At 2/17/05 08:03 PM, Allen_Styles wrote:
Like you said, Newgrounds only got popular because of things that were stupid and that pissed people off. Like things are going, NG is never going to get the respect it deserves.
Not sure what kind of respect you're talking about. We want to be respected as a great place to submit content so it can be viewed by a large audience. We welcome all types of content from professional Flash games & movies to ameture Flash games and movies.
I mean, what were all those "we trying to get away from adult ads" for?? Wasn't it to look better for the media?? To become a more professional site??
It was so there wasn't adult content plastered all over the site. It was so we could attract more legit advertisers and make the site safer for people to browse while at work, home, etc. It wasn't to raise the standard of Flash content, we have no control over that. We get what people want to submit to us.
Things like the numa numa dance, do give more traffic to NG, but at the cost of making it look to the public as a small time web site with nothing more than just garbage. Making it look as a joke.
So when they say it gave us 1 million hits people are going to think we're a small website? So you're saying it would be better if Newgrounds.com got NO press?
Now i now this isn't my site, but it just hurts me to see NG as an outpost for things like the "numa numa dance"
There are far worse things on Newgrounds.com. If we only featured highly artistic movies and whatever you enjoy we wouldn't have near the traffic we have now. When we put some of the best entries on our front page (those with the best art work, animations, etc) they often don't do very well. They don't appeal to the masses. However, if we didn't have all the other items that did bring in traffic they would do even worse.
Believe what you want, but we've been running this site for years and we watch our stats like a hawk and we know how to make things work.