Celebrity Goo Game News
The following list shows all changes made within the last six months. All entries are written by Scott Hardie.
June 24, 2017: The Browse by Season page now includes the current season.
June 18, 2017: Broken links on player profiles have been fixed. (Goo names were linked to a non-existent page.)
June 2, 2017: The Summer 2017 season will be one week longer than usual, ending on September 2 instead of August 26. This kind of adjustment will be necessary every few years to stay on a seasonal schedule.
June 2, 2017: Hall of Fame pages now state at the top what date the induction took place, to make clear that the text was accurate as of that date. Also, several "player achievement" charts have been tweaked to better fit on the page without line-wrapping.
May 27, 2017: Player-created goos are now worth 150 points instead of 200 when they publish, but they can now publish much more often, every 7 days per creator instead of every 15.
May 6, 2017: The code that selects each day's goo for publication has been rewritten to improve randomness and variety, not just within the last 1-2 days but over the course of the whole season.
April 23, 2017: Someone managed to create the same identical goo twice by double-clicking. The code and database have been further altered to prevent this.
March 29, 2017: I tweaked the formatting of the "Previous Creations" section at the bottom of Create a Goo. Pending goos now have bullet points instead of numbers because they can be published in any order. The "Rejected Creations" sidebar is now gone.
March 18, 2017: The act formerly called "requesting a goo" has now been changed everywhere to "creating a goo," with the exception of old Hall of Fame pages where the original phrase made sense at the time it was written.
March 18, 2017: There's a new achievement on the Player Achievements page: The "Creator," the person who has added the most goos to the game. Lori Lancaster held the title for many years, but Chris Lemler overtook her in 2014 and has since doubled her total. I'm grateful to everyone who has contributed goos and given back to the game.
March 17, 2017: The Player Achievements section now offers a list of all Streaks accomplished by players, including both current streaks and personal-best streaks.
February 3, 2017: The site now does a better job of bugging me to approve a player's pending goo creation, when it's been 15 days or more since that player's last published goo. My apologies for letting the review process take so long lately.
January 13, 2017: Fixed an error in the process that scans for perfect scores at the end of each season and credits players accordingly. Ran an extra check to make sure that no one was overlooked as a result of the bug.
Changes to Celebrity Goo Game are sometimes mentioned on the Funeratic News page instead, when they're part of site-wide alterations.
Players sometimes talk about the game in Tragic Comedy, the discussion area of Funeratic. The following discussions about Celebrity Goo Game happened within the last six months:
Spring 2017 (last comment: June 2, 2017)
"Another season in the goo game is over, and Steve West is our winner! Congrats, Steve! You've been such a dominant player for so long that I didn't notice that it's been a few years since your last win...." more…
Hall of Fame 2017 (last comment: February 25, 2017)
"It's my pleasure to add another deserving player to the Hall of Fame. This year, Samir Mehta gets the honor. I can't say enough nice things about this guy...." more…