It's funny how only the newer guys are liking the ProPortal idea.
Forget it people, that would be absolutely horrible for new flash authors. Being one of intermediate skill, I know how hard it is to work your way out of being a "noob". I know what it's like when somebody says your shit sucks without giving any reason. I KNOW, what it's like to have a flash blammed. However, that was just about one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me, as it showed that I won't be good with this shite so I improved.
As stated, Newgrounds is growing, we can't stop it, we can't help it. I'm just not sure if it's good or bad. More users means more people making flash. Thus, amount submitted is uped. But the average age of flashists is decreasing. I used to love the idea of young people like me learning what flash is and how to use it, but their personalities are pathetic. They can't cope with criticism no matter how constructive. It's sad. I'd rather older authors now. Their humor is funnier to me and includes less "LOL MARIO BLOPPERZ" and less random humor of which is just their own inside jokes. If they find one thing they heard to be hilarious, there's a good chance we won't catch on.
Gold, is still being made. There's just more shite to dig through now.
One last thing, this does not belong in the flash Forums.