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Very sad to see the chart go! Many thanks for all your work the last years. I hope the change in your private life is a positive one!
There goes my favourite source for discovering good new music. Well, I guess all good things must come to an end. Thanks for 3 and a half years of one of the best threads in the universe, Stefan!
Thanks for all the hard work over the years, Stefan!
Yeah, it's a big shame to lose you. This was a good source of discovering music.
If other people are willing to put review scores on a spreadsheet, I would be willing to write a program to process them into a final score.
THANK YOU STEFAN !!
I was just listening to the Low album on my way from my job, an album I had picked here in your megacritic list.
Good luck to you !!!
Stefan, how can I thank you enough!? Your monthly updates of the Megacritic chart have been a tremendous additional feature to Acclaimed Music. I am forever grateful for all the work you put into this and I wish you good luck with your new turns in life.
Thank you, friend.
I had an unmissable event on 21 and 31 of each month. I will remember Stefan every time I hear Smother (Wild Beasts) and C'mon (Low).
Thanks again, Stefan, and i hope your new life is full of rock'n'roll
Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication, Stefan.
Excellent work my friend, we all appreciate it!
Thanks Stefan for all your hard work. Since I found your list it is my go-to for discovering new music, and now I feel like a traveler in this music world without a guide. I hope whatever takes you away from the list makes you happy, as happy as you've made us by compiling this for so long. Thanks man
It's been a great pleasure Stefan, many thanks for all the hard work (and of course the two albums I won, in the first two ever competitions I believe).
Thank you STEFAN, this game was a great addition to the AMF!
Thanks for all the work you work you put into this month after month. As many have already said it's been a great pleasure to follow and refer to when sizing up the current music landscape. I was trying to decipher your methods a little bit and it seems that you use at least 24 sources to compile your scores. I wasn't sure, however, if you've ever stated or would mind to share which ones you count as valid for all the various regions. Thanks again and best wishes for a bright future.
Thanks a lot Stefan for your excellent work, with the impressive accuracy and brilliant presentation. Best wishes.
Yes, Stefan, thank you for these 3,5 years of mega-critic-chart! And I hope that, although you won't be making this thread anymore, you still continue taking part with us in the other forum topics.
Thanks Stefan for all the great work. The Mega-Critic chart will be missed. Massive thanks for the prizes over the years too.
This was an amazing feature of the forum. Thank you so much for it, Stefan, and good luck with your personal endeavors!
I didn't realise this would be the last time fot the chart. I'm really sorry it has to stop, but it was a great feature here on AMF. I liked both the chart as a compass for discovering new music and the guessing every month.
Great that I managed to guess my first right position, especcialy because this was the last opportunity.
Thanks a lot Stefan!
Could you tell me a little about how much work you had to put into assembling the data each month? I am trying to figure out whether I would have the time to volunteer for that work. BillAdama has already volunteered for the data processing.
I think it would be a great thing if the megacritic chart could be continued.
Thanks for those hours of hard work STEFAN (and for those 4 or 5 CDs I have won thanks to you).
It's cool that you are thinking about taking over.
And to Stefan, good luck for your new life
New job ?
Prison ? (which after all boils down to the same thing )
Everything's already been said, but I just wanted to chime in with my thanks. Thanks especially for sending out cds over the past couple years... very generous on such a little forum and I think we all thank you for bringing that competition and fun to the forums.
My suggestion, if anybody is inclined to spend the time:
Once a month, near the end of the month, go through Metacritic albums rated 75 or higher with 15 or more reviews. Pop the specific numbers on a spreadsheet and send them my way, and I will produce a list.
Does anybody have a strong opinion about the way I would calculate the results? I would rather do a wins-losses based method to make it so single very bad reviews don't have inordinate impact on the final score, but I can use a formula more similar to Stefan's if people would prefer.
It was a wonderful job. I'll miss this
I never got many of the clues, though. But that's my fault and was part of the fun. Finding out who was who.
Good luck to Stefan ... and whoever takes over.
How about a collective effort?
We could create "users" on Rate Your Music for different magazines that rate 1-5. A meta-user "Acclaimed Music" is also created and it befriends the magazine "users".
Then the custom charts of the "user" Acclaimed Music can easily be used to see which albums receive the most acclaim around the world.
With as little as 10 non-american and non-british magazines I think this would supplement metacritic very well. If magazines from those countries were included, it would of course be even better.
We could, however, do something like that on a website. I might be able to set up a PHP script where anybody can go to the website, enter a review source, an album, and a score, and have it saved to a central database, which one can then just run an algorithm on.
For the past 3.5 years this has been a very welcome source for finding good new music. Would be great if it could continue in some kind of fashion. The RYM construction sounds good to me, if that's allowed to do so.
As an early winner of one of the CDs (TVOTR's Dear Science) I give special thanks to you, Stefan. Wishing you all the best!
Edit: Just saw BillAdama's post crossing mine. Collecting the data on a separate AM webserver would also be great.
Looking a bit more at kritiker.se and the number of sources for other albums that has come out during 2010-2011, it seems that the number of sources is not increasing so fast and that the adjusted score should perform well. But, if you don't want/have time to use the formula that's fine. It's only a suggestion.
If I'm going to do something along these lines I'm going to need a server which can run PHP scripts and SQL.