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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3540

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:28 am    Post subject: THE FUTURE OF GREAT DAY GAMES Reply with quote

Some players may overlook this in the announcement category,
I decided to post it here just in case that were to happen.


per GDG Brian, May 7,2015

Many players have asked questions about the future of this site. I'd like to post an official answer to the question: is Great Day Games going to be taken down?

The answer is no. Arkadium has no plans to take Great Day Games down. We know that Great Day Games still has many dedicated players who enjoy our games and the community that has formed on this site, and we want to make sure everyone is able to continue using and enjoying this site for many more years to come.

However, please understand that Great Day Games is no longer a focus for Arkadium as a business, and we are not actively developing this site or supporting it. You may still see new games appear from time to time, but the site itself and the games already on it will not be changed or updated.

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Here is what that means for you as players on Great Day Games:

1: We are no longer able to provide technical or customer support for Great Day Games. This means that we will not be able to read reports from players or help players with technical problems or questions about the site. We will still continue to maintain the site on our side and fix issues like the multiplayer games server problem last week.

Most common issues with loading and performance can be fixed or improved by updating Flash, clearing your browser's cache, updating your browser, or trying a new browser.

2: We have no plans to resume moderation for this site. This means that we will not be reading or investigating reports about bad behavior or arguments between players.

Our site has a limited moderation feature - the red flag system - which you should use if you are seeing posts from other players that you do not want to see. If you are receiving inappropriate private messages from someone, you should remove them as a friend.

Some of our games, like Multiplayer Pool, have in-game chat. We have never been able to monitor this in-game chat, and we are not going to change the way this works in these games. 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.

3: We are not bringing back the prize drawings, which ended in late 2013.

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Even though we will no longer be supporting or working on Great Day Games, this site will always be an important part of Arkadium and its history, and we'd like to thank everyone here for their support over the years.

I know some players have also been wondering where I disappeared to, and I know there are a few crazy rumors floating around. For those who are curious, I'm now working on Mahjongg Dimensions Blast, which you can play here: https://www.facebook.com/mahjonggdimensions. I'm also helping with Arkadium's new mobile games.

Even when things got tough, I always enjoyed helping and talking with our fans. I may still drop by to sneak in a game of Multiplayer Pool or Mahjongg Toy Chest! Even though Arkadium is focusing on new projects and needs me elsewhere, I'll always fondly remember the time I spent with everyone here at Great Day Games.

Take care, be safe, and thanks again for all the great days.

-Brian

I, for one, am glad they're not shutting down the site altogether.
I've been here for a long time and hope to be here much longer.
I hate the fact that there are bullies on here...
but children (bullies) tend to get tired of being ignored
and go away sooner or later. So just ignore them.
After all, what's the point in a one way fuss/fight?
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3540

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LooneyToonz wrote:
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.

This is the reply from GDG Brian:
"This is the answer. It is too difficult and costly to moderate a site that is no longer a focus for Arkadium.

When GDG was created, we posted rules for user conduct so that we could refer to them when moderating the site. We are no longer moderating the site.

If you have any other questions about the legality of a website not enforcing their own rules, feel free to consult an attorney."


Thank you for the reply, Brian.
I'm sorry that this site is no longer a focus for Arkadium,
but I understand that time marches on Smile
I'm really glad that the site wasn't just shut down, as some are.
Some of us stay stuck on (for us) the tried and true games that we love Smile
and with the exception of a few all of my favorites are right here on GDG.
I hope your new position with Arkadium
is to your liking and going good for you.
You're missed around here, for sure.
Stay safe and happy...OH...and visit often.
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: The New GDG Way Reply with quote

Here's what ConnieLea is talking about. I (LooneyToonz) 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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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3540

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:37 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
Arkadium is 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.
I wish everyone here on GDG would consider others before they hit ENTER.
Unfortunately not everyone will do that.
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uncleteddy



Joined: 08 Mar 2012
Posts: 35

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish they would just be honest and admit they are not going to fix this site and shutter it for once and for all. None of the reasons to play here anymore exist...can't access profile info, can't message friends, no prizes...ad infinitum. I hate to see the site get abandoned by the admin, but it seems as long as players are willing to play just enough games to keep the ad income coming in, they will milk it for all it's worth. Just give it up and go away...you've become an embarrassment and an anachronism. Crying or Very sad
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pc140



Joined: 15 Feb 2009
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:05 am    Post subject: THANKS Reply with quote

Thanks for the information ConnieLea. Pc140
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3540

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome, pc140.
I, for one, am happy that the site is still here.
uncleteddy, don't wish , what some would call, bad things on us.
I know there are issues going on that are aggravating to deal with.
For those that are too fed up with the issues,
well, they don't have to click onto GDG, there are other site to go to.
I, myself, still play here almost every day,
and will continue to do so as long as I can.
I'm sure there are others that feel the same way.
As they say, 'To each their own'

HAPPY GAMING WHEREVER YOU CHOOSE TO PLAY
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FlGator



Joined: 14 Jun 2011
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess in a nutshell we just tolerate the current conditions or go away. Doesn't sound to complicated to me Very Happy
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3540

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FlGator, you are oh so right, not complicated at all Smile Smile
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