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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 03:01:16 Reply

Alright well now I'm really thinking about Gerkinman's rant on how this isn't a tactical approach.

Following's undersold, this supporter thing's a tiny thumbnail of a news post and the Newgrounds movie Kickstarter thing should've had this huge splash, or should've bin on the front page somewhere, ya just got a video player in 2012...
I've never thought about this before, but Penny Arcade isn't run by the guys who make the comics, Notch doesn't make the decisions at Mojang, Stan Lee didn't write that last Spider-Man movie, and I would've stopped making games if I didn't meet someone knew how to sell em last year.
I wonder if Newgrounds is overdue for taking on a suit. Is it TOO CRAZY that the guy who's designing games at The Behemoth is also like fuckin cheques n balances, making managerial decisions for this giant site? The big fear is that business-focused input is against what Newgrounds is, but Behemoth has staff dedicated to things that aren't making the games, right? I guess?

well this all falls apart when I remember that I know fucking nothing about how companies like this are actually run. Maybe there ARE a couple guys stat-tracking the shit out of everything and making all the phone calls, and a premium membership is a perfect idea.
Or maybe it's just these dudes sprinting as fast as they can with blinders on.

Before they got the WiiWare deal, Team Meat phoned up Nintendo all the time and got nowhere, then later realised they were just calling the fuckin reception desk by accident, cos there are no business men on that team. Kinda scary, right!?
(sorry if I just come off as a cock)

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 03:34:30 Reply

At 9/17/12 09:33 PM, Gerkinman wrote: Incoming stupidly long rant.
The major issue facing this premium membership for Newgrounds -

It's not a premium membership, since the only benefit is the removal of ads (and there are supporters who want the option to enable ads anyway).

It's a donation.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 03:46:53 Reply

Supportin' this shit right here.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 04:08:47 Reply

I feel like using my store credit here would be cheating.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 05:04:27 Reply

I will happily give blood and my soul as well for newsground but if it money you want I will do so.

Anyway Tom, I compulted Castle Crashers on the Xbox yesterday and only from the minds of newsground can you make us LOL. You hide the final princess face from us thoughout the whole game and after beating the final boss we finally saw it. Admitedly I'm happy I lost the fight for love when I saw her face since I laughed at my partner in the game as he did since he kissed her.

I would love to see a Castle Crasher 2.

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 06:10:32 Reply

Times are tough right now but as soon as I get the extra money I'll gladly support this beautiful website.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 07:18:53 Reply

At 9/17/12 03:48 PM, VicariousE wrote: The unholy YouTube alliance (of sorts) has helped, but there are plenty of fringe sites (4chan?) that have future NG members just waiting to be told "We're here!"

Pretty much everyone on 4chan has already heard of newgrounds, its just that people dont really go on it anymore.

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 08:03:24 Reply

At 9/17/12 06:30 PM, bigbadron wrote:
At 9/17/12 06:05 PM, TomFulp wrote: It's nice without ads, right?
super nice.

>>> i'll still miss some of them though.

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 08:49:18 Reply

To this day I still see dirty ads loaded on this page, as it has been for years. I'll turn ABP off when the ads stop trying to load malicious content.

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 08:54:24 Reply

I wish I could. I really do. In the future when I become rich, I'll definitely be a supporter.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 08:55:33 Reply

At 9/17/12 03:20 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: I donated before the feature was even supposed to be live.

insert HIPSTER meme here

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 09:12:32 Reply

Oh alright.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 09:16:05 Reply

Tom, you're spending too much money for your website. We hard believe you need more money what we get.

Here some tips:

Stop making meetings all around the world. You'll save money and it's pointless.

I saw movies (mp4) above 100 megs. Remove mp4 movies will save money too.

Ads are showing when loading a flash. Remove it. We won't click on the ads anyway.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 09:24:23 Reply

At 9/18/12 09:16 AM, Abracadabra123 wrote: Tom, you're spending too much money for your website. We hard believe you need more money what we get.

Here some tips:

Stop making meetings all around the world. You'll save money and it's pointless.

I saw movies (mp4) above 100 megs. Remove mp4 movies will save money too.

Ads are showing when loading a flash. Remove it. We won't click on the ads anyway.

1) I stopped reading at "Stop". The NG Meets are great and although I haven't been to one, Newgrounds is the only site that I've seen so far, where the admins and normal users and people in general go for meets. I've never heard of, say, Kongregate do this, and even if they did, I wouldn't know much about it.
2) Whut?!
3) Yeah, you won't. Developers earn money through the flash ads that they insert in the game a la the NG API. If really nobody clicked them, why would it even be there? Oh, and since you're not being a supporter and you're talking on others' behalf that "we" (really you) won't click on ads, you're just a leech. A large leech at that.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 09:27:35 Reply

I coughed up 25 buckaroos within minutes of reading this topic. Anything I can do to support my favorite place on the web! And yes, if I could buy 2 of them, I would!

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 09:29:16 Reply

At 9/18/12 09:16 AM, Abracadabra123 wrote: Tom, you're spending too much money for your website. We hard believe you need more money what we get.

You have no idea how much it costs to not only host a site like Newgrounds, but to pay everyone who works there. It's ridiculous because sites that are competing with Newgrounds are spending millions of dollars on their websites. Newgrounds isn't paying too much, it's barely doing so.

Stop making meetings all around the world. You'll save money and it's pointless.

A huge factor in growing as a community is having presence in the relevant communities, so no, it's not pointless.

I saw movies (mp4) above 100 megs. Remove mp4 movies will save money too.

Cutting features to save money is a backwards and silly idea.

Ads are showing when loading a flash. Remove it. We won't click on the ads anyway.

A lot of people click those ads. Also, developers are the ones that put these ads, and they're the ones that get most of the revenue from it.

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 09:57:43 Reply

NG for mother-fuckin' Life.

Done and done. Glad you finally made good on this feature ... now for some of that "other stuff" I was hasslin' you about...

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 10:02:25 Reply

At 9/18/12 04:08 AM, MiddleFingerRings wrote: I feel like using my store credit here would be cheating.

It's ok to use store credit - you earned it by contributing to the site. What we really need is for all the casual visitors to step up and help. You guys remember this movie?

  • [S] Cascade.
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    The end of act 5 animation for Homestuck, on mspaintadventures.com

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The creator set up a Kickstarter to make a game. In less than two weeks he raised $1.4 million from 13,500+ fans.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14293468/homestuck-adven ture-game

If 13,500 NG fans became supporters in a single year, let alone two weeks, we'd have roughly $337,500 and it would have an ENORMOUS positive impact on the site. We could cover expenses and sponsor a shit-ton of content, which in turn would bring tons of new people to the site and improve things for everyone.


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

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 10:04:35 Reply

At 9/18/12 10:02 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/18/12 04:08 AM, MiddleFingerRings wrote: I feel like using my store credit here would be cheating.
It's ok to use store credit - you earned it by contributing to the site. What we really need is for all the casual visitors to step up and help. You guys remember this movie?

Well I used store credit, and I thought about buying two ... Bah, now I feel bad.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 10:06:26 Reply

At 9/18/12 09:16 AM, Abracadabra123 wrote: Stop making meetings all around the world. You'll save money and it's pointless.

Already have.

I saw movies (mp4) above 100 megs. Remove mp4 movies will save money too.

We can handle 100 meg movies.

Ads are showing when loading a flash. Remove it. We won't click on the ads anyway.

Contributors are making money from those.


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

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 10:18:19 Reply

Ah, fuck it.

I'll scrape some cash together and grab that support icon as soon as possible.

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 10:19:16 Reply

Anything for Tom!

I'm not actually at home where me card does be!
But once I am...

Anything for Tom! ^.^

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 10:23:39 Reply

At 9/18/12 10:06 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 9/18/12 09:16 AM, Abracadabra123 wrote: Stop making meetings all around the world. You'll save money and it's pointless.
Already have.

So no more Luis filled holidays? :(

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 10:27:07 Reply

At 9/18/12 10:02 AM, TomFulp wrote: If 13,500 NG fans became supporters in a single year, let alone two weeks, we'd have roughly $337,500 and it would have an ENORMOUS positive impact on the site.

I think you should advertise the idea in different areas of the site. I dunno, maybe some banner on the frontpage or in the portals or something. As I'm sure you know, a LOT of NG fans are simply people who are here to play/review the games and movies, or advertise their music/art portfolio on here, and only a relatively smaller section of the community actually visit the forums. And you're proposing the idea on just the forums.

Sure 'Support Newgrounds' shows up under 'News and Events' in the frontpage but it's just a small box and it's not very conspicuous. Undoubtedly the forum members are on-the-whole more passionate for the site than your average flash gamer or something but considering that a lot of the site's traffic comes from the portals rather than the forums, it could be a good idea to branch out a little to those sections of the site.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 10:44:06 Reply

At 9/18/12 10:27 AM, Step wrote: I think you should advertise the idea in different areas of the site.

We'll be pushing it in more areas of the site - most likely in the banner space on every page.


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

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 11:11:12 Reply

Think of the hentai, people!

THINK OF THE HENTAI!!!

But seriously - I donated and I'm broke, so there's no excuse not to support Newgrounds as a site and as a community.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 11:16:47 Reply

I'm poor.

Also, I don't use AdBlock, so not being a douche is sort of like supporting.


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 11:16:57 Reply

Tom, of course you have my support! I owe you guys for 12 years of free entertainment, after all!

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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 11:17:22 Reply

At 9/18/12 11:11 AM, Timmy wrote: But seriously - I donated and I'm broke, so there's no excuse not to support Newgrounds as a site and as a community.

I owe you some beers!


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Response to Support Newgrounds! 2012-09-18 11:20:42 Reply

Done and done. NG is one of my all time favorite sites so of course I want to support it.


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