I had worked to get a microphone arrangement that was compatible with Paltalk but when I tested it on the Paltalk microphone checking tool it sounded garbled. The mic sounded okay for Audacity on my computer, so I decided maybe the mic checking tool was working at a low sample rate and I counted on better throughput going live in the chat room. Also, when I can't hear myself when I'm mic'd, I don't know if I'm too loud. Other than a click every now and then from the advertisement downloads, I think the system worked very good.
Learning about the history of the songs is something I've just started doing in the last 3 or 4 years. I search the internet and try to find the composer of an old song I want to learn. Often, I find a lot of history either on the song, composer, or both and the history often begs to be repeated.
I think it was a very diverse group, too. We played/sang folk, gospel, country, rock, bluegrass, old time, and celtic songs along with some songs from some other genres that I don't know how to classify. You played some neat ones I've never heard played on dulcimer before also.