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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-04 04:07:39 Reply

As said, thanks for putting so much effort into this site, Tom. Keeping NG tanked up and still for free. Cheesus, don't know how you and the guys do it, but for what it's worth, Big Thanks to the team working hours and pouring their own green into this site keeping NG truly awesome.


I must lollerskate on this matter.

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-05 01:23:02 Reply

newgrounds is getting much better s eversince the new servers and the overhaul on the site good job

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-05 10:03:53 Reply

If you need more money, why not add MORE POP-UPS and how about some ADVERTISEMENTS!!! >=] I know there are people willing to donate money, so you can tell them to buy NG souvenirs and they'll do it in a sec (I personally, am broke and have no credit card).

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-05 10:52:39 Reply

If you need money ask its that simple this site has provided me with hundreds of hours of entertainment so I would be willing to float u some of my inferior canadian dollars :D

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-05 18:21:32 Reply

Yah Thanks for keep NG free I couldn't afford what ever the cost would be

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-05 19:12:35 Reply

Aww, you do so much for the people of Newgrounds. Someone should set up a donation trust fund for tom!!!

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-05 21:19:11 Reply

Having at least a rudimentary knowledge of the wonderful world of technology, I sort of have an idea on just how much Newgrounds costs the Fulps that Be.

While I personally think it's quite cool that any user can submit any Flash (generally under 5 MB with very few exceptions) to the Portal, some users definitely abuse this privilege.

Yes, I say privilege, because being able to showcase a Flash video to thousands of people with no cost to you is one hell of a bargain. We all know people who abuse this. They clog the Portal with garbage, but due to who they are, their videos stay on the Portal, while people submit what I'll loosely term as "reviews".

I think a few people - could be you guys, could be the neighborhood monkey, could be whoever - should more closely monitor what's submitted to the Portal and remove videos that do not belong there. While that limits the power of the people who view it just a bit, as one of them, I can say that voters should be mature enough to vote honestly on submissions. We all know what sucks, and we should vote accordingly, regardless of who made the Flash. Another way of controlling the flood of crap would be to prevent an IP from submitting any more videos if so many get Blammed. Say, three strikes and you're out or something like that.

You could kill multiple birds with one stone this way. First, by removing videos that do not deserve to be there, you could conserve some bandwidth: I know bandwidth isn't cheap, and I think it's amazing you guys still don't charge anything for Newgrounds. I think it would also raise Newgrounds's credibility. Some really amazing works make it onto this site, and I think better "crap control" would give people more incentive to make quality Flash. It's one thing to want to cater to everyone, but I think NG could stand a little more maturity from its user base as a whole.

This wouldn't solve everything, but it's a start.

I'm sorry for how long this is :P

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-06 00:10:08 Reply

LOL I feel sorry for you tom. Im running 1 server and its only for a clan site :P I must say you surely have your work cut out. If I knew half as much as you I would offer to help lol. And I have notices that you are really getting some bandwith issues as well as flooding of your servers. Prohaps your should just buy a supercomputer to run so that way all of us loyal NG fans can access at very fast speeds. Maybe you should contact other people to help with the bandwith issues? Before I had my server I had a good list of friends that would help me with bandwith and room for my storage. Maybe someday I will create a site just like newgrounds.com Ill call it Newergrounds.com!!!

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-06 06:24:12 Reply

w00t!

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-07 03:50:05 Reply

im more than willing to allow you some money but make your ads none pornographic (cause there hentai which suckes ass) and advertise www.newdgrounds.com more (is it still on line?) can you get ads for the ppl of the uk to use as well there is a fucking lot of us ng lovers over here and we are powerless to help you without resorting to signing up for porn

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-07 15:07:36 Reply

HOLY MASSIVE DOG FUCK!!!

Now that is the SHIZNIT!!!!

It be cool if you could set up the original design of the Newgrounds website so one could make comparison and see how much different this website has become.

And now that I got my computer fixed, whooo hooo!


Only I can make blue whales cry.

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-07 17:43:44 Reply

Oh tom, if you are still looking at this post, i found a very cheap, fast bandwith provider.

Its at www.cogentco.com the prices are as follows:

For 100 Mbps, its $1,000
For 1,000 Mbps, its $10,000

For $10 per Mbps, its not bad

For people that are looking at this, the usual T3 or DS3, which is 45 Mbps, costs around $4,500, usual more due to local loop.

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-08 09:29:25 Reply

At 7/2/03 10:21 AM, TomFulp wrote: Not to mention we are shopping for a whole new database server. This is a toughie. While we use a TON of servers for both serving out SWF files and building dynamic PHP pages, we can only have one reliable database server - so it needs to be the biggest, meanest, toughest machine we can find.

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If you really want a real big, mean, tough server, buy a 42U tower for 749 euros at www.nowthatsit.nl
[there's a picture of the tower with this post]
[and you can view it here: http://www.nowthatsit.nl/itemD...e_id=1464&categorie_id=225]
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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-08-14 05:55:00 Reply

At 7/7/03 03:07 PM, Coraxus wrote: HOLY MASSIVE DOG FUCK!!!

Now that is the SHIZNIT!!!!

It be cool if you could set up the original design of the Newgrounds website so one could make comparison and see how much different this website has become.

And now that I got my computer fixed, whooo hooo!

Yeah, why not!

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Response to Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-08-17 21:43:21 Reply

upgrades and upgrades and upgrades oh my! lol faster ng = kick ass

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