Thank you @Fooltopia for these ideas.
Same! This is why your comments encouraged me to start this discussion. We are going to get a space to share music on Bitwish out of this.
Where have you seen this problem, exactly? I can say that I have been one of those, posting one track hoping to get feedback, being disappointed because I didn’t get much, but… also not spending much time giving feedback to others. True.
However, I have to say that one big problem was the type of communication channel, that wasn’t inviting at all to leave feedback. I’m talking about these “share your tracks” mega-topics where submissions and comments are all thrown together. Not inviting, and rather confusing. Also, these threads are placed in some dark corner as in "don’t bother the main channel with your tracks, just go to that distant corner, publish your unimportant stuff, and let us have here the important conversations in peace. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating, but you get my point?
Here we can offer creators a first class space, with own topics, embedded players, possibility to embed or upload artwork, s, upvotes, tags…
About giving feedback, it is more rewarding for the same reasons, and also because of Discourse trust levels and the engagement model in general. Nothing to do with KVR or Reddit.
First, I will say that especially at the beginning we should have the lowest entry barrier possible. As in just sharee your music and thank you so much. We need to create a new space, a new routine, and right now we cannot offer thousands of listeners to these creators. We should be happy if they decide to include us to their list of places to promote a new track.
But moving forward, I see your point. If we do have many tracks featured but very few comments, I agree that we should think how to make this more sustainable. I am not aware of any Discourse plugin that provides the features you describe, but we could start with a simpler version on that, based on trust level and/or a special badge that people would get after posting under certain conditions (can be technically done automatically, I believe).
How does this sound?
By the way, to launch this msuic sharing space we only need 1-2 more people willing to give it a shot. That’s it. If these people show up here and we agree on the basics to start, we just start, even in the next week(s).