Enough already, Yousicianeers!

So, back in July, I posted a rant about Yousician regarding mostly, sound recognition errors. 

Those of you who’ve been following my adventures will remember it because Yousician spontaneously responded in an effort to troubleshoot (first off, if I’m complaining, the problem is already virtually untroubleshootable from my end, so shut up. I’m good at troubleshooting. Ego aside, I’m better at it than most.), and look good, I guess.

Since then, it’s become the post that will not die.  It’s 4 months old, and people are still finding it.

That makes sense from people having issues with the program. They’re probably googling it, looking for some insight into what’s going wrong, and relieved to find they’re not alone.  But, for the life of me, I have no idea why I’m getting comments from people NOT having issues, 4 months later, unless Yousician is sending them my way to try to discredit the post.

Is that paranoid? Yes, but I can’t think of a more logical explanation, because there is no reason I can think of that someone NOT having issues with the program would have to look for 4 month old blog posts on virtually unknown blogs just to tell me they are having no issues with the program. These are not followers of my blog, but sort of random people who periodically pop up for the sole purpose of commenting on that one ancient post, so I can’t figure out where they’re finding it, and why they’re even looking.

Now, for the record, I have tried yousician unplugged on one or two occassions since that post, and it has gotten worse for me. There are no problems whatsoever with my built in mic, so for the time being, I stand behind my previous assertion, but, I can’t help but find it interesting, and a little suspicious, that the post refuses to die.

And, frankly, I’m tired of talking about it.  If it keeps up, I may have to do the unheard of and edit a post on my blog-diary to note I will no longer be accepting and/or acknowledging comments on it.  It’s ancient history, people. Leave it be.

Until Next Time, trying to kill the zombie-post once and for all. It’s not interesting enough to devote additional energy to.

4 thoughts on “Enough already, Yousicianeers!

  1. I wasn’t aware of the issue. For that matter, nor the program! lol It’s a weird thing when old posts get resurrected, some so old that they’re no longer relevant.

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    1. I have such a tiny following it’s all the weirder. It makes sense when it’s someone going ‘thank you, I thought it was just me!’ But, when it reappears for someone to say they have no problems? How did you even come across a 4 month old post on a blog that only maybe 2 dozen people read?

      I’ve decided I’m calling them zombie posts from now on whenever this happens. Lol. They have literally been brought back from the dead.

      To it’s credit, yousician does organize lessons in a cumulative way that’s pretty accessible to students like me, who just aren’t going to do scales and finger exercises for weeks on end. It makes the drills feel like music. But, I can’t ignore the flaws. The fact is, I need my rocksmith cable to get it functioning relatively smoothly, which is a problem for new students who don’t necessarily have a guitar to USB cable just sitting around. It’s not like I’m talking smack, just stating facts. I do hope they resolve the issue. But, I hope I can stop talking about it more. Lol.

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  2. Whoops, I guess I’ve fallen into the zombie-post category only a few minutes ago. Sorry about that, I didn’t mean to bother you (and I’m not hired by Yousician 😀 ). The thing is I stumbled upon your rant when I googled “Yousician” and it was one of the top results. I didn’t realize your post was so old until I decided to have a look at the rest of your blog. I found it quite interesting as you can see – I read through from the top to this post. 😉
    Please accept my apology and feel free to delete my “everything works fine for me in Yousician” comment.

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    1. Interesting. I’ve never once googled yousician, so had no idea that’s why it kept coming back to life, but, I suppose enough people have had issues to make that to happen to a small blog with a rather small following.

      As I said in my other reply; I can’t speak to the ukulele end at all, didn’t know they’ve added one. I might need to look at it (for science).

      But, it’s clear marketing is driving development. A lot of people have expressed exasperation with yousician eating guitar chords-initially recognizing them, but then out of nowhere not recognizing them anymore. But, rather than admitting that issue exists or trying to resolve it, or at least explain the cause, they’re releasing more instruments instead that may (or may not) fall victim to the same issue.

      Your comment brought to my attention they added another instrument to the program, so it’s fine, but it does seem like I’m becoming known for this one post about a program I’ve long since put on the back shelf and only dust off for occassional use.

      I don’t like to talk about it since I haven’t touched it in a while. My info on the subject is just not up-to-date. However, the fact a blog that I’m pretty sure only has a double-digit following has gotten that kind of traffic over it likely says something.

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