S.BAZ

S.BAZ

Initials: BAZ
Twitter Handle: None
Nation: United States
State/Province: Oregon
City: Eugene
User Points: 10,125,791
User Level:    Grand Master   
User Since: 08-30-2013
Trophies: 17,695
Goals Achieved: 151
Legit: 98.4%
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S.BAZ: Balloon Balloon (Game Boy Color) 4,467 points on 2019-08-22 14:51:38
Balloon Balloon (Game Boy Color)
Points: 4,467
2019-08-22 14:51:38
Legit: 100%
S.BAZ: Balloon Balloon (Game Boy Color) 4,467 points on 2019-08-22 14:51:38
Balloon Balloon (Game Boy Color)
Points: 4,467
2019-08-22 14:51:38
Legit: 100%
S.BAZ: Austin Powers Welcome To My Underground Lair: Mojo Maze (Game Boy Color) 35,820 points on 2019-08-22 14:25:53
Austin Powers Welcome To My Underground Lair: Mojo Maze (Game Boy Color)
Points: 35,820
2019-08-22 14:25:53
Legit: 100%
S.BAZ: Austin Powers Welcome To My Underground Lair: Mojo Maze (Game Boy Color) 35,820 points on 2019-08-22 14:25:53
Austin Powers Welcome To My Underground Lair: Mojo Maze (Game Boy Color)
Points: 35,820
2019-08-22 14:25:53
Legit: 100%
S.BAZ: Austin Powers Welcome To My Underground Lair: Mojo Maze (Game Boy Color) 35,820 points on 2019-08-22 14:25:53
Austin Powers Welcome To My Underground Lair: Mojo Maze (Game Boy Color)
Points: 35,820
2019-08-22 14:25:53
Legit: 100%
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@S.BAZ:

Oh ok. Didn't search on king of demon as it is not the official name. But leave it as it is.

I'll make a comment to explain when submitting.

Thanks anyway.

-- Posted by GTibel on 2019-08-22 03:10:38   Reply
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@GTibel:

I added it like that because we already have King of Demons [Normal] in the system, and that game was added some time ago & I can't change the title.  So to maintain consistency I kept the name the same and added the hard mode.  The ROM I have has a title screen called "King of Demons" and there are 2 difficulties in the options.  Maybe this is a translated title screen?

The best I could do is add Majuu Ou to the title for the Hard mode.  Like: "King of Demons [a.k.a. Majuu Ou]" -- and leave Normal mode as just King of Demons.

Does the original game have no options? If so this puts another twist on it!  I don't have that rom but I'll check it out.

 

 

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-08-21 12:20:39   Reply
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Hi.

You've handled my request I guess for SNES "Majuu Ou [aka King of Demons]". But I see it's done as "King of Demons (Hard)". Can you alter it back to my original request as there is no difficulty setting and the official name is Majuu Ou.

King of Demons is the unofficial name that the translater used.

Thanks

-- Posted by GTibel on 2019-08-21 02:58:20   Reply
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@Mark:

You and I have an on-going copyright conversation!  laugh

I actually don't think that trolling user would violate any copyright by using that picture, so here's what I mean:

 

As far as I know, it works like this:

1) The image in your avatar has been published. 

2) Everyone is therefore free to make any personal use of it, as they like.

... so, therefore, there is no copyright violation by [trolling user].

 

HOWEVER,

If you find them using it commercially -- there may be a violation.

 

That's just my understanding but I got it from reading what the Supreme Court said, so...

 

Anyway I think this is the same reason for why we can download an emulator of copyrighted hardware, then download a copyrighted intellectual property in the form of a rom file, then play and post images of our gameplay online...  and no one ever gets in trouble for it ... (ever).    Because it simply doesn't violate any copyright.  It's personal use.

 

-- Same reason why we can make recordings of records and tapes and cd's and no one gets in trouble (if they're not selling it that is).

 

-- Same reason for why the public library has copy machines out there for us to use all we like, printing page after page of copyrighted material to use as we like (as long as we're not making money off it that is). 

 

"Fair use" means commercial use which is not prohibited by copyright.  And so therefore "Fair use" is also irrelevant to personal use.

 

Copyright only applies to commercial use.

 

-- So that's my understanding anyway.  :)

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-08-10 01:08:50   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

I notified the original artist via email as soon as I saw the OldFartMark account. The original artist is based in the U.K. He is a professional artist who happens to also watch my Youtube channel. At any rate, he sent me a reply the very next day that he had just offically, and legally, transfered the copyright to me. So as of 08.05.2019 (the date he said was the official transferal date) I am the copyright holder on this image. Any one who steals, alters, or uses this image without my consent, or uses it to defame, insult, or harass others will be in violation of copyright law.

 

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-08-08 22:54:07   Reply
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@Mark:

As far as the copyright, maybe this can be a way to get Serious' attention!

If you can contact your friend or whoever owns that copyright, and he can take it up with Serious. 

I bet that would bring his attention to the site for a moment... laugh

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-08-05 13:59:03   Reply
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@Mark:

this is the same user who has been cracking trophies with fake voting accounts while Serious is m.i.a.  He's made fake versions of most of us prominent HS users and puts up fake scores to crack trophies, then yes-votes with the other fake accounts to steal trophies. 

Serious apparently thought he had good enough security to stop that, but apparently not.

If he were at least somewhat active he could just delete these fake user accounts.

All we alone can do is wait for Serious or for the troll to get bored, or (etc...)

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-08-03 23:56:45   Reply
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There is a user going by the name OldFartMark who is voting no on my scores, such as my recent score for Go Fish! for the 2600. He is using my avatar, but altered giving me fangs and a Swastika on the forehead! This is unacceptable!!! Furthermore the avatar that I am using was custom made for me by another Youtuber and is copyrighted!!!

 

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-08-03 23:22:35   Reply
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@DustyNES:

I'm glad to do it, I love this site!

some times I'm more active than others but I try to keep at it.

Those two games have been on here a long time and have many scores, so if Serious doesn't show up, there isn't anything we can do except to add a new chart and message everyone with scores on there inviting them to re-submit to the new one.

this trolling thing only rarely happens but this guy has done the worst damage. One or two of my trophies got cracked by a fake SBAZ account.  All of Serious' trophies...   Still, nobody can keep it up for long, so at least I'm sure it will blow over and we can do repairs one way or another!

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-08-02 16:32:00   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Thank you so much for that ultra quick response!! My trophies were on Gyruss and Marble Madness both on NES.   Thanks for the work you do as an admin!  It’s a really fun site aside from the trolls with fake scores.  

-- Posted by DustyNES on 2019-08-02 12:13:27   Reply
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@DustyNES:

Yes although it's very limited what I can do, same with other admins.

What games did you lose your trophies on?  I can find out if there's anything I can do.

If we need to, we can eventually just make new charts for all the games that got defiled, and users can re-submit to those charts.  Not the happiest option, since some users may have records on there and are no longer active, so those records wouldn't transfer to the new charts.

The only one who can really delete stuff like that it is the site owner, Serious.  Normally that stuff would be deleted by now but he's been unreachable lately.  I don't think any of us has heard from him in a long time, maybe a year.  I hope he's alright.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-08-02 11:58:43   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Just curious If there is any way the scores from these fake accounts can be deleted?  Seems quite damaging to the credibility of the site.  I only had a couple world trophies but lost both to some porn themed account.   Thanks!!

-- Posted by DustyNES on 2019-08-02 11:22:57   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Just curious If there is any way the scores from these fake accounts can be deleted?  Seems quite damaging to the credibility of the site.  I only had a couple world trophies but lost both to some porn themed account.   Thanks!!

-- Posted by DustyNES on 2019-08-02 11:19:56   Reply
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@Mark:

Unfortunately, i don't know of anything minstorm can do. One of the site's shortfalls.

Earlier i suggested perhaps starting a new profile called ministorm05 or something recognizeable.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-07-24 00:00:45   Reply
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@Mark:

Yeah a bunch of legit trophies got cracked by an army of dummy troll-accounts, pushing ridiculous scores through with nonsense images (some pornographic) as evidence.  we were trying to vote them down but they would pass within minutes. Also a bunch of hate-speech from troll-accounts.

It appears as though Serious has banned the troll accounts.  And there hasn't been any more of this atrocious activity since I guess some time yesterday.

It started when user "Deebo" suddenly had a bunch of scores going through within minutes.  Some of us began calling him out and he got nasty with us.  Then followed a shitstorm of troll-scores submitted from dummy accounts, all going through in minutes.  Deebo claimed innocence, saying his patreon followers supported his scores and the bullshit that followed was other users cheating.     ???  pretty fishy.

Deebo has not been banned but to those of us following this fiasco it seems clear Deebo was behind it one way or another.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-07-23 23:57:09   Reply
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ministorm04 left a comment to one of my Youtube video stating that they have lost their password and have been unable to reset it. Can you help them?

One another note multiple High Score users have been contacting me that they are leaving the site due to the high number of false scores with no identification, and have noticed a sizable surge in trolling. I've noticed this myself. My most recent scores each have an average of 5 No votes, barely hitting an average of 77% Legit. This is not exceptable. Is Serious looking into this matter?

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-07-23 23:39:32   Reply
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@TK421:

AGREED!

including all his troll-accounts, or troll-followers' accounts (whichever one is true)

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-07-20 14:34:04   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

as of NOW....DEEBOS scores dont count. He can submit all day long, and the actual high score will be the one entered right below his. Let it be written, LET IT BE DONE.

-- Posted by TK421 on 2019-07-19 23:53:00   Reply
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@Deebo:

I'm talking about cheating the vote system.

And your fake DrJosh account isn't fooling anyone.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-07-18 16:00:54   Reply
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@Deebo:

I'm just describing what I see. I admitted the possibility you have only one account.

Look at your language and then look at my language and tell me who is "being toxic."

Maybe I don't know precisely how you're doing this, but I'm pretty sure you know.

your completely bunk scores (without even a score visible in the picture) passed the vote in like 15min.  Everyone else's scores take like 3-6 weeks to pass.

If you think this can be done without cheating, please explain.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2019-07-18 12:18:02   Reply