At 5/7/10 03:42 PM, Mich wrote:
Started August 2009, made public the 4th of may.
Quick question, but would it be possible that you opened up yourself to legal issues with this? You've pretty much just taken the same name as what is present here on Newgrounds, and just did a slight overhaul of the voting procedure. I'm not saying its not a nifty new site and that it's a bad idea or anything. The site looks great so far. But it seems like it's so similar to what is already here that it would open you up to possible legal problems.
The similarities are astounding. You have a weekly tops list, an all time list (even though it is labeled slightly different), and a most recently submitted list for the portal page. The forums seem to be exactly the same with just a different styled display (different shade of gray and an emphasis on red instead of orange frame, same styled font it looks like, same physical setup for the forum, i.e. pics on the left with post count, sign up date, and level under the pic) and lack of the ability to have signatures. And really, you used the exact same name for your site as Newgrounds uses here for their audio submissions page.
I could just be bringing up an issue that doesn't exists, but if it were me I would have tried to do something a little bit more.....original. Because it just seems like it's just like Newgrounds, except the leveling. reviewing, voting systems are different. Idk, just seems like it's so much like Newgrounds present audio portal setup that you could be opening yourself to some sort of legal issues is all. Especially since you used the exact same name for your site that has been in place here for years.