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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 11:48:39 Reply

At 9/10/12 11:44 AM, 24901miles wrote: How is it that you have an Ignore button, is that some kind of NG Plugin?

Greasemonkey script. I use it for annoying users.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 11:53:30 Reply

I've already decided that I'll wait until the supporter feature is considered officially ready before I'm likely to buy it. Every year is going to go by fast and I want to get as much mileage out of it as possible.

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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:17:41 Reply

'Ey, Tom, where's YOUR supporter badge? Huh?


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:41:12 Reply

Oh cool I like the red star idea.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:42:22 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:17 PM, SuperBastard wrote: 'Ey, Tom, where's YOUR supporter badge? Huh?

Tada!

OK we just tried an update... The big supporter badge is gone from the forums but your text says "Supporter" instead of "Member." We also tried something brought up by Zachary and endorsed by some other mods - we made the star in the background kinda red. The downside is you might have to update your user icon if it incorporates the star (whoooops!)

Thoughts on this look?


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:47:01 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:42 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts on this look?

I dig it, but now it looks like I have to edit my avatar. So do you.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:47:24 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:42 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts on this look?

I like the supporter tag, little more subtle than a big stamp. Yet the red star has little if no distinctive colouring to it than the default.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:48:43 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:42 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts on this look?

A little less noticeable.
Maybe make the "Supporter" into "SUPPORTER!" or something.
Is NG dying Tom?
Not enough money to pay for Tank Award Trophies, venture capital being brought up, somewhat "premium" accounts?
What's going oooooon?


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:48:45 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:42 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts on this look?

The red-star kinda stands out, but not really in a good way, in my opinion. It's more annoying than attention grabbing. But that's my opinion.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:54:25 Reply

At 9/10/12 11:42 AM, TomFulp wrote: There's a part of me that doesn't want to do perks because I've always disliked the idea of dedicating development time to features for a small number of people vs everyone. My position on that has been "evolving" in response current realities. We talked about an exclusive private forum but had mixed feedback on that. There are some other things we might try to jazz things up for supporters.

We (a company with lots of forums and other sites) run a premium service and something I've noticed is the completely meaningless perks (relative to the grand scheme of things) matter to users, an extra line of signature space or a bigger avatar, but what matters most is being a part of something. A private forum has encouraged thousands of people to pay for our premium service. The "best" way to implement it (from a business side and not necessarily what users will be most happy with) is to have the "private" forum visible to everyone; but if they're not paying then it links them to the account upgrade page. Basically turning the "support" thing into something people feel like they NEED to have, not something they do to support the site, something that they think they need to have so that they don't miss out. It's pretty lame but it works.

I think if you want to go more for a community thing (over "we need money!") you could pitch it in a similar way to kickstarter pitches "pledging", by "pledging" you get to support the project and get access to "exclusive backer updates", so if you had a private forum here for "supporters" it could be in a similar way, supporters get "exclusive information" (no dev time needed). You could post weekly updates about Newgrounds and things that are going on, or you have a weekly Q&A session, or you do a weekly competition, just something that makes people feel a part of something and something that other users feel they need to be a part of -- which encourages people to pay up.

the red star idea is clever, subtle but noticeable. it's perfect.
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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:55:40 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:42 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts on this look?

love it. I still won't be able to donate until next week though :-(


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 12:59:12 Reply

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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:02:48 Reply

I plan to donate later this week when I get paid. I'm always always happy to do my bit; I'd feel terrible not doing so. This place has got to live forever just like I always thought it would.

However one problem I am having is that I genuinely cannot get Newgrounds, or anything for that matter, to be added to my adblock whitelist. I forgot I had it on all this time, and now I want to exempt NG, I can't. Why is nothing being added to my 'whitelist'? I'm running Chrome. :(


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:04:49 Reply

Tanks, Red Stars, "Everything by Everyone..." and everything's free on this site...

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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:24:06 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:42 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts on this look?

It's amazing. And don't worry about the icons. We have the user icon makers for that, and we've been out of work for a couple of weeks.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:27:16 Reply

At 9/10/12 12:42 PM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts on this look?

I approve, the huge supporter stamp was a bit silly, I much prefer the subtly, you can still see who is a supporter yet it isn't shown off in a huge ego boosting way.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:31:37 Reply

At 9/10/12 01:27 PM, Ragnarokia wrote: I approve, the huge supporter stamp was a bit silly, I much prefer the subtly, you can still see who is a supporter yet it isn't shown off in a huge ego boosting way.

Yeah, just a moderately ego boosting way.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:34:00 Reply

At 9/10/12 01:31 PM, SuperBastard wrote:
At 9/10/12 01:27 PM, Ragnarokia wrote: I approve, the huge supporter stamp was a bit silly, I much prefer the subtly, you can still see who is a supporter yet it isn't shown off in a huge ego boosting way.
Yeah, just a moderately ego boosting way.

Exactly, much nicer to only have small boosts, then we are still superior to others but close enough still for sexual relations.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:40:06 Reply

At 9/10/12 01:31 PM, 24901miles wrote: I think a deep gold would look better than red for the background star.

How does everyone feel about a orangish star? Is it confusing at all?

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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:44:17 Reply

At 9/10/12 01:40 PM, Zachary wrote:
At 9/10/12 01:31 PM, 24901miles wrote: I think a deep gold would look better than red for the background star.
How does everyone feel about a orangish star? Is it confusing at all?

I prefer the red, myself. A gold color would work for me too, like 24901miles suggested.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:47:07 Reply

At 9/10/12 01:44 PM, SuperBastard wrote:
At 9/10/12 01:40 PM, Zachary wrote:
At 9/10/12 01:31 PM, 24901miles wrote: I think a deep gold would look better than red for the background star.
How does everyone feel about a orangish star? Is it confusing at all?
I prefer the red, myself. A gold color would work for me too, like 24901miles suggested.

Gold color would be nice. The reddish color might be a bit too dim.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:47:50 Reply

At 9/10/12 01:43 PM, Amaranthus wrote:
At 9/10/12 01:40 PM, Zachary wrote:
At 9/10/12 01:31 PM, 24901miles wrote: I think a deep gold would look better than red for the background star.
How does everyone feel about a orangish star? Is it confusing at all?
Little more orange would do, or maybe even let the supporter have a feature where he can choose the color.

Something that is more than this would stand out and be too distracting in my opinion. This is about as orange as I got before it became an eye sore (even this might be too orange).

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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:51:03 Reply

I like it. It matches my eyes.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 13:53:31 Reply

This idea looks better, I had nothing against the supporter badge but it was a little "in your face, im a suppoter and your just some sucky nobody!"

Cant say wether I prefer red or orange star, any will do.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 14:22:35 Reply

At 9/10/12 02:02 AM, Weeaboo wrote:
At 9/10/12 01:39 AM, DragenLatsabbInc wrote: I just hope Tom doesn't do this.
Sloppy shoop, but yeah.

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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 14:25:00 Reply

Much as orange is my favorite colour, it makes those stars look ghastly and the text on them hard to read.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 14:28:40 Reply

At 9/10/12 01:40 PM, Zachary wrote: How does everyone feel about a orangish star? Is it confusing at all?

It does fuck with Trixie's image a little with the colour change, but not to much.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 14:30:55 Reply

We could be able to have it be an incredible desaturated version of our aura colour? Just a thought


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 15:08:06 Reply

At 9/10/12 02:25 PM, Otto wrote: Much as orange is my favorite colour, it makes those stars look ghastly and the text on them hard to read.

That's something I didn't think about; text readability. Yellow text on a gold background wouldn't be very fun.


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Response to Support Newgrounds 2012-09-10 15:08:55 Reply

At 9/10/12 03:08 PM, SuperBastard wrote:
At 9/10/12 02:25 PM, Otto wrote: Much as orange is my favorite colour, it makes those stars look ghastly and the text on them hard to read.
That's something I didn't think about; text readability. Yellow text on a gold background wouldn't be very fun.

That was another reason I suggested the faded red color over the gold or yellow. It just doesn't sit well with the text.


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