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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 12th, 2002 @ 05:49 PM Reply

i liked cats pajamas even if it is outdated. the words "snap!" and "ownz". just sounds stupid. CHANGE IT, please?!?.

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 12th, 2002 @ 05:56 PM Reply

At 2/12/02 02:57 PM, Eggatron wrote:
At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.
do you mean "p00p"?

No, no, Eggy, he's referring to my movie "Poop" and "Poop (acoustic)"

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 12th, 2002 @ 07:07 PM Reply

nice one tom

i never voted x neway. it does seem quicker too, probably cos u dropped the pop-unders
hav u changed the pico anim so the stats stay on longer? i thought there was a little differnce sumwhere...

2 unrelated points:
why does the Remember my information check box in the login screen not work? its never remebered my info once

how low does a movie have to be to get blammed? just wonderin

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 12th, 2002 @ 10:05 PM Reply

i LOOOOVE! the new portal changes! i stopped coming to the site for a while but now im addicted again because of the new voting display!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 12th, 2002 @ 10:28 PM Reply

Man, Come from what NG was 2 years ago it really has gotten to one of its best states.

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 12th, 2002 @ 11:29 PM Reply

At 2/12/02 07:07 PM, GXFlip wrote: nice one tom

i never voted x neway. it does seem quicker too, probably cos u dropped the pop-unders
hav u changed the pico anim so the stats stay on longer? i thought there was a little differnce sumwhere...

2 unrelated points:
why does the Remember my information check box in the login screen not work? its never remebered my info once

how low does a movie have to be to get blammed? just wonderin

The "Remember my info" feature needs to be fixed - that will be taken care of soon.

A movie needs to have a really low score to get blammed... I gotta update the Portal FAQ.

Coming soon: BLAM animations that reward you with new cartoons based on the # of BLAMS you have???

-Tom


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

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 12th, 2002 @ 11:39 PM Reply

At 2/12/02 11:29 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 2/12/02 07:07 PM, GXFlip wrote: nice one tom

i never voted x neway. it does seem quicker too, probably cos u dropped the pop-unders
hav u changed the pico anim so the stats stay on longer? i thought there was a little differnce sumwhere...

2 unrelated points:
why does the Remember my information check box in the login screen not work? its never remebered my info once

how low does a movie have to be to get blammed? just wonderin
The "Remember my info" feature needs to be fixed - that will be taken care of soon.

A movie needs to have a really low score to get blammed... I gotta update the Portal FAQ.

Coming soon: BLAM animations that reward you with new cartoons based on the # of BLAMS you have???

-Tom

GOOD IDEA!!! Awesome idea tom about the blam cartoons. But what do you mean update on the scores of blams?

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 12:17 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 01:04 PM, TomFulp wrote: The BLAM issue should be all fixed now... Let me know if it looks ok when you blam something!

-Tom

Works fine now. I'm up to 41 blams. Thanks for fixing it, Tom!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 12:23 AM Reply

the new pico voting animation looks really cool (you might want to give us an option not to play any sounds though (might get annoying after 100th time). Also, the banner on the portal should have the music off by default like the front page.

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 12:32 AM Reply

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

huh? whats poop?

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 12:36 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've been reading the responses to the recent Portal changes, and have continued to tweak everything in an attempt to make it better. We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote, and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users). I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

As far as changes - I made it so that if you are registered it will leave the score information visible after you vote, instead of having it whip off the screen. I also added the "Next Portal Day" countdown if you have logged your votes for the day, and I adjusted the speed so the countdown is more accurate.

Remember - registered users not only have more voting power, but they don't get any of those full-screen pop-under ads! Sign up today! We will be fixing the log-in process so it remembers your login info when you exit the browser.

I also updated the voting bar. I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button. Although we did set it up to flag movies, so many people flag so many movies that it became pretty useless. If a movie is stolen, racially hateful or excessively pornographic, please email us and we'll look into it.

The upside to removing the X button is the Pico icons are now a little bigger and the voting panel looks less cluttered. I also changed some of the new phrases. Everyone thought "cats pajamas" was much too dated, so I replaced it with terms like "snap!" and "ownz". I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Poor Fred Basset... His comic strip is so dull that people don't even take notice of it enough to hate it. To quote Thistler, "He's a boring dog with a boring owner who has a boring wife."

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

I'm glad everyone likes the Pico animations! They are all by Jose, of course! There will be a lot more in Pico 2!

Is "ownz" really an improvement over "cat's pajamas"??? at least before it didn't sound all trendy.

I suppose removing the X was the thing to do, especially since those new Admin tools will be underway soon, and you guys can remove those movies yourselves.

Oh God... the New Pico...
at first I wasn't used to it, and didn't like it.
but after seeing the revamped version of our favorite "juvenile anti-hero" I'm in love with the new Pico. The animation is unlike anything I've ever seen in Flash before.


I put the "funk" in function()

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 01:01 AM Reply

At 2/13/02 12:32 AM, bizNich wrote: I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

huh? whats poop?

You reminded me of a story:
I got detention in middle school for saying crap in the locker room. I said "Crap!" and the teacher asked me "Just what exactly is crap?" and another kid next to me said "crap is stuff that comes out of your butt..."

We both got detention. I laugh at it now.

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 01:31 AM Reply

Well, I think "Cat's Pajamas" is much funnier than gangsta speak.
Kids these days... they don't know from funny.
They turn on Mad TV and think that it's "the bomb".
*Sigh.*
I think I turned into a crochety old man the day I graduated from high school.

Replace "Fred Basset" with "Dilbert" if your goal is name recognition.

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 02:09 AM Reply

Pico's Breakdancing is fun to watch and thanx for the next day clock!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 02:13 AM Reply

We've given a lot of slack in the porn department, but I intend to crack down more on the nasty stuff.

oh yeah check out hentai tales!
everybody's fried: Kidzombie

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 02:30 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've been reading the responses to the recent Portal changes, and have continued to tweak everything in an attempt to make it better. We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote, and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users). I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

As far as changes - I made it so that if you are registered it will leave the score information visible after you vote, instead of having it whip off the screen. I also added the "Next Portal Day" countdown if you have logged your votes for the day, and I adjusted the speed so the countdown is more accurate.

Remember - registered users not only have more voting power, but they don't get any of those full-screen pop-under ads! Sign up today! We will be fixing the log-in process so it remembers your login info when you exit the browser.

I also updated the voting bar. I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button. Although we did set it up to flag movies, so many people flag so many movies that it became pretty useless. If a movie is stolen, racially hateful or excessively pornographic, please email us and we'll look into it.

The upside to removing the X button is the Pico icons are now a little bigger and the voting panel looks less cluttered. I also changed some of the new phrases. Everyone thought "cats pajamas" was much too dated, so I replaced it with terms like "snap!" and "ownz". I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Poor Fred Basset... His comic strip is so dull that people don't even take notice of it enough to hate it. To quote Thistler, "He's a boring dog with a boring owner who has a boring wife."

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

I'm glad everyone likes the Pico animations! They are all by Jose, of course! There will be a lot more in Pico 2!

nice

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 03:29 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 01:07 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 2/12/02 12:45 PM, exaggeration17a wrote: Okay... but what about the previously mentioned level up animations? I'm only curious cos I'm almost at level 3 (pathetic, I know).
Hehe... I'll try to get cracking on that soon. A level up animation would definitely be sweet.

-Tom

If you do have a level-up animation, will those of use that 'missed' the early animations get to view them from the Grounds Gold account or something?

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 03:30 AM Reply

At 2/13/02 01:31 AM, pirateDave wrote: Well, I think "Cat's Pajamas" is much funnier than gangsta speak.
Kids these days... they don't know from funny.
They turn on Mad TV and think that it's "the bomb".
*Sigh.*
I think I turned into a crochety old man the day I graduated from high school.

Replace "Fred Basset" with "Dilbert" if your goal is name recognition.

dave, i totally agree with you.

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 03:36 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 01:33 PM, Anthony_john5 wrote: I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that can't stay signed in. The only other problem is that because I live in England (were live five six hours ahead of you) whenever I go into a forum at say 11:00 it says that the last post was six this morning. It would be brilliant if it could correct itself for us foreigners!

Yeah, Tom! I'm sure this could be done for registered users who've logged in - just make users specify how much their time varies from your time (display the current time so there can be no doubt) and then vary all tima variables by the amount the registered user has specified.

T'would be a bit of work, but it would be most excellent.

The cat's pajamas so to speak...

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 03:44 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 03:40 PM, NEWGround2014 wrote: hey Tom this in in refference to the removing the X it wad a very bad idea because most people will not take the time to email you and tell you it racist or stolen. I have a great idea! people who tell the truth and only use X to remove it cause its stolen should see the X but other people who abuse should not be able to view it please put this in to consideration ty Slim Manning

Yeah, but I thinhk that that system might be a bit too hard to implement. How would you decide if someone's abusing it?

To be honest, I was guilty myself of voting X instead of 0 on movies I hated when I was at a low level and was less sure about how the portal worked.

Maybe you could make it so that only registered users see the X, or only users over a certain level see the X...

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 03:53 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 11:29 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Coming soon: BLAM animations that reward you with new cartoons based on the # of BLAMS you have???
-Tom

What, and force p[eople like me who don't really like the idea of BLAmming to blam for the sake of it?

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 04:19 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 11:29 PM, TomFulp wrote: A movie needs to have a really low score to get blammed... I gotta update the Portal FAQ.

I actually think the score should be raised. It would make people really work their asses off and produce better quality flash to have it stay in the portal.

Coming soon: BLAM animations that reward you with new cartoons based on the # of BLAMS you have???

Bad idea. That promotes people to just vote zero all over. I mean, the "sacred" blam is a great thing, and it's fun to happen across, but people that seek to just blam blam blam vote zero's on stuff without even watching the movies.I think

I think all of these animations should be rewards of grounds gold. I mean, you need some, badly. No offence, but I'm not sure if I want naked pics of you :)

Anywho, I think those level up animations should also be available to those of us with the higher level (more stuff like GG benefits), because I definitely don't wanna miss out on those. Highly ranked NG users don't really have too many benefits.

Trite closure: Anyway, great job with the site and keep it up.

- Icky.

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 04:20 AM Reply

At 2/12/02 05:49 PM, i-love-penguins wrote: i liked cats pajamas even if it is outdated. the words "snap!" and "ownz". just sounds stupid. CHANGE IT, please?!?.

withlovekaren

I definitely agree with this. 'AWE SNAP!'?

That just sounds a bit stupid and like it's trying too hard, specially with what comes next.

I dunno... isn't there any room for retro on the portal? :_(

Please bring back the cat's pajamas and leave a tiny bit of retro embedded in the Portal system.

PleEEEEEEase?

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 04:29 AM Reply

At 2/13/02 03:30 AM, plantaTREEordie wrote:
At 2/13/02 01:31 AM, pirateDave wrote: Well, I think "Cat's Pajamas" is much funnier than gangsta speak.
Kids these days... they don't know from funny.
They turn on Mad TV and think that it's "the bomb".
*Sigh.*
I think I turned into a crochety old man the day I graduated from high school.

Replace "Fred Basset" with "Dilbert" if your goal is name recognition.


dave, i totally agree with you.

I also totally agree with Dave.

Bring back the cat's pajamas!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 07:20 AM Reply

Hey, I like the new changes. It's really cool seeing how far this site has gone over the years. Keep up the good work, Tom!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 08:57 AM Reply

All these changes are/will be great! I'm not too excited about the "BLAM! for new animations" idea though, it's probably gonna give me nightmares, the way everyone will start blamming everything just for the sake of getting to see great movies. Then even the good stuff will probably be blammed off before most people get a chance to see it :( !
I don't really like the gangsta language on the voting system, it sounds all goofy somehow. Maybe it's because I'm in Europe and they don't use that here ;)

Oh, how come League Bowling didn't take first place in the Portal until a week after it was submitted? It had 220 thousand views, and still wasn't even IN the Portal Top 50, with a score of 4.13, which was way higher than "why a squirrel shouldn't smoke pot". Didn't you want your own movie to be at #1 at first, and then you changed your mind or something?

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 10:13 AM Reply

At 2/13/02 08:57 AM, Xurk wrote: Oh, how come League Bowling didn't take first place in the Portal until a week after it was submitted? It had 220 thousand views, and still wasn't even IN the Portal Top 50, with a score of 4.13, which was way higher than "why a squirrel shouldn't smoke pot". Didn't you want your own movie to be at #1 at first, and then you changed your mind or something?

Movies don't get moved into the main top list until a week after they are released. It gives them time to achieve a more realistic score before putting them ahead of everything else.

-Tom


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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 11:59 AM Reply

please, if you fix the login thingy, could you make it an option to not have the portal music played when you enter the portal? not only do i hate the music, it's also annoying to hear it while listening to music. and if youre watching a movie simultaneously. i understand if some people wants it, but that info could be stored in the cookies or the user preferences.

but i like the new voting thingy. great job!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 01:32 PM Reply

The new animation kicks ass! Are you going to make it so it can be replayed or what? Even though im a modem user i still let it load,im a freak i know

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... Feb. 13th, 2002 @ 02:16 PM Reply

At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've been reading the responses to the recent Portal changes, and have continued to tweak everything in an attempt to make it better. We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote, and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users). I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

As far as changes - I made it so that if you are registered it will leave the score information visible after you vote, instead of having it whip off the screen. I also added the "Next Portal Day" countdown if you have logged your votes for the day, and I adjusted the speed so the countdown is more accurate.

Remember - registered users not only have more voting power, but they don't get any of those full-screen pop-under ads! Sign up today! We will be fixing the log-in process so it remembers your login info when you exit the browser.

I also updated the voting bar. I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button. Although we did set it up to flag movies, so many people flag so many movies that it became pretty useless. If a movie is stolen, racially hateful or excessively pornographic, please email us and we'll look into it.

The upside to removing the X button is the Pico icons are now a little bigger and the voting panel looks less cluttered. I also changed some of the new phrases. Everyone thought "cats pajamas" was much too dated, so I replaced it with terms like "snap!" and "ownz". I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Poor Fred Basset... His comic strip is so dull that people don't even take notice of it enough to hate it. To quote Thistler, "He's a boring dog with a boring owner who has a boring wife."

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

I'm glad everyone likes the Pico animations! They are all by Jose, of course! There will be a lot more in Pico 2!

hey tom you should have some music for pico to breakdance to when you get to the check point