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#2311745 - 08/05/14 11:31 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: dpaws]
noobpianist90 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 410
Loc: India
Originally Posted By: dpaws
Originally Posted By: timmyab
Originally Posted By: dpaws

I notice my recordings seem low in volume as compared to other people's given the same volume setting on the PC.

If you have a low recording level you can boost it with Audacity using the 'amplify' function.

Thanks, timmyab. I tried that and if I enter anything greater than 0, it disables the OK button (presumably any amplification will only add clipping).
Have you tried the normalize and the equalization functions?

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#2311759 - 08/06/14 12:16 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: noobpianist90]
dpaws Offline
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Originally Posted By: noobpianist90
Originally Posted By: dpaws
Originally Posted By: timmyab
Originally Posted By: dpaws

I notice my recordings seem low in volume as compared to other people's given the same volume setting on the PC.

If you have a low recording level you can boost it with Audacity using the 'amplify' function.

Thanks, timmyab. I tried that and if I enter anything greater than 0, it disables the OK button (presumably any amplification will only add clipping).
Have you tried the normalize and the equalization functions?

Thanks, noobpianist90. Normalize will only go to -1 dB, and equalization (I want a flat frequency response curve) if I equalize up (by any + dB) it just increases the frequency of the clipping.

I'm going to try a few different microphone placements and see if any sound better, but I won't be able to tonight. I feel like I want to keep the signal processing to a minimum, so, maybe it just is what it is. cool
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#2311761 - 08/06/14 12:19 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: dpaws]
noobpianist90 Offline
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Originally Posted By: dpaws
Normalize will only go to -1 dB, and equalization (I want a flat frequency response curve) if I equalize up (by any + dB) it just increases the frequency of the clipping.


No, not that way. Normalize it down about -3dB or -4dB, and then amplify it. That way, the high decibels are normalized to the lower ones and all are amplified.

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#2311764 - 08/06/14 12:26 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: noobpianist90]
dpaws Offline
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Originally Posted By: noobpianist90
Originally Posted By: dpaws
Normalize will only go to -1 dB, and equalization (I want a flat frequency response curve) if I equalize up (by any + dB) it just increases the frequency of the clipping.


No, not that way. Normalize it down about -3dB or -4dB, and then amplify it. That way, the high decibels are normalized to the lower ones and all are amplified.


Oh! I see what you are getting at. I'll try it out and see what happens. Thanks!
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#2311766 - 08/06/14 12:46 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: dpaws]
noobpianist90 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 410
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Originally Posted By: dpaws
Originally Posted By: noobpianist90
Originally Posted By: dpaws
Normalize will only go to -1 dB, and equalization (I want a flat frequency response curve) if I equalize up (by any + dB) it just increases the frequency of the clipping.
No, not that way. Normalize it down about -3dB or -4dB, and then amplify it. That way, the high decibels are normalized to the lower ones and all are amplified.
Oh! I see what you are getting at. I'll try it out and see what happens. Thanks!

Please note that this would be a last resort kinda thing, and you might have to play around with the exact normalize and amplify dB levels. If you overdo it, you might lose out on the dynamics in your recording.

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#2311817 - 08/06/14 04:25 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
There are several topics floating around here right now.
(...)
#2.) Internet security and anonymity.
(...)

Mr Super-Hunky Although I know your real name long time ago, you will always be Mr Super-Hunky.
And why? Because your name (and avatar) are almost as a brand of Piano World; your opinions are always scathing (but not offensive), direct and intelligent; you are respected by most of the participants of this website; and you are one of the most popular members of this community. You excel amid +70,000 members, which is remarkable.
And I wish that will continue this way.
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#2311821 - 08/06/14 04:44 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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If I mention llamas, log cabins or underwear models in conjuction with piano my husband says ---Oh, are you talking about Mr. Hunky-Dory? (Sorry Mr. Super-Hunky smile )

I'm in. I didn't think I was going to make it.

I was struggling between 2 choices and surprised myself by going with what was (for me) the harder piece. I made a point of playing through flubs - and while I'd like to say this is representative of what I can do in front of a live audience, the fact is that playing for my computer is getting easier and easier... playing in front of people is still a real problem for me. So....this is probably BETTER than I'd do if I were in your living room smile

Glad to have it done - warts and all smile
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#2311827 - 08/06/14 05:17 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
There are several topics floating around here right now.

#1.) Nobody seems to be buying that Mr Super Hunky and Monica are the same person.


Doubt if even the Transformers could make that transformation...

Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky

#3.) The fact that we will discuss just about anything in the 2 weeks prior to the recital opening date.


I've noticed that trend too - it's almost as if the Call for Submissions is taken as a Call for Contentiousness also...

Originally Posted By: mr Super-Hunky

Some people openly say who they are and most use some creative user name for a whole slew of reasons.


I have 3 reasons - Trapper John was my favorite character on the great, old TV sitcom "M*A*S*H; I've been live-TRAPping a lot of varmints and other critters on our property here and my wife came up wife this use; and I shoot TRAP (clay pigeons) on a regular basis at our local gun club...

While the name conjurs up images of a cantankerous, grizzled, flea-bitten old Mountain Man (thus evoking an avoidance-response in some yuppies & other "city-folk"), I assure you that I'm a highly refined, cultured, superbly educated - and sensitive - gentleman of leisure.


Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
Now let's eat!



One of the more profound things you've ever uttered.... laugh


Edited by TrapperJohn (08/06/14 05:29 AM)
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#2311853 - 08/06/14 07:20 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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First, I must say that even after all of the thoughtful explanations, I still don't really understand the need for anonymity, but that's my problem no one else's.

All of this nonsense started here:

Originally Posted By: GeorgeSchiro
I have little doubt you have identified yourself
somewhere in your 4000+ posts. But please save me
the trouble so that I may refer to you by your real name.
I feel that if we were neighbors in the real world, you,
me and our wives might enjoy sharing time together.
My name is George. What is yours?

I think some folks may have been concerned I was after their names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc. I was only hoping for a first name. To me it just seems more friendly - more human - to refer to a person by his or her real first name.
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#2311862 - 08/06/14 08:12 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky

Because of this, I don't want to create any problems, I have decided to allow guys who want to address me by my real first name [which is ******], to do so.

I absolutely insist however that the ladies here continue to address me by my real last name which is Mr. Super.....well, you know the rest.



Dear Mr Super-Hunky, well this creates a conundrum...now those who were trying to hide behind non-gender-specific names will give the game away if they call you by your first name, ....or maybe they will be pretending to be ladies and address you as Mr.Super-Hunky (for obvious reasons, I don't abbreviate your name smile ) ---- or maybe the women will pretend to be men and call you by your first name....
How can we trust anything or anyone from here on in --- oh dear, what a kettle of fish!

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#2311895 - 08/06/14 10:30 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
jotur Offline
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Actually, I have no way of knowing GeorgeSchiro is a real name smile

I have several friends with nicknames - Sonny is one, and was rather common back in the 40s. It's his real name to me.

And casinitaly is a real name to me, too. A nickname, but a real name. And TJ, and super-hunky, and earlofmar, and Morodiene, and FarmGirl - they're all real names and real people to me.

So, even tho I sign "Cathy" on my posts, most people here call me jotur. That feels like a real name, and an affectionate nick name, actually. I've had nicknames in other activities before - cj, jo, squatty body laugh , - and they've all felt like "in-crowd" nick names, as does jotur feel like my PW in-crowd nickname.

May you never been stalked, either online or off or both, GeorgeSchiro. I wasn't, but as I said, I have a family member who was. The stalker was perfectly capable of finding *me* and deducing things about where my family member was from posts here.

And lots of times it's about simple privacy. There are lots of things I don't share with anybody and everybody, whether those body's are contra dancers, piano players, work colleagues, clients, etc. You say you are new to forum posting - perhaps new enough online with not much of a presence online, or old enough, to not know just how ubiquitous your information is, and how easy it is for folks to connect the dots. And some of those folks aren't savory. Some are just snoopy and nosey - Frank's pretty good about the ads and stuff here, but it's amazing to me how many ads pop up even on my e-mail sidebar that show that some snoop knows something about where I've been on the internet. Bugs me smile

And, just for a real life example or two - one of my posts here at PW showed up on a home school site as if I was endorsing a particular piano product. I was miffed enough without it having had my "real name" associated with it. It certainly didn't have my permission. And one person here who posted under her real name had her name show up online in a student's "research" paper about online behavior. Talk about an invasion of privacy. Particularly since the description wasn't flattering :|

And I list what city I live in, a fact that everyone who knows me off PW knows. You list "Florida" - do you not tell every random stranger what city you live in?

Yeah, it's a hot button for me. It doesn't, in fact, seem "friendlier" to me to know what you think of as someone's "real" name. Or to essentially make it known that you think others aren't being "friendly". Even if you eventually say you know that's just you.

Every group, whether contra dancers, miata car owners who race SCCA, ski racers, bowlers, or PW posters, has its own cultural mores. And on PW we've gotten to know each other by whatever names we post under, and what our posts are.

And the scammers and trolls give themselves away pretty fast laugh .

So I have huge respect for Mr. Super-Hunky, and I'd be disconcerted if you started calling him only by what he's "said" is his real name (what if it's really Maurice? how would you know?) in posts here. It would be like calling Sonny Maurice - who the heck is that?

The real proof of the pudding isn't in what name they have chosen to post under - in most cases you don't have a clue if GeorgeSchiro is a "real name", whatever that is. The real proof of the pudding is in their posts. And S-H, and Peyton, and cas, and earl, and AndyPlatt, and all, whatever name it is, are great folks.

Squatty Body


Edited by jotur (08/06/14 10:48 AM)
Edit Reason: its, not it's :D
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#2311925 - 08/06/14 12:31 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
wjf Offline
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Registered: 08/05/14
Posts: 17
Loc: Santa Fe, NM, USA
Having just joined the forum yesterday, I stumbled across this thread and would like submit an mp3 for the recital. Is it acceptable to submit a recording with accompaniment?

My piano teacher has been trying to teach me jazz and started me using the iRealPro program that generates a bass and percussion line. This has been so much more pleasant than practicing with a metronome, and it even sounds pretty good. I mix this together with the audio output from my Roland and capture it through a USB interface onto Logic Pro on my Macintosh.

It's really me on the keyboard, but it sounds like a piano bar trio. Is this ok for the recital?

...Bill
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#2311931 - 08/06/14 12:43 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Hi Bill, welcome to the forum!

Yes, it is ok to submit with accompaniment - ther are several folks who do that regularly. Ideally the focus will be on the piano part smile
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#2311941 - 08/06/14 01:28 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: casinitaly]
wjf Offline
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Registered: 08/05/14
Posts: 17
Loc: Santa Fe, NM, USA
Thanks, Casinitaly!

Yes, It will be focussed on the piano with the accompaniment mixed down. I look forward to taking part in this forum.

...Bill



Edited by wjf (08/06/14 02:15 PM)
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#2311980 - 08/06/14 03:24 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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What is it that the more you listen to your own recording the worse it becomes frown
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#2311994 - 08/06/14 03:59 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Quote:
To me it just seems more friendly - more human - to refer to a person by his or her real first name.


My first name is somewhat uncommon, so I'm not comfortable sharing even that part of my name. Jotur addressed most of the things I would be concerned about, and her posts speak to most of my own reasons for keeping my name out of public posts, so I won't repeat those points. But I just want to say that to me it seems more friendly, and more considerate, to refer to people by whatever name they ask to be referred to as.
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#2312011 - 08/06/14 04:40 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: wimpiano]
outo Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 806
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: wimpiano
What is it that the more you listen to your own recording the worse it becomes frown


That's just how it is...I cannot listen to mine anymore wink

I guess the proper explanation is that you start anticipating the things you know are coming that aren't quite perfect and they gradually grow out of proportion in your mind...

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#2312054 - 08/06/14 06:23 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: jotur]
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Registered: 10/16/13
Posts: 27
Loc: Florida, USA
Originally Posted By: ShiroKuro
But I just want to say that to me it seems more friendly, and more considerate, to refer to people by whatever name they ask to be referred to as.

With this sentiment, I couldn't agree more. If **** had said "Just call me Mr. Super-Hunky", that (or SH for short) is what I would do.

Please call me "George" or "Geo".

Originally Posted By: jotur
Yeah, it's a hot button for me. It doesn't, in fact, seem "friendlier" to me to know what you think of as someone's "real" name. Or to essentially make it known that you think others aren't being "friendly". Even if you eventually say you know that's just you.

You seem angry. I apologize for making you feel that way. It is a fact that in the real world I also sometimes rub people the wrong way. That is the real me.

I am simply doing here what I do everywhere else. I am extending a hand in friendship and letting you know how my friends and family know me. No offense was intended. I assumed others would feel the same way.

I would like to continue this dialog, but I don't wish to upset you any further. May I call you "Cathy"?
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#2312090 - 08/06/14 07:38 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: GeorgeSchiro]
jotur Offline
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Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Originally Posted By: GeorgeSchiro
I would like to continue this dialog, but I don't wish to upset you any further. May I call you "Cathy"?


99% of the time, I'd rather be jotur to you smile There are occasions when people address me as Cathy, and they seem to have a sense about when that works and it when it doesn't, and then it works for me. But if one has yet to acquire that sense, I'd rather be jotur.

Thanks for asking.

Cathy
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#2312124 - 08/06/14 09:37 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: jotur]
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Loc: Florida, USA
Originally Posted By: jotur
99% of the time, I'd rather be jotur to you smile There are occasions when people address me as Cathy, and they seem to have a sense about when that works and it when it doesn't, and then it works for me. But if one has yet to acquire that sense, I'd rather be jotur.

Ok, "jotur" it is.

First, I use the term "real name" in the most common colloquial sense. To me your "real name" is the one your parents gave you, the name your friends in the real world know you by.

Suppose I meet someone new (in the real world), someone who calls me "Mr. Schiro." If we seem to have something to share and I decide I would like to get to know that person better, I will typically ask them to please call me "George." Then I will ask for their first name as well.

That's all I am doing here.

Of course, with your understanding that most folks wish to hide their identity online, I can certainly understand your skepticism. No matter what I say you may think you still won't know who I am. That is perfectly understandable.

But that's not my outlook.

For example, I know it's possible that Mr. Super-Hunky is pulling my leg. But I always give people the benefit of the doubt. I choose to believe that most people are basically kind and honorable and they make the choice to tell the truth.

Could Mr. Super-Hunky be pretending his initials are "BS"? Of course, but I choose to believe otherwise. In other words, by default, until proven otherwise, I have faith in humanity - and that includes him.

Earlier I wrote:
Originally Posted By: GeorgeSchiro
I was hoping to possibly develop friendships with a few real people who share a love for the piano. I think doing so might be difficult with pseudonyms, like trying to bond with people at a masked ball. Perhaps I am wrong. I am not really sure since I haven't done this before.

I didn't mean I have never participated in an online forum before. On the contrary, I have done so extensively, but always as someone reporting facts or offering opinions about local politics.

What I meant is that never before have I interacted online this way while also endeavoring to develop relationships with new people sharing a common special interest.

Originally Posted By: jotur
Actually, I have no way of knowing GeorgeSchiro is a real name smile ... And I list what city I live in, a fact that everyone who knows me off PW knows. You list "Florida" - do you not tell every random stranger what city you live in?

Actually, you do have a way of knowing. There are multiple ways.

Here's my address:

7036 Buttonbush Loop
Harmony, FL 34773

Feel free to look up my Osceola County tax records to verify that someone with my name owns the house at the above address.

Here's my profile on Amazon.com:

http://amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AUHND6507QOX9

You can get some idea about me from my reviews.

Here's more about me that I posted in the Harmony newsgroup a couple of years ago (it even includes a not-so-high fidelity recording):

Full Disclosure
http://tinyurl.com/838w636

Here are a few articles I have written for the local newspaper:

Op-Ed: What kind of people - part 2
http://tinyurl.com/qxdb4p3

Op-Ed: The 'best' for our children?
http://tinyurl.com/meozjah

Op-Ed: Students in pursuit of honor
http://tinyurl.com/kut3x64

Here are a few articles written by others about my son:

Gateway graduate recognized as county's top national merit scholar
http://tinyurl.com/kug8ue6

Gateway High student breaks SAT record
http://tinyurl.com/l4aobou

Duke honors math and science whiz
http://tinyurl.com/l29hqtk

And if that's not enough, you have my permission to ask Frank (Mr. Piano World) to confirm that the name on the credit card used to donate money to this site matches my name in this forum.

Hopefully you can better understand my position now. What I am doing here is just being myself, as I have always done online.

Originally Posted By: jotur
So I have huge respect for Mr. Super-Hunky, and I'd be disconcerted if you started calling him only by what he's "said" is his real name (what if it's really Maurice? how would you know?) in posts here.

So try not to get upset every time I address *** as ***. And please believe me when I tell you that it is not my intention to offend you whenever I do.


Edited by casinitaly (08/09/14 04:46 AM)
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#2312132 - 08/06/14 09:50 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
noobpianist90 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 410
Loc: India
Hi George.

I understand completely what you're saying. You identify "real world" names to "real people", and are a little uncomfortable using "nicknames" to identify with "real people".

Names are only labels used to identify who we are and compartmentalize information inside our head. Which label you use is up to you, and nicknames/usernames are just a creative way to label ourselves. It is fine if you do not feel comfortable with it right now, it will probably grow on you in time.

Is there any solid, logical reason why we cannot become good friends by using labels other than what was given to us when we were born?

PS: I would edit out the address details if I were you.

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#2312134 - 08/06/14 09:52 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: GeorgeSchiro]
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Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Originally Posted By: GeorgeSchiro

Of course, with your understanding that most folks wish to hide their identity online,


I don't believe I said that smile

Cathy
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#2312140 - 08/06/14 10:13 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
Peyton Offline
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Posts: 2619
Loc: Maine
George, I totally understand where you are coming from and share many of your feelings. But I do need to warn you. As I mentioned earlier, I too use my real name and have my web site posted with available contact info. But I do it with the knowledge that you take a chance. Here is the scenario... and this is true. Years ago, on another web site, I used my real name and got into political discussions. One of the other "anonymous" posters did not like what I was saying and attacked me personally on the forum. He brought up my business (it was a telemark ski school) and said some extremely nasty things. Sticks and stones right? Well the problem is that when something is said on the web, as Wooter said, it stays on the web. For quite a while when my business was googled, what that person had said would come up. They were all total lies but that didn't matter. And I had no recourse. So, as I mentioned earlier, the lesson I learned is that if you are going to identify yourself on the web it's best to not make waves. People hiding behind anonymous names can say what ever they want about you and can do some serious damage.
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#2312147 - 08/06/14 10:23 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: noobpianist90]
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Posts: 1010
Loc: california
Originally Posted By: noobpianist90
Names are only labels used to identify who we are and compartmentalize information inside our head. Which label you use is up to you, and nicknames/usernames are just a creative way to label ourselves. It is fine if you do not feel comfortable with it right now, it will probably grow on you in time.


Case in point is a recent conversation I had with someone I knew under a different name at another website and hadn't run into in 5 years. The labels didn't stop me from recognizing him:

Originally Posted By: Starr Keys
Oh, and BTW, I'm pretty sure you weren't called Rerun at PM and I know who you are. (still watching "Buddy Ebsen" rerun?) smile


Originally Posted By: Rerun

haven't even seen a Buddy Ebsen movie/sitcom listed in ages. Btw, don't you have a piano he owned?


Originally Posted By: starrkeys
Had. It was stolen. A long story I'd rather forget, but one that Buddy would have appreciated...


Originally Posted By: Rerun
I was Rerun here before I was Popeye over there....


Originally Posted By: Starr Keys
Before my time. You must not have been that active after I started participating here in 2010, otherwise I would have noticed you (different name or not).


Couldn't resist smile

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#2312169 - 08/06/14 11:17 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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George you are much braver than me. I use my real name on this forum (but not another horse one I go to which I have made so many friends from over the years), but there is no way I would ever post my address so publicly. Via PM certainly if I needed to correspond with someone, but not in an open thread. I admire your openness (I am an open person myself) but please consider the safety of your children and wife if not yourself. I would like to believe that most people are decent but unfortunately they aren't, and there are some very ill individuals in this world. On another note, are you making a submission for this recital?
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#2312174 - 08/06/14 11:47 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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laugh yippie I'm in at number 27.
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#2312179 - 08/06/14 11:54 PM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Yea, dpaws! Joplin! I'm looking forward to hearing your piece.

Cathy
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#2312201 - 08/07/14 01:17 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: jotur]
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Thanks, jotur! Please just forgive the creaky out-of-tune piano. Though, some people at the Joplin Themed Recital thought it sounded good on my out-of-tune piano, so, maybe it's OK.

AudreyJean, you wrote:
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Dpaws, how great to hear you're working on Searchlight too! If there's any way I can hear you when you're ready to play it in public, I would very much enjoy that.

Here it is! I hope you like it! Thanks.
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#2312213 - 08/07/14 02:58 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Hi George,

I hope you do realize that for somebody with some knowledge of computers it is now very easy to steal your identity. If I wish I could and it would cost me less than a day.
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#2312236 - 08/07/14 04:43 AM Re: Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Ok,.... can we get this thread back on track now please - enough discussion about who is who and why they choose to use a nickname.

That's how the internet works. People use nicknames.


Let's get back on track and talk about the RECITAL.


George - I strongly advise you to remove your personal data from your post - it is really a BAD idea to post so much info. If you are no longer able to edit your post, I'll do it for you.
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