I have a lil bit of a diffrent opinion, but here is my 2 cents
In 2004 I decided to take a jab at animation and put it on Newgrounds. It was my first experience animating ever. After knowing this community for about a decade now, a lot has changed and a lot is still the same. I know most of you know me as Jaltoid, but I have a lengthy past on Newgrounds under multiple aliases.
One thing that has never changed is the veteran community. The ones that both contribute content and, give valuable feedback to content creators. Those are the the people that keep the engine running. They have seen independent animation go from amateur, to fully animated shorts. They know potential when they see it.
Of course there are those that come and go, they come here, watch videos, play games, and don't say much.
However, there is also a community that seems to cycle a lot, but the values are always the same. There is just this aggressive face of Newgrounds, and its very unwelcoming to potential talents, and established entities that they might not like. This is exactly why we only submit some of our videos to Newgrounds, we actually feel like we'd get targeted if we didn't entertain someone. One major thing is animation technique, animators treat tweens like the devil, they always have. No Matter how you use the. What you all have to remember is that Flash is a tool, and its up to the artist's vision to decide what comes out of it. The reason I am not still using my old accounts is because I gave up on them. I got into petty Internet wars with people, being insulted constantly for being an "unfunny motion tweening faggot" (clumping the usual insults together, not an actual quote.)
My first upload to Newgrounds got so much unnecessary hate, it was ridiculous. I was a big fan of someone on this site, so at the age of 12, I thought remaking one of his videos was a good way to commemorate him. He took the route of mocking me publicly, and the musician decided to join in on the mockery. I was 12 and honestly, didn't know any better. I wont give names, but I will say they were the most popular people on Newgrounds by far, at the time. So they had a lot of sway.
A lot of other stuff happened, but lets skip forward to recently. In 2012, after taking a 2 year break from animating, I eventually went to YouTube. After a few months of hard work, me and emi established ourselves. Free from conflict, free from that constant Artist Vs Artist drama. I was able to be isolated from other animators, and just by myself. I realized something after coming back to Newgrounds. Everyone has the desire to see this website do well. But at the same time, some of them would rather trample potential, for reasons I don't fully understand. So much talent chased off this site, because they simply didn't like their content.
We're all artists, we all have a vision. Animators are a minority on the internet, we need to stick together! We all want to be criticized, and improve on what we already are capable of. But please for the sake of the future of Newgrounds, keep your insults/passive aggression to yourself. Nothing makes people stop using this site more when artists slapping other artists in the face. Those are your peers. Sometimes they will just leave, and fine acceptance and success elsewhere. Because when a big animator is supporting this site, EVERYBODY benefits. Because they are attracting more people to the site, other animators see more followers, and viewers see more content. It will make Newgrounds a hot spot again like it was in 2006.
One last point, people like me are not here to flaunt our "e-fame" to Newgrounds, and I feel like a lot of people here avoid us for that very reason. We are no better than any other animator on this site, so no need to tell us things like " If people like bad content, I'll leave them alone." A review is valuable feedback, but we don't need those passive aggressive jabs. We want to help others, and maybe get some help in return. We're not animating gods because we have inflated statistics behind our name.
Anyways thats my book, if you read it all, your a trooper!