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Why are the Canabalt articles moderated?

12-14-2009, 04:50 PM
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Why are the Canabalt articles moderated?

Are negative comments not allowed?

And why are so many of the admin / moderators so quick to defend this game? And why are there 2 Canabalt articles on the main page? Did you really need to do 2 stories about the update for 1 game? Why is there no mention of the Zen Bound price drop? Why no mention of Flickitty?

Yes, we get it... You LOVE Canabalt, and you think it's worth as much, if not more, than Soosiz, but bloody hell... Maybe you could talk a little more about some of the other games?


Last edited by tsharpfilm; 12-14-2009 at 04:53 PM.
12-14-2009, 04:55 PM
#2
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It's less annoying than you constantly trying to nullify any good words said about the game. There have been loads of games with two articles on the front page at once, yet as soon as it happens to Canabalt, in comes the 99 cent brigade to spark up yet another consipracy theory.

Flickitty isn't there because they don't like it.

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12-14-2009, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by tsharpfilm View Post
Are negative comments not allowed?

And why are so many of the admin / moderators so quick to defend this game? And why are there 2 Canabalt articles on the main page? Did you really need to do 2 stories about the update for 1 game? Why is there no mention of the Zen Bound price drop? Why no mention of Flickitty?

Yes, we get it... You LOVE Canabalt, and you think it's worth as much, if not more, than Soosiz, but bloody hell... Maybe you could talk a little more about some of the other games?

1. Comments get flagged for moderation for various automated reasons.
2. We posted about Zen Bound's sale almost a week ago. Try to keep up.
3. We had Flickitty on our podcast and most people didn't like or recommend it.
4. Posting a preview, followed by actual launch is common practice.
5. You seem more obsessed with Canabalt than we are, starting more threads or discussions about it than we do.

arn
12-14-2009, 05:02 PM
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1. Comments get flagged for moderation for various automated reasons.
Alright...

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2. We posted about Zen Bound's sale almost a week ago. Try to keep up.
I know it may not seem like it, but I do have a fulltime job, and I probably missed the article. But I'm glad you made mention of Zen Bound. It's a great game.

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3. We had Flickitty on our podcast and of the 5 people on the podcast, most people didn't like/recommend it. So why would we continue to post about it?
I didn't like it either. lol. But I thought a lot of people did. I see a lot of mention of it here on the forums. Or maybe those mentions are all coming from the same person.

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4. Posting a preview, followed by actual launch is common practice.
Understood.

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5. You seem more obsessed with Canabalt than we are, starting more threads or discussions about it than we do.
This is only my 2nd thread about Canabalt. Try to keep up.
12-14-2009, 05:06 PM
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I didn't like it either. lol. But I thought a lot of people did. I see a lot of mention of it here on the forums. Or maybe those mentions are all coming from the same person.
Probably Flickitty

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12-14-2009, 05:12 PM
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There have been loads of games with two articles on the front page at once, yet as soon as it happens to Canabalt, in comes the 99 cent brigade to spark up yet another consipracy theory.
Ah... So it was their fault. I get it.

For the record: I like the Canabalt update, and I don't think Canabalt should be $.99. I'm just looking out for the other games. If Canabalt can get 2 or 3 front page mentions within a week, Zen Bound, and a couple other games, should also be able to receive some of that royal treatment.

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Probably Flickitty
His brain washing has been working.

Flickitty, Flickitty, Flickitty, Flickitty, Flickitty...

Everywhere I turn I see Flickitty...
12-14-2009, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by tsharpfilm View Post
For the record: I like the Canabalt update, and I don't think Canabalt should be $.99. I'm just looking out for the other games. If Canabalt can get 2 or 3 front page mentions within a week, Zen Bound, and a couple other games, should also be able to receive some of that royal treatment.
You do realize the people like yourself (posting/complaining about Canabalt) is in part what made the update front-page preview worthy. (That and we really do like the game.)

arn
12-14-2009, 05:36 PM
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You do realize the people like yourself (posting/complaining about Canabalt) is in part what made the update front-page preview worthy. (That and we really do like the game.)

arn
There you have it, folks. Evidence of tsharpfilm's reverse psychology succeeding!


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12-14-2009, 05:45 PM
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You do realize the people like yourself (posting/complaining about Canabalt) is in part what made the update front-page preview worthy. (That and we really do like the game.)

arn
I get it.

I was pissed for about 10 seconds because I thought "Hey! Why in the hell have they made 2 articles about Canabalt within the last couple of days, but have made no mention of the Zen Bound price drop?! That game pwns! " But you have mentioned Zen Bound, and other good games, so I have nothing else to complain about regarding this topic.

Last edited by tsharpfilm; 12-14-2009 at 09:13 PM.
12-14-2009, 05:57 PM
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