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GDG-Brian



Joined: 14 Jul 2011
Posts: 426

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Arkadium and the future of Great Day Games Reply with quote

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
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hairshredder



Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Posts: 40

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Brian, haven't personally had any problems and am happy playing my 2 games. But others get absolutely frantic when wanting help, good to know where we all stand.
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SparkyKlingon



Joined: 09 Jun 2011
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject: Status of site Reply with quote

Thank you for announcing the status of this game site. I enjoy playing the games and staying in touch with some of the players here.
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 2:03 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: 3534

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"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."

LooneyToonz, that quote should answer your question
about how many flags does it take...none or a thousand...it doesn't matter.
No more moderation for this site.
All you can do is use the flag system so that you don't see the BS.
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oznog



Joined: 26 Jan 2009
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see now... in a nutshell, although Arkadium has no plans to shut down this site, Great Day Games will no longer be their focus; Arkadium will not be developing nor will it be supporting this site any longer, and none of its games will be changed or updated; Arkadium will no longer be providing technical support, nor customer support, nor any kind of moderating; and Arkadium will not bring back their 'prize drawings.'

Now... those minor inconveniences aside... everything else will remain the same. Thanks, Brian... that's the best laugh I've had for this entire year. Should 'game designing' ever fail you, hey, you might want to consider doing stand-up.

LooneyToonz, you know that I feel your pain, because it is also MY PAIN. We both know that their "Red Flag" system works as well as an Ostrich hiding its head in the sand. Being deaf and blind to cruelty does nothing, at all, to shield one from feeling that cruelty. And just to add insult to injury, Arkadium has always been powerless to permanently ban even its most ugly, repeat, offenders.

The reason why Brian mentioned that his one, lone, remaining, effort would be to check-in on the Multiplayer Pool game is that, in fact, Arkadium could be held 'legally responsible' for not reporting those physical threats as do occasionally appear in that game's comment box. In effect, it would likely be the end of Arkadium if they failed to notify proper authorities of those threats.

Happy gaming, all.
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:37 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: 3534

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it was said in GDG Brian's post...

"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'.

I'm glad they're not shutting the site down
because I still intend to play here.
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GDG-Brian



Joined: 14 Jul 2011
Posts: 426

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

oznog wrote:
The reason why Brian mentioned that his one, lone, remaining, effort would be to check-in on the Multiplayer Pool game is that, in fact, Arkadium could be held 'legally responsible' for not reporting those physical threats as do occasionally appear in that game's comment box. In effect, it would likely be the end of Arkadium if they failed to notify proper authorities of those threats.


Please read my post again. Nobody is checking in on the Multiplayer Pool game chat or comments.

Arkadium is not legally responsible for anything people post on our site, just as the postal service and telephone companies are not held legally responsible for people who use them to communicate in negative or illegal ways. If you want to play games on a site with better moderation, you will need to find another site to play on.
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:30 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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GDG-Brian



Joined: 14 Jul 2011
Posts: 426

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: GDG BREAKS ITS OWN RULES! 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 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.
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3534

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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larkspar



Joined: 20 Sep 2011
Posts: 337

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Brian---I appreciate your answer to the question of the site closing down--good luck in your new endeavors
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LooneyToonz



Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:16 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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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3534

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LooneyToonz, I wouldn't even start to guess at your age group if anyone asked me what I thought.
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
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