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[–] Cletis 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I think that would be neat and helpful, and would probably encourage more people to post OC. I say go for it.

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[–] kirt_connor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Agree! And OC/Voatmade flair would be handy in knowing the difference as well.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I like the idea of a flair system and the open-ness of VOAT to original content has encouraged me to want to record more again.

I am an administrator of http://ccmixter.org and we'd love to host your original (no covers) music under creative commons license for remixing and listening.

Here's some of my stuff: http://dig.ccmixter.org/people/go1dfish

Once @Atko opens up the API flood gates I'd like to see about integrating stuff further over at /v/ccmixter

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[–] Crabpuncher_98 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Hey! I checked out your page and I'm digging the variety! I love your laid back tracks, but everything is pretty solid so far regardless. I'll check out ccmixter more tomorrow.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks for the complement, there are much better people on the site than me.

This is my favorite track of them all:

http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/duckett/17456

If you're looking to contribute you'll want to use http://ccmixter.org as the dig.ccmixter.org site is more listener focused.

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[–] Crabpuncher_98 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This is my two cents and please downvoat me if you think it's dumb, but...

It would be cool if /v/music was more of a music discussion subverse and /v/listentothis could be for plain submissions. As the site grows, we're going to have a lot more people coming in to both subs and a line will have to be drawn as to what makes each subverse what it is. Music discussion, talking about bands, genres and anything else should happen here. I believe that talking about music as a community and what it means to us is hugely more beneficial than just being inundated with new music posts.

I remember going over to a friends house and talking about the new Offspring album and how cool it was or being introduced to The Beastie Boys for the first time and a good friend taking me through the motions that encompassed their whole style. Listening to music in good headphones when you're by yourself is great, but I think that we're losing something in that. Music is also a communal thing, and we benefit a lot from these shared experiences.

Thank you for reading.

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[–] foundring [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think you're on to something here.

At the very least, a few "discussion" type flair categories might encourage that level of participation.

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[–] Deadwing 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I whole-heartedly agree that this shouldn't be essentially a ListenToThis forum, though I think it's important that this main music forum helps people discover new musics; we are going to need music posted here. It's simply striking a balance that I think is important.

I've posted my own ideas in reply to another of the larger posts in this thread that I'd love for you to review and weigh-in on.

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[–] Phanlix 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's a salient point, but one I think we should evolve towards as we grow as s community. As it is there are top submissions with 5 or fewer voats. It's a little crazy to me to start talking about splitting up a community that can barely up/down/submit content as it is. I tend to submit links to music I'm listening to. I upvote music news as well. When we grow I absolutely agree there will need to be separation, but now... not yet.

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[–] Strapp342 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I think a flair system is a great idea. It would definitely help categorize posts and allow visiters/subscribers to /v/music decide which posts they want to dive into.

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[–] EchoHazard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Original Music Monday? Timeless Music Tuesday? Weird Music Wednesday? Terrible Music Thursday? Free Music Friday? And free post weekends?

Just some ideas. Though maybe even making it a Monday, Wednesday, Friday thing instead - and leaving the other days free for "anything goes" posting. This is just my own views on it, since I like streamlined and regular occurrences of content posting.

So perhaps: Monday = original content highlighted. Users can post their own work and get feedback or just shameless self-promote (though the former would be preferable). Tuesday = anything goes. Wednesday = weird music. Oddities, rarities, obscure bands and songs, outsider music, etc. Thursday = anything goes. Friday = free (legal) music. Posting bands (preferably no self-promoting) that have released their work for free on places such as Bandcamp, Archive, etc. Saturday = anything goes. Sunday = anything goes.

That's my concept, anyway. I'm obviously new here but I like the concept of the site and would love to jump in early to help out. I'd put my hat in for a mod spot, but given I'm literally brand new, I don't think I can. Regardless, I'll poke around and help out with some sub-subverses and chime in here where possible. That's my two cents, anyway! ;)

On each: Monday = post original content for feedback/self-promotion with no shame, Tuesday = user-defined "classic" songs/albums/artists for discussion, Wednesday = musical oddities/leftfield finds/rare/obscure releases

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[–] Deadwing 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I like where you're going with this, though I think we need to iron it out a bit. There'd be a lot of cross-posting on Mondays and Fridays with your idea -- though that isn't necessarily a bad thing, it is something we need to keep in mind. For Wednesdays, we'd have a hard time moderating what is "weird" -- where's the line? When do you tell someone, "that's not weird enough," and remove their post?

Rather than have Tuesday be for user-defined content, how about instead we have genre weeks? The Monday-Wednesday-Friday ideas, while not limited to the genre of the week, would encourage more people of that genre to come post on that specific day, for instance. Got a new fusion jazz band? Post your stuff on Monday of Jazz week! Want to show the community some more nuanced sub-genres of jazz, or quirky off-shoots such as Frank Zappa's jazzier stuff? Wednesday is your day. As for Friday, again... that's a pretty specific rule-day for a genre-week theme. Free music day... hmmm...

We could also host appropriate AMAs on these days. Every day we have a different band/artist related to the genre of the week do an AMA or have some similar focus, perhaps just an interview.

Of course, we aren't limited to JUST the genre of the week on the given week. Jazz Week, for instance, is a guideline to encourage posting and participation in celebration of the given type of music, as well as to help expose artists under that umbrella. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, for instance, could be completely open to all types of music, even with a jazz AMA going on that day.

We should buckle-down and brainstorm this all if foundring is down for that. Also keep in mind Crabpuncher_98's idea for not having this be essentially a ListenToThis forum.

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[–] foundring [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Also keep in mind Crabpuncher_98's idea for not having this be essentially a ListenToThis forum.

Agreed. That's why I think a flair system might encourage more diversified content.

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[–] Crabpuncher_98 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I would also be very happy to help out in whatever capacity you may need. If it's just posting the weekly thread once in a while or sharing some ideas.

A weekly sticky post for a given genre week would be a great starting point. Homemade music threads would be better as a day of the week thing I think, just so the threads don't get bogged down with submissions and someone barely gets any screen time if they posted late in the game because someone is filtering by top comments.

Having daily themes would be cool, but it comes down to how much effort is willing to be put in, as we only have one moderator right now to sticky posts. This also gives users more time to find cool music and really dig deep on a subject if they want to.

Flair is a great idea, just so when we do get general music submissions, then users can find the highlighted tag of the threads they're looking for easier. Maybe just a grey highlight on genres and for weekly threads or lets talk could have a specific colour.

Let's Talk: Covers that completely shift the meaning of a song

[Hip-Hop] Childish Gambino - 3005

Let's Talk: 'Band Name' or 'Album Name"

[Post Rock] Explosions In The Sky - Your Hand in Mine

Let's Talk: What band did you first see live and what was the experience like?

I know Reddit has apps that will pull in all the YouTube videos from a thread and make a playlist for you, I'm sure something like that will happen for Voat. Plug.dj is a good collaborative thing (people make youtube playlists and get turns at playing their links) we could have a room for..

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[–] EchoHazard 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not sure what a ListenToThis forum is, but I like your idea of a genre week. Genre studies are some of my favourite aspects in music, and I'd love a chance to showcase/share/see others posting things of a specific genre each week. Relevent AMAs would also be a great inclusion. Perhaps during these genre weeks, one day can be dedicated as a /v/originalmusic crosspost?

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[–] Partanimal 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I definitely like the idea of a day for original music.

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[–] segaqt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Flair would definitely be a great idea, just please flesh out the electronic stuff into more than just "Electronic" like other places.

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[–] foundring [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Absolutely. It seems the general consensus is to go with flair. We'll do another sticky soon to vote on the types of categories that should be available.

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[–] Johnny_Appleseed 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The devil in the details. George Thorogood isn't quiet Chuck Berry.

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[–] PM_ME_TITS_PLZ 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Would anyone here use a voat fork of the open source Music Player for Reddit? I love it, but have no idea how many people use it. http://reddit.musicplayer.io/

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'd like that, honestly never saw that before. I have some plans to build similar functionality here once the API is more fleshed out.

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