At 6/9/04 01:32 PM, EviLDoG wrote:
I prefer the sites which hand pick the good flash from sites around the internet and display them on their page.
i have no problem with that either, becuase i'm a big fan of flash-in-flash or site-to-site integration. The fan sites, copy sites, and NG related clubs just keep growing, and it's an old cliche but there's no finer compliment than copying. If it actually began to affect NG's bottomline then the BBC (telly-tubbies) and others would be the first to say "we told you so".. but i don't see that happening anytime soon. Tom and Ross and James AND Wade have set the standard and continued effort has kept NG #1. Only complacency or lazyness, or nuclear war would change that.
You do have to remember though that it is the flash that makes the portal, without the flash, it would be pointless. But the portal has improved the viewing, submission and judgement of flash movies/games significantly and i don't think anyone could disagree that Newgrounds is the ultimate Flash portal.
Correct. But there are always other ways to do things. For myself, my flash get's blammed not kuz it's not good in it's own right, but because it doesn't quite fit into the Movie/Game genre. It also got blammed from the FlashChalenge protal back in 2000. Prolly kuz it's closer to a 3D Sim (game elements are not my priority) so i felt i had to make my own flash portal just to get some feedback and bugtesting--- not "Fk'n shit!!!" reveiws -- but more like a permanent testing-phase portal.. so even NG Alpha section isn't appropriate.
Naturally i've added audio and sig/pic portals.. they're not hard to make using standard forum polling. Contacting NG admin and requesting a Simulation section is like (WTF?) disturbing the already-very-busy. I've had good, bad,and indifferent, responses to NG admin email - all of which are perfectly justified under the circumstances --I'm no better either!
As for the future of portals, it's anyones 'new-ground' or frontier. The Opportunity to bring my own 10 year vision to the net is still only just approaching, and being second or second-last making something doesn't mean i didn't think of or plan it before most others saw it in a hollywood movie. There are likely to be similarities here and there, just like everything, but originality always shines through eventually..
That's my opinion.