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Writing: Words I Might Have Ate vs Blogs

As many of you (may) know, there are two places to put your creative writing. We would like to know what you guys prefer to leave your writing. Please vote above and explain why below in the comments. ***Voting was reset at 7:30 Eastern time on September 17th due to an error. If you had casted your vote before that time please cast your vote again

Lone

Lone

 

Why features are disabled sometimes

As some of you tend to notice, at some points features get disabled for a short period of time on days when there's big news. Well there's a reason for this: The server GDC is hosted on can only hold a certain amount of users on at one time. Of course the times we get too many members online is when a big announcement is made (Oh Love being released, new songs being released/leaked, etc). When a lot of users start to flood the site it slows the server down to the point where it can take a

Liam

Liam

 

When do mods close threads?

The mod team has often closed threads based on our individual judgments, basically "if we don't think it should be open, we can close it." We decided that this left way too much room for disagreement between the mod team about what should and shouldn't be closed. We've agreed to all follow the below criteria for closing a thread and we want to make sure you guys know when we will. #1: Duplicate thread: Another similar thread already exists and is moderately active. #2: Spam thread: We a

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

What to do with "Musicians' Lounge"?

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

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Welcome two new mods! inthehallwaynow and 'Second favourite son'

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

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

We've re-enabled signatures by default

In December of last year I decided to disable signatures by default for all members plus any members that registered. I felt this change would be a net positive for the forum, and while I still believe that, it's clear that those who care most about signatures felt differently. After some thinking I realized it was unfair for me to make this change without broad support from the forum. As of today I've re-enabled signatures across the forum. If you'd prefer to hide them again, you can do so

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

We want your (anonymous) feedback.

The mod team is interested in hearing your feedback about GDC and the mod team. We want you guys to be completely honest and up-front with us, so we're taking this survey anonymously here http://gda.polldaddy.com/s/gdc2013 There are only 3 questions. Please be constructive with any criticism you have. The entire team will be reading these over to see how we can improve GDC and improve how we run the forum. Thanks!

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

We need more mods. Want to help GDC? Send in an application

We are looking to promote a new moderator to the team. The requirements * Bachelors degree in Communication and Business Leadership * 5 years experience leading a team * Complete and thorough understanding of social/political issues in the world (i.e. intro to Sociology, Psychology 101 and Political Science 100). * At least 4 different extra-curricular activities (rich white sports like polo, dressage and tennis are a plus) * Extensive Green Day knowledge (Billy vs. Billie, know who

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Video & Audio and Pictures removed from Other Artists

Due to the inactivity of Video & Audio and Picture forums in Other Artists, we have decided to go ahead and remove both subforums. Both forums only have a few topics that are fairly active as well as they have not been looked after in many years causing it to be a complete mess with duplicate threads and threads that aren't suppose to be there. From this day forward, if you wish to request/post in audio, video, or pictures from an artist, you can do so in their respective thread in O

Liam

Liam

 

Updates and Bugs after upgrading

I've just finished installing the most recent update for Invision Power Board. There have been no major changes. Just some tweaks to improve functionality and a lot of background changes to make the forum run smoother and more quickly in the long run (probably won't be noticeable to most users). Note: I'm currently working on upgrading the light theme. It will be ready to use sometime tomorrow. Load More Topics When you get to the bottom a forum you now have a "Load More Topics" link (ima

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Updated Forum Guidelines

We've updated the forum guidelines which for a while now have just been "Don't be a dick". These are the rules that the mod team will follow and enforce. http://www.greendaycommunity.org/index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=boardrules Read them.

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Tre's Busted Drumkit rejoins as forum mod

Really excited to announce that Ben (Tre's Busted Drumkit) is joining the mod team once again after a short break. We're excited to have him back, and look forward to him beating the hell out all of you.

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Tour threads moved to read-only archive

We've finally gotten around to moving old tour topics from this year into the read-only Previous Tour Dates section. Since all those shows happened more than 3 months ago, there's not really much to continue discussing. Instead we'll keep them as read-only topics so people can look back on them in the future if they wish to. They've been put into subforums for each region, which includes topics for shows going back to 2009. Right now the On The Road forum only includes upcoming dates in Aust

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Top 10 Active Topics for March 23rd - March 30, 2013

Here's something new I'm thinking of doing. Every Saturday posting the top 10 most active topics this week. If you're interested, I've also started tweeting the top most active thread each day (not in the tour forum) over on our twitter (@GDCforum). Let me know if this is something you think I should keep doing or if it's just taking up space. Wasn't sure if people would find this interesting. This weeks' top 10 list 1) 2013/03/28 - Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL - 1,659 posts 2) 2013/03/29

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Tom (Not Anyone.) has been promoted to GDC Admin

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 L

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Todd has been promoted to media mod!

We finally decided to bring Todd onto the team to help out with the downloads forum and keep them more updated. Everyone welcome him to the team and don't give him too much shit!

Liam

Liam

 

Todd has been promoted to global moderator!

Hello folks, I'd like to introduce you to your new moderator: @Todd. You may recognize him most from the GD downloads section but in the background he has been active in our team discussions. Due to his consistent activities we decided we should give him full moderator powers. He has been a media mod since May of 2015. Congrats to being more orange buddy!

Lone

Lone

 

Tie your Facebook account to GDC

I've finally got the Facebook Connect features working on GDC. You can now tie your Facebook account in with GDC. "But why the fuck would I want to do that?" Fair question, but please watch your language. When you tie your account together your status updates posted on Facebook will automatically update your GDC status and vice versa (or you can choose in your settings to only do one way or the other). Tying your accounts together will also allow you to login in to GDC via your Facebook ac

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Threads over 1,000 posts being restarted

The past few weeks a lot of you may have noticed you haven't been able to access the site at certain times because the server crashing. Part of the problem has been due to some of the large threads that are very active and the strain those threads have on the server. Because of this we have restarted a lot of threads over 1,000 posts. Not all, but mostly the very active ones. We hope this will help some of our problems with the server and load-times.

Liam

Liam

 

The New Downloads Forum and How It Works!

Just over a year ago when the team decided to promote me to media we decided that we were going to redo the whole forum. With the many setbacks including meagupload getting taken down, having to reformat the threads and me just being busy with school in general, its finally finished and here it is. With this downloads forum we decided to take a different approach to the design. With the original it was split by audio and video then into section for where ever it belonged and then into era. We

Liam

Liam

 

Starting today we're removing links to ask.fm from status updates

The mod team has unanimously decided to stop allowing ask.fm links in status updates. We'll be deleting them from now on. We'll also be removing any other anonymous type q&a sites like anonymous questions via tumblr. The are two major reasons for this change: 1) We're tired of all the promotional links for ask in status updates. There are just way too many that it's nearly removed any value from the status feature. It's become a place simply to promote ask.fm links and everything el

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Signatures disabled by default

Today we're going to be testing out a change here on the forum which will disable signatures by default for all users. You still have the option to re-enable signatures if you prefer seeing them, just go your 'Ignore Preferences' in settings and uncheck "Ignore all signatures when reading topics and personal messages". Why the change? I have quite the pet-peeve with signatures. They're large, take up more space than content when reading a thread, and slow down page-load times signif

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Return of "Words I Might Have Ate" subforum!

You guys have voiced your opinions and now here it is. The “Words I Might Have Ate” subforum returns under the “Brink of Your Vision” forum. With the return of this forum, we now ask that writers post their writing soley in “Words I Might Have Ate.” There are a couple rules to read so please check them out here. I hope everyone checks it out and enjoy the new subforum!

Lone

Lone

 

Removed "Club Leaders" Group

We have decided to remove the Club Leaders special group we formed when we launched the Clubs subforum last year. This group was initially meant as a simple type of incentive and recognition for users who started a club. After seeing it in action we don't believe this group is really necessary and wasn't accomplishing what we hoped it would. Any users who were part of the Club Leaders group have now been defaulted back to the the standard Members group. Please leave a comment if you h

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Raising a little money for upgrade costs

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

Fuzz

Fuzz

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