The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124638 Message #2753701
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Oct-09 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: The Curse of Digitrad
Subject: RE: The Curse of Digitrad
When you see what goes on in other parts of Mudcat, complaining about a song thread wasting bandwidth, is just plain ridiculous. There are people here who seem to be annoyed by lyrics requests - and yet lyrics requests and submissions are the original purpose of this forum. Some of our best threads are deep explorations of songs and the stories behind them.
I certainly will agree that there are many times when it's helpful to post lyrics in a thread as an aid to discussion, even when the lyrics can be found elsewhere at Mudcat. The main time when posting duplicate lyrics is a problem, is when the duplicate is not clearly identified as such. Then somebody (oftentimes me) has to compare it with other posts to see if it's something new or if it's something we already have.
SO....it's very important to document the source of your lyrics. And if you know that particular version has already been posted here, be sure to make note of that.
I gotta say, I get a kick out of people saying, "I don't know why this one isn't in the DT," and then posting lyrics they found at 8notes.com or http://sniff.numachi.com/. Most of the lyrics at those two sites come from the DT, but they can be very helpful because they do have notation for our tunes in many different formats.
...oh, and Dan, I dare you to find five 400-message song threads at Mudcat. They rarely go past fifty messages.