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View Poll Results: Do you support the idea to add a front page to the site?
Yes! This would definetly be good for the site. Admins, please make it happen! 51 77.27%
No, this is a bad idea. 5 7.58%
Indifferent / No opinion / Can't decide 10 15.15%
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Had I known greg was selling MB back then, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat. While it was still affordable.
This place would have changed dramatically without losing the forum community, which in my opinion is the backbone of this site.
These boards would have been run by the people who love it and not by some anonymous, faceless entity with little to no interest.

My vision for this site would look something not dissimilar to this...Soul Source : Rare Northern Soul Music.
For MB, the front page would contain (or would have had) current music news along with latest reviews by members including among other things, band interviews.
The latter part sounds over ambitious, but not unachievable providing this site was sold as a music lover driven forum, run by regular people.
That would have been it's appeal. I doubt there's anything on the web similar.
Especially to a musician/band just starting out it could be a great opportunity to put themselves out there to the many countries that the members here reflect.
In my opinion, that's how this site would have cut it's teeth and earned it's reputation.

It would have been a labour of love made easy with some of the knowledgeable and passionate members we have and have had here over the years.
There's more than enough radical thinking individuals here to have pulled it off.
It's just a shame that the current owners have no ambition whatsoever, or any inclination to change the status quo.
That sounds like pretty much the best site ever. If only eh?
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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That sounds like pretty much the best site ever. If only eh?
How would it have sounded if a mod suddenly pm'd you with a pre-arranged offer to attend a small gig, local to you, with the intention of writing a gig review and a possible after event interview with the band in mention?
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
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How would it have sounded if a mod suddenly pm'd you with a pre-arranged offer to attend a small gig, local to you, with the intention of writing a gig review and a possible after event interview with the band in mention?
I'd personally be ecstatic, talking to a band after a gig is like, a dream.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
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There's no reason to me why that can't happen, especially with bands just starting out.
It'd take loads of front on our part (new forum format), the ability to sell a fan base idea and most importantly, quality reviews.

After that...who knows?

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Old 12-04-2010, 01:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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There's no reason to me why thatt can't happen, especially with bands just starting out.
It'd take loads of front on our part (new forum format), the ability to sell a fan base idea and most importantly, quality reviews.

After that...who knows?
We definetly have plenty of talented writers on here. Can't really say I'm one of them, but I have enthusiasm.
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... but I have enthusiasm.
That and a cocky swagger is all you need mate.
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My vision for this site would look something not dissimilar to this...Soul Source : Rare Northern Soul Music.
That's exactly how this place should be.
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:18 PM   #28 (permalink)
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They have a crap load of radio shows to. We kind of half assed one before, but I still think that would be the coolest addition to this forum. I should probably look into hosting prices again, for a 24 hour stream. Who should I Pm about details anyways?
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:08 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I think it's an awesome idea Tore. I'm a moderator on another forum, and we changed our homepage in February to something very similar. Since then, we've attracted a lot of new members who actually stay for awhile, probably because they can browse through popular topics and posts before deciding if it's a good forum to join.
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^I would be really into that.

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