At 5/2/10 06:32 PM, liljim wrote:
THAT kind of behaviour pisses me off, and that's what I'm getting at. If you disagree with something, fine. Keep it to yourself, though, rather than bashing your supposedly fellow audio artists in public.... and if you really need to express your opinion on the matter publicly, don't be surprised when others reply.
You're right. My opinions on the choices of this award ceremony have been overwhelmingly negative on the musician side. I congratulate the winners of the other awards, wish them the best, etc. But how can you administrate a public forum, where all opinions are supposedly welcome, and expect those who disagree with the administration to keep silent?
Right, I'm a mod. I'll stick up for my fellow moderators when they make tough decisions, and keep my opinions discussed behind closed doors. This, however, is a public award ceremony, and frankly, you've gotta be prepared for the negative comments. My opinions come not from myself as a mod, but from myself as a musician and contributor to the community. I'm sorry for being rude previously, but I'm not going to sit here and keep my opinion to myself. And I'm not the only one with that opinion.
The first musician award made everyone happy - Maestrorage was a pillar in the audio community and also featured in tons of great flashes. And I like how he was chosen: you guys asked us. I don't think I deserved the reward at all for last year. But hey, I like to think that I have some experience in telling who's most deserving of this musician award after three years of devotion to the audio portal. Production-wise, Hania's above average, but by no means the best NG had to offer last year.
And thanks for sticking up for me, Gravey, but honestly, I've been slowly losing interest in the audio side of NG for some time now. There's no more reward in approving people who turn around and submit copyrighted tracks as soon as they're approved. It's a broken system and the staff have constantly pushed the fixes to the backburner. Always saying "yeah there'll be more tools later this year," but with nothing to show for it when the time comes.
I'm posting my problems here because we audio mods have been hounding you for years without any change. I do this for the love of it, but it's really hard to enjoy what you do when you don't have the support of those who chose you for the job.