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ordoabchao
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:44 am 
 

I don't know if anyone has suggested this before, but I searched and it didn't come up with anything, so I think i'll ask.

Has anyone ever thought of putting a random button, like below the search, that would pick a radom page for you (something like all the Wiki's have)? I don't think it's that effective to just close your eyes and pick a country, then close your eyes and pick a band.

I think that it would be a great way to randomly come across a page and help you discover a new band... Minus all the times that you come up with Aryan Kampf 88 and friends.
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Noktorn
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:45 am 
 

I would actually like that a lot.
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Thorgrim_Honkronte
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:46 am 
 

or you could entere a random number for the band page! YAY!

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Evenfiel
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:51 pm 
 

I'm surprised that some of you would use such a feature.

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caspian
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:45 am 
 

This would actually be pretty sweet. You could discover random, obscure bands this way (maybe). And surely it wouldn't it wouldn't be that hard to implement either.

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droneriot
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:51 am 
 

Thorgrim_Honkronte wrote:
or you could entere a random number for the band page! YAY!

Exactly.
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christkiller
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:53 am 
 

Evenfiel wrote:
I'm surprised that some of you would use such a feature.

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Noktorn
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:32 am 
 

droneriot wrote:
Thorgrim_Honkronte wrote:
or you could entere a random number for the band page! YAY!

Exactly.


A lot (and I mean a LOT) of the numbers lead to error pages.
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ordoabchao
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:55 pm 
 

Noktorn wrote:
droneriot wrote:
Thorgrim_Honkronte wrote:
or you could entere a random number for the band page! YAY!

Exactly.


A lot (and I mean a LOT) of the numbers lead to error pages.


What he said. I'll go with that defense.
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Burzukur
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:50 pm 
 

metal is pretty much god to me, but just because i love it does not mean it's my only love. you guys put up such a great metalhead oriented site, i was wondering if any of you with classic and alternative rock tendencies might be willing to make a site dedicated to such genres (a sister site to encyclopedia metallum). it might take more monitoring to keep out shitty emo bands under the "alternative" label, but i just want something for my Pearl Jam, my Red Hot Chili Peppers, my Zeppelin, my Neil Young and my Tom Petty. plz dont shoot! it's just a suggestion!

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hatefuckingforest
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:13 pm 
 

Many have sugested this such a companion site in the past for various things. Some have said they were engaged in creating such a site. So far nothing has come of any of these.

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Malfunction
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Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:00 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:27 am 
 

ordoabchao wrote:
I don't know if anyone has suggested this before, but I searched and it didn't come up with anything, so I think i'll ask.

A bit off topic, but the more often people open threads just labelled "Suggestion", the harder will it get to do a successful search for a topic discussed earlier... :rolleyes:

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MutilationRites
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:40 am 
 

It would take dozens upon hundreds of clicks to actually find a band you want to get into.

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ordoabchao
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:51 am 
 

That is a varible that I am willing to chance really. You can't just dismiss the idea just because of a variable.
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RightIntoTheGrave
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:19 pm 
 

So many bands here don't have any information or links to actually check the bands out with, just discography and basic information. It would take dozens of clicks just to find a band you can properly explore, is my problem with this.

EDIT: Besides, can't you just click on bands with cool names or search albums with a concept you care about or something? This site's so damn organized as it is, finding a new band should only take the smallest bit of effort.

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