Who are the administrators of this message and video board?
The administrators are Denise Ferri and Ronnie Allen.
You can email each of them directly.
Do I need to register and/or enter a password in order to post?
No. At the present time neither registration nor a password is required. Our hope is to remain that way and by doing so to attract a very large number of people who share a passion for what this board is all about. Hopefully this will never happen but, if deemed necessary, the administrators reserve the right to delete offensive or inappropriate messages and/or prevent those who misbehave from posting on the board.
If you should see a message in which obvious misbehavior has taken place, please do not reply to that message. Just ignore it and the administrators will do what is necessary to resolve the situation.
Will my IP address and those of each poster be displayed?
No. We consider that private information as far as the public is concerned. However the administrators will know your IP address.
What can I post about?
This message board is primarily about oldies: the music and the memories. To a large degree they represent the soundtrack of our lives.
Though most posts may be about the 50s and 60s, it's perfectly okay to include the 70s and the 80s and even the 40s! You can talk about anything on the Jersey Girls Sing website and loads of oldies-related things not on the website! Here's a few ideas but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Talk about your favorite recordings and ask others what theirs are. Maybe you have great memories of "American Bandstand" and the Ed Sullivan show. Maybe you saw the Beatles or some other major act in concert; I'm sure people would love to know about that. Maybe you had your own band and would like to share some experiences. Favorite girl groups and solo acts. Favorite boy groups and solo acts. Favorite instrumentals. Favorite Elvis records. Favorite deejays. Hit records that contain goofs. One-hit wonders. You can also talk about and share links to YouTube videos. You can challenge others by posting trivia questions or quizzes. And if a major entertainment figure who is not directly related to oldies is in the news and beloved (as was the case with an actress who recently passed away unexpectedly) you can talk about that person.
You are limited only by your imagination. And we promise to be very generous in terms of what we will allow.
Are there specific "no-no's"? Well, yes! And they are covered in a separate section on this page.
But, for the most part ... the sky is almost the limit!
How do I start a new discussion by posting an original message?
A new discussion is also called a thread. You can click on the words "Post Message" on the top of the board or scroll down to the bottom. You will see the words Post Message in green. You will see four rectangles which are labeled on top of them: Your Name (required), Your Email (optional), Subject (required) and Message (required).
Your name Enter your name. It can be your own name or a handle (such as OldiesLover). The name field must not contain a message.
Your email This field is optional. If you choose to use it, enter a valid email address.
Subject Enter the subject of your message. Your subject should be explicitly descriptive of what your message will be about: though this is not an absolute requirement, it will attract the most interest. Non-descriptive subjects subjects such as "Wow!" or "check this out" or "pretty good", while acceptable, are not recommended.
Message Enter your message.
When you have entered all the above information, you can optionally click the button or click the button. If you click you will see displayed a preview of your message: you may use then the form underneath to make any desired changes to the information shown. When finished, or simply to confirm posting of your message as-is, click on the button.
And that's it!
How do I post a reply to someone's message?
If you are viewing a display of all of the messages, click on the message that you wish to reply to: this will display the "Post A Reply" form. If you've just read that person's message, the "Post A Reply" form will already be on the bottom of your screen.
You must enter your name. You can optionally enter your email.
You cannot change the subject of the thread. We've examined many message boards and have determined that preventing the subject from being changed results in a more focused board that is also easier for visitors to navigate.
You must enter a message.
You should then follow the same instructions listed above for previewing and posting an original message.
Can I put a link in my post?
Yes. Click the rectangle at the bottom of the Message rectangle. You will then be prompted to enter the link URL and the (optional) link title. (If you leave out the link title, it will use the link URL as the title). Click and the code for including the link will be added to your message.
Can I put an image in my post?
Yes. Click the rectangle at the bottom of the Message rectangle. You will then be prompted to enter the Image URL. (The image must be on a server, not on your computer.) Click and the code for including the link will be added to your message.
Can I use HTML tags in my post?
Yes. If you know HTML, you can use that instead of using the link and image methods described in the above two sections. However our suggestion is for you not to use HTML unless you feel comfortable with it. There could be some unexpected surprises if you make a mistake.
Can I edit or delete a message that I posted?
No, the message board software does not allow for that. Facebook, as most of you know, does have that feature.
Of course one should always proofread a message before posting it but even then it's easy to make a mistake on occasion and discover it after it's too late.
If you made a minor typo, please feel free to reply to your own message and let people know. I am sure that those who participate here will be both friendly and forgiving!
If there's something that you consider major and would prefer not to explain it via a reply to yourself, you can email Denise or Ronnie at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and explain the situation. They not only have the ability to delete your message (if that's what you wish) but also to edit it. If an edit is done, a person viewing the message will see a notification that looks like this: Edited by board administrator January 14, 2017, 2:23 pm.
Can I find out exactly how many times my message has been viewed?
Yes. Instantly! When you view your message, underneath it and centered is a value in yellow font against a blue background. If you see then you will know that your message has been viewed exactly seven times. You can also see how many views there have been for every message posted on the board.
What types of quizzes do you run and how often do they appear?
We run quizzes once a day. We alternate between Interview Quizzes, Trivia Quizzes and Snippet Quizzes.
(1) Interview Quiz - you hear an audio clip from an interview that Ronnie did with a recording act: you need to identify the recording act
(2) Trivia Quiz - you are asked an oldies music question: you need to provide the correct answer
(3) Snippet Quiz - you hear a very small audio clip (generally three seconds or less) from a national hit oldie: you need to identify the title and the artist
Each quiz will have one winner. That winner's name is listed on the Quiz Winners list which you can access by clicking a link line at the top of the board.
What are the "no-no's"?
Our intention is to make this a very friendly fun board that everyone will enjoy. You can understand that in order to accomplish this, there are some rules which you and others much follow. They detail what you must not do. There's nothing ambiguous or surprising about them. But they need to be stated. If you wish to be an active participant here -- and we sure hope that you will be one -- you must abide by the following:
You may disagree with what someone posts and state your disagreement. However you must not issue a personal attack, use profanity or post threatening, abusive, harassing or otherwise offensive language or images.
This is not a political board. You must not post any political message in which you explicitly detail why you support or oppose a candidate or party. And you must not post messages about political issues (particularly controversial ones but not limited to them) which have nothing to do with the purpose of this board. For that matter any inappropriate subject will not be permitted.
Anonymous messages are not permitted. You must specify either a name (preferably) or a handle in the "Your name (required)" field. If you use a name it must be your own. If you use a handle it must not be deemed offensive by the administrators. You must not impersonate another individual on the board or communicate using a name that you are not entitled to use (such as that of a celebrity). Any violation of this may result in a permanent ban from posting on the board and possibly even from viewing its messages.
Do not post personal information about yourself or anyone else that is not meant for the public to know.
If you have any question about what is written in this section, please email Denise or Ronnie at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I have another question?
If you do, please email Denise or Ronnie at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We can answer your question. And if this might benefit others, we could add it to this FAQ file.