PipeChat Digest #104 - Thursday, October 16, 1997
 
Re: reply to everyone about the organ power problem.
  by <Prestant16@aol.com>
Organ query page idea.
  by Jerrell Kautz <jkautz@ebicom.net>
RE: organ power supplyproblem part 2 Water buckets
  by Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca>
keeping the humidity up
  by Clyde Putman <cputman@mail.smu.edu>
Re: Organ query page idea.
  by Stanley Lowkis <nstarfil@mediaone.net>
 


(back) Subject: Re: reply to everyone about the organ power problem. From: Prestant16@aol.com Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 09:00:13 -0400 (EDT)   In a message dated 97-10-13 09:26:03 EDT, you write:   << Krummhorn8@juno.com >>    
(back) Subject: Organ query page idea. From: jkautz@ebicom.net (Jerrell Kautz) Date: Wed, 15 Oct 97 08:36:03 -0500   As keeper of the theatre organ home page http://theatreorgans.com I often get queries about this or that related to electronic or pipe organs.   Of course, I am a knowledgebase of 1, usually less than that, and sometimes if I feel a question is worthy i post it to one of the organ lists.   I was thinking of opening a page where users were invited to post their questions about organs, and where the page would then send a query to the list and also log followup replies or something to the page as well as email them back to the original poster.   Trying to show novices how to subscribe and unsubscribe lists is no easy task and also if they have limited interest as is the case with those of slight interest in the subject of organs, they would just get scared away by all the technical jargon.   If this would help attract people to knowing more about the organ, I think it would be a great feature.   My fear would be that irrelevant posts might be made or the list users annoyed (I wouldn't even ASK the PIPEORG crowd to consider this request).   I suppose I could manually intervene and make sure only appropriate posts made it to the list but that would provide delays, and the Internet is the bastion of quick information.   I am at this point soliciting suggestions as to how this might be made into a workable idea.   Thoughts?    
(back) Subject: RE: organ power supplyproblem part 2 Water buckets From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 10:27:13   At 04:14 PM 10/14/97 +1000, you wrote:   >EVERYONE REMEMBER !!!! > >HEATING SEASON IS HERE PLEASE CHECK YOUR HUMIDIFIERS ON THE ORGANS AND >FURNACES AND MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WATER AND ARE WORKING PROPERLY. > >Don't you just mean top up the water in the bucket that stands by the chest! > >Duncan Charig   Actually the water buckets in organs are not there for humidity in organs they are there as mouse traps. They are very efficient - but smelly.   EEEWWwwwwww GRROOOOOSSSSS!!!! >{;-P)   P.S. "Gee we filled the humidifier and buckets but the organ sounds worse than ever, What's wrong with it?"   By checking that the humidifiers are on the organ I mean "In the organ chamber " Not "on" the organ bellows!.   Nelson E. Denton R. A. Denton and Son Pipe Organ Builders Hamilton Ontario Canada  
(back) Subject: keeping the humidity up From: cputman@mail.smu.edu (Clyde Putman) Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 11:21:38 -0500   The closing event of the annual SMU in Taos Harpsichord and Early music workshop takes place at a private residence in the mountains above Tesuque New Mexico, just north of Sante Fe. Worried about the effect of the very dry New Mexico air on the harpsichord, we put the bread making machine below it. Additional humidity and the wondrous smell of fresh baking bread!     >EVERYONE REMEMBER !!!! > >HEATING SEASON IS HERE PLEASE CHECK YOUR HUMIDIFIERS ON THE ORGANS AND >FURNACES AND MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WATER AND ARE WORKING PROPERLY.   Clyde R. Putman supervisor, AV Library, Hamon Arts Library (214) 768-1852 __o cputman@mail.smu.edu _`\<,_ (_)/ (_)                  
(back) Subject: Re: Organ query page idea. From: nstarfil@mediaone.net (Stanley Lowkis) Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 12:44:08 -0400   A neat idea! How could it be made to work?   Jerrell Kautz wrote: > > As keeper of the theatre organ home page http://theatreorgans.com > I often get queries about this or that related to electronic or pipe organs. > > Of course, I am a knowledgebase of 1, usually less than that, and sometimes > if I feel a question is worthy i post it to one of the organ lists. >   Some questions will 'forever remain a mystery', such as an inquiry as to the fate of 'the organ in the Acme movie theater', where the instrument was junked over 60 years ago. If you know that, a form letter kind of response to the individual would seem to be appropriate.     > I was thinking of opening a page where users were invited to post their > questions about organs, and where the page would then send a query to the > list and also log followup replies or something to the page as well as email > them back to the original poster. >   Sort of like PipeChat, but for the general public?   > Trying to show novices how to subscribe and unsubscribe lists is no easy > task and also if they have limited interest as is the case with those of > slight interest in the subject of organs, they would just get scared away by > all the technical jargon. >   Those who want to find out more about such a specialized topic will have to learn some of the basic lingo, i.e. manual, stop, bellows, sample, swell, piston, memory, tracker, etc.   > If this would help attract people to knowing more about the organ, I think > it would be a great feature. > > My fear would be that irrelevant posts might be made or the list users > annoyed (I wouldn't even ASK the PIPEORG crowd to consider this request). >   'Irrelevant' could be mild in the context of the general public and the 'net'. Some basic screening would have to be in place here.   > I suppose I could manually intervene and make sure only appropriate posts > made it to the list but that would provide delays, and the Internet is the > bastion of quick information. >   and MISinformation   > I am at this point soliciting suggestions as to how this might be made into > a workable idea. > > Thoughts?   How about F.A.Q.? This could constantly be updated. A digest of edited inquiries to your page that could go out to each list, perhaps weekly. Others to help you in fielding the additional requests for info that would be solicited by you in making an inquiry page available   OR   a '900' number!   Stan       ..