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Request for change on "Artists" page

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by bclever, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. bclever

    bclever New Member

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    Hello admins. I was thinking on the Artists page of the Piano Society it would be nice if
    the artist's login and possibly full name was listed rather than just last name, first initial.
    In my humble opinion, it is difficult in many cases to associate one of the artist links with a post.
    For example as far as I can tell, there is no way to know who musicusblau is, and so no way
    easily to find his recordings. Just a suggestion :)
     
  2. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Brian - Not sure I'm following you. On the 'artists' page, our screen names are not present. (good thing!) But it doesn't matter really, because if someone is on the forum to listen to recordings, they will have a link on the particular thread that will take them directly to the piece. Is that what you mean?
     
  3. bclever

    bclever New Member

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    Yes this is exactly what I think is missing on that page. There is absolutely no way for someone
    that doesn't know your last name to find recordings by pianolady (for example). Yes you are
    right that if a user is in a thread in which pianolady has submitted a piece the user can listen
    to that piece, but there is no way for that user to go find pianolady's other submissions on the artists page.
    Just my two cents, and your response "thank goodness" seems to imply you
    guys like it the way it is :) Maybe you want to keep the forums separate from the regular
    Piano Society pages?
     
  4. Nicole

    Nicole New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Occupation:
    Piano Teacher
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    Home Page:
    Last Name:
    Muller
    First Name:
    Nichole
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.pianosociety.com/cms/index.php?section=397
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    Canada
    Yes, I agree with bclever that I would like a direct link between pianists' opinions on the forum (often written behind a screen name that is nothing like their real name) and their Artist Page where we can see what recordings they have made.
     
  5. bclever

    bclever New Member

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    Nicole, you guessed my motive exactly.
     
  6. Nicole

    Nicole New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Last Name:
    Muller
    First Name:
    Nichole
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.pianosociety.com/cms/index.php?section=397
    LOCATION:
    Canada
    :D
     
  7. juufa72

    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Location:
    Obamanation, unfortunately...
    Last Name:
    Grocholski
    First Name:
    Julius
    LOCATION:
    Obamanation, unfortunately...
    Then why not force everyone to not have screen names like "Juufa72" but instead "Julius Grocholski"??? Wouldn't that be easier than making hyperlinks and footers?
     
  8. demonic_advent

    demonic_advent New Member

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    you know... if you're really intrested, you could probably search the forum for that user's audition pieces, where they (generally) post their names...

    I believe that if you browse through my postings, my first post was in the audition forum, where I stated my name. Thus... most people can be found that way.

    ... Just a suggestion though. I'm sure there's probably an exception to the rule out there...
     
  9. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    It needs to be pointed out again that there's no formal correlation between the forum and the "main site". They run on separate databases, with different software. Only a few pianists on the site are actually on the forum, and not all of the forum participants are present as a pianist. I agree it would be better to use full names on the forum that correspond to the names on the site, but using idiotic nicknames is an ingrained Internet habit, and it seems that some people prefer to remain anonymous. Anyway that is not easy to change as it would require a complete conversion of th forum database (if it's possible at all).

    Best I can suggest is that forum members change their signature to something meaningful, containing their real name and the URL of their pianist page. You can do that by editing your Profile and changing the "Signature" field. For example my signature currently looks like this

    Code:
    "I am so open-minded that my brains keep falling out."
    [url=http://pianosociety.com/cms/index.php?section=10][u]Chris Breemer[/u][/url]
    so that everybody can click the link in a posting of mine to get to my page (assuming anyone would want that :lol: ). All you need to know is the section number of your pianist page (mine is 10). YOu can find that out by displaying your page and looking at the number in the URL at the top of the browser. This is something that everybody must decide for, and do, themselves. We admins are not going to do it for you.
     
  10. avguste

    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    concert pianist,piano teacher
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    Texas,USA
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    Last Name:
    Antanov
    First Name:
    Avguste
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.avgusteantonov.com
    WLM:
    kcchiefs20@hotmail.com
    YAHOO:
    loveroyals
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    Avguste
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    A somewhat easy solution is to add an additional link for each recording, allowing the listener to go directly to the specific thread.
    Not sure if I make sense
     

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