The new layout has been here for a few months now, everyone is very excited about the NG comunity growing, thanks to the new features and all the cool new stuff to come. But there is a very real problem that has always been a part of newgrounds in a small way that, this past summer, became very hard to ignore.
I'm talkign about downvoting. The Rock Ount contest itself was a great oppertunity for people to attempt to win some huge prizes (myself included). But it had a horrible side effect. For 2 months, rockout games were vulnerable to downvoting by they're competition, and with over 100 games in the contest, thats alot of competition.
People like Johnny Sedona, creator of We Are Legend:Arockalypse have talked about this in they're userpage, and they have every right to be mad. We Are Legend:Arockalypse is an awesome game, but when Johnny Sedona made his post, the game was at a score of 3.15, that is a travisty.
What I'm proposing is a change in a system that has been generaly the same for years. There is no reason why we need to vote multiple times on one entry, even over the course of multiple days. The score we give to a movie or game is what we think of that submission on a scale of 1-5. Why would we need to vote again if we already gave our opinion. Perhaps we would be able to change our one vote at a later date, but we should only actually be able to count for one vote. Its the fair thing to do, and I'm asking Tom and the rest of the NG staff and community to take this idea seriously.
If you support a change in the voting system, or some way to prevent down voting, please make a post in your user page and syndicate it to the front page. Lets make a change and make the voting system fair.
Userpage post by Johnny Sedona
Userpage post by OneStarIdiot
PBot's top 5 post on one of the last few days of the contest, with a discussion about downvoting.
Google search with every mention of it.