Hey, guys. I'm sure you've seen some Art Toy saves on FP right now (ID:2514848, ID:2514847, ID:2514846, ID:2514845, ID:2514844, ID:2514784, ID:2514795, ID:2514837, and 75 other "things"), and I'd just like to talk about why this is a Grade A Terrible Idea. First off, I'm in no way associated with TPT staff, so anything I say could be (and probably is) wrong.
The Art Toy, which is what Dr. Brick is calling it, seems to be a sort of protest movement geared towards a sort of cleansing of the Front Page. It seems they have a group of users in their pocket, based off the votes on their "hilarious jokes." Dr. Brick has said that "thats [low quality work] the reason we doing that. Show that shitt happens here. People let shitt to FrontPage, we see how our favorite game slowly dies few months" to which I somewhat do agree with. Yes, we all know some works of questionable quality find their way to the Front Page, but discouraging new users to keep trying is not the right course of action.
Imagine the following conversation taking place after an unskilled player's save reaches front page:
New Player (NP): Wow, thanks for front page guys! I tried really hard on this!
The Art Toy Friends (TATF): TPT IS DYING! THERE IS A LOW QUALITY SAVE ON FP! DEATH!
NP: Oh, god. My work is terrible and I shall never try again!
Yes, this is obviously exagerated, but this is the message The Art Toy is sending. We are punnishing users whose abilities are sub-par. If a save reaches front page only to garner massive hate, this shows that we, as a community, don't want you to succeed.
The Art Toy doesn't want to save TPT. They want to control it.
Quick Update: It appears a great many have been deleted. I don't know if this is a good sign.
Every TPT save is art, it's your work of art. Either it's fully functional or not. It's still art, but TPT isnt deviant art, so I understand this perspective. I only post my art work on Reddit. We shouldn't discourage these people though.
Art is officially prohibited by the rules of the game, which, for some reason, have been severely violated by moderation in recent months. Previously, art simply removed from fp. Now any apologizes to fp I apologize for the expression shit, called art, even if it is made from one element or with the help of the CGI. At a minimum, this needs to be controlled, otherwise the crisis of 2019, when most of the creators of the content is gone, will happen again.
I really appriciate hearing from everyone. Thank you for sharing your views, even if we can't agree. Feel free to message me if you want to keep talking.