I received a message from @Zeljko-Stanojkovski
that my account was flagged for activities that are considered gaming the system in an artificial or unethical way.
This makes sense, because while I’m spending at least an hour per day developing the embedded playlist BETA, there will be many plays coming from my same IP address.
From now on, when I’m developing, I’ll make sure that the autoplay value (preview) is set to TRUE, so that I don’t trigger plays. However, this brings up a few points…
Spotify has a required minimum time each track has to play before counted. This is an easy fix (I THOUGHT MUSICOIN ALREADY DID).
Youtube has a quota of 1 play per user account on each video. Although that might be too drastic for the music format, it would make sense to have a quota of 1 play per account PER HOUR or something like that, which would allow people who want to hear a song more to do so A. WITHOUT triggering a UBI payment B. WITHOUT raising the play count C. WITHOUT criminalizing excited listeners and musicians D. WITHOUT discouraging developers.
- I thought UBI prevented plays counting within 1 minute of the last play. If so, there’s no reason to worry about listeners playing more than once in a minute because it won’t count
- I thought our community was leaving the traditional industry model of penalizing listeners for “pirating” music, as opposed to thanking listeners and LESS POPULAR ARTISTS for playing music as much as they want. We discussed this in the video interview with Deadly Buda
- There are ways to prevent straining the UBI pool without stopping music plays, development, and the blockchain ethos of ENCOURAGING participation rather than criminalizing it.
- MUSICOIN could program a simple condition in the code before accessing UBI payment:
If this track was already played by this user account in the last hour don’t count more plays
If this track was already played by a public listener (not logged in a user account) in the last hour, don’t count more plays from this IP address.
If ANY track reaches the MUSICOIN hourly maximum (set by MUSICOIN staff) don’t count more plays from ANY source.
(this also encourages longterm activity, community participation, and commitment instead of just having a popular artist come in for a day and get a million plays, cash out, and then leave the community)
It’s a lot less time consuming, demoralizing, to handle this with code than it is to flag and criminalize people. Especially since people who are switching from other popular platforms to MUSICOIN are really investing in a more humane way of relating to each other, exchanging value, and encouraging participation instead of criminalizing.
Khaiim (Self SUffice)