Song Rankings Now Available

Another new feature has been made available at Gensokyo Radio: Song Rankings.

With over 3,000 ratings received from users, the Song Ranking system has been put together and can be found in the Ratings & Comments section. This feature tells listeners how the song currently playing is ranked among the songs we play. It also lists the two songs ranked above and below the current song.

Believe it or not, less than a third of all songs in the station’s library have been rated. Among the songs that have received ratings, there’s a lot of songs that have only been rated once or twice. So, you might be wondering how the songs are ranked with how most songs have a low amount of user ratings.

First, songs that have received ratings are the only songs that are ranked; all other songs are not available in the system. After that, the rating average obviously plays a strong role in ranking, but after that, there’s a number of factors that are considered. The number of rankings received, the number of times a song has been played, general song popularity, and a few other things are put into the equation before rankings are given. I won’t divulge the exact formula used, but in essence, it tries to determine the best placement of songs in ranked order with the information we have about each song. Finally, rankings are currently updated every 15 minutes.

This feature isn’t as interactive as some other things we’ve come up with, but on the other hand, the listeners are the ones that determine what songs show up where in the rankings, so it should still be relevant to listeners that are curious about what people think about the music we play. We certainly think it’s interesting, anyway.

As a last note, the next GensokyoRadio Live show will be on October 26th, where we’ll play some of the highest rated music in October, as well as some music which will hit the GensokyoRadio library in November.

Thanks for listening~

User Comments (migrated from legacy news system)

(Guest) Noth | Posted on October 12th, 2012, 09:58:00 PM
Ratings are awesome, but it is so easy to miss it. It would be great if you could not only rate the currently playing song but also the last ones as well.

LunarSpotlight | Posted on October 13th, 2012, 09:35:50 AM
That would be neat, however, it would be more difficult to tell if ratings were posted while a person was actually listening to it. That’s why the system only lets you rate the song currently playing, and only if you’re listening to it. While it’s possible to expand the window of time a listener has to rate a song, it seems like it may be more work than it’s worth. Of course, if there’s other listeners that feel the same way about the current rating system, I can look into it a bit more.

Meoah | Posted on October 13th, 2012, 05:59:26 PM
I feel like if there was about a minute window to rate it after a song, it would be better. One can’t really rate a song properly while in the middle of the song.

Meoah | Posted on October 13th, 2012, 06:04:48 PM
(Sorry for double posting, but I don’t see an edit button) And this is a selfish suggestion, but I’d like it if the comment and rating part be separated and you could rate without having to open that secondary window. But I can see the reasoning behind combining the to to one, to keep ratings more serious.

LunarSpotlight | Posted on October 14th, 2012, 09:10:54 AM
Another reason we combine the two systems is so that people have an easy opportunity to tell us why they rated a song a certain way; what they liked or didn’t like about the song. That way, listeners are able to influence what we bring to the station. That’s one goal for the R&C module.

(Guest) Spooky | Posted on October 22nd, 2012, 04:12:15 AM
What is the song where that one guy goes “DOOH DAAAH DOOH DAAH”? I really want to listen to it again.

LunarSpotlight | Posted on October 22nd, 2012, 11:12:21 AM
^_^; I have no idea~

JonShafer | Posted on October 23rd, 2012, 05:09:25 PM
Thanks guys, the site is really coming together! Is it possible to view the page for a song while it’s not playing? I’ve poked around a fair bit but never found anything to this effect. - Jon

LunarSpotlight | Posted on October 23rd, 2012, 09:29:47 PM
It has been on the list and, if I have my way, will eventually be a thing. I’ll be making an announcement closer to the end of this year.

flyingfetus | Posted on October 26th, 2012, 06:51:03 PM
Something I have noticed is that if someone else has commented on a song I am unable to rate it. It says that I have already rated the song 5 orbs even if I have never heard it before. This has happened to me more than once so I thought I would bring it to your attention.

JonShafer | Posted on October 29th, 2012, 09:02:22 PM
Great news LunarSpotlight, looking forward to it! - Jon

LunarSpotlight | Posted on November 1st, 2012, 09:41:04 PM
@ Spooky This isn’t the song you’re looking for, is it? …

(Guest) Spooky | Posted on November 30th, 2012, 01:12:08 AM
No, but that one is also really amusing, thanks for the link and the thinking of me!