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Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 05:40 PM Reply

Today is March 1st, the first Monthly Voting Time since the redesign launch!

The link for monthly voting is on your account page although we do plan to make it more prominent. Check and see if you're invited! The top 10,000 active users from February have access to vote. Read LilJim's post for more info about the new page!

Check out the winners of the Orchestral Audio Contest!

Here are the top three, listed 1st-3rd.

  • Windswept
    Windswept by NickPerrin

    Cinematic symphonic music (Entry in 2012 Orchestral Contest [MAC])

    Score
    4.46 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    1,343 Views
  • World Elves Left Behind
    World Elves Left Behind by Setu-Firestorm

    Submission to the 2012 MAC21 Orchestral

    Score
    4.31 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    1,437 Views
  • ECHO - Eye of the Dragon
    ECHO - Eye of the Dragon by Echo

    Orchestral MAC 2012 Submission

    Score
    4.59 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    2,395 Views

Speaking of music, KingBastard has released a new album. He also made a post about it here on NG. Also congrats to KingBastard for winning the OraMIX remix competition! It was judged by Brian Eno, DJ Spooky and The Wire (magazine). Here is his entry.

Pico Day is April 28th! Notice: We will still award winners this year but will be taking a break from cash prizes. NG will attempt to sponsor a few submissions though so you can link me to your project preview in advance of Pico Day. The project system allows you to set up your submission, co-authors and API in advance of the event!

Pico Day has traditionally been a celebration of classic NG characters such as these:

  • Pico's School
    Pico's School by TomFulp

    Goth kids have shot up your school, and it's up to Pico to save the day!

    Score
    4.22 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    6,120,259 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • TANKMEN
    TANKMEN by JohnnyUtah

    Some tankmen lose their tank - semi hilarity ensues.

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    2,417,263 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Dad 'n Me
    Dad 'n Me by DanPaladin

    Chainsaw the Children guy's son goes on a rampage!!

    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    16,627,900 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Alien Hominid
    Alien Hominid by DanPaladin

    Blast FBI agents in this Metal Slug style shooter!

    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    19,939,903 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

This year we were thinking it would be fun to open the invite to include tributes and spoofs of ALL characters that have appeared on NG over the years. Just remember we have Madness Day in September so you should save your epic Madness stuff for that. What does everyone think of that idea? If you want to run with it, it would be best to get the blessing of the author you wish to pay homage to, especially if it's not a straight-up parody work. Let me know your thoughts.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 05:43 PM Reply

I wasn't invited.


Click my sig, it says so.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 05:51 PM Reply

Pico Day is going to be really fun this year for me. Releasing a mega-adventure-super-game featuring a lot of the Newgrounds cast.

Looking forward to everyone's submissions!

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 05:51 PM Reply

At 6 minutes ago, daethdrain wrote: Oh, cool. I always thought all the users were able to monthly vote. I was actually looking to ask one of the staff members. So I feel a little bit more important when you put it like that.

I actually thought that everyone was able to vote to.

I FEEL IMPORTANT :D

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:01 PM Reply

pico day rocks!


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:03 PM Reply

I really like the new voting system... much easier to switch your votes around!


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:06 PM Reply

The monthly voting page is much nicer now! The drag and drop makes picking and changing the order a lot easier. Good stuff, and i look forward to Pico day!


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:25 PM Reply

Wow - I'm just trying out voting now, and this is seriously oh so much fucking better.

Also fuck yeah Pico Day.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:27 PM Reply

It's Strange, Tom.

Everytime when i will vote ''- '' in a review don't show when it is useless, it is a redesign bug?


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:33 PM Reply

The new voting page is awesome. Just perfect.


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:40 PM Reply

Open to All characters throughout NG's history? Great idea! It's about time that some all-time greats got their chance to shine. (Examples: Keegan's Truck, Stick Slayer, The Lloyds, and possibly Assassin.)


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:44 PM Reply

Sweet I was invited!


original I am.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:53 PM Reply

I'm working right now on my Pico Day submission, this time I'm not gonna fail.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:54 PM Reply

At 26 minutes ago, JoaoGabriel wrote: It's Strange, Tom.

Everytime when i will vote ''- '' in a review don't show when it is useless, it is a redesign bug?

We decided to go with positive reinforcement on reviews - we show it when people like them but don't show it when people don't, although our system still knows they don't.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 06:55 PM Reply

At 15 minutes ago, FightingSeraph wrote: Open to All characters throughout NG's history? Great idea! It's about time that some all-time greats got their chance to shine. (Examples: Keegan's Truck, Stick Slayer, The Lloyds, and possibly Assassin.)

It would be awesome to see Keegan's Truck 2012.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 07:07 PM Reply

At 1 hour ago, TomFulp wrote: Today is March 1st, the first Monthly Voting Time since the redesign launch!

The link for monthly voting is on your account page although we do plan to make it more prominent. Check and see if you're invited! The top 10,000 active users from February have access to vote. Read LilJim's post for more info about the new page!

Uff awesome design on the new voting page!! I have been waiting for this since the redesign, it's inmensly better than the last. I like the fact that I actually know which movies I chose and which rank number I gave them hahaha That was the most tedious part on the previous designs.


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 07:07 PM Reply

At 11 minutes ago, TomFulp wrote:
At 26 minutes ago, JoaoGabriel wrote: It's Strange, Tom.

Everytime when i will vote ''- '' in a review don't show when it is useless, it is a redesign bug?
We decided to go with positive reinforcement on reviews - we show it when people like them but don't show it when people don't, although our system still knows they don't.

I can respect that, but as someone who leaves the odd effort-ridden review it'd be great to know when my reviews aren't deemed helpful by the community (I like to know when I need to improve my shit). Does it still show up as useless when said reviews are yours?

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 08:30 PM Reply

It's great to finally be able to vote on the best of the month again, there were some really good ones, and I've made my picks. I literally just got into the top 10,000 yesterday, so I was able to partake in the voting. I can't wait to see the results!

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 08:47 PM Reply

I might vote.


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 09:16 PM Reply

has released a new album. He also made a post about it here on NG. Also congrats to KingBastard for winning .

Wow. Brian Eno judged that!? Kingbastard finally got what he deserved. I just bought his album. Im excited for it to arrive.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 09:18 PM Reply

I like the new voting system, it makes things easier and can't wait for Pico day. Good luck to everyone!!!


I love hunting for Blam points!!!

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 09:18 PM Reply

Sweet, I was invited!


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 09:25 PM Reply

Trying to vote, but it's not working. The tiles will drag into the left column, but they won't lock into the box, and they're unable to be moved once dropped. Refreshed several times, and then went to portal> account> then to voting again and it still does the same thing. How long do I have to vote? What's the deadline? Pic of the problem is below.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 09:29 PM Reply

At 2 minutes ago, Exedor wrote: Trying to vote, but it's not working.

What browser are you using? And what version?

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 09:39 PM Reply

At 2 hours ago, TomFulp wrote:
At 26 minutes ago, JoaoGabriel wrote: It's Strange, Tom.

Everytime when i will vote ''- '' in a review don't show when it is useless, it is a redesign bug?
We decided to go with positive reinforcement on reviews - we show it when people like them but don't show it when people don't, although our system still knows they don't.

But it's sometimes good for us to know when other people find a review useless. If someone rips on an author and makes a 'wrong' (but not abusive) review, it's nice to see that some (or many) people have listed it as 'unhelpful.' Even if the review was correct in what was said, sometimes it's important for people to know that (many) people do not agree with their point of view. If all we can say is 'good job' then how can someone who's really off (but not abusive) be told they might want to rethink their point of view before submitting another review? Sometimes it's good to know when we step on someone's toes, so we can learn to not do it again. The old way was good for that.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 09:48 PM Reply

At 19 minutes ago, liljim wrote:
At 2 minutes ago, Exedor wrote: Trying to vote, but it's not working.
What browser are you using? And what version?

IE8 and Flash 11. Pic of specs below.

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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 09:51 PM Reply

At 1 minute ago, Exedor wrote:
At 19 minutes ago, liljim wrote: What browser are you using? And what version?
IE8 and Flash 11. Pic of specs below.

Thanks. Please see:

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1295795#bbspost23789707_
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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 10:08 PM Reply

Is that big surprise still due for tomorrow?


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Response to Pico Day and Monthly Voting Mar. 1st, 2012 @ 10:37 PM Reply

Holy shit congrats King!

That reminds me I have listen to the latest eno album!