when i look on peoples profiles now they've all got private bands!
seems to be getting cliquey and unshareing......sad:(
I think this may be a wrong perception as far as the bands are concerned - take me, I have 35 bands listed on my profile, but I'm not active in any of these - as the system is right now, any band you ever got invited to is listed there regardless of your participation (something which I should fix, I know). Besides that, we are seeing the usual summer slowdown as people are chilling on beaches and grill parties, nothing to worry about :)
yes, you are looking at the administrators signature.
I wouldn't miss private bands if they were disabled. Everything I do is and should be for the public loops. But I can see their point for people who're perhaps uncomfortable with laying their skills wide open to the sometimes rabid opinions of the Internet or, in my experience, it seems to be for people who want to do covers. Either way, I contribute if asked but otherwise have no interest in the private bands part of the site.
But I do agree there's seemingly been a drop in public activity recently. I largely put it down to people I follow leaving and not noticing new members until they add to something I have. I just don't notice new stuff because I always go to my profile feed - a habit I really, really need to change so I don't miss all the great adds from people I'm not following. I'm also acutely aware of my recent drop in output but that's, as many know, due to personal circumstance and not through a loss of interest in the loops.
I sincerely hope it's not getting cliquey - I'd hate to see that happen. Everything on the loops, to me, is for the 'greater good' and for sharing with all. When I was a beginner, I'd have given my back teeth for a facility like the loops - to be able to access such a vast array of skills, styles and experience to learn from. I've always believed that the ability to improvise is paramount to making a well-rounded musician and the loops gives beginners and experts alike the solid backing they need to learn to use their creativity. And that's ignoring the huge social benefits it gives. I'd hate for that to diminish.
I think the band function on Wikiloops is unique, I haven't seen one like that, and I hope it will be developed further. There is place for both band and regular section.
And finally, I think I have to agree with Dick, there is a drop in activity sometimes due to seasons , same as there is more happening on the weekends or evenings. One thing that has changed I believe is that now there are so many more users, and often so many more songs you can't listen to them all. I try to listen every day to the "new songs" feed at work, but can't always "like" them. But at least I am listening...
One feature I have noticed is if you upload in succession only 1 of your tracks will show up on the wall...
For example I am amazed that you guys may have skipped a template because someone else already uploaded his remix! I dig out the database up to the very first available template... When I find something inspiring or that fits my mood, a huge remix tree doesn't really discourage me :) I could never keep pace with "new tracks".
Edited by Ernie440 on 27-08-2016 14:47
"A place really dedicated to music, no matter the style, where people from around the world, no matter where, really enjoy each other's contribution ... how good is that ??? That's wikiloops !"