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At 2/21/17 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: Beebo is still here:

http://www.newgrounds.com/collection/beebo

Ah, false alarm then. *relief*

Also hoping we get all the Scrotum movies back on-line over time. I got the FLA files from Brian, just need to find the musicians who wants to take on re-scoring each one.

And good to know those were all preserved too! :) Hope more authors still have their old source files, and are still around to do something with them...

All the people who get projects un-published for this reason btw, do they receive any note as to why the submission's down, so they know what to fix? I'm curious since a couple collabs I was in were taken down, but the message on the project pages are pretty anonymous. No info about a need to swap out music to fix things.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-02-23 08:23:12 Reply

At 2/23/17 12:16 AM, PianoPlayer300 wrote: If I stop uploading remakes can I get unbanned? People on my YouTube want to use my music in GD, even though I don't really play GD now...

Chances of getting unbanned sounds like something to speak to the mods about, though your music being available in GD at all would mean you need to be on their whitelist.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-02-23 09:09:44 Reply

At 2/23/17 08:22 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: All the people who get projects un-published for this reason btw, do they receive any note as to why the submission's down, so they know what to fix? I'm curious since a couple collabs I was in were taken down, but the message on the project pages are pretty anonymous. No info about a need to swap out music to fix things.

I've been inconsistent on this front. I emailed a lot of people when we did some largescale takedowns at the end of 2016 but I never finished emailing everyone. For ongoing removals I usually PM the author with info and a link to music resources but I haven't been 100% consistent with that either - usually in the case of really bad stuff that should have been blammed in the first place. Down the road we could try to automate more of that messaging but we've been trying to keep momentum on other features at the moment.


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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-02-23 10:59:57 Reply

At 2/23/17 09:09 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've been inconsistent on this front. I emailed a lot of people when we did some largescale takedowns at the end of 2016 but I never finished emailing everyone. For ongoing removals I usually PM the author with info and a link to music resources but I haven't been 100% consistent with that either - usually in the case of really bad stuff that should have been blammed in the first place. Down the road we could try to automate more of that messaging but we've been trying to keep momentum on other features at the moment.

Good to know! I suppose only the main author would be notified if it's a collaborative thing as well. Sounds fair. Would be interesting to know exactly how much stuff's been taken down, but maybe I don't really want to know...

How about just adding a line or two about this in the 'Project is Un-Published' box though? Seems that might be an easier way to inform (at least the more active) users what's going on; what they can do about it.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-03-13 06:42:40 Reply

Yes! This is a solution! :)

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-03-17 14:43:50 Reply

Hey, I know this is probably a old thread and this is a small problem, but I noticed that when my name was MD-777 I was able to use my music ingame but then I changed my name and now my new songs are unusable... I know I set allow external api use to on....

also what does "title says it all: your not coming from newgrounds.com, are you" mean?


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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-03-18 08:07:39 Reply

At 3/17/17 02:43 PM, MkalluxMusic wrote: Hey, I know this is probably a old thread and this is a small problem, but I noticed that when my name was MD-777 I was able to use my music ingame but then I changed my name and now my new songs are unusable... I know I set allow external api use to on....

also what does "title says it all: your not coming from newgrounds.com, are you" mean?

I believe Geometry Dash is using usernames instead of unique user IDs. GD has access to the unique IDs so if it updates to make use of them, that would probably fix it. Nothing we can do on our end though.

I forget how to even explain the "you aren't coming from NG" error... It thinks you are trying to call a script but not from an actual page on NG. I need to refresh one what can cause that.


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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-03-18 20:04:48 Reply

Even with a big GTFO banner staring you in the face whenever you try to upload something, a few tracks are still slipping through the cracks. I'm guessing not everyone speaks English, so they see the banner with the Geometry Dash logo and assume it means "put all your favorite NCS tracks here so we can use them in GD!!! LOL XD" Maybe a big red strikethrough across the "Geometry Dash" would get the point across?
(nothing against GD, just an idea)

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-03-18 20:08:07 Reply

At 3/18/17 08:04 PM, iamwontolla wrote: I'm guessing not everyone speaks English, so they see the banner with the Geometry Dash logo and assume it means "put all your favorite NCS tracks here so we can use them in GD!!! LOL XD" Maybe a big red strikethrough across the "Geometry Dash" would get the point across?

Lol, you have a good point, Wontolla

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-03-24 09:58:43 Reply

At 2/4/17 11:39 AM, Doctor933brains wrote:
At 2/4/17 11:34 AM, XenoMorphGD wrote: Are you fuc*ing dumb? Why banning a game only for this sh*t?! Well, I NG has no reason to ban this game.
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Would you feel better if I told you that the steam version of GD will be back? And that the ban itself is not permanent.

I know. It actually came back. But Really. I'm done with this shit. I don't want to talk about this. I don't care. Don't even reply me.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-03-24 11:04:18 Reply

At 3/24/17 09:58 AM, XenoMorphGD wrote: I know. It actually came back. But Really. I'm done with this shit. I don't want to talk about this. I don't care. Don't even reply me.
Don't even reply me

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Lots of people being reasonable about this, still a surprising amount of backlash. You know NG is for things other than Geometry Dash, right?

Really, I don't completely understand why some artists don't want their music being used in it, but at least respect what they want. There are people that use Newgrounds for reasons that have nothing to do with GD. Some of them have even been here longer than it has. Not that I'd expect people to understand "respect" when half the unscouted submissions are MDK tracks reuploaded without permission, or sometimes even credit.

I love the idea of new fans finding my music through a game (still don't think I made it on the whitelist though), so I should be the one complaining about the new rules, but here we are.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-03-24 21:12:05 Reply

And by the way, if you're thinking about giving up on music because your songs might not be in one game that's popular right now, you're making music for the wrong goddamn reasons.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-06-04 10:57:24 Reply

Yea. I got thoose on in my OWN songs, but when i go to GD, and put the id, it says "Song is not allowed for use." What to do?


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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-08-02 03:47:10 Reply

Does RobTop release the New Artist Whitelist to public ?

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2017-08-11 14:20:31 Reply

At 8/2/17 03:47 AM, ScottJames27 wrote: Does RobTop release the New Artist Whitelist to public ?

I don't think so.........

Sorry.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2018-06-06 20:10:02 Reply

At 2/1/17 04:05 PM, Nicfart646 wrote: So since I was scouted before this rule was set... people are able to use my songs?

Yes.


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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2018-06-06 20:15:46 Reply

At 2/2/17 08:48 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 2/2/17 08:17 AM, RC75 wrote: I'm not one to do this, but say someone is a gd player and wants to make their own audio for their levels, but their work is 100% original?
Up until this week that was doable and totally fine. However due to the amount of people who didn't follow the rules, the chances of getting your own original music into GD is now gonna be pretty slim.

Tom, you just need to hire more trustworthy people who upload their own content and follow the rules. When I first started NG I didn't know a thing about copyright and how it worked, and a few of my remixes were taken down. But I learned my lesson, and learned more about copyright law. So I won't do anything wrong in the future.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2018-06-06 20:34:49 Reply

Since Tom made this post some people have become very happy and very angry. I can understand all of the stealing, but we all know that there are people out there who want their music in GD. And I started making music before I started playing GD. I didn't know how to get my songs on the internet. When I started playing GD, I discovered NG, and the rest is history. But I've been on newgrounds for almost two years, and writing music and drawing art for about four. And when I was first here, I was hearing a bit about everything happening on NG. I knew that there was not enough people to take them down. I also realized that people were tricking other people into thinking that a song that they didn't create was theirs by making it a different name. I've encountered this on several occasions of being on newgrounds. There is a forum called the Audio Portal Cleanup, but I've barely seen any cleaning up. I know it would take awhile to clean it up, but you've got to have at least one or two people cleaning it up at a time. And you don't know whose spamming other people's creations on their and claiming they stole it because they don't like that person. Or they're doing it for no reason. I think the audio portal is the worst place on newgrounds for stolen work. It needs serious work. Thousands of submissions have been submitted that people didn't create. I don't think that the audio portal will ever be cleaned unless it is temporarily shut down and a big crew of songwriters, music lovers, and NG team go in and clean it up. But I'm not talking about just random people. I'm talking about people who have a great amount of experience. I think that the people who should clean the portal should be at least 5+ years on NG and have their experience level at higher than 15. Because the expirence level their at shows how long they've been on NG. I go on NG all the time, and I enjoy it. But I don't enjoy it when bad people upload things they didn't create. Someday, somebody will fix this and make NG and GD a better place. I hope.

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Response to Geometry Dash Drama & Updates 2018-06-06 20:39:55 Reply

Too many people speak Spanish and Chinese. But I've never seen anyone speak Chinese on Newgorunds.

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