At 11/23/09 06:05 PM, CluppHead wrote:
And i guess there is an audio advertisement forum as well.
Ugh, I hate that thread X(. I posted two songs up on that thread, and never got any new reviews, and probably almost just as many listens as I would've had if I didn't advertise. That place is just a To-Do List for 0-bombers, IMO. It's a good thread concept, but just like everything else that has to do with audio on NG, it's abused.
It would, however, be nice if the advertisement thread were broken down into genre's. I get kind of tired listening to the same FL Loops music, with small twists, or the same beats. Maybe it's just me, but sometimes i like to listen to something easy, classic, or even blues at times. Indie.....etc etc. Techno and trance is so overkilled on this site. There's just way to much, i feel like that some of those guys need to try branching out and trying something else. Or add some freakin vocals for christ's sake. LOL....
Having it broken down into genres isn't a bad idea, but it's just not possible. It's impossible (up to date) to split a thread into different sections, so the only way of doing it is having an advertisement thread for every genre, but then, having 10's of advertisement threads populating the front page of the audio forum isn't what people want, since other threads will move down the page much more quickly, and enter page 2 before you know it, only to then probably become forgotten, and also, soon enough, the non-popular genres such as Indie, Ska, Goth, Bluegrass, etc, will get forgotten and enter the depths of the 5+ pages of the AF, so it would be useless having them anyway if nobody advertises in them and forget about them because they're far from page 1. Hehe, long sentence XD.
Ok, that was an unnecessary rant
Yes, it was unnecessary. Lol, joking :P.
but yeah. Chances are nobody would take the time to join a club, just as they do not take the time to review music....because people can be selfish in nature. Which..... gotta admit, i've been selfish at times too.
If you look on other music-hosting sites, practically every review over there can be considered a review. Over here, practically 90% of all reviews can be considered YouTube comments. The problem probably started with one person posting one-liners, and every new reviewer would see his/her one-liners and think "Oh, this is how you review on Newgrounds?' and do the same. I mean, have you ever heard of an (non-alt) account which has its first reviews more than 5 lines, because I seriously haven't heard of any (my first reviews were 1-3 liners too, because NG was covered with them, and I thought this was a place where long reviews aren't needed back then, so I did like everyone else, even though now my audio reviews are monstrous). That way, having a club like you suggested could end up increasing the amount of one-liners, unless you make restrictions that the review should be long, but then it would be practically an exact copy of the Review Request Club.
Any rate, i'll just keep doin what i'm doing, search for some gold, add them to my favorites, and come back to them and vote every so often.
Yeah, I usually like 5-bombing songs a little when they were 0-bombed so much. I mean, there are some REALLY good songs around with only around 3.00 as their score, and since in my opinion, the score should be larger, I boost it up to at least 4.20. At least then, there's more of a chance of people checking those songs out.
Maybe i'll join the review crew and put some tunes up for review for them.
That would be a big help. Us members of the Review Request Club (link in my sig) give decent reviews, and all of us here on NG know that the one thing an artist would want wouldn't be votes, downloads, or listens, but honest, decent, well-written reviews. If anyone wants a submission of theirs reviewed, that is the place to request, and if you really want to be helpful, you can join the club too.
There's also the Underdog thread which is much better than the Audio Advertisements thread. You won't get much of a chace to get reviews if you self-nominate, but if you nominate another artist as an Underdog, s/he will get a little more exposure. I mean, whenever I see a new post on that thread with the link to an artist, I always think 'why does this person like that artist's music so much?' and I often check out their music, and sometimes review too.
Seriously, threads like those should be stickies, instead of occasionally bouncing around from Page 1, to 2, to 3, and back to 1 again. As a matter of fact, this thready should be a sticky too...