At 5/26/09 07:32 PM, kristofori wrote:
So I'm curious; I understand you have to moderate submissions from new users, but how do you determine whether or not something is original?
There are many factors that can determine originality. The big ones are: Not using premade composed loops to construct "your" song, ripping pre made (by someone else)midis and calling it a "cover", not uploading your favorite eminem song, and the list goes on.....
I find myself sharing similar concerns others have expressed that if a submissions sounds professionally done that it may have a harder time submitted than something that sounds amateur since it is more possible that it was stolen/sampled from another piece of work. It has been almost a week since I joined and submitted audio to be posted and it still hasn't been approved.
We definitely do more research on the more professional sounding ones. That does take more time. The volume of users submitting is high. Most times the list sits over 100 users. Some that submit up to 5 songs or more over the course of waiting. The mods have to listen to each song, beginning to end, to make sure there are no "loops", "samples", "copyrighted" material etc.. in the song.
So, as I said, I'm curious: Do you just go through a bunch of music from that style that was submitted and if you hear the song somewhere in there you know its fake? Do you have your own forum to discuss submitted audio from new users where you debate its authenticity?
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No...I kid. When a song is "questionable", it is definitely discussed with other mod's, and is relentlessly compared to as much software loops/ song making/ myspace bands/youtube/ midi rippers/copyrighted songs as in our collective knowledge.
Also, I'm curious about the statistics of how many new members and audio submissions of audio you get every day.
A lot. I think I mentioned above. Please also remember, we are not paid for this job, and it is done on top of our regular user stuff, real life, kids, work, martial arts, yard maintenance, fucking fixing a crappy old house all the time....(whoops went to far there) and our own music hobby...we do make an effort, as we are proud to do it. But it can be a slow process for any of the above stated reasons.
Please, take all the time you need I am in no rush, most of my music I will submit will be for other projects I do professionally for commercials and advertisements, but the main reason I joined newgrounds was to help a friend who is a pretty popular flash animator on this website with a project he and some other collaborators are working on. I am just curious how heavy the traffic was for new audio submissions and what is involved for moderating them.
Welcome to Newgrounds. You are approved.