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Could "Vineyard" topics be made a separate type?

I'm one of those that usually monitor "Recent Posts" to keep up with the vine topics, and occasionally use the "Filter by type" to narrow down the posts (like when somebody posts photos of the ticket stub for every show they've been to). Incrementing through pages can be time consuming. Would it be possible to have "vines" made into a separate type, so they can be eliminated from a Recent posts listing of Forum Topics using the "Filter by type" function?

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thanks Badger, I will pass this on

I think some things are more fixable than others, but I'm not sure which are which.

To address in particular the issue of the Vineyard: please deconstruct the problem for me a bit as to how it is allegedly killing off the thoughtful discussions. Is this simply a matter of Recent Posts running heavily to vines? If so, surely people scroll down and on to the next page in search of topics that interest them rather than simply ignoring anything that's more than four hours old. No?

While I heartily agree that the navigation could be a lot better hereabouts, I'm not seeing the particular issue here, but this is no doubt because every day, usually several times, I do exactly what's described above and hence find and follow the recent discussions.

Now I also recognize that people have different navigation styles, because when I occasionally put a vine somewhere else than in the Vineyard (an issue that's simply irrelevant to the Recent Posts navigation style) I hear about it within minutes. So some people go straight to the Vineyard, and I don't see how that adversely affects the discussion.

So if there's a problem to be solved here, can we define it a bit more precisely? Thanks.

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well meant suggestions revisited

On Nov 24 I posted some friendly ideas here about how to tweak a few things to make the site better. Well apart from the very nice feature about Billy K, there has not been much change I can see.

NAVIGATION
The really annoying navigation glitches have not been fixed...surely the 'go to most recent post' issue is not hard to fix and it would make such a difference, especially for those of us who are bandwidth challenged. It takes so many clicks and waits to get to where you want to go that it is a real disincentive to go looking for things.

If the tech people can find time to make clever flash graphics and secret messages on the front page then why on earth can they not find time to fix something that folks have been quietly requesting for over a year??????

MOST RECENT POSTS and VINES

I am sorry, but the Vines are now so totally swamping the recent posts that all other discussions are rapidly lost. The only ones that manage to surface on a regular basis are Spinning Free, Positive Vibes and the Faiths and Beliefs one, I have tried a few times to revive others but without success (and I think others have too). I have given up posting anecdotes, stories and jokes because the threads just die. It is not as if there are not enough people here, there are many more. You all know that I am a big supporter of the Vineyard, but it really does need a separate space here. It is a real shame we are losing all those other fun threads. I appreciate the desire not to rock the boat on the vines, but they are hardly a secret are they..and maybe it would be better if they are a little less obvious on the site.

FEATURES
Well it was nice to see Billy here, but what about the others? There is a big feature on the Dead with interviews etc in Relix magazine this month, but still nothing here. Is there a problem?

I keep coming back here, because I have friends here and have had so much fun here, but I am increasingly wondering why I bother. Well if it is time for the old guard to step aside and accept that things have moved on then so be it, but I think we are losing something precious in the process.

I said in November that I did not think my comments would make any difference... ..I would still love to be proved wrong

CB :-(

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HEY NOW FUNLOVING DEAD-HEADS

......YOU MIGHT KNOW ABOUT SOME PERSON WHO IS DEAR TO YOU AND ONE DAY THIS PERSON WAS GONE.WHERE?TO JAIL.....AND MAYBE THE SENTENCE THIS BEING RECIEVED WAS BEYOND ANY DESCRIPTION.WELL,WITH THE GENTLE HELP AND UNDERSTANDING OF MARYE THERE IS A NEW TOPIC ON THE NET.YOU FIND IT UNDER THE FAMILIES SITE AND ITS CALLED "LITTLE LIGHT-DEAD HEADS BEHIND BARS"AND IF YOU CAN REMEMBER SOMEHOW WHO DISAPPEARED SOMEHOW...OR IF EVEN A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY IS GOING THROUGH THIS,THAN THIS MIGHT BE THE SITE TO LOOK AT..WE ARE MANY,WE CAN LIGHTEN UP THESE PEOPLES DAYS IN HELL...........THINK ABOUT IT

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cc's dvd reward program

Yes, and a little cherry garcia on top too!

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well

well, since PK brought that release up here, I will say again what I said on the thing that isn't really the forum off the front page about that road trips thing:

DVDs PLEASE!

pretty please with sugar on top!

I want (we want) MORE Views from the Vault, more concert film converted to DVDs!

DVDs PLEASE!

pretty please with sugar on top!

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Announcing another big thank

Announcing another big thank you for another excellent release, Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 1.
Great choice, and the effort once again in the restoration is beautiful.
Thanks to all that are involved in these releases.
I love the physical cds vs just downloads. The art and music have always gone hand in hand with the Grateful dead and these releases respect that.....and the sound,wow..............because sound matters!
peace,pk

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One word, my friends: Bonnaroo

It came to me in a dream. Co-headlining with Phish, and the Superjam will be awesome. Remember where you heard it first, and send me a t-shirt.

The summer festival circuit will be amazing in 2009.

Of course, I live in a fantasy world so YMMV.

Cheers! MitD

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believe me...

when there is any official word we will post it pronto.

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Any word on SPRING 2009 tour????

Do you know if any word on if the dead r playin again??? It was said in state college they might do again...??? let me know??? ~~~~~peace~~~~

Fare Thee Well...

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