• @roymccoy not sure, but here's what I said in a different thread the other day: "basically what it looks like we have going on here is an attempt by Lexulous to expand on the "hello" in international languages that we have been seeing for many years without, to my knowledge, anyone complaining."


  • I'm sorry if I wasn't more clear, @lexulous, @Sparks, @ThatGuyThere202, and anyone else who didn't understand my question – which was actually rather rhetorical, it being obvious that sakamvari/"agentcarter" has been spending an inordinate amount of time these days (specifically the last few per this screenshot) on his copy-paste essays, while limiting his game-related involvement in this forum to quickie one-liners such as "Thank you for you valuable feedback" and "We will share this with our development team for consideration." The question "What's going on here?" could also have been expressed as a statement or opinion, e.g. "There's something wrong going on here," with a more explicit description of exactly what. But I don't know that it should have been necessary to spell this out for anyone. There's a vast difference, @ThatGuyThere202, between "Përshëndetje, roymccoy" and an encyclopedia article or junior-high geography assignment. One doesn't mind a little line of international flavor tucked in a corner of the screen, but this continuously having to sift through twenty of sakamvari's plagiarized blog entries to find the relatively few messages that relate to the subject of the forum, check these out and then carefully disappear the rest by marking them all as read, is genuinely irritating, particularly with the consciousness that the author of these unwanted and off-topic pieces is putting his time and energy into writing and publishing them rather than attending to issues relating to the game. If he actually attends to the game at some point, it's to dash off a do-nothing boilerplate reply, or – yesterday – to spitefully re-blacken the Define button. I hope my annoyance is clearer now, and I repeat the question to @lexulous, whom I continue to suppose (perhaps erroneously) to be the superior administrator, manager or owner. What's going on here? Do you approve this continuing investment of your limited manpower, while for example the arrows of your new version continue not to work, and your graph is still unrestored? Did you in fact possibly direct sakamvari to do this, as ThatGuyThere202 suggests? In any event I think I'll start posting my song lyrics, both published and unpublished, for starters, and maybe start copying and pasting some Internet material of general interest myself. Perhaps @Mistertoad and others will join in, and we can convert the Creative Corner section into a veritable exploding cornucopia of literary marvel.


  • @roymccoy I don't understand the problem. When you get the list of unread msgs, scroll through to read the ones you want. What's left, probably the Country Information posts, can be deleted then with one click.


  • @mapmakere
    That's precisely what I described doing.
    You don't seem to read very well.


  • @roymccoy No need for adhoms. You made it sound much more labour-intensive the way you described the process.


  • @mapmakere
    If you write something that indicates you don't read very well, an observation to that effect is in order. You've admitted that I described the same process that you slightly reworded, so there actually wasn't any question about "the problem". But the annoyance of repeatedly having to go through this procedure, however labor-intensive it is or isn't, is of course only part of the as-yet-unsolved problem regarding sakamvari's misattention and substandard performance generally.


  • @thatguythere202
    As you say, it seems to be an expansion of the "hello" concept which I personally find a little offputting. I don't want to learn languages which I will never use in life (nor in Scrabble!).

    So I didn't think that was worth making a complaint about. However, the travelogues' are a little different because they are intrusive as Roy has explained.

    And there is an obvious solution which would keep everyone happy i.e. open up a new CATEGORY. I've given some suggestions as to what it could be called in another thread. But how about calling it TRAVEL?


  • @roymccoy One could also point out that quite a few of your comments here and there are rude. I won't bother.


  • @mapmakere
    You nonetheless just did. You seem to have a knack for making superfluous comments.


  • @roymccoy Now that's funny!


  • @roymccoy point(s) taken. I guess I just don't mind it all that much, compared to some people, because [1.] most of my time on Lexulous is spent playing (and trying to get) rapid real-time games, not in Forums; [2.] as is the case with you, the international-language greetings never bothered me that much because they don't get in the way of #1; [3.] the random trivial information in the travelogue posts is easy for me to ignore, even though these days most of the posts showing in the "Latest Forum Posts" section seem to be either travelogues or reactions to them; and [4.] I don't really care that much about either the Forums or about Lex. staffers devoting time to them--since, for me, the game is working fine these days (compared to the many glitches we had in real-time games back in the early weeks of 2021). Clearly this (#4) is not the case with everyone, and people have real issues they would like to see being worked on. As for sakamvari and agentcarter, I have no solid information, but based on what we have been seeing, it may be that they are not really in any way involved in coding, or in dealing directly with the game issues. Could it be that they are what you might call "user experience concierges," and the travel stuff was thought of as a way to make this place more interesting for users? (I'm not saying it WORKED, mind you ... just that this seems to have been the intention.)


  • They've put some time and effort into it. If you can't appreciate it, then you can ignore it. It seems churlish and trivial to complain about it excessively.

    BTW, there's an even better fix for those who aren't interested.

    First, go here: https://forum.lexulous.com/category/3/creative-corner

    Then click the 'Watching' dropdown button and select either 'Not Watching' or 'Ignoring':

    watching.png

    The ignore option means those posts won't show up in unread or recent (that includes the notification icons and the lists).

    Hopefully that draws a line under the matter for those with an issue.


  • @dan-mitchell
    It took me about thirty seconds or less to take advantage of this highly helpful piece of info. Thanks!

    That they've put so much time and effort into all these encyclopedic articles, however – rather than paying due and needed attention to the game, the game being what this website is supposed to be about – was largely my point. And I couldn't ignore it, though I would have been happy to. Now, however, I can, and so can Mistertoad, and the rest of you can continue to enjoy expanding your cultural horizons.


  • @roymccoy Well, I asked for something to be fixed the other day and it was rectified within a couple days. So I think it's fair to say they do pay attention to other matters and seek to resolve them if you ask nicely.


  • @dan-mitchell

    If it's a matter of how well you kiss somebody's butt, to hell with it. They can leave their stupid transient arrow (etc.) if they want.


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  • @dan-mitchell
    Thank you for your suggestion which will undoubtedly help members. However, I assume it means that I will no longer see any of the posts in 'Creative' at all? I've been posting there and receiving replies and would like to continue. Perhaps there's a filter to isolate the "Hello" posts using the 'Watching' option?

    My own solution was for Lexulous to add another CATEGORY called "TRAVEL' or whatever. I might pop in to have a look at the 'Hello' posts occasionally. I just don't see why there is a mix and why there are so many 'Hello' posts swamping a CATEGORY in which they do not belong.


  • This response is to the people who will recognize themselves.
    There is so much quibling and argument on this forum that it is unpleasant and unreadable.
    If someone poses an issue, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ARGUE WITH THEM!.
    Just stop.


  • @vickibma have you dared to look at other posts?


  • @sparks
    Precisely!
    This was not aimed at you. The email function on this forum is awkward and I got lazy and hit reply on the last posting.
    Some folks on this forum feel the need to display their "superior" intellect by giving agressive and leeeennnngthy answers to simple requests or comments.
    Frankly, this makes the forum unreadable. Normal people will not spend a lot of time wading through this chest-bumping.
    Folks: Ask yourself whether your response is really intended to support the original poster, or whether it's actually an excercise in feeding your own ego.
    Chill out. Save the forum.
    @sparks is cool 🙂