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larkspar



Joined: 20 Sep 2011
Posts: 337

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:24 am    Post subject: site going down Reply with quote

It certainly seems that this site is going down and no one is around to maintain or fix it---too bad. Most of the games are unplayable any more--at least most of the time for me. I thought at first it was just my computer Rolling Eyes , but after hearing from a number of other players I realize its the site Crying or Very sad
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elcelcpa



Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 1184

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup... Sad
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Gloria Billings



Joined: 19 Jun 2009
Posts: 206

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:00 pm    Post subject: So far so good..... Reply with quote

I really don't know what to attribute this to, but I'm not having trouble with any of the games. I don't play any of the Sports category games, other than rarely "bowling." I use Firefox as a browser on both my Apple iMac computer and my home Dell desktop computer. I also have an Apple laptop computer that I use for taking to meetings and I've been known to bring up the GDG website at lunch time and play a little Mahjongg. So it's three different computers but no trouble with playing the games so far. I don't know if problems is just around the corner. I really hope not. I realize there is no one who is making any effort to keep this game site up and functional. We can blame Vlad Putin, I guess, for this abandonment of the website by Arkadium people. [/colo[color=brown]
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 3:51 pm    Post subject: BRIAN'S MESSAGE TO ME Reply with quote

I received this message from Brian today:

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Arkadium Customer Support (Support)
May 4, 9:37 AM

Thank you for contacting Arkadium. At this time, we are no longer providing individual customer support for the Great Day Games site.

Thanks for playing,

Brian Peterson
Arkadium Customer Support

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THANKS FOR NOTHING, ARKADIUM/GREATDAYGAMES!!!
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Red Flags Reply with quote

How EXACTLY does the red flag system work? Sure, it removes the undesirable text (written by bullies) so we can't see them, but then we can't see what the bullies are still saying behind our backs. Since you won't help us, we have to defend ourselves. How many red flags does it take for you to take action against someone? Ten, 20, 30? More? Do the red flags have to be from more than 10 IP addresses? More than 20? More than 30?

This is the ONLY LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST BULLIES, SINCE YOU REFUSE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE. With these BULLIES WHOM YOU STILL ALLOW ON YOUR SITE, we need to know EXACTLY what we need to do to get these bullies removed! (Let's see how long this takes for you to respond...)
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3607

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the answer to these questions and more
read the announcement category where GDG Brian has posted (May 2015)
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:33 pm    Post subject: USER CONDUCT SECTION (g) Reply with quote

TO CONNIELEA AND ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN BULLIED ON THIS SITE:

GDG IS PATHETIC!!!

IN USER CONDUCT, IT SAYS UNDER "(g) THE USER WILL NOT TRANSMIT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT IS UNLAWFUL, FRAUDULENT, THREATENING, ABUSIVE, LIBELOUS, DEFAMATORY, INDECENT, OBSCENE, PORNOGRAPHIC OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE."

THOSE WORDS MUST BE THERE JUST FOR DECORATION SINCE GDG DOES NOTHING ABOUT THESE THINGS!!!


Before GDG actually came out and said they won't support us anymore, I used the "Report Inappropriate Behavior" tab, emailed, called (their phone system doesn't work properly), chatted with Neil at Arkadium, and left a myriad of messages in the forum, hoping to be heard, but all GDG cares about is the almighty dollar and will happily accept it regardless of their knowledge of players being bullied, harassed, and verbally abused!!! GDG has gone way downhill...no, they've gone to the bottom of the hill...since I joined. I used to look forward to coming here to relax and have fun with friends; now I don't. I hate coming here and getting bullied and finding nasty things written to me every day. Have you ever had someone on here say they hoped you'd "pass away" and threatened you with bodily harm? If not, then you really don't understand!!! FOR GDG TO SIT BACK AND LET THIS HAPPEN TO PEOPLE IS PATHETIC!!! It is poor business and not right in any way, shape, or form! They should be ashamed of the kind of "business" they run! They're also willing to take money from the Ad Council which says, "Teach your kids to stop bullying and be more than a bystander," yet GDG IS THE BYSTANDER!!! THEY'RE HYPOCRITES! To ignore the problem, both on our part and GDG's, is to allow the bullies to win!!! I invite you to come to Pool Multiplayer and play for a month...not just one or two games a day, but to read the comments and get involved in the comment area. I CAN GUARANTEE THAT YOU'LL BE BULLIED, BUT WHY SHOULD YOU LET THAT STOP YOU? Why should we let the bullies to trample all over us and us not fight back? To bury our heads in the sand will allow the bullies to win! To "red flag" them and make ourselves totally oblivious to their mockery will accomplish nothing...they keep doing it. Should we just let them run us off the site so they can win and take over the site??? Maybe by getting involved you'll understand what it's like for us longtime members to watch this site go down the toilet. Maybe then you'll really feel our pain..and maybe then you'll finally understand why people are so upset by GDG's indifference, lack of common sense, lack of ethics, and lack of...everything that's decent!!!
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3607

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

per GDG Brian: "It is your choice whether to use these features, and whether to play games with chat. Like any website that allows online conversation between people, Arkadium neither condones nor is responsible for bad behavior from people who use these features to be rude or hurtful to others."

I would think it would be the same thing
for looking at comments on games without 'chat'.

My suggestion would be to use the red flag option.
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: GDG BREAKS ITS OWN RULES! Reply with quote

Blaming the victim...wow! So, it's my fault that I get bullied and harassed because I play a certain game on GDG's website??? Hmmm...interesting...

GDG DOES NOT ENFORCE ITS OWN RULES AND SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT DOING SO!!!

IN THEIR OWN TERMS OF USE under USER CONDUCT, it says: "(g) THE USER WILL NOT TRANSMIT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT IS UNLAWFUL, FRAUDULENT, THREATENING, ABUSIVE, LIBELOUS, DEFAMATORY, INDECENT, OBSCENE, PORNOGRAPHIC OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE."

In layman's terms, that rule means that players should not do those things to each other, but WHY DOES GDG ALLOW IT??? FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, THESE ARE YOUR OWN RULES, GDG!!!

Why even bother to put the rules there then? What good are they if they're not enforced?? Apparently, it is too difficult (costly?) for Arkadium/GDG to have JUST ONE EMPLOYEE in there to watch what goes on and do something about it. SERIOUSLY, WHY, OH, WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT???
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3607

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused Confused I haven't 'blamed' anyone of anything.
Sorry if you thought I was placing 'blame' anywhere.
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Gloria Billings



Joined: 19 Jun 2009
Posts: 206

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:25 am    Post subject: Rules probably have no teeth Reply with quote

I've been reading the strong words and bold-lettered comments that express severe frustration about rules GDG posted for game players. The rules seem to be polite people's agreement when playing on this website. It's best when people are polite. We all know that some people choose to be rude and to bully others. Who knows what motivates such bad behavior. GDG is apparently a small feature of the Arkadium business and it seems to be Arkadium's decision to allow people to play if they want to and if they are able to. Arkadium is not equipped to manage interpersonal differences. It looks as though it's sort of a "take it or leave it" game site. I'm only offering my interpretation of Brian's recent message on this Forum. They seem to have no interest in enforcing any rules that were set up long ago. When there are such rude people around, and if we want to play these games, we either ignore them or we'll be miserable. We can find a friendlier game site. Those are the only choices. Getting Arkadium to enforce the rules is not going to happen, we are told. Arkadium is located in Ukraine so I assume there are far, far bigger problems for them to deal with than the rude comments of some people who play GDG games. I hope the people who are upset about this can find some peace of mind by either ignoring the bullies or finding another place to play computer games. We have to accept that Arkadium either can't or won't enforce the rules. Smile
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: The New GDG Way Reply with quote

I don't like to be bullied, harassed, and threatened with bodily injury while The Powers That Be at GDG sit around on their collective duffs and do nothing, but, sadly, this is the "new and improved" way of doing things here at GDG! Here are some examples:

THIS WAS AT 9:48AM PST ON 5/1/15.
SKUNKYBUDDY: BEST STFU
SKUNKYBUDDY: I WILL KICK U
SKUNKYBUDDY: OK
SKUNKYBUDDY: I RUN THIS PLACE

SKUNKYBUDDY ON 5/1:
LOONYTOON A CRYBABY HERE....HOPE THE OLD LADY PASS AWAY

May 1, 2015 at 1:41pm
SKUNKYBUDDY: YOUR A OLD LADY HERE THAT NEED TO ...GET LOST

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In GDG's own TERMS OF USE under USER CONDUCT, it says: "(g) THE USER WILL NOT TRANSMIT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT IS UNLAWFUL, FRAUDULENT, THREATENING, ABUSIVE, LIBELOUS, DEFAMATORY, INDECENT, OBSCENE, PORNOGRAPHIC OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE."

GDG's answer is that they don't have the money to enforce their own rules. GDG-Brian said on May 18, 2015:
"This is the answer. It is too difficult and costly to moderate a site that is no longer a focus for Arkadium."

So, they just leave the outdated/expired rules up to look like a pretty decoration on a page and make it look like they're doing something (a.k.a working). This makes it look like they might come to our aid, but they really won't so don't bother asking.

It's all about their lack of money, so you can blame whatever problem you're having with this site on GDG's lack of money. Game freezing? Page dropping? Game not working properly? They won't do anything about it so don't bother asking. Nothing will ever be fixed on here so don't get your hopes up. It's the "new and improved" GDG way!!! Their new motto could be Hallmarkesque..."When you care at least to do the very least." One would think they have enough money since every single page is covered with ads. Lol! Good thing it's not a site where we pay to play. Who would anyway?... "Oh, please take away our chances for prizes, don't fix existing games, and let others bully/harass/threaten us with bodily injury! Woohoo! Where do we sign up??" Lol!

I can't wait to go back and bully/harass/threaten people with bodily injury and cuss people out on the comment board and in the games. This'll be fun!!! Thank you, GDG!!!
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ConnieLea: No worries!

Gloria: The New York phone number still works...well, some aspects of it.

Later!

Cool
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3607

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LooneyToonz,
You posted "they just leave the outdated/expired rules up to look like a pretty decoration on a page and make it look like they're doing something (a.k.a working).",
the GDG team is working, just not on this site.
They're moving on into the future, as any company will do,
to have the chance at increaseing their earnings.
Their 'lack of money' stems from cut backs (like anywhere else in the world)
and employees deciding not to relocate to keep their jobs.
So obviously your choices now are to either
(A) "go back and bully/harass/threaten people with bodily injury and cuss people out on the comment board and in the games."
or (B) find another site that monitors to your specifications.
Do what makes you feel the best and have fun playing...wherever you play.
Good luck and be happy(that's all that really matters in the long run)Wink
Gloria, you're right about Arkadium being located in Ukraine
and there are far, far bigger problems for them to deal than monitoring
(for any reasons) a site that is not their first priority.
Seriously, I am glad that they didn't decide to shut GDG down altogether.
As you know, some sites have just disappeared over the years.
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