Tomorrow, September 22nd, is Madness Day here on NG and to celebrate, we're giving everyone the opportunity to snag 22XP!
All you need to do is vote on 11 items tomorrow, whether it's animation, games, art or audio. You'll get 2XP for each vote.
This officially begins at 9AM EST so @liljim can get some sleep and be around in case something breaks. He's had a busy week. You can get the traditional 10XP before 9am then grab 12 more after.
UPDATE: We set 22XP live at 7am. I got mine!
If you missed it, we released a big voting overhaul yesterday.
To summarize again:
1) You now gain 2XP the moment you score any content, 10XP per day max. Previously you had to vote on five games and/or movies before logging 10XP as a single deposit.
2) The Pico voting bar and review score bar have been merged into a single score bar, featuring tankman Steve, illustrated by @IvanAlmighty.
3) You can now edit both your score and review. You can delete your review, too.
4) You still have to score a submission in order to review it but you can now hide your score if you aren't into that sort of thing; we've talked to a lot of artists who aren't.
5) You can now react to reviews with emotes, in place of the old +/- system.
6) Not mentioned yesterday - Eulogy pages are now mobile friendly and include review responses. Enjoy, @Cyberdevil!
To explain our voting system; prior to 2015, you could vote on the same entry every day if you wanted to and keep driving its score up or down (this is where the term zero bombing started). We logged the votes but we didn't keep any long-term logs of who had cast the vote.
Starting in 2015, we changed the system to allow one vote per user per submission.
Yesterday, we did a merge. If you reviewed a piece of content at any point in NG history, your review score is now your vote score for that piece of content. Otherwise, if you voted on something after 2015, that vote data is still on record unless it was replaced by your review score.
We are now ignoring the "anonymous" vote data from 2000-2015.
As a result, we have old submissions with lower vote totals and high scores that might not best reflect community consensus.
Now would be a GREAT time to browse the Best of All Time rankings and give some honest scores to the submissions you see. We expect everything to self-correct with time.
The Best of All Time list updates once every four hours, giving you a chance to check in throughout the day and weigh in on a batch of new top entries.
See you here for the Madness tomorrow!
Happy Madness Day! The front page artist news appears to be broken. Go browse this list to see what everyone is up to!