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What does the 'BS' prefix mean?

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GUEST,truckerdave 11 Oct 01 - 03:20 PM
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Little Hawk 12 Oct 01 - 10:54 AM
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Subject: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: GUEST,truckerdave
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 03:20 PM

Just wondering. Maybe in england it has some meaning that is not immiediately obvious to a "yank. A musical meaning, perhaps? I thought for a while it meant "bulls**t" as in a big stinky pile of cow manure but the posts by guests and members alike don't seem to be oriented in that direction. Anybody want to clue me in?


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: MMario
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 03:25 PM

you got it in one. it does and it doesn't. Depends on who is posting and where the thread creeps. Used by many to be identical to "non-music" or "off topic" - but avoided by some as they don't like the connotations.


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 03:27 PM

It's short for 'breeze shooting'

There have been lots of past threads about it. Some funny, some dull

Have you read the FAQ? (Frequently Asked Questions)?

I can only apologise that the FAQ is really bloated and hard to follow - I've offered my time to put it in better order, but sometimes here, Joe Offer knows best - no argument allowed.

Hope that I've answered your question anyway


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 03:54 PM

Brilliantly Stated


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: GUEST,truckerdave
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 04:05 PM

Ah, i get it. Just general "shooting the bull" about non music-related stuff.


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 04:07 PM

Its use allows people who prefer to focus just on music to use a special filtered URL to access the site.

I have come to think of it like this-- it is not saying that the TOPIC is BS, it says that what people are going to do is shoot the breeze about something.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 04:26 PM

But sometimes there is music involved..... sometimes.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 04:57 PM

it allows people...to use a special filtered URL to access the site.

So, Susan, can you enlighten us all as to what this special URL is?

You are undoubtedly well meaning, but you do spout some shit


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: mousethief
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 05:14 PM

It stands for Byandlarge Sortanonmusical.

Alex


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 05:44 PM

The URL for filtering out BS threads is this:

http://www.mudcat.org/threadsnot.cfm?Title=BS:

It sounds like someone has read more into my post than I wrote into it. I meant "special" in the sense that it is designed to do that job and isn't the same URL as www.mudcat.org, and the loki and ragtime URL's.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: breezy
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 06:07 PM

this is it


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: mousethief
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 06:23 PM

Does that make this thread self-referential?

Alex


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 06:30 PM

"It sounds like someone has read more into my post than I wrote into it"

No Susan,

I was somewhat drunk and feeling angry. I'm very sorry. No doubt I'll start feeling really maudlin soon.

Alcohol is a really bad drug. Really wish I could free myself from it.


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 12:09 AM

We used to have a "regular" that hung around here
There was a "unique" style to his posts
Others began to imitate his off-topic subject areas and thread creep.

Since he was the first, the honor of the BS prefix fell upon the person of BSeed, however, it could just as easily been dubbed CS or KL (or even MT or LS if the nomulcur were bestowed in reverse order of entrance upon the MudCat stage, and the significance of their non-relevant postings.)


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 10:54 AM

GUEST - Spaw is also bloated and hard to follow, but that doesn't stop people from reading his comments, does it? Feel free to consult the FAQ at any time.

- LH


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: Dorrie
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 07:06 PM

i asked once u wont get a straight answer


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 09:32 PM

Dorrie - I thought I put it pretty straight in the FAQ:

At Mudcat, "BS" stands for "breeze-shooting." "Breeze-shooting," of course, is a euphemism for "bullshit."
Generally, its function at Mudcat is to label fun chit-chat that doesn't have anything to do with music.
Is that clear enough?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 09:44 PM

You did indeed Joe,

But to be frank,

The FAQ is far too long as a single thread.

Hardly anyone new can be bothered to wade through the whole thing.

If you'd like a suggestion - reorganising it as a seperate page with clickable categories would make it much easier to use.

Happy to help if you want


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Subject: RE: What does the 'BS' prefix mean?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 10:07 PM

Yeah, but Guest, I don't know who you are, so how can you help? Take a look at the FAQ; and maybe if you open your mind a bit, you'll see that I didn't do all that bad a job. For your benefit, I've marked the end of the "permanent" part of the FAQ - I think it's at the end of the ninth message. What's below that is questions and answers, and information that is in development. The entire FAQ is indexed with clickable links in the first message, and all a person has to do is click on the desired subject.

Of course, if a person doesn't take the time to read the table of contents, they will have a hard time finding what they're looking for. Books are far easier to read than Web pages. I considered making the FAQ an index that linked to explanatory pages, but I decided an indexed single thread was easier and faster to load and navigate. If a topic isn't indexed, people can find the information with CTRL-F.

Yes, the FAQ is due for a revision. I'm not planning to spend much time on it until the New Mudcat comes out.

-Joe Offer-


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