At 1/10/03 10:59 PM, Recon_Rebel wrote:
What was your opinion on Wade's message yesterday?
In my opinion, Wade's definition of voting 0,1,2,3,4,5 is somewhat wrong. Wade has stated that 0 is only if it is stolen, malicious, or complete piece of crap. If everybody follows this, then it is obvious that 90~95% of the submitted will have score of above 1. Also, Wade has said that vote 1 only if the movie proves to be real crap. In that case, even if the person didn't like the movie but if it showed at least some efforts, it will get protected. For the previous 10 days or so have been blam festivals, people blamming 80% of the movie submitted. However, now that Wade has sent the warning, the ratio would be reversed, protecting 80% of the movie submitted.
I understand that Wade is doing this in order to support the new flash artists, but I believe that the new flash artists should learn something if their movies are poor quality. The learning method is by blamming their movie. They will be curious as to why their movie was blammed and then they would work hard to become better and better. However, if they get protected even though the flash was crap, then they would think that what they are doing is fine, and they would keep submitting the same quality movie (and they would get protected). This is not what newgrounds meant to be, full of crap submissions that gets protected.
If I look at the portal right now, I can see that the average score of movies are raised by at least 0.50. Now it's hard to see movies below score of 1, and many movies have gone above blam threshold, which is 1.50. The warning that Wade has given us had made us to protect crap entries.
Also, I would like to say that Wade has no way to tell us how we should vote. I know that Wade has sent warnings to those who have voted 0 on quality movies. However, those people may have voted 0 because they thought it was terrible. Wade have to respect other people's opinions, not just his opinion on whether the movie is good or bad. Not all of the people think like majority of other people, and pressing down those minorities so that they would integrate into majority is something that should not happen.