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    marye
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    If you can't believe something's not being discussed, here's the place to say so.

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  • November 19, 2018 - 7:17pm
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    Long Strange Trip Blu-Ray bonus disc 2 defective

    Long Strange Trip Blu-Ray bonus disc 2 from Dead.Net that I received today (11-19-18) is not recognized by my Blu-Ray player. Disc 1 with the entire documentary plays fine, as do all my other Blu-ray discs. Cleaning player and disc did not help. Is it just me or are others having the same problem?

  • May 25, 2018 - 2:17pm
    Spacial Anomaly
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    Jerry Before the Dead
    Speaking of writing, here’s a great article by Grateful Web on Jerry’s Before the Dead release. http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/only-time-now
  • May 25, 2018 - 2:15pm
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    Jerry Before the Dead
    Speaking of writing, here’s a great article by Grateful Web on Jerry’s Before the Dead release. http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/only-time-now
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    Thanks!
    Definitely looks dormant. Maybe I can liven it up!!! Thanks as always! Bob
  • July 28, 2016 - 11:36am
    marye
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    it's a bit dormant
    but I think this is the thread: http://www.dead.net/forum/my-sound-system If you don't think this is a fit, lemme know and I'll start a new one.
  • July 28, 2016 - 11:31am
    marye
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    I think
    we already have one of those, but it may be well buried. Let me see what I can find...
  • July 27, 2016 - 6:49pm
    boblopes
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    Forum for Great Gear for the Grateful Ear
    Love to have a forum or discussion thread about the great audio gear to listen to our beloved band. Even though I have had a couple pair of headphones for ten years or so, just started investigating going the headphone amp route and would love to get advise from head's who listen to same music I do... Thanks Mary, Bob
  • September 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
    marye
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    indeed
    FTW merch is not Dead.net. Not sold by Dead.net. Different company.
  • September 16, 2015 - 3:36pm
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    FTW mech outside company
    That's the problem... they subbed it out to some third party and they are being unresponsive to legitimate concerns.
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Tom Constanten is not mentioned in the family links!!!!!!!I interviewed him in April on WZRD Chicago 88.3fm when he was playing with Terrapin Flyer on 4-20.....I will be posting a link to it as soon as I figure out how....
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where can we post to ask about reccomendations on what shows to download or purchase?
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Hello, Love the new decor. "You are not allowed to post a new forum topic" Surely this is not going to be how this forum works? Politely incredulous Soeharto ____________________________________________ Asian Value #1: You May Not Question Asian Values -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Hey Mary! What's shakin'?Just what I needed, another diversion but it is a nifty site. I went to The Band link and the photo of Jerry there scared the bjeezus out of me! there are so many better shots of him,, I wish they'd change it. See ya' around ;) "if you get confused..."
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And yes, topic creation is turned off for the moment at least because we're trying to get things working properly on a relatively finite number of topics. If there's one you want started (like, say, TC and Donna Jean), send a message to izzie or me and we'll get on it. Thanks.
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how about a Grateful Life section? by this, I mean stuff which is connected to the grateful philosophy of life, all things grateful, and experiences we have had which may not have been at shows or totally band/music related. another, meeting heads in odd places, or experiences with heads in places other than shows/on tour. that could be called 'Strangers Stopping Strangers' like when I met a middle aged Indian gentleman in the gardens of the Taj Mahal and he went off on a tirade about why did the dead play in Egypt but never in India... another, 'Parking Lot' pretty much anything goes there. finally, a 'Soapbox' where peole could feel free to rant (in a nice way) about just about anything... food for thought. peace. "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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after I wrote this and shut off the 'puter before, it hit me, why not make these topics into Sections, and then allow topic creation in these new areas? 'you can please all of the people all of the time' or create one new section with these headings (and any others people want) and allow topic creation? it would seem like a common sense solution. if it is a software issue, that it is either all or none, OK. but if the software of the board would allow topic creation in one or two sub-headings, why not?? no hurry, just chewing the fat here. (Naturally, I mean after you get all of the bugs out of the system and all that other stuff that you folks have to deal with) kind of like a compromise between festival seating and requiring people to sit in their assigned seats. people can move anywhere they want to on the floor, but if you are in the mezzanine, you should sit in your reserved seat. didn't Hampton do that in 87 or 88? just an idea. Compromise is one of the 'C's in C C Joe peace. Cheerfully Compromising Joe "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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How about a topic for all of our dearly departed friends? I don't know about you all, but I know way too many Heads who are dead... There were some very special people that many of us in the community knew who died on the bus. This seems like a great place to honor our memories of them.
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Its the achilles heel of this forum. Look at the URLs. It looks like if people were allowed to create new posts, and a duplicate topic is posted, it would mess things up because posts aren't arranged with numbers. I certainly hope things will change but I don't see how without ripping this thing down and adding a whole new forum. Can a MOD comment on this? _______________ insert obligatory signature here
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For the moment, it's primarily a chaos-management issue because a lot of things still aren't working quite right. But as mindbender points out, there are also meta-issues about the way the software handles things, and it's not exactly what we're used to either. We're kinda bumping down this road together, to say nothing of up the learning curve. And we're also trying to figure out how things might be structured a bit more intuitively and making incremental experiments with what tools we've got. I'm not kidding, the sections we have are the result of brainstorming last week about uh, what categories do we really need within the parameters of keeping it fairly simple during the shakedown? Not unlike a certain band, we're kinda figuring this out as we go along. So be patient with us, and keep the thoughts coming. Apropos of which, CC, we're trying to figure out some underlying structure issues, but at least a couple of them should be up today. And Lazy, yours is a little easier to implement, so I'll be back in a few with the link.
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It's called The Scene, and has two new topics, as requested!
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cool. very cool. thankx. mucho appreciado. ( -: and not just because it was my idea... ( -; "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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Hey! What about a "This Day in GD History" Topic? On the "old" board, I posted links (about everyday) to places where you could listen to shows (streaming and on the legal!). I'd love to do one on a daily basis where I'd put up a link to and about a GD show played that day in history. I just love posting links to music, especially the GD!!! I'm just a, well...porpoise.
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We're actually kinda thinking about implementing something like that, but at this moment have nothing to preannounce...
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What about adding some places to post similar to some of the popular old folders? Not least of which would include: '60s shows '70s shows '80s shows '90s shows and most importantly a Garcia folder!
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how about: food hobbies books movies TV shows other interests stuff like that which is not band/music related but stuff that the community likes to rap about "The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense. Take what you have gathered from coincidence"
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cooking and drink recipes that we all like. think about it...seriously! i think it would probably be the biggest contributed forum. take care! ps - even a cookbook could be made from head's replies. i know i'd buy it!
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It would be nice if there was a location (folder, discussion) JUST for casual conversation. Maybe that could be the area where subscribers are able to post new topics. But first I think "we" need to clarify whether all discussions are designed to last forever, or if some discussions will "roll over" if volume is too high (for instance, a 10,000 message limit, after which the discussion archives and begins again with a new message #1) Or perhaps a time factor - if a discussion has NO messages in a given time (30 days, 3 months, a year) it archives, or disappears completely. I know that people really want to be able to post new topics, but it shouldn't result in what we called "ensuction" over in DNC - when the site became so unwieldy partly because of the huge volume of messages, and huge chunks of the site just started disappearing.
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Folks, really. I don't make this stuff up. There is nothing in the current software that will allow us to create some areas with open topic-creation, and some areas with moderated topic creation. There is no function within the software that will set limits, like X number of topics per day/week/lifetime. And there isn't an automatic roll-over or nukage function. MaryE and I will keep talking about it with the rest of the admin team.
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...shall we go, you and I while we can...Okay, now that I've listed the 168 shows I attended, how about a feature that lists the songs played and the frequency with which I heard them? That weould be kinda cool, don't you think?
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My sugguestion is you need more threads per forum. For instance, in the "I'm Looking For..." forum, if you are not going to allow people to start threads, then at least start a few yourself.. one for "Looking for old Tour Friends, another for looking for a show, looking for misc.. ect. Thank you :) "The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began.."
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thanks for your comment, Sunnydrop. We didn't set up new topics for a week or so there while we were waiting for things to settle down a little after the initial start up. You'll be seeing new topics popping up this week (check out MaryE's awesome note with the links and all!) and in the future. Please keep the suggestions coming! And be grateful for MaryE's discretion, else there would have been a topic called simply, Pee Songs.
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How about books about the Dead (especially the newest- Grateful Dead Gear) and another just about books-other than Dead related. There are a lot of literate foks here who share many of the same interests and inspirations. I know I am not the only one here who lives in the world of poetry, music, art and nature. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
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So you do have a book topic, under Offline. How about making it a little more obvious, please? Thanks. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
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...shall we go, you and I while we can... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROBERT HUNTER!!! It might be a nice idea to open a happy birthday thread for the only member of the band who was never onstage...Bob turns 66 tomorrow! Maybe you've got something in mind already, but it seems appropriate to acknowledge this.With out those words, there would have been no songs!
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Considering we have no way to start new topics and we're limited in what we can post about, it might be time to bid adieu to Dead.net. Nice try, folks :)
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I'm sorry it's making you want to leave, Zoomabooma. If there is something you want to talk about that you don't see a space for here, please just let someone know and we'll try to accomodate you! Hal R - have you found the books area? Dead On and Off the Net: Offline. I'll fire up a topic or two over there for you.
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Izzie,Thanks for starting the book topics and making the subject more visible. How about making the Robert Hunter area a little more visible? For his birthday. Hal Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
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...shall we go, you and I while we can... So I read all these really critical posts about no forum topics in the new site. It reminded me that there are essentially two kinds of "Deadheads". First, you got your folks who'll wait in line for three days to get a ticket or get into a general admission venue. Then, you got your folks who crash the gates or elbow thier way to the front of the crowd during the show. The difference is PATIENCE and TOLERANCE! Leave if you want to, but here's a thought...try letting these folks work out some of these issues before you bail...it might be worth your while!
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Under Dead-Related Charities: SEVA Foundation Unbroken Chain Foundation
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I've been opening up the charity topics when the charities themselves have requested it (most of them also have links on the Family pages), and I would be more than delighted to start topics for these folks as well, if they wanted it. My concern is opening one up that the actual folks never visit, so I wait for them to ask. I'd also be happy to pursue it with them if you've got a contact at Seva I should talk to. Or, for that matter, Furthur, Planet Drum, etc. I do know a guy at Unborken Chain and I'm talking to him. Thanks!
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Under Dead Charties section we have a place for Unbroken Chain Foundation!!!!
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being in this environment for 20 plus years i think you need to have an "in dedication" page. we have many sick extended brothers and sisters of this community that need prayers and positive support headed their way. the output of positive energy is tremendous within this community - every bit helps. we've all been witness to it in some form. perhaps some others have already asked for this. i make a motion to start it. the reason is i have a dear friend of mine for several years now - she's 41, and has been on life-support since last wednesday. nobody knows why. the doctors can't do tests because she keeps going into seizures when they stabilize her body. i ask this community to pray for her. take care - chris
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What happened to the politics discussion thread? And Dicks Picks/Vault Releases, for that matter? Also, is Live/Dead now out of print? I didn't see it in the store.
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The short answer is that all the stuff from old dead.net forums is gone. We are trying to get it restored as a read-only archive. If you want to talk about politics, start here: http://www.dead.net/forum/i-turn-channel-six-president-comes-news Releases We'd Like to See http://www.dead.net/forum/top-my-request-list If you want to talk about existing Vault releases, no problem, we'll start a topic! As for Live/Dead being out of print, nope. The Store is very sparsely stocked at the moment and all kinds of stuff isn't there yet. And, while I'm thinking of it, as someone mentioned elsewhere, there are at present no downloads in the Store, but there are plenty at iTunes, if you can use that format.
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Marye, I love the "favorite versions" thread, but I think a good topic would be "essential shows" or "favorite shows" or something along those lines. After all, the Grateful Dead were about the long journey through the nebulous of the entire show, not just one song. The reason I suggest this, is that, even though I've been a Deadhead for almost 20 years, I am only really familiar with historic shows, DP's, and '89-through '95. There are so many knowledgeable heads here who could point the younger heads and newbies toward, say, that killer show from '79 or 81 etc. (Ha ha! isn't weird that after all these years, I still feel like a "touch-head" newbie!?). Perhaps a logical way to break it down would be along decades or eras (the Pigpen era, the Kieth era, the Brent era, etc.) Anyway, thanks for the awesome new site. You guys are truly doing yeoman's work! Yo Soy Boricua!
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I thought we had one of those, but maybe not. I'll go check. Meanwhile, check "If it wasn't your first show," which is about life-changing shows and may give you some avenues to explore.
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before the movie thread gets over-run by tribbles... how about a TV talk section?
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How about a topic - Summer of Love: Where you there? What does it mean for you? Rolling Stone just released an issue about Summer of Love and Guitar Player did an issue featuring the 40 best guitar albums of 1967. It would be interesting to see a conversation here, big influence on us. Peace and Love still Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself,? (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
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you've already greenlighted one of my topics. i think the world of that. lets face it - we all have pets with names that are a part of our lives, especially with the "dead". would it be possible to post a "pets" section? seriously, it would be cute. just think about it....take care chris. i make the motion first for my kitty that's dead now - her name was stella blue.