Yeah, it just occurred to me.
What exactly is "good," and what exactly is "bad?"
Most of you think you know what is good and what isn't. This is usually what the opinions of good and bad are to the users of Newgrounds. Keep in mind that this is only from what I have seen from the little experience I have on this subject.
Good: Anything that took an honestly long time, anything that is pleasing to the senses, with smooth, fluid graphics, (i.e. Bitey of Brackenwood. )
It also should stick to the genre it applies to. For example, if it's a comedy, it should be funny, etc. The sound should be clear and of a good quality. Finally, it should be original.
Bad: Any movie that was created in the name of hate, malice, or prejudice. (That's the "moral" definition. I don't care if you can animate so well my eyes explode, I'm still going to give you a zero if it purposely preaches a message of hate.)
The real definition of a bad movie would be any movie with poor-quality graphics, and little to no creativity, (i.e, B .)
Of course, that doesn't account for taste or interest, which leads to my next statement (beware, Ranting Ahead)
I consider myself a Clock. That is to say, I would vote five on a StrawberryClock or any other clock movie, no matter how bad the graphics or the quality.
The same applies to certain good or bad flash artists and their fans. For example, the relationship between the famous artists Piconjo and LegendaryFrog.
From what I have seen, Piconjo basically despises the "mainstream" flash artists, such as LF, The Super Flash Brothers, Richie and John Zirbes (Pikanjo), and Illwillpress. He regularly creates poor-quality flash movies that are meant to humiliate and insult these artists, while masquerading behind a "Piconjo luvs j00" nice-guy facade. Despite the fact that most of his movies aren't directly his own (Piconjo jams), he has managed to amass of horde of fans to his side. Why these people like him is beyond me. Perhaps they are tired of LF's pride toward his success. Maybe they always hated him. Nonetheless, they vote zero on it because it comes from any of these "good" authors.
As you all may know, Piconjo has recently turned his sights toward Wade and the Portal security, producing movies like "Bezitzen Sie (which, in case you haven't seen it, is Piconjo's vision of a corrupt, evil Portal, led by the evil "Wadolf" and his army of gay "toadies") and others.
Meanwhile, LegendaryFrog and the others have been seeming to stay away from that subject. I once IM'ed LegendaryFrog, and he claimed that he didn't know who Piconjo was. They seem to simply want to entertain Newgrounds with the movies that they make.
This is how it should be. No movie should contain a message like 'vote 5,' or 'legendarey frog sux cock', or any "political" messages that may affect how the viewer will vote.
Why? Because that type of message has a name: Propaganda. \
The Portal is a democracy (in a sense), and voters should treat the submissions fairly, voting on the movie as only they want to, with an honest opinion.
In conclusion, I support Wade's decision.
If you have any questions, for me, just ask.
(And now I'm done being a smartass.)