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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 06:50 PM Reply

How about instead of new auras, you made new flash/audio/art/writing related avatars, and they were unlocked on your account if you earned an award in one of those areas? Then people could choose to use that or any of the exp related avatars they'd previously earned.


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 06:52 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 06:43 PM, gfoxcook wrote: Some smart stuff

YES. Oh and maybe give different mod auras to be chosen for them? Like, a mixture of Gold and Red (Mod with an evil aura) would be nice.

sorry for double post,
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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 06:57 PM Reply

I don't think you should change the aura system that there is at the moment.


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:00 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 04:50 PM, TomFulp wrote:
What if your aura represented the dominant content type you contribute to the site, such as movies, games, music, art, etc.

Browsing a list of users or a thread, you could quickly determine specialties by the color of the aura.

Would you enjoy that or be bothered by that?

as long as we can still pick fab we should be fine.

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:02 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 06:57 PM, Zonferno wrote: I don't think you should change the aura system that there is at the moment.

yeah, keep them waiting like when everyone was waiting for the latest redesign.

remember all the threads constantly popping up. It probably even brought more newgrounders from the anticipation.


you can do whatever the hell you want. up to you

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:10 PM Reply

i think it would be nice

we could easily identify artists with this

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:18 PM Reply

TOM GIVE WACOM ONLY TO GREATS ARTIST WITH A LOT OF TALENT, JUST TO ALL MIS FAVORITES, IS IS GREAT

golfinho, CONGRATS FOR THE CASH AND THE WACOM !!! I WANNA SEE MORE FROM YOU !!!

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:24 PM Reply

Congratulations on winning the tablet, Golfinho!
When will it be my turn I wonder :/


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:28 PM Reply

I prefer being able to choose my aura, thank you.

BUT, how about another way to show who's a musician or flash maker? Without having to check their userpage I mean. It could have "flash author" or "musician" under their post count or sign-up date in the forums.

Actually, I'd like a Newgrounds achievement system. Not medals (although I ADORED that idea), but a type of medals that correspond to what we've done on Newgrounds. Got your 1000th post on the forums, you get a small achievement named "Forumgoer" or something. Been on Newgrounds for a year? You get, "Anniversary!" Submitted your third flash? You get one called "Batting Average GET!". Got a batting average over 3.0? You get "Intermediate Flash author".

Speaking of which, we need to fix the batting average calculations! P-bot is malfunctioning!

The possibilities are endless!

These "achievements" could just appear on our userpage just like medals do. But preferably to the left under our base statistics like BBS posts and stickers purchased. Our pages are getting to long downward now with the additions of latest and favorite art.

Just an idea I have. I think it could be fun. And congrats to golfinho!

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:28 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 04:50 PM, TomFulp wrote: What if your aura represented the dominant content type you contribute to the site, such as movies, games, music, art, etc.

Browsing a list of users or a thread, you could quickly determine specialties by the color of the aura.

Would you enjoy that or be bothered by that?

Only if Flash contributors were Fab.

Then yes.


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:29 PM Reply

I like the idea, but the problem I see with it is what if you get a color you don't like? So maybe there should be a few aura's you can pick as well as getting a special aura that is a mirror of what your contributing.

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:34 PM Reply

Thanks for all those who believe in my future!

Look my new animation, ! MEOWTH 2

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:42 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 04:50 PM, TomFulp wrote: What if your aura represented the dominant content type you contribute to the site, such as movies, games, music, art, etc.

Browsing a list of users or a thread, you could quickly determine specialties by the color of the aura.

Would you enjoy that or be bothered by that?

I would definitely be bothered by that. I think the Aura is more about expressing the general mood you are in, rather than how you vote or what you submit. It's also a big part of the overall feel of the forums. Customization is key, and if you controlled the thing that EVERYONE sees when you post, that takes away from the experience.

And, it may be unfair, because some people started out with really bad flash submissions, then progressively got better, got into programming, art, music, etc. If they have 20 bad movies before 2009, then let's say in 2009 they start submitting art and music, but maybe they only have 3 or 4 of each. The Flash movies the user submitted at the start would decide the user's aura for quite a while.

I agree, it would be nice to have some way of showing what type of user someone is, but I don't think changing the aura would be the best way to represent that. Perhaps BELOW the user icon/aura, like pictured below.

It would display the Batting Average of the user, and their specialty. Some options for specialty could be:

- AS2 Programmer
- AS3 Programmer
- AS2/AS3 Programmer
- Animator
- Composer
- Artist (3D)
- Artist (Insert Drawing Style Here)
- Common Joe

There could also be a system that shows the quality of posts, based on other users' votes, sort of like a combination of the helpful review marking system and art portal scouting. For example, only people with generally helpful posts can vote on other peoples' forum posts. Speaking of voting on posts, there should be a POST FLAGGING SYSTEM so normal users, with generally helpful posting habits, can mark abusive posts so mods can see them more easily. Either that, or hire more mods, because I have to PM mods at least 4 times a day about spam threads.

If you wanted to go even further, there could be some way of showing if the user is a regular or not, and what forums they frequent. It could say "Flash Forum Regular" or something.

I hope I inspired you to put some of these ideas into action.

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:47 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 04:50 PM, TomFulp wrote: What if your aura represented the dominant content type you contribute to the site, such as movies, games, music, art, etc.

Browsing a list of users or a thread, you could quickly determine specialties by the color of the aura.

Would you enjoy that or be bothered by that?

I like it yes yes

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 07:48 PM Reply

I like your idea of aura by what kind of user you are. The only thing is you'd it would probably lead to how it used to be, people picking a colour that they want and behaving good or bad to get that aura.

I suppose a way to combat this would to only have good descriptions to every colour of aura, but then what happens to those who spam and only give negative reviews?

This is just off the top of my head though, i'm sure you've already put quite a bit of thought into it :)

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:04 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 07:42 PM, Archon68 wrote: Ideas ideas ideas

I would actually prefer Archon's way of thinking. It looks good, is recognizable, and could give any forum-going developer an idea as to what the artist can assist them with.


Thanks aplenty to Phobotech for the great user icon.

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:10 PM Reply

I fucking love him hes great!


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:10 PM Reply

hey I actually kind of like that guy good choice, but yeah the aura thing sounds like a good idea

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:22 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 04:50 PM, TomFulp wrote:
What if your aura represented the dominant content type you contribute to the site, such as movies, games, music, art, etc.

Browsing a list of users or a thread, you could quickly determine specialties by the color of the aura.

Would you enjoy that or be bothered by that?

I would be sad to see the normal aura go, but i really like this idea. Maybe you could add something new or just tweak the aura a bit (i'm not sure how you would to be honest). I often find myself taking the time to see if an artists makes games, movies, both, or just spam (some users have over 500 submissions). It would be nice if i could tell right away how/what a user submits.


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:27 PM Reply

auras seem to be more of a personality thing, so that may not be a good idea to switch to. It might be a good idea to add more aura options in that vein, though. Also, the "prominent submission" thing may be a good idea, but give it it's won icon or something.


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:29 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 04:50 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Would you enjoy that or be bothered by that?

I think this is a great idea.

(as long as non contributors are all fab)


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:30 PM Reply

I'd be down for the new aura change.


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:33 PM Reply

I agree it's a cool idea but certain people like those GIRLS WITH COOTIES usually choose pink

or whatever. i donno its just another quick way to identify who is talking. and if its a bunch of people in art forum or in flash forum or audio forum, it'll be kinda hard to distinguish who's who. a good variety amongst the same kin is good for now i think


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:40 PM Reply

Users are often identified by their colour and level though, so because everyone in the art forum would most likely have an art colour and most people in the audio forum the audio colour and in the flash.......... there'd be too many of the same colour in on area.

At 12/9/09 05:16 PM, TomFulp wrote: Yeah one thought was you earn a color for every area you contribute in, so you could choose at that point.

This idea is better, but you should add colours for things that the people with out flash or any audio program can achieve. You should definently add more colours though :D


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:42 PM Reply

How about setting it up so that an aura is decided by which type of submissions they vote on? So that way people can still get the aura they want, Contribute to the site, And change it if they need. This way, If someone wants a dark aura they don't have to vote zero on a ton of submissions to get it. It would really encourage voting, And that helps the site.

For example, If someone wants the dark or evil aura, They simply go out and vote on submissions that are still under judgment. If someone wants the fab or light aura, They go out and vote on a bunch of front page submissions. This would help the site, And I can't really see how it could be harmful...


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:43 PM Reply

You should just add more aura colours and then make a seperate icon for the prominent submission!! :D

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:47 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 05:38 PM, Autritisc wrote: Like this.. but better.. Also i hope you don't mind me using you aura tom.
At 12/9/09 07:42 PM, Archon68 wrote:

. Perhaps BELOW the user icon/aura, like pictured below.

It would display the Batting Average of the user, and their specialty. Some options for specialty could be:

- AS2 Programmer
- AS3 Programmer
- AS2/AS3 Programmer
- Animator
- Composer
- Artist (3D)
- Artist (Insert Drawing Style Here)
- Common Joe

I like both of these ideas, perhaps a combination of the two. For some of the options, such as the programming and artist ones, make them available to everyone, since it is harder to prove you're a programmer on this site. For flash, audio, and such, you could only make those open to people who have actually submitted movies, games, and stuff.

It would be good to have users choose the text displayed and the icon, though they have to unlock the icons through submitting stuff. I think that is a good alternative because it allows freedom for everyone. It might make posts a little longer in terms of space, but we shouldn't be contributing one line posts should we???

I don't know, more food for though for you guys.


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:48 PM Reply

RANDOM SUGGESTION! You should make a newgrounds leaderboard thing so we dont have to put mochi ads in our games (or do you not have to put mochi ads or are you making one already and if you are whats the status?)


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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:57 PM Reply

The aura idea isn't a great one. It would lead to a higher percentage of "spam" submissions so that people could obtain the color they most desired.

The only way to counter that would to make the aura's color based on which single submission is the most successful or popular, but that would be a lopsided approach because flashes have primacy over music and art on this website.

I'd say leave it the way it is, Tom.

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Response to Winter Wacom 7 Dec. 9th, 2009 @ 08:57 PM Reply

At 12/9/09 04:50 PM, TomFulp wrote: Browsing a list of users or a thread, you could quickly determine specialties by the color of the aura.
Would you enjoy that or be bothered by that?

That would be great.

Congratulations to golfinho.


Sup, bitches :)

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