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Time Wasters!

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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby Krispy » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:45 pm

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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby ptalbot » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:55 pm

I just thought of something...
I just did a review and in one of them I'm telling the band to use HPF, and a high-shelf. In another I remember I talked about a de-esser... (Sorry, I'm often technical like that, especially when I hear mixing issues)

It just dawned on me though that maybe the band has no idea what I'm talking about...

What then? There should be a way for a band to interact with the reviewer, more than just rating it in return.
I could imagine the band asking me for more details, what did I mean by using a de-esser to cut the fizz on the high gain guitars?
How do you do that? etc.
For less technical points as well, it would be good to have a way of answering to the reviewer, thanking him, opening a dialog, asking for advice, etc.

I know that in recordingreview, what works is that one can reply directly to the reviewer, asking for clarifications on their comments, this helps getting more involved as well for both parties. This is then part of the 'history' of the review, and quite valuable as well. A new version could come up and we see the evolution of a song. This is great, and a learning tool to all.

Maybe not easy to implement here, but something to think about I guess.
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby cjdenecia » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:07 pm

you can't handle the truth.

nor do you want to ...
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby steban » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:14 am

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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby ptalbot » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:27 am

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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby steban » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:26 pm

I don't send a lot of private messages, but in the header of the Audio Refugees forum above it says

User Control Panel (0 new messages) * View your posts.

Clicking on 0 new messages will take one to the message screen. If you have a message, it will say 1 new message. And you can send messages there, too.

Not super clear but actually very simple and handy.

In the Audiopolis side I don't see a direct PM link, Pat. It is a reasonable idea to add a link there such as on a review page or band or member page, maybe to easily send the message directly to the member.

You arrived at a time when we are highly motivated to make improvements, and many will be coming relatively shortly. I'm not the guy who has to do the web work, but Gregg I'm sure is paying attention to all that is being discussed and prioritizing.

I can't foresee the specifics, but I think we will have some contest entry changes to reward active members, and some look and feel changes that will make the site more user friendly and more exciting to visit. I think the kind of ideas you mentioned thus far like monthly contests and prizes are worthy of serious consideration. Probably the easier and more urgent changes will occur first, and then the more artistic and intricate changes later. For instance, it is easier to have a monthly contest in the forum than to design a big blind review type interface, so perhaps we use the forum and on both sides' home pages, maybe elsewhere on Your Music page, internally advertise these events.

It would even be cool to promote things like this at other sites that are legit, like recordingreviews stuff. We really don't link to anywhere else except as a topic in a conversation, which we do do a lot of.

Our common consensus here is the music sites are in general suffering for the indie musician and aficionado, and Facebook does not feel like the answer. It is due to many reasons, but it does not mean people don't want places to go for things they need, be it honest feedback or promotion or just entertainment. They want it, but it isn't all there yet, and they don't know what it will look like yet either. We might be able to help serve a greater good.
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby Ailwyn Rees » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:20 am

...and then there were none...
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby Krispy » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:15 pm

That's a copy and paste job like what Roxi used to do before he learned to stick to one-liners.
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby HUD » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:10 pm

As I returned across the lands I'd known
I recognized the fields where I'd once played
I had to stop in my tracks for fear
Of walking on the mines I'd laid
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby Ailwyn Rees » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:51 am

...and then there were none...
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby Ailwyn Rees » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:52 am

...and then there were none...
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby Krispy » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:36 pm

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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby HUD » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:31 pm

As I returned across the lands I'd known
I recognized the fields where I'd once played
I had to stop in my tracks for fear
Of walking on the mines I'd laid
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Re: Time Wasters!

Postby Krispy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:57 am

Aha.

But I was really asking if:

"Wow.............................52 seconds!"

is an actual Ailwyn review.
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