For years now we have talked about how we would eventually have a dynamic system for managing the collection and series pages. That dream is now becoming a reality!
James has built a back-end system that stores all the collection information in the database. This means it can be managed more easily, without downloading, editing and uploading individual html files (we have around 170 such pages on the site). We have already ported all the existing collections and series pages to the database and have updated most of them in the process. However, we haven't launched these new pages yet - that is coming soon!
Now that we have the back-end in place, however, we can finally start taking suggestions for collections. If you are logged in on a page for a submission, you will see a button that says "SUBMIT TO COLLECTION". Clicking this will now open a window that lists all existing collections in our database. You can check off boxes next to the appropriate collections and submit your recommendation! These submissions will not be added instantly - they are merely there to guide administrators.
In the long-run, this will hopefully help us better maintain the collection and series pages. We will eventually be assigning mods for specific pages. For example, select members of the Clock Crew or Lock Legion may have access to maintain their specific collection pages. An author for a series will have access to maintain his or her own series page.
We still have a ways to go, but the major groundwork has been put in place for the new system. Expect Newgrounds to stay much more fresh and up-to-date throughout in the coming months! This includes much better maintained GAMES and TOONS pages as well!
IN OTHER NEWS... The $100 winner for May has been selected and the winner is Jess42882! She doesn't have any BBS posts, but she has written a few reviews so you might be able to find her. :)