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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 05:47 PM Reply

Welcome, Heinrich.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 05:50 PM Reply

At 1/12/11 05:46 PM, TomFulp wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/collection/bio shock

Dibs on the Bioshock collection. Also welcome to the team Heinrich!


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 05:51 PM Reply

Welcome aboard Heinrich!

At 1/12/11 05:46 PM, TomFulp wrote: Also it would be a good time to have Genre Mod access to add related tags. Tags for these would look like the names in the URL, such as "chronotrigger" and "doubledragon"

I already did most of the video game parodies for genres and tags but there's some I skipped because I want to play the games first. As a result, I skipped Castlevania, Earthbound, Monkey Island and Phoenix Wrong. Hopefully someone else is willing to cover those collection pages.

Also, I know this is the icon mod crew but when you said Chrono Trigger flashes should be tagged as "chronotrigger", I actually tagged them as "chrono" ages ago considering the other Chrono title was named Chrono Cross.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 05:52 PM Reply

From prev. Page i call The Little Buzzers and The Lloyds.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 06:59 PM Reply

Thanks, everybody! I've already finished 4 whole artists and I could do this all day!

Also, take whatever booty you can find but remember:

DOOM IS MINE!!!

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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 07:04 PM Reply

Dang, somebody has already beaten me to Doom.

I'll just do Julius Von Brunk then...


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 10:10 PM Reply

At 1/12/11 05:51 PM, Bahamut wrote: Also, I know this is the icon mod crew but when you said Chrono Trigger flashes should be tagged as "chronotrigger", I actually tagged them as "chrono" ages ago considering the other Chrono title was named Chrono Cross.

Good call with "chrono" - they could also be tagged with both "chrono" and the specific game the movie is based on. I've been going through the collections and updating them with the most recommended submissions. I've been tagging and setting genre info on THOSE submissions, I'll have to do a run-through eventually of the submissions that were already in each collection.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 13th, 2011 @ 10:08 AM Reply

FatBadger´s needs new icons


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 13th, 2011 @ 12:28 PM Reply

At 1/12/11 05:51 PM, Bahamut wrote: I already did most of the video game parodies for genres and tags but there's some I skipped because I want to play the games first. As a result, I skipped Castlevania, Earthbound, Monkey Island and Phoenix Wrong. Hopefully someone else is willing to cover those collection pages.

I went through and updated the genre info and tags for Castlevania, Earthbound, Monkey Island and Phoenix Wrong. It's possible that all the submissions in the game parody collections now have proper genre and tag info, but everyone should stay on the lookout just in case! I haven't addressed any thumbnails yet so any help with those is MUCH APPRECIATED.

And THANK YOU Bahamut for the insane amount of submissions you already updated with genre and tag info! Ultimately collections will live or die on their tags.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 13th, 2011 @ 02:20 PM Reply

Something worth discussion... Some acronyms are commonly associated with specific games, such as "wow" being known for World of Warcraft. However, I'm thinking that over time, there will likely be conflicts with unrelated items sharing the same acronyms. Because of this, I'm thinking it may be best to avoid acronyms when possible and simply type in the full phase. So examples would include:

wow becomes worldofwarcraft
rcr becomes rivercityransom
ssb becomes supersmashbros

Having the full phrase may also make the tag stand out more to end users who see it on the view page. It might also get picked up better by search engines, although without spaces between the words it is unlikely.

Any thoughts? I can update existing collections, just want to see if this sounds like a good rule moving forward.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 13th, 2011 @ 06:07 PM Reply

At 1/13/11 02:20 PM, TomFulp wrote: Any thoughts? I can update existing collections, just want to see if this sounds like a good rule moving forward.

I hope you don't mine me moving this conversation to the genre mod crew so the genre mods will see this discussion. I know some genre mods who aren't icon mods and they're not likely to check up on this thread as a result.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 10:54 AM Reply

At 1/13/11 06:07 PM, Bahamut wrote: I hope you don't mine me moving this conversation to the genre mod crew so the genre mods will see this discussion. I know some genre mods who aren't icon mods and they're not likely to check up on this thread as a result.

Doi I meant to post it there, sorry about that. :)

Unrelated new topic:

I made a post in General looking for people who would want to become icon mods and take on individual game collections. If anyone here wants to call dibs on a game collection (Mario, Sonic, etc.), let me know... Otherwise there are still a lot of series pages that could use thumbnails as well! It really comes down to what you feel the most excited to make icons for. :)


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 11:09 AM Reply

I'm going to call dibs on Earthbound. I'm a huge fan and I think I can knock them out pretty quick.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 11:50 AM Reply

At 1/14/11 11:09 AM, reverend wrote: I'm going to call dibs on Earthbound. I'm a huge fan and I think I can knock them out pretty quick.

Ok! It looks like the entire original set was done by another icon mod in the past, but I added another 20-30+ this week and they probably don't have icons.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 01:30 PM Reply

Hello icon mods, name's ArtDanVal and I'm thinking of joining the ranks here to lend a handtowards helping everything get in order for the re-design. My only artistic credentials are some amateur works in the Newgrounds Sig Makers, using GIMP and MS Paint as my main image processing executables.

I also worked on a few Flash icons back in late 2007 - many of mine were good enough to be chosen to represent the submissions and I was also able to complete them in large quantities (>40-ish icons in an hour) at any time. Please allow me to help out for a change, I am willing to commit to this task for as long as it is necessary.

So, what do you have to say about that?


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 05:11 PM Reply

I just finished the Street Fighter collection, I may do another collection tomorrow as well.

So. Many. Hadokens.

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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 05:22 PM Reply

So far I have finished almost 50 artists worth of icons and I'm encountering some difficulties.

Some icons I made for flashes that contain videos, stop-motion or use Google pictures as the graphics tend to exceed the 6KB filesize to as much as 10KB.

Is it an absolute priority that they should stay in the 4-5KB range or will they be further compressed once they are applied to the redesign?


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 06:31 PM Reply

it's alright if they're over by a little bit. I probably exceed the size by like 150 kb for every icon I do.

I've done like 1800 akshdakhd

in the words of Luis: sorry tom

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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 07:09 PM Reply

At 1/14/11 11:50 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/14/11 11:09 AM, reverend wrote: I'm going to call dibs on Earthbound. I'm a huge fan and I think I can knock them out pretty quick.
Ok! It looks like the entire original set was done by another icon mod in the past, but I added another 20-30+ this week and they probably don't have icons.

Sorry Reverend. Most of them was done by me.

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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 07:21 PM Reply

At 1/14/11 06:31 PM, EJR wrote: it's alright if they're over by a little bit. I probably exceed the size by like 150 kb for every icon I do.

I hope so. It's gonna be a bitch redoing many of the icons again.

At 1/14/11 07:09 PM, WeirdAlthe3rd wrote:
At 1/14/11 11:50 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 1/14/11 11:09 AM, reverend wrote: I'm going to call dibs on Earthbound. I'm a huge fan and I think I can knock them out pretty quick.
Ok! It looks like the entire original set was done by another icon mod in the past, but I added another 20-30+ this week and they probably don't have icons.
Sorry Reverend. Most of them was done by me.

Looks like I managed finish off the Far East Collection.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 10:26 PM Reply

We've got a couple of new icon mods. MikeyS, Narcissy, and I believe ChrisLovejoy will be modded soon. Welcome to the Team.

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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 11:29 PM Reply

At 1/14/11 10:26 PM, Jolly wrote: We've got a couple of new icon mods. MikeyS, Narcissy, and I believe ChrisLovejoy will be modded soon. Welcome to the Team.

Bonus! The more the merrier!


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 14th, 2011 @ 11:38 PM Reply

At 1/14/11 11:29 PM, Heinrich wrote:
At 1/14/11 10:26 PM, Jolly wrote: We've got a couple of new icon mods. MikeyS, Narcissy, and I believe ChrisLovejoy will be modded soon. Welcome to the Team.
Bonus! The more the merrier!

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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 01:42 AM Reply

At 1/14/11 10:26 PM, Jolly wrote: We've got a couple of new icon mods. MikeyS, Narcissy, and I believe ChrisLovejoy will be modded soon. Welcome to the Team.

You forgot me.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 02:20 AM Reply

At 1/14/11 07:09 PM, WeirdAlthe3rd wrote: Sorry Reverend. Most of them was done by me.

So I see. Hey, as long as it's getting done, it's all good.
I finished what was recently added.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 05:10 AM Reply

At 1/13/11 02:20 PM, TomFulp wrote: Any thoughts? I can update existing collections, just want to see if this sounds like a good rule moving forward.

I like this idea myself, it will assuredly help users and search engine results if commonly-associated acronyms were used as means to tag submissions.

As for my end of the day report, the following has been noted:
*The first forty pages of the keyword 'action' when looking through the search engine have been amended and there are no submissions which have the default thumbnail as their icon anymore.

However, I did not check the submissions which do already have icons, but I did check all of a user's submissions when I came across a default thumbnail to see if I could fill the rest out.

*Games featured on the Action games page that did not have new icons were given one.
*Coinciding with the latter note, I also gave all Flash authors who have a game featured on the noted page and <5 other submissions new icons for their other works.
*I have compiled a list of featured authors who are in great need of new icons for their submissions. : I don't know what the skinny is for pointing these out to other icon mods, but if anyone here needs some pointing out, I'll gladly reveal them through a PM.

I guess it was a pretty good first day, I'll probably tackle some other category at a later time. I don't know what specific collection I want to make a stake on, so I'll probably just go through each one in alphabetical order and try to pick up the slack laying around.

Looks like my next stop will be in Adult Features - I'll be rather surprised if no one else has taken this task yet. I'd say it is critically important that these are fixed up for the update, as many users and outside traffic enjoy the more mature content that is available on Newgrounds.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 12:33 PM Reply

Welcome, new icon mods.


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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 08:29 PM Reply

Making my first icons in a while.

I miss citric's site.

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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 08:35 PM Reply

At 1/15/11 08:29 PM, Archawn wrote: I miss citric's site.

So do I. Also, I really should do some icons. It's been a while.

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Response to The Icon Mod Crew Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 10:50 PM Reply

At 1/15/11 08:29 PM, Archawn wrote: I miss citric's site.

As do I friend. Since his site has been gone I have to resort to using the random flash entry button and making icons. I haven't been doing much icons lately cause of lots of school and trying not to fail a grade.


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