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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2017-12-31 21:30:33 (edited 2017-12-31 21:30:48) Reply

Look forward to the new changes! :)

Happy new years everyone.

My new change will be submitting my first Unity game to Newgrounds which is proving to be pretty big.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2017-12-31 22:25:48 (edited 2017-12-31 22:26:07) Reply

At 12/31/17 09:30 PM, Eggy wrote: Look forward to the new changes! :)
Happy new years everyone.

Happy New Year to you as well.


My new change will be submitting my first Unity game to Newgrounds which is proving to be pretty big.

Unity can be a hassle, why not just stay with what you are using now?


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2017-12-31 23:14:12 Reply

A good year for Newgrounds! Congratulations Tom! And for many more good years to come for NG.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2017-12-31 23:20:07 Reply

Another year posting My acount will be 11 this year


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 00:00:08 Reply

At 12/31/17 11:14 PM, LuWolf wrote: A good year for Newgrounds! Congratulations Tom! And for many more good years to come for NG.

A good 2018 to you as well. This is the last post of 2017.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 00:24:04 Reply

HAPPY NEW YEAR NG

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 02:24:16 Reply

Thanks for a great 2017 NG. And to Tom for help with my account


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 03:02:47 Reply

At 1/1/18 12:24 AM, 1kinglybone wrote: HAPPY NEW YEAR NG

2017 is already gone. 2018 is here to stay. Enjoy it and have a great year.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 04:05:35 Reply

Happy New Year!

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 10:07:32 Reply

At 12/29/17 11:02 AM, Djjaner wrote: First

dude, save that "first" crap for the youtube comments section.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 13:27:42 Reply

At 12/31/17 10:25 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 12/31/17 09:30 PM, Eggy wrote: Look forward to the new changes! :)
Happy new years everyone.
Happy New Year to you as well.


My new change will be submitting my first Unity game to Newgrounds which is proving to be pretty big.
Unity can be a hassle, why not just stay with what you are using now?

Flash is being phased out now and sponsors wont even sponsor flash games. Plus unity is pretty cool, my new game has physics which was harder to do in flash.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 14:29:12 Reply

At 1/1/18 01:27 PM, Eggy wrote:
At 12/31/17 10:25 PM, DoctorStrongbad wrote:
At 12/31/17 09:30 PM, Eggy wrote:
My new change will be submitting my first Unity game to Newgrounds which is proving to be pretty big.
Unity can be a hassle, why not just stay with what you are using now?
Flash is being phased out now and sponsors wont even sponsor flash games. Plus unity is pretty cool, my new game has physics which was harder to do in flash.

Those are good points. I remember when Unity was buggy, but looks like it is now running smooth.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 14:46:50 Reply

Keep it up, Tom. We love ya and your efforts.

holy shit my account turns 10 years old in 4 days

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 17:17:30 Reply

You should make it possible to post updates on mobile.

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 17:18:30 (edited 2018-01-01 17:19:55) Reply

2017 was a pretty good year :)

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 17:56:54 Reply

At 1/1/18 05:18 PM, Jupitrean wrote: 2017 was a pretty good year :)

You are lucky that it was good for you. However, now you have to see what happens in 2018.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 20:10:58 Reply

At 1/1/18 05:17 PM, Jupitrean wrote: You should make it possible to post updates on mobile.

That was intended for the user page update but the rich text editor we use wasn't quite ready for prime time with its big mobile update (currently in alpha). We plan to revisit that after launch and may switch to a different text editor.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-01 23:43:19 Reply

I've been hoping for a way to earn a free username change. Is there a possibility this could come? Like, if you reached a certain level, you could change your username.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 01:14:22 Reply

At 12/31/17 09:09 AM, TomFulp wrote: We never went into detail about it but we use two different tools. The downside is it does add to our monthly costs and the results are sometimes overly aggressive - regular people who depend on VPNs often get snagged - but marketing spam keeps getting more sophisticated and aggressive so it's good to be blocking a lot of it.

Absolutely. And I'd rather have this happen than see the day we had to start paying to post. Marketing period is getting more aggressive. Anywhere to inject an ad, I swear.

The quoting system will likely go away if we change to a more threaded chat-like conversation, no plans there at the moment at least.

Darn. Oh well, live and learn. Hoping that old PMs will at least be archived with the quotes or something. Or maybe that we could choose to save them to our NG dump.

Yeah, more like gofundme and ko.fi. We had Paypal donate buttons on content in the early years of the Portal but no one used them.

Whaaaat? Are you serious? Must have been pre-2006, or before I started making music at least.

Part of that was web culture at the time but I think another big part was that we didn't track the transactions to that people could get credit for supporting artists.

Absolutely. I remember PayPal used to be sketch af. Plus, without some kind of reminder somewhere that I've dropped cash on somebody, I feel like I'm dumping money into a black hole. And who's to say I know if they even touch their acc? Lol.

The goal is to track the payment while never actually handling the money, so it is transferred from one user to another without NG taking a cut or having to handle any related accounting / tax / money laundering concerns. A lot of websites have become money handlers nowadays and most aren't following all the laws around that.

Really looking forward to this. If and when this happens, NG will officially replace my bandcamp. Not that I don't love bandcamp, but the interface is annoying, and I don't like having to upload a .wav or FLAC. No one I know even uses those anymore, well, unless you're a label, and I've never heard of anyone particularly needing them even in that case.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 04:08:43 Reply

Ayy cheers ♥

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 05:50:50 Reply

At 1/2/18 01:14 AM, ADR3-N wrote: Whaaaat? Are you serious? Must have been pre-2006, or before I started making music at least.

Yeah they were there way back. :) https://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/76c43e2e99c454ae466fb4467c10a01f

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 07:03:15 Reply

At 1/2/18 05:50 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: Yeah they were there way back. :) https://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/76c43e2e99c454ae466fb4467c10a01f

Woah. I never even noticed. Though to be fair, they weren't huge attention grabbers or anything. Hoping the new ones will be similar to the follow button in that, well, we can see them, and they look flashy enough to wanna click. :P

Also, this made me miss batting averages. Thought they were the bee's knees back in the day.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 07:39:38 Reply

At 1/2/18 07:03 AM, ADR3-N wrote: Woah. I never even noticed. Though to be fair, they weren't huge attention grabbers or anything. Hoping the new ones will be similar to the follow button in that, well, we can see them, and they look flashy enough to wanna click. :P

Also, this made me miss batting averages. Thought they were the bee's knees back in the day.

Yeah they were far out of view and not particularly aesthetically appealing. XD Think that was PayPal's official donation design back in the day though, the new one does look a lot more like our follow buttons! Orange and inviting, just a lighter shade.

Fo rizzle. And the old icons, profile pop-up's, dropdown lists for submissions... all them simplifying and sometimes equally dysfunctionalizing elements of old, them days...

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 09:09:36 Reply

I might be part of a minority, but I wouldn't mind and in fact appreciate if the tank were retired in the redesign. A battle vehicle never fit "New ground" to me - it conquers instead of exploring - and as an "Armor"ed vehicle it feels like it would fit a different site (which I do not frequent but hear of way too often :P) anyway.

The purpose of Newgrounds isn't war - it is creative exploration in all media. Maybe the new year and the new design can open up to it? :)

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 09:17:21 Reply

At 1/2/18 09:09 AM, ronaria wrote: I might be part of a minority, but I wouldn't mind and in fact appreciate if the tank were retired in the redesign. A battle vehicle never fit "New ground" to me - it conquers instead of exploring - and as an "Armor"ed vehicle it feels like it would fit a different site (which I do not frequent but hear of way too often :P) anyway.

The purpose of Newgrounds isn't war - it is creative exploration in all media. Maybe the new year and the new design can open up to it? :)

This has been a long running concern of mine as well, it's just been tough since the logo has become such an iconic part of NG. I like to see the tank as an unstoppable force that breaks down barriers but I know it's just straight up off-putting to a good number of people.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 11:30:26 Reply

At 1/2/18 09:17 AM, TomFulp wrote: This has been a long running concern of mine as well, it's just been tough since the logo has become such an iconic part of NG. I like to see the tank as an unstoppable force that breaks down barriers but I know it's just straight up off-putting to a good number of people.

It's a motherfucking tank, who cares what others think of it!


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 15:49:49 Reply

I feel that there a good chance of success for everyone on NG 2018.

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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 16:04:21 Reply

At 1/2/18 03:49 PM, RigaheaD wrote: I feel that there a good chance of success for everyone on NG 2018.

It would be great for all us to have an amazing 2018. I will do my best to keep everything running smoothly.


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Response to 2017 Year End Thoughts 2018-01-02 16:14:31 Reply

Thank you for everything Tom ,seriously I love this place and met so many cool people and amazing content for all these years .
I will never stop using this site as long as it's ON

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At 1/2/18 04:14 PM, Alef321 wrote: Thank you for everything Tom ,seriously I love this place and met so many cool people and amazing content for all these years .
I will never stop using this site as long as it's ON

Thanks!


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