PipeChat Digest #1966 - Wednesday, March 28, 2001
 
Re: humor/sound
  by "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com>
Re: ALL READ IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
Re: Carlo
  by "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: humor/sound From: "Adrianne Schutt" <maybe@pipcom.com> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 02:51:14 -0500   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_306060211= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   At 12:07 AM 3/28/2001 -0500, ALamirande@aol.com wrote: >Some people just wouldn't recognize humor, even if it hit them square in = the >proboscis. The longer it takes to decode the sentence, the less momentum there is for a yuk at the end. Sometimes it's hard to see past big words to find the punchline.   >Perhaps it's their narrow education, confined to music, or theology (as = the >case might be). Now that's dangerous territory. I'm not goin there. People in glass houses, and all that.   >One problem with writing to a website like this one is that the reader = sees >only the printed word, and cannot hear the vocal inflection. Could we, >perhaps, add sound to this system? It might help! First off, you are *not* writing to a website. You are writing = to an email discussion forum, aka "list" or the Kleenex term "listserv". There is a massive difference here. Adding sound to email conversations would be an outrageous waste of bandwidth, not to mention a technical nightmare devising an approach compatible with every member's system/software/level of technical competency. Not a chance. Sound is best reserved for chat, and is used constantly in the list's IRC sessions. Drop by some Monday or Friday night (9pm eastern) = for a hands-on demonstration. You'll find directions at http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html "Smileys" (emoticons, for the overwound) were invented years ago as an easy, comprehensive means for adding context cues missing in text. = A really elementary part of anyone's net learning, they're plain text, work on any computer, and take up no more bandwidth than a 4 letter word. AAMOF, I teach the basics of the smiley system to my beginner-level =   computer students so they'll be able to avoid this kind of shmozzle when they interact with others. You can find a much more detailed explanation of them at http://www.freewarehof.org/acronyms.html , but the basics:   :-) or :) regular smile ;-) or ;) winking smile...somewhat joking :-> devilish grin ;-> winking devilish grin   Of course, the creative types can always break out of the box and =   simply type in something like stage directions in <> brackets. Perfectly proper. <chuckling and ducking>   Have fun! Ad ;->   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_306060211= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> At 12:07 AM 3/28/2001 -0500, ALamirande@aol.com wrote:<br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite><font face=3D"arial" = size=3D2>Some people just wouldn't recognize humor, even if it hit them square in the <br> proboscis. </font></blockquote><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= </x-tab>The longer it takes to decode the sentence, the less momentum there is for a yuk at the end.&nbsp; Sometimes it's hard to see past big words to find the punchline.&nbsp; <br> <br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite><font face=3D"arial" = size=3D2>Perhaps it's their narrow education, confined to music, or theology (as the <br> case might be). </font></blockquote><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= </x-tab>Now that's dangerous territory.&nbsp; I'm not goin there.&nbsp; People in glass houses, and all that.<br> <br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite><font face=3D"arial" = size=3D2>One problem with writing to a website like this one is that the reader sees <br> only the printed word, and cannot hear the vocal inflection.&nbsp; Could we, <br> perhaps, add sound to this system?&nbsp; It might help! </font></blockquote><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;= </x-tab>First off, you are *not* writing to a website.&nbsp; You are writing to an email discussion forum, aka &quot;list&quot; or the Kleenex term &quot;listserv&quot;.&nbsp; There is a massive difference here.&nbsp; <br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Adding sound to email conversations would be an outrageous waste of bandwidth, not to mention a technical nightmare devising an approach compatible with every member's system/software/level of technical competency.&nbsp; Not a chance.&nbsp; <br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Sound is best reserved for chat, and is used constantly in the list's IRC sessions.&nbsp; Drop by some Monday or Friday night (9pm eastern) for a hands-on demonstration.&nbsp; You'll find directions at <a href=3D"http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html" = eudora=3D"autourl">http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html</a><br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>&quot;Smiley= s&quot; (emoticons, for the overwound) were invented years ago as an easy, comprehensive means for adding context cues missing in text.&nbsp; A really elementary part of anyone's net learning, they're plain text, work on any computer, and take up no more bandwidth than a 4 letter word.&nbsp; AAMOF, I teach the basics of the smiley system to my beginner-level computer students so they'll be able to avoid this kind of shmozzle when they interact with others.&nbsp; You can find a much more detailed explanation of them at <a href=3D"http://www.freewarehof.org/acronyms.html" = eudora=3D"autourl">http://www.freewarehof.org/acronyms.html</a> , but the basics:<br> <br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>:-)&nbsp; = or&nbsp; :)<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>regular smile<br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>;-)&nbsp; = or&nbsp; ;)<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>winking = smile...somewhat joking<br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>:-&gt; = <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>devilish grin <br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>;-&gt; = <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>winking devilish grin<br> <br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Of course, = the creative types can always break out of the box and simply type in = something like stage directions in &lt;&gt; brackets.&nbsp; Perfectly = proper.&nbsp; &lt;chuckling and ducking&gt;<br> <br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Have = fun!<br> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Ad&nbsp; = ;-&gt;<br> </html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_306060211= =3D=3D_.ALT--    
(back) Subject: Re: ALL READ IMMEDIATELY!!!!! From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 00:24:09 -0800 (PST)   Hear Hear!!   --- Administrator <admin@pipechat.org> wrote: > OK Folks > > I don't get angry very easily and hate doing these > ALL READ posts but > this time I am MAD!!!! > > I expect that the people on this list are ladies and > gentlemen but > that doesn't seem to be the case these last few > days. This list has > degenerated into a bunch of little children who > aren't getting their > own way and are having temper tantrums!!! AND I > WILL NOT PUT UP WITH > IT!! > > This morning, just before I left for Dallas I > received the following > note from Rebekah Ingram with the request that I > forward it to the > list and I am more than happy to do so. > > ******************FORWARDED > MESSAGE********************************* > I've been on this list for a long time (since its > birth!), but I have > never seen anything like this outside of Pipeorg-L. > This is > ridiculous! There are a few people on this list who > are really > irritating, and need to realize that there will > -always- be diversity > of opinion. I did NOT subscribe to this list to have > my mailbox > filled by "reply-happy" people, who feel it's their > sworn duty to cut > down anyone who does not share their opinion. > > This is really a shame, as I was hoping to spend the > few weeks before > my recital with this group, for some moral support. > From what I saw > this morning, moral support is the furthest from > many people's minds > on this list. > > I will take some time off and come back. I hope by > then things have > settled down. In addition, flame me all you want, > but I'm relatively > sure that I speak for a lot of members of this list. > > -Rebekah > ***************************************************************************= ********** > This is from someone that is in her 20's and has > more sense than a > number of you folks that are supposedly older and > wiser. This really > grieves me since I really care for Rebekah and feel > very sorry that > she has had to do this especially at a time that is > very stressful. > > You know, we keep having these discussions about not > having the > younger folks join our profession and that the organ > is dying. Well, > we do have an enemy and it is US!!! If I were in > Rebekah's or Josh's > shoes I would think twice about getting into this > profession as > listening to some of you on this list over the last > several days. > > As some of you know both of the Administrators of > this list are in > Dallas these weeks installing a new organ and this > is a stressful > time for us. And since Tim doesn't have email > access down here it > all falls on my shoulders. And right now I have a > very "itchy" > trigger finger. And I don't care who you are or who > you "think" you > are, if you post something that is inflammatory you > are a goner. And > i personally feel that there are some of you with > greatly inflated > opinions of yourselves but you are the only one with > such an opinion. > > Remember, you all are MY GUESTS on this list since I > own it. And i > expect my guests to behave and not act like children > but be adults. > And if you don't like my rules, TOUGH you can always > unsubscribe. > > Now let us get back to HELPING each other and to > SUPPORTING those > that need it such as Rebekah and Josh just to name a > couple of our > younger members. > > David > > > -- > **************************************** > David Scribner > Owner / Co-Administrator > PipeChat > > http://www.pipechat.org > mailto:admin@pipechat.org > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital > organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/?.refer=3Dtext  
(back) Subject: Re: Carlo From: "Jackson R. Williams II" <jackwilliams_1999@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 00:47:24 -0800 (PST)   I will not lower myself to the flame war. I try to contribute a relatively sane and sensible perspective.   However, I think that Arthur should realize that his attacks promote the desire to NOT share publicly where one is employed--for obvious reasons that I don't need to spell out.   If one is combative on these lists, we learn nothing from each other. Life is too short, it's a big world out there with many different experiences to be shared. Let's do it in peace with an open heart and mind to the opinions of others. If someone hated the playing of someone else's musical hero, then so be it. An attack is not necessary and is also a waste of time: you won't change the other person's opinion. --- Posthorn8@aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 3/27/01 9:23:44 PM Eastern > Standard Time, > ALamirande@aol.com writes: > > > > Carlo has left us? Say t'ain't so! > > > > Now, we'll NEVER find out the name of that church > in Montreal in which he > > plays so enthusiastically on a digital electronic! > (Purportedly!) > > > > With attitudes like this, I think I'm going to > unsubscribe. Mr. Arther > LaMirande must feel that he is above showing love, > compassion, and respect > for other people and that he is not subject to the > teachings of scripture. > Remove the "spec" from your own eye first, sir! > > Tim >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/?.refer=3Dtext