With the launch of the redesign in February we introduced the Project System, a better way to manage your submissions on NG. The immediate benefits were the ability to preview your submission before publishing, integrate the API under a single project umbrella and add co-authors without the outdated Portal Buddy system.
There was one glaring ommission, though; we launched without the ability to unpublish projects! It was intended to launch soon after but ended up taking a while.
THE WAIT IS OVER!
You can now unpublish your projects. Simply click the red pencil to edit your submission and at the bottom of the left column you will see the option to unpublish the project.
The exciting thing that you COULDN'T do in the past is you can now republish a project if you change your mind!
If you have an unpublished project cluttering up your Project System and you want it gone FOR GOOD, you can also delete the project completely. It will be moved to a trashcan for a week and then vanish forever. Note: You need to unpublish your project BEFORE you can delete the project. The link appears in the same place, bottom left. The trash bin will appear in the bottom left of your "Manage Games", "Manage Movies" or "Manage Audio" page if you have deleted a project.
The other good news is you will retain any ad revenue earned by unpublished and deleted projects.
Before you go all blam-happy on your old submissions, keep this in mind: NG serves as a historical archive going back to the dawn of the web. It's exciting to retain as much of that as possible.
Also if you have become an accomplished artist, your old crap serves as inspiration for kids who want to do what you do. If someone only ever sees you be amazing, they may feel intimidated and defeated out the gate. If they can see your progression, it shows them you had to start somewhere and work your way up. This is way more inspiring than the myth of the magical artist who just comes out the gate with a master skillset. It also makes your personal journey a lot more awe-inspiring.
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In other news, ya know those random outtages and database issues we were having? RESOLVED!