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Hi Everyone,

Many thanks to our new bloggers who are contributing posts to populate our new blogging community. I wanted to give people an outlet to express their thoughts about film music in a medium where print costs are not an issue. The more diverse the bloggers and the background, the better.

And... we now have COMMENTS enabled so that these posts can, if warranted, take on a life of their own on the message board. The new mechanism, built by our programmer, Matthew Gelis of Veraprise, joins the blog posts to the board. You'll see how it works, and can be accessed both via the posts and the board. 

In addition, want to know how big and brassy my you-know-whats are? We will be enabling comments to our CD pages. People told me not to do this: that we'd be giving any wacko with a beef a license to trash our products. But I disagree. (I grew up on an island; we never locked our cars, although partly because people who stole them had nowhere to go.) I trust our users to post fairly and honestly on our CDs and I believe in our albums that the posts will be constructive and helpful and only improve business. Sure, someone might say "this CD stinks" from time to time, warranted or not, but I think just as quickly others would rush to provide a countering view. I also think the consumer can weigh the different comments and make a more informed choice about purchases. 

My hope also is that bloggers will be encouraged to see their posts create discussion and be encouraged to keep going with their writing. In time we'll be adding to the literature and thought about film scores and that's a good thing. Really, it's the whole reason we're here.

Let's kick off the comments here and iron out any kinks in the programming. And again, my thanks to our bloggers who are making this all happen.

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Thanks Lukas! Nifty feature.

What's going on?

Are comments to your blogs posted immediately at the board as well?

This is fantastic. How about an RSS Feed of the Front Page blog to complete the set?


Hi Gang,

We are looking into an RSS feed, yes.

Thor, I like you expressed it as a kind of panic as if someone was robbing your bank. Yes, there are now comments.

Lukas

Wow, interesting update! This will certainly streamline the FSM experience :)

Thor, I like you expressed it as a kind of panic as if someone was robbing your bank. Yes, there are now comments.

LOL!

We are looking into an RSS feed, yes.

Excellent!

Neil


Thanks gang. Yes, I want an "integrated" FSM "experience" (sorry for lame-o buzz words) where the reading and learning and conversation is all integrated into an easy-to-use site. My hope is we bring the best of old fashioned journalism (thru FSMO, the blogs and the liner notes to our albums) and "open-source" community and make it, well, interesting and fun.

Lukas

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