lately I did some 1-minute-tests again and felt that over the last years quality has changed dramatically with the new (USB-)microphones. People often use way better equipment than in earlier times.
The tests I have where readers, according to the wiki page:
send in not even amplified files unnecessarily seems way more than the ones where a raw file makes sense. I often feel like teasing the readers when they read the wiki, do as is written there and then I come and say, all nice, but the volume is too low/high.Generally with the initial 1-Minute Test recording it's best to submit a raw, unprocessed file, so that the listeners can help evaluate your setup and recording environment.
I'd rather ask for the raw file if necessary instead. So I am wondering if it was possible to change the wiki, maybe like
?Send in the file processed as you would a normal recording. The person who listens may ask you to provide a "raw" file (mp3, but not processed, i.e. for example no noise reduction applied) so that she can help evaluate your setup and recording environment better.