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Thread #19340   Message #199633
Posted By: Elektra
22-Mar-00 - 10:55 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
Subject: Thread Naming Conventions
A quick list of thread naming conventions would be helpful, though I'm sure I'll leave a few out.
  Purpose  ______________________________Format
To request song lyrics/chords.........Lyr/Chords Req: Song Title
(can be used together or separately, as needed)
Lyrics to add to existing DT song(?)..Lyr Add: Song Title
For HTML practice/help................HTML: Whatever
Breeze-shooting.......................BS: Topic
To submit an original composition.....Mudcat Songbook (it changes -- search for it!)
For help with none of the above.......Help: Subject/Question

I would also like to suggest one that may already exist in some form, though I haven't seen it lately:

To request a definition/meaning.......Def Req: Word/Phrase


P.S. All yours, Joe!

from Gaz:
BS: So that's what it stands for. From the nature of the 'contributions' I assumed it stood for Bullshit.
That's right, Gaz. At Mudcat, "BS" stands for "breeze-shooting." "Breeze-shooting," of course, is a euphemism for "bullshit."
-Joe Offer-
I've had to change a lot of thread names in the last few days, and I can't quite figure out why there's a rash of naming music threads with the BS: designation.

Please do not use the "BS:" designation when starting threads that discuss music.

Thread #24630   Message #283140
Posted By: Gary T
23-Aug-00 - 08:05 AM
Thread Name: What does 'BS:' stand for?
Subject: RE: What does 'BS:' stand for?

Actually, what Joe mentioned--breeze shooting--is probably the most accurate way to look at it. Of course we all know that "bullshit" is the original word that BS indicates, but it has different shades of meaning. MichaelA's second post listed some of them. Here it essentially refers to something that's not the stated business at hand (folk and blues music), similar to having a "bull session" at college (instead of discussing studies) or "shooting the breeze" around the office water cooler (instead of talking about work). So I would say it means bullshit in the sense of breeze shooting.