A Mark In Time

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Title: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Fletch on July 12, 2013, 05:00:32 am
Can I request the addition of Ingos blog to this revolving link ?

It would save me two touches on my iPad/phone, and streamline my Internet Knopfler experience.
Log into AMIT.. read all the latest news... press link to other sites of interest (Ingos in my case).. drink hot chocolate.. sleep soundly.
I have often watched the revolving links for up to 40 mins, thinking the mkguitar blog will appear and it never does. The stress caused by having to use my own favourites menu is probably having an adverse affect on my life and therefore my family. Please think of my children when considering this request. :)
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Hoops McCann on July 12, 2013, 06:10:03 am
Can I request the addition of Ingos blog to this revolving link ?

It would save me two touches on my iPad/phone, and streamline my Internet Knopfler experience.
Log into AMIT.. read all the latest news... press link to other sites of interest (Ingos in my case).. drink hot chocolate.. sleep soundly.
I have often watched the revolving links for up to 40 mins, thinking the mkguitar blog will appear and it never does. The stress caused by having to use my own favourites menu is probably having an adverse affect on my life and therefore my family. Please think of my children when considering this request. :)

lol, well I would like to implement this just based upon the reasons you have supplied. Not up to me though.
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Lis on July 12, 2013, 06:17:43 am
Can I request the addition of Ingos blog to this revolving link ?

It would save me two touches on my iPad/phone, and streamline my Internet Knopfler experience.
Log into AMIT.. read all the latest news... press link to other sites of interest (Ingos in my case).. drink hot chocolate.. sleep soundly.
I have often watched the revolving links for up to 40 mins, thinking the mkguitar blog will appear and it never does. The stress caused by having to use my own favourites menu is probably having an adverse affect on my life and therefore my family. Please think of my children when considering this request. :)
I concur.  This is a definite need, considering Fletch's welfare, and the welfare of Fletch's children ... 
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Fletch on July 12, 2013, 06:25:21 am
Thanks for your understanding. Seems like a wellspring of support for change is occurring. Thanks again ! :)
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: JF on July 12, 2013, 09:26:05 am
+ 100000000000  :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Pottel on July 12, 2013, 06:06:10 pm
Would become a bit much I think....Dan, do we have an alternative, like,....wait,...hold for it.... 2 revolving links?
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Fletch on July 13, 2013, 09:14:58 am
Well maybe it could replace Isaacs link, once the tour is over ?? No big deal, it's all cool!! :)
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: IrisRose on October 07, 2013, 07:23:40 pm
I like the revolving links, and I want to keep Isaac's link.   The alternative, if time is a factor, is to eliminate the revolving links and just put them  up on a bar.   And then there was the time, long long ago, when we had to wait 30 seconds or more to download simple graphics.  .   .   .    .   .   
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Pottel on October 07, 2013, 10:49:53 pm
lol IR....
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Fletch on April 09, 2014, 09:20:40 am
Ok I'm imploring AMIT to reconsider -- do we REALLY need a link to Isaccs wonderful (but dated) blog now? Can we Please have Ingos site, which is impeccably detailed, useful, covers all of marks career, on the revolving bar?

Pretty please?

Disclaimer *i have nothing personal to gain from this, it just seems absurd that we have no link to it.
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: ingridswing on April 09, 2014, 09:55:33 am
Fine by me to add Ingo's site  :)
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: IrisRose on April 09, 2014, 04:52:02 pm
Fine with me to add Ingo.  But I also strongly want Isaac's blog to stay!    it's packed with great information and he is a good writer.   
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: JF on April 09, 2014, 06:46:11 pm
1000% agree to add Ingo's site  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: LoveExpresso on April 09, 2014, 07:20:02 pm
I think Ingo's site is the least interesting one for this forum.

LE
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: dmg on April 09, 2014, 11:20:23 pm
I think Ingo's site is the least interesting one for this forum.

LE

I don't play the guitar but still find it very interesting.  It tells us which guitar was used on every song live and studio and also the proper names for the guitars which is very useful for this forum in as far as many posts contain the names of Mark's guitars.  :)
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Fletch on April 10, 2014, 03:19:13 am
It also contains many historic pictures. With the facts known or speculated about them, not just a guitars
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: JF on April 10, 2014, 08:50:29 am
as Fletch said, Ingo's site is not exclusively about guitars.

Of course, many articles are technical, but there is also a lot of anecdotes about DS/MK history, a lot of understanding music in general, and Mark's one in particular.

It's a blog, it's a databse. You can pick what you want, you do'nt have to read it all. Many articles can interest non-guitarists and even non-musicans people.



LE, I understand you can find his site too much "technical", but don't get it wrong, it contains a lot of very useful infomations, and many many many ones that are regularly asked here or on Guy's forum.

I remember you were surprised about the Grestch used on In the sky, but it's the kind of info that you can immediately find on Ingo's site, like many other informations.

I am always surprised that many fans ask questions (what guitar, what song, which year, which version, which album, etc...) that are already answered since many years on his site.

it's a little bit a waste of time imho
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: LoveExpresso on April 10, 2014, 09:48:41 am
Yes. I said "at least" compared to the other options. Plus the site is there and you can always check it. But talking about the "relates sites" link, in my opinion, it is the "least" interesting one. That was what I meant. Hope I offend nobody with this.

LE
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Fletch on April 10, 2014, 10:28:26 am
It's true we can just click to the site via our favourites, I'm just amazed at the opposition to one mans incredibly detailed blog that details almost every aspect of Marks career, pictures, tech info, comparisons to other songs (Rea for eg.), songwriting details, guitars (yes of course), music theory and recording info. This latter point being almost exclusively the content of Guys diaries!! Yet Ingo covers the whole career and answers questions as best he can. If he doesn't mind me saying this, he's a German engineer, he's obsessed with details.
All good, I don't care anymore, do as you wish.
This is the premium site for discussion. But for articles you get more history from Ingo than Guy imo.
I give in.
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: LoveExpresso on April 10, 2014, 10:50:38 am
Hey Fletch, no need to feel bitter or "I give in" and "I don't care anymore". I was uttering just my own personal opinion, and I don't think that my poor opinion will have any consequences for the topic or not. I am not interested the slightest in guitars and chords, so that's why. I thought in a thread like this (like a poll if you like) I was allowed to say which of the links I would prefer and which not. And indeed I visit Isaac's blog a lot of times to relive or check any informations about certain concert dates since 2008 for example, the same with Guy's diaries, whereas I never visit Ingo's blog. I did once but feld not home there because there is far to difficult guitar music aspects notes chords speech over there for me to understand.
In no way my opinion is a judgement about the quality of Ingo's work. We have that revolving link, obsivously there is discussion about which links should be used, and therefore I said what I thought about it. Not more, not less.
I give in, too.

LE
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: LoveExpresso on April 10, 2014, 10:58:28 am
From my point of view the whole revolving link thing can be skipped because then we have no limitations. Why not simply use the link button in the bar and make a list of let's say 25 great sites where everybody is greatly involved and doing great jobs with any MK DS guitar chords cookbook travel downloading bootleg torrent hotel tea pot picture coverband related stuff. Then the question about which link to skip is redundant.

LE
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: superval99 on April 10, 2014, 11:11:13 am
Personally, I would find an extended link bar the best option.  Everything would be immediately on view instead of having to wait for the relevant link to appear on the revolving link, which I feel is superfluous.    :)
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: dmg on April 10, 2014, 11:15:52 am
Don't really see the point myself because I have all of them bookmarked anyway.  Well, all except one.
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Fletch on April 10, 2014, 11:55:38 am
It's all good LE, I guess my thing didn't come across too well, it's aimed at myself, it's no big deal so really I'm not "caring" about it anymore :)
But I am surprised, a little.. it's an amazing reference tool full of interesting articles.
I said all I can, I have it in faves of course, but it's also a way of reaching out to other Knopfler nutters :)
ALL good !
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: rudiger on April 10, 2014, 12:18:16 pm
If it's a poll, another vote for Ingo's site. I don't play guitar but that site is a goldmine  :clap
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: LoveExpresso on April 10, 2014, 12:30:43 pm
I had another look at the first post of this thread and now that I know Fletch's reasons for asking this, how could I ever be against it... some things in life are just TOO important...  ;D ;D

LE
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: vgonis on April 10, 2014, 01:25:52 pm
put them all in the mix! And maybe have a second one with the less important, but equally interesting.
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: JF on April 10, 2014, 03:00:36 pm
Of course we all have bookmarks we want, and can visit websites we want.
When I want to visit Guy's forum, I don't go through here.
But for "time to time" visitors, I think that it's nice to have links to others sites, some that many people maybe wouldn't have visited if there weren't listed here.

And Ingo's one deserves to be visited of course.  :)

R
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: IrisRose on April 21, 2014, 10:21:37 pm
Dan, editors who have replied either on this thread or in the editor's section have agreed that adding Ingo's site would be a good thing.   
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: IrisRose on April 21, 2014, 10:25:25 pm
I still like the idea of the bar with buttons, but just the ones we have now, plus ingo's site.    Then when suggestions are made, the editors an consider it.   That way we can be sure that we are providing links to quality useful sites.   
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: superval99 on April 27, 2014, 11:51:35 am
Thanks for the new links bar.  I like it much better than the old one, because now there is no need to wait for the required link to appear, thanks to the forward/back buttons.   :thumbsup
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: vgonis on April 27, 2014, 11:54:49 am
 :thumbsup Thank you, too!
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: LoveExpresso on April 27, 2014, 12:05:49 pm
Yes, huge improvement!  :thumbsup

LE
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Pottel on April 27, 2014, 01:17:24 pm
great improvement
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: rudiger on April 27, 2014, 01:34:34 pm
appreciated!   :clap
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Hoops McCann on April 27, 2014, 08:57:02 pm
Thanks, I aim to please.  8)
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Pottel on April 27, 2014, 09:50:46 pm
one of my favorite knopfler lines...
that and the one with  the polar layer and what do i care, ....
always loved that in my parties..
Title: Re: Check out these related sites...
Post by: Fletch on April 28, 2014, 06:57:23 am
Woo hoo thanks editors ! :)