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Post by Guy » Jul Tue 15, 2008 3:24 am

Not sure that this has made much of a difference at all. Has anybody suggested the idea of limiting the amount of requests each member can have in the queue at any time? If we were only allowed say 1 piece in the whole queue at any time even if the amount of people logged in was 20, the queue could only be 20 tracks long.

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Post by nancynohorse » Jul Wed 16, 2008 9:13 am

Yeah, it still ends up being a 6+ hour queue... but I guess you just have to make requests if you know you're going to be on that long...
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Post by rdeacon » Jul Wed 16, 2008 9:21 am

The goal was not to limit the queue, but to allow a greater diversity of requesters.

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Post by Guy » Jul Wed 16, 2008 10:12 am

But surely if I come to the request station and notice that I am not going to get my request in for 5 hours, I'm not going to bother requesting. The two are synonymous.

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Post by rdeacon » Jul Wed 16, 2008 12:40 pm

Possibly...but that is up to the individual. I'm not saying that a long queue is discouraging, especially if you want to hear a track immediately.

Balancing the restrictions is a delicate matter. We will never satisfy everyone. So at this point we let the queue length get long at the expense of more requests.

Nothing is set in stone. As the site grows it will evolve. Hmm kinda like...
Walt Disney wrote:"Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world...."
We have some ideas in the pipeline we just need some time to develop them.

Hang in there.. and thanks growing the site and giving us "good" problems

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Post by Guy » Jul Thu 17, 2008 1:58 am

I agree! It's a positive thing that we are in a position where we need to have this conversation. Long live- SR!

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Post by Croaker » Jul Thu 17, 2008 10:02 am

my 30 minutes are for sale if anyone wishes for me to request for them. the rate is $5 per minute of request. please send all payments to my paypal account Croakertheconman@nosuchemail.com
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Post by bbowen13 » Jul Wed 23, 2008 9:05 am

Just a quick thank you for all that are involved in the site. I have been very impressed with how proactive you are in dealing with problems even though you don't get anything for it.

Thanks for all your work! :mickey:

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Post by rudypoo2469 » Jul Sun 27, 2008 5:37 pm

I like the idea and I hope it works out. Thanks!

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Post by aboden » Aug Mon 11, 2008 2:33 am

disneylandmom wrote:I'm just wondering if there will be a problem if say someone is sitting there late in the day when nobody is requesting and you have to wait to request but the random generated requests pop up. I wouldn't want to wait an hour for a random generated song to play when I'm the only one requesting.

That being said I wonder if you can limit the length of the randomly generated tracks?

Just a thought and a question not trying to stir up trouble or anything.
I'm wondering the same thing, well of course if no one is requesting you can add more once a few of your songs play. But as someone else mentioned, I request tracks and have them play while I am doing something else. Now having to come back and request more in a little while is a minor nuisance but just a thought.
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Post by rdeacon » Aug Mon 11, 2008 8:13 am

The issue with allowing longer request blocks, during off peak times, is that we can't look into the future. If we could I would be in the Magic Kingdom earning 20%, ahhh.....
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So when it is "slow" or no one is requesting it would be cool to allow longer blocks, the issue is we don't know if 5 min later, the request queue is going to get swamped. So the 30min block has to be in effect for 24/7. Sry, that's the only way it remains fair to everyone.

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Post by spodie » Aug Mon 11, 2008 9:11 am

That's cool - it has to be fair. Plus, I like listening to other people's requests much better than me picking my own - I like to be surprised :D
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Post by lovesdisney44 » Aug Sun 17, 2008 10:35 am

I just requested a song that was 14 minutes long. when it had 2 minutes left I tried to request something 25 minutes long and it wouldn't allow - stating the 30 minute thing. So, now the song has been finished for about 5 minutes, so I have NOTHING in the que and I still can't request anything - it states the 30 minute thingy. Am I doing it wrong? :?

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Post by js3901 » Aug Sun 17, 2008 10:57 am

no, it's not that you're doing anything wrong. just because your track is done playing does not automatically mean you can request again. I would wait 30 minutes after you originally requested the last track. by then, you should be able to request again. if you're still having problems, please post them in the Bugs forum and we'll check it out ASAP...
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Post by josedolfan » Nov Mon 24, 2008 7:02 pm

I think this is fair, beggers can't be choosy! :

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