At 9/11/13 11:10 AM, TomFulp wrote:
With the announcement of Madness Day 2013 I'll address the same elephant in the room that came up last year - the prize money keeps getting smaller.
Geez, Tom, STFU. Don't you dare complain or downplay the prize money. The fact is that there's no entry fee to join Newgrounds and there's no entry fee to join Madness Day. So basically, any prizes awarded are based solely upon your generosity, and not something that is owed to anyone.
If you charged a registration fee and put 10% of the money into a pool for the winner, then we could complain about the percentage. But that's not the case. For people who put in nothing but creativity, getting any prize at all should be considered a blessing. (...for the most part, do Madness Flashes count as creativity...? <_<) After all, the awards could be icons like the Daily Top 5, which recognize an achievement, but cost nothing.
Thank you for being generous for all these years. Don't knock it, Tom. :)
1) We replaced expensive stuff.
2) We are about to replace more expensive stuff.
3) We gots bills.
4) We gots healthcare bills.
5) We gots bandwidth bills.
6) We gots hardware bills.
And yet you still give out prizes. Thanks! :D
Special thanks to Brendon for 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.
Not only that, but Newgrounds is running great!