At 12/2/11 10:54 PM, Chronamut wrote:
So a few of you in the past have expressed concerns about how I run the NACs - and that's fine - you are all entitled to your opinions. I personally don't care WHO runs it - as long as someone does it consistantly liek I showed I could for a year.
So I am making this thread as a vote tabulator. Those that feel that I should keep doing it say so - those that feel someone else should - please label who.
At the end of the month I shall tabulate up the votes. If they're still in favour of me I shall continue - if they support someone else I will ask that person if they feel willing.. otherwise we will find someone else.
I've taken a lot of heat for these contests - and contrary to popular belief this isn't some ego trip I am doing - tbh I just wanted to bring the community together - and aside from all the prima donna whining - I do believe we did just that.
There. I've said my piece - let your words either support me or deny me.
Just look at my aura. It's going to stay that way. There are some nice things about the NACs I'd love to talk about as well as not-so-good.
First let's look at the not-so-good stuff:
Aside from the occasional text errors, it'd be nice to be notified when a winner's song is being featured. Sure it feels good to know that it's going to be featured after winning, but it'd help to be informed where and when. I say this from personal experience, of course.
Segregation of the NAC monthly threads to me, feels a bit un-needed. I looked at what Tom did with his own October audio contest, and it didn't seem to be an issue for the contestants. I think you'll end up having heart issues if you divide the NACs into three threads all the time. With one thread, there's only one that needs to be kept track of.
Flak me as hard as you want for this next one, but I think the heat should be cranked up on how business is handled, with respect to the rules that each NAC has enforced. No "it's going to be late" PMs (sry, uint), or anything that will make you seem like a push-over (I'm typically late, I can't lie about that; don't go easy on me). Be direct on things like submitting in the month, and on the thread before the deadline.
Now the good stuff:
The NACs are a great idea, when it comes to having people push themselves. If there's one thing that should ever come out of a competition, it should be that the competitors are getting stronger. Every month felt like a grand opportunity to tweak, and tweak and tweak, until all of a sudden, "I made it into the top 8?".
The submissions themselves are a great opportunity, for people to listen to other artist's tracks, which in turn may potentially turn the producer of the music a favorite, and maybe even the song itself! The NAC is one of few places on the website where submissions can get high visibility. A contestant might not win or place, but they'll get recognition!
Another great opportunity surrounding NACs like the rhythm one of September IIRC, is the possibility of your work being used in a flash animation or game. All of the steps taken, including ??? can lead to profit. When earning spoils such as monetary prizes or sigs doesn't cut it, having your music heard in an NG creation(s), surely may; it'll always be there.
As you can see, Chronamut, I'm a plus and minus here as promised. The idea's not perfect, but it certainly seems to blow the fur off of my idea /sadface.
If the NACs stay, it'll always be a joy to join in on the fun, meet new people, have some laughs.
If the NACs leave, it will always be a great memory to me. Not even that I won one, but that me, like pretty much everyone else here, has become a better person. Sure not everyone can be pleased (there's almost always going to be someone that's surprised they weren't placed, and there'll be people that wil be surprised that someone else didn't place as well!), but by golly the experience of giving it our all should always be self-rewarding.
Too-long:Didn't Read translation: I don't hate it!