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Re: Quality of comments
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2019, 21:17:12 »

Well, quite frankly I see this community slowly progressing into a direction where it badly requires a Code of Conduct even if (or because) some people are not going to like it. You cannot prevent people from writing bad stuff but at least you can draw consequences.
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Re: Quality of comments
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2019, 09:26:09 »

Perhaps I shouldn't play the game if I can't take the heat, but I find having received two pretty negative comments recently kind of ruins the fun of tracking. Sure, my modules might suck and/or I might have a different idea of what music could be etc. but I would still like the ability to disable module comments/ratings. That's how I feel at the moment.

Edit: Ok that might be easier said than done. Since the removal policy states that modules will not be removed just because their author feel bad about them, I will instead think at least twice before uploading modules in the future, saving myself the embarrassment and the listeners' ears.
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Re: Quality of comments
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2019, 00:38:15 »

I think we're going to have to clarify the differences between actual valid negative criticism and rude comments first.

Not saying any names here, but in general, I've seen a lot of people try to equate the two and fail to acknowledge the differences, and to be honest, it's an easy beginner's trap to fall into.
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Re: Quality of comments
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2019, 07:42:18 »

As a thumb rule to commenters, the lower the rating, the more elaborate your comment should be.

I think it's a polite and a logical way to approach it, as it's quite obvious that if you're giving a track 9-10 score, there's really not much to comment apart from how awesome it is; it's fine to drop a vague one-liner on a track you find that good. Problems arise with lower scores as especially newer trackers would probably find it incredibly helpful to know why they're getting rated low by the commenter.

I've gotten trolled by one-line 1 rating comments too (I think Beyond was drunk) and I can say that if that happened when I wasn't confident in my music and was still looking for feedback/validation, it would've felt really bad to not get any explanation for the low rating.

And obviously no matter how bad a track is, rudeness and/or insults are still not justified.
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Re: Quality of comments
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2019, 22:32:51 »

Very well put and good rule of thumb.
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