When did you first learn about Newgrounds?
I first learned about Newgrounds in 7th or 8th grade by my friend Joel, so that was roughly in 2003 or 2004.
What do you most enjoy about the site?
The huge community of extremely creative and talented people who make this site amazing. Over the past year I've become more involved in collaborations and projects and the results are more often than not positive. Newgrounds does a fantastic job of making one feel a part of something larger and valued, especially if they come with a positive attitude. This is truly the greatest communities on the web for artistic expression.
Given one day at the reins of the site, what would you change, what would you fix?
First I would change the reviews to include whether or not the artist felt the review was helpful or not. Too many reviews are judged on popularity right now, so it would be good for the author of a review to receive some honest feedback.
Next I would make badges for front page submissions, whether they be audio,flash, or art. Right now the art portal has front page badges, but nothing else.
Then I would allow the the authors of submissions to create a custom collaboration title. Sometimes you just want something special. Obviously this could be abused, so a system would have to be put in place to make sure things such as "cock sucker" aren't thrown in. One option might be a page where the community can create their own titles and those would be added to the permanent list.
I would update the Lit sections, especially the "About Newgrounds", to reflect on the most recent activity of the site. Sometimes it is fun to read about the site we love, but it is frustrating when it doesn't include the past couple years. I would also create an interactive office tour. Many of us wonder what it looks like and only a detailed tour would do it justice.
Finally I would add a Black Button skin option. They are just sexy.
Obviously this would be a 24 hour work day with no distractions. :)
Is there anything you miss, that you'd like to see back? (I.E. Old Blam/Save Animations)
Not really. I love everything Newgrounds has done and I just hope it keeps moving forward and moves in the same direction it always has.