At 4/2/13 06:22 PM, SourJovis wrote:
Then my next question is: Who approved me? When was that? How does it work?
You know, when I first got here not too long ago I didn't even know how it worked, and I still don't really.
I was just posting music, hoping people would get to hear it. Then I read your channel had to get approved first, so I just posted another song each week, until after a month and a halve I suddenly received 5 messages (maybe less) on the same day in my inbox from people I didn't know who would "scout" me. I wanted to accept them all, but after I accepted the first one (I don't know by who that was) all messages disappeared. Then I read some more about being scouted, and I thought that was some new thing to replace the "approve" system. Now you tell me that also still exists?
Oh well. A big thank you to both the person who has "scouted" me and the one who has "approved" me. Let me know who to send the nude pictures to.
Here's a quick crash course on how it used to work. It doesn't hurt telling you since that system is long gone now!
The system before this one was just a basic approve/ban system. Whenever an artist posts a piece of music to the Audio Portal for the first time, it wouldn't appear anywhere until s/he gets approved. This artist's username would be placed into a waiting list that only audio mods could view. We'd have to go through all of the submissions of each username in the waiting list and press approve if we could find no rule-breaking, or ban if a rule was broken.
This would get very tiring because by protocol we'd have to listen to each submission in their entirety. Some unapproved artists would post some stupid amount like 20 - 30 submissions while they were on the waiting list and we'd listen to each one first before approving/banning. Most had one or two, some did have quite a few though. Trust me, listening to something like 2 hours of crappy FL preset music in one sitting was not easy! Not to mention the fact that the list would sometimes reach hundreds (occasionally over a thousand) and it took hours of our time. And I don't know about the others but I got no nude pics at all in return :(.
So then the system was changed to the current scouting system. Scouting is basically what 'approving' was in the old system. Anyone who's scouted can scout another artist, reducing the workload of the audio mods considerably.