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From: Aquarion
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: Re: [M] What does it all mean?
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 22:46:00 +0000

Skipity do, Skipity da, a letter from Karen came in from afar...
>In article <90u3vl$d70$1@plutonium.btinternet.com>, Catrin Alun
> writes
>>Jonathan Ellis wrote in
>>message news:90tlpp$jkq$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>> Aquarion wrote in message ...
>
>[tagging poem]
>>>
>>> I suggest that this poem should be used in its entirety to
>>replace the
>>> current contents of the [MIGRAF] FAQ...
>>
>>I'm not so sure. Although it looks very useful and clever, we're
>>looking at it through the eyes of people who already know this
>>stuff.
*de'snip*
>I know it isn't a filk but would this kind of thing fit with them?
>
>Aquarion - could you *make* it a filk? <evil grin>

The answer, so it looks like, is no.

The poem was done in, as I say, a short amount of time. *then* I tried to turn it into a filk. Here are some of the results:

The Monty Python Section:

<Decomposing Composers>

A f p is, quite a hell of a group,
with threads and useless postings galore,
we have to download loads'o postings a day
maybe 50 or a hundred or more

Filtering art-i-cles is the only way
that some of us can remain sane
(And note that a poster who doesn't
has aquarion as his name)

So we have systems of Tagging,
Where we can see what we want to read
Those letters incased in square brackets
Are really something that you should heed

<Sit on my face>

Tag all your posts!
so that we can all see them
I'll tag all my posts so that you can see them too
To if "The fifth Elephant"
remains just as relevant
as it was yesterday!

<The Not Noel Coward Song>

Isn't it awfully nice to have a [I] here?
Isn't it frightfully good to have an [M]?
It's swell to start an [R] thread
It's divine to play the [G]ames
From the importance of [Announces]
To the knowledge the [FAQ]'s gain!

<Spam>

Lovely Tags! Wonderful Tags!
(tags)
Lovely Tags! Wonderful Tags!
(tags)
Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags
Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags
Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags Tags .

Tags! Tags! Tags! Taaaaaaaaaaaaags

<Never be rude to a arab>

Never forget to tag your posts
An [I] or an [R] or an [M]
Never forget yo-ur tagging
No matter what you use
Never forget yo-ur [G] tag
...

(Every tag is sacred)

(That's Tags)

(Oh you should Tag Well) (Oliver Cromwell)

(We've got 9 tags) (I've got two legs)

<Eric the halfabee>

(Deleted, due to possibility of become a filk in it's own right)

And for those who don't like Monty Python?

(That's why the lady is a tramp - Dunno :-)

That's why, That's why the tagging
That's why, That's why the tagging
That's why, That's why the tagging is a must
<double bass>
Must
<double bass>
Must
<double bass>
Hmm?
<double bass>
Oooh.
<double bass>

A.f.p is a, a very large place.
With lots of postings thrown into your face.
Peeps have to filter, so that they can keep pace.

That's why, That's why the tagging is a must

All of the threads that, are about all the Books,
They all have [R] tags, for the relevant kooks,
All of the [I] posts, have Irrelevant looks.
That's why, That's why the tagging is a must.

We have the games, which, are marked with a [G]

<You can fly - Disney>

You just have to tag all your posts
(Really all of my posts)
Uh-huh
(An [F] on fandom? Meets? Sites?)
Yah, Watch me now, here we go
It's easier than Windows
You can Tag! You can Tag! You can Tag!

<Our House - Madness>

Threads that are about the books,
always have an [R] tag on so we can tell what is on in them.
Stuff that's about AFP, Those all have an [M] tag on,
they're called Meta Threads

Our Tags, in the middle of our group
Our Tags, in the middle of our...

<California Dreamin'>

All the tags are Square...

<Fraggle Rock>

Tag your posts all day,
[R] threads for the relevant way.
[G] for games you play.
Tags on AFP

[I] (Irrelevant)
Stuff that's not about the books,
[F] is for the fans...

<Rent (Musical) - You're what you tag>

Yours in total sincerity,

Aquarion


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