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Beat Battles RULES/FAQ - PLEASE READ FIRST

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Weekly Beat Battles at the Stones Throw Message Board.

Anyone can participate.

Each Saturday a sample for beat makers to use is posted in the Beat Battles forum. Make a beat using the sample, and post it on the forum by Wednesday. Voting takes place on the board Thursday. The winner chooses the sample and sets rules for the next battle.

The Beat Battles are run entirely by users of the Stones Throw Message Board.

HOW IT WORKS:

• Join the Stones Throw Message Board

• Download the sample from the latest thread on the Beat Battles forum.

• Post your beat on Soundcloud, with the tag and title STBB### (using the number of the current Beat Battle)

• Post your beat (by pasting your beat's Soundcloud URL) on the latest Beat Battle by Wednesday, 11:59PM, Pacific time.

• Voting starts on the Beat Battles forum Thursday, 12:00AM, Pacific time, and ends on Friday, 11:59PM Pacific time.

• Winner posts next week's new Sample & Rules on Saturday by Noon, 12:00PM Pacific time.

DEFAULT RULES:

The winner of the previous week's battle sets the rules. Here are the default rules:

• One beat per person

• Flip the chosen sample any way you want


• Outside drums and bass are allowed

• No outside keys/synth unless stated

• No A Cappellas

• Vocal samples/skits are allowed

• Cuts/scratches are permitted

VOTING

Voting takes place in a separate thread for each Beat Battle on the Beat Battles forum. You can vote if you have entered the battles before, or if you have a post count of 5+

• Votes must be in by Friday, 11:59PM Pacific Time.

• Don't vote for yourself

• Make your votes easy to read - using BOLD, BIG FONTS and HIGHLIGHTS is recommended

If you need it: Time Zone Converter

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Guys,

I think we must change the vote process to be fair as possible. So, I propose that the moderator of the group will keep the tracks 'pending approval' until voting day, at which point all beats go live to the group page simultaneously.

This way, voting cannot be skewed by friends, nepotism etc.

I think it's better. Tell me what you think.

Peace

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new permanent rule suggestion: YOU MUST PUT STBB IN THE TITLE OF YOUR BEAT. it's getting ridiculous with all the spam. i can't even tell during weeks i'm not battling (most weeks) if shit is spam or not. otherwise your beat will be insta-deleted

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Hey, quick question - how to embed the soundcloud player in a forum post?

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So just wondering, does the winner get to load any sample they want like a song on the radio or a tv theme or something. Or are the samples restricted?

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winner picks the sample

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Speaking about samples, is there any list of songs/samples that have previously been used in STBB?

It would be cool to have some sort of overview when choosing samples, just so you don't pick anything

that has been played before.

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...I'd like to propose two new fixed rules:

- No rulechanges after posting the Topic Start

- The rulemaker has the final say on the entries... he can be made aware of possibly dodgy entries by other participants

- must vote to be able to win

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With the stbb 440 discussion in mind;

I suggest on top of Joa's suggestions (which I support) that when only much later/after finishing a week's competition, comes out that somebody has won with breaking a rule, the win of that week's competition will be given - with all the (in retrospection) deserved respect and honour - to the nr. 2 in line.

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can't find anything in the rules regarding the substituting a posted beat for a new one...

might be good to add the guidelines we've been using...

- it is allowed to replace an earlier posted beat but only if it's a totally different flip.

- first flip is allowed to stay posted when: non- entry is put in the title

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Finally we're back online...  

I'm sure nobody will take issue with me moving the current battle #516 back over to the message board where it belongs.  Thought I'd check first, so whats peoples thoughts?

 

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25 minutes ago, Soul-Jutsu said:

Finally we're back online...  

I'm sure nobody will take issue with me moving the current battle #516 back over to the message board where it belongs.  Thought I'd check first, so whats peoples thoughts?

 

do it, think the message board helps a lot

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I agree, it's definitely been missed.  

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Looks like you can embed a playlist now, thats cool for the voting page after the entries are in.

Just to note, there is no longer a BBcode section to embed Soundcloud - you just need to copy and paste the URL of your track / playlist into the editor and it converts to the embedded player.

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That's a cool feature.  I'd agree that we should post the last couple of playlists in a thread.  

 

How's about in one thread together, title it "Lost Battles" or something like that?   

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1 hour ago, Soul-Jutsu said:

How's about in one thread together, title it "Lost Battles" or something like that?   

I think thats probably the best way to do it and it shows any newcomers that the community was still active - rather than skipping from 513 - 516 in the Beat Battle thread.

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Heyy... good to be back!  good ideas guys..

 

what do you mean 5X?..  I used to just copy paste the sc share link..  still works that way I see

no crazy fonts anymore though?

 

onwards and upwards!

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, 5XVT said:
Looks like you can embed a playlist now, thats cool for the voting page after the entries are in.

Just to note, there is no longer a BBcode section to embed Soundcloud - you just need to copy and paste the URL of your track / playlist into the editor and it converts to the embedded player.

We haven't needed the BB Code for a while now.  We have several other things that automatically embed: Facebook, Flickr, Gfycat, Google+, Hulu, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube. Not supported yet: Bandcamp

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48 minutes ago, ST Bot said:

We haven't needed the BB Code for a while now.  We have several other things that automatically embed: Facebook, Flickr, Gfycat, Google+, Hulu, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube. Not supported yet: Bandcamp

Ahh ok, I always used to use the BB code as I read it in the FAQ when I first joined up to the board - I think a lot of people used this method.

It seems that beats embedded using the BB code no longer are embedded (in past threads) eg: http://www.stonesthrow.com/messageboard/index.php?/topic/27857-stbb-513/ - there are a lot of embeds that don't work. Doesn't really matter as these are past battles now but thought I'd mention it.

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hmm, that's kinda sucky!.. you think all thes guys posted their beats that way.. with BB code?

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5 minutes ago, JoaGymshoe said:

hmm, that's kinda sucky!.. you think all thes guys posted their beats that way.. with BB code?

 

The Fifth post in this thread explains the BBcode button and embed options - Could this be amended ST Bot so that it just says about posting the URL?

On 24/09/2013 at 0:44 AM, ST Bot said:

Posting the URL of the Soundcloud track on the forum should result in the track being automatically embedded. If that fails:

[ soundcloud ] URL OF TRACK [ / soundcloud ]

additionally, there is a button in the POST window called "Special BBCode" which helps enable Soundcloud and other kinds of links.

 

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4 minutes ago, JoaGymshoe said:

you think all thes guys posted their beats that way.. with BB code?

It looks like many were posted differently. In the thread that 5XVT linked, you can see which ones were posted with the simple link (all still embedded), and which were posted with BB Code.  Unfortunately those are not embedded now.  I'm not sure if there's anything we can do about that.  

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1 minute ago, 5XVT said:

The Fifth post in this thread explains the BBcode button and embed options - Could this be amended ST Bot so that it just says about posting the URL?

Good catch.  I'll update.  

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yes..I was refering to the tracks that we're no longer visible.. surprised so many guys still posted like this...

it was mentioned in the battle threads how to post beats a few times over time .. figured peeps had caught on..

shame if these beat could no longer be accessed...

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oh, and you probably know me as someone who speaks his mind and doesn't shy a way from a little honest confrontation...

I know most of us were surprised and disappointed that STMB was taken offline without  proper notice....

yes.. a tweet.. on the day.  ...someone found that after a week or so...

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Guys I can not wait a new beat battle! let´s go!

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