At 12/16/12 12:18 PM, Chdonga wrote:
What we need is to force Newgrounds back into popularity. We should volunteer people to advertise Newgrounds everywhere. Maybe spawn some new memes. That should bring us back.
See, Armour made some excellent points back on the first page. The wider spread of content over several online platforms means NG loses some of it notoriety for the *only* spot online to have what it has. Back in 2006, Facebook was barely a thing... Youtube was popular but nowhere near what it is now. If you wanted cool, original games, head to NG.
Even the type of kid who was the lifeblood of these forums (Male, aged 13-18) are in very different mindsets when it comes to the Internet. That's how fast things changed. Instead of loyally attaching themselves to the BBS, they have so much more choice... including Facebook, or Twitter, etc.
Simple advertising might bring more traffic to site, but it won't necessarily bolster our BBS community. It was stronger (if we count strength as number of posts/topics) back in the day because everyone felt more part of something unique. Flash itself is fighting a huge battle of relevancy.
So if we want this place to flourish again, it will take NG becoming more relevant to the digital world of today.