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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-09 18:46:25


Bloody hell, I finally did it. It feels very anticlimactic, for some reason I was expecting it to have much more of a kick, but I'm in the top 50.

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<crickets chirp>

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And yet, I did it. All those years ago, when I first joined up and when being in the top 50 did mean something, even if not much, I sort of set up a goal to make it here. Not sure what to do now though... keep going? Stop? It's a tricky question...

At 11/8/13 12:53 PM, Murray wrote: EXP update #69 is now available!

Hello all and welcome to the belated 69th EXP update. Several things to note:

Thanks for the update Murray! Long time since I last posted here...

• This is my second to last update and there is someone in mind that I would like to pass the EXP updates over to so hopefully he can do everything that I did before and perhaps he might be able to put his own twist to additional statistics just like what Dev/Metal-Therapy has done to the B/P and 10k lists that I did. That said, I'll still need to provide a step-by-step guide on how to make these updates for my successor so hopefully I can motivate myself to do that just before I retire.

I'm sorry to see you go, you've been a real trooper all these years, it's a commendable service that a lot of people that have come and gone have truly appreciated.

• Pimp broke the 50k barrier for EXP so here's hoping he can gain another 50k at some point but I have my doubts that I'll even see that happening since who knows where we'll all be by then.

Well, I used to believe I'd never actually make it to the top 50...

FINAL UPDATE: 8th December 2013

And let me add that I am happy to see that I finally broke through when you were still around!

^_^


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-10 03:33:31


At 11/9/13 06:46 PM, Vert wrote: And yet, I did it. All those years ago, when I first joined up and when being in the top 50 did mean something, even if not much, I sort of set up a goal to make it here. Not sure what to do now though... keep going? Stop? It's a tricky question...

Congrats! Set next goal for Top 10?


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-25 17:48:30


At 11/25/13 02:38 PM, Murray wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1355051/2#bbspost24885280_post_text

Hmm. Thoughts, anyone?

So if I'm understanding correctly, you're going to need to vote 10 times to deposit your 10 exp now? I'd say that more casual users who don't happen to vote 5 times in a day probably aren't going to care much that they got 1, 2, 3, or 4 experience points. This just makes more work for the users who actually care about their experience rank and deposit on a daily basis... The "double exp" on weekends also sounds a bit silly.

Why can't they just add some new ranks/features to the B/P ranks for a change instead??


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-26 17:14:23


At 11/25/13 02:38 PM, Murray wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1355051/2#bbspost24885280_post_text

Hmm. Thoughts, anyone?

Thanks for the heads up.


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-26 17:38:06


At 11/25/13 02:38 PM, Murray wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1355051/2#bbspost24885280_post_text

Hmm. Thoughts, anyone?

Didn't the exp system used to work like this back in 2002 or so?

It sounds okay to me. At least it gives me a better chance to pass some of the more inactive users above me.


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-29 06:19:11


At 11/26/13 05:38 PM, Auz wrote:
At 11/25/13 02:38 PM, Murray wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1355051/2#bbspost24885280_post_text

Hmm. Thoughts, anyone?
Didn't the exp system used to work like this back in 2002 or so?

I think it was something like that where you where able to chose to deposit your exp even if you hadn't voted on 5 submissions.
I like the idea of "merging" all the portals exp wise. This should bring more attention to the art and audio portal.
I also like the idea of reducing the complexity. Right now we have a vote score and a review score. Confusing for newbees... I know I was confused about that when I first started coming here. ;)


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-29 10:02:39


At 11/29/13 06:19 AM, Haggard wrote:
Confusing for newbees... I know I was confused about that when I first started coming here. ;)

When I was a newb I thought you needed to 0 vote flagged submissions that came up in the flash portal search results to get blam points. :(


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-29 11:31:12


At 11/29/13 06:19 AM, Haggard wrote: I like the idea of "merging" all the portals exp wise. This should bring more attention to the art and audio portal.

i agree, i spend every other second on the art portal, i think it might encourage people to vote as well as view.

also wondering if the persons voting power will actually effect your vote instead of it counting as 1 on the art portal.


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-29 11:43:15


My take on the whole potential changes for depositing. Voting on ten entries a day might be a little tiring but I welcome the fact that votes will apply to any portal so it won't restricted to just games and movies anymore. It makes it easier to deposit on the phone as well since only a limited number of content from games and movies can be viewed. My older Android phone was able to play audio submissions but games and movies was another matter.

Only thing I'm not so sure about is the double EXP on weekends as Tom talked about on his other post. I suppose seeing as all of us have the chance to get the double points, it's not so bad and it's on a fairer scale than what I've heard being suggested in the past. If they're going ahead with that one idea, I'd like it if they made it Friday-Sunday for double points so each week you would earn up to 100 EXP. I like my round numbers.

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-30 04:54:09


At 11/25/13 02:38 PM, Murray wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1355051/2#bbspost24885280_post_text

Hmm. Thoughts, anyone?

i want my 2 at the end of my experience figure to be special :(

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-11-30 09:26:32


I like the idea of he EXP in all portals, also allow Rank (B/P VP bonus) in all portals too. the idea of double EXP weekend be it friday-sunday would mean 100 EXP a week which wold equal 400 EXP a month which means 4,800 EXP a YEAR. and one could easily level up and get higher levels than what the current system allows. of course that would give US higher levels a even better advantage. ;)

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-02 14:27:16


At 11/30/13 09:26 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: I like the idea of he EXP in all portals, also allow Rank (B/P VP bonus) in all portals too. the idea of double EXP weekend be it friday-sunday would mean 100 EXP a week which wold equal 400 EXP a month which means 4,800 EXP a YEAR. and one could easily level up and get higher levels than what the current system allows. of course that would give US higher levels a even better advantage. ;)

This is basically how Nuclear escalation works - someone at the top of the heap is going to get the most experience possible and allow them to stay ahead of you, no matter what happens.

Get used to it Tony, you're still going to be a little fish in a big pond ;)


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-02 15:02:23


At 12/2/13 02:27 PM, Coop wrote: This is basically how Nuclear escalation works - someone at the top of the heap is going to get the most experience possible and allow them to stay ahead of you, no matter what happens.

true but you forget human error where people can forget to vote! to me its all about bragging rights.

Get used to it Tony, you're still going to be a little fish in a big pond ;)

well where I sit in the EXP ranks I would have to say I am medium sized fish ;)

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-02 16:35:24


Changes don't look so great for my situation. If I'm reading that correctly, you'll only be able to vote (and get EXP) on each submission once? For a long time I haven't had time for content, I spend the time I have elsewhere, so for now I'm mostly collecting stats. I suppose if art counts that would make it not very time-consuming, as long as it's clear how many more votes you can do so I don't forget about double weekends and such. But I guess my case isn't worth consideration because I'm not adding anything to the site by always voting on stuff I've already seen.

Belated thanks for the update.


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-03 17:11:21


At 11/29/13 06:19 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 11/26/13 05:38 PM, Auz wrote: Didn't the exp system used to work like this back in 2002 or so?
I think it was something like that where you where able to chose to deposit your exp even if you hadn't voted on 5 submissions.

Yeah, it seems similar to the new system they have in mind.

I like the idea of "merging" all the portals exp wise. This should bring more attention to the art and audio portal.

Agreed. It is about time votes in those portals give experience. It'll at least give submissions some more votes.

At 11/29/13 11:43 AM, Murray wrote: My take on the whole potential changes for depositing. Voting on ten entries a day might be a little tiring but I welcome the fact that votes will apply to any portal so it won't restricted to just games and movies anymore. It makes it easier to deposit on the phone as well since only a limited number of content from games and movies can be viewed. My older Android phone was able to play audio submissions but games and movies was another matter.

Yeah. I can't watch or play anything on my current phone. I can still cast votes though.

Only thing I'm not so sure about is the double EXP on weekends as Tom talked about on his other post. I suppose seeing as all of us have the chance to get the double points, it's not so bad and it's on a fairer scale than what I've heard being suggested in the past. If they're going ahead with that one idea, I'd like it if they made it Friday-Sunday for double points so each week you would earn up to 100 EXP. I like my round numbers.

Topping it off at 100 XP per week would be great.

It sucks if you have to go away for a weekend with no internet access though.


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-04 02:37:27


At 12/2/13 03:02 PM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
At 12/2/13 02:27 PM, Coop wrote: This is basically how Nuclear escalation works - someone at the top of the heap is going to get the most experience possible and allow them to stay ahead of you, no matter what happens.
true but you forget human error where people can forget to vote! to me its all about bragging rights.

I'm looking at the deposit rates of the truly big fish - Pimp for example. That guy doesn't miss deposits, so catching him is going to take a while.

Get used to it Tony, you're still going to be a little fish in a big pond ;)
well where I sit in the EXP ranks I would have to say I am medium sized fish ;)

Must be a perspective thing - you look pretty small to me, though you're after more food, if you can get it :P


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-04 08:53:55


At 12/4/13 02:37 AM, Coop wrote: I'm looking at the deposit rates of the truly big fish - Pimp for example. That guy doesn't miss deposits, so catching him is going to take a while.

oh yeah.

Must be a perspective thing - you look pretty small to me, though you're after more food, if you can get it :P

well I pumped the numbers and to start from Level 1 to where I am now will take 4.9 years of depositing and I check NG logs and I have a Deposit rate of 66.56%. so yeah I think I might be at least Medium size fish compared to all of these level 1-20 10-13 users.

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-04 11:45:01


At 11/25/13 02:38 PM, Murray wrote: Hmm. Thoughts, anyone?

All positive. Attaining EXP on all portals should encourage voting for plenty who has previously had no interest in it, make it easier to gain EXP even on devices/connections that don't support heavier media forms than images and overall just unite different content forms in a better way. I've missed the deposit screen since it disappeared, but as long as there's still a message letting you know when you've collected all possible EXP for said day, the ability to gain EXP on a per vote basis won't be that big a change. Double EXP weekends sounds like fun as well, as long as the extra EXP isn't spread out on random occasions it seems like a fair system.


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-05 10:21:08


I agree the EXP on ALL PORTALS would be good also bring back the your vote is (+1.23) or whatever it was worth when you scored, Double EXP weekends sounds like a good idea too friday to sunday so you can get a full 100 EXP a week seems right. and put B/P voting power in all portals as well.

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-06 04:30:12


At 12/5/13 10:21 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: and put B/P voting power in all portals as well.

but you cant blam/protect artwork or audio (not sure about the audio portal but I'm sure you cant)

so adding your B/P vote that you got from movies shouldn't matter when you vote on art/audio right?...


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-06 18:06:41


At 12/6/13 04:30 AM, LegolaSS wrote:
At 12/5/13 10:21 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote: and put B/P voting power in all portals as well.
but you cant blam/protect artwork or audio (not sure about the audio portal but I'm sure you cant)

so adding your B/P vote that you got from movies shouldn't matter when you vote on art/audio right?...

yeah thats true.

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-06 23:23:29


I welcome the changes.


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-07 10:13:48


At 12/6/13 11:23 PM, Xiivi wrote: I welcome the changes.

its kinda overdue.

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-08 13:06:54


The final EXP update is now available!

Hello all and welcome to the belated 70th EXP update and... this is it. My very last EXP update and not only that, this officially retires all my business with maintaining stats lists. I've enjoyed making these updates over the last five years but as time went on with myself making more progress in the real world and having less enthusiasm for all the required work to put into these updates, I felt it was time to hang it up. 2013 sees the end of myself managing the EXP updates but in the new year I hope to see that my successor will be setting things up soon enough.

NEXT UPDATE: To be confirmed...

It was great while it lasted.

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-08 13:40:11


At 12/8/13 01:06 PM, Murray wrote: The final EXP update is now available!

142 Haggard 30,650 53 270 +1 70.20%

A 70%+ deposit rate. At last! And I also gained a rank, one step closer to the top 140! ;)

Hello all and welcome to the belated 70th EXP update and... this is it. My very last EXP update and not only that, this officially retires all my business with maintaining stats lists.

Thanks for maintaining the stat lists for so long. You always did an awesome job. :)


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-08 14:48:46


At 12/8/13 01:06 PM, Murray wrote: The final EXP update is now available!

Hello all and welcome to the belated 70th EXP update and... this is it. My very last EXP update and not only that, this officially retires all my business with maintaining stats lists...

NEXT UPDATE: To be confirmed...

Thank you for those years of service; as a kindred stat-whore, I can truly appreciate all of the work and effort it takes to maintain these lists. I can also understand how real life can creep up and get in the way, and that's not a bad thing.

I wish you well in all your endeavors, and may you and your family have a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!

Cheers!
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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-08 15:44:37


At 12/8/13 01:06 PM, Murray wrote: The final EXP update is now available!

And with this update I am now officially on the Top 2,000 Exp list.
Also the list has me at #1,996 but on my stats page I'm at #1,958. Whats up with that?


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Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-08 15:57:09


At 12/8/13 01:06 PM, Murray wrote: The final EXP update is now available!

Glad to know I've made it to level 60 just in time for the final update.

I'll miss this great list.

Response to Top 2,000 Exp Users 2013-12-08 16:55:44


At 11/8/13 02:57 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 11/8/13 12:53 PM, Murray wrote: • Another purge had to be done on my EXP updates so only the 4 year special update and onwards are available. However, if Cyberdevil does go ahead with archiving all my updates on his site then you'll get to see everything on his site when that happens. I'm hoping to pass over all the update files to him once I've passed this on to my successor.
Sure thing. There's still plenty of space for a full archive of updates, I'll be happy to host them when the time comes!

Now that I've provided the final update, we can start making arrangements for archiving all my EXP updates. I have all the update files on my laptop so it'll be a matter of passing it all over to you. I expect the .zip file could possibly take up 100MB and I don't think Gmail can accept file uploads that big. I'm sure I could get somewhere with Dropbox, though...

At 11/8/13 04:47 PM, Dev wrote:
At 11/8/13 12:53 PM, Murray wrote: • Pimp broke the 50k barrier for EXP so here's hoping he can gain another 50k at some point but I have my doubts that I'll even see that happening since who knows where we'll all be by then.
I wish he'd post in the LUL about it... A big congrats to him -definitely one of the biggest statistical achievements in NG history.

He made that one exception with reaching level 60 in the LUL. Maybe he'll post when he reaches 100k. ;)

At 11/9/13 06:04 AM, Coop wrote: my unending pursuit of the Top 50!

I look at where you are in the top 100 and realise how close you actually are to the top 50. Granted, it could still be a while longer before you're even there but as you creep over these active users, it won't take too long to get there. My ranking progress has been slow as of late but it should pick up a bit in a week or two and I hope to see myself in the top 90 hopefully around Easter. Top 80 could be at the end of 2014 if I'm really lucky.

At 11/9/13 06:46 PM, Vert wrote:
At 11/8/13 12:53 PM, Murray wrote: EXP update #69 is now available!

Hello all and welcome to the belated 69th EXP update. Several things to note:
Thanks for the update Murray! Long time since I last posted here...

Indeed. I even remember you at the London meet in January where you were appreciating my work for the updates, particularly this one.

• Pimp broke the 50k barrier for EXP so here's hoping he can gain another 50k at some point but I have my doubts that I'll even see that happening since who knows where we'll all be by then.
Well, I used to believe I'd never actually make it to the top 50...

I'd say to myself that I may never reach the top 50 but if I'm guaranteed to get in the top 75 the way all the users above me are going, there's a chance that I can make it to the top 50 someday.

At 12/8/13 02:48 PM, byteslinger wrote: I can also understand how real life can creep up and get in the way, and that's not a bad thing.

I may still have a lot of free time but the less time I have at home the less I want to spend it on this stuff. The search for users all the time was what really took a toll on me.

I wish you well in all your endeavors, and may you and your family have a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!

Same to you. :)

At 12/8/13 03:44 PM, Viper50 wrote: Also the list has me at #1,996 but on my stats page I'm at #1,958. Whats up with that?

Accounts with an EXP rank of #0 are deactivated therefore they don't count towards NG's official stat rankings. With my updates it listed even those that had accounts deactivated so while they have no ranking, they are still on these updates. You'll know which ones are deactivated since their names are displayed in red strikethrough text.

At 12/8/13 03:57 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 12/8/13 01:06 PM, Murray wrote: The final EXP update is now available!
Glad to know I've made it to level 60 just in time for the final update.

I'll miss this great list.

I'm sure those that made it to level 60 just before my retirement feel good. However, this isn't the last of these updates since they will return but from another listholder. It's only the last of me managing them.