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Old 07-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

If you see skins disappearing, forums contracting, etc don't be alarmed. I'm going to be modifying the forums over the next month or so -- think of this as a gradual relaunch.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:07 PM   #3
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Sweet... any sneaky hints as to what we can expect?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #5
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cool stuff jeremy bro, we really appreciate your efforts
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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Sweet... any sneaky hints as to what we can expect?
The goal is to re-inject some life into the place. It'll get some new anti-spam protection, a new skin, and probably closer integration with the review site.

Open to your suggestions as well
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:11 PM   #7
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #8
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maybe retire the alt&indie forum and instead start a kind of "general music discussion" forum, similar to the general forum on rateyourmusic - this could potentially appeal to the review site folks
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:26 PM   #9
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:59 PM   #10
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looks a lot cleaner, simpler

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Old 07-07-2013, 04:28 PM   #11
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The goal is to re-inject some life into the place. It'll get some new anti-spam protection, a new skin, and probably closer integration with the review site.

Open to your suggestions as well
Not sure if this'd be regarded as a backwards step with respect to cleaning up the layout of the forums, but with the new genre tagging maybe there could be some way to link the genre pages to a related discussion page on the forums side as a way to try and integrate the two sides?
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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i think they tried that to an extent with featured reviews being linked back to the forums or something

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Old 07-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #13
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Felt persuaded to take a look after this came up somewhere else.

Huge fucking lol at deleting 90% of the forums to re-inject some life into the place. Jeremy, you have the business sense of a fucking carrot.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #14
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is mx a gingher too ?
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hey, wheres the video games movie tech place?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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hey, wheres the video games movie tech place?
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=132
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Huge fucking lol at deleting 90% of the forums to re-inject some life into the place.
The forums were dead and full of spam. As I said in the first post, this is a long-term process.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:37 AM   #24
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So you're deleting the boards that were the focus of the forum so the pit kids who never discuss music can circlejerk? How about deleting the community forum and focusing on what made this site popular, music and instruments.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:39 AM   #25
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Also just wanted to say that Smokey D is a try hard turd lord who abuses his power and gives special treatment to his little friends.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:45 AM   #26
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So you're deleting the boards that were the focus of the forum so the pit kids who never discuss music can circlejerk? How about deleting the community forum and focusing on what made this site popular, music and instruments.
The instrument focus made a lot of sense when the site was linked to mxtabs. But that type of community is only sustainable for so long when there isn't really an external traffic source. It 'survived' for 6 years or so -- which is longer than expected.

The plan is for there to be a music focus. Changes aren't finished yet.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:51 AM   #27
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Honestly Jeremy I have been here since 2002 and I think what really killed this place was how insular it became. You have people like sweboy and ando who just sit around making inside jokes and never talk about music or any thing on topic. When a new person sees that the place is just a circlejerk of old users and no activity in the music forums it looks bad. There also needs to be moderators for the other forums, Smokey D and Black Ink only moderate the pit and pnwi because that's where their friends are. They are partly responsible for letting the music and instrument forums fizzle out because they didn't bother to delete the spam. I think a focus on music would be great and stop letting the attention whore users run the place.
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They are partly responsible for letting the music and instrument forums fizzle out because they didn't bother to delete the spam.
It's my responsibility. I didn't notice the extent of the spam until it was too late.

On the subject of re-injecting life here -- it's going to be a much smaller forum. The old days aren't coming back. But hopefully there will be an influx of new posters from the review site, along with better spam controls, etc. The net change should be positive.
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When a new person sees that the place is just a circlejerk of old users and no activity in the music forums it looks bad
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go back to the review site, turd lord
really helps the situation
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You are part of the problem, you never posted in the music or instruments forum and just circlejerk here and try to fit in.
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