I remember when I first signed up 2005-07-21 14:39:16
I know this has been done before but I want to put my two cents in on the topic. First of all let me say that I love what NG has become, it's by far the greatest site of it's kind and the community here is incredible. It seems that every day someone comes out with a new movie or game that just blows my mind and pushes the limits of flash even further. Newgrounds is the perfect showcase for people's hard work and they've filled this site with more excellent material than anyone could even dream of.
At the same time, however it feels like NG is getting too mature. I'm all for advances in artistic style and I obviously love technological advances around here but fuck is it too much to ask to have some fun around here anymore? I know that there are serious topics to be discussed on this BBS sometimes but if we can't make dick and fart jokes in stupid topics then what's the point?
I'm not talking about SPAM, that was an issue that had to be taken care of and I'm not bitching about the mods since they do a great job around here. The rules are all fair and should be followed but the fact is that the community itself is getting too uptight. What I'm complaining about is that noone seems to have a sense of humor anymore.
NG is about entertainment above all else and there is nothing the least bit entertaining about uptight jackasses who can't tell when someone is joking or being sarcastic. I remember how this place used to be when I signed up 2 months ago... you'd load up the main page and it would be a sensory overload, blasting music, a nun sucking off a taxi driver and links to games where you shot all the celebrities you hated in the face surrounded by ads for gay-sex and beastiality sites. It was raw, it was unrefined and it was fucking hilarious.
Newgrounds' content has only gotten better, artists are always pushing the envelope and it's reached places we never could have even dreamed of back then. But why have we given up that attitude that kept us coming here? Why can't anyone take a joke anymore? I want to see the art continue to advace here but fuck people you need to loosen up and have some fun or else this an even bigger waste of your time than it already is.
Let's keep the stupid jokes, the sarcasm and the pranks coming. Let's keep annoying users who take the internet too seriously and let's keep everyone entertained. Isn't that the point of this BBS? We're here to have fun so stop being so damn serious all the time.