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Newground's Department of defense.

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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-01-09 14:09:03


That was a fun week. Business as usual for the BBS. Hoever, have I had some fun in the Portal.

I don't really understand the voting trends right now. This morning, a flash reached a score of 3.99. You can read its obituary here, since the author removed it.

The flash was a rotating picture of a gas station pump. After one half of a rotation, it went back to the preloader. After it passed judgement, it was fileswapped for a porn video, then after about twenty minutes it was removed, presumably by the author.

You can tell it was fileswapped by the difference in reviews. The first two were talking about the gas pump, but the rest were complaining.

Now tell me, how would a spinning gas pump picture reach a score of 3.99 in the first place?

Another point I'd like to mention is a certain flash:

This has achieved a score of 4.69. I have no idea how. What bugs me is people thing it's the author talking, while in fact it's from an audio portal sumbission. This is not a complaint about the flash, but instead, I'd like to complain about how darned STUPID people here are getting.

Reviews are at the lowest quality I've seen since 2007, when the review mod system was down.
In my opinion, reviews should never be less than one line. A review that gives the flash a 10 score and is one line long is, in my eyes, almost as bad as a one-liner giving the flash a 1 in score.

Harumph, you might be saying now. However, it can only go downhill from here. We all know about the blatant stupidity of YouTube comments. Newgrounds has REVIEWS, yet some users tend to treat them like comments. I've seen one-liners where the reviewer left the title blank and simply asked what the song was in the flash.... even when it was listed in the credits.

What can we do to fix the review system?

I realize this is a bit of a TLDR, but I think my points are valid and this is justified.


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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-10 18:54:24


It has been a long, long, long time..

Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-10 19:13:10


At 3/10/11 06:54 PM, WastedWizard wrote: It has been a long, long, long time..

You posted this and I literally almost shat myself. How the hell are you WW?


Yea, I farm Anal Penguins. Do something about it.

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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-11 10:29:42


At 3/10/11 07:13 PM, AnalPenguinFarming wrote:
At 3/10/11 06:54 PM, WastedWizard wrote: It has been a long, long, long time..
You posted this and I literally almost shat myself. How the hell are you WW?

I am pretty good thanks, I am glad to see some of the oldies are still around, how have you been? How is this place going?

Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-17 01:29:04


Hello NGDD! I have completely fell in love with this club and I want to join. Could I be in the BBS and Flash? I'm on the forums all day and when I'm not doing that I'm rating/reviewing Flash Portal. I average 50 B/P per day. Thanks, I hope I can join.

Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-23 16:09:11


Is this club dead?

Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-23 17:05:24


At 3/23/11 04:09 PM, Andre wrote: Is this club dead?

The NGDD did have some recent activity (planned revive) but it looks like activity dropped off. It's best to avoid bumping it without good reason.

I'd like to see more activity here, but unfortunately, it really died off this year. I'm up for another try at getting the NGDD back up and running. Perhaps I can go about writing those "reports" every weekend.


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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-23 19:28:58


At 3/23/11 05:05 PM, Ronald-McDonald-LoL wrote: I'd like to see more activity here, but unfortunately, it really died off this year. I'm up for another try at getting the NGDD back up and running.

Perhaps during the summer when people have plenty more free time the NGDD will see an increase in activity.


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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-23 21:42:28


I'd really love for this club to get up and running again, it sounds really awesome. So, if you guys are willing to restart this club I'll remain active and contribute. What do you guys think?

Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-23 22:23:53


I seek permission to join

Im a Police lieutenant in the NGPD and I believe this club is still a worthwhile cause in protecting Newgrounds, and I would be more than happy to devote some of my time to pumping some blood back into this club.

I believe I would be suited to either the "Flash Department" (as I have a pretty good track record of flagging both abusive flash and reviews) or the "BBS Forum Department," but of course I don't mind you putting me where you need me (although I am quite unfamiliar with things audio related).

So if this Department still wants help in restoring it to it's former glory, count me in! As I read over the Guidelines to joining and such I thought the competitions/contests were a really cool idea and it'd be awesome to get those going again, as it would be a fun way to bring back some much needed interest in Protecting the Portal and such. Just let me know if I can help in anyway and I'll get to it.

BigMike out

Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-27 05:28:44


So, what do you guys think? Restore the club? Let it die?

Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-27 20:08:47


At 3/27/11 05:28 AM, Andre wrote: So, what do you guys think? Restore the club? Let it die?

I would very much like to restore this rather than let it die.

@BigMike47
Although I have no say in the matter, you would be a great addition to the NGDD. Any member of the NGPD is a fine candidate to join.


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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-27 20:13:30


@Andre
I apologize, I did not realize you too were also applying to join. I see that you as well are also a member of the NGPD, which is a plus. Again, not my decision though I do believe you meet the criteria.


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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-03-31 19:42:11


BBS

Nothing unusual to report here, although users are now in anticipation of this year's April Fool's prank.
Itt: We Wait For April Fools Day.


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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-04-02 23:24:04


PORTAL
Plenty going on... New game from matt-likes-swords, some new spam crew that has crawled out of the depths of hell that call themselves the Lucky Stars (They're better than Kitty Krew however...), and all sorts of other junk.

Well, the shit hit the fan over the inactivity period of the NGDD:
1. Bahamut stopped doing the B/P Ranks 51+ list on Wi/Ht?
2. Total crap is passing. Unless it screams out loud, "BLAM ME!" it still passes
3. Blind voting and dishonest statwhoring are rampant.

Basically, give it a generic name and a 5 MB filesize, and it's gonna pass. Some discussion on General has given me a pretty good idea of the general population's voting habits. Many will vote for the points (i.e., vote 2 on spam), some vote 5 on everything except surefire blams, and others have more unique voting habits.

Either way, the statwhores are winning. Those of you who vote dishonestly just for the points, shame on you. We need as many fair voters as we can manage.


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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-04-02 23:26:02


Actually, Bahamut was pulling an April Fool's prank. Disregard that, I suck cocks.


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Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-09-12 17:56:43


I seek permission to join(:

LOL, not really, but I miss you guys<3

Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-09-13 18:12:25


The way the forums are, it seems the BBS department needs to try harder.


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