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I submitted this to the Zerovoting and Exposure thread, and it seems to be a good idea... Here's another post on how to remove zerobombing, except this time, it works.
As Box-Killa said, the main problem falls heavily on the fact that 0-bombers crave attention: they want Top 5's, Top 30's, etc. And so, they vote low on people's songs so that theirs comes out on top. The solution is simple: they CAN'T vote until the top 5/30 and the featured artist are announced. Now, the problem of this is that it would then be impossible for the top 5/30 to be determined, so you add a recommendation system. An example will make it easier to explain:
So, say, Song X gets submitted to the AP. Obviously, this will have no score so far, since voting is disabled. Instead, people can 'recommend it' for the top 5. Song X has the most recommendations by the end of the week, so it's top of the week. From then on, the voting system continues normally on it. Now obviously, the AP needs more exposure for its songs to be recommended, so a simple solution is to fix the links at the bottom of the page. Like, when you press the link at the bottom of the top 30 newest songs, it'll take you to all the songs submitted since the last top 5/30 and featured artist was announced, sorted from most recent at the top to least being at the bottom. When the week passes, this list is refreshed and new songs from that week are posted there. This list can also be sorted by recommendations.
-Those links at the bottom of the page will finally be fixed, making the AP much easier to view songs with.
-I suppose it's easy to implement.
-0-bombers can't harm all the songs submitted before the next top 5/30 and featured artist have been announced.
-Top 5 will become much more accurate.
-Say goodbye to self-voters.
-AP gets more exposure.
-Artists finally get the chance to see how it feels like fairly being put into the top 5.
-Yay, the AP is fixed!
-Didn't think of any yet...
What do you think?
Could there be a way for us to know when we have typed enough to satisfy the "original text : quoted text" ratio?
Something like the system you use to say whether or not the password is safe when a user signs up would probably work.
I always thought it'd be cool to have your "age/gender" and "location" somewhere under your icon on your name. It would give users a better feel for who they're replying to and such. Although I bet it's been suggested before, but it isn't on your rejected list so... Yeah, just putting that out there.
i was thinking if the author's flash submissions page was categorized in the way he/she want would look much better than if the flash movies are categorized in the year of release by default.. what do you think?..
in case if you didn't understand what did i mean, the picture below is the sample of the flash submission categorized by the year, i was thinking if there will be an option where the author can make his/her own categories where he/she can place the flash submission..
nene's bla bla
instead of this (sample of my submissions categorized by year)
Maybe there should be an award in the store.
Like you can get a choice of getting all of the EXP you missed long ago or other awards, if you buy $100 in total of items.
I think mine is a good idea, since it would get more people to buy the products in the store more often than usual, add much more profit.
How about an option to save your replys ? You know, in case your writing a long post and your computer freezes up. This would be great for the people doing the top 100 reviewers list, and such. Of course I don't know if that's even possible but it sounds like a cool idea.
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Don't know if this will actually work or not but how about putting a button in each of the ng user's home page....a "ban" button if you will...how this button is utilized is that the user clicks his/her button and it tells the user how many times he/she has been banned and the reasons that got them banned in the first place. That way the user won't have to pm a mod asking why he/she got banned...and they can learn from their mistakes to avoid being banned in the future. I think this would be a learning experience and only ng users would be able to see thier own ban button...no one elses. I think this is a pretty good idea. Thoughts?
Make it to where you can whistle at flashes even after they get past judgement. Also Make it to where you can blow your whistle if its a spam flash. And make if your in a good mood lets us get double xp points for saving and blaming flashes on the judgement zone. I'm mean like instead of getting 10 points we get 20. Maybe some new emoticons...
Sorry for double posting but I forgot something. Make new auras. And take it back to were your voting style chooses the color. Add like, brown for people who try to blam flash with like a really high average, or ones that got on front page. And fag for peoples who rate and review porn alot. And try to put it to were you can choose to hide your level. And don't forget new emoticons...
The ability to look at old art reviews, much like the current ones for Flash and Audio. I've submitted several reviews for un-scouted art, and would like to see if they think my feedback is helpful or not, which is a son of a bitch to find if you can't check your old reviews.
I propose that it's made so you can search for music in the AP via mood.
Like if somone is looking for a sad song, they can search songs by "sad." You could also combine it with the genres. Like have two lists, one for genre and one for mood. Both could have an "Any" option, or something similar. It was also suggested in the thread about it that I posted in the audio forum that users be able to tag music like you can in the Art Portal(I'm not sure how it works since I don't go to the Art Portal, but letting users tag music sounds like a good idea.) Another suggestion was to allow searching by length of the song as well.
This would be pretty nifty for a flash artist looking for a song with a specific mood, or someone looking for a specific mood.
Some moods you could use(not really the best list):
Also, if authors feel their music shouldn't be classified by mood, they could have the option to choose an "Undecided" mood, or something.
Sorry if it's already been suggested, I ctrl+f'd "mood" for all the pages and found nothing.
i think it would be cool if in the next redesign, the new posts would pop up in the thread. Like, if there was this busy thread that everybody was intrested in, instead of leaving the thread to go see if it got any new replys...or refreshing, it would be cool if a new post popped up without you having to refresh or anything. It would save a lot of time, and a lot more threads would get attention to. It would save time by making quicker posts, and taking out the loading time it takes to load back to the general board or refresh. Some people have fast connections, and load quick, but you never know how many people have slow connections and don't get to get to certain threads because of their lag time. I guess this would be like how Gmail puts up new e-mails without you having to refresh the screen..all you gotta do is sit there and wait for it to pop up. Also, for people wanting to look at multiple threads at the same time..they could just sit there and watch the replies pop up.
I think this is called running the forum in real-time. Could this be possible?
A badge based review system where reviewers may pick badges which reflect areas of the flash they found to be pertinent. Like a gnome badge, for a flash video/or game being too short. Etc.
Gamefaqs uses a like system in conjunction with full on reviews.
I find that a system like this, with some kind of "Most users found this submission to be" and then an area for the badges most often selected by users for the submission, could be a short form blunt expression, which could add a new level of depth to reviews.
I was going to pm you (liljim) with this, but with dumping grounds etc. I'm sure you're super busy right now, so I'll post it here and hope you see it :)
In the flash search it displays: Title, icon, votes, views and score. In the audio search it only displays Title, icon and score. Is it possible to add listens (which appears to be the equivalent to views) into the listings (and maybe downloads)? Not sure how you track them, so it's possible there's a reason it doesn't exist, but on the off chance it's because you've just not got round to it, can you implement it? (whenever you're free).
I think that this hasn't been suggested in the past, and if it has then I probably overlooked it and I'm sorry.
I thought that it would be a good idea to have a section in the store where people can comment about the products they bought. The best place for this would be below the pictures of every item. So, for example, there would be an "insert comment" button (or just a text field) below the calendar pictures on this page. Maybe even add a rating system (like reviews).
The basic reasoning this is that if I were to buy a product, I would want to know what other people (who already bought it) think about it. I think that most people (especially those undecided people who don't know what to buy) would appreciate it.
The main problem would be that it may be abused, but that's why I said that it's for people who already bought the items (so not every stupid person can make stupid comments).
And finally: lame HTML edit + Photoshop = Example!
I also added the "share" button (it would also be good for NG if users could Digg items in the store and stuff). And please look at it, because I spent a ridiculously long amount of time making it, despite how easy it is to make, lol
The Flash Portal Search Bar
I know it gives you the choice to search for a "Title" or the "Author" but what about adding the option to filter your results to Movies only (or Games)
Plus Ratings ascending/descending?
Hey, I have an idea :)
Notice how there is an empty space in the bottom left of the art portal, below the ad? (See pic for reference). I think that it would be great to include a "tab" which shows the top five art submissions from the previous day.
Why? Well, I think that it would be promoting some of the best art on the website, which is good for both NG and the artists, who would get more recognition, which means that more people will probably go to his/her profile and check all the other submissions. So basically, people can easily see the best stuff from the last day, the best artists get more exposure (and visits to their profile and art, which also means more revenue for them). Everybody wins!
And by the way, I do know that there's already a way to look for "yesterday" submissions sorted by "score", even if they are ordered according to their current score and not the one they had yesterday.
As I said, here's a pic showing the ad and the empty space (marked as "here"). And if you think this is a good idea, I think you should considering putting the "awards" tab above the advertisement.
Hi James. :)
This is not really suggestion but more of a tweak. I use Google search to search around the BBS and I noticed that they are also caching the quotation of a user (pic below). I was wondering if you could tweak the robot.txt so that it won't do that.
A section under the GAMES tab.
Games that rely on physics as a primary component of play.
Games like Blosics, Dynamite Blast, and Crush The Castle are easily recognizable as physics based games.
Audio Portal Improvment Idea
I'm sure that someone else has already said this at some point, but the idea came to me on its own so what the heck here it goes...
My idea was in order to make voting more more fair and unbiased, the score of what ever is being voted on, not be displayed to the voter until voted on.
Let me explain, when someone comes along and sees a submission and says "Hmm, this looks interesting, I'll click on it..." Then when they get to the submission, in order to see the score of the submission they must then vote on it themselves. Thus they cannot just look at the score and say "the score is to high, lets move it down so this other one over here is above it."
Ways it could be setup:
1.) Display after only the first time the submission is voted on, continue display from there.
2.) Display after every time the submission is voted on, then close up after time change (when the site recycle every night). <-- Best Method
3.) Display after voted on daily, close off after the member leaves the page.
People can only give scores based on their perceptions of the entry, and not someone else's.
Zero bombing less present, because they must then listen to the submission in order to be able judge it in anyway, even if they don't want to it fairly.
This idea could be expanded to the and other portals on the site (Flash Portal, Art Portal, Ect.)
A hassle for the servers. The cache of everyone going in and out of the site would be that much bigger.
Ratings would have to be removed from display in the genre sections.
Ratings would have to be removed from display from unregister users or not logged in users.
Ratings would have to be removed from display in other places like accounts and such.
Now you can discus if this is a good idea or not and tell me all the ways that it wouldn't work. ^_^
It would look maybe something like this...
Merge PM and news post block lists together
I feel there should be a block list on the site which would disallow anyone on the list from sending you any messages or comments. I've noticed many times whenever someone sends unwanted messages to anyone and are blocked from sending PMs or commenting on their news posts, they often persist afterwards by contacting them via whichever out of PM or news post comments they're not blocked from yet. If you blocked them for being a dick on one part of the site, do you really want them to stay on another? Sure, you can just easily block the offender on both parts right away but why do we even have two individual block lists? Wouldn't it be more convenient if it we had one block list covering these issues rather than two?
NOTE: I didn't mention portal buddy block list to go with the other two as if you do that to someone who made a flash where you made a decent contribution to, you wouldn't be listed on that flash anymore.
Just a little random idea:
You know that 'Gang' picture on the flash portal page? Why not make the characters in it clickable? I think having them all link to their relevant collections / series would make for an easier way of introducing the site to newer users.
For example, clicking Bitey would take you to the Brackenwood page, clicking StrawberryClock would take you to the Clock Crew page, and so on.
I don't see how this would be hard to do or anything, and currently the picture is just decoration anyway.
Ability for Thread Creators
Make it so that a Thread Creator can place a tick in a little box on peoples posts to say that they have viewed it or checked it.
This could be useful for Art & Flash Collabs or other threads where people submit work or ideas (like this one) so that someone can tell if their suggestion/submission has been checked.
Not all threads really need this so maybe if Mods could enable and disable this. Also it could also be used as a sign that the thread is allowed. So if the Thread Creator meets the requirements to start a collab in the forum a Mod will come along and enable them to use this feature, the Op will then know that they're allowed to go on with the collab and they can use this feature to help out.
Search bar could be a good idea for the pm inbox, in the case someone would like to find some good old messages.
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The ability to Forward PMs to email accounts would be excellent so users will know when they have a message without visiting their account.
Hey I've got one for audio.
As a newgrounds user I enjoy being able to sit back and chill listening to music while doing something else. I like how the front Audio page has a top 5 audio tracks but this can be taken further.
How about an NG Automated Radio Channel (NG ARC) per genre? When you are in a genre you can select PLAY ALL. This then plays the top scoring one automatically scrolling down one by one. Playing the next after the next.
Ng automative radio channel
the idea is really good
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