Not sure what is going on with the site not showing your replies - they do show in my inbox, and my own comment appears to be showing properly. Looks like there are some community-wide issues on and off over the last few days still causing problems.
I am aware of what the Fediverse is, and Soapbox. I'm just making clear that this has nothing to do with us, since you've got that info kind of buried in the FAQ link at the bottom of your front page, where most users are unlikely to look.
As far as the activity on this site, it's most definitely a lot less active because we operate this as a lifeboat, not a primary site, since our subreddit remains active despite the best attempts of some rabid sjws (and our former top mod) to see us shut down.
Just a heads up from the mod team - this site has nothing to do with us, nor does it appear to have anything to do with the folks from KiA2. Use this at your own risk, we take no responsibility for anything that happens on this site.
It'd be one thing if OP had reached out to us before throwing this together and using the name, but we have had zero contact with OP before the attempt at advertising this here.
Two days after we got this site up and running publicly, Reddit hard blocked all links to it, similar to what they did to thedonald.win at the time - any comment with a link was force-removed by the sitewide automod and could not be manually overridden by moderators to approve it. Even editing the link out of the comment/post, it would still be unapprovable. The admins went so far as to hard block even roundabout references to TD (such as adding spaces in between each letter like "t h e d o n a l d d o t w i n").
They did not go that far on references we made to this site (we can still for now say "kotakuinaction dot win", and we do occasionally), but it's just a matter of time and reports made around us to the admins before it does end up locked. My attempts to get an answer out of the admins on why we were hard blocked when nothing on our front page links to TD at all were met with silence.
As of right now, we occasionally point people this way via that "dot win" reference, and have a shortened link to here in our sidebar listed as "Lifeboat". We do also own kotakuinaction.net, which has been set to redirect here.
As Antonio mentioned, the david thing was resolved in finality by a group of admins. They gave him every chance to prove he wasn't trying to sudoku the entire community, and he managed to fuck that up at every turn to where the admins felt he would not even attempt to be reasonable/fair to the community or the existing mods after what he did. A handful of weeks later he ended up permanently suspended for saying some pretty pedo-ish things.
This appears to be incorrect. Someone posted it to KiA without any sitewide automod issue a couple hours ago (it was removed manually for both failing to pass Rule 3, and for violating the "no transgender stuff" topic ban).
HoB, does this timeline square with the, um, "Enhanced Protection" of Demographic Groups Which Cannot Be Mentioned Except In Glowing Praise?
Last Anti-Evil action on the sub that shows in our logs was near the end of February. The AEO actions spiked upward dramatically, compared to the previous several years, over the past maybe 5-6 months. Before that we would average one admin removal every 4-6 weeks. Glancing at the logs, we had 7 official removals, and maybe 3-5 more (can't recall offhand) which were silent admin removals that we only know about because someone else noticed and asked us about it.
The issue I had where I dealt with that particular admin took more than a week to resolve. Unfortunately that's the side effect of dealing with one specific admin instead of a group at once.
And you're done. Rule 1, GTFO. This ban is permanent, you will not be missed.
Without getting into details, I've personally had very positive experience with the admin in that screenshot when resolving a sizable issue.
Maybe, maybe not. The admin in that pic is actually one of the more reasonable, "neutral" ones, so I wouldn't attribute actual malice to it just yet.
How about you actually read what we are going private for instead of trying to virtue signal and bully people into doing what you want? This is about admin overreach, insane vague and inconsistent rule enforcement, and what appears to be a new policy that runs absolutely counter to how sitewide enforcement around "personal info" has run for years.
Want to circlejerk over pedo shit? Do it somewhere else. That's all just a fucking sideshow to the actual issues here, and you are doing yourself and everyone else around you a disservice by hyperfocusing on the subject that makes people shut their brains off instead of the actual relevant issue here.
We aren't here to play another angle on cancel culture, though that's what other subs may be doing alongside all this. All that shit does is make you no fucking better than the SJW crowd we are up against already.
From all evidence I am seeing, yes, it was the exact same person. The username being floated around was the same one who replied to my original messages to the admins seeking clarification.
A trans admin making decisions in relation to trans-related policy issues is a conflict of interest. We don't allow our jewish mods to moderate any jew-related comments on KiA, it'd be a conflict of interest on their part if they did, and last I checked a large part of what caused GG to explode in the first place was undisclosed conflicts of interest.
The admin is trans.
I doubt the admins will give a real answer. This is the most complete reply from them I've seen so far:
Yeah, and it's really fucking hard to explain in detail why a rule is being implemented if we can't get into better detail on it all because detail somehow seems to violate sitewide policy regardless of context. This has been an ongoing trend with admin enforcement for at least the last year, probably longer.
I've gotten a fuller explanation with actual KiA-related reasons up now. The other post linked covers the broader drama, but does not get into the nitty gritty of why this impacts us.
I just got online and am sorting out a post here to explain things a bit. Should have a post here up in the next hour or so.
Edit: Explanation is up: https://kotakuinaction.win/p/12i3lD1GQ3/kia-on-reddit-is-temporarily-pri/
I've been playing on PC - upper-mid range setup (almost everything on High at 1080, mostly consistent 60fps). There have been some graphical/UI bugs that I or people I talk with directly have seen, but very few gamebreaking ones. CDPR dropped a couple large patches already, and since the last one yesterday, I haven't noticed anything new causing issues since then.
So it's a visual novel with QTEs and jumping.
That'd be a community wide thing, not local, and dependent on the admins correcting it. I don't use those buttons, as everything is generally the same markup functionality as reddit uses via text.
There's a contact email address over at https://communities.win/ that you might try using to get the issue brought up in front of the eyes of someone who can fix that.
Not certain there really is any difference, outside of pretentious people wanting to sound smart and different.
To answer your other question - put a single * before and after the words you want italicized.
About a third of the mod team here is non-US, similar ratio on KiA Reddit.
Not certain about the KiA2.win mod team, as I have not paid close attention to where they claim to be from. Their Reddit hub does have Euros on it, as Antonio has made no secret of being one.
Some of those may get worked into the sidebar and such as we get the CSS fixed up completely, but several of those links will not be promoted for various reasons. Ralph has been placed on our "absolutely must be archived" list on KiA-Reddit for a reason, and we will never promote his shit after the massively unethical things he has done. We also aren't going to be promoting Saidit or KiA2.
The 8chan community has relocated to 8chan.moe/v/. Also, the "OpenGEM" twitter you linked is a dead account.
Well, the hard part is finding people who can code that are willing to work on a project like this without making clear what kind of compensation you are offering up for their time. You'll need to decide if you're gonna pay per hour, per line of code, per completed milestone, or "profit share" with a percent of whatever you make at the end of it. It will be far harder to get someone on board who is willing to help for free, even as a passion project.
As far as the engine, what you'll need to look into is which ones have various free/cheap resources you can make use of to cut down on the time investment involved. Unreal and Unity both have pretty large catalogs of premade resources, some free and some for sale, but have major parts of the license agreements you need to read in full before trying to make use of them - especially if you expect it to break a certain point in total sales. Godot might be an alternative engine to consider as well, it has fewer resources available, but probably the most permissive license possible for a game engine - the M.I.T. license (use is free, you can make whatever money you want off of it without needing to pay them anything). The downside of Godot is that you'll have a smaller community to reach out to for help with specific coding issues, primarily through reddit.