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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2017, 09:33:38 AM »
On a serious note though, when we have 4,329,00 members and around 4,309 are not the slightest bit interested in the SOTM comp, does it make any sense to keep goin on with it...?

just askin..don't anyone go biting my head off please!! :) :) :)

It's a fair question. I haven't been here long enough to know the history of the competition, what the motivations were for starting it or how successful it has been but it was one thing that really excited me about this forum when I first joined. I felt like I have found a community of active song writers who were willing to listen to and feedback on my music for the small price of reciprocating, and the competitions is a great way of doing this.

I suppose we need ask what the aim of having the competitions is and whether it meets these aims. For me it is just about hearing new music and being able to show my appreciation via a vote.

I'm sidetracking a bit but I don't listen to music much except for here. My favourite songs of the past year have all been from posters on this forum. There is some great talent and great music here and it was the competition that really made me realise this. When I review a track in the feedback sections I do just that, I review it. It's different when I vote on tracks via this competition because then I spend more time just listening and appreciating the music rather than listening with the intention of offering feedback.

Something I'd really appreciate would be some playlist or radio station that showcased the music here so that I could put on my headphones, hit play and just enjoy the music (while I potter or whatever...). So maybe the format of the competition could change slightly to encourage more forum goers to listen to music here in that fashion with the prospect that they may get their track 'showcased' or whatever. I don't know, what I've suggested is probably a lot of work but I'm just spitting out an idea.

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« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2017, 10:00:32 AM »
On a serious note though, when we have 4,329,00 members and around 4,309 are not the slightest bit interested in the SOTM comp, does it make any sense to keep goin on with it...?

just askin..don't anyone go biting my head off please!! :) :) :)

It's a fair question. I haven't been here long enough to know the history of the competition, what the motivations were for starting it or how successful it has been but it was one thing that really excited me about this forum when I first joined. I felt like I have found a community of active song writers who were willing to listen to and feedback on my music for the small price of reciprocating, and the competitions is a great way of doing this.

I suppose we need ask what the aim of having the competitions is and whether it meets these aims. For me it is just about hearing new music and being able to show my appreciation via a vote.

I'm sidetracking a bit but I don't listen to music much except for here. My favourite songs of the past year have all been from posters on this forum. There is some great talent and great music here and it was the competition that really made me realise this. When I review a track in the feedback sections I do just that, I review it. It's different when I vote on tracks via this competition because then I spend more time just listening and appreciating the music rather than listening with the intention of offering feedback.

Something I'd really appreciate would be some playlist or radio station that showcased the music here so that I could put on my headphones, hit play and just enjoy the music (while I potter or whatever...). So maybe the format of the competition could change slightly to encourage more forum goers to listen to music here in that fashion with the prospect that they may get their track 'showcased' or whatever. I don't know, what I've suggested is probably a lot of work but I'm just spitting out an idea.

Early morning + coffee = me waffling on



Well you have found a community of active songwriters who are willing to listen and give feedback, it's just a pity that it's a very small proportion of the community as a whole...
getting the rest of them to join in seems an impossible dream though!!..pity!
ah well onwards and upwards...maybe :) :) :)

best mate, Kevin :)

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« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2017, 10:19:27 AM »
Well you have found a community of active songwriters who are willing to listen and give feedback, it's just a pity that it's a very small proportion of the community as a whole...
getting the rest of them to join in seems an impossible dream though!!..pity!
ah well onwards and upwards...maybe :) :) :)

best mate, Kevin :)

Ahh yes, sorry I didn't mean to give the impression that I hadn't found that! This forum has been such a great place and the members here have been fantastic. Like you say, it's just a pity so many lay dormant. Onwards and upwards indeed! :) Cheers Kevin, enjoy your Sunday!

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« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2017, 01:37:18 PM »
Agreed! thank you for stepping up to the plate shadowfax :) and I'm happy to do it but if me and skub can swap so that he does September and I'll do October that'd be great....just that I'm away most of September so will be hard to keep on top of the tracks etc.

Let me know :) thanks Darren

That'll do Darren,I'll host in September and you'll be up for it in October.  :)

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« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2017, 01:41:10 PM »
Agreed! thank you for stepping up to the plate shadowfax :) and I'm happy to do it but if me and skub can swap so that he does September and I'll do October that'd be great....just that I'm away most of September so will be hard to keep on top of the tracks etc.

Let me know :) thanks Darren

That'll do Darren,I'll host in September and you'll be up for it in October.  :)

Excellent, cheers Skub  :)

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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2017, 08:26:20 PM »
I agree with Darren here... the competitions, especially SOTM, add a nice rhythm to the forum and personally I like the way it kind of groups the forum output into monthly batches - that somehow makes each new month feel fresh again to me.  15-25 people voting isn't that bad I think, especially given the talent and experience of so many of the people that do get involved.  And the 4000 that don't chip in, hey, it's their loss.  Thanks in advance to the next 3 adjudicators now nicely lined up.
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« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2017, 05:18:33 PM »
I'll go for November if Darren reminds me :-) neil
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« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2017, 06:20:29 PM »
I'll go for November if Darren reminds me :-) neil

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