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« Reply #720 on: August 18, 2021, 01:43:07 PM »

I never understood the "Promo Only" on some music videos in the 1980s. They made music videos to promote the artist and their music, right? For example, White Lion's music video for "Wait" had a "Promo Only" disclaimer, yet the single was available everywhere for purchase. So what was the point?

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« Reply #721 on: August 18, 2021, 02:52:02 PM »

I never understood the "Promo Only" on some music videos in the 1980s. They made music videos to promote the artist and their music, right? For example, White Lion's music video for "Wait" had a "Promo Only" disclaimer, yet the single was available everywhere for purchase. So what was the point?



I used to deal quite a bit with record companies here in the early 1990s and a lot of the vinyls and tapes we got had PROMO ONLY labels on them: I asked about them and was told they were not for sale and were slightly different to the release versions, leaving me more confused than normal.  Question
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« Reply #722 on: August 18, 2021, 03:41:56 PM »

I never understood the "Promo Only" on some music videos in the 1980s. They made music videos to promote the artist and their music, right? For example, White Lion's music video for "Wait" had a "Promo Only" disclaimer, yet the single was available everywhere for purchase. So what was the point?



I used to deal quite a bit with record companies here in the early 1990s and a lot of the vinyls and tapes we got had PROMO ONLY labels on them: I asked about them and was told they were not for sale and were slightly different to the release versions, leaving me more confused than normal.  Question

I used to have Imported "Promo Only" 12-Inch vinyls from the U.S. They didn't differ from the regular or album versions. Beside vinyls I know record labels in America served radio stations "Promo Only" cassette tapes including 3-5 songs from an Album. Radio DJs would give each song a 15 second listen and then decide which one to play. That sort of made sense.
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« Reply #723 on: August 18, 2021, 05:16:31 PM »

I never understood the "Promo Only" on some music videos in the 1980s. They made music videos to promote the artist and their music, right? For example, White Lion's music video for "Wait" had a "Promo Only" disclaimer, yet the single was available everywhere for purchase. So what was the point?



I used to deal quite a bit with record companies here in the early 1990s and a lot of the vinyls and tapes we got had PROMO ONLY labels on them: I asked about them and was told they were not for sale and were slightly different to the release versions, leaving me more confused than normal.  Question

I used to have Imported "Promo Only" 12-Inch vinyls from the U.S. They didn't differ from the regular or album versions. Beside vinyls I know record labels in America served radio stations "Promo Only" cassette tapes including 3-5 songs from an Album. Radio DJs would give each song a 15 second listen and then decide which one to play. That sort of made sense.

Maybe it's so the people who get the promotional copies won't resell them for a profit. Like how all the screeners I get from studios are watermarked and contain notices saying things like "for review only."
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« Reply #724 on: August 18, 2021, 05:22:15 PM »

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« Reply #725 on: August 18, 2021, 05:28:01 PM »

With a time machine, I might try to keep a search engine monopoly from forming. Convince excite to buy Google. That way Google would've been shut down when excite@Home went bankrupt, & we'd...have a search engine monopoly owned by Inktomi.

Rats.


Steal google's code and form a company before they do. If ya can't beat them, take their idea.
No need to steal it; they posted their page-rank algorithm online: http://infolab.stanford.edu/~backrub/google.html

They didn’t even own it; they developed it as a project for graduate school, & till a few years ago ther were still paying Stanford royalties.

Of course you can’t just take the original paper, implement it, & have your own Google; they’ve got about 20 years of development on you.
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« Reply #726 on: August 19, 2021, 01:28:12 AM »

With a time machine, I might try to keep a search engine monopoly from forming. Convince excite to buy Google. That way Google would've been shut down when excite@Home went bankrupt, & we'd...have a search engine monopoly owned by Inktomi.

Rats.


Steal google's code and form a company before they do. If ya can't beat them, take their idea.
No need to steal it; they posted their page-rank algorithm online: http://infolab.stanford.edu/~backrub/google.html

They didn’t even own it; they developed it as a project for graduate school, & till a few years ago ther were still paying Stanford royalties.

Of course you can’t just take the original paper, implement it, & have your own Google; they’ve got about 20 years of development on you.


Did you forget about your time machine? You'd be using it before they'd even started.
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« Reply #727 on: August 19, 2021, 07:57:36 AM »

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« Reply #728 on: August 19, 2021, 09:40:34 AM »

If you started referring to anti-vaxxers and Antiva, you'd cause some serious confusion.
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« Reply #729 on: August 20, 2021, 09:14:41 PM »

Hoo boy.  Bluesad
I think Claws quit because I don't like the Menendez brothers?

He asked opinions. I gave one- he got p**sed and quit? WTF?

I'm sorry I p**sed you off, Claws.
Why would you quit over 2 rich guys who shot there parents?
They were not children when they shot them. They were adults.
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« Reply #730 on: August 20, 2021, 10:13:50 PM »

^Not going to go into one of my tangents as to why, just gonna say it always has been a pretty convoluted issue...^
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« Reply #731 on: August 20, 2021, 10:26:38 PM »

...Maybe it's so the people who get the promotional copies won't resell them for a profit. Like how all the screeners I get from studios are watermarked and contain notices saying things like "for review only."

That is definitely correct. 
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« Reply #732 on: August 21, 2021, 08:31:05 AM »

Hoo boy.  Bluesad
I think Claws quit because I don't like the Menendez brothers?

He asked opinions. I gave one- he got p**sed and quit? WTF?

I'm sorry I p**sed you off, Claws.
Why would you quit over 2 rich guys who shot there parents?
They were not children when they shot them. They were adults.

I hope he comes back.  Bluesad I think he's quit before and come back.
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« Reply #733 on: August 21, 2021, 06:32:12 PM »

If there was, like, all these guys who wear there baseball caps backwards, what d' y' suppose they'd do, if all the makers of baseball caps decided overnight to only make deerstalker caps????????????

 Question Question Question Question Question
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« Reply #734 on: August 21, 2021, 06:56:55 PM »

Wear their caps sideways.
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