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First let me get this clear, i love the redesign and this is not another threat complaining or complimenting the redesign. But, going through the 'classic' portal, i noticed that the Turd of the Week award has gone?
Sure, it's not a defining Newgrounds symbol, it jobs is to humiliate flash artist's who just made it onto Newgrounds. But the award is classic to the old Newgrounds, it even started the Clock Crew!
If B had not gotten that award, i doubt the Clock Crew would have even started.
So, who wants the award back?
I know i do NG!
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Better off without it if you ask me, it has done more harm than good bringing shit to this place than the few good things that came from it.
People lose more and more interest in the Clock Crew, and Clock Day gets worse every year.
May it be kept in the Newgrounds History, but if you ask me ... we don't need either of them.
Although the Turd of the Week award is a piece of Newgrounds history, I agree with SuperYamato.
For quite some time it has just been a reason for people to spam the Portal in hopes of getting it. We absolutely do not want to encourage spam crews to create more no-effort content which only just barely passes. Newgrounds is better without it.
In my opinion, the spam is some of the best shit on Newgrounds, and the fact that Turd of the Week is gone is just going to make spam groups lose interest.
It'll definitely kill a piece of NG inside me.
At 32 seconds ago, FBIpolux wrote: TOTWs stopped being funny around 2004. I don't see the need for that award anymore.
exactly after 2004 it was basically something the spam crews would fight over. If anyone else got this award or tried to get it then they would become victims of these flash crews. Better it be gone so no more spam crews will fight over it.
But on another note I remember Wade talking about removing it a few years ago it looks like they finally did it. Go NG staff.
Pfft; the Clock Crew is hardly relevant to NG today however you want to look at it.
Anyway, it was taken down because it wasn't doing its job anymore, and hadn't really done it for years. What was once a showcase for things that just got through out of blind luck became a race to the bottom and / or a tard-fight for the attention of winning it every week for as many months as possible.
It may come back in a later update, but I doubt it, TBH. I can count on one hand the number of times it actually did anything besides give the admins / review mods a headache in the last 3 years at least.
At 10 minutes ago, LittleWashu wrote:At 32 seconds ago, FBIpolux wrote: TOTWs stopped being funny around 2004. I don't see the need for that award anymore.exactly after 2004 it was basically something the spam crews would fight over. If anyone else got this award or tried to get it then they would become victims of these flash crews. Better it be gone so no more spam crews will fight over it.
I think this would only encourage spam crews to try to take daily awards. The Duck Division did when Wade began to delete turds every week.
At 4 minutes ago, SpaceWhale wrote: I've seen some funny turds of the week.
I have my favorites too, but what's gone is gone. Turd of the Week is sometimes funny but maybe it's best that it is gone. Again, it was usually the spam crews fighting for the honor. I personally liked the idea, but ehh not the biggest thing I'll miss.
At 1 hour ago, SpaceWhale wrote: I've seen some funny turds of the week.
lol turds.But yeah they were great.I neevr really watched them though.
I loved the Turd of the Week award, and though I understand some spam crews made bad flash just to get it, it didn't really seem that big of a deal to me. Hell, I had a friend who recently won it in January and didn't even try to. He just made a flash for fun and he earned it. He got the attention that it made, but many reviews said he didn't deserve it.
It put a smile on his face.
"Soup actually isn't a spam crew ... Except for Narcissy, that guy sucks." - ih8dude
Big deal if it started the Clock Crew, recently pretty much all of their submissions have been blammed and you really don't see them around anymore.
It was an award commemorating the worst POS on NG, and that POS usually got blammed not too much longer after it got said award. So, really, it was an award used for target practice.
At 10 hours ago, Matt2k8 wrote: Sure, it's not a defining Newgrounds symbol, it jobs is to humiliate flash artist's who just made it onto Newgrounds.
1) That is the single most douche-est reason to have an award possible.
2) It was constantly abused by spam groups to get it, very few legitimate entries achieved that award.
turd of the week encourages people to be assholes. it's not to celebrate or mock people who barely pass - people TRY to get it, which means more SHIT everyone has to sift though.
i for one got tired of shitty screamer movies with rainbow flashing JPEGs of Fresh Prince characters, dancing bananas and WHATEVER THE FUCK else a LONG time ago.
you can get a rise out of people and still be polished about it, if that's your goal.