At 5/27/09 09:01 PM, Khuskan wrote:
I agree with the sentiments, though I am strongly opposed to unwritten rules being enforced on a userbase that rarely reads the written ones.
Well, the rules mention originality quite a number of times. I'm sure they could be worded differently. Especially for people who just are driven to find loopholes in the rules to justify their work. If I let what is written get clouded, for my moderation... then why have rules for no one to read, to begin with? haha.
The only thing that isn't defined is the extent of originality. I base it on this definition:
'Originality is the aspect of created or invented works by as being new or novel, and thus can be distinguished from reproductions, clones, forgeries, or derivative works.
The term "originality" is often applied as a compliment to the creativity of artists, writers, and thinkers'
I've been using that as a definition. It's worked pretty well for me so far. I'm sure other mods go by this same definition or variant of it...
Anyways, these are also reasons that the approval process can take a while. (Staying on target of the thread).
I can only offer the fact that the audio moderators I speak with and mod with are as consistent as they can be with this.
As for the suggested 98% of audio on newgrounds to be purged..... That may fall truer for certain genres....but I'm sure is far from the 98% claimed.. And if it is 98 %, at least I'm doing my part to not let that number climb. :D