Starting from the very first email we send, it says that in beta it’s very important to read our documentation. We now offer DJ mentors and commercial support as well, but you clearly didn’t read even the first sentence in my last reply:
About the invitation status page, if it’s not red it’s OK from the computer POV. Humans need to do the rest (ie. verify that if your DJ name is Humppadump, your listener profile doesn’t have contain any mentions of Humppadump, and to check that things like your timezone is close to where you actually live, that’s why there are visual cues on the status page).
I understand that whatever I document very few will actually read, but still, for those few;
Most sites take compromises in designing everything to the masses. Slipmat is designed for a very specific purpose and will stay that way in the future as well. This is also repeated many times in the docs, but the reason we want to keep a tight control with the DJs is twofold;
firstly, if we just open up the site and let everyone run amok, we will absolutely drown in support requests (which everyone expects to get immediately and for free because they didn’t read or understand that we are a community driven operation where no one actually gets any money, we do this for love of the community) as new DJs struggle to understand the basic concepts. In contrast, if we demand that our new users have a basic understanding of the site (ie. a small amount of Karma), they understand basic things like that Backstage is not the same as the main site and that DJs have two profiles etc.
secondly, DJs are the ones our listeners look up to so when they bring their audence to the site, it’s important that they show a good example on how to behave and that they also can teach their listeners. We’re a small community and nurturing it takes time and effort, it doesn’t happen by accident.
Slipmat3 will hopefully be closer to that but it still will have Backstage, and on the main site listeners and artist still have separate profiles. You might want to look for something that is designed to work for the masses instead, like Twitch or Facebook.