First off, if you are in the Austin, Texas area be sure to click the link at the top of this page to check out Tom's schedule as you maybe able to meet him!
Tonight I have finally cleared out all of the abusive reviews that were flagged as abusive and were abusive. I have also set all the review bans to be lifted, if it doesn't crash NG trying to lift the bans on all 1,587 accounts. Yeah, that's a lot of people writing a lot of nasty reviews. Hopefully they have learned from their mistakes and will submit proper reviews in the future.
I encourage all our users to be on the look out for reviews that violate our REVIEW GUIDELINES and mark them as ABUSIVE. Just click the ABUSIVE link under the review. You will have to be logged in. If you don't have a Newgrounds account just click the JOIN NG link at the top of any NG page, it's FREE!
Users who help mark abusive reviews as abusive will be rewarded with positive whistle points which can increase your whistle level. By doing this you will have more weight when flagging reviews as abusive, and blowing the whistle on Under Judgment Portal entries. However, users who mark non-abusive reviews as abusive will get hit with negative whistle points which will pull your level down quickly and possibly result in a broken whistle. :) Don't let this make you nervous about flagging reviews that you feel violate our guidelines. It would take several users to make the same mistake, so usually this only happens to people who are truly malicious and trying to cause trouble.
Once a user's review ban is lifted all of their reviews can be seen again by the public. So we may have a flood of abusive reviews returning. We are working on an improved review system so our review moderators have more power to remove abusive reviews on the spot. If you have any questions please leave a comment.