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  1. Judges are obviously not listening to all remixes

    We need some assurance that the judges have actually listened to and critiqued our remixes. In the contest terms, each remix is supposed to be graded on a 0-100 scale. Users need to have some sort of notification that their entry has been listened to by the judges, along with their score and comments from the judges. With the recent Jose James catastrophe, there needs to be a system to make sure all the remixes have been properly critiqued. I know that Jose James was on tour - so why was he given the responsibility to listen to 12+ hours…

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      planned  ·  60 comments  ·  Admin →
    • Improve Lotto/Queue System in Listening Party

      The queuing system in the Listening Party is rather frustrating for users. Some users have been casting their lot in the lottery for several hours without any plays, while others get played multiple times within an hour, these were thoughts that came up recently in chat:

      Create a system where partiers queue up, rather than cast lots and then have an algorithm shuffle the entries. The more entries someone submits, the more spread out they ought to be. Remove random plays altogether.

      If the lotto system remains in place, entries should be allowed 20-30 before the currently playing song ends.…

      90 votes
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        Hello all,

        We have started working on some lottery improvements in party. Our first pass at leveling the playing field will be to weight those people who have not won over those who have won recently.

        We can’t give away the precise algorithm we’ll be using, but it goes something like:

        If three people (a, b, and c) bid to get into the lottery, and nobody has won yet, then each person gets one vote, and has a 33% chance of winning.

        a = 1 votes (33% chance)
        b = 1 votes (33% chance)
        c = 1 votes (33% chance)

        Let’s say A wins.

        The next time the lottery opens up, the same three people enter again, person a will have 0 votes (since they just got heard) and the other two people will have 2 votes each, giving each of them a 50% chance to win.

        a = 0…

      • Allow users to moderate comments on tracks [ bring back the X ]

        When certain users , unaware that voting is now transparent, add copy/paste comments saying 'great mix, I vote, you vote me back <url> ' - I'd rather hit that X button and delete the message, however the new version doesn't allow it.

        Here's an example :

        http://www.johnnysix.net/VoteForVote.jpg

        78 votes
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          planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Admin →
        • Delete past submissions

          I think we should be able to delete our past submissions that we don't want to be associated with our profile anymore.

          51 votes
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          • Sound file updating/reuploading possibility

            One of the very missing possibilities of the site is we can't reupload or update our submission sound files without deleting our submission (and loose the votes, listens, and feedbacks). I think the most of the members/musicians have met with this kind of problem. This would be the only one, or at least a very useful way to make our mixes as good as we can. Already only one possibility of the reuploading would be cool too. And maybe there should be a rule too, that the reuploaded file's size and/or waveform is shouldn't be allowed to changing a lot…

            40 votes
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            • Create a real discussion place

              Something more like a forum to share thoughts.

              37 votes
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              • Opportunitiy rules are broken all the time..

                I've been a member for 1.5 years now, more and more i see that the winners dont follow the rules as stated in the op's rules or that they just assemble a "Loop pack" put it here and claim as their own.
                where's the honesty in that, we(the ones that follow th rules) either good or bad producers are in a disadvantage in this way.
                I see winners of some contest that should be disqualified because the track was shared over 300 times on Soundcloud.(not allowed according to the rules)
                Some winners either public vote or not just used a…

                35 votes
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                • 32 votes
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                  • Add An "Update Submission" Button.

                    An "update submission" option would be beneficial for all parties.

                    1.) It supports community interaction, people with less mixing experience can update projects without losing votes / comments & the artists with more experience can be followed by people trying to learn to see how they go about there process from step to step. (Say I lay down a basic chord progression and melody - upload - then the next day come back and record some drums - upload) You could hear what the mix sounded like to learn the benefits of mastering - we could hear what a mix…

                    26 votes
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                    • iPhone and Android apps!

                      Please make apps for Android and iPhone devies. Well really just Android. Also I would like to know if there are any plans to make apps. I see that you have an API and if you are not planning on doing it I may try to work on Android myself. =D

                      25 votes
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                      • Comment Replies

                        Dear Indaba,

                        please make it possible to reply to track comments. People are replying to their track comments by adding their own comment to the track. Loads of replies are being missed cause there is no notification. The track comments are much more in-depth/useful and interesting than the discussion board but its hard to keep track of them.

                        Thanks,

                        Walshy

                        23 votes
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                        • A block option in listening party for annoying people by mass vote.

                          Being as we have a crazy man in Will Robinson on Christmas eve going haywire, this would really be a helpful option when we can't reach an administrator.

                          22 votes
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                          • allow remixers the ability to update the audio file without deleting the existing entry.

                            as it is now, editing an existing entry does not include the ability to upload an updated audio track. sometimes after a mix has been completed, the remixer might hear something later or someone else might provide the remixer with some feedback that inspires a change. it would be nice to be able to do that without losing comments and listens.

                            22 votes
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                            • Allow voting WITHOUT Facebook!!

                              I hate Facebook and don't have nor want an account...but I want to VOTE!!

                              20 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • indaba app for mobile devices

                                Have you consider creating a mobile indaba app? Like for ipad and smartphones. So we could manage out submissions, comment and use the listening party on the way. Sure we can use the webpage, but it's kinda heavy for those devices. I think an app would be amazing and everyone would like to have one.

                                19 votes
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                                • Player/Mobile App

                                  A lot of my friends cannot listen to the tracks on mobile/iphone. Can you update the player to work with all mobile devices/mobile app! It is more difficult to share when friends have to be at a desktop/laptop to listen and vote.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • More detailed creative briefs

                                    I would like to see more detailed briefs from the judges and/or runners of the remix competitions. That is all :)

                                    What's on most peoples minds lately is Genre. If the judges are seeking a particular genre, it could have a massive impact on all of the submissions, and even help narrow down the submissions so that the judges are only listening for things that they are looking for.

                                    Feel free to post anything else you would want to hear before you start your remix. Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful day!

                                    Cheers,
                                    Carson

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Stop mandating Facebook usage for everything

                                      I am financially vested in avoiding Facebook. I feel it is unethical for a third party to force me to use this service just to participate in this site, especially if I already paid money to use Indaba's services.

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Epic Collaboration with members

                                        Me and a large amount of the other members were talking in LP about a collaboration project within Indaba.

                                        Either One member gets to add 1 sample, and passes it on to the next, let it bloom into something on it's own.

                                        Or a yin yang mish mosh type with teams where one does a mix of light and another of dark and both are combined..

                                        just ideas.. we had plenty of them.

                                        16 votes
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                                        • 16 votes
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