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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 05:55:13 Reply

At 9/19/11 11:47 PM, NEVR wrote: I'd say probably around the 2007 redesign. As far as I can remember there was a fair amount of buzz leading up to it and afterwards... and obviously the most users ever online on the BBS was on the day of the redesign itself.

That being said, the next redesign could be even bigger than the last? Who knows.

I hope so, it'd be nice if the BBS had more users


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 06:56:32 Reply

2007 for sure, then all those damn '08ers came in and ruined it.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 07:09:36 Reply

I'll have to go with the crowd. 07 redesign. Even I was on then.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 07:14:05 Reply

There was no redesign. It's just a myth people made up so they can say they were there to sound cool.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 07:42:53 Reply

2007 with the redesign.

Very few updates since then and I would imagine that ad revenue has been falling since then.

If you compare NG to Armorgames, there is a clear winner in terms of expansion and popularity; I have been a member of Armorgames since the very beginning and Dan has really made a good business model.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 07:45:08 Reply

I don't really know if Newgrounds reached a peak. It has always been pretty consistent, I think it just seemed to be a tad bit better back in the day because I was younger and more likely to laugh at just anything.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 17:34:44 Reply

2006 was the shit. Those were my golden days of summer, personally. Now it's not quite as vibrant.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 17:37:39 Reply

2006


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 17:39:55 Reply

I will go with everyone and say that the Newgrounds peak would have to be 2007. I could be wrong, though.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 17:40:44 Reply

Never. It never reached it's peak, nothing can reach it's peak, it's impossible. Because no matter what, it can always improve.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 17:44:39 Reply

I can't really say considering my sign up date isn't even (but almost!) a year old, but I I've seen pictures and stuff that show off the previous site, and somewhere between 2007 would be the site's peak for me.

2009 and 2010 have delievered some great flash though, so I'd sat content wise, newer is better.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 18:26:49 Reply

At 9/19/11 11:49 PM, Addict wrote: around the most recent redesign

that was the record for most site activity

No it wasn't. Number of people visiting the BBS does not equate to the number of people visiting the site. I really wish everyone would stop thinking that the BBS is the hub of the site, most people coming here don't bother / care / know / look through it.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 18:29:12 Reply

Definitely in between 2005 and 2007.

Also, Bolo, I so remember you being super-high level.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 18:31:03 Reply

Definitely in between 2005 and 2007.

Also, Bolo, I so remember you being super-high level.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 18:32:31 Reply

At 9/20/11 02:28 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: 25th of May 2001.

You got something wrong there brah.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 18:36:21 Reply

At 9/20/11 06:31 PM, FBIpolux wrote: Definitely in between 2005 and 2007.

Also, Bolo, I so remember you being super-high level.

Double... the trouble.
But seriously, I guess everyone has a different opinion.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 18:40:32 Reply

At 9/20/11 06:36 PM, Suprememessage wrote:
At 9/20/11 06:31 PM, FBIpolux wrote: Definitely in between 2005 and 2007.

Also, Bolo, I so remember you being super-high level.
Double... the trouble.
But seriously, I guess everyone has a different opinion.

Yeah, posting on an iffy wifi FTW.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 18:44:27 Reply

When this happened.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 18:51:17 Reply

I think it is not the time to talk about it. I mean when a company talks about its hay days it means the company is in trouble. I suggest we move forward and talk about IDEAS! :)

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 19:02:15 Reply

THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, before the dawn of man as we knew him

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 19:17:35 Reply

At 9/20/11 07:02 PM, STEM wrote: THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, before the dawn of man as we knew him

AND THE TOYS WERE STILL DEFOCATED UPON!

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 19:21:32 Reply

At 9/20/11 12:03 AM, Afro-mann wrote: Technology has advanced, and fancier games and movies have been created, but I'm seeing less and less of these high quality submissions, and more and more of the low quality ones. One reason I give for this is the low and unchanging bar set for flash to be accepted into the portal (score of 1.60). Another is the behavior of users. 5-bombing for stats instead of voting on the quality of the submission. Neglecting to use the whistle when needed. These things encourage more garbage to be sent into the portal, and better users to travel elsewhere.

Maybe it's just that I've aged and matured, but I feel like the quality of this forum has gone down the drain. I'd say I find 1 out of 10 threads "slightly" interesting. I feel like I can't relate with most people here anymore. It seems as if the crowd is getting younger and dumber each month.

I still have hopeI. I continue to come here quite often, hoping to find something good. Maybe a great new game, or an interesting discussion on the BBS.

This is probably the most well-informed post in this thread, if not on the BBS. I was going to say something similar. You really resumed all of my thoughts right there - I've noticed it too. Newgrounds is slowly going down the drain, people just don't care like they used to.

I, without kidding, blame it on Facebook and Twitter. People have just become self-centered since Facebook got that popularity boost back in 2009.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 19:32:02 Reply

At 9/20/11 06:26 PM, liljim wrote: No it wasn't. Number of people visiting the BBS does not equate to the number of people visiting the site. I really wish everyone would stop thinking that the BBS is the hub of the site, most people coming here don't bother / care / know / look through it.

Well, Sir, if there are stats showing the number of visitors going to the site then I would like to see it.

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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 19:38:13 Reply

2007 deffo.


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 20:03:40 Reply

Well i'll have to say 2003, but 2007 is definatly my favorite year, i have the most awesome memories from 2007. Great submissions and the redesign came along aswell!

Looks like most of you all agree, nice:)


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Response to When did Newgrounds Reach its Peak? 2011-09-20 20:13:19 Reply

Bitch, NG has not and will not reach a peak.


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