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Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 07:21 PM Reply

Some store bugs that prevented checkout for certain items and accounts with store credit have now been FIXED so give it a whirl. You can start by purchasing the Newgrounds Writing Anthology, while supplies last!

If you've visited your user page today you might have noticed we're promoting a new mini-feature, a link you can give people to follow you here on NG!

You can put this link in your games and movies to gain followers right here on NG, or post it on all those other sites you frequent, to send some love back to NG.

ConnorUllmann of Seedling fame added a follow link to his new game Quietus II; have you followed Connor yet?

This fans ranking page that hadn't been updating since the redesign launch has been fixed so you can see who the most popular artists are. I'd like to have daily, weekly and monthly stats as well, one more thing for the wish-list.

In other news...

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 07:25 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote:
BattleBlock Theater

Okay Tom, this has gone on long enough. Answer this for me:

By this time in 2013, am I going to be able to play this dang game or not?


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 07:28 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: Some store bugs that prevented checkout for certain items and accounts with store credit have now been FIXED so give it a whirl. You can start by purchasing the Newgrounds Writing Anthology, while supplies last!

I was one of the backers for that kickstarter and pledged to receive a digital version of the book. Not sure if they've got around to that yet but hopefully they do get to it and I'll receive it from them whenever possible.

If you've visited your user page today you might have noticed we're promoting a new mini-feature, a link you can give people to follow you here on NG!

Already whored myself a few too many times. :P


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 07:34 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: You can put this link in your games and movies to gain followers right here on NG, or post it on all those other sites you frequent, to send some love back to NG.

I love you! I love you!

Castle Crashers for Steam!!!

Urgh! <3 Now I have to refill my PayPal for more Steam purchases

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 07:42 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: Stabbyclaus works at Adult Swim and used their 3D printer to insert Newgrounds into some settings from Moral Orel!

Yaaaay represent.


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 07:54 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: If you're in Seattle for PAX Prime this weekend, I'll be at the Behemoth booth promoting BattleBlock Theater and Castle Crashers for Steam!!!

I love you

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:01 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: ... and Castle Crashers for Steam!!!

FINALLY IT'S ON PC!!! Thank you a ton Tom!


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:08 PM Reply

Wait, is this a bug? I was just curious at Bahamut's reply and then tried to 'follow' myself... it works! But now I can't remove myself out of that following list ... :/


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:14 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 08:08 PM, Computer112 wrote: Wait, is this a bug? I was just curious at Bahamut's reply and then tried to 'follow' myself... it works!

No it doesn't.

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:20 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 08:14 PM, liljim wrote:
At 8/28/12 08:08 PM, Computer112 wrote: Wait, is this a bug? I was just curious at Bahamut's reply and then tried to 'follow' myself... it works!
No it doesn't.

So sorry, fail positive. Someone was following me while I click that button.


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:28 PM Reply

I suppose if someone without an account tries to click the follow link and doesn't have an account, it will prompt them to sign up. Only downside I see is if someone doesn't make an account, then they wont see your user-page. To link to user-page or to link to follow, that is the question.

Either way I like this feature WEEEEEE

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:33 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:28 PM, Bahamut wrote:

I was one of the backers for that kickstarter and pledged to receive a digital version of the book. Not sure if they've got around to that yet but hopefully they do get to it and I'll receive it from them whenever possible.

Check your kickstarter inbox!


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:38 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: If you've visited your user page today you might have noticed we're promoting a new mini-feature, a link you can give people to follow you here on NG!

it would be good if the follow feature addressed the value of following someone on Newgrounds for users that are not signed in. For now it just shows a login page which will put off most potential users (why should they register to a site they know nothing about?) it would be great if it explained what Newgrounds is, maybe if the user they're trying to follow has popular content it shows that too and some sort of justification of why someone should register for a Newgrounds account just to follow this one person.

If I do:

Follow me on Twitter!
Follow me on Facebook!
Follow me on Newgrounds!

You can see the issue; Twitter and Facebook both present my content and why you should follow me, but Newgrounds doesn't. Personally I would get rid of the individual page and promote people linking to their userpage that has a big banner explaining about following, same with portal submissions.

The most valuable part of a Newgrounds user is their content, so that should be the tool used to acquire followers... not a link that has to be shared elsewhere.

I guess maybe you have this as a basic release and you have all this prepared for release in the future but I figure if I don't say it and it never happens I will be sad.
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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 08:46 PM Reply

The follow feature should simply ask for an email or some sort of way to contact people for new content if they don't have an NG account.

It just seems like sending them to register might deter them away.
Registration, regardless of the website, is a process that no one enjoys doing.

If you provided both options I'm sure it would be more compelling.

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 09:21 PM Reply

Personally I'd prefer it if the follow link took you to a person's userpage with the prompt asking if you'd like to follow a person would be at the top of their page (like a banner) with info on the benefits of following someone. It'd make way more sense to do it that way rather than being taken to a small page ONLY if you're logged in. I like the idea of being able to see the content even when you're logged out, as citricsquid said.


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 10:16 PM Reply

At 8/28/12 08:28 PM, Tyler wrote: I suppose if someone without an account tries to click the follow link and doesn't have an account, it will prompt them to sign up. Only downside I see is if someone doesn't make an account, then they wont see your user-page. To link to user-page or to link to follow, that is the question.

Either way I like this feature WEEEEEE

I'm sure you can use the NG api to just redirect to your page when the user isn't logged on.

(I tried it, but I'm awful at codin' so it doesn't quite work right.) You get the idea though.


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 10:39 PM Reply

I assume CC will never see release on Mac.

You can never please 'em all . . .
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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 11:16 PM Reply

OH Twitter- Grounds? lol kinda neat i suppose.

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 28th, 2012 @ 11:32 PM Reply

Thanks for the store bug fix. It was bugging me for a while, I'll be sure to check out the store again soon.


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 01:18 AM Reply

I hope Connor Ullman is ALWAYS used as the example for following people, and becomes the most followed user on the site.

I'm thinking of making a video about following and fanning people on Newgrounds to actually get the word out to people.

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 01:51 AM Reply

At 8/28/12 10:39 PM, Makeshift wrote: I assume CC will never see release on Mac.

You can never please 'em all . . .

Get parallels, son.

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 03:57 AM Reply

Too cute

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 03:58 AM Reply

Will we get a promotional hat on TF2?


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 05:15 AM Reply

I rememer when I sent something in to the Writing Anthology.

...it better have made it in there.


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 05:15 AM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: Some store bugs that prevented checkout for certain items and accounts with store credit have now been FIXED so give it a whirl. You can start by purchasing the Newgrounds Writing Anthology, while supplies last!

I've already got mine from the Kickstarter fund, so that's something else that I need to read.

This fans ranking page that hadn't been updating since the redesign launch has been fixed so you can see who the most popular artists are. I'd like to have daily, weekly and monthly stats as well, one more thing for the wish-list.

What, you're only the 14th most popular user on your own website. Knowing you, though, you really don't care and just want people to keep visiting Newgrounds. Good on you.


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 05:17 AM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: If you've visited your user page today you might have noticed we're promoting a new mini-feature, a link you can give people to follow you here on NG!

Not sure if I'm really going to use this feature a lot, but I guess some people will find it convenient.

Castle Crashers for Steam!!!

Oh, nice! I'll go check it out once it's up.


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 05:44 AM Reply

At 8/28/12 07:21 PM, TomFulp wrote: You can start by purchasing the Newgrounds Writing Anthology, while supplies last!

Hurray. The one I've been waiting for, for a while now.

To the store!


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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 11:19 AM Reply

I some how missed that castle crashers is going to steam. Thats great news, hopefully the first of many more :P

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 12:35 PM Reply

At 8/29/12 05:15 AM, Coop wrote: What, you're only the 14th most popular user on your own website. Knowing you, though, you really don't care and just want people to keep visiting Newgrounds. Good on you.

Count in +1 for Tom

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Response to Writing Anthology, Follow URL Aug. 29th, 2012 @ 03:17 PM Reply

keychains are all gone , when will they become avaliable again?