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bluesfestadmin
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:01:28 PM
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We are cross checking re Facebok posts and our Bluesfest Bulletin board posts as ways of seeing how people are getting information re our Bluesfest announcements today.

There has been some interest on the Board - and a few posts, however - considering the Facebook use which is huge - the board no longer seems to be the way people are getting
their information - or sharing it

We like our Bulletin Board / Forum - just saying - it seems not to be getting the use it has in past years this time

And that's a little sad

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skot20_58
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:08:16 PM
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I don't use Facebook.

The board is useful in so many different ways.

I find Facebook shallow.


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
BigKahuna
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:08:41 PM

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not everyone facebooks :)

BigKahuna
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:18:10 PM

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I have facebook, but for my fest goss i like to come here.

I doubt my best mate greybeard has facebook :)

Maccain09
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:29:13 PM

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What's the bulletin board? This forum?
deanok
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:30:48 PM
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Never used facebook and never will, I know I don’t post much, but the bands etc I have discovered over the last 18 months has been amazing, last Bluesfest was so much more enjoyable after reading opinions about different artists etc, I was then lucky enough to discover some of my new favourite bands that I never would’ve properly bothered to see without this forum.

Thanks to all the members for making this forum great
skot20_58
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:33:25 PM
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deanok wrote:
Never used facebook and never will, I know I don’t post much, but the bands etc I have discovered over the last 18 months has been amazing, last Bluesfest was so much more enjoyable after reading opinions about different artists etc, I was then lucky enough to discover some of my new favourite bands that I never would’ve properly bothered to see without this forum.

Thanks to all the members for making this forum great



Amen!


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
bambambam
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:02:05 PM
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We are a bit of a secret society really.

I imagine some people read it but rarely ever post.
I post all the time, but then,, "I have no life"

There's a lot of musical knowledge within the "brains trusts"
I have learnt a lot and I would be sad if it disappeared.

Such is life.

Write a wise saying and your name will live on forever,,, Anonymous
BigKahuna
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:10:57 PM

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I adopted a bluesfest child this year.

He reads this forum all the time.

he has a total of 2 or 3 posts.

Just because he doesnt post, doesnt mean he's not here every day


Please leave the forum alone :)

finleym
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:12:31 PM

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I love the board. When you want to be the best you should measure not the quantity, but the quality. Facebook, by it's very nature, will draw a wider net, but people are often just dipping in and out of different subjects and events. Here everybody is devoted to a single purpose - sharing their love of music.

Trumpet bells ringing
Bass drum is swinging
As the trombone groans
And the big horn moans
finleym
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:14:01 PM

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And besides, did anyone on Facebook break the 2nd announcement yet? I think not.

Trumpet bells ringing
Bass drum is swinging
As the trombone groans
And the big horn moans
BigKahuna
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:16:22 PM

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maybe bluesfest wants us to install bluesfest messenger lol

greybeard
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:31:33 PM

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BigKahuna wrote:
I have facebook, but for my fest goss i like to come here.

I doubt my best mate greybeard has facebook :)


Actually BK I have been on FB for about 3 years but only to stir my second best mate Larry Pickering , he bans me and I create a new persona.
I like the BB don't think FB is as arranged/organized.

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
BigKahuna
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 5:34:26 PM

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Anyone who gives shite to larry pickering is a friend of mine ol mate

nocheesegromit
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 6:00:11 PM
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Have only just started posting but read the various posts all the time. I've been introduced to countless new artists through this forum. Would be a shame to see it go.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 6:21:07 PM
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Internet Forums have been around for 30 years,and Facebook for 10 years.
Bluesfest,like any business,has an advertising budget.
There are different mediums that a business can use as part of that budget.
Periodically,any business has to consider whether the advertising dollar is best spent.
For example a builder who has been in business for seven years, recently said to me that he has never received one job from his weekly
spot on the trades and businesses page of the local community newspaper.
But he has obtained work from driving his sign written van around town.
Bluesfest decided to dispense with having Rhythms publish their annual schedule and artist profiles,which are now in a distinct magazine.
This website has maintenance costs including the wages paid to moderators.
If Bluesfest considers in due course that the operating costs do not result in sufficiently material advertising and feedback,they may cease to operate it.
Both my sons were at a Uni Hostel this year,where having a Facebook account was mandatory,because that is how the staff communicate with students.
My wife is constantly on her Facebook page.
Society continues to evolve in terms of technology use.
If Bluesfest reverted to a Facebook only scenario,I imagine that I would open a Facebook account.
In fact I have already been considering such a move in order to contact the Magic Band and rebuke them for not meeting with their fans at Bluesfest for signing purposes.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
BigKahuna
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 6:24:12 PM

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I am a moderator on another forum.


We all do it free mate.

bluesfestadmin
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 6:39:31 PM
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Ain't that the truth

The moderators on this board are vollies - there is a few of us.

sometimes the fest director does a stint

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mpember
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 6:55:12 PM

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Many bands/artists, who have been using Facebook for a while, are now asking people to join their email list. This is because Facebook has become a shouting match where only the 'pages' who are willing to pay are making it into the news feeds of their less-enthusiastic followers. There are numerous stories of pages which have been flooded with fake 'likes' and due to the inactivity of these fake followers Facebook assumes that there is little engagement with their audience. This results in their algorithm making your announcements less likely to even appear on the news feeds of your real followers.

The "post on page" being hidden off to the side of a page, combined with the 'top comments' algorithm make it very uncommon for a conversation to be had on Facebook. While it may make it easy for people to contact BF and for BF to make announcements, it makes in depth discussions quite rare.

If BF wants to go down that path, then that is up to them.
BigKahuna
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 6:57:41 PM

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mpember wrote:
Many bands/artists, who have been using Facebook for a while, are now asking people to join their email list. This is because Facebook has become a shouting match where only the 'pages' who are willing to pay are making it into the news feeds of their less-enthusiastic followers. There are numerous stories of pages which have been flooded with fake 'likes' and due to the inactivity of these fake followers Facebook assumes that there is little engagement with their audience. This results in their algorithm making your announcements less likely to even appear on the news feeds of your real followers.

The "post on page" being hidden off to the side of a page, combined with the 'top comments' algorithm make it very uncommon for a conversation to be had on Facebook. While it may make it easy for people to contact BF and for BF to make announcements, it makes in depth discussions quite rare.

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Correct.

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