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Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?

Stilly River Sage 16 Mar 18 - 12:41 AM
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Steve Shaw 15 Mar 18 - 08:15 AM
Little Robyn 15 Mar 18 - 03:45 AM
Big Al Whittle 14 Mar 18 - 11:13 AM
Phil Cooper 14 Mar 18 - 07:23 AM
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Doug Chadwick 13 Mar 18 - 08:30 PM
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Stilly River Sage 13 Mar 18 - 06:25 PM
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Bill D 13 Mar 18 - 11:13 AM
Jack Campin 13 Mar 18 - 10:36 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 13 Mar 18 - 10:35 AM
Jack Campin 13 Mar 18 - 09:38 AM
Doug Chadwick 13 Mar 18 - 07:12 AM
GUEST,John from Kemsing 13 Mar 18 - 06:59 AM
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Jos 13 Mar 18 - 05:21 AM
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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 12:41 AM

Ah! Abby Sale - the source of lots of interesting tidbits.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 08:43 PM

I've been around since at least that long.   Abby Sale introduced me, I think. I've been on a remote fringe for the last 7 years or so, but I have peeped in during that time.

sian west wales
(although no longer west wales - back in the Niagara Peninsula now)


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 08:15 AM

I'm a baby here, still to celebrate my eleventh birthday. My first post was to ask Lucy in Bude (aka Hawker) about the upcoming 2007 Bude folk festival. Pleased to say that the Spring Bank Holiday folk festival in Bude (that's the bank holiday at the end of May) is still going strong. I see that Hawker hasn't posted here for quite a while.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 03:45 AM

I was lurking here and Digitrad before but my first post as Little Robyn was January 2003. 2,796 posts later, I don't visit often but use the Facebook site instead.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Mar 18 - 11:13 AM

I posted, but not regularly.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 14 Mar 18 - 07:23 AM

I was around then.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: bbc
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 09:23 PM

My son David & I started the members pages in April, 1999, so I guess that counts as being around. I, mostly, lurk, now & follow the Mudcat Facebook page.

Best,

bbc


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 08:30 PM

Max owns and runs Mudcat; Gargoyle was a member who got kicked out a long time ago .............................(he has a really sharp tongue; his posts are conspicuous by their tiny colored italicized signature lines). ..............

I know that but Max said that he started posting under a different name. The only post that is listed for the time and date given was Gargoyle's first post as a member.

He did go on to say "...or was that someone else?". It would seem that Max was having a little joke.

DC


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: GUEST,catyronwode
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:00 PM

I have been posting here on and off since 1998 -- but i have never created a log-in. At first i thought you had to be invited and to jump through approval-hoops to get a name, and i am naturally shy and diffident, so i just posted as GUEST.

To this day, most of the time i am just GUEST but sometimes i use guest-names that contain variants of my real name, such as catherineyronwode / catyronwode / catyron / catanna.

I found Mudcat via rec.music.folk in usenet, but i left usenet around 2002 due to its non-moderated condition. I post in all sorts of folk music, acoustic blues, model railroad, and folk magic forums and at Facebook, and i am an editor at Wikipedia and at a number of other wiki-like sites, including one on fortune telling tea cups. .

I come here less frequently than i go to my other hang-out sites, simply because i don't need lyrics all that often and i have never "made friends" here. Still, Mudcat is always my go-to site for lyrics help. The disorganization of the threads does bother me, but the site is FREE and OPEN, so i love it!


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 06:25 PM

Max owns and runs Mudcat; Gargoyle was a member who got kicked out a long time ago though he has been invited back (he has a really sharp tongue; his posts are conspicuous by their tiny colored italicized signature lines). He still adds many fine music posts and seems to prefer the current arrangement.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 05:48 PM

AFAIK, Verizon still supports some newsgroups, but only ones in the hierarchies it considers respectable. I moved over to Eternal September when that happened, and still use it without difficulty.

rec.music.folk still exists, but there is almost nothing on it. It used to be lively. For a while, I thought of the Mudcat Cafe as the monster that ate rec.music.folk, but I have gotten used to it. I appreciate its complete archiving, but its unstructured threads still annoy me occasionally.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 12:29 PM

DaveRo.. my ISP quit doing ANY newsgroups several years ago. I simply pay a few dollars a month to Giganews and get my access. There's so much competition that prices have come down...

It just depends on one's needs


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: DaveRo
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 11:46 AM

Bill: I've never used binaries. My current ISP doesn't support them. uk.music.folk was used for much the same stuff as here: questions, event notifications, radio/TV alerts, bickering... I expect rec.music.folk was the same, but I didn't read it.

In the UK many ISPs stopped providing usenet about 10 years ago - I had to use eternal september for a while. Do US ISPs still offer it?


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 11:13 AM

DaveRo... alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.folk still has a semi-live group of posters. Right now there seems to be several posting some early "folk scare" stuff from the 60s... Kingston Trio, Tarriers, Limelighters, Baez... etc.
Depending on your provider that group can have things dating back several years.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 10:36 AM

And this is my first post after signing up as a member, from 25 February 1999:

https://mudcat.org/detail.cfm?messages__Message_ID=60260


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 10:35 AM

Vicki, GUEST Date: 12 Mar 18 - 03:59 PM :

You can join here, then send me a personal message, or find me on my website www.huntandallison.net and click "Contact Us," or just email me at huntandallison AT gmail . com- I have the information you seek.


And that's why I have never dropped the "Animaterra" from my name, even though I retired 3 years ago as director of the chorus I founded.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 09:38 AM

I think I started using Mudcat (as a guest) at Bruce Olson's suggestion. When did he start?


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 07:12 AM

Am I missing something? Max spent a year lurking on a thread that didn't then exist? Strange things going on in cyberspace ....

Even stranger is the comment:

Then I started posting under a different name on January 4, 1997 at 1:41pm...

Are Max and Gargoyle one and the same?

DC


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 06:59 AM

We have lost so many of the good ones in the past sixteen years, the banter, and craic between them was often entertaining.

We will never forget the late Don Thompson, KatLaughing. Ardmhacha and Fred McCormick.

May they all rest in peace.

Sometimes the cat is a little too serious now


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: DaveRo
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 06:37 AM

I notice that some of the early denizens if mudcat also inhabited rec.music.folk - example. Did mudcat fulfil a need that r.m.f couldn't meet? Was usenet unavailable or unfamiliar to a new 'generation' of internet users? Just curious - I'm interested in how internet technologies evolve.

Here in the UK we had uk.music.folk but that died in the late 2000's. Some of the people on u.m.f are here on mudcat: rollcall.

I'd known of mudcat for years - it was often referred to on u.m.f - but I assumed it was an exclusively U.S. site and never followed the forum. It was only after the BBC closed their Folk and Acoustic messageboards that I looked in here.

I still prefer usenet to most web forums, and still use it daily - but sadly no longer for folk music.

Sorry - somewhat off topic, but hopefully of interest.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Jos
Date: 13 Mar 18 - 05:21 AM

Am I missing something? Max spent a year lurking on a thread that didn't then exist? Strange things going on in cyberspace - and/or in the minds of posters-yet-to-be who were dreaming of wonders still to be created?


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 09:55 PM

Mick Brakn you are still on here.. wonderful. Coincidentally June 1998 was when I first started begging for lyrics from the good folks here on Mudcat.. Durham Gaol if I remember correctly.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 08:02 PM

October 1999. But I lurked for a while after meeting Bill Sables.

Mudgaurd! How are you Andreas?


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:56 PM

Joe said above: Gee, looking at these comments, I get the impression that some of us must be REALLY old! No wonder we're so crotchety...

...I used to think that Max was just a young squirt, but now I'm thinking that "old and crotchety" applies even to him...my son is about the same age, and I tease him about his getting old and set in his ways while I'm still an irresponsible hippie. He's rather sensitive about that, but he's still far more responsible and mature than I am...


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Brakn
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:51 PM

June 1998 is the first that I can find thouh I did use other names like Mick and others before setling for brakn in Jan 1999.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:08 PM

Linn, your first post was 3 Aug 99.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Max
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:51 PM

First posted on October 1, 1996 but I was a lurker for a year before that. :)

Then I started posting under a different name on January 4, 1997 at 1:41pm...

...or was that someone else? Memory is a bit fuzzy in them years... too much medicine.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:34 PM

BG, that's some really clever bats. Have they set up their own company yet?


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:33 PM

Only 15years, next month...


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From: beardedbruce - PM
Date: 16 Apr 03 - 02:04 PM


I had been on earlier, but not posting. Seems like it was worthwhile just reading and getting decent information, back then.

I was involved with DT back when it was 4 floppies...


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Ian
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:23 PM

I am a 99er.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:13 PM

I've been here since 1998, I think. Or was it '97? I can blame Jeri for sucking me in, I mean, introducing me. Curmudgeon (Tom Hall) followed shortly.

I was originally Linn the Thanatolithologist (Jeri had lured me in with a gravestone symbolism thread), but I became Bat Goddess because of the nursery colony of Little Brown Bats that set up housekeeping in the roof space above the ceiling and started posting to music and folklore threads.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 03:59 PM

Hi Allison,
I'm working with a group of women who are interested in recording "If Every Woman in the World." Like you, we want to be sure that Karen MacKay is properly credited and properly remunerated. How can we get in touch with her????
Any contact info you can provide would be so much appreciated!
Thank you, in advance,
Vicki Ryder (Durham, North Carolina)


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 11:00 AM

First post as Guest:- June 2001. Became a member in January 2002.

DC


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: rich-joy
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 09:14 AM

Under my moniker, from October 2001, but Guest-posted and lurked before that, encouraged by Stewie!!

Cheers!
Rich-Joy
Down Under


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Iains
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 07:07 AM

My first post was in '99. I made a request for info on two Irish Songs.
Despite my appalling "phonetic" irish mudcat members deciphered my request and responded in detail within 24 hours. Very impressive.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: JennieG
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:52 AM

Definitely 2000, but not quite sure of the month.....May rings a bell. Still here, still reading, still posting from time to time.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce, MCP
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:46 AM

Joined in 2005, but lurked and posted occasionally as guest from 2001.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Will Fly
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 06:32 AM

I'm just a baby - not yet into my teens. My first post was on 8th August 2008 - not quite 10 years ago - when I asked for info about the Robert Johnson who accompanied dulcimer player Roger Nicholson on their album, "Nonesuch for Dulcimer".

I got my information, and a very funny reply from a certain Greg Stephens (The Boat Band) - only to realise that it was the same Greg Stephens I'd played blues duets with back in the mid-1960s and lost touch with!

Such was the beauty of Mudcat then. I post far less these days, mainly because I have other things to do, but also because many of the people who posted then have gone from Mudcat - one way or another.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: treewind
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 05:05 AM

First post April 2002.
I suspect, though, that many who were posting then aren't now. I don't visit Mudcat as often as I used to, and the list of recent postings is much shorter than it used to be.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:39 AM

1998 under another "handle"
RtS


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:36 AM

I am quite a 'Newbie' as a member - August 2002 , but was a guest for a while before that !!


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 04:18 AM

Yes - I had submitted files to the Digital Tradition shortly betore Max took in that homeless wanderer.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 12:02 AM

As a registered member October of 2001, as a guest some time before that, 2000, possibly 1999.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Stewie
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 11:20 PM

My first post was September 1999. I think I lurked for bit before that.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 09:50 PM

Gee, looking at these comments, I get the impression that some of us must be REALLY old! No wonder we're so crotchety...

I remember when Dick was still willing to distribute the Digital Tradition on single-sided floppy disks. How much data did those things hold?

I downloaded my first copy of the DT from the "files" area of Celebration Station, a dialup computer bulletin board (BBS) run by Noel Paul Stookey at Ellsworth, Maine. I think that was long before Dick moved to the Xerox site on the World Wide Web.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 09:37 PM

I'm a newcomer, only here since December 2003.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 09:12 PM

Yes, I'm still here, though age and commitments have limited my **regular** participation.

My claim to fame is that I was in the room watching when Susan of DT and a non-member, Dennis Cook, were comparing notebooks of songs and thinking about merging their databases. Dick Greenhaus was there and soon worked up a way to transfer stuff to 5 1/4" floppys.. for a couple of years, the Digital Tradition was distributed that way.... then it was briefly hosted, as Joe Offer says, by Xerox... then Dick G found Max, and AWAY we went.

Has Bert Hansell posted recently? I see him on FB...


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: selby
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 05:31 PM

2000 but as a guest for a while before that


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 05:12 PM

"Joined" not being accurate, as there were no memberships back then. There was no need.


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Subject: RE: Purely out of interest-who was posting 16 yr ago?
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 05:10 PM

I joined in 1999, after reading a thread about... aw, hell, here it is: Catspaw - The Recovery, Part III. A kinder, gentler Mudcat, full of friends (many unmet), and possibilities.


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