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Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:15 PM Reply

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


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:17 PM Reply

i'm gonna buy some stickers over the summer, when i'm outta my dorm and in my house. i can ship them easier.


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:21 PM Reply

Busy busy Wade. :( Good to see that you are keeping the users informed of the low down ;)


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:24 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:21 PM, swaenK wrote: informed of the low down ;)

ah....you kids and your crazy drug warped talk......

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:26 PM Reply

Why improve the site with new hardware? What hardware? Its just that so far, I've gotten about 3-4 errors in the last month.

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:28 PM Reply

You need more admins to deal with all the crap you get. You should start enlisting email mods.


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:31 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:26 PM, NormTheGreat wrote: Why improve the site with new hardware? What hardware? Its just that so far, I've gotten about 3-4 errors in the last month.

yea me to, good job Wade


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:34 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:28 PM, Rabid-Echidna wrote: You need more admins to deal with all the crap you get. You should start enlisting email mods.

There is more you just dont know about them. Rarlely Tim gets on to do things and other people keep the site working. Also as wade said, about the constant submissions of pac man astriods so on, he is very right and has made a good point. Many of them are just stolen work, with some small changes. Also the flag thing, is that not many users even read the FAQ at all and just emial wade.

yep.


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:38 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:34 PM, ArtificiaL wrote:
There is more you just dont know about them.

I know that. It's just that Wade has to deal with most of the emails.

Rarlely Tim gets on to do things and other people keep the site working.

I saw him once. I remember thinking "who the hell is Tim, and why is his name in red?"


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:39 PM Reply

I have had a couple of errors, how come they are coming back anyway? I thought this post was going to be about Tim, the admin we've been seeing around lately.

At 4/26/04 08:28 PM, Rabid-Echidna wrote: You should start enlisting email mods.

That would sort of ruin the purpose of emailing Wade. People want to talk to Wade personally, not some punk sorting through his mail. Then we come into privacy issues, where Wade could get emails he doesn't want other people to see... etc etc. It's just not worth the hassle.


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:40 PM Reply

NG TANK STICKERS!? OMFG!

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:48 PM Reply

How are the wife and kids?

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:57 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:39 PM, FlGMENT wrote: I have had a couple of errors, how come they are coming back anyway?

Good question. I've been looking into that and have found the cause. Fix to be in place within the next couple of days.

I thought this post was going to be about Tim, the admin we've been seeing around lately.

Tim's one of Tom's friends, who has been dealing with the site's network architecture on a voluntary basis.

That would sort of ruin the purpose of emailing Wade. People want to talk to Wade personally, not some punk sorting through his mail.

This is a funny issue. There are very few sites that are as big as Newgrounds or receive as much traffic as it. Most other sites this size have automated responses to e-mails sent by users. And yet people still moan about response times to e-mails they've sent to Newgrounds staff members. :)

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 08:58 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:26 PM, NormTheGreat wrote: Why improve the site with new hardware? What hardware? Its just that so far, I've gotten about 3-4 errors in the last month.

Why not? If the site's running tip-top all of the time without any errors or slow response times, then surely that's a goal that we'll strive to achieve.

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:07 PM Reply

this will probably not change a thing wade.

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:07 PM Reply

Good news to hear. I would like new hardware to come so NG runs smoother.

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:08 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:15 PM, WadeFulp wrote: 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!

I hate those people that use one of the samples that come with Flash MX/3DFA/Swish/flashkit and think that "HEY, INSTEAD OF A BLACK BACKGROUND IT'LL HAVE A BLUE BACKGROUND, OH MAN I'M A GENIUS!!!" *submits* People need to understand the difference between ORIGINAL work, and taking someone else's and slightly changing it.


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:14 PM Reply

Yeah i should start flagging movies more

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:20 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 09:08 PM, BillMcNeal wrote: I hate those people that use one of the samples that come with Flash MX/3DFA/Swish/flashkit and think that "HEY, INSTEAD OF A BLACK BACKGROUND IT'LL HAVE A BLUE BACKGROUND, OH MAN I'M A GENIUS!!!" *submits* People need to understand the difference between ORIGINAL work, and taking someone else's and slightly changing it.

I agree. People like that are a waste of time & they clog up the portal with usless sh¡t (3 quaters of it gets blammed though). *sigh* whatever happend to authenticity? A flash that is them in a way, but can still appeal to everyone else? I guess we'll never know.

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:24 PM Reply

lol glad that the word is gettin out

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:25 PM Reply

Wade are u going to put up my interview? Me and EviLudy are both waiting. I'm not ordering you...except I'de like to contribute to newgrounds...and not have it blammed in 5 minutes. :(

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:32 PM Reply

Even though I believe authors should have the right to hide their emails from the people on newgrounds so they don't get spammed to hell with stuff from the people that see their movies.. I think making it mandatory to show emails would be better when it comes to flagging submissions. If you see a flash movie from "whateversite.com" and the author doesn't show their email, you don't know if their email is really something like "dan@whateversite.com" or "1337boy_877@hotmail.com" and either flag it thinking that it is stolen when in fact it is someone from the site. Or you don't want to risk it just in case it is someone from the site but turns out to be a thief. If you see their email is from the site, you'll know it's actually them. If you see some free hotmail account that was made yesterday then there's a greater chance it's not them.


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:50 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:57 PM, liljim wrote:
At 4/26/04 08:39 PM, FlGMENT wrote: I have had a couple of errors, how come they are coming back anyway?
Good question. I've been looking into that and have found the cause. Fix to be in place within the next couple of days.

I suppose the cause is highly technical and not something most people would understand? Or is it just the same cause as last time?


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:51 PM Reply

you should have "BBS regulars" interveiws. go randomly start asking BBS users about themselves. then put it in NG mag

also, what ever happened to those sweet older NG stickers!

i already have a tank sticker. i want different one. what about FDA stickers?

actualy. if you can just send me one of every NG sticker for free, i'd lurve you....

and i think i was the only person yesterday who actually knew who tim was. muahahahaha.

oh yeah. i think that if anybody notices these asshats trying to submit public files like that, they flag it immediatly. and if the person who submitted it emails you bitching, you should ban them for life....


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 09:59 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 09:51 PM, Snow_Pika wrote: and i think i was the only person yesterday who actually knew who tim was. muahahahaha.

I remembered him from one of those front page posts by Tom or Wade where they said something about the servers being down and he was trying to get one of them back up, or trying to restart one of them or something like that.

I realized a few months ago that Ross was still an admin. I didn't think he still was, but I was reading an old topic and his text was in white.


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 10:08 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 08:15 PM, WadeFulp wrote:

: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.

So, after I renamed my crappy movies, all I have to do is e-mail you back?

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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 10:13 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 09:59 PM, BillMcNeal wrote: I remembered him from one of those front page posts by Tom or Wade where they said something about the servers being down and he was trying to get one of them back up, or trying to restart one of them or something like that.

i just remembered it from reading the NG litrature, and then i think i saw the same post as you.

I realized a few months ago that Ross was still an admin. I didn't think he still was, but I was reading an old topic and his text was in white.

he is? woah, i could have swont he wasn't one..maybe an affiliate, but an admin still...


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 10:41 PM Reply

I can't imagine the amount of email you receive daily. That's why I always feel guilty emailing you about anything. Thanks for adding my webcam! I promise to try to never bug you again! :-)


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 10:13 PM, Snow_Pika wrote: he is? woah, i could have swont he wasn't one..maybe an affiliate, but an admin still...

That's what I was thinking. I was looking at an old topic and I saw someone on level 10 with the white text and thought it was Tom (Since he was also level 10 back then) But I looked at the name and it was "Ross". I figured that he wasn't an admin anymore since I hadn't heard anything about him for months, but apparently he still is.


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Response to Administrative Stuff Apr. 26th, 2004 @ 11:06 PM Reply

At 4/26/04 10:55 PM, BillMcNeal wrote: But I looked at the name and it was "Ross". I figured that he wasn't an admin anymore since I hadn't heard anything about him for months, but apparently he still is.

Ross is still on the administration list (and there really isn't any reason why he shouldn't be). I met him when I was over in Philly, which was really cool, given that I'd been in touch over e-mail for a long while before meeting him.