Just a Little Patience…Yeeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhh.
Inspirational poster or a GN’R song off of GN’R Lies? Apropos for Qtrax? Of course. We want to thank everyone for their continued patience during the move from beta to our V1.0 launch. I know it’s not easy waiting for free music. Hell, I get testy when I have to wait for a free sample of chicken nuggets at the grocery store on Saturdays. We understand that you’re all hungry for free and legal music downloads. Seriously, we get it.
Without trying to over-fill this post with a bunch of cliché song quotes about how waiting is the hardest part, we want you to understand that we’re working on some last minute updates and upgrades. We realize that we planned on having launched by now. We’ve been a bit quiet about it too. We know this sucks. There’s nothing worse than waiting on the runway and not getting any information from the captain, right?
We’re tweaking. Not as in “been-up-for-72 hours-straight-on-meth-tweaking.” I take that back. Now that I think of it, it actually it is kind of like that, but without the stimulant. We’re staying up tweaking the site/player. It’s a long laundry list of things we want to get right before we launch. Keep in mind, we’re dealing with a massive influx of third party files. We’re double-checking our triple-checking so that we can get it up and go forward. This is a massive undertaking and it’s very important that we get it as close to perfect as a first-of-it’s-kind-tech launch can be. We anticipate big traffic, we anticipate massive consumer interaction and we anticipate unique advertiser participation. We take all of these aspects seriously as do our partners. There is a lot at stake. Launching for the sake of launching to meet some pre-determined deadline isn’t the goal.
How long is it going to take? That’s a tricky question. We hope that it’s just a couple of more days, but we’ve said that before. Sometimes, when you uncover a tech issue, you need to unravel the whole code. This is a little like rebuilding a piñata after finding a piece of bad candy. It’s doesn’t make sense, but you’re glad you caught the issue. We sincerely hope that you’re all knee deep in free and legal music downloads by the end of the month at the very latest. Keep the faith. After all, you waited 13 years for a new GN’R album and all you got for your trouble (besides a pretty good album) was a stinkin’ can of Dr. Pepper. Or not. We really hope to do better than that.
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