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    Posted: November 27 2008 at 18:53
M@X is making my Prog Trading Cards look like rubbish...Unhappy

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:10
Originally posted by M@X

Originally posted by Seyo

Good news, Max! I hope it will inspire us to write more reviews, but I would suggest - instead of having a flood  of YES or GENESIS short and unsubstantiated reviews coming up - to put a special weight on reviews of those albums that were so far not reviewed at all or that have only a few reviews. It would help to balance the content of the site, IMO... 

I prefer not limiting winner only to first review of album, maybe later I can give more weight to them.... but not now !

An easy one would be to have only reviews from the past 2 years ? Please discuss this.




To be honest, I don't have the kind of money to be acquiring new albums all the time (I'm still working on obtaining classic albums also).

On top of that, I've noticed that Kansas's albums get far less attention than Porcupine Tree's recent work, for instance (Fear of a Blank Planet - 132 reviews, Leftoverture -74 reviews).  So I don't really suppose it's fair to reward reviewers simply because they are about more recent albums.  Plus, there are many old albums with only a few or no reviews.

But I do spent quite a bit of time writing my reviews, and I put a lot of thought into them.  I give a track by track analysis of every record.  So when I get around to writing one about "Close to the Edge" or "Thick as a Brick," I'll put just as much thought into those.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:14
That is some good argumens Epignosis !!!!!!

Thank you for that.

I support your thoughts on this manner.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:22
Just a random thought...is it possible to put weight based on the number of words, instead of number of reviews?
 
That way, whatever album someone chooses to review, you put more weight on the more thoughtful reviews?  Not that I've been a big reviewer on the site (something I'm hoping to change in the near future), but, it does seem to me that those who put in the time to write a 500 word review deserve more of a chance than someone who puts in a 50 word review. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:38
By the way...nice one M@x for setting that up.  Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:40
In a near future you'll see a new system that will also consider the appreciation of readers. So the weight will be based on the appreciation also.

What do you think of that ?

I think it's more objective that the number of words.... a nice idea though !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:41
Originally posted by The Doctor

Just a random thought...is it possible to put weight based on the number of words, instead of number of reviews?
 
That way, whatever album someone chooses to review, you put more weight on the more thoughtful reviews?  Not that I've been a big reviewer on the site (something I'm hoping to change in the near future), but, it does seem to me that those who put in the time to write a 500 word review deserve more of a chance than someone who puts in a 50 word review. 


I like the idea, especially since my reviews tend to be long- the only pitfall, though, is that many words don't always mean more thoughtful, unfortunately. 

I've read Moby DickWink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:47
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by The Doctor

Just a random thought...is it possible to put weight based on the number of words, instead of number of reviews?
 
That way, whatever album someone chooses to review, you put more weight on the more thoughtful reviews?  Not that I've been a big reviewer on the site (something I'm hoping to change in the near future), but, it does seem to me that those who put in the time to write a 500 word review deserve more of a chance than someone who puts in a 50 word review. 


I like the idea, especially since my reviews tend to be long- the only pitfall, though, is that many words don't always mean more thoughtful, unfortunately. 

I've read Moby DickWink

 
LOL...so have I.  Point taken.
 
I like the idea of reader appreciation.  I think that may be the way to go.  But first won't we need a system for rating the reviews? Like they have at Amazon (or is it CD Universe?).
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It's something like that, Amazon-like reviews rating system...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:51
Disapprove

I can't say I'd like a rating system for reviews. It hate to see my hard work and my opinion being dragged through the mud because I have a discerning dissenting view or just because fanboys would rate it badly based on everything but the quality of the review.

EDIT: Freudian slip or just mistake? LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 20:11
Originally posted by LinusW

Disapprove

I can't say I'd like a rating system for reviews. It hate to see my hard work and my opinion being dragged through the mud because I have a discerning dissenting view or just because fanboys would rate it badly based on everything but the quality of the review.

EDIT: Freudian slip or just mistake? LOL


I got reamed for giving In the Court of the Crimson King three stars- I was further advised that I should not be writing reviews.  Confused 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 20:15
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by LinusW

Disapprove

I can't say I'd like a rating system for reviews. It hate to see my hard work and my opinion being dragged through the mud because I have a discerning dissenting view or just because fanboys would rate it badly based on everything but the quality of the review.

EDIT: Freudian slip or just mistake? LOL


I got reamed for giving In the Court of the Crimson King three stars- I was further advised that I should not be writing reviews.  Confused 


Saddening, and with a rating system we'd make that even more uncontrollable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 12:01
Ok , to be clear for all participants, the giveaway is still open to all reviews posted in the previous month.
No limitation on new album or first review of albums.

Good luck to all.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 12:40
OK, thanks Max. Let's see how it will look like...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 13:03
Originally posted by M@X

Ok , to be clear for all participants, the giveaway is still open to all reviews posted in the previous month.
No limitation on new album or first review of albums.

Good luck to all.




Once again, thanks so much.

To be clear (because I'm generally a loser LOL), will you be doing this again for December?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2008 at 08:54
Today is the 1st draw, reviewer from the month of November , good luck !!!!

The winners will be listed here later today.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2008 at 09:02
Exciting! Good luck all Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2008 at 12:40
What if the winner ah................  never mind I forgot that I`m living in the future. Anyone out there get a PM from a fictional website asking for reviews?
Now, and I`ve mentioned this before,  I don`t know if this has happened to anyone else out there but a lot of my crappy reviews have been stolen from other websites and I`ve even seen snippets of some of them on youtube. The same thing has happened with bits and pieces of some of the band bios I`ve written here. Personally, I write reviews and these bios for the fun of it when I have time or sometimes because I just want to spread the good word. One thing I`ve also noticed is that  a lot of the reviews I`ve read here are far superior to most of these so-called professional reviews because they are more informed. That`s it. I have to catch the next  time machine back to the mid sixteenth century. Wink
                
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The Winning Members of the Month of November are:

Amazon.com 25$
PROGLEGGS 

Doug Larson's Imports 25$
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Robert Berieau Full Digital Album of "Selfishness: Source of War & Violence"
TORODDFUGLESTEG

randomly picked from 1095 reviews

Winners will be emailed details of their prizes.

Thanks to all participants, 
Good luck for the December reviewers, next draw, January 1st, 2009





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Wow! That's the first time in my life I actually won a random drawing like that. Big smile
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