Old 21st January 2011, 12:49   #1
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Wrong Genre issue is still not fixed-first reported in 2007.

When clicking through the different genres I notice stations that do not belong under that tab. For example, Rock>Classic Rock- Lil Kim, "Classic Hitz" , Beethoven, Eminem, "Classic Country", Dr. Dre, Bach, "90's Alternative Rock" etc; these are some of the artists/stations that are being pooled under Classic Rock.

Most of the time the top 10 station listed when first navigating to the genre display the mismatched conditions as noted above in overwhelming majority.

For the format being rebuilt from the ground up, the programmers must have been hogtied and blindfolded.

Seriously, just because a word in the title of a station matches, doesn't mean it belongs with that genre.
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Old 21st January 2011, 23:38   #2
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I forgot to add the link to the other post I found that mentioned this issue this issue so here it is- http://forums.winamp.com/showpost.ph...37&postcount=1

Note the poster mentions seeing other posts on the issue, so the problem could very well predate 2007.
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Old 23rd January 2011, 17:42   #3
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Here is a current sample of the stations that appear. The ONLY stations that actually fit and belong there are the first TWO. Out of TWENTY stations EIGHTEEN do not belong filed under Classic Rock.


181.FM - The Eagle (Your Home For REAL Class...
Tags: Classic, Rock
Site: http://www.181.fm
Recently played: Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town

RockFM Romania - Classic Rock
Tags: Classic, Rock
Site: http://www.rockfm.ro
Recently played:

181.FM - Classic Hits --- Home of The 60's a...
Tags: Classic, Hits, 60, s, 70, s
Site: http://www.181.fm
Recently played: Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

CINEMIX
Tags: Soundtracks, Classical, New, Age
Site: http://www.cinemix.u...
Recently played: Ilan Eshkeri-Marriage Proposal-The Young Victoria

RockRadio1.Com - Classic Hard Rock & Heavy M...
Tags: Rock, Metal, Classic
Site: http://www.rockradio...
Recently played: Metallica - ...And Justice For All

Venice Classic Radio - Beautiful Classical M...
Tags: Classical
Site: http://www.venicecla...
Recently played: Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) - Sinfonia in si bemolle Mag...

CLASSICAL 102 - The First Class In Music
Tags: Classical
Site: http://www.classical...
Recently played: Beethoven - Simon Rattle 05 Beethoven Symphony 3 In E F...

181.FM - Highway 181 (Classic Country)
Tags: Country, Classic, Oldies
Site: http://www.181.fm
Recently played: Johnny Cash - Tennessee Flat-Top Box

Solo Piano - S K Y . F M - Musical journeys ...
Tags: Piano, Classical, New, Age
Site: http://www.sky.fm/pi...
Recently played: Scott D. Davis - In the End

(Streaming by totalMEDIA):
Tags: Classical
Site: http://www.cremfm.de
Recently played: C-BOOL FT. ISABELLE - body & soul (original mix)

(Streaming by totalMEDIA):
Tags: Classical
Site: http://www.cremfm.de
Recently played: C-BOOL FT. ISABELLE - body & soul (original mix)

shoutcast
Tags: Alternative, Classical
Site: http://www.listen2my...
Recently played: live

Mostly Classical - S K Y . F M - Listen and ...
Tags: classical, easy, symphonic
Site: http://www.sky.fm/cl...
Recently played: Handel - Concerto Grossi No. 7, Op.6, Largo e Piano (An...

Class FM
Tags: Class
Site: http://www.oddsock.o...
Recently played: Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me

HPR1: The Classic Country Channel from Heart...
Tags: Classic, Country
Site: http://www.hpr.org
Recently played: Ray Price - Heart Over Mind [#5 1961, Columbia 41767]

..........:::::: Blue FM ::::::......... Eas...
Tags: Classical, Jazz, New, Age
Site: http://bluefm.net
Recently played: Robin Miller / A Melancholy Moment ... DJ : Shavi

Classical Minnesota Public Radio
Tags: Classical, Public, Radio
Site: http://minnesota.pub...
Recently played: Classical - Minnesota Public Radio

AVRO Baroque Around The Clock
Tags: classical
Site: http://klassiek.avro...
Recently played: Pietro Locatelli - Giuliano Carmignola, Orchestra Baroc...

Classical & Flamenco Guitar - S K Y . F M - ...
Tags: Flamenco, Classical, Guitar
Site: http://www.sky.fm/gu...
Recently played: Al Di Meola - Rhapsody Of Fire

OE 1
Tags: Classic
Site: http://oe1.orf.at
Recently played: Nchste Sendung: Nachrichten

All Classical WGBH
Tags: Classical
Site: http://www.wgbh.org/...
Recently played:
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Old 23rd January 2011, 20:36   #4
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Over 50 views and no one else has anything to say?
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Old 23rd January 2011, 22:45   #5
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Over 50 views and no one else has anything to say?
It's broke... AOL can't fix it ...

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Old 16th February 2011, 18:17   #6
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It's broke... AOL can't fix it ...
Well, if that's the case, it's pretty pathetic they can't even fix a sorting issue.





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Old 19th March 2012, 00:40   #7
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No surprise, problem still exists and no apparent effort made to fix it.
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Old 19th March 2012, 00:46   #8
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i'm sorry but that is an absolute load of crap.

i have tried to look into the issue but i don't have the full means to test / investigate what is / isn't going on with the search matching as well as other issues like how changing the sorting with a multi-word search will change the search to the first word and filter on that.

so it's not being ignored (at least not on my side of things) but there is little i can do about it other than pestering people to keep it as something which is known about. i'm not disagreeing that it shouldn't be fixed but with my hands tied on other things, i've done what i can with what is available.

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Old 19th March 2012, 01:57   #9
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Well in most industries, if it took someone or a group of people over five years to complete a task they would be fired.

The problem I am speaking of is not a search issue per se. It is the stations that come up as soon as you click on the genre from the main page.

The problem is whatever code or algorithm that is being used, is grabbing any station with the word classic in it; in some cases a partial match "classic"al and batches them.

None of the FAQS mentioned the problem was known about (at least in the ones on the shoutcast main page I've sifted through). So what I said about nothing apparent being done as being "an absolute load of crap" may be true, but if the problem has not be publicly acknowledged (until now) how is anyone supposed to know anything is being done?
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