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It would be nice if there

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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new forum topic

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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how

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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What about some of the old folders?

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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Good thought, sken...

We're actually kinda thinking about implementing something like that, but at this moment have nothing to preannounce...

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This day in GD History?

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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cool. very cool.

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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New Section

It's called The Scene, and has two new topics, as requested!

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In Memory topic
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let's just say

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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