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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 19:46:15


How different will the BBS be?

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 19:50:43


At 1/24/07 05:27 PM, TomFulp wrote: I think some people would grab torches and hunt me down at that point... It would rock, though. We talk a lot about doing a 24 hour countdown clock before the launch... I have something really cool in my head but I dunno if we'll make time to visualize it so probably not.

You could go for the 2Advanced route and have the site gradually fall apart, like buildings in the header start to crumble, background images could begin to rust etc. Would take a lot of planning and use up a lot of bandwidth but it'd be memorable.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 20:16:43


This is one of the best games ive ever played, its really addicting! Tom you were right.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 20:43:00


News Flash by Tom (2 weeks from now): The site re-design is now .495% complete.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:06:29


Great game.

The rumor of updating on Nov. 15 got me all hyped and pissed me off that it didn't because that was my birthday which would have been awesome. Great job the the NG BBS team.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:07:14


At 1/24/07 07:08 PM, Fox wrote:

Don't criticize the admins.

Good job at missing the OBVIOUS SARCASM in the post there, buddy.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:10:52


At 1/24/07 11:42 AM, DFox wrote: Wow, that must be a tough system they're writing. After just talking to James a few minutes you can tell he knows everything there is to know about PHP and MySQL. I really can't give him enough praise, he's helped me first hand with PHP/MySQL and he's the best at it that I've ever seen.

Thanks for the praise, but I couldn't (or wouldn't) claim to know "everything there is to know about PHP and MySQL". Every day is still a learning curve for me, I think most programmers (unless they're truly delusional as to their own knowledge) are probably in the same boat. That curve peters off as you work through different situations, but I'm sure it still exists for everyone who works with different programming/scripting languages.

I'm extremely happy that Ross is back with Newgrounds. For a while, the work-load had been so great that I'd not had the chance to learn new things and I'd been taking a dogmatic approach in a lot of areas, with respect to the code that drives the site as it is now (sure, it works (for the most part!), but that's not the point).

I'd like to think that I've been able to throw ideas and coding conventions at Ross as much as I've gotten back from him, but I've not been keeping up with a lot of modern practises, so that might not be the case. :)

Some of the stuff Ross has been working on will (hopefully) amaze you.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:14:04


At 1/24/07 05:16 PM, WarSyndicate wrote: How do you test this stuff out, http://localhost? Must need a lot of HDD space.

No, we have a virtual machine, which mimicks old data on the site. This machine is not in the webfarm that users get to whenever they visit a page on the site.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:15:29


At 1/24/07 10:46 AM, TomFulp wrote: Work on the redesign continues... The design and CSS is 99% finished and is down to the small details at the moment. Ross and James are programming around the clock to make all the dynamic features functional and we're planning to add some more web servers for improved performance.

So we have to wait 2 months for the bloody redesign? Fucking hell, I'll be halfway to Lvl 10 and you're gonna reset me... Damn this redesign to hell... Only 1% more... You keep saying, oh it's almost done, it's almost done. Quite frankly, just post when it's fucking finished...


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:18:46


At 1/24/07 05:48 PM, AlphaCentauri wrote:
At 1/24/07 10:46 AM, TomFulp wrote: Ross and James are programming around the clock
Not fucking good enough.

"All I got by coming to this website was some free content. Not satisfied with that, I want your soul, too."

Some people are too stupid for words.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:25:29


At 1/24/07 09:10 PM, liljim wrote: I'm extremely happy that Ross is back with Newgrounds. For a while, the work-load had been so great that I'd not had the chance to learn new things and I'd been taking a dogmatic approach in a lot of areas, with respect to the code that drives the site as it is now (sure, it works (for the most part!), but that's not the point).

I'd like to think that I've been able to throw ideas and coding conventions at Ross as much as I've gotten back from him, but I've not been keeping up with a lot of modern practises, so that might not be the case. :)

That's great to hear. I'm sure Ross is an awesome programmer also, I just haven't had a first hand chance to talk to him.

Some of the stuff Ross has been working on will (hopefully) amaze you.

Can't wait :) I got excited when I first saw the AJAX login because I was hoping it would be an indication of things to come with the redesign. But I'm definitely looking forward to the technical aspect of the redesign probably as much, or even more than the actual look.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:26:08


I can't wait! I bet it looks uber-sexy.

:-P


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:39:10


At 1/24/07 09:15 PM, MrCritical wrote: and you're gonna reset me...

I think you're confusing yourself with an electrical device/component. Who said anything about "resetting" anyone?

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:44:38


At 1/24/07 09:39 PM, liljim wrote:
At 1/24/07 09:15 PM, MrCritical wrote: and you're gonna reset me...
I think you're confusing yourself with an electrical device/component. Who said anything about "resetting" anyone?

I think he's talking about the new level icons.

Somehow it means raising or lowering of peoples current levels, I'm not sure which.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:50:40


At 1/24/07 09:44 PM, DeathlySwarm wrote: I think he's talking about the new level icons.

Somehow it means raising or lowering of peoples current levels, I'm not sure which.

Firstly, the levels aren't going to be lowered (I wouldn't have thought and, unless I'm mistaken, there's never been a definitive answer on that stuff)).

Secondly, I'm not sure whether they'll be raised, either. It's a whole grey area that hasn't really been addressed (and resolved) internally (as in between the staff).... Yet. So maybe he's going off of hearsay?

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:55:02


At 1/24/07 09:50 PM, liljim wrote:
At 1/24/07 09:44 PM, DeathlySwarm wrote: I think he's talking about the new level icons.

Somehow it means raising or lowering of peoples current levels, I'm not sure which.
Firstly, the levels aren't going to be lowered (I wouldn't have thought and, unless I'm mistaken, there's never been a definitive answer on that stuff)).

Secondly, I'm not sure whether they'll be raised, either. It's a whole grey area that hasn't really been addressed (and resolved) internally (as in between the staff).... Yet. So maybe he's going off of hearsay?

Yeah, maybe.

I remember seeing a post made by Tom, he posted examples of some of the new icons and their new aura colours.

There was a brief mention, but not really a lot to go on. I guess we'll all just have to wait and see.

I can't wait

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 21:58:22


At 1/24/07 09:55 PM, DeathlySwarm wrote: There was a brief mention, but not really a lot to go on.

I can't imagine that they'd be reset... So I wouldn't worry about that.

I can't wait

I really hope we're not going to disappoint people with this stuff, it's been hyped up so much. :)

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:02:58


Oh I was busy digging through Toms posts for the post I found before (Sorry Tom)

to quote Tom:

To answer all the PMs I've been getting for the past few weeks...

1) Yes, there will be 60 level icons. The current levels will be adjusted to cover the spread from 1-60 instead of 1-30, with the current level 30 becoming level 60.

2) As for the aura colors, you can see the answer here:

It's all exciting stuff >: )

Level Icons Topic

and they look very pretty too ;)

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:04:30


At 1/24/07 09:18 PM, liljim wrote:
At 1/24/07 05:48 PM, AlphaCentauri wrote:
At 1/24/07 10:46 AM, TomFulp wrote: Ross and James are programming around the clock
Not fucking good enough.
"All I got by coming to this website was some free content. Not satisfied with that, I want your soul, too."

Some people are too stupid for words.

I didnt mean to offend you. Sorry for making a joke, I wont do it again.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:04:53


At 1/24/07 05:27 PM, TomFulp wrote: The MEANEST thing we could do, though, would be to launch the redesign without new level icons. MU-WAH-HA-HA!

oh man! That would be out of control! People will cry...

I think many people prefer to see the new level icons than the rest of the redesign.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:07:00


At 1/24/07 10:02 PM, DeathlySwarm wrote: to quote Tom:

1) Yes, there will be 60 level icons. The current levels will be adjusted to cover the spread from 1-60 instead of 1-30, with the current level 30 becoming level 60.

Right, but I think this is something that got brought up in recent discussions (and might make the point about spreading the levels moot). We'll see. :)

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:07:48


At 1/24/07 10:04 PM, AlphaCentauri wrote: I didnt mean to offend you. Sorry for making a joke, I wont do it again.

And I'm sorry that I didn't see it as a joke. More hints next time, please.

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:12:33


I'd love it if the new layout was released and it was exactly the same but with a snazzy racing stripe.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:12:39


At 1/24/07 10:07 PM, liljim wrote:
At 1/24/07 10:04 PM, AlphaCentauri wrote: I didnt mean to offend you. Sorry for making a joke, I wont do it again.
And I'm sorry that I didn't see it as a joke. More hints next time, please.

Apology accepted, sarcasm is well, impossible to detect over the internet.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:15:45


At 1/24/07 10:12 PM, AlphaCentauri wrote: sarcasm is well, impossible to detect over the internet.

Really?

Some things are more easily detected than others (without having to read into a person's post history). :)

Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:38:28


At 1/24/07 10:15 PM, liljim wrote:
At 1/24/07 10:12 PM, AlphaCentauri wrote: sarcasm is well, impossible to detect over the internet.
Really?

Some things are more easily detected than others (without having to read into a person's post history). :)

Was that sarcastic? Guess I'll have to look up your post history.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 22:50:36


I really like that game. I made an account and have been playing for about an hour and I'm quite impressed. Thanks for pointing me in its direction.

Good luck on the layout by the way.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 23:25:53


yea.. I finally got a registered name for Quadradius. I am YoinK on there too. I'm 1 and 0 right now. :)

Response to Plugs 2007-01-25 00:11:10


At 1/24/07 10:48 AM, Peregrinus wrote: Thanks for the update Tom :)

Thats such a waste of a post. Very thoughtout post though :/

Response to Plugs 2007-01-25 00:47:36


I don't know if this has been answered or not, and I know it's really old but I'm going to ask it anyway.

Will tank_sm.gif still be here in the redisign or will it disappear?

I know the bandwagon left already, I just really wonder if it's staying or going.


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