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Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 00:57:24 Reply

For the past few years, I've really been struggling with the branding of Newgrounds. In a post-911 environment with an ongoing war against terror, I thought the tank logo was a bit too warmongerish and hostile. Our business consultants feel that hostile branding breeds a hostile audience, hence all the problems we have with troublesome users.

Recently, we have seen an amazing thing happen with the Numa Numa Dance. We received POSITIVE press for once, traffic flourished and I received tons of encouraging emails from housewives around the country. These women really loved that video of Gary. Our market research shows that housewives in their mid-30s to late-40s are THE TARGET demographic on the web. They have time to browse and money to spend. Best of all, THEY DON'T CAUSE PROBLEMS. They send me emails of appreciation and encouragement instead of stuff like, "YOU SUCK!" and "FUCK YOU!"

So it has been decided that NG could benefit a bit from a change in attitude... A new brand for new times. I've decided that Gary and the Numa Numa Dance are the perfect icon for this next step, hence I am now re-branding Newgrounds as NUMAGROUNDS. From now on, please point your browser to http://www.numagrounds.com. It is currently set to redirect, but the total transfer will be complete in the next 30 days.

This is just a first step to test the water... I think this is a big moment for Newgrounds. We will still be catering to everyone, but we need to make a shift for the good of the site. Remember, more traffic for Newgrounds means more exposure for your Flash. More money for Newgrounds means better prizes! We think we can manage to still showcase the great "youth work" on the site, while also maturing a bit with content that can be enjoyed by adults across the country. After all, I'm getting on in years... How long do you think I can laugh at stick figures exploding themselves?

I hope everyone understands why we are taking this step. I hope you will take this step with us. Together we can make Numagrounds the site Newgrounds always aspired to be!!!


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

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 00:58:48 Reply

I liked the joke last year better. Nice try though.


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:00:09 Reply

SaluT!

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:00:18 Reply

i just saw it.. its hilarious!!

hahaha

the best one by far was the McNewgrounds last year.. good work tom!!


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:00:34 Reply

Tom, your April Fool's Joke sucks really hardcore...

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:00:51 Reply

BRING OZCAR BACK >:(


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:00:52 Reply

Oh noes Tom, you changed the site name! OH NOES!

/sarcasm

Haha, funny, though.

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:00:54 Reply

lol...you did good Tom...you did good =)

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:00:57 Reply

ha ha....

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:01:05 Reply

I've never quite understood the use of the word "viral" in the context of the logo. Viruses are things you tend to want to avoid both literally and digitally.

I think one of his mid-dance poses woulda been funnier.

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:01:15 Reply

At 4/1/05 12:57 AM, TomFulp wrote:

In the spirit of things, I think that all Numa Numa parodies and related Flash should automatically be allowed through the portal, no under judgement necessary.

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:02:25 Reply

displeased.

McNG>this.

Is there ANYTHING to make this look more credible.
As an april fools, this is like yelling "OMG there's a dinosaur outside" no-one'll believe it.


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:02:33 Reply

Meh.

I think 99% of NG realizes this is an April Fool's joke.


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:02:55 Reply

..yikes

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:02:57 Reply

numagrounds??? Just because some guy danced to a video you are going to change from newgrounds to numagrounds?


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They should make a black guy the manager, they know how to run shit!
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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:03:02 Reply

Oh my god... the first sign nof the Numapocalypse!

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:03:21 Reply

HEY TOM YOU FUCKHEAD, I HATE NUMA NUMA. MORE LIKE FAGGOT FAGGOT, AM I RITE?

EAT SHIT AND FUCK YOU, I'M NEVER VISITING YOUT SHIT SITE AGAIN.

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:03:23 Reply

At 4/1/05 01:02 AM, _matt_ wrote: Meh.

I think 99% of NG realizes this is an April Fool's joke.

last year it was only like 40.

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:03:59 Reply

All most the same joke as last year? Did you just didn't have time this year with all yout trips for this day.? :(

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:04:08 Reply

You should have changed it from the Flash Portal to the webcam dance portal or something. =/

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:04:09 Reply

Too bad this isn't true.

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:04:21 Reply

At 4/1/05 01:02 AM, _matt_ wrote: Meh.

I think 99% of NG realizes this is an April Fool's joke.

I think the drama of the Ozcar saga got us all worked up about April Fools day. Meh, it's still midly amusing. To bad there isn't more done to the site like changing the buttons and so on.

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:04:30 Reply

Great AP fools Joke i like this one better than Mcnewgrounds but if its not a joke i say jion GARY Mi uh hi mi uh ouh mi uh hoo mi uh HAHA ps i have more BBS point than you HAHAHAHHAAHAH and you cant stop me

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:04:54 Reply

At 4/1/05 01:02 AM, JohnnyWang wrote: displeased.

McNG>this.

newdgrounds > this.

Oh wait, that was serious. :/

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:05:02 Reply

At 4/1/05 12:58 AM, HyperactiveYouth wrote: I liked the joke last year better. Nice try though.

Hey, why don't you try to kill the joke in the first post?
Guy: "Yeah okay!"


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:05:18 Reply

At 4/1/05 01:03 AM, pythagoras- wrote: HEY TOM YOU FUCKHEAD, I HATE NUMA NUMA. MORE LIKE FAGGOT FAGGOT, AM I RITE?

EAT SHIT AND FUCK YOU, I'M NEVER VISITING YOUT SHIT SITE AGAIN.

Thank you for humoring me.


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

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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:05:34 Reply

At 4/1/05 01:03 AM, Magna wrote:
At 4/1/05 01:02 AM, _matt_ wrote: Meh.

I think 99% of NG realizes this is an April Fool's joke.
last year it was only like 40.

Percent or people?


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:06:24 Reply

I for one welcome our new girthy mascot and audience of middle-aged housewives. Newgrounds can only benefit from thousands of children all over the world aspiring to be as talented and attaractive as our very own Gary.

I've always wanted to see more threads about cooking a good, moist turkey, the best dishwashing detergent and how to keep the hubby happy.


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:06:29 Reply

At 4/1/05 01:05 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 4/1/05 01:03 AM, pythagoras- wrote: HEY TOM YOU FUCKHEAD, I HATE NUMA NUMA. MORE LIKE FAGGOT FAGGOT, AM I RITE?

EAT SHIT AND FUCK YOU, I'M NEVER VISITING YOUT SHIT SITE AGAIN.
Thank you for humoring me.

hahahaha OMG
Tom you rule.


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Response to Numagrounds! 2005-04-01 01:06:36 Reply

Hold on, now you're telling me that I can also get my flash featured on the front page for the low price of $20 a day? Not bad. Sophie's Diary really needs a few days in the spotlight.


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