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Old 10-02-2020, 04:22 PM   #6401 (permalink)
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"Buss?" What word did you misspell "bust," "boost" or "buzz?" Cause I can see it being any of them. You throw up a playlist on Spotify to get some buzz to boost MB membership, but then it turns out to be a marketing fail, a real bust. However if "buss" is a Boston thang then never you mind. It's my bad, didn't know whachatalkin'bout.
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Old 10-02-2020, 06:33 PM   #6402 (permalink)
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Actually giving a **** about music helps.

You gotta want to learn new **** about music everyday

Not many people do. Some might stay just out of habit but the real meat and potatoes is uncommented on **** like putting whatever psy-fi is listening to on a playlist.
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I came back to get music reqs and it hasn't really panned out that way. Maybe we could put together a "What we're reading" like playlist once a month. Throw **** in a pile. People vote, and the MB November 2020 playlist is made.

One of the mods can throw it up on Spotify. Start building some real marketing buss to bring in some new blood.
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I don’t want new blood or not much of it honestly. Honestly idgaf about anyone unless I learn about music from them. There’s plenty of info here already.

If there’s anyone I miss it’s blarob because he turned me on to crazy ass metal and no one has filled that void. We have that one metal head who only posts extreme metal links but he doesn’t parse it down like blarob did. We really only need one poster who can help me metal out whenever I get back to where I can handle it again.
Coming really late to the discussion, I'd still like to chip in and applaud the bold comment in OH's post.

In music, my inclination is not so much to hear about the lastest release, but to delve backwards in time. MB has vast quantities of stuff : almost every artist known to man must've been mentioned here at least once, but there is an accessability problem because the search function can be disappointing.

For a while, I tried the "Bump & Blitz" game to encourage people to see the value of what we are sitting on in terms of music info, but the response was rather limited. Right now I am nagging Marie to make the Krautrock genre visible on MB; the jury is out, but Tristan is the only guy who has said, yeah, it's a genre that deserves a stickied thread.

I don't know how to get good new guys to stay around, but clear access to the info we already have on genres and artists may be part of it.
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Old 10-02-2020, 06:40 PM   #6403 (permalink)
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I'm not going to try and drag people to a site where no one wants them. If people don't want new blood, I only hope they aren't shocked when people get tired of the same old shtick and walk.
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Old 10-02-2020, 06:49 PM   #6404 (permalink)
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I use it a pretty lot and think it’s fine. What’s your beef with it?
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Old 10-03-2020, 12:26 AM   #6405 (permalink)
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I'm not going to try and drag people to a site where no one wants them. If people don't want new blood, I only hope they aren't shocked when people get tired of the same old shtick and walk.
I'm not sure if anyone is saying that, Big3: certainly it was never my intention to suggest that at all. I just meant to show that there are two ways to look for music recs: not just from new blood with new releases but in old archives too.

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I use it a pretty lot and think it’s fine. What’s your beef with it?
Maybe it's the way I use it, but sometimes it throws up way too many results and I find myself scanning through pages to find the thread that's really what I'm looking for.

I suspect that newcomers don't find the search function particularly useful either, hence they start up threads that we already have. Krautrock is a case in point: we have some massive threads on the topic that could act like good resources, but because they don't come to hand with a couple of clicks, new threads on the selfsame topic get opened. Sometimes the new threads only last for a handful of posts and when that happens they tend to obscure the search for the real MB gold which was laid down years ago.

If we merged and stickied a Krautrock rec thread, it could direct newcomers to MB's best Krautrock material, instead of leaving them to flounder around between several threads on essentially the same topic. Marie has very kindly offered to do it, but apart from Tristan, no one else supports the idea that Krautrock should have a permanent thread of reference on MB.
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Old 10-03-2020, 01:02 AM   #6406 (permalink)
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Well “utfse” is a message board standard.

Separating the wheat from the chaff is probably just an unavoidable inconvenience that comes with an open format like message boards and even the internet in general.

Still, unless someone is going to be a worthwhile music contributor who cares about the person? More people just means more watered down crap opinions from people with mediocre taste and little knowledge.
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Old 10-03-2020, 01:45 AM   #6407 (permalink)
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Well “utfse” is a message board standard.

Separating the wheat from the chaff is probably just an unavoidable inconvenience that comes with an open format like message boards and even the internet in general.

Still, unless someone is going to be a worthwhile music contributor who cares about the person? More people just means more watered down crap opinions from people with mediocre taste and little knowledge.
It works both ways. I really haven't shared what I like on the message boards unless it's someone like you or Marie, sometimes elph. Why waste my breathe on people with "watered down crap opinions from people with mediocre taste and little knowledge" who dismiss what I have to say anyway. Taking that position I know I'll never rise to the status of "worthwhile music contributor" and I'll always be a outlier, but hey that's the way it crumbles, cookie-wise.
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Old 10-03-2020, 01:57 AM   #6408 (permalink)
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It works both ways. I really haven't shared what I like on the message boards unless it's someone like you or Marie, sometimes elph. Why waste my breathe on people with "watered down crap opinions from people with mediocre taste and little knowledge" who dismiss what I have to say anyway. Taking that position I know I'll never rise to the status of "worthwhile music contributor" and I'll always be a outlier, but hey that's the way it crumbles, cookie-wise.
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Old 10-03-2020, 03:08 AM   #6409 (permalink)
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:58 AM   #6410 (permalink)
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Well “utfse” is a message board standard.
.... despite which I had to google it. But yeah, I guess it's good advice.

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Still, unless someone is going to be a worthwhile music contributor who cares about the person? More people just means more watered down crap opinions from people with mediocre taste and little knowledge.
Sorry to laugh, but that phrase is just such a classic, ringing, OH put-down. Good one. (and I'm sure Neapolitan is not the only member quickly checking how their musical credentials stack up in the light of your comment.)
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