The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124638 Message #2762851
Posted By: Jim Dixon
09-Nov-09 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: The Curse of Digitrad
Subject: RE: The Curse of Digitrad
I want to reiterate—I do not object to variant versions of a song being posted on Mudcat. I do object when people post multiple identical copies of the same version.
There is at least one guest that does this frequently.
For example: GUEST,999 posted a copy of SONG FOR PEACE by Allister MacGillivray (although he misspelled it "MacGillivary") here. His copy is word-for-word the same as what George Seto posted earlier in the same thread. Only the punctuation and formatting are slightly different.
This is not a case of accidental cross-posting. George Seto posted his copy 9 years ago. GUEST,999 posted his copy 2 days ago.
I have occasionally criticized this type of posting (and other people have, too) but the poster never replies to our complaints.
The guest makes no attempt to identify himself or use a consistent name. (I suspect he is really trying to disguise his identity.) He usually doesn't identify his sources. (Although I see that in this case he did, in a separate message.) He offers no explanation for his posting, or any other kind of comment on the lyrics.
I don't have a clue what his motivation is.