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Poll: Do you want to see magazines Not related to professional audio?

Keep posting them - 118 (47.2%)
47.2%
No, I don't want them - 132 (52.8%)
52.8%
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Recently we've been overwhelmed by variety of magazines that uploaders try to submit. I don't mind more content as an administrator but i do mind posts that might not be of interest to you or me personally.

I've made a definition for Valter76 (moderator in charge of posts) - "we don't process magazines that are not related to Professional Audio", but it's not always that easy to define whether a magazine is related to Pro Audio or just Music overall.

Here are a few examples of what i consider to be not related to Professional Audio:
HiFi, Rhytm, Billboard, Rock'n Folk N...

Please tell me, do you personally want to see these kind of magazines at AudioZ?

Thank you.


UPD 2014.04.04

Poll: Magazines Not Related to Professional Audio screenshot
The reason why this poll has been active for so long is because I've been waiting for at least some reasonable movement into one side or another.

Yes, 19 more members voted against posting those magazines, but, is that number enough to make such significant changes to the site? - I don't think so.

Most members said they don't mind unrelated magazines, even if they don't download them;
So I think we'll leave things as they are for now, and if this situation goes worst, i'll run a new poll.

Thanks for voting!

Updated. SAiNT

comments

  Member 19.02.2014 170
+26
I totally agree with you, let's keep the signal-to-noise ratio up. If you like those magazines (and I didn't say I don't), there are a million other places where you can get them.

Yes, I voted. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to choose.
  Resident 2.10.2008 302
+87
As much as Pro Audio Magazines converge with the sense of AudioZ, I'm into Pro Audio for Music, not for being into Pro Audio.
I welcome music related magazines that have the potential to extend my horizon a little bit, like Hi-Fi, for how and where my music might be listened to, and Rhythm/Billboard etc for other musical styles I could get some inspiration from. Even if one of them only contained one single article I'm interested in.
  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
I always found it quite cool that in addition to our other materials we also had a vast library of literary works. I mean if AudioZ was a library would people complain that magazines are also available? No because that's ridiculous. I think we need to be a little more open with what happens to cross our peripheral vision on the home page. If you don't like something you can avoid it seeing as we're not forcing you to click on the post. I feel that being so incredibly resistant to change will create an environment where members are discouraged from sharing and that's contrary to our goal. One day people complain about the relaunch site, then about Nebula libraries being posted, the next they complain about magazines...I mean give me a break.

We can't have every release be the exact thing that a particular person resonates with, that's impossible. I agree with fiction, this is a site about music and the making of it is it not?
Eden To Abyss
  Releaser 27.11.2013 75 602
+2797
Agree with Catalyst
Find a passion, form relationships, fuck what everyone else thinks. Believe in yourself and be who you want to be. We're all gonna make it.
  Resident 27.09.2013 311
+54
SAiNT, I completely concur!! Thanks for asking!! Those other zines are easily had if people do require reading them….
MUSIC IS THE BEST
  Member 21.07.2013 21
+2
Although I voted No, I don't want unrelated magazines, I do read magazines like HiFi that I can find elsewhere. I prefer the Pro Audio filtering of this site.
But why, instead of voting, not approach it differently: let those magazines run for, say, a couple of months and then check the response to these uploads. If the number of downloads is abysmal, then you phase them out. Otherwise, put them in a separate category that does not interfere with Pro Audio. It's just an idea. I do not know all the factors involved in such a task.
  Resident 28.04.2012 15 1403
+1622
Hi SAiNT...Why not simply devide The Magazines Category into two? First one is for Mags related to pro-Audio stuff..second one for Music, HiFi and all the ones you mentioned. Then let only the first category appear in the fresh releases column...everybody who is looking for other music related mags can simply click on its menue-entry....by doing it this way we can have it both...all the mags and a better clarity
"Die Fahrbahn ist ein graues Band, weiße Streifen, grüner Rand"
  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
I actually proposed the same thing, to have them appear in Recent Posts instead of the home page.
Eden To Abyss
  Resident 28.04.2012 15 1403
+1622
Absolutely...and by the way if you are doing some changes..please also mke things like this not appar at the homepage.

R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan - Revolution (Remix Parts)

Its obvisiually good to have..but this category is only second-rank
"Die Fahrbahn ist ein graues Band, weiße Streifen, grüner Rand"
  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
I don't really want to go down that path because it will end with different members wanting different filtering and it makes our lives a living hell. I mean people were complaining about Nebula posts.
Eden To Abyss
  Resident 25.09.2013 10 787
+1391
I say keep posting them. The more the merrier. More selection is better than less selection, in my humble opinion. You can always skip past it if you aren't interested. But I think that knowledge is at least as important as the production tools you use in order to attain great results. More knowledge is always welcomed by myself.
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  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
Well said. Even more so when Advanced Search is implemented because then you can run detailed queries and filter your own results however you want.
Eden To Abyss
  Resident 23.10.2013 41
+2
I agree, I wouldn't waste my time for searching more sites with music magazines/ books if I can always find everything here and most important, with working links.
tnx again, I wouldn't do anything without these magazines that I found mostly here.
  Member 16.01.2014 42
+9
Mind as well add high times - (Cool cover though)
LIFE MUSIC
  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
I'm down.

It's not quite the same though because at least the magazines we're referring to are music related.
Eden To Abyss
  Resident 9.12.2013 184
+46
The smoker I drink, the player I get. Isn't it so with everyone?
Ah, That Wonderful Free Feeling of Feeling Free Wheeling
  Member 10.05.2011 68
+19


Only if there is productive material in it.. (gear, plugs, tutorials,...)

Keep it productive.
  Member 20.06.2013 9
+1
quote by manta

Only if there is productive material in it.. (gear, plugs, tutorials,...)

Keep it productive.


This !!!

  Resident 23.04.2012 138
+18
we have lounge music area...
....so do a lounge music magazine area.
Human specie have a unique meta-gene, which provides the ability to attract matter to their own experience through will
  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
Posts that go into the lounge generally appear on the front page.
Eden To Abyss
  Resident 23.04.2012 138
+18
i know Cata! i said that cuz we have a music area... hum might the music mags fit in there, or not?
Human specie have a unique meta-gene, which provides the ability to attract matter to their own experience through will
  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
Yeah possibly having certain magazines omitted from the front page and only showing up in recent posts and a separate section would be good. If it were up to me I would leave it, I don't think it's that many non pro related magazines to even bother. Most have reviews of guitars or electronics or something that is pro audio related and the ones that might not such as Billboard and Rolling Stone aren't a biggie.
Eden To Abyss
  Member 15.02.2014 61
+11
I totally agree with that :)
  Resident 25.11.2012 610
+60
Word, +1 ...Totally agree!

Off topic, you really had to have this poll to scramble your head-wires even more, Cat, ain't you?
You beloved masochist!
"Dog knows what's Dog's" (Joe)
  Resident 28.01.2012 268
+82
I like the additional stuff as it allows me to stay current with what is happening in the music scene. I often google or youtube artists who appear in these "non-pro audio" publications to reference the latest stylistic trends.
  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
Exactly. Also sometimes an interview with a band can yield some useful information.
Eden To Abyss
  Resident 16.01.2014 13 454
+970
I consume any content as long as it's available to me, why not make Audioz a One-Stop Shop?? I'm already moving my stuff in lol, planning on having a homecoming party soon, costume theme would be Warez!!! Who's down!
P.S i voted Yes
Forgotten, but not Forgiven.
  Resident 25.04.2012 72 7019
+13394
Wow you're like right there with me on my wavelength. I literally had the words One-Stop-Shop in mind when I responded but I didn't want to make any sudden movements and freak out some of our more resistant members.

I'm coming dressed as FM8 with beers at the ready.
Eden To Abyss
  Resident 16.01.2014 13 454
+970
I'll be in my Kontakt suit, giving out nki's(Nine Karat Iphones)
Forgotten, but not Forgiven.
  Resident 7.02.2014 13 1710
+844
I think popular music mags can drop dead ... but I'm sure others might disagree... which is ok, everyone is entitled to there own interests, and I absolutely respect those that have different views/interests then me... honestly!
Be that as it may (whatever that means), it just clutters up my browsing experience (thats why i voted no); although, seriously? it doesn't bother me that they are there. I never even considered there presence till i saw this.

Peace!!
and long live Audioz and all of its members!!!
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