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Give the Gift of Supporter!

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Gifting Supporter


‘Tis the season of giving! We just pushed a few updates to our Supporter upgrade. When you visit a user page, if the user doesn’t have a Supporter logo next to their name you will now see a gift icon in its place - click this to gift them Supporter status!


@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:


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Gifting has always been an option but traditionally required manual name entry on the Supporter purchase form, vs a convenient link that encourages gifting. 


We’ve also introduced a checkbox that lets you control whether your gift is anonymous. Gifting was previously anonymous; now you can make your gift known and see your name on the Wall of Honor


You can edit the private / public status of your gifts via your Supporter history page, which we plan to tidy up a bit.


If you aren’t familiar with our Supporter upgrade, it’s $3 per month or $25 for the year with the option to pay more if you’d like to give additional support. Supporters browse NG ad-free with a variety of perks. 


Long-term we’d like for NG to be entirely funded by supporters, with enough surplus to establish a new rev-share system that isn’t based on ads (think of it as Spotify or Netflix for indie web content but free for people who can’t pay). We’re making gradual progress towards this goal each year and your support is greatly appreciated!


On the topic of funding, we’ll likely be running a video ad campaign for the last few weeks of 2019 to help cover some expenses from the year. We plan for the ads to only show for unregistered users and no more than 2-3 ads per day.


Collabinator


Last week we updated The Collabinator, introducing new categories for those seeking paid work and those looking to hire, in addition to the existing category for people who just want to make stuff with other talented individuals.


We added tags with tag search and copied the existing “Open for Commissions” blog posts into the “Open for Paid Work” category. We’ll be adding ratings filters and have a big list of improvements we hope to make in this space, while also promoting it more around the site.


Newgrounds OC Animation Competition


What started as a writing competition, followed by an art and voice acting competition, has now moved on to the final segment: the Animation Competition! Utilizing the script, character designs and voice demos, create a trailer or teaser for what an actual episode might look like!


Ruffle - In Browser Flash Emulation


If you missed it, Ruffle now has a sponsor page on GitHub! Ruffle is a project created by @Mike to create an open-source Flash emulator. We’ll soon be using Ruffle on NG to emulate Flash in-browser for most of the existing animation and some of the games. The goal for Ruffle is to support every SWF (Flash file) but it will need a lot of time, effort and ongoing support from Flash enthusiasts!


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:


wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first


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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:03:13


At 12/17/19 04:00 PM, Snackers wrote:
@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:
wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first


HE WAS JUST PRETENDING!


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:04:54


At 12/17/19 04:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:00 PM, Snackers wrote:
@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:
wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first
HE WAS JUST PRETENDING!


NO. THATS NOT TRUE, IT CANT BE, HE'S A FAKE GAMER??????????


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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:12:45


At 12/17/19 04:04 PM, Snackers wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:00 PM, Snackers wrote:
@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:
wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first
HE WAS JUST PRETENDING!
NO. THATS NOT TRUE, IT CANT BE, HE'S A FAKE GAMER??????????


Soulja's got champagne for his real friends, real pain for his sham friends.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:12:59


kek


Would love to support ruffle if github accepted paypal balance

Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:14:42


At 12/17/19 04:04 PM, Snackers wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:00 PM, Snackers wrote:
@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:
wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first
HE WAS JUST PRETENDING!
NO. THATS NOT TRUE, IT CANT BE, HE'S A FAKE GAMER??????????


Brandy gotta keep up, I did this shit last December. With new update I can also see EVERYONE i've ever gifted supporter status to. Man im so generous and humble this list sure is big this screenshot is just a sliver of it


https://twitter.com/ninja_muffin99/status/1073037798561636353


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RIP NINJAMUFFIN COLLAB NEVER FORGET

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:15:48


At 12/17/19 04:14 PM, ninjamuffin99 wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:04 PM, Snackers wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:00 PM, Snackers wrote:
@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:
wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first
HE WAS JUST PRETENDING!
NO. THATS NOT TRUE, IT CANT BE, HE'S A FAKE GAMER??????????
Brandy gotta keep up, I did this shit last December. With new update I can also see EVERYONE i've ever gifted supporter status to. Man im so generous and humble this list sure is big this screenshot is just a sliver of it

https://twitter.com/ninja_muffin99/status/1073037798561636353


It's true, he actually inspired me to continue the giving


At 12/17/19 04:14 PM, ninjamuffin99 wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:04 PM, Snackers wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:00 PM, Snackers wrote:
@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:
wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first
HE WAS JUST PRETENDING!
NO. THATS NOT TRUE, IT CANT BE, HE'S A FAKE GAMER??????????
Brandy gotta keep up, I did this shit last December. With new update I can also see EVERYONE i've ever gifted supporter status to. Man im so generous and humble this list sure is big this screenshot is just a sliver of it


Oh wow, once you have the option to make all those public you might top the inevitable Gifter Leaderboard.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:24:21


This is an amazing Update that I hope is a permanant update and not a 1 time festive thing. Also I hope SouljaBoy comes back to NG one day to see he got supporter status.


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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:26:48


Awesome, I noticed the gift icon. I'll be using that in the future for sure.


Also, can we get a plug for the OC competition?


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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 16:32:13


At 12/17/19 04:26 PM, CoachFro wrote: Awesome, I noticed the gift icon. I'll be using that in the future for sure.

Also, can we get a plug for the OC competition?


Oh good call, meant to plug that this week! Updating post now.


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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At 12/17/19 04:16 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:14 PM, ninjamuffin99 wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:04 PM, Snackers wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:00 PM, Snackers wrote:
@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:
wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first
HE WAS JUST PRETENDING!
NO. THATS NOT TRUE, IT CANT BE, HE'S A FAKE GAMER??????????
Brandy gotta keep up, I did this shit last December. With new update I can also see EVERYONE i've ever gifted supporter status to. Man im so generous and humble this list sure is big this screenshot is just a sliver of it
Oh wow, once you have the option to make all those public you might top the inevitable Gifter Leaderboard.


Even when I am dirt poor I still scramble paypal money together to gift Newgrounds supporter status. A true king serves his people before he rules.


RIP NINJAMUFFIN COLLAB NEVER FORGET

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-17 17:23:55


I'm up to twenty-one gifted year badges so far, but it took four years to reach that. Someday, I hope to make it to fifty, but my job doesn't really pay all that well, so I don't know. Maybe within another four years?

Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-18 04:39:04


Good stuff! Im really excited about ruffle.


gsk.

Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-18 09:22:56


So this is what you were talking about @EvilAntonioUTTP! Hmm why not. This Christmas spirit's becoming pretty competitive, and there is that somewhat competetive thing about competition...


Good to see the Collabinator page got pretty streamlined too, guide and all. 2019 seems to be ending with pretty awesome progress; great things lined up for 2020! The dystopian Flash death looming no longer seems as much of an obstacle. More like a small compatability roadbump.


Awesome everything.


Check out the NRC / Hexa #56 (Nov)

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-18 10:54:30


At 12/18/19 09:22 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: So this is what you were talking about @EvilAntonioUTTP! Hmm why not. This Christmas spirit's becoming pretty competitive, and there is that somewhat competetive thing about competition...

Good to see the Collabinator page got pretty streamlined too, guide and all. 2019 seems to be ending with pretty awesome progress; great things lined up for 2020! The dystopian Flash death looming no longer seems as much of an obstacle. More like a small compatability roadbump.

Awesome everything.


Cyberdevil Thanks!


gooad!

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-18 12:53:32


Well that's a nice feature to add, I was thinking for the supporter gift, when Christmas is over, maybe change the support icon's color into orange or silhouette the supporter badge/gear, that might look appealing at any day of the year. (Not that it could work, but it's something.)


SM/AMA/FAQs (Now both are ready, well sort of)

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now THIS is epic


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At 12/18/19 12:53 PM, StickmanMarkinson wrote: Well that's a nice feature to add, I was thinking for the supporter gift, when Christmas is over, maybe change the support icon's color into orange or silhouette the supporter badge/gear, that might look appealing at any day of the year. (Not that it could work, but it's something.)


Sounds like a great idea. Feels like Christmas makes it all the more special, but as long as it's still more special when it's Christmas, why not have something there the entire year...


Check out the NRC / Hexa #56 (Nov)

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-18 17:42:25


I was wondering why I was suddenly a Supporter. Thanks a bunch for the Supporter status @TomFulp! I truly appreciate it.


Request Reviews // #7 Reviewer // #2 Audio Reviewer

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-18 22:02:12


I saw that little red present thing. I'm thinking of giving someone a month. Not sure who, though.

Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-18 22:38:17


At 12/18/19 05:42 PM, NekoMika wrote: Thanks a bunch for the Supporter status @TomFulp! I truly appreciate it.


If Mr. Fulp gifted one today, then I guess I will, too. Merry Newgrounds, whomever I choose!

Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-19 01:13:54


At 12/17/19 03:15 PM, TomFulp wrote: Gifting Supporter

‘Tis the season of giving! When you visit a user page, if the user doesn’t have a Supporter logo next to their name you will now see a gift icon in its place - click this to gift them Supporter status!


It would be awesome to be a supporter. I have never been one before. Its a brave new world.


I have a PhD in Troll Physics

Top Medal points user list. I am number 12

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-19 01:30:36


Ah shit here we go again its almost time for my biannual supporter status upgrade.


£5 man slut for hire. Inquire within

Wi/Ht? #45

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-19 04:33:50


Did some santa work yesterday think i gifted like 4 different artists i like a subscription, merry crimbis everybody, what a wonderful feature!


At 12/17/19 03:15 PM, TomFulp wrote: Gifting Supporter

‘Tis the season of giving! We just pushed a few updates to our Supporter upgrade. When you visit a user page, if the user doesn’t have a Supporter logo next to their name you will now see a gift icon in its place - click this to gift them Supporter status!

@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:

Gifting has always been an option but traditionally required manual name entry on the Supporter purchase form, vs a convenient link that encourages gifting. 

We’ve also introduced a checkbox that lets you control whether your gift is anonymous. Gifting was previously anonymous; now you can make your gift known and see your name on the Wall of Honor. 

You can edit the private / public status of your gifts via your Supporter history page, which we plan to tidy up a bit.

If you aren’t familiar with our Supporter upgrade, it’s $3 per month or $25 for the year with the option to pay more if you’d like to give additional support. Supporters browse NG ad-free with a variety of perks. 

Long-term we’d like for NG to be entirely funded by supporters, with enough surplus to establish a new rev-share system that isn’t based on ads (think of it as Spotify or Netflix for indie web content but free for people who can’t pay). We’re making gradual progress towards this goal each year and your support is greatly appreciated!

On the topic of funding, we’ll likely be running a video ad campaign for the last few weeks of 2019 to help cover some expenses from the year. We plan for the ads to only show for unregistered users and no more than 2-3 ads per day.

Collabinator

Last week we updated The Collabinator, introducing new categories for those seeking paid work and those looking to hire, in addition to the existing category for people who just want to make stuff with other talented individuals.

We added tags with tag search and copied the existing “Open for Commissions” blog posts into the “Open for Paid Work” category. We’ll be adding ratings filters and have a big list of improvements we hope to make in this space, while also promoting it more around the site.

Newgrounds OC Animation Competition

What started as a writing competition, followed by an art and voice acting competition, has now moved on to the final segment: the Animation Competition! Utilizing the script, character designs and voice demos, create a trailer or teaser for what an actual episode might look like!

Ruffle - In Browser Flash Emulation

If you missed it, Ruffle now has a sponsor page on GitHub! Ruffle is a project created by @Mike to create an open-source Flash emulator. We’ll soon be using Ruffle on NG to emulate Flash in-browser for most of the existing animation and some of the games. The goal for Ruffle is to support every SWF (Flash file) but it will need a lot of time, effort and ongoing support from Flash enthusiasts!



MafQuest’64

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-19 04:35:32


Is this rapper bragging now


At 12/17/19 04:14 PM, ninjamuffin99 wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:04 PM, Snackers wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:03 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/17/19 04:00 PM, Snackers wrote:
@BrandyBuizel already tried it with @SouljaBoy:
wait didnt @ninjamuffin99 do that first
HE WAS JUST PRETENDING!
NO. THATS NOT TRUE, IT CANT BE, HE'S A FAKE GAMER??????????
Brandy gotta keep up, I did this shit last December. With new update I can also see EVERYONE i've ever gifted supporter status to. Man im so generous and humble this list sure is big this screenshot is just a sliver of it

https://twitter.com/ninja_muffin99/status/1073037798561636353



MafQuest’64

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-19 17:23:15


I was hoping that it would also have a random option, like I could give Supporter status to a random user.


This is still nice, tho


This is my signature. It is a nice signature.

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Response to Give the Gift of Supporter! 2019-12-19 19:03:35


At 12/19/19 05:23 PM, HipnikDragomir wrote: I was hoping that it would also have a random option, like I could give Supporter status to a random user.

This is still nice, tho


That would be neat, hey @TomFulp, can you make a random subscriber gift!


Play Sick Games: [1] [2] [3]

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At 12/17/19 03:15 PM, TomFulp wrote: Gifting Supporter

‘Tis the season of giving! We just pushed a few updates to our Supporter upgrade. When you visit a user page, if the user doesn’t have a Supporter logo next to their name you will now see a gift icon in its place - click this to gift them Supporter status!


Hope someone Gifts me this someday


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