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Kristofer Dahl
post Aug 13 2009, 04:04 PM
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QUOTE (Oxac @ Aug 13 2009, 05:01 PM) *
Best Idea for improvement of GMC.


That's a really cool idea!

Or even better: Best improvement of GMC - that's right, after all there are so many possible things you can do already, within the frameworks of the forum/wiki/blog. Really cool stuff!


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post Aug 13 2009, 04:07 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 13 2009, 04:04 PM) *
That's a really cool idea!

Or even better: Best improvement of GMC - that's right, after all there are so many things doable already within the frameworks of the forum/wiki/blog. Really cool stuff!



Oooh, if this becomes a competition, I've got ideas swelling out of my head. (Ow, it hurts!) laugh.gif


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post Aug 13 2009, 04:08 PM
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edit - Oxac you might just have won your suggested competition! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 13 2009, 05:30 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 13 2009, 03:37 PM) *
that's a really cool idea as well - I can image we would see quite some hilarious contributions!

By the way do you guys remember the "are you funny" competition..? biggrin.gif

Yep... I won tongue.gif

Oh, have a suggestion: "think of the best competition" competition? laugh.gif

QUOTE (Oxac @ Aug 13 2009, 05:01 PM) *
I have a couple suggestions.

Transcriptions, a GMC instructor upload a solo that is to be transcribed, best transcription win. This time the contribution must be sent via mail or similar though, since it would be easy to copy from other contestants.

Michael Jackson, Best interpretation of a Michael Jackson song or similar. Due to the recent loss.

Best drawing of a guitar.

Best Idea for improvement of GMC.

I think Oxac has cool ideas! It's important to trigger a big part of the community, also the ones who aren't as highly trained guitarists as Muris! The last competition, was purely based on guitar skills, so I guess it'd be good to do something non-guitar this time, or at least not in a way that only advanced players can win! I think the transcription is really cool, but possibly people will get the same result and, which is the "best" transcription? I also like the redoing a song with your own interpretation, choose something slow for the non-advanced, and it'd be awesome! Great thinking Oxac!!!


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post Aug 13 2009, 05:35 PM
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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Aug 13 2009, 06:30 PM) *
The last competition, was purely based on guitar skills, so I guess it'd be good to do something non-guitar this time, or at least not in a way that only advanced players can win!


Yep - agreed!


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post Aug 13 2009, 06:22 PM
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What will we award then?

For like the GMC improvement ideas why not award site based awards.

Like, maybe custom badges, forum profile graphics, titles, custom video player maybe...laugh.gif


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post Aug 13 2009, 07:16 PM
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Well my idea with the "GMC improvement competition" would be to reward actual improvement - not the ideas. The way I look at it is that anyone can come up with a good idea - but few can actually implement the idea, or come up with a working strategy on how to implement it.

So I thought about doing a competition about both coming up with an idea - and implementing it.

" - So how could we implement an idea, we can't change the site's content?" Well you can, here are some examples:

* GMC lacks good beginner material - you could gather the best beginner material (video, wiki, forum, practice agenda etc) in a wiki article

* Many new members at GMC don't get very active on the forum (discussed in another thread today) - you could contact lots of people via the forum, start chatting with them and get them active. By the end of the competition you could give us a list of your achievements and you might win.

* You come up with an idea on how GMC could be promoted elsewhere on the web. Either carry your idea through, or write a detailed description of how it would work. (Ie the "GMC Idol" idea is great and something we all want, but just that wouldn't be enough, however a detailed description of how it would work and how it would be carried through might have a chance to win the competition)

* Gmc has lots of loosely connected features (practice agenda, Virtual bands etc etc) - you come up with a brilliant idea on how to connect them. Even better you create a wiki page where you connect it all and we link to it from somewhere central on the site (if you win, that is!)

* GMC has even more "loosely connected" lessons - you come up with a new categorizing method which gives our archive a better structure.

* You have programming skills and can actually build a useful feature for GMC. Of course it would have to be something farily independant from the rest of GMC, since we can't really let anobody inside the site's code.

Most of these ideas aren't really a matter of building something big and new - but rather making something good with what we have. And it's that sort of thinking we need more of!


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post Aug 13 2009, 08:13 PM
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You sure came up with a creative idea for a competition laugh.gif
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post Aug 14 2009, 04:22 PM
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Kris, the idea is cool, but (i'm always Devil's Attorney tongue.gif ) it might not be clear enough to make this into a competition. You want improvement with the already existing material, but there needs to be a better way of making that into a match! I mean, how can we compare someone who wrote a wiki article connecting the VBs with someone who redecorated the front page?

Nice idea Kris laugh.gif


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post Aug 14 2009, 04:36 PM
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I have an idea, but I don't know if it could be a competition or a collaboration, it would require a lot of prices...

Anyhow, this idea is something i wanted to do for a while with my band, the idea is to create a song in a different way .. smile.gif

This is the idea for 4 songs...

1. Someone create a drumtrack and add a basic chordprogression using powerchords only. I am talking the most basic chordprogression you can do, one downstroke each chordchange. The chordtrack is to be removed later THe drumtrack should be quite generic too.

2. Send the the drumtrack to 2 bassplayers who will add their basslines to the track following the very basic original track.

3. Bassplayers sends their tracks to two rythm guitarists each who will add rythm guitar tracks (these tracks can be multiple and quite advanced) and remove the original chordprogression track.

4. the 4 rythmguitarists sends their tracks (that should now have drums, bass and rythm) to a vocalist each who will add vocals, need to add room for solo(s).

5. Solo guitarists will add solos and the song is done.

During the whole collaboration noone is to discuss or show their ideas about their takes with other persons. It should be quite fun to see how much the songs would vary when different people add their thoughts to it without getting inspired by eachothers takes and ideas, and the bassist and rythmguitarists are certainly gonna have an idea about the endresult when they add their tracks that are most likelly not gonna be there smile.gif

It is probable too complex for a competition i guess though, but it would still be a fun journey i am sure..

EDIT: The winner would be decided by vote or jury or combination but it would be a team win...

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post Aug 14 2009, 06:26 PM
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Hmm, I just read my own post and its an impossible competition... it would be a fun collab tho i guess smile.gif


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post Aug 14 2009, 09:47 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 13 2009, 05:08 PM) *
edit - Oxac you might just have won your suggested competition! biggrin.gif


Now where's the fun in declaring a winner before the competition has started? Thanks though. When/Where can I claim my prize?

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post Aug 14 2009, 10:34 PM
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Battle of the one man bands and virtual bands.

Make a song, everyone publish it at the same time in a GMC-group at for example www.soundclick.com which have charts. Then see who get's highest on the charts within a month.


Also a good way of displaying our community out there.


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post Aug 14 2009, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Aug 14 2009, 04:34 PM) *
Battle of the one man bands and virtual bands.

Make a song, everyone publish it at the same time in a GMC-group at for example www.soundclick.com which have charts. Then see who get's highest on the charts within a month.


Also a good way of displaying our community out there.


uh, +1 for this. Marketing at the same time is definitely a smart idea.


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post Aug 14 2009, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 13 2009, 08:16 PM) *
Well my idea with the "GMC improvement competition" would be to reward actual improvement - not the ideas. The way I look at it is that anyone can come up with a good idea - but few can actually implement the idea, or come up with a working strategy on how to implement it.

So I thought about doing a competition about both coming up with an idea - and implementing it.

" - So how could we implement an idea, we can't change the site's content?" Well you can, here are some examples:

* GMC lacks good beginner material - you could gather the best beginner material (video, wiki, forum, practice agenda etc) in a wiki article

* Many new members at GMC don't get very active on the forum (discussed in another thread today) - you could contact lots of people via the forum, start chatting with them and get them active. By the end of the competition you could give us a list of your achievements and you might win.

* You come up with an idea on how GMC could be promoted elsewhere on the web. Either carry your idea through, or write a detailed description of how it would work. (Ie the "GMC Idol" idea is great and something we all want, but just that wouldn't be enough, however a detailed description of how it would work and how it would be carried through might have a chance to win the competition)

* Gmc has lots of loosely connected features (practice agenda, Virtual bands etc etc) - you come up with a brilliant idea on how to connect them. Even better you create a wiki page where you connect it all and we link to it from somewhere central on the site (if you win, that is!)

* GMC has even more "loosely connected" lessons - you come up with a new categorizing method which gives our archive a better structure.

* You have programming skills and can actually build a useful feature for GMC. Of course it would have to be something farily independant from the rest of GMC, since we can't really let anobody inside the site's code.

Most of these ideas aren't really a matter of building something big and new - but rather making something good with what we have. And it's that sort of thinking we need more of!



I think structuring the GMC content competition would definitely be a win-win situation! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Koopid @ Aug 14 2009, 07:26 PM) *
Hmm, I just read my own post and its an impossible competition... it would be a fun collab tho i guess smile.gif

That seems very nice! Would be fun!


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post Aug 14 2009, 11:50 PM
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Koopid's idea would definitely be cool to try as a collab! biggrin.gif

Well we sure have enough ideas to run a new competition - unless anyone another idea?


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post Aug 15 2009, 12:58 AM
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please start the Koopid collab, it sounds funny smile.gif
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post Aug 15 2009, 09:14 AM
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Excellent ideas everybody. Very much look forward to what next competition will be like. I like Oxac's and Kristofer's ideas the most so far. Hope we can make some of it happen.


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post Aug 15 2009, 09:39 AM
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Did anyone say...

What would be our next competition - best idea wins !!! ?


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