I know there are a lot of folks out there that are annoyed by the advertisement selection that they are exposed to. I am also one of them. I have a suggestion, though I'm sure someone must have thought of this already.
Give us a thumbs-up/thumbs-down option for advertisements! Not all advertisements are terrible, but some of them are so offensive to people that it's driving them away from your platform. Or at the very least leading them to mute their device for a couple minutes until the ads are done playing. I'm sure the ad payers probably don't enjoy forking over money simply to be muted and ignored by your listener base. At the very least give them the exposure to those who are actually going to listen to them, and help them avoid those who are going to avoid them!
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When I'm shaping a Pandora station, I have a definite idea of what I want to hear depending on my mood and the purpose for the music (i.e. mellow music for nighttime; intense, motivating music for runs, etc). But despite my efforts to tailor my stations to avoid certain types of music that don't mesh with the sound palate of the station in question, I still have to thumb down pretty frequently most of the time. For example, I would like my Jeff Williams Radio to mostly contain a pretty eclectic mix of electronica and rock with jazzy _influences_, but every third song that comes up is an actual jazz recording. I love jazz, but only in my jazz stations. Has anyone found a way to deal with this annoying shortcoming of the thumbs-down feature?
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