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Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:46:26


I said if we raised the money for Blizzard's surgery, I would announce a new area of the site ahead of schedule. Since we did in UNDER FOUR HOURS, I'll make the announcement today!

Well here it is... The Newgrounds Wiki.

SURE BEATS CHAT RIGHT?

Goldfish wanted to set up a Wiki as a place to manage the upcoming API documentation, but the system is so handy that our goal is to run all the site-related docs through it. It keeps information more unified and gives us less static pages to chase down when we redesign the site.

You will find that most of the existing docs have already been ported over. The question and answer format has been removed from the FAQ materials, which now reside under Using the Site.

We now have a history section with an updated version of the site history - all 15 years! I intend to move the Flash Portal history pages into here, along with new pages highlighting site trends and stories from over the years. This is gonna be an epic long-term project.

I'm especially excited for the Developer Resources section, which will hopefully save us from answering so many PMs asking "How do I make stuff?"

You can finally learn about all the ways to make money on our monetization page, and we'll be updating that as improvements are made to the rev share system.

We've also set up a tutorials section, which will replace our current collection of Flash tutorials and keep expanding on it.

I want to make special note of our Game and Movie Standards, partly inspired by the TRCs and TCRs imposed on us by Microsoft and Sony in the console realm. These standards aren't requirements, but recommendations to get better results from your games and movies. They are also what we prefer for games and movies that we sponsor.

The Meets and Events section will ultimately link up with an upcoming calendar system, so we can all keep better track of the various NG meets happening around the world. Follow-up pages will fall under the history section of the Wiki. On that note, the NYC Meet is this weekend!

We're gonna try really hard to not let things get out of control, yet offer a greater depth of knowledge about NG and what you need to know to live a fruitful life here.

While the entire community can't edit pages ala Wikipedia (can you imagine that?!) we can grant per-section access to individual users. If you think there is a section or page you could manage, consider this before contacting me:

1) You must be able to write well and organize your thoughts in a succinct manner.
2) You must be a familiar user who has been actively involved with the site for a while.

If you fit that criteria and can put together a serious proposal, there may be a place in the Wiki where you could help! Feel welcome to make suggestions in this thread. Right now we're open to where the wiki can expand and where it can be more concise. Also note the styling and navigation are rough - we aren't bothering to improve it until the switch to a wide layout.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:48:51


Newgrounders are so compassionate. Can't believe we raised 4,000$ in under 4 hours. Hope this Wiki is uber-cool.


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:49:13


At 3/11/10 04:46 PM, TomFulp wrote: SURE BEATS CHAT RIGHT?

We're going to need SO MANY DOGS before the chat comes out. =P

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:49:15


Hooray for the wiki and for saving Blizzard the dog!

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:49:46


this is awesome news, great job to everyone involved.


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Iron woman is a command

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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:49:50


Sweet! Man, I love how much the site is growing!

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:52:54


Awesome! We saved a life today.

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:53:07


NGiki is amaziNG!


Wakka wakka

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:53:46


haha finally!!!! This is awesome!!!


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:57:08


Making that wiki took a lot out of me... expect chat to be delayed another 3 years

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:57:44


This looks pretty awesome, it should be great when people start contributing.

But weren't you supposed to be in the middle of launching Dumping Grounds, like ages ago? That is/will be awesome too.


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:58:01


Tom, make a Philly meet plz.

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:58:44


Damn, nearly 2K in four hours? That's a pretty impressive turn around. Next time you need some people to Digg an animation or game here you should tell them that it's saving a puppy from getting a leg amputated. That seems to be a pretty successful motivator.


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 16:59:29


A WIKI! Sweet now its all you need to know about Newgrounds! I was thinking it was going to be chat though... But still Cool!


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:00:45


At 3/11/10 04:57 PM, PsychoGoldfish wrote: Making that wiki took a lot out of me... expect chat to be delayed another 3 years

Only 3 years?! That's a lot sooner than expected. Woot!


well ain't that a bitch......... i can't believe that this isn't butter!

Don't stare into the abyss............some bastard might push you in

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:00:50


What about that Newgrounds wiki over on Wikia?


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:01:28


This year is going to be an exciting one for Newgrounds! I can't wait for wide layout.

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:01:51


At 3/11/10 04:57 PM, Rohedin wrote: This looks pretty awesome, it should be great when people start contributing.

But weren't you supposed to be in the middle of launching Dumping Grounds, like ages ago? That is/will be awesome too.

You mean the dumping grounds that has been out for a few months now?

http://www.newgrounds.com/dump

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:01:52


At 3/11/10 05:00 PM, Rig wrote: What about that Newgrounds wiki over on Wikia?

Forgot the link - http://newgrounds.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Pa ge


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:03:39


missing quite a few links here, lol, im just picking holes, its quite awesome, great addition to the site

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:05:20


Nice job, guys. I remember I tried to start a Newgrounds Wiki a while ago.

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:06:08


At 3/11/10 04:57 PM, PsychoGoldfish wrote: Making that wiki took a lot out of me... expect chat to be delayed another 3 years

Fffuuuu.
This wiki is pretty b'dass though, I'm liking it so far. It'll be really cool once it gathers up all sorts of knowledge.

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:06:39


If i help can i have a raise?


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:07:05


It's great to see an official wiki. I remember back when Kem put up one himself a while back, although that never really lifted off from the ground, I'm assuming that seeing as this is much easier to find and accessible it'll end up seriously helping out those wanting information on NG - I can see it helping our us Wi/Ht? folk quite a lot. Massive thanks for it.


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:08:25


At 3/11/10 05:06 PM, Luis wrote: If i help can i have a raise?

lol thats up to the supreme emperor of newgrounds.


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Iron woman is a command

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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:08:34


Holy crap, i just looked at the website that needed the money, and you guys already got the money to him! Nice job. Oh and congrats on the wiki, hope it'll end up helping a bunch of people. So is there going to be a new button here in the near future. Oh and i'm sorry the chat thing's getting delayed, hopefully everything else you guys are working on hasn't been hindered to much.

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:10:44


Have you considered a layout similar to something like GiantBomb? Best use of Wiki I've seen outside of Wikipedia. It would allow the community to contribute, even if they aren't talented artistically.


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:10:57


At 3/11/10 04:57 PM, Rohedin wrote: But weren't you supposed to be in the middle of launching Dumping Grounds, like ages ago? That is/will be awesome too.

Dumping Grounds launched although support for additional file types is forthcoming. Did you mean something else?


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Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:13:23


Well that's wonderful....
my god another reason why i love newgrounds.

everyone in this community is like family.

l8s

Response to Newgrounds Wiki 2010-03-11 17:14:20


I didn't find anything when I did a search for newdgrounds.
THIS WIKI IS A SHAM.

(sorry for bringing it up)