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whatevahs / Re: The last comment wins!
« on: March 27, 2017, 04:13:24 PM HST »

topo give me money
or I send packets

extra! extra! read all about it! / Re: [EVENT] April Fools' FSOM
« on: March 27, 2017, 03:00:03 PM HST »
maybe maybe

ban appeals / Re: Banned fattyboy69
« on: March 26, 2017, 05:36:41 PM HST »
unbanned. please don't cheat again, the probability of a second chance is slim.

have fun :)

ban appeals / Re: Banned fattyboy69
« on: March 25, 2017, 08:53:49 AM HST »
hey, I'm the admin who banned you. sorry about the delay.

your appeal is far too short, but considering it's already been 5 days since you started this appeal, I'm just going to unban you.

but, before I do that, please delete all of the cheats and injectors and whatever that's on your computer.

abuse reports / Re: admin abuse
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:41:03 AM HST »
the server logs disagree

ban appeals / Re: I'm Sorry..
« on: March 10, 2017, 06:35:03 PM HST »
you could have just admitted in the ban appeal you already had, but whatever.  thanks for admitting, though I'm not sure why you felt the need to lie in the first place. perhaps you could enlighten me?

also, please delete any cheats you have remaining on your computer. dlls, injectors, or if you're using openspades then delete and replace it with the vanilla version.

ban appeals / Re: BigotedBill Got Banned.... ;(
« on: March 07, 2017, 08:57:34 PM HST »
I don't think you do fully understand. the /analyze command shows the delay between each 'successful shot' (for lack of a better layman's term). each time you shot and hit someone, there was the initial delay between the last time you hit someone and then, and then 7 bullets right after with 0ms delay inbetween eachother. zero milliseconds. this is not the case with everyone else.

now, let's say that you were lagging a bit. Rifle has a delay time of 0.5s, or 500ms. you can't shoot any faster legitimately, even with a "spam button." this means that in order to lag enough to show 8 bullets at a single point in time (server-side), you'd have to lag 4 whole seconds if we go by exact math, 5 seconds if we're being generous, and hit every one of those 8 shots, or be using multibullet.

hitting all 8 shots for every single player you shot at, with a 4 second lagspike happening for every player you shot at is unlikely, and besides, you didn't lag nearly that much, so the logical conclusion is multibullet.

ban appeals / Re: BigotedBill Got Banned.... ;(
« on: March 07, 2017, 08:00:43 PM HST »
hey BigotedBill, I'm the admin who banned you.

you were banned for multibullet, aka bigshot. every 'single' shot of yours registered as 8, which is obviously an instant kill. it was not lag; there were no exceptions, it was 100% consistent.
Edit: you were using Rifle, too, so if it really was lag, I think you still have a bit of explaining to do :)

also, I'm familiar with macros (or features of a similar nature, such as the "spam button" you described) and while that might have worked as an excuse, as I said before, it was 100% consistent.

tl;dr: please stop lying

the little big list / Teeworlds
« on: February 26, 2017, 04:00:46 PM HST »
I mentioned this game once before, but it really deserves its own thread.

Teeworlds is a free 2D sidescroller multiplayer game, in which you mercilessly kill others with hammers, pistols, shotguns, grenade launchers and lazers, and then go on to smile about it afterwards.
the "tees" are basically sadistic ultra-violent monkey-Kirbys without the inhale ability. so that's a positive thing.

I'll let the video explain the rest:

website link: https://www.teeworlds.com/ (download is on the front page)
it's also on steam, but it's not required: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380840/

I'm also hosting a temporary server at superweed.alienminds.org:27120. the password is simply "aloha".
since for whatever reason you can't paste text into the IP field for direct connections, if you don't feel like typing out that domain, you can also just search for "muffin's testing server" in the server list.

tell me what you think of the game. I'm hoping to make this an official thing, if people approve.  it's not our usual FPS shooter game but I hope that won't matter too much.

whatevahs / Re: The Truth About Aloha
« on: February 25, 2017, 04:39:13 PM HST »
I didn't really want to comment on this, and most staff probably won't, but I got dragged into this mess, so let's just get this over with.  I'll try to be as concise as possible while addressing the actual points, but still thorough, as to not be accused of..  well, hopefully, anything at all.  most of you probably know by now that I don't partake in the community a great deal, so hopefully you can take this as an unbiased response.

also, while I can't believe I even have to say it, I'll say it anyways;  these are my opinions, and this is my response.  it is not to be interpreted as representative the staff as a whole. (even though it might be worded that way.. vOv)

Quote from: Monstarules
Firstly, we haven't bothered to expand to any other games. [...] 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.

this is sadly true, though from my point of view of one as the people that wants to "cling" to Ace of Spades, it isn't that it's not AoS, but a number of other factors such as how easy it is to transition over to the new game, server hosting difficulties, the community of the game in question and a few other things.  I realize this is just an exaggerated statement to get a point across, but I wanted to address it anyways, so there you have it.
(the rest of the paragraph was obvious to everyone so I cut it out)

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

I'll agree with the somewhat vague statement "guards are getting beaten up" as it's so vague, and because I agree (mostly) with israelleelll.
as for the rest, evidence, please.  you're leaking info now anyways (more on that later), so naming some names and sharing some stories probably won't hurt.  at the very least you can give the people involved a chance to defend themselves.

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

I went through all of the trusted apps and staff apps and I can't find a single piece of evidence for this "they" calling on others to trash applications.  ...or did you specifically mean Komrades?
we might bring up old issues, but just remember, the application system is run by humans, not machines.  you have to work to gain our trust, and if you break that, you're going have to work even harder to get it back.  even with that in mind, the people involved almost always handle things fairly, if things are shown to be different the next time around.

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

can you really blame us?  unless you are insane, you wouldn't let any one come into a position of power (yes, trusted counts) unless you knew them to be a good person, who wouldn't abuse it.  this is just common sense, man.
as for the "going after someone" part, I have to disagree on the larger scale.  there might be one or two instances where this happened, as we're all human after all, but the application system as a whole is carried out with integrity.  if we ask people questions, they're fair, or at least supposed to be, those 'instances' in mind.

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

so wait, it was "staff are unfairly ganging up and denying apps to everyone equally" and now it's "staff are unfairly ganging up and denying my application"?
as a side note, that app leaking is a serious thing, and maybe you should be the better man and "report" the person who did that.  or was it one of the Bastards, and you're too nice to do that to a friend?

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

I'm not sure why we have to ban people for that in the first place, we don't ban them for that ingame.  or do you want to censor both at the same time?  I'm afraid I can't get behind that.

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

evidence please.  I'm not going to accept claims without evidence.  I also have a sneaking suspicion this was a one-time thing.
but I'll humor you this once, and assuming this is true, that's pretty terrible, and should obviously be stopped.  if you go through my ban appeal history, you might notice that after a few ban appeals I get fed up with their act and stop responding altogether.  I'm pretty sure most other admins do this too, so I'm not really some huge role model.

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

we have rules, though.  they're just not as strict as you'd like them to be.  no cheating (glitching, hacks), no spamming, no overly racist/sexist/etc stuff.  the last one is more subjective than the others, but as a general rule it's a pretty high set bar, as most of the staff have high tolerances for that type of stuff.  on top of that, the etc stuff is usually ironic/sarcastic anyways.
also, would overhaul = removing Komrades?  because most of the staff seem pretty ok to me...

Quote from: Monstarules
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:

1. 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
2. You have literally no power over hackers who ban evade. Good luck!
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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
6. You have a better chance of getting an abuse report answered.
7. They don't care about what happens to you in reality.

I've numbered the points so I don't put any more quotes than necessary.

1. guards are staff too, so I'm not sure why you're upset about that. we don't get upset at guards for being ambitious, what are you talking about? we actually want that.
2. neither do we, honestly. but more on the point: that's true, but we restrict ip range banning because of the possibility of abuse. this makes a tiny bit less sense nowadays due to the slower rate of promotion, but I still agree with it.
3. I never had this as a guard, this sounds like a "you" problem.
4. I suppose I can agree with that, but how and why are non-retired semi-inactive staff relevant to this?
5. good exaggeration, I like it. why don't you provide some examples for us?
6. perhaps with MW but you can just message us directly if we don't see it, and we'll definitely respond to that, so... I don't see the problem here.
7. sorry to burst your bubble, but unless you're a really close friend with someone over the internet, or they know you IRL or something, they won't care either.  it's not a fault of the staff.  it's not even truly a fault.

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

MW has become less useful over time, I will say that much. again it might be a good idea to message more active admins about the reports.
am I counted in as one of the "higher staff"?

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

1. I'm in the staff channel, obviously, so.. uh.. no?
2. "Komrades" ding ding ding we have a winner.  they're actually fair and levelheaded people, you know.
3. now it's "rigging" the apps? jesus.
4. covered this
5. yes, the staff have moved to other places, and are more busy IRL.  is this really that surprising?
6. that sucks.  covered this though.
7. good job, speaking for all of the staff.  I don't view guards as expendable, and I'm pretty sure none of us do.
8. evidence please9. same as the response to 5.  it's disappointing, but unless we can find some way to get people back in this community there's nothing we can really do about this.
10. 5.
11. do not deal in absolutes!!  meh, you might be right.  this seems like a good game though: Teeworlds

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

sorry, I'm lost.  helped you build what?

Quote from: Monstarules
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.

I'm not frustrated much at all, so please speak for yourself.  also, I don't see any reform happening.  sorry.

Quote from: Monstarules
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 certain* people. I have a right to speak the truth here.

this might be a bit of a dark turn, and an unpopular opinion, but the staff have every right to delete this thread and ban you, as we make the rules.  you don't have any rights here, we're letting you voice this.  it's a good thing for everyone involved here that most of the staff believe fully in free speech. (and in case it wasn't clear, I do too)
also, you're simply wrong here.  this is a leak.  or, it would be, if a lot of this wasn't inaccurate.  most, if not all of the people in this thread have no access to that staff document, so good job.

Quote from: Monstarules
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. [...] 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.

so, as member of the "good staff," can I argue against this? or is my "good staff" membership now revoked?  a lot of this stuff you've posted is exaggerated tales and extraordinary claims.
evidence please.  this is not how arguments work, you have the burden of proof.  those who make extraordinary claims must provide extraordinary evidence.

Quote from: Monstarules
To the guards, and good staff, I'm sorry.

you'd better be.

Spoiler for less important stuff:
Quote from: Monstarules
I also feel really bad for good staff members, such as MuffinTastic, Nathan, Israellee, FalleN, FerrrariFlunker, Pun, Chase, BR and Froelich131.

why isn't topo on that list?  :(

as for israelleelll's post, I can agree with most of that, as sad as it is.  though the post is a bit... extreme.

p.s. wow this is a big post.
p.p.s. a lot of this stuff should really be privately discussed, look what you did :)

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