Sunday, February 7th, 2010...1:04 pm
DT Don’t Give out Free Lunch: Nomination Blues
I just noticed a forum thread called Ever Get the Feeling You’ve Been Cheated? which was posted by TZone, mainly about the nominations. He is rightly pissed off that his name isn’t in a producer category. But there are a LOT of other important names that are missing in the lists. What does it mean? That people don’t appreciate quality? I think that there is a chance of that. That people didn’t do enough to make sure they got nominated if they wanted to be there? Certainly! JoeAlias is everywhere right now, pushing with tracks every day and he got 6 noms. I say well-fncking-done. Does that mean that he’s top 5 in each category? I doubt even he would say he is.
So, here’s the thing. Every year that the noms come out, people get annoyed and say they are leaving. It’s the same with the DT mixtape and people were pissed at me because they didn’t make it onto the KKRUNCH tapes. Like they are owed something. Since when did DT start giving out free lunches? WE created the awards – not DT (they just helped us by setting up voting) – so we have to make it work. And that is, in my opinion, how we should sort out most of the problems.
Here are the same complaints I see every damn week…
I deserve an award: do you, really? And if you do, why aren’t other people agreeing with you? Did you do enough to demonstrate it? I think MF Doom is better than 99% of hip out there, but I don’t see him in the charts. Dig?
A lot of people in the noms don’t deserve to be there: well, they got voted in and it wasn’t through ghost accounts, because they were checked.
I never get recognition for what I do: firstly, do you really care if a bunch of lames vote your stuff up? I don’t care for a lot of peoples’ opinions on this site, so why do I care if they dope me? I think that we should set up a committee of regular users that can vote up the hot tracks, so that we have a sort of ‘moderators top tracks’ list. No ghost or spammer is going to get on there.
There isn’t enough moderation on the site: no shit. But it is OUR site, so we have a duty to moderate. I remember calling a spammer out and had to live with a world of shit because we’re all too selfish to act collectively. I’m down to sort out a moderation committee if enough people are prepared to put the hours in.
People are ghosting: Yeah, maybe but I don’t see what the point is. You will know if you’ve voted yourself up and what is the point in showing off about being the best if you voted yourself up? Even if Pink made it so that IP addresses were tracked, people could easily get around it. We need some integrity here. We should all know when a lame gets more points than they deserve and call them out. Again, this would be helped if there were a committee of moderators.
So, my point is, we can’t moan because (most of us) are grown adults and we should take responsibility. What do you all think? A sort of moderation committee to do the following tasks:
-police forums, crack down on spammers, make sure people don’t ask the same damn question every day
-spot potential ghosts and investigate beat jackers
-work to an informal rota so that we know people are looking in on it each day (but I doubt that it’s very strict)
-share the best new tracks with others and maybe some sort of moderators top track – it would have to be secret who is voting on stuff, but most people will work it out. Again, integrity (look it up, chump).
finally, i been doing a bunch of videos of my 2009 tracks – the new one uses a bunch of war footage and includes Knowledge Born, Presto and Eratik…. have a look on KK’s video channel! And yeah, i’m promoting for the Original Producer award. Like I said, people don’t get free lunch. Peace
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