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
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
While evaluating the usefulness of some sections of the forum, we decided it was time to re-structure some of our content around GDC. We've made the following changes to hopefully encourage better conversation or at least grouping content that makes more sense.
To start off we're completely removing two forums:
This forum never really worked like we hoped it would. While we wanted a place to encourage people to talk about their own music, it ended up working more like a
We have decided to close down the Meet-Ups forum. Since we opened it in 2010, there's been a much larger focus on people meeting up around shows so much of the conversation goes in the tour forums. Since then we've also created the Clubs forum where people from certain regions often make plans through that instead. As a result, the Meet Ups forum was as barren as an 80 year old uterus.
We've made the forum read-only for the next week so people can be sure to start conversations with any gro
I've made some changes today to notifications. For starters, I've cleaned out all old notifications. Sorry if you may have lost some you hadn't read - but I just had to do it. We had nearly 2 million notifications sitting the database which was causing some long load times. Many of them going back to September of last year and still unread. So I just decided to nuke them all.
From now on the server will only store your most recent 100 notifications. If you reach 100, it will start deleting y
We have decided to change the length of suspensions handed out when we give warnings. The old system was more on a "case by case" basis after your second warning. Previous we would decide how long it should be for (it usually was 7 days, then 15 days, then 30 days). Here's the new setup
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.
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!
I'm very pleased to announce that we are promoting Lone to be our admin here on GDC. She will be taking a larger role in helping lead the moderating team and the direction we move the forum in.
Many of you know Lone as someone who has been in charge of the chat for some time now, behind the scenes she's been an incredibly helpful part of the team and someone I trust immensely.
I'm excited to have her help lead the team and the forum. Congrats on the promotion, Lone. Enjoy your six figur
This latest update was just a maintence release to fix a few issues.
however you will notice that we've updated the logo and icons to now fit more accordingly with the trilogy. yay! Thanks to Bum for working on finding a color scheme that worked well.
We've also created a new subforum just for Green day news. more info here.
There are still things I need to do to the skins (update user info that sits on the left of each post, put back links and rep at the top of the site, etc.), but
I try not to do this often except when it's really needed. Over the last month we've had to pay for licenses and the new skin. In total it was around $200 and I was hoping we could get some help from you guys to cover the extra costs. We already pay for the servers each month on our own (around $200/month just for GDC), but when extra costs like this come up, things get a little tight.
If you can help with any amount, big or small, it'd be greatly appreciated.
As you can see we've made some new changes here on GDC. We've added a new more modern theme that I think looks pretty awesome.
You can click on the paint brush on the top right to select one of 4 different backgrounds of your choosing.
Still stuff to do. Leave all suggestions in the comments below
We've decided to make a few changes to profiles and contact methods to make more sense.
When you view a profile you will now see four categories. The first is "About Me" which will have whatever you've decided to write about yourself. Under that you will see "Community Stats" which has your member group, active posts, profile views and member title. Then you will "Personal Information" which has your name, gender, location, age and birthday. Lastly is "Contact Information", which has now be
I'm excited to announce that Florence has been added to the team as a GDA Staff member, where she'll be helping us out with the Picture Vault. She'll also be a part of conversations here on GDC in the mod forum to help with ideas and discussions related to GDC.
We welcome her to the team and are very excited to have her on board
If you've read the GDCcrets thread in the last day you've read about an issue that has come up with one user harassing others with explicit comments after being told to stop. The mod team takes these reports very seriously, but we agree that we took too long in this case and we have been talking about ways to fix this.
First off, we will institute an immediate 24 hour suspension once we get a report about another member harassing someone else. During this time we will look into the issue, g
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
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
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
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.
For those of you who don't know, Matt (monkeyman) was one of the original media mods before he left in 2010 and I took over.
Ever since the download section had been redone, he's been working along side me to help get everything uploaded. Because he has such a amazing collection and knowledge on the downloads, as well as spending his time, we have decided to repromote him to media mod.
Matt is 22 years old, currently a uni student and reigns from down under as well as me. I really can't
We have so many dedicated people here on GDC so this is our way of introducing each and every single one to you. I'm sure a lot of you don't know every team member, so this is your way to get to know them. The list is sorted in alphabetical order by their username incase you wanted to skip to a certain team member, but we both know you don't.
Hello fellow humans,
My name is Andres (if you're not Spanish, Mexican or Latino, my name is pronounced on-dress. If you
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
Excited to announce today that Cat C.(Cathy) is joining the GDC team as our first-ever Community Manager. She will be helping us out by updating the Facebook Page and GDC Twitter account with interesting stuff around the forum.
She will also be helping us organize contests and create regular stuff for you guys to get involved with. Because this is a new role, exactly how it works out will change over time. The main focus is to help build a stronger community on GDC.
I'd also like to tha
After taking feedback from you guys and the mod team, I've decided not to merge all 'media' topics into General, and instead just merge them all into their own forum. You can now find a dedicated forum just for media related to movies, tv shows, books and games.
I've gone through the first page and tagged the topic with whatever media they are. I encourage you all to tag any new threads with the appropriate media type so that
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
There's a lot of cool stuff happening around the forum whether it's interesting blogs, awesome artwork, interesting topics and discussions, contests or just something fun. We need someone whose role is to help highlight these things on a regular basis through forum announcements, blog posts or social media. I'm creating a specific team position just for this responsibility titled Community Manager. This person will be responsible for highlighting interesting stuff and helping the team with conte