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Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 13:50:32 Reply

For a while now we have had malicious ad code running through one of our third party advertisers. This morning we isolated it on Dan's computer (it doesn't seem to affect XP users like myself). The code has been removed, but if you fell victim to it, read Dan's post about how to clean up the messs:

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=119902

Also... There is an amusing thread dealing with the history of Newgrounds (you can read it here), and I felt the need to correct a whole lot of misinformation.

1. Scrotum the Puppy was the first entry submitted to the automated Portal system when it launched, but it was not the first Portal submission. There were over 100 entries (submitted via email by fans and hand-picked by me) in the Portal before we automated it.

2. The first two Portal entries were not by fans, but by me! I originally created the Portal as a dumping grounds for stuff I made that couldn't work as standalone features. This included a remake of one of my old Amiga cartoons, titled "Billy Bo Bob and John", where a truck runs over a guy. Yeah, I went through that phase just like all the kids here on NG.

When fans started submitting their own work, I added it to the list. The first fan-submission to be showcased was "Dennis, the Phantom Menace", followed by "How to Impale a Piggy" and "Kill a Hippie".

3. My first Flash was not Crazy Belmont (not by a longshot) and was not even Club a Seal. Although Club a Seal was the first feature on the site, Telebubby Fun Land was actually my first forray into Flash. The site was already pretty popular before I started applying Flash to my work. For everyone who has long forgotten, NG was originally a showcase of my own work, and not a public showcase like it is today!

4. The name Newgrounds comes from the name of my old Neo Geo fanzine, which was called "New Ground", a synonym for Neo Geo. The fanzine was not called "Neo Geo".

Hope this clarifies some stuff.


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 13:52:08 Reply

why dont you just use a spysweeper or something


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 13:54:12 Reply

At 4/5/04 01:50 PM, TomFulp wrote: Scrotum

lewl


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:14:10 Reply

Lol, good to know.
and since you are here. Somebody please fix the daily top 5 for today.. they didnt updated yet..

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:16:21 Reply

I usually don't go off topic, and I've never asked an admin to do anything, but...

...where are those E3 pics with Trent Reznor that you said you were going to post 2 years ago? I have been waiting so long.

You make baby Jesus cry. :*(

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:19:26 Reply

Good to hear the ads are fixed I was just talking about it today (do u have cameras in my house!?)

Also I've been wondering for a while what the first flash submitted to the portal was thx for clearing that up for me.

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:19:40 Reply

If you guys just would have watched my NG is Under Attack movies, we wouldn't be having this problem right now :)


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:21:55 Reply

oh if anyone wants to see Billy Bob, I hosted it on my server in conjunction with my movie

http://www.afro-ninja.com/ep1.swf

hope you don't mind Tom : )


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:30:13 Reply

Hey, I was actually right about the first submission...kind of.

My dad got that malicious software on his computer - Windows XP Home. So maybe it's something about your computer in particular that immunizes it.

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:32:22 Reply

well its good to see that they think they know how to solve the problem of the ad and that you cleared up the 1st submission thing. i was about ready to argue it was billy bob like afro ninja said in his movie but then i saw that this was already solved. thanks.

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:32:27 Reply

At 4/5/04 02:21 PM, Afro_Ninja wrote: oh if anyone wants to see Billy Bob, I hosted it on my server in conjunction with my movie

http://www.afro-ninja.com/ep1.swf

hope you don't mind Tom : )

It's all good! :)


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:35:21 Reply

At 4/5/04 02:32 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 4/5/04 02:21 PM, Afro_Ninja wrote: oh if anyone wants to see Billy Bob, I hosted it on my server in conjunction with my movie

http://www.afro-ninja.com/ep1.swf

hope you don't mind Tom : )
It's all good! :)

That is pure genius. Absolutely incredible. : )

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:37:23 Reply

I know what's that of the maliciuo codes in the pop-ups... We had something like that in latingrounds too...

Anyway, I hope that Newgrounds can keep running as well as these days...

Thanks for the info Tom :)

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:37:53 Reply

I made something like that once. It got blammed : (

Here

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:38:51 Reply

Heh, Tom, some of us read the history..infact, the whole literature section a while back. There's some interesting stuff you got going on there..
Hows AH going btw? Don't mind that I use him in a TT entry for a second or two do you? o0

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 14:44:01 Reply

Yes fans, as i remember before the portal, you mentioned the boy hit by car as being the frist movie on newgrounds, but the portal entrys started the Number Tags. Also in the assassian section is a while back and thats were alot of older movies are such as the monster truck humor game. It also spread very quickly, and has been good.

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 15:01:37 Reply

Thanks for the history lesson.... :P

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 15:20:33 Reply

I see why it was blammed. Was that supposed to be Iaijutsu? Nukitsuke, kiritsuke? Ugh, terrible.

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 15:38:59 Reply

At 4/5/04 01:50 PM, TomFulp wrote: When fans started submitting their own work, I added it to the list. The first fan-submission to be showcased was "Dennis, the Phantom Menace", followed by "How to Impale a Piggy" and "Kill a Hippie".

omg... I've watched "Kill a Hippie" years ago during one of my first visits on NG. can't believe it was a piece of history ;P

I'm wondering if there's any chance one could view these very first portal entries of the pre-automation era? or are they forever lost....?

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 15:59:38 Reply

At 4/5/04 01:50 PM, TomFulp wrote:

:history of NG partialy

Did not know about the first 3 but did know about the last one

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 16:26:42 Reply

yea it hit me too bad... but what you jus said..i have nnoooo idea how to follow those rules...could you tell me again in the most lamenest<--haha--> terms possible?...thanx

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 16:28:04 Reply

Thanks for the info tom :D P.S. Hurry up with AH! Im wanting to buy it sooo damn bad !!

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 16:52:50 Reply

fulp plz let me make you a sig pic!!!


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 17:02:41 Reply

At 4/5/04 02:14 PM, -Sqeezy- wrote: Lol, good to know.
and since you are here. Somebody please fix the daily top 5 for today.. they didnt updated yet..

Actually, it did update. It just got all fuxed by daylight savings time.

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 17:03:27 Reply

At 4/5/04 01:50 PM, TomFulp wrote: The code has been removed, but if you fell victim to it, read Dan's post about how to clean up the messs:

most of us are smart and just use fire fox to block it all ;)


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 17:05:38 Reply

yay!

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 17:22:56 Reply

At 4/5/04 05:05 PM, j00bie wrote: yay!

*sigh*
read here before posting

"Don't just go into a topic and post something like "What?" or "I don't care." Try to make your posts longer than one or two words"

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 17:44:36 Reply

Yeah, you really gotta be careful with who you trust (advertisers) That run scripts on your site. If I woke up one morning and Mcdonalds kept hijacking my hompage, and then I realize all my icons where turned into milkshakes and apple pies, I would go pshyco.

Thanks again, and thank you wade for reading my email


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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 17:47:49 Reply

At 4/5/04 03:20 PM, Ikkitousennomusha wrote: I see why it was blammed. Was that supposed to be Iaijutsu? Nukitsuke, kiritsuke? Ugh, terrible.

That's kind of the point. See, I made it a looong time ago...you know..? That's what were were talking about.

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Response to Malicious Ads, NG History, etc... 2004-04-05 17:51:48 Reply

At 4/5/04 05:22 PM, JoeOutterside wrote: "Don't just go into a topic and post something like "What?" or "I don't care." Try to make your posts longer than one or two words"

But it's sooooo haaaaaard.............


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