We need to fix the forums!


#126

Wow!!! Congrats on your new life!!
And I’m so glad to see your very optimistic attitude. I believe future of Auxy and this community are blight :sparkles:


#127

Cool. Looking forward to it and glad to hear the subscription is working out well


#128

Glad to hear that some stuff is in the works in regards to this.


#129

Really only takes a sentence like this to set many minds at ease. 'Appreciate the clarification. :slightly_smiling_face:


#130

I never got a lot of comments n stuff back then either, but the plays i got still hold pretty true to the original argument.
I started to stop using Auxy when things were slowing down in the community (5.1ish) and you can see my play numbers drop pretty significantly.
My 2 most recent tracks: 8 plays and 29 (btc challenge)

If u start going back to pre-5.0 time, the number of plays and (rare) activity on my tracks is so much higher (tracks with 30,40,50,70+ plays)
I’m not very active on my alt acc so it’s not like time has really been a massive factor in those numbers. Just the fact that if I posted something before, I’d get more activity than if I did now.


#131

I kinda noticed that fact too.
I was depressed because the last btc song got less plays than usual. For my original song, not sure, number of plays looks similar to me.

We need to see the situation carefully to generalize,
But I think active community here may help increase your play, but not feedbacks. (Not sure about numbers of likes.)


#132

I personally expect this forum to be a place where I can get feedback, but plays.
As an amateur producer, feedbacks are important, and I need them.

Since we post our tracks on SoundCloud, you can let hundreds of people listen to your music by using method below
ex: put many tags, increase followers (by following many people), reposted by other big accounts, make an eye-catching cover art, add an eye-catching title (“FREE DOWNLOAD” or sth) etc.
because there are tons of SoundCloud users, many more than disco users.
(I’m ignoring the quality of the track, but do you think quality strongly correlate to plays or likes? I don’t think so, there are so many good songs which deserve many more likes and plays, in general.)

However, SoundCloud is not the best place to get feedbacks because

  1. Users are not intimate enough to give critical feedbacks
  2. Not all users are a creator so that they can’t give informational tips for creating process.
  3. it’s not easy to comment (UI problem, which is fixed a few months ago)

In the disco, all 3 issues are (or can be) solved, as it is

  1. warm community (I believe and hope)
  2. all users are a creator.
  3. easy to comment

Then why there is not much comment or feedback?
Maybe “Finished track thread” doesn’t work well to motivate other users to comments,
due to no regulation, as @Aqua said.

I think this is a good idea.
It was used in FMOTW, as a user hasn’t given comments, they are suspended from the featuring list. and it seemed working in some degree.


#133

Hey guys, good points raised here. I know I can’t talk as I took a lil break but here’s what I know…

@lenberg def loves memes. Seriously I’ve been involved in convos with him and memes people have made about him. There’s no way he hated the meme thread.

Things change and fluctuate. I’m sure that if people are committed and keen to get things up again around here It’ll happen. Gotta remember it’s been a massive year for Auxy and we’ve undergone some big changes as a community. Give it some time.

I’m not gonna say I’m for or against Aka, but I will say there were rants that raised good points and challenged ideas in a good way but also rants that didn’t seem like they added value to this community or the app.


#134

Thank you for this input and welcome back!


#135

What happened here is the admins asked me to pull back on the tournaments so the winners could have more time to enjoy their victory and more unicorn events could be hosted. But I am in the works of organizing two new ones (one for this year bleeding into next year, and one for next year.)


#136

Welcome back buddy. Having you around again will certainly make things feel a lot less empty (where’d your unicorn go btw?)

I think that it would certainly be a nice re-addition to the forum.

I’m glad to see that this thread has confirmed that people are indeed committed to helping things get moving again. It’s had a lot of changes, yes, and I’m sure it’ll get better with time.

That accurately sums up Akabil. To be honest, the rants didn’t always add value but sometimes there are things that just need to be said. For that, I’m glad he did say what he said. I think the two month radio silence got to him, and that sort of pushed his rants over the top like they ended up being.


#137

I think it’s worth noting that akabill added more to this community than just a few strong opinions.

He was the creator and an active contributor in a number of great threads:


#138

I tech too he could comunity come together in the past three days when this thread went from 0-133 replies. I have faith we can bring this forum back to glory.


#139

What happened to aka? No longer active anymore?


#140

True that, he definitely started some great threads


#141

Pretty sure he got suspended from the disco.


#142

Do we just want to go back in time when meme thread and aka was present?
Or, do we actually want to “fix the forum”?
Our ideal community = community of 1year ago?
Then why meme and aka was suspended? Didn’t mods do that to make this community better? Or are there other reasons?
Will this community become “active” when they are back? Will that “active situation” make this community better? …what is better community anyway…?

Sorry for questioning everything, but I still don’t get where is the goal of this discussion, or what problem we are “fixing”.

I’m neither happy or unhappy in this disco, but if other users (seems lots of users) want to find the way out of the current situation of the disco, I really want to help as a fellow Auxian. Yet, I don’t fully understand what we want to achieve, with aka and memes and tournaments.


#143

This is the most relieving sentence for me in 2018.
I was worried about make him uncomfortable with Auxy memes even I made them with the intention of making other Auxian laugh. (I apologize to other users who feel uncomfortable with memes I made…)


#144

I can’t speak to everyone, but what I’d much like to see is a general increase of active users in the forum as a whole. Like how it was before Auxy 5 was released, where discussion was a lot more casual and open. The closure of the meme thread was consequential to the new changes of “keeping the disco about Auxy” that I don’t think is helping the community out as a whole. That is how I feel.

As for Aka, that’s just another consequence of the new changes. His posts ended up too negative and so they were no longer acceptable on the forum. I feel that is a damaging precedent to set, as there will always be negativity and regardless of whether or not its spoken out, a festering negativity is much more dangerous and damaging as a whole. While allowing him back may not directly change anything (who knows if he even wants to be back after all), it’s more the principle (at least from how I see it)

As for the tournaments, they were a way to keep user interest and engagement in the forum higher. Same goes for the BTC challenges, things like the March House challenge as well as the Easter DnB challenge. Users are thinking (rightfully so) that more activity from the app’s feed will draw people back or into the forum, and that’s the point with mentioning them.


As for whether or not the community will be better with more people coming back, only time will tell, but as it is right now Auxy’s Disco feels hollow, a sentiment shown by a lot of people here. I hope that can change in the future with the changes that will be eventually made (again, thanks Lenberg for acknowledging the thread and assuring us that things are changing)


#145

where is this link?