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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 15:31:21 Reply

Hello, I'm curious if I can still rename my tracks, see the views and other stats on my tracks, and if the Top 5 music widget will return?

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 15:41:58 Reply

At 22 minutes ago, ThisIsAnEmergency wrote:
At 20 minutes ago, Supersteph54 wrote: A mess? Why? It's exactly the same as before except without the stats crammed into it. If anything it's less of a mess than before. I agree that perhaps some stats like Flash reviews, Audio Reviews, Art reviews, level and BBS posts should be showed at least since there's a lot of empty space on the right of userpages, but it's certainly not a mess. D:
I wanna add onto the fact that the only reason I blammed and saved stuff on the daily is to have a cool icon on my front page. Almost the same reason I voted on 5 submissions a day, secrets gave me motivation for that too.

However, that feature is gone on the front of the userpage.. and what'd they replace it with..? Nothing. IF that is the case and that feature IS NOT coming back, then take that giant banner ad at the top, put it in that empty spot, and give me my freaking banner back!

Roar.

Hm, I actually like the stats page a lot better. It gives us a nice overview over ALL our stats. And there are more stats than before to view at a quick glance.

Yes, it is strange that we can't see the level of a user when we go to the userpage. But I have the feeling that levels are a lot less important now... (which is a real shame).

Also it's strange that our medals show up on the frontpage AND on the stats page.


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 15:43:19 Reply

hopefully someone fixes the issue with uploads saying they don't exists! i just finished a cartoon and want to subbmit the darn thing

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 15:49:17 Reply

At 3 minutes ago, Haggard wrote: Hm, I actually like the stats page a lot better. It gives us a nice overview over ALL our stats. And there are more stats than before to view at a quick glance.

Yes, it is strange that we can't see the level of a user when we go to the userpage. But I have the feeling that levels are a lot less important now... (which is a real shame).

Also it's strange that our medals show up on the frontpage AND on the stats page.

I liked having a cool icon on my front page. However, I like that its on the forums as well, and I like the stats page.

Mainly, though, I hate going to my profile, and seeing that empty space.. it just bugs the crap out of me and makes peoples pages look, well, incomplete. If I create a news post, there's gonna be a giant empty space there, and that kills me lol.


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 15:49:28 Reply

Holy moly!

This is the best site redesign I think I have ever seen. I like the flow of it A LOT.


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 15:54:11 Reply

Is anyone else finding it hard to tell if their daily exp has been deposited?

Every time I open a flash, view it then rate it I cast my vote but I no longer see "vote for 2 more flashes to deposit your exp" message.

I've done 5 today but no idea if I got exp for it.


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 16:01:32 Reply

Ok, I haven't completely explored the site yet, but so far here are the things that I like:

1. You've kept the classic portal, which is one of the defining images of the old Newgrounds, and feels familiar against the "unknown" of the massive changes.

2. The new design in general looks really good, with the neon-coloured, polished-steel, futuristic space shooter image. The classic design was appealing because of its dark/black theme, and I'm glad you've kept that on top of the classier additions.

3. As far as I can tell you've updated the search system, which used to be completely ineffective. This was actually the main thing I was looking forward to when I first heard the word "redesign" many years ago.

4. The integration of all the content on the site into the channels on the main page. Generally looks more organised.

Things that I don't like:

1. The large icons for displaying the content on the main page. It looks too bare and disorganised. I also miss the short author description alongside each submission on the main page. Personally, I was more interested by that, and also the name of the submission (in big Gold letters), than the image itself. The images can easily be misleading, and they don't tell you anything about the submission, so it might just as well be an art submission by the way it's presented.

I would prefer it if you kept the author descriptions, the name of the submission without having to hover over the image, and the name of the author as well. I think the age rating should keep its original colour scheme.

2.The main banner on the front page looks a little empty. This takes away from the whole "slick black" theme of the site. I think the original two tankmen can be replaced with something.

Also, as an idea, would it be possible to give each registered user to modify the wall art or the colour scheme like google does? Considering you've given more colour to the site compared to the more anodyne black and gold, it would be fair to give users some control over it.

I'm generally indifferent to the star system, although I do think it takes away from the individual feel of the site. Regardless I have to admit that it does give you a better idea than the number system. Also I noticed you've kept the old number-based rating banner, so I'm fine with that.

In conclusion, the redesign is a breath of fresh air. It is a symbol of the site's growing ambitions and a promising step towards their realisation. I believe it took a lot of courage and great planning to make such a change, while keeping the community's desires so close to the process.

I understand the redesign is not yet quite complete (mostly with all the bugs, from what I've heard), in which case this "draft" is an amazing success and close to perfect. I would like to thank humbly all the administrators in charge of this work, and express my appreciation of their undying support and loyalty to this community.

I trust all the organizers to listen closely to the community's opinions and suggestions about any more changes that might be needed (which they've always done, and I think we should treasure that.)

Otherwise, I think it's going very well. Congratulations to everybody!

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 16:07:23 Reply

I'm so glad to be part of a community that actually takes the time to improve and a staff that constantly strives to make an awesome site.

NG- Being awesome for over a decade!

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 16:11:36 Reply

At 23 hours ago, jmaster570 wrote: i am not sure if it is because of the update but when i try to load some games/ movies it doesnt load with the little box in the top left that has a circle square and triangle. ( i have had bad internet problems b4 so it may be that)
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i was wrong it does load but it doesnt appear to load no major fixes needed

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 16:17:32 Reply

At 42 minutes ago, ThisIsAnEmergency wrote: I wanna add onto the fact that the only reason I blammed and saved stuff on the daily is to have a cool icon on my front page. Almost the same reason I voted on 5 submissions a day, secrets gave me motivation for that too.

However, that feature is gone on the front of the userpage.. and what'd they replace it with..? Nothing. IF that is the case and that feature IS NOT coming back, then take that giant banner ad at the top, put it in that empty spot, and give me my freaking banner back!

Roar.

Well yeah I guess the ideal situation is where the BBS posts, Flash/Audio/Art reviews, level and maybe the B/P ranking can be shown there, and then if you want a full list of stats you can see the stats page and there'll be all that along with whistle ranking, awards, scouts, fans, etc...

At 46 minutes ago, Haggard wrote: I disagree, sir. Those sounds are annoying as hell. And no, autoplay is NOT a solution. I have my reasons why I turned that feature off. Turning it on just to get rid of the sounds is a bad tradeoff.

Well, they're not really annoying for me. Perhaps a mute button which is shown in the box that comes up before every movie and game whose setting is remembered or something in account settings will be welcomed but honestly, annoying sounds isn't such a big problem. I'm surprised people are actually complaining about them, to be honest :P.


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 17:09:13 Reply

swag

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 17:13:27 Reply

At 1 minute ago, SouljaBoy wrote: swag

THIS muthafuckin nig.

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 17:17:12 Reply

Its ok. but it has flaws,like wheres the new level page, and stuff tom listed. keep workin on it!

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 17:37:35 Reply

I love the new layout and everything! I am sure you guys are still working out the kinks. But it is missing the new review icon and whenever you want to send a mass message to your contacts do you have to do it one by one or will there be a list made to choose your friends like there was before?

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 18:04:51 Reply

newgrounds just got a badass upgrade

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 18:05:20 Reply

At 2 hours ago, Haggard wrote:
Hm, I actually like the stats page a lot better. It gives us a nice overview over ALL our stats. And there are more stats than before to view at a quick glance.

Well...I haven't thought of it that way, and I suppose that would have come with adjustment time...but I still like being able to check if my reviews have been responded to at a click....something that would also please me if all responses were indicated in the notifications star up-top.

Yes, it is strange that we can't see the level of a user when we go to the userpage. But I have the feeling that levels are a lot less important now... (which is a real shame).

I dunno, maybe the new NG caters less to the stat-whores. No problems there!...

Also it's strange that our medals show up on the frontpage AND on the stats page.

...nevermind.


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 18:15:07 Reply

I have a problem/suggestion/bug/whatever you'd like to call it:

There is currently no way to flag new entries to the portal as being unsuitable/hateful/stolen, or if there is it isn't obvious enough. As is there doesn't seem to be any particular way to notify the admins about a certain flash. That means the stolen flash I saw today definitely isn't going to be taken care of, even though it wasn't always 100% in the past with flagging: at least the thing has a chance of being looked at and removed.

This is probably especially important now that people are so buzzed about piracy lately. Probably something you should re-implement/make more visible to the users viewing the portal.

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 18:24:33 Reply

GOOD JOB TOM!

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 18:43:55 Reply

Quoting a good idea suggested by Goat-Man here:

"Right now I'm loving the potential behind a project system integrated directly into Newgrounds! The ability to easily come together and share files will be a great help on future collaborations I'm sure!

It does seem to be missing a key feature though. Communication!
If I am working with a group of people on a project, then there should be a way for me to leave messages for them or talk directly. Maybe it could be an editable document like titanpad, a small chat window or even a forum like thread/post system.
If a system is going to be available to work together like this, then it seems counter-intuitive to still require another means of communicating the project progress and new ideas. It could even be integrated with the notification system, ie "New message(s) in Project ____"

I ran this by people already and they suggested using PMs or Skype (or any such program). The problem with PMs is that it's limited to a 2 way conversation. There is no possible way to keep everyone in the loop of every reply that is made by everyone included. It would get clustered and burdensome. I wouldn't use either Skype because there would be no saved record of all the past conversations, and is someone missed a Skype session they would miss everything said, instead of just reading the old messages saved to the project page.

I hope this is something Newgrounds has planned, or will look into for the future."


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 18:52:32 Reply

I'm glad you like it tom, someone has to, please switch it back to the classic look


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 18:59:53 Reply

Love the new emoticons! My only complaint is I want an option to show my stats to on my user page instead of clicking stats.

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:04:52 Reply

Oh God.

I'm gone for months and come back to this.

The :3 face is completely acceptable so I suppose I'll forgive you all for the mass amounts of confusion I'm feeling.


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:09:59 Reply

If I have on real request one thing That I know most people would a agree on is that every info panel should uniform more specifically like the Art Portal Info Panel. All the things you need to know about the submission in one convent and non intrusive area. even the like crap.

PLEASE BRING BACK THE MOVIE LIGHT BOX MODE!!!

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:14:35 Reply

Everything looks very halloweenie.

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:15:49 Reply

At 3 minutes ago, JoSilver wrote:
PLEASE BRING BACK THE MOVIE LIGHT BOX MODE!!!

They still have that...


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:15:49 Reply

At 4 minutes ago, JoSilver wrote: PLEASE BRING BACK THE MOVIE LIGHT BOX MODE!!!

You mean this?

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:16:34 Reply

I very much dislike how the games and movies have no description next to them anymore. Now you have to tediously click every single picture to find out if it is something you would be interested in or not. It really is a severe turn-off. I may have to seek my fun at other web pages. I don't want too though. I love Newgrounds. It's really just extremely frustrating and time consuming.

Otherwise, I like the re-design. Thanks for reading.


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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:27:53 Reply

Good job on the site. Everything runs smooth as hell even on my slow ass laptop. Things look great and there seems to be a lot more information available on a single page. You guys even kept in the old portal so I can't even cry about that.

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:29:28 Reply

At 8 minutes ago, YoungAndWise wrote:
At 4 minutes ago, JoSilver wrote: PLEASE BRING BACK THE MOVIE LIGHT BOX MODE!!!
You mean this?

absolutely not, when the in-page lay out first was introduce many people hated it and eventually they add the option between the new in-page mode and the old light box mode.

The problem with the in page mode is that if a swf is too small it's shoves it the side of web page.
The light box mode made it so the movie is always snapped the center of the page.

That's what I want back.

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Response to Redesign 2012 Complete! 2012-02-09 19:43:48 Reply

At 2 hours ago, SouljaBoy wrote: swag

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