Staff/Contrib Applications Open
2013-02-01 by Jom STAFF | 519 Comments

Hi, everybody.

As promised, we're opening up a new round of applications for staff and contributor writing positions here on the site. If you're interested, please feel free to apply over at the forums below:

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618541

Deadline for submissions will be on or before Saturday, February 9th. Details can be found in the link above.

As always, I'd be happy to field any questions here or via e-mail.

Thanks for your time.

Cheers.

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Ignimbrite
February 1st 2013

5293 Comments


I'd apply, but I've written jack shit recently so I'm not feeling great about my chances this time around.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9987 Comments


Applying for staff positions? Hmm.

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BassDemon333
February 1st 2013

3350 Comments


Think I'm gonna gonna submit an app for a contributor position again

Scoot
February 1st 2013

17681 Comments


i was gonna go for it this time but i haven't written anything in ages

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Crymsonblaze
February 1st 2013

7479 Comments


i applies

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

4380 Comments


Best of luck, Crymson. And to anyone else who applies.

Jacob, you should definitely consider it.

Chortles
February 1st 2013

17904 Comments


interested to see what happens

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InFiction
February 1st 2013

3638 Comments


i was gonna go for it this time but i haven't written anything in ages [2]

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Jacob818Hollows
February 1st 2013

115 Comments


Paperback, you think I should consider applying?

Jom
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

2634 Comments


One of the reasons we're encouraging applications for both is that there's been a ton of turnover. I think there's only 15-18 staff writers now and there's no way they can cover everything they want to cover (as well as what needs to be covered) without burning them out. We demoted a few contributors due to inactivity, so even if you "haven't written anything in ages" it's not gonna hurt to apply, especially if you find the time to write something this week.

And, as is tradition, there will probably be some ghost promotions, but the application thread is most definitely looked at by everybody in charge of making decisions and stuff.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

20631 Comments


I wanted to but eh I probably won't have much time to review for a while.

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Kris.
February 1st 2013

12146 Comments


how do i apply for mod pls

Sleaper
February 1st 2013

3317 Comments


i want to but it feels like a waste of time.
1 review under my belt >.>

anyway good luck to eeryone

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nononsense
February 1st 2013

3322 Comments


This paid?

Kris.
February 1st 2013

12146 Comments


pff no body gets paid for this shit lol

nononsense
February 1st 2013

3322 Comments


I'll let better writers like andcas apply.

BassDemon333
February 1st 2013

3350 Comments


Just submitted my application and hoping for the best. Good luck to everyone else who is planning on applying.

iswimfast
February 1st 2013

1258 Comments


well shit, i was hoping to get a few more reviews in before they opened these again. ah well, at least my last few weeks have been on point in terms of my goal, doesn't hurt to try.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

4939 Comments


i will vouch for anyone that paypals me 50 bucks

Kris.
February 1st 2013

12146 Comments


even if we've never written a review? i'd be okay with being the staffer who doesn't actually write anything and everyones like wtf why is he even staff

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

4380 Comments


@Jacob81Hollows
Go for it, man.

breakingthefragile
February 1st 2013

2943 Comments


Think I'm gonna throw my hat in the ring guys.

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MichaelSnoxall
February 1st 2013

12163 Comments


Sweet, gonna apply

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

49788 Comments


Should I cut the questions out and just have the responses, or leave them in?

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

7970 Comments


I gave it a shot, what the hell

GringoSuave89
February 1st 2013

1009 Comments


I've always wanted to try my hand at writing reviews, but it always seemed hard to break into.

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

7023 Comments


For real, good luck to anyone who applies. there are some users on here who def deserve it.

MichaelSnoxall
February 1st 2013

12163 Comments


Good luck, everyone!

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

21575 Comments


I'd apply but I'm not very prolific in terms of reviewing, dunno how much that would reduce my chances, probably a lot

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

21575 Comments


trebor's application looks strong

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

7970 Comments


skeletor is obviously a shoo-in

mindleviticus
February 1st 2013

8162 Comments


Sweet stuff

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

6360 Comments


Maybe next time...

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toxin.
February 1st 2013

12019 Comments


clercqie I like your reviews. Why don't you apply?

SitarHero
February 1st 2013

4602 Comments


What are the perks? Dental? Pension? Free passes/CDs? Babes? Maaaaad internet cred?

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

6360 Comments


Because I write maybe one review every four months or so.

tommygun
February 1st 2013

23569 Comments


PAPERBACK 4 STAFF 2013

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toxin.
February 1st 2013

12019 Comments


fair enough

Cygnatti
February 1st 2013

21349 Comments


go trebs, snox, xtoxin, and those two guys I have never seen before!

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Cygnatti
February 1st 2013

21349 Comments


"stay and get free credit to hot girls!"

okay

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

23798 Comments


hmm maybe next year I guess

RiffOClock
February 1st 2013

984 Comments


gon apply ;]]

Cygnatti
February 1st 2013

21349 Comments


riff for contributor 2013!

Gwyn.
February 1st 2013

14888 Comments


Good luck to anyone applying

still haven't written shit here so not even gonna try, but maybe next time since I've been making a
few write ups

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

6932 Comments


Hey Jom, can you explain the ghost promotions?

johnnydeking29
February 1st 2013

8980 Comments


I normally only review stuff when I feel like it, but I'm kinda curious about having a go at being a contrib...

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

23798 Comments


I think this would be the easiest time to get promoted honestly. There aren't very many standout users right now and the current contrib pool, overall, is pretty weak. If I had written even a couple more reviews in the past year I'd probably have a shot.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

6932 Comments


Sounds good to me, could always give it a shot man.

RiffOClock
February 1st 2013

984 Comments


applied. keep ur fingers crossed

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

6932 Comments


Just read it dude, you have a different way with words.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

7308 Comments


Good luck guys.

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Brostep
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

3339 Comments


Awesome, not sure if 27 reviews are gonna be enough but I'll throw my hat in the ring anyways.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

6932 Comments


They've promoted on less dude, as long as you have all your boxes ticked.

Cygnatti
February 1st 2013

21349 Comments


riff's application is complete win

aids be layin' down da truff in here

aids for mod 2013! because everyone wants aids ;)

Mookid
February 1st 2013

1294 Comments


Wait, can you apply if you haven't reviewed any 2013 albums but will if you become a contributor?

Or did you previously have had to review 2013 albums?

??

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

23798 Comments


"aids for mod 2013!"

no fucking thank you

mookid - your avatar's face is the answer

Mookid
February 1st 2013

1294 Comments


Ok, thanks. All I needed to know

taxidermist
February 1st 2013

7195 Comments


I barely review, but I might give it a shot.

MO
February 1st 2013

18228 Comments


only users I can think of for contrib are carouse and insomniac15

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

7308 Comments


Also... IpodMastery, Brostep and this linguist guy.

Lambda
February 1st 2013

2411 Comments


Just applied. *fingers crossed*

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scissorlocked
February 1st 2013

3508 Comments


well, I'm also one of the "Haven't written anything for ages" guys, but gonna apply anyway!

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MO
February 1st 2013

18228 Comments


ha for some reason I thought Ipod was already contrib, yea him too

scissorlocked
February 1st 2013

3508 Comments


I think Clercqie must apply, he's a really good writer

ILJ
February 1st 2013

6615 Comments


Damn I guess I should've written more the past couple months. Just didn't have time.

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Brostep
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

3339 Comments


Question: if everyone applies for contrib positions except for a few, will basically all Staff applicants be accepted or will some contrib applications be bumped up to staff?

Tyrael
February 1st 2013

20727 Comments


Trebor4contrib2013

scissorlocked
February 1st 2013

3508 Comments


hey Tyr, why don't you give it a try?

BallsToTheWall
February 1st 2013

44164 Comments


There's a distinct overabundance of staff and contributors already tbh.

But if becoming Staff means I can continue writing reviews about myself and become a power hungry, power abusing tyrant then I shall apply.

Thor
February 1st 2013

10176 Comments


thor for staff bitches

kingsoby1
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

4939 Comments


You are welcome!

Kris.
February 1st 2013

12146 Comments


policing the site like he should = Nazi mod

omg y can't we post dick pics and call each other faggot Dev is so mean wahhh

Kris.
February 1st 2013

12146 Comments


also treb & curse 4 contrib

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

20631 Comments


"policing the site like he should = Nazi mod"

Ha

Keyblade
February 1st 2013

14238 Comments


LOL riff's app

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Tyrael
February 1st 2013

20727 Comments


'hey Tyr, why don't you give it a try?'

Haven't written anything since june and bleh I don't like it any more

demigod!
February 1st 2013

43840 Comments


Skele4Staff

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MO
February 1st 2013

18228 Comments


"LOL riff's app"

fucking 123, he gets my vote based on his submission alone

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


Gonna apply I just can't decide what 3 reviews to pick

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SeaAnemone
February 1st 2013

19721 Comments


cue: large influx of poorly written reviews for popular new releases in the next 2 weeks

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Keyblade
February 1st 2013

14238 Comments


lol forget riff's app...skele's app is just omg

demigod!
February 1st 2013

43840 Comments


it transcends

GiaNXGX
February 1st 2013

4867 Comments


gonna get promoted yayyy

kingsoby1
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

4939 Comments


we would pull skeletor aboard but he'd have to sign a contract guaranteeing he would pursue daily psychotherapy requiring signed attendance records

ThyCrossAwaits
February 1st 2013

3043 Comments


This always happens during band tour. I should have known it was coming.

Chortles
February 1st 2013

17904 Comments


lol fuck

riff's app

KjSwantko
February 1st 2013

9052 Comments


I'm applying, and goddammit if I don't get selected then this site is rigged. Cheers.

Killerhit
February 1st 2013

5209 Comments


dude come on

Hep Kat
February 1st 2013

14995 Comments


Hep Kat 4 Emeritus 2013

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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9033 Comments


@Sea actually working on on right now

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

18007 Comments


im applying solely so andcas has less of a chance

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KjSwantko
February 1st 2013

9052 Comments


I second that notion.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


andcas is a good writer and a nice user but ok

KjSwantko
February 1st 2013

9052 Comments


He is.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

18007 Comments


nice user


nice user



nice user

um

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


we do need more metal reviews though

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


lol he's nice to me anyways

DotEight
February 1st 2013

5476 Comments


"we do need more metal reviews though" [2][3][4]

And Atari seriously you've double your post count in like 5 weeks.

sniper
February 1st 2013

18955 Comments


can i just get a big avatar

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


@DotEight, you are incorrect sir

Jom
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

2634 Comments


Hey Jom, can you explain the ghost promotions?


Sure. In the past, there have been users who hadn't applied and we weren't sure as to why when they maintained a heavy site presence. It usually boiled down to people not going over to the forums (or missing the news article entirely). Basically, we have exercised the right to promote a user without an application, but it's obscenely rare (and hasn't exactly worked out swimmingly in the past) -- ultimately, it's a person's best bet to apply anyway.

wabbit
February 1st 2013

6978 Comments


who's good and new other than carouse?

mindleviticus
February 1st 2013

8162 Comments


Alrighty, I'm going to give it a go once I get home. Does it matter how many reviews you've done? Because people are telling me different things.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

18007 Comments


just apply man im sure you have a better chance than most

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


yeah you've been really active lately mindle

Keyblade
February 1st 2013

14238 Comments


it took me almost 2 years to write 1 review...it'll be interesting to see if I ever apply for this in the future heh

Calc
February 1st 2013

11975 Comments


I've prepared myself for disappointment

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


@Calc, I'd say you have a pretty good chance but why'd you post the same review twice?

Calc
February 1st 2013

11975 Comments


the same review twice?

EDIT: fuk ur right lol thanks man

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


on your application where you can post 3 reviews you posted the same review twice

Calc
February 1st 2013

11975 Comments


i cant change it can I lol, dead before the ship even sank..

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


yeah you can edit it man lol

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


just log into the med thread and there should be an edit button at the bottom of your post then just click save after you make the changes

Calc
February 1st 2013

11975 Comments


I dont have that button and on the bottom it specifically says I can't edit my posts, I just asked for help.

klap
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

10257 Comments


@balls we actually just culled a bunch of staff so it's pretty lean right now

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


@Calc, hmmm u sure you logged in?

breakingthefragile
February 1st 2013

2943 Comments


Jom's right guys, you still have a good chance of being promoted even if you don't submit an application, if you're frequent enough and the right people have their eye on you. Hell, I didn't submit an application for my contributor position, I wasn't even aware that promotions were going on at the time. I just logged on one day and I was a contributor and didn't know why lol. But still, that's a really rare case, so your best bet is to obviously submit an application if you want to go for it.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9987 Comments


Just apply. There's no need to fret over your chances. What happens happens, and the site's been having promotion sessions more frequently, so worst case you can get it next time.

Tyrael
February 1st 2013

20727 Comments


'@balls we actually just culled a bunch of staff so it's pretty lean right now'


Who? :O

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

1981 Comments


Applied. I await my annual rejection :P

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9987 Comments


Also, if AtomicWaste doesn't get Contributor position Jennifer Lawrence will be very upset.

klap
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

10257 Comments


just look at the staff page

Tyrael
February 1st 2013

20727 Comments


I barely know half of the current staff so ehhh

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

2714 Comments


Good luck to anyone who applies, I guess. I'd love to see MisterTornado make the cut if my opinion counts for anything.

theacademy
February 1st 2013

28232 Comments


im pretty good friends with monica nowadays and i text her and told her about this and she's thinks you're all super toolish but wishes you good luck

klap
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

10257 Comments


^^^

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9033 Comments


Isn't Monica in a psych ward or did I make that up for personal enjoyment?

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

1981 Comments


"Also, if AtomicWaste doesn't get Contributor position Jennifer Lawrence will be very upset."

Hah. Thanks Omaha.

theacademy
February 1st 2013

28232 Comments


she's chill as fuck we watch Girls together

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9033 Comments


Girls is pretty dope. I like her taste.

YankeeDudel
February 1st 2013

9305 Comments


Riff take whats rightfully yours

Riff for staff '13



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Calc
February 1st 2013

11975 Comments


atomic you def deserve it, I actually thought you were contributor for the longest time idk why

Ignimbrite
February 1st 2013

5293 Comments


Applied because why not. I have a good feeling about this time around, although I'm still expecting to be disappointed.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

6932 Comments


" ha for some reason I thought Ipod was already contrib, yea him too "

" Also... IpodMastery, Brostep and this linguist guy. "



*blushes* Thanks guys.


halloway
February 1st 2013

684 Comments


I need some motivation to write some more. Applying soon.

Ponton
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

5784 Comments


my alt just applied for contrib

wabbit
February 1st 2013

6978 Comments


if you could get your alt promoted that would be one of the greatest sputnik things ever

Ponton
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

5784 Comments


hint: two staff are the same person

Jethro42
February 1st 2013

12375 Comments


Nagrarok for contrib!

wabbit
February 1st 2013

6978 Comments


oh thank god sowingseason is just a troll account

Tyrael
February 1st 2013

20727 Comments


Sowing = Irving

Ponton
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

5784 Comments


daveyboy = downer

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

6932 Comments


Lol at the staffers sharing accounts, Any ways, good luck guys.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

14986 Comments


if i promise to start writing reviews regularly can i be staff

kingsoby1
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

4939 Comments


why dont you start contributing mr. contributor

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

14986 Comments


bcuz i need my dues

i mean staff gets hella money right

Xenophanes
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

10585 Comments


Had you been contributing all along you'd probably be a shoe in for staff. Your end of the year blurbs were ace.

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Xenophanes
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

10585 Comments


"Jom's right guys, you still have a good chance of being promoted even if you don't submit an application, if you're frequent enough and the right people have their eye on you"

Submit an application don't listen to him.




linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

1842 Comments


Put my application in and was honest throughout. That's not necessarily going to get me promoted to Contributor but I'd like to think I at least stand a chance. Good luck to everyone else who applied!

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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

16081 Comments


robertsona dont listen to them we dont get paid AT ALL

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

1842 Comments



"Nagrarok for contrib!" (2)

"Also... IpodMastery, Brostep and this linguist guy."

Nawwww, thanks whoever mentioned me

johnnydeking29
February 1st 2013

8980 Comments


Since applying, I've actually seriously started thinking about how my reviews could be better and writing more often and stuff

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

2809 Comments


The odds of me becoming a contributor at this point are probably slim to none. But I would really like to become one eventually (what lofty goals I have.) How often are people promoted?

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9033 Comments


Twice a year or so

toxin.
February 1st 2013

12019 Comments


unapplied m/

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

20631 Comments


Fuck it, applied anyway

Emim
February 1st 2013

26482 Comments


I can write a mean tbt review, plz consider me

Ponton
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

5784 Comments


im gonna apply for user


I am tired and hungry and totally useless


Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

7970 Comments


So excited to get rejected

Ponton
Emeritus
February 1st 2013

5784 Comments


this is ponton's last post, rip

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

7970 Comments


Rip Ponton, hope you come back as a vengeful user

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9987 Comments


Deviant gets paid on the mod salary, which allows him to brunch with Will Bevan and guest star on future Submotion Orchestra albums.

Willie
Moderator
February 1st 2013

15876 Comments


I want to apply for something, too. I'm already a staff mod admin (in charge of carrying around Jom's extremely long... well, you know), so what is left?

On another note, I've already decided on staff and contrib... so anyone that hasn't applied yet, convince me that I'm wrong.

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KILL
February 1st 2013

70573 Comments


hit me up willie bro

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Willie
Moderator
February 1st 2013

15876 Comments


I want you to be news mod.

KILL
February 1st 2013

70573 Comments


i cant replace thor dude hes already been through enough

bungy
February 1st 2013

8843 Comments


1. Do we have to write reviews?
2. Do we have to submit reviews?
3. Do we have to submit our own reviews or just find them?
4. I want my username to be a shark?

EaglesBecomeVultures
February 1st 2013

5187 Comments


That dehro guy has some of the best writing skills of anyone on this site

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JustJoe
February 1st 2013

1399 Comments


Good luck various users whom I've never interacted with!

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 1st 2013

9987 Comments


And it's about time Insomniac got promoted.

Calc
February 1st 2013

11975 Comments


lol i dunno how to make links out of my URL's and [/A] apparently isnt it.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


One sec

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 1st 2013

19437 Comments


damnit lol okay just put a [ url ] before the link and [ /url ] after the link but without the spaces.

Funeralopolis
February 1st 2013

11010 Comments


meh everybody who is good at reviewing is already staff or contributor anyway. Wouldn't mind seeing Trebor or FromTheInside be contributors though.

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Cygnatti
February 1st 2013

21349 Comments


atari4contrib2013

taxidermist
February 1st 2013

7195 Comments


Damn. I was on the page for the longest time so when I submitted my application it disappeared.

mindleviticus
February 1st 2013

8162 Comments


If anybody should become contributor, it's MisterTornado for filling this site with unknown pleasures :]

DatsNotDaMetulz
February 1st 2013

1715 Comments


Wouldn't mind being a contrib but I don't think my reviewing is good enough yet so maybe with practice and more free time I could apply in a future cycle.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2013

1981 Comments


Can't access page 2. Interesting.

Jacob818Hollows
February 2nd 2013

115 Comments


Applied this afternoon. Good luck to everyone!

DarthMann
February 2nd 2013

13476 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18998533&posted=1#post18998533

right here vote darthmann cone(which is trebor anyway so) riff 2013

oh and matthew polk

Kris.
February 2nd 2013

12146 Comments


lol @ snoxall being a cunt and applying directly for staff with no talent

lol @ skele thinking he can go from making the amazingly dumb videos he made to thinking he can get contrib within 2 weeks and no talent

Wizard
February 2nd 2013

19210 Comments


I would jump at this opportunity but I just don't care to feel important around here hahaha. Seriously though, best of luck to anyone that Willie and Jom choose.

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StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2013

2714 Comments


In the race, bitches.

porch
February 2nd 2013

8450 Comments


"meh everybody who is good at reviewing is already staff or contributor anyway"

nope

BassDemon333
February 2nd 2013

3350 Comments


Wow there are a lot of applicants now. It should be interesting to see who is chosen this time around. Fingers crossed...

SitarHero
February 2nd 2013

4602 Comments


{Edit] Incidentally, how and when does the winner of this pageant get announced?

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2013

1842 Comments


I'm assuming that it's either announced as a personal message on the user's profile or posted in the forums. This is the first staff/contributor application I've ever come across (I haven't Sputnikmusic this often since the middle of last year) so I really have no idea.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2013

1981 Comments


The process closes on Saturday the 9th. Promotions are usually announced a week or two later in a blog post/news article (it's sometimes included in the SputnikMusic Wk X post, so ya gotta read up).

Asdfp277
February 2nd 2013

945 Comments


Damn, Conrad got Emeritus'd. He was a good writer.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2013

9033 Comments


Emeritus is just like "he doesn't write anymore." Considering Conrad is an internationally recognized pianist, I'd say he's got some bigger fish to fry than reviewing for Sputnik.

DarthMann
February 5th 2013

13476 Comments


"Emeritus is just like "he doesn't write anymore." Considering Conrad is an internationally recognized pianist, I'd say he's got some bigger fish to fry than reviewing for Sputnik."

no hes not nobody ahs a life outsidce spputnik btw fuck you andcas

toxin.
February 5th 2013

12019 Comments


"Considering Conrad is an internationally recognized pianist, I'd say he's got some bigger fish to fry than reviewing for Sputnik."

no way? Damn that's freaking awesome. Has he ever posted himself playing anything?

toxin.
February 5th 2013

12019 Comments


isn't he like 10

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

21575 Comments


Considering Conrad is an internationally recognized pianist, I'd say he's got some bigger fish to fry than reviewing for Sputnik.

Wait, is that actually him?


MichaelSnoxall
February 5th 2013

12163 Comments


lol @ snoxall being a cunt and applying directly for staff with no talent

How is that considered being a cunt? I call it overly ambitious. I mean, it's not exactly "cunt" behaviour.

Wait, is that actually him?

Yeah, it is.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

21575 Comments


Wow, I thought it was just a joke.

Like with Rosa Parks

johnnydeking29
February 5th 2013

8980 Comments


How is that considered being a cunt? I call it overly ambitious. I mean, it's not exactly "cunt" behaviour.

Tbh bro, it would have been a much better idea to apply for contrib first

Cygnatti
February 5th 2013

21349 Comments


"Wait, is that actually him?

Yeah, it is."

holy damn


toxin.
February 5th 2013

12019 Comments


Oh, Conrad Tao is his name. I didn't even realize that was a name (no offense or anything, I love Asians!)
I'm older than him? That makes me feel inadequate.

"How is that considered being a cunt? I call it overly ambitious. I mean, it's not exactly "cunt" behaviour."
It's arrogant and pretentious. On Sputnik, people have been called cunt for less.

toxin.
February 5th 2013

12019 Comments


Wow Conrad's a Presidential Scholar? My application got rejected at semi-finalist lol

Cygnatti
February 5th 2013

21349 Comments


holy fucking shit, conrad's done a whole lot already. he's only a year older than me too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Tao

carouse
February 5th 2013

300 Comments


Are applications still being considered? If so, I'll throw my hat in the ring.

mindleviticus
February 5th 2013

8162 Comments


I hope you get it carouse your reviews rule. I greatly appreciate that 2 rating for Titus Andronicus
:]

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

6932 Comments


Staffers are going to have a lot of applicants to sort through.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

49788 Comments


I've been on the edge of my seat all week


Cygnatti
February 5th 2013

21349 Comments


agreed with mindles

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

6932 Comments


It's probably going to take em another week, luck to you guys.

Calc
February 5th 2013

11975 Comments


they prolly already know lol

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

6932 Comments


there's always a chance that the applications were just a formality.

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
February 5th 2013

9650 Comments


I wish the deadline wasn't the 9th, I want the results in sooner than that :/

Asdfp277
February 5th 2013

945 Comments


I don't like Carouse's reviews that much and he needs too proofread more carefully, but good music so Carouse4Contrib pls.

MichaelSnoxall
February 5th 2013

12163 Comments


"It's arrogant and pretentious. On Sputnik, people have been called cunt for less."

I don't see how it's either of those things. I mean, it's not like I actually expect to gett Staff. I wasn't cunt-y, arrogant or pretentious about. I was honest; writing is my life and as such I feel a staff position would suit me better in the long-run (not that I'm really fit for one (at least according to the userbase of this site)). I want to make a career out of my writing and I thought this would be a good place to start.

iswimfast
February 5th 2013

1258 Comments


Defending yourself against these people is a fruitless endeavor. Just keep doing what you're doing and good things will happen.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

6932 Comments


Unless you are Hitler or an equivelant right?

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

9033 Comments


"Dallas Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Tao to write an orchestral work commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination"
whoa

Also, official contrib betting pool: I pick ipodmastery, TheBrostepGuy, that kid who just got his Coheed review featured, AtomicWaste, Atari and Trebor

ThyCrossAwaits
February 5th 2013

3043 Comments


Contributor Application #6. Posted.

Ignimbrite
February 5th 2013

5293 Comments


"I don't like Carouse's reviews that much and he needs too proofread more carefully, but good music so Carouse4Contrib pls."

That makes no sense. And yeah, if ipod doesn't have contrib then asdfghjkl;'

iswimfast
February 5th 2013

1258 Comments


yea, if your hitler it's more of just "things" happening.

pissbore
February 5th 2013

9935 Comments


skele 4 emeritus

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

6932 Comments


Also, official contrib betting pool: I pick ipodmastery, TheBrostepGuy, that kid who just got his Coheed review featured, AtomicWaste, Atari and Trebor


I'm honestly surprised that someone hasn't made a list along this thought, although thanks for including me : ]


Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

49788 Comments


someone make that list

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

15786 Comments


riffs app is gold

Digging: Synaesthesia (UK) - Synaesthesia

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

6932 Comments


It could be cool, with links to their latest reviews etc.

oltnabrick
February 5th 2013

30112 Comments


one day ill be emeritus

Digging: Wretched Excess - Away From This World

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2013

15786 Comments


oh good luck treb and atari btw

oltnabrick
February 6th 2013

30112 Comments


you cant stop me andcas, its bound to happen eventually

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


"there's always a chance that the applications were just a formality."
Didn't Jom or someone already say this was the case? Maybe he was just trying to get people to change their applications. Anyways, I'd imagine the bulk of the application revisions are done. Probably sorted into a neat pile of "possibles" (pending any applications til the 9th) and "rejections."

"I want to make a career out of my writing and I thought this would be a good place to start."
Not quoting the rest; it's too long. lol are you kidding? You know where a good place to start is, if you wanna go the route of Sputnik and be a musical reviewer? Contributor. There are better user reviewers than you, and you think you should be able to just jump to the top? IMO you're a pretty good reviewer (this is off the top of my head though) and don't think you'd be a bad candidate for contributor. But come on. This is like having a degree and suddenly expecting to be manager, if not CEO. Or maybe it's like working at a place as a regular ol' employee and expecting to be promoted straight into the board of directors, skipping being regional manager or whatever. It's certainly arrogant, or at least self-important, for you to think you're special enough to skip straight to staff. And I might as well add entitled to that list. Pay your dues like a normal user and maybe you'll make your dream. jesus...

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


"Also, official contrib betting pool: I pick ipodmastery, TheBrostepGuy, that kid who just got his Coheed review featured, AtomicWaste, Atari and Trebor"
Ipod, the Coheed dude (fantastic writer), and insom are the only three I think are super deserving of it, just in terms of prose and personality. But that's just my $0.02, I don't ever remember them having 6 promotions at once but for some reason my periods of leave from this site tend to overlap promotion season

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9650 Comments


It'll be interesting to see who actually gets the positions and shit

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


lol I never said I was special enough to just "skip straight to staff". The option was there, so I took it. That's not arrogant, that's me taking a chance. It's not like if I don't get staff they can't consider me for contributor either, but the option was there, so I took it. I don't expect it. I never said I was better than anyone. Stop being such an ass about it; I was merely being modest and taking an opportunity when I saw one. I didn't talk myself up saying I was the greatest reviewer ever, I made it clear I had a lot to improve on and that I hoped to improve more in this next year.

I'm a staff reviewer on another website (albeit a friend's site) and didn't think it was like WOAH TOTALLY CRAZY OUT OF THIS WORLD WOAH to consider being a staff member at this site. I don't expect anything of it, but I took a chance. What can you say about you accomplishing what you want out of life? If you see a chance, will you take it? Sure, everyone needs to start from the bottom, but it's not unheard of to see someone trying to advance their position.

Dick. You're the arrogant one here. What, I'm arrogant for applying for a position on a website? And what, you're not arrogant for trying to put me down because of it?

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9650 Comments


"Ipod, the Coheed dude (fantastic writer), and insom are the only three I think are super deserving of it, just in terms of prose and personality. But that's just my $0.02, I don't ever remember them having 6 promotions at once but for some reason my periods of leave from this site tend to overlap promotion season"

That's pretty fucking limiting to everyone else who's worked hard to try for a promotion (myself included). Maybe you haven't noticed others' reviews as prominently, but I know plenty of users who are quite deserving of the promotion.

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


"Dick. You're the arrogant one here. What, I'm arrogant for applying for a position on a website? And what, you're not arrogant for trying to put me down because of it?"

You need to reevaluate what arrogant means if you think I'm being arrogant.

Anyways, if what you're saying is true, you're right. You're not being arrogant, you're just being fucking stupid. You're being the idiot who, down one run in the bottom of 9th with zero outs, goes for the home run instead of a single. And the funny part is, you don't even sound like you have the confidence to go for a home run. And if they were legitimately going to just promote you despite your application to staff, then the Sputnik admins would be idiotic for including a contributor position in the first place.

And c'mon, Sputnik is totally different than your friend's blog. Wiki citations, for starters, and being recognized by other sites (isn't that why Robin went Emeritus.

Anyways, good luck then. If you watch baseball and are a neutral spectator, watching the idiot go for the home run is great

klap
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

10257 Comments


robin went emeritus because he was sick of all the users. an affliction that we all suffer from

for the record, it's not unheard of for someone to jump straight to staff. obviously it's going to be difficult but frankly it shows some balls on snoxall's part

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9650 Comments


I was actually really tempted to apply for staff, and almost did

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

23798 Comments


michael fucking snoXall ladies and gentlemen

klap
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

10257 Comments


From the depths of unsullied innocence he rises to snatch a staff seat of power

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

16081 Comments


there are 0 good impressions being made in this thread. i like snoxall less after his reponses tbh

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


"robin went emeritus because he was sick of all the users. an affliction that we all suffer from"
is that actually true? I don't recall him ever actually interacting with like not staff but I didn't hang around his reviews anyways

And ballsy sure. I stand by my baseball analogy though. I've watched enough Guerrero in the 9th as an Angels fan

conesmoke
February 6th 2013

5175 Comments


Consider this my application.

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


No, I have confidence in my writing and that I can improve too- I've already proven both those things. I said it's unlikely that I'll get Staff, as there are far more consistent reviewers applying. But, that doesn't mean I shouldn't take a shot. And it's not really a "blog", it's a website run by fellow user Maniac!, he's hired a few staff writers for his site, he pays for advertisements, etc., so it's a little more than a regular blog (but I will admit he can't really fish out the resources the grab the world's greatest staff writers for his site, so he settled for some randoms from the net that wrote reviews).

Anyway, you're frankly just a bit of a wanker. This isn't like Baseball at all. If I fail this, I haven't lost a game, I haven't lost my pride and I haven't disappointed some team I work with. This is me applying for a job, and if I don't get it, I keep on working on my writing, I apply for jobs elsewhere, I continue pursuing what I want to pursue. I'll publish my novels, I'll publish my poetry collections, I'll sell my artwork, I'll continue my graphic design and I'll keep improving at what I do.

And if it's arrogant, funny or considered being a cunt because I just try to do what I love, then I'm the most arrogant, laughable cunt in the world.



conesmoke
February 6th 2013

5175 Comments


oh dear,

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


From the depths of unsullied innocence he rises to snatch a staff seat of power

Haha that review was pretty terrible, I admit.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

16081 Comments


you come off as as more of an asshole than as someone who is self confident, i dont know if you care but yeah

conesmoke
February 6th 2013

5175 Comments


Review Brother Dege - Folk Songs of the American Longhair

It's some good shit.

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


"This isn't like Baseball at all. If I fail this, I haven't lost a game, I haven't lost my pride and I haven't disappointed some team I work with."

Whoosh. That's the sound of you missing the point. You have lost something---the opportunity of getting contrib this round of promotions, which would be a big stepping stone (And granted, this is assuming that you wouldn't just be promoted to contributor anyways, which is likely the case.) You're right, in the grand scheme of things, it probably doesn't matter if you go Contrib in 6 months instead of now, but it still reeks of entitlement. I'm not applying to Google as anything besides a freshman intern this summer (as opposed to a normal intern). If I applied to Google for a normal internship, you could call it ballsy, but it'd also just be a waste of effort. But it seems we just do not see eye to eye on this, so I'll leave it at this.

And your "I don't give a fuck" attitude would be more credible if you didn't spend 3 posts defending yourself.

GiaNXGX
February 6th 2013

4867 Comments


what iluvatar said but it would be cool if you actually receive the position,

GiaNXGX
February 6th 2013

4867 Comments


nevermind #paper4staff013


#Gian4staff014

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

23798 Comments


dress for the job you want not the job you got NAHMSAYN

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

16081 Comments


that doesny werk on the net bro

conesmoke
February 6th 2013

5175 Comments


oh yeh bro?!

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


And your "I don't give a fuck" attitude would be more credible if you didn't spend 3 posts defending yourself.

I don't believe I ever put that attitude across. My attitude in this thread is a lot like "I give a really big fuck".

I'm not trying to be credible as something I'm not.

And if you don't apply for jobs you'd like because you think it's a waste of time, then that's pretty sad.

I send my manuscripts to publishing companies because I hope to get published. It's not a waste of time, even if they don't even look at what I sent. You can't expect to make it places if you don't take a "risk" and just do everything you can.

There's no success in people who say, "Oh, well they'll never hire me, better not apply!"



Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

23798 Comments


snoxall, you would honestly have some hope at a promotion if you just never ever posted in any threads, ever. as a writer you're pretty ok.

just. stop. posting.

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


"And your "I don't give a fuck" attitude would be more credible if you didn't spend 3 posts defending yourself."
You're misinterpreting me. I actually liked the whole "If that makes me a cunt so be it" attitude. It just didn't hold through because you were defending yourself from those claims before.

"And if you don't apply for jobs you'd like because you think it's a waste of time, then that's pretty sad."
Haha, what fantasy world do you live in? It's not a matter of applying to both. You apply to one, or the other. Now I can pretend like I'm God's gift to Earth as a programming savant, or I can understand that there's a reason that Google has a program specifically for college freshmen.

"I send my manuscripts to publishing companies because I hope to get published."
Good for you, but ultimately irrelevant.

conesmoke
February 6th 2013

5175 Comments


just. stop. prawning.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

16081 Comments


that works in a real workplace, not in a volunteer setting

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

23798 Comments


"that doesny werk on the net bro

where/when are the interviews? I have a snappy new suit and also a delicious new brand of mouthwash that I think you will find quite impressive.

conesmoke
February 6th 2013

5175 Comments


not as impressive as iluvatars incredibly flamboyant avatar lol.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

16081 Comments


i am truly, truly outrageous

conesmoke
February 6th 2013

5175 Comments


hahaha

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


snoxall, you would honestly have some hope at a promotion if you just never ever posted in any threads, ever.

I do tend to spark a lot of controversy.

Haha, what fantasy world do you live in?

The world in which you persevere and ultimately get things your way.

I got a graphic design apprenticeship without a portfolio, uni degree or anything. Because I persisted and got it before I even finished high school.

I got a carpentry job. Not even an apprenticeship, a full-blown carpentry job with no experience whatsoever. Because I persisted and applied for these jobs. I applied, called them, got updates, applied again, etc.

I'm not saying I'll get a staff position here. I'm not saying it's likely. But I went for it. And I can go for it at other places to. I won't be disappointed if I don't get it. It won't change my life. And I'll continue doing what I'm doing.

What I want to know is why you seem to have such a big problem with it.


But I really am gonna stop commenting now because it's hot at my desk and I'm gonna relax and read for a while. Sorry for shitting up this thread, guys (it's becoming like a weekly thing, I'm the new Insurrection).

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


that works in a real workplace, not in a volunteer setting

Just saw this. Damn.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

23798 Comments


go write a review, stop posting multi-paragraph rants at people who don't like you

priorities mannnnn

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


I could probably make a sarcastic remark or eight about your life experiences, but I'll pass. Not sure how you managed to get so lucky, but if you think that's the way the world turns because of it, well that ain't my problem. But good luck.

As for why I responded... well I have an opinion, you ask why (well sort of) I respond. You respond, so on and so forth. That's how sort of how conversations occur. Well, that and persisting at them!

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


lol at snoxall even being considered for contributor

he's an awful writer, almost as bad as that hernan mcclintock who will certainly end up staff



theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


being a contrib used to MEAN something, for seaanemones and atavanhalens

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


Hold on if you feel like letting go
Hold on it gets better than you know


Xenophanes
Emeritus
February 6th 2013

10585 Comments


Who would you pick, acad?

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


"he's an awful writer, almost as bad as that hernan"

harsh. paperback is a really good writer. I realize his writing may be to flowery for some but he's certainly not an awful writer. In fact, he's one of my favorite writers on sputnik.

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


i think trebor's a good pick actually, altho his comments-to-reviews ratio might be too far in the red (overexposure) to make the cut



theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


During a discussion about Free Jazz, I remember someone once asked me, "What separates experimentation from complete and utter absurdity?"


are you fucking serious? let alone the fact that i refuse to believe people have "discussions about Free Jazz," but under the assumption that they do, why would you ever want to suffer through one of their reviews...

still, you may be right, comparing him to snoxall may have been harsh

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


lol yeah i have completely different taste than him but can still respect his writing style. I second trebor as a good pick though.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

7970 Comments


That curse guy is pretty good

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9033 Comments


lol didn't expect that kind of fallout. Should've known anything with Snoxall involved would blow up
though.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


yeah curse you're a good pick too

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


yea i just assumed curse and someguest don't have a shot b/c they been around and don't review enough... i dig their reviews tho

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9987 Comments


Acad, you think people don't have conversations about free jazz? People talk about music they're interested in. It's no different for someone to talk about a more specific genre than a larger one- less common, sure, but it undoubtedly happens

And Paperback's writing has improved so much. Dat Scott Walker review!

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


curseworship has been reviewing quite a bit lately actually.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

7970 Comments


I personally don't care about Snox applying for staff, it isn't unheard of. The problem lies in Snox's attitude throughout the proceedings. If he had just shrugged everything off like a normal person nobody would even bring up him applying to staff. Unfortunately, he is an insufferable whiner, so here we are.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9033 Comments


I didn't even realize Curse still wrote until I checked his profile. I thought his app was symbolic.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9987 Comments


Ad why would you want to "suffer through" a free jazz review? Idk, maybe if you like jazz?

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


agreed Omaha acad can be a prick lol

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

7970 Comments


I only review album nobody cares about, it's my specialty

porch
February 6th 2013

8450 Comments


i associate paperbackwriter with unnecessarily long winded reviews and capitalization of genre names

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


Let's not make this a war zone guys. No need to be putting each other's reviews down. I'm sure whoever the meds pick will deserve it.

Ecnalzen
February 6th 2013

6398 Comments


This thread kind of exploded a little bit back there. Way to try to bring the peace, Atari.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9987 Comments


Great contributor picks: TheBrostepGuy, StrangerOfSorts, Atari, Calc, AtomicWaste, Insomnium, Carouse, IPod

There are a ton of great writers here. I'll be happy with whoever gets it.

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


lol atari is just that kid standing around cheering for both teams in a pick up game he'll never get picked for

omaha: i was being facetious b/c that was such a douchy way to start a review

sure i know there are people that talk about jazz... but there's a difference between working your musical interests into your reviews and writing long-winded treatises that seem to rely way too much on abstract, half-musical thoughts... or half-thoughts on music... Just because someone puts a lot of attention and thought into a writing about music doesn't mean the output will be a compelling read.

and yeah there's something to be said for knowing your audience... the sputnik jazz community lol

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


cue responses that diverse musical taste would serve this community bla bla bla

i know my opinion on this matter is disfavored quite a bit... this would come up in his review threads all the time... idk its not like my opinion is slowing him down or bothering him at all so

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


or maybe i'm actually a nice guy and really do wish everybody the best of luck is that so unheard of?

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


and i already apologized for comparing him to snoxall

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9033 Comments


acad I want to meet you IRL because you seem like a smart fucking person, probably have a good job and you still find time to destroy people over the internet for no reason other than what seems to be supplemental intellectual stimulation.
/dickride

Havey
February 6th 2013

9617 Comments


carouse


no one else
just carouse

Digging: Cecil Taylor - Dark to Themselves

Ecnalzen
February 6th 2013

6398 Comments


I've always thought Atomic is a good writer. He seems like he has been around the site for a while, I am surprised he hasn't been picked up for contributor yet.

Ecnalzen
February 6th 2013

6398 Comments


"or maybe i'm actually a nice guy and really do wish everybody the best of luck is that so unheard of?"

Yes. People are jealous, douchey, asswipes who are all out for themselves. How dare you try to be something different.


theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


acad I want to meet you IRL because you seem like a smart fucking person, probably have a good job and you still find time to destroy people over the internet for no reason other than what seems to be supplemental intellectual stimulation.
/dickride


lol im a coward irl i would never say this shit to someone's face... i'm probably gonna meet that hernan kid through aokuneff and im sure we wont talk about sputnik at all

i like the internet b/c its easy to channel all your rage and cussing and just be mean

as for the "good job" give me a few years and ill get back to you

BallsToTheWall
February 6th 2013

44164 Comments


The internet promotes racism, homophobia, anti-reigion and sexism. What's not to love?

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

4380 Comments


"lol im a coward irl i would never say this shit to someone's face... i'm probably gonna meet that hernan kid through aokuneff and im sure we wont talk about sputnik at all "

Yeah, he told me he knows you. Honestly, mate, I'm not bothered by your opinion. After all, their your opinions, you're free to have them. Just because you don't like my writing, doesn't mean I'm going to get upset and argue until you change your mind. Nor does it mean that I will treat you like an asshole when we meet (unless you're obnoxious). It's unhealthy to take things too personally.

alachlahol
February 6th 2013

7471 Comments


carouse really is the only one who should be receiving serious consideration. the rest would just be
used for filling empty contrib slots without giving the title any boost in writer quality (more
likely
a regression)

snoxalls a fuckin joke man

and regarding papareback, only digged that miles davis review but even that one was prefaced by some
dumbass story he made up about his dads thoughts on jazz and how its affected his life blah blah
needs
to stop writing about that crap

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

2809 Comments


I guess i'm just going to be the dark horse in this race then ;)

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

2809 Comments


I actually commented because I want to have academy rip on me

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


Paperback is a good writer but he epitomizes the current batch of reviewers imo. Grammatically correct, yes, but there's not enough personality. There are users/contrib (prob staff too) who are worse about this but in terms of writing ability to writing personality ratio, no person better makes my point than Paperback. But at the same time, most of the reviewers now, staff too, aren't better, so I don't see why Paperback shouldn't get promoted.

Gyromania
February 6th 2013

15198 Comments


is that so

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


yes that's my opinion anyways
but I'm biased because I always liked Chan's blog posts, Observer's Yellowcard review, Robin's reviews, etc. Maybe it's just because anyone can make a good review describing the album, and so it just gets stale. Idk, this is why I'm not making the decisions

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


@pbw yea dude its gonna be good times.

@atrink i'm not just randomly tearing into ppl, and even if i was i'd probably spare you b/c, if i recall correctly u have a Class B Emery Thread membership... solidarity, brother!

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

4380 Comments


"and regarding papareback, only digged that miles davis review but even that one was prefaced by some dumbass story he made up about his dads thoughts on jazz and how its affected his life blah blah needs to stop writing about that crap"

I rarely add my personal life to my reviews, but I did so this time because I'm home for the first time in months, and my father and I actually talked about Miles in regards to his new album. I couldnt think of how to start that particular review so I mentioned my father's conversation. I dont know, it was something new to try for me.

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


does he actually talk the same way as in the quote? I find that hard to believe

theacademy
February 6th 2013

28232 Comments


lol

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

4380 Comments


@xtoxin
I'd like to get promoted, but at the same time, I dont really believe that I deserve it. I'm a freshmen now, and I want to study writing more and I come here just to exercise my creativity. I love reviewing and I see myself being here for a long time, but honestly I've been here for 1 year and the stuff I cover is mainly classic albums. I'm now branching into more new releases because I've gotten writing positions in other sites, but in reality I have so much growing to do with my writing.

I'd like to see Omaha and Breakingthefragile get staff, I feel they're more up to what the staff are looking for. I'd also love to see AngelOfDeath get it but he doesn't write very often, but I think he deserves it more than anyone.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

4380 Comments


@xtoxin
Obviously not, the conversation was more.... conversational. I just changed the wording to match the review and my writing style.

Ignimbrite
February 6th 2013

5293 Comments


carouse really is the only one who should be receiving serious consideration. the rest would just be
used for filling empty contrib slots without giving the title any boost in writer quality (more
likely
a regression)

snoxalls a fuckin joke man

and regarding papareback, only digged that miles davis review but even that one was prefaced by some
dumbass story he made up about his dads thoughts on jazz and how its affected his life blah blah
needs
to stop writing about that crap


and the award for resident douchebag goes to user alachlahol

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9650 Comments


I probably threw a lot of my chance to become contrib or staff out the window when I said a few months back I'd leave the site. But fuck it, I applied anyway.

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

3339 Comments


Speaking of which, when do we find out about results? Do we know?

Ponton
Emeritus
February 6th 2013

5784 Comments


convos with my dad on music are along the lines of, hey son what do you think of (dad rock item)? to which i say yeah its ok. and thats it

mindleviticus
February 6th 2013

8162 Comments


I'm probably not gonna get it. I just put in my application just to see what would happen, but ya never know!

Calc
February 6th 2013

11975 Comments


dont say that! be uber, hilariously confident like snox

Ignimbrite
February 6th 2013

5293 Comments


hehe

omnipanzer
February 6th 2013

21418 Comments


Is there even a chance Skele would let this go without even putting his app in?

Digging: Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

7970 Comments


His was one of the first, of course not

mindleviticus
February 6th 2013

8162 Comments


I don't really care, but I do like reviewing music a lot and frequently so hey maybe I will and if I don't, that's fine

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


"convos with my dad on music are along the lines of, hey son what do you think of (dad rock item)? to which i say yeah its ok. and thats it"
can you start reviewing again

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9033 Comments


Results are usually posted in a Site News article, although it usually shows up under the Staff & Contributors tab a little earlier.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

7970 Comments


I'm gonna start every review by calling my dad and asking him what he thinks about bands he's never heard of

toxin.
February 6th 2013

12019 Comments


"Obviously not, the conversation was more.... conversational. I just changed the wording to match the review and my writing style"
okay that's what I thought. It just struck me as odd because the quotation marks suggested that was the exact quote lol

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

7970 Comments


They will all be live interviews as he listens to it. Gonna start reviewing a lot of black metal. That poor southern Baptist has no idea what's coming.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

4380 Comments


Yeah I put in the quotations just so it shows that it was his 'comment' (even though its under my wording). I might take the quote out though. Like I said, I never get all that 'personal' with my reviews, so it was something I wanted to try and see how it went. People seemed to like it though, and there's other who didnt feel it. I dont know, I'm trying to mix things up.

Ignimbrite
February 6th 2013

5293 Comments


They will all be live interviews as he listens to it. Gonna start reviewing a lot of black metal. That poor southern Baptist has no idea what's coming.


You should actually do this once, no joke.

carouse
February 6th 2013

300 Comments


Just submitted an application. Good luck to everyone else.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

1981 Comments


"convos with my dad on music are along the lines of, hey son what do you think of (dad rock item)? to which i say yeah its ok. and thats it"

I had a conversation with my uncle a while back about music where I played stuff for him. Most of his responses were "didn't suck."

My dad doesn't really like the stuff I listen to now, but he introduced me to King Crimson, ELP, and Beaver & Krause, so my dad has his cred.

alachlahol
February 6th 2013

7471 Comments


curseworship gets a vote too hes just one of those guys,, easy to like, a true dude brah

someguest
February 6th 2013

20286 Comments


is there where I toot my own horn?

Digging: Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog

Ponton
Emeritus
February 6th 2013

5784 Comments


romulus just applied.

thank you all for applying but you can all go home



JokineAugustus
February 6th 2013

5681 Comments


I'd never make it with the big boys.

Digging: The Chariot - One Wing

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


well Jokine it would help to write more than 3 reviews first ;)

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

21575 Comments


I'll give it a shot. Submit application tomorrow.
Lots of good competition though

Funeralopolis
February 6th 2013

11010 Comments


need more metal staff

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

9987 Comments


"need more metal staff"

If elected, I vow to help your cause.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


I'm going for contributor not staff but I plan on reviewing a lot of metal as well.

Calc
February 6th 2013

11975 Comments


I'll review faux metal

Jom
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

2634 Comments


there's always a chance that the applications were just a formality.


I'm not sure what's meant by this, so I figured I'd clarify a few things:

1. People should submit applications if they want to be legitimately considered for a position.

2. While it's true that Willie and I make final judgments in terms of the promotions, we almost always [have to] defer to the staff, since it's more about voting in peers you want to work with -- it has very little, if any, to do with us picking subordinates. The site's hierarchy doesn't work that way.

3. While my hiring practices would differ in a real-world setting if I were legitimately in charge of human resources, it doesn't mean that I am the end-all be-all. Applications should be less about persuading Willie and I and more about persuading the staffers (AKA one's potential peers).

4. I have my own method for reviewing the applications. I will offer my feedback to the staffers, but it is mostly going to be up to them.

5. There's always a chance that I'll go rogue and hire more people anyway; however, I'd also just like to point out that I tend to make lists of five to appease myself, so cheers.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

6932 Comments


Sorry Jom, that was me, all that was meant is that mod/staffers are sure to have some favourites amongst the applicants. Not saying that you put the application process up merely for the giggles : ]

Keyblade
February 6th 2013

14238 Comments


lol @ snoxall applying for staff and then acting like he doesn't realize why people think that he's a bit too self-important

be honest snox, if that was insurrection who did that you'd be all over him

Calc
February 6th 2013

11975 Comments


gotta say, with jom's post, out went all my hope

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

20631 Comments


Hah I wouldnt seriously apply for staff straight up and expect to get it, I mean shit i'm not that self absorbed. Thought about doing it as a joke actually but then I saw snox's app and I was like lol nvm

Plus snox is always all over me, he wants the d bad

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

19437 Comments


What calc said

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

23798 Comments


can someone in the know tell me if I'm wasting my time by applying?

atrink
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

2809 Comments


I say the only option is to add all of the staff on facebook and attempt to woo them

iswimfast
February 6th 2013

1258 Comments


haha i agree with calc.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

23798 Comments


see I have most of the staff on facebook and have wooed several of them already, this is why I am asking

Tyrael
February 7th 2013

20727 Comments


Aids I think you have a real shot man

NightmareCinema16
February 7th 2013

2016 Comments


Trying for contributor is worth a try, I guess. I can't wait to see the results.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

7970 Comments


I have the backing of alachlahol, you can just give me contrib now

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

23798 Comments


romulus
carouse
curse
trebor
atari
ipodmastery
maybe thebrostepguy (lol)

would be my guesses at this point, i probably missed someone but i haven't been paying attention to who has applied

oh and riffoclock, definitely.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

49788 Comments


acad actually backed me wow I'm never been so happy in my life

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

20631 Comments


If this is based on likeability on the site then I don't have a shot in hell. Oh well..

Tyrael
February 7th 2013

20727 Comments


If it's based on the quality of your reviews you won't have a shot either insurrection dont worry

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

7970 Comments


fuck me all you want i was just being honest. i hate you less, you're more or less fine now, but your writing isn't contrib quality. But then again neither is ___curse___'s writing or ____worship____'s writing so what the hell give it a shot.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

23798 Comments


ins, tyr says it and you go "ouch"

I quote him and go ^^ (even adding that there are lots and lots of people I would say the same thing about) and you flip out and say this proves I'm a dick. bury the hatchet man, I have.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

23798 Comments


Tyr I didn't know you applied. your writing is mostly good. I'm not sure they'd promote you but they probably would if you were more consistent.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

20631 Comments


Just saying some people actually want to get the position and your attitude towards them is a bit dickish.

RosaParks
February 7th 2013

14592 Comments


conrad's wikipedia page doesn't have a single mention of this website

RosaParks
February 7th 2013

14592 Comments


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Tao


BTW HE MET FUCKING HILLARY CLINTON

RosaParks
February 7th 2013

14592 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYWQnQ7XySE

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 7th 2013

23798 Comments


"Just saying some people actually want to get the position and your shitty attitude towards them is a bit dickish. "

if this is dickish to you then I can guarantee you that you are not ready to put up with the shitstorm that will come your way if you get promoted (and I don't mean just you, every contrib/staff deals with elevated levels of shit when they get promoted)

"ooh ooh Adrian do me next"

you are a good writer, consistent and with good quantity of output (when you desire so I guess) and your taste isn't so disgustingly cookie-cutter that you'd be reviewing the same dozen albums as everyone else, BUT you're a Bruins fan so you can go fuck yourself with a rusty pitchfork

nah you'll get in though. if you don't and they let in some hack then i'll rage, promise.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2013

20855 Comments


"Sorry Jom... Not saying that you put the application process up merely for the
giggles : ]"

They're definitely not merely for the giggles... Although, that reason is right up there for why the process exists. ;-)

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2013

5982 Comments


tbh I think Aids has a great attitude towards this shit

If you really want to be contrib it means you have a desire to move up in the writing world of sputnik and if you can't take harsh criticism then how are you ever going to get better

I would much rather have someone tell me (with legitimate reason, not just willy-nilly) that my writing was awful than have them praise my shit when it is indeed bad writing.

fromtheinside
February 7th 2013

17714 Comments


"3. Do we have to submit our own reviews or just find them?"
lmao

and

acad is officially my favorite user. the stuff the man says is constantly gold

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 7th 2013

30870 Comments


This fucking thread

Digging: FaltyDL - In The Wild

omnipanzer
February 7th 2013

21418 Comments


"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Tao"


I love that people have forgotten about that.

breakingthefragile
February 7th 2013

2943 Comments


So I don't know if it's just me but, I'm having some issues with this thread. It won't let me go to the second page of comments at all, it just loads the first page of comments over again. I'm not going to be able to see anyone's response to this comment haha, but I'm just putting it out there that i'm experiencing some technical difficulties with this page it seems.

someguest
February 7th 2013

20286 Comments


I don't know why some of you are discouraging others from taking a chance. It's not very classy.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 8th 2013

1981 Comments


"So I don't know if it's just me but, I'm having some issues with this thread."

I think it's a site bug with being able to access the second page of comments on a news article. I'm sure it's being looked at. It's been happening since about 200 comments on this thread and the mods keep changing the limits on the first page in order to accommodate, but there's little else they can do outside of that.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2013

5982 Comments


was trippin about getting this in on time, but I just submitted my application. Good luck to everyone else who applied!

oltnabrick
February 9th 2013

30112 Comments


I hope to get emeritus.

good luck to everyone, you did your best!

pissbore
February 9th 2013

9935 Comments


headphones 4 emeritus



Ponton
Emeritus
February 9th 2013

5784 Comments


alex just won a spot

oltnabrick
February 9th 2013

30112 Comments


how do you become emeritus?

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2013

21575 Comments


Staff who don't review anymore

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2013

49788 Comments


Not all retired staff become emeritus, you have to be a big deal

oltnabrick
February 9th 2013

30112 Comments


i am a pretty big deal

Calc
February 9th 2013

11975 Comments


does your study smell of rich mahogany?

pissbore
February 9th 2013

9935 Comments


headphones 4 emeritus [2]

oltnabrick
February 9th 2013

30112 Comments


Hey everyone come see how good I look

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


Any idea when the next one of these will take place? Idk if this is a regularly scheduled thing or not, but I'd like to apply. Please don't hate me for re-opening this 6 month dead thread.

Digging: Sallie - Moonlight Detective

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


It's every February, I think I read. I'm pretty sure you have to have written a ton of reviews first, though.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


Cool. Well that's far enough away to prepare.

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


Yeah I bet I'll write a whole one more before February.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


writing two in one day will do that to ya

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


burn you out that is

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


I just don't really spend enough time with one album to do it the justice of an academic analysis. There's too much music out there to listen to.

sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


andcas 4 contrib 2014

lets make it happen

Digging: Ted Nugent - Shutup&jam!

loveisamixtape
August 19th 2013

5903 Comments


i wanna be a contrib so bad but i haven't reviewed anything in so long.



Digging: Keep - Hypnosis for Sleep

Tyrael
August 19th 2013

20727 Comments


lolcas

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


The one before this was 6/15/12 so it's not exactly one year, it depends on need probably

demigod!
August 19th 2013

43840 Comments


he's right you know

Tyrael
August 19th 2013

20727 Comments


A lot of contribs/staff on this site get a lot of shit (greg, fish, sowing, atavan [R.I.P.], ...) so your argument makes no sense, andrew

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


"shouldn't matter. they promoted people who barely wrote or had any reviews last time and haven't done much of shit since. pretty sure it's half a popularity contest and who you're cool with."

That's unfortunate. They should refocus on promoting due to quality content.


Calc
August 19th 2013

11975 Comments


andcas speaks da troof.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


Hey don't give me shit, I've probably written the most of the newly promoted people, top 3 at least

sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


bitter much

demigod!
August 19th 2013

43840 Comments


lol i didn't see anyone mention you Trebor

Tyrael
August 19th 2013

20727 Comments


I gotta agree though, there are quite a few contribs that barely worth the title based on their 'work'

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

9033 Comments


Yeah my class is pretty rough

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

9033 Comments


*not exempting myself from the previous assessment*

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


Generation S

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


wasting time on Sputnik instead of building character

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


There's people that write amazing reviews, but not very often (Angel) and there's people that write loads that aren't so hot. Finding people that can consistently write great stuff is really hard you know. If only we could clone Klap

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


What website are you a staffer on, Andcas?


Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


The two he wrote are really good at least lol

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


Do contributors have like a special little forum they get to talk about music, away from the plebeians and whatnot? Or does it
just mean "bold shit under your name"?

slep
August 19th 2013

1604 Comments


Just curious, but to y'all, what constitutes an acceptable rate of reviews for staff or contributor? Just wondering, because I know like five years ago it seemed that most contribs were churning out reviews weekly, if not more, whereas now, there seem to be a lot that maybe write one a month, which certainly doesn't seem like too bad of a thing.

Obviously I realize that it's quality over quantity, but I was just wondering.

Tyrael
August 19th 2013

20727 Comments


I'd say FromDaHood is probably my favourite contributor along with Gyro

as far as writing goes, they are the best ones of the new 'batch'

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


We have a forum that we don't use, we mostly use the facebook group. The staff have a forum as well known as Olympus and apparently it's like the best P Diddy party that you're not invited to

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


Exclusive proboards are so metal.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


The difference in review quality among even staff members is pretty significant. Not that any of them are bad. Just that in comparison to Klap and Robin, it's pretty noticeable.

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


No offense to anyone but I tend to avoid staff reviews because they're usually long as fuck and try too hard to be artsy.
Now lemme submit a one thousand word review on the word "too".

Tyrael
August 19th 2013

20727 Comments


^

hahahahaha what

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


it's always entertaining to read the staff reviews from like 7 years ago and marvel at how terrible they are (with the odd exception eg. iai). standards have improved insanely since then

Digging: Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


"No offense to anyone but I tend to avoid staff reviews because they're usually long as fuck and try to hard to be artsy. "

>complains about staff reviews being too long and arsty
>Doesn't know the difference between to and too

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


haha yea reading some of Meds from 2005, I'm like "this is staff quality?"

Different times, different times.

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


I said no offense, that means you're just supposed to roll your eyes and say "kay".

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


to be fair i find a lot of chan's reviews to be on the overly-abstract side but they're nothing if not
well written

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

19437 Comments


there are some great writers that aren't even contrib or staff too

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


Yea, I agree. I think sometimes his very personal and, arguably, egotistical writing style can feel over the top, but it is hard to deny he writes well.

Satellite
August 19th 2013

20678 Comments


opening with "no offense" doesn't excuse all the stupid shit that follows js

Digging: Dikembe - Mediumship

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


'there are some great writers that aren't even contrib or staff too'

bighans is one of my top 5 favorite writers here for example


YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


link to some of his reviews?

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


They're definitely well written, I'm not knocking the quality of them at all. I just prefer reviews like, I dunno, the ones at Cvlt Nation. Somewhat verbose but actually relatable.

Calc
August 19th 2013

11975 Comments


I was surprised at every new promotion except like 4 lol

slep
August 19th 2013

1604 Comments


yeah, back in the day, stuff from plane, chan, flawedperfection, and greer were always pretty solid

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

19437 Comments


BigHans rules agreed

Tyrael
August 19th 2013

20727 Comments


I can get a 'relatable' review from the boy next door

that doesnt mean his opinions don't fucking suck

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


@yourdarkaffected if you're talking about bighans his third eye blind review is my fave, and i don't even like the album..

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/47041/Third-Eye-Blind-Third-Eye-Blind/

be prepared though, it's incredibly long

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


The really impressive writers were the ones who in 2005 were writing reviews in a style and quality that matches that of the staff content today. Not the track by track or "ranked ____ on Rolling Stones" ones.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2013

7308 Comments


Ah yeah. Hans is/was such a great user.

MosesMalone
August 19th 2013

1831 Comments


Pretty prose can have sucky opinions too, I'm not really sure what that has to do with my apparently stupid statement though.

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


also his separation sunday review is brilliant

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


@Jefflebowski: yea, cool. thanks for the link

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


They did the Rolling Stone thing just to see if they could review all the albums on the list for fun

Satellite
August 19th 2013

20678 Comments


listening to that now jeff omg

hans rules despite being from mn

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


'The really impressive writers were the ones who in 2005 were writing reviews in a style and quality that matches that of the staff content today. Not the track by track or "ranked ____ on Rolling Stones" ones.'

up to a point, but some staff are presumably a lot younger than others and therefore are gonna have more scope to improve on their writing.

i still think iai is the best staff writer though


ResidentNihilist
August 19th 2013

962 Comments


Comrades, their should be no staff or contribs, only equals (though some being more equal than others).

Calc
August 19th 2013

11975 Comments


andcas still speaks da troof.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


"They did the Rolling Stone thing just to see if they could review all the albums on the list for fun"

ah, cool. Nice to know that wasn't just a gimmicky trend going on.

"up to a point, but some staff are presumably a lot younger than others and therefore are gonna have more scope to improve on their writing."

True. Which reminds me...if Chan was really 16 when he wrote that GYBE F#A... review then he is a goddamn prodigy.


Atari
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

19437 Comments


"and yeah bighans is actually a nice guy like sowing

the ones who really just try to get along with everyone"

Like me :D



YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


"actually a nice guy like sowing

the ones who really just try to get along with everyone"

Yea, he, Irving, and Omaha have stood out as genuinely really nice guys. It goes a long way I think

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


big hans' views on politics and society in general are pretty much diametrically opposed to mine but yea he's still awesome

ResidentNihilist
August 19th 2013

962 Comments


iai is brilliant, pity we lost Liberali Fatalie though. Was tied with Dev as the best electronica reviewer on the site.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


"pity we lost Liberali Fatalie though. Was tied with Dev as the best electronica reviewer on the site."

It seems like there are a lot of ex-staff who aren't Emeritus...or haven't been active in so long that their comments don't show up anywhere because there seems to be a lot of past staff guys that I've never even heard of.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


maybe banned or stripped of their title?

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


liberi was around fairly recently, he never used to comment much anyways though

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


They took away what's his name's emeritus title after he made all those news articles lol

sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


cruz news ruled tho wtf

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


Wasn't Neoteric emeritus before?

ResidentNihilist
August 19th 2013

962 Comments


He kind of desearved it tbh. Shadows lost his as well for not being active on the site for years as well as Hemp Kat.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


that really sucks after all the work put in

johnnydeking29
August 19th 2013

8980 Comments


True. Which reminds me...if Chan was really 16 when he wrote that GYBE F#A... review then he is a goddamn prodigy.

Ugh

sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


I don't really care much anymore

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


Lol, this site is about as professional as a backstreet brothel in Bulgaria.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

Hep Kat
August 19th 2013

14995 Comments


andcas 4 mod 2014

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


don't be silly andcas, there is no such user

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


"Lol, this site is about as professional as a backstreet brothel in Bulgaria."

nice use of alliteration


sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


and nice use of irony

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


make him staff now!

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


Thanks Treb :D

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

21575 Comments


Most emeritus don't post anymore. That's why you don't see them around much.

Do contributors have like a special little forum they get to talk about music, away from the plebeians and whatnot? Or does it
just mean "bold shit under your name"?

We have a facebook group but 70% of it is just people plugging their latest metal reviews or whining about the mods/staff/userbase hating us.

It's like a really shit tumblr.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


It takes so long for the page to load after I post a comment that a retort to my comment is already there when it finishes loading wow

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


the glorious wonders of sputnik's servers

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


See it happened again

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


Rip Sputnik

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


to be fair it used to be much worse

Hep Kat
August 19th 2013

14995 Comments


the collective join date of this thread has to be around 2011

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

21575 Comments


these days my main motivation to become staff is that it will piss off the entire site

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


We are still fresh meat!

sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


fish 4 staff 2014

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


'the collective join date of this thread has to be around 2011'

lurking man, lurking


fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

21575 Comments


i'm gonna publish blogs ever single fucking day

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


Damn, in that case

Hilary 4 staff 2014

toxin.
August 19th 2013

12019 Comments


"the collective join date of this thread has to be around 2011"
i've found join date to be relatively independent of user shittiness

if anything the longer you're on the site the shittier a user you become

Calc
August 19th 2013

11975 Comments


"if anything the longer you're on the site the shittier a user you become"

now toxin speaks da troof.


johnnydeking29
August 19th 2013

8980 Comments


the collective join date of this thread has to be around 2011

Oh, shut the fuck up

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2013

15332 Comments


To my understanding, they promote based on need. It just happens to fall around the same time each year.

Digging: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


Word. Has anyone ever gone straight from user to staff?

toxin.
August 19th 2013

12019 Comments


i wanna say liberi maybe, i remember reading a comment where someone was like "behemoth review, you might be promoted straight to staff because of this" but idk if it actually happened cuz that before i joined

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

49788 Comments


I remember Snoxall tried

toxin.
August 19th 2013

12019 Comments


isn't this the thread where i call him out on it
good use of my time ...

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


Hahahahahah god thank fuck that degenerate has vanished.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

9066 Comments


When do Contrib apps open again?

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


wasn't chan already staff after 3 months in the womb?

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


Maybe if someone like bighans randomly applied for staff they'd promote him just because of the quality and quantity of reviews he has for a user.

Hep Kat
August 19th 2013

14995 Comments


i've found join date to be relatively independent of user shittiness

if anything the longer you're on the site the shittier a user you become


i didnt make that statement to indicate user quality, but rather to call attention to the fact that i am amused by user naivety itt

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

21575 Comments


Sometimes I come across a review from like 2010 and the first comment is like "wow you'll make
contributor before me for sure!" and they're tagged as staff and the second is from the reviewer
and they're now emeritus.

Turnover seems fast

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


2010, but you are correct. There is still quite a learning curve for me.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

9066 Comments


@Fish Can you read my latest review and see what you think? I'm trying to improve hard.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

21575 Comments


there's no learning curve. all you have to do to act like a veteran user is learn all the in jokes, recite the usernames of 5 obscure old users (no one active post-2007) and then act like a bigshot by jumping into random threads and dismissing all the comments from people who joined after you

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

21575 Comments


@Fish Can you read my latest review and see what you think? I'm trying to improve hard.

aight

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2013

15332 Comments


Turnover isn't really that fast. I didn't last long but it was by my own choice. Plus I spent about 4 years on the site as a user and contributor before my year and a half staff experience. There's some people here who have been staff for almost eight years.

amemento
August 19th 2013

1425 Comments


you also have to say shut the fuck up fish.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

1631 Comments


That dude Butler's been here forever. He's still staff right?

sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


ok bye

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

21575 Comments


you also have to say shut the fuck up fish.

no it's fish is a faggot

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


Haven't you got a Lostprohets news article to be getting on with, andcas?

jefflebowski
August 19th 2013

7379 Comments


'all the cool people should come write for media snobs. we have our own podcast, been getting crazy promos with live show interviews and access. and our userbase isn't a total mess past the point of cleaning up. not to mention you can actually have in depth conversations that actually retain a sense of maturity. plus you can write and discuss about more than just music. .'

so why are you still here?


sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


good question

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


We could do a collab!!!!

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


I'm still trying to decode that.

sixdegrees
August 19th 2013

16777 Comments


no its ok

do what you know in your heart must be done

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


It's in the heart what counts :D

loveisamixtape
August 19th 2013

5903 Comments


fish is one of the cooler ones tho i don't understand

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


andcas 4 staff 2014

Will you do a blink discog review if you get it? :D

BigPleb
August 19th 2013

33987 Comments


Well I withdraw my vote then.

Cygnatti
August 19th 2013

21349 Comments


why put yourself through the pain?

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2013

23798 Comments


so much bitter in this thread. andcas your vagina is showing.

Cygnatti
August 19th 2013

21349 Comments


Ian has always been the best staffer imo. His musical range was simply astounding.

toxin.
August 20th 2013

12019 Comments


"i didnt make that statement to indicate user quality, but rather to call attention to the fact that i am amused by user naivety itt"
Ok

NightmareCinema16
August 20th 2013

2016 Comments


Wasn't this thread closed eons ago?

someguest
August 20th 2013

20286 Comments


klap gave me the clap as I took a crap

NightmareCinema16
August 20th 2013

2016 Comments


I just died.

NightmareCinema16
August 20th 2013

2016 Comments


XD



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