Hey guys, to answer a few of the recent questions:
I purposely didn’t answer this, because I figured AKA would respond and I wasn’t sure of the best way to handle it.
A seperate Genre Category was proposed, but we weren’t sure how popular it would be. I created these Genre threads to test the waters a bit. We did a quick test of sub-categories but it added to the complexity of posting in the right place and browsing. Nothing’s set in concrete and Lenberg will probably make further changes over time. He wants good music / Auxy related discussions in the forum and isn’t scared to make changes to achieve that. We’ve made quite a few changes recently and will see how it goes.
Tags were also discussed as they initially seemed like an ideal way to handle genre specific posts. But after reviewing other forums with tags, it was decided to stay with the simpler category approach for now.
We can tweak that over time if it’s a problem. The immediate aim was to ensure that people didn’t dump tracks in the Genre or Music Production thread, because all tracks go into #wip and #tracks categories. Also, wanted to generate enough interest in Genre’s to justify a possible future category.
Thanks Moemx. Ivo, Lenberg and I have been discussing the forum and I think we’re all pleased that discussion about music has increased. Removing the forum games and meme thread etc was discussed for a while, but seems to have been a good decision. Better to talk about music, than trying to write three word responses to the previous poster etc. This is a music forum after all.