Mixposure Updates!» News
By: Admin Posted in: News
Just wanted to do a quick update of what is going on behind the scenes at Mixposure!
In a week or so we will be putting out a new release with a bunch of changes. One of the changes I am contemplating is a new forum. Now we have the VBulletin Forum but I am tired of several things about it. The separate signups/logins being the biggest issue now. The new forum will be pretty basic and will not have categories. So in other words, there is no dedicated Intro Forum or Watercooler. This is actually kind of cool because only the most recent topics will be at the top of the forum. We will see about moving all of the posts over from the old forum but at least this way, we only have the one login and no separate signup.
I know many of you are looking for a Facebook audio embed module. This will be coming as well and hopefully in this release also. I will keep everyone posted on that one also.
More details will be coming but these are the heavy hitters. We are also looking in to a possible bug on the charts where some songs are not showing correctly.
If there are any other issues you are seeing, please let me know!
I agree with C Deal. Comments are and should be a big part of the website and we are in danger of losing that if the feature is not easily found.
I would also like to see some big changes in the search engine and the way people find music on the site. As a DJ, I would really like to see a search by genre feature and keyword search that picked up words not only from the song title, but the description too.
Just one thing, admin - if someone, or ourselves, write(s) something in our song comments section, I think it would be good if we are able to delete those comments if we want to. At the moment, I get a message saying I don't have the permission. This also applies to blogs. Thank you - Brian.
In the "Tag Cloud" screen on the home page we can access particular genres which then list songs in that category. I am considering submitting a song in the "Halloween" or "Holiday" category and currently have not found a way to review other songs in those categories. So the genre search mentioned would be much appreciated!
By the way, when I click on "Symphonic" it sends me to a list of songs in the "Christian Rock" category.
I also agree with Dave Deal's comments about a reviews count.
(1) While not one to bitch, (that's a lie) I gotta report displeasure with the private message system. I get the Twitter-like restrictions on who you can and cannot contact via pm, but I can't seem to send one to most if not all of my followers. I understand the need to click on the name as it appears in the search function, but what's a poor boy to do when it simply doesn't appear? Trust me, it's not a matter of mispellings or capitalization, if just doesn't recognize the name. I even have an instance where I could previously pm someone only to not have their name recognized by the search function when I tried to send one later.
(2) Is the availability of artist downloads in the works?
Thanks for any info...
Great points guys!
The counts will be coming back and that is something we have been looking at. Right now the code was not equipped to handle this but it should be added in to the next release. Then we can get it added in.
Dave I am not 100% sure what you mean by the tags? All genres are created by the members. It saves me from adding in everything hehe. I want to add a genre search in also so that will be coming.
Todd, I am afraid if "most reviewed songs today" and "highest daily reviewers" lists or something like them is not present on the front page that reviews will basically end soon. With notice of reviews in the same list as other "site comments' they just disappear. Perhaps I am wrong but maybe you could count up the number of total daily song reviews posted since the changes and compare to prior to the changes.