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teru
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permalink   Wed, Feb 23, 2005 @ 9:52 AM
Just a suggestion. What if comments were anonymous from now on. Would that encourage more people to write comments? IMO every track should have at least one comment / rating. It simply looks better to any visitor to his site. We all win. : )
admin
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permalink   Wed, Feb 23, 2005 @ 9:56 AM
Allowing anonymous comments on any fourm/site is always a hot topic of debate.

We’d like to hear from the Mixter community on this one…

Any thoughts?

Victor
DustRed
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permalink   Wed, Feb 23, 2005 @ 10:57 AM
I can see the benefits of anonymous postings. I have listened to several tracks and ended up not posting some feedback as I didn’t want to rate them so low.

What would be good is if you could add comments without having to rate the track. That way you could make some suggestions without having to make them feel sh1t.
Heuristics Inc.
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permalink   Thu, Feb 24, 2005 @ 3:32 AM
anonymous comments these days generally lead to advertisements for lesbians and viagra.
it’s increasingly a bad idea.
-bill
creativelycommon
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permalink   Thu, Feb 24, 2005 @ 2:58 PM
If you rate a mix low justify yourself in the form of constructive criticism. If you can’t put into words why a song deserves a low vote then perhaps you should reconsider your vote. The mixer who sees your vote shouldn’t consider it more than you did.

If anything, I’d like to see an option to give a review without a vote.
Pat Chilla The Beat Gorilla
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permalink   Thu, Feb 24, 2005 @ 3:39 PM
Quote: If you can’t put into words why a song deserves a low vote then perhaps you should reconsider your vote.

I hadn’t yet posted to this thread because I wasn’t able to narrow down to a specific point. Creativelycommon’s point is probably the strongest emotion I feel towards this thread. An uploaded track is considered Null and Void if it hasn’t been reviewed past a few days. The regulars see it, probably listened to it, but no reviews. It is enough to make someone not upload anymore. It kinda has that "in the in crowd" effect like a lot of the other sites seem to have where everybody apparently knows each other on a personal level, or so it seems, and you cant get a serious look at your work. I am totally against comments without a rating, however. If you have something to say, then you should be able to assign a rating value to that thought. If anything, make the email addresses available for non-critiquing issues. One thing is for sure though, we need to make sure every song is reviewed. I’m guilty as hell of only rating the songs I like, which is in itself an issue, but I think all of us regulars should make an effort to review as much as possible. Lets all be "Teru-like" and review, review and review.
fourstones
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permalink   Thu, Feb 24, 2005 @ 8:52 PM
so, I can’t resist staying on the sidelines because we’re no longer talking about anon comment and we’re into something interesting:

The folks at CC had this great idea of showing a trail of sampled works inline — I think it’s so great that it will catch on (watch how many sites will be doing ‘I Sampled This’ this time next year.)

But for now, this is a somewhat unique opportunity that has several interesting side effects:

Most of us have limited time, even the "regulars" — so is it better to listen and review each and every track? How about if you stop as soon as you hear something inspiring, sample it and upload your ‘response’ as a remix?

Speaking for myself, I’ll take some person remixing my remix over 10 five start reviews.

Ironically, 90% if you do this you’ll get *at least* a review from the person you remixed.

Just a thouht.
teru
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permalink   Fri, Feb 25, 2005 @ 5:27 AM
Ok so anonymous probably is not the way to go. Damn Viagra!

Still, I think a "sorry cannnot review this track objectively" or " not my kind of music" option may be helpful as an alternative to a one or two star rating.

Just my opinion.

BTW I just realized how this might look loke a cry for attention on my part. I just want to make clear that I feel that I have been treated so well here CC. And the reason for the amount of reviews I contribute is only proportional to amount of tracks I upload.

The name of this site " Creative Commons". IMHO means we are all here creatively as equals. Therefore I believe every track should be given an equal chance to be listened to by everybody who visits this site. And I think reviews are a good way of showing that "we" welcome everyone to participate.
Kyro
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permalink   Fri, Feb 25, 2005 @ 8:47 AM
It’s hard to be objective about music styles that don’t float your boat. I don’t know that reviewing music that is in a style you dislike would be very helpful - unless the commentary is more about production values, or technique or something that is more applicable.

Sometimes an artist does something in a song for a reason specific to the style - take Sub-Volver for instance - yeah, it’s got a long end that is a little thin, but those are mixing bars for DJ’s to use to mix it.

The criticism is correct (from PeaboyOtitis: "Tuned out after about 5 minutes"), but that’s what you are supposed to do - listen to the next song that is gaining steam in the mix
DustRed
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permalink   Fri, Feb 25, 2005 @ 3:41 PM
Quote: It’s hard to be objective about music styles that don’t float your boat. I don’t know that reviewing music that is in a style you dislike would be very helpful - unless the commentary is more about production values, or technique or something that is more applicable.

Sometimes an artist does something in a song for a reason specific to the style - take Sub-Volver for instance - yeah, it’s got a long end that is a little thin, but those are mixing bars for DJ’s to use to mix it.

The criticism is correct (from PeaboyOtitis: "Tuned out after about 5 minutes"), but that’s what you are supposed to do - listen to the next song that is gaining steam in the mix



fuc1 this forum… just burnt my cheese on toast. Very valid comment. I think that’s what makes this site unique. It is a miss mash of styles and to review comes down to the production side of things if you’re not into that style. To upload a breaks/house/acid/whatever dance track, and to have feedback such as mentioned above would not be anything bad, but positive to the fact that that’s the only criticism they have for the track. Not that i am saying anything you don’t already know. peace
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permalink   Sat, Feb 26, 2005 @ 11:57 AM
Quote: fuc1 this forum… just burnt my cheese on toast.

(just spit my cofee… ;))

Victor