Storage, Search & User Page Updates

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Happy July 4th weekend, here are some updates!

1) We're running out of storage space and have elected to build a custom storage solution rather than expand on the NAS we currently use. @BrenTheMan did something similar before we moved to managed hosting - instead of buying a new NetApp, Bren built an open source solution and it was great. This new solution gives us a huge storage increase and is expected to outperform the NAS. The transition will be starting this week, with some downtime during the final push.

2) This week we will also be adding a server to run Elasticsearch. @liljim has been busy building an elastic index of all things NG and @PsychoGoldfish is wrapping up the front end. Don't expect to see it launch this week but it's coming soon and we'll be testing it first with Supporters while we tweak results and performance. It runs way faster than our current search but will also be searching way more content - no more sending people to Google results when they want to search beyond one portal!

3) New user pages are also looking sharp and getting closer to the big reveal. We've been getting feedback from supporters in the Supporter Forum and making additional improvements as we go. Super excited to see them go live. This is a big month for NG upgrades!

As a result of increased hosting expenses, our monthly support goal has been raised to $6k. That still doesn't include ongoing development, system administration or any other expenses associated with running NG.

None of this is possible without the support of the community, so thank you everyone who helps keep this going! It only costs $3 per month to be a supporter, or $25 for the year. Monthly subscribers are great because they give us a consistent budget. You can also pay more than $3 per month if you like, your monthly commitment is adjustable and any amount is appreciated!

In other news, it's monthly voting time! Check your inbox to see if @P-Bot selected you for the monthly voting panel.

I was planning to kick off Summer Animation Jams by now but I've been distracted with preparing the Comic-Con demo of Nightmare Cops. Who out there wants to do Summer Animation Jams? Last summer we hosted the Loop Jam, Robot Jam, Sound Jam, Rejected Mascot Jam and Creep Jam. We also commissioned a bunch of site skins based on original characters from each jam, which was a lot of fun.

In Nightmare Cops news, @JazLyte and @RomeoJr have come aboard as voices. If you're at Comic-Con in San Diego this month, NC is part of the Behemoth & friends showcase in Booth 229! Nightmare Cops is actually in the FRIENDS section because it's being developed as a Newgrounds release. Exciting times!

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 15:39:08

will there be an animation porn jam?

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 15:40:38

At 7/1/17 03:39 PM, segamegaplague wrote: will there be an animation porn jam?

yeah starring your mother


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At 7/1/17 03:40 PM, Im-A-Pirate wrote:
At 7/1/17 03:39 PM, segamegaplague wrote: will there be an animation porn jam?
yeah starring your mother

stop projecting ur bullshit freudism

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 15:50:38

Sick animation being on board for Nightmare Cops is fantastic, and I can't wait to see the updated user pages!


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 16:19:17

GOOD more Google purging from this site. Also, I'd be totally down for a summer anim jam event this year!

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 16:21:15

I would try to join summer animation jams again for sure!
great to see newgrounds' still evolving :)


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 16:51:18

At 7/1/17 03:39 PM, segamegaplague wrote: will there be an animation porn jam?

Oh wow.

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Illustration thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1229930
Animation thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1332069

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 17:50:43

At 7/1/17 04:51 PM, Template88 wrote:
At 7/1/17 03:39 PM, segamegaplague wrote: will there be an animation porn jam?
Oh wow.

Ahuehuehue


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 17:51:45

At 7/1/17 03:39 PM, segamegaplague wrote: will there be an animation porn jam?

Oh jesus christ

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Took a look at the sneak peak of what the userpages are meant to look like just by the thumbnail on Twitter; oh my does it look good <3

On a side note, NG's Audio Portal turns 15 in March 2018 and we're trying to gather together musicians, voice actors, scriptwriters, lyricists, vocalists, sound FX people. Thread for reference. Come in and say hello if you're interested and willing to commit!

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 19:29:49

well... its good to see that the site's still going strong, and that the current storage space function will expand into a larger+more manageable custom program, and that NG's movie/game search function will be further improved.

apart from that, its good to hear that ''nightmare cops'' is making good progress!
i always love+support your online/PC/console/any games.

keep up the good work, and lets keep NG strong!

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 19:59:40

Maybe this will be amazing!


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 20:13:23

Nice Update Tom, with the new change over may give NG a good boost.


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 20:39:46

Great news! Looking forward to feel the improvements


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 21:17:34

At 7/1/17 03:22 PM, TomFulp wrote: Happy July 4th weekend, here are some updates!

Awesome news on those updates, having had a peek at that new userpage has me seriously excited.
and the new search engine, will be a huge welcome for sure. Good Luck on the Nightmare Cop showcasing. Bummer I never got to come down and play a few.

Also thats pretty spiffy news on being able to determine your monthly subscription.
Ill go adjust my subscription now to 5 bones.

Now I know ya'll in crunch mode getting these updates out.
You could possibly get alil more out of me, and It be super awesome if the comments section used the blog system you have in the user pages. Imagine, Artists could upload their illustrations and then have in the comments section explain their process in article format ,complete with time-lapse videos embedded. just a thought

keep it up.

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 21:53:15

New userpage preview looks dandy~


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-01 22:47:54

Awesome news! Looks really mobile friendly too! Think we might be seeing a NG's app soon as well?

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 00:11:55

Too much hype! Don't even know where to begin fapping

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 01:02:32

Oh, the changes!


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 01:38:42

Speaking of the storage issue, there's a lot of really low-quality submissions which pass. It seems nothing gets blammed anymore. Could this be the major contributing factor?

There's so many just garbage submissions of 2 stars or less that are just why did anyone choose to "save" this submission?

The reverse problem happens with the quality submissions, which can't seem to do any better than 4 stars (and a long-term 4 star submission has to be really really good!)

If something has 2 stars it's really a tossup between if it really should have 3 stars but haters unfairly downvoted it, or if it's outright garbage and should have been blammed. If something has 1 star or less it almost always should have been blammed.

Could you perhaps consider giving a voting multiplier to those who have a lot of 4 and 5 star quality work? I always thought it's bogus that someone with no tastes but who grinded up huge voting rights gets more say than those who actually submit the top-quality work

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 01:58:38

Summer Jams!?! Yes please! I'm keen to collaborate with some people again!


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 02:21:42

At 7/1/17 08:13 PM, MysticSkillz wrote: Nice Update Tom, with the new change over may give NG a good boost.

I hope its about time.


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 02:33:32

Oh Fulp... You and your ever changing avatars...

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 05:33:59

Excited to see the changes in the user pages....Looking Forward!

Also, a YES from me for Animation Jams.

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Awesome news! :D Also looks like I really need to check in on the Supporter forum more often, those new userpages... look good! Smooth but not too different. Love the customizability and focus on numbers.

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 07:04:57

Can't wait for the new stuff to come!


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 07:29:20

I miss voice acting in NATA, but the animation jams sound like a lot of fun!

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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 08:37:22

an animation porn jam is actually a great idea. Its about time ng became filthy again. i for one would be excited to animate porn for the community.

also first post


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Response to Storage, Search & User Page Updates 2017-07-02 12:10:33

At 7/1/17 10:47 PM, InsufferableCrap wrote: Awesome news! Looks really mobile friendly too! Think we might be seeing a NG's app soon as well?

Goal is to bring all this to an NG app once the site itself works well on mobile. Hoping the majority of the site will be there by the end of this year.


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