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Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:03 PM Reply

We had some issues over the past few days due to some new back-end software we were installing. As of today everything seems to be fine, so the site should be runner better.

I've ordered a new database server! It's a beefy bastard that almost costs as much as a low-end car, but it should process your data a helluva lot faster than before. Of course, we'll just end up getting more users and it will slow down again.

We also have two more webservers on the way to handle dynamic page processing, and will be putting the old database server on general webserving duties as well. I still need to order a new SWITCH, because we are out of ports to plug this stuff into. Fun, right?

You have probably noticed by now that we updated the Portal frontpage! Big up to Stamper once again! What are your thoughts?


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:07 PM Reply

Looks great ^_^

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:09 PM Reply

sounds good has been pretty slow around here

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:09 PM Reply

Wow! Cool! I <3 the new layout.

Hopefully the new upgrades will result in less errors and a faster site!

Anyways, good luck!

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:10 PM Reply

Good job almighty Tom and James :)

I already noticed that it runs a lot smoother and better now.


Check out my new Mystical Dominion Webzine

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:12 PM Reply

the portal looks great now, keep it up! one thing though, is that when i'm on the portal page, and i've got task manager open, if i just highlight a few portal entries, the cpu usage box under the performance tab shoots up to 100%. then everything starts running all slow... but maybe that'll be fixed with the stuff you just got, i don't really know how all that stuff works. umm... yeah, i can't wait to see what comes next with the new formats!

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:13 PM Reply

heh, you said "the site should be 'runner better'".

The new templates look real good by the way. I like.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:16 PM Reply

Looks spiffy! For a while after the upgrade went through, the site was running REEEEEALLY fast for me. I was thinking to myself, "Holy shit! It feels like I'm the only guy on here!" It sure felt like it. Soon, though, it slowed down some, but it still runs better than before.

I don't know if anyone else noticed, but it looks like you polished the portal banner animation some so it looks less like a jet engine fan and more like a... well... portal. Small detail, but details matter. Looks great, Tom!

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:17 PM Reply

IM FIRST YAY(i think). i aint that keen on the new portal frontpage

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:17 PM Reply

Im loving this. Newgrounds is gettin better =D

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:19 PM Reply

At 7/9/03 02:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
You have probably noticed by now that we updated the Portal frontpage! Big up to Stamper once again! What are your thoughts?

i like the new portal page but i miss the way u could click on a entry and itd go air-born out of the portal city thing..oh well

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:34 PM Reply

The new layout on the portal looks much better. I've also noticed that the site runs a lot smoother.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:35 PM Reply

I think its kool Newgrounds needed an update

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:37 PM Reply

I think I'm sick of people complaining how slow it is...

Of course its gonna be slow at first... If your having this problem... Try this...

Turn off your illegal music downloads...
Turn off ALL downloads..
Close all your other programs, you non-computer usin mother.....

Or... just go outside... AND DO SOmeTHING~!! Newgrounds ain't goin no where...

(P.S. Invest in Newgrounds...)


I can do t3h voices. Lots of em.LOTS OF THEM!! ^^;;
OMFG GOOGLE HYDECKA!!

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:38 PM Reply

i think newgrounds is running good and with the new desighn it is looking good.....

i like to see more pico.. incorperateing in the pages and more of newgrounds top charictures too like alian nomad and stuff like that...
that would make the best ng animators feel a vindication from the not less than awsome work they have done...

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:46 PM Reply

At 7/9/03 02:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:

:stuff

GET A GOOD ACCOUNTANT OR CPA. You can write this stuff off; you probably know this already, but if not, you know now.
Also, it looks great, good job.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:47 PM Reply

I like the look of the portal banner much better

And I'm on 56k so it'll be hard to tell if the site runs better till I try to d/l some portal movies


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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:55 PM Reply

the portal looks excellent. really is a nice change. dont know if this would cause trouble but, could u change the layout for someone flash movie page?. those are ciewed the most out of ne thing on ng. just a suggestion tom. great job.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 02:59 PM Reply

looks excellent, a nice change. i know tis may be much but tis just a suggestion tom. would it cause to much trouble to make a new page for ppls movies? those r the most viewed pages on NG. if ne thing just make it so the new ones r improved but kkep the old ones the same. just a suggestion :). ne ways great job.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 03:03 PM Reply

I agree with Stamper... the site used to be ugly.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 03:24 PM Reply

At 7/9/03 02:03 PM, TomFulp wrote: We had some issues over the past few days due to some new back-end software we were installing. As of

This is going no where, you should start asking money for ground gold, or continue the grounds platinum thing

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 03:25 PM Reply

At 7/9/03 02:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
You have probably noticed by now that we updated the Portal frontpage! Big up to Stamper once again! What are your thoughts?

Reducing the file size limit for new Flash from 5 megs to something like 2 megs would save bandwidth and encourage artists to optimise.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 03:29 PM Reply

You have probably noticed by now that we updated the Portal frontpage! Big up to Stamper once again! What are your thoughts?

I quite liked the old minimal design, but this is great. It really makes the whole site look a lot more professional, and the new buttons and the portal animation are really cool. But I did prefer the really old one, with those movies on the front page... I understand that that is impossible now, due to bandwidth problems, but that was still crazy.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 03:34 PM Reply

At 7/9/03 02:03 PM, TomFulp wrote: We had some issues over the past few days due to some new back-end software we were installing. As of today everything seems to be fine, so the site should be runner better.

good i was wondering why i got so many errors me be now i can post normallly again o wait too late i got a error when posting this =(

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 04:13 PM Reply

Hey, are we gonna get new blam, save and deposit points animations?

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 05:20 PM Reply

Great job,Ive been here for awhile and Ive supported all the changes and I dun think Im changing my views. Once again newgrounds looks good...plastic sergury to an old website^_^

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 05:24 PM Reply

At 7/9/03 04:13 PM, BlingBlingMan wrote: Hey, are we gonna get new blam, save and deposit points animations?

no way! the ones we got are great. oh yeah i think the portal page looks great. but u cant see the under judgement movies to well. blends in with the background. well over alll its great. andif we do happen to change the deposite point animations i suggest this one i made. i messed up the background a lil and i could give the hand a wrist but otherwise i think its great. we could use it as lvl 1. cause then itwould match. there pist cause there lvl 1 so the give u the finger. and that lolypop thing is g.. stupid anyways.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 05:30 PM Reply

oops sorry i forgot thwe picture. and i dont really care i fit changes but what the hell. here it is. isnt it cool?

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 05:34 PM Reply

Stamper is brilliant.

The place looks great, I can only imagine what's in store for the BBS.


Still a world famous superstar.

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Response to Updates, Upgrades, etc. Jul. 9th, 2003 @ 05:58 PM Reply

Yea I guess I like everything. But dont you think you should redo the other pages too?You know Games and Toons.