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Thread #78128   Message #1401111
Posted By: GUEST,Glen
06-Feb-05 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: Folk Directory
Subject: RE: Folk Directory
Thanks for your response so far guys! It has given me a few things to think about. Just a few bullet points below to address your posts. :-)

- To begin with, I am not going to be listing individual concerts, the site will be for regular clubs, sessions and festivals. Of course, if it takes off, there is plenty of room for expansion.

- I have managed to rope in my mum, also a folkie, and a few friends into the project. They will be verifying all entries to ensure there aren't duplicates. In the final, full website, users will be told if their entry is already in the database.

- I am not researching the listings myself. It is tempting to add some here and there, as it is easy to find regional sessions etc. However the site is being designed to be user-maintained. This is due to the fact that I'm still in college and don't have the time to be doing it all. Also, I feel it is a better system for people to be promoting their own events.

- I have looked at sites like folk and roots, which are undoubtedly excellent. However, it is a huge task for one person to research sessions manually. I am hoping that with the right promotion, and with people 'spreading the word', users will be effectively making the website by themselves! This means I have a lot of difficult coding to do, but saves me research and allows people to promote events.

- Last thing... ITS FREE!

Thanks again, Glen