US Forums

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The US Forums were the original official forums for the KoGaMa US Server, now known as the Friends server.

Structure[edit | edit source]

Forum Structure[edit | edit source]

The following is the forum structure as of September 27, 2012.[1] Bold, non-bulleted items are merely dividers, and not actual forum boards. Items nested under bulleted items are childboards. Hyperlinks link to the most recent archived version available.

KoGaMa Game[edit | edit source]

KoGaMa Resources[edit | edit source]

KoGaMa Forum[edit | edit source]

Board Information[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of boards, their descriptions, and their post numbers as of September 27, 2012.[1]

Support KoGaMa[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "KoGaMa needs your help. Check out this board and find out what YOU can do!"
  • Posts: 65
  • Topics: 4
  • Most recent post: "Re: KoGaMa Images" by Exelaratore (Sep. 27, 2012)

News[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Follow this board to if you want to be up to date with the latest features and news on KoGaMa."
  • Posts: 286
  • Topics: 17
  • Most recent post: "Re: KoGaMa has been updated to version 0.9.1" by Charlie Andrews (Sep. 26, 2012)

Editor's Choice[edit | edit source]

  • Posts: 12
  • Topics: 1

Help & Assist[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Before asking for help, check the Q/A. Ask here for help here. Want to help someone?, check here."
  • Posts: 322
  • Topics: 57
  • Most recent post: "Clan Help Needed" by MaceWindu (Sep 26, 2012)

Feedback & Bug Reports[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Found something you love or do you just want to let us know that we're doing good work? Let us know!"
  • Posts: 0, Topics: 0; This board served to house the Feedback & Suggestions and Bug Reports childboards
  • Most recent post: "Re: Heres an interesting one" by Block Builder (Sep. 27, 2012)

Feedback & Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Posts: 1299
  • Topics: 177

Report Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Posts: 876
  • Topics: 135

General KoGaMa Talk[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Want to share a KoGaMa story, share opinions or other? Do so here!"
  • Posts: 2212
  • Topics: 218
  • Most recent post: "Re: A Bug Patch?" by Cubik (Sep. 27, 2012)

Gallery & Work In Progress[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Found a neat trick with the Logic system or want to show off your KoGaMa game? Share the name and get more people to notice you!"
  • Posts: 476
  • Topics: 218
  • Most recent post: "Re: New vehicles coming out means new maps!" by Cubik (Sep. 27, 2012)

Tutorials[edit | edit source]

  • Posts: 120
  • Topics: 22

Requests[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Need help in managing or creating a KoGaMa game? Need a logic builder? Request assistance for your maps and ideas here!"
  • Posts: 292
  • Topics: 48
  • Most recent post: "Re: Blockland Bedroom remake NEED HELP" by Cubik (Sep. 27, 2012)

Introductions[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Introduce yourself to the rest of the Community, and let us know of the different people enjoying the game!"
  • Posts: 182
  • Topics: 27
  • Most recent post: "Re: Hi, my name is Michal Benn" by Cubik (Sep. 27, 2012)

Off topic Discussions[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Share news from the outside world, enjoy a comfy chat with your fellow Kogama players, and just chill about."
  • Posts: 549
  • Topics: 91
  • Most recent post: "Re: R.I.P. PopCap" by DevinEngland (Sep. 27, 2012)

Trash Bin[edit | edit source]

  • Description: "Here all the locked, closed and shut topics of each area is locked away tightly."
  • Posts: 0, Topics: 0; This board served to house childboards
  • Most recent post: "Re: Arena Competition" by WildestDrake (July 10, 2012)

News Trash[edit | edit source]

  • Posts: 151
  • Topics: 8

Resources trash[edit | edit source]

  • Posts: 179
  • Topics: 27

Community Trash[edit | edit source]

  • Posts: 6
  • Topics: 1

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Basic Stats[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of basic forum statistics as of September 27, 2012.[1]

  • Posts: 7154
  • Topics: 912
  • Members: 945
  • Latest member: asdfgt23z
  • Latest post: "Re: Hi, my name is Michal Benn" (Sep. 27, 2012)
  • Most users online "today:" 10
  • Most users online ever: 27 (May 17, 2012)

More Statistics[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of more statistics as of June 30, 2012.[2]

General Statistics[edit | edit source]

  • Total members: 53
  • Total posts: 2629
  • Total topics: 396
  • Total categories: 3
  • Users online: 2
  • Most online: 27 - May 17, 2012, 07:00:37 pm
  • Online "today:" 9
  • Average registrations per day: 0.01
  • Average posts per day: 22.70
  • Average topics per day: 3.68
  • Total boards: 18
  • Latest member: Stickmasterluke
  • Average online per day: 6.34
  • Male to female ratio: 28:1

Top 10 Posters[edit | edit source]

  1. Cubik (438)
  2. Exelaratore (424)
  3. God Creator (301)
  4. WildestDrake (273)
  5. Noble 5 (223)
  6. caspar (142)
  7. TruongTran (86)
  8. MrSovietOnion (67)
  9. WhoopieBuster (48)
  10. FuzzyBunny008 (45)

Top 10 Boards[edit | edit source]

  1. General KoGaMa Talk (705)
  2. Feedback & Suggestions (571)
  3. Report Bugs (263)
  4. Help & Assist (187)
  5. Resources trash (179)
  6. News (137)
  7. Gallery & Work In Progress (134)
  8. News Trash (111)
  9. Requests (101)
  10. Off topic Discussions (99)

Top 10 Topics (by Replies)[edit | edit source]

  1. EBC - Extreme Builders Clan (67)
  2. What would YOU like to see in KoGaMa (63)
  3. EBC - Extreme Builders Clan (60)
  4. I think I'm ruining the economy. (56)
  5. Spooky Game Competition (48)
  6. Logic Boxes (34)
  7. Racing Game Competition (30)
  8. New Release 0.7.6 (30)
  9. Exelaratore's Garadge: Car Requests? (29)
  10. New Update! Version 0.7.7 (24)

Top 10 Topics (by Views)[edit | edit source]

  1. Spooky Game Competition (592)
  2. New Release 0.7.6 (538)
  3. What would YOU like to see in KoGaMa (445)
  4. EBC - Extreme Builders Clan (413)
  5. US server (350)
  6. Racing Game Competition (349)
  7. EBC - Extreme Builders Clan (307)
  8. I think I'm ruining the economy. (287)
  9. New Update! Version 0.7.7 (286)
  10. New Update! Release version 0.7.8 (253)

Top 10 Topic Starters[edit | edit source]

  1. Cubik (76)
  2. Noble 5 (41)
  3. TruongTran (28)
  4. God Creator (25)
  5. Exelaratore (24)
  6. WildestDrake (19)
  7. WhoopieBuster (15)
  8. FuzzyBunny008 (11)
  9. MaceWindu (10)
  10. brandensoule (9)

Most Time Online[edit | edit source]

  1. WildestDrake (2d 16h 18m)
  2. Naradaj (1d 16h 30m)
  3. Exelaratore (1d 9h 21m)
  4. Cubik (1d 5h 13m)
  5. God Creator (1d 1h 19m)
  6. Noble 5 (19h 1m)
  7. caspar (16h 54m)
  8. TruongTran (15h 36m)
  9. SilverDragon5000 (14h 38m)
  10. MaceWindu (14h 20m)

History[edit | edit source]

History
Date Event
March 01, 2012 The US forums are created. The address for the main page was us.kogama.com/forum/index.php. Around the same time, the US server is started in order to reduce performance issues for KoGaMa's cross-atlantic (American) visitors.[3]
February 16, 2013 A Google+ user notes that the forums are not as active as they used to be, and blames it upon the obscurity of the forum access link. He suggests that the link be made more obvious. He receives no comments.[4]
~March 14, 2013 The link to the US forums is moved to the footer of the KoGaMa website, prompting both confusion and criticism from its users.[5] The forum access link was originally part of the website's main navigation bar.[6]
August 27, 2013 WAConline publishes the game Meeting Place (No more Forums), stating in the description "The forums are gone, it's really sad."[7]
September 14, 2013 WAConline publishes the game Sam's Bar (Forums are not in service), saying in the description "The forums are down and nobody has access to it, what is going on?"[8]
December 30, 2013 A Google+ user makes the last post on the KoGaMa+ page that references or links to the US forums.[9]
~March 13, 2014 KoGaMa Testers Forum created.[10]
April 19, 2014 Noble notes that most people believe that spam posts led to the old forums closing down.[11]
April 24, 2014 Daniel Everland officially announces the creation of the new Tester Forums (which "even have a section for Brazilians!").[12]
August 24, 2017 A user suggests that the original US forums be made available for public viewing. The thread receives no responses.[13]
Present

(March 09, 2019)

The US Forums have been inaccessible to the public for a long time. The developers have never made any official statement to indicate that the US forums were shut down. Aside from old social media posts and rare references by community members, pages saved by the Wayback Machine serve as the only hard evidence that the original US forums ever existed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Wayback Machine has archived 113 URLs from the US forums, which can be found here. Many of these URLs are duplicates, broken links, and icons.
  • The European (WWW) server also originally had forums located at www.kogama.com/forum/index.php. Only 37 URLs from this forum were archived by the Wayback Machine; they can be found here.
  • The US and EU forums used Simple Machines Forum software.
  • When the US forums were originally started, KoGaMa had an official community manager known as WildestDrake.
  • The robots.txt files on the KoGaMa main server,[14] Friends server,[15] and BR server[16] each disallow webcrawlers from viewing pages under the /forum/ directory. This is likely a forgotten relic of the original forums, whose main pages were located at /forum/index.php. Given that the BR server never had forums hosted in this fashion, it's likely that its robots.txt file was copied from the other servers.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 KoGaMa Forum - Index (Archive)
  2. KoGaMa Forum - Statistics Center (Archive)
  3. US server (Archive)
  4. The Forum isn't active enough as it should be... (Original) (Archive)
  5. Umm, what happened to the forums? (Original) (Archive)
  6. KoGaMa - the multiplayer experience (Archive)
  7. Meeting Place (No more Forums) (Original) (Archive)
  8. Sam's Bar (Forums are not in service) (Original) (Archive)
  9. Could this be fixed ? (Original) (Archive)
  10. [1]
  11. We Need This Board To Be More Organized... (Original) (Archive)
  12. New Tester Forum! (Original) (Archive)
  13. Do Something with the Original Forums (Original) (Archive)
  14. [2]
  15. [3]
  16. [4]