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    Do you like the new song format?

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    roxcyn
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    roxcyn10 days ago
    The song format is now set up different. It is now in this order:
    1) Song Lyrics
    2) Song details [release date, album, genre, rating, etc]
    3) Music video.

    What do you think of this format? Do you like the new format or do you prefer the old format? Please vote and have fun!
    Yes5 (50.0 %)vote
    No3 (30.0 %)vote
    Indifferent2 (20.0 %)vote
    total votes: 10
    22 comments 
    PracticePractic
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    PracticePractic10 days ago
    Yes
    I'll start off the voting with "yes" . Why? Because we're a Lyrics site first and foremost and what you want to see when you call up a page with a song on it is the Lyrics front and center--and this does it.
    Rubbo81
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    Rubbo8110 days ago
    No
    For now I say no because I was too accustom too the old format so now it seems pretty strange

    But I think is just a matter of time
    kalsonberry
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    kalsonberry9 days ago
    Yes
    tabbydog
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    tabbydog9 days ago
    Yes
    I have no idea want it takes to program things so I don't know how easy or hard it would take if my suggestions be undertaken. One improve is sort of a post-it note page so a member could make a to-do list. This should be only visible to the member and not others. Right now I do that with Word.
    PracticePractic
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    PracticePractic9 days ago
    I don't know where else you posted that suggestion tabbydog...

    There is a section called Killer Ideas where you can post these and the webmaster of the site, Ray tends to read those first.

    Its better than a topic here (I could not find the exact title, so hard to search through 8,000 similar ones!) that is a "to do list" you can post what you want to do to remind yourself of it (but its there with everyone else's items) So I tended not to use it.... Might be more tempted to use your suggestion for all the things I need to do on this website!

    I had a similar request----I wanted an ability to "bookmark" one or more albums/songs so I remember where I left off in either listening to it, or checking for errors or working on submitting something----that is a sort of a to-do list, but one that is visible only to the member (me) and I can assign colors or shapes (as in Mac OSX systems) to keep me reminded of what I need to do.

    Your idea is great---but it just might need more programming work than my simpler bookmarking one--- It all ends up with how much effort Ray is going to have to work to make either of these (or both) happen.
    Captain_Keeta
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    Captain_Keeta9 days ago
    Indifferent
    I don't care.
    roxcyn
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    roxcyn9 days ago
    No
    I would prefer it as
    1) Music video
    2) Song Lyrics
    3) Song details.
    Joeyy
    2
    Joeyy9 days ago
    Yes
    It's fine, though I would prefer the video to be on the left, under "Video", rather than stuck out in the centre (PC layout). Not a big deal; I just think it would look better.
    tabbydog
    1
    tabbydog9 days ago
    Your question should be: Do you prefer the new system. The way you put it cannot be answered yes or no. Do you prefer 1) 2) or 3) is proper.
    PracticePractic
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    PracticePractic9 days ago
    I agree with Joey in her comment above, that the Video is better left justified (as that is what it is called when its attached to left margin). Its a simple fix by Ray----one line if I remember of code.

    As long as Joey brought up the subject (I really didn't know how many of you noticed these things);

    I would like the Video to be "larger" on the Song page itself......I like the ability to play it on the page---but I get annoyed when the video has a lot of action and details, so I find myself clicking on the "You Tube" link to open it up on the You Tube page where its several inches square (not whole screen).

    My choice is somewhere between the small size it is now (8 cm wide x 6.5 cm tall) and the You Tube page where it is 17 cm wide x 9.5 cm tall) used cm measurements as site is European based---hope that helps everyone visualize this.

    Please use your comment box here to comment back if you agree/disagree on this. I don't think I need to make a new poll as it will become separated from this question about the new style. Since Ray has already worked on altering the page, then its not something brand new that I'm asking him to do if he had not touched the Song/Lyric page at all.
    Olivia_Ka
    1
    Olivia_Ka9 days ago
    No
    Going from song to song on top was great, it was so much better with the details above the lyrics.
    PianoPLayer698
    1
    PianoPLayer6988 days ago
    Indifferent
    it means nothing to me. as long as I'm still getting my lyrics, I'm fine
    roxcyn
    0
    roxcyn8 days ago
    Hi Tony! I just want everyone's opinion of the overall look. The polls don't allow us to ask multiple questions, though.
    PracticePractic
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    PracticePractic8 days ago
    There are free polls out there Scott and Tony. Its just trying to link them to here on the Forum or LSI that is the problem as many of the features that would allow them to be connected are turned off here to prevent others from messing up the LSI site. They have polls that allow for the entering of multiple open ended questions and gathering of the data and presenting in many different graphical forms as well.
    tabbydog
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    tabbydog7 days ago
    This site is incredible. I've been collecting lyrics and musical facts for years and this is the only venue that combines all that in one place. A professor of mine asked the question, "State in your opinion: Which is the universal language and prove your statement". I thought of this as a very easy question to answer. After all English is the language of Transportation and Commerce. Wait a minute, when NASA sent Voyager (V-ger to Star Trek Fans) to make contact with life outside our solar system they choose; Uniformitarianism. Uniformitarianism is the assumption that the same natural laws and processes that operate in the universe now have always operated in the universe in the past and apply everywhere in the universe. (1 AND 1=2; An atom with the atomic weigh of 1.00794 is hydrogen; and Newton would be beaned with an Alpha Centaurian Apple.)

    I was torn. So I did what I always did under the stress of decision, I procrastinated until I night before the due date. I was sitting there in my small apartment listening to, The Band's double album, Rock of Ages. It was brand new (1972). Half way through "Rag Momma Rag" it dawn on me the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE was music, not arithmetic not science but simply Music. Besides I wasn't sure how to spell, Uniformitarianism.

    I quickly grabbed my yellow pad and began writing down an outline. Oh, a yellow pad was what we used to copy down our thoughts when computers were as big as a building and you programed them with a HB pencil and data cards. (Look it up).
    I will not bore you with the outcome, but I brought forth an excellently constructed proof positive expose' that indeed music was the universal language. I proudly handed in my final draft. You know that one with only one coffee stain on it.

    Professor Cartwright granted me a C+. In gratitude for this step up in the marking scheme (I normally had C's) I married his daughter, Jetrid. We shared 28 wonderful years together until she past.

    Now if there isn't at least one country and western song in this story maybe my premise was all wrong.
    PracticePractic
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    PracticePractic7 days ago
    Thanks tabbydog, for sharing your amazing story and your dramatic proof about Music as the truly international language......

    I'm sure you know, but to re-empathize, the Voyager spacecraft [appreciate the Star Trek reference there] (there were two in fact, both have copies of the same Golden Record on them)

    They cover an amazing array of Earth items, including 90 minutes of music in all languages that they could fit on the record.

    Voyager Golden Record Contents

    And both will be the only man-made (sorry women libbers but that is what they call it in dictionary) objects to leave our Solar System.

    and I'm familiar with your thinking methods......some of us Luddites here still use legal size Yellow pads

    And yes, this site is incredible!
    tabbydog
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    tabbydog7 days ago
    We are refered to as 'manlike'.
    tabbydog
    0
    tabbydog7 days ago
    Any suggestions: I have always impressed with the art-work on the covers of records. Ray tells me, they are going to expand the data base to include the art-work on covers. Can we begin saving this art-work in the album section while we are doing our research for lyrics. Once the data base is set up we should be able to transfer from one section to another. This would be easier than doing the research all over again. Well this work? What pix would be the minimum?
    Joeyy
    2
    Joeyy7 days ago
    Please stick to the topic, tabbydog. Great story, though, and perhaps you could create your own thread for questions about album artwork on the site.
    PracticePractic
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    PracticePractic7 days ago
    * offtopic :
    Please do that tabbydog----can be a "holding area" for the artwork photos/links.... Good idea Ray has too.... maybe liner notes booklets can be added in somehow too? They can have artwork on the pages with words, in the margins---go look at some.
    roxcyn
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    roxcyn6 days ago
    * offtopic :
    Nice to hear your stories, Tony. I can relate. My English teachers always said I had good topics for my essays then I'd meet with them since they said I need to improve in areas and I'd end of getting a B or so. It was pretty frustrating, though.
    MCSMeister
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    MCSMeister3 days ago
    Yes
    As the album is often one of the first things I check on song pages (if not the first), this just means I'll have to scroll down more when working on artists, which also means it'll ultimately take a little longer to clean up artist pages. But overall, I know Ray did this to help the site, as he likely wants new visitors to see lyrics immediately without anything else getting in the way. So with that in mind, I can say I like it, it'll just take some getting used to after working with the old format for 2 and a half years.
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