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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Mar. 24th, 2009 @ 04:19 AM

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?

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This hasn't been suggested here before.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 3rd, 2009 @ 02:39 PM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 3rd, 2009 @ 09:31 PM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 10th, 2009 @ 01:45 PM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 12th, 2009 @ 06:00 PM

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

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 14th, 2009 @ 12:29 AM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 04:36 PM

Create Achievements for doing certain stuff, Xboxdo it, and now PS3have realised what a money maker it is. Lots of other sites do it.

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for example:

"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...etc.

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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.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 08:17 PM

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:

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 27th, 2009 @ 07:17 PM

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. :)

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 29th, 2009 @ 12:15 PM

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.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 Apr. 29th, 2009 @ 06:51 PM

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. :)

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 1st, 2009 @ 01:42 AM

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.

Incomplete:
All new medals introduced into games would default here.

Earned:
All medals the user acquires would default into this category.

Inactive:
Users would be able to select any medals from the incomplete category to move into this one.

Trophy Case:
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. :)

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 1st, 2009 @ 06:27 AM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 3rd, 2009 @ 02:50 PM

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.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 3rd, 2009 @ 08:16 PM

Make a collaboration feature for audio submissions.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 4th, 2009 @ 01:34 AM

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.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 5th, 2009 @ 02:37 AM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 5th, 2009 @ 06:38 PM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 5th, 2009 @ 09:25 PM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 6th, 2009 @ 11:10 PM

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.

1) Friends List

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.

2) Favorite Series

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.

3) Newgrounds Chat

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.

4) Audio on Userpage
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...

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 8th, 2009 @ 05:48 AM

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.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 18th, 2009 @ 11:32 AM

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.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 20th, 2009 @ 05:14 PM

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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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 20th, 2009 @ 06:06 PM

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)

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 20th, 2009 @ 09:19 PM

How about removing this page, as it is highly inaccurate.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 21st, 2009 @ 04:26 PM

I think there should be a piece of software that communicates with the site, which can alert you when you have just received a pm, review, a reply to a post or review and when a new flash has been submitted to the portal.

Maybe as an extra could be a client that runs the site rather than using the web browser (which would allow an interface designed specifically for the newgrounds site)

I think this would be a good idea as I like watching flash as they are submitted into the portal and if I were to receive an alert when a submission has been uploaded I'd be likely to check it out.

As for the the pm bit, imagine you have sent someone a pm and you are expecting a reply, you could receive an alert as soon as they have replied.

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 21st, 2009 @ 05:41 PM

I hope this idea gets considered, I think it'd be pretty cool. This was kind of brought to my mind on April's Fool day when the whole had a do over and was all red.

I think we should be able to customize the way NG looks for us. A sort of skins for NG. And maybe this doesn't have to be site wide if it's too complicated to do, but just user page skins.

--- a. What level of user demand for this idea would there be?

I think everyone would like to be able to customize the appearance of their user page or the way they see Newgrounds. Everyone customizes their own computer background right? Personally I'd like a deep red better than the current black.

--- b. Does it serve a purpose?

Yes, it allows the user to have a more visually appealing experience, and personalizes their experience with Newgrounds.

--- c. Is there something else NG does that already takes care of this?

Definitely not. Closest personalization options are user pictures, icon images and forum signatures.

--- d. Include your reasoning in your post.

I think I pretty much reasoned my idea already. If it requires too much bandwidth, then I'm sure this idea will be scrapped. Otherwise, everybody loves personalizing stuff!

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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 26th, 2009 @ 02:51 PM

I had an idea for the "Some Account Type Thingy" at the bottom of the forum. When you sign in use that as like a little status ticker so we can see how many posts we made in a day, if we are currently banned, and what not. I hate checking to see if I'm banned by clicking "Post new topic" after a night of rather 'regretable posting."


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 27th, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Three suggestions based on the wide layout

1 - A profile option to have movies not automatically play, similar to how under judgment and adult movies also don't automatically play, but instead go to a default play button.

2 - Next to the current 3 buttons (brightness, popup, fullscreen) an X button that simply returns the movie to the default play button. This is so people can close a movie if they wish to review it without it continuing to run / play music.

3 - It would be really cool if a flash author had control over the "You might also enjoy..." list that appears next to their movies. Similar to submitting a movie with audio portal music, there could be a page where you enter in the portal IDs of 8 movies, and those would be the one that appear next to your flash submissions. You could use this to promote your other movies, or just some of your own personal favorites.


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Response to Ideas for Newgrounds' Evolution MK3 May. 30th, 2009 @ 12:21 AM

I was in the flash portal, and I was thinking and i wanted to know if anyone else agrees with me. I hate seeing things with ratings 1.4 and 1.7 getting passed. I would love to see the pass rate go up to at least a 2.0 to get passed. If an animation gets below a 2 must be pretty shitty. So if newgrounds would up the pass rate we would get more quality animations and the spam rate would go down as well. Please tell me what you think!


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