At 10/18/12 09:09 PM, Innermike wrote:
At 9/27/12 03:51 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote:
Not surprised, I'm pretty sure 90% of the people here are friggin' geniuses. I remember being 14 and reading some of the threads you started when you were the same age and being like "Whaaaaaaa?"
At 9/27/12 01:36 AM, 4urentertainment wrote:
Also, to Glaiel, where you working on Closure full time or were you in college or something?Dropped out of college in 2010 to work on it full time when we got funding (from the behemoth actually, woo newgrounds)
The thing I always loved about NG is it had so much character, every other site on the internet was just samey web 2.0 politically correct smiles and neatly trimmed lawns, sure it may have had more flame wars than Kirupa or more swearing than... anywhere but it that's what made it special. Like, I learned to love the user levels instead of custom icons, in the reg lounge I pretty knew who was who just by seeing the level and aura, now it's seriously downplayed. This new system is more common and 'correct' or whatever but I liked how set in its ways this place was, I think the thing that really signifies my detachment from NG is the fact chat exists now. The old static chat page was like Newgrounds mythology or some shit y'know?
Aaaanyway, it's like 2am here, I'm going to go to bed.
Side note: this is the only site where I'd write this much on a whim.
Side side note: Do Toast, citricsquid, Gust, or Kurt-Cocain(I think) come here anymore?
Hmm, now that you mention it I posted less than 30 times in the last year, and my last 60 posts go all the way back to 2010. Quite a difference from the 7,200 posts I accumulated in 2005-2006. Either way - to answer the question: as per the reason I am surprised by my very low number of posts lately, I actually visit the reg lounge on a regular basis, and read almost all the crap you guys write in here. Probably one of the bigger reasons I post less now is because there aren't(or i don't get involved in) casual conversations around here so much. Only programming related things. And I'm not all too involved in programming, either. Looking back several years ago, we had immeasurably more spam and random chatter. And then in 2008-2009 it calmed down but we still had a solid reg base of the 2004-2006 regs, and we'd have conversations and debates about politics, programming, math etc.
With all the talks about this NG, this forum, and the reg lounge slowly dying over the last couple of years, one thing I find remarkable is how much this place matured. Interestingly I feel like the reg lounge matured with me. I am embarrassed to look at my 05-06 posts, but still, back then my retarded behavior and immaturity kinda fit in well within the community we had, and even though I was probably despised by some of the older more mature users, I feel like I was kinda popular back then and we were having a good time. I was not the only spammer and idiot. We were many. There was a large number of 12-13 year old regs back then. If I'm not mistaken, some of you newer guys are 14-15, or at least you were when you became regulars. But nowadays if someone comes over with obviously poisonous spam, they just don't get any attention, and very quickly we don't see them anymore.
I'm happy that this place changed, arguably for the better. New people who come here at a young age and stay here can benefit from a nurturing environment.
Ah ... It's been 2 hours since I opened this page to write this post, and in the midst of writing I have gone through waaay too many old posts and the post history of my account and the reg lounge to come back to a concise point. I guess I'll finish responding to you, briefly. I agree NG had (has) a lot of character as an online community. Genius is a strong word, but there were definitely a bunch of very smart, probably precocious kids. I see even today some of you younger guys are doing very impressive technical work in programming. In older days, people were much less efficient in programming and development, but we had smart kids who were doing very impressive original work, built purely from their math and mechanics knowledge. As for Gust, I'm pretty sure he browses this place from times to times. He has an alt that he was occasionally using. Surprisingly he is the one who changed the least, I was very shocked when I talked to him recently after a very very long time of not seeing him, and he used the word faggot several times during our chat :P