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excellent i d ers!!

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excellent thoughts!

(or, hell, I'd read those articles...)

Anybody else?

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some more ideas

Sorry I forgot to mention David Gans’ GD Hour slots as something definitely in the ‘plus’ column. I don’t get Sirius but DG seems to be including in his ‘Tales from the Golden Road’ show much more of the type of feature I would like to see here.

Here’s some off the top my head ideas suggestions for features here

- Merl, Jerry and the Dead: a retrospective of Merl and the boys (with Tapers section tie in)
- 40 (41 Actually) Years of Dark Star! From Oakland to Penn State (with Tapers section Tie In) Same for other classic tunes (Playing in the Band maybe, as David Lemieux is being teased about how often he features it)
- Interviews with Bob, Mickey, Bill, Phil, Donna Jean, Robert Hunter, John Perry Barlow etc
- Interview with David Lemieux
- Interview with Charlie Miller!!!!
- Grateful Guests. Jamming with Dead
- Dark Star Orchestra; more than a tribute band?

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Right on!

Well said C Badge. I thought it was just me.
Nothing against the Phil & Friends scene, Ratdog, their fans, on and on, but those guys / bands have their own websites.
After sifting through that stuff, and all the vine stuff, one can tend to forget (or care) why they checked in at all.

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My two cent's worth.

I am not really technically sophisticated, but I manage to navigate around the site fairly well. On the other hand, there can always be improvements and Badger's suggestions make sense to me.

I also think the people who contribute to the site (Mary, DL, Gans, all the authors of articles, etc.) are doing a great job, and their efforts are definitely appreciated. Certainly, the Vineyard is great for those of us either filling in their collection or getting started with one.

My major gripe concerns the lack of the surviving member's participation on the site. Do they even know or care about this site? How about a chat once in a while or a message from the guys? I don't mean self-serving announcements about releases or tours. I just feel as though there is a total disconnect with the band itself.

Thanks for listening.

"Let there be songs to fill the air."

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wrt the foregoing

there are quite a few different threads in Badger's excellent post, so I'm kinda trying to sort them out into the technical, the social, the navigational, the content, etc. Not that they're entirely separable of course.

But as long as we're talking about what could work better, might as well be here as anywhere else, and have at it (with the understanding that I'm making no promises other than to pass this along when we're at a reasonable place in the discussion to do so!).

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thanks Bob

one thing to keep in mind is that for various reasons (Egypt and/or the election at the top of the list, I'd guess) we have seen a lot of new folks arriving over the last couple of months, and sticking around and talking and starting vines etc. This is of course a good thing, but it does have the side effect that if you're a longtime resident and go away for a couple weeks, the neighborhood's going to look different when you get back.

This is not news of course, just sayin'. Please resume discussion...

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i agree with Mike , since my enforced absence i haven't been a regular back here various reasons but i when have come back seems different but i put it down to unfamiliarity

sorry listening to cheerful music

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hm, thanks for the thoughts

as far as last post first, I'm kind of against it for various reasons, not least of which is that if the blasted feature to take you to new posts actually worked it would be a nonissue and discussions could remain linear. That feature has been on the to-do list forever, though I am not sure what the technical feasibility is. Believe me, I know this is a drag.

I would also note, WRT the vines, that I'll look into how feasible this would be--I don't think it's out of the question, but anything that involves manually retrofitting hundreds of existing vines is, uh, not happening, most likely. My overall concern, however, is that is it somewhat noteworthy and by no means a foregone conclusion that there is tape trading here at all, let alone a thriving vineyard (this is not the case on all Dead-related sites, spinoff, official or otherwise), and I am not looking for opportunities to rock the boat on the subject.

All that said, I tend to agree we've lost some momentum lately, and while I think some of this is inevitable post-election exhaustion, to say nothing of pre-holiday exhaustion, I appreciate badger speaking up. Thoughts, folks?

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