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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-07-28 08:13:20 Reply

It would be absurd to even suggest that a member of the EGB run the NGPD. The whole point of the NGPD is that everyone is the same, and that people are all in the lower B/P ranks, if an EGB member takes time out of their day to run the NGPD... Well you may as well just join together the EGB and NGPD, which is a possibility, however slim it might be.

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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-07-28 09:03:25 Reply

Well this place sure did get a lot of post since I was last online, even if they were about how inactive it usually is. Anyway, I don't think that we should let this place die and as for the leader situation I don't think that at the moment one is strictly needed. If we get new applicants (which I see my newspost got us at least one) we can just have a joint decision on here or via PMs.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-07-28 12:17:40 Reply

At 7/28/12 03:38 AM, Gamewiz wrote: Since Tail's was here but didn't even take to checking into your application, I'll have a quick check over for ya :)

Badge: Check!
Post Count: Check!
Post Quality: I'd say below average. Though I can see that you're able to give a well thought out post they aren't quite as often as I'd like to see. Grammar isn't to perfection either, but hell. I wasn't nearly up to snuff in my early days :P

Yeah i know my grammar and post quality aren't as great as I would like them to be...

I'm willing to (unofficially) give you an OK for apprenticeship. Apprenticeship is a week long trial period where we judge your activity and contribution to us here at the NGPD. At the end of the week all active members vote to decide whether or not you should become a permanent member. I'm sure you will (would) do fine considering how pretty much any on topic activity is positive at our current state.

Well i'll see if i can be more active than i have been lately. Granted I AM on here pretty much all day everyday, but I still don't post anything or comment anywhere all that often...


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-07-28 13:59:23 Reply

At 7/28/12 03:38 AM, Gamewiz wrote: Tails, putting this place into hibernation right now, will only kill it. Things are tough now. But we're the Newgrounds MOTHERFUCKING police department. We must persevere. Everyone, just keep a tab open with a blank PM to Wade while patrolling the portal. In the event that we (inevitably) come across an abusive submission, we can just simply copy the link and type up a reason there.

There's a time for everything good to die. But for the NGPD, that time isn't now. Let's get to work men.

You haven't explained why this course of action would effectively kill the crew. Last I checked, nobody was b/p'ing so that really leaves reporting abusive submissions as our remaining venue of operations - which nobody is doing either since the whistle system is currently down. What are we left with? Idle banter? Nostalgia talks like what the Mafia's doing? I'd rather let this place go into slumber than force-feeding it empty calories. It might kill the NGPD, it might not.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-07-28 15:31:27 Reply

At 7/28/12 08:13 AM, Lizzardis wrote: It would be absurd to even suggest that a member of the EGB run the NGPD. The whole point of the NGPD is that everyone is the same

Perhaps. Though, many look at the NGPD as a baby group to the EGB. Kinda like a training grounds. There are professional wrestling companies that create training grounds under a different name. But the runners are contracted under the promotion. Wouldn't be too different from that.

Besides, many of posters here are EGB members. I, myself, though have never posted on the EGB, am a private.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-07-28 15:37:55 Reply

At 7/28/12 01:59 PM, TailsPrower wrote:
At 7/28/12 03:38 AM, Gamewiz wrote: Tails, putting this place into hibernation right now, will only kill it. Things are tough now. But we're the Newgrounds MOTHERFUCKING police department. We must persevere. Everyone, just keep a tab open with a blank PM to Wade while patrolling the portal. In the event that we (inevitably) come across an abusive submission, we can just simply copy the link and type up a reason there.

There's a time for everything good to die. But for the NGPD, that time isn't now. Let's get to work men.
You haven't explained why this course of action would effectively kill the crew. Last I checked, nobody was b/p'ing so that really leaves reporting abusive submissions as our remaining venue of operations - which nobody is doing either since the whistle system is currently down. What are we left with? Idle banter? Nostalgia talks like what the Mafia's doing? I'd rather let this place go into slumber than force-feeding it empty calories. It might kill the NGPD, it might not.

The real question is how it wouldn't let it die. Lets face it, if we just abandon ship until the whistle system comes back, many will just simply forget about this place. Not to mention how we'll have to start off of these current conversations right back from square one. Take a head count...Again, ect ect.

Maybe hibernation wouldn't kill us, but it would sure set back what we've started, and make it quite difficult to try to revive. As far as I personally see it, saying that we're going into a hibernation state is essentially saying that we're going into a coma, only we may never bring it back to life. Essentially putting it's death bed temporarily on hold.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-07-29 17:18:37 Reply

34Deadman wrote: Stuff

Well, in all honesty, every commissioner and Unit OPs weve had has done their job with accuracy. Tails has the record for the longest active membership, as far as i know. Ive been Commissioner here before, its not a hard job if you know how to herd when you need to, lead when you need to, and give freedom and leniency if you need to.

If i may, i nominate Narcissy as a candidate for stand in Commissioner if Tails really is absent.

Closing the place isnt exactly the best idea, as the EGB would need to be reworked, which would basically make them a clone NGDD. So, for EGB and NGDD to be seperate, the NGPD needs to continue to be the place for the Police Ranks.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-07-30 17:43:09 Reply

I made a newspost the other day, if I need to add or change anything to it just let me know. Otherwise, feel free to show it around or make your own :3

Also, Angel, unfortunately narc is already at private rank (or higher?) and is over qualified for the job of Commish.. Plus, and I don't want to seem like I'm putting him down like he can't do it but.. He's already got his hands full keeping the Soup Squad in line ;P.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-02 18:23:19 Reply

I am now dictator perpetuo. Suck it.

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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-02 21:36:31 Reply

This sounds great, I would love to be in this group.

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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-02 21:50:10 Reply

At 8/2/12 09:36 PM, razem wrote: This sounds great, I would love to be in this group.

You clearly haven't read what is required to apply to this club. Firstly you need to have between a combined save and blams total of 400 - 2499, which you don't have. Also you need at least 50 forum posts, which you just about have and also need a decent post quality, which you simply don't have. All of your post are no longer then a single line long. So basically it's a no.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-07 00:32:39 Reply

At 8/2/12 06:23 PM, MrCrawford wrote: I am now dictator perpetuo. Suck it.

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Do you have any idea what happened to the last guy who tried that?

hint: he was lynched.

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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-07 13:53:50 Reply

At 8/7/12 12:32 AM, Spretznaz wrote: hint: he was lynched.

Though this is true it was a long time coming. I had to retreat to an attic as groups of death squads roamed the streets looking for pockets of resistance. Luckily I found solace in writing a journal of the events, a kind of diary if you will. I would whittle away the early hours franticly filling this book with the more trivial, light-hearted aspects of a day in a confined space.

Sadly they came to get me one day and I was hurried away to a secluded area where I was made to work for the Clock Crew, making crappy flashes under the name FrankClock.

I was released a few years later but let us never forget the horrors of those events and the pure evil that is SpiffyMasta. May we never see him again.

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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-07 18:22:18 Reply

At 8/7/12 05:41 PM, dragoswrath wrote: Can I be on the force?

I see you've shown up with a police badge, and you've got the post count, but I already knew what my answer was before I checked your post history. Sorry, this crew doesn't need spammers.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-07 19:43:05 Reply

At 8/7/12 06:52 PM, dragoswrath wrote: But if this is because of my thing against bronies, I totally understand.

No, it's not. I'm pretty open of my stance against bronies. People just feel that we don't need users who can't take the BBS seriously. I'm not the best poster, but I have shown that I can post very well. Take some time, look at topics, and show you can put thought into your posts.

After that, come back, and you may be accepted. Not my place to say so, though.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-07 20:11:46 Reply

At 8/7/12 06:52 PM, dragoswrath wrote: I've only spammed once (I was intensely bored) . But if this is because of my thing against bronies, I totally understand.

No, I'm not so petty to deny you or anyone a fair and honest assessment simply because we don't see eye to eye on irrelevant matters (how you go about disagreeing, on the otherhand, does suggest aspects of your personality that I do consider). If I need to explain further to make my case, so be it. The NGPD only accepts those who have met all of the preliminary criteria as follows: b/p badge between security guard and police captain, at least 50 bbs posts, and a favorable verdict of the applicant's post quality by the head of the NGPD, currently yours truly.

The post quality is what barred you from becoming a successful recruit. You have a habit of not putting much thought into your posts and tend to slap on lots of pointless or spammy images, leading to pages of +1 ups and, by our standards, spam. There are quite a few posts that consisted of no more than a few words - if not just a single word. So there's little to suggest that you'd make a positive addition to the crew. I wanted to just stop after going through the first page of your recent posts but to be sure, I followed through with the standard 3 and that only solidified my initial thoughts. If you're serious about joining the NGPD, you'll need to make significant improvements in the way you go about yourself in the forums and prove to us that you can be a mature, thoughtful, and levelheaded member of the force.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-21 17:09:58 Reply

Portal moderators have been introduced recently, so I feel this will allow a more direct control of the portal. I honestly do not want to see this group die, as I have both had fun times with it, and the people in it. I feel that if we were able to get back into the swing of things, and return to the cause of the group, we would be able to being recruitment once more. If anyone has any questions about submissions that you are unsure of, please send them to me or one of the other portal mods so we can look it over to see if it is worthy of our judgement.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 01:17:46 Reply

At 8/21/12 05:09 PM, Sectus wrote: Portal moderators have been introduced recently, so I feel this will allow a more direct control of the portal.

How does this new system work? Are the whistles going to return soon? The way I see it, and do correct me if I'm mistaken, flagged submissions are viewed by portal mods who then call whether or not it should be deleted. I'm glad Portal mods are finally becoming a reality, but is there a source where we can learn more about this new system?


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 01:29:42 Reply

At 8/22/12 01:17 AM, TailsPrower wrote:
At 8/21/12 05:09 PM, Sectus wrote: Portal moderators have been introduced recently, so I feel this will allow a more direct control of the portal.
How does this new system work? Are the whistles going to return soon? The way I see it, and do correct me if I'm mistaken, flagged submissions are viewed by portal mods who then call whether or not it should be deleted. I'm glad Portal mods are finally becoming a reality, but is there a source where we can learn more about this new system?

As it stands, the flagging system is currently not added and nonfunctional as usual. For the moment we are able to remove portal submissions that are deemed abusive once agreed upon by the rest of the team. I sent Tom a message asking if flagging has been scrapped or not, and am currently awaiting his response, however.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 02:12:25 Reply

At 8/22/12 01:29 AM, Sectus wrote: As it stands, the flagging system is currently not added and nonfunctional as usual. For the moment we are able to remove portal submissions that are deemed abusive once agreed upon by the rest of the team. I sent Tom a message asking if flagging has been scrapped or not, and am currently awaiting his response, however.

It's better than nothing, that's for sure. I'm trying to work out how the NGPD thread can help. I think one way we can help pertains to suspected stolen submissions; if you guys come across a submission that you think is stolen, post it here and we'll try to dig up something that could amount to concrete proof which will help portal mods make the right decisions.
For flashes that are unsuitable, I'd normally say PM'ing a portal mod is ideal if you're not sure whether or not a submission is abusive. However it's unreasonable to expect them to be constantly available to confirm anything. Here we have some experienced operatives, yours truly included, who can help verify the abusiveness of suspicious submissions before you take it up to a mod - even then I'd probably encourage you to run it through the Pmods to be sure.

I don't want this thread to tilt the scales for any Portal Mods though. But I trust that each of them can think independently enough to take our input objectively and make the best decisions based on whatever we can deliver.

It seems this is how we're going to operate for the time being until the whistle system is reimplemented... if it ever is.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 02:19:10 Reply

At 8/22/12 02:12 AM, TailsPrower wrote: It seems this is how we're going to operate for the time being until the whistle system is reimplemented... if it ever is.

I honestly hope that they do add on the whistle system. It would make things way easier for us when it comes to finding flashes that aren't suitable. For now, I encourage all of you to simply report flashes that seem to be against the rules to myself, or some of the other portal moderators via the PM system. If an easier way to do this is developed, we will switch to that.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 02:23:52 Reply

At 8/22/12 01:29 AM, Sectus wrote:

I sent Tom a message asking if flagging has been scrapped or not, and am currently awaiting his response, however.

I know he said something about it recently, I'll be back...
10 minutes later...Found it!

At 8/2/12 02:15 PM, Screwit wrote:

:: Thomas my boy,are you gonna bring back the "flag" feature on the movie portal cause that seemed to have been dropped.
:: But the art portal has flag though?

The Art Portal system is gonna be adapted for movies, games and audio. It's just been held up in the queue.

Also, does this mean the NGPD's back in business? I would think that more people would look for/post abuse here if they knew that it's being dealt with far more effectively.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 02:34:33 Reply

At 8/22/12 02:23 AM, Spretznaz wrote:

'Scuse me while I go bang my head against a wall for not using the preview button I took the time to add.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 09:09:33 Reply

At 8/22/12 02:34 AM, Spretznaz wrote: 'Scuse me while I go bang my head against a wall for not using the preview button I took the time to add.

Preview button? What preview button? I have no idea what is going on anymore! Hahaha anyway I'm glad to see that we have new mods to help fight the crap that gets put up here on a daily basis. Congrats to Sectus for being one of the lucky few to get these new golden auras. Hopefully more of us will get the chance :).


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 17:20:00 Reply

At 8/22/12 09:09 AM, Decky wrote:
At 8/22/12 02:34 AM, Spretznaz wrote: 'Scuse me while I go bang my head against a wall for not using the preview button I took the time to add.
Preview button? What preview button? I have no idea what is going on anymore!

Xaotic made a firefox script awhile back that adds a preview button. Works like a charm, too.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-08-22 17:25:20 Reply

Tom has indeed confirmed that a whistle system will be added soon, and they are currently working on it. As I said before, until the new whistle system is implemented, we will just have to count on you guys for reporting bad flashes and authors to us.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-09-30 09:47:35 Reply

At 9/30/12 09:11 AM, Amaranthus wrote: Decky said I've reached the proper rank to join.
Well, here I am.

That was ages ago dude, I think it is safe to say that the NGPD is dead now. I even read a comment on a Tails news post where he said he didn't come here (this thread) anymore, nobody does. I think that you have missed your chance by a few months.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-09-30 09:55:35 Reply

At 9/30/12 09:47 AM, Decky wrote:
At 9/30/12 09:11 AM, Amaranthus wrote: Decky said I've reached the proper rank to join.
Well, here I am.
That was ages ago dude, I think it is safe to say that the NGPD is dead now. I even read a comment on a Tails news post where he said he didn't come here (this thread) anymore, nobody does. I think that you have missed your chance by a few months.

It's honestly too bad. Nobody new's coming in (except spammers) and it looks like ALL the old guys have vanished. I mean, are Deadmann/Gamewiz/all the others just lurking here but afraid to post in a "dead" club? If so, they're doing the exact thing that's helping it die even further. The same goes for the people that ARE active but don't post here either.

And Amaranthus, If you really want to join, maybe you can help by posting here as well. That way this club might actually be alive enough for you to be able to join.


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-09-30 09:58:03 Reply

At 9/30/12 09:57 AM, Amaranthus wrote:
At 9/30/12 09:55 AM, Spretznaz wrote:
At 9/30/12 09:47 AM, Decky wrote:
At 9/30/12 09:11 AM, Amaranthus wrote:
Alright, couple of possibly-stolen games in under judgement right now.
One guy submitted two games the same day, and they look like most stolen flash.

Links?


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Response to Newgrounds Police Dept. 2012-09-30 10:05:07 Reply

At 9/30/12 09:11 AM, Amaranthus wrote: Portal mod beat me to it, they're deleted.

Gutted, but at least you are getting the hang of what this club is about. Just remember to post links as soon as you find them and we're golden. Maybe this place can have even the smallest bit of fight left yet.


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