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Audio-trolls?

2014-08-14 19:04:55 by mod15

I'm a bit perturbed, currently. The trolls here on Newgrounds only seem to be getting worse as time goes by. I've only ever been polite and tried to be helpful. I don't ever tell someone that somethings sucks, or that they suck, or any of the like. I try to give constructive criticism where I feel I can, and simply appreciate where I don't possess the ability to help out.

Yet, between last night and right now (5:57 local time,) someone decided to go through and 0-bomb all of my audio submissions. Didn't leave any comments, didn't even listen through the whole songs (my listen-counter didn't go up,) just dropped some zeroes on all my tracks. It's rather aggravating. I'm not even really trying to get mainstream fame, I just want people to listen to and enjoy my music. If I end up famous at some point in time, that'll be great. But that's not my aim. Hell, even if I do end up becoming famous, I'm going to release all of my music through torrents, as well as Newgrounds, Soundcloud, and profit-making sources.

There's no reason to give someone a zero on their work without at least commenting and explaining yourself. Hell, drop a PM if you don't feel comfortable throwing your opinion into the public. We won't hate you, we won't rage on you, we'll accept it. People have differing opinions, we understand that. It's really rather immature and rude to zero out everything by an artist without, you know, actually listening/seeing/watching/playing whatever it is that you're giving the proverbial death-penalty. It's also pretty inconsiderate to rate something a zero without giving some kind of recompense in the form of why it was done.

Getting off my soapbox now.


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AliceMakoAliceMako

2014-08-14 19:37:35

You're not really a newgrounds musician untill you've had your first bombing run.

Try not to overthink it, half the audio portal wastes a good deal of energy being paranoid about it, just keep doing your thing and disregard the scores cus even a zero is more feedback then everyone pressing backspace.

mod15 responds:

Oh, don't get me wrong. This is really a sockpuppet account that I made after I decided to change my production name. To create a new persona for myself after I figured my production ability had improved.
I've been bombed several times, I just think it's rude. If I were to drop a zero on someone (which I hardly imagine possible,) I'd have the decency and courtesy to, you know, let them know what I didn't find decent about the song.

It just feels incredibly childish. Which really makes sense, given the audience that this site has attracted for a long time. Sure, there are a lot of more mature folks, but there's also a lot of children. We all know it.


SomeGuyInSomePlaceSomeGuyInSomePlace

2014-08-14 20:16:53

That's just how it goes, sadly.

The admins could fix it, but they don't give a shit about the Audio Portal. Never have.