Mudcat Café message #287651 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19340   Message #287651
Posted By: rabbitrunning
30-Aug-00 - 01:00 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
Subject: RE: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
Hey ho,

I'm unclear about the harvesting process. Are the "harvesters" humans or a computer program? And why are some songs not harvested? How can we tell that they've even been noted by a harvester if we've seen them in a thread? If I see a song in a thread that I didn't find in the database (and would love to see there) but it isn't in the right format, should I repost it correctly so it gets noticed?

What about variants? How much of a difference should there be to make a song worth "harvesting?" Does a tune make a song more likely to be harvested?

I'm looking up a lot of girl scout songs, and I'm sort of frustrated by how many of them I find in threads, but not in the DT. I did see one commment that rounds, in particular, weren't going to be picked up without tunes, but I'm not sure why some of the others aren't being included.