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Andres

Help out GDC

It's been a while since we've asked for financial help from you guys. While August was a great month for ad revenue, we won't see any of that money till at least October and November. In the meantime, we have our server bills coming up (we haven't had to pay anything for a few months now because our old host got bought by another company and they forced us to switched servers, so they gave us a couple months of free hosting during the summer). 

If you can help please click the Donate button below. If you donate $5 or more you'll be placed in a 'Supporters' member group which removes all advertising from GDC for a year. 

 

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As always, we know not everyone can donate. We appreciate those of you who can, and for those who can't, just keep posting around the forum (preferably with adblock turned off). 

Thanks!

 

Lone

Popular Topics: August 2016

10 Most popular topics for August 2016
1) New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th - 6,914 posts
2) "Bang Bang" is here! - 1,773 posts
3) Revolution Radio - 1,413 posts
4) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 522 posts
5) What do you get when you hit 25,000 posts? (SPAM THREAD :D) - 377 posts
6) Green Day Twitter Q&A with @iheartradio - 374 posts
7) Green Day Instagram Photos - 373 posts
8) Random Thoughts - 325 posts
9) Trilogy Discussion - 302 posts
10) Revolution Radio Promotion and Commercial Performance - 272 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
Billie Hoe (603 posts)
JJ1964 (598 posts)
Tinkle (536 posts)
Jake69 (513 posts)
Steven Seagull (511 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Matt. in New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th
This post by Matt. in New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th
This post by Sarcasm in "Bang Bang" is here!
This post by Jake69 in Green Day come back interview in Kerrang
This post by Billie Hoe in New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th

Stats
Members active: 786
New Members: 197
Total Visitors: 28,409
Most registrations in a single day: 27 (August 11th)
Single busiest day: August 11th
New Topics: 193
Total Posts: 21,046
Total PMs sent: 143 (new), 1,228 (replies)
Blog posts made: 19
Most viewed blog entry: Stray American - Thoughts on Living Abroad (200 views)
Total Rep Given: 30,961

Lone here with your monthly stats and "Bang Bang" playing in the background. Green Day has taken over the Green Day Community by claiming 80% of the top 10 topics of this month. It's also no surprise Aug 11th had an effect on the stats this month. In comparison to last month, we had an increase in all the categories with a 46% increase of active members and new members, 37% increase in total visitors, and 54% increase in total posts. Our forecasters predict the next storm hitting GDC the following month.. for some odd reason. We've introduced two more members onto our mod team so welcome once again inthehallwaynow and Second favourite son! As for this current month, stay tuned for a GDC related activity at the end of this month. Maybe. Please like, share, subscribe, and leave a comment below. We make videos blogs at least monthly.

 

GDC Tip #5: Just had enough of the post you were drafting up? Don't you just want to virtually crumble it into a ball, throw it in a trash can, and actually make it in? We have a button for that! Use this button  eKGenVS.png to start off with a brand new piece of e-paper. I heard this was helpful for mobile users who had content left over from trying to post/quote.

Bonus Tip: If you are looking to select a phrase, you can double click the first word, hold down shift, and click on the last word to select the phrase. Another way to do this is to have your cursor at the beginning of the first word, hold down shift, and click the end of the last word you want to select.

Andres

New RevRad theme for GDC

Lone, Bum, and I worked on a new Dark theme for GDC to more closely follow the red, black, and white theme of Revolution Radio. Also, YAY RED AND BLACK AGAIN. This feels more like home. Having wondering flashbacks to the American Idiot era. 

 

So that's about it. Same exact theme as before, just changed out the red with blue, updated the logo, got some sweet new backgrounds.

 

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Andres

I'm very happy to share that we've brought two new people on to the GDC Mod Team, inthehallwaynow (also known as Matt, but because we already have two other Matt's on the team, we've been calling him hallwaymatt), and 'Second favourite son' (I don't know your real name, so I've just been calling you SFS). 

Things are starting to get really busy around here and we really wanted some new people on board to help specifically with the Green Day sections. 

Welcome to both of you! Very happy to have you guys on board!

Andres

Lone and I worked on enabling three new features tonight.

 

Online Status

We've added little indicators next to a users name that shows whether or not the user is online or not. You'll now see a green lightning bolt if someone is around, a grey icon if they're offline. (The default was a circle, we liked the lightning bolt because it reminded us of Warning)

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Topic Stats

We found a plugin for one of the most requested things missing since the last upgrade, stats for posts per topic. When you're viewing a forum you can now click the 'Replies' count and it'll show you the top posters in that topic.

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Preview Post

There's a new icon you'll see in the post toolbar that allows you to preview a post before you hit submit. It'll allow you to preview your post on Desktop, Tablet, or Phone sizes.  This works with any content around the forum that has the post editor. 

Here's the icon: nGnfYP3.png

 

and here's what a preview looks like. Click the X on the top right of the post editor to go back to 'Edit Mode'

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Lone

Popular Topics: July 2016

10 Most popular topics for July 2016
1) Green Day in the studio 2016 - 2,290 posts
2) Green Day started rehearsing for upcoming tour - 662 posts
3) New song titled "Bang Bang" out August 11 - 652 posts
4) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 315 posts
5) Green Day Instagram Photos - 308 posts
6) Euro 2016 - France - 255 posts
7) Billie Joe Armstrong - 230 posts
8) 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Season - 219 posts
9) Being Single - 211 posts
10) Trilogy Discussion - 210 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
BillyjoelxkidXx (403 posts)
Jane Lannister (398 posts)
Jake69 (391 posts)
JJ1964 (377 posts)
GenXIdiot (321 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Matt. in Green Day started rehearsing for upcoming tour
This post by HeyOldManInWomansShoes in Green Day in the studio 2016
This post by Matt. in Green Day started rehearsing for upcoming tour
This post by Matt. in New song titled "Bang Bang" out August 11
This post by Fuzz in Green Day in the studio 2016

Stats
Members active: 426
New Members: 106
Total Visitors: 17,828
Most registrations in a single day: 25 (July 30th)
Single busiest day: July 31st
New Topics: 54
Total Posts: 9,588
Total PMs sent: 66 (new), 956 (replies)
Blog posts made: 17
Most viewed blog entry: How do you deal with racist friends? (380 views)
Total Rep Given: 14,069

Hello all. I would like to welcome all of our new members and thank you for choosing Green Day Community as your metaphorical Green Day roller coaster ride. In case you've been living under a rock, crawled out of said rock, somehow missed the news on your way over to reading this blog, and ignored the third most popular topic last month at the top of this blog about Green Day's new single, I must congratulate you. Compared to last month, we have gone up in every single category by at least 13% (the greatest increase is . I'm looking forward to seeing these stats increase as we continue our journey into this new era. I would also like to welcome Matt. back onto the team!

GDC Tip #4: Look for this icon to preview your post in the editor: nGnfYP3.png

Andres

We need to move GDC over to a new server. I had planned on moving it over on August 12th, but with the announcement of the new single decided it needs to happen sooner. I'm looking to move it over tonight. I'll have to turn the site Offline while the transfer is happening. Once complete, it'll take an additional 1-12 hours for the site to come back online for everyone (basically however long it takes for the domain to point over to the new server). 

I'm expecting to bring the site offline around 1am EST (10pm PDT), and the transfer will take 2-4 hours, followed by 1-12 hours for the domain to come back. 

Sorry for the sudden announcement and the inconvenience. I figured it was best to make this happen right away to avoid downtime when actual news is coming out.

Lone

10 Most popular topics for June 2016
1) Green Day in the studio 2016 - 1,285 posts
2) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 318 posts
3) Green Day Instagram Photos - 290 posts
4) The British EU Referendum - 286 posts
5) Random Green Day Thoughts - 257 posts
6) Worst mass shooting in American history: 49 dead at Florida gay nightclub - 254 posts
7) Euro 2016 - France - 241 posts
8) Blink-182 - 219 posts
9) Random Thoughts - 156 posts
10) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 134 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
BillyjoelxkidXx (304 posts)
JJ1964 (295 posts)
Steven Seagull (263 posts)
Second favourite son (255 posts)
WhiteTim (237 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Emilie. in The Picture Thread
This post by Lindsay in The Picture Thread
This post by Fuzz in The Picture Thread
This post by She-Loves-Him in The Picture Thread
This post by ghesboro in Punk? No. Green Day is POP PUNK.

Stats
Members active: 363
New Members: 48 
Total Visitors: 14,114
Most registrations in a single day: 3 (June 4th)
Single busiest day: June 20th
New Topics: 63
Total Posts: 6,984
Total PMs sent: 64 (new), 734 (replies)
Blog posts made: 15
Most viewed blog entry: I kinda want to know what other people think is the best song off of Insomniac (110 views)
Total Rep Given: 8,081

Happy start of the second half of the year! If you still haven't started on your resolutions yet, you still have 6 more months to go. If you were wondering what happened in the most popular thread this month, Billie basically will be using a pretty sweet looking guitar (for whenever he is going to use it for). You can check it out here if you haven't already. We've increased in total visitors (↑5%), posts (↑44%), reply PMs (↑40%), and total rep given (↑55%) from last month. Display name history is back so now you can look at how many times last month's birthday boy changed his name.

GDC Tip #3: Sometimes it's nice to browse with start fresh by marking the whole forum read. You can do this by clicking the "Mark site read" button on the bottom right of the page on the dark theme or near the top right below the search bar on the light skin.

Peace out.

Andres

After a very long wait, the Display Name history is back! I had to manually edit a third party plugin to work with our theme, but it works! When you're visiting someone's profile, you'll see the "Display Name History" box on the bottom left of their profile, below recent visitors. 

 

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Lone

10 Most popular topics for May 2016
1) Green Day in the studio 2016 - 524 posts
2) Green Day Instagram Photos - 244 posts
3) Random Green Day Thoughts - 161 posts
4) The Picture Thread - 155 posts
5) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 138 posts
6) Being Single - 136 posts
7) The Work Thread - 126 posts
8) Random Thoughts - 125 posts
9) Your ideal Green Day show/playlist - 120 posts
10) 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Season - 119 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (254 posts)
Second favourite son (203 posts)
Steven Seagull (198 posts)
Jane Lannister (178 posts)
Hermione (175 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Jon Benjamin in My Q&A with John Kiffmeyer
This post by Maria Gloria in The Picture Thread
This post by Eva in The Picture Thread
This post by AlissaGoesRAWR in The Picture Thread
This post by st_trillie in Green Day Instagram Photos

Static Noise Episode(s)
Episode 101 - What in the world is #REVRAD?

Stats
Members active: 367
New Members: 49 
Total Visitors: 13,412
Most registrations in a single day: 4 (May 5th)
Single busiest day: May 31st
New Topics: 64
Total Posts: 4,834
Total PMs sent: 525 (replies included)
Blog posts made: 15
Most viewed blog entry: My Complete Poetry Collection! (208 views)
Total Rep Given: 5,221

Popular topics shows Green Day is one of the most talked about topics since they own half of the top ten topics and the top three as well! This has only happened one other time this year (March). However, all but the number of new topics created (increase of 2) have decreased in comparison to last month. Perhaps this is truly the calm before the storm? As far as the community goes, I'd like to give a shout out to the class of 2016! Congrats to those who have graduated and those who will this month as well.

GDC Tip #2: After you've inserted an image in your post, you can adjust the size of the image/thumbnail (any image larger than 500px by 500px will get resized to a thumbnail) by hitting control/command and right clicking the image to get this dropdown menu:

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once you hit "Edit Image" this window will appear allowing you to adjust the image link, size, and alignment:

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Happy posting!

Lone

10 Most popular topics for April 2016
1) Green Day in the studio 2016 - 774 posts
2) Billie Joe to play lead in film 'Geezer' - 545 posts
3) Random Thoughts - 366 posts
4) Green Day Instagram Photos - 234 posts
5) 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Season - 159 posts
6) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 147 posts
7) How Are You Feeling? - 134 posts
8) Your Pet Peeves - 123 posts
9) University/College - 118 posts
10) The Work Thread - 115 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
desertrose (311 posts)
JJ1964 (255 posts)
GenXIdiot (212 posts)
Jane Lannister (205 posts)
Libertine Angel (192 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Insomniac186 in Green Day in the studio 2016
This post by Insomniac186 in Green Day in the studio 2016
This post by Eva in The Picture Thread
This post by AlissaGoesRAWR in Relationships
This post by She-Loves-Him in The Picture Thread

Stats
Members active: 460
New Members: 105 
Total Visitors: 18,780
Most registrations in a single day: 9 (April 2nd)
Single busiest day: April 23rd
New Topics: 62
Total Posts: 5,794
Total PMs sent: 50
Blog posts made: 21
Most viewed blog entry: Research Thread - Does socialism lead to communism? (Part 1) (319 views)
Total Rep Given: 6,859

Last month we were 4,000 visitors stronger than March. Hello all! We also wrapped up the American Idiot Cover Contest. Congratulations to our winners Jeff Strong and Howi S. Thank you to all to the participants and to those who voted.

As a bonus here's a GDC Tip: You can select a portion of someone's post and a "Quote" button should appear. When you click it, it will grab only the selected text rather than the whole post.

Lone

10 Most popular topics for March 2016
1) Green Day in the studio 2016 - 446 posts
2) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 343 posts
3) Jason Freese says huge tour starting in September in radio interview - 337 posts
4) Billie Joe to play lead in film 'Geezer' - 259 posts
5) 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Season - 218 posts
6) Relationships - 207 posts
7) Random Thoughts - 189 posts
8) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 180 posts
9) Your Pet Peeves - 159 posts
10) Green Day Instagram Photos - 156 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (450 posts)
GenXIdiot (287 posts)
Jane Lannister (279 posts)
Brooklyn Baby (274 posts)
Steven Seagull (211 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Fuzz in Jason Freese says huge tour starting in September in radio interview
This post by jon18 in Jason Freese says huge tour starting in September in radio interview
This post by Eva in The Picture Thread
This post by Dai. in Today I am 10 GDC years old.
This post by Otávio Vidal in Green Day in the studio 2016

Stats
Members active: 435
New Members: 120 
Total Visitors: 14,620
Most registrations in a single day: 11 (March 20th)
Single busiest day: March 1st
New Topics: 92
Total Posts: 6,564
Total PMs sent: 45
Blog posts made: 13
Most viewed blog entry: EVERYBODY READ THIS (442 views)
Total Rep Given: 7,323

And just like that we've completed a quarter of the year. Last month GDA announced an American Idiot Cover Contest and we've received over 30 entries. Thank you to all of those who sent in covers. We will be posting the entries and asking the community to vote on the top 10 to be posted on GDA. Cheers.

Liam

I'm excited to announce that Ham Pascale has been promoted to GDA Staff!

They'll be joining us along side Andres, Lone, Todd, Matt, and I to keep the tour section on GDA updated and as detailed as possible. Anyone who is active in the download forum knows how skilled they are at finding new information for old shows, so please help me in welcoming them to the team.

Welcome Ham! Can't wait for all the amazing work you'll do.

Lone

10 Most popular topics for February 2016
1) Green Day in the studio 2016 - 937 posts
2) Being Single - 270 posts
3) Green Day Instagram Photos - 269 posts
4) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 205 posts
5) 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Season - 170 posts
6) Random Thoughts - 152 posts
7) 924 Gilman Dookie Benefit - Fox Theater Tribute Show Feb. 19 - 146 posts
8) Relationships - 113 posts
9) The Work Thread - 102 posts
10) How Are You Feeling? - 95 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (414 posts)
Jane Lannister (280 posts)
Lady Nightlife (248 posts)
desertrose (214 posts)
Steven Seagull (194 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Ryan in Green Day in the studio 2016
This post by Sarcasm in The Picture Thread
This post by Fuzz in Green Day in the studio 2016
This post by Mary Daze in The Picture Thread
This post by bollard_11 in Relationships

Static Noise Episode(s)
Episode 100 - We like shitty pop-punk (and rumors)

Stats
Members active: 465
New Members: 89 
Total Visitors: 14,199
Most registrations in a single day: 6 (February 23rd)
Single busiest day: February 2nd
New Topics: 81
Total Posts: 5,557
Total PMs sent: 39
Blog posts made: 25
Most viewed blog entry: It Wasn't Just Billie Joe's Birthday... (138 views)
Total Rep Given: 6,645

I hope everyone enjoyed the extra day this year. I'd like to congratulate the Static Noise crew on their 100th episode (@StaticNoiseGDA on Twitter) and wish Billie Joe a happy 44th birthday. It's sweet to see the top topic, which took up almost 20% of the posts this month, and most liked post be Green Day related. This means our boys are up to something exciting. Is it about time to save up for concerts? For now, as many of you may have noticed, it's the year we (US residents) get to decide who our next leader so don't forget to show your support for Billie by purchasing Vote Billie Joe posters to vote in both the primaries and this November! 

Lone

Popular Topics: January 2016

10 Most popular topics for January 2016
1) Green Day in the studio 2016 - 593 posts
2) Green Day Instagram Photos - 248 posts
3) Random Thoughts - 223 posts
4) Where do you personally think Green Day should go sonically with their next record? - 171 posts
5) University/College - 144 posts
6) GDC/GDA Feedback and Help - 128 posts
7) The Work Thread - 120 posts
8) The Angry Thread - 109 posts
9) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 108 posts
10) Random Green Day Thoughts - 106 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (310 posts)
Jane Lannister (239 posts)
Darth Seditus (236 posts)
Steven Seagull (205 posts)
desertrose (199 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Paola17 in Green Day in the studio 2016
This post by Fuzz in Billie Joe 2016 Poster
This post by ozoneplayer in Green Day in the studio 2016
This post by W_FInkThePlatypusHunter in Green Day in the studio 2016
This post by Steven Seagull in Green Day in the studio 2016

Stats
Members active: 468
New Members: 130 
Total Visitors: 15,762
Most registrations in a single day: 21 (January 31st)
Single busiest day: January 19th
New Topics: 79
Total Posts: 5,699
Total PMs sent: 52
Blog posts made: 20
Most viewed blog entry: The Journey (350 views)
Total Rep Given: 5,001

Hello all! How is everyone enjoying 2016? This past month we've started selling Billie Joe 2016 campaign posters (designed by @Jack and @BeachBum and as seen on Billie Joe's Instagram account). Check out the details here. I also wanted to mention "New in the Download Section" by @Todd. He'll be highlighting new Green Day and Green Day related media for your downloading pleasure. Sayonara for now.

Lone

10 Most popular topics for December 2015
1) Merry Christmas! Here's a new Green Day song - 402 posts
2) Green Day Instagram Photos - 229 posts
3) The Star Wars Club - 217 posts
4) Being Single - 177 posts
5) GDC/GDA Feedback and Help - 170 posts
6) Your Pet Peeves - 154 posts
7) [Rumor] Mike says new album is coming next year - 149 posts
8) Random Thoughts - 134 posts
9) Where do you personally think Green Day should go sonically with their next record? - 104 posts
10) University/College - 100 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
Darth Seditus (332 posts)
JJ1964 (265 posts)
Lady Nightlife (215 posts)
Steven Seagull (207 posts)
AlissaGoesRAWR (203 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Dai. in The Picture Thread
This post by Iva in The Picture Thread
This post by Andres in Merry Christmas! Here's a new Green Day song
This post by AlissaGoesRAWR in Merry Christmas! Here's a new Green Day song
This post by DookieLukie in [Rumor] Mike says new album is coming next year

Stats
Members active: 488
New Members: 87 
Total Visitors: 14,330
Most registrations in a single day: 7 (December 15th)
Single busiest day: December 24th
New Topics: 73
Total Posts: 5,167
Total PMs sent: 24
Blog posts made: 17
Most viewed blog entry: Hail to the Owner (President Trump) (275 views)
Total Rep Given: 4,523

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10 Most popular topics for 2015
1) General Conversation - 6,394 posts
2) Green Day playing House of Blues in Cleveland on April 16th! - 5,316 posts
3) Battle Of The Green Day Songs - 4,711 posts
4) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 3,188 posts
5) Your Pet Peeves - 3,017 posts
6) Green Day inducted into the Hall Of Fame - 2,662 posts
7) Relationships - 2,609 posts
8) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 2,511 posts
9) Green Day Instagram Photos - 2,285 posts
10) The Picture Thread - 2,156 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (6,033 posts)
Lady Nightlife (5,851 posts)
Darth Seditus (4,385 posts)
AlissaGoesRAWR (3,843 posts)
Céadóg (2,986 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by prick in this time next year
This post by Pikachu in On Entitlement and the Big Green Line Between Fan and Band
This post by Céadóg in One Weekend In Cleveland (or Céadóg Writes A Massive Load Of Shite But You're Gonna Read It Anyway Because It's Him)
This post by rootbeersoup in Green Day inducted into the Hall Of Fame
This post by captain peroxide in Kids jamming to Green Day

Lone

Popular Topics: November 2015

10 Most popular topics for November 2015
1) Terror attacks in Paris - 200 posts
2) Relationships - 181 posts
3) University/College - 139 posts
4) Green Day Instagram Photos - 138 posts
5) The Picture Thread - 133 posts
6) Green Day performance at 'Geezer' after party - 122 posts
7) NFL Thread - 101 posts
8) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 100 posts
9) Heart Like A Hand Grenade - 94 posts
10) Being Single - 93 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
Lady Nightlife (214 posts)
JJ1964 (201 posts)
Emilie. (134 posts)
desertrose (134 posts)
Billie Hoe is my hero (124 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by bollard_11 in The Picture Thread
This post by Daughter.of.Rage.and.Love in The Picture Thread
This post by Eva in Relationships
This post by Maria Gloria in The Picture Thread
This post by She-Loves-Him in The Picture Thread

Stats
Members active: 254
New Members: 18 
Total Visitors: 12,617
Most registrations in a single day: 2 (November 6th)
Single busiest day: November 15th
New Topics: 40
Total Posts: 4,221
Total PMs sent: 37
Blog posts made: 21
Most viewed blog entry: Hello GDC (272 views)
Total Rep Given: 3,842

Andres

Help us pay a couple bills

Asking for some donations for GDC to cover some costs. We have our license renewal which is $50, and the updated dark theme we got with the last upgrade was $20.

If you're willing to help out, you can do so via PayPal (you don't need an account, it accepts debit/credit cards). Click the button below.

 

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As always, I know not everyone is in a position of being able to donate. Perfectly understandable! Thanks to those of you who can, and to those who can't, I won't forget this. :fuzz:

 

Reminder that if you donate $5 or more you'll be put into a group that has all ads disabled across GDC.

Andres

Changes in latest upgrade

We've upgraded to the latest version of the Invision software. There are three major changes and lots of small ones. 

 

  • Improved editor
    • The post editor was completely re-written for better support on mobile and should load more quickly
    • You can now press Ctrl and right click on the editor to 'Paste' or 'Paste without formatting'
    • When you're using quick reply, you can now press Tab + Enter on your keyboard to submit a post (instead of 3 tabs like before).
  • Content Streams
    • This new feature allows you to create custom streams of activity on GDC. 
    • By default you'll see one stream that I created near the top right for 'Unread Followed Content'. That's an easy place to browse all comments, posts, and topics that you follow that have new content.
    • You can see other content streams or even make your own by hovering over Activity on the top right and selecting an option.
  • New-old Dark Theme
    • We've gone back to the Dark theme we were using before the upgrade to 4.0, so things should look a little more familiar. 
    • There's a lot of the small customization we need to do (user info around avatars specifically) - but I'm going to wait a few more days since the developer of this theme has been upgrading this theme several times this past week. I don't like making a ton of changes, then having to do them all over when an update comes out.

 

There's other changes that I'm still finding out. If there's anything else very different I'll add it to this post.

Some background upgrades are still running on the server, so I expect the site to be running a little slow while those complete. Much of that is indexing content for the new content streams and improved search system.

Lone

Popular Topics: October 2015

10 Most popular topics for October 2015
1) Heart Like A Hand Grenade - 477 posts
2) Winners of the 2015 GDC Awards - 227 posts
3) 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Season - 187 posts
4) Green Day Instagram Photos - 176 posts
5) Is Green Day Irrelevant? - 175 posts
6) Voting - GDC Awards 2015 - 170 posts
7) GDC Awards 2015 Final Categories - 160 posts
8) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 159 posts
9) The Picture Thread - 142 posts
10) Relationships - 141 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (303 posts)
Jane Lannister (293 posts)
Lady Nightlife (287 posts)
AlissaGoesRAWR (218 posts)
Céadóg (203 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by punkrockerjaymz in Billie Joe plays intimate gig to audience of 3
This post by Lone in Winners of the 2015 GDC Awards
This post by chewychorizo in The Picture Thread
This post by She-Loves-Him in The Picture Thread
This post by Katarina. in The Picture Thread

Stats
Members active: 587
New Members: 31 
Total Visitors: 13,641
Most registrations in a single day: 3 (October 26th)
Single busiest day: October 12th
New Topics: 66
Total Posts: 6,776
Total PMs sent: 83
Blog posts made: 17
Most viewed blog entry: WHO WANTS TO PLAY GAMES FOR 24 HOURS? (142 views)
Total Rep Given: 6,461

Happy November 1st GDC! I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.  Last month we had our annual GDC Awards. Congratulations to the winners/runner ups and a shout out to Bum for making the banners. Thank you to everyone who voted this year.

We know a lot of you have been posting about the issues regarding the performance of the forum. An upgrade has been announced which should take care of some of the issues everyone is having. There are still some bugs to be worked out and addressed in the next update so we will be waiting for the next update. Hang on just a bit more! We will post a blog post highlighting some of the changed features. On a separate note, GDA is holding a Green Day pumpkin carving contest and you can check out the details here. Have an idea for a contest? Comment below and let us know what kind of contests you guys are interested in participating in.

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Andres

Forums Re-organized (again)

We've re-organized the forum once again. This change creates a new "Interests" category and moves Clubs back to the main page as part of that new category, puts Brink and Musicians under a new 'Creativity' subforum, and moves Movies, TV, Books and "Other Artists" into a new subforum called "Entertainment". 

 

We've also decided to remove Shenanigans. We didn't feel that most topics were used often and didn't really feel like they were adding much at this point. So we've taken two of the most popular topics and re-created them elsewhere. The Picture Thread has been restarted under "General Chat", and "How Are You Feeling" is now under Advice. The Shenanigans forum is read-only for now and will be deleted on November 1st. 


Unrelated, but still new, there's a new forum called "Unreleased & Rare Songs" in the Downloads section that Todd is working on.

 

 

Lone

Popular Topics: September 2015

10 Most popular topics for September 2015
1) Transgirls in the girls' locker room: where is the line drawn? - 289 posts
2) Is The Song Above On Your iPod? - 267 posts
3) Relationships - 247 posts
4) The Picture Thread - 245 posts
5) The Angry Thread - 222 posts
6) The Sex Thread - 182 posts
7) Green Day Instagram Photos - 155 posts
8) Heart Like A Hand Grenade 2015? - 155 posts
9) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 125 posts
10) The Medical Thread - 121 posts

Fans of the Week
Since Steven was such an awesome interviewee to leave off with, we decided to give this a break. Only half of the previous may or may not be true.

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (317 posts)
Lady Nightlife (303 posts)
Penguin Puffball (244 posts)
Steven Seagull (223 posts)
desertrose (216 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by angry_robot in The Picture Thread
This post by Jane Lannister in The Picture Thread
This post by Céadóg in The Official Hannadagh Wedding Liveblog
This post by Eva in Relationships
This post by Hermione in The Picture Thread

Stats
Members active: 394
New Members: 20 
Total Visitors: 14,107
Most registrations in a single day: 2 (September 19th)
Single busiest day: September 17th
New Topics: 60
Total Posts: 6,461
Total PMs sent: 60
Blog posts made: 16
Most viewed blog entry: Honestly man this place is shit (3,127 views)
Total Rep Given: 6,111

How are we all doing after that horrible day we dread every year as a Green Day fan? What was the worst one you've heard? Post it in the comments below.

This month we will have our annual GDC Awards so be on the lookout for the categories thread and voting thread! Remember, you save a puppy every time you don't vote for Mark.

P.S. Congrats to the newlyweds.

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Lone

Popular Topics: August 2015

 

10 Most popular topics for August 2015
1) Battle Of The Green Day Songs - 583 posts
2) Is The Song Above On Your iPod? - 376 posts
3) Relationships - 317 posts
4) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 254 posts
5) Ashley Madison/Josh Duggar is a piece of shit - 247 posts
6) Green Day Instagram Photos - 238 posts
7) The Sex Thread - 236 posts
8) The Picture Thread - 196 posts
9) The Medical Thread - 180 posts
10) Two Virginia journalists killed on air - 163 posts

Fans of the Week
Aug 8 - Lone
Aug 22 - Steven Seagull

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (474 posts)
Lady Nightlife (417 posts)
One Hot Minute (387 posts)
Penguin Puffball (282 posts)
AlissaGoesRAWR (272 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by wood in The Picture Thread
This post by Daughter.of.Rage.and.Love in The Picture Thread
This post by desertrose in Story of the Fan that met Billie Joe in Broken Guitars shop
This post by She-Loves-Him in The Picture Thread
This post by Comrade in The Picture Thread

Stats
Members active: 294
New Members: 22 
Total Visitors: 12,858
Most registrations in a single day: 3 (August 18th)
Single busiest day: August 26th
New Topics: 115
Total Posts: 8,885
Total PMs sent: 126
Blog posts made: 31
Most viewed blog entry: Swimmers Fan Site/Forum (271 views)
Total Rep Given: 8,659

Hi everyone. I'm sorry for being late. Please enjoy last month's top topics and the rest of the stats. We would like to thank everyone for their feedback last month. As always, comment below with any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks.

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Andres

Now that the dust is starting to settle with the upgrade, I'd like to ask for your help in covering some of the costs. 

In total the upgrade cost around $150 more than we usually spend on GDC - here's a breakdown of the costs:

  • New theme: $55
  • Paid Plugins: $46
  • Mega Account re-activated for downloads: $15

There were some other fees, but since it was my own fuck-up I'm not asking for any help with that.

If you help out with more than $5 you'll be put into a special group to disable all GDC ads for 1 year. We might add some extras later on for this group - just not sure yet.

Click the button below to donate

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Thanks to everyone willing to help us out! I completely understand that not everyone is in a position to do so, that's alright. Just keep being awesome and participating around GDC.