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Dangers, Toils and Snares...

Folks, old and new, few things gladden an old mod's heart like the way you stood up for this place in past weeks.

We can pretty much count on the fact that every time there's a new release, a Dead tour or show announcement, or some Dead-related media hoopla, we're going to be swamped. Some newcomers will be long-lost Heads dying to connect. Some will be new Heads longing to connect. This, of course, is highly desirable. Welcome.

 Others, as we have seen, come mainly to vent or spew venom, and having done so usually move on. I am most gratified with the way the community members, old and new, came forth to squelch this in our most recent episode (and for those just joining us and filled with morbid curiosity, I refer you to the Dead To Tour In Spring topic around the time of the presale).

 Others, frankly, will be porn spammers, malware perpetrators, and other cancers on the Internet. We have had the occasional instance of a porn spammer getting through and posting in the forums, but the more usual scenario is simply creating a user profile full of heinous links. If you should have the misfortune to encounter such a situation, please bring it to our attention and we'll deal with it. Please ALSO recognize that, contrary to the shocked reaction the first time this happened, porn and malware are NOT among the features we're offering here and we do not hold with that stuff.

 Thanks and furthur!

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uh

no...

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am i being blocked

from posting in the forums now?...this is a test

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Thanks Lilly

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VERY well said

Lamagonzo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT.
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won't you lay it way back?

Everybody has something different to say. I guess an unregulated forum is what the internet has become. So, we have moderators to keep the discussions civil and the potty mouths and evil-doers out. It would be a better planet if we all could just express ourselves within certain boundries, but ego is the nature of the beast. It's like the bumpersticker says: "I tried to contain myself but I escaped". Always hit the preview button and correct your grammar, punctuation and typos and reflect whether or not what you wrote is something you wish to be defined by. This site doesn't represent all deadheads, just the ones on this site who choose to write in the forums.

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I love you all, and peace to

I love you all, and peace to all the people and aliens of this world!!!!
Just remember the Human race is just a work in progress and not near perfect, except maybe my Mother!!!

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Indeed C.C.

Even lost my temper once (blush) after "moron" was written on too many times. But was not necessarily the "most" venimous episode here,, just right up there. Bout a year ago or so ago was a nasty escapade, and one "porn spammer" shocked me personally-was very very foul suprise!

But nevertheless, good will and kind spirits have won out in the end, each and every time! Also thanks to our wise and vigilant mod(s) Thank goodness!
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If you read the first 100-1000 posts on the topic "The Dead to Tour in Spring!" you will see exactly what we were all talking about, there wasn't just negativity, there was outright attacking, there is nothing better than constructive "negativity" or "opinions"....that's how we all grow.

I do like what you wrote and agree with you on a lot of what you said about the net. If I remember, someone even attacked someone else's parenting skills. The venom that spewed out during the original presale was the most toxic I've ever seen on dead.net (rivaled the Discovery Channel's most venomous snake episodes....the Inland Taipan aka Fierce Snake is the most toxic .)

Just voicin my opinion...and yes I always agree with the saying fuck it!

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Didn't even know this was here, till now!

I want to personally thank the people that have been here along time to keep this site KIND! You know who you are, (dude I remember when it was the old planets and stars thing back in the day when dead.net was ALOT leaner), and the way you stuck up for, not only the Boyz, but other people that were getting bombarded by negativity. I think the worst was the first time tickets went on "presale" and alot of us didn't know exactly what was going on. The second "presale" went on so much better, because the "scalpers" and wannabe's didn't check back to this wonderful site after the first announcements.

I've said it once (well probably more than that) and I'll say it again, "I knew that the Boyz and the "other ones" behind the scene, were anticipating this all...and have known all along that this would have happened."

Also, the knew "clues" flash right when you log on looks eerily like the original dead.net on some pyramids! And I wonder how many of you ever logged onto and chatted on wemissjerry.org (back in the dayz, was that 93-98???) and where did all those kind people go?

Love, Peace, and ENJOYA the shows!

Scotty (Canyon Critter)
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OK - Warning! ranting venom spewer, read at your own risk!
This is really funny for me - I guess. What I mean is deadheads saying you can't say what you want, well anything negative - even slightly negative. I cant see where a deadhead posts here and can be "slammed" by other heads? We are call pretty much words on a screen here, no face, body or emmotion that maybe is real. Can you tell exactly who it is that wrote the words that made you angry enough to drop to the same level your talking (writing) about.
I run into stuff like this all over rock&roll related sites (gossip, trades, boot reviews) Without going into a real stupid psychological trip here IMHO - web sites contain wierd ego! Wups - I said it. We are words on a screen here. Words written here have can have very little emmotion, even though the writer just might be cool? Can anyone really lay another human out like this with any accuracy from what is considered negative (or whatever)? I have gained from constructive critisism in all kinds of ways. I cruise through this forum enough to have not seen any hard core ranting. I'm sure it rolls through on occasion -but- it has been made out to kind of sound like skin heads (or the like) post here - no one here but us deadheads? It would get REAL interesting if haters swooped on this forum (IMHO).
Please excuse this but you were warned! With that said I gotta say that I see some dorky shit wrapped into this spring tour. A Loose Lucy Lounge - with what cigars & dancing girls to go with your COOL place to chill (& buy booze) They should serve raisin sandwich's as well.
Yowsa - I hope to walk out of the gorge cleansed, and if I can help it - eveyone else(including the band) will too. Let's get down to it - I miss you all & can't wait.
Your friend and fellow deadhead...........Kevin

Whew - I'm not saying that anyone should change a thing here - I am glad that this forum exists and that the boys have 22 shows lined up in 2009. I havent felt this way since 1995.
IMHO - Fuck it! I

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