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Newgrounds
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This is where NSFW content was born ever since The Barney Bunch.
Type of site: Social media
Language: English
Created by: Tom Fulp
Date of launch: July 6, 1995
Status: Active


Newgrounds (collectively Newgrounds.com, Inc.) is an American online entertainment and social media website and company. It hosts user-generated content such as gaming, filming, audio and artwork composition in four respective website categories. While AOL and Geocities had statically hosted user-generated content, Newgrounds provided visitor-driven voting and ranking of user-generated animations.

The site's founder and owner, Thomas "Tom" Fulp, founded the site and company in 1995 and produces in-house content over at the headquarters and offices, based in the Glenside neighborhood of Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania.

Bad Qualities

  1. There is no quality control let alone standards at all. This means that anyone can upload pretty much anything there, hence the site is flooded with ATROCIOUS content, and there is also a lot of content that is offensive, forced, annoying, disturbing and made for trolling. "Everything, By Everyone" indeed.
  2. It has one of the most toxic and chaotic audiences on the Internet. E.g.: Toilet humor and dick jokes are very common; most of the adult content is very edgy; forums can be a complete mess.
  3. It brought us some terrible people like Zone Toons, Shädman, and Gonzossm.
  4. Overuses mascots.
  5. It's even more filled with porn than Tumblr! Especially the art section. Speaking of Tumblr, after its purge of NSFW content, Tom Fulp called the porn artists from there on Newgrounds, which made it even worse.
  6. Back in 2005, a trolling group called The Barney Bunch posted loads of inappropriate flashes, and it almost ruined the site. In fact, HiT Entertainment threatened to sue Newgrounds because of their activity.
    • Thankfully they were banned from Newgrounds.
  7. It has an age rating system, but it's obviously useless. There is also no E10 Rating, so the line between Everyone and Teen in the site is pretty thin.
  8. None of the movies with copyrighted music get frontpaged or any other of the medals. In fact, the mods delete many of them. This is sad because Newgrounds never did that before in the 2000s. And they frontpaged some of the movies!

Redeeming Qualities

  1. It still has a lot of good flashes like There She Is!!!, Retarded Animal Babies, The Impossible Quiz series, the Tankmen series, and the Madness Combat series. Art and music sections have a lot of goodies too.
  2. There are still many funny videos and animators such as Oney, HappyHarry, Egoraptor, Kirbopher, Oska (Oska Software, inactive as of 2012), Brawl Taunts, Eddsworld (RIP), etc.
  3. Despite various problems, Tom Fulp is actually not a bad person, even though Newgrounds is a hellhole.
  4. It's much better than DeviantArt and Tumblr at times.
  5. Though it doesn't really work, at least they still have an age rating system (E for Everyone, T for Teen, M for Mature, A for Adult. The latter is only available for logged-in people and it's disabled by default).
  6. It has a lot of nice technical things most Flash-oriented sites do not have.
  7. They were revolutionary in the 1990s and 2000s, with classic games like Pico's School.
  8. Like Google+, Social Justice Warriors are non-existent on that site.


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Mar9122

10 months ago
Score 4
Newgrounds was my nostalgia back then where I first watched Madness Combat. But, I didn't know there's some porn stuff on that website.
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MagnumFederal2

8 months ago
Score 2
As well i liked Madness Combat, even it had a game based on it.
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Kaze no Hana

10 months ago
Score 2
I'm just going to say that Newgrounds can also be a bit shady. I discovered it when I was 7 or 8 years old, and always I saw porn of Sonic and Mario. Newgrounds was also the cause of how I discovered and knew what hentai and porn were.
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SANICANIC

one month ago
Score 0
For me, that was the website that made you are an idiot reality.
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Sorcy

10 months ago
Score 1
Can there be a page about SiteJabber?
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Sorcy

10 months ago
Score 1
Oh never mind there is already a page about it.
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JaguarByte Productions

10 months ago
Score 1
I never knew about porn on Newgrounds.
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PeterPhantom

9 months ago
Score 3
Basically, Newgrounds is DA and Tumblr, but without mature filters.
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Mar9122

9 months ago
Score 3
Don't forget about animation videos, too. They count.
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DeltaStorm

8 months ago
Score 1
They have mature filters.
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Donutbandit

one month ago
Score 0
I remember them having filters?
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Pacsonic9000

7 months ago
Score 2
A lot of flash games originate from Newgrounds. There's a Super Smash Bros clone that had characters from games from Newgrounds. The game was called Newgrounds Rumble.
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SuperMetro2005

3 months ago
Score 1
Oh, I thought you were referring to super smash flash.
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SpazJR61

6 months ago
Score 1
No wonder why this website was banned from my country.
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Masson Thief

6 months ago
Score 0
Where are you from?
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MCpillager

one month ago
Score 0
@Masson Thief: they're from Turkey.
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JDM4678

19 days ago
Score 0
Because Tom Fulp probably hates kebab
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Pacsonic9000

6 months ago
Score 1
I once sat a picture of adult versions of Ami and Yumi naked kissing on Newgrounds. "Please don't do that" - Shigeru Myamoto Looked more like hentai. Disgusting Petifiles.
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Pacsonic9000

6 months ago
Score 0
There's supposed to be a period in between Myamoto and Looked.
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LoudHouseFan777

6 months ago
Score 0
I remember that Super Mario Invincible Song I found on this website.
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Maxkatzur

5 months ago
Score 1
If Tumblr and DeviantArt abuse you, go stick up with Newgrounds, this site is revolutionary singe 1990s and 2000s. Also, be careful of SJWs, you should fight them.
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Mar9122

4 months ago
Score 0
Thanks for pointing that out!
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ErtasVideos

4 months ago
Score 1
this brings back some memories
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SuperMetro2005

3 months ago
Score 1
Newgrounds looks better than youtube in my opinion, because you won’t get copyright strikes or anything, this feels less commercial and easier to get people to view. But maybe youtube is better as it has more. You can get captions and comments on YouTube. There is also more of a community on youtube, but I do not care about that. Newgrounds existed way before YouTube and should be more recognized. YouTube was just another video sharing site at the time, which rose up and became the number one video sharing site for some reason.
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SuperMetro2005

3 months ago
Score 0
Oh yeah, there are also games made on flash on Newgrounds which youtube does not have. Newgrounds has actually good games I did have fun with, despite some that could be on that cruddy games wiki.
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PeterPhantom

2 months ago
Score 1
Well, at least you can show "female-presenting nipples" there.
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Z Man

one month ago
Score 0
I don't think it's that bad.
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Casablanca

one month ago
Score 0
why are there more redeeming qualities than actual reasons why it's bad
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Tubbybloxian

one month ago
Score 0
This should be candidate for deletion for having more redeeming qualities.
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Tubbybloxian

one month ago
Score 0
It also should be moved to it's sister wiki. (Where it lists good websites)
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DmitriLeon2000

one month ago
Score 0
Here it is: Fresh Websites Wiki.
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JDM4678

one month ago
Score 0
Madness combat and other shows make this website good

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