Sorry about the useless thread didn't know this was here anyway ...
What i am saying is i think producers will be encouraged more post music if there was a option to withhold the download. Now i know a lot of your saying about its ment to be copyright free music for people to use, but don't you think musician should have the ability to choose who gets to use there music and what projects there going to be involved in?
I honestly hold back posting the majority off my music on this site due to the fact i cant disable the download and i am sure a lot of other artists do exactly the same thing as me. Say i write a new track and i think it has potential for a big label to pick it up but i cant post it here because as soon i do most labels wont look at it twice even if its the best track they have heard.
Basically the end goal should be to encourage musicians to post more quality content on the site which in turn bring in more listeners and other artists wanting to use newgrounds for a platform for there music. I know audio rippers exists and work with any site however serving people the free download on silver platter sends a different message to having to rip the music from the site.
To me its a win win situation. Musicians are encouraged to post more quality content while still maintaining some level of control over there material and flash animators and game dev's have better content to work with. I mean how hard is it too PM the musician and ask for permission to use there content.
Here is what i would do to fix the voting system
For starters the problem is not the actual voting its self, its the zero bombers and the fact they can bomb zeros all day anonymously and without consequence. I think some kind of name and shame system would work well.
Here is how it would work (i'll try explain it as best as i can)
You know how you get that status scroller on facebook that streams new posts as they come in? Well have something similar but just for what people are voting on. Think about it. If you see the same users name keep coming up voting 0's constantly your going to know there down voting everything. Not just that but the WHOLE community is going to see this guy zero bombing. Wonder how many users will be brave enough to go on a zero bombing spree when everyone on the portal can see there being a massive faggot and more importantly who will want to support someone that openly uses a cheap tactic such as zero bombing.
"gavkay21 voted 0 on Track A by Dj Example"
"gavkay21 voted 0 on Track B by Dj Example"
"gavkay21 voted 0 on Track C by Dj Example"
Imagine being able to see these zero bombers out in the open. However a system like this would have a positive effect too. It will mean people browsing the portal will can see tracks that are getting high votes.
"User1 voted 5 on Track A by Dj Example"
"User2 voted 4 on Track A by Dj Example"
"User3 voted 5 on Track A by Dj Example"
If you see that scrolling through your going to think "hey that must be something good i should have a listen!" then all you do is click one of the messages and it will directly link you to the song.
Just food for though.
Also bring back the weekly top 5