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I submitted one song a week or 2 ago (November 10th) and I only got the automated message but no feed back since. (unless you guys are busy)

It takes like 4-5 months to get on the panel. If you look at the time something is posted, it's like a year or more after being submitted.

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You kidding bub, I've subbed stuff in early August still not paneled.

dang.

alright never mind about me good peoples lol

It takes like 4-5 months to get on the panel. If you look at the time something is posted, it's like a year or more after being submitted.

indeed, but I thought they also do email rejections, or maybe like said before, they dont have time : / welps I will just stay patient

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How helpful would it be for the length of the judge panel submission queue if all of the judges, for some reason, managed to have a whole week off of everything else, and had a whole week just to judge submissions? Just how much would theoretically get judged?

A whole week off *everything* else? Hundreds of submissions.

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How helpful would it be for the length of the judge panel submission queue if all of the judges, for some reason, managed to have a whole week off of everything else, and had a whole week just to judge submissions? Just how much would theoretically get judged?

My judging limit is about two hours a day - after that, my ears turn to mush. But if we all had the free time to get two hours of judging in per day, we would blow through the queue really fast, I would guess in a week or two. Every now and then, we have judge parties where we try to vote on a ton of stuff or go through the inbox and they're very productive.

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You guys should get jobs like I got... 8 hours of brain-killing boredom, I take a netbook but sometimes I get so bored I just stare blankly at it with nothing on... it's insane. Wish I had something truly engaging to do while there. This is a brief glimpse into how and why I became insane... you know... for future reference.

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You guys should get jobs like I got... 8 hours of brain-killing boredom, I take a netbook but sometimes I get so bored I just stare blankly at it with nothing on... it's insane. Wish I had something truly engaging to do while there. This is a brief glimpse into how and why I became insane... you know... for future reference.

good to know! ;-)

on slow days I can judges 1 or 2 at work. :-)

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So, I had a remix bypass the panel and get accepted in April 2012, and I was curious about when it was going to come out. I could really use the million dollars it's going to make me.

Also - and this is a legitimate question and not intended to be snark - what is the process you guys go through that gives you such a huge backlog of remixes to post? To an outsider it might seem like step one would be: post remix on website, but I know there's more to it than that. Again, not trying to sound impatient; this is genuine curiosity about the work that goes into posting.

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So, I had a remix bypass the panel and get accepted in April 2012, and I was curious about when it was going to come out. I could really use the million dollars it's going to make me.

Also - and this is a legitimate question and not intended to be snark - what is the process you guys go through that gives you such a huge backlog of remixes to post? To an outsider it might seem like step one would be: post remix on website, but I know there's more to it than that. Again, not trying to sound impatient; this is genuine curiosity about the work that goes into posting.

By and large it's chronological, but there are exceptions made with a small window of time variance (mixes 1-2 months apart) to facilitate variety. Specifically:

  • When posting mixes from published albums, we like to pair them up with something NOT from an album
  • We try to avoid posting multiple mixes from the same game/artist back to back
  • Occasionally (we've cut back on this) we post "special event" mixes for holidays. game anniversaries, etc.

Other than that, we go chrono, we're gonna kick it in to overdrive to catch up in Q1 2013, and your mix should be posted this year.

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So I've noticed there's a lot less mixes added to the TBJ list in the judging thread - only two for this month, and none last month! Have people been submitting THAT many less mixes? Or have you been moving less over? Just curious - I'd been wondering if albums have been keeping people too busy, or something. :-P

On a related but separate note, I noticed the list of judges here is different from the one here. Just thought I'd point that out, on the really, really unlikely chance you guys weren't aware. :-)

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The TBJ list is smaller because we have been moving less over from the inbox lately. You can see what date in the inbox we are up to near the top of the post. Anything after that date may or may not be on the list. I'm hoping to get to that more once finals are over. (Hope with me, peeps).

The different list is due to who is active in judging (in the 'currently' thread) vs. who is on staff (the info/staff list). Not much else to that.

Oh, and Jooj-Cat.

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I have a question regarding the melody rule for remixes. I'm working on an organ remix and I want to have two separate pieces, each with a different source tune, that are paired together, just like how it was done in the Baroque Era with organ pieces (like Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor). While the two pieces technically would be separate under normal circumstances, would it be fine to have them under the same "Remix?"

Thanks. :)

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I have a question regarding the melody rule for remixes. I'm working on an organ remix and I want to have two separate pieces, each with a different source tune, that are paired together, just like how it was done in the Baroque Era with organ pieces (like Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor). While the two pieces technically would be separate under normal circumstances, would it be fine to have them under the same "Remix?"

Thanks. :)

2. Submissions incorporating more than one source are allowed, but are not given special consideration or leniency with regard to the submission standards.

Your submission will only be assigned to a single game in our database, regardless of how many games' music it contains.

Your submission must have a strong focus and direction. Medleys must sound like a single song, not multiple songs pasted together.

Keep the standards in mind, though we definitely take the context of any piece into consideration.

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I submitted one remix four months ago, and another a bit later. I didn't receive formal denials for either(I submitted the second one assuming the first one had been lost)and I never saw them anywhere in the judges' forum. The guidelines say I can check in the judges forum to inquire, but this seemed the place to be.

My first submission was Snakemetal from MM2/3(9/17), and my second was Curious from Secret of Mana(10/17). They were submitted as Melodious Punk.

Thank you!

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I submitted one remix four months ago, and another a bit later. I didn't receive formal denials for either(I submitted the second one assuming the first one had been lost)and I never saw them anywhere in the judges' forum. The guidelines say I can check in the judges forum to inquire, but this seemed the place to be.

My first submission was Snakemetal from MM2/3(9/17), and my second was Curious from Secret of Mana(10/17). They were submitted as Melodious Punk.

Thank you!

while I'm not a judge so I can't really answer for the judges, I will say this: The OCR submissions queue length is legendary, and by legendary I mean several months long. You might have to wait another two months before they get to your submissions.

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while I'm not a judge so I can't really answer for the judges, I will say this: The OCR submissions queue length is legendary, and by legendary I mean several months long. You might have to wait another two months before they get to your submissions.

The guys who do the inbox are quite far behind as the staff in general have had a lot to deal with lately. I don't see anything from September onwards in the queue so they probably just haven't got to it yet. I imagine sometime in the next two weeks we will have an inbox binge and the hilariously small queue will become hilariously large.

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Happy Christmas to the judges, I can't say I'd take Christmas off if I were you, since I have to work 3pm to 11pm today and tomorrow anyway (and hey, it'd be good to get paid to judge songs, know what I mean?) but take a load off and have a good time with your families if you can. That's more important than anything imo. And thanks for your service this last year.

/end sappy merry christmas post :-P

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Do you get more submissions these days than years ago?

I don't have the exact numbers for the past year or so, but the numbers have pretty much only gone up over time, yes.

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Teaganbear once said about his posted remix, "I thought it would be okay to use a drum machine similarly [to a rock drum kit], with crap drum samples. I also had no patience or appreciation for production techniques." So did just I stumble upon the secret for having a mix the judging process altogether and get directly posted by DJP?

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Teaganbear once said about his posted remix, "I thought it would be okay to use a drum machine similarly [to a rock drum kit], with crap drum samples. I also had no patience or appreciation for production techniques." So did just I stumble upon the secret for having a mix the judging process altogether and get directly posted by DJP?

oH GOD THIS POST

Someone needs to frame this somewhere

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Kind of a double post?

I don't know if this has been asked yet, but out of curiosity, how were the very first judges picked? Were they hand-chosen by DJP, or was there a "community pick"? and was there a certain criteria used then to decide on the final first judges?

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Here's a question. What is the policy on mixes comprised of unused songs?

Like, the song was made for the game but wasn't included in the final version.

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