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Show some love and "like" MP3s and Videos!

Posted by schlange on Friday, June 11, 2010

We've changed from a 5-star rating system for videos and MP3s to a simple "Like" button. So far everyone seems to...well... "like" it a lot! It keeps things positive, it's simple, and you can see who else "liked" particular items.

By the way--all of the star reviews you've posted in the past didn't go away...we kept all of the 4 and 5-star reviews and converted them to "Likes". 1-3 star reviews were tossed out.

What do you think of the new "Like" button?

17 comments on “Show some love and "like" MP3s and Videos!”

strumn1 Says:
Friday, June 11, 2010 @2:20:12 PM

"Like" it !!! But why no more download button on the media archive page? I would use that almost exclusively because the BH Jukebox will often freeze on me after a couple of plays.

Marc Nerenberg Says:
Friday, June 11, 2010 @2:25:43 PM

Personally, I liked stars better. Five stars says more than just "like" to me.

But if, in practice, people were basically just using 5 stars as a "like" button, then I guess the distinction is pretty meaningless, so I'm not really bemoaning the loss of stars.

On the other hand, I do like seeing who does the liking.

schlange Says:
Friday, June 11, 2010 @2:48:43 PM

strumn1--you can still get "download" links on the Music Search page:

We'll probably enhance that search soon anyway, to let you search by date, top 100 lists, etc...

Dock Jekel Says:
Friday, June 11, 2010 @6:22:13 PM

I think it is very nice seeing who makes the posted rating- getting dissed by an anonymous rater sucks.

Just Bill Says:
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @6:00:39 AM

I LIKE it! Thanks, Eric!

dgill Says:
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @6:44:41 AM

I think it is an improvement. Thanks for all you do with our world of banjo.

Laurence Diehl Says:
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @10:07:50 AM

I like it too. There were too many problems with the start system - this is am improvement

jimh269b Says:
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @8:21:16 AM

great ideal eric also the greatest place to come to,jim

Grumpy1 Says:
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @6:34:30 PM

I "like" it. Thanks for all the improvements.

nightdeed Says:
Monday, June 14, 2010 @3:24:33 AM

Well its something quick and easy, easy to pick and click, but if it were me I would make three buttons ( Non Picking, Picks-alot, Banjotastic) but then again thats me and my crazy ways. Great job though and good day to everyone

RatLer Says:
Monday, June 14, 2010 @8:42:33 AM

I like it too!!

There was talk awhile back about being able to catagorize our tunes into folders like the photo page. How is that coming?

Great job!!

electricbanjoman Says:
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @4:38:19 PM

I like the star ratings better, But you guy`s know what you`re doing & I really like the Hangout Thanks

alfiedog Says:
Friday, June 18, 2010 @9:20:44 AM

A lot better Eric. And thanks for a great Site.

rickshunter1 Says:
Friday, June 18, 2010 @9:31:55 AM

I Like it Eric and I like this site thankyou

peghead59 Says:
Sunday, June 20, 2010 @2:50:40 AM

Does seem to be a better system. Thanks Eric.

Roll Player Says:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 @8:43:09 AM

I think the "like" button is a great idea and a better system. For some reason, though, in the last few days, it has stopped working for me and I see a message that I need to sign in to rate this song, even though I am logged in. I tried logging out and back in and that didn't work. I'm perplexed...

Roll Player Says:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 @8:50:21 AM

Never mind... problem solved -- I recently updated Firefox and it must have messed up the cookies. I deleted the hangout cookies and logged back in and now the like button is back.

Thanks for the nifty new system!

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