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Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 11:55:02


I've been reading the responses to the recent Portal changes, and have continued to tweak everything in an attempt to make it better. We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote, and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users). I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

As far as changes - I made it so that if you are registered it will leave the score information visible after you vote, instead of having it whip off the screen. I also added the "Next Portal Day" countdown if you have logged your votes for the day, and I adjusted the speed so the countdown is more accurate.

Remember - registered users not only have more voting power, but they don't get any of those full-screen pop-under ads! Sign up today! We will be fixing the log-in process so it remembers your login info when you exit the browser.

I also updated the voting bar. I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button. Although we did set it up to flag movies, so many people flag so many movies that it became pretty useless. If a movie is stolen, racially hateful or excessively pornographic, please email us and we'll look into it.

The upside to removing the X button is the Pico icons are now a little bigger and the voting panel looks less cluttered. I also changed some of the new phrases. Everyone thought "cats pajamas" was much too dated, so I replaced it with terms like "snap!" and "ownz". I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Poor Fred Basset... His comic strip is so dull that people don't even take notice of it enough to hate it. To quote Thistler, "He's a boring dog with a boring owner who has a boring wife."

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

I'm glad everyone likes the Pico animations! They are all by Jose, of course! There will be a lot more in Pico 2!


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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:06:14


Good Job Tom! Everything is lookin good for me!!!

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:06:33


At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've been reading the responses to the recent Portal changes, and have continued to tweak everything in an attempt to make it better. We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote, and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users). I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

As far as changes - I made it so that if you are registered it will leave the score information visible after you vote, instead of having it whip off the screen. I also added the "Next Portal Day" countdown if you have logged your votes for the day, and I adjusted the speed so the countdown is more accurate.

Remember - registered users not only have more voting power, but they don't get any of those full-screen pop-under ads! Sign up today! We will be fixing the log-in process so it remembers your login info when you exit the browser.

I also updated the voting bar. I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button. Although we did set it up to flag movies, so many people flag so many movies that it became pretty useless. If a movie is stolen, racially hateful or excessively pornographic, please email us and we'll look into it.

The upside to removing the X button is the Pico icons are now a little bigger and the voting panel looks less cluttered. I also changed some of the new phrases. Everyone thought "cats pajamas" was much too dated, so I replaced it with terms like "snap!" and "ownz". I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Poor Fred Basset... His comic strip is so dull that people don't even take notice of it enough to hate it. To quote Thistler, "He's a boring dog with a boring owner who has a boring wife."

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

I'm glad everyone likes the Pico animations! They are all by Jose, of course! There will be a lot more in Pico 2!

Cool, man! Did you work out the thing about it posting one less blam than you actually have in total when you blam a movie? I didn't read the other post yet because I wanted to be the first to respond.

And I agree with you on the x thing.

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:07:40


Oh, you're still not allowing excess porn even though there's porn ads? I'm not saying I'm going to make one. I mean, I don't really care if people use it, like in "Topless Tetris". As long as its not a cheaply done slideshow which took no effort and is getting high votes, like the "Brittney View" ones.

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:08:54


BTW, you got mail. I'll upload you know what on 3 or 9 PM. I hope it works this time.

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:19:05


My biggest problem is that everytime I close my browswer I need to login again. Ive had this problem ever since you changed it over from cookies to php. Is there something that Im doing wrong?

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:26:52


2k smaller! whoo! great! i got dial up connection and everything was runing fine before..but hey 2k smaller! ROCK!

we like the boys with the bullet proof vests, we like the girls with the cellophane chests.

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:29:04


I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button.:

Yes, I noticed sometime ago that instead of voting 0 on animations that sucked people just vote x. Maybe you could put a button on the other side of the page to mark something pornogrphic or racist. I think people just click it because it's the farthest down on the vote scale and they think it scores lower than a zero. Most people dont read....

Vote 5

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:32:58


At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've been reading the responses to the recent Portal changes, and have continued to tweak everything in an attempt to make it better. We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote, and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users). I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

As far as changes - I made it so that if you are registered it will leave the score information visible after you vote, instead of having it whip off the screen. I also added the "Next Portal Day" countdown if you have logged your votes for the day, and I adjusted the speed so the countdown is more accurate.

Remember - registered users not only have more voting power, but they don't get any of those full-screen pop-under ads! Sign up today! We will be fixing the log-in process so it remembers your login info when you exit the browser.

I also updated the voting bar. I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button. Although we did set it up to flag movies, so many people flag so many movies that it became pretty useless. If a movie is stolen, racially hateful or excessively pornographic, please email us and we'll look into it.

The upside to removing the X button is the Pico icons are now a little bigger and the voting panel looks less cluttered. I also changed some of the new phrases. Everyone thought "cats pajamas" was much too dated, so I replaced it with terms like "snap!" and "ownz". I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Poor Fred Basset... His comic strip is so dull that people don't even take notice of it enough to hate it. To quote Thistler, "He's a boring dog with a boring owner who has a boring wife."

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

I'm glad everyone likes the Pico animations! They are all by Jose, of course! There will be a lot more in Pico 2!

Hope you'll solve your cache trouble! ^_^
Keep up the good work! NG is a place who evolve well and that make us happy! ; P

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 12:45:33


Okay... but what about the previously mentioned level up animations? I'm only curious cos I'm almost at level 3 (pathetic, I know).

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 13:04:10


At 2/12/02 12:06 PM, Splent wrote:
At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've been reading the responses to the recent Portal changes, and have continued to tweak everything in an attempt to make it better. We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote, and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users). I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

As far as changes - I made it so that if you are registered it will leave the score information visible after you vote, instead of having it whip off the screen. I also added the "Next Portal Day" countdown if you have logged your votes for the day, and I adjusted the speed so the countdown is more accurate.

Remember - registered users not only have more voting power, but they don't get any of those full-screen pop-under ads! Sign up today! We will be fixing the log-in process so it remembers your login info when you exit the browser.

I also updated the voting bar. I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button. Although we did set it up to flag movies, so many people flag so many movies that it became pretty useless. If a movie is stolen, racially hateful or excessively pornographic, please email us and we'll look into it.

The upside to removing the X button is the Pico icons are now a little bigger and the voting panel looks less cluttered. I also changed some of the new phrases. Everyone thought "cats pajamas" was much too dated, so I replaced it with terms like "snap!" and "ownz". I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Poor Fred Basset... His comic strip is so dull that people don't even take notice of it enough to hate it. To quote Thistler, "He's a boring dog with a boring owner who has a boring wife."

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

I'm glad everyone likes the Pico animations! They are all by Jose, of course! There will be a lot more in Pico 2!
Cool, man! Did you work out the thing about it posting one less blam than you actually have in total when you blam a movie? I didn't read the other post yet because I wanted to be the first to respond.

And I agree with you on the x thing.

The BLAM issue should be all fixed now... Let me know if it looks ok when you blam something!

-Tom


Working on Nightmare Cops!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 13:05:35


At 2/12/02 12:07 PM, VicViper wrote: Oh, you're still not allowing excess porn even though there's porn ads? I'm not saying I'm going to make one. I mean, I don't really care if people use it, like in "Topless Tetris". As long as its not a cheaply done slideshow which took no effort and is getting high votes, like the "Brittney View" ones.

We've given a lot of slack in the porn department, but I intend to crack down more on the nasty stuff.

-Tom


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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 13:07:34


At 2/12/02 12:45 PM, exaggeration17a wrote: Okay... but what about the previously mentioned level up animations? I'm only curious cos I'm almost at level 3 (pathetic, I know).

Hehe... I'll try to get cracking on that soon. A level up animation would definitely be sweet.

-Tom


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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 13:11:23


Very good work tom! Fix those problems wait to go!

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 13:19:20


At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I've been reading the responses to the recent Portal changes, and have continued to tweak everything in an attempt to make it better. We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote, and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users). I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

As far as changes - I made it so that if you are registered it will leave the score information visible after you vote, instead of having it whip off the screen. I also added the "Next Portal Day" countdown if you have logged your votes for the day, and I adjusted the speed so the countdown is more accurate.

Remember - registered users not only have more voting power, but they don't get any of those full-screen pop-under ads! Sign up today! We will be fixing the log-in process so it remembers your login info when you exit the browser.

I also updated the voting bar. I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button. Although we did set it up to flag movies, so many people flag so many movies that it became pretty useless. If a movie is stolen, racially hateful or excessively pornographic, please email us and we'll look into it.

The upside to removing the X button is the Pico icons are now a little bigger and the voting panel looks less cluttered. I also changed some of the new phrases. Everyone thought "cats pajamas" was much too dated, so I replaced it with terms like "snap!" and "ownz". I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Poor Fred Basset... His comic strip is so dull that people don't even take notice of it enough to hate it. To quote Thistler, "He's a boring dog with a boring owner who has a boring wife."

I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

I'm glad everyone likes the Pico animations! They are all by Jose, of course! There will be a lot more in Pico 2!

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 13:20:30


I have only logged in exp like 1 in 10 days since it stopped remembering after I close my browser.

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 13:23:03


Fred Basset. Indeed. Hey, did you see that one today? Fred's owner was calling him but it wasn't really Fred! Laugh? I stained my pants!

So to reiterate, Fred Basset is boring.

Sorry bout last post, whole thing went KERAZY! WHOA!

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 13:33:35


I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that can't stay signed in. The only other problem is that because I live in England (were live five six hours ahead of you) whenever I go into a forum at say 11:00 it says that the last post was six this morning. It would be brilliant if it could correct itself for us foreigners!

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 14:00:21


I really like the site updated with all pico 2 (cuz he's the coolest character ever) but are you going 2 update the old pages 2? (like the alphas!) or are they all dead? I hope not cuz I wanna see all! Well, thats it... cya :)

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 14:57:07


At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.

do you mean "p00p"?

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 15:21:35


At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote:

:I also removed the Fred Basset reference, since no one seems to know who Fred Basset is.

Hey!
Fred Basset PWNZS j00!

Um ... I mean...

Yeah.

Although it was quite fun to vote "This makes Fred Basset look good" :)

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 16:08:59


Tom dude scores again!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 16:18:55



hey Tom this in in refference to the removing the X it wad a very bad idea because most people will not take the time to email you and tell you it racist or stolen. I have a great idea! people who tell the truth and only use X to remove it cause its stolen should see the X but other people who abuse should not be able to view it please put this in to consideration ty Slim Manning

Maybe Tom could make a list of people who tell him if its racist, stolen, etc. Like people he can trust or something. But your idea is good too!

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 16:36:04


At 2/12/02 04:18 PM, SHIZNIC wrote:

hey Tom this in in refference to the removing the X it wad a very bad idea because most people will not take the time to email you and tell you it racist or stolen. I have a great idea! people who tell the truth and only use X to remove it cause its stolen should see the X but other people who abuse should not be able to view it please put this in to consideration ty Slim Manning
Maybe Tom could make a list of people who tell him if its racist, stolen, etc. Like people he can trust or something. But your idea is good too!

Why NEWground2014, Dont got an email address. HAhahaha

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 16:39:08


At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: We still need to solve the caching issue with the Flash animation after you vote

Yeah, not NearSite. friendly.

and we will most likely be adding a profile option so users can switch between the animation or text (for modem users).

And make ki1o happy again?

I have some good news for modem users, though - the new animation is 2k smaller!

Like we care?

I decided to finally stop hesitating and just remove the "X" button.

I used it to try and get rid of all the Delete Me's.

I'M NOT DOUBLE POSTING YOU STUPID SERVER!

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 16:53:44


Great work guys! This site is finally getting more refined and better. Keep it up! :)

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 17:03:43


OK, how about you have the variables in JavaScript and have the Flash access those?

Also, the deposit button needs to be moved out of the Flash and back into the HTML. If the Flash doesn't load properly, people can't deposit their points.

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Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 17:48:43


wow.... new stuff

VERY SIMILAR TO THE VOTING THING I MADE
http://www.geocities.com/clockcrewsite/index.htm

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 17:49:51


i liked cats pajamas even if it is outdated. the words "snap!" and "ownz". just sounds stupid. CHANGE IT, please?!?.

withlovekaren

Response to Continued Portal Updates... 2002-02-12 17:56:09


At 2/12/02 02:57 PM, Eggatron wrote:
At 2/12/02 11:55 AM, TomFulp wrote: I was trying to think of something else more recognizeable to reference. I decided to go with "poop", since everyone here seems to know what that is.
do you mean "p00p"?

No, no, Eggy, he's referring to my movie "Poop" and "Poop (acoustic)"