Big things happening... 2003-03-05 10:50:43
Big announcement, everyone!
As of the end of this month, Newgrounds is being released from its contract with Troma. This means that we will now be in charge of our hosting and advertising.
If you want to learn more about our relationship with Troma, read this old page about it: NEWGROUNDS and TROMA
Troma has been a great host for all these years. A lot of companies have tried similar network concepts, and they failed. Troma held on for a long time, but unfortunately, the model hasn't been very viable since the internet bubble burst.
It is an exciting and scary time for Newgrounds. It feels great to know that we will once again have 100% control over everything related to NG. This increases our responsibility, however. Not only will we be paying a lot already for hosting, but I intend to double our bandwidth alotment - costing us even more.
It is very important that users support our advertisers. Right now you may have noticed an increase in adult banners on the site. It is great for you to support these (please do!), but ultimately we would like to generate more of our revenue from "clean advertisers". The more you visit and support our clean advertisers, the more we can promote them in place of adult ads.
Check out the new ad we have for Diesel. You can click that link, or the "Oil Klash" button in the left column. Go watch the video, and maybe head over to the mall and buy some Diesel clothes. Tell 'em Newgrounds sent ya! The more we can prove ourselves to mainstream advertisers, the cleaner we can make the ads on NG. So to sum it all up, support our sponsors! :)
Remember - your support will improve the performance of the site, as we need the money for increased bandwidth and upgrades!