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Album of the Month format discussion

Post by hellboy » Mon May 26, 2014 12:09 am

I was thinking about the Listeners Club today, and have a new format to suggest (this could run in conjuntion with the existing neglected format).

The idea is to have an Album of the Month thread and Poll. It would go something like this:
  1. Fourtheye readers can suggest on album each that they feel is the best album they listened to that month.
  2. Where possible a nomination should come with some form of stream for the album. Bandcamp is nice, but any format is fine.
  3. Each nomination should come with a review. Preferably more than on sentence for you barely literate fucks out there.
  4. Albums preferably should be new release albums, though don't necessarily need be released in that month. A "new release" could be deemed as something released in the last 6 months.
  5. Once an album is nominated, it may not be nominated again.
  6. There will be a "Best Albums of XXX Nominations" Thread in which nominations, reviews and other discussion can go in. This thread will be made at the beginning of each month.
  7. At the end of the month, I will compile the nominations and create another thread with a poll. This will stay open for a week or so.
  8. Whoever wins the poll will get a forum badge or some shit.
Discussion and suggestions on the rules above are welcome.

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Re: New format suggestion

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon May 26, 2014 12:55 am

Sounds interesting. Is there going to be a limit on the amount of albums a person can nominate?
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Re: New format suggestion

Post by hellboy » Mon May 26, 2014 1:14 am

UndKeineZwEier wrote:Sounds interesting. Is there going to be a limit on the amount of albums a person can nominate?
My first thought was to leave it at one per person, but I'm open to multiple nominations if people prefer. I know I personally could nominate more than one most months, but at the same time would like to encourage most than the same 3 people nominating a whole bunch of stuff each month.

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Re: New format suggestion

Post by hellboy » Mon May 26, 2014 1:17 am

Alternatively we could have something like where you only get one nomination for most of the month, and then say in the final couple of days you can make a second (or more) nominations for stuff you feel has been missed.

It's a tough one, I don't want to overly complicate the process, but I would like people to have to think strongly about what they nominate, rather than any old album getting submitted.

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Re: New format suggestion

Post by Ravenpig » Mon May 26, 2014 3:11 am

I'll back up whatever can bring this back.
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Re: New format suggestion

Post by hellboy » Tue May 27, 2014 12:29 am

Any further feedback? I'm going to start this one June 1.

Discussion on how many albums a person can nominate is the main area I'd like to see discussion on.

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Re: New format suggestion

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue May 27, 2014 2:42 am

I say stick with one nomination.
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Re: New format suggestion

Post by not tyson » Thu May 29, 2014 9:46 am

Confusing and lacks support, it's never going to work.

Evidence - look at the top 2013 albums poll and the fact the listeners club failed anyway.

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Re: New format suggestion

Post by hellboy » Thu May 29, 2014 10:21 am

Not Tyson wrote:Confusing and lacks support, it's never going to work.

Evidence - look at the top 2013 albums poll and the fact the listeners club failed anyway.
Well, we might try it despite your doubts. No ventured, nothing gained.

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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by not tyson » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:06 am

I feel the 6 month rule should be enforced, makes sure we are actually listening to new music.

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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:56 am

Not Tyson wrote:I feel the 6 month rule should be enforced, makes sure we are actually listening to new music.
I agree. I'd only let that rule slide under certain circumstances involving bribery.

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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by Ravenpig » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:18 pm

I hope this doesn't end up being a popularity contest.
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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:21 pm

Ravenpig wrote:I hope this doesn't end up being a popularity contest.
Yeah it wouldn't be all that much fun if I won every month.
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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by Ravenpig » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:24 pm

That's my point, I'd vote for your pick every time as I'm SURE you would too.
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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:04 pm

Ravenpig wrote:I hope this doesn't end up being a popularity contest.
Well, a poll is a popularity contest, so there's no getting around that.

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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by Ravenpig » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:07 pm

I mean as in voting for the poster and not for the album.
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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by hellboy » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:09 pm

Ravenpig wrote:I mean as in voting for the poster and not for the album.
YEah, I know what you mean. Thankfully the most popular guy here (me) has the best taste in music, so it shouldn't be a problem...

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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:10 pm

I do have pretty good taste in music don't I.
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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by The Boss » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:16 pm

Ravenpig wrote:I hope this doesn't end up being a popularity contest.
That's why I'm not even going to bother, mate.

Nor should Mog.

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Re: June Album of the Month Nomination thread

Post by not tyson » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:23 pm

You still butthurt that people choose my album over yours?

Mine was better, it was as simple as that.

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Re: Album of the Month format discussion

Post by hellboy » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:38 pm

Moved a whole bunch of posts in here. I'd like the nominations thread to stay somewhat on topic - just nominations and discussion of them.

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Re: Album of the Month format discussion

Post by The Boss » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:01 am

Not Tyson wrote:You still butthurt that people choose my album over yours?

Mine was better, it was as simple as that.
No argument here.

I just don't think this is a good idea. Though I dig Bellend for asking us all for our input.
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