Some of my radio stations on Pandora tend to get a lot of long songs (e.g. over 6 minutes). However, I prefer songs in the range of 3-4 minutes.
The songs themselves are usually good and would fit well with the radio station's theme. The only problem is their length, if they were shorter, I would definitely up vote them.
I'm wondering if Pandora is smart enough to realize that when I down vote these versions of the songs, it's not because I don't want similar songs but rather because of the length of the song.
What I usually try to do, before down voting longer versions of songs, is to first up vote the short length version, and only then start down voting the longer versions. I'm hoping Pandora realizes that the only difference between an up and down vote from me is the length of the song, and will learn that I don't like long songs.
In practice, though, it seems to not work very well. I think it completely ignores the length attribute and simply stops playing songs that are similar to this one.
Furthermore, sometimes I'll never get the short version of the song so I'm not sure if I should be up voting or down voting the long versions. An up vote will cause similar songs to play (a good thing), but might cause other long versions of songs to play (a bad thing). A down vote will do the opposite.
This isn't only limited to the length of a song, it could also be: version (e.g. remix vs. original), gender (e.g. female vs. male vocals).
What's the best way to make Pandora play similar songs to these ones, but also play the shorter versions of them?