Tom Hopkins recently posted a new "sticky" post in The Listening Room with guidelines for posting new music there. I urge everyone to read it. It's a logical and very reasonable list of rules he's posted.
I much appreciate Tom's rules, and understand the need for them, and also agree with them whole heartedly. The Listening Room is a very popular, busy Forum, and Tom's guidelines will help the space there be shared more equally amongst those of us posting music.
I always intend to participate in the Garritan Forums in a way that meshes with the wishes of those in charge, and with the needs of fellow users. Hence---my following question:
A situation has come up which I'm not sure how to handle.
An old post of mine from November 2006 was recently and unexpectedly resurrected. A new member didn't understand that he should have posted his musical piece on a new thread, and instead, posted it on my old thread. That's an understandable mistake for a new person to make.
Additional posts are being added to that thread, in response to the new member's piece, and to mine. I've replied, trying to straighten things out--but I know most people will never wade through that lengthy thread and get a clear picture.
So the question arises---When an old post is unexpectedly boosted to the first page again, should we still feel obligated to wait until it drops off before posting a new piece?
Maybe I'm being too literal about the new rules, but I would like clarification.
--is that the dates of posts be the determining factor in this equation. In the case I'm talking about, it's easy to see that the original thread is almost 6 months old. I had no control over it being revived, and so I think it should be acceptable for me to post the new piece of music I was hoping to put up today.
Am I worrying too much?--Well, I do know that after reading Tom's new rules which I was glad to see, that it bothered me a bit to see someone go ahead and post a new piece when he already had TWO current posts still on the front page. It bothered me more than it has in the past, since Tom's reasonable guidelines are now officially posted.
I want to avoid irritating someone else in the same way--hence this post and my question.
Do you think I should feel free to post my new piece since the post of mine currently on page one isn't current? And as you can see, I'm hoping the consensus is that Yes, I Should feel free.
I ask the moderators and the group. --- ? ----
Randy B.--trying to play fair