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Offline Mark Cordova

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« on: Jan 21, 2004, 09:48:31 PM »
Mark asked that the moderators clean up all the posts once the tunes are completed. I'm not exactly sure that it's a perfect way to maintain this piece of the forum. But I'm still game. Once a tune is posted to our forum tune list and the post has been dormant for 30+ days, I was thinking we should delete it.

Please tell me your thoughts.

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 21, 2004, 10:55:57 PM »
My thoughts exactly preserve the tune delete the way it got there we need to at some point say ok its done and then add it to the tune book and start another.  Thats how I see it let see what the forum thinks.

As far as individual tunes written by members independantly each member producing should keep his songs in one thread and make hi/her own tune book allowing others to comment on individual tunes.  Sound good let me know

« Last Edit: Jan 21, 2004, 10:58:09 PM by Rob Winn »

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Re:Format for this section
« Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2004, 11:22:52 PM »
I sort of like the idea of being able to go back and see how a tune came into being, so would be inclined to keep the old tune construction threads without deleting, but if space or performance is an issue I think a month is a decent time period to keep threads before removing. -Steve  

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Re:Format for this section
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2004, 12:21:37 AM »
Guys. OK, what I mean is to clean up the threads. Once a song is completed, there tends to be a lot of "talk" within a thread. Obviously, this is needed while the tune is in development. You know what I mean "yeah, that's great" etc. etc.

What I propose, is that those types of posts are removed from the thread when, and only when, that tune is considered complete.

It'll be interesting for everyone to see how the tune develops (and this should stay), and who contributes what to the tune, but not the in between postings.

Does that make sense?

If you create a songbook thread, you can link back to the development of each tune.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2004, 09:49:11 AM »
Would it not be enough simply to lock a thread once the tune is finished?

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 22, 2004, 02:47:26 PM »
Mark (maddfiddler), that sounds fine to me. I don't need to preserve any comments in the thread forever. Delete what you need to.

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2004, 03:20:47 PM »
Hey everyone. I went and touched up the Forum Perfect Thread. It went from 40 posts to 16. I left in the tune developement and ABC help posts. Take a peek and see if you all approve of that.

Sorry for impacting your post counts.
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2004, 03:38:50 PM »
I believe this little trick will work for inserting a link into the ABC's without impacting the tune itself. Insert the link onto a comment line like so.

% www.fiddleforum.com

The comment line is ignored by the ABC software so no damage there. The link is now a part of the tune that will be shared far and wide. (That's the plan, Right?) It will bring new users to the forum and especially new writers. Hmm.

Never mind all that. I'm having a blast with you all.



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Re:Format for this section
« Reply #8 on: Jan 22, 2004, 03:48:41 PM »
I've no problem with redundant posts being deleted - this section's for tunes and if Mark C or Rob are willing to take the time to tidy up the threads, that's fine by me. If Floyd or whoever is writing an introductory guide to this section, then it should mention that posts get wiped. That way if, or rather when, someone gets annoyed cos a piece of their priceless (but not tune-related) wit got lost in the ether, you can tell them they should have RTFM - Read The F******* Manual. ;)

Having said all that, I'm not quite sure why the posts need to be tidied anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 22, 2004, 10:01:43 PM »
Mark C, I saw that you were adding links to the finished tunes. I didn't know that % was a comment char. Neat. I saw some music on the concertina site that had words listed after the music, I didn't check to see how that was done. Also, I've seen "!" at the end of a few of these tunes, whats that do in ABC?

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Re:Format for this section
« Reply #10 on: Jan 23, 2004, 01:18:20 AM »
Having said all that, I'm not quite sure why the posts need to be tidied anyway.

Keeps the thread clean and tidy :)
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 23, 2004, 01:33:48 AM »
Mark C, I saw that you were adding links to the finished tunes. I didn't know that % was a comment char. Neat. I saw some music on the concertina site that had words listed after the music, I didn't check to see how that was done. Also, I've seen "!" at the end of a few of these tunes, whats that do in ABC?

Jack

I'm not Mark, but ! forces a new staff line (and \ appends multiple lines of abc code together on one staff). Som abc readers don't need "!" but it helps keep things neat and tidy (to bring some topicality to this message!). -Steve
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 23, 2004, 02:53:18 PM »
And from what I can tell, Steve is our expert on ABC's around these here parts. I can answer many questions for beginners but it seems like Steve can answer all of them. The other day I had to search for a fermata sign (which is represented by a capital H.)

Anyhow, it looks like we are all agreed on the subject of this thread. I just want to make sure that we keep having fun.

Mark.

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« Reply #13 on: Jan 23, 2004, 04:00:36 PM »
I saw some music on the concertina site that had words listed after the music, I didn't check to see how that was done.
Jack

The W: field (upper case W) in the header can be used as many times as needed to record the entire words of the song as a block of text eg

W:How much is that doggie in the window
W:The one with the waggly tail?
W:How much is that doggie in the window
W:I do hope that doggie's for sale


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Re:Format for this section
« Reply #14 on: Jan 23, 2004, 06:16:08 PM »
Cool, thanks Floyd and Steve!! ;)

 




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