Be a Supporter!

Big things happening...

  • 14,921 Views
  • 186 Replies
Respond to this Topic
gfoxcook
gfoxcook
  • Member since: Feb. 18, 2000
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 60
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:05 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 04:45 PM, Mopsicle wrote: The future looks good, fellow NG fans!

Oh, it always looks good from afar, as do many things. But once you get up close to it... it starts to look a little less good.


gfox // wi/ht?#9 // 2x10k PentaList (final update: 3/15/2008) // Bahamut's List!
a long, long time ago: 60000 b/p (#2) // 36000 blams (#3) // 24000 saves (#1)

BBS Signature
Dopefish
Dopefish
  • Member since: Mar. 7, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 54
Reader
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:08 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 04:44 PM, Mike277 wrote:
HELL NO!!!

Well they could always just have it so there's like Grounds Gold accounts, which would be free like now, and Grounds Platinum accounts or something; where the GP people pay a small fee, and recieve benefits. As long as they'd allow the GG users to have the same features as now, and give the GP users worthwhile extras, then pay would work.


Have a lot of time on your hands? Want to help some starving children eat for free? Visit Free Rice and start playing today. Each correct answer donates 20 grains of rice!

BBS Signature
M0NST3R
M0NST3R
  • Member since: May. 11, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 08
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:09 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 11:23 AM, PratT wrote: How about awarding points (xp or something new) for clicking banner ads? Too abusable?

This is a good idea, and the first thing I though when I first read this. You could put it on the submit points page and give like.. an extra 2-5 points for clicking on the ad or something.. because people say they will click on the adds, but they will eventually forget. If you have that most people that submit will also go to the link to get those points.
I'll do what I can for as long as I can.

Evil1666
Evil1666
  • Member since: Nov. 27, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 32
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:32 PM Reply

That's pretty cool. I hope everything works out to keep newgrounds running. Keep up the good work.

HardcoreChristmas
HardcoreChristmas
  • Member since: Aug. 13, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 19
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:37 PM Reply

Uh, Tom why doe sthis appera on the front page and general? And if I had more money I'd buy more stuff ( at least I got NG stickers)

Dom-Tuffy
Dom-Tuffy
  • Member since: Dec. 18, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 06
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:38 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 10:50 AM, TomFulp wrote: Big announcement, everyone!

As of the end of this month, Newgrounds is being released from its contract with Troma. This means that we will now be in charge of our hosting and advertising.

YAY! No more annoying popups! Hey Tom, Why are all the Sound FX sounds gone. Becuase if people are abusing that part and got MY Sounds FX's deleted, IM GOING TO BE PISSED BIG TIME!

ReconRebel
ReconRebel
  • Member since: Jun. 23, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 50
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:39 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 05:32 PM, Evil1666 wrote: That's pretty cool. I hope everything works out to keep newgrounds running. Keep up the good work.

With the Troma contract expired it should be very interesting to see what happens within the next few months.


Levels --- Badges
Chaos, panic and disorder; my work here is done.

BBS Signature
Tool-Of-The-System
Tool-Of-The-System
  • Member since: Jun. 25, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 23
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:39 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 10:50 AM, TomFulp wrote: Big announcement, everyone!

Have Wade flash around his stickers more and put up a Paypal thing for us to donate, so I can show my love towards NG.

Cyshooter
Cyshooter
  • Member since: Mar. 1, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 07
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 05:46 PM Reply

Hey, I'm only 15, but tell me what I can do to help tom.

Ice-Demon
Ice-Demon
  • Member since: Jun. 25, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 10
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 06:48 PM Reply

I will click on 1 clean ad everyday (if i visit on that day)

coolguy5961
coolguy5961
  • Member since: Feb. 27, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 06
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 06:49 PM Reply

dude i hope it all works out cause this was the FIRST web site Ive ever been on and will be the only one ill ever be on

Ice-Demon
Ice-Demon
  • Member since: Jun. 25, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 10
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 06:58 PM Reply

I think this will benift NG in the long run but it will be tough for NG to start off without a host. Did tom say more responsablity? This may equal a new NG employee.

Buck-Uncle
Buck-Uncle
  • Member since: Apr. 25, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 07:12 PM Reply

Just scrap the audio portal, you could never compete with flashkit.com
and your bandwidth could be used elswhere, thats for damn sure, with the anmount of crap being uploaded screened and deleted etc etc...

Big things happening...

Grinwald
Grinwald
  • Member since: Jun. 16, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 18
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 07:16 PM Reply

Hurrah. Newgrounds rox0rz.

Kabuu
Kabuu
  • Member since: Jan. 8, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 15
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 07:25 PM Reply

Oh, so that's what happened. I already had a lot of the clips from there, some of them were very useful. I hope the users will repost the one that I have. They were uncopyrighted and very useful (except for the Invader Zim ones). Good luck with the whole leaving Troma things, I'll make I side note to help support your...uh...supporters. Anyways, does this mean that you personally have to check out everything that enters the audio portal? That would be a heavy job.

Big things happening...

Aeroknight
Aeroknight
  • Member since: Dec. 30, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 23
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 07:42 PM Reply

an extra 2-5 points for clicking on the ad or something.. because people say they will click on the adds, but they will eventually forget. If you have that most people that submit will also go to the link to get those points.

I'll do what I can for as long as I can.

Thats a good idea

abxurd
abxurd
  • Member since: Feb. 21, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 07
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 07:51 PM Reply

I really dont care about the porn adds on the site. The one on the front page with britney spears face is actualy good, cuz shes hot. I want to find that picture. O well, The ads dont bother me at all.

greyfoxb1a
greyfoxb1a
  • Member since: Jan. 2, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 07:54 PM Reply


Remember - your support will improve the performance of the site, as we need the money for increased bandwidth and upgrades!

......................................

format
format
  • Member since: Mar. 14, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 42
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 08:13 PM Reply

why is this red monstrosity cloging up the general forum? it is annoying.


you don't know if i'm joking or not

Zotmaster
Zotmaster
  • Member since: Jan. 11, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 11
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 08:18 PM Reply

Yes, please get some more variety in your advertisements. As you can see, some of us don't particularly like the current choices... ;)

It shouldn't be too hard to grab advertising, I suppose. Just try to keep away from popups, cause those suck :P

Big things happening...

Steve84
Steve84
  • Member since: Mar. 25, 2000
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 42
Gamer
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 08:28 PM Reply

I'm glad the Popups are gone I'm I think it's great your not hosted by troma anymore to I can't wait to see what NG's updates will be like goodluck to you all

aherdofgoats
aherdofgoats
  • Member since: Mar. 25, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 20
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:04 PM Reply

I would gladly pay for a 'premium' grounds gold account. Wade said $39.99 a year (as an idea), which isnt bad AT ALL. Pay accounts would help NG alot, and with a few extras, people WILL pay.
ideas for extras:
-larger post per hour limit or none at all
-extended profile
-extended signature
-name in GG list is different color
-(if possible) paid members get higher priority for downloads(they would load faster)
i dunno, i like this idea. More is better, and im happy to pay for more.
I already bought stickers too :)


JWQLKSNDMAOGLDKENQHAPELWKDMCAJMENAL DJKEIUBABELANDKHMYEFAS
LAMSNDKHFWLJKQRNZXPAPALEJDFHGNSXNCM ANQOEJFLSKDQNDASKQJRWG
QODMXNCBVJDKEWKQUAYSHWWMSKFHANXASKF LWMENSKFHSKALEDNASEWI

thisisasignin
thisisasignin
  • Member since: Oct. 3, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:10 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 05:37 PM, Lpmofo wrote: Uh, Tom why doe sthis appera on the front page and general?

liljim made it "sticky"

At 3/5/03 08:13 PM, _shadow_ wrote: why is this red monstrosity cloging up the general forum?

ditto


BBS Signature
Mojimbo
Mojimbo
  • Member since: Dec. 15, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 29
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:15 PM Reply

is it just me, or is this thread at the top of every forum, cmon tom if people dont read your threads, dont force em

blasfamee
blasfamee
  • Member since: Nov. 2, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 06
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:15 PM Reply

Big things for Newgrounds? Nah, just another bump in the road duuuude. What would be really big is if Penny Bain got hot and joined the Newgrounds. In the meantime these pretzels are making me thirsty! and why is my hand black?

HeinousDude
HeinousDude
  • Member since: Dec. 31, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 09
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:21 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 09:15 PM, blasfamee wrote: Big things for Newgrounds? Nah, just another bump in the road duuuude. What would be really big is if Penny Bain got hot and joined the Newgrounds. In the meantime these pretzels are making me thirsty! and why is my hand black?

Because if it's a hand of a redneck you will choke on the pretzel.

I just hope tom doesn't pick any ads like the coca cola ad. Ever.

thisisasignin
thisisasignin
  • Member since: Oct. 3, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:22 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 09:15 PM, Mojimbo wrote: is it just me, or is this thread at the top of every forum, cmon tom if people dont read your threads, dont force em

it is on the top of every forum
people do read his threads

there is no forcing you to read it by making it sticky


BBS Signature
DUDE4U
DUDE4U
  • Member since: Jul. 27, 2001
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 39
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:27 PM Reply

At 3/5/03 10:50 AM, TomFulp wrote: Big announcement, everyone!
said alot of stuff

well i hope that ur sponsers come out to be ur best friend instead of something that will destroy you. Well i'll try and get others to help if i can

beachboy212
beachboy212
  • Member since: Dec. 3, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 09
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:38 PM Reply

cool

Mojimbo
Mojimbo
  • Member since: Dec. 15, 2002
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 29
Blank Slate
Response to Big things happening... Mar. 5th, 2003 @ 09:38 PM Reply

it is on the top of every forum
people do read his threads

there is no forcing you to read it by making it sticky

well since u know everything, maybe you could tell me why this specific topic is on the top of every forum