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Suggestion on MOYA-questions

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:16 am
by Phantas
Hi there...

I thought of something this morning...

I know now and again the same kind of questions about Moya are asked on the forum...

so wouldn't it be a good idea to initiate a MOYA FAQ for the forum?

I'm not sure if there already is such a thing, if so then please ignore my plea (LOL).

IF not,
I suppose it should contain questions on Moya's personal life, her religion, her family and Brennan siblings etc...

(with Moya's personal life I mean thiings like age, whether she has kids, and such things- nothing too personal if you catch my drift! :D)

I've noticed these things are being asked now and then...on Unity they have done such a thing as well, creating an ENYA FAQ with the most obvious questions and answers - I'm not sure whether it helped (should ask the mods that) but I have a feeling this place could use a little clean up :)


all in good faith,

Love,
Phantas

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:38 pm
by Grania
That's quite a good idea Phantas - maybe we can have some people's view on this? :)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:42 pm
by Phantas
oh yes, I'd love to see some responses from the members on this one ;)
there ofcourse needs to be some support on this from "our" side LOL

Love,
Phantas

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:47 pm
by cantilena91
I'm also supporting this kind of a FAQ idea, especially as nowadays the web is full of misleading information and many people might mix up Moya with Enya for example...! Thumbs up from me!!

Suvi

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:53 pm
by Methica
I would love to see that...!! Enya has it to(well, Unity, the forum,) ands it is really handy!!!
It prevents making topics that you don´t need..!!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:07 pm
by nessieq
Heya Phantas-
I honestly think this is a good idea, and it would save the number of memebers we have who simply have one question having to post something about it. However, the content of such a thing, as i've discussed elsewhere, I think should be written by Moya- it's her life and we don't want to misrepresent it in any way... Certainly details of her career and stuff would be pretty easy to write but the more 'personal' aspects that you mentioned I think are up to her...
Fair comment?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:39 pm
by Beth
I'm for it to an extent... as in, if it isn't in TOSOTR (when it was printed.. not after of course) then IMO it's none of our business and as for the Brennan sibs... that really isn't our business unless they make it ours.. after all, if you have an Enya question, of course we have our Enya thread here, but you could also go to Enya's forum.. I'm not sure though which questions could be asked about the others that aren't in the 'limelight'.

@ Ness.. I would think with all the touring that Moya might be a bit busy to write one herself.. perhaps a few members could write it, throw it the Mods way and then we could forward it to appropite people?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:52 pm
by Phantas
I'll clarify what I meant...

What I mean with personal is basic information that is pretty well known on the site. With siblings I mean those questions like "does Moya have children?" and how many...or "Is Moya married" that sorta thiing.

Also, we can easily mention that she belongs to the Brennan family and list the numer of siblings she has (sisters, brothers) and their names. Leo and Baba cannot be left out either, can they? :shock:

Beth, not everyone has read TOSOTR so I guess that's maybe taking it a bit far, but I agree that if it isn't in there it should not be made public. But my guess is that the above information is almost public knowledge, isn't it?

Also, I know this is generally a MOYA forum, but just a minor note in the FAQ like flw:

Name: (full gaelic name), Máire Brennan, pronounced as Moya
Husband: name of her husband
Children: names of her children (they're mentioned before on this forum)

Family: Brennan
Brothers/Sisters: names etc (not fully, but in short)

Clannad info
(How long she's been in the band, when she went solo etc.)

So as you can see it's pretty basic stuff. the FAQ does not mention anything that is in TOSOTR necessarily, concerning her private life. I think that is taking it a step too far.
But just the basic things ppl would want to know about Moya related to her music, should be fine. Simply take a look at the topics in the forum and get your answers from there if need be.... :roll:

I hope this clears any misunderstandings there are regarding my suggestion - I never meant the FAQ to be an intrusion on Moya's private life!

Also, as Beth suggested - I would leave some things up to the admin to fill in the personal details regarding family or confirm them so the mods can initiate the FAQ. For the rest (like how many albums Moya has made) you can rely on your own information or ask any of the mods/members/official site - simple general knowledge :)

;)

Love,
Phantas

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:54 pm
by Phantas
Beth wrote:I'm for it to an extent... as in, if it isn't in TOSOTR (when it was printed.. not after of course) then IMO it's none of our business and as for the Brennan sibs... that really isn't our business unless they make it ours.. after all, if you have an Enya question, of course we have our Enya thread here, but you could also go to Enya's forum.. I'm not sure though which questions could be asked about the others that aren't in the 'limelight'.

@ Ness.. I would think with all the touring that Moya might be a bit busy to write one herself.. perhaps a few members could write it, throw it the Mods way and then we could forward it to appropite people?


Beth, you really got it the wrong way around on that highlighted bit I did...

as for my previous post, my intention was to mention WHO are Moya's family, not what they do or any other things. DUH! I'm not searching into Clannad's private life or anything...only a mention of who Moya's family is should be enough for the FAQ, you should know this ;)

Love,
Phantas

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:04 pm
by nessieq
Beth wrote:@ Ness.. I would think with all the touring that Moya might be a bit busy to write one herself.. perhaps a few members could write it, throw it the Mods way and then we could forward it to appropite people?


Sounds good to me- but perhaps we should let 'appropriate people' whats' been requested and let them say what they'd prefer??

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:10 pm
by Beth
Phantas wrote:
Beth wrote:I'm for it to an extent... as in, if it isn't in TOSOTR (when it was printed.. not after of course) then IMO it's none of our business and as for the Brennan sibs... that really isn't our business unless they make it ours.. after all, if you have an Enya question, of course we have our Enya thread here, but you could also go to Enya's forum.. I'm not sure though which questions could be asked about the others that aren't in the 'limelight'.

@ Ness.. I would think with all the touring that Moya might be a bit busy to write one herself.. perhaps a few members could write it, throw it the Mods way and then we could forward it to appropite people?


Beth, you really got it the wrong way around on that highlighted bit I did...

as for my previous post, my intention was to mention WHO are Moya's family, not what they do or any other things. DUH! I'm not searching into Clannad's private life or anything...only a mention of who Moya's family is should be enough for the FAQ, you should know this ;)

Love,
Phantas


Then I apologies since I think I read your post wrong when you said about the Brennan sibs.

@ Ness... might be a better idea that way LOL

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:48 am
by Turlough
The FAQ could draw on a lot of what is published in TOSOTR, up until the subjects about which Moya was initially like "No way!" In the case of such invasive FAQ's, they could be listed with the blanket answer that they require the full context of the book to be answered properly.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:02 pm
by Grania
I get the feeling we're diverting slightly from the original idea here.

Phantas correct me if I'm wrong, but the essential idea of an FAQ is to address the concerns people might have that are ordinary things. A lot of websites have these sections - they don't seem to deal with intricate details, personal details or anything else; they are merely plain ordinary things. I don't think people who would look in such a section would want really detailed information would they? I'm sure they wouldn't expect it. Questions about albums, Clannad, a little information about family such as who they are, and things like that is surely all we are talking about here - that's all that might be needed, or expected.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:03 pm
by nessieq
Yeah, I think details about careers, albums etc are really what people are looking for- i mean, how many questions do we get on the more 'personal' bits? The only reason anyone knows there's something to ask about is if they've read the book- which answers everything! Perhaps a one liner on the end of the career stuff about the book would do the trick? But again- I think this is up to Moya....

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:10 pm
by mise
Well I agree Ness that it is here that must give the go ahead on the FAQ. I suppose it is also up to her to decide who is going to do it, her or her fans. So my suggestion, some one send her a PM?