paying service = BAD IDEA
some people can't afford it, college students, people form other countrys, not every body has a credit card.
paying for a site is not a good idea, remember what happened with IGN.
I've thought up a couple of ideas, but every single one of them has their downsides
1) Don't let new users (lvl1, lvl2, lvl3) submit movies. Downside : Lately there are a lot of excellent movies submitted by these levels.
2) Prevent users from certain ages to submit movies (13-14-15). Downside : They just make a new account, lie about their age and submit it anyway. + there are older users who make crap too.
3) If users gets a certain amount of movies blammed, they can't upload anymore. downside, this isn't really fair, and they can improve their skills, so what if they make a good one???
4) limit the uploadsize. If they want to see their movie up, they have to send it to a special mail, and have their movies reviewed by Tom, Wade, liljim, and the other NG crew. If they notice it's crap, they have the right to turn it down, and thus sparing us from viewing it and preserving bandwith (it's not much but it's a start, and if there let's say 10 or 20 movies like this submitted a day ...) Downside : i don't really see a downside here.
Its very hard to find a fool-proof system. And i'm sure the NG crew is thinking on a working system and is taking note's from our ideas.
we'll just have too see what time brings us.