Tom has just called me from the IGF. He is very disappointed as it appears the event is NOT free to the public. For more details visit IGF.COM
However, Tom's talk at South by Southwest in Texas IS free to the public. So try and catch him there if you are in the area!
ATTENTION PORTAL ARTISTS: I have selected all entries that are under administrative review to be deleted during our clean up script tomorrow morning. Keep in mind a ton of entries are flagged for review and it is very hard for us to check every single one. If your entry is removed and you felt it was unfairly flagged please do not take this personally. Simply review our rules on the Portal submit page to make sure your entry was not in violation. If it is, please correct any violations before resubmitting your work. Also make sure you put credits to yourself in your entries in the beginning and end. This is very important. You should include your NG username, website, and email address if you have made your email address public to other NG users. This way our Portal viewers can confirm you are the owner of the Flash and won't blow the whistle on it thinking it's stolen.
Also I will be lifting all of the review bans this week. I still have a few thousand abusive reviews to clear out. PLEASE read the review guidelines before you submit a review to Newgrounds. It only takes one bad review to get you banned and under our current system you may be banned for several months. We are trying to reduce ban times and eventually we will have a much better system to deal with reviews and banned reviewers.
We still have some people spamming links. Keep in mind if you try and post a link in your review you will be hit with a SPAM ban, rather than a general ban. When I confirm you have posted a link in your review your account will be terminated and your IP maybe banned from Newgrounds.com.
Everyone needs to keep in mind that Newgrounds.com is a huge site with many active users. As the site grows we will have less tolerance for users who want to screw around and create problems. If you cause trouble we will terminate your account. This includes people who enjoy spamming the Portal with crap Flash and try and find creative ways to win Turd of the Week, Underdog, etc.