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Folks, I think its high time to remind people that Newgrounds is a place for fun, not a replacement for real life. What always made this place great, and is rapidly disapearing, is the primary focus of having a great time, and just letting things fall as they may. Remember when offensive material was the primary purpose and core of the site? Remember when it was Beebo and Assassin? Sure, many do not look proudly back on the days when it was supported by porn, but damnit, those were the glory days, the fun days, when things really mattered, when there was no care about what was posted, cencorship was reviled, and the focus was just what was funny. The sponsors didn't care what was posted, and neither did anybody else, leading to an open arena that spawned the best flash and community the web had ever seen. But not any more.
Like any great thing on the web, the hollow people took over. The people who don't have a real life, the people who are empty inside, lack emotional fullfillment, take the unimportant over the important. Many people who do not want to live their own lives, or find it easier to externalize their lives, come to places on the internet to try to find some vain purpose. They beleive if they can "fix" things on the internet, they have meaning, that they did something important, that they matter. Well, they don't.
Folks, instead of enjoying Newgrounds, most newbs and a lot of people who should have fallen off this place, have turned it into their lives, or at least taken things way to seriously. No fun, no enjoyment, not to appreciate the works around here, but to pretend this place has purpose, and to make their own lives meaningful to promote that purpose. Wiether it be the spriters and gamers, who pretend video games make their lives meaningful; or the social misfits who think that becoming part of the Newgrounds culture means they belong; or the abusive mods who seek power, to pretend to "clean" up the site, to fix it, that makes them feel they've made the world a better place. Well, it hasn't, and their effects to sanitize Newgrounds may impress advertisers, it has killed all the fun on the website, and forced many great talents to forget this place existed. The open, wild west days of Newgrounds spawned great works and attracted many great artists, but the new closed off, sterile enviroment has almost killed this place. In effect, you have made Newgrounds a much, much worse place.
So, next time you see something funny, but "inappropriate", just laugh. See some spam? Laugh. Don't like flash, or disagree with an artist? Give them a bad time, and then laugh. But don't try to force your subjective views of "appropriate", or try to "fix" the portal, or pretend this place matters. Just laugh.
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