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  • Cluck Old Hen (OT)

    6 35.29%
  • Texas Gales (fiddle tune)

    3 17.65%
  • Waltz In The Bluegrass (Bluegrass)

    1 5.88%
  • Stoney Point (OT/Bluegrass)

    3 17.65%
  • The Frieze Britches - jig

    4 23.53%
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Thread: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

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    Registered User Barbara Shultz's Avatar
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    Default Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    This poll is for the Song A Week Social Group Week #45. One vote per member of the social group. If you are not yet a member, there's a link at the bottom of this post that will take you there! Winner to be announced Friday, March 5.

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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Where do you announce the winner? I've been seeing the poles - but not the winner announcement.
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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    You go to the Song a Week social group and Barb lists the winners there, usually with ABC's and links to versions of the tune so folk have a starting point if they're not familiar with it.

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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Is there a way to set yourself up in the social group so that you get a daily e mail when things are posted there?
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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Rob, thanks for asking the question. I never even thought to ask where it was listed-just kept checking the poll itself. And thanks for the answer, Jill.
    Pat

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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Hi Ya'll! Sorry for the confusion. I thought that by saying in my post, that these polls were for the Song A Week Social Group, and the link to join the Group, that you would come over to the group, and see what it's all about.

    Our group is VERY active. I don't believe a day goes by that there aren't several posts. When you join the group, there is an icon at the top right that says 'group tools'. When you click it, you can choose 'subscribe to this group' from the drop down menu. You then have 3 choices to choose from, as to how, and how often, you are notified of activity. But, the most frequent, is daily, and I guarantee you'll get a notice every day!

    So, I invite everyone to come on over to the Song A Week Social Group, and join in the fun!

    Barb

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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    I am pretty darn sure that I went through that process and subscribed to the Social Group asking for daily e mails but I don't believe I have ever actually received one. Not sure why.
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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Same with me, though I'm not absolutely sure I requested daily e-mails. I'll see if I can change to that if I didn't. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    It seems that the whole 'being notified by email' function has some flaws. I'd suggest bookmarking the social group, and just checking it directly. There is never a day that goes by, without a new post, so even if you were successful in subscribing, you'd just end up getting an email every day, saying something new had posted.

    On the regular message boards, when you subscribe to a message thread, you get an e-mail letting you know someone has posted, and it usually includes the post in the e-mail, like this one that I recently got:

    Dear Barbara Shultz,

    daltai has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45 - in the Song and Tune Projects forum of Mandolin Cafe Forum.

    This thread is located at:
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...5&goto=newpost

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
    ***************
    Same with me, though I'm not absolutely sure I requested daily e-mails. I'll see if I can change to that if I didn't. Thanks.
    ***************


    There may also be other replies, but you will not receive any more notifications until you visit the forum again.

    All the best,
    Mandolin Cafe Forum
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    But this is what your e-mail reminder looks like, if it's generated from the social group subscription

    Dear Barbara Shultz,

    You are subscribed to the group Collings Mandolins, there have been 0 new discussion(s) and 1 updated discussions(s).
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=6

    The following discussions are new:


    The following discussions have been updated:
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    Anyone replace the Collings tailpiece?
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/gr...cussionid=1382
    In group: Collings Mandolins
    Started by: DesertDawg
    Last post: Mar-01-2010 10:43am

    All the best,
    Mandolin Cafe Forum
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    As far as I can tell, if you are subscribed to a thread on the regular forum, you get an e-mail notice as soon as someone posts. In the social group, you'll get one a day.

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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    I have "subscribed" to the Song a Week club. When I subscribed I was given the option of getting notified in a few different ways. I chose to be notified by e mail. Still, I have never received a single e mail. I do wish I could get this to work. I have no troubles with the general forum e mail notifications. Its just the social club notifications. If any one has an suggestions it sure would be nice if I could figure out how to get it to work.
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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Rob, this ise a built in function of the software, something that happens automatically. Scott has just upgraded this to new software, and I believe he's pretty much got his hands full with ironing out the really important bugs. For testing purposes, I just went to the 'group tools' and subscribed myself to the group, asking for daily e-mail updates, and made sure I clicked 'add subscription' once I made my choice. I also subscribed to another group I just joined. You can verify that you are subscribed by going to group tools, and if 'subscribe to this group' is NOT there, and 'unsubscribe from this group' IS there, then you are subscribed.

    I will report back tomorrow, as to whether I got an e-mail notice at 12:02 am.

    But again, even if you ARE subscribed, and it gets to working correctly, you will just get ONE e-mail, sent out about midnight, telling you that there was some activity in the group. You will still have to GO to the group, to see just what that activity was. It is NOT set up like the e-mail notices you get from the threads you are subscribed to on the regular message forum. Those notices generated from the regular forum seem to come in real time, and have the message posted included in the e-mail.

    There isn't anything that I, as the moderator, or Scott, as the owner, can do about this. It's built into the code of the software.

    Again, this seems to be a moot point, as the notices are NOT like those generated from the regular forum, even if you get it to work, you will just find one e-mail every morning, telling you there was some activity in the previous day. If you want to know what was going on in the social group, you will still have to go to the group, and check it out.

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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Ok Barb - thanks for the help.
    Rob G.
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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Ok, I'm headed off to bed, and saw that at 12:02 am I got this e-mail notice

    Dear Barbara Shultz,

    You are subscribed to the group The Song-A-Week Social Group, there have been 1 new discussion(s) and 6 updated discussions(s).
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=67

    The following discussions are new:
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    Mallard Island Hymn
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/gr...cussionid=1388
    In group: The Song-A-Week Social Group
    Started by: mculliton123
    Last post: Mar-03-2010 5:49pm

    The following discussions have been updated:
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    Week #44 ~ King of the Faeries (hornpipe)
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/gr...cussionid=1378
    In group: The Song-A-Week Social Group
    Started by: Barbara Shultz
    Last post: Mar-03-2010 12:07am************
    Bright Days
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/gr...cussionid=1363
    In group: The Song-A-Week Social Group
    Started by: Don Grieser
    Last post: Mar-03-2010 10:53am************
    Muddy Creek
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/gr...cussionid=1385
    In group: The Song-A-Week Social Group
    Started by: sgarrity
    Last post: Mar-03-2010 2:25pm************
    Ashokan Farewell
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/gr...scussionid=304
    In group: The Song-A-Week Social Group
    Started by: ChrisStewart
    Last post: Mar-03-2010 3:51pm************
    Our rapidly growing group ~ Introductions!
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/gr...scussionid=245
    In group: The Song-A-Week Social Group
    Started by: Barbara Shultz
    Last post: Mar-03-2010 4:08pm************
    Hillbilly Chamber Music
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/gr...cussionid=1364
    In group: The Song-A-Week Social Group
    Started by: Barbara Shultz
    Last post: Mar-03-2010 4:43pm

    All the best,
    Mandolin Cafe Forum
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    Did you get one, Rob, or anyone else subscribed to the group, who is following this thread?

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    Default Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #45

    Yup. Its working for me as well.
    Rob G.
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