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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 5th, 2005 @ 05:50 AM Reply

At 4/3/05 03:09 AM, ZekeySpaceyLizard wrote: How the flying shitake mushroom did my Runaway Hand cartoon make it in?
That cartoon is nowhere near as good as my Redwar or @t cartoons.
Oh well.
A mystery to me.

Heya, Zekey. I agree, runawayhand wasn't as great as RedWar or @t, no... but it's the one that won a daily award. And that's the only way your movies have made this contest, since Tom doesn't seem to be a fan (or maybe just has never seen your movies) and so hasn't featured any on the frontpage that didn't have an award...

And the reason for that is quite simple: you submitted runawayhand on a day when not many super-high-scoring flashes were submitted, so you were in the daily top 5... you submitted RedWar and @t on days when too many huge authors submitted super-high-scoring flash, and you fell out of the top 5 those days. ;_;

At 4/1/05 11:19 PM, frostedmuffins wrote: I have a question Tom. If I submitted a flash yesterday, but it was put on the front page today (which I will never forget, thank you soooo much!!!!), am I entered in this month's list, or April's?

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/222150 (aka 3 3ast 3 3urious) was submitted at 5 PM on February 28th, but it didn't qualify for the Best of February voting a month ago.

It won a daily award for MARCH 1ST, because that's how things on NG work: any daily award you win has the FOLLOWING date on it (or even two days later if you submit at like 11:30 PM).

As a result, the monthly contest is really a "last day of the month-before-last to the NEXT-to-last day of last month" span thingie. If that makes any sense at all. Which it should, if you paid attention to my 3333 example. #;-}>

At 4/2/05 01:58 AM, Parasoul wrote: My picks this month were:

1. Madness Depridation
2. 3 3ast 3 3urious
3. There She Is 2
4. The Real Legend of Zelda 2
5. Motherload

You've got the closest tastes to mine for this past month's flashes (in this topic, at least).

I wanted to vote for 3 3ast 3 3urious, Orbox, Runawayhand, There She Is 2, Madness Depradation, AND Motherload, and that's 6 entries (4 of which you voted for in your top 5). THEN... I realised that most of the time since Skye submitted the 825-feet-depth-limited demo version of Motherload to NG, I only played it once or twice and then moved on to the FULL version on his site (where you can get to around 7500 feet deep... not to mention save your stats/equipment and "beat" the game), which is where I've been wasting time since 3/31....

And I kinda decided it was unfair to vote for it based on my fun experiences on XGenStudios.com, when we're supposed to be voting on the actual *NG entry*... so... I snipped it off the list.

1. 3 3ast 3 3urious (just greatness! funny as hell... HAD to give it the full 5 points)
2. Runawayhand (I didn't vote for Zekey's collab last month, I HAD to vote for his solo work +4 points!)
3. Orbox (I spent a couple days on that game in early March, it had great replay value.. so... 3 points)
4. There she is!! step 2 (not on par w/ #1 but still great... didn't need more than 2 points from me to win, though)
5. Madness Depredation (similarly, I didn't enjoy it as much as Avenger or Apotheosis, but those never got a chance to be in one of these votes. At the same time, there's no way it won't win, so I just gave it 1 point)

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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 5th, 2005 @ 06:24 AM Reply

At 4/5/05 05:50 AM, gfoxcook wrote:
At 4/1/05 11:19 PM, frostedmuffins wrote: I have a question Tom. If I submitted a flash yesterday, but it was put on the front page today (which I will never forget, thank you soooo much!!!!), am I entered in this month's list, or April's?
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/222150 (aka 3 3ast 3 3urious) was submitted at 5 PM on February 28th, but it didn't qualify for the Best of February voting a month ago.

It won a daily award for MARCH 1ST, because that's how things on NG work: any daily award you win has the FOLLOWING date on it (or even two days later if you submit at like 11:30 PM).

As a result, the monthly contest is really a "last day of the month-before-last to the NEXT-to-last day of last month" span thingie. If that makes any sense at all. Which it should, if you paid attention to my 3333 example. #;-}>

The date that's taken into consideration in the selection criteria isn't the date that the entry is uploaded. It's the date that the entry got either the front page feature or won an award. So, the selection date/time for last month is:

03/01/05 00:00:00 through 03/31/05 23:59:59 based on the award date/time and/or front page date/time. So what you're saying is mostly right, with the exception of entries that get on the front page on the same date that they were uploaded - two comparisons, given that scenario:

Entry A is uploaded on 28th February and gets the front page on 1st March - entry is eligible for March awards, rather than February.
Entry B is uploaded on 28th February and gets the front page on 28th February - entry is eligible for February awards, rather than March.

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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 7th, 2005 @ 04:24 PM Reply

I was kind of hoping the results would be up today. I believe they were posted on the 7th last time.

At 4/4/05 07:31 PM, SirGaryColeman wrote: It seems like less people are participating (or at least viewing all the flashes) this time. Last month, my flash got like 100extra views in like 3 days, this month it got around 4 :(

I think, because everyone knew the vote was coming this time and how the content would be selected, many voters probably watched the daily winners soon after they got awards and figured out how much they liked them then.

...or something.


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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 7th, 2005 @ 10:54 PM Reply

what happens if you win a daily feater within march but then later win the weekly in the begining of april? jw

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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 8th, 2005 @ 10:45 PM Reply

Tom this is a good idea it will pull in a lot of new users and artsts just wanted to say that

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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 11th, 2005 @ 10:33 AM Reply

At 4/5/05 06:24 AM, liljim wrote:
At 4/5/05 05:50 AM, gfoxcook wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/222150 (aka 3 3ast 3 3urious) was submitted at 5 PM on February 28th, but it didn't qualify for the Best of February voting a month ago.

It won a daily award for MARCH 1ST, because that's how things on NG work: any daily award you win has the FOLLOWING date on it (or even two days later if you submit at like 11:30 PM).

As a result, the monthly contest is really a "last day of the month-before-last to the NEXT-to-last day of last month" span thingie. If that makes any sense at all. Which it should, if you paid attention to my 3333 example. #;-}>
The date that's taken into consideration in the selection criteria isn't the date that the entry is uploaded. It's the date that the entry got either the front page feature or won an award.

Ahhhh, so I pegged the "day it won the daily award," but forgot to mention the "front page" aspect. I wasn't sure that the front page would supercede the award. It's whichever comes first, basically, eh?

So, the selection date/time for last month is:

03/01/05 00:00:00 through 03/31/05 23:59:59 based on the award date/time and/or front page date/time. So what you're saying is mostly right, with the exception of entries that get on the front page on the same date that they were uploaded - two comparisons, given that scenario:

Entry A is uploaded on 28th February and gets the front page on 1st March - entry is eligible for March awards, rather than February.
Entry B is uploaded on 28th February and gets the front page on 28th February - entry is eligible for February awards, rather than March.

Right. And Entry A probably got a daily award on 1st March as well, so the two events coincided, no big deal. But if Entry B won a daily award on 1st March, the 28th February frontpaging takes precedence.

BTW, the whole "03/01/05 00:00:00 through 03/31/05 23:59:59" range for awards means that the SUBMISSIONS range is what, something like 02/27/05 23:00:00 through 03/30/05 23:00:00 (or whatever the actual time is if it's not 23:00:00, that the cutoff for that day's portal awards happens at).

IOW, a movie submitted at 23:30 on 2/27/05, even if it got protected before 2/28 started, wouldn't be getting the daily award for 2/28, it would get it on 3/1, and would thus be eligible for the MARCH awards instead of the February ones.

That was something I didn't spell out before, but it bears mentioning, methinks. Thanks for the clarificationing, liljim.


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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 11th, 2005 @ 10:34 AM Reply

At 4/7/05 04:24 PM, BlackmarketKraig wrote: I was kind of hoping the results would be up today. I believe they were posted on the 7th last time.

Tom Fulp wasn't in London on the 7th last month. #;-}>

I think, because everyone knew the vote was coming this time and how the content would be selected, many voters probably watched the daily winners soon after they got awards and figured out how much they liked them then.

I meant to do that with more regularity, but the month kinda flew by, so I wasn't able to do it every day. ;_;

...or something.

Yes.

At 4/7/05 10:54 PM, Grecoism wrote: what happens if you win a daily feater within march but then later win the weekly in the begining of april? jw

Daily feature within March = eligible for the March awards voted upon at the start of April. The weekly awards have no bearing on this awards process, only daily awards and/or frontpage status.


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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 12th, 2005 @ 03:58 PM Reply

I'm fairly active (used to be) and can't vote. Damn! :(

Experience: Ranked # 2,914 out of 721,945 users!


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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 14th, 2005 @ 05:54 PM Reply

well looks like i gots some works to do

oh well


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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 14th, 2005 @ 09:55 PM Reply

"Experience: Ranked # 2,859 out of 723,257 users!"

I go up pretty fast. >:)


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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 15th, 2005 @ 11:47 PM Reply

At 4/14/05 09:55 PM, -king-o-games- wrote: "Experience: Ranked # 2,859 out of 723,257 users!"

I go up pretty fast. >:)

I would bet that you're already in the top 2000 active users by exp.

You said in your previous post "I'm active... (used to be)." Are you sure you were active during MARCH?

Because the activity has to be in the MONTH that you'll be voting on movies from. If you're voting and depositing this month, then don't worry... as long as all the 2857 people above you right now aren't voting and depositing... you'll be able to vote come May 1st. Okay?

But yeah, keep on moving up to make sure. It's not very hard to pass people in exp until you get to around #1500 or so. Just deposit every night and you'll be fine.


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Response to Monthly Vote! Apr. 23rd, 2005 @ 05:45 AM Reply

I think that I already heard about this somewhere. =))