STARTING OUT AT SPUTNIKMUSIC
Q: Alright, I registered... so, what do I do?
Congratulations, and welcome! One of the first things we recommend is to start searching for albums or artists in our database and begin rating albums. You can search for artists by using the search box located at the top-right of the page (Find a band, then click on the '>>' to search), or you can search by genre (and sub-genre) by clicking on one of the seven primary genres located at the top of the page.
Once you begin to develop your profile, you can post comments, you can create a musical timeline, add your favorite artists to your profile, take part in the listening parties, create music lists and journals, submit and read music news, begin to write reviews and sound-offs, and more.
One of Sputnikmusic's major strengths is providing its users the opportunity to peruse and explore the site and all it offers at one's leisure.
Q: How do I...
... log-in or logout?
... begin rating albums?
1. Search for an artist using the search box at the top of the page
2. Click on an album at the artist page
3. At the far-right of the album, click on the drop-down "Rate It" box, and select your rating.
... submit a review?
The easiest and most efficient way to submit a review is to go directly to the band's page (e.g., search for the band from the main page). From there, look at the left-hand panel below the artist image and streaming songs (if applicable), and click on "Add a Review."
... add an artist to my favorite artists on my profile?
1. Search for an artist using the search box at the top-right of the page
2. Just below the artist image, click on "Add to my favorites."
... use the "What I'm Digging" feature?
1a. In your User Control Panel, simply type in the artist and album, and hit submit.
1b. Alternatively, you can click the "Dig It" button featured on every album page.
... submit an artist or album to the database?
2. Please make sure that you don't duplicate an artist or album!
... bold, italicize, underline, embed, etc.?
1. Please note that Sputnikmusic uses vBulletin code, and not HTML (use brackets , not <>).
2. Embedding of objects is prohibited.
3. Sputnikmusic-oriented vBulletin code: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/misc.php?do=bbcode
... do something that's not listed here?
1. Simply click on the Community link at the top or bottom of the page
2. Find the "Report Problems/Ask Questions/Make Suggestions" thread and ask away, and one of our mederators or users will sort you out.