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It means they need another "metal guy" on the panel. Wouldn't hurt, plus I'm sure they could find someone who has done metal AND electronica, maybe orchestral, maybe even some ethnic music! Someone who is dedicated and often around, someone who has refused to abandon OCR even when times were tough! No idea who such a person is but I hope they find him! :-)

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It means they need another "metal guy" on the panel. Wouldn't hurt, plus I'm sure they could find someone who has done metal AND electronica, maybe orchestral, maybe even some ethnic music! Someone who is dedicated and often around, someone who has refused to abandon OCR even when times were tough! No idea who such a person is but I hope they find him! :-)

Yes! To whom is he referring? Hhhhmmm...

Just pass everything that's in the queue. What's the harm.

No. Just no.

Edited by Chimpazilla
grammar, haha

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Make me a judge :D ...my list of what 15+ rejections would make me a solid candidate, added to spending 75% of my time sitting on my &$ing ass, it's not like I've got anything better to do. :tomatoface:

...also I say we make Brandon Strader a judge too, seeing as he spends so much of his time on OCR as well :nicework:

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I just pm'd you, Darke and Larry, with a very thorough analysis. Please let me know your thoughts once you two have pondered it for a while. I don't need an ASAP response, just get back to me after you've thought about some of the ideas I brought up.

Thanks

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Just curious, do you guys still do guest judging/opinions, or was that just a thing back when you guys were less experienced? =0

Something else is, what can we do for you to speed up the judging process? More source breakdowns? Submit only our best works? Write our own djp writeups? (only kidding on the last one)

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I don't normally post in this thread, but it's been a while since any judges chimed in, so why not :)

I just pm'd you, Darke and Larry, with a very thorough analysis. Please let me know your thoughts once you two have pondered it for a while. I don't need an ASAP response, just get back to me after you've thought about some of the ideas I brought up.

Thanks

Yeah, Jordan, we actually had a lengthly, in-person discussion at Pax regarding the points you brought up as well as other ideas for speeding up the process. We're actively working some of these ideas and making changes to improve how we're doing things.

Just curious, do you guys still do guest judging/opinions, or was that just a thing back when you guys were less experienced? =0

Something else is, what can we do for you to speed up the judging process? More source breakdowns? Submit only our best works? Write our own djp writeups? (only kidding on the last one)

From what I've seen, soliciting guest judgements wasn't as much because of inexperience as it was for a very specific situation with the song (for example, a very niche genre). As far as I know, we're not closed to doing it, but logistically I don't think it would speed things up.

As for your other question, yes, having a source breakdown is a huge help for me personally. Also, I wouldn't say submitting your "best" works as much as doing your best to bring your song to it's fullest potential and submitting it when you feel it has a good chance of passing (vs. "I know this won't pass but I decided to submit it anyway...").

Can we have judge process thread update this Wednesday (or thereabouts?) ;-)

I don't have access to do this, but I don't think you'd want me to be updating the thread anyway :). You'll likely need to bug Larry or Deia if they don't see this post here.

Edited by Nutritious

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I don't have access to do this, but I don't think you'd want me to be updating the thread anyway :). You'll likely need to bug Larry or Deia if they don't see this post here.

AWwww now now, literally anyone who has access could do it! It should produce the same results no matter who updates it. I would have loved if you did it, but without having access that's a no go. :cry: You ain't less special than Larry or Deia, my good man. :-)

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I'm sure I'm not the only one here who checks the "in the judging queue" post every day to see if the date has moved forward. The "subbed on or before" date has been stuck at February 9th now for several weeks. This is very close to eight months ago now.

I realize everyone is busy and has their own lives and projects to do, and I also realize that judging is a time-consuming and not-so-glamorous job. I can only imagine the drudgery of having to weed through all the initial submissions, wow huge respect and appreciation to Larry and OA and whoever else may be doing that job. I can also imagine that other projects are more important than the regular judging queue. So my question is genuinely asked with understanding and with all due respect. But are there plans to improve this process? Or is it really time to stop submitting single remixes and just focus on projects and compos? I'm not leaving OCR anytime soon, I LOVE IT HERE... but I will probably adjust my writing direction based on the answer to this question.

Again, all due respect... no hate... I know you guys are busting your butts every day with the stuff you're working on... I'm just really curious, and I'm sure others are as well.

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It seems that the judges hit a wall early in this year. As an outsider looking in that is my impression. Maybe there's something going on behind the scenes we're not aware of. But it's disappointing to see our submissions trapped in purgatory.

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the wall was several Judges, including myself, stepping down. Just not enough qualified peeps to keep it up, though they are working very hard.

I'm really, REALLY sorry to hear this. I personally feel very sad that the normal judging queue has become such a problem... I can understand judge burnout, though, I really can. But I'm wondering, is the ride over? Should we give up on individual submissions? Projects seem to be still moving forward, generally, should we just put our efforts there? Or, will new judges be coming along anytime soon?

The eight months is just the first part of the waiting to have a song judged and posted. There is still quite a long wait after that, too. It has become quite disheartening. There's just gotta be a better way!?

edit: I'm just going on record here publicly to volunteer for any part of the process that would be helpful. Anything at all. I've got time for it.

Edited by Chimpazilla

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I'll be working on it a little bit. Some things are in motion.

...

Yes, that's all you get for now. :lol:

Ok, Tamer of Lions, glad to hear it, we'll try to be a little more patient then. Good luck. :)

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Brandon Strader for jooj

Brandon, you certainly have the enthusiasm, the dedication, and the ability. I think you'd make a fine judge. If my vote counted, you'd have it. *casts vote for Brandon into the wind*

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Brandon, you certainly have the enthusiasm, the dedication, and the ability. I think you'd make a fine judge. If my vote counted, you'd have it. *casts vote for Brandon into the wind*

I think the wind just blew the vote up into space. :P

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