Carrying over from the Audio forum topic "Cant use my song for Geometry Dash?", so we don't keep beating that dead horse and pestering the OP.
No sign, rules list, or combination thereof will ever stop 100% of the unwanted outcome. But it can prevent 95%. I don't know what the stats were like right around the time custom GD levels were released, but I understand "pretty bad" is an understatement.
Currently, since my job is actually pattern analysis (and just going from casual memory) there is an average of 10-15 stolen audio submission on Mondays through Thurdsays, then it increases through Friday to peak on Saturday at around 25-30 submissions. I might dig back to see what days are most common per source (NCS, anime opening, etc). If a small change can reduce even 5 submissions a day (more is better), that's less to flag, less to have mods remove, and less risk of a Big Label filing a DMCA.
Some psychology behind my background colour choice: if its good enough for construction signs and school busses, it's good enough for an AP warning. Also, orange aids in decision making and understanding. The shift from dark to light orange is a bonus, since it goes from aggressive caution to reassurance. They just want to play a fun game. Newgrounds wants to not be in litigation.
I can make the .psd files available for anyone with more artistic talent than I have. I've used Ps Elements 7, so I can't guarantee forward compatability.
Another unrelated thought, which I suppose could cross-thread to "Ways to improve the Audio Portal?" would be to have the option "Allow external API use" disabled for non scouted users. I don't know if that's a thing, I was grandfathered in to the scouted section so apparently I'm "reliable" and "trustworthy".
The images below would ideally (out of my lane for deciding) replace the current passive blue one, and link to a locked sticky explaining why this is the way it is, and how the process works (aka, hope RobTop-senpai notices you).
Tags for input etc, restricted to those who participated in the discussion (feel free to tag others, I don't want to flood the inbox of everyone).
Edit to say that image 2 seems most agreed upon. I changed the original text "geo dash" to the full name of the game. Some variations are below:
Version 2a: black shadow, full size demon
Version 2b: white shadow, full size demon
Version 2c: white shadow, smaller demon
Version 2d: black shadow, smaller demon
Version 5a: (because continuity is for chumps) white border, small demon. Greasy edit because I suck at lineart.
Version 5b: black border (pending need)