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Newgrounds has been experiencing a huge influx of artists from Tumblr this week and it's been mind-blowing.

Please read this welcome post if you are new here!

Also consider becoming a supporter! The outpouring of support from new people this week has been like nothing we've ever seen before. It is seriously game-changing and I can't thank you enough for it.

This week we raised the tag limit to 12 tags and the daily art limit to 50 pieces. Bigger things in the works!

If you aren't too familiar with NG, I updated the history and it goes right up to this week.

Each month on Newgrounds, a pool of active voters are invited to rank their favorite games and animation. Those selections determine our Best of the Month and will ideally include Art and Audio some day.

Here is your Best of November!

Top Five Movies

The top-ranked movie based on original material and winner of $250 is The Dark Harvest. Congrats @BryanV!

Top Five Games

Runner-up Movies

6. Pokémon: Fight or Flight
7. 64 Bits - Boy of War
8. Happy Birthday! (Chutney Glaze)
9. Hazbin Hotel Parody: Reception
10. Trapeze Bunny
11. NEUROSI5
12. Madness Randomes 3 Collab
13. DeeDee fan animation
14. RED DEAD REDEMPTION DUH
15. A Really Cool Undertale Animation
16. Too Much Candy
17. The Fun One
18. The Gold Men
19. 3 Leg Man : Foamy The Squirrel
20. ALIEN PIZZA

Runner-up Games

6. Tactical Weapon Pack
7. evil dead: the evil cartridge Director's Cut
8. Neverescape
9. Rogue Fable III
10. Night Claw
11. Soul Side
12. circloO 2
13. Mister Line
14. Viridian
15. Brighton City
16. Ruya DEMO
17. A Lonely Alpaca
18. Crypt Shyfter: Storm Shadow
19. Crypt Shyfter: Warp Hounds
20. Cheap Golf

The voter of the month and winner of honorary Supporter status is @YellowisCOOL.

BTW we're doing Double XP until end of day Wednesday, December 12th. Vote on ten entries per day to log 20XP.

Congrats to the winners and thank you everyone who brightened up NG in November!

What is happening on Newgrounds at the moment is special and it's difficult to even predict what the long-term impact will be. We've had surges of interest over the years and I know to manage my expectations but this feels different. THOUSANDS of REALLY TALENTED artists have joined up over the past two weeks and I know not everyone will stick around but I hope most of you do!

A lot of people have asked about a Literature Portal this week. Right now the Writing Forum is your best option and it will get better with the impending forum update. A Lit Portal HAS been a plan for a long time now; other projects remain ahead in priority (namely a lot of Art Portal / feed updates) but we're holding on to hope for the future.

The Community News is an often overlooked page that has been swarming with posts lately. Go say hi to some people and welcome them to the site!

Welcome Artists & Best of November!


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 14:51:03


Rad changes Tom, super exciting to hear about so many new supporters!
Glad the art portal now hides ratings until 5 votes are cast :)

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 14:53:41


At 12/7/18 02:51 PM, BrandyBuizel wrote: Rad changes Tom, super exciting to hear about so many new supporters!
Glad the art portal now hides ratings until 5 votes are cast :)

Yeah that has been a fun update today, it actually encourages me to vote on even more stuff now.


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 14:56:59


It'll also prevent users from trying to balance it out when an artist gives themself a 5 for their work!

Something about voting though, something needs to be done for the other portals which are rapidly getting less and less votes(72 stuck in under judgment the other day)

At 12/7/18 02:53 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/7/18 02:51 PM, BrandyBuizel wrote: Rad changes Tom, super exciting to hear about so many new supporters!
Glad the art portal now hides ratings until 5 votes are cast :)
Yeah that has been a fun update today, it actually encourages me to vote on even more stuff now.

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 14:59:55


At 12/7/18 02:56 PM, BrandyBuizel wrote: It'll also prevent users from trying to balance it out when an artist gives themself a 5 for their work!

Something about voting though, something needs to be done for the other portals which are rapidly getting less and less votes(72 stuck in under judgment the other day)

The game/movie portal had an influx of Ludum Dare games + tons of adult loops this week so that caused a lot of the judgment backlog, seems to be smoothening out now.


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 15:01:21


The writing portal makes me squeal with excitement. I know it's something extremely simple, but the addition to a writing portal may kick me out of my slump and get back to writing that novel I've been thinking about for years.

The story goes, I once wrote about 100 pages of a novel back in my college years. I never backed it up and lost everything when my computer crashed. Sadly, I'm not financial able to purchase a new computer. I only use my work computer M-F and haven't owned a computer for about 10 years now. (The reason I went inactive from newgrounds for a long time)

I have wrote multiple short pieces by paper, but a new computer and a new reason to write might be exactly what I need to change things.


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 15:08:47


November had many great submissions. Good work everybody.


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 15:24:24


Flex Calibur was fucking robbed of first place


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 15:26:16


Welcome new folks! If you ever need help, holla at a mod, our names are at the bottom of the screen when you are browsing the bbs.
Some of us are nice.
Some of us bite.

You get to figure out which do what yayayaaaaay!!!!

Also I'd love to see a lit portal. I'm so excited for the changes coming here!


Omg thatd be great if the populace could choose art, audio I'm not sure though..

cuz audio listeners are pretty much biased towards just dnb and dubstep, so itd just be f-777 envy and waterflame music for all eternity hahaha..

but hey it might work.

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 15:34:25


At 12/7/18 02:36 PM, TomFulp wrote: The voter of the month and winner of honorary Supporter status is @YellowisCOOL.

Tfw you get drunk and wake up to Supporter status. Seriously though, thanks so much! I did not expect this at all


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 15:38:04


I am very interested in the the writing portal finally become real. I had have discussions about it in the past. I will check it out first and things how it looks. It could really bring a new dimension to NewGrounds.


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 15:41:53


At 12/7/18 02:36 PM, TomFulp wrote: BTW we're doing Double XP until end of day Wednesday, December 12th. Vote on ten entries per day to log 20XP.

yesss, tom, yessss, feed us more XP!

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 16:13:10


Hey Congrats @YellowisCOOL! Cool to see a familiar name there! :D

And Congrats to the winners! So much great stuff this month, and it keeps pouring in...

Gotta keep grinding away with that EXP now. Don't think I've missed any yet... this stream of new content's really been keeping me on NG way more than usual the last few days. Feels just like the old days just not being able to keep up with all the new content that's streaming in. Good times!

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 16:47:14


At 12/7/18 03:39 PM, Mel-Agaroth-Xilliam wrote: the last thing newgrounds needed was the influx of gay diaper furs and incest fetish from Tumblr .

I havent seen a single Diaper fur piece, and ive scouted 100s of people. but if it DOES exist, just mute the artist and there work. Thats why it exists...

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 16:50:37


This new unexpected change had me in tears for while now..

I'm so glad NG is picking up traction again, free from bad business decison and meaningless censorship. Now let's hope Youtube goes under one day too.

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 16:53:16


At 12/7/18 04:47 PM, Spazkid wrote:
At 12/7/18 03:39 PM, Mel-Agaroth-Xilliam wrote: the last thing newgrounds needed was the influx of gay diaper furs and incest fetish from Tumblr .
I havent seen a single Diaper fur piece, and ive scouted 100s of people. but if it DOES exist, just mute the artist and there work. Thats why it exists...
Excuse the double post

How do you mute artists again...? Been meaning to do that for a while now


At 12/7/18 04:53 PM, solitonmedic wrote: How do you mute artists again...? Been meaning to do that for a while now

Muting on a sitewide scale is something we still need to tackle... So at the moment:

1) You can BLOCK a user, which hides their posts in the forum, doesn't let them PM you, doesn't let them reply to your blog posts, and a few other things like that. It doesn't hide their content in the portals and I imagine people would want something more gentle like a "Mute" vs outright blocking some artists. A Block could also mute by default though.

2) You CAN mute a user who you follow or are friends with but it only applies to your feed. So for example if you're friends with someone who makes bad music, when you see their music in your feed, click the GEAR icon to bring up your options. You can choose to Hide ALL of their activity in your feed, or just Hide their MUSIC activity in your feed.

The final ultimate frontier is global muting, which would hide someone's content throughout the site. This is probably a bigger priority in the Art Portal than elsewhere and I have no clue how far out it is... At some point the Art Portal browsing will be powered by our Elastic cluster, which makes filtering like that work better.


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At 12/7/18 04:47 PM, Spazkid wrote: I havent seen a single Diaper fur piece, and ive scouted 100s of people. but if it DOES exist, just mute the artist and there work. Thats why it exists...

Amen.


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 18:33:21


Ohh wow,thanks to those who voted!!!


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 19:37:58


At 12/7/18 03:34 PM, YellowisCOOL wrote:
At 12/7/18 02:36 PM, TomFulp wrote: The voter of the month and winner of honorary Supporter status is @YellowisCOOL.
Tfw you get drunk and wake up to Supporter status. Seriously though, thanks so much! I did not expect this at all

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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 20:46:42


At 12/7/18 06:55 PM, Mel-Agaroth-Xilliam wrote: and for the record , just because one's quality of work is deemed to be of high standard in one site, doesn't mean it is or should be viewed as high standard anywhere else , these artists wish to migrate here and upload content ?, fine. but they should be scouted by staff, not by biased fellows .

by using your own logic , we could start rolling out the welcome mat for the influx of artists that literally shit on a canvass, then ejaculate on it ( no doubt that gets the Tumblr crowd hard ), and who knows, maybe Newgrounds will sink to such a low level that it will allow that , nothing surprises me at this point .

there are plenty of great artists with really high quality stuff and they have bringed newgrounds back to the forefront of the internet for a change (something that hasnt happened in like 12 years) so yeah, this is literaly one of the best things that have happened to the site for a long time
if you personaly dislike tumblr well that site is burning in hell as we speak, your irrational fear of new people is seriously detrimental

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 21:24:51


That's a damn good Top 5 right there. I love how the first two winning movies are actual originals! The past few weeks were pretty exciting indeed, I do hope those artists are planning to stay! The twitter memes spawned by this whole tumblr debacle were a good laugh and it undoubtedly helped promote Newgrounds on the side. Oh, and I did find some underrated movies while doing my monthly voting :)


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 21:40:51


At 12/7/18 09:13 PM, Mel-Agaroth-Xilliam wrote:
At 12/7/18 08:46 PM, carso150 wrote:
if you personally dislike tumblr well that site is burning in hell as we speak
so hell spelled open and is now invading us

your irrational fear of new people is seriously detrimental
judging by your join up date , you're one of them , it means that your really don't know how horrible Tumblr was, or you were just accustomed to it, either way , Tumblr is the internet's version of Chernobyl.

im a LONG TIME lurker of the site, i used to have an account back in2012 but i forgot the pasword, iseriously love this site and seeing the influx of new great artists pummped me on to create a new account to be able of participate in this new golden age
and believe me, we all know that tumblr WAS terrible, even tumblr users, even more tumblr users, but thats was because of the piss poor moderation that didnt do ANYTHING to control the people, here its diferent, the mods actually do their job and not only sleep on their chairs all day, so relax, as i say only good things can come from new people coming to this site

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 21:58:53


Not really coming from Tumblr (since I don't have any audience there), but I wanted a better place to post my artworks.

So far I'm slowly figuring out how to build my presence around here but it's been good to explore. The layout is pretty neat, forums are a very useful tool to discuss art related stuff even if you don't have much popularity. Also at the moment my art is getting even more attention than any other art community like DeviantArt/Pixiv. The system of getting scouted to get into the Art Portal still bugs me a little, but it's working out. So far, so good :D

Just a doubt: Once someone scout me I'll be able to post in the Art Portal forever? Or I'll need to be scouted several times?


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 22:00:08


Awesome to see the influx of new artists and feel some hope for NG kicking more butt!

Side note: I think you mis-spelled Phoenotopia in the NG news!

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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 22:13:15


Yo @Mel-Agaroth-Xilliam, what's all this malice? Tumblr may have a bad name but I've seen a bunch of really great artists arrive here that simply deserve recognition. Scrap ideology, tumblr was merely a tool for creators and now it's become useless to them. If these artists were to flourish anywhere, I would want it to be here on Newgrounds. You think a handful of tumblr users will rock the boat? I don't think so. Newgrounds has always thrived on controversy. In the end new users get to decide whether they like this place or not. If they hate it here, they'll just get up and leave. I will say this: by telling newcomers to to fuck off you're doing Newgrounds a huge disfavor. At least give these people a chance man.


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Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 22:22:24


Oh yay! Its always great to see more artists here :D

Response to Welcome Artists & Best of November! 2018-12-07 23:13:17


This month's animation is pretty dang awesome! I really dig BryanV's :D Definitely on the look out for more awesome creators here


At 12/7/18 09:58 PM, Andre-APM wrote: Just a doubt: Once someone scout me I'll be able to post in the Art Portal forever? Or I'll need to be scouted several times?

If I understood correctly, Scouting is a branching system. Let's say for instance I scouted you and someone else, and as a scouted artist you scouted two more people. If the other person I scouted does something and got their scout status revoked, my own scout would be revoked for being the one "responsible" for the transgressor, and as consequence you and the other two people you scouted would lose your scouted status due to being "under" me. Like snipping a branch from a tree, its leaves fall with it.

...At least that's how I understood it; I could be wrong.


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