Response to Newground's Department of defense. 2011-01-09 14:09:03
That was a fun week. Business as usual for the BBS. Hoever, have I had some fun in the Portal.
I don't really understand the voting trends right now. This morning, a flash reached a score of 3.99. You can read its obituary here, since the author removed it.
The flash was a rotating picture of a gas station pump. After one half of a rotation, it went back to the preloader. After it passed judgement, it was fileswapped for a porn video, then after about twenty minutes it was removed, presumably by the author.
You can tell it was fileswapped by the difference in reviews. The first two were talking about the gas pump, but the rest were complaining.
Now tell me, how would a spinning gas pump picture reach a score of 3.99 in the first place?
Another point I'd like to mention is a certain flash:
This has achieved a score of 4.69. I have no idea how. What bugs me is people thing it's the author talking, while in fact it's from an audio portal sumbission. This is not a complaint about the flash, but instead, I'd like to complain about how darned STUPID people here are getting.
Reviews are at the lowest quality I've seen since 2007, when the review mod system was down.
In my opinion, reviews should never be less than one line. A review that gives the flash a 10 score and is one line long is, in my eyes, almost as bad as a one-liner giving the flash a 1 in score.
Harumph, you might be saying now. However, it can only go downhill from here. We all know about the blatant stupidity of YouTube comments. Newgrounds has REVIEWS, yet some users tend to treat them like comments. I've seen one-liners where the reviewer left the title blank and simply asked what the song was in the flash.... even when it was listed in the credits.
What can we do to fix the review system?
I realize this is a bit of a TLDR, but I think my points are valid and this is justified.