Soundcloud removing Groups August 22

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Soundcloud removing Groups August 22

Post by SawZer » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:15 am

Groups are being removed August 22nd

As well as adding new features, we review existing features to see if they’re still beneficial to the community.

As we dug into the best ways for creators to share their work and connect with others, we found that Groups aren't working as well as reposts, curated playlists, and messages.

With that in mind, we will remove Groups on Monday, August 22nd to make room for future updates.

Until then, you can collect, like or repost the content you would like to save, and connect with your fellow Group members.

If you are a Group moderator, we suggest using a profile to curate. You can use Reposts and Playlists to share suitable tracks, and accept submissions via Messages.
Groups worked just fine before the stupid Soundcloud next bs they did a while ago. They could have easily fixed the problems they had, but they chose not to.

NightRadio, with the beloved Sunvox group getting taken down, will you create a content curation account as suggested by Soundcloud. I'd really hate to see the Soundcloud Sunvox community lost forever.
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Re: Soundcloud removing Groups August 22

Post by purelygrey » Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:25 am

Since it's the only option it must be made! But to be honest I think curation account is better than the group. Tracks from the group don't pop up in the feed and scummy people send a lot of their unrelevant garbage to the group if it is unmoderated.

I'm willing to help with moderation if it's problematic for NightRadio.

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Re: Soundcloud removing Groups August 22

Post by Saltbearer » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:20 pm

Yep, screw making actual improvements, just chop off the features apparently no one else realizes are useful and call it streamlining the user experience just like every other major website has done for the last decade. Heheh. Heh. o°) Upcoming YouTube update: You don't get to do anything but watch a playlist of staff-curated videos. IT'S SO SIMPLE!

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Re: Soundcloud removing Groups August 22

Post by NightRadio » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:01 pm

Really strange decision to remove the groups... :(
However, here is the alternative: https://soundcloud.com/sunvox - SoundCloud account for the SunVox music.
Thanks to Purely Grey! He is the maintainer and moderator of this account. Just send your tracks through messages, and don't forget to mark it with #SunVox hashtag.
The "best of the month" playlists will be released by me as before.

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Re: Soundcloud removing Groups August 22

Post by SawZer » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:03 pm

Thanks for the quick response guys :) Glad to see that the Sunvox on Soundcloud community will continue.
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Re: Soundcloud removing Groups August 22

Post by SolarLune » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:02 am

Weird that SC would remove Groups when there's so many groups out there that are reliably contributed to. Then again, I guess it makes sense seeing as how SC didn't really promote searching / utilizing Groups as much as they could've. A weekly / monthly Group spotlight might've been a good idea for them.

Anyway, glad to see a solution arise!

EDIT: Oh, it might be good to post something in the Groups (a sound, perhaps) stating where to go to follow Sunvox music.

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Re: Soundcloud removing Groups August 22

Post by NightRadio » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:33 pm

Best tracks of July will be released with a slight delay, due to my vacation... :pardon:

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