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    So, we've all had some great conversations interrupted by that misbehaving chatroom lately. Mr. Pid wrote a great song on the subject...

    Feel free to pick them up again here. Or report your more surreal episodes of being booted for misbehaving. 

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  • marye
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    all the excitement last night
    seems to have been too much for the chat room, which is currently MIA. I've got a note in to the tech folks. Thank you!
  • GratefulJewels
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    Where are the Florida DeahHeads? :) You know the saying "Maybe it was the roses"?
  • geomeister
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    Beta be betta
    yabba dabba dooo
  • marye
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    now in progress!
    the shakedown cruise/beta test of our new improved chat room. We're hoping it proves a bit more stable than the old one. Check it out and let us know how it's working for you. Thanks!
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    Hey oh fine Ant- I take your chat and comment shenanigans with all good grace, well-being and twinkle of spirit, as I'm sure that's how you mean it. Perhaps I can match my mundane-ness and willy-nilly-but-never-chilly posting with yours...we will see, as we continue "...going down the road feeling baaaaddddd" (which is good). Tis a grateful day...be well...till later...gotta mine salt all day. G
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    How can i chill with these awesome stories! I am sorry. I type a character that is more colorful then he actually is) I love your stories, they are appreciated, as is your advice, tempo and beat. I promise I am calm/chill and relaxed as can be. I like to create an air of situation in words to break some of the mundane minutes of my day tis all. I take advantage of this internet and sometimes fill it with challenging/immature material, on purpose, but not with the intent to elicit anything negative. Though I could see how that could be. Chill I shall, as i patiently await the next chapter with baited text)
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    The Story continues, as chapter 1, etc...
    First off, Deadant, take a chill-pill, as I've got a few months to hammer away and tell you the story you so eloquently requested a few days ago(before the Seahawks crashed and burned in that wee little football game on Sunday); And Marye, thanks for putting up this pseudo-use-when-necessary-because-the-chat-line-crashes area...cause I think it might be a politically correct place to tell this story; I was bonafidely (new word, Deadant) starting to tell this story when the chat crashed twice...so if the story police are monitoring this bit of cyberspace, it is legal, necessary, and altogether appropriate to continue it here. DeadGeek said the chat crashes if you type too fast, or walk and chew gum at the same time, or whistle Dixie in Boston... PS, Any of you other Deadheads reading this story, start at the bottom where Deadant whines and work yourself up, or go take out the recycling or build a house of cards, cause this old deadhead might ramble on, just like the rose Jerry sang about. ....our story continues...25,000 deadheads roll into town, and where can they stay on this dusty mountainside...onsite, of course, but where does the band stay? In the Motel 6 at the corner? No, I think not...for they are Rock Stars! They gotta be cooler than that. How about a wilderness resort, run by hippies who stepped back in time back in the early early 70's and bought a bunch of land way out in the middle of no-where...Sure, that's the ticket. And the roads are winding dirt bumpy narrow and almost non-existent, so you can kiss the limousines goodby, as a long bed pick-up couldn't traverse those roads. I know, Jim said, let's helicopter them in and have them land over there, next to our tomato garden and corn-field. It'll be cool! And that, my friends is the beginning of how the Grateful Dead hooked up with some long time, laid back hippies, not ne'er-do-wells, but certainly some were nefarious but still kind folks, and started a catering company out of a couple of pot and pans with two or three world-class chefs who had found out about the mountain hide-away, took said catering company on the road with a bunch of dead-heads and hangers-on, and built a small but casual and friendly empire, called Avery Ranch catering, and catered to the good old Grateful Ded as their personal chefs for the next five plus years... Who is Jim you might ask, and what was Avery Ranch, and did they/we/I have fun, did the bus run well? Did Bobby really want 6 bottles of Montrachet' Chardonnay,1989, no other year, no other brand, did Jerry like hot-dogs, who wanted the Apple Pie the most? What about the mountain of M & Ms? And Nilla-Vanilla wafer at 2 AM, are you kidding me? Those stories may or not be told as others remember them, but for me, I gladly hopped on that bus and rode, drove, pushed, sang and danced my way along that ride for a good five years, and I'll share some of those with you if that's alright, just to pass some time while we wait for tickets....more later, ok? Peace...G
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    *pets his three-legged frog* more story more story waaaaa
  • geomeister
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    The Story, call it Chapter 1, or whatever...
    So Bill Graham booked the fairgrounds to have a massive Grateful Dead concert, right in my backyard...as I lived in Columbia, which was right across the Stansilaus River (which is now a reservoir-waahhh), a stones throw from Angels Camp. We all used to raft that river back in the day, and it was majestic. Friends of the River was founded to save that river, btw, which ultimately failed, not for lack of trying tho. FOTR did end up saving the Tuolumne River and making it wild and scenic, and that's a good thing. The GD may have thrown some money at FOTR through their Rex Foundation...but this story is not about the river, or our environmental fight in the 70's to save it... So roll back the clock to 1987, summer, August, about a hundred degrees in the shade, with 25,000 hippies rolling in to this paranoid town (Angels Camp) to celebrate the last blast of partying before school started, etc...August 22, 23, the end of the west coast summer tour, but the start of our journey... Deadant, you still with us?
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    The Story
    okay, where were we...oh yes, in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, in the County of Calaveras, a quaint small town called Angels Camp, population around 5000 or so, at at the Frogtown Fairground that Mark Twain wrote about in his book, The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" By the way, the Hells Angels, long before Altamont, way back in 1957, roared in to that small town and took it over, and scared the bejeebus out of everyone, and effectively shut down the downtown for around 20 years every year,the weekend the Frog Jump took place...but I digress, because this story is not about Frogs, or Hells Angels, it's about the Grateful Dead and a small but pretty cool chapter in their touring lives...one which I was so very fortunate to be a part of...
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So, we've all had some great conversations interrupted by that misbehaving chatroom lately. Mr. Pid wrote a great song on the subject...

Feel free to pick them up again here. Or report your more surreal episodes of being booted for misbehaving. 

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Okay, once was good to say what i had to say, twice is okay for emphasis...but three times??? Nothing's THAT important. Sorry, lol
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yep,our test -toy chat was closed down by a Drupal Alien..sad,sad.....
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in beta-land, anyway... I just busted all the ghosts. Who ya gonna call? Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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Jonathan says the chat room is back! So have fun, folks, and please report any problems here. Thanks!
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thx jonathan and marye, see ya inside the show:) peace tc
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first boot of the new chatroom Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I feel kind of proud, I just got kicked out for the first time.
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I think I got kicked out for inactivity... about 5 minutes or so without posting. anyways, there is still a 30 second delay for posts? can't the 'puter specialists remove that delay? or cut it down to 5 seconds. hard to actually 'chat' if there is a delay.
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I think I got kicked out for inactivity... about 5 minutes or so without posting. anyways, there is still a 30 second delay for posts? can't the 'puter specialists remove that delay? or cut it down to 5 seconds. hard to actually 'chat' if there is a delay.
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I think I got kicked out for inactivity... about 5 minutes or so without posting. anyways, there is still a 30 second delay for posts? can't the 'puter specialists remove that delay? or cut it down to 5 seconds. hard to actually 'chat' if there is a delay.
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I think I got kicked out for inactivity... about 5 minutes or so without posting. anyways, there is still a 30 second delay for posts? can't the 'puter specialists remove that delay? or cut it down to 5 seconds. hard to actually 'chat' if there is a delay.
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I wonder if the chat room, would in effect, replace the usual forum, and the number of posts would drop significantly... but the chat room still seems a bit too sporadic and full of hinky delays at the moment me thinks. peace.
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I wonder if the chat room, would in effect, replace the usual forum, and the number of posts would drop significantly... but the chat room still seems a bit too sporadic and full of hinky delays at the moment me thinks. peace.
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let's keep an eye on the situation. I see the duplicate post bug is alive and well, so there may be underlying issues. The whole site is about to migrate to a new hosting service, which may take care of some of the weird behavior. Or introduce a fresh crop....
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plenty of that here - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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I just got kicked out too, having arrived to find half a dozen people ostensibly there and none of them there for real. I've reported this to Jonathan. Sorry, folks.
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Hey, there's trouble brewing on my end of the chat, anyone else?
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chat room freezes every thing n i have to reboot wierdthought it was just me tonight
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Or so it seems ?!? Still better than before. Sometimes I feel like I need a good boot, he he
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Is it still misbehaving? It's been so good lately I've gotten complacent...
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i t s e e m s a l i t t l e s l o o o o w i n t h e n e w c h atr oo m l a t e l y d o n ' t u t h i n k o r d o n ' t u ? ; )
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chatroom is running really sloooooooooooooow today and no one is ever home!
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I've reported to Jonathan that things are not just exactly perfect. Bummer, because it was working great for a while there. Oh well! Thanks for the heads up.
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was slow the other day, too. Tiger Lilly and I were in a kind of Frick and Frack bit, going back and forth between slow private messages and trying to use the chat troom. are you here? are YOU here?... also, this may be, probably, a local issue, but on my old iboook Mac, 2001 version, I can't chat at all. I can see and use the forum,no problemo, but I can't read the chat stuff or write on it. My old lady's 'puter is windows, some old HP piece of shit lap top, but that works fine with chat. is the chat windows only?? seems unfair if so. I'm frigging Steve Jobs over here. ( -:
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Hey folks. Not much time for the chatroom these days but dropping by to say hello. Hope everyone is doing great. Enjoy the summer!
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Where you goin' with that Mac in your hands? Chat works fine with Firefox on linux, so it's certainly not "Windoze Only." The chatroom is heavily dependent on a browser technology called Javascript, though, and if it's been a while since you updated your web browser software then that may be the issue. Just makin' a suggestion, that's all. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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with Firefox, and chat works fine. But a 2001 model might not run something necessary, as mine seems to be at the old end of what the software will run on.
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old dog can't learn those new trix... the only Firefox I ever heard of was a piss poor Clint Eastwood movie, or was it Tommy Cruise... the only Java I know comes from beans. you know, a cup of 'Joe' ( -; seriously, though, not a big deal really to borrow her 'puter, and as I remember, I think I got up to Panther on the Mac software, maybe 3 or 4 years ago, so I am outdated again, because the original version wouldn't run a newer ipod or something like that. thanks for the advice and helpful hints. and once you go Mac, you never go back! what's better than a Mac in your lap? (please fill in the blanks with a sure to be deleted by the moderator POOR TASTE joke) yuk yuk yuk peace.
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as faras i am aware my browser is up to date and Java also i received regular updates, but thye chatroom still has a lag for me a lot of the time Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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the chatroom has had lag issues quite a bit lately, so it's probably not just you!

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I really haven't experienced the "lag time" thing. I think perhaps some of our older members may actually be nodding off at the keyboard. Hence the lag?
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is that how u figured it out buddy? got "ghjk" imprinted on your forehead! :)
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Lag mama lag ..... i can't believe its true lag mama lag ...... what did ya do ........ Good one TC :) Peace
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Everybody's doin' that laaaaaaaaaaaaga. "Where does the time go?"
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is it just me? i get this message saying something about slow script.Peace, The Kid
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how does one go about getting kicked out of the chat?Peace, The Kid
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U must misbehave, or as was noted yesterday in the chat, misbearhave. u must try harder kid, and don't go about, go head first faster furthur
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sorry for the trouble, folks. I've reported it to Jonathan. This is what i get for posting that the chatroom was working.
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i saw that marye! thats like saying i never get pulled over, next thing u know your sitting on the side of the freeway wearing silver bracelets with your dayglo hair hanging around your knees. that never happens to me
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love ur post above grdaed. hehePeace, The Kid
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everytime I go in it freezes and I get kicked off my computer :/
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We were very rudely interrupted today while chatting, with exactly what Gigi said above********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens