Notes of Webmaster -050

Ambition and diligence -- Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Website

-- My 86 Year Old recollections

At this time, the second hand of the clock crossed the midline, and when the new year began, the cheers of the crowd rang in the TV. 2023, the 24rd year of the new century begins
I suddenly remembered the New Year's Eve in 1954. It was the first year when I graduated from Beijing Chemical Industry School at the age of 17 and started working in Nanjing Yongli plant. At the 1955 new year party of the new workers' club in the factory, people cheered and looked forward to it. Bloom youthful vitality, and would like to contribute everything to the great cause of communism. 68 years passed fast, now, In the face of global upheaval, everything is like a dream
Above: Old photos 69 years ago. I took a group photo with my classmates after the night shift. The author is on the second right

01-Chronicle of Events of Our Website in the Past 20 Years

On August 8, 2003, under the promotion of several like-minded friends, at the age of 66, I chose the new "career" of "webmaster". The website of "Ennio Moricone Fans" created by Chinese people has appeared in the East and China. From 2003 to 2023, 20 years passed in a flash and occupied a corner of life. Although our small website is far from comparable to those big websites, in 20 years, we have received more than 2 million (IP) visitors from more than 200 countries and regions around the world. It is like a tiny dandelion, constantly blowing its seeds to China and the world. It has established itself in the world's Morricone Fans. Now, let's review its many important events in the past 20 years:
1 - August 8, 2003. The website and an editing team has been established. Within one year, there were 1516 registered members.
2. From October 30, 2003 to June 24, 2010, in order to solve the problem of resource shortage at the initial stage of the construction of the website, a special column of "Morricone's Music Uploaded by webfriends" was opened. Within seven years, 2628 pieces of music were released with the support of 27 webfriends at home and abroad. It greatly alleviates the problem of resource shortage at the initial stage of the website
3. On April 12, 2004, the Morricone Club hosted by Shiyu Ding , a member of our editorial team, was opened
4, On June 14, 2005. Complete the ICP filing application and review procedures of the Ministry of Information Industry
6. On September 22, 2006, the new domain name morricone.cn was used to replace the original hhr8.com
7. On November 9, 2006, in order to meet the needs of Fans, the website was expanded to 20G. Establish Morricone Music Blog Group, Film and Music Download Hall and other columns
8. December 23, 2007 was attacked by hackers
10. On May 23, 2009, Morricone performed in Beijing concert. This site has done a lot of work with relevant webfriends. See column
11. On May 24, 2009, the "Ennio Molyconne Fans Association" (hereinafter referred to as "MorriUnion") was established. See the special article
12. On December 15, 2009, we publicly solicited volunteers for English translation of film subtitles
13. On June 2, 2010, Morricone performed at the Shanghai World Expo concert. Members of this website and "MorriUmion" have done a lot of work for this. Please see the special article and a column
14. From 2011 to 2015, after four years of efforts, the overview of 401 original music works of Morricone was completed and released. Provide introduction and online audition of 3549 original music of Morricone
15. After four years of hard work from 2011 to 2015, an overview of 401 OST films composed by Morricone was completed and released, providing online play of each film introduction
16. On June 15, 2012, the editor of the "Ennio Norricone Fans Handbook" (Volume 1 in Chinese and English) was completed, and public released in global
17. On March 22, 2013, This website signed the article "Ennio Morricone and China", which was published in the first and second issues of Belgium's "Maestro" electronic magazine
18. On August 8, 2013, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the website, the website published a public article, "Ten Years of Ennio Morricone Fans Website"
19. On August 26, 2015, the signed article "Disappointing and puzzling Morricone official website" was published in the 8th issue of Maestro electronic magazine in Belgium
20. In 2015-2016, at the invitation of Beijing Houlang Publishing Company, we provided a filmography of Ennio Morricone for the Chinese translation of the new book "Lontano dai sogni"
21. From 2015 to 2020, the QQ group hosted by Kai Zhu, the "official account" hosted by Qianli Qi, the editorial team member of the website, and three WeChat groups hosted by Kai Huang and editorial team members Hu Jiang and Lingyi Zhang have been opened successively
23. On February 8, 2017, the mobile - PC dual-use Chinese forum hosted by Yong Ma , a member of our editorial team, and English forum were opened simultaneously
24. On July 20, 2017, "an open letter to Moricone's official website" was successively published on our forum and FSM website (in English)
25. After six years of construction from 2017 to 2023, the Reading Resource Library (Areas A, B, C and D) with a total capacity of 1200G was opened one after another. To provide fans with audio-visual resources collected and owned by the site in the past 20 years, as well as various important documents such as music scores, subtitles, and documents
26. On August 8, 2018, in the article commemorating the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the website, the idea of "researching the rational use of resources and exploring the economic basis for the survival of the website" was put forward, and the general goal of rational use of existing resources was clarified, with the self copyrighted "Ennio Morricone Fans Book" as the main body. Lay a material foundation for the long-term operation and development of the website
27. On August 11, 2018-2019, it took two years to complete the editing and translation of Chinese subtitles and English subtitles of the Italian super long TV series "La Piovra" (S01-S10), which fans have been looking forward to for many years
28. On August 8, 2020, the 4th edition of Morricone's filmography was released
29. On January 1, 2022, Volume 2 (Chinese and English versions) of "Ennio Morricone Fans Handbook" was published
30. On January 8, 2023, the edition of Volume 3 (Chinese and English versions) of the "Ennio Morricone Fans Handbook" was completed, and it will be completely free for all visitors (including Area D of the Reading Resource Library)
02-Some Experiences and Hopes of Website Construction in the Past 20 Years
1. Ennio Morricone is a great musician
The author's deep understanding of Ennio Morricone has also gone through a long process. In 1979, when the author was 42 years old, an opportunity I was sent abroad by the government, I heard the theme song "Once Upon a Time in the West", whose name was unknown at that time, but i was attracted by its magnificent and touching melody. Because of the closed environment at that time, it was also a chance to travel to Beijing 15 years later in 1994. I bought a new CD in a large shopping mall in the Asian Games Village at the high price of half a month's income at that time. After coming back, I learned the name of the music when I carefully studied its brochure, At the same time, I also learned that its author was "ENNIO MORRICONE". When I returned to Nanjing, I listened to all the 12 pieces in the CD with great eagerness, which is what I knew about Morricone at that time. I was 57 years old that year
It was only from the establishment of this website in 2003 that I gradually learned more about Moricone's works and saw Moricone's photos. With the enthusiastic help of many netizens at home and abroad, he gradually collected nearly complete music works and related film resources after more than 10 years. Only then can we have a more comprehensive understanding of his works. From 2012 to 2022, it will be another 10 years. I have successively edited and completed Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of the Molycone Lover's Manual (hereinafter referred to as the "Manual"). In the process of editing these books, I searched and studied a large number of documents at home and abroad, and studied his works, his activities, his life, and his morality in depth Now, at the age of 86 in 2023, I can finally use my own words: "Enio Morricone is a great musician"!
Morricone was born in a poor family in Rome, Italy. His father played the trumpet in a nightclub to make a living. Although his desire was to be a doctor or a chess player when he was young, one day his father put the trumpet in his hand and said to him, "I rely on this instrument to support my family and bring you up. You should do the same." The difficult environment made him take on family responsibilities very early, When he was a teenager, he had learned to play the trumpet, and sometimes he could replace his father. In 1940, when he was 12 years old, he officially entered the Conservatory of Music. At that time, during World War II, he had already participated in the performance of the orchestra in school, and later obtained the qualification certificate of trumpet player and band arranger. In the 1950s and 1960s, he began to work as an "apprentice" in the workplace to help his parents earn a small salary. (See FB5501, FB6106, Volume 2 of the "HANDBOOK"). Later, in the 1960s and 1970s, he further participated in the work of many dramas, films, and radio programs as an "Arrenger". At that time, because he was unknown, he was even humiliated by being "abandoned" (see FB6003R, Volume 2 of the "HANDBOOK").... The bumpy experience in his youth has laid a solid foundation for his future career
Morricone is really a musical genius. He has a solid foundation of study in the Saint Cecilia Conservatory of Music, and has a distinctive musical thinking. As early as 1960, his musical talent was admired by the famous director Salce, but he lost the opportunity due to the intervention of the producer. In 1961, Sacei invited him again to score for the film "Il federale", which became the first milestone for him to enter the movie music palace. Although his personal interest is "absolute music", he finally devoted himself to the cause of film music out of the reality of life. With his unique thinking and bold creation, the “Bounty Trilogy” from 1964 to 1966 and the “Past Trilogy“ from 1968 to 1984 made him famous all over the world. Through "Le professionnel", "Gli intoccabili", "The Mission", "Paradiso Cinema", "The legend of 1900", "Malena", "La califfa"...., Up to the films like "The Hateful Eight", which won the Oscar in 2015, fully demonstrated that he is a talented "musician"
First of all, he is said to be "great" because of his amazing diligence. According to the filmography of the fourth edition of this website and the information on CHIMAI website, he created original music for about 450 films in his life. The average number is 7.5 per year. In the highest year of 1972, there were 26 films, with an average of 14 days for every flm. This number ranks first in the world today. In his later years, he spent most of his time in concerts all over the world. According to the statistics of WIKI (or the appendix of Volume 3 of the "HANDBOOK"), Morricome hosted 294 concerts in more than 50 countries (regions) in the 34 years from September 1986 to January 2020, with an average of 8.8 concerts held every year. A lot of work needs to be done to organize a concert, from planning to signing a contract, organizing a group, rehearsing, performing, transportation, accommodation, safety, etc. Although the author does not have more statistical and comparative data, the difficulty and strength of such a density is predictable for an elderly person who is over the age of 80 years and even dying
He is "great" also because of the universality of his works. First of all, from the perspective of music itself, he is good at learning from Verdi, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach ....Such classical musicians. He is good at pursuing the realistic route of eclecticism and integrating them into jazz, pop, rock, electronics, avant-garde music, and national music . Such characteristics are rare among other musicians. Secondly, from the perspective of the mass character of his works, his works are widely welcomed by the people of all countries, different nationalities, different faiths, and different classes in the world. From the contents of Volume 2 and Volume 3 of the "HANDBOOK", we can see that the number of other films (FB, FC and FU) reused his original music works has exceeded the number of his original music films (FA). In addition to western developed countries such as Europe and the United States, its influence has spread to China, Japan, India, Egypt, Türkiye, the Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and even Myanmar. After his death, the number will be further expanded, show the infinite vitality of his great works
When we say he is "great", we should talk more about his personality charm. Morricone is a Catholic. He lives and works in a regular way and never goes out of line; He is modest and prudent in dealing with people and never shows off; For social affairs, he took a clear stand to uphold justice, support the weak and oppose oppression. This can be clearly concluded from many film music and his activities he composed. For example, "La battaglia di Algeri","Casualties of War","Queimada", "La classe operaia va in Paradiso", "Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto", "The Mission", "L'avventuriero", "Metello",“La Califfa", "Malena", etc. This feeling is particularly prominent when the author edits Volume 3 of the "HANDBOOK"
Our website has the honor to choose such a great musician as the theme, shouldering the historical mission of spreading the outstanding works of this great musician. Although there are many difficulties, we will not forget our original intention, continue to work hard, pass on from generation to generation, and stick to it for a long time
2. Personal public service websites are very tired but happy. It requires dedication and diligence
It is not easy to establish and insist to a personal public welfare website, especially for non professionals. In terms of technology and economy, new situations will constantly emerge, such as: 1 For domain name resolution, we have been forced to change the resolution website at least five times in the past 20 years due to the closed or reorganization of the resolution website. It always brings a lot of trouble. 2. Space replacement. For 20 years. For various reasons. The space has been replaced at least 10 times. This is the same as people moving, bringing a lot of work and loss. 3. Learning basic code is a new task. For a person of my age, before retirement, most of the mechanical and equipment failures (including household appliances) are visible and easy to understand. But starting from the establishment of a website, without a teacher, you must learn many types of the most basic code, such as HTML, ASP, MIME, SQL database, JAVA and other languages. This is a gradual, even painful process. 3. Difficulties brought by technological progress. Technological progress is a good thing, but every major change requires to spend a lot of energy to learn, adapt, and . In particular, the rise of mobile websites, from the establishment of WAP websites in 2008 to the establishment of HTML5 websites in 2016, has been 15 years, and our websites have not yet completed comprehensive transformation. If another hacker attack occurs, it will be a fatal blow to us. 4. Economic pressure. Especially for a small website like ours, "living" is an important prerequisite. Over the past 20 years, we have been constantly thinking about countermeasures to break through the encirclement. Although there are achievements, efforts are still needed.
However, our labor is valuable, and its intangible value is far greater than tangible income. Over the years, the author has received a steady stream of emails from many new friends, telling their feelings sincerely. Their encouragement to me and all members of the editorial team can be said to be a timely help and inspiring. Below is a screenshot of 2020.4.27
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".... A 19-year-old undergraduate student, I wanted to see a" La classe operaia va in Paradiso" yesterday... Fortunately, I finally found the Chinese subtitle you made (it seems to be the only Chinese subtitle that can be found in China) ".....I found the website of “Moricone Fans" through search The website has been operated for 17 years, providing a place for countless Mo fans to enjoy and communicate ".......With such readers and such incentives, there is no need to say more. Although the path of personal public service websites is bumpy, it is fun. Dedication and diligence must get a good results, which is enough!

It is a life to do it alone, and a career to do it all!
3-Reinforce 4 pillars and strive to expand influence on the basis of stable development

After 20 years of unremitting efforts, our cause has been firmly supported by four pillars:

1. 5400 text webpages so far,

2. Volume 1, 2, 3 of the "HANDBOOK" with a total number of 4200 pages and our own copyright.

3. Reading Resourcse Library A, B, C, D with a total capacity of 1200G.

4. Several platforms with interactive functions: At present, the ones that work well include at least one QQ group, one official account, three WeChat groups, two forums (in Chinese and English), and some early established platforms.

.......................................................................These four pillars are the precious assets of all of us and the strong foundation for our cause development, which have gathered the efforts of all fans and editorial team members for 20 years

At the same time, we can also see that these pillars still need constant maintenance and reinforcement. As for the website as a whole, we still need to spend some energy on increasing the number of visitors. For example, study SEO optimization, use advertising and so on. As far as web pages are concerned, there is still more content to study, edit and publish. More importantly, more than half of the existing web pages are computer pages, which should be completely changed into HTML5 mobile and PC dual-use pages as early as possible. This workload is very large and requires a long time and effort. As far as "HANDBOOK" and Reading Resource Libraries are concerned. There is still a need for further revision, improvement and constant supplement. As far as the fans group platform is concerned, especially the two forums, we should further enhance the attraction, develop members, encourage post exchanges, discuss and create a lively situation
4-A long way to go, Place hopes on the new generation
The flight of time, how momentary is a man's life!. The "old age" has suddenly arrived! From the date of establishment of the website in 2003, the ancient precepts that have been remembered in the author's website have become a grim reality. The orderly alternation and smooth transition of websites have become an important task at present. The author will pay attention to cultivating new people and gradually fade out. It is believed that the waves behind the Yangtze River push the waves ahead, and each generation is stronger than the next. I also hope that all members of the editorial team and fans can give full understanding and strong support to this
For better communication and sharing among fans, in addition to the existing WeChat, forums and other online platforms, should we consider the need for a fans' magazine similar to Belgium's "MAESTRO" electronic magazine? (Or it can be considered as the journal of “MorriUnion” Online Federation). At the beginning, it can be an annual or semi annual journal. As a channel to exchange experience, share (domestic and foreign) information, improve the level, cultivate and find talents, we will build a more stable and mature Chinese language platform for Chinese fans. There are many problems involved. First of all, a lively editorial committee should be formed to ensure sufficient manuscript sources. This matter requires consensus from all sides, the joint efforts of talented and responsible people, preparation and implementation at an appropriate time
All the work. Both need human and financial support. This is also the greatest difficulty we face. In the long run, there may be two ways for the future development of the website: one is the static resource library mode. Clean up and rectify, supplement and revise the content of the existing website and reading resource library. Taking the fourth edition of the filmography catalogue and the "HANDBOOK" as the guideline, a series of complete and orderly works will be formed, with full contents. Each work will form a unit by unit with overview, introduction, comments, audio, video (including lyrics, music scores, etc., if any) and other details, forming a large "Morricone Reading Resource Library" with complete information. Keep the economic balance and stable development of the website by issuing the "HANDBOOK" and other documents with our own copyrights and free giving reading resource library. If want to save daily management energy, can also use website hosting to maintain the long-term stable operation of the website
The other is a dynamic interactive communication mode. The function of message, communication and discussion is set for each work, so as to increase the appeal to readers and improve the visit flow of the website. Establish cooperation with audio and video publishing houses, book distribution companies, performance bands and other relevant organizations, as well as well-known figures in the cultural, music and art circles, to enhance the interest of visitors and the speed and breadth of communication. Get more advertising revenue on the basis of expanding access traffic to maintain the development of the website
From many reader information we have received over the years, we can see that the popularity of our website is not ideal at present, which is also the key to the long-term stability but no rise of the traffic. There is no doubt that many people need this website, but they cannot find our website. This requires efforts to study countermeasures. In addition to mobilizing existing members to help spread website information, when the funds are sufficient, we should use SEO promotion and advertising to create an environment. Gradually open the situation

"Countless leaves fall one after another, and the waves of the river keep rolling". On the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the station, the author was already an octogenarian. Many of my colleagues, classmates and old friends have left one after another, and the eternal quatrain "Sing to wine, how long is life" often comes to my mind. I often think about the future of this website. In order to continue to explore and carry forward the outstanding works of a generation of great people, and to maintain a garden for global fans to communicate and share, I hope this website will survive and develop forever. For this reason, the author deeply hopes that the younger generation and all the fans will continue to develop this website on the basis of 20 years' construction with the joint efforts of everyone. If it can enter the 22nd century in the future, it will be a century old website. People will look up to Mauricone, the great musician of the 20th century, as they look up to Beethoven and Mozart. All those who have contributed to the construction and development of this website will surely share the glory of that history

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone again for your long-term attention and support to the cause of this website. Let us all continue to work hard to face a new and better future

Wenguang Han , the webmaster, 86 years old in Nanjing on January 1, 2023
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