There are a few issues I would like to address as I feel they are on going problems. I didn't really want to make a front page post about it, but I don't think the message is going to get out from my comments in our forums.
For starters a lot of users have figured out they can email me to have their portal entries removed. Mostly these are users who submitted crappy entries that they are now ashamed of, or do not want them lowering their batting average. If you MUST request me to remove your entries please rename them in the format "deleteXX01", "deleteXX02" with XX being a combination of your username. Like I could put "deletewf01", and this would ensure a unique title name. Be sure to include your USERNAME when you email me!
We also have a lot of users contacting me about their portal entries being flagged. Most of these entries, if not all of them, should be flagged and there is no point emailing me about it unless you really think it was flagged unfairly. By that I mean you submitted your original work that you put a lot of time and effort into. If you put together some porn slide show, submitted something that wasn't your work, then it should be flagged and you should NOT email me about it. You should wait until we have time to review it, and remove it from the site. Users who have two entries flagged will no longer be able to submit content to the Portal until they have been cleared out. So do not submit something that might get flagged if you don't want to be temporarily banned.
Also many users have been submitting public Flash demo games. We don't need a hundred versions of Pac Man, Asteroids, Snake, Tetris, etc. with different colors and music. While these public .FLA files are great learning tools, we don't need the exported .SWF files on our site unless you've made MAJOR changes to it. These entries will almost always get flagged, and if they do, do NOT email me about it!
Other than that we are preparing to get some new hardware that will improve the site's performance. Watch for updates from Tom about that. Also did you notice I didn't mention anything about NG TANK LOGO STICKERS? :P