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NG Tutorials: B/P Pts

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I decided to start a series of Newgrounds Tutorials.

This tutorial is on B/P Points and how to better judge movies. I hope you enjoy this.
And another note: always watch the movie before voting. These are just pointers and is in no way trying to cheat the system of fair judging.

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nice information i learned a lot about newgrounds . this must not get blamed this can help a lot of people


Tutorial time.

Welcome - So this was your first tutorial. Hmm, I don't know if I exactly like the idea of a B/P points flash all by itself. I think it may be something better to go with a bigger tutorial, but we will see what you have here.

Save - Popular Artists and save series - (I will combine the two) Of course I save popular artist's flashes since what I think about when I think popular artist is someone who submits quality stuff no matter what. So even if I don't like a submission it's still going to be of great quality and I should vote on quality and not my personal reference of the subject material, which is something I think people need to realize more often. When I think of successful series I again think of popular artists and quality flashes. There are series like "Zekey Loves Sprites" which were terrible and passed with very high scores. This is when you shouldn't just automatically protect series really.

Saves - Crews - Bleh, I don't agree with this one anymore. I always try to blam this stuff unless it's of good quality. Sometimes these crews do make good stuff, but most of the time not. There was a time where I would vote 5 on spam just to get the protection point, but not anymore.

Saves - Spam - Read my description of Saves -Crews.

Saves - Collabs - Of course collabs again are usually high in quality so I usually vote highly for them. The only time that I try to blam a collab is when it is made by a group of spammers and it isn't any good. That's the perfect time to do it because they have a bunch of people coed on it and the blam threshold is raised.

Saves - Complex Games - I think this should be common sense.

Saves - Filesizes and Icons - Another thing that I disagree with to an extreme extent. If you are voting by these things then you know you're not watching the flash and it defeats the whole purpose of the blam and protection points.

Clock day - Ha, the only time I will protect a spam submission. That is unless the spam submission is funny in some way.

Simple Games - I usually vote lowly on these even though they pass. Somewhere around a 2 or 3. I guess it just depends on the originality of the game.

Low filesize - I agree with this for the movies. Low file size usually = beginner flashes or spam flashes. I will stick in the 1st flash section right here too. Usually 1st flashes have extremely low file sizes because people don't know how to put music in or because they are just testing things out.

Bad artists - Common sense.

Games - I'm happy your brought this up because a lot of games are loaded from other sights and have file sizes under 10kb.

Blams - Whistle Blow - Really? I didn't know this at all. Does it say this somewhere in the FAQ?

Resubmitted - These are funny sometimes because of the portal ban. =P

Sticks - I think I disagree with you. Only time that these are really blammed are when they are beginner flashes and spammy pivot flashes. Some great flashes are simply stickmen flashes.

Final Notes - This kind of goes against some of the things that you are teaching in the earlier parts of the flash. Maybe you should explained things like where the flash portal is, what submissions are the ones that you get these points for, what you have to vote to get them, etc..

Sispri responds:

Thank you soooo much for this review omgomgomg!!! I am going to individually respond to all your reviews now.

For starters, yeah the character was shaky and the gameplay laggy. But you gotta cut me some slack on the scripting of the .clipEvents. The music WAS indeed superior and Andrew W.K. is without doubt awesome. But I digress as this was a mere BETA test. In the future I hope to release even more unique stuff like this. Perhaps this time with a lovable character such as a talking pumpkin.

I really hope this game gets sponsored. I could really use some money for gas. Otherwise I'll have to get a job and there goes my right-side creativity. Baw well.
Thanks again though. I will continue to improve with my journey in the wonderful world of Flash.


This was very good, but the sunbeam got a little hazy after a while and the music got a little dull.
But, i cant even do this well, so well done.


Sispri responds:


sentation was abo

I like your bg and the classic audio track works well here.

Text is all fairly nicely laid out and readable.

The actual content - I would suggest starting with an overview of what B/P points actually are. It'll help folk who don't understand what they're looking at. Also, with tutorials I think it's good to spend a sentence or paragraph describing what you're about to cover. That way, folk can decide if the subject interests them and whether it's worth their time.

The actual content - I disagree with the whole philosophy of 'voting based on predictions'. I strongly feel that folk should vote based on percieved quality - otherwise you're just furthering the corruption of the system.

I know you spent a paragraph touching on the morality of the subject, but it wasn't very clear and by even writing this tutorial it seems clear where you stand.

The fact that you'll get a blam point if it's stolen and deleted by admins is interesting and one I didn't know. You didn't really explain it properly though - it could have used further explanation. I assume we don't get points for saves in that instance, but it's worth clarifying.

Anyway, the presentation was above par, the subject is one I'd disagree with and I felt the writing could have used a bit more clarity at times. Also a better (textual) intro.

- Review Request Club -

Sispri responds:

Thanks anyway.