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How to? (add links to links page)

GUEST,jglover4168 05 Aug 12 - 01:26 AM
JohnInKansas 05 Aug 12 - 02:20 AM
JohnInKansas 05 Aug 12 - 02:21 AM
Joe Offer 05 Aug 12 - 02:32 AM
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Subject: How to?
From: GUEST,jglover4168
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 01:26 AM

How do I request a link to be added to the links page?

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Subject: RE: How to?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 02:20 AM

I haven't had occasion to do that, but on the liks page there is a link to "Submit a link."

I would guess that clicking there would perhaps be of some help with what you propose to do ????


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Subject: RE: How to?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 02:21 AM

... that should be "on the links page."

Hard to type with a couple of cats in one's lap.


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Subject: RE: How to? (add links to links page)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Aug 12 - 02:32 AM

Our links database and our membership database got bloated with duplicates, spam, and crass commercialism - so Mudcat owner Max Spiegel appointed me Gatekeeper.

In general, you have to be a registered member - and then you can go to our Links Page and submit links. Then I review the links, and add them to our links database if they're appropriate.

I occasionally get softhearted and add a link without requiring membership, if the link is of special interest to folk musicians.

We were getting a lot of links submitted four or five times so they'd be in four or five categories; and we also got a lot of very wordy, self-aggrandizing link blurbs from budding singer-songwriters. We allow only one posting of a link, so choose your category carefully. Oh, and if you've given us a link to Page 1 of your Website, we don't allow a link to Page 2. If you're a performer, give us a link to one Website that tells your story; not to your Web page, your Facebook page, your Myspace page, and the fansite maintained by your mother-in-law. The one site you give us a link to, should give links to all those other places.

I also control the membership database, another reason to be nice to me [I'm pretty easy - I just don't allow duplicate memberships, duplicate links, or links that aren't related to folk or blues]. If you'd like to join Mudcat or if you'd like to try to persuade me to post a link without requiring you to join, contact me by e-mail.

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Archivist- (I got an e-mail from the original poster, jglover)

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