3. everything is taggable! songs/forums/fawmers/comments, etc. this comes with vastly improved tag exploration and search... #rock!
4. recommendations! if you're fawming on a larger screen (not a phone), you'll see various suggestions for things you may want to check out in the right sidebar, based on your activity. we will be changing/improving these over time!
6. you can FINALLY add more than 1 collaborator (up to 14) to a song!
7. for now, you're still stuck with random instrument avatars. 🎹 🎸
8. for now, donations and file hosting (for $25+) will be handled the way they have in the past. that is, manually. 😄
there are also some old features missing from the new site, namely forum categories and certain ways of sorting/filtering songs/profiles/etc. we'll be figuring out how we want to handle these things moving forward, so please be patient. there will also be bugs. and new features we'll roll out over time.
the website was completely rewritten from scratch in about 3 weeks. a huge thanks to @elesimo and @ericdistad who helped a TON with the rewrite and setting up the new servers (based on a whole new infrastructure)!
5090 this year will be a bit like riding a train while we're also laying the tracks, so please bear with us...
SO great to be here and see the new site! Thanks for all the behind the scenes work! I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the great folks I met last year, and making new connections, too. Such a great resource! Thanks for making it possible.
this is such a fun place to hang out even if I don't get all songs written. FAWM2022 was my first experience with song writing. I learned a lot and am excited to see what is next. Thanks for providing such a supportive and welcoming space for newbies like me. Thank you to the organizers for all the hard work! you all rock!!!
and.. I'm finally here! There were some hiccups in getting on, thanks to @elesimo and to @burrsettles (and to @ericdistad ) for working their digital magic! Wait.. now I have to write some songs? I guess they don't digitally with AI write themselves yet? anyway, hello, all!
@metalfoot More than ever before! I've got some experience with these things and all I can do is express gratitude. You never know the headaches combining two projects together will cause until you start. Ps great to see you here!
"5090 this year will be a bit like riding a train while we're also laying the tracks, so please bear with us..."
Makes me think of my favorite "Wallace and Gromit" film! Enjoying the ride! Thank you all
With so many comments already on this thread I can't be the only one to mention this, but I'd like to express appreciation for ordering the songs on our profiles in reverse chronological order - it's something I always thought would be good for 50/90 given the number of tracks people produce.
Hi, Thank you for doing this amazing idea, challenge. I just discovered this songwriting challenge. (Hardly ever go on FB, but noticed a short reference that didn't say much except asking a songwriter if they did the 5090...that was enough for me to find out what that might mean!) Thank you for the goal...goals help!
The new site looks awesome! I wasn't planning on 50/90ing this year because I can never seem to summon the prolificity of FAWM, but I logged in to see what was up and now my inspiration is piqued. Maybe I'll just do five 10x10s and call it good 😀
Today I had a new song melody pop into my head. Somehow I wandered over to FAWM and lo and behold, it's 50/90 and it's got a fancy new outfit! How cool! I guess I'm a little late to the party but think I'm gonna have to bust out the music gear and jump in. I haven't done a 50/90 in a hot minute, if ever, now that I think about it...