Collaboration Do's and Don'ts

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RobAsh15 / Rob Ash 9mo+16dy ago
A while back I suffered a medium heart attack. Before it happened, I went through a period where my personality was whacked out. The littlest shit made me crazy angry. Happened here. After the heart attack, I backed off Kompoz because I felt badly about how I had handled myself here. Been back about a month now. Was all prepared to ask certain people I had been pretty crappy to to let me apologize. But it wasn't an issue with the people I thought were the ones most wanted to work with again. They were all just glad to see me back and posting projects again. And the way I acted was all just so much water under the bridge. So, here's my general take on protocol: If a project manager wants to run a tight professional project, he or she will likely spell that out in the description. If not, it's best to view this as a casual environment and to try and have fun. If you feel like something you want to do wouldn't piss you off, chances are pretty good it won't piss anyone else off too much either. If you act like a jag, people will NOT want to work with you. So you'll know, by virtue of the glaring silence, that you need to maybe put yourself into time out for a little minute. But don't let it ruin the site for you. Apologize if you are an ass hat to someone, be genuine, and expect a good result. If you find yourself dealing with someone who just wants to be a jerk, bale on them. No project here is worth that kind of aggravation. And if you run into someone about to have a heart attack who is acting like a nutball with a bad attitude, just back off and give them some space. They'll probably come around, and you'll find out they really aren't such a bad guy after all. Peace and love, all you groovy hippie freaks... rock on.

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Bass41HzAndAbove / Jeff Dalton 1yr+4mo ago
I'm not sure what the protocol is for submitting an idea when another idea has already been submitted (but not accepted). I often see collabs where someone has submitted an idea, sometimes it's from months (or years) ago, and was not accepted. Is it considered rude on Kompoz for me to upload an idea of my own?I've heard some people say it shouldn't be done. Thoughts?

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markdeckard / Mark Deckard 2yr+7mo ago
Regarding ideas that never get accepted or never get any response. Is it impolite to share your idea outside of the collaboration. Should all ideas be promoted only by the Collaboration admin? As in hey i did this for so and so's great track hope you all enjoy. Or is that bad.

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AndrewJG / Andrew Groom 3yr+11mo ago
What's the protocol around invitations? I've heard that it's not good form to invite multiple artists for a particular part on a collaboration, so I've got, e.g., one invite out now for a bass player. However, what if I don't hear from them for a few days and I want to keep the momentum going - is it reasonable to just recall an invite and send out the next one? Or is it ok to send out a few invites and terminate the remainder when one person responds?

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ArcaneOrchestra / Jeff Spring 4yr+3mo ago
I've been playing around with some ideas for tutorials on music collaboration online. Are there any suggestions from this group on important subjects that should be covered?

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ArcaneOrchestra / Jeff Spring 4yr+3mo ago
I've been made the Group owner by support. So we should be back to business as usual for the group now. Hopefully group ownership transfer becomes a feature so this won't happen in the future.

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WaiheDave / Dave Denize 4yr+3mo ago
Hi Fellow "Do's and Donters" . It appears we have more members joining this Forum arena (which is great!), but our leader has left Kompoz and I think it may be stalling. Bobby Watson is the administrator (and creator)of this discussion platform and from what I can see he has signed off for Kompoz.(A BIG loss to Kompoz) There doesn't appear to be recent discussion happening even though we have new members...Any ideas. Maybe a technical hitch there? While I'm at do "Spins" work. Seems to be little Kompoz advice on the matter...Cheers W/Dave

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liljoe6string / Joey six 4yr+7mo ago
do and donts huh,, ok do endorse liljoe,, dont not endorse lil joe ((:

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GbBeat / Gb Beat 4yr+8mo ago
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SoulFanatic / David James 4yr+9mo ago
Hi everyone! I'm doing research on this very topic for my dissertation (at Syracuse University) and would love your thoughts. I can distribute some of the takeaways to this group if you would like. I am interested in learning more about how musicians in online communities are able to lock into a groove together while collaboratively creating a song. If you choose to participate in the study you will be asked: 1. To complete a 10 ? 15 minute survey 2. Permission to write about the music and conversations in the projects you reference. 3. Follow up questions to clarify responses on the survey. (if needed) There are no specific benefits to you in taking part in this study (but you will be helping a fellow Kompozer to graduate!). If you are interested in participating please view the consent document listed before the first survey question and send me a message on Kompoz or contact me via e-mail at if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your thoughts and your time!!

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