I believe there are many people that did not realize they could vote.
I have used Roon and the forum software for many years, but I didn’t know it until I saw your post. (If I ever did know, I certainly forgot about it).
Unfortunately, I have also reached the point where I don’t believe it matters. There are any number of high visibility/importance feature improvements that have been on the roadmap for years… I’m not saying that they aren’t important to Roon, but they must be beyond Roon’s ability to deliver with the resources available.
Sure, but a party mode would most likely cover both and not change the regular user’s history, either. It’s unclear what is desired at this stage, maybe @Adeniyi_Ogunnaike can clarify. The forum moderators moved this into the party mode feature suggestion thread …
Apologies for the delayed response, been on holiday & work pressures.
Admittedly I hadn’t considered the profile option.
I suppose I could create another profile & call it party mode for example, and the play history on this profile is not captured in my profile, however as someone mentioned I assume users can still make changes to my library from this second profile?
So my friends, the fools and the doctors, can fiddle AND explore without me having to endure endless “recommendations” based upon their party activities. Essentially, a “safe session” mode that doesn’t alter AI/suggestions, doesn’t capture play history, and doesn’t permit ANY editing to my library or playlists.
So I don’t have to fire any drunk friends later on.
I dont know type of user/customer is making this product for. So far it seems from my point of view mostly singel audiophile techy users.
I also think that Roonlabs have up to 1.8 been focusing making the product stable/reliable and to make the UI good.
If Roon want to grow I think they need to please many types.
Maybe 1.9 Will be where they can satisfy the ”Roon familys” with several users who want to consume the Roon content differently and customize their experience.
Maybe an admin consol, Roon Light Remote, Support for Alexa/Google Home, external remote, support for more than one home and more to really make the modern and attractive for many more …
But I would really would like Roonlabs to write here who they see as their customers. Where and How Do they want the product to evolve.
For what it is worth, I handle this problem outside of Roon. My music is stored on a NAS and Roon accesses it via a limited user account I created that has read-only permissions. I did this to prevent myself from inadvertanly fat-fingering something and deleting files by accident.