A couple more verbal answers to commonly asked questions. This week’s topics:
Please feel free to post any questions you’d like elaborated… we’re all ears!
Cheers. Tim (Founder)
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  1. tammy
    September 11, 2008 at 5:30am
    I love pandora are there any thoughts on placing a replay button as an option? sometimes i just love the song so much i want to hear it again but have to wait until it comes back. Also, any thoughts on personalizing pandora so everyone has their own look when they log in and can customize it. PANDORA is the BEST!!!!
  2. Lucia @ Pandora
    September 11, 2008 at 5:37pm
    Thanks for all your feedback and suggestions, guys! @ James - Don't worry James, we're doing fine. We've got some royalty negotiations in store for us, but we'll do everything we can to keep bringing you the music you love! @ tammy - Sorry, we can't allow a "replay song" option, due to federal law! :) Interesting idea about customizing your pandora view. I'll pass that along! Cheers, Lucia, from Pandora
  3. Misa
    September 11, 2008 at 6:55pm
    I am trying to find music based on content rather than style. I am looking for music with OR without lyrics that has been created specifically for emotional/spiritual healing. Is it possible to search for this type of thing on Pandora?
  4. Marya DeBlasi
    September 12, 2008 at 7:46am
    Dear Lucia et al, I posted this comment instead of sending it to you directly because I think I have some points of general interest. If there is a forum where they would have been better placed, please let me know--it seems as though there should be. It seems odd to me that people are sad that they can not hit "replay" for their favorite songs; I found that if I gave a song a "thumbs up" I might hear it twice a day. I had scores of songs in my thumbs up list from my first few weeks of listening, so that eventually it seems that all I was hearing was songs I'd already heard. Because there seemed a vast difference between hearing a song daily and not hearing again for a month I came up with a strange solution, that seems, so far, to have worked. Every time Pandora played a song I'd given a thumbs up I'd delete it from that list and put it in the seed songs or seed artist lists. If it wasn't all that, I'd just dump it, trusting it'd come around again eventually anyway. At the same time I stopped giving thumbs up to songs, they were either seeds or not. I'm now hearing some entirely new stuff. We'll see in time if Pandora will actually play my song seeds or merely use them as reference points.
  5. Ryan Peters
    September 12, 2008 at 2:30pm
    :: Product Development Idea :: Keyboard Interface Control Feature :: Alt + RIGHT = NEXT SONG Alt + UP = LIKE IT Alt + DOWN = DON'T LIKE IT Bottom line, increase in Song Critique Contribution = more data research.
  6. Lucia @ Pandora
    September 12, 2008 at 3:26pm
    Hi Misa - Lyrical content is indeed one of the hundreds of traits analyzed in the Music Genome Project, but it is weighted in with many other musical traits, so it can sometimes get obscured. Here's a suggestion. Try making stations based on a number of individual songs that exemplify the lyrical style you are searching for. You can add multiple songs to a station by clicking the triangle next to the station name and selecting "Add more music to this station". Look here (http://blog.pandora.com/faq/index.html#88) for more info on creating and tuning Pandora stations. --------- Hi Marya - Thanks for posting your thoughts! Great ideas. I love hearing the different ways people use Pandora. I think being judicious about thumbs ups and using lots of song seeds is a great way to go. (the song seeds will be reference points, *and* they will play.) Thanks for sharing! :) Lucia, from Pandora
  7. Lucia @ Pandora
    September 15, 2008 at 1:47pm
    Thanks Ryan! Our keyboard shortcuts are as follows: Play/Pause: spacebar Skip Song: right-arrow key "Thumbs Up" - I like this song: plus key "Thumbs Down" - I don't like this song: minus key Increase Volume: up-arrow key Decrease Volume: down-arrow key Maximum Volume: shift key and up-arrow key combination Mute Volume: shift key and down-arrow key combination [Note: Be sure to have the Pandora Tuner active in order to use these shortcuts (just click the mouse pointer once on the Pandora Tuner).] Enjoy! - Lucia, with Pandora

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