The mission of the ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
Glossary of terms
This glossary is intended for moderators, but general users
might find it useful.
Announcement - user submission which doesn't
expect a reply, such as a concert
Author - The user who originally wrote a message, reply,
or other content on the website
Classifieds - similar to classified ads in a
newspaper, a categorized listing of items for sale or to give
away, jobs offered or wanted
Content - a self-contained chunk of information on the
ChoralNet website, such as a message, blog post, classified ad,
user page, choir link, resource, group. Although most content
can be displayed as a separate page, some content types are
only intended to be shown as a list, or embedded in the page of
other content (e.g. photos)
Forum - A categorized listing of discussions. Each Forum
has a name like "Rehearsal procedures" or "Repertoire
Forum index - The main listing of forums you get to when
you click on the "Forums" button at the top
Forum view - The listing of messages in an individual
Message - An individual announcement or discussion topic
in a forum.
Moderation - The most valuable asset of ChoralNet, the
process by which website content is approved for public
display. Our fantastic
moderators work 24/7 to make sure that ChoralNet's
content is of the highest quality.
Permissions - The collection of abilities each user has
to use the ChoralNet website. For each type of content, each
user might have permission to view it, edit it, moderate it,
delete it, create it, or comment on it.
Queue - A list of messages and replies awaiting
moderation. Also called
Reply - A response to an existing messages. Replies can
be either posted publicly on the website in a
thread or are sent to the original author, depending on
the settings in the particular message.
Avoid: comment, response
Submission - A message or reply which is awaiting
Thread - a message and its replies, all shown on one
User - Also called
registered user, an individual who has registered and
has a username and user page on ChoralNet's website.
Anonymous users are those who have not registered, or
registered users who have not logged in; they can read most of
the website but cannot contribute to it.
Transitional terminology from the lists
A few concepts from Choralist/Talk need to be modified for
use in the new system:
postings are now called
Posters are now
Topics correspond roughly to
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