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Forum for chatting, news and contributor help.

 
MDB (talkcontribs)

We finally switched to https! Smilie - thumbsup.gif

The following players had to be removed because they do not support https

Juno Charts players are just hidden atm and not removed, as we wait for a final response from their devs.

Please post if you see a problem with images, players or samples. Smilie - whistle.gif

Mixovery.com: some cool features we're missing?

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Nelfox5 (talkcontribs)

There's a new tracklist website downtown: Mixovery.com As some competition is always beneficial for everyone, let's wish them good luck! After all, we're all here for the love of music Smilie - smile.png

Like MixesDB, they are oriented on the crowd sourcing as they want "to provide a platform where bringing together all those discussions and comments that are dispersed on many different platforms."

A quick look to the few tracklist pages they host shows that their growing community is already responsive, thanks to their simple but effective design and the good visibility of the comments/discussions section. Their interactive tracklists display timecodes that directly link to the selected song in the embedded player and the track titles link to the related Discogs and Youtube pages. That's some really cool features!

Maybe could we also provide some features like these in the future? I always felt our tracklist pages are a bit impersonal, especially for newcomers. A short but explicit message like theirs, inviting visitors to suggest or request a track to the editors would be more engaging for example.

Stffr (talkcontribs)

The interactive tracklist is indeed a nice feature.
But the rest of the site is not my cup of tea... They have no clear naming convention (just a quick look gave variations of 'dj-set', 'dj set', 'DJ set'...) and I do not need all those fancy looking pictures and stuff.
I'll stick with the clearly organized and simple looking mixesb Smilie - wink.png

Nelfox5 (talkcontribs)

I agree, their database organization is confusing at best. But I don't think they're trying to compete with MDB standards. They're clearly willing to put forward popular sets and gather some visibility that way. About the features I mentioned, it appears that only a handful of their selected sets receive that treatment atm. I guess it has to be a super time consuming work to link all tracks to discogs/player so it's maybe wishful thinking of me to hope for the same features here. But who knows? maybe one day Smilie - smile.png

Just to be clear, my intention isn't to criticize what we have here nor find what others might do better but simply to discuss some ideas to make MixesDB even greater Smilie - listen.gif

MDB (talkcontribs)

The interactive tracklist is only possible on some players like youtube and soundcloud. We have tons of different players.

MixesDB is a database first of all. We would even continue without any players for the sake of tracklists, flayers and having a database of existing mixes in general. Things are complicated over here but that's the nature of a database compared to a fancy blog.

Btw: How do you guys like mixes.video? Even more impersonal but slick design and reduced to the max Smilie - roll.gif

How do you influence the Hotness level of a mix? (As in: star rating)

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DerDingobaron (talkcontribs)

All the mixes have a hotness level, but how is the hotness level changed? Like, can only special users rate a mix? And there's not a word about it in the help pages...

MDB (talkcontribs)

There is no info in the help section to avoid users manipulate the hotness for their own mixes.

It's a mix of the ammount of page views and number of favorites.

Lnaltu (talkcontribs)

Hey so I might be missing something very obvious here. I can't seem to be able to start a search query to see all the latest mixes of the Cathegories I have in my favourites. If I try to start a query with " In my favorites" checked I always get 0 results. Any ideas?

- - (talkcontribs)

On the main page: mixesdb.com/w/Main_Page?show=favcats

Lnaltu (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the link! Is there also an according button on the mainpage? I can't see it anywhere ...

- - (talkcontribs)

Yes, between "What's new?" & "Hottest mixes".

Lnaltu (talkcontribs)

Well that's odd. I've got nothing between "What's new?" and "Hottest mixes". I tried logging in and out, and there was no change either... Any ideas how this can be ?

- - (talkcontribs)

I don't think this is a Mod-only feature. You should ask User:MDB.

MDB (talkcontribs)

Ups. It was a mod-only feature until recently. The Main Page tab "Favorite tabs" is there now for all users. Thanks for reporting!

Also, you can explore your favorites on MixesDB:Explorer (but you can't search for tracklist tracks).

We used to have a filter "in my favorites" on Special:Search, but that wasn't used a lot and slowed down the query.

Cmilez (talkcontribs)

Hello friends i think its time to create a "player mode" for facebook videos, i've been using a tinyurl link to have a small link and puting in the notes, what do you tink?

MDB (talkcontribs)

FB doesn't offer embedding for the players.

Cmilez (talkcontribs)

Ok i Didnt knew it

Tracklist editor updates

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MDB (talkcontribs)

There's a new button Add [dur] ... which helps when you write tracklists by hand.

Just submit this:
000 
005 Javi Redonado - Narcotic Luv
010 

018 Hilbert Space - Massimiliano (Pagliara Remix)

025 Adesse Versions - Devoted

096 Beesmunt Soundsystem - Playin' Myself

Result:
[000] ?
[005] Javi Redonado - Narcotic Luv
[010] ?
...
[018] Hilbert Space - Massimiliano (Pagliara Remix)
...
[025] Adesse Versions - Devoted
...
[096] Beesmunt Soundsystem - Playin' Myself
...
Caffeine205 (talkcontribs)

Has the JD button been moved, or am I losing my mind?

i.imgur.com/ATzgXIX.png

MDB (talkcontribs)

Re-moved. It's done on the JD page itself now Smilie - smile.png Check Help:Tools#Javascript_scripts_for_your_browser

It was a pain to mark the text each time for charts and MC tracklists.

Caffeine205 (talkcontribs)

Got it, thanks!

MDB (talkcontribs)

Mix pages that have removed players due to DMCA takedown notices are now highlighted as such.

When the page still contains players, they're not displayed.

When you edit such a mix page, a note on top reads that possible players can be removed.

See all mix pages with DMCA takedowns.

Dpunk (talkcontribs)

Hi, it would be a cool feature if you can see how many people have favourited / added a page to their watchlist Smilie - wink.png

MDB (talkcontribs)

Check "Page info" on the bottom of the sidebar Smilie - whistle.gif

Dpunk (talkcontribs)

Oh Yes! Thanks!

Caffeine205 (talkcontribs)

I had no idea about that either! Smilie - blink.gif

MDB (talkcontribs)

The "tools" box contradicts a bit with the top buttons Smilie - whistle.gif

Raduna007 (talkcontribs)

If you want to add to the category of some event (later). You must search for more sets. Its not possible to add one set when on MixesDB is more sets.. If I find, that they are not adding other sets, straight away deleted.. I will not half an hour, adding forgotten ~20, 30 sets.. ex. Bedrock, Bunkernacht... it seems to me that you are novices? sorry, but I'm tired of it...

Raduna007 (talkcontribs)

another add HYTE Radio Show pan-pot and other sets from 2015 not included.. Smilie - thumbsdown.gif

MDB (talkcontribs)

What exactly is the problem? Missing event categories?

Raduna007 (talkcontribs)

now its fixed... someone add a category event one set and on the website there are another 10 and artworks and they are not included. It is a problem to search engines write a single word, and also include the other sets? probably yes..