At 6/10/12 11:29 PM, Cool-Points wrote:
At 6/10/12 09:51 PM, Cool-Points wrote:
I bet somewhere really deep in this thread is a bunch of posts from when I was 16. I'm too lazy to do digging. Hey EGB, long time.
actually I do have a serious question. I was planning on investing some time in the portal to try to AT LEAST get the praporschik rank, and was wondering if I could get a couple opinions on the speed and frequency of video submissions nowadays. Back when I was knocking out blams and protects left and right (fairly), i could grab about 150 in a 24 hour period. Is it about the same now in 2012? slower? faster? Any help, as always, is appreciated (:
I've been the caretaker for NGLOGS for about 4 years now, and as such, I've had the chance to do some analysis on the general activity of the Newgrounds site. Sorry to say, but it's been in a decline for those years. For example, in 2008, there was on average about 110 submissions a day, of which about 32 (a third) were blammed and the rest protected. Now, mid 2012, we're getting about 70 a day (or less) - and maybe 7 are blammed (that's about 10%). So, not only are we getting less volume, we're getting less quality and more people just passing them for points. As you have read, we are inundated with ripoffs, shovelware, and low-quality crud that just rolls in day after day. My guess is that if you voted fairly on most of the flashes per day, you might pick up 40 points a day - and maybe more blams later if some of the crud is mass-deleted later.
Reaching any level is always nice - it's a mile marker to the testament that you've been hard at work at the portal. But don't add to the dog-pile of users that just are in it for points - you may not go as fast as you like, but you'll be able to truthfully say "I did my part - I did what's right".
So go ahead and go for the brass ring - just be ready to be on the carousel for a while.