At 4/13/12 04:07 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 4/13/12 04:05 PM, Bahamut wrote:
Shut up and take the money! If there's a lot of great possibilities from this, don't hold back.Money: 7
I just gotta be clear, once NG takes money it is on a near-guaranteed path to being sold to a larger company at which point it could be scuttled or transformed into something no one wants. Without money NG could exist forever, it's just that no one may care that it exists.
Don't sellout if it means losing more then 70 % of Newgrounds to a different company. If you dont see yourself wanting to keep newgrounds, be very careful who it gets passed off to. A new owner, could seriously tear down this place in the second it took to take the site offline.
They could pick and choose what gets featured, maybe no voting system anymore. It could easily become a money only type operation.
Newgrounds, is everything by everyone, and has provived artist and animaters, programers , etc. a place to be seen, reviewed, and so much more.
Money changes everything. And will to this site, I highly doubt the freedom of content that is allowed to be expressed now as it always has been would continue as a now money operation.
This site, as it is, WOULD NOT! Fit into the open public. And dont say it'S NOT TRUE.
A new company.. could censor it, long time users could lose there content... and worst a double failure. Say you take money, the worst of the worst happens, no more newgrounds, no more money based site, and someone rights the loss of of taxes.
With new laws trying to be inforced on "internet" makes me wonder if this isit the reason you kinda making this type of move? A bigger money backing with the laws come down? A way out? Or a extra hand in the online fight thats gonna go down.
I dunno, I dont think this is something to rush into thats for sure.... and I'm sure there's more details that have not been released just at the hints of your posts.
I'm gonna say .. NO. untill more is known about this money venture.