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Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/21/2018 03:59

Not only there, but random quotes from the database also show up on the bottom of the home page. I woudn't say they are 'useless', just that they are not very relevant to a pixel art community.

However, getting rid of the quotes altogether is not very high on my list of things to push Sedge to fix....

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/20/2018 16:11

Quots are still listed in people's profiles. Any chance that could be removed, since it's useless?

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 9/20/2018 15:34

The quote submission feature has been dismanteled a few years ago...

FoxTurtle (Level 5 Soldier) @ 9/20/2018 10:06

Can anyone submit a quote on this site? If so, how do you submit a quote?

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/20/2018 00:05


In that video the guitar tone is completely achieved digitally using VST plugins on my PC just for the convience of using amp simulations to capture a performance. 

I run the raw signal from the guitar through M-Audio fasttrack USB Asio device directly into Reaper. 

I am mainly using Amplitube for amp sim and I recommend checking out the free tube screamer VST called TSE 808.

Normally I do not record this way though. I have a Marshall tube amp and I mainly use that when I am recording. Its tone is far warmer and richer.

Plus a Boss GT-8 guitar processor pedal if I need more effects.

Thanks for cheking the video out!

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/19/2018 21:56

Hi, welcome to PJ PurpleStarXX!

Diogalesu (Level 2 Dealer) @ 9/19/2018 18:41

Dope cover. I dig it.

Just curious, what foot pedals did you use to get the exact sound out of it? Asking out of curiousity.

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/17/2018 07:43

Hey guys, I did a guitar cover of the song Rampant from the original NFS game from 1997.

Here is the link if anyone wants to check it out.

PurpleStarXX (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/16/2018 15:00

Hello guys! 

Goodlyay (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/16/2018 12:54

Let's not make fun of a beloved man who is likely dead

Diogalesu (Level 2 Dealer) @ 9/16/2018 07:02

What if Jal was really this mythological deity that existed long ago, and his reincarnation was being signaled by the collective dreams of everyone on pixeljoint?

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/15/2018 13:47

Mandela effect maybe?

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 9/15/2018 13:43

I'm beginning to wonder whether Jal ever existed at all, and it wasn't just some shared fever-dream.

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/14/2018 15:52

Semi-annual jal watch time. Anyone heard from him? Anyone? 

Diogalesu (Level 2 Dealer) @ 9/10/2018 14:18

Ok, cool to know.

I was getting a little worried it would have had to cancel but that doesn't seem to be effecting the challenge in anyway other than it being prolonged.


Lakelezz (Level 1 Depressed) @ 9/10/2018 06:19

When there are not enough entries, the challenge simply extends : ) Unless there is some technical issue hiding - not that I know any regarding this - if it stacks up too many weeks.

On another note, the countdown is a bit offset from the actual announcement of winners because the moderator taking care about the challenge changed and lives in a different timezone than it was originally adjusted to.

Diogalesu (Level 2 Dealer) @ 9/9/2018 21:48

So uuhhh while we're on the subject of issues going on, what's the deal with the weekly challenge?

Myself and Jok have kind of talked about it and there seems to be alot of confusion on whats going on with the lack of updates. Hoping that more people submit stuff in the mean time but I would say that it is strange that it's gone on for this long to the point where users are kept in the dark about it.

BananaExtract (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/9/2018 12:39

Thanks for the info!

I think the error might not be just related caused by my drawing, because I got the same error in my notifications box when I tried to open up your reply.

I think it's time for me to call the cops.

In all seriousness though, I'm not sure what's wrong with my account.  Should I make a new one?  

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 9/9/2018 08:30

500 implies the server tried to process your request and couldn't (threw an unhandled exception).  While it could be the result of a server-side bug, the fact that the upload feature has been stable for years coupled with the facy that you're getting the error consistently suggests it might be something about your particular file.

I would try re-exporting the source image and/or running it through a program like Pngyu or ImageOptim to ensure that it's optimally formatted and non-corrupt.

If that doesn't work, call the cops.

BananaExtract (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/7/2018 20:20

I just tried that.  Sadly, it still says the same thing   Thanks for the advice though, I appreciate it!

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/7/2018 20:06

Clear cache & cookies. That usually does the trick.

BananaExtract (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/7/2018 12:45

Hello, whenever I try to submit a new piece to the gallery, I get an error message that says

500 - Internal server error.

There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.

If anyone knows why this is happening, I'd really appreciate it c:

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 9/6/2018 21:44

they must go well, youll most likely be the winner if youve never given written or oral permission in any way

i always loved fighting over copyright issues, its boring if they stop after a DMCA... gotta love compensation for damages caused

also congrats to @vierbit and @Gas 13!

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 9/3/2018 01:23

Happy birthday to @vierbit and @Gas 13!

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/2/2018 17:39

I got in contact! thanks! =) Hope things go well.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/1/2018 09:39

@philippejugnet: Seconding greenraven, contact them. If they refuse, disengage, don't argue, and instead file a DMCA claim with the site hosting the course and/or being used to promote it.

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/1/2018 08:55

Contact them. Then see where things go from there.

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 9/1/2018 00:17

Someone is using my art without permission nor credits to sell an online pixel art course. What shoud I do?

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/31/2018 10:42

Happy belated birthday Skedds! 

I am depressed. Who is surprised by this? XD

AdigunPolack (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/30/2018 18:05

Ohh, so that makes perfect sense now, eishiya.  I *quite* have to remember that right away for all of my future works just in order to avoid any more difficulties regarding the upload of my newest pixel-based art creations indeed, and I will most definitely be learning it from now on indeed.

Thank you so much for your excellent answer, and great to meet you on PJ, as well.  ;)

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/30/2018 16:00

Definitely get your preview set before you upload. It's the safest option. I suspect things get wonky when pieces are edited, though I'm not sure.

The front page occasionally shows things out of order, and there are extra requirements to show up (the thumbnail has to be below a certain size, but I'm not sure what the size is anymore, it got increased a while back).

AdigunPolack (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/30/2018 07:47

Hello and quite an excellent, excellent Thursday to you today.  ;)

When I just recently updated the preview image for my newest pixel-artwork entitled “A Very Special Life Item from Goddess Imulo...” (the full artwork of this is found right here on PJ if you want to check it out!), it clearly did not show up on the main front-page on PixelJoint where the other preview images are (as shown in this screenshot here), though the updated main preview image of mine showed up fine on all the other pages on PJ.  :(  It was honestly an accidental error on my part, and I truly apologize for that; I have been quite absent from PixelJoint for the past few straight months now, and I am still learning the ropes about this site.  At the same time, I do want to improve the overall quality of my own pixelart here, as well.

Now having said all of that, I would like to ask this question to you: when I first submit a brand-new pixelart piece to PJ, should I best prepare a quality, fully-prepared preview image for upload (in addition to the main image) and get it right the first time instead of later changing the preview picture for updating?  I just want to be sure on that because I want to make sure all my latest preview images work properly to go with my new pixel-artworks, too.  Thank you all so much for your wonderful time and patience, and you have yourselves a great upcoming weekend!!! 

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/30/2018 07:14

Thank you Irena =)

Been on this site since I was 12 how is this happening 

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/30/2018 01:15

@skittle; Happy birthday, man!

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 8/27/2018 13:08

In other News, Squared UP! is live! its a zine about a bunch of cool people doing pixel art for charity.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/27/2018 09:37

@Chaoclypse: The image is probably uploaded fine, you're just seeing the old version that's been cached on your machine. Clear your cache or hard-refresh (Ctrl/Cmd + F5) and you should see the real image.

DimDim (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/27/2018 09:11


Try changing the name of the image, that's what I do whenever that happens

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 8/27/2018 07:39

what flag?

tomic (Level 11 Admiral) @ 8/27/2018 05:04

No challenge topic yet?

What about "Coloring the Flag?" :)

pistachio (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/27/2018 04:56


Posted that second link over at Pix if it's no trouble. Thanks man.

Nice also to see anything new from Snake.

Chaoclypse (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/27/2018 03:16

Hi guys, I haven't posted on PixelJoint in years, but when I did, I accidentally uploaded a preview image that had a one color background. It was rejected, presumably because of that, but when I edit the entry the changes don't show up! What am I doing wrong? :( I've re-edited it and submitted it for re-approval, but the changes aren't apparent in the preview, so I'm not sure if it went through. Please advise - Thanks!

Damian (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 8/27/2018 01:13

If you haven't already seen this, Snake made an awesome mockup trailer for a game that will saddly never be.
Chrono Break Trailer 

Also on the Pixelation news front, Dan Fessler posted this on twitter:
Twitter Link 

Hope everyone is well!

Dastal (Level 7 Assassin) @ 8/27/2018 00:06

An image with limited colors  where all pixel looks organized well enough (by a human and not a machine with color reduction tools btw) is pixel art for me.

Since everyone don't pixel the same way (traced digital/trad work, start with blob, start with line etc...) only the result matter for me.

For the filters user, well, I consider the result as an hybrid digital art/pixel art... but I personnally don't care, I can enjoy any picture if its well made.

Btw I don't see pixel art as a genre imo.

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 8/26/2018 22:23

Yeah, the distinction between medium and genre is too fuzzy. A medium isn't *exactly* an aesthetic -- which is the main part of what genre implies imo --, but separating out 'pixel art as a medium' from 'pixel art as a genre' is just too hard to do.

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/26/2018 21:35

Now that's what the chatterbox should be used for. This has my seal of approval. 

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 8/26/2018 19:40

at least to me pixel art is both a medium that aims to capture both the techniques that were used to circumvent the earlier tech limitations of primitive hardware/software and the aesthethic vibe that spawns naturally from it.

lowpoly does follow the same path and that pretty much conveys the same principle - to catch that early days vibe.

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 8/26/2018 16:34

After some thought..

@Gecimen: Insulting is a subset of offending -- you could probably call it a shorthand form of offense. Given that insults can contain truth that is usable to others (eg 'cheating bastard'), and that free speech is about protecting citizens from government censorship (not private conflict), you might find that the assertion that insults don't fall within free speech has some quite unpalatable implications.

(obviously there are other legal concepts like libel and slander that come into play when you publicly utter something that could result in loss of reputation. As far as I know, though, it's incorrect to infer that because something is or may be libel or slander, that it isn't free speech.)

AFAICS this reinforces the point that 'free speech' is not really that well suited a concept to use in a discussion of appropriate moderation of a privately run internet forum. It probably has *some* applicability, but what applicability is not at all clear.

eishiya (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/26/2018 07:00

@pistachio: I guilt-pixelled some unplanned grass tiles after making that monstrosity of a post yesterday, ngl.

pistachio (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/26/2018 00:59

A wise man once said: shut up and pixel!

Goodlyay (Level 6 SWAT) @ 8/25/2018 22:12

Pixel art: I know it when I see it

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