Thursday, October 22, 2015

Please Read: Impending Modification to the BFP Tagging System Beginning #Bham2015Dec1

One important strategy here at BFP is for us to remain completely unpredictable and inconsistent.

We find that as long as we keep moving, the "powers that be" seem to find it harder to eradicate the growing mob that is the BFP community. 

What might seem like unprofessional, erratic, unplanned behavior is in fact part of our long term master plan to free Birmingham from the clutches of Evil. Yes...I said evil.  

Freedom is the goal for which we unabashedly and sleeplessly strive!  We will not rest until the Birmingham area is free to share. Free to listen! Free to LOVE!


So, yep... This is our roundabout way of saying we have to make a slight change to our tagging system. Trust us, it's all woven into the master plan of freedom. So learn the new self-serve tagging system and you too can be free and spread freedom, like a hero.

As many of you are aware, as indicated by the many people who have adopted its use, we created a tagging system. "Don't nobody own it" says Lee Waites of Freepressmusic. "We use it. Cause it's awesome! But anybody and everybody can use it too. Then they ain't gotta count on no other people to share the stuff they make. It's, y'know, like freedom, like Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. It's like things is meant to be until some ass-hat takes stuff and tells you you gotta buy it back from them cause they put a bow on it or something."

Although BFP (FreePressMusic) maintains an internal list of widgets to monitor and share this system it is available for the entire community, to whom it is offered freely and in good faith and for whom we encourage its use. See this link for our widget list: 

"Sorry I didn't think of everything when I dun thinked it up," says Waites "but ain't nobody perfect and this new way is better and besides, change is good." 

When the BFP tagging system was first initiated, it contained a simple three part system: Hashtag Bham, followed by hashtag month, followed by hashtag day of the month. For example- #BhamOct22. In the planning and implementation of this tagging system it was "assumed" says Waites, that the tags would be simple and the date tags of each different social media platform would allow for a clear distinction between the days and dates of different years.

"Well" says Waites "we all know what they say about asses and zooming and stuff, and what comes between a man and a woman, or a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, and, y'know, it's almost 2016. Times are changing. We ain't judging nobody. It's just a tagging system for events and music and, well, whatever." 

The new tagging system is slightly more complicated. The old system, which contained the 3 parts mentioned above, has been replaced by the new system, which now contains 4 parts. I bet some of you can guess what that fourth part is before you even read it. Yes...A year! So...instead of #BhamDec22 it will, BEGINNING IN DECEMBER OF 2015, read #Bham2015Dec22. I repeat. The new tagging system does not take effect until December of 2015. From that point on there is no foreseeable need for change. At least, at this time, we do not assume there will be.


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