At 4/13/12 04:47 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Investors would want us to delete the hentai anyway...
This sickens me.
The site is great the way it is, but that's not to say it could be improved. It's gone through change after change, and if a VC choice was taken, I'd stick by it, simply because I love the site. It's just things like this, the removal of content (no matter how daft), or the 'friendly reminders' from investors on how to run the site would mean it would never be the same.
But that's not all a bad thing. The money to make this website huge... to empower the real artists of the internet rather than people who sit in front of a webcam would be unbelievable. Think about the animations, the games, the music and art that could be made, the people that could be promoted thanks to a little more successful Newgrounds.
I've seen a lot of Newgrounders turn to YouTube for a source of advertisement of their talent. As much as they love the site, that's where they'll find the money, that's where they'll get the views. Imagine if Newgrounds could be that constant source of appraisal for those who deserve it?
I made a post in haste before about how I would hate the change, but I'm not completely sure. It's a tough choice for us, let alone you Tom. You've run this website for over a decade, you've made it a brilliant place for us to be, so in the end I guess it's where you see the website going.
plays tiny violin