RIght now I've been keeping the focus on half-assed / galleries / quiz games and submissions that use photographic nudes. To FULLY enforce things would require going after Frank's Adventure but those games have a real charm and humor that make them feel like part of NG's history... I would actually be tempted to have a contest where artists on the site can make new art for those games, just to make them 100% legit.
I've been thinking I need to make a BIG post about all this stuff because it's been on my mind a lot this year and I know the rules keep changing as I build up more and more resolve to make changes. A few months ago I wouldn't have thought we would have gone THIS FAR with deleting as much as we have, but having done so it feels pretty damn good so it makes me want to keep moving with it.
I hate it that so much amazing stuff has come from NG and there are still people out there who refer to it as a porn site. I've always seen it as a site that encourages freedom and denounces censorship, a site that is willing to get dropped by just about every advertiser on the planet for the sake of giving people a place to fully express themselves. My theory has always been, "If your friend says it's a porn site, it's because he found it while searching for porn." NG regulars aren't the ones looking for Pokemon Hentai, Google users are and in the past those searches returned some quiz game on NG.
Re-skinned assembly line games and hentai quiz games are both just cheap ploys for traffic and not the work of serious members of the community, so I don't feel like we're making a huge compromise by removing them. I'm hesitant to delete too much all at once because I don't want to shock the system too hard, but so far I've been feeling good about our progress. We could look into some of the higher quality offenders and at least make note of them for long-term consideration. Ultimately, removing the submissions that weren't hand-drawn by the community will leave more exposure for the ones that were, and maybe updating some "classics" could be an opportunity for artists here on NG.