i noticed that as freesound is growing, there is a number of samples being uploaded that professionally have technically inacceptable specifications, like this:
wav, 11025Hz, 88kbps, 8 bit, Mono
I understand that some people, i.e. when building websites, dont care so much and have use for this. I don't. I can limit the Sample specs using the advanced search, but this is kind of tiresome doing it all the time. I really would appreciate a more advanced filtering option, that is stored as a user setting within your profile and just prevents samples below certain specifications to show up. I guess this is not as trivial as it sounds because freesounds offers compressed and uncompressed samples, which should have different filtering options, i.e.
Uncompressed Sample Minimum Specs:
>= 16 Bit
or Lossless (i.e. Flac)
>= 256Kbit Bitrate
>= 16 Bit
Another suggestion would be, that the search result page at least gives you a hint about the quality of the sample without the need to check the details of each and everyone to see if it fits the minimum requirements that you might have.
I like youre idea of allowing the user to set spec's.