At 4/16/12 12:02 AM, King-Duckford wrote:
Best to keep this invite only forever. If live video is allowed, this place will just turn into a mini Youtube full of junk.
It actually depends because newgrounds also rely on NG voters. There are many NG voters who are against it so if the live action is crap, most will turn it about plus people like flash too.
Cover charge keeps the riff raff out, and making people post in flash format helps keep the portal solid animation and games like it always has been, allowing easy access to post videos will lead to an endless crapflood of little kids and idiots posting whatever they record on a camera all over the portal.
Actually that's not entirely true. I had planned my movie release before 2013 and could easily convert to flash format. I'm sure at some point many others would figure it out or find the program. Still it would be at a all time low.
Making formats easier just makes it easier for non artists to post the kind of stuff that's not wanted here.
Completely agree on this!
The worst thing is, it potentially turns this place into a war for e-fame, as youtube is now too full for most people to get their foot in the door. With free video posting, every dick with a camera will post here and get all there non-Newgrounds friends and similar artists to flood this place and launch voting wars that will destroy good works here to promote utter crap.
Yeah anyway people do want to be famous but, since they don't feel to get there fair and square, they invite every possible known outsider who don't know the site to make accounts. That's why I only asked a friend I knew knew the site to make his account. Other people were just random guys who liked my video but, were young, didn't know any better, or just found it's terrible taste humorous (which was basically it). Others suggested ideas which I listened to. In other words, I did learn something from every experience. I've messed myself up a lot but, I'm willing to fix everything. I did see a voting war on my submission but, it was a weak one because only two people disagreed with the three down vote reviews. You see your prediction was half right but, it didn't happen in the worst way it could have.
I don't want a bunch of people thinking they will be the next Fred or the big thing by posting moronic videos to Newgrounds thinking it will laucnh them somewhere. I seriously think free video posting could destroy Newgrounds.
I thought I'd be big for posting the first live action movie but, it ended in a huge flop. I've stop thinking big though and I just want to work on doing better. Newgrounds didn't get destroyed because many others agree with your statement (Including me).
Holy shit my reviews (The one on my flopped movies) have been deleted by Wade Fulp on my account user page. I was planning to reread them for improvement. Oh well!