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Well this isn't so much a new idea as an improvement...
New submissions that get a good score invariably shoot to the top of The Top Scoring List Of All Time in the portal, and then as more people give it a low score after a few weeks it drops out of it. Perhaps this is because the hype of a front page submission makes people feel obliged that they must give the submission a high score. Whatever.
My problem is that the name "of all time" suggests to me that this will be a list of "classic" submissions that still get good scores when all the hype has died down. One way of solving this, I think, is to only allow submissions that are a year old to enter the list.
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This is a copy + paste of a post I made for my ideas about the medal system, please read and consider these ideas.
"Any admin, Affilate or mod of any type(Because they already have enough responsibility, maturity, etc.) will be able to upload a game with medal whenever they want.
When any other user wants medals to his game these should be the requirements:
1.) Passed Judgment
2.) Has a 3.40+ score(I know this is hypocritical to what I said earlier, but I have a point.)
3.) Must be nominated by at least 10 users with 6.00+ total vote power.
From there I think it should be submitted to Goldfish's inbox where he will review the game, judge whether it is worth medals or not.
If it is then he will give it medals(But he will chose the medals and the point awards, to avoid from misusing medals)
If he doesn't want it to have medals a notice on the flash will appear saying it was rejected for medals and it will be impossible to nominate for medals anymore.
When nominating a flash these are the requirements:
1.) Flash has passed judgment
2.) Flash has 3.40+ Score(Once a flash gets medals if it falls below that score it doesn't matter)
3.) The flash hasn't already been rejected for medals.
4.) You must be logged in.
5.) Your EXP combined with your B/P bonus MUST equal 6.00+ for total voting power.
6.) you must click on the nominate button somewhere obvious on the page that is obvious and easy to find."
1. When you are submitting a flash, if you have selected "Movie" and not "Game/Interactive," there should be a section where you can put the length of the movie.
2. On people's account information, they should be able to toggle on and off, a setting that says "Last on x days x hours x minutes ago."
"I'm in love with UberCream." - Max Gilardi.
I have 4 concerns about the audio portal
1) The Zero Bombers. I'm not sure if this happens on the flash portal as well or not, but it needs to stop and i have a couple of suggestions how. I suggest this, make either a list of all the people who vote on your submissions to find out exactly who bombs you so you can report them and if they get a sufficient number of reports they can be punished accordingly.
Or (I much prefer this suggestion as people could get reported when they truly think it deserves a zero), make them vote alongside the review, so that they have to say why they voted Zero on it, and if they don't have a valid reason, remove the review and vote. I've had a couple of my reviews from the flash portal deleted for me not giving any constructive criticism, I've learned from this, and so may the zero bombers.
2) Unpopular songs get VERY little reviews. I find myself unable to improve as not many people give me constructive criticism. I know this is partly because the audio portal is very unpopular compared to the flash portal, but i also reckon it's because of this: The flash portal has the daily leaderboard, whereas the audio portal does not. I reckon if you improve the weekly leaderboard on the audio portal so it's like the one on the flash portal, and add a daily leaderboard like the ones on the flash portal too. And maybe have separate daily and weekly leaderboards for each genre as well. I believe that this will dramatically change the number of people reviewing on the audio portal.
3) One other small thing is that you don't get voting power from voting on audio portal submissions. I spend most of my time on newgrounds on the audio portal, and I would probably have quite a high voting power by now, but i don't as you don't get voting power from it. I, and probably a lot of other people, would love for you to get voting power on the audio portal.
4) One last thing. It says on the audio portal new songs list that a song with a great score should be in green, and songs with an awesome score in blue like on the flash portal. But this doesn't work. I think that this would dramatically change the amount of reviews great and awesome songs will get. I find myself looking for good, new songs to review and I always go on terrible songs that i personally believe would be blammed if songs in the audio portal could get blammed.
I hope you all agree with me on some if not all of my concerns. The audio portal is underrated, not much attention is payed to it. A Lot of improvements need to be made in my opinion.
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Pictures should return next to User of The Day. The main reason to get rid of them was to prevent people from showing not safe for work material on the BBS.
But now we have icons showcased everywhere: Store, Frontpage, Audio Portal, Reviews, etc. Why can't someone show off their icon liljim? We have icons everywhere else?
This hasn't been suggested here before.
I just had an idea. The 'post to front page' secret should be opened to THREE users at a time, and only accept a link to an existing flash entry.
That way, front-page exposure feels opened to the casual user, and there's three more slots for front-page exposure. Optional: audio portal links. If the site's existing snazzy CSS styling for portal links are applied, I think it'd be a great way to improve that archaic feature.
At 3/24/09 04:19 AM, JarrodK wrote: Pictures should return next to User of The Day.
And on the topic of Users of the day...
I think users should be automatically PMed when they become users of the day.
Also I think there should be a small section in our profile that says "This user has NOT been UOTD yet." Or, "This user was UOTD on *Insert date here*"
Just something I think would be a nifty feature, nothing big just a small little blurb.
One other I'd like to say as a politics regular:
SPECIAL RULES FOR POLITICS
Because it really is a different atmosphere than the other forums. The discussions are a lot more serious, and there's already been several attempts to write the unwritten rules down that have been created over the years.
As far as I know this one is the closest list we've got, but I would like to see some specialized rules for politics.
Api money as store credit
*Cough Cough* bob we had a chat about this... why don't you discuss this??? Newgrounds would make more money if you did this. E.G. say i want a Penicorn... Thats 15$ you could have but won't have because i'm to lazy to put my credit card in.
Imagine all the users which would buy stickers, t shirts and much more! Hey tom would you like $500 on the first day?? Yes? Good thinking!!
You could even have a "Convert" button at the api! it would make you type how much to convert to store credit!
Like seriously you can put in a fancy pop up for Links E-mails bold italic and underlines but no button to make you money??
If you'd like me to talk with you... i'd be glad to speek with Sir Tom/ Wade VIA phone...
Tom or Wade or bob may send me a MSG if you would like to speak with me VIA phone/ Msn/ FB/Twitter...
Thanks for reading my freaking long paragraph which might not do anything besides make you money.
Lol JK JK, Just linkbucks :P
I thought about a little suggestion that may benefit NG a little bit, as far as I know no-one has suggested something by the style.
In the icon helpers section, older submissions are displayed at the top and the newer flashes are at the bottom. I think this should be the other way around (the newest submissions should be at the top).
Basically, there are 2 reasons why I think this would be good:
- Most people make icons for the flashes which are at the top, because that's the first thing you see. Or at least it looks like that because there are always icons submitted for things at the top. So, most icons are made for older stuff that probably won't be watched as many times as the newest flashes, therefore it doesn't benefit NG at all.
- If you want to make icons for the newest stuff, you have to wait a little while for the whole page to load (depending on your connection). This kinda discourages you to make icons for submissions at the bottom.
And I think that's all, cheers :D
Unlikely to be implemented but it's worth a shot. Please revert the audio and flash favourites management so that when you add a new favourite it does not go to the top of your list, rather the bottom.
I don't know why this happened, Now I have to move my recently favourited flash down the list each time I add a new flash.
It is illogical. One aim of the favourites was for other people to find flash hidden in the depths of the portal and now that this has been changed all that people would find are recent flashes that have been submitted.
It is inconvenient and defeats the purpose of everything.
Create Achievements for doing certain stuff, Xboxdo it, and now PS3have realised what a money maker it is. Lots of other sites do it.
"If you create a song that gets over 5 reviews" you get the - Starting Out Achievement or something.
"A flash with over 200 favourites" - Reaching your peak achievement
"Accumulating 70 or more people in one year with you as one of their favourite artists"-The Zero123Music Achievement- ;D
"A topic with over 100 replies...
This should make people want to post in the forums and stuff- be more determined, kinda like the medals for flashes- but for all over the site.
Small, but useful, BBS suggestion:
Link the BBS "Post Reply" page to the thread being replied to.
The current set-up tells me the name of the thread I'm posting in and links to the forum the thread is located, the BBS forum index, and the Newgrounds home page. However, there is no link to the thread itself (there is the id # in the URL when clicking "reply to post", but not with "reply with quote")
Sometimes I use Google to find BBS threads and find results for the "Post Reply" page rather than the thread itself, or I'll leave the "post reply" page open, and want to get back to the thread without having to post (especially if I've opened the "Post Reply" window in a new tab/window, so no back button for me) or go searching for the thread.
I would find it very convenient, and it would seem to be something easy to implement. Example:
We should have an option to hide our medals and/or favorites- mainly medals.
Also, this is kind of silly, but the link to our user page in the top right should always be bright orange even after you click it- it just looks better that way. :)
You should be able to suggest a movie or game for a collection while it is still under judegement. There are lots of good games and movies that never make it into a collection even if they deserve it. Some are forgotten after they pass judgement. I would be more likely to suggest it for a collection when I first play it than I would be to return and suggest it for a collection.
Of course, the suggestions should be withheld until the submission passes judgement. Otherwise, you guys would get swamped with suggestions about blammed submissions.
I was wondering if you could make it so you could make the game genres sortable by things other than name (i.e., best/worst scores, date submitted, etc.). There's getting to be quite a few games in each section now, and it'd make things easier to find newer or top rated games if they were sortable.
11 pages is a bit much for me to search through, so if this idea has been brought up before, let's just say I second the idea. :)
Suggestion for display of Medals on user pages.
I would love to see users able to divide their medals into four categories: earned, incomplete, inactive and trophy case.
All new medals introduced into games would default here.
All medals the user acquires would default into this category.
Users would be able to select any medals from the incomplete category to move into this one.
Users would be able to select any medals from the earned category to move into this one.
Essentially, this would allow users to see any new medals introduced, siphon out the ones they may not care about and put their special achievements on display. It'd be great if the trophy case had a special spot on the user page as well.
Anyway, just my two cents. :)
Yahoo, Skype, and MSN link support in userpages. I don't understand why you can only link to your AIM account. But linking to the above would be fantastic.
For audio submissions, make a link to the raw mp3 file so it can be played on mobile devices such as iphone and can be listened to without the cpu-hogging visualizer. The download audio button does not work on mobile devices, but the raw mp3 file does.
Make the "more latest audio submissions" and "more top audio submissions" buttons work.
Make the top 30 in audio update every day, not week.
Make a "top 10 most popular audio submissions" section.
That's what Ive got.
Ok, it has bothered me a bit that a lot of submissions that have passed judjment with a descent score (yeah the ones that are green) don't get the exposure they deserve.
How about automating the whole process so that anything with the score of 3+ will be put on the frontpage, instead of being chosen by Tom and crew on the daily five. Kinda like on digg, where the submisson with most votes get to the frontpage.
So basicly moving P-bot up on the frontpage and making the whole thing live.
Gosh I hope he still reads this.
Now I really though it was cool that you could level up on newgrounds and gain better weapons but why can we not use them. Since the forms can render flash with out a pop up I believe that we should put in a battle system. Now lets say some guy made you mad why don't you just kick his butt well with this you could. Now power would be determined by what level and weapon so a level 10 would most likely win against a level 5 but the level 5 would have a small chance to win. When you want to challenge someone you must click a fight button next to this persons name to fight them and that person must agree. If this person accepts you go into a fight, weapons are drawn and they fight to the death. Now if you win you are awarded a a tag for an hour that you kicked that person behind and the loser would receive a tag of shame saying you kicked there butt. This is just an idea but would really like to see something like this I mean why get a chainsaw if you can not use it. Also on the users profile there should be a list of all the people they defeated and all the people that defeated them.
Since this has been coming up a LOT recently I thought I'd post it here. It seems that there has been a lot of submissions with only Spanish in it. Now I know it's a website so it is global but a large majority of users only speak English.
I was thinking in the new redesign you could include something in the flash submission section of the FAQ add something about, "Your flash must include at least an English translation. You may use another language in it but you must translate it seeing as how a large majority of our user base solely speaks English."
Also possibly make it flagable under unsuitable too I'm thinking because there is no way a user that can't understand the language in the submission can fully judge it.
Now I don't mind a flash in Spanish, German, etc. as long as there is an English translation. The BBS has a rule against posting in a language other than English I don't see why it shouldn't apply to the flash portal as well.
Let medals show up on people's user pages without requiring them to have a news post/submission. There's topics popping up in wi/ht everyday with someone asking why their medals aren't showing up. Not having them show up will also discourage the people from playing games who don't even ask in the forums and just assume the medal system is broken.
I'm your average Afro-American fetus. For example: I enjoy basketball, I'm rather good when I play too, but I'm much too busy scratching my horrific cracked skin these days.
This would me by first post to this thread and I doubt these ideas will be read, but what the hell might as well offer up my suggestions anyways, although these ideas probably won't be taken for granted at all.
I have a feeling I'm not the only one to mention this. Even Tom mentioned it in a NG News thread once before. I realize that this idea isn't a good one due to the fact that we have the Contacts List for our PM's and Flash Portal Buddies. However a friends list could be a new version of the PM Contacts List.
There are many popular series on Newgrounds, and although Newgrounds users should still be able to reserve the right to only favorite certain episodes of series, some users enjoy series as a whole and when adding the episodes to their favorite flash submissions can tend to make their favorites cluttered and not appealing. Being able to have a favorites list for your favorite series would be nice.
You're probably also looking for ideas on the Newgrounds Chat as well, so I'll offer up something. I would like you to please keep in mind that I hardly ever use a chat system and I don't enjoy using a chat system. I suggest Private Rooms to be opened up for certain purposes... such as the following.
- Stolen Submissions
If a submission is discovered to be stolen a place to report it would be nice that way Administrators could be informed and a quicker response can be taken action of. Don't get me wrong PM'ing an admin is still nice, but like a police station... the quicker response time the better.
- Mod Lounge
Let's cut the crap, we all know there is a moderators lounge on the BBS, but for ample good reason. That way moderators can report stuff and communicate to each other and catch someone off breaking the rules quicker. It's a good thing and thus without the mod lounge, user sirtom93 could've done something terrible. A Mod Lounge to keep spammers out of the chat would also serve a great purpose however I suggest a hiring of a few more new moderators that can monitor the chat more often... possibly 5 or 10 new moderators.
- Live Cam Chat
This should only be subject to admins, but depending on how much you trust your users depends on where you would go with this. A Live Cam set-up would make it to where simple users can see what goes on at a Mod-Meet or a Meet-Up, they can't be there, but it would be nice to be able to watch.
- Collab Rooms
Collaboration rooms would be helpful for flash artists or even audio artists who are collaborating on something. They can be opened to the public with/without comments or private unseen to the public.
We have a lot of great music in the audio portal. Myspace let's you have a song play on your profile, so why can't Newgrounds do the same thing with the audio portal?
That's all I have to suggest...
HAVE A NICE DAY!
The request for a new Genre - Film Score/ Soundtrack
After the previous thread was locked (Link to previous thread) because random people started throwing random ideas about I would like to redirect my request here. I suggest a Genre addition to the Audio Section which would be a favourited to all those people who work hard at making music devoted to film. This genre is Film Score. As before I explained why this music is not classical and why it needs a seperate section. And there is no doubt in my mind the many people who created this type of music who would appreciate this addition.
If you want me to explain the differences between classical music and film score music it's fairly easy, so I can.
The opinion is not just of mine. For the brief duration the thread was open we got replies like:
Danman87: "you got my 110% agreement there"
Nekoprism: "Amen, I second that!"
Popraz: "The score genre is in my opinion absolutely necessary."
The very few people that wern't happy with the request had always been from people who dont make that type of music, and cared little for it. I severly doubt you would get someone here who makes that type of music, and doesnt want the genre added.
Just for the pessimists amongst you - I do still read this thread on a daily basis and the only time I'll ever ignore suggestions is when they've already been put out there.
I can't go a day in the wi/ht forum without seeing a new user who doesn't know how to deposit exp. Thankfully many users have this picture to post. I suggest it should be added to the Help/FAQ, inside the Experience Points section.
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I think it would be good if you could put styles onto your comments that you leave on other peoples profile and when you reply to comments on your profile. I think it would add some style to some posts and it would be useful for expressing how you are feeling when replying to some comments.
I think it should be set out like the forum posts. Like this:
(I apologise for the bad photoshop)