gather 'round, toss your name in the hat, and then rush out 3 non-proofread reviews at the last minute! ;-)
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Come come to the Sputnik Sabbath
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Def going to apply
I don't review enough for this.
I don't review enough for this
unique should apply
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Yes...a Fall Out Boy guitar solo
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Yeah this makes me sad i haven't reviewed much in a while.
My votes for staff are butcher and fripp
Maybe if I reviewed more than once every 5 years I could make a go at this next year.
"Maybe if I reviewed more than once every 5 years I could make a go at this next year."
But wouldn't that still fall within the 5 year drought?
Actually, my last review was in March '17. so I've got a ways to go!
Explosive oranges hasn't reviewed in like 2 years and he's still contrib
i would also like to say i should be staff but i do like one review every six months so
Hmmm. If i haven't reviewed in ages but help users edit reviews and give detailed constructive feedback to others could i like, apply for a mod type position? Wouldn't mind helping with site cleanup and giving feedback while pumping out the occasional review.
I apply for Emeritus
so i post reviews not super often, but they usually get good reception. i write a lot but tend not to publish everything, so I could probably post more often if I need to. i have 100% approval rate, etc. i try to review things that don't have reviews for the most part. is it worth applying for contributor? also, if I apply and am rejected, will it hurt my chances for next year?
Conmaniac 4 staff everyone else go away
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Oh and Butch
/last but not least, if I posted a few reviews between now and the deadline and then applied would i have a better shot?
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"so i post reviews not super often, but they usually get good reception. i write a lot but tend not to publish everything, so I could probably post more often if I need to. i have 100% approval rate, etc. i try to review things that don't have reviews for the most part. is it worth applying for contributor? also, if I apply and am rejected, will it hurt my chances for next year?"
It is absolutely worth taking a shot. You don't need to have an insane amount of reviews to get promoted, although consistency (1 review/month is a good reference) is appreciated. If you do not get promoted, it does not hurt your future chances in any way. It may actually help because (1) name recognition and (2) it shows you really want it.
applied for contrib.
wish me luck... or, y'know, quick death in suffering and dismal decay, or whatever you feel towards me..
Perfectly happy being contrib status if I'm honest. Really don't see myself influential enough on this site to become staff (mainly due to my greater inactivity over the past couple of years). Good luck to everyone applying though!
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thanks sowing. i'll do that, appreciated
Gonna stick w/ contrib for now until i can improve my output/quality a bit more ;] good luck to everyone who applies!
Pretty stoked on this, hope this year goes well!
have you applied before, dede?
Yeah last year, writing wasn't too stellar yet however
"non-proofread reviews" ...what do you mean exactly?
@neeka: twas a joke, usually when apps are posted fringe-candidates will make a last minute push (I did back when I applied too, ha)
good luck dinguses
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i have veto power and everyone in this thread is done for
but we can still report your posts
will I not be rejected this time
you guys screwed up a few years ago
we’ve already made up our minds lol, but dance away
Every year I say I’ll do more reviews so I’m actually qualified to apply, and I still haven’t done it... Maybe next year.
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Best of luck to everyone applying
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how do i apply for ownership of the site
send mx $50 in a sealed envelope, the server will be shipped to you along with all rights to the site name
I'm gonna wait for next year while I work on building a bigger repertoire of reviews and getting more name recognition . Shooting for one review a week.
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you don’t even have to write reviews to be staff
I may apply for contrib. just because it would force me to write more. On the other hand, I don't think my writing is there yet... Mmmmm.
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ian should go try out for contrib
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Ohhhhh okay I got worried haha
Just try it Dewi! Everyone should try, I did last year and will do again this year (:
good luck everyone!
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Can I apply for mx's position
That position will be mine
I need to actually keep my month list promises to even think about applying lol, much less make at least decent reviews. Go Papa, Dewi, and neeka!
Btw, I'm still working on my Sept. - Dec. Lists and my year-end list, HOPEFULLY done by the end of the month lol. College applications and scholarships have kicked my ass this past year.
No way I'm getting it but fuck it
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More than likely I'm not going to get it this year, but I decided to apply.
Snide should have his own category!
Ok let's give it a shot.
Good luck dewi lad
Woooooo go Dewi!
Is Diva contrib? He should def apply
I know it's not my position to decide on these matters but there's one user I think is more qualified than the rest...
Is it you
Miketunneyiscool for staff
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No pork, it isnt
Who is it then bird
"there's one user I think is more qualified than the rest..."
I think we're thinking of the same person.
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Madbutcher3 for staff
Reviews written with true passion, and he obviously knows his death/thrash better than most of you
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Lol we need more snobs in the world.
Ok applied, phew!
Good luck people
Can I be the site's Dragon Ball representative?
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"Who is it then bird"
is that his new nickname because if it is I'm happy
"send mx $50 in a sealed envelope, the server will be shipped to you along with all rights to the site name"
hell, that's all? done deal
applied, gonna be a tough competition though if i’m being honest lol, good luck to everybody :^)
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if Kill and Hep don't get Staff i'm fuckin seppukuing
who'll be my second
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get that blade ready :^)
I'm gonna R A G E if Hep Kart doesn't own this site by the end of 2018
How bout we get mx to reapply for his own site
good luck to all of you, guys and gals!!
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From what I remember, Deviant was a cool dude.
hey good luck to all users n contribs!
What's more likely: Me getting contrib or the Browns making the playoffs next year?
Or NATION. drops on vinyl
Just applied. Good luck, everyone
Good luck Soccer, always like your reviews.
Man I wish HolidayKirk was still around, that guy would have been a great staffer.
I will miss your puritan negs when I become Contributor from Helllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck, pals!
LOL gl dude
compost and fripp with those killer apps lol
Is this the thread where I ask to have Sach reinstated as a mod?
can sach just come back pls he may be annoying but hes funny
maybe i should actually apply just for giggles
1) Album Editor... or whatever the hell you want to call giving me the power to manage and approve artist and album pages and merge stuff etc.
2) I've added literally thousands of albums and artists to the database and thus have also broken thousands of album artworks much to Jom's chagrin. Out of sheer convenience having me have access to the approval queue and ability to edit peoples often less than satisfactory attempts at expanding the sites database.
3) I mean if you gave me comment and list deleting privileges I could contribute by censoring the constant assault of weaponized cyber-aids this site suffers from or if I had blog features I could definitely contribute some highlights on a lot of more underground fields that the site is generally lacking in, but really, I'm just lookin' to make the database better and I have the knowledge for it and I've already wasted 10 years of my life on this site so might as well just go balls deep on this shit at this point.
4) Yes. My job allows me to explore music basically 24/7 and I add most of what I listen to to the database. And I've been consistently active on here for a long time so I would be a pretty big help with the little details like these while you guys focus on other concerns.
5) I review like once a year and have next to zero interest in increasing that number at all.
6) I've delved deeply into most categories but currently, the vast expanses of Electronic music mostly. Which is fortunate for this site considering how lacking we are in that category and how large of a demograph it is.
9) Gradually purifying ampersands from artist and album names from the entire site, and proposing a universal guideline for the proper way to add multiple artist albums and how to distinguish between artists with the same name etc so that things are easier to find. consistency in that department would probably reduce the amount of redundant artist pages and problems related to that. And I'd be super down to do a "song of the week" blog thing showcasing new stuff from artists within my niche.
Look, I know I used to be a shit-rat and I'm not expecting to acquire any power here as I wouldnt expect to be trusted with it until I have proven that I'm not as much of an asshat anymore but also I clearly care about this site and have some sentimental attachment to it and I think I could make your lives a little easier by just having the ability to do a few non-mod related tasks. Its the least I can do to make up for making your lives MORE difficult for so many years.
wrong thread brb
applying for the power to delete that, see? worth it.
delete lordepotts from the website
Who's that? I only know of Lord(e)Po)))ts
Delete Tyler. agreed
tyler u have a bad attitude
"delete lordepotts from the website"
careful or ill edit your album page, bitch
i think you misunderstood
look at that. poof. you're nu-metal.
“people deserve anything here. But then again Jaquibim is Staff so looks like they're hiring walk-ins."
Who are you again? Jac earned his go a few years back.
Sowing!!!! Can I have my contributor spot back?? I’ve missed out on a lot it seems.
@nocte: lol, let's bring it back to the 2013 days again!
Yeah Brendan, time to make old new again. Good to see you around again
so how long does it take really for the application process to go through and for people to start getting accepted? just legitimately curious because i haven’t really paid attention in previous years
the site was down, cause the staff needed to decide on our applications..
Looks like last year it took about a week and two days
Hello all: applications will be extended through Sunday 1/28 at minimum due to site downtime. If we need to add further time to accommodate more submissions, we will.
App in, best of luck to all entrants
Bumping for visibility as well as to reiterate that the deadline has been extended due to site down-time.
Sorry guys I put Sput in timeout my bad.
i wire transferred jeremy the $50 and now he won't answer my emails
when do i get the keys to the site, i'd like to begin cleaning house as soon as possible
Hey Jonny where's my MacBook?
Bumping this for visibility. Tentative deadline is Sunday.
If im not mod by tomorrow i will give every Brand New album slightly unsatisfactory scores
King's and especially Pork's posts on the forum are the best. Hope you make the contrib status =)
One can dream son
Would anyone benefit from an extended deadline? Submissions have slowed down recently as expected, but I don't want to cut things off Sunday if there's anyone who simply needs more time.
I imagine the collective decisions board is already going through submissions to an extent, I’d suggest doing what previous years have shown. Worthy latecomers may be added even after initial promotions go through. Those deserving will find their way.
Maybe offer an email address for late/shy applicants?
Best of luck to everyone applying for new roles.
Absolutely -- ghost promotions often occur after the "official" process and anyone is free to email me if they are apprehensive about applying publicly.
Promotions that occur unannounced and after the normal process, usually because a fringe candidate who missed it at first stepped up.
Unfortunately not just promotions for users with 'Ghost' in their name!
I look forward to my promotion
I look forward all the time, because my eyes are not on my occiput.
Bumping yet again for our friends in the other hemisphere.
Reminder that there is about 1 day left to submit!
Pls tell me Blush applied for contrib.
lots of my faves have applied, yay. good luck everyone.
also yeah blush please apply, pretty please.
Same here, lot of talent up there, good luck everyone!
it will be over soon... the nerves, the goosebumps.
Ikr I’m so nervous
How long were they deciding last year?
list is digs
"I look forward all the time, because my eyes are not on my occiput."
It seemed like a couple of days from the last application list
Guys don't be nervous it's just a music site
this weekend’s review-game is gonna be great bc it will be all the new contribs/staff’s first reviews after promo n stuff nice
hey man this means a lot to me if i wanna bite my nails down all the way for the time being i can fuckin do so broski smh don’t hate 😤😤
Last call folks. I'll be closing the thread in about 10 hours. Thanks to all who applied already.
Think you'll make contrib Sowing
Make Sputnik RIFF Again
"Guys don't be nervous it's just a music site"
i wonder if sowing will make contrib this year guys 😰
"Guys don't be nervous it's just a music site"
how dare you
I think my review output qualifies me for contrib.
"Guys don't be nervous it's just a music site"
I thought Sput is life
Sput is love
No, that's Shrek
Holy pork the thread is closed, good luck to everyone and I hope you haven't shat yourself in anticipation as I have
Good luck everyone!
Be patient and wait for white smoke to come out the Sputnik headquarters.
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How long do you think it'll take?
Habemus Contributus? Staffus?
Usually takes a week, two at most.
I heard the best way to improve your odds is to flood staff shoutboxes like it's your day job.
A proper knob polishing is the primo way to attain the coveted position, or so they say
Legend has it that's precisely how a certain contributing reviewer obtained his position.
Now that is thought-provoking.
dont provoke my thoughts.
"you will have an opportunity to pitch site improvements in the final question, but keep in mind that it has to be something we have the ability to actually address..."
2018: quote/question mark bug
2017: no photos in profiles
2016: Please copy/paste the link, as clicking the hyperlink will strip the colon from the link.
2015: the 'r' issue in lists, the last.fm bug, or news articles looking like bollocks
this is like a running gag...
What was the "r" issue?
guess they fixed it by 2018
The "r" thing kept happening in lists and soundoffs, where a random "r" would be added to the end of words for no reason
it's not random in soundoffs, it happens when someone tries to start a new sentence.. pressing enter essentially..