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So far so good. Like the new site and the fact that there are a couple of moderators to keep things under control. I belong to several online forums and they can get nasty, keep up the good work girls. Did not see the Dead much, 10 shows, however very unforgettable. Thanks for all u dooo. Oh, BTW straydog, nice pic ( -:>

We......are the eyes of the world!!

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another summer drenching

its nice to on site and with friends although I miss the hairy bits a lot.Summers always wet we should grow more waterproofs

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Nice Playground

What a beauty, nice to have this new place to romp and stomp kick up my heels and sound the peals.

Had no problem with getting my topics posted,
thanks to those powers- your help is grately appreciated!

Somewhere Robert Hunter said,
"I was never about grown, It's always about grow."

I dig this preview comment function.

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Got my 7-7-07 tix yesterday. Didn't get table seats, but I got tix nonetheless...

Wondering if my .gif will work

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uh...

what she said!

Jeremy, I think it's pretty safe to say that lots of folks share your concern and are working on it, and we're really sorry about all the misadventure.

We're working on setting up a process where we've got someone working directly with the Store folks to get this resolved. Meanwhile, if something's not going right for you on the Store side, you've emailed customerservice@deadnetstore.com to no avail, and you'd like to get this resolved, send the particulars to izzie or me; we'll pass it along and stay on the case.

Again, thanks for your patience.

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several things....

let's see if I can find a few answers here.

moxxie said: Questions for the design/dev team: will there be an opportunity for users to volunteer support for user experience/bug reporting/etc for future alpha/beta releases of new features?

You guys are doing that right now, right? You're voluntarily sharing your on-site experiences with us, reporting bugs and freakiness, and contributing ideas for future releases. Is that what you're asking, moxxie?

JeremyP said: As noted, I have no idea whether my order was accpeted or processed - that is a NONO for online purchases.

Yep. Customer Service at the Store level is flakey. MaryE and I are working closely with the admin staff, who share all of our frustations with the ramp-up for the Store. I have every confidence that it's going to get better in the very near future. Please, bear with those cats over there just a little bit longer - it seems they weren't quite ready for the huge response they received with the new release!

and to our European friends - technical staff is on board to help speed things for you folks. If you have specific instances of loading-freakiness, please let us know.

and finally. Jodestar said: I hope the mods are on the ball with that one. A lot of old school tourheads don't bother much with the internet and when they do they don't want to read a bunch of negative wannabes putting good folks down.

Pretty sure we've got quite a busload of old-school tourheads in these forums already. Equally sure that your two mods are quite on board with treating everyone fairly and respectfully, and doin' it in style. (We're Heads too, you know!) Feel free to call us on it if you find otherwise.

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Are you kind? ...also, I

Are you kind? ...also, I hope folks refrain from negative attacks on band members who have given their entire lives to the community we call Deadheads. If u don't know them, or u weren't there, please be civil if u must gossip. Peace!

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My first post here!!!

Sounds very good! I especially like that it's mentioned that folks ought to be respectful of one another. If this place is going to attract the right kind of people then that is extremely important. I hope the mods are on the ball with that one. A lot of old school tourheads don't bother much with the internet and when they do they don't want to read a bunch of negative wannabes putting good folks down. Also, I hope to see everyone treating each others fairly. Responding when people take the time to write something. Not forming cliques based on how many trades they have made or whatever...! Being open to everyone as everyone has something to offer if u take the time to check it out. Let's try to be open minded and us our heads when we speak. Life is more than what the latest tv show is programing u to be. Have fun folks, but let's go further so this can be a sustainable community. Thanks for all the folks who put so much hard work into this place!!! Are you kind?

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Store problems

Izzie,

Understood it's not your responsibility. But please let them know that it is dodgy to have a system that takes peoples' cash (or does it?) and then sends no confirmation. As noted, I have no idea whether my order was accpeted or processed - that is a NONO for online purchases. Even the Dead have to play the game on this one ya know - and did so on the two previous store incarnations. This one has clearly not been tested properly befoire going live.

On the other side - you mods are doing a great job. Love ya to bits!

Jeremy
The Crusty Old UK Deadhead :-)

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Gold Stars

Thanks to all who worked on the new site! Given the creativity and inspiration of all who were and still are touched by the music, I expect we'll see it evolve as it goes.

To the folks who are already complaining, give these folks a break; this is great work for a beta release. This coming from someone not so much concerned with forum features, as there are many other ways a site can offer a unique and interactive experience.

Questions for the design/dev team: will there be an opportunity for users to volunteer support for user experience/bug reporting/etc for future alpha/beta releases of new features?

Initial suggestions for future features:
* Extend the concept of "Community" for members beyond the forums. For example, offer a way for users to create a network of their own friends within the online community, or a way for users to meet new folks in their physical location. Anything that goes beyond the general forums.

* Create a "looking for" feature that is not forum-based (searching through forums can be tedious). Technically speaking this would be easy to implement with any db/script resources actively being used. Examples would be downloads, tapes, memorabilia, stubs, people, etc.

* Polls - always fun. Both mod-created and user created. For example
"Where did you crash between shows?"
A) Holiday Inn B) van/bus/car C) Some stranger I hooked up with's pad D) Lockup E) Sleep?

heh

mox

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