User talk:Pmacattack

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Updating/Creating pages

Hey Patrick, thanks for joining and contributing to the BWP! I saw that you created a new page for TNS that didn't really follow the format that other quartet pages have been using. Please try to follow existing formats whenever possible. You can use nearly any champ page or The Allies as an example. This way all the pages will be easy to read and update. Thanks, and don't hesitate to send me a note if you need any help! --Casey Parsons 04:19, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Welcome aboard, Patrick. It looks like you'll fit right in here.

  1. When you make changes, please use the Summary box down near the Preview and Submit buttons. You make dozens of updates in a session, like I do, and it's hard to know which changes "matter".
  2. If the existing pages don't show you what to do, post a note/question in the most-related "Talk" page. That's how we currently sort out fuzzy areas.

--Paks Paladin 19:47, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

We can upload (most) text and raw data all day long -- please continue! -- but be careful when uploading pictures. Ensure that they're available for the public to (re-)use. Just because the group has it on their website doesn't mean we can have it on ours. Ditto for "about" pages; a sentence or two is fine, but please convert them into neutral, third-party, wiki style. (Bonus: no longer a copy of their own text!) Most webpages have a copyright statement at the bottom, usually by a link to contact the webmaster. The Dapper Dans photo I used did not have an accompanying statement. --Paks Paladin 15:08, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Spreadsheet

I don't think this wiki has any existing "external links" to it. I've changed computers three times since I started helping out, and have lost that bookmark. It proved astonishingly useful in the early weeks. --Paks Paladin 21:10, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

If you are wanting to get a link to the ICQ spreadsheet up on Barbershop Wiki, I am happy to say that the 2010 updated version of ICQ will be available shortly (hopefully within the next week). The updates for 2010 were done right after International, but I just finished adding a couple sheets about college contest history and am working on putting together a sheet that lists judges. I have all the information I need, but it is a matter of getting it together. When I finish it, I am hoping to get it up on the harmonet, the BHS website, and, of course, Barbershop Wiki. I know that is a huge source of information, so I know how important it is to get that out in the public ASAP. --Pmacattack 22:43, 31 July 2010 (UTC)

Where to you get all those wonderful data? What's your primary source? Is it online and linkable? See the ongoing discussion on my talk page about what/how to cite for those years that Harmonet doesn't have. --Paks Paladin 15:25, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

"Disctict Champs" vs Top Qualifiers

The last time I was in Cardinal:

  • Spring contest was the Quartet/Collegiate qualifier and the Chorus/Senior District.
  • Fall contest was the Quartet/Novice District and Chorus/Senior qualifier.
  • The top-scoring qualifiers were NOT awarded the title/trophy "District Champion".

Has this changed? --Paks Paladin 20:49, 28 March 2012 (PDT)

The Chorus district championship is the same as the qualifying competition. This is why the top chorus in the district receives a district championship trophy. The spring chorus contest is a plateau contest but there is no "district champion" chosen at this time. Novice quartet awards have been given at both the spring and fall contests. My quartet "Timeless" was awarded the novice award in the spring of 2008. Inconsistent? Yes. But that is apparently how it is.

The district also has a collegiate quartet champion, who by definition is the top qualifier to qualify at the district competition (*note: this does not include out of district qualifiers). My quartet was the official collegiate quartet champion for the Cardinal District this spring (which is why I was given a pin that says "district collegiate champion" on it.

Hope this clears up your concerns. --Patrick 0:21, 9 July 2012 (EDT)