At 3/16/13 04:07 AM, Pop-Tart wrote:
At 3/16/13 03:22 AM, Exedor wrote:
Actually, I didn't find it funny. I found it tastless, rude, and mean-spirited. Notice, though, that it's the only one I reported and I left the others alone. That's the only one I felt crossed the line. That's ok, right? If the mods agreed, they'd remove it, but that's why I posted it here. To ask their opinion, just like every other post I put here. If they disagree, that's fine, y'know?Yes brother... but in the same vein as Superbad or The Hangover... tasteless humor is enjoyed by some. And as long as it's rated appropriately... and hasn't broken the guidelines for submission.. I don't know what this group's interest is.
I think I can explain: the EGB's primary goal is to keep Newgrounds balanced. There are a set of hard-and-fast rules that can never be broken, such as those regarding child porn, racism and infringement of ownership. Then there are the social guidelines where we get into the grey area of the immortal question of "what is art?".
When dealing with a social site like this, where everyone and anyone has the right to submit work, you are bound to encounter work that may not break any "hard" rules, but depending on a point of view, may or may not be acceptable to you. Along that line, over time we will see some users develop a history of what they design and what they upload. Some take the time and effort to make a decent flash, while others feel that a spinning picture with a looped sound and flashing lights is sufficient. It is not always about content - it's also about presentation and effort.
This site likes to front page that Zone guy's shit with tentacle raped teenage superheroes. Did any of you try to flag that?
Good example of what I mean. Yes, Zone's stuff is definitely adult, and rated as such. But it's original work, with decent animation quality, a story line (of sorts) and obvious effort to be funny. Some people like it, others don't, yet it remains on the site because of the general quality and effort of the flash.
I appreciate what you guys are trying to accomplish. Really. I just don't get your process here...
We're just trying to keep the peace. In a free society, we still have rules for the greater good. Newgrounds is part of that society, and as such, needs to mirror those rules. You may have the right to free speech, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea to repeatedly drop the "n-word" while walking through Compton (Los Angeles) - some will find that offensive and teach you the error of your ways. As it is here - the Elite Guard tries to keep the balance between the freedom of expression, the enforcement of site rules and what is minimally socially acceptable to all users. It's not a perfect science, and we will always encounter borderline situations where our direction may not please everyone - but we do the best we can.
As such, we do always accept constructive criticism and civilized posts, such as yours.
Hope this helped - thanks for asking!