Frequently Asked Questions
Cropredy FAQ (1)
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This is a measure of the degree of separation from DP to any other person (alive or dead) The smaller the number, the closer the link.
FC List FAQ (5)
A Mondegreen is a term coined by the American writer Sylvia Wright who wrote an essay entitled "The Death of Lady Mondegreen" which was published in Harper's Magazine in November 1954. In the essay, Wright described how, as a young girl, she misheard the final line of the first stanza from the 17th century ballad "The Bonnie Earl O' Murray."
The Mondegreen section of this site contains misheard lyrics from Fairport Convention songs.
"Colemanfish" is an FC List variation of "Colemanballs" a term coined by Private Eye magazine to describe verbal gaffes perpetrated by (usually British) sports commentators. It is derived from the surname of the now retired BBC broadcaster David Coleman and the suffix -balls, as in "to balls up". The "Fish" suffix came about after a surge of dodgy fish jokes on the list sometime in the past.
- Don't quote unnecessarily
- Don't make fish jokes unnecessarily
- Feel free to ask anything, but try to keep it Fairport
or Fairport List related. If your question is wildly off topic, please consider posting to the Off Topic List instead.
- We are all human, mistakes are tolerable.
- Talk to people as if they're good friends.
- Read this: To keep discussions relevant and accurate
If you've recently joined the FC List if may be handy to read through a few old posts to help you get a feel for the list and the members.
A web interface to the list archive for all posts since May 2007 is now available for listmembers only at http://www.mcvax.org/mailman/private/fairport-list/.
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If you have an interesting file then, by all means, let the rest of the list know about it and then, if they are interested send it by private, off-list email or, perhaps, make the file available on a web server somewhere.
If the file is interesting enough, it may even be possible to make the file part of this website.