Mudcat Café message #1570239 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84900   Message #1570239
Posted By: Jeri
25-Sep-05 - 08:07 AM
Thread Name: TAB prefix? Thoughts?
Subject: RE: TAB prefix? Thoughts?
Wrinkles, you may never know for sure. If people find something they like and may have come looking for, they may not say anything. A person may search for something and find it two years from now. I don't know that there's any way to tell how many people would use it.

I DO know that there's a large amount of stuff archived that no one's really going to care about, if only because current events discussions don't much matter two weeks from when they occur, and many thread subjects don't interest many people.

The short version of the above is: If you don't mind doing the work for little or no acknowledgment right now (or perhaps ever). I'd probably try some out because I enjoy seeing how other people play things.

I agree with Jon about the typed-in prefixes being associated with instruments. The drop-down box for prefixes on the thread creation page is there because it's a step towards standardizing prefixes. It may be that if enough people post tabs, the chief MudGeeks* may add prefixes. When Mudcat comes back from its 'trip' on the 'magic bus' anyway. (Right now there are 2 of every prefix due to a crash a couple of months ago.)


* Well, YOU figure out what to call the Code Wranglers, the UberAdmins, the Divas of Data...er, you know - Max & Jeff.