Hi Bangers! Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your experience with Bang a Gong.
Song audio and clips on our web site
Song audio and videos on our pages are from YouTube. Frequent users prefer to get straight to the song without ads by subscribing to YouTube’s Premium service. In Australia it costs $14.99/month. When you browse BaG on the same device you use for YouTube, the ads will disappear.
The weekly Top 20 song poll
Every Tuesday we ask you to vote on the songs listed on a Top 20 chart we post on our Facebook page. In the comments, you simply write which songs are your favourites. There is no need to rank them in any particular order. It is simply 1 mention = 1 vote. We look through your comments on Wednesdays and add up the mentions to rank your collective favourite songs from that chart.
Stating that you like ‘all of them’, without mentioning specific songs, isn’t helpful because it has no impact on the rankings. To make your contribution meaningful, please list which of the songs you prefer more than others, even if you like all of them to some degree. Thank you!
Comments on Facebook
We absolutely love all the comments and interaction from Bangers on our Facebook page. It is heartening to see such a high level of engagement because it shows you love the songs, and what we do.
If a posted song interests you, simply click on it to go there. Once you have listened to the song and read the notes, we provide a Click to Comment link to take you back to the Facebook post, where you can ‘comment’ about the song and the memories it prompts.
All we ask is that you keep your comments fairly clean, and respectful of others. It’s a public space that welcomes people of all ages and values. We’re thrilled that Bangers are a great bunch of people and we rarely have any problems. Thank you!
By the way, it can sometimes help to read our web notes before you comment. Telling us something we already told you indicates you didn’t actually click through to the song! Reading our notes before commenting can also help slow the spread of misinformation. For instance, there have been false rumours for 50 years about who Carly Simon was singing about in You’re So Vain!
The more you interact with our Facebook posts, the more likely you are to see our posts in your feed. The way Facebook’s algorithms work, if you like, share or comment on each of our posts, Facebook will keep pushing them onto your feed. The level of your reactions demonstrates the degree of your interest in BaG!
Enquiries are welcome. Contact details are on About Bang a Gong & Contact.
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