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-le
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
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 are looking to promote a new moderator to the team.
* 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
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.
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 ne
We've upgraded to the latest version of the Invision software. There are three major changes and lots of small ones.
The post editor was completely re-written for better support on mobile and should load more quickly
You can now press Ctrl and right click on the editor to 'Paste' or 'Paste without formatting'
When you're using quick reply, you can
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
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
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 domai
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
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
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.
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
Very happy to announce that Katarina will be joining the team as a new moderator. Because everyone else on the team hates Green Day, she'll be mostly focusing on the Green Day Chat area of the forum that all the other mods actively avoid.
Katarina, glad to have you on the team, and looking forward to crushing noobs with you when these albums start rolling out.
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
We've decided to re-organize a little bit on GDC. As many know, I strongly dislike having a long list of subforums on the index. i think it gets confusing and a bit daunting. I've always felt the "Community" and "General" subforums were a little mixed. @Amanda gave me the idea of having an "Interests" subforum to put related content together and I really liked that. So we've created a new subforum "Interests" to put all that stuff together, and removed the "General" category. Shenanigans was mo
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
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!
We're happy to announce that BeachBum (Val) has been promoted to a global mod.
Bum started out as a chat mod then started helping us with pictures in the media forums and helping organize and clean up the Picture Vault. She's been dedicating a lot of time to help improve this place, and I'm glad to finally have her on board as a global mod.
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
We'd like to get your feedback about GDC, the mod team, and ... GDC. Please take a few minutes and fill out this survey (it's only 5 questions) and let us know how we could improve this place. http://gda.polldaddy.com/s/gdc2015 Thanks!
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