Talk:Tape trading

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Merge with Cassette culture?[edit]

This article has a fair amount of overlap with the longer cassette culture -- perhaps this should be merged and redirected there? — Catherine\talk 07:02, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

I don't think a merge is appropriate because what is described is really just a part of the tape trading culture. In fact, I just slapped an expand on this article in hopes that we can get some discussion of other segments of the practice like game show tape trading. We also need sources, of course. Erechtheus 23:55, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
Now there is also digital recording, capture and torrent sharing. There may be a merge at one point, but not this particular merge. - Steve3849 talk 00:39, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't understand. The name "tape" means that we're talking about cassettes. If we want to write on article about digital recording or torrent sharing, that should be under another name. Aryder779 (talk) 21:13, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm not advocating the current proposal to merge. As the years advance there is more subject matter regarding digital formats related to both trading and culture that was at one time strictly tapes. For example recorded tapes can and do become digitized. What was once strictly tape trading now can involve torrent trading for the same archived show AND I agree that this not exactly the same topic as this current article, but it is closely related. - Steve3849 talk 09:26, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
The 'Tape Trading' article should not be merged with 'Cassette Culture'. The Cassette Culture article covers -- very messily at present, it's true -- a pre-digital DIY subculture, from the late 70s into the 90s, in which original music was self-released by artists, or released on small labels, on CAC. The scene is strongly identified with experimental post-punk music in the UK and Europe - noise, industrial, power electronics, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:13, 19 January 2010 (UTC)