hello folks old and new. soundcloud is removing the groups feature next month, as covered by @disquiet in a blog post. what does this mean for our community(ies)?
we currently have four SC groups, of which i moderate three:
the first two groups date back to the previous monome forum, while i created the second two much more recently, though they are barely used. since soundcloud is doing away with groups entirely, at least for the foreseeable future, the only way to keep things discoverable on soundcloud is to create a new user profile and rely on direct-messaging tracks, with just a single curator to create playlists and reposts and such, as suggested by marc in his blogpost. this might be a substantial barrier to the community, in relying on just one person to respond and assemble everything.
do we want to continue on soundcloud, or move to some other service? we have the loose assortment of posts in the latest tracks/videos thread right here on lines, but perhaps we can find a more focused solution. note that in the last few years, activity on all the existing SC groups has dramatically decreased. also, given that the lines forum itself is no longer focused on monome devices, as the old forum was, perhaps there's no need for a device-focused soundcloud group, and the existing thread here is sufficient.
is a soundcloud group/curation-like approach still useful for us? thanks for your thoughts.