To the point, even, that I don’t want my mp3s to think I don’t like them.
I’ve noticed a really odd thing that I’ve been doing for some time that I don’t quite understand. It seems that instead of skipping to the next song in Amarok when it’s near its end, I’ll restore the window and drag the time slider to the end of the song. This is because I’m worried that skipping the song will affect its rating/score, and I don’t want to do that if I like the song.
I even have a few “sacrificial” songs in my playlist. When I want to skip to an album way down on the list, I’ll place the song to be sacrificed below the current track, drag the slider to the end, and then once it’s playing the sacrificial song I can safely skip to the song I’d wanted. Because I don’t care if the sacrificial song gets a bad rating.
Why this is crazy part 1:
I don’t even know if this is how the score system in Amarok works! I mean, I assume it lowers a song’s score if you skip away from it, but I don’t know this. I’ve never researched it, I’ve never even taken note of the score after skipping away. I just think that it might, so I don’t do it. Because I don’t want to hurt the song’s feelings.
Why this is crazy part 2:
I don’t even use the score system to make playlists! I never use the score as any sort of judgment. But if I notice that a song I really like has a bad score, for whatever reason, I will manually adjust it. Because I know that it deserves better.
Why this is crazy part 3:
I’m trying not to hurt a song’s feelings!
In my defense, this is day two of my no-caffeine kick, so we’ll just write this off as withdrawal symptoms, okay?