i have started scanning and uploading my Photos of The Europe 90 Tour, i am now beginning to wonder if it is worth it, are there going to be people coming to Dead.net to see Them
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Any chance of a pay-as-you-go system for MP3 downloads on Mondays?
Yes someone from the administration please read all the fan mail in the taper section. Does anyone in your organization have a college degree or business experience? What's the percentage of people who actually respond that are pissed? You were creating very exciting weekly discussions on dead music; people were visiting the site and spending money. Now you've pissed us all off again I might add. Good strategy. Piss off the people who would buy something from you. Oh wait you haven't released anything, well the 12-31-76 was nice but the polished vault releases were poor choices. You put out the 73 box set or more E72 we will buy it and come back and maybe forgive and forget. What's the plan with the vault you purchased? You going to sit around and polish the tapes and release starbucks crap or put out some music. I mean real music; get someone who knows a good release not that 2-19-71 BS we already have.
Has anyone in the GD organization read the phenomenal amount of complaints in this week's Tapers Section? I don't think anyone is happy about the downloads suddenly becoming streaming only. No advance notice to us fans. What gives?
The Dead have licensed their musical work to Rhino Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. That's who operates this site, and also the online Store. So while there may be the occasional snafu with an order, the Store itself is on the up and up and your credit card info should be safe!
Does the Grateful dead run their own store or do they farm their work to another company. I recently placed an order as a birthday present to myself for DP's 29 and the order was apparently lost on the way to UPS. I would like to try again, I just wanted to make sure my credit card info was being safely used.
It seems to be working fine the way it is in my opinion.
If people make their own topics it might end up like other boards where some folks deem it fit to mention their every bowel movement. Then the level of quality discussion gets buried under mountains of dross. It's a sad thing when u go to the effort of posting a thoughtful post in a topic that disappears under an avalanche of twitter regarding the latest rubbish on tv or silly circle jerks stroking each others egos with fluffy topic posts. Just my two cents... :)
Are you kind?
joshpbs - we've been around the block a few times on this, and we keep ending up in the same place. Chaos-management is the order of the day around here. I often wonder what the board would look like if everyone could create their own topics at will. What kinds of topics would there be? My personal fear is a million all-about-me bloggy type topics, which is fine in some places, but doesn't seem to fit the vibe around here.
Was there a conversation you were wanting to have that you don't see a place where it'd fit? Please, drop us a note, or an email, or say something right here, and we'll see what we can do to accomodate you. It's been working pretty well so far, and the chaos, even in the wee hours of the beginning of the new site, has been pretty manageable.
Things are getting better as the kinks are getting worked out, and I'm excited about how the site is shaping up!
If the program you are running only allows staff to make topics, maybe try making a new member group that all members are that allow the making of topics.
If you do this so you can monitor the content better, you should think about making a mod for each board. Just a suggestion.
Really, we've been known to drop the ball sometimes, but we TRY to be responsive...
DNC (DeadNet Central) is one place where regular users can't start topics, and it seems to rock right along. For now at least, it's a chaos management issue, mostly, and the software does not support having one area where people can start topics and another where they can't.
All of which said, if you want a topic on something, speak up! In the What Else Should We Be Talking About topic, a PM to izzie or me, anything along those lines usually works. We check in at various times during the day and evening, most of the time.