At 12/29/17 10:49 AM, TomFulp wrote:
We updated Dumping Grounds with the new layout and drag and drop uploading.
Really appreciate this.
We integrated additional software to tackle spam in the blogs and forums while manually removing anyone who gets past the filters.
Is there a post somewhere where I can read all about this? Sounds interesting.
We rebuilt our follow / favorite system and now have more data to use in upcoming updates, such as time stamps for when people are followed and things are favorited. We've begun the transition of replacing hearts with a more clear "Follow" button for artists. You can see this on audio and art pages currently. Hearts will still be used for favoriting content.
Awesome! I've always wanted timestamps. I forget so much crap. Will help me keep up with my library.
The new year will kick off with the launch of new user pages and a new site header. Heads up, the tank logo isn't currently planned to appear in the new header because we could never get it to feel right without taking up a lot of space. We intend to keep working the tank logo into the site in other ways but for now we're in a big state of transition as the layout evolves.
YAY! But also sad face. I'd like to have the option to select a tank theme for browsing NG, honestly. Would be a cool supporter feature or w/e. Then again I'm a nostalgia junkie.
Then we'll be moving on to the forums, PMs, project system, wiki and various odds and ends. We intend to make the PM system more chat-like, where you maintain individual real-time threads with users, rather than the current system where you send single messages and quote previous messages.
Awesome. Are there plans to retain the colon-space quotation system, though? I exchange really long PMs all the time and without it I'll just have to bullet stuff LOL.
The forums will become mobile friendly and include the ability to reply to posts in-feed, something you will see with blog replies in the January update. We're making an ongoing effort to let you do more and more in-feed, so you can interact with lots of stuff without having to jump in and out.
Awesome. I don't like swapping tabs to do everything. I forget and leave stuff unreplied in open tabs almost daily.
We also have plans for helping fans financially support their favorite artists, although the idea involves tracking and rewarding one-time direct payments vs recurring subscriptions, which would require NG to be more of a middleman than we intend to be.
So, similar to a gofundme rather than a monthly patreon subscription. Cool. What would be awesome is a tab on the userpage for supporters. Say, someone tips me a dollar, they appear on my supporter wall. Supporting could on the other hand appear on someone's stats page as a badge with a time stamp, like the NG supporter badge.
In February, expect the release of the NG Dragonball Z collab
If you enjoyed NG this year and are looking forward to our ongoing progress in 2018, it would be greatly appreciated if you become a supporter!
I plan to renew my yearly subscription soon. Dw. <3
Still, we seriously need to double that number asap and make sure it grows year after year, rather than simply maintain.
Yeah, costs aren't going down any time soon, I don't think, esp. after the net neutrality ruling.
Thank you everyone who participated in and supported NG in 2017! I'm proud that NG is home to so many talented individuals and there is always so much cool stuff to see, hear and play. Newgrounds remains a completely unique place on the web and is building strength year after year, all thanks to the ongoing efforts of the community. A lot of websites have come and gone over the years and I want NG fans to be able to look at all this with pride and know they picked the right horse.
QFT. Love ya, Tom! Life wouldn't be the same without NG. I wouldn't have a career.