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Popular Topics: September 2014

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. Past Stats

Lone

Lone

 

Popular Topics: August 2014

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). Past Stats

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Lone

 

greenday.community

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.

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 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.

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Popular Topics: July 2014 (Now GDC News [blog] free!)

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. Past Stats

Lone

Lone

 

Popular Topics: June 2014

1) World Cup 2014 - 1,251 posts 2) I Made 10,000 Posts On GDC & All I Got..... - 1,142 posts 3) The Great Gay Spam - 1,041 posts 4) Blasphemy And Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 1,036 posts 5) Secrets Thread 3: Resurrection - 979 posts 6) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 756 posts 7) Random Thoughts - 524 posts 8) The Sex Thread - 523 posts 9) Game of Thrones - 512 posts 10) Kerrang doing American Idiot tribute album - 342 posts Fans of the Week June 1 - Heather. June 14 - AlissaGoesRawr June 28 - Eva Static Noise Episodes Yeaaaaaah. Stats Members active: 1084 New Members: 65 Total Visitors: 20,152 Most registrations in a single day: 5 (June 16th) Single busiest day: June 12th New Topics: 171 Total Posts: 22,122 Most posts by a single member: Not Anyone. (1,448 posts) (2nd month in a row!) Total PMs sent: 303 Blog posts made: 71 Most viewed blog entry: We need more mods. Want to help GDC? Send in an application (1,669 views) Most Liked Post: This post by Fuzz Total Rep Given: 17,747 (Up from 17,519! Let's shoot for 18,000.) Past Stats

Lone

Lone

 

Khaleesi. has found the orange fountain

In other words, Khaleesi has been promoted to moderator. She was chosen because of her outstanding resume and her ability to be on GDC when she's sleeping. She will receive her benefits (401k, life, dental) after her 90 day review. At that time, her salary will be increased accordingly. Welcome to the team and we're happy to have you on board! (You fuckers better be nice to her.)

Lone

Lone

 

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 Jaff Matika is, and Dookie was the first album they released) This job is a full time paid position. Pay is rated at $0-125,000 per year, depending on experience. Ok but really, here's what we need: * Someone who is active throughout the forum (not just Green Day sections, not just Advice and General) * You like stopping by most days * You think something can be done to improve GDC * You're able to deal with conflict (contrary to popular belief, the mod team actually does not always agree unanimously on what we should do) * Someone who agrees that my friends should never ever been warned. Applications are now closed. Thanks to all interested in helping out.

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Popular Topics: May 2014

1) Secrets Thread 3: Resurrection - 1,757 posts 2) Blasphemy And Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 830 posts 3) We're not doomed! And my foreskin never stopped tingling - 793 posts 4) The Sex Thread - 685 posts 5) Ken's A Pussy And Won't Make A Spam Thread Himself - 584 posts 6) Random Thoughts - 541 posts 7) [Trigger Warning] Rochester Radio Show Hosts Fired After Transphobic Tirade - 454 posts 8) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 427 posts 9) Imagine all the penis, living life in peace - 418 posts 10) Relationships - 417 posts Fans of the Week May 3 - Darth Praxus May 17 - Spinelli Static Noise Episodes Links to the Static Noise episodes would usually go here but the hosts had a disagreement involving the appearance of guitars and have yet to stop. Stats Members active: 510 New Members: 73 Total Visitors: 22,515 Most registrations in a single day: 6 (May 17th) Single busiest day: May 28th New Topics: 160 Total Posts: 20,834 Most posts by a single member: Not Anyone. (1,442 posts) Total PMs sent: 330 Blog posts made: 66 Most viewed blog entry: Most Popular Topics: March 2014 (475 views) Most Liked Post: This post by ­­rootbeersoup Total Rep Given: 17,519 Past Stats

Lone

Lone

 

Congrats to Sonia!

We'd like to welcome Viva La Sonia! to the green team and you guys better welcome her too. You may have seen her around the forum but feel free to say hi to her in her new home.

Lone

Lone

 

GDC got a new server. Sorry about that downtime.

We're back. We've upgraded GDC to a new more powerful server, that just so happens to (more importantly) cost us less per month. If you saw a white page for a little while as you tried to load GDC, that means you were looking at the old server. Internet providers have to log IP changes when a site changes from one server to a new one, that process (called DNS propagation) can take anywhere from a few minutes to 48 hours. It just depends on each provider and how quickly they realize the change. If you're reading this message, that means you're on the new server and everything is cool. There may be some unexpected downtime over the next few days while we make sure everything on the server is configured correctly. I'm hoping there won't be though. You should be able to enjoy the site like normal. For those of you who had no idea the site even went offline, well, fine, we don't care about you either.

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Help us pay the forum license costs

Our license renewal is up for the forum, blogs and chat room. All together they cost $100 to renew. I'm hoping those of you who can might help us pay for this license renewal to keep everything online (the chat is already offline because of this). Any small amount will make it easier for us to pay it. You donate securely via PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account you can use a regular debit/credit card and PayPal will process it. EDIT: We've reached the $100 goal we needed. Thank you to everyone who helped us out Thanks to everyone who can help us out

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Most Popular Topics: April 2014

Most popular topics for April 1) Green Day to release LP titled "Demolicious" to support Record Store Day - 1,783 posts 2) teh mods are asleep! Wake up teh mods! - 1,137 posts 3) Blasphemy And Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 794 posts 4) In Celebration of Demolicious...SPAMOLICIOUS! - 616 posts 5) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 515 posts 6) Random Thoughts - 488 posts 7) The Picture Thread - 369 posts 8) Relationships - 346 posts 9) Green Day Instagram Photos - 317 posts 10) Game of Thrones - 243 posts Fans of the Week Apr 5 - Maddy. Apr 19 - Daughter.of.Rage.and.Love Static Noise Episodes Apr 2 - 93: Jack Hates Everything Apr 19 - 94: Demolicious is out today! Stats Members active: 577 New Members: 104 Total Visitors: 21,591 Most registrations in a single day: 9 (April 13th) Single busiest day: April 1st New Topics: 173 Total Posts: 17,714 Most posts by a single member: Someone Else's Cocaine (807 posts) Total PMs sent: 503 Blog posts made: 46 Most viewed blog entry: A Safe Space (BIG trigger warnings for rape, murder, abuse, transphobia, transmisogyny, cissexism, body image) (953 views) Most Liked Post: This post by Céadóg Total Rep Given: 13,979 Please come back December where we will post the rest of this year's stats within three days. Past Stats

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Most Popular Topics: March 2014

Most popular topics for March 1) Blasphemy And Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2 - 1,423 posts 2) Worst. 10k. Spam. Ever. - 1,040 posts 3) May the IVth GDC Regulars Club be with you... - 926 posts 4) Foxboro Hot Tubs to Perform in Austin, TX in March - 673 posts 5) Random Thoughts - 647 posts 6) Nice or Nasty? - 623 posts 7) Relationships - 586 posts 8) Green Day Instagram Photos - 522 posts 9) The Picture Thread - 507 posts 10) Green Day to release LP titled "Demolicious" to support Record Store Day - 446 posts Fans of the Week Mar 8 - Iva Mar 22 - Liam Static Noise Episodes Mar 4 - 91: Australian tour recap and Demolicious stuff Mar 18 - 92: The Foxboro Hot Tubs in Austin Stats Members active: 461 New Members: 82 Total Visitors: 24,093 Most registrations in a single day: 8 (March 7th) Single busiest day: March 7th New Topics: 208 Total Posts: 26,850 Most posts by a single member: beejeezee (1,514 posts) Total PMs sent: 361 Blog posts made: 91 Most viewed blog entry: Starting today we're removing links to ask.fm from status updates (3,003 views) Most Liked Post: This post by WestboundSign! Total Rep Given: 22,366 Past Stats

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Lone

 

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 else is quickly drowned out. It's just tiring seeing the same exact links all the time. 2) We're tired of all the associated negativity that has come from allowing anonymous comments away from GDC. There's a group of people who mostly enjoy talking shit about others, stirring up crap, then dragging it all back to GDC by promoting their content. Then they play innocent like they've done nothing wrong. People will always talk shit about other people, but doing so anonymously and publicly isn't helping anyone at all. Starting today we'll begin deleting status' to ask.fm or anonymous questionnaire sites. If you do it repeatedly you will be given a warning to stop.

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Most popular topics: February 2014

Most popular topics 1) 30,000 posts woohoo - 1,536 posts 2) Dookie's 20th Birthday Spam - 1,228 posts 3) Green Day to release LP titled "Demolicious" to support Record Store Day - 1,115 posts 4) SPAM THREAD - 1,014 posts 5) 42 Years of Billie Joe [bJ Birthday Thread/10k Spam] - 948 posts 6) Unpopular Green Day Opinions - 859 posts 7) GDC Fun Facts! - 670 posts 8) GDC Regulars Club - III - 666 posts 9) Being Single - 624 posts 10) The Picture Thread - 604 posts Fans of the Week Feb 8 - Lindsay Feb 22 - Viva La Sonia! Static Noise Episodes Feb 1 - 88: Dookie's 20th Anniversary (5,567 downloads) Feb 17 - 89: Let's not make this episode about Green Day's hair (6,321 downloads) Feb 24 - 90: What the hell is Demolicious (1,092 downloads) Stats New members: 187 Most sign ups in single day: February 16 Members active: 612 (up from 557 last month) Single busiest day: February 25th (Demolicious announced) New topics this month: 242 Total posts: 29,902 Most posts by single member: Not Anyone. (1,329) Topic Views (whole forum): 180,885 Total PMs sent: 485 (down from 878, c'mon people send those PMs!) Blog posts made: 61 Most viewed blog entry: GDC Culture User who gave most rep: Iva Total Rep given: 21,637 (so not enough to get rootbeersoup out of his debt) Total rep given (all time): 708,711

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Most popular topics: January 2014

Hey we thought we would share GDC's statistics every month so here they are: Most popular topics 1) GDC Regulars Club - III - 1,355 posts 2) Unpopular Green Day Opinions - 1,278 posts 3) Being Single - 904 posts 4) Relationships - 828 posts 5) Grammy's 2014 - 793 posts 6) The Sex Thread - 708 posts 7) The rootbeersoup Foundation January Rep Drive - 625 posts 8) Billie Joe and Miranda Lambert are doing something at the Grammys - 609 posts 9) Random Thoughts - 572 posts 10) The Trilogy is massively underrated - 530 posts Fans of the Week Jan 11 - Khaleesi Jan 25 - Not Anyone. Stats New members: 124 Members active: 557 (1.03% of total members) Most sign ups in single day: January 29th (Writing Contest started) Single busiest day: January 26th (Billie Joe at Grammy's) New topics this month: 206 Total posts: 24,869 Topic Views (whole forum): 141,084 Total PMs sent: 878 Are you guys interested in knowing anything else about this site? Leave your comments below.

Lone

Lone

 

Introducing the Musicians' Lounge!

We would like to introduce our new forum The Musicians' Lounge. This is where the musicians and lyricists of GDC can come to discuss their music and/or lyrics. The main forum (Musicians' Lounge) is used to ask and discuss general musicianship while the subforums are used to post personal work. For more details, check out this thread. Special shout out to Tom (Not Anyone.) for organizing this awesome new forum. We hope you enjoy using the forum and checking out the amazing work of your fellow members.

Lone

Lone

 

Change in warning policy

We have decided to lower the length of how long a warning point lasts from 60 to 15 days. Along with that, the member will lose access to "Clubs" and "Shenanigans" on their first warning. Sounds like a grand time right? But wait, the member will also be limited to 10 posts per day. The suspension will continue to increase with multiple warning points within the 15 days. Here is the breakdown of how long the suspensions will be 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: 96 hour suspension 5 warning points: Account will be permanently banned. Along with each subsequent warning an additional 15 days will be added to the warn length. For the duration of the warn the member will not have access to "Clubs" and "Shenanigans" and will remain limited to 10 posts per day. Please remember that creating duplicate accounts to get around the suspension will result in another warning point and the removal of the duplicate account. Have a good day.

Lone

Lone

 

New feature: See when your friends online

We've installed a new feature to show you when you have friends online. We hope this will help encourage people to participate in parts of the forum where their friends are, or at the very least, as an indication of when someone you care about is active so you can leave them a comment or message if you want. When friends come up, you'll see a blue notification with this icon at the top of the site. The icon won't show up if none of your friends are online. Clicking that will show a pane like this showing your active friends list and what they're looking at. Clicking on a friends avatar will take you to their feed tab in their profile, where you can leave a comment on their profile. Clicking their name will take you to their profile. Click the envelope icon will pop up a little window so you can send them a PM. CLEAN UP YOUR FRIENDS LIST The default behavior of the friend system on GDC is that anyone can add anyone as a friend. As a result, many people likely have hundreds of friends and may not even be aware of it. If you have a lot of friends, it will take a long time to load that drop down. Two pieces of advice to make this feature more useful for everyone: 1) Remove old inactive friends, or people you don't really care to follow. Do that in "Manage Friends" (available by clicking your name, or on the top right of the friends online list). 2) Go to your Profile Settings and check the box so you approve friends before adding them. Otherwise anyone can add you as a friend and you'll start seeing them online, regardless if you care to follow them or not. Checking that box will allow you to approve people in the Pending Approval page.

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

Happy Holidays GDC!

We know you guys are busy getting your coursework in before the end of the term or enjoying the wonderful weather. To cheer you guys up we've got some contests and activities lined up for this holiday season. Here's a list of the contests-s-s that have already started and upcoming contests (details will be posted at a later time). Dec 6-18: Green Day Ornament contest
Dec 10-28: Decoration contest
GDC Christmas Card Pinboard
2013 Photography Contest
On top of the contests, there will be "Top 2013 Green Day Instagram Photos" and "Most Popular Content" on GDC. So keep a lookout for these! Hope you guys enjoy the holiday season and make the best of the last bit of 2013. P.S. We're also starting work on a 2013 Recap 'zine and a writing contest will be on the horizons, again more information will follow.

Lone

Lone

 

Help GDC with a donation

Hey guys, I'm looking to raise about $500 for both GDA and GDC to help with some expenses and to do some new stuff. The most important thing is just covering a few miscellaneous costs that seem a little out of reach since Green Day went in to hibernation and traffic is down. But I'd also like to use a bit of that money for some contest prizes and a couple new themes for GDC, a Christmas-y one for next month and hopefully a new mobile theme. If you can help in some way please visit the donate page on GDA. http://www.greendayauthority.com/site/donate.php Thanks

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 Australia.

Fuzz

Fuzz

 

A Note on Harassment and Bullying

Earlier today, a situation developed where several established members were ganging up on and bullying a newer member in status updates. Some were suspended for this, and for those of you involved who weren't (you know who you are), consider this your one verbal warning. Cyber-bullying, including ganging up to attack others, and harassment are not tolerated on GDC in any form. In short, if you bully someone on this site, you will receive a warning and suspension. A verbal warning will not necessarily be given first for this type of situation. Additionally, in extreme cases, a permanent ban may be handed down to the aggressor(s) without going through the usual five-strike process. We want GDC to be a fun place for everyone to chill out, hang with friends and enjoy themselves. The very first rule of GDC is to respect other members. If that's a request you don't think you can handle, you're on the wrong website.

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Guest

 

"Words I Might Have Ate" being closed in favor of blogs.

After some feedback from you guys and discussions with the team, I have decided to close down the "Words I Might Have Ate" forum once again in favor of the blog system. I know it's been shitty asking you guys to go from platform to platform and to keep moving your work from one place to the other - but ultimately something just was never really working out. Blogs will better serve creative writing where people can post their work and get feedback. I think it serves a better purpose than threads because people can see individual comments and view counts for each individual thing they post. In the long-run that type of feedback will better encourage people to use the sections. The "Words" forum has now been made read-only, and will be removed at the end of the month. If you'd like to keep your work on GDC, I invite you guys to move over any creative writing posted there to the blogs system. Please only post one new blog per day, as to not take up the whole "Recent Blog Entries" on the right side. So either you can lump all your old work into one single blog post, or just copy them all somewhere else and post them once a day over some time. I know change sucks, especially when it happens so frequently. We're going to stick with the blog system and will be holding a writing contest soon to invite more people to become involved in GDC's writing community.

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