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Is the GISC still operating?

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There used to be a thing.. Guild of International Songwriters and Composers - based down in Cornwall somewhere from memory. Anybody out there know if it still going?
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Post by Wonks »

If you’d bothered to Google it, you’d find they do still exist. :roll:
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Wonks wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 8:03 am If you’d bothered to Google it, you’d find they do still exist. :roll:

...hmmm. You tend not to get much of a conversation out of Google though. But then again....
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Post by BJG145 »

I have some sympathy with that attitude; I was aware of doing something similar recently when I professed my ignorance of, what was it, five mile cities or something despite the fact that it would have been fewer keystrokes to Google it. :roll:

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...hhhmmmm. So if I read that one one way you're implying I'm humanly ignorant - or another way you're sympathetic to my preferring to open up (polite) conversation rather than just sit in glorious isolation getting everything from Google. What a wonderful thing the English language is. I'd have never got that from a boring old Google search.

But if I've offended Mr Wonks by posting unnecessarily I'm truly sorry. No-one should assume they have open license on another persons time or sensibilities!

See - a human being (rather than an AI - I hasten to add for clarity) might have answered something like "Well, I believe they still operate - but perhaps not from Cornwall any more" - or something like that. And then that would have possibly led someone else to chip in with something like "No, no! Most likely not Cornwall - and I think the old Geezer that ran it might be no longer with us" - or some such polite discourse. But sadly, that didn't happen.
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Post by BWC »

My view is that if you had Googled it first, you might have asked a more interesting question, leading to a more interesting conversation. :)
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Well, at least that's polite - and a good point. It was early in the morning and the coffee hadn't kicked in. Perhaps it should have been a compound question such as "Is the GISC still operating - and is anyone on this forum a member? How useful do you find it?". I suspect, alas, that now we'll never know. Quel dommage!
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Post by Arpangel »

I’d love to ask AI a question, and get back "who gives a f**k" that would truly be a human response.

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Arpangel wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 9:42 am I’d love to ask AI a question, and get back "who gives a f**k" that would truly be a human response.

:D

Yes. That's the sort of short form dismissive response you can live, and work with. I don't think you're going to hear that from ChatGPT any time soon. Unless, of course, it's in reference to a query about free adult entertainment.
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amanise wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 11:17 am free adult entertainment.

That’s the "Musicians Lounge" isn’t it?

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Arpangel wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 11:19 am
amanise wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 11:17 am free adult entertainment.

That’s the "Musicians Lounge" isn’t it?

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Hmmm. I thought I was being groomed for something... Just goes to show you never can tell!
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