used in place of admins, who will not look at your reports unless you spam the IRC, and then they get mad at you for being ambitious
- You have literally no power over hackers who ban evade. Good luck!
- You will be tested to the extreme when someone doesn't like you. Prepare to be trolled to the max, and prepare to deal with instances of stupid votekicks.
- You will not go up because to go up you need to devote all 24 hours a day 7 days a week to catching hackers to even have a hope of advancing, since the staff, even the inactive staff, are considered staff until retired.
- No matter if you do something another admin does, even for fun or to joke with a friend like they sometimes do, you're wrong
- You have a better chance of getting an abuse report answered.
- They don't care about what happens to you in reality.

Typically a guard then comes under fire for not wanting to ban anyone, and if they don't pick it up, posting useless reports that don't get looked at, they get dismissed. There are staff members who try so hard to do these but even the most adamant and truly helpful staff members can't do anything about it because there are so many reports. The higher staff has started to stop caring.

Well, here you go, this is basically everything I said, simplified:
1: The staff have in the past, and from what I understand, still are turning on each other and arguing. I have access to the Aloha staff channel but I don't bother going in there again
2: Major breaches of the admin rules, committed by several staff members, unfortunately, the bulk of who are Komrades.
3: Rigging apps, people to fail, and calling in the inactive staff to trash applications.
4: Lack of rules on the forums
5: Lack of banning people like we used to
6: Guards are the equivalent of a terminal lance, but even worse. At one point I had 50 unanswered reports in the MW list.
7: Continuing that above pointer, guards are viewed as expendable and nobody wants to review their reports.
8: Continuing with pointer 3, there are staff who are veterans who cause issues and have been called out for it, yet nothing happens because of favoritism
9: The Moderators and Admins aren't doing what they need to anymore, just ask anyone on CSMaps, the Guards can't keep up with it
10: There are admins who are trying their best and nobody else wants to help them
11: The second biggest pointer, we won't expand to other games with any sort of backbone. We tried Minecraft, Terraria and more, and yet they all failed because lack of administrative support.

Oh and the biggest pointer. Several somewhat pissed off staff members who helped me build that, including BK's. That's right. MULTIPLE BK's. The good staff is very frustrated with this website and what it's become, and because of how the staff operates, Izzy cannot do much about it without overhauling everything, and going against what he originally said. Oh also, I can't get banned and this post cannot be deleted as it is not against the rules. This isn't a leak or a hack of information either, as I have been included in the Staff document with editing rights since 2013, and while I mentioned it, nobody took the editing rights away from me either. I did not use names, I did not talk about certian people. I have a right to speak the truth here.

As for any arguments against this, your opinion does not matter. That's a very harsh thing to say, but everything I said above here are facts. Well except for one thing, I get that some of us run "Grandma Rigs" but I'm running an i7 and GTX 1060 and I will still play AoS in addition to other games. As for any Moderator or above staff who might reply "Where is the proof", I don't have to supply it because you either have access to it or you know how well this operates. To the guards, and good staff, I'm sorry. You guys are so hard working and you try so hard. If someone asks what there is to fix this, I've already said it multiple times. Just remember, if this topic gets deleted or I get banned, or both, it's because there should be some extremely embarassed staff members. I've had my faults, I've been a bad person in the past, I've done stupid things but the one right thing that I do I do not want to go unnoticed.

February 18, 2017, 08:23:31 AM HST
Re: The Truth About Aloha Being a guard on aloha is frustrating to say the least. Maybe a power system worked a little better back in the day but now its just crippling. If i want a ban to stick I have to upload a video, something that takes me 10 minutes with the smallest video file, and then wait for another higher up admin to make it a permanent ban after viewing my report. That's two people and a lot of time for some fuckface that can just evade the ban in less than a minute of their time. I stopped caring. I stopped uploading. I just stopped playing. I've been going to other servers for a breath of fresh air, servers that allow me to ban people for a week without evidence because they understand I know what I'm doing. On aloha guards only have the ability to ban someone for 6 hours without uploading evidence. These people aren't worth that effort and nobody is open to change. The fact is that most of our administration grew up. They have college, work, family, and friends outside of a website.

This game died when it was sold. I know we all want to live in denial and believe AoS has a few more years left in it but it doesn't. This isn't the first cyber graveyard and it wont be the last. Every year new, better games that get updated come out. It's sad but its the evolution of gaming.

This will always be my favorite childhood game. I met a lot of cool people and had a lot of fun. I'll be here until the end but not like i used to be.

February 18, 2017, 05:13:11 PM HST
Re: [HOW TO] Get trusted status Why do you want a trusted password?
i was able to pass an extremely hard verification process, i.e. typing "aloha" in reverse, which, in my humble opinion, makes me quite the trustworthy player. also i make a good admin
Which aloha server do you play on most often?
What's your most common in-game name?
PhD in AoS

February 23, 2017, 02:15:17 AM HST
Re: [HOW TO] Get trusted status Why do you want a trusted password?
My goal is taking over aloha and banning all big kuhu ahem, I'd like to become a trusted player again so I can apply for a guard position in order to keep the servers clean of all those filthy hackers and giraffes.
Which aloha server do you play on most often?
every server that's populated (babel)
What's your most common in-game name?
Carlos Sagan ☻

February 23, 2017, 03:33:38 AM HST