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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:31 PM Reply

Now i have a better appreciation for the new wide screen deal now that I can customize it. (kinda)

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:32 PM Reply

Yes, user choice! Power to the people!


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:32 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:28 PM, Wurmy wrote: On an unrelated note, heres a couple of bugs. I'm using Firefox 3, along with adblock, and noscript if it matters (Which it probably does).

I want to say it's your fault for using adblock, but we'll be trying to fix that issue nonetheless.

There will be lots of adjustments in the redesign. We share most of the same concerns as everyone else but we had to start somewhere with this.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:32 PM Reply

Very good. I was a tad annoyed by the play button for the ones under judgment so thank you kindly.

I have a few suggestions for filtering of spam for movies under judgment. People seem to vote based on size alone, as you may know, and spammers use that as a way to get past judgment. Maybe for movies under judgment we can have a note of what percent of the file width of the flash is audio. If it's a startling amount like 95% and the movie is 9 mb, then we would know it was spam and vote accordingly. I don't know if that's even possible to know from your point of view, but if it is in fact possible I think it would contribute to the filtering.

I'd offer more suggestions but you guys have done a very good job and don't know anything else to add for now. Thank you for the updates again.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:32 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:28 PM, Wurmy wrote: On an unrelated note, heres a couple of bugs. I'm using Firefox 3, along with adblock, and noscript if it matters (Which it probably does).

I'm tired of saying this; if you use adblock you're fucking up the layout, but you're also fucking up Newgrounds. Turn off adblock and it'll display fine; if every user used adblock newgrounds wouldn't manage to survive.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:32 PM Reply

I have an issue from time to time where the flash video begins to freak out as soon as the page loads and then it forces me to the bottom of the webpage, refusing to let me scroll up to do or see anything. I can hear the movie playing, but can't scroll up to see what's going on.

Again, out of the last 5 movies I checked out, it happened twice.

I'm also using Firefox, and displaying everything on a 1680 x 1050 widescreen display.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:33 PM Reply

WTF?! I can't read the authors comments OR read the reviews OR write a review OR vote on the flashes anymore? Whats going on?

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:34 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:31 PM, Fleshlight wrote: ugh...I hate all this wide layout business. I like to get little bits of information in a narrow layout. The big side borders keep the site from turning into a chaotic mess of information, and I really don't want Newgrounds to become a clone of all the other flash sites.
can't image how I'll navigate through this site on my laptop after the next redesign...

GET THIS STRAIGHT... All the other Flash sites will always be clones of Newgrounds. That is the only way it will ever be.

And our Flash was in-page from 1999-2000. We changed it to accommodate people with low resolutions... Who somehow still exist almost a decade later.

That's a fun link BTW, you can read about how much people hated the change.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:34 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:32 PM, TomFulp wrote: I want to say it's your fault for using adblock, but we'll be trying to fix that issue nonetheless.

There will be lots of adjustments in the redesign. We share most of the same concerns as everyone else but we had to start somewhere with this.

I'm using adblock with Firefox 3 and Im not getting the bug everyone is talking about.
For some reason it still shows the NG specific ads, but not the banner ads.

Strange.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:34 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:28 PM, Wurmy wrote: On an unrelated note, heres a couple of bugs. I'm using Firefox 3, along with adblock, and noscript if it matters (Which it probably does).

It's related to adblock. It gets rid of the banner ad, but there's an ad for the store next to the banner. Since the banner's gone, the store ad gets moved up.

Solutions:

1)
Turn off AdBlock. Liljim has said they're not going to go and start fixing things to make it easier for people who block ads, since the only source of revenue for Newgrounds is through ads.
2)
Make a custom AdBlock rule to block that square image.
However, it won't make behind that image clickable, but at least it'll look nice.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:34 PM Reply

Ah nice, I set it back to classic now.
Though I really love the update, I missed the old layout already.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:36 PM Reply

I love the new layout, but i found a glitch/problem,...

My last game

Works great on normal size, but when you use the widescreen button, the filters dissapear... (?)
thanks for reading!

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:36 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:34 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 5/27/09 07:31 PM, Fleshlight wrote: ugh...I hate all this wide layout business. I like to get little bits of information in a narrow layout. The big side borders keep the site from turning into a chaotic mess of information, and I really don't want Newgrounds to become a clone of all the other flash sites.
can't image how I'll navigate through this site on my laptop after the next redesign...
GET THIS STRAIGHT... All the other Flash sites will always be clones of Newgrounds. That is the only way it will ever be.

And our Flash was in-page from 1999-2001.

The man's right. Newgrounds had already had the idea years before other flash sites bothered. Not to mention the first flash portal. Newgrounds was first to a lot of things when it comes to net innovation.


Thanks aplenty to Phobotech for the great user icon.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:37 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:34 PM, TomFulp wrote: GET THIS STRAIGHT... All the other Flash sites will always be clones of Newgrounds. That is the only way it will ever be.

Now that's clearly a badass mofo


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:37 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:32 PM, X-Gary-Gigax-X wrote: Yes, user choice! Power to the people!

Yeah! I disabled the autoplay feature........ Now I have the CONTROL again.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:41 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:34 PM, TomFulp wrote: That's a fun link BTW, you can read about how much people hated the change.

Oh god there's a post by me in there that's like 9 years old, crazy


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:41 PM Reply

Making classic mode wide is unnecessary and looks really ugly, but otherwise, this update is swell.

Would it be possible for the awards stay in the same place as they did in Classic, too? I think that's my only other gripe at this point.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:42 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:29 PM, CrowCuervo wrote: Oh yeah, a question
For those that doesn't have an account here, wich format will be displayed?

The autoplaying version ofcourse. That's the whole point of the new layout. People who can't figure out the PLAY THIS GAME button get to see the Flash automatically.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:45 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:41 PM, JonBro wrote: Would it be possible for the awards stay in the same place as they did in Classic, too? I think that's my only other gripe at this point.

Im going to have to agree here.

YOu would be surprised how much influence those awards have.
I have non NG member friends that I show my videos and other videos to and they'll show it to others almost automatically if it's got an award of some sort that's noticeable.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:46 PM Reply

Yay... this is awesome!


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:46 PM Reply

Being able to choose "Classic" over the new is a nice feature to have. Thanks for this great update.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:47 PM Reply

Needs a not wide option as well :3


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:47 PM Reply

fuck yea the day i realize ive been comming here for TEN YEARS i se theres a new kick ass feature added to the site i knwo and love so much
<3 and thanx for getting my Ng shirt to me in germany before my Xgirlfriend could get the DNA test she was supposed to have submitted my over seas address for over a months ago.
YEA TEN FUCKING YEARS


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:48 PM Reply

Thank Christ (A.K.A. Tom Fulp :3), but it still looks a bit fucked up in classic view. It's better than that wide shit, so I'll take it nevertheless.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:48 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:16 PM, TomFulp wrote: You can select CLASSIC mode and it will look just like it always did, only wider.

THANK YOU!!!

Seriously, the old layout looks a lot better than the new one!


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:50 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:24 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 5/27/09 07:20 PM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: Oh, thank god. Classic mode it is then. The new layout is cool and all, but it was totally killing my computer. I did like to see all the different ads for the NG T-Shirts though.
Well you'll be happy to see they're still there. :)

Classic mode looks like old mode, but wide... Because wide is the way things will be going.

Well, the main problem with wide is that you have to remember that a lot of people people are stuck on 1024 x 800, and wide just doesn't work with it.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:51 PM Reply

The update was a must. Nicely done!

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:52 PM Reply

Thanks man! I really didnt like the new layout, in my opinion it looked too much like YouTube, and I just didnt like the way it looked. Giving us an option between the two is great, thanks!


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:52 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:16 PM, TomFulp wrote:

:You can disable the PLAY button on under judgment Flash and adult content if you like, but can also enable a PLAY button on all the remaining Flash if you don't like the current auto-play feature.

Well that's pretty much addressed any problems I had with the layout, although it would be nice if the play button was a little smaller to start with and expands when you hit it so it doesn't take up space on the page if you just plan on browsing reviews or voting for yourself for exp points (I know you do it in secret)

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:53 PM Reply

Thanks!

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