Choice FAQ

What is New Song Cafe Choice?

New Song Cafe Choice (NSCC)was a new feature developed in late 2017 and released in the December 2017 New Song Cafe Service. Its primary function is to allow Service attendees the chance to have there say on the songs to be used in future services.

NSCC is split into three main parts all with varying purposes; Select, Propose and Live. All of the three sections are completely optional and were designed that they would in no way detract from the fundamental principles of the monthly services.

What is the difference between the three options?

‘Select’ opens monthly to allow you the chance to choose your favorite songs out of four set options. These four songs will change every month and only the two with the highest poll score (most votes) will be used in the upcoming service. The ‘Select’ closes a week before the service date to give the band a chance to rehearse the chosen songs.

‘Propose’ is always open and can be used as often as wanted. You can find the form on the ‘Propose’ section of the website. If you wish to suggest a song title simply fill out your name and email address and state the song name and any comments in the provided spaces. Although not all ‘propositions’ will be used, they will help the team gauge the types of songs preferred – and therefore use them more.

‘Live’ is perhaps our most ambitious idea yet. It takes the form of a simple two song option vote. During each service the two songs will be shown on the screen during the break, and the congregation will be given the chance to vote via the website for the final song of the night.

Which one should I use? Select, Propose or Live?

All three of the ‘Choice’ options were designed to be used in conjunction with each other – while being fully compatibly on an individual basis. You can use any or none of the three options at your own leisure. We would encourage everybody to get involved in one way or another but nobody will miss out if they don’t wish to use the ‘Choice’ features.

Why isn't 'Select' Working?

‘Select’ may be unavailable for two main reasons;

  1. The poll may not be open yet as the song list hasn’t been decided yet.
  2. The poll may have closed as there is less than a week until the next NSC service.
  3. You may have used your vote already in which case you should be able to see the current results.

If none of these suggestions answer the problem please feel free to message us at info@newsongsouthampton.org.uk

 

I used 'Propose' but my song hasn't been chosen, has something gone wrong?

Select is in a lot of ways a guidance system for our team. Although we may not select your songs title in particular, we will keep it and other songs like it in mind for the future, especially if there is a theme forming

I used 'Propose' but my song hasn't been chosen, has something gone wrong?

Select is in a lot of ways a guidance system for our team. Although we may not select your songs title in particular, we will keep it and other songs like it in mind for the future, especially if there is a theme forming

Why isn't 'Live' available?

‘Live’ is only available on the day of the service. The option closes between the break and the end of the service in advance of the final song of the evening.