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Nothing about the ability to submit video now?[edit]

I haven't been to NG much in the last couple of years, but something I've noticed is that most non-game submissions are in video format now; this article could do with some retooling to reflect that since submitting in Flash formats doesn't seem to be mandatory anymore. I'll have to do some research on it to get the details and submission guidelines circa nowadays.

And more generally speaking, does this article go into too much detail about every single little aspect of NG or is it just me (no duh the forum would have mods/admins, what kind of encyclopedic statement is that)? I just find it hard to believe that this volume of minutiae meets WP:N guidelines, but I'll take a look at similar articles (maybe eBaumsWorld?) to compare, though I don't know what kind of state they're in.

I'd see the article working better as having a very general overview of the portals and voting system, as well as its impact in terms of news coverage and stuff/people that went viral or otherwise became notable thru it (Super Meat Boy, Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid etc.) and maybe a non-OR/SYN (so supported by citations/sources) assertion of its notability in the lead, but that being said, I'll see if anyone brings their input before I do much of anything, seeing as I'm admittedly new at this editing thing-- 2 years of talkpage silence isn't too promising, though. BlusterBlasterkaboom! 13:04, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Hell, now that I've looked into it, I'm pretty sure the "Flash portal" isn't even called that anymore, it's the "Movie portal" now! I'll see if I can add some info about submission formats, and I may consider pruning extraneous information. I'm at work, so I can't directly access NG and do some digging on exactly when they made the switch to accepting general video formats and renamed the Flash portal, but maybe someone could gimme a hand with that? BlusterBlasterkaboom! 13:44, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Gave this article a good polish, but some additional work is needed.[edit]

Over the last couple of weeks I've put some time into making this article look a little more encyclopedic and up-to-date by putting in the new info regarding the scouting process having been carried over to the Audio Portal, reworking the "Flash Portal" section into a Movie & Games Portal section, removing cruft or unencyclopedic stuff that would be better suited for Wikigrounds, etc and making the article more accessible to a layperson with no prior knowledge of the site and its inner workings. There are two points of concern that I have yet to address-- one's the empty Art Portal section, which I plan to expand, and the empty History section, which could benefit greatly by information sourced from this part of NG-- of course, with the information used with appropriate care per WP:PRIMARY and avoidance of promotional language that may be present in the source.

I can't do the latter all that easily since the work firewalls block the page, and I don't have the time or the mind to do it at home. If anyone at all (anyone? [long echoing silence]) is able to take a peep at that information and prepare something for the History section, we could be that much closer to getting this to GA status. (obviously, there's still a ton of work needing to be done before GAR can be considered, but baby steps, you know...) BlusterBlasterkablooie! 12:41, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

The Events section needs some work, too. Found this page which would come in handy to fix/update the info there, but I'm having the same firewall problem as I am with the History info. BlusterBlasterkablooie! 13:08, 21 March 2015 (UTC)