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December 11, 2011

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Hey guise!

So, if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you might have seen that we were asking for beta testers for a new page we were working on. Well, finally, it’s live and ready to go!

Here’s the deal: we never actually pick who we’re going to review for Music Mondays. We leave that up for all of you to vote on. You’d vote on our old request page, on Twitter, and on Facebook. Problem was, we had to count all of these votes ourselves. The Facebook poll was easy to count, but our request page? Holy snap. Please take a look at what we were dealing with before:

Old Kpop Music Monday Request Page

Check this out

Also, people would complain if, say, we reviewed a video that didn’t win on Facebook, and they would accuse us of cheating. Well, as you can see, there are tons more votes via our Request page. But you couldn’t see the votes that we saw. So we decided to change that.

Enter this new project. Voting will now be transparent. Basically, you vote by clicking on the thumb up. It’s that easy. If you’d like to vote more, then your Facebook Likes, Tweets, and Google +1s all add to the tally, as well as comments. Engage with the video as much as you can if you want it to win for Music Mondays. The page has an algorithm that tallies a bunch of different factors into ranking the hottest Kpop videos out there, and we determine that based on your interactions.

For now, we’re starting off by testing it out for How to Dance Kpop Style, 2011. Vote away! Voting Ends December 19th. SHAZAM! Once we’re finished that, we’ll start using the page for our Music Mondays and K Crunches. Woot!

Also, we mentioned in the video that we want to encourage good comments to the videos, rather than spammy McSpammersons trying to get their videos to win. We’ll ban spammers that try to vote multiple times in the comments. If you’re worried about the comment policy, don’t worry. You’ll know if you’re spamming, and so will we. For our good commenters, we want to give away Three CDs for How to Dance Kpop 2011. We’ll look at the comments from the top three videos that win our poll, and we’ll mail out CDs to the people who – we think – made the best comment in each. Let us know what you think of the song, dance, video, whatever. We encourage you to engage with the video and with others :D

This is a sucky comment.

This is a sucky comment.

One of the main reasons we made this chart is also because we want your voice to be more accurately reflected. For example, a lot of people have complained that U-Kiss hasn’t won any awards on any music shows, and – really – we’re surprised by that as well. Based on the responses we’re seeing, U-Kiss is insanely popular on our site and with international fans. But it doesn’t seem like the international fans’ voice really counts in the music awards shows, and that’s too bad. So our page is a step away from those charts. We’re looking at YouTube videos only, and how much you engage with those videos, not how much Korean people engage with the videos via Korean media sites. Sounds fair?

Another reason we made the page: we know that some of you aren’t really into Kpop as much as some diehard fans, and voting might not be something you’re that interested in. But, from time to time you might feel the need to brush up on what’s popular in Kpop. This page can still do that for you. We’ll display the top 60 videos of the moment. Watch them all on that page, come back next month if you need to brush up again. Yeah!

Lastly, this is still a work in progress. We plan on adding a lot more functionality to it in the future. For now, though, we think this page is gonna be pretty cool. If you’ve got any feedback, we’d love to hear it. You might find some bugs if you’re using older or less popular browsers, but nothing crippling, we don’t think.

Yeah! Let us know what you think, and get voting!

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  1. Whoops.

    7 years ago
  2. Teen Top No More Perfume on You

    8 years ago
  3. Is that JPop Tuesday just a joke or will that be a real thing? I would love that! ^^

    8 years ago
  4. Lol dudes. Not leaving me much choice with forbidding the spamming sessions.
    So I’m gonna act normal. And yes, this will be an ELF acting NORMAL. Rare, I know.
    I suggest you do like that song by Super Junior… What was it again? Ah! Right! Mr. Something… Mr. Sample or Mr. Sumple. Mr. Soompeul. Oh right! Mr. Simple! So yes… Please do that not-so-freaking-awesome-song-at-all-that-didn’t-rock-my-world-for-the-whole-summer-and-fall.
    I tried to be objective. Like… a lot.

    And I just saw the deadline was December 19. Well, it’s December 19 in Europe now…. So yeah… I hope it’ll count.
    So yeah… It would mean a lot to me, the-not-so-ELF-acting-ELF, to do Mr. Shimpeul or A-CHA.

    And thank you for being awesome two dudes who keep me updated on Korea :D

    8 years ago
  5. TROUBLE MAKER, awkwardness! hehehehehehe >:D

    8 years ago
  6. T-ara – Roly Poly
    And ANYTHING from Infinite :D

    8 years ago
  7. Infinite Be mine and U-kiss Tick Tack :)
    Or maybe even Infnite Paradise because i know we all like a little daily dose of raunchy thrusting or face arousal ;)

    8 years ago
  8. JYJ-Get Out 
    TVXQ-Keep Your Head Down

    8 years ago
  9. I AM THE BEST  – 2NE1
    Definitely one of my favorite songs of the year and, I mean, Hello! They won best new band in the world with that one! As I side note, my friends and I quote this is Korean when we feel special and dance it too. Thanks for another epic year you guys!! :DD

    8 years ago
  10. BUBBLE POP! – HYUNA

    Because anyone else doing that dance would look hilariously & uncomfortably raunchy XD aka -simon

    8 years ago
  11. U-KISS-Tick Tack!

    They are a really talented and amazing group^^

    8 years ago
  12. 2NE1 – I’m The Best that singing by Big Bang in YG Family concert XD

    8 years ago
  13. U-kiss’s neverland and tick tack : U-kiss is such an underrated but amazingly talented band! They deserve love and recognition for all of their hard work, the choreographies are quite awesome and (myself) loving those so badly, it’s just a shame that I’m not able to dance them because I don’t know how to do it!!

    PS: even if Tick Tack is in japanese, it deserves a spot or at least a mention!! ♥

    8 years ago
  14. After School – Let’s Step Up
    I wanna see you two dancing it /o/

    8 years ago
  15. big bang- love song 

    2ne1-i’m the best ( sing by big bang) 

    8 years ago
  16. U Kiss- Tick Tack
    U Kiss- Neverland
    2NE1-I Am The Best (did you see BigBang dance to that?! TOP totally dominated with his Egyptian dance.___.)

    8 years ago
  17. SUPER JUNIOR- Mr.simple
    SUPER JUNIOR- A-CHA
    IU- You&I

    8 years ago
  18. Anything by INFINITE!!!
    Apink – My My
    T-Ara – Roly Poly
    Super Junior – A-Cha
    SNSD – The Boys

    8 years ago
  19. B1A4 Beautiful Target
    MBLAQ Oh YEAH!!
    Infinite Be Mine
    TVXQ Keep your Head Down
    MYNAME Message

    8 years ago
  20. U-Kiss – Tick Tack
    BEAST – Fiction
    Brown Eyed Girls – Sixth Sense

    8 years ago
  21. Super Junoir- Mr. Simple
    JYJ- Get Out
    Kim Hyun Joong- Breakdown
    MBLAQ- Mona Lisa
    B2ST-  Fiction
    TVXQ- Why Keep Your Head Down

    8 years ago