At 1/12/15 07:29 PM, jonthomson wrote:
Do everything that you're suggesting, but at the same time:
- reintroduce the whistle. If I can just flag all of the stuff that shouldn't be submitted to the Portal in the first place, I can move on to actual good submissions.
- raise the score which submissions need to avoid being blammed. It shouldn't be the case that 90%+ of stuff is protected. Give the junk a chance to go away, the majority of users clearly don't know how things worked correctly 10 years ago, so the admins need to do something about this.
This ---^ good points. The whistle is long overdue for a return simply because too many people steal stuff and it's easier to report. As a fellow newgrounds veteran, you're actually not wrong, kids these days have no idea how NG used to work. Though it probably was a good move to clean the hentai ads and adult stuff off the front page....lmao. This year, Newgrounds will be even more efficient from the way things are looking.
I kind've wish animators would hit the reset button to say 7 or 8 years ago back when I saw the most interesting stuff. There's still interesting stuff, but the stuff back then was totally different. Animators now focus too much on lackluster parodies or random stupid faces, or obnoxious loud humor, which is annoying and isn't funny anymore. It was only funny when Egoraptor did it, then people made it an unfortunate trend of ick. Too many Game Grumps cartoons, that needs to stop.
More people just try to get attention nowadays but theres some good original ideas, but now most of the time, it's too much like a competition. I miss the days when most of them did what they wanted to and we ended up having better stuff. It makes me wonder what made people change and resort to this.
PS: @TomFulp , what if we had a "like" button like a heart button with text by it to say "like this post" or something for certain posts in threads like these? It would be helpful for feedback to know what people like and don't like. That could help build Newgrounds too. Basically, say you have a post and like some forum threads, you could give it a thumbs up and it could say "+11 thumbs" to see how many people liked someone's post/reply. Some forums have this and it's quite useful.