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Weasel 20 Apr 10 - 04:57 PM
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Subject: What's a permathread
From: Weasel
Date: 20 Apr 10 - 04:57 PM

Sorry to hassle you all with this, but I haven't managed to find the answer in the FAQs.

I've seen the new FAF "permathread" - what is a permathread and how is it different from other threads?

Cheers,

Weasel


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Jeri
Date: 20 Apr 10 - 05:12 PM

From the FAQ:
"PermaThreads?
(threads maintained by various Mudcatters for use as permanent references)"


You can look at the index of Permathreads to see what other ones exist.


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Weasel
Date: 20 Apr 10 - 05:34 PM

Thanks,

I didn't find that reference (all I could find was a list of "permathreads") but how are they different from ordinary threads? (What does the "perma" bit mean?

Sorry, this isn't really important, I'd just rather know than not know.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Apr 10 - 05:35 PM

I think perma=permanent.


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Melissa
Date: 20 Apr 10 - 05:48 PM

Permathreads can be edited by whichever member is tending them.

example:
If this was a permathread, edited by you, you could delete this post. It's a way to have more control over the content.

If you had a permathread, you would sort of be the Joe within the thread.


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 01:06 AM

Generally what happens in a PermaThread, is that the "moderator" takes command of the first two or three messages in a thread, so the most pertinent information is at the top of the thread. Other people post information or comments, and the person in charge consolidates that information into the top messages and deletes the others.

The PermaThread Index lists them all. My favorite is the Basic Folk Library PermaThread. I also like the DTStudy threads which are edited studies of the songs in the Digital Tradition.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Ralphie
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 02:30 AM

And some of them (if nobody has visited for a while) become "Permafrost Threads"
(Sorry, couldn't resist!)


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Weasel
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 02:53 AM

Thanks - now I get it.

Mousethief - it's that very connection between perma and permanent that was puzzling me - I thought all the threads were permanent.

Like I said, not important, but I'm wiser now that I was yesterday! :-)

Cheers,

Weasel


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 03:13 AM

Yup - all threads are permanent - but the Perma
Threads are supposed to serve as a permanent information resource.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Lox
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 04:43 AM

Its a bit like Perma ham ...

... no ... hang on ...

thats it - a perma manicure ana shave ...

... no thats not it either ...

I'll just go ...


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 08:02 AM

Just so you don't mind enabling those opposed to operate perma threads as well. Being devil's advocate here....I actually support FAF. Just seems that a political perma thread calls for balance should someone step forward and wish to do one.....

Perma Peasant

Conrad


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 05:41 PM

Well, no, Conrad, we can't allow PermaThreads for political opinion - too easy to manipulate something like that. And we allow only known "regulars" of good reputation to moderate PermaThreads. If I get the impression that a person wants a PermaThread for manipulative purposes or to control what is being said by people, their request is denied, appealable to Max.
I realize there is some question about the Folk Against Fascism PermaThread, and I am watching that thread carefully. I'm hoping it will allow the conveyance of announcements in a non-controversial manner.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Smokey.
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 06:04 PM

It's all to do with string theory. Permathread can never actually be destroyed, whereas theoretical string is largely an unreliable nuisance.


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 04:54 PM

I've noticed that a few performer and folk club PermaThreads are way out of date. If you've asked for a PermaThread, you're supposed to be keeping it current. If you want a PermaThread to be suspended or closed, please let me know.

Thanks.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: gnu
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 05:20 PM

Well... a permatread is a tread dat is permanent. Becuase it is a tread dat is permanent it is a good tread and dat's why it is a permament tread.

Apologies to Jean Chretien and all my Acadian relatives who distrust Quebec politicians (except Trudeau).


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Sooz
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 03:50 AM

We use a permathread for Gainsborough Folk Club and delete all posts escept the venue details every fortnight. Over the years this amounts to many thousands of posts (which would have no research value) reducing the load on the system. Just doing our bit to promote smooth running of the site!


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Will Fly
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 04:51 AM

I suppose the closest analogy is with the word "permafrost" - ice water below ground which has stayed under 0 deg C for more than two years.


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Oct 12 - 05:12 PM

We have a number of PermaThreads that have had no activity for months or even years. We really need somebody to maintain these threads and keep them up-to-date. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact me. The list of PermaThreads is here (click).


-Joe Offer, 20 Oct 2012-


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Subject: RE: What's a permathread-need volunteer editors
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 08:15 PM

Somebody wrote and told me she was the moderator of a PermaThread ©, and wondered why she wasn't able to edit the thread. She hadn't contact me about it in the beginning, and just started the thread on her own.

If you'd like to start an edited PermaThread to advertise a performer or folk club or to launch a special project, please contact me first.

Thanks.

-Joe-


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