@toys-r-sus yeah, i mean if you're expecting the daily news or the new york times when you visit complex then you've got the wrong site my boy.
if you don't like the variety of content, then you've got the wrong site my boy
if youre not looking for the premiere music and new releases then youve got the wrong site my boy
@Sol_EQ I like this idea, and definitely want to figure out how we can deliver feedback better. When I like something, I'll respond when I can, but it's really difficult to give feedback on stuff I don't like, and to be honest, I don't like 95% of submissions. There's potential in everything, but there is just way more bad music than there is good, and once you spend hours every day listening to submissions, you realize it.
When I started P&P I used to try to respond to as much as I could. Sometimes I went years going back and forth with artists whose music I didn't like. It's become harder to do that. I still try and I still reply to artists all the time, but I mostly reach out to the ones I like now. I've had some really bad experiences giving negative feedback, and found that while it should be productive, it usually isn't. Most artists are convinced that their music is great, and if I don't appreciate it then I'm sleeping on them.
But I think the forum could be a good place to do this, because it's all public and other forum users can weigh in. When we were initially talking about the submissions section of the forum, we were thinking users could upvote the best submissions, making standouts rise to the top. The upvoting system doesn't work like we thought it would, but we're going to figure out a solution to that.
Down to try a weekly feedback session with a best artist of the week chosen and promoted on the forum. Maybe to limit it we'll do it during a certain time, like a Reddit AMA. If we set aside and hour and a half or so and get the whole P&P team on a thread listening to songs and replying with feedback, we should be able to get through a lot of music.
Sorry for the long ass response but thanks for the ideas.