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At 2/18/05 06:58 PM, TomFulp wrote:
My concern is legal issues. If we get an exceptional entry by someone under 18, we will have to consider our options. However, it is a bad legal move to just send a minor a check.
Well, I don't know how much trouble you want to go through, but you may be able to send it to the parent/guardians of the artist, if he/she is under 18. That should take care of most of the legal issues.
Finally you're helping out people who send us wonderful things... Thank you... (even though i don't plan on sending anything...)
At 2/20/05 05:00 AM, Mr_Gobi wrote:
Manufacture a special preloader, or symbol or sOMthing , that you can download to indicate u wish to participate in the contest.. and/ or make it a rule you have to put your name within the flash .
just a though.
hey, what about "things" like miniclip.com and others ?
we lovenewgrounds, but they dont.
they submit convenient propaganda.
At 2/20/05 01:44 PM, TomFulp wrote: The intent is to award deserving users and not "corporate Flash". I don't think it will be a hard goal to maintain.
ok. now i feel better.
I dont really care about the money, if there are any animators/graphic designers that want to work with me in making a game please contact me, Im pretty sure we can get to the top, depending on the quality of the graphics (I can program, but I cant draw), so if happen to win you can have the money.
i think that it is ok that you are going to start giving money to people how send cartoons and animation
Glad to see my idea has been so well received.
I'm really interested in seeing how this whole thing pans out.
Also, if the whole system is setup for flash artists but not professional animators/corporate studios, who determines what qualifies as a regular artist and a pro studio? That'll create a whole new level of bitching and moaning.
There's one week left to set some rules down. What's it gonna be?
I am the sole owner of the company, so I can either pay the money to myself, or to other people. It's basically my money when it comes down to it.
I guess that means Wades just your little bitch. I thought you were equal on this site, but no, you're a selfish assole arn't you. i bet you act like a big hot-shot now too, then you think back to a kid and realize the person that started Newgrounds would probably kick your ass. this is more business to you than anything else. Poor Wade, help a brother out you're heartless
Maybe its time you get drunk and remenice, then you can change your business man asshole self
Sorry for the double post, but I forgot something.
For all of you people that think $250/month will make people start doing this as a job or any sort of means of income, you obviously know nothing about life after school. $250 is nothing compared to what is needed to pay rent, buy food, etc. It's enough for a prize, which is just what it's for. Nobody is gonna quit their day jobs to animate all day for a CHANCE to win $250.
If anybody is really going to dedicate all their time just because there's a monetary incentive, I feel sorry for you. You probably still ive with your parents and don't have to pay for rent, tuition, food, and every bill that comes with daily life.
$250 will help stimulate artists, but it shouldn't be the sole reason to do it.
At 2/18/05 07:15 PM, Vinstigator wrote: Hell yeah, perfect timing. I got a flash I've been working on for months and it's almost done. And since my last movie made front page (thanks again Tom!), I think I got a pretty good shot at this :D
um, why do you think you'll get something? you use other people's music and sprites and then combine them in a bad way. i think what tom meant was if you make something like fallen angel or arogancy then you get it. that's where all the talent is put
i guess i could try improving my drawing skills (or what i have of it) and enter but i'm only 15 so i can't get anything :(
then again my brother's 18 soon and he can draw better than the guy who made fallen angel so he'd have a shot maybe?
the flash on this account isn't mine
Hey Tom! I went down to EB Games yesterday and I asked the guy at the counter how Alien Hominid was selling there. He said that every time they recieved a copy it got sold on the same day! I'm glad a preordered mine!
Hey, Tom have payment via PalPal
P.S you need to update your alien homind ad, it still reads "Comming soon to a console near you" Its out already.
At 2/20/05 05:01 PM, morethanheroes wrote:
2. Set up a $250 USD credit at the NG store. I know I, aswell as alot of people would love to receive that just as much as cold hard cash.
I think that is a *really* smart idea.
At 2/19/05 03:11 PM, Tom_s00 wrote: Tom what will happen if somebody steals a submission and by chance it wins, but this is only made apparent after the money has been given to the winner....
If the author accepts the money and then we find it was stolen we could probably get him/her arrested for plagirism (we might be able to do with any stolen work but we should only do it in you're scenario since money's involved).
At 2/21/05 08:16 AM, Rubber_Ninja wrote: Well all I can say now is that it sucks to be 17 =P.
Blah Blah Blah..
As long as the date of the entry is within Feb. we're good right? No crazy rules?
coolness, but will people be able to win more than once, maybe taking away the opportunity for others to win?
At 2/18/05 06:43 PM, TomFulp wrote:
I have had a lot of trepedation about this idea. Once money is involved, things change. Artists will start to "do it for the money" and will be resentful when they don't win. If we start to pick up on that, we will eliminate the prizes.
that's gonna/gotta happen
The bills must be expensive 4 so many users. This may bring popularity to the site or my bring greed
And just like that....he was gone...
That sounds cool and sweet. Hahaha i like the icon now . . . tis da shit. You are too geneorous Tom, but I'm sure this will inspire some great work. . .hey the money might enthuse some.
I was wondering, would the people that win get to have a special award in theri profile/ on their flash, or would they just get to be in a special collection on the site? Either way, that would be nice.
Bad move if you ask me... It'll turn loads of people into money hungry artists etc and will create a load of conflict and stuff... and judging on how many friends you've got to vote for you too.... Well... at least you can try it ;)
well this is a good and bad i dea meaning its a double bladed edge. Its good in the fact that it will push people to make better flash but for what reasons....and it will mean people getting more competitive which means people will hate the people who are in the top 50 all the time(e.g. legendary frog).And thats just one of the bad points people as you have said ' do it for the money' and thats not what newgrounds is all about and i like that. Maybe rules and guidelines will really come in handy for this situation
What if somebody under the age of 18, say someone who's like 15, made a totally frickin' awesome Flash animation? Would like not give a damn about that animation or would you be like "you would have got the 250$ if you were three years older....to bad for you boy". Either way, that part sucks but I understand its mostly about ligall issues and stuff...
I have an idea to prevent stolen flashes. Anyone can steal an .swf, but to edit a flash you must have the .fla, you could require the artist to submit the .fla or have specific guidlines. Like it must have their name in the movie...