At 9/5/12 12:56 AM, jqzjqz wrote:
Which one of you remember when Newgrounds look like this? Those who say yes should understand where I'm coming from and those who don't... I'm sorry, but you joined the site too late. A lot of history on Newgrounds...
If it means anything, I long for the days I could never experience. I'm a modern user always peaking over to the Web Archive just to pretend to experience it. It's probably not as glamorous as it seems, but there's a charm of it that I love.
But it's 2012. Not 2001. There's plenty of automated video web sites, Newgrounds isn't special anymore. Does that it should die? No. Does that mean we should cross over to Youtube and be small fish in a large confusing pond? Certainly not.
What this boils down to is that we're a community. We're the ones who make Newgrounds. Sure Tom manages it, the staff edits it, but we're what truly makes Newgrounds Newgrounds. Newgrounds would not have evolved if it was still Tom's personal website. Instead he was a pioneer of what made the Internet as large, and flash integrated as it is.
So if we are what makes Newgrounds Newgrounds what does that mean for us? It means we, the users, have to govern it. We, the users, have to try to keep up the flow. We, the users, have to encourage other users to get into flash (and, of course, other mediums).
We can cry. We can complain. We can moan and groan, desire all we want to capture the good old days. It's not gonna come back. The best we can do is try to make new "good old days."
And, if you're a user who has no flash, feels the missing of the old days of NG, then perhaps you should try to make yourself useful and try to help fix a very obvious problem.
The answer is to submit. It's your choice, however. Keep letting Newgrounds sink or try to help it swim?