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  1. Yesterday's news about Billie Joe getting treatment for substance abuse has definitely hit me in a way I wasn't expecting. As someone said on GDA Billie Joe and Green Day have had their fair share of "substance abuse" dating back to their major label debut. It was known the guys' "drug of choice" was speed back in the day, evidenced in the infamous Tonka Truck version of "She" at Jaded in Chicago. And of course less amusingly, with Billie Joe's arrest and DUI in 2003 for driving drunk. Still that was old Green Day. Many fans thought that type of irresponsibility phase was set behind
    63 points
  2. 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, gather the facts we can get, and will then issue a permanent ban once we get enough details. If we're
    48 points
  3. Billie Joe Armstrong 16x20 Coloured Pencil on Paper
    47 points
  4. 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
    45 points
  5. Update Monday September 24th: I've written a follow-up to this post after it was announced that Billie Joe was getting help with substance abuse. Please read it. Love the reactions today from Green Day's performance last night at iHeartRadio festival. (Watch the video over on GDA) I didn't get to watch the whole thing live because I was distracted. After a friend text me and told me it was a disaster, I turned the stream on, right at the start of Basket Case and just in time to see Billie stop the song half way through and say he didn't want to play that shit. Billie was pretty drunk. Y
    38 points
  6. With the release of a new album there's lots of conversation about what Green Day's music should sound like. I've seen such a huge array of comments on the pro and con side about the new music. While I think the overwhelming opinion of the music is very positive, there has still been some criticism of it (as expected), and I felt like addressing some of the topics. It's too simplistic Since Green Day's breakthrough in 1994 some people have written them off as a "three chord band". While anyone with an ounce of common sense knows Green Day is much more than that, it's obvious that simple
    38 points
  7. I'm so excited to announce that @Hermione has been promoted to Admin. I've only been asking her for several years. She will join Lone and I in helping to run the forum and make decisions about the team and any changes we're looking into. Hermione has always been very kind and incredibly thoughtful and fair when it came to disagreements either on the team or when discussing issues around the forum. She'll be a wonderful addition to the admins and I'm very excited to have her helping in this new role. Thanks for accepting the offer, Hermione!
    37 points
  8. 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through GDC, Not a user was posting, not even a Train Buddy; The spam threads were posted in General Chat with care, In hopes that a Mod would never be there; The outlaws were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of mod buttanger danced in their heads; And Mark in his high chair, and I with my plan, Had just settled down for a long winter's ban, When out in the chat there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to my MacBook I flew like a flash, Clicked open the chat tab and typed up a thras
    36 points
  9. I’ve found Green Day being an increasingly common topic in every day conversation recently. Whether meeting new people who it just so happens are fans, discovering people I knew were fans having not known it before or playing Uno to one of my best friends who is even more passionate about music than I am, they seem to be creeping up everywhere. One thing this friend of mine said got me. He was at mine when Stray Heart went out on Radio 1 for the first time. He watched me as I listened to the song for the first time, and he said he’d never seen anything like it. I was, apparently, blindly
    36 points
  10. WEEHHH! dum dum dum ... LOSS OF CONTROL!! It's April Fools'! I had the funny idea to "Billie-fy" avatars of our fellow GDCers! Some said they were annoyed by all those Green Day (especially Billie) userpics... and then came up with the idea to photoshop Billie Joe on avatars that are "Billie- less" haha I have no idea. so yeah... HAPPY APRIL FOOLS'! lol Andres: Matt: captain peroxide: John: Sleeper Agent: Tre's Busted Drumkit: Lúthien Tinúviel: Cat C: BeachBum: Liam: Lone:
    35 points
  11. 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 t
    32 points
  12. This isn't a song or anything to do with music like all my other blog posts but this is a very important personal post and it would mean a lot to me if you all would stick with me for a minute. Earlier today, I was rummaging through my old journals, cleaning stuff out and looking for a blank one I could use as a sketchbook. While flipping through a few, I ended up reading some of my older entries, which, it turns out, are incredibly disturbing and unsettling. These journals were ones I wrote in while I was in middle school and a freshman in high school. When I was 13, my mother left my
    31 points
  13. Is fact, fun was had, that night on GDC. But little rootbeersoup was getting sleepy. You see, he was trolling the forums, outlaws in tow. The mods decided, however, his fun was no mo'. "Crazy wow," he proclaimed. "many mods very grumpy." As he tucked himself in, and made sure he was comfy. The mods slaved away, erasing all his fun posts. rootbeersoup was sad, he thought, "that's what I love most." Guilt kicked in, afraid he'd caused some torment "It must be lonely in their parents' basements." He laid there in bed, keyboard close by. He typed one last post before beddy bye. G
    31 points
  14. Its always the same group.. no one ever apologizes and its disgusting.. such random strong group mentality is pretty sick.. im tired of it.. and they enjoy when people like me write shit like this but im speaking truthfully.. you hurt people with the shit you say and dont even care.. what are you gaining besides a few laughs? what? making someone feel bad? grow the fuck up.. im not trying to be mean but multiple people being bothered or bullied is too much.. i sound like an idiot im done..sorry..
    31 points
  15. As soon as I got word about Green Day allowing a new song in the upcoming Twilight movie, I knew what to expect, fans bitching about it. Maybe rightfully so. But I thought I'd offer a different point of view for the sake of conversation. Allowing songs in a movie doesn't really define anything. All it says it "hey, listen to our song." So let me run down some points to support my argument. Why do people have a problem with Twilight? I'll be the first to admit that I haven't seen the films, nor do I have plans to start. I don't find the premise interesting. I don't know how good or bad
    31 points
  16. 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 thank Stephen (November's Storms) for running the GDC facebook page for the month of January, and doing
    31 points
  17. Hello GDC, I'm rootbeersoup. You may remember me from basically any quality post that's ever been posted on GDC. Have you ever wondered who amongst us is the happiest? The saddest? Maybe even perhaps the most random? If only there was a way we could know for sure! Fortunately for readers such as yourself, GDC has provided us the necessary tools required in order to answer life's most pressing questions fairly. We can even have some fun with it and hand out awards to the community! "Wow Mr. beersoup," you may ask, "Isn't this endeavor a little bit the "official" GDC Awards which is just over
    29 points
  18. Please help us welcome #RevRad Track 5 @AlissaGoesRAWR to the moderating team. She joined as a GDA Staff but we think she'll do awesome as a moderator. Give her all your praise.
    28 points
  19. 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 communi
    28 points
  20. Just a quick shout to Andres, Courtney, and all the past/present/future admin and Mods who help run this place and for it basically just existing in the first place. If it weren't for this place, I probably would never have met 98% of the people I consider my good friends today. I have made, and met, more friends through GDC than I have in my own every day life. I never would've had a constructive outlet for my Green Day obsession, a place to share all my freak outs and joys and triumphs and annoyances. I would have never traveled the world like I do now. I probably wouldn't even like Gree
    27 points
  21. I've been seeing a lot of people talking about Green Day's set list now that they're back on the road. There have been some complaints that they aren't playing more trilogy songs, which usually goes something like this Looks at the setlists for their two shows so far during the full tour, I see that they play about 27 songs each night. Out of those, 25% of them are songs from the trilogy, and the other 75% span the rest of their career. The band has 178 songs they've released through through their albums (not including The Network or Foxboro Hot Tubs). That number is even higher if y
    25 points
  22. 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’ve decided that we were going to combine audio and video together and have it as one forum. As for
    25 points
  23. 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.
    24 points
  24. As many fans are aware, ¡Uno! leaked early yesterday (September 17, 2012) exactly one week prior to it's release. I was in class when we started getting emails, then work till 8pm, and I was running on 3 hours of sleep from the night before, so I came home and slept and it wasn't until around midnight I was finally able to lay in bed and listen to the music. Over the course of it's 40 minute run-time, I laid there in complete appreciation for what I was hearing. To start off, I'd like to write about what this album isn't. This isn't rock stadium Green Day. This isn't Green Day bordering the
    24 points
  25. 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 to have you guys on board!
    23 points
  26. Bittersweet Migraine Artist: inthehallwaynow Medium: Mix Media I can't think of a better user to feature for the return of Masterpiece of the week than inthehallwaynow. Take a moment to check out the rest of his amazing work HERE. *His wonderful work was also featured in the GDA Zine. There are only a few copies left and once they are gone, they're gone.
    23 points
  27. 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 your "Ignore Preferences" by checking the box near the top of that page that says "Ignore all signat
    23 points
  28. 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!
    22 points
  29. I'm eager to see how activity around GDC and the 'green day community' (lower case, as in, not the location, but the fan base as a whole) changes over the next several months as the band starts doing promo again and goes back on tour. Around the release we saw such a huge influx of users. Monthly traffic last month here on GDC was more than 75% higher than the same time last year. Expected. Unfortunately November this month was down 26% from October. Also expected since there's a whole lot of conversation and interest when a new album is released. I'm still hopeful that with a new
    22 points
  30. 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.
    22 points
  31. 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.
    22 points
  32. This fucking goes against everything that Green Day stands for and isn't that why we're all here? As a COMMUNITY that share a common love?? What the fuck. Thank you, mods, for taking care of business. To all newbies out there, don't be intimidated by fuckfaces like those involved. 99% of us are pretty fucking cool.
    22 points


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