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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:18 PM Reply

I guess all this cash is still only a drop in the bucket in comparison to all the other expenses. heh.

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:20 PM Reply

Thats really cool. I wish i could make a flash or something.

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:24 PM Reply

Dammit... I decided to get back into NG in late July of 2004, I don't have a year of deposits yet.

Oh well, maybe next year. :)

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:31 PM Reply

Wow, your just a regular Santa Claus aren't you? You make me feel like going out and doing some nice stuff. Meh, I will...in a minute. No, seriously just give me a sec.


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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:31 PM Reply

At 2/23/05 07:23 PM, liljim wrote: The checks are actually more complex than just total # of experience points. :)

Does it take into account people with slightly less than a year worth of deposits but an obvious aptitude at voting on flash?


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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:35 PM Reply

the first idea seems good even though it doesnt apply to me on acount of ive only been a member since cristmas eve 2004 but i take pride in being at least level 9

i cant wait to see this months winner for the award for 100$ i l am also glad that you are doing so good with newgrounds

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 08:55 PM Reply

Cash.. sounds... nice...

High experience users... hmmmm...... *twiddles thumbs*

Sounds like good changes! I also agree with leaving the width the same. There's some benefits, but leaving side space ultimately makes it a lot cleaner, tidier.


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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 09:03 PM Reply

At 2/23/05 07:23 PM, liljim wrote: The checks are actually more complex than just total # of experience points. :)

So what makes it even more complex James? You know you will have to tell us sometime..

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 09:19 PM Reply

it'd b wonderful if some of ngs most dedicated users can have some what of a small say/vote into the top flashes too

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 09:32 PM Reply

awsome Tom, Money can make people do crazy stuff.

but I wouldn't celebrate so much newgrounders, cause if you think of how many people are depositing points so they can get some cash; yours and my chances of winning are quit little.

But that doesn't mean ya'll shouldn't depoist point to try and win. By all means!! try and win this contest, who knows, you might win, and the money could be the greatest gift, life will give you

sorry, i just took exams, and I'm just chock full of vocab.

by the way, is the way you get to vote for the top five flash; will it be under secrets(like last piece of cake).

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 10:06 PM Reply

Oh my god!
He has a fever give him some air!


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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 10:15 PM Reply

At 2/23/05 10:06 PM, Donnie_Darko wrote: Oh my god!
He has a fever give him some air!

AAAH!!! its eating my skin!!!!

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 10:55 PM Reply

thanx so much for not changing the size. and the money thing sounds really kool, i just got to figure out how to make a good flash.

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 11:46 PM Reply

At 2/23/05 05:12 PM, -deadlyassassin- wrote: Well done to the winner
im gonna start paying attention to flash makin

screw that im gona start voting again.......maybe.

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 23rd, 2005 @ 11:49 PM Reply

At 2/23/05 07:07 PM, frostedmuffins wrote:
I didn't mean like a lot of experience or anything. Just that someone who may have voted for a friends crappy entery when they called up and that is the only thing they ever voted for or something doesn't end up with a hundred bucks. Well, I guess this couldn't happen because they would need an account, but they should give it to someone who rarely visits newgrounds and has deposited like, once or twice.

Meh, who cares. It's still contributing to the web site, even if they only deposite experience every once in a while. One vote on a friends crappy video will not get you entered, a deposite for votes on 5 crappy videos will. 5 votes for crappy flash will help to blam crappy flash. Either that or 5 votes will protect worthy flash. It's an incentive to help keep what we want and toss what we don't.


Blah Blah Blah..

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 12:06 AM Reply

At 2/23/05 05:11 PM, TomFulp wrote: So James is feverishly coding up a really neat system, one that combines high ranking users (we're talking more than a year of deposits) with top ranking artists to come together and vote on the monthly top five submissions. I know, I know... You are all worried about cheaters, all worried about corporate Flash winning, yada yada... Well, as of right now I am feeling very optimistic. Let me just say I think this system will work and I think it will be fair and just. I think the pool of voters will have the right sensibilities to ensure worthy artists take home the prize. Like the rest of NG, it's all one big experiment and I am excited to see the result.

Sounds good. I presume there will be another post on the front page after the panel is decided, so those who are hoping to be part of this will know their loss?

On that note, I suggest LilJim also takes into consideration those who honestly try to write hundreds of helpful reviews... ;-)

Seriously though, I was gobsmacked back when I saw the announcement. This is probably the biggest thing to happen on NG whilst I've been here. I honestly think that however you handle it, people will respond in kind. Do it as a commercial company might, and sure, people may get greedy.

But with your intentions and attitude, I too am positive about the whole experiment. I'm confident it will encourage some to try harder.

Regarding companies, I basically feel something about this should be written in terms and agreements, maybe to be digitally signed when accepting the prize, or (once/if the prize becomes regular) in the submission bit.

Just so if something happens, you are always able to cause them some harm. Hehehe

One thing I'd say is that unless permission has specifically been granted to the flash author, copyrighted content probably shouldn't be allowed, to cover yourself. I almost feel like an idiot for stating that though. It's just that your comment in the other thread about copyrighted music not being grounds for disqualification confused me.

I presume you meant it would only be allowed if permission had been given?


I am also working with Stamper to prepare another surprise for the monthly winners, but I won't announce that unless we actually pull it off. :)

Oooh. Sounds exciting!

And not at all homo-erotic!


I ran the raffle for JANUARY and the winner is... The-Complex-Old-Man! So The-Complex-Old-Man just won $100. Congrats! :)

Prize fever indeed.

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 01:16 AM Reply

hell yeah


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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 02:27 AM Reply

At 2/23/05 07:23 PM, liljim wrote:
At 2/23/05 07:06 PM, deck_head_tottie wrote: I'm just going on the fact that 3,650 will be a years worth of deposits [if the user opted out of the P-bot emails] and currently 3,650 exp is mid way through level twelve.
The checks are actually more complex than just total # of experience points. :)

It probably has to deal with BBS reviews, Flash Reviews, whistle level, Blam/Save points, and "Member Since". But I'm not liljim so I wouldn't know :P


int experience, posts;
while(experience/10 >= posts)
{posts++};

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 06:19 AM Reply

At 2/23/05 05:11 PM, TomFulp wrote: So James is feverishly coding up a really neat system, one that combines high ranking users (we're talking more than a year of deposits)

goody! my EXP finally get's me something other then Voting power

Basically, each day that you deposit points to your Grounds Gold account (you do so by voting on five submissions while logged in), you are entered into a drawing to win. So you can enter 30 times in a 30 day month, for example.

Awesome! not like i'll win it anyway :P

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 08:22 AM Reply

Maybe i will win :)

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 08:26 AM Reply

I've got Jungle Fever!


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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 08:48 AM Reply

Is it just $100? I thought there would be more.

:P

BTW Crimson_Edge has no chance of winning.

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 08:59 AM Reply

i gots over a years worth of deposits but i'm not high ranking good choice n how 2 run it tho tom n i hpe i get 100$ w00t

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 09:01 AM Reply

At 2/24/05 08:48 AM, arab_alt wrote: Is it just $100? I thought there would be more.

P
BTW Crimson_Edge has no chance of winning.

WHAT? 100 dollar is alot just to get up every mornign and go to 5 random submissions n vote wow people r too greedy and non-respective these days

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 09:11 AM Reply

At 2/24/05 09:01 AM, silver_222 wrote: WHAT? 100 dollar is alot just to get up every mornign and go to 5 random submissions n vote wow people r too greedy and non-respective these days

You forgot to read the ":P" and Tom Fulp's first response from the "Cash for your Flash" thread.

That's why I repeated it. I think it's funny. I'm not suggesting they should give us more, getting a free account is an honor all by itself.

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 10:14 AM Reply

Tom, or liljim - If you really want to expand to 1024 you can easily keep BOTH the 800x600 and the 1024x768 versions of the site. You can combine javascript and php for the site to choose the appropriate version automatically - Obtain the user's resolution with JS and redirect to the page with the appropriate format. Optionally, the value could be saved in the session, so this check doesn't have to be constantly made, and in the user's grounds gold account (if there is one). And you can let users change it in their menu, since some people with higher resolutions prefer the 800x600 format anyway.

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 10:25 AM Reply

that's awesome 100 bucks


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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 10:31 AM Reply

At 2/23/05 05:11 PM, TomFulp wrote:

Basically, each day that you deposit points to your Grounds Gold account (you do so by voting on five submissions while logged in), you are entered into a drawing to win. So you can enter 30 times in a 30 day month, for example.

Hey Tom I Always deposit my Voteing Points Everyday! I Been up got 48 Hours Stright so if this Means Im gonna make a $100 Cash from this hell Im Never going to sleep till I win it LOL,oh yeah and Im also gaineing up in Rank too from my Blam/Protection Points also to Give me that extra edge hehehe ;)

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Response to I've got Prize Fever! Feb. 24th, 2005 @ 11:55 AM Reply

the chances are like 1 - 1000