I agree with you Northern Lights. I am not impressed with the site at all. I have registered and added my (5 star) ratings, but despite there only being a few ratings for each, it doesn't seem to have made any difference.
I agree, the site fares much better with pop and rock music, and especially with jazz, particularly modern jazz, something that totally turns me off. But it pains me to see Hayley's music so underrated anywhere!
Yes, I think I started a thread about Rate you Music some time ago. I have added, rated and reviewed several of Hayley's albums. If you look around you should find the thread. It would be good if you added your own (positive) reviews, and since you went to tha concert, your reviews have been positive in spades (or perhaps in No Trumps). All I can say is I know how it feels. Wonderful isn't it?
I know there was an old thread about it, that's how I found out about the site. But the thread hadn't been posted in for over three years, so I left it. Other forums I go to don't like you bumping up old threads. Do not know if the same applies here?
I have added my reviews to Hayley's albums that I have done so far, and have rated her albums. What is your name on there? I looked over some of the reviews and didn't recognise any names. Perhaps I was not looking hard enough.
In light of reading the old posts in this thread, I have to say that no, none of your votes would have an effect if you had only just signed up. The site works that the more input your put into the site - making profiles, reviews, CD cover art, tracklistings, ratings, music library etc, the more weight your votes carry. If you have none of these things, your vote does count, but not for much against the veteren members. I imagine this is done to get a fair view of each the artists, rather than a flood of fans coming in just to vote for their artists, then never bothering to come back again, which makes votes distorted when it's supposed to reflect the opinion of the websites community. As a fan of Hayley myself, I think the current ratings are fair, and are actually even very good, when you compare to other artists on the sites. Hardly any albums has a rating of over 4, regardless if they are Hayley or not.
I've become a lot more involved in this website as of late. And I am treated rather well, merely because I am female! The site has barely any females!
But seriously, I wish that a more varied demographic would visit the site. With only 15-25 year old males contributing data and voting on ratings, there are only going to be some kinds of music on there, and only some kinds of music geting high ratings (the ever predictable Radiohead et al receive top ratings). I have contributed to Hayley's profile aswell, adding her new releases.
I put forward 'Classical Crossover' as a genre to, most had never even heard of the genre. Time to educate!
The reason Hayley is underrated, or that her discography appears incomplete is merely because Hayley's fanbase are not likely to attracted to this kind of site. And so she is under represented. Oh well, I'll do my best.
Hi Just got to say that i joined that site and YEP Hayley has been underated, we all know she has the voice of an angel and there is no way she is under a 4.50 even if she was singing with a sore throat. Sorry just love her voice.. Regards Alan