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Upload Limit

Posted: 08 Oct 2017 18:51
by Nikolaus Hold
One of the goals of CPDL is to grow. You can see this by looking at the progress bar for new scores on the main page (3000 goal). But that should not lead to a contest, who can upload the fastest. In my opinion, quality also takes time. Therefore, I would like to present the following heretical suggestion to the administrators:

Limit the Add-Works process to allow a user to upload only a maximum of 2 works per day.

Re: Upload Limit

Posted: 09 Oct 2017 07:30
by joachim
Hi Nikolaus

I respectfully disagree. One of ChoralWiki's most prolific contributors, André Vierendeels, always has his scores published in batches (through me).
His contributions are mostly original transcripts from original prints or manuscripts, give or take the odd work by his own hand. Limiting this input would put serious restraints on CPDL's growth path.



Re: Upload Limit

Posted: 09 Oct 2017 20:31
by choralia
I agree with Joachim: limiting the number of daily contributions just causes problems to those who upload batches of scores prepared over longer periods of time.

Regarding quality, CPDL has the duty of providing free access to everybody, including contributors who want to submit their editions and compositions. Limiting the freedom of submitting any type of compositions or editions represents some sort of censorship, which definitely is not part of CPDL's DNA. Freedom is two-ways: for contributors, who may freely upload any kind of compositions and editions, even when quality is poor (except, obviously, any clearly offensive materials); and for users, who may freely discard compositions and editions they don't like.


Re: Upload Limit

Posted: 24 Jan 2018 19:21
by vaarky
Are there other ways we could recognize and/or encourage scores of high quality, without the risk of a rating system discouraging people from contributing editions that have errors since these are nonetheless valuable?