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Q: luciaphile, can I talk with you? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: luciaphile, can I talk with you?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: bluestreak-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 10 Dec 2002 15:18 PST
Expires: 09 Jan 2003 15:18 PST
Question ID: 122641
Hi luciaphile,                                                        
        I hope all is going smoothly for you. Concerning Ipolyi, I
emailed leli. I asked her if she was still working on him. I told her
that you were currently in the lead, but if she found his birth date
then she would get credited, otherwise it's luciaphile's. I assume you
finished with him. Also, are you currently occupied with any of my 48
remaining questions?  There hasn't been much activity for 3-4 days. Do
you feel I should leave them up?  I could just as easily put others in
their place. In their place I could put 12 sportswriters(needing birth
& death deatails), 3 other members of the Budapest String
Quartet(Indig,Son,Pogany), 7 dancers/teachers/choreographers, family
members of Baseball's Hall of Fame, a few musicians,ect.(all needing
birth & death details). I'm stil working Moreland. I just bought the
1989 edition. Perhaps it might give personal details on the author. Or
at least I could contact the publisher & ask contact details for the
copyright holders. Let me know what you think. Have you ever looked at
Maggie Black, Ann Parsons, or William Yawkey?  Do you intend to slow
down for the Christmas season?  Bluestreak
Subject: Re: luciaphile, can I talk with you?
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 10 Dec 2002 17:25 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi bluestreak-ga,

My first ever personal request! Thanks so much for the question :-) 

Let me take your questions in order:

Ipolyi: I just saw your request to post the answer and I've done so.

birth & death dates of violist

Your remaining questions: I've been working on them steadily, but I'm
not sure how many more of the older ones I can answer; for many of
them I have parts of your answer, but not the full package. I'd like
to reassure you that other researchers have been looking at them as

As I'm sure you're aware from your own research, the fact that some of
your people have very common names (Phil Black, Ann Parsons, Cindy
Green, June Taylor for example), makes searching more difficult.
Others (the former baseball team owners for instance and our Mr.
Moreland, some of the tap dancers) are not well represented on the
Internet and sometimes not well represented in print materials as
well. This isn't to say your answers aren't out there somewhere, just
that tracking them down may require specialized knowledge or

Should you leave your questions up?: Well, I can only give you my
opinion on that, but you might want to leave them open and post your
new ones. You really don't have anything to lose.

What would be helpful is for you to indicate in your questions where
you've gotten your information--anything you can give us that will
help us find your answer is a plus.

There have been a couple of great questions that address what attracts
researchers to questions, how to get your questions noticed, and how
researchers work questions that might be of interest.

How to get my questions noticed more by Google researchers

Feedback from researchers on personal likes/dislikes

Moreland: I'm stumped. I know Omnivorous-ga was working on this too.
Baseball is really not my field and I'm having a hard time getting a
handle on the reference materials. One possibility that you might
consider is contacting the Pittsburgh Post and seeing if they have any
records on him. That's my last best guess.

Maggie Black, Ann Parsons, or William Yawkey?: Yes, I've looked at all
three. I will post the little I've found on Maggie Black as a comment.
Maybe someone else can take this to the finish line. Ann Parsons--no
leads. My instincts tell me there were probably articles written about
her in her home town, but those would be from a time period that
almost certainly isn't available on the Web. William Yawkey--there's
quite a bit on the nephew, less on the uncle. I suspect that there is
a lot on your guy in materials about Michigan--and I would guess
mostly in print. There may be archives of some sort for the Yawkey
family. Again, a question that demands specialized knowledge and
resources. In light of that, you might consider raising the price, but
again, that's your call to make.

Do you intend to slow down for the Christmas season?: Would that I
could. Would that we all could!

I hope that answered your question. Always a pleasure to deal with


Clarification of Answer by luciaphile-ga on 10 Dec 2002 17:52 PST
One clarification--I confused Ann Parsons with Ann Peterson.
Regretfully, I have no leads on Ann Parsons.

bluestreak-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $6.00
Thank you so much for addressing my concerns so well. I feel so in the
dark. It would have been helpful for google to provide a forum for us
askers of the questions to discuss stuff with the researchers as a
collective group. I'm so in the dark. I've obsessed like a madman for
a couple of years now and realize my tools aren't up to my task in any
reasonable timeframe. This service has arrived as a godsend. But I
don't know how to work with the researchers so that we can act as a
team. If I knew which questions no one cares for, I could set them
aside so no one wastes a moment of their time. I'd like to be a
quarterback & pass those questions to those researchers who like
certain subjects. This tiny band are my new heroes, helping me present
an older generation of heroes and master musicians & sports figures.
But thanks to your good advice, I'll re-post the present questions
when they expire and add about 30 more in the next 3 days. In another
place,I tell you which ones. I think it was a comment for Ipolyi. You
can discontinue your searching on the older ones you're stuck on,
luciaphile, and attack the new ones or the older ones if they have any
attraction for you. I will read the stuff you called to my attention
to on how to ask better questions. I'm somewhat limited in I can only
present the people I can find myself. I have a ton of amazing people
but I already have them finished! I'm VERY relieved to hear that my
unanswered questions are still being looked at! I have no way to tell.
So far, I have 20 clean matches since Nov.20, that I couldn't find
after many months. So I'm well satisfied so far.(and you have 10!).
I'm sorry you can't slow down for Christmas(wink). If anything at all
might help you, please do not hesitate to ask. I will do whatever I
can to be a useful team player.  Bluestreak

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