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.
I have suggested a fair amount of topics to the moderators and they have responded and put them up in any time from several minutes to several hours (at the longest). They are on the site quite often. Give it a try. Thank you marye and izzie.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Hello! I love the website and the content so far. It takes a bit of getting used to but it is a very good site.
I was wondering why regular members cannot post their own topics? There should be a general board where members can post what they want to talk about. People should be able to make their own topics on every board too.
Just a suggestion.
I am a member on a few forums and this is the only one where admins make the topics .
and from what I can tell they're mostly using the same names, though a few reported problems. All the old Dead.net forums are defunct. We're exploring the possibility of restoring them as a read-only archive, but we're not there yet. Feel free to discuss Seinfeld in the TV topic here. Meanwhile, DNC is alive and well also, right here, and you'll see quite a few of us over there too.
Did everyone have to re-register? Is there a way that some of us can keep our old user names? (I have a good one, but I know someone complaining...)Can we move some of the funner discussions over from Dead Net Central like the Seinfeld Discussion?
Seriously folks, just drop us a line and we'll see what we can do about starting a topic about something you want to talk about.
thought we'd gotten rid of that one!
My "yes, you can't start topics" response is responding to sixstring's "you (me?) are not..."
this has been this way from the beginning (back in the mists of time, six weeks ago...), and is likely to continue unless some fundamental software limitations disappear.
There is wild variation from one system to another on this issue: DNC, for example, doesn't let you start topics, whereas Ratdog.net does. For the time being at least, this is the way things work here.
That said, if there's something you want started, feel free to post about it or send izzie or me a message; we're usually fairly responsive about it.
why am i not permitted to open/start new forum's..."WE" are only allowed to respond to already running venue's? kinda lost with this restriction (usually am tho)
How's everyone's experience with the new on-line store's "service"?
I got my first delivery from the new look on-line store this morning. Australia Post must have been up early!
I was pleasantly suprised that USPS delivery to Australia had only taken 3 weeks. I was pissed off that the actual postage cost shown on the box was just USD 13.00 yet the store had seen fit to charge me USD 45.00! So, it cost another $32 for someone to pull the CDs off a shelf, put them in the box, tape it up AND STILL GET IT F***ING WRONG!
I open the box up expecting to find 4 CDs and a Dick's Dex. What do I get: Just 3 CDs! No "Three From the Vault"! No "Dick's Dex"!
So, I've had to ring them from the other side of the world (yet again) to try and sort it out. The girl apologised, blamed "a Fowl up in the shipping department" (What! They employ chickens in shipping?) and promised to send it out to me with a Dick's Dex as soon as possible. From her bored tone, I can only surmise that this is a regular occurence.
I then sent them a polite email explaining the problem and voicing my concerns yet again. But, these guys have never responded to any of my emails in the past, so I won't hold my breath.
In short, I'm not a happy wannabe deadhead today!