At 9/14/12 09:20 AM, TomFulp wrote:
As of this week, the Audio Portal has adopted the Art Portal scouting system. ...and it will HOPEFULLY WORK BETTER.
Sorry, Tom, but I've got to call foul. Why the Art scouting system instead of the Portal Blam system? The Art Scouting system allows good artists to be scouted...and leaves the bad or unimpressive artist UNTIL someone scouts them. The Blam system has a direct effect of actively removing the crap. Nothing crappy gets thru the portal. It's bulletproof. Nearly, anyway.
Yes, there are people who vote things thru BECAUSE they're crap, but at least the good people have a chance to combat that. With the Art system, the bad just sits until someone scouts it. Actually, EVERYTHING sits until it gets scouted; the good stuff gets scouted quickly and the bad sits and may get scouted, but it never goes away. Unfortunately, keeping the quality up and the crap off Newgrounds has become a challenge. The scout system doesn't really help that at all. The Audio and Art Portals could REALLY benefit from having a blam mechanism.
The Art flagging system is a fail compared to the Whistle, as some things should
be flagged but haven't.
The whistle, blam, and protection animations really helped get people interested in blamming the crap and keeping the good, because they were fun. Any chance we can get those back?
Rather than expanding the less effective measures, the original Blam and Whistle systems of the Flash Portal really are the best options.