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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-04 09:42:42 Reply

At 6/1/12 10:28 AM, byteslinger wrote: Well, it's that time of month again...oh, yeah..it's also time for the Roster, too. (hehehehe...)

Bloody hell, did you have to?

I know I did :P
No. B/P / Gain / Average / Level / Change / Username / Rank / Posts / Level
01) 105,555 | 1,195 | 38.55 | B | -010.95 | Coop Sup. Commander | 2 | D
02) 90,532 | 1,379 | 44.48 | A | +011.12 | byteslinger Sup. Commander | 5 | C

Wow, a sub-40 month. The cricket season has taken its toll on my pace. Hopefully I can make up for it by taking wickets and scoring runs. (Scored 16, without losing my wicket and took four wickets this month, so yes is the answer)

Sweet pulling (I always liked a girl who knows how to pull) to get me on 105,555. That was pretty epic. This also means that I've lapped BenwaHakubi, ZJ and Afro-Mann

At 6/1/12 10:54 AM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
At 6/1/12 10:28 AM, byteslinger wrote: Top 5 Gainers::
Gimmick - 1,532 (14.63% of total)
byteslinger - 1,379 (13.17% of total)
Tycrane - 1,349 (12.88% of total)
Jolly - 1,237 (11.81% of total)
Decky - 1,218 (11.63% of total)
Oh MY. OH MY. COOP!!?? WTH MAN! First no top 5 in what? 4 years? Bummer...

It's only about 6 months this time. Given that I've managed to keep the pace up, I'm not that bothered. It's nowhere near as bad as me taking a month's hiatus, is it? I was only 23 points behind making the list, so it's not all that big of a deal. I just need to make sure that I check the portal when I'm out tonight.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-04 12:14:31 Reply

I'm surprised nobody saw this yet. Literally nothing but hidden letters/numbers/objects and room escape games.
http://gamesbygh.newgrounds.com/games/


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-04 19:02:35 Reply

Thanks for the monthly Roster byteslinger no change in my b/p ratio it is still pretty low only 1 b/p per week. Shame to see the accounts submitting shovel ware crap looks like they keep making new accounts. I cant believe the nerve of that comment not caring about stealing. Still nothing new Alvin-Earhworm I think quit making his series shame though, I liked the series. I only saw mabey like a few of his when he used to be active.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-05 17:37:34 Reply

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And there was me thinking that he actually left...


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-05 18:26:22 Reply

At 6/5/12 05:37 PM, Spretznaz wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596752
And there was me thinking that he actually left...

I've been talking to Wade about this particular account. Something might be in the works. We'll see.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-06 15:35:50 Reply

At 6/5/12 06:26 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote:
I've been talking to Wade about this particular account. Something might be in the works. We'll see.

And done.

It got the zapper.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-06 20:37:03 Reply

At 6/6/12 03:35 PM, SpiffyMasta wrote: It got the zapper.

It's at times like this that you really just want to sit back and put on a little bit of Queen's Another One Bits The Dust and celebrate a small victory over crap getting into The Portal.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-06 21:28:25 Reply

At 6/6/12 08:37 PM, Decky wrote: It's at times like this that you really just want to sit back and put on a little bit of Queen's Another One Bits The Dust and celebrate a small victory over crap getting into The Portal.

It'd be nice if we actually got enough time in-between crap entries for it to finish playing, though.

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^^Obvious Derpware.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-06 22:04:07 Reply

I've been seeing quite a few shovelware accounts submitting these, more so than before.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-07 16:47:27 Reply

Hey, I've got an idea: Let's steal the base code from a game that comes with every Windows PC ever manufactured, make some barely noticable half-assed tweaks to the animations and sounds, stick a giant ad for a generic flash-dump site in it and hope no-one notices.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-08 06:20:24 Reply

Quite alot of under judgement flashes in The portal at the moment. I took this screenshot but the text seems to have buggered up when I zoomed out, still get what I'm showing though.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-08 06:35:09 Reply

At 6/8/12 06:20 AM, Decky wrote: Quite alot of under judgement flashes in The portal at the moment. I took this screenshot but the text seems to have buggered up when I zoomed out, still get what I'm showing though.

That is excellent news I thought I saw a lot of under judgement flashes today I wish I had the time to see them all! I usually watch the movies not the games. It been ages since the portal been that busy I hope it stays that way. I wonder why it is that busy Friday perhaps? I remember lots of authors submitting games on that day.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-08 09:24:11 Reply

Anyone else remember when this shovelware game was submitted before?

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Slightly different name but I'm positive these two are the same.
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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-08 09:28:43 Reply

At 6/8/12 06:20 AM, Decky wrote: Quite alot of under judgement flashes in The portal at the moment. I took this screenshot but the text seems to have buggered up when I zoomed out, still get what I'm showing though.

Nice to see the portal so busy. Looks like there's plenty of pretty good stuff there! Wait a minute...looks like there's also a load of crap there too.

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(questionable since it has the NG API)

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And here we've got our latest gamesgrow alt


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-08 09:50:15 Reply

At 6/8/12 09:28 AM, Spretznaz wrote:
At 6/8/12 06:20 AM, Decky wrote: Quite alot of under judgement flashes in The portal at the moment. I took this screenshot but the text seems to have buggered up when I zoomed out, still get what I'm showing though.
Nice to see the portal so busy. Looks like there's plenty of pretty good stuff there! Wait a minute...looks like there's also a load of crap there too.

Appears shovelware accounts can't seem to get the message that when stuff is erased they should stay off the site but they come back anyways because people either blindly vote it through or don't know the difference between an actual game and shovelware.

And here we've got our latest gamesgrow alt

Not new, but yes, that account has been here awhile. Slightly laughing more at that youmeing account or however it's spelled, since the start of last week, I think I've seen that shovelware bot/thing make at least 5 to 6 accounts.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-10 11:44:33 Reply

Photography in The Art Portal

As it clearly stats in the rules for uploading art to Newgrounds the following:

"Photography is not allowed in either public or private galleries. We prefer to keep the spotlight on hand-made works. Photographs of sculptures, paintings or other hand-made items are acceptable.
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I don't believe that this user has read that as he has put up the following and they look like photographs to me.
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/ofmmix/camelback-mountain?context=ratings:etm.scouted:.
unscouted:1.allow_banned:1.offset:21http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/ofmmix/camelback-mountain-2?context=ratings:etm.scouted :.unscouted:1.allow_banned:1.offset:20http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/ofmmix/camelbackmoun?context=ratings:etm.scouted:.unsco uted:1.allow_banned:1.offset:19


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-10 11:46:23 Reply

Sorry the links didn't work :( Here are some others:

1, 2 and 3


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-10 12:29:02 Reply

Submitting shovelwares seems to be in rage for this guy these days. Granted it's been done before since I have seen them from time to time but this is really huge.

Also some of them even have medals.

One of the ways to sneak them in.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-10 12:37:03 Reply

At 6/10/12 12:29 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Also some of them even have medals.
One of the ways to sneak them in.

It's quite a clever way to do it as I've noticed that games with medals tend to get higher scores then they probably deserve. I'm guessing some people just click the link, see that there are medals, vote 5.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-10 21:51:00 Reply

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.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-10 23:29:11 Reply

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.

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 (:

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-11 12:25:24 Reply

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.
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 (:

Blams are really hard to get these days because idiots vote through shovelware and stolen content rather than actually blamming it like the should. Lack of being able to whistle doesn't help too much for the moment. Only time you seem to be able to truly grab a blam is if the flash is really crap or a test submission.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-11 19:12:02 Reply

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.

Welcome back!

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

http://wif ww.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597156
I swear, if I see one more of these Stencyl tutorials...

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.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-12 01:42:22 Reply

At 6/12/12 01:01 AM, Spretznaz wrote: http://wif ww.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597156
I swear, if I see one more of these Stencyl tutorials...

Working link:

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-06-12 11:39:27 Reply

New alt account of gamesgrow.... why am I not surprised?
http://growcpmgame.newgrounds.com/

And they had just made this account 4 days ago. I guess even when they get portal banned on an account they can't take a hint their games are no longer allowed here.


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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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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.

Welcome back!

*Salutes*

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....

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