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I know this won't happen...it would require too much oversight by the moderators...and I'm really just venting more than anything else...but I think there should be a rule that says you can't make a post requesting sheet music until you've made at least a dozen or so reasonably worthwhile posts somewhere else on SOTW...preferably starting with an introduction.

I'm getting so sick of seeing people register at SOTW, begging for free sheet music in the very first post they make, then you never hear from them or see them again...not even a single "Thank You" when multiple people are kind enough to actually post links for the sheet music they were requesting. How hard is it to say Thank You once in a while?

If you were to gather all of the posts that have ever requested sheet music, I would be willing to bet a month's wages that the majority of them were made by people with less than 5-10 forum posts on record, with first-time posters being at the top of the list.

It just irritates the hell out of me.

Okay...you can go back to what you were doing. I feel better now. :baby:
 

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no need for moderators... just tell them they are being impolite and should at least introduce them selves before they beg for transcripts. speaking of which do you have....?
 

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no need for moderators... just tell them they are being impolite and should at least introduce them selves before they beg for transcripts
Actually, I've done exactly that on several occasions, but considering that most of them never turn up again even to say thank you, it's a bit of a waste of breath...(which I know this post is also, but sometimes you just gotta vent).


I think organising a lynch mob is the only solution 'cause there's no justice like angry mob justice
There ya go....I'll bring the beer.
 

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Well okay.......if there's going to be beer, then yeah, let's do this thing
I've yet to see a posse or a lynch mob that couldn't be rounded up by the mention of free beer. After all...in all those old TV westerns...where was the first place the Sheriff went when he need to round up a posse? The SALOON, of course!

Same with lynch mobs. They always come pouring out of the Saloon with someone carrying a ready-made noose. (Selling rope in those days must have been a rather profitable business).
 

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I see posts like this pop up once in a while. People want to be thanked for sharing. I just don't see the internet as a place where you can expect manners to run the normal course. Many people view the internet as a place to get information (sheet music) and not a place to have any type of relationship. Not even one that includes something as small as saying thank you. It's like opening a data file, getting your request and closing it. No thank you there. I'm not big on trusting those iffy, "introduction pages" that may or may not have legit info on them anyway. If you want to give up some sheet music, do it but don't expect a big hurrah for doing so. Internet manners can be regulated only up to a certain point. Then you have to depend on the individual to do their part.
 

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ok can we at least come up with a really obnoxious piece of music... and no mater what they ask for send it to them?

Internet miss-information
 

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I see posts like this pop up once in a while. People want to be thanked for sharing. I just don't see the internet as a place where you can expect manners to run the normal course. Many people view the internet as a place to get information (sheet music) and not a place to have any type of relationship. Not even one that includes something as small as saying thank you. It's like opening a data file, getting your request and closing it. No thank you there. I'm not big on trusting those iffy, "introduction pages" that may or may not have legit info on them anyway. If you want to give up some sheet music, do it but don't expect a big hurrah for doing so. Internet manners can be regulated only up to a certain point. Then you have to depend on the individual to do their part.
I totally get what you're saying, and agree with all of it. On the other hand, I try to look at SOTW as a community. And no...the introduction page and a person's profile doesn't give us any information that we can ever truly rely on...but after a person has made several dozen posts or more, at least you can get the sense that they're trying to be part of the community. Communities enjoy taking care of their own...and they like it when people want to become a contributing part of the community. At the same time, they take less kindly to drifters coming through asking for hand-outs when they have no intention of becoming a member of the community.

I guess my charitable spirit was just running a little low tonight.
 

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How many before you can ask? I suggest 36. Nice round number... :lick:
 

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I'm no vBulletin specialist, but I know of forums where you must post n messages before you are allowed to post e.g. in the marketplace section. No human monitoring is needed, as it is a purely technical check.
Maybe such a setup is possible: requests for music get their own section, where you can only post after .... posts on the forum.
 

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As they have in stores that sell guitars the sign that says "No Stairway to Heaven", we should never allow anyone to give out the sheet music to "Tequila".
 
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