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BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised

flattop 02 Dec 00 - 09:15 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: flattop
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 09:15 PM

And I have it from good authority, the folks who would be in an Orillia clique if there was one but there isn't one, that there is no Orillia clique and if there was a clique it would rhyme with pique and we wouldn't be looking for new members.

Could you keep it down about the McGill key, Carol before you incite Yorkshire men and women to make mudcat pilgrimages around North America search for toilet keys? Are you trying to start an international incident? I hope it's crushed pineapple that you're feeling.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: flattop
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 08:35 PM

Has Little John got a jig hook in his finger? He types funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 08:25 PM

I think that I can speak for the whole UK, when I say that The Mudcat isn't becoming regionalised.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: little john cameron
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 07:47 PM

Ah'm here in downtown Newfoundland aw by masel.Wid that be a regional clique o ane,or dae ye need mair.Orillia has ane wi naebody.It's aw very mysterious, is it no? ljc


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Naemanson
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 07:36 PM

I'm having trouble focusing on wheteher this thread is supposed to be humerous or serious.

I think the gatherings we've had lately do show a tedency to be regional for obvious reasons. And the UK contingent have more gatherings than we do in the States.

We tried to overcome that regionalization in the Manchester gatherings where we met in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Manchester, UK, at the same time and tried to hook the two parties together. Unfortunately the UK group couldn't come up with a laptop and the connection failed so we in the US shared music with individual members from the UK to Oz over Paltalk.

If we have regionalized it is a large region encompassing a hemisphere and a half!


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 07:34 PM

Oh this is the worst! Now I've been excluded from a club that doesn't exist. How bad can it get?

If there is regionalism here, I've missed it. Specifics, Selby?


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: CarolC
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 07:16 PM

sophocleese, how can I be an honorary member of the Orillia clique if there isn't one? Does that mean I have to give back my key to the municipal porta-potty?

Carol (feeling crushed in the U.S.)


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: sophocleese
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 06:41 PM

There is no Orillia clique, I repeat, there is no Orillia clique. Is this what you meant selby?


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 04:15 PM

If anything we are getting less regionalised - even in the time I've been here there's been less of a sense that this is essentially a USA site, and that people from elsewhere are on the fringe.

And all the interest and kerfuffle over the Presidential elections doesn't go against that - anybody from anywhere has been able to chip in there, because it's something that does actually make a real difference to our lives, bothy the question who gets elected, and the question of how far the oldest sizeable democracy on the planet may be veering away from democratic principles or not.

We are still very heavily centred on a few Western and English-speaking countries, and that shows itself both in the kinds of folk music that tend to be explored, and in the BS threads. But I think that will change over time, and I hope it will.

But alongside this, it's great if Mudcatters in different places can build up links in the face-to-face world. Once I commented on the fact that, by and large, this is a more humane and friendly places than any other broadly similar website or newsgroup I've seen, and someone suggested that one reason for that is that quite a lot of us have met other Mudcatters in person. I think that is quite true.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 04:04 PM

"In truth I do not think that Malcolm's "I do not know" post was not there when I posted the link."

I sometimes have difficulty in understanding my posts too.

I think I mean his post was not there......

I don't know what I mean. Know what I mean?


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 03:53 PM

Sorry Shambles, I missunderstood you (I thought you were referring to the lack of responses as in indication that people from some countries are "regionalised")but I do now.

BTW, MD's post did contain some info and a "looking into it". I didn't mean to imply that it was the type of "haven't a clue" reponse that I would have to give.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 03:43 PM

Jon. I am only suggesting that the request probably demonstrates that The Mudcat is as universal as it ever was, if not more so.

A "no I haven't a clue" post to a thread that has not received a satisfactory answer, whether from Italy or anywhere else will at least keep the thread alive until someone does answer it. The more attention that the request receives, the more chance that it will be answered.

In truth I do not think that Malcolm's "I do not know" post was not there when I posted the link.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 03:29 PM

Shambles, what was asked in that thread was very specific and even Malcolm Douglas (who I beleive to be one of our more knowledegable members) could not answer it. Are you proposing that we should give a "No I haven't a clue" response when someone posts from Italy? Or perhaps that such responses should be made in general - with my limited knowledge, that would make for a lot of postings!

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: paddymac
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 02:53 PM

I'm with Jon.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Bernard
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 02:18 PM

Perhaps the 'gatherings' are giving a false impression? Obviously (what a redundant word that is!) it is difficult for gatherings to be anything but regional, but I don't give a monkeys where anyone is from, as long as they don't take my lighthearted jibes too seriously!

We all have to learn to laugh at ourselves, and accept that others will inevitably have a preconceived idea of the characteristics someone from a particular area my be likely to exhibit.

The UK gatherings have, so far, dispelled such myths - in fact, we had a 'colonial' at Llanstock!

Maybe the reason for this thread was somewhat tongue-in-cheek?


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 02:07 PM

Like McGrath, I don't know, really, where most 'catters are when they post, although I have found out some folks' locations incidentally. I haven't observed any problem; but then I don't post much, and I skip the bulk of the BS threads.

Bill Foster


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 01:59 PM

To maybe prove the point. Can anyone help on this request HERE. A request from Italy for info about some (Irish?) polkas.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 01:37 PM

I don't really see it happening. As has been said some threads will spark more interest in the US or UK but I certainly find myself communicating with folk worldwide _ Nova Scotia. New Zealand, US and even Yorkshire!!!!!Perhaps I visit different threads!


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 01:10 PM

Most of its been said above, but selby, if you notice a bigger difference now it might be due to the US elections and that particular focus with all of its offshoots.

Like Jeri, I'm dense too. If you see something different, could you give us a concrete example? I haven't noticed what you're talking about outside of some peripheral issues.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: mg
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:55 PM

I think it is great...it has led to people meeting each other in person, and parties and new bands and concerts...what is not to like?

mg


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Naemanson
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:48 PM

The French hate the Germans,
The Germans hate the Poles,
Italians hate Yugoslavs,
South Africans hate the Dutch,
And I don't like anybody very much!

"The Merry Minuet" performed by the Kingston trio more years ago than I want to remember.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:42 PM

Ernest Hemingway said, "Write about what you know about !"

Everyone is someplace.

That's just what we know best.

Love,

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:35 PM

Well, I try to avoid the americans here... does that count?

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:33 PM

Selby, I may just be dense, but I'm not sure what you're talking about.

I think most of the regional threads have to do with regional real world events. Doesn't stop people from somewhere else posting, though.

Folk music has always been about communities, and that usually means where people live. I really enjoy reading about events, and the "this is the way we do it where I live" discussions. We talk and we learn.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:21 PM

I haven't noticed this and I don't believe this is happening. Having said that, thre are of course some threads which are likely to be more of interest to people living in a particular coutry or area and I think that people respond to theads that interest them rather than where poster come from.

If I was to extend Mudcat to include sessions on Hearme and, PalTalk, Joining in with the ICQ crowd during Mudcat Radio, etc. I actually spend far more time communicating with Americans than I do with people living my side of the pond.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:11 PM

Well, the time difference means one lot's on the web when the other's in beddy-bye for much of the time; and there's plenty of US/UK/Canadian etc banter.

But I think good music is good music the world over, and I reckon the music threads are usually full of contributions from everywhere.

LFF


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: Morticia
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:10 PM

I don't evem know where a lot of mudcatters are from.It makes little/no difference to me where they are, unless I'm on the cadge for a recipe or a translation.I haven't seen any evidence at all of what you appear to have noticed,Selby.


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Subject: RE: BS: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 12:04 PM

How can anyone manage to shut a thread down, even if the wanted to?


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Subject: is mudcat becaming regionalised
From: selby
Date: 02 Dec 00 - 11:54 AM

As I look at some of the threads I start to see a Europe US division. Some, not all catters seem only to be comunicating with catters in thier own area and in some cases shut a thread down. WHAT DO YOU THINK?


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