koncide wrote:I'd actually like to see two separate sub-forums for dubs and feedback, one for very new or inexperienced producers, and one for people who have made more of a name for themselves and who's quality is consistent. I'm not sure what the criteria would be based on, but tweaked in the right way it would create a separate community which would draw traffic not just from fellow producers, but from DJs looking for exclusives to play out. and also general fans/listeners who know next to nothing about production except knowing what sounds poor, and who just want to hear some music from people they're not heard of before. This would also give the newbies something to work towards and perhaps encourage more quality control on their part.
1) how would that ever be enforced
2) what determines skill
3) Does this not create a riff in the dsf community ?
You misunderstand me... my whole point is that dubs and feedback atm is a massively varied kettle of fish. You have some producers come on here who clearly know their stuff, and I think we all know there are some seriously underrated gems that have been posted on this forum that basically get ignored. On the other hand, you have guys who are just starting out and want feedback on production basics. I think it's fairly valid to point out that lumping the two types of posts together in one list is going to cause confusion for some people, and I subscribe to the theory that this is what's keeping views and replies low throughout most of the dubs/feedback forum.
What determines skill? Keep it democratic, it should be about the positive response a producer gets, on a consistent basis. Of course this would require moderation to work, and people have already pointed out that moderation is an issue no matter what happens so I won't go into that.
How on earth does it create a rift? It simply separates those who know what they're doing from those who are still picking up the basics. In that way, those who want to help out the beginners know where to go, and those who want to hear the experienced producers know where to find them.
wub wrote:Should we make new users move to the back of the bus as well?
It ain't about moving to the back, it's about more appropriate seating.