Re: the Top 10s thing...
This forum IS called the DJ Promotion Forum, so with that title personally I feel it should be open to any DJ to use it to promote themselves... including charts, demos, forthcoming gig listings and the forbidden radio show plugs(!) as these are all promotional tools for DJs.
It looks like any thread with anything other than a downloadable mix in here gets slated (I've been told myself on several occasions that my chart & info threads don't belong here because it's not a mix etc etc) - so surely if that's the case then isn't life gonna be SO much easier if this is renamed the DJ Mixes forum?
The idea of a top 10s sticky is fine if you want to keep anything other than mixes out of the bulk of this forum, but it does pretty much stop people from being able to comment on charts etc - some of the other forums I'm on have dedicated charts forums which means you get loads of people asking where they can find certain tracks, what a particular track's like that they haven't heard and thanking the DJ for charting their tracks etc, which is all really good as it gets more people involved and more people talking about the music - which will basically mean no one will really bother looking at the thread other than when they post their own mixes.
It also mean that I (and other DJs) have nowhere to post general info (forthcoming gigs, what I'm generally up to as a DJ - basically my 'DJ Promotion'), not to mention that my chart tends to be a top 20, not a top 10!
Again, if this became a DJ Mixes forum then maybe there should be another DJ Promotion forum allowing people to actually post general DJ promotion threads - info, charts, etc etc... but personally I hate the idea of splitting these things up too much.
Just as a side note, someone mentioned that charts would be more suitable in the Music Discussion forum... is there a rule saying that DJs shouldn't post such promotional threads in there (or are the Nazis who run this place likely to haul people off to Auschwitz if they do)?
Stu Cox |