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Andres

The mod team has agreed to the following addition to our forum guidelines

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  • Do not post private messages in public without the explicit consent of all participating members. If there's a problem in PMs, report it to the mod team directly.

 

We're making this change because it's been a recurring issue lately. People start arguing with each other, someone takes it to PM (which is the best place for it, instead of a back and forth in a topic or elsewhere in the forum), then someone screenshots that and posts it publicly in hopes to embarrass or ridicule the user. It's not only very unhelpful, it's further escalating an issue that will require the mod team to step in. 

If you have differences with someone, take it to PM. If they're not interested in talking, just ignore the user. If someone messages you and you find the comments rude or unwelcome, use the Report button. A mod will check the situation out and deal with it. This falls in to line with another guideline

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  • No fighting will be tolerated. Do not try to take things into your own hands, it usually just make things worse. Get in touch with a mod.

People seem to forget that rule, then get upset when they get a warning or a suspension. 

The mod team really tries to avoid becoming a ref in these situations. But we want everyone here to feel like they have the space to comment and reply to anything else here without being ridiculed or harassed. When that happens, please just report the comment and let us know when things are getting out of hand. It does no one any good to let issues escalate to the point where people are just bitching at each other and throwing personal insults. 

 

That's all. Have fun. Good night.

Lone

Overall 2016 Stats

10 Most popular topics for 2016
1) New song "Bang Bang" coming August 11th - 7,412 posts
2) Green Day in the studio 2016 - 6,823 posts
3) Revolution Radio - 5,631 posts
4) Green Day Instagram Photos - 3,435 posts
5) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 3,264 posts
6) Random Thoughts - 3,024 posts
7) Random Green Day Thoughts - 2,379 posts
8) Being Single - 2,103 posts
9) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 1,892 posts
10) 02 - Bang Bang - 1,853 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
JJ1964 (4,647 posts)
Jane Lannister (4,136 posts)
Tinkle (3,625 posts)
Steven Seagull (2,978 posts)
Libertine Angel (2,882 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Insomniac186 in Green Day in the studio 2016

This post by angry_robot in the Ultimate Green Day Poster
This post by Billie Hoe in Interview with Ticketmaster
This post by Matt. in Green Day started rehearsing for upcoming tour
This post by HeyOldManInWomansShoes in Green Day in the studio 2016

Top 5 Blog Entries
EVERYBODY READ THIS (840 views)
How do you deal with racist friends? (760 views)
The Journey (720 views)
Research Thread - Does socialism lead to communism? (Part 1) (644 views)
The Gas Mask (614 views)

Stats
New Members: 1861 
Total Visitors: 212,793
Most registrations in a single day: 177 (August 6th)
Single busiest day: September 6th
New Topics: 1386
Total Posts: 133,851
Total PMs sent: 1,199
Blog posts made: 216
Total Rep Given: 173,777

2016 wasn't all bad. Our favorite band returned with a new album and our top topics of the year reflect that. At the end of last year, we asked visitors to vote for their favorite Green Day Green Day photos of 2016. Happy 2017 GDC and let's make it amazing.

Past stats.

Lone

10 Most popular topics for November 2016
1) Green Day to be honored and perform at the EMAs - 1,388 posts
2) Green Day to perform at the AMAs - 950 posts
3) Donald Trump wins election - 935 posts
4) 2016 U.S. Presidential Election - 882 posts
5) Green Day Facebook Live 5th November - 529 posts
6) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 504 posts
7) Green Day Instagram Photos - 304 posts
8) Green Day To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Monday 11/21 - 290 posts
9) Random Thoughts - 289 posts
10) Still Breathing Official Music Video - 279 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
Jane Lannister (531 posts)
Slash (519 posts)
Wretched & Divine (483 posts)
Billie Hoe (475 posts)
I don't care (401 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Grinch in Still Breathing Official Music Video
This post by Dai. in The Picture Thread
This post by WorryRock02 in Still Breathing Music Video In The Works
This post by Alf in 'Forever Now' Multicam at Jimmy Kimmel
This post by JOE THE X-KID in What if Green Day had never released American Idiot

Stats
Members active: 352
New Members: 102 
Total Visitors: 21,718
Most registrations in a single day: 7 (November 20th)
Single busiest day: November 6th
New Topics: 167
Total Posts: 15,560
Total PMs sent: 99
Blog posts made: 19
Most viewed blog entry: In Defense of my Generation + The "Left" Did Not Invent PC (223 views)
Total Rep Given: 23,038

 

Most popular topics for December 2016
1) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 369 posts
2) Random Green Day Thoughts - 322 posts
3) Being Single - 321 posts
4) Christmas 2016 - 243 posts
5) Green Day Instagram Photos - 231 posts
6) Green Day to perform on Ellen on December 13 - 209 posts
7) Donald Trump wins election - 199 posts
8) Random Thoughts - 152 posts
9) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 143 posts
10) Revolution Radio Promotion and Commercial Performance - 137 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
Jane Lannister (418 posts)
desertrose (278 posts)
Jenn. (222 posts)
End Of The World (213 posts)
St. Jonny (199 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Todd in Unreleased Nimrod Session Tracks
This post by .Holly in The Picture Thread
This post by ruskinator in Billie Joe Armstrong to Perform Tonight at Ghost Ship Benefit
This post by Ryan in The Picture Thread
This post by desertrose in Green Day interview - The Talk (part 1 and part 2)

Stats
Members active: 708
New Members: 98 
Total Visitors: 18,623
Most registrations in a single day: 6 (December 4th)
Single busiest day: December 7th
New Topics: 111
Total Posts: 8,397
Total PMs sent: 78
Blog posts made: 16
Most viewed blog entry: Curious to see how activity will change over the next few months (541 views)
Total Rep Given: 12,553

These past couple months we had a few activities for you guys to do between the sites. First off we announced the winners of our costume contest so congrats to @BetterThanAir, @wood, @Dirntbag, and all the runner ups! We also had our 3rd riddles contest and our winner for that was Nazmjia! Last but not least we held our ugly sweater contest. Winners to be posted soon! Thank you to all who participated in our contests! Last month, we asked you guys to nominate your favorite Green Day photos from 2016. Stay tuned for the overall 2016 stats blog.

Andres

New Chat System

The company that makes the forum software, Invision, recently announced that they were no longer going to develop their own chat system. The chat system hasn't had any real updates in quite a long time and they decided they'd be better off putting those resources into making the forums themselves better. 

As a result, we've removed the old chat room and have added in a new chat system that you'll find on the bottom right of the window when browsing the forum. Yes, it's meant to be very similar to Facebook chat since that's a system many are already familiar with.

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The new chat allows you to chat one on one with your friends

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Or join the Chat Room with other members

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If you want the chat to stay open when you browse around the forum, you can either click the "pop out" arrow on the top right so the chat opens in its own window. Or click the 'gear' for settings and enable "Keep Room Open". 

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To close a chat window either click on the title bar of the chat window, or click the chat buttons on the chat bar itself. 

If you're in the chat and want to report someone just hover over their name and you'll see the following options. Select "Report Spam/Abuse" and chat mods and admins will get a report and be able to look back at that point in the chat. You'll also see that mods/admins can "Silence" a user (a temporary timeout for up to 5 minutes), or kick the user from the chat entirely.

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That's the gist of the new system. We hope to see you guys in there and we can find ways to improve this functionality. So far, I honestly think this setup will be much better than the old entirely separate chat system. 

 

 

 

Lone

A couple weeks ago we asked you guys to provide feedback on the forum and the way things were going. Thanks to everyone who sent your feedback. We read them over and talked as a team about the changes we want to make going forward.

A suggestion we saw multiple times was that the tour section was a bit unwieldy. We all agreed, and decided to move past tour dates from the RevRad tour into their own subforum. That way when you visit the tour section, you're greeted by the next show that's coming up.

We've also decided to change the warning system so that "verbal warns" are now an actual warning point. This will help avoid situations where someone posts something after a warning is given and not knowing about it, and will also help make it clear when a mod is asking a user to stop doing something. These changes are outlined below.

Each warning point is active on your profile for 15 days. If you get another warning within that period, your warning point will go up by 1 and include further restrictions each time until you're banned.

  • 1st Warning: No suspension. No restrictions on posting.
  • 2nd Warning: 1 day suspension. Restricted to 10 posts per day.
  • 3rd Warning: 2 day suspension. Restricted to 10 posts per day.
  • 4th Warning: 3 day suspension. Restricted to 10 posts per day.
  • 5th Warning: Banned.

When you're warned you'll get a notification with the reason and have to acknowledge it before you can post again. Upon returning from each suspension, there will still be a 10 posts/day limit for 15 days. While a user has a warning point they will not have access to “Clubs”. Duplicate accounts created to get around a suspension will result in another warning point.

Thanks again to those of you who sent in your feedback. If you have suggestions or concerns, please reach out to us so we can help find a solution.

Lone

Frosty theme now available for use!

Happy December! It's that time of year where we let ol' Frosty here loose. If you don't know who this magical beast is, you can find it by switching the theme at the bottom of the forum.

Desktop

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Please use Frosty responsibly.

Lone

Popular Topics: October 2016

10 Most popular topics for October 2016
1) Green Day To Tour North America in 2017 - 1,200 posts
2) Revolution Radio - 1,120 posts
3) Random Thoughts - 591 posts
4) 2016/10/07 - Rough Trade NYC, New York City, NY - 486 posts
5) 2016/10/08 - Webster Hall, New York City, NY, USA - 436 posts
6) Green Day Instagram Photos - 430 posts
7) Green Day To Be On Howard Stern Wednesday - 395 posts
8) Pre-order shipping/discussion thread (GD store only please) - 360 posts
9) Green Day Australia & New Zealand Tour - April & May 2017 - 359 posts
10) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 358 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
Tinkle (833 posts)
desertrose (638 posts)
Scattered Wreck (552 posts)
Libertine Angel (484 posts)
stories and songs (463 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Billie Hoe in Interview with Ticketmaster
This post by MMwhatsername in Green Day picture-interview (very funny)
This post by tomdsjames in Revolution Radio Promotion and Commercial Performance
This post by Jet Taman in Green Day To Be On Howard Stern Wednesday
This post by BrendanL in 2016/10/23 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, USA

Stats
Members active: 1348
New Members: 323 
Total Visitors: 29,387
Most registrations in a single day: 24 (October 10th)
Single busiest day: October 7th
New Topics: 245
Total Posts: 21,002
Total PMs sent: 221
Blog posts made: 21
Most viewed blog entry: Fuck Donald Trump, A Love Letter (145 views)
Total Rep Given: 27,491

Last month marked the release of Revolution Radio, GDC's 12th birthday, the GDC Awards, AlissaGoesRAWR's promotion to moderator, and the Halloween costume contest. Yay events! Winners of that will be announced some time tomorrow. Are there any particular contests you guys would like to see/participate in? Comment below.

GDC Tip #6: Forget about moving the cursor over just to hit the post button, hit Ctrl/Cmd + enter instead.

Lone

"Interview" Tag for Green Day Chat

We've created an "Interview" tag for threads about Green Day interviews in Green Day Chat. They've recently been featured in Rolling Stone? Make a thread and tag it! They've made an appearance on Rachel Ray? Make a thread and tag it! You'll be able to add the tags when you go to create the topic or if you've forgotten it and created the thread already, you can add it in later by editing the OP. Tag away!

 

This is what it looks like when you're browsing a forum. Clicking the tag will show you all related topics.

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This is what it looks like when you want to tag a topic. Click the "Add Tag" button right below the title. You can only do this on your topics. You can always send a report if someone else didn't tag a topic and a mod can tag it.

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Lone

Popular Topics: September 2016

10 Most popular topics for September 2016
1) 2016/09/26 - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH, USA - 1,799 posts
2) Revolution Radio - 1,647 posts
3) The Thread That Shall Not Be Named - 1,304 posts
4) "Still Breathing" - Song  - 1,247 posts
5) Green Day European Tour - January  - 941 posts
6) Revolution Radio (song) - 934 posts
7) 2016/09/28 - Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, USA - 888 posts
8) 2016/09/29 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA, USA - 586 posts
9) Green Day US Tour - September  - 530 posts
10) Green Day started rehearsing for upcoming tour - 424 posts

Top 5 Most Active Members
Tinkle (835 posts)
Scattered Wreck (771 posts)
Billie Hoe (466 posts)
Second favourite son (460 posts)
dolce_amore93 (429 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts
This post by Travis. in The Official Music Video for "Bang Bang" is here!
This post by Andres in Revolution Radio Lyric Video
This post by thatdude03 in "Still Breathing" - Song & Lyric Video
This post by foxborohottub in Green Day POSTPONES 3 Tour Days, cancels Toronto show
This post by Mary711 in The Picture Thread

Stats
Members active: 1165
New Members: 528 
Total Visitors: 35,630
Most registrations in a single day: 123 (September 6th)
Single busiest day: September 26th
New Topics: 195
Total Posts: 23,029
Total PMs sent: 315 (new), 2,614 (replies)
Blog posts made: 16
Most viewed blog entry: Revolution Radio vs Bang Bang (197 views)
Total Rep Given: 27,081

As our forecasters predicted previously, Green Day has made landfall on the shores of GDC and made itself known by taking over the top 10 most popular topics of this month. 

This month we will be holding the annual GDC Awards so look out for that thread which will contain info on how to vote.

I don't have a tip this month but I'll leave you guys with this photo (by @Maria Gloria) from this post to keep in your mind as you listen to the new album. Enjoy!

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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. 

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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

GDC will be offline overnight

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

Popular Topics: June 2016

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

Display Name History is back

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

Popular Topics: May 2016

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

Popular Topics: April 2016

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

Popular Topics: March 2016

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

Popular Topics: February 2016

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.