I know your whole motto is to try and include users as part of your site (hell it's the very core of it's design) yet I can't shake that for *The Best of* especially with a cash prize it should be chosen by staff + mods Vs. random users.
I can understand the difficulty in ranking entries, how does one choose what is more important? Say one movie presents original ideas and characters, but has poor voice work and/or weak animation. Another has excellent, colorful animation with top notch dialogue, yet treads on old ground and boring subject matter. Who do you award and who do you give a pat on the back and shove out the door?
Bliss should have won imo and I did vote Raw Latex for second I believe, however I wasn't aware about the back-story of it not even being developed for Newgrounds and that is was receiving commission from Youtube. This raises more questions, do I take this knowledge into account for my voting habits or do I push that aside?
Regarding the cash award, forgive my ignorance, but why not lower the prize and offer one for game entries? such as 125$ for each?
Kinda off subject- wish the store would receive some new merch. I'll receive flak for this I'm sure, but I'm heavily against the supporter upgrade for many reasons I don't want to list now, but myself and I'm sure others are more than willing to support NG by purchasing yo cool shit dawg. I bought Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid by the way!
Vimeo... *shivers* don't even compare yourself to them Tom. Their search engine sucks balls, uploading anything is slow as shit -seriously you have to have the patience of a Buddhist monk- the admins incorrectly flag users daily, I can just smell the foul inner workings behind that company and one day they're going to feel the brunt force of their poor decisions.
At 7/9/13 12:22 PM, TomFulp wrote:
YES I'm bitter because I show up every day and keep working on a great place and I think it's better than all the other places and I'm tired of people harping on it.
People harp and complain BECAUSE they want this place to be better, it's when people grow quiet and say nothing that you should worry! We know you work hard Tom!
There are many minor and a few major changes I would love to see happen, but sadly I'm just a nobody with an opinion.
Congrats to the winners.