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I've had issues too.  I finally got registered, but when I tried to log back in to upload a video it gave me an error.  I'm not the most technological savvy person, so it could just be me - but if other are getting errors too perhaps their still working out the kinks. 

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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I was happy to finally get past step 1 > registering, Not much to look at over there. I poked around but not much of anything to check out except pull down tabs with options that go nowhere. I was gonna put a vid together but it seems from what all are saying that there is no way to see if it got there, etc. Deadline is Saturday. Hmm~~~~~~~~~ that makes for a tight window. But they have the famous >

!!!! FIDDLERMAN Carbon Fiber BOW !!! dangling like a tasty bone. Being the Dog that I am I will keep gnawing at the virtual roadblocks. 

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Right on Stone!!!!! 

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Step by step for uploading a video:

 

1.  Login

2.  "Battle" drop-down menu, click "Upload"

3.  Upload

4.  "Battle" drop-down menu, click "Enter Competition"

5.  "Select Leagu" drop-down menu, click "fiddlerman"

6.  Click button in the "select" collumns of your video AND the competition

7.  Take a deep breath, you're finally done.

There is no failure, only results.

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I'm going to record/upload a video this evening but was wondering, would it be  against the rules if I have some music playing the background?  Since I started playing the violin, I have been trying and trying to play a song by Taylor Davis and so when I practice, I usually try to play along with her.  I just wanted to make sure that would be approved before I uploaded it.  If not, I'll figure something else out to do.

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."

Conor Oberst
 
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Steve said
Thanks for the update--I was wondering who "Danny Holstein" was as a probable relationship to Pierre. I registered as a "voter" since my aggregate time on violin is over a year. Hopefully lots of folks with less than a year playing will sign up as participants!

Hi Steve I hope you are well. I added a my video using with the 

August F. Kohr K565
 
That bought here thank again for your advice I am enjoying this violin a lot. I hope that i have learned something in these months lol
 
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FinalPatriot said
I'm going to record/upload a video this evening but was wondering, would it be  against the rules if I have some music playing the background?  Since I started playing the violin, I have been trying and trying to play a song by Taylor Davis and so when I practice, I usually try to play along with her.  I just wanted to make sure that would be approved before I uploaded it.  If not, I'll figure something else out to do.

 

You could always just play it with one earphone in if you're worried about it. 

There is no failure, only results.

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The "rules" are pretty lax.  Videos with anything inappropriate will be removed, what you describe, with accompaniment, sounds perfectly reasonable.BTW:  The object is to get votes, so if the voters believe someone is cheating, or should be competing in another category, they can vote against that entrant.

Thanks wookieman, couldn't have said it better myself.  Okay, it's a little complicated, but I  don't think it's any more complicated then uploading to Youtube.  And Youtube doesn't enter videos into competitions.  I'm open to specific suggestions ("your web site is poop", wouldn't be helpful).

BTW:  There are 3 entries already, so there will be a competition.  And whoever competes or votes in the competition will have participated in the very first BattleToTheTop competition ever, and I will be forever grateful to all of you.

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Well, I just uploaded mine but I chose to not have any music in the background.  This is the first time I've actually ever recorded myself playing so it was pretty strange.  Still, it's kind of nice to see where I've come in the last 9 months even if it sometimes doesn't feel like I'm improving as fast as I'd like.

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."

Conor Oberst
 
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 I'm logged in and registered as a judge, but if there are now 3 entries to be judged, I can't find them anywhere. Voting isn't enabled yet?

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I uploaded my video.  I wasn't sure if I was too new, but thought it would be nice to be part of the first competition.  violin_girl

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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Ginnyg said
I uploaded my video.  I wasn't sure if I was too new, but thought it would be nice to be part of the first competition.  violin_girl

 

You are what they are looking for, Ginnyg, brand new talent, greenhorn's so to speak. You'll do well.

 

Ken.  hats_off

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Would it be too late to upload a better version of my submission video later this evening?  I had tons of problems last night and so the one I submitted was very low rez and now I should be able get a decent copy available.

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."

Conor Oberst
 
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To those eager to vote:

You can see the videos only you've entered at any point.

The competition is bracket competition, so once the competition has started, you'll be able to view and vote between pairs of competitors.  It will be randomly served to the voter.

Before the competition starts, all the entries will be available only to Pierre, he'll be able to remove inappropriate (or misplaced) content.

Once the competition is complete, you'll be able to see everything, from highest finisher on down.

 

Dan

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Well, I thought I was signed up to vote on the competition, but I get no where clicking on all the tabs. I've tried at least 15 time's to find any entries, to no avail. Maybe it doesn't work with Window's XP, I dunno.

dgholstein said: Videos with anything inappropriate will be removed.

Just what does, "inappropiate" mean ? Does that mean bad playing ?

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Voting won't be available until Pierre makes it available.  There are no other competitions, this will be the first one so wait until we announce voting is starting.

It is bracket competition, there will be a few rounds, the rounds will last 1 day each.

This is the internet, there are people out there who would post commercials, vulgarities, obscenities, etcetera.  "Inappropriate" is anything most people wouldn't want to see anyway, we're a nice web site.

That said, I can envision a naked competitionsurprised, maybe there are members who would like that, especially people from Scandinavian countriessweden-4231norway-4219.  I do think if the private parts are creatively obscured, it could conceivably work.

Dan

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@dgholstein - Made me think of the "Naked Cowboy" in New York. roflol

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@Feathers Yup.

It's easy enough to get the guys from the waste up, the violin may work well with the "girls".

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So far i see the first pair of videos: can i vote now, or should i wait for 15th (there was written something about 15th) and then vote?duncecap

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Go ahead, let er rip!

You can vote till tomorrow (Sunday) midnight EDT on the first round.

Starting Monday, the top 4 will compete in a semi-final, and the final will be Tuesday.

 

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