• The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
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The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
on: December 17, 2016, 02:27:50
« Last Edit: December 18, 2016, 02:59:47 by Mar T. »
Hi all,

Yes, it's that part of the year when I review all that's happened in the last 12 months and I'd love to share the headlines from the staff's view with you.
We started with this vision: https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/life/vision-the-2016-kitchen/

In random order:

-We've introduced a 'mentions' system to be able to '@' mention members in our posts - https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/forum-newsupdates/mention-system-1792/
-We've introduced the Kitchen's Guidelines (see 'forum news'), see https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/forum-newsupdates/guidelines-for-new-members/
-We've reviewed our staff team and added new staff members (and I'm really proud of our team: https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/teampage/).
Thank you so much @Jurgen , @Michael , @Zedd , @CrystalSuzy , @Rachel_D , @Jim and @Mark Luto for your love and passion to inspire and motivate this lovely friendly community!!
-Coloured up the board with more prominent avatars - https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/forum-newsupdates/avatars-and-social-media-links-in-profile-how-to-configure/
-We've added the 'collaboration' board, which proved to be really useful
-New post count ranking system with 'kitchen brigade' titles like 'Sous Chef' and 'Chef de partie', major thanks to Rachel for helping with the graphics!
-New voting system for competitions (voting with points)
-We introduced 'Recently Updated Topics' instead of the 'Recently Updated Posts' (the latter cluttered up this part of the navigation when everybody was only posting replies to 1 popular thread).
-Fantastic Kitchen Cover Comp, a way to listen to each other's work and cover it to give it a completely different interpretation
-We've added a Member Map so we get a geographical view where our fellow kitcheners/kitchenettes live (please set your location in your profile settings and watch yourself on our earth map!!)
-We've doubled our memberbase (!!)
-Hence we've tripled the average number of daily new posts/replies (our kitchen activity)
-Back in march we made a move from our former free host to a dedicated hosting provider in the Netherlands and the ownership of the kitchen was transferred to @Dutchbeat and @Mar T.
-Almost one million pageviews this year. That's almost ONE million!!
-We've integrated the 'Work in Progress Songs' and 'Finished Songs' to one 'Songs for review' board
(https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/life/should-we-split-the-finished-work-section-into-finished-songs-and-finished-produ/
AND https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/forum-newsupdates/should-we-integrate-wip-and-finshed-songs/)
and we discussed how to provide useful feedback (https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/life/how-do-we-provide-helpful-feedback-to-each-other/)
-We've opened up an 'Other Arts' board where other arts than 'songs' can be shared.

Kitcheners/kitchenettes, let's continue to share our passion for songwriting, create music, create art, collaborating, listening to each other, respecting each other, improve the kitchen platform and being friends and have fun!
Thanks for being with us.
Love you all,

Cheers!
Marti and Dutchbeat
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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 22:25:38
Thanks @Mar T.  for the round up of the year. Are these also available for earlier years?
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 23:46:54
great to read on all the activity from the year @Mar T. and @Dutchbeat

and thanks to you both for running this great forum!

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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #3 on: December 18, 2016, 02:14:11
« Last Edit: December 18, 2016, 02:57:43 by Mar T. »
Thanks @Mar T.  for the round up of the year. Are these also available for earlier years?
Hey @oorlab , yw! No sorry, but I'll promise to keep track of the changes so I won't dissapoint you next year  ;) ;)
Btw we 'started' this year with a vision: https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/life/vision-the-2016-kitchen/
I've added some links to the OP to share what we discussed last year considering the different subjects.

great to read on all the activity from the year @Mar T. and @Dutchbeat

and thanks to you both for running this great forum!

well deserved karma!
Hey @Jurgen Yeah I was feeling proud when I recollected the highlights (I'm sure I forgot to mention some), we have done such an amazing job together this year!! The kitchen flies!!
Thank you so much for all the help, energy and inspiration you've shared with the community my friend!! I'll send a karma storm in return!!


Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #4 on: December 18, 2016, 06:05:51
« Last Edit: December 18, 2016, 06:30:23 by Bill from November Love »
I'm new here in 2016 and I'm not sure about the "songs for review" board. It seems to me that maybe "In Progress" and "Finished" makes more sense. It's kind of embarrassing if I make comments on someone's song for improvement but they were finished with it. Also, I'm afraid to post my finished songs because some guy will tell me I need to get a new drummer or hire a new singer or whatever. Maybe there's something that I'm missing.
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 17:02:58


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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #6 on: December 18, 2016, 18:16:56
« Last Edit: December 18, 2016, 18:19:15 by Dutchbeat »
ha @Mar T.  and @Bill from November Love

i also miss a WIP section (a work in progress section) a bit, because for me that also feels more like where my mixes and song attempts end
almost all of the time

they stay in that WIP phase in the end  8) 8) 8) 8)

i know we had this discussion, and for sure don't want to get into an argument with my dear fellow (m)administrator  ;D ;D ;D ;D
@Mar T.  ::dj:: ::dj::
but i know you always actively search for discussion, and want debate

..... ::) ::) ::) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D  but i wanted to mention that having a board that clearly says work in progress
for me feels like a nice place to post

and i understand all tracks are for review anyway, on a songwriterforum  ;D ;D ;D ;D, but that label: Work in Progress, still makes it feel easier for me
to post some mix / track for me

oh, and, just to be sure......i know that the last thing anybody wants
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
is more WIP tracks from Dutchbeat  8) 8) 8) :o :o :o :o :o

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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #7 on: December 18, 2016, 18:26:09
Thank you. Sorry to bring back some kind of argument. So, basically don't post a song that is finished. Simple as that. 


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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #8 on: December 18, 2016, 19:45:08
Thank you. Sorry to bring back some kind of argument. So, basically don't post a song that is finished. Simple as that.
Hey @Bill from November Love , It's absolutely no problem to post a finished song there, so feel welcome! Nothing wrong with showcasing a finished song, we're not only here to help with WIPs but also to enjoy each other's work!

Hey @Dutchbeat yes there were different opinions (as always) back then, but the majority voted for integrating both boards.
Of course it may be that the common sense has changed in the meantime though, so everybody feel free to discuss in the mentioned thread, most important is that the platform supports the members needs.. I started this thread to summerize what has been achieved this year  ;) ;)


Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #9 on: December 18, 2016, 20:05:39
Hi @Mar T. , thanks for the compilation! It's fantastic to read such a loong list!! This year has been really fruitful and it was great to be able to witness all the changes :)

Thanks a lot to our great mins - for filling up the kitchen with all your dedication and energy!!
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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #10 on: December 18, 2016, 20:40:56
@Bill from November Love ......posting a finished song for review works for me because I always have another one in the queue. I get a lot from reviews of my finished work that I can carry to my next piece.
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Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016, 23:59:53
Hi @Mar T. , thanks for the compilation! It's fantastic to read such a loong list!! This year has been really fruitful and it was great to be able to witness all the changes :)

Thanks a lot to our great mins - for filling up the kitchen with all your dedication and energy!!
Yw @Rachel_D ! Thanks a lot to you and all mods as well for all your help!! Karma storm incoming!  ;) ;)


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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #12 on: December 20, 2016, 21:31:09
Hi,  I just noticed @Mar T. you will be breaking the 1000 karma points barrier soon.... :o :o :o :o :o

let us know how live is at the other side of the 1000 karma points barrier

a 1000+ karma points must mean you will have a very blessed 2017  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::


but more seriously:
You deserved each and every one of these karma points for all you have done software / programming / energy and idea wise / music wise etc. etc. for this forum  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: 

thanks for that......and I will give you more extra karma point.......so that you are at 998 karma points now...  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #13 on: December 21, 2016, 11:49:08
ah and @Mar T. has a lift off!!!!!


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Re: The Kitchen 2.0 2016 IN REVIEW
Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 03:41:39
Hahahaha we'll there's still life at the other side of the 1000 karma point barrier @Dutchbeat , nothing changed!! Thanks man..

Back on topic: I'm really proud of what we have achieved this year with the kitchen platform and I love the diverse and happy community!
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