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Thread #133288   Message #3022772
Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
03-Nov-10 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Song Challenge! 2.0 INDEX
Subject: RE: Song Challenge! 2.0 INDEX
> Do you mean something like this? :-D

Indices are a good idea, especially if they add information to the mere titles (which can be found by search).

Apart from long lists, I'd like a guide to selective reading. Áine mentioned a "winners" page which is no longer online - of course, Challenges are not really about winning. On the Newcomers' Guide page, one Challenge is mentioned as an outstanding example, and indeed I enjoyed reading it very much. I cannot possibly read all Challenges, so I'd be grateful for further recommendations.

Also, I feel there is more to be commented about the contributions than just "excellent!" or "hilarious!". A possible rule for such a thread could be: always give a reason, such as "I recommend Xxxx's contribution for reading because it conveys the genuine feeling of a folksong without imitating a particular one" or "Xxxx discovered a new genre for parody" or "a quick reaction" or "ingenious abuse" or "Challenge yyy produced a long chain of one topping the other" etc. Quality of songwriting is only one criterion among many to make a thread worth reading.