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Posting to BS threads (or starting them)

GUEST,Lin 12 Jan 16 - 11:31 PM
Joe Offer 12 Jan 16 - 11:49 PM
GUEST,leeneia 13 Jan 16 - 10:21 AM
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Subject: Posting to BS threads
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 11:31 PM

I apologize for posting this question in the music section but I forget how you post threads to the BS Section.

When you go to the BS section, there is no where to click on to start a new thread there - so if someone can please let me know how to post a new thread in BS section, I would appreciate it.

Thank you.

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Subject: RE: Posting to BS threads
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jan 16 - 11:49 PM

Hi, Lin -

When you click the Create a New Thread link, a page appears for creating a new thread. There's a dropdown menu that gives a list of thread prefixes you can choose from, or you can leave that box blank if no prefix applies - one of the prefixes is BS / Non-music. You are not required to choose a thread prefix if none applies - but if you didn't choose one and should have, a moderator will usually come along and add one for you.

The one prefix that seems to me incorrectly used most often is "Folklore" I think people choose it when they can't find another tag that applies.

Oh, and you're free to make up your own tag if you like. Maybe somebody will notice and start using the tag you invented. I use "Info" and "Gig" and "Event" quite often.

We do expect members to give threads titles that identify what's inside. If thread titles aren't clear, moderators are free to alter the titles to something that makes sense, or differentiates from other threads. Somebody started a thread this week titled BS: Terrorism, Again, which led me to think there was another attack somewhere in the world. When I found out the thread was about the ongoing violence in Israel, I changed the thread title to BS: Terrorism, Again (Israel).

We routinely change the titles of Obituary threads so that they have Obit: and the name of the deceased, occupation or home to help people know who the person is, and year of birth and death in parentheses. All "Obit" threads start in the Music section, but moderators move non-music obits to the non-music section after a while.

Hope that answers your question.

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-

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Subject: RE: Posting to BS threads (or starting them)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Jan 16 - 10:21 AM

Thanks, Joe. Now I know I can make up my own tags.

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