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If you've noticed an influx of new artists on Newgrounds over the past 24 hours, it's because Tumblr began purging accounts of NSFW artists. Some of these removals may have been an accident on Tumblr's part but regardless, there's been a migration to Newgrounds.

Incoming artists - your art will primarily appear on your user page until you've been scouted by another artist in the community. You need to upload four pieces of art before you are eligible for scouting.

Some of you might be dismayed at the thought of more lewd content on NG while others are super excited. The good news for everyone is that we're seeing a lot of REALLY TALENTED artists joining up and not everything they post is NSFW.

To anyone who is checking out Newgrounds for the first time today, I'd definitely recommend creating an account. You'll be able to browse NG with less ads and get access to some great features, such as a chronological feed of artists you follow.

Registered 18+ users also have the ability to include adult content in their filters. For an example, go to the Browse All Art page and look for the E, T, M, A buttons in the top right corner. Click the "A" to enable adult, then toggle the other categories to disable them if you like.

For an even better experience, become a supporter and browse Newgrounds ad-free! Newgrounds is disallowed from running Google ads, including Google-owned DoubleClick and the majority of Internet ad spending. This has hurt us in a lot of ways over the years but we can move forward and be better than ever if enough people step up to support the site. We're hoping to pass 2,000 active supporters by the end of 2018!

I also want to remind people not to let any one type of content define Newgrounds for you. More than anything Newgrounds is about being creative and making cool stuff. We all come here to see and hear new things, get inspired and even meet people to collaborate with on projects. Many of us would love to see more pixel art, fan art, fine art, sci-fi futurism, you name it.

Take some time today to explore NG and see all the cool stuff. We have a useful archive if you want to browse everything that's been featured on the front page over the months and years.

You may have noticed this post is in an older, non-mobile friendly layout. We've been overhauling one area at a time and the next to launch will be our updated forums. We'll also be updating the rich text editor in blogs so those will get a lot better. Check out the Community News and say hi to all the new people who are blogging!

We're very interested in hearing your feedback! You can PM me or reply right in this thread. Let us know what parts of NG confuse you and what features you would like to see. We have a long list of features we would like to implement and while it takes time, we're in this for the long haul and day by day the site moves ahead. It will always be a work in progress and that's a good thing.

If you're an established artist and your name is taken here on Newgrounds, reach out to me and I might be able to help! Set up an account and PM me to discuss.

Welcome, New Artists!


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:15:45 Reply

interesting...

Welcome, New Artists!


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:16:25 Reply

welcome everyone

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:16:35 (edited 2018-11-20 14:18:13) Reply

Give me your lewd, your naughty,
Your NSFW masses yearning to fap free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming blog.
Send these, the porn artists, tempest-tost to me,
I park my tank beside the golden whistle!


Good.

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:19:04 Reply

At 11/20/18 02:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: it's because Tumblr began purging accounts of NSFW artists.

i can see the nsfw artists migrating to ng from here

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:20:42 Reply

That’s great news! I’m sure the surge of new artists will feel right at home.

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:22:16 Reply

It's only a matter of time before Newgrounds is back on top of the internet.


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:23:51 Reply

I'm thankful that Newgrounds has always been welcoming to every type of content creator.


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:24:40 Reply

At 11/20/18 02:16 PM, squidly wrote: Give me your lewd, your naughty,
Your NSFW masses yearning to fap free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming blog.
Send these, the porn artists, tempest-tost to me,
I park my tank beside the golden whistle!

oh captain my captain
wretched is me

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:24:54 Reply

Interesting. I definitely saw a lot of people coming forth on Twitter. Some people have been saying the account deletions weren't real, But if people are here, then, you know. If an influx has actually been visible, that's great. We're going to overtake the users of all the major social media one by one! Like a TV show or something! I can feel the wish for a comeback in all our hearts. Very smart post too, Tom, regarding the "Don't let one type of content define NG for you."


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:25:56 Reply

I haven't logged into NG in years. Is this the beginning of a new golden era of animated flash pr0n- ....err Webm lewds?


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:31:27 Reply

It's good to be back.

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:31:48 (edited 2018-11-20 14:52:19) Reply

does everyone who's complaining about nsfw on newgrounds not have a twitter or tumblr cuz like it seems like it'd be really hard to avoid that in the art world

also welcome

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:32:00 Reply

At 11/20/18 02:07 PM, TomFulp wrote: If you're an established artist and your name is taken here on Newgrounds, reach out to me and I might be able to help! Set up an account and PM me to discuss.

I can attest to that. Happy to see an influx of artists! I'm always recommending more people to this site when I see talent.

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:32:30 Reply

I am very excited to be here,I am a small artist so im not well known but im happy to be here,hope to get some new fans of my artwork <3

Also I would love to have help with my work being viewed and critique so I can get better <3

Thank you <3

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:33:42 Reply

Welcome to all the new artists. Took a look at the art portal and there's definitely a lot more NSFW art, but most of it is very well drawn! I'm impressed by the quality that's come across. I've got an art contest upcoming in the next couple of months so if anybody is interested in earning some $$$ or free Steam keys then keep an eye on my userpage ;)


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:35:01 Reply

I'm not even an established artist, and Tom did me a solid back in the day.

Hot on the tail of Bowsette. Welcome everyone!

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:36:55 Reply

welcome new artists, no fap november is almost over dont worry.

also first post.

Welcome, New Artists!


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:37:18 Reply

Great to see a large influx of new / returning nsfw artists. I see those who are returning have had a massive change in quality and improved greatly since they were last here.


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:37:51 Reply

Welcome everybody! Enjoy the site! :D

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 14:42:32 Reply

Welcome to Newgrounds all you horny artists


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:04:55 Reply

At 11/20/18 02:25 PM, Benirus wrote: I haven't logged into NG in years. Is this the beginning of a new golden era of animated flash pr0n- ....err Webm lewds?

This makes you living proof that something good is happening. Now just sign this contract saying you'll never leave again, lest you suffer death.


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:17:09 Reply

One of the big things I like about tumblr that newgrounds lacks is that sort of "reshare" ability, where you can repost stuff that you like and share it with other people. It made promoting myself much easier and had this natural sense of community and sharing. I very much assume this is a function that may not even be feasible to implement, but a way for like-minded people to show art around would be appreciated if at all possible. If not, thats ok. Been coming here since middle school and I love you folks always looking out for the little guys. Regardless of if any changes are implimented or not, I feel very comfy posting my stuff here, even if its not necessarily the right crowd.

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:23:21 Reply

At 11/20/18 03:17 PM, artist-chan wrote: One of the big things I like about tumblr that newgrounds lacks is that sort of "reshare" ability, where you can repost stuff that you like and share it with other people. It made promoting myself much easier and had this natural sense of community and sharing. I very much assume this is a function that may not even be feasible to implement, but a way for like-minded people to show art around would be appreciated if at all possible. If not, thats ok. Been coming here since middle school and I love you folks always looking out for the little guys. Regardless of if any changes are implimented or not, I feel very comfy posting my stuff here, even if its not necessarily the right crowd.

This actually is something we want to take a shot at, although it is a big change for how NG functions. Before we do that I think we would try activity feeds directly on user pages - where people can browse through all of your chronological public activity on the site, which could include Shares - also a question of whether just showcasing things you liked would be enough.


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:23:49 Reply

Newgrounds is comin’ back, baby!

(And FINALLY someone has said something about Newgrounds is more than just this type of content!)
Thank you Thomas “God-Of-The-Internet” Fulp, for all the amazing things that you have done for all of the wonderful people on this website.

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:25:48 Reply

At 11/20/18 03:23 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 11/20/18 03:17 PM, artist-chan wrote: One of the big things I like about tumblr that newgrounds lacks is that sort of "reshare" ability, where you can repost stuff that you like and share it with other people. It made promoting myself much easier and had this natural sense of community and sharing. I very much assume this is a function that may not even be feasible to implement, but a way for like-minded people to show art around would be appreciated if at all possible. If not, thats ok. Been coming here since middle school and I love you folks always looking out for the little guys. Regardless of if any changes are implimented or not, I feel very comfy posting my stuff here, even if its not necessarily the right crowd.
This actually is something we want to take a shot at, although it is a big change for how NG functions. Before we do that I think we would try activity feeds directly on user pages - where people can browse through all of your chronological public activity on the site, which could include Shares - also a question of whether just showcasing things you liked would be enough.

Yeah, in no capacity do I think its a small task, but its good to hear those types of considerations! I am humbled you would even reply haha. Seriously though, just having a platform that is trustworthy is already great, so take your time with the changes and keep up the great work!

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:43:41 Reply

Thank you for accepting us, new overlords.

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:44:05 Reply

My only concern here is regarding Tumblr's userbase. As you all know, they are, to put it lightly, Batguano crazy SJWs.

I only hope we don't descend the same pit.

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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:50:05 Reply

I don't really care about adult content here on Newgrounds. I know it exists and it has lots of joyful watchers. To each his own.

But I welcome any new artist and am interested to see any content that sneaks below the A rating.


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Response to Welcome, New Artists! 2018-11-20 15:57:41 Reply

Let's be honest - 99% of what gets posted to newgrounds is naked females or almost naked females. Now this will just be more naked females.

I mean I'm all for nakedness but come on - I wanna see some naked males too, if newgrounds is going to maintain its status as a porn site.