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      In the upper left corner of the banner at the top of the page you can see the Version number of the site. The number before the decimal point represents the number of builds on the content and features of the site, and the number after the decimal point represents the number of updates to the data itself and other non-programming related content. Code builds generally happen every few months, but data builds happen weekly. Part of my goal with each code build is to give me new areas of the site to fill out with data in the subsequent months. That's why new features are sometimes very empty of information when the newest code is uploaded. This is the case for build 5 where I have areas for venue and source information that I will be working on populating.

     Over the coming months and years I will be adding new features and updating the site as time permits. As I respond to additions and corrections put forth in the forum I will be noting that a given change will be reflected in a certain version of the site. Most of the corrections and additions are coming from the people and places that I thanked, along with my own research.

      There is a lot of text on the various pages of the site and keeping your browser's text size as small as you can tolerate is generally a good idea. Please let me know if you have any technical issues as well, as your particular setup may be one that hasn't been tested and I want to make sure that all of the pages display in the correct manner. I test everything in Firefox and Internet Explorer and sometimes a little bit in Opera. I don't have any access to Mac operating systems so I am flying blind there. If you notice anything that doesn't seem right in any configuration please feel free to ask me about it or send me screen shots. I want to get everything working smoothly in all of the browsers and I am not totally sure if that is currently the case, especially with regard to any javascript. The site works best in Firefox as it is the least quirky