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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-04 09:16:37


At 5/4/06 09:14 AM, Ev0lJam wrote: cool plot.cant wait for it!

It's not the final one as I am sure others will have ideas to but I thought I would have a go, do you want to join?

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-04 23:40:45


At 5/3/06 08:07 PM, _Matt_ wrote: That'd be the bee's knees, but I don't have much to offer at all when it comes to flash. I'm sure if we spread the word to a few select users they would be interested in joining and helping with a collab to get their name in on a good flash. If you know what I mean.

I don't know any Flash animation peoples. So if anyone does know, please contact and ask them on behalf of the NGDD.

At 5/4/06 03:28 AM, WastedWizard wrote:
Ok thats fine, well the next person on the department list is BonusStage, I will e-mail him later if people want him to be the new leader.

That's fine with me.

At 5/4/06 09:11 AM, WastedWizard wrote: Here is a little idea since I have some spare time.

I can definitely see that working.

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-05 02:16:22


At 5/4/06 11:40 PM, NaughtyKitty wrote:
At 5/3/06 08:07 PM, _Matt_ wrote: That'd be the bee's knees, but I don't have much to offer at all when it comes to flash. I'm sure if we spread the word to a few select users they would be interested in joining and helping with a collab to get their name in on a good flash. If you know what I mean.
I don't know any Flash animation peoples. So if anyone does know, please contact and ask them on behalf of the NGDD.

Hmmm.. do you think the flash forum would want to know?

At 5/4/06 09:11 AM, WastedWizard wrote: Here is a little idea since I have some spare time.
I can definitely see that working.

Well I could do pretty much all the coding for that on my own so we would only be looking for a animator and someone to do graphics.

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-05 10:00:16


At 5/5/06 02:29 AM, Ev0lJam wrote:
At 5/4/06 09:16 AM, WastedWizard wrote:
At 5/4/06 09:14 AM, Ev0lJam wrote: cool plot.cant wait for it!
It's not the final one as I am sure others will have ideas to but I thought I would have a go, do you want to join?
what is it a collab or somethin?

Yes we will need soemone who can animate, do graphics and someone to do actionscript and I a alright at that. So who here can use flash or draw graphics?

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-05 10:16:01


At 5/5/06 10:01 AM, Ev0lJam wrote: i can animate but NOT graphics,im totally crap.

If you were given the graphics could you do someone running up stairs and basic movements?

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-05 11:38:37


Hello all - my report will be delayed a bit - I'll most likely have something put together later today or tonight.

NaughtyKitty, nice to meet you – we haven’t yet had the chance to talk

Food for thought -
Concerning the game idea - great idea if we can get it (and keep it) working.

I just happen to be a professional multimedia developer btw. I'm very capable of helping out but whether or not I’ll have the time to invest in it is another matter. I work with Flash (among other things) on a daily basis. One problem is that I’ve been involved with a few other failed collaboration attempts. Usually what seems to happen is that everyone starts out very strong but then the excitement dies down and then ultimately everyone forgets all about it until the project flounders and dies…

Due to my work schedule, I cannot comfortable commit to it at this point but I am very capable and would like to work on something like that.

Another note, a week or two ago there was a lot of talk about some of the AF guys forming an underground crew to help boost certain audio scores. This tells me that 0-voters are still a main concern in the AF. I think that if the NGDD makes an effort to start voting and reviewing AP submissions from some of the AF regulars then we would have more support from them and possibly a few more members.

I’m not suggesting that you go vote 5 on everything – as long as you’re not hurting the score then the AF people will appreciate it a lot. I am suggesting that you look around the AF – specifically The Audio Forum Lounge and Audio Advertisements! and review, vote on and download a few of those songs – be sure to mention your NGDD affiliation in the review so that we can generate a little buzz in the AF. - You scratch their backs a little and they'll scratch yours - you know?

More to come later today or this evening.


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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-05 13:14:45


At 5/3/06 08:07 PM, _Matt_ wrote: I don't really have a job the "internal affairs" department sort of falls right into what you do.

Oops, I forgot to include the Department of Internal Affairs in the member list.

At 5/5/06 11:38 AM, LJCoffee wrote: NaughtyKitty, nice to meet you – we haven’t yet had the chance to talk

Hey LJCoffee. I've heard and seen great things aboot you. Very excellent reports.

Usually what seems to happen is that everyone starts out very strong but then the excitement dies down and then ultimately everyone forgets all about it until the project flounders and dies…

Yea, that's what happened early on in the NGDD. There was a Flash effort but it got nowhere. I wasn't part of the NGDD so I don't know why it fell through, but there seems to be enough dedicated people right now who will see it through.

Due to my work schedule, I cannot comfortable commit to it at this point but I am very capable and would like to work on something like that.

Very well, I'll take that as a "I will be a minimal contributor for the time being."

You scratch their backs a little and they'll scratch yours - you know?

That sounds like a good idea. Just come up with a bit more structured and official looking plan. Something you can attach to the end of your weekly report so as to remind the club what we do.

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-05 15:10:28


Hello again comrades, I'm here to check things out.

Looks like there's a flash collab going around here. I can animate, [ego]I even got a few daily awards and frontpages on the flash portal[/ego], but sorry to say that I'm very busy with my school work, small tests here and there...I wish I could help out though, but I'm just too busy.

Did Marcus quit his leadership?

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-05 16:29:31


At 5/5/06 03:10 PM, Gregosan wrote: Looks like there's a flash collab going around here. I can animate, [ego]I even got a few daily awards and frontpages on the flash portal[/ego], but sorry to say that I'm very busy with my school work, small tests here and there...I wish I could help out though, but I'm just too busy.

OMG its HIM! Nice to see you pop in. Too bad you won't be able to help.

Did Marcus quit his leadership?

Yea, he did. A long long time ago. In a NGDD far far away.

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-06 03:26:40


I might be able to do a little graphics.


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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-06 13:25:05


Audio Dept. end of week report

This weeks report was delayed by a day and so the numbers will seem artificially high when compared to prior trends. By contrast, next weeks report (If done on Friday) will seem slighlty lower. Please take into account for this is you are using this data for computational purposes. I've included an adjusted number based on (the totals / 8)*7 to try to give more accurate numbers. Thanks

New Audio Portal Submissions: 621
* adjusted number would be approximately 543

There were 99 new topics created this week in the AF and 1344 new posts.
* adj. numbers are 87 topics and 1176

The genres with the most new submissions were:
Techno +92
Miscellaneous +82
Hip Hop - Modern +77
Video Game +67
Ambient +51

Points of interest and concern were not properly tracked this week due to an extremely busy work schedule.

It seems that the NGDD is quite inactive in general – Last week, I had asked for everyone to think of a few ideas that might help and to be honest, I couldn’t come up with much either.

A few Flash submissions would be a great way to generate interest – perhaps we can prepare an NGDD preloader for use? I’ve made a few NG preloaders and I wouldn’t mind putting together an NGDD preloader – you can see a sample or two at this site.

The game that was discussed is a fine idea – NaughtyKitty, you were correct that I would be a minimal contributer for the time being – but only because I’m currently unable to commit to more. If I get more time over the next few weeks I’ll be more than happy to help in any way that I can.

Perhaps a sweep of the other forums might help attract a few people but we would still need a way to keep them interested. I know that Audio Dept. is severely lacking – As far as I know, I’m the only active Audio rep – Rucklo is the Co-Secretary but I know that


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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-06 13:26:59


he’s been very busy lately. Perhaps I can see if any other Audio Forum people would like to join up.

If I think of anything worth a damn, you will all be the first to know!

:D - like that continuation?


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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-07 22:58:54


Well after WastedWizard posted asking for help in the Flash forum. No-one responded, so that was a flop.

At 5/6/06 03:26 AM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote: I might be able to do a little graphics.

Well you read what we were talking aboot. Can you do it or part of it?

At 5/6/06 01:25 PM, LJCoffee wrote: Audio Dept. end of week report

Excellent report as always.

A few Flash submissions would be a great way to generate interest – perhaps we can prepare an NGDD preloader for use? I’ve made a few NG preloaders and I wouldn’t mind putting together an NGDD preloader – you can see a sample or two at this site.

The only problem I see with that is the mode of distribution. How could we advertise use of the preloader?

The game that was discussed is a fine idea – NaughtyKitty, you were correct that I would be a minimal contributer for the time being – but only because I’m currently unable to commit to more. If I get more time over the next few weeks I’ll be more than happy to help in any way that I can.

Maybe we should delay the making of the game until Gregosan or you are able to help if BBM is unable to handle it by himself.

What ever happened to the proposed sig contest and the b/p contest by _Matt_? I can host a b/p contest, but the last one only had three participants. If there are people interested in one, shout-out. We'll need a minimum of 5.

Here's an idea I've been mulling over. To increase activity, we have to offer something worthwhile. When someone wins a contest, they get a certain number of points. Once they reach a pre-determined number of points, they can redeem them and I will order them a piece of NG merchandise. How does this idea sound?

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-09 11:14:16


Sorry i have been really inactive i just have been realy busy with matters on my own forum and stuff like that. But i will try to be more active so i will post when i can.


When life gives you lemons, be glad it didn't give you herpes.

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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-09 17:40:57


At 5/9/06 11:14 AM, broncofan144 wrote: Sorry i have been really inactive i just have been realy busy with matters on my own forum and stuff like that. But i will try to be more active so i will post when i can.

Wow. Just wow. I am feeling so emo right now. One post in a couple of days.

Well I guess since WastedWizard is banned for a week, then the next in-line can step up and be acting leader of the Department of Flash. Unless of course, there is noone, in which case... The club is dieing.

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-10 15:22:16


What is this, NGDD Flash :D GREAT!

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-11 01:12:07


At 5/10/06 03:22 PM, wondereyes wrote: What is this, NGDD Flash :D GREAT!

It WOULD be great if anyone showed up in the club. Maybe once people are finished with school and on their summer vacation, things'll pick up. Actually I'll be gone for the whole month of June - I'm taking a trip to Malaysia. So, I'll be appointing someone acting leader again later.

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-11 13:13:17


At 5/11/06 01:12 AM, Wylo wrote: I'm taking a trip to Malaysia.

Do as you've been trained to do and kill the Malaysian prime minister!

Karate chop!

Bad, man!

Awful man!

In your little blue suit and your spiky black hair.

:D


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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-11 14:24:42


At 5/11/06 01:13 PM, LJCoffee wrote: Do as you've been trained to do and kill the Malaysian prime minister!

*MAGMUM!!!!!*

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-12 12:51:04


I'm on strike...

only 8 or 9 posts back is last weeks Audio dept. report - and I've not seen any other such "reports" from the other depts.

I'm still keeping track of some useless data but I see no reason to post any such nonsense here if I'm the only one bothering...

Where are the other dept. heads? Where are these weekly reports and why are doing this again?

Sorry folks, I'll keep checking in here and there but until things pick up again , maybe towards the summer, I'm not going to bother posting the results of the Audio data mining operation.

sad sad sad... :(

Hopefully we'll get a few new peeps and the NGDD will become a little more active ... Until then I'll sit here and wait with the rest of you.


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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-12 15:04:59


At 5/12/06 12:51 PM, LJCoffee wrote: Hopefully we'll get a few new peeps and the NGDD will become a little more active ... Until then I'll sit here and wait with the rest of you.

That is very fine with me. There sure isn't enough activity to warrant it. What do you think of the idea of closing this thread and starting a new thread with a proper first post?

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-12 23:55:30


At 5/12/06 03:04 PM, Wylo wrote: What do you think of the idea of closing this thread and
starting a new thread with a proper first post?

A fresh start huh?

Well, this thread does have 380 pages of history dating back to April '04 ... more than 2 years... That's gotta count for something right? A new topic might not be a bad idea though

- perhaps a few NGDD changes are in order - maybe the existing dept. heads can work together to come up with a revised set of rules and requirements for membership - define a purpose and make it all as clear as possible.

A little structure might be a good thing - in addition, maybe a NGDD insignia that each member can place in thier sig-pic. Something small and unobtrusive but still easily recognizable.

I'll come up with a sample or two with a better explanation and a few more ideas as well.

- Look for another post soon.


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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-14 18:32:59


At 5/12/06 11:55 PM, LJCoffee wrote:
At 5/12/06 03:04 PM, Wylo wrote: What do you think of the idea of closing this thread and
starting a new thread with a proper first post?
A fresh start huh?

Well, this thread does have 380 pages of history dating back to April '04 ... more than 2 years... That's gotta count for something right? A new topic might not be a bad idea though

- perhaps a few NGDD changes are in order - maybe the existing dept. heads can work together to come up with a revised set of rules and requirements for membership - define a purpose and make it all as clear as possible.

A little structure might be a good thing - in addition, maybe a NGDD insignia that each member can place in thier sig-pic. Something small and unobtrusive but still easily recognizable.

I'll come up with a sample or two with a better explanation and a few more ideas as well.

- Look for another post soon.

I'm not sure about closing this thread. It has so much history. The club has evolved over the years and is what it is due to the 380 pages thus far created. Ditching such a lineage would be a crime against humanity.

However re-invention is a very sound idea, and will attract new blood, as well as motivating current members. Also don't forget we have the private board for discussions, here.

Sorry for the prolonged absence, exams, work and women have distracted me, shame on me. I will try to be more active, but i can't promise, one particular woman is taking up a very large amount of my time at the moment.

Keep up the good work people!

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-14 18:36:33


Maybe a better link to the boards would be appropriate, enjoy. Serves me right for making a post while fucked off my face.

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-14 23:50:08


At 5/12/06 11:55 PM, LJCoffee wrote: - perhaps a few NGDD changes are in order - maybe the existing dept. heads can work together to come up with a revised set of rules and requirements for membership - define a purpose and make it all as clear as possible.

Should each department set their own rules and requirements?

A little structure might be a good thing - in addition, maybe a NGDD insignia that each member can place in thier sig-pic. Something small and unobtrusive but still easily recognizable.

That sounds good. We just need some to design it and something.

At 5/14/06 06:32 PM, Praporshchik wrote: However re-invention is a very sound idea, and will attract new blood, as well as motivating current members. Also don't forget we have the private board for discussions, here.

Yes for re-invention we could reference this thread as part our history.

Sorry for the prolonged absence, exams, work and women have distracted me, shame on me. I will try to be more active, but i can't promise, one particular woman is taking up a very large amount of my time at the moment.

YAY! He's back!

At 5/14/06 09:54 PM, -Ocelot- wrote: Sure I'll join, but what do we do here? "Protect Newgrounds" as Wylo told me?

Yup, that about sums it up. However, we are currently in some turmoil due to the lack of club activity. But welcome to the club! Now would you like to be in the Department of Internal Affairs, Flash, BBS, or Audio?

I think that creating a new thread with a proper first post would be best for the club. Things that will be included in the post will be the clear statement purpose, a mention of this thread, club structure, the NGDD insignia, and the NG mechandise reward system. Please post anything else you think need to be included.

Subsequent posts will include the member list with the rules and requirements, a gran opening competion, and posts will be made by the department heads summerizing their own departments.

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-15 02:09:43


At 5/14/06 11:50 PM, Wylo wrote: I think that creating a new thread with a proper first post would be best for the club. Things that will be included in the post will be the clear statement purpose, a mention of this thread, club structure, the NGDD insignia, and the NG mechandise reward system. Please post anything else you think need to be included.

Subsequent posts will include the member list with the rules and requirements, a gran opening competion, and posts will be made by the department heads summerizing their own departments.

To be honest I agree, the 380 pages is awesome but it might scare off new users. I was looking through all the old comps that happened and I liked the idea of one where you got points for every b/p and review you made that day. Does anyone else like it?

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-15 14:33:50


At 5/14/06 11:50 PM, Wylo wrote: I think that creating a new thread with a proper first post would be best for the club. Things that will be included in the post will be the clear statement purpose, a mention of this thread, club structure, the NGDD insignia, and the NG mechandise reward system. Please post anything else you think need to be included.

Subsequent posts will include the member list with the rules and requirements, a gran opening competion, and posts will be made by the department heads summerizing their own departments.

I have an additional idea that you may want to take into consideration.

One of the main problems with the club is that it evolves and changes over time, and finding out the state of affairs of the club compared to the first posts can be difficult. I think that important information about the club needs to placed on some kind of website that can be updated as the club evolves. The link to the site would be in the first post of the new thread.

This way new members won't have to wade through the entire thread to find out all the important and current information.

What do you guys think?

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-15 17:34:18


At 5/15/06 02:09 AM, WastedWizard wrote: To be honest I agree, the 380 pages is awesome but it might scare off new users. I was looking through all the old comps that happened and I liked the idea of one where you got points for every b/p and review you made that day. Does anyone else like it?

Yes I think we'll bring that old system back. But the points will be redeemable for NG merchandise, and/or a promotion in the ranks.

At 5/15/06 02:33 PM, DelboyDylan wrote: I have an additional idea that you may want to take into consideration.

Ok, so in the first post, we will say something like "For more detailed up to-date information about the NGDD including contests, member lists, and activities, please head over to the NGDD board."

Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-15 17:35:52


I would like to join please. As a member of the Elite Guard Barracks and I have been here for a few months, I would love to join.


http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /777777

http://metaldart.webs.com/ My freewebs website. Check it out dog.

My old NG profile ID: 1321019

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Response to NG Department of Defense 2006-05-15 17:43:11


At 5/15/06 05:34 PM, Wylo wrote:

5/15/06 02:33 PM, DelboyDylan wrote:

I have an additional idea that you may want to take into consideration.
Ok, so in the first post, we will say something like "For more detailed up to-date information about the NGDD including contests, member lists, and activities, please head over to the NGDD board."

That would work, but you don't neccessarily have to link to the board. Everytime a board has been set up for the NGDD it is busy for a few weeks to a couple of months, but then people stop using it. That may be because people forget it's there, or it could be people think that we don't need one.

I think a poll is in order. Do you guys think we need an external board like this one, or do you think a plain website will do the job?