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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-08-26 00:19:42 Reply

At 8/25/10 11:18 AM, Spikrodd wrote:
At 8/25/10 10:42 AM, SBB wrote: Fuck this shit, I quit.
Don't worry, I think this kid is gonna be in a world of hurt next week... He'll never see the light of day after this stunt.

Im getting proof.... brb. :)

He fucking deserves to BURNN

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-08-26 02:13:28 Reply

At 8/25/10 11:38 AM, Bjra wrote: I'd love to give him the benefit of the doubt, but he clearly has used a proxy program system

I seriously doubt just downloading or using a run-of-the-mill proxy would actually work as well as you think they do. The proxy's still collect your information and ultimately link back to the source, not to mention several websites block them (not sure if NG's one). If the process was that easy, there would be more abuse...as if there could be anymore, heh...And as much as I dislike to hear those tracks on the top 5, there is no legitimate proof that he did anything to cheat (besides putting them in the incorrect genre) so how exactly is it obvious? Perhaps he just sent his track to several friends and asked them to vote (NOT to just vote 5), and there's nothing wrong with that.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-08-27 22:02:17 Reply

Nope, no proxy used, all songs were featured with something about 30 to 40 votes, what is basically what most songs get without being featured or in games.

Cheating? Hardly.
NewGrounds top-5 isn't category based. By putting the song in a low-profile category Timraband just slipped away the zero-bombers.

By the way, as confusing as this may sound, this account is used by two dudes and i'm not the author of any of the featured songs, they are all by my friend timraband... Who shares the account with me. And i'm not defending him, BTW, I have no stake at hand here since anyone who follows our work, knows that I'm not so ative around here anymore.

Now, as far as "changing the voting system" goes, i'm all for it, but honestly? Its not happening. Try to create a topic either complaining about someone REALLY cheating (like 10 songs in the top-10 of a category and the whole category with scores like 4.13) or giving an input about how you would change the voting system, this is what will happen:
- Some users says that you shouldn't be pointing fingers and ask that YOU should be banned
- Some users says that you're butthurt and should live with it.
- Some users tell you to learn to live with it
- Some users will link to some 1000+ posts thread that nobody bothers to read
- A mod will close or delete your topic.

Why Timraband changed the categories? simple... Wake up one day with a great tune in your head, keep a whole month working on it, post it on newgrounds under the Pop category. Look at all the nice reviews and good scores on the first days... and just some hours before the top-5 and top-30 are updated, watch your song get REALLY zero bombed, with enough zeros to make sure it will never be seen again.

So no, Timraband is no cheater. He just did something simple to protect the songs and it worked. If you think any other song deserved the top-5 other than his, then blame the zero-bombers who simply destroyed said song score.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-01 00:53:24 Reply

Whatever most people probably work around the system based on the music I hear in top 30 all the time, but it's a new week. I for one think the songs this week show a lot more promise, although I am not a fan of little 50 second loops/WIP's getting top, but at least the piece is relatively well produced.

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  • Amnesty
    Amnesty by Shadrock

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    4.19 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Heavy Metal
    Popularity
    257 Views

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  • - LD - Burning Society
    - LD - Burning Society by LogicalDefiance

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    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Drum N Bass
    Popularity
    414 Views

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-01 03:55:49 Reply

Damn, that's twice in a row that you guys beat me to posting the tops.

Also, shut your faces about zerovoting. Re-read the first post of this thread. Thanks.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-02 12:51:00 Reply

Im glad to see a nice, well balanced top 5 this week that are deserving of their positions. The songs are pretty cool and I dont think there was that much 0 bombing this week. The past three weeks have been pretty awful in the top 5, so its nice to see a good one for once.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-02 13:40:33 Reply

At 9/1/10 12:53 AM, LogicalDefiance wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 58230

Pretty cool, 'bit short. I would probably hate it if it was shorter.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 58497

Didn't enjoy it too much. Drums are all washed out and the guitars sound very thin- almost synth like. I appreciate the effort though

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 58537

Very pleasant. Only song out of the bunch that I'd like to listen to more than once.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 57994

I'm sure the tune is good but the sound is terrible, did he record the song playing through his speaker or something?

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 58787

Good song. Not mindblowing though.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-08 04:16:29 Reply

New tops!

#1

  • Chris R Battle Theme
    Chris R Battle Theme by Oney

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    Score
    4.63 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    4,811 Views

#2

  • Clematis | SessileNomad//Quarl
    Clematis | SessileNomad//Quarl by SessileNomad

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    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Miscellaneous
    Popularity
    203 Views

#3

  • Organ Jaws (Extended) ~P~
    Organ Jaws (Extended) ~P~ by HalcyonicFalconX

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    Score
    4.35 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Miscellaneous
    Popularity
    858 Views

#4

  • Sonic Remix: Green Hill Zone
    Sonic Remix: Green Hill Zone by Psyguy

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    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    371 Views

#5

  • TranceCrafter - Timeless Demo4
    TranceCrafter - Timeless Demo4 by TranceCrafter

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    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    477 Views

Congrats to Quarl and Sessile for getting on there! Collabs rule.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-08 05:07:26 Reply

Congrats to Quarl and Sessile for getting on there! Collabs rule.

thanks bro!

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-08 05:24:52 Reply

I was soooooo sure i was going to get Top5 this week! 4.50 freaking points man oooooh >.<
Anyways congrats to the one who made it :)

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-08 05:24:57 Reply

Darklight17 got yet another song of his in the Top 30 because I kept 5ing it for him, although this time it's a classical song not a Video Game remix, and at least this time I made part of it too :3.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-15 02:41:39 Reply

New tops!

#1

  • Alice is Dead
    Alice is Dead by hania

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    Score
    4.89 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Indie
    Popularity
    21,185 Views

#2

  • TheRealShagMan
    TheRealShagMan by omegared

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    Score
    4.04 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Voice Acting
    Popularity
    470 Views

#3

  • Samurai Rock-off
    Samurai Rock-off by Ockeroid

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    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Miscellaneous
    Popularity
    816 Views

#4

  • AF+T888 - Astral Dream
    AF+T888 - Astral Dream by aliaspharow

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    Score
    4.20 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    345 Views

#5

  • [AMP] Died In Your Arms
    [AMP] Died In Your Arms by AMP

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    Score
    3.99 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Dance
    Popularity
    178 Views

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-15 05:42:05 Reply

At 9/15/10 02:41 AM, Mich wrote: New tops!

#1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61366
#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61252
#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61518
#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61978
#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61998

Not bad. I knew for sure that hania's Alice is Dead would get a Top 5. It was doing ridiculously well in scores. Good to see aliaspharow got a Top 5, he deserves it ^^.

Haven't heard the rest though.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-15 13:07:00 Reply

At 9/15/10 02:41 AM, Mich wrote: #1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61366

Lol Fpc?

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61252

Yucky.

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61518

Best of the tops IMO, I quite enjoyed this one. I think more reverb on the woody leads would have helped fill it out and add a bit more atmosphere to the piece.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61978

Rather short for the sort of trance it is.

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61998

Cheesy title.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-16 10:04:48 Reply

Damn alice is dead killed the competition! Beautiful song though. :3

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-16 13:46:53 Reply

At 9/15/10 02:41 AM, Mich wrote: #1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61366

Getting kinda sick of hania by now. Still, good song. A bit of jazzy chromatic spice here and there, I like that.

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61252

IRRELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS.

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61518

Pretty cool, most interesting song out of the 5, the sounds are a bit wacky though.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61978

yaaawn

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 61998

Did I meantion yawn?

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-22 00:11:31 Reply

New tops

  • Thermoplastique
    Thermoplastique by MashedByMachines

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    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    126 Views

Boring

  • Ninjastar
    Ninjastar by Havegum

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    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Miscellaneous
    Popularity
    268 Views

Extremely lame

  • B7 - Psychosis Pt. 2
    B7 - Psychosis Pt. 2 by Burn7

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    Score
    4.10 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    226 Views

"8-bit"
decent writing though

  • "Forever Gone" - Etalo
    "Forever Gone" - Etalo by Etalo

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    Score
    4.25 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    House
    Popularity
    121 Views

pretty good, has some completely undanceable parts

  • Ring A Ling [honeyson]
    Ring A Ling [honeyson] by DjRubix

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    Score
    4.11 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Dance
    Popularity
    264 Views

stolen


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-22 02:50:17 Reply

Guys, if you post the tops before I get the chance to, would you mind at least numbering them?

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-22 09:48:32 Reply

You guys give a lot of good constructive critisicm! Keep it up!

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-23 02:54:49 Reply

At 9/22/10 09:48 AM, AMP wrote: You guys give a lot of good constructive critisicm! Keep it up!

This thread is mostly for commetary, on the tops. I believe constructive criticism is meant to go in the reviews section of the songs.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-23 03:04:32 Reply

At 9/22/10 09:48 AM, AMP wrote: You guys give a lot of good constructive critisicm! Keep it up!

:P It's still a cheesy title.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-23 10:54:06 Reply

At 9/23/10 03:04 AM, InvisibleObserver wrote:
At 9/22/10 09:48 AM, AMP wrote: You guys give a lot of good constructive critisicm! Keep it up!
P It's still a cheesy title.

I should have gone back in time to the 80s and told the Cutting Crew to stop being so generic with their title making. I should of taken the initiative :P

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-28 11:17:52 Reply

Uh oh, the #5 spot is a stolen track.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-28 11:22:56 Reply

*Looks at score of the Alice is Dead song*

Ouch that's going to be up there for a while.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-28 13:05:49 Reply

At 9/28/10 11:22 AM, Supersteph54 wrote: *Looks at score of the Alice is Dead song*

Ouch that's going to be up there for a while.

:*( Upsetting. Its not bad by any means but all it has going for it is Hania slurring words so they sound mildly sexy (and yea I guess their on key).


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-28 13:13:47 Reply

At 9/28/10 01:05 PM, InvisibleObserver wrote:
*( Upsetting. Its not bad by any means but all it has going for it is Hania slurring words so they sound mildly sexy (and yea I guess their on key).

Yep, exactly. A good song, but not deserving of its #1 place at all. I hate it when songs get so much recognition just because they're used in a popular flash, and not because they deserve it.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-28 13:45:57 Reply

At 9/28/10 01:13 PM, Supersteph54 wrote:

Yep, exactly. A good song, but not deserving of its #1 place at all. I hate it when songs get so much recognition just because they're used in a popular flash, and not because they deserve it.

Looks like we have to get use to it though, because her songs will be in the top for a while now.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-28 18:20:40 Reply

At 9/28/10 11:17 AM, Sequenced wrote: Uh oh, the #5 spot is a stolen track.

why are more people not worried about this?

Pretty soon it'll be too late to take down.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-29 01:05:08 Reply

#1

  • Wgj4k Theme Fabz Mix Woahhhhh
    Wgj4k Theme Fabz Mix Woahhhhh by TheFabs

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    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    General Rock
    Popularity
    434 Views

#2

  • Synthetica (Hard Trance)
    Synthetica (Hard Trance) by Bahdshah

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    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    135 Views

#3

  • Kazmo - Visionary [NG Cut]
    Kazmo - Visionary [NG Cut] by Kazmo

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    Score
    4.15 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    194 Views

#4

  • Blunt Shmokin' SEGA Song
    Blunt Shmokin' SEGA Song by Oney

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    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    2,267 Views

#5

  • Reach for the Stars 8-Bit
    Reach for the Stars 8-Bit by Wonchop

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    Score
    4.14 / 5.00
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    Video Game
    Popularity
    570 Views

#1 was really quite discordant, the quality is alright but its upbeat nature and the pitch difference between the guitar and the synths just uglifies the would be nice if it were on tune quality. Its super short and to me sounded a bit gimmicky, but most "high energy songs" come across to me like that. Don't think #1 is the spot for it, but the artist obviously has some talent and hopefully he/she gets some positive page traffic.

#2 felt like a lot of it was just loop repeating, the intro and effects were smoothly integrated and it was nice hearing not just LP filts on everything as per usual with trance music. Freq spectrum felt a bit neglected and that some more harmonies could have filled things out. Drums were standard trance, but didn't have the production behind them to make them maintain my interest. Some neat instruments and choices in the song but overall to me felt like a shell of a song needing more filling out. Good enough though I'm not bothered by its presence in the top 5, though really didn't stand out as a horridly unique peice.

#3 very vooshy and calming, production is nice, knocks on a lot of genre norms which made it less likeable to me, but theres obviously alot of work/time/skill involved here. Not my cup of tea but is worth a listen for those who enjoy trance. High freqs felt a bit left out to me, but I'm using bad headphones atm. The outro is a let down. Happy overall with this one in top 5.

#4 is written with a purpose, fulfills it, and sounds pretty decent. I think it cool Oney does his own music.

#5 is short and rather painful, mix wise doesn't workout too well. The instruments clash a bit with the varied sound waves and pitch differences altering the overtones pitchs.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread 2010-09-29 04:34:16 Reply

Looks like we have a good top 5 this week! I'll check them out when I get home later.


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