Good, very good. Now, it seems some people are getting annoyed by the abundance of rules on NG and the severity of the repercussions on assholes. Well...
First off, NG has had to make more rules over the years because of its ever-growing user base. As more people came in, more (negative term of your choice, might I suggest buttpeople)have come also. At one point, so many came that it actually made an impact, a very negative impact, so, now there are rules to deal with their abuse. Nice people should not be afraid of them (the rules) because they only punish those who are nasty ( insert negative term again). BTW, you DO fall in that category if you have hired your little sister to vote 0 on every NG entry for you when you're at school, or when you write stupid and nasty reviews to authors just for the sake of doing so and because you think you're funny/clever.
Don't forget that NG gives you rights, but with rights also come responsability. You have the right to vote on any movies, but you have the responsability of using this power responsably. You do have the right to review movies, or wright a BBS post, but please, be smart enough to not litter Newgrounds with your crap.
Example:For all those of you who don't know what happened in France during the elections, here's a recap:
During the elections, former president Chirac was the leading candidate by far. In the campaign for presidency, ran another guy, Jean-Marie LePen, who was almost a Nazi.It seemed he didn't have much of a chance. No one knows what happenned then, but LePen actually came 2nd! People freaked out! On the second vote ( it works like that in France) Chirac won by far, indicating that perhaps people had not been voting responsably on their first vote, thinking Chirac would win anyways.
You see kids, that'a what happens when you don't use your power to vote responsably. They almost had a Nazi for president!
( By the way, I know LePen was not that bad and that it might have been the people's actual choice, but c'mon, work with me on this one!)
The repercussions are very severe, not because the people cause a lot of damage ( they do cause some, but not that much...) but because we are all tired of bastards now. There are enough all around the world or in the streets, so, NG fans should not have to endure those people.
As for the new system, I think its perfect. Some people might think the author should be able to delete reviews, but that wouldn't work because some people would delete all the bad reviews and keep only the ones who gave them 10. The new system alows everyone to see all the reviews and enables the author to report excessive cases, just like the whistle. I don't see this as a voting system, I see it as a new whistle. Don't be afraid to write reviews, because if the author constantly reports minor cases, he'll be ignored. ( I hope)
Good Job Computer-Zombie-Liljim