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GDC has been upgraded to 4.0!

By Lone,

Hey everyone, welcome back to GDC. Sorry if you guys felt lost or worried that we'd never come back online. The upgrade finally went through - and this blog is to list a few of the major changes.

First off, everything posted after July 18th is lost (PM's, posts, statues, etc.). This is because the failed upgrade Andres attempted last weekend was causing some problems when we tried again, so he had to restore the database to an earlier state and in doing so, lost the most recent data. None-the-less - here's the new stuff.


New Features

Only one username now.
There is no longer a difference between a user's login and display name. They are the same thing. 

Mentions
You can mention members in post by typing @username and clicking their display name when the drop down appears.

Profiles
Profiles have been completely re-done. You can now add a cover photo to customize your page a bit, and it should be easier to see a user’s content when first viewing their profile.

No More Mobile Theme
The upgraded code means that whatever theme you prefer (dark or light) will be the same one you use on a mobile device. It's pretty awesome.

Along that same note, we're not going to get a custom light theme for now. We'll just stick with the default one since the developer of the old light theme has not indicated he'll be upgrading it to work with the new software.

That's it for here. There's a lot of new buttons and stuff to look at, too much to try and summarize. If you have any questions or problems, post below and let us know.

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There's a few things that are not working or that we will be changing/updating. Read the comments below for more information. We'll update this post tomorrow evening with more information.

Current list of Questions, Comments, Concerns and Suggestions.
(Last Updated: July 27th 1:07am EST)

  • Is the followed content missing.
    • Yes. We definitely need to replace this. We'll look for a new solution.
  • It seems like the forum is using larger font is squished more horizontally.  
    • This is mainly by design. Just lots of padding around some content. Fonts aren't really too much larger overall. Andres has adjusted font-size in the editor though to make it match the other content.
  • Some media icons are missing
  • Are signatures gone now?
    • Yes. Not sure why, they may come back. Andres isn't really sure.
  • No link in announcement. - 
    • You have to go into the announcement itself to click on the link since it seems to have its own page. Will research a better option like before.
  • Is the back to top button gone?
    • It is. Andres will look for a solution
  • Update backgrounds
  • Can the number of posts needed to make a topic popular be increased?  They are going popular at 9 posts at the moment. - 
    • We will keep adjusting this till we find a right solution. Right now it's only a few posts within the last 30 minutes.
  • What happened to friends?  Do we need to follow everyone again? 
    • YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS. :( You can follow users to get notifications on their content, but it's not a mutual relationsihp anymore.
  • Can the name list in chat be in alphabetical order again?
    • No. It's not an option and would require some coding that Andres isn't up to doing for now.
  • Image adder not loading images.
    • Seems to be some bugs in this code and Invision is looking into it.
  • Join date not with posts anymore
    • Added
  • Are things running slow because of the scripts running in the background? 
    • Yes. There's still a lot of work going on to the database that could be causing some of the issues.
  • Search not working
    • Major issues going on with the search database. Will work on this asap.
  • Can we confirm that only users with 100 posts can see the advice posts in the activity log in the profile? 
    • Yup. Only those with 100 posts can see advice posts everywhere.
  • No notification when a user is kicked from the chat. 
  • Avatars beside the names in the chat. 
    • We'll look into this later on.
  • Can pictures be automatically removed when quoting?
    • This was a third-party addon. Will have to see if another has been created.
  • Move user title under avatar
  • Remove member group below avatar
  • Adjust blue header in chat
  • In chat, change notification colors for entry and exit
  • Replace forum icons with warning man
  • Re-enable cover photos for all users
  • Source code to be changed to BBCode
    • I don't think this is happening. I believe Invision is phasing out some of the bbcode stuff and just want people to use the rich editor.
  • Ads stretching page on mobile devices
    • Ads have been disabled temporarily while I research a fix.
  • Allow quick reply to statuses
    • This is something Invision will likely support in a future release.

10 Most popular topics for june 2015

1) Billie Joe is playing an acoustic show June 24, 2015 - 848 posts

2) Your Pet Peeves - 566 posts

3) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 426 posts

4) Relationships - 390 posts

5) Green Day to play NiFi Music Fest - CANCELLED - 314 posts

6) The Angry Thread - 312 posts

7) Battle Of The Green Day Songs - 243 posts

8) The Picture Thread - 232 posts

9) Green Day Instagram Photos - 222 posts

10) The Work Thread - 207 posts

Fans of the Week

June 6: JJ1964

June 20: BillyjoelxkidXx

Static Noise Episodes

NONE, BECAUSE ANDRES SUCKS AND IS BORING AND CAN'T EVER DO ANYTHING FUN!

Top 5 Most Active Members

Lady Nightlife (694 posts)

JJ1964 (443 posts)

Darth Seditus (383 posts)

Céadóg (315 posts)

AlissaGoesRAWR (313 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by fukingcounterstrike in The Picture Thread

This post by Eva in The Picture Thread

This post by She-Loves-Him in The Picture Thread

This post by Eva in Gay Marriage Upheld by US Supreme Court

This post by bollard_11 in The Picture Thread

Stats

Members active: 314

New Members: 47

Total Visitors: 16,130

Most registrations in a single day: 5 (june 2nd)

Single busiest day: june 24th

New Topics: 92

Total Posts: 11,767

Total PMs sent: 187

Blog posts made: 35

Most viewed blog entry: Why I'm Very Concerned About GDC (1,762 views)

Total Rep Given: 11,836

Past Stats

10 Most popular topics for May 2015

1) Airing of Grievances - 1,558 posts

2) Green Day playing 924 Gilman St tonight (May 17th) - 840 posts

3) Battle Of The Green Day Songs - 388 posts

4) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 347 posts

5) Ben gets bitchy (split from General Conversation thread) - 306 posts

6) The Work Thread - 286 posts

7) Random Green Day Thoughts - 254 posts

8) Relationships - 250 posts

9) Green Day to play NiFi Music Fest - 228 posts

10) The Picture Thread - 222 posts

Fans of the Week

May 9 - Demon!Dean

May 25 - captain[space]peroxide

Static Noise Episodes

Episode 98, Part A - Green Day's House of Blues show

Episode 98, Part B - Green Day gets inducted

Top 5 Most Active Members

AlissaGoesRAWR (646 posts)

JJ1964 (613 posts)

Pikachu (456 posts)

BillyjoelxkidXx (451 posts)

Lady Nightlife (438 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by AlissaGoesRAWR in The Picture Thread

This post by captain peroxide in Kids jamming to Green Day

This post by Andres in Andres gets bitchy (split from Static Noise thread)

This post by belinda jane in The Picture Thread

This post by Larry Livermore in Green Day in the Hall of Fame by Larry Livermore

Stats

Members active: 432

New Members: 61

Total Visitors: 18,667

Most registrations in a single day: 6 (May 14th)

Single busiest day: May 17th

New Topics: 120

Total Posts: 15,342

Total PMs sent: 268

Blog posts made: 53

Most viewed blog entry: Ceroes and Hunts (1,200 views)

Total Rep Given: 16,798

sTat's all folks!

Past Stats

As a lot of you noticed the "On The Road" tour forum went missing about a month ago. The reason for this is because we wanted to set it up to be more consistent and actually sorted correctly.

From now on each tour will have it's own subforum. In there the shows will be sorted by date from oldest show to the newest show. To help keep consistency, each show will be labelled the same way "Year/Month/Day - Festival name (if applicable), Venue, City, State (for US cities), Country"

You'll also notice we now have a forum called "Secret Shows & Special Events" which is for any shows that don't fit in to a tour ie The House of Blues show. These show will most likely stay in Green Day Chat until 6 months after the show has ended where it will be archived in the subforum. The forum is currently empty but will be filled once we find all the shows. Any secret shows that happened during a tour (ie Fox Theatre show) will be in the tour era.

Please note that there is 10 or so shows missing from the 2010 US 21st Century Tour, this is due to a forum problem we are looking at getting fixed.

If you noticed any missing shows or mistakes, feel free to send me a message and let me know :)

10 Most popular topics for April 2015

1) Green Day playing House of Blues in Cleveland on April 16th! - 5,228 posts

2) Green Day inducted into the Hall Of Fame - 2,373 posts

3) General Conversation - 1,800 posts

4) The Thread - 896 posts

5) Battle Of The Green Day Songs - 620 posts

6) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 377 posts

7) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 344 posts

8) The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread - 336 posts

9) Relationships - 334 posts

10) The Picture Thread - 289 posts

Fans of the Week

Apr 12 - BetterThanAir

Apr 25 - Jane Lannister

Top 5 Most Active Members

JJ1964 (853 posts)

Malcolm Tucker (817 posts)

AlissaGoesRAWR (733 posts)

desertrose (664 posts)

Chanelle (593 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by prick in this time next year

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 Khaleesi. in The Picture Thread

This post by Eva in The Picture Thread

Stats

Members active: 764

New Members: 112

Total Visitors: 21,096

Most registrations in a single day: 11 (April 1st)

Single busiest day: April 16th

New Topics: 111

Total Posts: 23,428

Total PMs sent: 305

Blog posts made: 68

Most viewed blog entry: Green Day Easter Eggs (1,111 views)

Total Rep Given: 29,528

What a month for Green Day and the fans, eh? We've known for months they were going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which was pretty awesome in itself but then, during our unity thread, they went ahead and announced a show at the House of Blues in Cleveland! Fangirl level: this. (but more accurately: this.) Some of our members were lucky enough to attend either/both shows so check out the top two topics of this month for their reactions.

Things this month...

I heard there was a Static Noise episode out. May just be rumors though.

Past Stats

10 Most popular topics for March 2015

1) General Conversation - 2,067 posts

2) Cunts, the lot of ye. mod approved spam thread (Sarcasm approves, have fun) - 1,102 posts

3) Battle Of The Green Day Songs - 827 posts

4) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 613 posts

5) Your Pet Peeves - 451 posts

6) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 267 posts

7) The Picture Thread - 251 posts

8) The Angry Thread - 224 posts

9) Being Single - 198 posts

10) The Work Thread - 195 posts

Fans of the Week

Mar 14 - Comrade

Mar 28 - Cath

Static Noise Episodes

Is anybody out there? :(

Top 5 Most Active Members

Malcolm Tucker (872 posts)

JJ1964 (862 posts)

Chanelle (627 posts)

Darth Seditus (569 posts)

Spike (422 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by Liam in Tom, you promised

This post by bass boy in The Picture Thread

This post by Hermione in Will Billie Joe Armstrong's Singing Voice Recover?

This post by Dirntbag in The Picture Thread

This post by WeAllFloatDownHere in The Picture Thread

Stats

Members active: 312

New Members: 46

Total Visitors: 20,897

Most registrations in a single day: 5 (March 20th)

Single busiest day: March 5th

New Topics: 112

Total Posts: 16,722

Total PMs sent: 226

Blog posts made: 60

Most viewed blog entry: All or Nothing: Do You Support Domestic Violence? (2,001 views)

Total Rep Given: 15,533

Congrats to rk93novacaine for winning this year's GDC's Got Talent with her beautiful cover of "Brutal Love". Check out the cover and the runner ups here. I'd still like to give a shout out to this post, even though it didn't make it to the top five of last month.

This month...

I'll be quite honest with you guys and say that I'm very excited to see our boys inducted into the hall of fame and other show(s) that might be happening along with the ceremony. Have a blast to those who were lucky enough to get tickets to the show and/or ceremony. Don't forget to update us on what color Billie's hair is.

Past Stats

This idea was proposed by John in this blog, where we talked about what to do with the Musicians subforum, and I'm actually pretty interested in it and would like some feedback from the community.

A problem that we have with the creative subforums is that they just simply aren't used much. A handful of people use each section (Brink, Musicians, and Words I Might Have Ate before it was tossed away). I just don't like having subforums that only a small group of people use, that doesn't make sense organizationally. When that happens I believe it means we're becoming way too granular and separating communities in an unhelpful way.

What we're thinking of doing is merging them into one subforum where people could share their artwork, drawings, graphic design, lyrics, music, poetry, writing. People can have one topics for all their stuff, or have one just for graphic design and one just for writing - that part is really up to you guys. The way that we'd keep some organization to this would be to allow topics to be tagged by what it is (Artwork, Writing, Music - or whatever categories the community decides is best to organize by). This way people who only want to see artwork or music can click that tag and filter everything else out.

The one downside to this is that it might get a little hectic, but I don't think it's unmanageable, and I actually think that it can be a benefit. By putting all creative stuff together we get people's creative work viewed by other members who might not regularly venture into one of the other sections now. I think overall it'll make GDC better to use.

Please vote above and leave some input below about why you think this should or shouldn't happen.

Musicians Lounge just simply isn't working the way we hoped. I'm fairly certain that we're going to just get rid of it all together. It didn't work as "The Underground" when it was called that, and it's not working now. Even when GDC is active, it's still under-utilized and kinda feels like we're just pushing people off to a subforum that's hardly read for the sake of putting it there. Right now there's only a few people that use it regularly.

So - let's talk about alternatives. I'm open to ideas. Here's my current thought:

We close it down. We'll just close the threads in there to "archive" them, move them to General Chat so they can be found later if anyone has stuff there they want to keep. People can open more specific topics in General Chat ("guitar tips", or "Share Your Work", etc.) and if people want a dedicated place to post all their music - they can do so in a blog.

I think that system will work best. Any thoughts on this?

10 Most Popular Topics for 2015

1) General Conversation - 2,425 posts

2) Battle Of The Green Day Songs - 1,801 posts

3) SECRETS THREAD 4: The Chamber of Secrets - 1,695 posts

4) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 1,286 posts

5) Your Pet Peeves - 897 posts

6) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 632 posts

7) GDC Confessions - 499 posts

8) The Picture Thread - 489 posts

9) To Spam, With Love - 463 posts

10) Random Green Day Thoughts - 454 posts

Fans of the Week

Feb 7 - Billie Hoe is my hero

Feb 21 - bass boy

Top 5 Most Active Members

Darth Seditus (1,880 posts)

JJ1964 (1,535 posts)

Spike (1,275 posts)

Lady Nightlife (1,207 posts)

WeAllFloatDownHere (726 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by AlissaGoesRAWR in The Picture Thread

This post by Khaleesi. in The Picture Thread

This post by Lady Nightlife in Fifty Shades of Grey - The Movie

This post by StuckWithDom in *BREAKING NEWS* BILLIE HAS DYED HIS HAIR BLUE

This post by dumb shiny bitch in The Picture Thread

Stats

Members active: 978

New Members: 85

Total Visitors: 19,689

Most registrations in a single day: 7 (January 28th)

Single busiest day: January 25th

New Topics: 194

Total Posts: 30,272

Total PMs sent: 392

Blog posts made: 138

Most viewed blog entry: DookieLukie's Blog Advice Blog Special - Securing That Lovely Lady (931 views)

Total Rep Given: 31,637

Last month we told how much we loved each other, thanked the past american leaders for the day off, and, more importantly, learned that half of GDC (and the world) doesn't know their colors.

This month....

Send in your entries for this year's GDC's Got Talent. Entries are due midnight at the end of pi day (Saturday, March 14). If there are other contests you guys would like to see, leave a comment below!

Past Stats

Happy New Year folks. I'm a bit late on this one but here are the stats for January 2015. The February one will follow a couple days after this post.

10 Most popular topics for January 2015

1) General Conversation - 1,202 posts

2) SECRETS THREAD 4: The Chamber of Secrets - 873 posts

3) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 782 posts

4) Battle Of The Green Day Songs - 731 posts

5) Your Pet Peeves - 444 posts

6) Feminists Club - 370 posts

7) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 346 posts

8) You Decide - 262 posts

9) Random Green Day Thoughts - 243 posts

10) Relationships - 234 posts

Fans of the Week

Jan 10 - Sarcasm

Jan 24 - Big Cheese

Top 5 Most Active Members

Darth Seditus (1,019 posts)

Lady Nightlife (664 posts)

JJ1964 (605 posts)

Céadóg (494 posts)

Spike (425 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by StuckWithDom in *BREAKING NEWS* BILLIE HAS DYED HIS HAIR BLUE

This post by bollard_11 in Relationships

This post by Stacie Anne in The Picture Thread

This post by Maddy. in The Picture Thread

This post by Hammie Stein in *BREAKING NEWS* BILLIE HAS DYED HIS HAIR BLUE

Stats

Members active: 225

New Members: 40

Total Visitors: 18,857

Most registrations in a single day: 4 (January 9th)

Single busiest day: January 26th

New Topics: 105

Total Posts: 15,314

Total PMs sent: 212

Blog posts made: 65

Most viewed blog entry: this is a fucking blog entry (823 views)

Total Rep Given: 15,255

Past Stats

We have decided to adjust how the warning system works. We are increasing the length each warning lasts to accommodate for the days your account is suspended. We're also lowering the amount of warnings you can get before you're banned. Here is a breakdown of how long suspensions will last with each warning point:

1 warning point: 24 hour suspension.

2 warning points: 48 hour suspension.

3 warning points: 72 hour suspension.

4 warning points: Account will be automatically banned.

Members will have a limit of 10 posts per day for 15 days upon returning from each suspension. While a user has a warning point they will not have access to “Clubs” and “Shenanigans”. Dupe accounts created in order to work around a suspension will result in another warning point.

...or just don’t be a dick.

Most popular topics for December

1) HOLIDAY SEASON SPAM(S) - 1,670 posts

2) SECRETS THREAD 4: RAW AND UNCUT - 1,637 posts

3) Random Thoughts - 1,366 posts

4) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 551 posts

5) The Sex Thread - 444 posts

6) Hall of Fame Idiot Meet-Up Thread - 373 posts

7) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 319 posts

8) Your Pet Peeves - 315 posts

9) Random Green Day Thoughts - 312 posts

10) Green Day is being inducted into the Hall Of Fame - 271 posts

Fans of the Week

Dec 13 - johndorkian

Dec 27 - WeAllFloatDownHere

Top 5 Most Active Members

SaintJimmy13 (1,040 posts)

Morrissey. (788 posts)

Lady Nightlife (766 posts)

Sauli (485 posts)

Stacie Anne (431 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by jannabeth in Jason White has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer

This post by Andres in So, is this place dead?

This post by lizziebix in The Picture Thread

This post by Liam in Green Day is being inducted into the Hall Of Fame

This post by Sausage Gravy in The Picture Thread

Stats

Members active: 406

New Members: 44

Total Visitors: 21,368

Most registrations in a single day: 4 (December 13th)

Single busiest day: December 24th

New Topics: 98

Total Posts: 16,723

Total PMs sent: 206

Blog posts made: 43

Most viewed blog entry: Fucking Fake Based Rant / Thing (1,265 views)

Total Rep Given: 15,370

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2014 in Review

10 Most popular topics for 2014

1) Random Thoughts - 12,013 posts

2) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 8,634 posts

3) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 6,238 posts

4) Secrets Thread 3: Resurrection - 4,986 posts

5) The Picture Thread - 4,052 posts

6) Feminists Club - 3,839 posts

7) Relationships - 3,508 posts

8) Green Day to release LP titled "Demolicious" to support Record Store Day - 3,417 posts

9) The Sex Thread - 3,198 posts

10) Green Day Instagram Photos - 2,909 posts

Fans of the Week

Check out this thread for an archive containing interviews from 2014 and 2013.

Top 5 Most Active Members

Morrissey. (14,943 posts)

Lady Nightlife (7,833 posts)

Penguin Puffball (6,370 posts)

Todd (5,315 posts)

Stacie Anne (4,628 posts)

Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by jannabeth in Jason White has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer

This post by Céadóg in The Ballad Of Hobo Billie Joe

This post by Andres in Ian McLagan on Green Day "If I had a gun they'd all be dead... [they are] horrifyingly loud and bad"

This post by Andres in Green Day to release LP titled "Demolicious" to support Record Store Day

This post by WestboundSign! in The Picture Thread

Stats

Members active: 2982

New Members: 951

Total Visitors: 227,325

Most registrations in a single day: 69 (March 15th)

Single busiest day: May 26th

New Topics: 1724

Total Posts: 248,344

Total PMs sent: 3,965

Blog posts made: 669

Most viewed blog entry: Freedom Of Speech Lost on GDC (3,149 views)

Total Rep Given: 209,200

Some other things that went on last year:

Writing Contest

Riddles Contest

Awards

Karaoke Contest

Halloween Contest

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Christmas Card Pinboard

Check out past stats ranging from January 2014-December 2014. Hope everyone had a good 2014. If not, it's over now. Let's make 2015 awesome. As always, leave your comments, feedback, questions, and/or concerns below.

Happy New Year!

It's actually real, it finally happened. Liam sent me enough nudes to finally give him the promotion to admin. Starting today he'll be helping run this place and manage the team. He also re-joined the GDA news team recently and will helping run things over there as well.

So begins the process of him slowly kicking me off the team.

Congrats Liam! I'm really excited to finally have you help run things instead of just bitching at me for not doing stuff.

We have to pay $50 to renew our licence (every 6 months) with Invision. This pays for the forums, blogs, and chat. It's also totally understandable that not everyone can afford to help the sites and that's perfectly fine. Being an active member here is already very appreciated and all we really expect of our members. But if you have $5 and feel like giving us hand, that's appreciated too.

UPDATE: We reached the $50 goal. Thanks to everyone who helped!

You can help out through PayPal by clicking the link below.

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For some transparency: GDC costs roughly $900/year to run in server costs. A few months ago it cost nearly $200/month until we got some new virtual servers to run on. Every 6 months we have to pay ~$50 for the license fees to Invision. Aside from those costs there's the occasional cost to ship out a prize or buy a new theme (not very often). Right now we make very little advertising income since the band isn't doing much, but starting next month I think GDC will be able to pay for most of its expenses through ads. That's the goal anyway. But until things pick up again, there might be a few small things like this where I ask for help.

Most popular topics for November

1) Random Thoughts - 1,648 posts

2) hey, i have some posts! - 887 posts

3) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 513 posts

4) Feminists Club - 512 posts

5) Your Pet Peeves - 447 posts

6) Secrets Thread 3: Resurrection - 445 posts

7) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 430 posts

8) Relationships - 383 posts

9) The Picture Thread - 353 posts

10) GDC Confessions - 345 posts

Fans of the Week

Nov 1 - Dirntbag

Nov 15 - Rosie May

Nov 29 - SaintJimmy13

Top 5 Most Active Members

Penguin Puffball (1,132 posts)

Morrissey. (1,115 posts)

SaintJimmy13 (849 posts)

Lady Nightlife (597 posts)

Demon!Dean (513 posts)

Top Photo of Member Browsing GDC

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Top 5 Most Liked Posts

This post by Trotsky in The Picture Thread

This post by Fuzz in Billie Joe posts photo in support of stronger gun laws #NotOneMore

This post by Céadóg in Billie Joe posts intriguing photo on Instagram

This post by bollard_11 in The Picture Thread

This post by She-Loves-Him in The Picture Thread

Stats

Members active: 362

New Members: 50

Total Visitors: 19,144

Most registrations in a single day: 5 (November 29th)

Single busiest day: November 12th

New Topics: 107

Total Posts: 18,490

Total PMs sent: 154

Blog posts made: 46

Most viewed blog entry: International Supertwits(MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING) (367 views)

Total Rep Given: 16,680

Tomnom has been trumped in top posts. Congrats to StuckWithDom and the other winners of our first GDC Karaoke Contest!

This month...

Frosty has been made available for all users to use! While you're browsing the forum check out the Holiday Season Photography Contest! You can also create a card to wish GDC or your favorite GDCers happy holidays and post them here.

Happy Holidays everyone! :)

Past Stats

We decided to merge the Green Day News & Green Day Chat subforums. We had originally split them up because we planned on tying GDC and GDA together so we wanted a place to store all the individual stories that we were putting on GDA. We also felt when things were very active it kinda made sense to have everything split up. But I've never been a huge fan of having things too organized, where similar conversations can go in two different places depending on why the topic was made there to begin with. To make it easier and put things all back in one place, everything is back together.

I'm considering adding a 'News' tag that we can use in the Green Day Chat for those who would prefer a simple place to see all the latest Green Day News topic. Vote in the poll above if you'd prefer we have that or just keep it as is now.

It looks like the merge might have caused some followed topics to show like there's new content again. You might have to go into those topics and read the last page or unfollow them so they get removed from the right "My Followed Topics' box.

Most popular topics for October

1) Random Thoughts - 1,613 posts

2) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 959 posts

3) Feminists Club - 729 posts

4) GDC Confessions - 592 posts

5) Relationships - 476 posts

6) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 466 posts

7) Secrets Thread 3: Resurrection - 312 posts

8) Your Pet Peeves - 294 posts

9) GDC Awards 2014 WINNERS/"damnit, Bobo" - 284 posts

10) Green Day nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 273 posts

Fans of the Week

Oct 3 - Mar

Oct 17 - Sauli

Stats

Members active: 347

New Members: 39

Total Visitors: 22,279

Most registrations in a single day: 5 (October 13th)

Single busiest day: October 19th

New Topics: 115

Total Posts: 19,137

Most posts by a single member: Morrissey. (1,513 posts)

Total PMs sent: 265

Blog posts made: 40

Most viewed blog entry: In Which I Statistically Analyze the Community and Hand Out Awards (515 views)

Most Liked Post: This post by Mar

Total Rep Given: 17,536

According to our sources, witnesses have reported Billie Joe is indeed "awake" and is laughing hysterically from all the funnies (see Most Liked Post). We had our annual GDC/Bobo Awards this past month and you can check out the winners here. Congrats to all the winners including our Best Contributor (Amanda) and Bobo too.

A couple of contests were started this past month and voting is soon ending for the Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest and Costume Contest. There's just hours left to vote in the Pumpkin Carving Contest and a few days left to vote for the Costume Contest. Go vote!

Go discover your inner Billie Joe Armstrong/William Hung by participating in the Karaoke Contest going on this month and keep an eye out for the photography contest which will be announced later this month.

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Halloween Theme!

By Andres,

We've installed an over-the-top Halloween theme for those of you needing a little more to get you into the holiday spirit. Anyone can switch to it now by clicking "Change Theme" on the bottom left of the forum. We'll make it the default theme on the 31st. And probably take it away from you guys some time after that.

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Most popular topics for September

1) Random Thoughts - 1,737 posts

2) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 964 posts

3) Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 810 posts

4) Feminists Club - 523 posts

5) The GDC Awards 2014 hype/community brainstorm thread - 504 posts

6) Nude Photos Of Celebrities Leaked Online Following iCloud Hack - 384 posts

7) Your Pet Peeves - 383 posts

8) With love, from me to you <3 (30K) - 354 posts

9) Relationships - 353 posts

10) University/College - 281 posts

Fans of the Week

Sept 6 - GreenDayBass

Sept 20 - The Disappearing Boy

Stats

Members active: 437

New Members: 47

Total Visitors: 20,564

Most registrations in a single day: 6 (September 30th)

Single busiest day: September 4th

New Topics: 105

Total Posts: 17,262

Most posts by a single member: Not Anyone. (1,841 posts)

Total PMs sent: 196

Blog posts made: 48

Most viewed blog entry: R.I.P. Seagull: Activist, Martyr (2,256 views)

Most Liked Post: This post by Maddy.

Total Rep Given: 14,690

Tomnom continues to be the lead poster of the month, Tomrade's picture (with Maddy) is in the most liked post this month, and TomCfld/Clfd is still missing. You guys (Tom) continue to share your random thoughts and hang out at the regulars club as they are once again, the top topics.

Things going on this month:

GDC Awards: We like to make you guys think this is a democratic forum so keep an eye out for the ballot which will be posted October 10th.

Halloween Costume Contest: Dressing up? Thinking about dressing up but don't see a point? Check out our costume contest. Dress up. Do it.

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1) Random Thoughts - 1,510 posts

2) Blasphemy And Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 1,213 posts

3) GDC Confessions - 1,066 posts

4) Feminists Club - 890 posts

5) The Official Ceadog Blows His Load Spam Thread - 595 posts

6) Secrets Thread 3: Resurrection - 487 posts

7) The "Tom Said So" Spam - 451 posts

8) The Picture Thread - 432 posts

9) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 390 posts

10) Ferguson Protests - 375 posts

Fans of the Week

August 9 - Maria Gloria

August 23 - wood

Stats

Members active: 467

New Members: 83

Total Visitors: 19,922

Most registrations in a single day: 7 (August 12th)

Single busiest day: August 9th

New Topics: 120

Total Posts: 18,587

Most posts by a single member: Not Anyone. (1,263 posts)

Total PMs sent: 304

Blog posts made: 54

Most viewed blog entry: Freedom Of Speech Lost on GDC (2,891 views)

Most Liked Post: This post by Sausage Gravy

Total Rep Given: 17,051

The top topics went from having two Green Day related topics last month to one. Many of you like to share your random thoughts or perhaps it's a common occurrence during the summer/winter months since it has been the top topics two months in a row now. Looks like Certified Nimrod is back since our total rep given this month has increased by 36% from last month! And once again, Tom hangs onto his streak (not steak).

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I bought the domain greenday.community which I think is pretty cool. Right now it's just a redirect (try it out: http://greenday.community will bring you back to GDC - specifically back to this blog post just for funsies).

I'm debating whether or not we should change our domain name to greenday.community and drop the .org. I think it would be cool, but also kind of weird since full domains like that aren't really common (they're relatively new). But I also think .org is kind of a weird domain for a forum to have.

Vote in the poll, let me know why you feel one way or the other about it in the comments below.

I'm excited to share that we are promoting Tom to be the next GDC Admin. Tom will be taking a bigger role in helping to run the forum and manage the moderating team.

Tom also wins the award for most promotions in the shortest amount of time. He hasn't even been here a full year, and now he'll be running this place.

Anyone who spends time on GDC knows Tom. I wanted to promote him because it's clear he cares about this place and he cares about its members. I know having him join me and Lone to make decisions about how we handle things on GDC will be a huge benefit to the entire community.

Congrats, Tom! Very happy to have you help us out.

Most popular topics for July

1) Random Thoughts - 821 posts

2) World Cup 2014 - 808 posts

3) Blasphemy And Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 739 posts

4) Secrets Thread 3: Resurrection - 628 posts

5) Emily's Army - 476 posts

6) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 459 posts

7) GDCNN Updates - 396 posts

8) 'MURICA - 345 posts

9) Billie Joe & Avicii, Thoughts? - 331 posts

10) The Fashion Thread - 251 posts

Fans of the Week

July 12 - Emilie.

July 26 - Toddman8675309 (Todd.)

Static Noise Episodes

July 31 - 96: Green Day's going full EDM

Masterpieces of the Week

July 4 - The Masque Of The Red Death by Backyard Skulls

July 10 - Untitled by WestboundSign!

July 24 - Its Romantic Isn't It? By Maria Gloria

Stats

Members active: 602

New Members: 81

Total Visitors: 22,132

Most registrations in a single day: 7 (July 28th)

Single busiest day: July 4th

New Topics: 133

Total Posts: 16,201

Most posts by a single member: Not Anyone. (1,192 posts)

Total PMs sent: 232

Blog posts made: 55

Most viewed blog entry: Social Justice Alliance (1,053 views)

Most Liked Post: This post by captain peroxide

Total Rep Given: 12,515

I've added "Masterpiece of the Week" as well, check out the artists/photographers/finger painters! Overall it's been a slower month comparing these stats to last month. It still looks like Tom will hold onto his steak of having the most posts every month. Look out top posters, he's aiming to get you.

Are there any other stats you guys are interested in seeing? Is there anything else that you guys would like to be featured in this blog? Leave a comment below or send me a lovely PM.

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