Applications for Contributor
2012-06-15 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 281 Comments

It's that time of the year again. Sputnikmusic is currently accepting applications for the contributor position. The submission process will be open through July 8th.

Go here to submit your application (and for submission guidelines):

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611463

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Willie
Moderator
June 15th 2012

15778 Comments


Hey yeah! I'm definitely going to apply.

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KILL
June 15th 2012

67191 Comments


do you have to review brand new?

MO
June 15th 2012

17396 Comments


HANS GET YOUR ASS IN HERE!!

omnipanzer
June 15th 2012

21391 Comments


Maniac! for Contrib

Sirob
June 15th 2012

2653 Comments


crandynewman for contrib 2012

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

5619 Comments


haha naughty you.


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KILL
June 15th 2012

67191 Comments


but nah nag or gtfo

MO
June 15th 2012

17396 Comments


^ yes Nag as well no doubt

BigBlob
June 15th 2012

1449 Comments


I added a few Limp Bizkit news articles. I think I've got a chance at this.

Adabelle
June 15th 2012

4170 Comments


AliW1993 should get made contrib. even if he doesn't want to be.

Adabelle
June 15th 2012

4170 Comments


Also Tom93M, 99% approval from 116 reviews speaks for itself.

MyWife
June 15th 2012

367 Comments


kill should apply hes been on a roll lately

omnipanzer
June 15th 2012

21391 Comments


+1 for Nag

MyWife
June 15th 2012

367 Comments


no

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

30316 Comments


I'm also taking applications for a personal assistant position. Some light filing work involved. Applicants must be meek and willing to accept minimum wage, healthy experience in fellatio is a must

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Maniac!
June 15th 2012

26187 Comments


lol at me for contrib

MyWife
June 15th 2012

367 Comments


hawks should get 1 spot too as a welcome back present when he comes back from hiatus and raping bitches

omnipanzer
June 15th 2012

21391 Comments


Deviant. reading 50 Shades of Grey I see.

MichaelSnoxall
June 15th 2012

12163 Comments


Where can I apply for Deviant's personal assistant position?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

30316 Comments


email me at princesofsudan@gmail.com

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

5619 Comments


Nag should be a contrib (infinity)

MyWife
June 15th 2012

367 Comments


yea we really need some lamb-era genesis on the front page

MichaelSnoxall
June 15th 2012

12163 Comments


I'm totally there.

omnipanzer
June 15th 2012

21391 Comments


"email me at princesofsudan@gmail.com"

Let me guess, there is an application fee to help fund the freeing up of your payroll capital that is
"being detained" in another country?

MO
June 15th 2012

17396 Comments


I'd put in a vote for strangerofsorts and acanthus as well

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

30316 Comments



yea we really need some lamb-era genesis on the front page


Tbh, this is kinda true. Nag's an excellent writer, there's no question there, but with only a certain amount of spots available writers who are covering new releases are ultimately going to be looked at instead


omnipanzer
June 15th 2012

21391 Comments


I'm sure he could do both Dev js.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

30316 Comments


I'm not saying he can't, but one of the things that will be looked at is obviously the applicant's reviewing history

MO
June 15th 2012

17396 Comments


"available writers who are covering new releases are ultimately going to be looked at instead"

this is why I figure Nag will most likely never be contrib

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

7012 Comments


Haha, this contrasts massively from last year when a bunch of us woke up with a flaming blob of red text on our profile pages.

It actually felt like owning the world's biggest boner.

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ChuckyTruant
June 15th 2012

15582 Comments


Damn ive only written 3 reviews thus far

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

30316 Comments


It actually felt like owning the world's biggest boner.


Sucks that you had to pay for it ;)

Gyromania
June 15th 2012

14653 Comments


I'd apply but I sincerely doubt I'd get the position.

Willie
Moderator
June 15th 2012

15778 Comments


--Haha, this contrasts massively from last year when a bunch of us woke up with a flaming blob of red text on our profile pages.--

Last year there were enough writers that truly stood out. This year we're having a hard time identifying anybody. That doesn't mean that they're not out there, just that we missed them and now they have to identify themselves.

--Sucks that you had to pay for it ;)--

ZING!

MO
June 15th 2012

17396 Comments


oh and noctus should apply

Graveyard
June 15th 2012

5395 Comments


TheSpirit and Nag should def apply

DeafMetal
June 15th 2012

8584 Comments


cool

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Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 15th 2012

10556 Comments


Irving let's apply for double-contrib

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Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

7012 Comments


Sucks that you had to pay for it ;)


Well training for all that inordinate amount of healthy experience in fellatio had to come from somewhere!

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

7012 Comments


Irving let's apply for double-contrib


But that would make my Contrib title look like the album I'm currently digging haha.

Maniac!
June 15th 2012

26187 Comments


noctus and spirit 4 contrib

BassDemon333
June 15th 2012

3291 Comments


Bass for Contrib? lol

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bloc
June 15th 2012

34499 Comments


It's about time I apply...





I am the one.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

30316 Comments


Bloc4Emeritus

Gyromania
June 15th 2012

14653 Comments


"Gyro you are one of the best writers on this site, I think you should apply."

I appreciate that, but I've been told a few things that make me feel less enthused about the possibility of a promotion. Whatevs though, it's not a huge deal.

Irving should be given a staff promotion, he deserves it far more than anyone else. Eli is a close second. I think PaperbackWriter might be good for a contributor position.

Tyrael
June 15th 2012

20441 Comments


People that should be promoted:

- PaperbackWriter
- Noctus
- Spirit
- Gyro (him not having been promoted yet is a fucking disgrace imo)
- Nag


...

Maniac!
June 15th 2012

26187 Comments


maniac! for mod

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 15th 2012

14513 Comments


Should I apply for contributor? ;-)

Tyrael
June 15th 2012

20441 Comments


Sowing for mod

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 15th 2012

14513 Comments


Oh and I can think of two people who clearly deserve it so you guys know who you are...get on applying!

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2012

20250 Comments


hmmmmmm only 14 reviews

Ali, Gyro and Tyr should definitely get it

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SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 15th 2012

14513 Comments


I wouldn't mind being a mod someday but right now I'd say dev does a lot more for the site (outside of reviewing) than I do

Gyromania
June 15th 2012

14653 Comments


Tyraelxy: Oops, I forgot about you for a second (my bad). You should apply as well.

queef
June 15th 2012

20 Comments


sonic staff

Ignimbrite
June 15th 2012

5228 Comments


I'll throw my name in. Also, Noctus 4 contrib 2012, because in the unlikely event of me nabbing a spot here, the site will need someone to balance out my endless stream of criticism-free positive reviews.

ZilbelPing
June 15th 2012

5788 Comments


Noctus and Gyro should apply.

ZilbelPing
June 15th 2012

5788 Comments


Also, maniac! for mod [2]

BassDemon333
June 15th 2012

3291 Comments


I know its unlikely, but hoping I get a spot as a contrib

Willie
Moderator
June 15th 2012

15778 Comments


--I appreciate that, but I've been told a few things that make me feel less enthused about the possibility of a promotion. Whatevs though, it's not a huge deal--

What have you heard? Jom and I have the final say and I can't think of any issues that we have with you.

Gyromania
June 15th 2012

14653 Comments


I was told by a couple of people (I won't give names as I don't want to cause drama) that certain staffers have said they would try to block me from getting a promotion if I applied. Reading your message is reassuring though. I think I'll pump out a half-dozen reviews before the deadline and apply. I haven't been as consistent this year as I was last year, but I can certainly get back up there.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

30316 Comments


No one has ever said that (at our end anyway)

Also, I miss Bulldog
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17910065&postcount=43

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

7012 Comments


Do it Gyro. I've said you had it in you for the past two years - time to make good on all that potential.

And hell didn't know there were folks in here hating on you (=/?)

klap
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

10018 Comments


lol at staff blocking people. #illuminati

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Nagrarok
June 15th 2012

7966 Comments


I love your support everyone but tbh I don't review as frequently as I used to, and when I do it's mostly old stuff. I could apply as I've done a couple times before, but the effort would be wasted.

MO
June 15th 2012

17396 Comments


I support Gyro 100%, great reviewer. Also Nag you rule, you're a contrib to me.

Tyrael
June 15th 2012

20441 Comments


Tyraelxy: Oops, I forgot about you for a second (my bad). You should apply as well.

Ali, Gyro and Tyr should definitely get it


Guys I appreciate the sentiment but no sane person would ever promote me


Scoot
June 15th 2012

17493 Comments


might apply next year if i can get a bunch more reviews out

MyWife
June 15th 2012

367 Comments


I'll throw my name in. Also, Noctus 4 contrib 2012, because in the unlikely event of me nabbing a spot here, the site will need someone to balance out my endless stream of criticism-free positive reviews.



lol

Tyrael
June 15th 2012

20441 Comments


Good idea Scoot, you're a great writer

ChuckyTruant
June 15th 2012

15582 Comments


"might apply next year if i can get a bunch more reviews out"

same

MO
June 15th 2012

17396 Comments


"might apply next year if i can get a bunch more reviews out"

backed

Scoot
June 15th 2012

17493 Comments


ty guys but i need to start reviewing new albums to have a shot at it

i've been reviewing little known material for a while now

MyWife
June 15th 2012

367 Comments


oh yea ur the dude who introduced BLINDEAD to the site

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

7012 Comments


"I also have a 3.7 GPA through my high school career taking Honors/AP English courses."

Should have mentioned I got a 9.0 on my IELTS writing component. They might have put me on Staff straightaway!

Scoot
June 15th 2012

17493 Comments


people have known about them for quite a while, it's just that nobody had reviewed the album for whatever reason

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2012

6250 Comments


Off the top of my head, the guys who immediately spring to mind are:

Tom93M
Ali
Gyro
OmahaStyle
Drsmith4
Adash

And Ty if he would review some more again :]

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MyWife
June 15th 2012

367 Comments


too busy listening to music that has less chance of sucking

pizzamachine
June 15th 2012

12568 Comments


"Should have mentioned I got a 9.0 on my IELTS writing component. They might have put me on Staff straightaway!"

haha wishful thinking, but that's sure impressive!

Thor
June 15th 2012

10158 Comments


just think, you guys could be as cool as i am someday

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Shuyin
June 15th 2012

10463 Comments


Noctus, Captain and Seed

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

3164 Comments


Wow, cool. I wonder if I have a chance to become a contributor. Should give it a shot.

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Storm In A Teacup
June 15th 2012

12688 Comments


You never know until you try!

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

1918 Comments


I applied...

...Nobody knows who I am.

I don't care.

Also Irv and Xenophanes for double contributor 2012.

And Bloc for Emeritus [2].

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

1918 Comments


"I also have a 3.7 GPA through my high school career taking Honors/AP English courses."

Should have mentioned I got a 9.0 on my IELTS writing component. They might have put me on Staff straightaway!


I rocked my PRAXIS I series - I'm a lock!

cvlts
June 15th 2012

8917 Comments


craigy2 for contrib

and hep for emeritus lol

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WeepingBanana
June 15th 2012

9901 Comments


i only have 8 reviews but i have a 100% approval rating so make me contrib and i'll review more i swear

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

16027 Comments


sowingseason MODERATOR

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Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 15th 2012

10556 Comments


As soon as this happens I will no longer be considered one of the new guys...score.

Tyrael
June 15th 2012

20441 Comments


Xeno for staff

nao

Adabelle
June 15th 2012

4170 Comments


"craigy2 for contrib"

And that.

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2012

2687 Comments


I might apply. Commenting so I'll remember to do it.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

17126 Comments


The only person I'm going to vote for is Bartender.

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carouse
June 15th 2012

293 Comments


I probably do not have enough reviews under my belt, but it can't hurt to apply for the position, I guess.

ThyCrossAwaits
June 15th 2012

3009 Comments


Applied again.

Won't get it.

HenchmanOfSanta
June 15th 2012

1664 Comments


The forums will not accept my password, even though it should be the same as the one I use to log into the site. This has been going on for years. Is there anything I can do about that?

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

16027 Comments


Shoutbox Willie idk

Oceanus
June 15th 2012

877 Comments


hep kat for emeritus 2012

BassDemon333
June 15th 2012

3291 Comments


Really hoping I get contrib...

bloc
June 15th 2012

34499 Comments


But Demon, you're just a Metalstyles clone...


BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
June 15th 2012

4339 Comments


I applied but dont think I'll get it though, Im still fairly new. but thanks Tyraelxy.
Good luck to everyone else who applied/or is going to!

BassDemon333
June 15th 2012

3291 Comments


WRONG BLOC

Willie
Moderator
June 15th 2012

15778 Comments


--But Demon, you're just a Metalstyles clone... --

The last thing we need is another Metalstyles. I'm going to have to vote 'No'. Thanks for the heads-up, bloc.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 15th 2012

8591 Comments


applied!! :]

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Ovrot
June 15th 2012

10258 Comments


ovrot for mx replacement

BassDemon333
June 15th 2012

3291 Comments


I'm not a Metalstyles clone tho wtf noooooo Willie

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 16th 2012

9505 Comments


"Off the top of my head, the guys who immediately spring to mind are:

Tom93M
Ali
Gyro
OmahaStyle
Drsmith4
Adash"

Heck yes! ^_^

Clercqie, as your gift you should come to see Killer Mike and El-P in Atlanta with me this Tuesday. My treat - I'll pay for the plane ticket.

I just applied!

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Ovrot
June 16th 2012

10258 Comments


potsy for ovrot

Ovrot
June 16th 2012

10258 Comments


I humbly accept
or just give a sweet large pic like potsy

on a related note I just ate like a pound of marshmallow ice cream

Emim
June 16th 2012

26205 Comments


That sounds delicious

Masochist
June 16th 2012

7901 Comments


Would enjoy being a contributor, but I don't contribute enough...:-/

Emim
June 16th 2012

26205 Comments


contributor sounds an awful lot like cuntry boner


CONEREN 2012

Ovrot
June 16th 2012

10258 Comments


my contributor won't go down

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2012

2687 Comments


Applied, though Omahastylee's application is looking intimidatingly hench.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 16th 2012

8223 Comments


I'm not a Metalstyles clone tho wtf noooooo Willie
I have it on good authority that Willie actually thinks I am the best contrib to ever roam this site, so you gotta play your cards right my man ;)

greg84
Staff Reviewer
June 16th 2012

7166 Comments


Good luck to everybody who applies.

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Ovrot
June 16th 2012

10258 Comments


greg for staff

DoubtGin
June 16th 2012

6687 Comments


potato

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2012

6250 Comments


"Clercqie, as your gift you should come to see Killer Mike and El-P in Atlanta with me this Tuesday. My treat - I'll pay for the plane ticket."

Too bad I don't like those guys... And I have exams that day :-/

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 16th 2012

9505 Comments


Aww, but you mentioned me in your comment! That means you're supposed to like every musician I do!

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 16th 2012

7012 Comments


I have it on good authority that Willie actually thinks I am the best contrib to ever roam this site, so you gotta play your cards right my man ;)


Hey Metalstyles I think you misspelt Irving.

taylormemer
June 16th 2012

4887 Comments


Good luck to you all.

DarthMann
June 16th 2012

13467 Comments


just dont let plagirism king get it pls

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 16th 2012

14513 Comments


who's "plagirism king"?

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 16th 2012

7012 Comments


I think the annual winner of Sputnik March Madness should be given an automatic promotion from what position he or she is currently on.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 16th 2012

14513 Comments


I like the giant avatar idea. Hell, I can't even get one. I think that's great motivation to win sputnik madness

Tyrael
June 16th 2012

20441 Comments


'who's "plagirism king"?'

According to faglahol it's captaindooright or whatever his name is

scissorlocked
June 16th 2012

3483 Comments


Ali
Nag
Omaha
Gyro
strangerofsorts
Tyraelxy
clercqie

these guys deserve some promotion i think!

I was thinking of applying too, but to much time has passed since I posted a review and I wasn't really active these days, so I'll be waiting for the next year!

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clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 16th 2012

6250 Comments


Thanks for the support scissor, but unfortunately I don't have the time to write reviews regularly here.

As you said: maybe next year for me :]

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
June 16th 2012

8223 Comments


Hey Metalstyles I think you misspelt Irving.
Uh oh, I can't believe what I'm reading. Irving has finally lost his modesty ;)

lancebramsay
June 16th 2012

1585 Comments


Can't we all just be contributors and get along?

Ending
June 16th 2012

1863 Comments


I got this one guys I got this.

But seriously, there's a lot of people on this site who I think could be Contributors.

Sirob
June 17th 2012

2653 Comments


not gonna apply


I KNOW MY PLACE HERE

Buzzkillr
June 17th 2012

1510 Comments


DarkNoctus for contributor 2012.

paxman
June 17th 2012

4083 Comments


There is no one more deserving than TaylorMermer, who is the best writer on the site (staff included) by a mile. I'm disappointed in all of you for neglecting to mention him.

Spec
June 17th 2012

26846 Comments


Would love to but I haven't reviewed anything in a while so oh well.

taylormemer
June 17th 2012

4887 Comments


"There is no one more deserving than TaylorMermer, who is the best writer on the site (staff included) by a mile. I'm disappointed in all of you for neglecting to mention him."

Haha! What? No way man. But thank you for the support.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 17th 2012

14513 Comments


Didn't you used to be contributor or staff?

Tyrael
June 17th 2012

20441 Comments


Sowing why aren't you mod yet

shoo and go fill in the application forms

drasticaction74
June 17th 2012

1675 Comments


let me see that thooooooong

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paxman
June 17th 2012

4083 Comments


No, seriously, Taylor, you should apply

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2012

23667 Comments


i kind of want to apply for this one day but i'll wait until i start writing on a more consistent basis.

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Samizdat
June 17th 2012

301 Comments


There was a time I considered Contributor, but I don't write like I should. Do it, Aids.

Havey
June 17th 2012

9322 Comments


Monica 4 contributor 2012

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Havey
June 17th 2012

9322 Comments


Seriously though,
Taylor, you should apply [2]

taylormemer
June 17th 2012

4887 Comments


"Didn't you used to be contributor or staff?"

Well, I was a contributor. For about a month or something. Then they revamped the contrib. system, so... yeah, lol.

Eko
June 18th 2012

2119 Comments


pmmets or whatever the spelling is for contrib pls

ReturnToRock
June 18th 2012

3448 Comments


Why doesn't my username/password work in the forums? I am apparently logged in, but then cannot post or anything :/

Please fix this, I am trying to apply for contrib and I don't want to have to register again! :@

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2012

23667 Comments


gyro if you read this: you should definitely apply. you'd get in this time for sure.

immortalizepain
June 18th 2012

375 Comments


From now on, I'll start doing serious soundoffs. Not that I hope being a big name here. I just want to be the good guy. And good luck to you people who will apply!

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


'gyro if you read this: you should definitely apply. you'd get in this time for sure.'

THIS x 1524812197248427842184545


Maniac!
June 18th 2012

26187 Comments


maniac! 4 assistant developer 2012

Gyromania
June 18th 2012

14653 Comments


Thanks guys. Going to submit my application today.

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


Good

you're the reason I started reviewing Gyro, I hope you know that

ReturnToRock
June 18th 2012

3448 Comments


Seven years. 300 reviews. KISScography.

HELLO?!?!?!

Obvious promotion is obvious.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2012

23667 Comments


yeah but aren't you a shit writer?

Scoot
June 18th 2012

17493 Comments


okay

ReturnToRock
June 18th 2012

3448 Comments


Mileage varies, Aids. Most people seem to like my output.

Honestly, not bigging myself up here, but the KISScography alone should earn me a spot. Shit was titanic.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2012

6250 Comments


Quality > quantity

Maniac!
June 18th 2012

26187 Comments


There's nothing wrong with RtR's quality

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

10556 Comments


Yeah but reviewing new releases matters quite a lot and that is something he doesn't even attempt to do.

Also I read that there are a lot of people on the fence about applying. Just go for it , at the very least you will get your name out there for the future.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

14513 Comments


Yeah, I mean I applied once without getting it before I got it on my second try. It's always worth applying if for no other reason to find out what it is we're looking for: quality, consistency, new releases, contributions to the site, and personality/relationship with the users and staff

taylormemer
June 18th 2012

4887 Comments


Oh damn personality factors in? Well I'm fucked now. ;)

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

14513 Comments


That's probably the least important factor...I mean, just look at deviant ;-) (jk dev, we are staff siblings)

Maniac!
June 18th 2012

26187 Comments


I review what I want, when I want.


Can I be staff?

SeaAnemone
June 18th 2012

18857 Comments


maybe it's just cuz I'm on the site less but I feel like the pool of contribudates is a lot less than it has been in the past, all my fav reviewers that aren't staff/contrib don't cover new releases or don't write often... but uh I guess TheSpirit, craigy2, and maybe like PaperbackWriter or maybe even chambered just cuz he's legit should get it

omnipanzer
June 18th 2012

21391 Comments


"Last year there were enough writers that truly stood out. This year we're having a hard time identifying anybody. That doesn't mean that they're not out there, just that we missed them and now they have to identify themselves." - Willie (above)

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

14513 Comments


Without even looking at the application thread I know of 3 guys that should get it....they know who they are. I'm also waiting for one of the contribs in particular to be promoted to staff

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


"Last year there were enough writers that truly stood out. This year we're having a hard time identifying anybody. That doesn't mean that they're not out there, just that we missed them and now they have to identify themselves." - Willie (above)

^

wow, that almost poetic

Also Sowing why don't you just say that Irving needs a promotion to staff instead of clouding yourself with shade of mystery?

Maniac!
June 18th 2012

26187 Comments


I demand an answer

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


Brandon you should apply

seriously

tarkus
June 18th 2012

5560 Comments


applied because why not

Maniac!
June 18th 2012

26187 Comments


lol I hardly ever review new releases and I don't review consistently


no reason for me to apply

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

14513 Comments


I love Irving but that's not who I was referring to. He doesn't review nearly enough.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

10556 Comments


Ali fucking W. Needs to apply or else I will make him!

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


OH MY GOD SOWING JUST TELL US THE TENSION IS KILLING ME

D:

and what the hell no offense to the other contribs but Irving is by far the best writer of the lot

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

14513 Comments


He posted within the last 3 posts ;-)

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

7012 Comments


I think he's referring to Chenophanes :D (whom I STILL - contrary to popular belief - adore)

And thanks Tyrael you're sweet but no I'm not the best writer on the Contrib board. I seriously don't review nearly enough these days to have earned that title =/

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


Xeno needs to review more indie before he can be staff!

:D

BassDemon333
June 18th 2012

3291 Comments


The suspense is killing me too damn

Gyromania
June 18th 2012

14653 Comments


Thomas: really? wow... I'm flattered, truly.

I just submitted my application. Here's to hoping! And good luck to all of the other applicants.

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


'Thomas: really? wow... I'm flattered, truly. '

I refer you back to our Black Eyed Peas - The Beginning reviews ;]

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

7012 Comments


Don't worry gaiz my next review will make up for all my absences this quarter!

(and re-justify my getting a Contributor tag last year - which has become an increasing theme as of late due to my not reviewing enough these days lol)

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

10556 Comments


That's very kind of you to say, Sowing, but I have a lot of improving to do before that happens. Plus, there areloads more deserving than I, namely Irving (whom I'm happy still adores me back ; )...)

And c'mon Thomas I just reviewed some Indies : /

taylormemer
June 18th 2012

4887 Comments


So much bromance in here. *tears welling*

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

7012 Comments


Hey guys you remember the time when were all weensy Users (well I guess Sowing was a Contrib) and when we used to ballwash each other all day and Deviant would drop in and call us out on it? This thread is starting to remind me of that :D

And holy crap do I miss those days =)

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

10556 Comments


How many users are getting promoted to our contributor family? Is anyone getting the axe like last time?

Gyromania
June 18th 2012

14653 Comments


@Irving: lmao. Hopefully I can join you guys this time around. There definitely seems like there's a lot of room for contributing reviewers.

sterilevision
June 18th 2012

156 Comments


Can I be a contributor?
Who got axed last time, btw?

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2012

2687 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0 springs to mind.

Don't stop. It's too beautiful.

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


'And c'mon Thomas I just reviewed some Indies : /'

Maybe you should review GOOD indie next time!

Nah man I was joking (you know, the staff only reviews indie and yada yada) ;]. You're a great writer and you'd make a good addition to the staff team imo.

But yes I have a flaming reviewing coming up for that goddamn The Tallest Man On Earth record. Fuck.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

7012 Comments


Gyro, I've said this consistently for the past few years: you deserve a promotion. You really do. We should have gone up together - you, Cheno, and I - but I guess you petered off a bit last year. But this should be your big chance. Bust a couple of solid pieces out and you should be set.

Oh, but do remember to come back and keep Contribbing even after you've been promoted - which seems to be a common mistake that our Contribs keep making XD

ReturnToRock
June 18th 2012

3448 Comments


Having to review new records to be considered is bullshit. There's nothing in the current music scene that interests me.

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2012

2687 Comments


That's because your taste is awful.

It's funny because I said it.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

10556 Comments


Then you don't fit the criteria and should not be considered. Your last few posts indicate an intense sense of entitlement that is really off putting.

Maniac!
June 18th 2012

26187 Comments


"Having to review new records to be considered is bullshit. There's nothing in the current music scene that interests me."

It's their position to give away how they see fit. Just because you're a good reviewer and have written a lot, does not necessarily mean you meet what they have defined the Staff position to be.

Gyromania
June 18th 2012

14653 Comments


ReturnToRock: you see what you're saying, right? All reviewing sites have to keep up with the current trends, otherwise they wouldn't exist. Reviewing older material is all fine and dandy, but you have to keep with the times as well.

Irving: I most certainly will!

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

7012 Comments


=)!!! =)!!! =D!!!!

taylormemer
June 18th 2012

4887 Comments


"There's nothing in the current music scene that interests me."

Go back to the fucking 70s then!

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


This is swell

everyone that deserves the position (imo) is gonna write an application

victory for the common people!

VIVA LA REVOLU├žION!

Gyromania
June 18th 2012

14653 Comments


I'm just waiting for someone to notice.. lol.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

14513 Comments


There was a time I was only a user too. I remember because people didn't hate me for being part of the system

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


Omg

how could anyone hate you

I'd rather believe people can't be THAT cruel

Maniac!
June 18th 2012

26187 Comments


I hate sowingseason

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

7012 Comments


Tyrael have I told you how ADORABLE your avatar is? Haha.

KILL
June 18th 2012

67191 Comments


fags

Maniac!
June 18th 2012

26187 Comments


sgaf

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

14513 Comments


whoops double post

Willie
Moderator
June 18th 2012

15778 Comments


--How many users are getting promoted to our contributor family? Is anyone getting the axe like last time?--

The number promoted is flexible. No one is getting the axe this time. There's only two reasons any contrib would be returned to the user pool: 1) Shitty behavior. It's hard to write if you're banned all the time. 2) Inactivity

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

9505 Comments


Omaha wants to Contributor 2012!

If you vote for me I'll make you a shitty ambient album!

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

7012 Comments


"No one is getting the axe this time."

*wipes sweat* Phew!

Tyrael
June 18th 2012

20441 Comments


'I hate sowingseason'

Okay brandon that's it. No sex for a month.

'Tyrael have I told you how ADORABLE your avatar is? Haha.'

Damn I was going for m/ and intimidating!


Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

9505 Comments


Psh, Irving - as if you were ever considered for being demoted. :P

Storm In A Teacup
June 18th 2012

12688 Comments


Kripes for contributor 2013

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

30316 Comments


That's probably the least important factor...I mean, just look at deviant ;-) (jk dev, we are staff siblings)


^This

Hey guys you remember the time when were all weensy Users (well I guess Sowing was a Contrib) and when we used to ballwash each other all day and Deviant would drop in and call us out on it? This thread is starting to remind me of that :D


Speaking of which.....

Storm In A Teacup
June 18th 2012

12688 Comments


gay

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 18th 2012

10556 Comments


I miss the ballwashing...deviant was always just jealous but he's more than welcome to partake ; (

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2012

8591 Comments


Having to review new records to be considered is bullshit. There's nothing in the current music scene that interests me.


then you really don't fit the criteria of a contributing reviewer, therefore the position would mean nothing to you, so why are you applying when it would consist of reviewing new records when you got the place?

Gyromania
June 18th 2012

14653 Comments


"Right. Let's cut the bullshit. You all know who I am. Seven years. 300 reviews. #1 ranked used. KISScography. Yeah. That guy."

lol. You're good with words, aren'tcha?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

30316 Comments


That has to be the worst submission for anything I've ever seen

theacademy
June 18th 2012

27703 Comments


challenge: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lezoclfQED1qd37u4o1_1280.png

theacademy
June 18th 2012

27703 Comments


i got you blogging privileges tho, that was all me i totally delivered

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2012

30316 Comments


I never doubted you

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 19th 2012

10556 Comments


Yeah RtR has the best application 5/5

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 19th 2012

10556 Comments


The best part is how he extols the legendary status of his KISS reviews but until today I had no idea that someone actually reviewed KISS' entire discography.



What a legacy, bud.

Gyromania
June 19th 2012

14653 Comments


Yeah, and I mean it's just KISS...

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 19th 2012

10556 Comments


Well the band was big enough that they've gotten the both of us to write their name in all caps

Gyromania
June 19th 2012

14653 Comments


You present a good point, Eli. lol

Funeralopolis
June 19th 2012

10513 Comments


Promote Captaindooright, Ohamastyle. Irving should be staff.

demote downer.

Digging: Has-Lo - In Case I Don't Make It

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2012

9505 Comments


Aw Funeralopolis.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 19th 2012

14513 Comments


Returntorock shouldn't be contributor because this is a music website, people come here to see reviews of new albums. There's nothing wrong with the quality of his writing, but promoting him makes even less sense than promoting nagrarok

taylormemer
June 19th 2012

4887 Comments


Now that's harsh because Nag actually rules hard and RtR doesn't. :/

Gyromania
June 19th 2012

14653 Comments


I've never had a problem with RtR, but that application was is hilariously bad. I hope it's a joke and he's not actually THAT conceited.

taylormemer
June 19th 2012

4887 Comments


It's hard to tell.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2012

23667 Comments


I seriously don't get why people hate Downer. you guys are weird.

and i've decided I'm applying cause why the fuck not? not gonna get promoted but hey.

hey.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 19th 2012

14513 Comments


I know nag rules I'm just saying he doesn't review new stuff

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2012

9505 Comments


Adrian, I've always really liked your writing.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2012

7012 Comments


I seriously don't get why people hate Downer. you guys are weird.[2]

Yeah he only had that one teenage sex review in his "black eyes" column, and even that could variously be viewed as a feather in his cap lol ;)

Jethro42
June 19th 2012

12070 Comments


Nagrarok, Captain and greg84 for staff.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
June 19th 2012

15697 Comments


h8rs gonna h8

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2012

23667 Comments


because of reasons, right?

porch
June 19th 2012

8390 Comments


"Promote Captaindooright,"

yep lets promote the guy who copy-pasted most of his reviews and defended it because "remix artists can do it", swell idea

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2012

23667 Comments


and thanks omaha. i think my writing is alright, but I wouldn't get promoted because I barely review and when I do it's bullshit 5/5 stuff for Laura Stevenson and Japandroids. plus, the staff/contributor pool hardly needs another writer with taste like mine.

MyWife
June 19th 2012

367 Comments


porch should be made contrib but only if learns he expand his reviews into a bloated mess stretching for at least 6 paragraphs

Gyromania
June 19th 2012

14653 Comments


porch is definitely a good enough writer to make it, but i don't think he reviews a lot of new releases.

MyWife
June 19th 2012

367 Comments


u should be glad he just doesnt want to shatter ur illusions about the new mastermind of indie

aok
June 19th 2012

4165 Comments


academy for mod!

JAXETA
June 19th 2012

741 Comments


if icylily becomes one im leaving, hot damn

ThyCrossAwaits
June 19th 2012

3009 Comments


Duitfvd

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

4339 Comments


"yep lets promote the guy who copy-pasted most of his reviews"

Let's not over-exaggerate, he did that with a few reviews. And he isn't the only one to have done that. He apologized and was forgiven. Let's move on. Quite frankly, he's a good writer and a well-behaved user- certainly a good candidate for promotion.

SeaAnemone
June 20th 2012

18857 Comments


people always get super-over-the-top-polite-and-humble-etc. when the issue of promotions come up it's kinda funny
this doesn't apply to returntherock or whatever but that's even funnier

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

30316 Comments


Let's not over-exaggerate, he did that with a few reviews. And he isn't the only one to have done that. He apologized and was forgiven. Let's move on. Quite frankly, he's a good writer and a well-behaved user- certainly a good candidate for promotion.


Really doesn't matter if it was only one of his reviews or all of them. He's proven to us he can't be trusted and that he thinks ripping someone else's work off is a joke so why would we promote him?

And by all means, if you have other instances of plagiarism, report them

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

4339 Comments


I understand what you mean. And yes, I agree plagiarizing is indeed a terrible thing to do. But people change. He got caught and
learned his lesson. He's uploaded a few reviews since then, which have all been legitimate. We've all fucked up at least once in
our lives, but we learn from those mistakes and move on to better ourselves- he's done that. I understand why the mods dont
consider him for promotion, but to keep picking on the guy because of his mistake is just rude.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

10556 Comments


It's the internet get over it.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

4339 Comments


Xeno, with all do respect, If you were the one being picked on over a mistake you made I'm sure that you would appreciate someone being on your side.

PuddlesPuddles
June 20th 2012

4705 Comments


Can someone tell me what the fuck m/ means already

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

10556 Comments


m/ is all and that whatever will be and has been.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

9505 Comments


Pretty much sums it up.

CaptainDooRight
June 20th 2012

26554 Comments


It means metal Puddles but it goes beyond that. It's almost like a brotherhood.

Digging: Deniro Farrar - The Patriarch II

taxidermist
June 20th 2012

7175 Comments


Promote me guys!

lol jk

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

2687 Comments


will sell my body for contrib tag.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

30316 Comments


And I quote: "but grammar is incredibly flexible when bent in the name of flow."

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

2687 Comments


And your motivation for posting that is...?

taylormemer
June 20th 2012

4887 Comments


Well, if you weren't there, you probably don't understand...

But if you were, then you should understand. Simple really.

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

2687 Comments


Meh, we disagree on something. I don't really understand the commotion or, indeed, the decision to bring it up in the comments section of the contrib post.

Meh... we disagree on something, I don't really understand the commotion; or indeed the decision to bring it up in the comments' section of the contrib. post.

Not. At. All.



Gyromania
June 20th 2012

14653 Comments


lmao

Gyromania
June 20th 2012

14653 Comments


I typically agree with you a lot of the time, but that was a pretty douchey thing to say. What Deviant quoted, I mean.

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

2687 Comments


Context is kinda required, but hey I don't pretend to be perfect.

Gyromania
June 20th 2012

14653 Comments


I read the review and thread.

Rev
June 20th 2012

9298 Comments


I swear the contributor list is just going to be everyone on muzikdiscovery

Ovrot
June 20th 2012

10258 Comments


No one should be able to be a contrib unless they have flashed maniac in the sputnik tinychat

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

2687 Comments


"I read the review and thread."

Dammit...

"I swear the contributor list is just going to be everyone on muzikdiscovery"

It's going to be everyone but me, just you watch.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

9505 Comments


ReturnToRock will be added as a contributor, then raised to staffer in less than 24 hours

And that's it - that'll be the only promotion.

theacademy
June 20th 2012

27703 Comments


Xeno, with all do respect,


if paperbackwriter gets promoted im leaving sputnik

theacademy
June 20th 2012

27703 Comments


(not really... im just trying to make him feel bad about all that bullshit up there)

Tyrael
June 20th 2012

20441 Comments


Might as well have called this sputnik's whining thread

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

10556 Comments


With all doo respect

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

2687 Comments


hug it out?

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

4339 Comments


(not really... im just trying to make him feel bad about all that bullshit up there)
I was sticking up for a friend, I'd do the same for you. I'm not going to feel bad about that.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

23667 Comments


I believe I am do some respect here.


it's far overdo.

was do ages ago.










alright peace

theacademy
June 20th 2012

27703 Comments


lets not overdo it







wait... fuck.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

7012 Comments


I saw what you do-od there.



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