idfpower wrote:Well it's not for me to decide, but IMO those tracks should be completely removed from the list, and not just bottomed down with a "DQ" tag next to them. There's no point in keeping them listed and indirectly helping them to gain feedback. But that's just me.
Why should 'getting feedback' on a track be dependant on 'have voted' instead of 'have made a track with this synth' ? Your statement shows exactly why this is a bad idea, as the focus is now on voting instead of making a track in the first place
idfpower wrote:That being said, I still don't get why this is such a touchy subject...every OSC some ppl decide not to participate because they lack the time. And they don't complain about it.
This has really nothing to do with the issue we are debating here.
idfpower wrote:Now if you do however decide to join and submit a song, why is it so difficult to save some time for voting?
Because I don't have a crystal ball that shows me the future
When I have time to do a track, that is a very temporal exercise that has no link to having or not having time available later on.
idfpower wrote:And even when you don't manage to vote, why do you think it's unfair to see your song disqualified? You get feedback & plays during submitting & voting. IMO that's plenty of exposure for not voting...
I don't understand your obsession with getting feedback while not voting. Feedback is for the track well done (or not) and SHOULD have nothing to do with voting, winning prizes or any such stuff. Maybe it didn't occur to you, but I'm pretty sure MOST of the contestants are NOT in it for the prizes.
idfpower wrote:Try puting yourself in the voter's shoes for a change....
Nope, I'm standing pretty firm in the contestants (as in 'making a track') shoes: the ones that put in a lot of time and effort to pay homage to both the chosen synth AND the great spirit (so far) of the OSC, and can't care less about the prizes. Try to stand in their shoes, and imagine you have this spirit but got served something 'that should hurt' because they don't have time to vote (so someone can claim their prize
). I'm pretty sure that, apart from people signing off beforehand, those contestants will be done with OSC as well.