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Cover Battle : Testers Wanted

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2023-01-19 13:54:43 UTC

Dear Contributors,

We're currently working on a new feature that will be called "COVER BATTLE". The idea is to invite users to compare 2 versions of the same work:

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... and then have the visitors rate those versions as to make them move up or down the charts.

We hope this will create new interactions between our visitors and the data: An additional and playful way to discover cover versions.

An initial minimal implementation can be found here: https://secondhandsongs.com/cover-battle

It still needs lots of development, but we'd love to hear from YOU your first impressions!

  • Does it work correctly?
  • What do you like or don't like?
  • What is missing or what is too much?
  • ...and anything else that comes to mind!

Thanks in advance Smile

Last edit: 2023-01-19 14:01:09 UTC by Bastien

DROSSELBOY

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DROSSELBOY @ 2023-01-19 14:08:36 UTC

peut-être intéressant pour ceux qui ont le temps Smile

maryhelen

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maryhelen @ 2023-01-19 15:22:03 UTC

cannot open the sample link-- get server error message

maryhelen

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maryhelen @ 2023-01-19 19:06:27 UTC

yes how' that gonna helo

josephmurphy

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josephmurphy @ 2023-01-19 20:02:02 UTC

Very cool. I particularly like the "Rate More" options; that could be a fun rabbit hole.


I think I managed to get a battle with a performance where there's no YouTube link (or a broken one). What I know for sure is that the entry on the right had a video embed, and the entry on the left just had a big blank space. Unfortunately I didn't write it down or screenshot it before I clicked another button, so I can't be specific enough to be helpful, but other testers might want to be on the lookout for it. I think it was a battle on Bye Bye Blackbird but that doesn't narrow it down much.


Though this does suggest an enhancement request: it would be cool if you could seed your battle with a particular song or artist. Starting at random is fun but I expect battling around a favorite could be a bigger draw.

Jeff Chamberlain

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Jeff Chamberlain @ 2023-01-19 20:49:12 UTC

When I reload / refresh the page, the display changes. Is this deliberate?

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Pencho15

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Pencho15 @ 2023-01-20 01:21:41 UTC

Dear Contributors,

We're currently working on a new feature that will be called "COVER BATTLE". The idea is to invite users to compare 2 versions of the same work:

attachment

... and then have the visitors rate those versions as to make them move up or down the charts.

We hope this will create new interactions between our visitors and the data: An additional and playful way to discover cover versions.

An initial minimal implementation can be found here: https://secondhandsongs.com/cover-battle

It still needs lots of development, but we'd love to hear from YOU your first impressions!

  • Does it work correctly?
  • What do you like or don't like?
  • What is missing or what is too much?
  • ...and anything else that comes to mind!

Thanks in advance Smile


It looks fine. The only problem is that the first song I got showed me an unavailable YouTube video. It would be good if this could somehow be avoided:


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Bastien

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Bastien @ 2023-01-20 09:29:13 UTC

Very cool. I particularly like the "Rate More" options; that could be a fun rabbit hole.

That's what we hope! 😇

I think I managed to get a battle with a performance where there's no YouTube link (or a broken one). What I know for sure is that the entry on the right had a video embed, and the entry on the left just had a big blank space. Unfortunately I didn't write it down or screenshot it before I clicked another button, so I can't be specific enough to be helpful, but other testers might want to be on the lookout for it.

This is a very important feedback. I experienced it too, and so did Pencho15 .

Mathieu : I assume there is no way we can check whether a YT video is available before showing the battle?

If this is indeed the case, we will need to add a YT UNAVAILABLE button somewhere.

Though this does suggest an enhancement request: it would be cool if you could seed your battle with a particular song or artist. Starting at random is fun but I expect battling around a favorite could be a bigger draw.

I believe you are correct. The more users are familiar with particular artists, the more they will be committed to the battle... for better or for worse Wink

Since we have a SHUFFLE option in the middle, we might add access to a SEARCH just below?

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If someone has another idea, I'd love to hear it.

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2023-01-20 09:29:50 UTC

When I reload / refresh the page, the display changes. Is this deliberate?

Yes. Did you expect another behaviour?

rbrnb

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rbrnb @ 2023-01-24 16:12:49 UTC

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