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Looking back on my very old music/remixes many years ago and having to face reality in such a repertoire fashion related to feedback, among other things in life, I really wanted to start fresh by improving my music ability.

Since there's now a rule stating that I'm supposed to update my old remix threads with brand new content, I really don't want to reply in them. This is primarily because I feel very embarrassed of my dated works, which leads to three of my questions:

1. Is there a way to delete some of my old remix threads?

2. Are there any exceptions to that rule?

3. Has anyone here ever had to go through the same uncomfortable feelings about your old musical works?

Btw, I'm not exactly sure where post this thread, so if this is in the incorrect category, please let me know.

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Just make sure the links don't link to anything. Even so, you can't erase all traces. Awhile back i was easily able to find my shitty old game remixes that i haven't even posted anywhere in a decade. I didn't even have them on my hard drives anymore! So no, don't worry about rewriting history. You sucked then, you're better now, keep moving forward.

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Looking back on my very old music/remixes many years ago and having to face reality in such a repertoire fashion related to feedback, among other things in life, I really wanted to start fresh by improving my music ability.

Since there's now a rule stating that I'm supposed to update my old remix threads with brand new content, I really don't want to reply in them. This is primarily because I feel very embarrassed of my dated works, which leads to three of my questions:

1. Is there a way to delete some of my old remix threads?

2. Are there any exceptions to that rule?

3. Has anyone here ever had to go through the same uncomfortable feelings about your old musical works?

Btw, I'm not exactly sure where post this thread, so if this is in the incorrect category, please let me know.

1. You could ask a mod, but I never chose to. I just keep them there. Some people don't even think of viewing threads from the beginning all that often because the topics are just so old. [/sarcasm] :D

2. There's no rule. Several people have updated old remixes before, and they've posted in the same old topic as expected.

3. Yes, but I don't really feel bad that I made them.

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A friend and I got together a while back and had a fire. We burned the last remaining copies of a CD we made about ten years ago. I refuse to do a Google search to see if any of the music remains in the online realm.

Such garbage was not meant to be heard by human ears.

Every year I nuke my soundcloud of its worst tracks and leave only the good stuff.

I'd say if it's possible to eliminate all trace of music you made that you hate - do it. Full-on musical genocide.

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Alternative opinion: Save and cherish your most awful early work. It is a beautiful reminder of how stupid you used to be.

case in point

Anyway. You can't delete threads, but you still have full control over the content of your old posts. If you're updating an old track, edit out the outdated links and replace them with new ones before you reply to the thread. If someone quoted the old links, whatever. You'll be judged by the most recent work you've shown.

You can also just abandon your old work and focus on new tracks. Sometimes it's best to move on. Either way, you can edit out the old links.

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I'll co-sign what everyone else said and also point out that you 1) can edit your old posts) and 2) don't need to waste energy being self-conscious about the old stuff, because no one cares. :lol:

Face forward. Less thinking. More doing.

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As a workshop mod, I can tell you how I see you, your old works, and your old threads:

Welcome back! :D

Your old works are useful references for people who wonder when in the process you came up with which idea, and a nice history of your development as an artist. I wouldn't delete any of my own old terrible stuff. They're useful. Embarrassing, sure, but useful.

You don't have to necro some post that's years old. Feel free to make a new one. The rule/guideline/whatever is mainly so that people don't post a dozen threads that are just updates of the same track and clog up the workshop with that one single track. While some of us might find it useful to have a look at your old thread to remember what we thought back then, you don't have to mention it, you don't have to link to it, you don't have to necro it.

Pretend like they don't exist, start fresh, post new stuff, and we'll complain about your new stuff. :D

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