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Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:40 PM Reply

The winners of the Industrial sounds Audio Contest have been announced! Here's a quick look at 1st - 3rd:

  • -Out of order-
    -Out of order- by Waterflame

    My submission for the july nac '12.

    Score
    3.84 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Techno
    Popularity
    3,148 Views
  • JunkBot
    JunkBot by DuttonsaysHi

    Beware of the scrap yard guardian.. The JunkBot!

    Score
    3.78 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Dubstep
    Popularity
    486 Views
  • Additive Damage
    Additive Damage by ErikKaufman

    Additive Damage

    Score
    3.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Industrial
    Popularity
    2,323 Views

The August contest is Voice Acting Ravers.

Entries for the Master Round of the Newgrounds Annual Tournament of Animation are coming in today and winners will be announced next week.

The Stencyl Jam has also come to a close so expect winners to be announced next week as well! A ton of great games participated in this competition. If you've been curious to try out Stencyl (game development that doesn't require a programming background), these games will help demonstrate what's possible. Also see the main Stencyl collection.

Sorry for the downtime yesterday but our database servers are happier as a result.

It's been a rough couple months but here is where things stand now:

liljim is rewriting some legacy cron scripts (nightly site maintenance) to improve performance.

PsychoGoldfish is back from vacation (and a game-dev break) and is working on project unpublishing.

Rob is all settled in at his new place in San Fran and is refactoring the store to resolve some issues.

We've basically lost two months of "exciting" development progress but things are getting back on track and happiness should be on the way.

Other updates:

1) Still aware of the Treasure Hunt.
2) Still aware of the Annual Awards. Can't afford to forge new trophies and it puts me in a funk. This will be resolved this year.

Check your account page to see if you're on the panel to pick the Best of July!


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:50 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 12:40 PM, TomFulp wrote: PsychoGoldfish is back from vacation (and a game-dev break) and is working on project unpublishing.

Does this include deleting songs? Because the amount of threads on the Audio Forum about being unable to do that is killing meh! D:


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:58 PM Reply

Good to see the audio contest results for the industrial music! Waterflame tends to win a bunch of these contests he's in, he really is a very talented composer. And I'm a little confused as to what's meant by project unpublishing but Liquid seems to have answered my question a bit.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:19 PM Reply

Always Industrial, always Techno, always Dubstep, never Classic. Well Shiii...


At least not a muffin.

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:27 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 01:19 PM, doodle-bread14 wrote: Always Industrial, always Techno, always Dubstep, never Classic. Well Shiii...

Search harder!! it was the first one this year.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:38 PM Reply

Great! I'll have to give 'em a listen.

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:46 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 12:50 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: Does this include deleting songs? Because the amount of threads on the Audio Forum about being unable to do that is killing meh! D:

YES


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:47 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 01:04 PM, MikeyS9607 wrote: I'm not sure if this would make a difference, but what about clearing inactive accounts with no contribution to the site whatsoever?

We have done that at times over the years, although not recently. Worth considering at some point to clean house a bit.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:56 PM Reply

Happy birthday Tom!


At least not a muffin.

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:15 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 01:46 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 8/2/12 12:50 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: Does this include deleting songs? Because the amount of threads on the Audio Forum about being unable to do that is killing meh! D:
YES

Thomas my boy,are you gonna bring back the "flag" feature on the movie portal cause that seemed to have been dropped.
But the art portal has flag though?


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:32 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 01:47 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 8/2/12 01:04 PM, MikeyS9607 wrote: I'm not sure if this would make a difference, but what about clearing inactive accounts with no contribution to the site whatsoever?
We have done that at times over the years, although not recently. Worth considering at some point to clean house a bit.

How about deleting any submission that gets down to a score of 1.00 or less? If the blam score while Under Judgement is 1.50, then why is it fair to have such low scoring items on here just cuz they managed to pass judgement before they tanked? It would also improve the quality of the material on this site. I really concerns me to see what has passed and what's is floating around this site. Examples? :D Hell yeah:
Movies:

  • Sort of Lazy, Very moody!
    Sort of Lazy, Very moody! by HereWiiGoAgain

    Lazy moody hair waving extravaganza!

    Score
    0.88 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    550 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • kirby vs meta
    kirby vs meta by sonik1

    kirby vs meta knight scene creator!

    Score
    1.69 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,375 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • table has sex with glasse
    table has sex with glasse by firemans

    Choose your p0rn adventure: benmitchel fap away

    Score
    0.84 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    3,249 Views
    Rated
    Adults Only

Oh wait. It gets better...

  • Stufs-What is love dance
    Stufs-What is love dance by PyrosTheStickman

    the what is love dance minus the song we all hate.

    Score
    1.93 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,501 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • ColourFace
    ColourFace by 100Dylman

    Test

    Score
    1.02 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    681 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Goomba Walk
    Goomba Walk by SuperPow360

    short

    Score
    0.96 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    786 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

And the king:

  • Sick NATA 20112 f;ash[
    Sick NATA 20112 f;ash[ by Emrox

    ONce upon timae a tofa nata I mean

    Score
    1.04 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,351 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

Game fails? Hell yeah!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/599176 (Just press right arrow)

  • Bamboo Balls
    Bamboo Balls by TheEighthWonder

    Just a test I might work on.

    Score
    1.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    724 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • SystemOne Flowchart
    SystemOne Flowchart by carlovirtucio

    Flowchart for UPLB SystemOne

    Score
    1.66 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,196 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

And the king: (cuz I don't want to make this post too long)

  • New Super Mario Bros Demo
    New Super Mario Bros Demo by Alvc57

    This is only a Demo of New Super Mario Bros Flash by me.

    Score
    0.99 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    24,083 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

And some of those STILL have a score above 1.00! How is that fair to those who put work into their art? Like these:

  • Paraphernalia
    Paraphernalia by arythusa

    Story of the anemic shut-in and the derpy adventurer

    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    16,500 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • --Orange--
    --Orange-- by RubberNinja

    It's not easy being Orange.

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    94,124 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Green riding hood
    Green riding hood by gusana

    Green riding hood is stalked by a hungry wolf ;)

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    113,587 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Hillside Settlement
    Hillside Settlement by CircusFreakFlash

    Settlers turn a grassy plain into a hillside village.

    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    77,154 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

(And games)

  • Abobo's Big Adventure
    Abobo's Big Adventure by Abobo

    The Ultimate Tribute to the NES! Play as the angriest 8-bit character in the universe!

    Score
    4.46 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,140,669 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Stealing the Diamond
    Stealing the Diamond by PuffballsUnited

    Henry's out of prison, but it doesn't seem like he learned his lesson.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    896,493 Views
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    Everyone

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:43 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 12:40 PM, TomFulp wrote: Check your account page to see if you're on the panel to pick the Best of July!

I still can't vote in IE8. :'(

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:50 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 02:43 PM, Exedor wrote:
At 8/2/12 12:40 PM, TomFulp wrote: Check your account page to see if you're on the panel to pick the Best of July!
I still can't vote in IE8. :'(

psst,you should use google chrome its simple and neato!


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:57 PM Reply

I'm still not on the Stencyl Jam collection page Tom. Even though the link shows up on the game page.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:58 PM Reply

THAT. MUSIC. WAS. AMAZING. Oh yea happy birthday Tom!

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:15 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 02:15 PM, Screwit wrote: Thomas my boy,are you gonna bring back the "flag" feature on the movie portal cause that seemed to have been dropped.
But the art portal has flag though?

The Art Portal system is gonna be adapted for movies, games and audio. It's just been held up in the queue.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:16 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 02:57 PM, NoLanLabs wrote: I'm still not on the Stencyl Jam collection page Tom. Even though the link shows up on the game page.

You don't see it there? It's currently first on the page! Maybe you're looking at the regular Stencyl page?


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:18 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 03:16 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 8/2/12 02:57 PM, NoLanLabs wrote: I'm still not on the Stencyl Jam collection page Tom. Even though the link shows up on the game page.
You don't see it there? It's currently first on the page! Maybe you're looking at the regular Stencyl page?

I don't see it anywhere on this page - maybe my Internet is just broken.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:21 PM Reply

How about deleting any submission that gets down to a score of 1.00 or less? If the blam score while Under Judgement is 1.50, then why is it fair to have such low scoring items on here just cuz they managed to pass judgement before they tanked? It would also improve the quality of the material on this site. I really concerns me to see what has passed and what's is floating around this site. Examples? :D Hell yeah:
Movies:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/598847
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/592870
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/598721
Oh wait. It gets better...
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/545435
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596521
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596305
And the king:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/595003
Game fails? Hell yeah!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/599176 (Just press right arrow)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/599362
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596371
And the king: (cuz I don't want to make this post too long)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597991
And some of those STILL have a score above 1.00! How is that fair to those who put work into their art? Like these:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597861
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/575120
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/574860
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/502684
(And games)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/587787
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/574241

Also, stolen content

  • MLP Muffins Game
    MLP Muffins Game by MahBoi999

    Shoot muffins at Chrysalis.

    Score
    2.84 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    536 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

: doesn't even say the authors name in the credits.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:27 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 12:40 PM, TomFulp wrote: Check your account page to see if you're on the panel to pick the Best of July!

I see no reason too.


original I am.

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:34 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 02:50 PM, Screwit wrote:
At 8/2/12 02:43 PM, Exedor wrote: I still can't vote in IE8. :'(
psst,you should use google chrome its simple and neato!

Nope. Don't want. I've got too much on here already. But it's more than that. If I'm having troubles with it (and have been since redesign), other users, including new users, would be having the same problems. I've been around here long enough to know when something's really broken, or just being quirky. But someone who just found the site might think it's all broken and not hang around. New users are vital to site growth, image, and reputation, so it's important that it work right for everyone.

Also, I've also seen reviews where the reviewer says they only get a black screen and it doesn't work, and they reate a 0. The preloaders haven't been working since the redesign, either. they put up a black page until the flash is loaded. I understand that, but that reviewer didn't, and the flash was rated unfairly because of it.

This is what they see while it loads, then it's ready to play, with no loader bar as it loads:

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:44 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 02:43 PM, Exedor wrote:
At 8/2/12 12:40 PM, TomFulp wrote: Check your account page to see if you're on the panel to pick the Best of July!
I still can't vote in IE8. :'(

Same. Really annoying. I was on the panel last month, too. Also, I still can't submit to the dump or change my profile pic. Really interfering with this collab i'm in.


Whatever you thought, I already thunk it!

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 03:47 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 01:04 PM, MikeyS9607 wrote: I'm not sure if this would make a difference, but what about clearing inactive accounts with no contribution to the site whatsoever?

It wouldn't make a difference.

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 04:33 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 01:46 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 8/2/12 12:50 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: Does this include deleting songs? Because the amount of threads on the Audio Forum about being unable to do that is killing meh! D:
YES

Oh thank god. I can't wait for that feature.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 05:59 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 03:34 PM, Exedor wrote:
At 8/2/12 02:50 PM, Screwit wrote:
At 8/2/12 02:43 PM, Exedor wrote: I still can't vote in IE8. :'(
psst,you should use google chrome its simple and neato!
I've been around here long enough to know when something's really broken, or just being quirky.

AHAHAHAHA.
Have you considered that it's fucking IE8 that's broken.
Holy balls.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 07:05 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 12:40 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Rob is all settled in at his new place in San Fran and is refactoring the store to resolve some issues.

Whoa. So does this mean that NG now has "offices" in Glenside, Perkasie, Denver, England, and San Francisco?

It's like a huge corporation...

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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 07:41 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 05:59 PM, NightBreaker wrote:
At 8/2/12 03:34 PM, Exedor wrote:
At 8/2/12 02:50 PM, Screwit wrote:
At 8/2/12 02:43 PM, Exedor wrote: I still can't vote in IE8. :'(
psst,you should use google chrome its simple and neato!
I've been around here long enough to know when something's really broken, or just being quirky.
AHAHAHAHA.
Have you considered that it's fucking IE8 that's broken.
Holy balls.

That's most probably IE8 jerking up, at least upgrade to 9. IE8 and lower is a pain on the dev side, most of the time you have to add specific instructions for IE to make it work.


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:27 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 03:21 PM, majormelthesackboy wrote:
How about deleting any submission that gets down to a score of 1.00 or less? If the blam score while Under Judgement is 1.50, then why is it fair to have such low scoring items on here just cuz they managed to pass judgement before they tanked? It would also improve the quality of the material on this site. I really concerns me to see what has passed and what's is floating around this site. Examples? :D Hell yeah:

Well, you do have to consider games that were okay-ish (around 2 or more) and then over the course of time before the redesign, they were downvoted such that they had a score below 1.00. What about that? How do you "judge" it in that case?


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 09:13 PM Reply

Good


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Response to Competition Updates, Features News Aug. 2nd, 2012 @ 10:22 PM Reply

At 8/2/12 07:41 PM, TheZaaL wrote:
At 8/2/12 05:59 PM, NightBreaker wrote:
AHAHAHAHA.
Have you considered that it's fucking IE8 that's broken.
Holy balls.
That's most probably IE8 jerking up, at least upgrade to 9. IE8 and lower is a pain on the dev side, most of the time you have to add specific instructions for IE to make it work.

Everything worked in IE8 before the redesign. I looked into IE9 and it's for Vista and higher.