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Hello Newgrounds! I don't come by very often these days, I've just popped in to see how it all is. The site changes a bit too fast for me now, I can't keep up! I hope some of you will consider dropping into Wikigrounds and keeping it up. I really can't spare the time any more and it would be a shame to let all that work get rusty and out of date. I hope someone will revitalise the Wikigrounds club thread too, its a great project and a great learning experience for someone who wants to get involved, or explore Newgrounds.
As for animating- I don't see that happening any time soon, I always struggled so much with sound etc. However, I do have a string of ideas and stored material and I am willing to collaborate with someone, providing art, experience and effort if someone else is ready to be the submitting author and do the bulk of the animating and sound.
My charity work keeps me very busy these days, on top of a full time job. The Dragons are still together, still giving blood and doing charity work, but not currently doing anything with animation or NG. The picture is three of us on our beloved New Southgate Millennium Green on a break from litterpicking etc.
If you leave a message for me on Wikigrounds I will get an e-mail
Best wishes to everyone- hope Newgrounds goes from strength to strength!
None of the old crowd are regularly on WikiG any more and I, for one will not be returning night after night. We do Watch for vandalism, but the creativity is in major decline. The wiki badly needs someone to come in and breath life into it. Somebody could take it on, as a succesion of other guys have done, and make a real difference working just a few hours a week, or even just once a month.
The wiki is quietly edited by passers-by and occasional returning regulars, but it needs some guidance and motivation from a small team, or even just one person. Somebody needs to breath life into the Club on the NG forums, to contact the old regulars, to plan the monthly themes and to change the Main Page Featured Articles. That person does not need to be a Wiki expert and the old crowd, including me, WOULD respond to somebody making an effort.
In the years that I was kind of at the helm, I learnt SO much and we achieved SO much, but I have other things to do now- what with a gf and a book to get published.
Contact me, or Salnax, or just get editing and people will reappear.
The theme for the month of October is to add links and info from interviews with The Interviewer onto the relevent Pages.
I am busy elsewhere, so I don't know what work is being done on this- I will not be involved. However, my guess is that a relatively small ammount of work on this project will bag this month's competition for a Wikigrounds editor and get your name on the list of winners.
The details are all on the Wikigrounds Main Page.
I am proud to be in the top ranks that get the chance to vote on the Monthly Flash Award, but I rarely take part. This is not because I can't be bothered or don't care. The flash I watch are usually whatever is in Judgment and only a small proportion of the top scorers. Thus when the great array of choice appears I feel I would not want to just pick from the few I watch - that would not be fair. It would create, for example, an unfair bias against games, which I do not have time for. The votes seem stacked against most of the games enough as it is- as Salnax observes on Wikigrounds.
To those of you who do watch and play all the Monthly selection and give them a fair judgment, which would take a lot of time and patience- I take my hat off to you!
I have been asked, as an independant person with a good reputation, to Post that to my knowledge the Soup Squad do not produce offensive material and that Reyn0rrr is not connected to the Soup Squad. Having had the same experience, of having my User Icon stolen and used in an offensive way, I sympathise with Narcissy, the owner of the Canned Soup icon that Reyn0rrr is currently using.
I submitted my little Clock day movie twice by mistake- long story. It made me the great sum of 2c on the first day. I then deleted the version with the spelling mistake the next day and the sum dropped to 1c.
O Noes !
I am sure I will never make the required $50 in my whole life, but I would still like someone to explain why this happened.
Missed London VIII again! The station was closed, so we drove down to try and find them at Hyde Park. We couldn't find them, so at 5pm we came home and I went on NG. THEN I scrolled down the page and discovered the alternative venue they all went to :(
Below is a pic of Earthdragon , Harry and myself in Kensington Gardens on the way home.
Never mind. We had a fun afternoon. If anyone wants to meet the Dragons in London, PM me and I will see what I can do.
We have almost reached our target of 500 Pages on Wikigrounds, but almost none of it is either Audio or Art. Our regular editors are willing to write the pages, but we know little about either. We need to decide what are the criteria for Notability of Art, Audio, Artists and Musicians. We need to know what fact pages people need to give them general info about Art and Audio, then we need to improve the Categorising of all those pages. As we prepare for our big day and the promotion that 500 Pages will bring, we need some editors to help us have a credible showing of Art and Audio - can you help?
Please at least stop by the Art Portal pageand give us some feedback or improve it yourself.
Since we have been removing unwanted Pages, at the same time as creating new ones, Wikigrounds is currently stable at around 485 Pages. We still have a few more to remove, which is making our target of 500 Pages by the end of May difficult. If anyone feels like making a Page for a Moderator, or a Flash Submission with a Weekly 1st, it will automatically be considered Notable and we will build on it. Just write a few lines, maybe add a picture- just do what you can and we will do the rest.
I created a great new Page called Supporting Newgrounds, which is all about how fans can support NG. Please check it out and add your ideas. I want us to have lots of pages about how NG works to interest people, tell them the history of NG and answer their questions.
Go to Wikigrounds
As we climb to the dizzy heights of 500 Pages on Wikigrounds, we will take a drop in the next few days- I will be clearing out unwanted pages. We only have what the team consider Notable subjects, so various ex-mods, and vanity pages are dissappearing. Still heading for 500 within weeks- come and see us.