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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-25 10:34:37 Reply

At 4/25/12 08:16 AM, Decky wrote:
At 4/25/12 06:46 AM, RohantheBarbarian wrote: Great news regarding the official alteration of the submission guidelines to ban the submission of shovelware, here's hoping it spells the doom to crappy, cookie-cutter clones being submitted twice a day, every day by particular authors.
We can only hope. I think that we were all sick of the genericness of those games, as it turns out so was Tom. I wonder what the person who made the first ever one would think about all this and his/her creation being slightly altered then spread across the Internet in a vein attempt to make some quick cash? Personally, I'd be quite pissed off.

Yes it's been in the works for a while now.

What it really comes down to is fairness. NG is a website that promotes individual artists who put effort and time into their games. By letting people submit generic, mass produced crap on the website, it undermines what NG is for, and also takes away earned ad revenue from those artists who actually deserve it.

It's nice to make it official, even though it had been an unwritten rule now for a while.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-25 11:53:01 Reply

At 4/25/12 10:34 AM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
What it really comes down to is fairness. NG is a website that promotes individual artists who put effort and time into their games. By letting people submit generic, mass produced crap on the website, it undermines what NG is for, and also takes away earned ad revenue from those artists who actually deserve it.

This, very much this!

It's nice to make it official, even though it had been an unwritten rule now for a while.

Also check the obituaries for today! Wonder if if we can break the record of 1,819 entries being deleted/blammed in one day. A little over 150 away from it.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-25 12:50:43 Reply

At 4/25/12 11:53 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Also check the obituaries for today! Wonder if if we can break the record of 1,819 entries being deleted/blammed in one day. A little over 150 away from it.

We're trying ;-)

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-25 17:56:57 Reply

At 4/25/12 12:50 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 4/25/12 11:53 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Also check the obituaries for today! Wonder if if we can break the record of 1,819 entries being deleted/blammed in one day. A little over 150 away from it.
We're trying ;-)

New Record!!
2,484 shovelware games (and other various under judgment content) in the obituaries today!


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-25 18:20:44 Reply

At 4/25/12 05:56 PM, SCTE3 wrote: New Record!!
2,484 shovelware games (and other various under judgment content) in the obituaries today!

*Pops Champagne Cork*
It's a great day for NG and the EGB


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-25 18:43:20 Reply

Worth a special mention...

after 10 years...

it is finally complete!!

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-25 22:12:30 Reply

At 4/25/12 06:43 PM, SCTE3 wrote: Worth a special mention...

after 10 years...

it is finally complete!!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/594476

First the shovelware accounts all get assed (we're at 2600+ deleted flashes now :D ), and now my childhood gets some closure too. COULD TODAY GET ANY BETTER?

Oh, wait: it can. First vote of the day, bitches! >:D

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-25 23:34:52 Reply

At 4/25/12 06:43 PM, SCTE3 wrote: Worth a special mention...

after 10 years...

it is finally complete!!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/594476

I was sorely disappointed.

This game kept me hooked when I was 15. Now, ten years later, it just looks exactly the same. Which in today's standards is lame. It was cool back then, but the wait vs the improvement really didn't do it for me. I stopped playing after 3 minutes.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-26 03:41:34 Reply

At 4/25/12 11:53 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Also check the obituaries for today! Wonder if if we can break the record of 1,819 entries being deleted/blammed in one day. A little over 150 away from it.

I checked it and only "dabus.swf" was blammed. Yesterday's only showed 400. What did I miss?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-26 09:13:40 Reply

At 4/26/12 03:41 AM, Gimmick wrote:
At 4/25/12 11:53 AM, SCTE3 wrote: Also check the obituaries for today! Wonder if if we can break the record of 1,819 entries being deleted/blammed in one day. A little over 150 away from it.
I checked it and only "dabus.swf" was blammed. Yesterday's only showed 400. What did I miss?

Ah, when I added that link, it was just the obituaries link instead of that specific day. Also may want to look in the right top corner too of the obituaries for yesterday, 7 pages worth of shovelware was removed.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-27 01:59:15 Reply

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It says in the author comments:

"I uploaded this a little while ago, just decided to re upload it for fun."

Doesn't that make it abusive? As in site-removable abusive?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-27 04:47:40 Reply

At 4/27/12 01:59 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: Doesn't that make it abusive? As in site-removable abusive?

If there has been no change to it then yes.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-27 10:01:14 Reply

At 4/24/12 05:02 PM, Sheizenhammer wrote: *Raises glass* good show, ladies (well, lady) and gentlemen. Good show.

Offtopic, but then isn't Little-Rena a lady? Or is it a lie?

if so, that makes 2

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-27 14:05:04 Reply

At 4/27/12 04:47 AM, Decky wrote:
At 4/27/12 01:59 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/594533
It says in the author comments:

"I uploaded this a little while ago, just decided to re upload it for fun."

Doesn't that make it abusive? As in site-removable abusive?
If there has been no change to it then yes.

Fellas, this is a perfect example of why you shouldn't jump to conclusions off the author comments only.

Have either of you checked the author's other submissions for the same flash? I did and I didn't find it.

I'm pretty sure the context of the author comments is that he uploaded it on youtube before and is now uploading it on Newgrounds.

You have to remember to not rely on author comments.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-27 15:23:30 Reply

At 4/27/12 02:05 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 4/27/12 04:47 AM, Decky wrote:
At 4/27/12 01:59 AM, Knuckstrike wrote: Doesn't that make it abusive? As in site-removable abusive?
If there has been no change to it then yes.
You have to remember to not rely on author comments.

To be honest I didn't even view the flash I was simply handing out advice. Obviously if he hasn't posted it here before then it is not abusive. I guessed that Knuckstrike had already checked and I was too busy to do any portal work at that time.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-27 18:02:48 Reply

Sorry for the double post and everything guys but it has to be pointed out that I think this has probably been the slowest day in The Portal for some time. I've been online for quite a few hours now and there has been hardly any under judgement flashes.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-27 18:22:09 Reply

At 4/27/12 06:02 PM, Decky wrote: Sorry for the double post and everything guys but it has to be pointed out that I think this has probably been the slowest day in The Portal for some time. I've been online for quite a few hours now and there has been hardly any under judgement flashes.

It's probably because we have less shovelware being submitted, and when it is it's been getting deleted.

Also, everyone is saving up for Pico Day tomorrow.

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At 4/27/12 06:22 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote: It's probably because we have less shovelware being submitted, and when it is it's been getting deleted.

And thank God for that.

Also, everyone is saving up for Pico Day tomorrow.

I forgot about that, I'm guessing that well have the usual mix of rubbish, just passable crap and the odd gem. Just like every NG day. Personally I've never been the biggest Pico fan, yeah I said it.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-27 19:08:27 Reply

At 4/27/12 06:45 PM, Decky wrote: I forgot about that, I'm guessing that well have the usual mix of rubbish, just passable crap and the odd gem. Just like every NG day. Personally I've never been the biggest Pico fan, yeah I said it.

Yes, we'll have to be thorough tomorrow to ensure nothing illegal or rule breaking makes its way through. There's usually a flood of flashes associated with the various days on NG, and without the whistle system, it'll be easier for these to fall through the cracks. Plus it's saturday and I'll be busy, so I can't keep my usual close eye on the Portal.

I think the reason you might not be a Pico fan is because you have to put yourself in the context. Pico was created in early 2000 when graphics were crap, and the options for flash games were few and far in between. At the time it was innovating and way cool. It might not look that way now, because of the way flash games look now (the standards have improved a ton), but Pico is truly a piece of history for NG and it's a big piece at that. There wasn't anything like it before.

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At 4/27/12 07:08 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 4/27/12 06:45 PM, Decky wrote: I forgot about that, I'm guessing that well have the usual mix of rubbish, just passable crap and the odd gem. Just like every NG day. Personally I've never been the biggest Pico fan, yeah I said it.
Yes, we'll have to be thorough tomorrow to ensure nothing illegal or rule breaking makes its way through.

I bet that somebody tries to pass off the original Pico game as their own.

There's usually a flood of flashes associated with the various days on NG, and without the whistle system, it'll be easier for these to fall through the cracks.

Tom really does need to get that flash mods system sorted out or more and more stuff is going to get through.

Plus it's saturday and I'll be busy, so I can't keep my usual close eye on the Portal.

I'll be on for quite alot of the day I think, so I'l be keeping a careful watch over The Portal.

I think the reason you might not be a Pico fan is because you have to put yourself in the context. Pico was created in early 2000 when graphics were crap, and the options for flash games were few and far in between. At the time it was innovating and way cool. It might not look that way now, because of the way flash games look now (the standards have improved a ton), but Pico is truly a piece of history for NG and it's a big piece at that. There wasn't anything like it before.

I have heard that it was pretty ground breaking but it's not the graphics or gameplay compared to modern flash games that puts me off as much as the general game itself. I just never got into it I'm sad to say. Then again I've always liked my dark humour to be more dark and less cartoony.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-28 14:51:11 Reply

I watched This under judgement and I'm worried it might've given me a virus, because it kept making a print screen pop up. It forced me to restart my computer because I was unable to close it. Was it a virus?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-28 16:07:49 Reply

At 4/28/12 02:51 PM, SmashLuigiFan1 wrote: I watched This under judgement and I'm worried it might've given me a virus, because it kept making a print screen pop up. It forced me to restart my computer because I was unable to close it. Was it a virus?

It didn't give me a virus; but I'm using Linux anyways. Now, I'm not a member of the EGB, but I have a question you guys will probably be able to answer. Just read this thread on the NG Archive, and you'll know my question. What did I miss? That's more submissions than Clock day.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-28 16:48:12 Reply

At 4/28/12 04:07 PM, letiger wrote: It didn't give me a virus; but I'm using Linux anyways. Now, I'm not a member of the EGB, but I have a question you guys will probably be able to answer. Just read this thread on the NG Archive, and you'll know my question. What did I miss? That's more submissions than Clock day.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-28 20:35:06 Reply

I knew Pico day was in April but not sure of the exact date, its is today on the 28th of April. Looked at the portal its sure not very busy for Pico day shame but nothing new there. Again great to see those shovel ware accounts being deleted, they were a pain to be honest I hated those dress up games from them.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-29 07:53:02 Reply

At 4/28/12 08:35 PM, phantomlassuk wrote: I knew Pico day was in April but not sure of the exact date, its is today on the 28th of April.

It was Pico day. I was on for quite a while and didn't really come across anything that was that brilliant to be honest, but then again as I have stated before I'm not the biggest fan of the series.


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At 4/28/12 02:51 PM, SmashLuigiFan1 wrote: I watched This under judgement and I'm worried it might've given me a virus, because it kept making a print screen pop up. It forced me to restart my computer because I was unable to close it. Was it a virus?

Well I don't think it gave you a virus, because I'm pretty sure in flash you can copy something to a clipboard, but I don't really know. I wish I was around to view it, and see if the antivirus I had registered it as a virus.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-29 18:25:04 Reply

At 4/29/12 01:46 PM, Gimmick wrote:
At 4/28/12 02:51 PM, SmashLuigiFan1 wrote: I watched This under judgement and I'm worried it might've given me a virus, because it kept making a print screen pop up. It forced me to restart my computer because I was unable to close it. Was it a virus?
Well I don't think it gave you a virus, because I'm pretty sure in flash you can copy something to a clipboard, but I don't really know. I wish I was around to view it, and see if the antivirus I had registered it as a virus.

It is theoretically possible for a flash to contain code that can interact with both Javascript and the web browser, and that code could take advantage of security holes, especially in Internet Exploder. Usually, a good A/V will detect this type of behavior as suspicious and give you some sort of heads-up.

What you experienced was known as a "replication attack" - where a fairly benign piece of code (such as a print screen request) is started, and upon exit (clicking on "X" to close the window), TWO copies of it are loaded into memory. It's like a hydra - the more print-screen windows you kill, the more they stack up in ram. If you could get to Task Manager and look at all of the copies running - and kill them immediately using TM instead of "X"ing them out, then they won't spread.

Annoying as hell - more like a stupid practical joke - but generally not viral.

What troubles me most is that we have many brilliant young minds out there - and some of them choose to waste their talents on childish crap like this. They need some sense knocked into them, that's for sure.


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At 4/29/12 06:25 PM, byteslinger wrote: Annoying as hell - more like a stupid practical joke - but generally not viral.

The most disturbing thing about that flash was it had kiddie porn. That was the real issue.

Good thing you guys pointed it out here though, cause when I saw it here I sent Wade a message and he deleted it within about 30 seconds.

It's usually more effective to post flashes that break the rules here in the EGB thread than it is sending Wade a pm. He'll get the information relayed to him a lot faster.

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At 4/29/12 06:25 PM, byteslinger wrote: What you experienced was known as a "replication attack" - where a fairly benign piece of code (such as a print screen request) is started, and upon exit (clicking on "X" to close the window), TWO copies of it are loaded into memory. It's like a hydra - the more print-screen windows you kill, the more they stack up in ram. If you could get to Task Manager and look at all of the copies runnin*g - and kill them immediately using TM instead of "X"ing them out, then they won't spread.

Ah, I see -- so the print screen he described was not actually a "copy to clipboard", but "print the image onto paper"? I thought it was the other way around. Anyhow, I see -- the flashes that were made by a "Soup Squad" imposter were similar, right?

@SpiffyMasta: How long did it take Wade to remove those flash? The ones that were similar to this and were submitted multiple times?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-04-30 11:49:23 Reply

At 4/29/12 11:29 PM, Gimmick wrote: @SpiffyMasta: How long did it take Wade to remove those flash? The ones that were similar to this and were submitted multiple times?

I don't know. On saturday I popped in only once cause I had a lot of other things going one, so I only know about the one flash that was pointed out in here.