[r-t] Compositions on BellBoard

Roddy Horton roddy at horton.karoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 22 18:20:32 UTC 2013

Personally I use software which outputs the composition in text format and then I paste this into Campanophile which then gets 
copied across to the Bellboard.

So whilst facility may be of interest to those who use Microsiril, that excluded me I'm afraid.

On Thu 22/08/13 19:13 , "Richard Smith" richard at ex-parrot.com sent:
> I hope no-one minds me using the list to ask this.
> As some of you will know, it's possible to upload 
> machine-readable versions of compositions to performances on 
> BellBoard.  These are written in MicroSiril format (or my 
> GSiril format with which it is largely compatible), and 
> BellBoard uses this information to prove the composition and 
> do rudimentary musical analysis on it.
> An example of such a composition is this peal by PGK Davies 
> of the standard eight:
> http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/comp.php?id=5562
> Or a slightly more sophisticated example where the code is 
> also used to generate the human-readable version is this 
> quarter of Stedman Triples by Andrew Johnson:
> http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/comp.php?id=4443
> However, and the reason I'm writing this email, this 
> facility is not being used all that much.  You can get a 
> complete index to the machine-proved compositions here:
> http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/comps.php?machine_comp
> (That page is not yet linked in from the site.)
> I'm trying to understand why relatively few performances get 
> added.  Are users unaware of it?  Is there just lack of 
> demand for this facility?  Is it not easy enough to use? And 
> in a similar vein, does anyone have any good ideas of other 
> things that we can do with the compositions as we build up 
> the collection?
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