Mudcat Café message #280320 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5194   Message #280320
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Aug-00 - 01:33 PM
Thread Name: Witch of the West-Mer-Lands (Archie Fisher)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Witch of the West MerLands
Hi, MAG - when people have SOME information about a song and contribute it, that can be really good. It can be fascinating and very satisfying to watch a number of people get together to find a song, each doing a part of the search. What I object to is when people suggest checking Cowpie without first checking Cowpie themselves to see if the song is there. Or, worse yet, they tell people to check Cowpie when Cowpie doesn't have the song - and ironically it turns out that we have the song right here. Misleading leads can direct people away from what they're seeking.
I think that if people post answers to lyrics requests, they should actively participate in the search and then report what they found or were unable to find. If I say that I searched DigiTrad Cowpie and Levy for "red roses" and couldn't find anything, that's a contribution. If I just tell somebody to try Cowpie and Levy, I'm implying that Mudcat doesn't have the lyrics.
-Joe Offer-