At 2/6/13 03:58 PM, AbsintheClock wrote:
So Newgrounds isn't everything by everyone? Just the guys you like. Ok.
It's not about liking - it's about following a few rules to prevent utter chaos - or possibly lawsuits. We like to see original work, something with a little effort. But stolen flashes, or flashes that link to malicious websites, or jam your printer, or are racist or pedophilic really do not belong here - or in any public forum. Think of it as a large street fair, with a minor police presence. People can get away with a lot, but there are some things just not socially acceptable (thievery, public indecency, inciting a riot, et al.)
I'm not one for authority, but for the sake of common decency, I do support the basic rules of society here. If you are new to flash or a seasoned export, show us what you can do - don't copy someone else, be original. And if you want to gauge if you're doing the right thing, just think of it this way: what would my parents say if they saw my work?
Someone has to keep the balance - and that would be us, along with the Portal Mods.
You have the right to submit whatever you want - and we have the right to judge it as fit and proper for the site. Everyone does, actually - but we're just a bit more organized than most.
It really isn't anything personal - it's just a matter of keeping the peace.