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#21 lisafelicia

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 02:21 PM

having fun is why we are all here.   doesn't need repeating.  its a fukking game.  no one  plays a game that isn't fun.   even the ones that try to use guilt and  sadness to try to manipulate your heart strings are doing that because they are in their comfort zone making you want to pity them.   honor their blatherings  and don't be mean.   Love to watch the  craziness on WC when some people get nuts about something.  Yes i have lots of popcorn and laff so hard when people cry like babies.   They are doing what they want and that should be fine to people,  Thick Pixels and and a stone heart make this  place tolerable.  compassion and caring should be reserved to ones who deserve eet.   i do not understand why people aren't fukking more in a  sex game and would rather emote their opinions like i give a fuk about what they think LOL


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:57 AM

Fun guide lines would take notes, however you forgot the most important thing, once in the room, to HAVE FUN. Fact is this is supposed to be fun. All parties can become memorable events if the host, the guests and the Djs are all having fun. 

 

if everyone is having fun yes i guess the event would be fun


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:04 PM

I officiated a double ceremony recently and it was fun.   A few things went wrong which prompts me to post this entry.   It all comes down to planning and organizing and rehearsing with plenty of time before the event LOL.   There should be an organizer responsible to make decisions and organize the event.  A focal point for the  smooth flow of timing and actions.   the organizer/wedding planner should work closely with the bride or groom  to make sure everything as as THEY want it because it is THEIR special day.   working with the matron of honor as also a good thing  as she can take on many of the  organization and schedule of the participants for the rehearsal and event advertising.

having bridesmaids and'or groomsmen in matching outfits is a nice tough  but can be problematic if the colors are not easy to select for people.

 

Organizing activities should include:

 

1.securing a room    ceremony, alter, chapel  the room should be big enough to accomodate enough people but not too big or it looks lame.       Lines for the bridesmaids  and groomsmen to stand on  all army like makes for great wedding pics.   pads for the two partners to stand on and face each other also helps facilitate the positioning.     the comfy chairs are good cause many attendees have partners to  sit with.     Make sure the room is easy to navigate in so peeps don't get frustrated and it takes forever to get all the butts in the seats

 

2.  securing a reception room -  if it is attached to the chapel is best so people don't have to go elsewhere after the ceremony, many may decide to not come to reception OR many will attend the reception instead of the wedding LOL.   I have seen separate reception rooms work well for some

hard call to make

 

3.  Advertising -   An announcement in Events forum is good  or a poster in your profile pics that you can also send to  all friends as an invitation.   A poster is nice and you can put it up in your profile so your friends can see it and plan.  Not everyone gets on Forums to see whats going on.

 

4. Rehearsal -     a good time to get colors   for all the brides maids and grooms men to get coordinated/   a few days before is best time to do the rehearsal as it usually takes 2 to 3 times longer than the ceremony.  Its also a good time to familiarize everyone with the room layout and know where the DJ stand and Radio is.   I have seen people load unfamiliar rooms and did not know where the radio was for the DJ's links

 

5.  time of the event should be solid and agreed by all.  Check forums events so you don't conflict with other pre-advertised partys

 

6.  Photographer - this is  an option that gets overlooked many times.  The bride is  usually tooo busy to remember to take pics  so enlisting a  friend or some profesional to take pictures0  is   worthwhile to get  the kind of  pics you want to put in your gallery 


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:32 PM

Greeting during a DJ party

 

I mentioned this before in Post 19 but i can't stress how important it is.  

 

Having a greeter at a party is a very important aspect for a fun party.  Its also one of the most grueling of jobs for someone to support a successful party. 

 

Greeting people as they come in makes them feel important and included in the scene.   there are sooo many lonely people here despite the thousands that play.  It is so hard to break into the gangs and cliques that tend to alienate and exclude them that don't fit in or have the mindset for blatherings.

 

It also serves to alert others watching Local Chat who is entering so they don't have to watch the spawn point. so many times i have welcomed someone and a host of peeps will also then say hi to signify recognition.

 

When to greet is always a problem to know because many just pop in and poof.   Once they start moving is always a good time to say "Welcome " because it shows they are active and  interested in the room and party.

 

When organizing a party, ask many to be a greeter because it really wears on one person after an hour.  Taking turns   keeps greeters  active and the spelling them taking turns lets everyone have some fun time. 

 

Also,  greeting it keeps Local active so the party doesn't seem dead   


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:22 PM

Seven Tenets

 

1. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.

 

2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.

 

3  Ones body is inviolable, subject to one's own will alone.

 

4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend.  To willfully and unjustly encroach upon freedom of another is to forgo your own.

 

5  Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world.  We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.

 

6.  People are fallible.  If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.

 

7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought.   The spirit of compassion, wisdom,and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:22 PM

I had the most amazing wedding i have ever seen.  I had advertised it for a month and at one point it had 90 people.   

Room was light so it should not have lagged anyone but them with the lamest of puters. 

Everything went off with out a hitch and i have to thank everyone for behaving and not bring drama and shit into the scene.   Planning was impeccable and the people all showed up on time relieving stress for me.     

 

I had a moment of silence for the veterans as it was veterans day here in murica..   

 

My previous posts on weddings were spot on   for making a successful wedding so it proves i practice what i preach LOL.   there was one hiccup in that the officiant locked up and my  man went ahead and proposed on bended knee, AND i was so excited i almost immediately accepted so i got no pics of  him on bended knee.  I also had no photographer so i didn't get many pics except for the ones below.   Thanks to Dominus for the petal falling pic.   The party started immediately while the petals fell so it took some time to get everyone up to the mountain dance floor until Koke and i broke kiss and ran up the mountain.   a perfect day and  TY to all the DJ's that provided such wonderful music for our party.

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#27 lisafelicia

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:51 AM

DJ licensing

 

wtf over LOL

 

so Virtual DJ Pro 8 has a content unlimited license agreement that you pay for monthly.   I have this but i  have no idea what good it is cause there's no popo here checking for it.   I have seen endless rants about DJ's and licensing here but i subscribe to a paradigm that some sheeple will NOT get or understand.  perhaps it's because i am from Utah where the government is to be distrusted and people are freer than most states especially the peoples Democratic Republic of California. I take a more Swedish approach to media so here goes........

 

Music is great and has become more electronic instead of vinyl like in the olden days.  By electronic i mean the modulation of electrons by tools such as CD's and internet files.  Electrons are a physical entityand creation by god and should not be  taxed or controlled for the  financial gain of capitalist pigs.  Once a song is out there in the public domain it is no longer to be controlled by fabricated laws dictated by the fat cats manipulating laws and control  by the  bureaucrats of government.    If an artist wants to make money from their songs they should charge for concerts but NOT gain after they send it out using gods electrons.     God made electrons and humans have developed ways to modulate those electrons with  tools like recorders and CD's and digital representations of the original air wave modulations that affect our ears.     Air is free and so should be electrons.

 

Electrons are like water which is free and available to use by humans.   To gain financially from electrons is a violation  of gods will and anyone charging  for electronic modulation is blaspheming and  will go to hell.  Electrons and forces of electrons are  an example of physics which is god's word and should not be taxed by them that wish to make a profit using nature and natural forces especially when  it is a  control that some humans will NOT agree to.   

 

In  america we are free to do what we want and should NOT allow the government to control shit just so  a few will profit.   It is my right and privilege to fight ignoble processes and  tea taxes that are unfair and demeaning to freedom  and  spirit.    The man will NOT beat me down as long as i have  a breath to take.

 

if a DJ is charging for using others mixes it becomes more of a gray area but who does that here? LOL    To use the electrons to run a speaker or earbuds is  a free exchange of the water of electrons and must not be controlled by force of laws and  fabricated agreements.

 

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waits for the jack booted  thugs to break down her door

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

what no comments?  i must be spot on



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

So if I get correctly what you saying, you claim music should be free anyway as its made of electrons that are like water and free to use by humans.

 

Let me ask you something then... Do you work tomorrow? If yes, enter the office of your boss and say: he doesent need to pay you anymore because your body is 93% made of water. And water is free to use by humans.

 

Right?


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:39 PM

Hmm. not only is there a huge amount of time and cost go into learning how to create the music in these electrons that you seem to think should be free to all, there is also a cost in making those electrons.

Even if an artist makes their own recordings, to get it to sound even half decent there is a cost in the equipment needed to do so.

Most of what you hear over these so called free electrons have been put there using professional recording which can go into the thousands for just one track, even for un known artists.

If the only way artists are able to make a return from what they do is to play gigs, then why would they bother recording, you would end up with no specially and artistically formulated electrons to play.

 

And btw, unless things have changed, which I doubt very much, the content unlimited license agreement does not cover you for the royalties that are owed for the music you play.

They may make it sound like they do, but if you go further into it in their own website you will find where they say themselves it does not.

Their so called blanket license only covers you to use their products to play that music, but does not cover any music you play.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

Electrons are just part of atoms, which make up everything. Technically everything is made of atoms, which have electrons spinning around them. I'm not sure how this excuses people stealing something that someone else created.

 

Just my 2 cents


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:58 PM

When the world turns into communism and everyone just works to improve the community and not for money. Everything will be free at least. But until that day comes.

 

Just fucking pay for your stuff. Nothing on the world is for free. Not even the water. You can ask the NestlΓ© CEO about that!

 

 

:rolleyes:

 

I dont agree on the water thing tho!!



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:04 PM

When the world turns into communism and everyone just works to improve the community and not for money. Everything will be free at least. But until that day comes.

 

Just fucking pay for your stuff. Nothing on the world is for free. Not even the water. You can ask the NestlΓ© CEO about that!

 

:rolleyes:

 

I dont agree on the water thing tho!!

 

Water IS free kinda.. unless you wanna pay for it. Many people don't understand that bottled water is unregulated but tap water at your home is regulated. But people don't trust their water from the tap and buy bottled water instead, which makes no sense, but that's a diff subject. 

 

Like you said... pay for your shit so we can all have nice shit. If everyone stole music, we would not have very much music to choose from.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:10 PM

Water IS free kinda.. unless you wanna pay for it. Many people don't understand that bottled water is unregulated but tap water at your home is regulated. But people don't trust their water from the tap and buy bottled water instead, which makes no sense, but that's a diff subject. 

 

Like you said... pay for your shit so we can all have nice shit. If everyone stole music, we would not have very much music to choose from.

 

 We pay for tap water too. its not much but we pay. In a way we pay even for the water we get out of natural watersources. Because we need to get there (Gas, Bottles ect)

 

its called captalism and its everywhere.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:22 PM

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:55 PM

A few years ago there was a web site in Russia where you could buy any music track for around 20 cents or cheaper.

They copied tracks from all over the world and made them available for much less than anywhere else.

The US music companies took them to court in Russia using the top legal firms from the US and lost, the judge declared that he could not see it or feel it therefore it is nothing, it is not a real thing, so it can't be stolen and has no worth.

Later I think the music companies appealed and this time used legal firms from Russia itself and the website was deemed not legal.

 

Thing is we have 5 senses, sight, taste, touch, smell and hearing.

To declare something isn't worth anything because you can't see it or touch it is declaring that some senses are not worth anything.

What will be next, if we can't smell it, it isn't worth anything or if we can't taste it.

Do we really have to be able to see something or touch it before it can be declared as real and worth something, is our sense of good sound actually worth nothing, I am sure the deaf wouldn't agree with that.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:05 PM

oh my.  what have i done LOL  all good TY all for reading my  illogic and commenting.   (Still likes live  performances rather than paying  fat cats for the  fabricated privilege of feeding their coffers from   media sales)



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:11 AM

The Virtual DJ Pro 8 has a content unlimited license agreement means you can play the music all you want, but you can not play as a DJ would for public parties. It does not cover royalties. DJs that officially mix a music song ask permission from the artist or the owner of the music books. Public radios pay all the licenses and royalties to play music legally, the advertisements they play are a source of income for these radio stations. There are multiple DJs and in multiple settings in the game that do pay for all these licenses and royalties. Much like a 3DXChat porn scene would insult and actual real life porn star (that's right I can not put porn actress due to actresses complaining that porn is not acting).  :wacko: Come to think of it, what is acting? The stuff in Hollywood, live theater, porn scene, the 3DXchat porn actress & actors, a point of view until you start looking at what is officially stated as the legal definition.  :P

It is stated in the VDJ 8 Price & Licenses, "If you are using VirtualDJ professionally (as defined in the EULA: "if you earn money using VirtualDJ "), you need to purchase a PRO license." Under End User License Agreement Summery, 

- The default "Home" free license gives you the right to install the software on your private computer and use it for personal use only. 


- It does not give you the right to use it for professional use (where you are getting paid or compensated for an activity that involves using the software), without purchasing an additional "Pro" license.    :ph34r: 

If you are an official DJ, great, you are paying all licenses for how you use your skill, however according to https://www.merriam-webster.com/a disk jokey : a person who plays recorded music on the radio or at a party or nightclub

β€” called also DJ(informal) deejay. 
Like it, don't like it, don't care, that is the official Merrian-Webster Dictionary of what a DJ is. 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

Rob, I think you will find that even the Virtual DJ Pro license does not cover you for the royalties that are due on the music you play, if I remember correctly, it is just for VDJ itself, where you are required to have a pro license to use it professionally.

Streaming music over the Internet requires the streamer to pay royalties for each track played for each stream they send it through.

Playing music in 3DX, in public places or a room is not just one stream, it is a separate stream to each person there tuned in to listen to it.

Artists can have there tracks details in agencies all over the world, most do in the common US agencies.

It is collected using the meta data on each track, mainly the ISRC which is a code attributed to each recording obtained from one of these agencies that allows these agencies to know who the owner is and which country they are from.

Each radio station including Internet radio stations are required to submit a list of all these ISRC codes to their countries agency complete with payment of the royalties owing, they are then distributed to the relevant agencies around the world which then forward them to the track owners.

All done from information in the ISRC codes.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:44 PM

The VirtualDJ Pro License does not cover any royalties at all.

It just allows you to make money with that program by using it for Clubs, Shows and Radio where you can expect an income.

I don't know what you guys are always reading in thoose disclaimers but it's surely not a license to play and stream copyrighted music you didn't purchase
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