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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-25 16:28:41 Reply

I've been watching this account for a while, and I've noticed that basically every single game they've submitted is the exact same thing, except for the backgrounds. They also all link to this "nextdifferencegames.com." So this is a shovelware account, right?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-25 16:42:28 Reply

At 8/25/12 04:28 PM, Spretznaz wrote: I've been watching this account for a while, and I've noticed that basically every single game they've submitted is the exact same thing, except for the backgrounds. They also all link to this "nextdifferencegames.com." So this is a shovelware account, right?

Removed. Pretty sure they have also had all their content deleted at one point. Sad to see they go right back to submitting again soon afterwards.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 01:29:48 Reply

This is just a crazy suggestion but I hope you guys understand and agree. If we post a stolen or shovelware game link here, is it possible that you leave them until they do or don't pass judgement? Reason being now the Portal Mods are here and working well, I believe people are more likely to vote '0' on a lot more of the shitty submissions, in which case all the '0' voters will get blam points, but if you guys keep removing them before the judgement phase is finished, we don't get our blam points at all. I know if they pass, the '5' voters will get their save point but since that is the case already does it really make a difference? I have not got a Blam point in 2 days now because everything I'm voting '0' on is being removed before it even has a chance to get Blammed.

I think you guys should just acknowledge the stolen/shovelware content in a post and if it does happen to pass, then delete it. At least try it and see how it goes. If it doesn't make any difference then revert back to what you're doing now. But at least give us an opportunity to get some Blam points. I usually get at least 4 Blams a day, but the last 3 days have been 1, 0 and 0.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 02:55:12 Reply

At 8/26/12 01:29 AM, gamejunkie wrote: This is just a crazy suggestion but I hope you guys understand and agree. If we post a stolen or shovelware game link here, is it possible that you leave them until they do or don't pass judgement? Reason being now the Portal Mods are here and working well, I believe people are more likely to vote '0' on a lot more of the shitty submissions, in which case all the '0' voters will get blam points, but if you guys keep removing them before the judgement phase is finished, we don't get our blam points at all. I know if they pass, the '5' voters will get their save point but since that is the case already does it really make a difference? I have not got a Blam point in 2 days now because everything I'm voting '0' on is being removed before it even has a chance to get Blammed.

I don't think there's been as many shovelware submissions since we were modded because they're being removed almost instantly (within 1-10 minutes) so they aren't making enough money from it for it to be worth their time. I've never paid much attention to it, but shovelware submissions probably get the majority of their views while they're under judgement, so they get most of their ad revenue during that time, I'm guessing. If we let them pass then they'd probably have enough reason to continue submitting.

Anyway, I seriously doubt us removing them has affected the way people vote at all.. because they're normally removed within a few minutes most people probably haven't even noticed. Before I was a portal mod I was only checking the portal every 1-4 hours, if not longer.

Once the whistle system is back I think we'll probably give people a chance to whistle the submissions rather than remove them instantly.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 03:10:20 Reply

At 8/26/12 03:01 AM, EJR wrote: The sooner we take their content down, the less likely they are to continue to submit.

I see your point and totally agree. Someone elses perspective is always a good thing. Thanks to both yourself and Jolly for your teachings.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 04:25:59 Reply

Here you go. A repeat offender.

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Check out the Authors comments. Worst translation ever!!!

Even though basketball is an wonderful game, it does have a specific problem; the balls bounce so much that in some situations they get lost. Not too long ago, which has been taking place far as well frequently for comfort, that is why you've got been hired to find them in Hidden Basketball. In Hidden Basketball you basically use the mouse in order to move your cursor, and your left mouse to click on a ball. Remember that though you could click anywhere in the image, a click inside the incorrect spot is going to count as a mistake; make five of them and also the game is more than. In the beginning you may not see any balls, but retain hunting close as they may be indeed there; they merely blend in with the background so properly. And so, superior luck making use of the eagle vision to recover each of the lost basketballs so the players can once once more appreciate their fantastic sport.

LMAO!! Awesome.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 09:58:06 Reply

At 8/26/12 09:30 AM, EJR wrote: They're pretty rare though.

Yeah, since they disallowed voting through proxies the only real way of doing it is to have a large group of people vote on it, and right now there just aren't any active spam groups big enough. I'm sure this'll change in the future, though. Always does.

At 8/26/12 09:48 AM, EJR wrote: By the way, the mods are:
RogerBK (Inactive)
Simon (Inactive)
ThePigeonMaster (Inactive)

Wait, what? Why'd he mod inactive accounts?

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 10:10:09 Reply

Oh, and by the way:

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    AnteRoom-Escape-defygames

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No.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 11:10:51 Reply

At 8/26/12 02:55 AM, Jolly wrote:
Once the whistle system is back I think we'll probably give people a chance to whistle the submissions rather than remove them instantly.

Once this happens we'll be giving users a chance to flag shovelware and stolen content rather than removing them on the spot.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 12:01:42 Reply

At 8/26/12 09:58 AM, Sheizenhammer wrote: Wait, what? Why'd he mod inactive accounts?

They were genre / icon mods prior to being made portal mods. He is giving them a chance to come back from inactivity before he de-mods them.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 19:25:02 Reply

This isn't abusive but what do you think the over and under is on it passing?

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 19:56:06 Reply

At 8/26/12 07:25 PM, Spretznaz wrote: This isn't abusive but what do you think the over and under is on it passing?
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601784

I'm not a gambling man, but, if it should pass, I'd say the membership of this site needs a good 1000 gallon enema.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-26 20:34:10 Reply

At 8/26/12 10:10 AM, Sheizenhammer wrote: Oh, and by the way:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601760
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601759
No.

I saw those earlier and was debating whether to remove them or not, I need to stop being so careful and just stick with my gut.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 00:20:50 Reply

Another Gamesgrow game that I think was submitted before...

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 05:34:23 Reply

Pretty sure there are rules agains these sort of games.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 05:55:32 Reply

At 8/27/12 05:34 AM, Decky wrote: Pretty sure there are rules agains these sort of games.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601825

That's a bit questionable. It isn't the regular unexpected screamer (in fact I was very much expecting it) and that scream probably wouldn't even be scary if it was completely unexpected. I'm just going to wait for that to be blammed.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 06:03:24 Reply

At 8/27/12 05:55 AM, Jolly wrote: I'm just going to wait for that to be blammed.

Watch it get through now.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 06:06:24 Reply

At 8/27/12 06:03 AM, Decky wrote:
At 8/27/12 05:55 AM, Jolly wrote: I'm just going to wait for that to be blammed.
Watch it get through now.

Another portal mod removed it.

Honestly, it probably could. I've seen worse submissions make it through just within the past week.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 06:08:12 Reply

At 8/27/12 06:06 AM, Jolly wrote: Honestly, it probably could. I've seen worse submissions make it through just within the past week.

Tell me about it, I think around 6 months ago I saw a simple (if crapply made) walking cycle get through. It was later blammed for having a low score but still it got through judgement.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 08:59:18 Reply

Is this a gamegrow alt?

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 12:52:41 Reply

At 8/27/12 08:59 AM, Decky wrote: Is this a gamegrow alt?
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601835

Yep. They've used "growcpm" multiple times before, so gamesgrow it is.

And next question: This account. All of their games have that zombie logo that was working with/is gamesgrow, but none of their games have ads. Is it still shovelware?


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 13:27:34 Reply

At 8/27/12 12:52 PM, Spretznaz wrote:

And next question: This account. All of their games have that zombie logo that was working with/is gamesgrow, but none of their games have ads. Is it still shovelware?

If the games are unique, then generally we will not remove them.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 18:56:36 Reply

At 8/27/12 01:27 PM, Zachary wrote: If the games are unique, then generally we will not remove them.

I'm sure I posted this somewhere a few weeks ago, but it's not shovelware until it's being submitted by the shovel-ful, right?

Also:

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Nopey nope.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-27 18:59:35 Reply

At 8/27/12 06:56 PM, Sheizenhammer wrote: Also:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601869
Nopey nope.

I don't see the problem. No ads, and it doesn't look like it's a 5 second escape game like those games2rule ones.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-28 06:42:40 Reply

gamesgrow sure is persistent he does not give up why it is not right to keep making alts like that. Well on Plant Vs Zombies I managed to beat The Last Stand mini games, I have mostly beat them all still a few I need to beat. I have gotten really good at that game practice.Tthe game which looks similar is called Plant Juicer

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Looks fun and its is free too!


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-28 13:20:10 Reply

At 8/28/12 06:42 AM, phantomlassuk wrote: gamesgrow sure is persistent he does not give up why it is not right to keep making alts like that.

gamesgrow is simply a moron who can't take the hint that when their content gets removed that they shouldn't make alts to continue uploading their garbage.

also not saying he or she since as far as I know, they haven't made their gender known, same for gamergoogle and soccergamemanager

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-28 15:49:06 Reply

At 8/28/12 01:20 PM, SCTE3 wrote:
also not saying he or she since as far as I know, they haven't made their gender known, same for gamergoogle and soccergamemanager

It's probably several people, to be honest. Chances are it used to be about a dozen, and what's left now are the ones that refuse to take the hint and put the alts away like the rest of them did.

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-28 16:18:17 Reply

I know that someone said that when the whistle comes back you guys are going to leave abusive stuff up there for a bit so people can actually use it. Is this going to be the case as well with gamesgrow/shovelware in general? Because I thought that the idea was to have as few people as possible see it so the site doesn't get its precious ad revenue.


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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-28 18:50:43 Reply

Known gamesgrow alt (modugames)

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Response to The Elite Guard Barracks 2012-08-28 19:00:38 Reply

At 8/28/12 06:50 PM, Spretznaz wrote: Known gamesgrow alt (modugames)
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601907

Any proof that it's a gamesgrow alt? That game seems pretty decent.