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  • Apr
    25
    2011
    • 1 comment on blog post New Usability Features Released
      • 9:01 - olivier: I'd like to add that the quick search is still a work in progress. I still want to make the suggestions more effective. Also, I'd like to extend it to the music search, based on songs you liked
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    2010
    • 1 comment on blog post Minor Updates Released Today
      • 8:12 - SilentK: I don't know when you added (or maybe it's always been there) this feature; but the "Play next" option on the queue drop-down is really great. Thanks for a really great listening environment!
  • Nov
    23
    2010
    • 1 comment on blog post Minor Updates Released Today
      • 8:05 - Christina Horn: I just wanted to say thank you for all your work. I don't speak up enough...so I am now! There are lots of people out there enjoying this service who never will, but know we are out here! I check back regularly to see what's new! Keep it alive!
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    • 1 comment on blog post The Future of Uvumi
      • 7:56 - Ark Arsenal: Solid performance, Uvumi team. I've only been a member for a little while, but I am psyched to use the site every single day.

        Hope your break involves some serious vegging out, with a huge emphasis on letting your brains turn to mush. Best remedy out there.
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  • blog post Report Let's talk about Groups!

    Marshall Stokes
    Posted on Jan 26, 2010 - 18:45 by Marshall Stokes
    Ok let's do this!

    We (the team) are all really stoked on this whole concept of having groups to keep in touch and share music you find in the community with others that might have similar interests, etc. And it's really cool that many of you are already utilizing the built-in Bands feature to create makeshift groups until we create something that is specifically designed to suit your needs.

    So, we have had some great suggestions so far. Let me outline a few of the ideas for this feature we have received from members, then I'll pose some questions to get a discussion going about how we should design this new feature.

    Member suggestions so far:

    1. limit users to 1, 2, or 3 groups maximum, to maintain tight interest and dedication to the group(s) they decide to be in

    2. Automatically create playlists of some sort inside groups, based on what the members like and are listening to. This could either be a collection of favorite songs, or it could be genre specific and collect songs together from everyone's play history, probably limited to a certain time period (last day/week/hour/etc). This would actually kind of be similar to the Charts, but perhaps more up-to-the-minute and limited to the play data from group members? Other ideas on that, lay 'em on me!

    3. some way to recommend a song to the entire group. In fact, we need a way to just recommend a song to a friend really easily! Right now you're best bet is to favorite the song (aka bookmark), or you can send a link to friends in private message, but that's not exactly quick and easy.

    4. ability to set joining permissions for groups. First, this implies that there is a group moderator (or multiple moderators) who have the ability to change setting for the group. I guess that's pretty obvious. But then, as far as settings go, you could choose to make the group invite only and to not allow comments from non-members of your group... anything else on that topic?

    Now, let's talk about other ideas. I have some questions:

    First, please tell us what you think of the ideas above, which came entirely from, well, you! I may have misunderstood some things, I read and replied to a LOT of emails today.

    Next, what did I miss? I know there is more to the group feature than what is outlined above. Please fill us in! We want to get everyone's opinion and ideas before we start planning this feature.

    Remember, this is a brainstorming session, nothing here is set in stone, and all ideas are welcome. Don't be shy! We're serious about getting real input from the community before we develop this feature! Also, please understand that it will take us a while, weeks even, to start rolling out initial versions of a groups feature, so we hope you'll be patient and bear with us while we sort it all out and do the actual development!

    Thanks everyone, looking forward to a lively brainstorming session!
  • blog post Report New Update Just Launched

    Marshall Stokes
    Posted on Jan 26, 2010 - 14:45 by Marshall Stokes
    Hi everyone,

    Sorry to interrupt your browsing with a mid-day code update, but there were a couple of bug fixes we wanted to get rolled out, as well as some minor changes around the site.

    Here's what's new:

    - Fixed bug that prevented users from removing influences from profile
    - Fixed bug that created messages on comments and blog posts about HTML being removed when it wasn't really the case. Now, if you enter invalid HTML into a comment or other input on the site, you will not receive a warning or message about its validity. Some HTML may be removed for security reasons, and there will also be no message regarding that occurrence.
    - Added some color coding to the member boxes on profile network pages, to help you quickly see who is your friend or favorite without having to click into each members' profile page (this was requested by a member, but I seem to have lost track of who it was! anyway, thanks!)

    Let us know what you all think of these improvements, and definitely contact us if you experience any problems or you think you found a bug!

    Thanks,
    Marshall
  • blog post Report Welcome!

    Marshall Stokes
    Posted on Jan 26, 2010 - 10:45 by Marshall Stokes
    Hi everyone! Just a quick introduction...

    You can read about our mission for Uvumi on our about page, to get started. Of course there is also a FAQ section if you need help with anything.

    As many of you know, Uvumi officially launched in October 2009 after about six months of private beta testing, but we didn't really get the attention of a large group of artists and music fans until a few days ago, after TheSixtyOne overhauled their website, removing many of the features and functions that held their community together. We have no comment on that at this time. Since we were discovered by many of the "refugees" from this event, Uvumi's user base has grown by about 30% (in only 3 days!).

    So here we are, wading through large amounts of emails, private messages, and profile comments, learning that the newest members of our community have some fantastic ideas for improving Uvumi.

    This will be our official blog for all things Uvumi. We invite everyone to join us in the comments of these blog posts to share ideas and discuss the direction we want to take with this project. We don't feel possessive about Uvumi, we feel that it belongs to the users that embrace it, to the artists and fans who add value to the community, and to the overall art and music scenes that we hope to enrich with this project. In our eyes, this is your site, and what you think matters, so we want to include everyone in news and discussions about upcoming features and design ideas.

    We'll get some more blog topics going soon to start the ball rolling with member discussions. We also announce bug fixes and site updates here, so keep on eye on this blog for important information about the website!

    Thanks everyone for being part of this! We loves you!
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