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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-12 17:56:40 Reply

I'm now level 44 but I did not realize for a while what my new level weapon is I'm not too sure. Looks a lot better then my old level of 43. Still I miss the old levels, these new levels are not a patch on the old ones. Shame on those accounts which are alts, don't they learn the first time when they got deleted? Loads of new ones by the page, but the latest link does not have any flash now.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-12 19:42:39 Reply

At 6/12/12 01:01 AM, Spretznaz wrote: I swear, if I see one more of these Stencyl tutorials...

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    Run and Kill Or Die Pro by zeshan321123

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-12 19:53:30 Reply

At 6/11/12 07:12 PM, byteslinger wrote:
At 6/10/12 11:29 PM, Cool-Points wrote:
At 6/10/12 09:51 PM, Cool-Points wrote: I bet somewhere really deep in this thread is a bunch of posts from when I was 16. I'm too lazy to do digging. Hey EGB, long time.
Greetings.

actually I do have a serious question. I was planning on investing some time in the portal to try to AT LEAST get the praporschik rank, and was wondering if I could get a couple opinions on the speed and frequency of video submissions nowadays. Back when I was knocking out blams and protects left and right (fairly), i could grab about 150 in a 24 hour period. Is it about the same now in 2012? slower? faster? Any help, as always, is appreciated (:
I've been the caretaker for NGLOGS for about 4 years now, and as such, I've had the chance to do some analysis on the general activity of the Newgrounds site. Sorry to say, but it's been in a decline for those years. For example, in 2008, there was on average about 110 submissions a day, of which about 32 (a third) were blammed and the rest protected. Now, mid 2012, we're getting about 70 a day (or less) - and maybe 7 are blammed (that's about 10%). So, not only are we getting less volume, we're getting less quality and more people just passing them for points. As you have read, we are inundated with ripoffs, shovelware, and low-quality crud that just rolls in day after day. My guess is that if you voted fairly on most of the flashes per day, you might pick up 40 points a day - and maybe more blams later if some of the crud is mass-deleted later.

Reaching any level is always nice - it's a mile marker to the testament that you've been hard at work at the portal. But don't add to the dog-pile of users that just are in it for points - you may not go as fast as you like, but you'll be able to truthfully say "I did my part - I did what's right".

So go ahead and go for the brass ring - just be ready to be on the carousel for a while.

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yeah i've been at it for the past couple days now and I've noticed that it moves much slower than it used to. I guess that's what i get for quitting for so long, haha.. but i've always liked this site, so hopefully i'll be here for the long haul. and if i am, then higher ranks and levels are bound to happen anyway I suppose :P. thank you for the response, i have a much clearer idea of what to expect now. *returns salute*


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-12 20:44:52 Reply

At 6/12/12 01:01 AM, Spretznaz wrote: Also, I have recently attained the rank of Private, and as such, I would like to (formally) submit my name for membership in the EGB.

Greetings, Private Spretznaz. I am Supreme Commander ByteSlinger, the Recruitment Officer for the Elite Guard. You are indeed qualified to request permission to join the Barracks - however, there are a few things you'll need to read and understand before we start, but don't worry - I'll be guiding you through the recruitment process. Here's how it works:

First, I will present you with the shortened code of conduct for the Barracks, along with links to the relevant FAQ's on our forums. You must read them, understand them, and post here again confirming that you accept those principles. A simple "yes, I agree" will be sufficient. This process serves two purposes:

1) Ensuring that you're not a "drive-by applicant" who asks to join and then never comes back, and

2) Ensuring that you know how we operate so there won't be any complications in the future, such as "wait, we're not supposed to be mass voting?".

After you agree to the code of conduct, the Barracks community will discuss your qualifications and decide whether to allow you into the group. Our requirements aren't too strict; beyond the main qualifications of 2500+ B/P and a Silver Whistle or better, we'll be looking for sufficient post quality (low number of one-liners, intelligent posts that contribute to the topic), helpful reviews, any potentially problematic flashes, stuff like that. After discussion and a vote, we'll make the final call and PM you with the results. Assuming that no objections are raised, the process usually takes a week or so, as we need to get a quorum vote on your application.

Here is our abbreviated Code of Conduct. Read it, learn it, and post again with confirmation of your understanding. If you can't abide by these principles, say so.

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1. Voting fairly.

This is the foundation of the Elite Guard Barracks. All members are expected to give every flash a fair vote, regardless of who made it or what their group affiliations are. We do not target any flash group, not favorably or in opposition; our only enemies are those who break the rules of the site, not those who merely bend them.

Everyone has a different definition of quality, and all members are expected to vote based on what they honestly feel a flash deserves, not on whether they think the flash will pass or be blammed. While Barracks members are proud of their high ranks, and are eager to compete with others, a high B/P score means nothing if achieved through petty point-whore voting, and any member who admits to doing so will be removed from the organization.

2. Stopping Portal abuse.

Numerous stolen, malicious, and unsuitable flash are submitted to the Flash Portal every day, and it is our job to ensure that as many of them are removed as possible. Members are expected to report any suspicious flash to the Barracks, including any evidence or doubts that they might have, and only whistle something if they are sure, beyond a reasonable doubt, that it is whistle-worthy.

Just as with B/P, points mean nothing if achieved through inappropriate means. There should be no blind rush to whistle a flash that is merely suspected of wrongdoing; it's better to let an uncertain case go by rather than wrongly whistle an innocent submission. If evidence of wrongdoing is discovered after a flash passes judgment, we can always (and will always) inform Wade of our findings.

In the case of a beyond-reasonable-doubt rulebreaking flash, members are encouraged to share their results with the Newgrounds Police Department and the Newgrounds Department of Defense.

3. Cleaning up the review system.

Members are expected to be familiar with the review guidelines and whistle abusive reviews when they come across them, and report severe cases of abuse to a review mod. Additionally, members are expected to write helpful reviews, offering constructive criticism and remaining civil even when the author refuses to do so. We must set a good example for other Newgrounders, in hopes that they will improve their own reviews as well.

4. Setting an example for others to follow.

Barracks members are expected to post intelligently, contributing to threads rather than merely dropping a one-liner opinion on it. Flaming, spamming, and other ban-worthy behavior is strictly prohibited, and extreme misbehavior will lead to removal from the EGB.

Members are also expected to act civilly towards all Newgrounders. You are expected to be helpful and patient when dealing with newer members, whether simply showing them the FAQ or explaining more complex concepts that they do not understand. Concepts such as fair voting, intelligent posting/reviewing, and keeping an open mind are essential for newer members to learn, and we are just the ones to teach them.

For those with more experience, you are expected to show respect and understand that they may, in fact, know more about Newgrounds than you do, even if you're a seasoned veteran. This applies both to fellow Barracks members and Newgrounders in the general population.

Members are expected to put reasonable effort into any flash or audio submissions, and be careful with who they become Portal Buddies with. We are quite generous with our definition of reasonable effort; examples of unacceptable submissions would be static images, single frames, ridiculously small loops, or purposefully bad music. Anyone submitting rulebreaking content would, obviously, be removed from the Barracks and reported to Wade.

5. Not starting shit.

As mentioned above, the Barracks has no enemies beyond those who break the rules of the site. Our roster has included current and former members of various flash groups, including the Clock Crew, Barney Bunch, and Kitty Krew, and we are open to anyone willing to follow our principles. Barracks members are expected to be civil to others and not start fights, and anyone found to be starting shit with anyone, even if they deserve it, will be removed. You are representing the Barracks with your actions, and if your actions do not reflect our principles, you will not be a part of the organization.

6. Remaining active with the group.

Barracks members are expected to remain reasonably active in the thread, as well as with their duties. Those who are inactive for long periods (months) may be removed from the roster at any time, and rollcalls are occasionally sent out to all members to determine who is active. Members who expect to be inactive for some time due to IRL reasons (such as school, employment, vacation, etc) should inform the Barracks in advance.

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In addition to the above, please examine the following materials.

The Barracks Manifesto
The Barracks FAQ
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So, just let me know, and we'll get you started! And, please, for the love of GOD, do NOT quote this entire thing! :-)

As you were, soldier....

*Salutes*


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-12 22:20:26 Reply

At 6/12/12 08:44 PM, byteslinger wrote: So, just let me know, and we'll get you started!

Yep, just read it all.

And, please, for the love of GOD, do NOT quote this entire thing! :-)

Now I'm sorely tempted...

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No, as you were.
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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-13 03:25:20 Reply

At 6/12/12 11:39 AM, SCTE3 wrote: New alt account of gamesgrow.... why am I not surprised?
http://growcpmgame.newgrounds.com/

And yet another one. They aren't doing much to hide it, are they?
http://116gamegrow.newgrounds.com/


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-13 18:54:49 Reply

I'm not quite sure what to say about this but it shouldn't be in the Art Portal

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-13 18:59:04 Reply

At 6/13/12 06:54 PM, Decky wrote: I'm not quite sure what to say about this but it shouldn't be in the Art Portal
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/jeffbee/me-in-real-life

This artist has not been scouted yet.

Thus, it hasn't landed in the Art Portal.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-13 19:03:02 Reply

At 6/13/12 06:59 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 6/13/12 06:54 PM, Decky wrote: I'm not quite sure what to say about this but it shouldn't be in the Art Portal
This artist has not been scouted yet.
Thus, it hasn't landed in the Art Portal.

Quite right, I believe that i could have phrased that better. I'll try again.

I'm not quite sure what to say about this but it shouldn't be uploaded as art.

Better?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-13 19:21:34 Reply

Here's a NextDifferenceGames alt. I don't think it's been spotted yet due to the amount of flash that's still there.
http://aktetby.newgrounds.com/


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-13 20:10:30 Reply

At 6/13/12 07:21 PM, Spretznaz wrote: Here's a NextDifferenceGames alt. I don't think it's been spotted yet due to the amount of flash that's still there.
http://aktetby.newgrounds.com/

No it has, Wade just decided not to delete. I think Tom didn't have an issue with it because it had no ads.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-14 02:30:45 Reply

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    Katy Perry Dress Up by smilesoft

    Help Katy to choose her costume for Story Magz photo session

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-14 13:56:48 Reply

At 6/14/12 02:30 AM, Spretznaz wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597286
I really need to go to sleep soon...

Ah, I'm surprised and always wondering why people still pass that crap through the portal when it's just another shovelware account.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-14 23:07:08 Reply

At 6/13/12 08:10 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 6/13/12 07:21 PM, Spretznaz wrote: Here's a NextDifferenceGames alt. I don't think it's been spotted yet due to the amount of flash that's still there.
http://aktetby.newgrounds.com/
No it has, Wade just decided not to delete. I think Tom didn't have an issue with it because it had no ads.

this one does: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597273

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-15 00:36:57 Reply

You have got to be kidding me. Another one already? Has Tom or one of the admins tried to personally ask them to stopgamesgrow73.newgrounds.com?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-15 00:49:26 Reply

At 6/15/12 12:36 AM, Spretznaz wrote: You have got to be kidding me. Another one already? Has Tom or one of the admins tried to personally ask them to stopgamesgrow73.newgrounds.com?

No point asking since they clearly think the rules should not apply to them.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-15 01:35:25 Reply

At 6/15/12 12:49 AM, SCTE3 wrote:
At 6/15/12 12:36 AM, Spretznaz wrote: You have got to be kidding me. Another one already? Has Tom or one of the admins tried to personally ask them to stopgamesgrow73.newgrounds.com?
No point asking since they clearly think the rules should not apply to them.

True. Do you know if they've tried ip banning them yet?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-15 11:20:31 Reply

At 6/15/12 01:35 AM, Spretznaz wrote:
True. Do you know if they've tried ip banning them yet?

No idea and not much of a point if they make a new account to continue. Guess this will be one of those shovelware accounts that will be hard to get rid of since they keep coming back under new accounts almost every day.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-15 13:56:56 Reply

At 6/15/12 11:20 AM, SCTE3 wrote:
At 6/15/12 01:35 AM, Spretznaz wrote:
True. Do you know if they've tried ip banning them yet?
No idea and not much of a point if they make a new account to continue. Guess this will be one of those shovelware accounts that will be hard to get rid of since they keep coming back under new accounts almost every day.

I thought the point of an ip ban was that they won't be able to create/use ANY account. At least that's what I got out of it when Milo was banned (Skaren's comment).


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-15 14:00:43 Reply

Sorry, forgot to put these in the first post.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-15 18:46:45 Reply

At 6/15/12 01:56 PM, Spretznaz wrote: I thought the point of an ip ban was that they won't be able to create/use ANY account. At least that's what I got out of it when Milo was banned (Skaren's comment).

Long story short: IP bans are useless against ISPs that use dynamic IP systems (which a lot of international web traffic goes through), or anyone who knows how to use a proxy / IP masker.

Hell, they could IP ban me and I'd be back in 3 days without even doing anything to get around it, because my IP is of the dynamic variety. The IP they ban wouldn't be my IP any more after that, so if it's the same for all the shovelware sweatshops it'd do precious little to keep them out.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-15 23:27:19 Reply

Hidden pictures.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-16 01:12:32 Reply

This NextDifferenceGames alt DOES have ads, it seems.
http://attol.newgrounds.com/


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-16 09:22:41 Reply

So, who remembers this guy?

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-16 10:59:38 Reply

At 6/16/12 09:22 AM, Spretznaz wrote: So, who remembers this guy?
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597393

I do remember him and I even gave him advice in the Where Is/How To forum to UPLOAD HIS OWN CONTENT instead of stuff that is on their website already that they didn't make. Seems it went in one one ear and out the other. I guess some people are just hopeless at learning anything in life.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-16 11:16:23 Reply

Thought I should let you know, a spam group called HomerHoarde just showed up. When it comes to what went on, here's hoping they won't last though it depends on whatever boundaries they might step across.

Anyway, as I said before, thought that you should know.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-16 11:18:04 Reply

At 6/16/12 11:16 AM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Thought I should let you know, a spam group called HomerHoarde just showed up. When it comes to what went on, here's hoping they won't last though it depends on whatever boundaries they might step across.

Anyway, as I said before, thought that you should know.

Also, there's one more thing I forgot to bring up.

All the flash they posted are the same.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-16 13:10:39 Reply

  • [HH] Raining men
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Not only is it the same flash with a different name, but it also spawns pop ups. Hopefully the portal will do it's job like the first one I saw.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-16 16:40:21 Reply

Stolen game, even has an ad in it. Also take a look at the tags

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-16 20:28:01 Reply

At 6/16/12 04:40 PM, MistyEntertainment wrote: Stolen game, even has an ad in it. Also take a look at the tags
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597440

Even with the tags, I am willing to bet it will pass since they either don't care, or want the save point.