Ballet Talk Is Up and Open!
Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:29 PM
First is that Alexandra and Leigh Witchel will take a more active role on the board again. Just as my job started to send me to another continent on a regular basis, technology opened a new window of time for Alexandra, and I am very grateful that she will share it with us.
The look of the board has changed, too. If you look down the homepage, the most significant change is that we are going back the original forum structure, combining all reviews into a single forum, "Recent Performances," and we've moved the Company forums into "Archives." News from all companies have a home in "Ballet News and Issues." We've moved the recent threads from the Company forums to the corresponding threads. Ballet is a small world, and much of what affects one company will have impact on the other side of the ocean or globe.
You can still read the threads in the Company forums. They've been made "read-only," but they are visible and searchable. If there are discussions that you'd like to revive, please create a new thread in one of the discussion forums. You can either link to the original thread, or PM or email us through the "Contact Us" link at the top of each page to do it for you.
We hope that with the consolidation, forums are easier to find and use, especially for newcomers.
Thank you for your patience during the downtime.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:43 PM
Thanks also to Alexandra and Leigh. The board has certainly felt the impact of their respective lower profiles.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:25 AM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:17 AM
A special thank you to Alexandra and Leigh - a number of old threads have been revived lately and reminded me how much I have learnt from Ballet Talk and from Alexandra and Leigh in particular over the last years. Bravo!
Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:55 AM
Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:08 AM
To be notified when a new topic opens in "Ballet News and Issues," "Recent Performances," or any other forum, click on the forum name, and from the right-hand drop-down box called "Forum Options," click the bottom option, "Subscribe to this Forum." Then choose how frequently you'd like to be notified: immediately (default), once a day, etc.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:28 PM
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:58 PM
I've tried to make the error message a little more instructive.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:20 PM
But Hans's comment reminds me of another one, which Farrell Fan's comment illustrates. The forum is entitled "Recent Performances" but FF is anticipating something by three months. And bart is anticipating performances of Jewels this coming season, and wants to start discussion of that (those) ballet(s). So... maybe "Current Performances" or the like? With a subtitle informing visitors of Leigh's and other moderators' "housecleaning" intention come season's end?
But I remember when Alexandra was more present here, we'd see a re-arrangement every few months, so it seems like old times, and welcome back!
Posted 31 August 2007 - 03:53 PM
editing to add: I forgot to respond to Jack's comment about frequent changes. For those who weren't here in the site's early years, we had some exciting times. We had to move web hosts about every six months because we'd outgrow their capacity for bandwidth. The site itself actually has only been significantly reorganized twice before, although we have added forums as the board grew.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:30 PM
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