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Newgrounds has reached a new low.
It probably should have gone over to chinese servers where only socialists would have control of everything.
What am I blathering on about? The censorship. the lack of a freedom of speech.
While I can understand that 'they' (newgrounds admins, with lack of foresight, etc) wish to keep the amount of disparaging, insulting, trash talking to a minimum, there's no more freedom.
Unless you're a human teddy bear, your posts no longer get published. You get banned by overzealous mods or admins who (due to how they get bullied in their every-day life need to feel powerful, so..) love to exercise authority, or a lamebot comes and deletes your witty comments.
I think setting a language filter to show <lol> as F***, or something along that line is far more productive.
Or MAYBE have a 'warning do not enter unless 18 or older' waiver where clicking OK is the equivalent of a signature. (you guys do have unrestricted access to pornographic materials, its great how you allow movies of some skank getting railed hardcore, and restrict the usage of certain f-words)
For <lol> sakes, I hop on newgrounds the other month, (I tend to visit less and less as the control over what you can say or not say gets exercised to a new level of extreme each hour) and having no idea what a 'troll' user is at the time, I set up a disparaging review exuding my displeasure at a crappy .swf movie, and I was banned for 2 days.
There are numerous comments I made that were deleted, or i received a ban without due reason. No swears or cussing were present in those either.
I never thought i'd see the day where i'd say EBAUMSWORLD IS BETTER. at least they <lol>ing let you speak your mind.
Nitpicking aside, the sanctions imposed on freedom of speech is more than an issue here on some skank website hosting strange porn that anyone has free access to, yet won't allow you to tell someone to <lol> off.
There's an interesting trend where A CERTAIN GOVERNMENT who doesn't like what certain people are saying will label those people as 'terrorists' and have them executed. (search term 'economic hitman' and read a lot of items regarding this topic, for the unenlightened.)
It's great how NG follows so closely in their footsteps.
I suppose my point is, get off the fence. remove ALL offensive material, and get real, or quit being idiots, delete-happy, and ban-happy. You should be happy people waste their time, typing comments. Rather than people get fed up and you slowly recieve a net loss of traffic.
btw, if you disagree, I don't care. Why? Because it'll be deleted by a lamebot, or you'll be banned for 'feeding the troll' that's why. I won't even get to see any good debating happen as a result of all this typing.
THANKS TO NG.
Really bang up job guys.
Irony is watching this get deleted by lamebot.
little equation for those of you who don't understand:
<lol> = (any swearword you deem appropriate)