Rating Second Life Live Music Artists
Music is one of the most subjective experiences possible. Feel free to disagree with SecondRater ratings and use the Resident rating widget to offer an alternative rating. Always remember to tip both the performer and venue generously. All SL Live Music Artists are putting themselves out front for our enjoyment and they all deserve that round of applause.
There are six ways to look at ratings on the site:
These ratings are available on a separate page and on Artists pages. Artists are rated from 1 to 5 stars. I give very few 1 star ratings and even fewer five star ratings. Artists without SecondRater ratings have been suggested for review, but I haven’t yet seen a show. They are available for Resident Rating.
Top Ten Resident Rated Artists With Over 50 Votes – Date
This shows the top ten artists with the highest average resident rating and a minimum of 50 votes. This is manually derived from a ratings report and I will try to update once a week.
Rising Stars – 20 > VOTES < 50 – Date
This shows the top ten artists with greater than 20 but less than 50 votes. This is manually derived and I will try to update once a week.
Top 10 Viewed Pages Last 48 Hours
This shows the pages getting the most traffic in the past 24 to 48 hours. It can show who is getting a lot of interest from the community. It is automatically generated so includes SecondRater pages as well.
Top 25 Viewed Pages All Time – Date
This shows the top 25 viewed pages for all time. The artists on this list have had the most traffic to their pages. I manually create this page and will try to refresh it once a week.
Resident Top Ten
This shows the top artists with the highest average resident rating regardless of vote numbers for the selected interval. Thus an artist with two votes and an average of 5 out of 5 stars will rank higher than an artist with 100 votes and an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is automatically generated.
Please take time to rate artists you have seen. The crowd source model only works well when it’s used.
Comments on this blog are moderated. I have wrestled quite a bit with the inclusion of negative comments. My current policy is inline with Thumper’s Father’s advice (Bambi, 1942, Disney) “If you can’t say something nice… don’t say nothing at all.” Everyone has the opportunity to use the star ratings to express their opinion. Negative comments will just lead to flamewars and I don’t have the time or inclination to go there.
Do include comments about gigs missed in the Artists comments. Please ensure to include the venue so the Artist has the opportunity to address the comment. Comments such as “He never shows up” will not make the cut. Comments like “Missed gig at Songbird on 12/4/12″ are fine.
The SecondRater blog is not sponsored by anyone. It is an evolution of a notecard I was using to track musicians I liked (ran out of group space). Once the notecard passed 50 or so artists I began to intentionally see new people as much as possible. Once the card passed 150 I started talking with friends about it and they invariably asked for a copy of the notecard. The lightbulb flickered on and this blog was born.
I am happy to trade signage with venues and / or promoters. All I ask is that a SecondRater sign be posted in their venue and I will post signage on the blog (with a link if desired).
Community Standards / TOS Reminder
Section 4 of the Second Life Community Standards states (bolding is mine):
Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their Second Life experience. Sharing personal information about your fellow Residents without their consent — including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, alternate account names, and real-world location beyond what is provided by them in their Resident profile — is not allowed. Remotely monitoring conversations in Second Life, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without the participants’ consent are all prohibited.
Born in August 2005, I have watched Live Music grow in Second Life and have always envied those with the talent to perform and those with the ambition and fortitude to run a venue. I have very little of any of those talents. I can often be found lurking at the back of music venues, but am not often recognized as I tend to see new people so frequently. With the tremendous number of new artists coming into SL, I rarely see the same artist twice. This site is really about the musicians and venues. They have brought me many hours of enjoyment and in some small measure this is one way to return the favor.
I can be contacted inworld or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org