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Composing Playoff Contest

A composing playoff is a contest with 3 rounds (sometimes more depending on how many people enter on the first round). The first round anyone can enter their pieces in. When at least 5 people enter the contest, a few members (selected by me) will judge the top 3 winners. In the 2nd round, the top 3 will then compose another piece for the round. Then the same judges will judge the top 2. Then in the 3rd round (the final round), the last 2 winning contestants will compose yet another piece. Then the judges will judge the 1 winner of the round. The judges will vote on the reward for the winner.

[s] BSG Lives on the Help Forum, Sources Confirm

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It's common knowledge that BSG is one of the most active members on Musescore's help groups and help forums, but yesterday sources confirmed a new development: BSG actually lives on the help forum at musescore.org. 

"Yup, it's true," a sheepish BSG admitted. "I was on there so often, it just made sense for me to move there and handle the new discussions as they came." 

The MNGA staff would have liked to hold a longer, more in-depth interview with BSG, but he had to hurry home. There's a new discussion pending. 

[r] MS removes 5-score limit for non-pro users

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Breaking news this morning when the Musescore staff announced that they have removed the 5-score limit that has so long imposed non-pro users from showcasing more of their work. 

"For a long time, score uploads have been limited for basic accounts and  their owners were able to upload only five scores to MuseScore or pay  for a PRO subscription to remove a limit, said Musescore staff member @mandelstamdavid. "But if you had more than five  scores and your PRO ended, those additional scores got hidden." [1]

"We consider such a limit unfair," he continued. "The score catalog is the most valuable thing for MuseScore. Users shouldn't be restricted from uploading content to the site. The more scores we have, the more people can find suitable content."

Feedback was instantaneous and mostly positive. "Wow, thanks!" said @isabella82958, and @unknown-1 said, " WOW, thanks sooooooo much. I have always wanted to  post more scores and didn't think it was right to have an alt account, so now I'm happy I didn't make one... this just made my day!!!" 


The MNGA gives the MS staff a big, big thank you! 

[1] Source: https://musescore.com/groups/improving-musescore-com/discuss/5058097

[s] New discussion on Help group, staff responds instantly

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When Joe123 created a new discussion on ImprovingMusescore.com, he was shocked to see staff respond to his issue seconds later.

"I was having an issue with my notifications," Joe123 told the MNGA editors. "Next thing I know, my notification bell was bursting from the all the comments." Apparently, @jilizart and @DmitriyPopov were arguing about about who got to take care Joe123's issue. "It's my turn to respond!" jilizart told DmitriyPopov. "No!" DmitriyPopov shot back. "First come, he gets to serve." 

Musescore's latest staff member, @mandelstamdavid, hasn't gotten used to all the hyperactivity. According to MNGA's sources, he's still sitting back, drumming his guitar.

This is MNGA. 

[s][r] Musescore Tribune dies, age .0234

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The MNGA staff regrets to inform its subscribers that Musescore's largest and most popular fake news site, the Musescore Tribune, has died at a very young age. 

"Noooooooooooo," mourned a grieving @cubbybubby01, while @WarlikeMicrobe merely said, "I'm not dead. I don't know about the rest of y'all," a statement to which @UnknownAvat4r518 readily agreed. [1]

@CalebKum, one of the Tribune's admins, was completely in the dark, only answering a dim "Hello," to UnknownAvat4r518. The Tribune's founder, @captain argon, told everyone that, "I'm not as active because there are a few things that are REALLY dead in my life...  most of my free time is dead." 

Will the Musescore Tribune be able to resurrect itself? Only death knows.

This is MNGA. 

[1] Source: https://musescore.com/groups/ms-tribune/discuss/5057992

[r] Too Punny to be True

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The following is a real life, rapid fire conversation between eBirder and NobleEwe in discussing whether the name of MNGA should be something regarding math.


NobleEwe:  Something doesn't seem to add up.

NobleEwe:  Are you trying to cause division between us?

NobleEwe:  Don't let how you speak subtract from your message.

NobleEwe:  For the remainder of the conversation remember what Ecclesiastes says: the fool multiplies words.

NobleEwe:  Well?  Do you Calculate something different?  It's Plane to see there is an arRay of things I could say, yet you sit in silence, without giving me a Line. 

eBirder:  I refuse to addknowledge your wit.

NobleEwe:  Sorry.  There comes a Point when I can't stop Cos puns are literally my weakness... I hope it's not a Sin.

NobleEwe:  I'm literally cracking myself up with these Complex jokes... to a Degree they struck a Chord in my funny bone.

NobleEwe:  Even though I know it's a bit Odd, I'll keep bugging you, Factoring in your Irrational silence.

NobleEwe:  SOH...I'm TOAly hopeless... I can't seem to Zero in on the Root of my problem.

NobleEwe:  This makes you cringe, Dozen it?

eBirder:  To put it lightly... xD


This has been MNGA

Index of Articles

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1  Piano Admin Interview: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057726
2  New discussion on Help group, staff responds instantly: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057863
3 Too Punny to be True: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057974
4 BSG Lives on the Help Forum, Sources Confirm: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058038
5 Musescore Tribune dies, age .0234: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058092
6 MS removes 5-score limit for non-pro users: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058124

[i] Piano Admin Interview

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The MNGA staff took a moment with some random violin kid who thinks he is good but isnt (https://musescore.com/violin_child) to conduct a quick interview. He has a busy schedule of jazz band rehearsals, orchestra concerts, and deleting spam and kicking members, but he was kind enough to humor us. The interview is as follows: 

How did you come across the Piano group?

I came across the Piano group because it's the largest group in Musescore.

How did you become one of the admins for the biggest groups on MS? 

I saw that the owner hadn't been active for months so I messaged the Musescore staff and they made me the new owner. 

What do you do as an admin for Piano?

I mostly delete spam and kick members who are being annoying.

What are the best and worst moments for the Piano group? 

Hmmm...  This is a hard one, the worst is when the really mean troll (LordTroll)  was active, then when he was banned from Musescore it was the best moment.

Piano will soon reach 60K members. What do you think? 

I think that the more members Piano has, the more musicians it will create, like people will want to play piano when they  see all of the cool scores and stuff.

What's a random thought you're thinking right now?

I'm thinking about my solo for an orchestra concert tonight. 

Thanks for your time, some random violin kid who thinks he is good but isnt.

This is MNGA.


 

20th January Musical Cryptogram

My friends sometimes ask me to translate his or her name into a musical composition. I must confess that I love these activities as it forces you to make a melodic line out of it. So my challenge is:

Make a piece of music out of a name (can be anyone's)
Pieces should be longer than one minute and less than 3 minutes.
If those who are confused in how to use cryptograms then here is one way you could do this (French method):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_cryptogram

I would judge your pieces based on originality, how beautiful it is and bonus if difficult names are used. 
Please in your titles that you need to state the name of the person
The winner will have their piece upvoted and will be followed by me.

Here is an example where the piece uses a musical cryptogram:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-q7vYIpItA

Your submission will be due at 15th February

GROUP HISTORY (I ACTALLY UPDATED IT!!! YAY!!!)

4/7/19:
1 Member
1 Discussion
Group is created today! Woohoo! *confetti and stuff falls from sky*

4/15/19:
8 Members
2 Discussions
Eek! I forgot to do this yesterday. The group is already dying, so uhh… :o
@Jaybird1 is one of the first truly active members, I told him I would give him a shoutout here, so here you go :P

4/26/19:
14 Members
3 Discussions
I haven't updated this in a while, this group is blowing up now...

4/30/19:
22 Members
5 Discussions
Holy cow, this group is blowing up. 8 members in 4 days, wow...

5/13/19:
30 Members
4 Discussions
Hmm...Starting to die again...

5/16/19
35 Members
5 Discussions
Welp...I was wrong...

5/17/19
41 Members
7 Discussions
I was very wrong, this group is really blowing up, welp

5/18/19
47 Members
7 Discussions
Again, welp

5/22/19
55 Members
8 Discussions
So I had to kick a member (Indy500) for spamming a link to an unsecure website. Sorry, but spam for no purpose is not tolerated. 

5/29/19
70 Members
11 Discussions
Okay then, I don't know what to say

5/30/19
72 Members
12 Discussions
Okay then, I started a discussion trying to get to 1k comments, and I thought it would fail. As I am writing this, Lizzapie, Mnmwert, Vash Hartman, and myself are spamming to get it to 1k. It's already at like 150 or something (every 2 minutes I refresh and I have 10+ notifications lol)

5/31/19
83 Members
14 Discussions
So this group is now closing in on 100 members, but we need more discussions!

6/1/19
95 Members
18 Discussions
Wow, 5 more members till 100! 

6/2/19
100 Members
20 Discussions
Woohoo! 100 Members!

6/8/19
113 Members
34 Discussions
This group is starting to die

6/18/19
35 Discussions
123 Members
Now the member count has capped out at around 1 member per day, BUT this is a random group, and I didn't really expect it to be this active.

6/29/19
36 Discussions
129 Members
I'm just going to leave this group alone for a while, only update this discussion every once in a while.

11/22/19
171 Discussions
301 Members
Well, I spammed a bunch of discussions, and I actually updated this.

The Best of Laugh Silly Each Month Contest

I'd like to try something fun in my new role as co-administrator of Laugh Silly. Each Month, I will name the best laugh-inducing, silly composition submitted during the month, at least according to me and then post the winners here.
You are also welcome to nominate what you think are the best of the month, also.

August 2016......