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    I was thinking about the reference aspect and utility of this thread and that it would be helpful to add the starting page or post number to the listing on page one of the quartets covered so far. I don't know if there's any easy way to do this without going through the entire thread or doing a general search and still having to sift through all of the results? This came to mind a few minutes ago when I was thinking of a quartet we've covered but having no idea where it sits in this 238 page thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I was thinking about the reference aspect and utility of this thread and that it would be helpful to add the starting page or post number to the listing on page one of the quartets covered so far. I don't know if there's any easy way to do this without going through the entire thread or doing a general search and still having to sift through all of the results? This came to mind a few minutes ago when I was thinking of a quartet we've covered but having no idea where it sits in this 238 page thread.
    I’ve thought of this too! I’ll get in contact with the mods when I get the chance later. Also, you can search the thread in the upper right corner with key words (such as the composer name) to find a specific discussion. The “Advanced Search” option is a good bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro Con Brio View Post
    Also, you can search the thread in the upper right corner with key words (such as the composer name) to find a specific discussion. The “Advanced Search” option is a good bet.
    I tried typing in the thread title, composer and work but it doesn't locate any specific pages so it's probably more work than anyone wants to be bothered with to catalog each entry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I was thinking about the reference aspect and utility of this thread and that it would be helpful to add the starting page or post number to the listing on page one of the quartets covered so far. I don't know if there's any easy way to do this without going through the entire thread or doing a general search and still having to sift through all of the results? This came to mind a few minutes ago when I was thinking of a quartet we've covered but having no idea where it sits in this 238 page thread.
    There is no easy way to do this. But if someone is willing to make a list, I'll copy/paste it in the first post. We can also do it by taking turns and do say 10 each. It would have to be the first 10 in the alphabetical list, adding the link to the relevant post in each line (click on the #xxxx and you'll get the link to that post), and so on. If we want to do that, I'd suggest post first that you will take for instance Arriaga - String Quartet No. 2 to Brahms - String Quartet No. 1, then create the list with links and edit that into your post - I will replace the relevant section in the first post with the new one including links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    There is no easy way to do this. But if someone is willing to make a list, I'll copy/paste it in the first post. We can also do it by taking turns and do say 10 each. It would have to be the first 10 in the alphabetical list, adding the link to the relevant post in each line (click on the #xxxx and you'll get the link to that post), and so on. If we want to do that, I'd suggest post first that you will take for instance Arriaga - String Quartet No. 2 to Brahms - String Quartet No. 1, then create the list with links and edit that into your post - I will replace the relevant section in the first post with the new one including links.
    Going about it alphabetically is going to require a lot of work searching throughout the entire thread for the first post of each discussion. How about any volunteers taking 20-30 pages and making notes on the page and post # that begins a new quartet? For example the first actual discussion of a quartet begins on page 2, post # 27 for the Britten No.3.
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    I was trying to make it easier for myself.. (the copy/paste thing)
    But I'm willing to do it one by one if that is overall easier.

    I do request though that people post the actual url of the post where the quartet begins. Page numbering can be different from user to user (e.g. I went for 40 instead of 20 posts per page).

    E.g. the post above by starthrower has the url (as seen by clicking the # of the post)

    Weekly quartet. Just a music lover perspective.


    ETA: I've added the Barber link in the first post.
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    In order not to dilute the current thread it's probably best to start a separate thread for this action, which we will delete once we have gone through them all (and I have pasted them in).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    ETA: I've added the Barber link in the first post.
    That link brought me to page 88 from last September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    That link brought me to page 88 from last September.
    Having played around with this for a little while, it actually doesn't seem to matter how you personally have your "number of posts to display" set. I believe that a post has an absolute address, based on its pagination according to the default forum setting plus the post number.

    For instance, this post I'm in right now seems to have an absolute address of (breaking it so you can see the full thing):

    h t t p s ://www.talkclassical.com/64793-weekly-quartet-just-music-239.html#post2107926

    Even if I change my setting to 40 posts per page, I still get the same address for this post.

    (And of course I can rename the link title to whatever I want.)

    Art Rock, I see that you've done exactly this when you added the Barber Quartet to the master list, but I believe the correct link should be:

    Barber - String Quartet

    (Art Rock, please try this and see if it works for you!)

    EDIT: Damn, found yet another way to resolve the links, with no page references at all. Please try this one, too:

    Barber - String Quartet
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevehamNY View Post
    Art Rock, I see that you've done exactly this when you added the Barber Quartet to the master list, but I believe the correct link should be:

    Barber - String Quartet

    (Art Rock, please try this and see if it works for you!)

    EDIT: Damn, found yet another way to resolve the links, with no page references at all. Please try this one, too:

    Barber - String Quartet
    The first link does not take me to the Barber quartet, the second one does. The second one seems like an effective way of linking. I have adjusted the Barber link in the first post accordingly, it should now work for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I was thinking about the reference aspect and utility of this thread and that it would be helpful to add the starting page or post number to the listing on page one of the quartets covered so far. I don't know if there's any easy way to do this without going through the entire thread or doing a general search and still having to sift through all of the results? This came to mind a few minutes ago when I was thinking of a quartet we've covered but having no idea where it sits in this 238 page thread.
    IMO by far the best way, not only for easy reference would have been to start a separate thread for each quartet/week and link to this from a moderator edited list tagged on top of the forum. (That's what I did years ago with Haydn symphonies in another forum.) But this ship has probably sailed. I am not familiar enough with the moderator options in this forum to have good suggestions...

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    It could be done (splitting up the current threads in a series of separate threads), but it is more work than the suggestion to go through the thread and harvest the relevant urls. I would not mind doing it myself, taking say ten quartets a day, which would mean we catch up with the current string quartets in less than two weeks time.

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    If it's any help, a link to my (part-astrological) spreadsheet is here. It's got the dates on which each quartet was proposed (E&OE) which might help with riffling through the archives if not compiling the list of links themselves. Collaborators with Google accounts and surfeits of patience can, in theory, edit it directly, though I wouldn't dare suggest they try, partly because it's a painful experience and partly because I wouldn't wish to pre-empt or subvert the methodological decisions of the Thread Director.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burbage View Post
    If it's any help, a link to my (part-astrological) spreadsheet is here. It's got the dates on which each quartet was proposed (E&OE) which might help with riffling through the archives if not compiling the list of links themselves. Collaborators with Google accounts and surfeits of patience can, in theory, edit it directly, though I wouldn't dare suggest they try, partly because it's a painful experience and partly because I wouldn't wish to pre-empt or subvert the methodological decisions of the Thread Director.

    Are those the star signs of the composers or proposers? That's some piece of work, Burby!

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    Wow! Sorry if I opened a can of worms. As Art Rock mentioned, this should be discussed in another thread so we can get back to the main focus here.
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