So, reposts are being abused and this is a problem. But this post is in defence of reposts as I feel the backlash is getting to the point where the user base is asking for the removal of a useful feature.
Reposts are a great tool in the right hands. For example Dario Lupo is a great writer and collector of ambient music who stays on genre, if reposts were removed I would miss his carefully curated contributions to my music stream.
As a small amateur artist, reposts also allow me to get my tracks to a wider audience by exchanging reposts with artists in the same musical space as me - genre is important here.
Instead of everyone using the nuclear option (web users will install an addon to hide ALL reposts even if Soundcloud don't add the feature) can we consider the ability to hide reposts for each artist I follow on a case by case basis?
If an artist abuses the repost button, I can simply say 'No more reposts from this guy' and I can still listen to their music and not all the off genre stuff they repost.
Thanks for listening!
Dave (aka Perambulum)