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Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 06:27 AM Reply

I hear people say it was better on newgrounds in 2007. How was it better I don't know this because I joined this website in 2010 and I'm just curious about this.


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 07:09 AM Reply

At 11/20/12 06:27 AM, iGranadoz wrote: I hear people say it was better on newgrounds in 2007. How was it better I don't know this because I joined this website in 2010 and I'm just curious about this.

Well, that is honestly a matter of opinion. Most people preferred Newgrounds back in 2007 based off of the old site design, but there are a few that liked it because the userbase was very different. There was also a different quality barrier for what would pass through the flash portal as well, the standards having apparently lowered.

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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 07:30 AM Reply

At 11/20/12 07:09 AM, Sectus wrote:
Well, that is honestly a matter of opinion. Most people preferred Newgrounds back in 2007 based off of the old site design, but there are a few that liked it because the userbase was very different. There was also a different quality barrier for what would pass through the flash portal as well, the standards having apparently lowered.

What's the userbase?


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 07:38 AM Reply

At 11/20/12 06:27 AM, iGranadoz wrote: I hear people say it was better on newgrounds in 2007. How was it better I don't know this because I joined this website in 2010 and I'm just curious about this.

Nostalgia. People look at the past with rose tinted goggles, because it's so far away and not fresh in their memories.
It only takes a look in the way back machine to see what NG was like in 2007.

Comparing the Flash Portal History between 2007 and 2011 should also give you an idea about how Flash quality has improved.

Also YouTube, and people favouring to make vlogs rather than animations.


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 12:59 PM Reply

At 11/20/12 07:30 AM, iGranadoz wrote:
At 11/20/12 07:09 AM, Sectus wrote:
Well, that is honestly a matter of opinion. Most people preferred Newgrounds back in 2007 based off of the old site design, but there are a few that liked it because the userbase was very different. There was also a different quality barrier for what would pass through the flash portal as well, the standards having apparently lowered.
What's the userbase?

Just the people who were around at the time.

One important factor that I'd like to add is that there were generally a lot more users active around the site in 2007 than there are right now. If I remember correctly Newgrounds reached the peak of activity around 2006 and since then there have been less and less people around.

There were times when the Flash Portal got 200+ submissions per day and yesterday it was only 56, just to give you an idea.


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 04:05 PM Reply

At 11/20/12 06:27 AM, iGranadoz wrote: I hear people say it was better on newgrounds in 2007. How was it better I don't know this because I joined this website in 2010 and I'm just curious about this.

I honestly preferred NG before the '07 redesign. Though the previous layout was better than this one, IMO.

At 11/20/12 12:59 PM, Auz wrote: There were times when the Flash Portal got 200+ submissions per day and yesterday it was only 56, just to give you an idea.

The activity in the Portal has been cut at least in half in just the last few years. I was honestly shocked at how slow things had become when I first returned to the site a few weeks back. :(

The Portal has actually been pretty good these last few days, too...

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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 09:18 PM Reply

Oh me oh my I talk about 2007.. the year that the Blue Hippo used to get stuff done!


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 20th, 2012 @ 10:25 PM Reply

At 11/20/12 09:18 PM, BlueHippo wrote: Oh me oh my I talk about 2007.. the year that the Blue Hippo used to get stuff done!

I faintly remember seeing your name the day I signed up. You must have been a very prolific member back in the day.

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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 23rd, 2012 @ 04:17 AM Reply

At 11/20/12 06:27 AM, iGranadoz wrote: I hear people say it was better on newgrounds in 2007. How was it better I don't know this because I joined this website in 2010 and I'm just curious about this.

There was more going on in the BBS back then. Also, the quality of posts was much better, and funnier.


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 23rd, 2012 @ 05:11 PM Reply

At 11/20/12 07:38 AM, PigeonOnAStick wrote: way back machine to see what NG was like in 2007.

Oh man that takes me back. Haha.
2000... 12 years ago.

The portal had the Unicron music from Transformers... Back then it wasn't known that it was totally retarded to auto-play music on a web page.

AH GOOD TIMES, GOOD TIMES.


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 23rd, 2012 @ 06:01 PM Reply

At 11/20/12 12:59 PM, Auz wrote: There were times when the Flash Portal got 200+ submissions per day and yesterday it was only 56, just to give you an idea.

I think there's a bug where the statistics are wrong.


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 23rd, 2012 @ 07:16 PM Reply

At 11/23/12 05:11 PM, poxpower wrote:
At 11/20/12 07:38 AM, PigeonOnAStick wrote: way back machine to see what NG was like in 2007.
Oh man that takes me back. Haha.
2000... 12 years ago.

The portal had the Unicron music from Transformers... Back then it wasn't known that it was totally retarded to auto-play music on a web page.

AH GOOD TIMES, GOOD TIMES.

The good times sortof live on at the NG Archive.


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Response to Newgrounds 2007? Nov. 24th, 2012 @ 12:41 AM Reply

2007 is when newgrounds really started to go down. I remember before that your flash actually had to be good to not get blammed, the users on the forums were a lot older and they were actually funny.