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MH POLL OF THE WEEK #49: How often, in a year, would you like to see a new Trade-Off hosted?

MH POLL OF THE WEEK #49:  

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  1. 1. How often, in a year, would you like to see a new Trade-Off hosted?

    • Only once.
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    • Twice.
      0
    • Three times.
      0
    • Four times.
    • Five times.
      0
    • Six times (current format, done every other month).
    • Seven times.
      0
    • Eight times.
    • Nine times.
      0
    • Ten times.
      0
    • Eleven times.
    • Twelve times, once every month.


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How often, in a year, would you like to see a new Trade-Off?
 

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To submit a poll for the MH POLL OF THE MONTH, P.M @beniwith your poll question, choices, and state whether it's multiple choice or not.

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20 minutes ago, indigo said:

Six times is quite good, isn't that the current amount anyway?

 

Yes, that's right. Six times. Every other month, so the next would be in October for anyone else wondering.

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If the plan is to get more people involved and get more people to host the tradeoff, why not increase the volume of tradeoffs a bit? I chose 11 months (excluding December, which seems to be a universally busy month) because I think with proper planning, it could be done. There seems to be plenty enough tradeoff ideas to go around and I think this would allow for more specific and varied themes, especially since not everyone will participate each month.  For instance, as things are, most of the tradeoff themes are kept rather broad - which is great, but I think if there are more tradeoffs, that could give hosts a bit more leeway, and they don't have to feel like they're alienating certain users with a more specific theme, since users will have even more chances to participate in future tradeoffs.

 

Not to mention, It might also boost the overall morale of the forum if there's always an event going on. You could have people submit their tradeoff ideas, assess the idea, and if it's approved, add said person to the hosting queue. If someone doesn't want to actually host the idea that they submitted, there's enough staff around that someone on board should be willing handle the hosting duties. If 11 tradeoffs a year is overkill, then chop it down a bit, but I don't think increasing the volume a bit more could hurt either!

 

Just a few thoughts!

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I haven't voted yet because I haven't even participated in a trade-off yet, but I wanted to point out a thing:

 

On 05/09/2016 at 8:04 PM, CAT5 said:

For instance, as things are, most of the tradeoff themes are kept rather broad - which is great, but I think if there are more tradeoffs, that could give hosts a bit more leeway, and they don't have to feel like they're alienating certain users with a more specific theme, since users will have even more chances to participate in future tradeoffs.

I wholeheartedly agree with this. For people like me, who have a very limited quantity of music in their library, taking part in a trade-off is difficult, but if the themes of the trade-offs are rotating often, there's a bigger chance that we can pull off a decent mixtape at least once or twice a year. 

 

I would also like to mention, that it's not all about what kind of mixtape we'd like to make, but also what kind of music we'd like to listen. Some people, like moi, are pickier than others and certain themes just don't resonate with them as much as others and again, quicker rotation of themes will give users a better chance to find something that they think they'd like to listen to. (Like the reasons why I didn't participate in the Christmas trade-off are 1. I don't have christmas-y tracks, and 2. the reason I don't have christmas-y tracks is because I bloody damn hate christmas songs, and it doesn't change whether they're sung in Japanese or not.)

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On 9/5/2016 at 3:04 PM, CAT5 said:

If the plan is to get more people involved and get more people to host the tradeoff, why not increase the volume of tradeoffs a bit? I chose 11 months (excluding December, which seems to be a universally busy month) because I think with proper planning, it could be done. There seems to be plenty enough tradeoff ideas to go around and I think this would allow for more specific and varied themes, especially since not everyone will participate each month.  For instance, as things are, most of the tradeoff themes are kept rather broad - which is great, but I think if there are more tradeoffs, that could give hosts a bit more leeway, and they don't have to feel like they're alienating certain users with a more specific theme, since users will have even more chances to participate in future tradeoffs.

 

Not to mention, It might also boost the overall morale of the forum if there's always an event going on. You could have people submit their tradeoff ideas, assess the idea, and if it's approved, add said person to the hosting queue. If someone doesn't want to actually host the idea that they submitted, there's enough staff around that someone on board should be willing handle the hosting duties. If 11 tradeoffs a year is overkill, then chop it down a bit, but I don't think increasing the volume a bit more could hurt either!

Hello. I heard about trade offs i never knew what they are can you explain this. Thank you.

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@Axius Tradeoffs are when you exchange playlists with someone and then review your partner's playlist. There will be two deadlines posted - one for when you're supposed to have your partner's playlist, the last one for when you must have your review of their playlist posted on the forum. 

 

Your playlist can be either a Youtube playlist or a collection of songs you have on your computer. All these songs must correspond with the tradeoff theme (such as if you were to make a playlist for a brutal-kei tradeoff - brutal vk songs only). Your partner will be chosen by the tradeoff host, you must exchange playlists privately (via PMs, etc. - You must communicate with your partner) and you will have about a week or so to do that (depending on what the host puts for the deadline. You will then review each song from your partner's playlist and it must be posted before or on the final deadline date. If your review is going to be late for whatever reason, please put up a notice beforehand.

 

If you have any more questions, please let us know! We'd love to see you participate in a tradeoff sometime! They can be pretty fun while you're able to expand your musical tastes!! :music2:

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12 hours ago, suji said:

If you have any more questions, please let us know! We'd love to see you participate in a tradeoff sometime! They can be pretty fun while you're able to expand your musical tastes!!

Ahh thank you for informing me i might participate in these in the future whenever i have the time. I would definitely wanna expand on music.

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