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Ferret
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Greetings all!

We're going to be moving all our game comments, profile comments, MMO comments and editorial comments over to Disqus as early as this Friday. Because of this, I wanted to give you a FAQ to help solve any mysteries on the process...

What about Merits?

Merits will not live on our website in the same way, they can't be tied directly into the Disqus system which means they will no longer be comment-based. A simple Merit system will be created on our launch Friday that will grow more robust with time - allowing moderators/admins to merit people directly. Later e-mail notifications will be added to this as well.

You can also "Feature" a comment in Disqus, so that could also be awarded with your merit.

What about non-AG armatars?

A big concession we had to make with the Disqus system is that a Disqus account trumps our normal user accounts. This means users can name themselves whatever they like, and associate any armatar they like to their profile.

There will be alterations in our rules that discuss impersonation of other users, especially Moderators/Admins that will result in permanent bans. Also utilizing any exclusive armatars will result in a warning and possible further punishment.

Guest Accounts?

Guest accounts will be killed on site, and your real account warned. Guest accounts are not allowed on our Disqus comments.

Colored text for Knights/Admins/Moderators?

Not available right now in Disqus. You'll notice our accounts have "Moderator" next to our names. This text may change, but it means that person has moderator powers over Disqus comments.

What about total comment count?

This should be worked on before launch as well, nobody should lose their comment counts, just add on to their total.

What about old comments?

Still unknown the degree we'll be transferring over old comments. I'd love to hear your opinions though. This obviously is very tedious work, but I think me and @boppins agree that certain games (or comments) should make it over.

If you have any more questions let me know below.

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UnleashedUponMankind
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Just tested it --> and it works.

Ferret
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Ferret
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Bard

@lroot got it fixed, thank goodness.

devansh_asthana
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devansh_asthana
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Farmer

Nice picture Matt!
=)

Ferret
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Ferret
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Bard

HAHA! That's accurate, except @lroot would also be included on team unicorn.

boppins
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Bard

again, quite accurate

Patrick2011
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I just found something related to Disqus that doesn't make sense but is not necessarily a glitch. Disqus now shows my comment count as 35, but I have definitely not made that many comments since the new commenting system was released. The addition of the following screenshot specifies the nonsense:

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/Patrick2011b/Images%20for%20Armor%20Games/DisqusAncientError_zps95f2cbfa.png

The top comment in that screenshot is the first one I made under the new system. The bottom comment is a comment I made 3 years ago in a game called Indestruc2Tank.

Perhaps comments from the legacy system are being transferred over to Disqus.

pangtongshu
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Doesn't seem quite fixed. The issue I screencaped is fixed, but Unleashed has a post on my page in which it has his armatar as the rhino

MacII
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Is there a way to swiftly go from a user's comment, on your profile, to their AG profile?

I think there was, initially, but since then I can't seem to find it.

nichodemus
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Is there a way to swiftly go from a user's comment, on your profile, to their AG profile?


There's still the link in the Disqus box that pops up if you click their names, Idk if that's fast enough for people.
MacII
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Ah, thanks, I hadn't found that for a while.

I guess my confusion just now arose because my latest comment is either by a user who had their account closed, if anything for sending out random inane hiya's I guess; or, they were a non-AG member to begin with. So there's no AG account to show there.

I assume the latter should be impossible, so non-AG members finding you & commenting. Right?

Salvidian
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It seems as though there's no censor.

Blackbeltr0
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It seems as though there's no censor.


That's true. Words perviously not allowed are now "allowed"
AG does not allow these words to be used, but Disqus allows them. :/ I would flag and report if someone is using those words.

~~~Black~~
nichodemus
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@Macll

Judging from the profile pic and lack of link, its a guest account/non AG Disqus account. I guess.

MacII
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Hm, yes, makes sense, Nicho.

So any Disqus user would be able to comment there, right? (Mods, admins?) I'm starting to dislike this thing, more and more.

nichodemus
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Well they did say that guest accounts will not be tolerated on AG.

Apropos, I have 851 comments?! Pretty sure that didn't happen overnight.

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