Petition to Cod PC Community
Promod Standalone Game with Matchmaking / Skins / Client / Ranking System & Leagues
*EDIT: 04/2017* Still working on a build, nearly have the movement down. Keep signing. I didn't realise that petitions automatically close after 1 year.Thanks!Social AccountsFacebookTwitter Introduction I want to develop a standalone version of the CoD4 mod Promod that's free to play with a website, client, league and matchmaking system with the help of the community. The game will feel exactly like Promod (which is heavily based on movement and feel).We will use CoD4: promod (the mod) to test & tweak new things that can be taken to a standalone game. Whilst we test new things, a game development studio will be hired by me to create a very simple beta version that includes the movement of Promod with 1 weapon & 1 player model. We will recreate the "MP_MARKETCENTER" map in higher quality (to avoid legal issues).The beta demo will then be released for a limited time as a single-player game or simple multiplayer game with the TDM mode and servers hosted by us. This will hopefully give the community the confidence needed to fund further development. This is also as much as I can realistically afford to pay without causing myself any money problems. Contact Me Some have requested some sort of contact details to discuss things with me, whether they want to help somehow or just ask things. I have set-up a random e-mail that people can talk to me on at: firstname.lastname@example.org - If you wish to discuss things with me you will be able to by e-mailing me. Signing Petition I understand some might not sign due to having to give address details. If you don't feel comfortable giving your address then use another address of some place popular in your area or country. So don't be scared by the address details section! Also, please use your real e-mail so you receive updates about the petition/project.Sharing PetitionFor those who want to share the petition but don't want to give out a long link to players because perhaps you're playing inside a game server or chatting to someone on some live messaging platform, you can use: http://www.cod4comeback.com This redirects to this petition page. Please share it anywhere you can, we currently have 6,684 supporters. If each user promoted this, we could increase by 2 or 3 times the size in no time at all!!! Goal The following are the current milestones we want to reach:Milestone 1: 3,000 SignaturesMilestone 2: 10,000 SignaturesMilestone 3: 30,000 Signatures (we will start a Kickstarter for funding if the beta version is ready)Kickstarter funding goal: Undecided due to the change in the projects goal. How Will You Use The Funding? The funding will cover the full employment of a games development studio to develop the game with all mentioned features. The studio will be named publicly during the Kickstarter phase. Here's the short list of features for those who simply want an overview of what I want to develop:Features (keep in mind, not all features will be implemented to begin with and will be discussed with the community to allow a chance for input): Esports Focused Promod Standalone Game Website (With news, videos, leagues, rankings, player profiles, stats, fantasy league, forums and chat) Client (For automatic matchmaking, skins, matchmaking with friends, public play, server browser, stats, chat, friends list, player profiles, news, streams and automatic updates) Anticheat loaded automatically from client (With more emphasis on detecting more cheats than the usual pathetic attempts by other games) Skins Ranking System (Like Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum etc.. much like League Of Legends) Team Ranking System (Undecided on this, it's a potential idea, but not yet final) Leagues (Official ladders where teams compete for points, can be used for prizes, practice or qualification to specific cups, or all) Overhauled and Improved In-game GUI Team Voice Chat New Guns Improved Gun Recoils & Balance New Competitive Maps Skins Marketplace Exhaustive Spectator & Shoutcaster GUI Casual & Competitive Modes. Give players a chance to play according to how they feel. Server Browser for servers running other MODs and cater to all the current communities. Give them the option to access servers via the client so they have options to play competitive too. Plus a lot of other things that would make the list too big... I'd like to thank everyone for their continued support this past month, it has been much appreciated!
Petition to Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai
Stop cosmetic surgery apps aimed at kids: #SurgeryIsNotAGame
Hi, my name is Holli Rubin and I am the representative for Endangered Bodies London, also known as Anybody UK. This is one of eight linked petitions by Endangered Bodies directed at Apple, Google and Amazon. As a body image specialist , therapist and mother, I have seen firsthand how dangerous the world of plastic surgery is for the mental health of girls and women. Surgery used to be reserved for more serious problems including physical disfigurement for which I can understand from personal experience. As a child, I had an accident that altered my appearance and left me with a scar. As a 5 year old little girl I was worried about how I would look and how others would see me. As hard as it was, I learned to listen to my mother’s words to "stop putting myself under a magnifying glass. " This helped me to accept my scar and it being a part of me. Had it been surgically removed, I would not have had to go through that journey to learn to like how I looked, with or without it my scar. I want my children and all children to feel good about themselves from the inside out. I want them all to feel that how they look is exactly as they should- warts/scars/birthmarks and all. I want them To like how they look but more importantly to like who they are. It is one thing to play with your looks-to have a haircut, get your ears pierced or try a new shade of lipstick but altering appearance through something as permanent as plastic surgery is serious business. Children playing on these apps minimizes that seriousness, and actually condones surgery by inadvertently and unconsciously sending the message that faces and body parts are meant to be changed and can be, simply and easily. I think I speak for many parents when I say that our children should not see plastic surgery as a game. The images above are examples of many available on the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store and the Amazon App Store. These cosmetic surgery apps, which often feature animated characters, are being marketed to kids as young as nine, a target group that is already influenced by our body-toxic culture. Our societies are saturated with images of perfect and unattainable bodies, with over 21 million cosmetic procedures being performed throughout the world in 2015 according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The dissatisfaction many adults face with their bodies has trickled down to our children. Statistics from The National Eating Disorder Association in the U.S. show 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat. In the UK, the 2016 Girlguiding Girls’ Attitudes Survey found more than a third of girls aged seven to ten felt women were valued more for their appearance than their abilities. Globally, children deserve to be challenged and inspired by their toys, not to spend their free time worrying about how they look. On January 14, 2014, Endangered Bodies supported the UK-based Twitter account Everyday Sexism in its call to remove plastic surgery apps aimed at children featured on iTunes and the Google Play store. Within 24 hours, both platforms removed the flagged apps. Although neither platform released an official statement, their choice to remove these “games” indicates that they recognize the potential harm they can cause. Deceptively designed as children’s games, the apps encourage users to slice virtual patients apart using scalpels, syringes, and other tools used in surgical settings. By making cosmetic surgery apps available for download, Apple, Google and Amazon are allowing companies to stoke and profit from the insecurities of children. We at Endangered Bodies challenge the toxic culture that promotes negative body image. Cosmetic surgery apps, which promote body dissatisfaction and shame, are not games that should be marketed to vulnerable young people. Although in some cases (where games have age-based ratings) it is possible for parents to limit access to these games through parental controls, we believe that further action is needed. Apple, Google and Amazon need to scrutinise the apps that already feature an age rating to ensure the content isn’t in fact directed at younger children, using the age limit as a way to still offer their app for download. In other words, we don’t want these platforms to use the age rating system as justification to continue to offer these apps, which are clearly designed for children. Please sign this petition to ask Apple, Google and Amazon to implement a policy which is clear to every developer, that they will not accept any such apps that are targeted at children and make a commitment to protect the mental health of their young users.
Petition to Sadiq Khan - Mayor of London
Save Uber London!
Renew Uber London's private hire operator licence. About 5 years back this revolutionary app which matches riders with the drivers changed the face of transport in London. Ever since its arrival Uber has not only provided a reliable low cost transport to Londoners but also been a source of main or additional income for over 40,000 of its drivers. Today due to a shock decision by the Transport of London supported by the Mayor Sadiq Khan Uber's license to operate in London will not be renewed. This means 3.5 million Londoners who use it every week will have to go back to the poor service of extremely overpriced and unreliable "licensed" minicabs, even more expensive London black cabs or much inferior to Uber and yet again more pricey companies such as Addison Lee. Transport in London is expensive as it is and gets pricier every year and now it seems that millions of people will lose the ability to travel cheaply, conveniently and quickly with Uber. Is this the type of modern and all-welcoming capital London is trying to be?
Petition to Spotify Limited
SPOTIFY: Implement 2-Factor Authentication!
Message to Spotify: We, the undersigned, would like to see the implementation of 2-factor authentication (2FA) for Spotify users as a top priority for the company. Protecting the accounts of your customers is paramount in any online business, especially when the account provides access to a premium service. In 2017, 2FA has become common practice and plays an integral part of account security. With almost all major online companies adopting some form of 2FA, it has become something that users expect to see, especially when protecting a paid service such as Spotify. However, despite support from hundreds of users (442 as of 05/06/17) on the Spotify community forum, when contacted via the @SpotifyCares Twitter account, you have replied with generic responses dismissing the idea of implementing such a feature. One user on the forum, msephton, said: "A friend of mine just started working at Spotify in Stockholm and he says that this is considered very low priority because 'not enough users want it'." Failure to implement this feature suggests to me that Spotify does not care about the security of their customers' accounts. As such a large internet figure, Spotify should be leading the way with security innovation, not falling behind and failing to implement basic authentication. Implementing 2FA is a simple task, and with companies such as Google providing free-to-use 2FA services, there is no excuse for failing to provide such protection, regardless of how many or few users are actively supporting the idea. We look forward to your response on the issue.
Petition to Governors of The Kings School
Allowing Camera Phones at The Kings School
Currently we are unable to use camera phones at school, ending this is our goal. Camera phones are more then just SnapChat, Instagram and Facebook; they hold access to an unlimited amount of knowledge, through the internet. Modern advances in mobile technologies means that computers are getting better and better at teaching us in a way that suits each student. Subjects such as Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) have used programs such as Memrise to enhance the learning experience. The Maths department has used MyMaths and Maths Watch for a number of years. All of the applications of modern technology in education mentioned above has a mobile app, which is compatible with 72.8% of the UK's mobile phones. However, with new education funding cuts, access to fully-booked computer rooms is getting more and more difficult. Teachers are having to book computer rooms weeks or even months in advance. Phones will relieve the pressure and allow every teacher to have IT based lessons. The Kings School was founded in 1545, and for that entire time camera phones have been banned, its time to finally change this and start enhancing students education.