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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"?
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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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I kept getting a message about scripts being wrong, and there was I thinking that the chat-room was spontaneous. Is there something we should know?
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just more software silliness. Please carry on...
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After being booted out of the chat about 10 times just because, by people who know how to use the open code. i was insulted just like so many times before in this thing called grateful dead chat. This time by three tenageers, i think, who did beguin the conversation talkin about his drunk mother while making jokes about my name. Even, i think, they used the open code, to suit the chat at their convenience. I really cant believe why this can happen, dont talkin about the insults (the daily planet), i mean why you, the dead.net people let this things to happen. And of course, im ready to get more bullshit, just for this. Shame on me for being part of this and shame on you for let this things happen.
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I was booted out too lots of times for misbehavin and I didn't do anything......anyway most of us here are really grate people :) just remember mean people suck, ignore them... Peace, Gigi *~****~* Have a Grate Day*~*****~*
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What Gigi said! A really grate and special place overall! Don't let a few sharp rocks stop you from walking on the beach!! peace,pk
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First off, I have no official relationship with this site other than as Just Another User. However, I am a software developer by trade and have offered this site's developers constructive feedback where I can, and where and when appropriate I do hear back from them as well. From that, I do know that there are efforts currently underway to improve the general stability and user experience on the site. And like most periods of transition, there are occasional hiccups. I'm relatively certain that the current chat issues are being caused by that, rather than by some user compromising the security of their their server platform. Understanding the code that they are using and being able to affect the code that they are using are two very different things. I'm sure they will get the current chat issues sorted forthwith. Just like I'm sure, bakalot, that you now realize that the usage of derogatory and insulting racial epithets on this site is not likely to be viewed as appropriate by the community here. Personally, I value the diversity of opinions and perspectives found on this site. I don't agree with all of them, and I'm also equally certain that there are others here who've seen more than enough from Mr. Pid as well. And that's fine, that's the way the wold works. We don't necessarily all need to like each other, but we should try to respect each other. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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Fine job Stu. Absolutely beautiful, elegant, and thorough.
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Once i just used the wrong word. I exclaimed something like, 'ohh what a song wrote that ******'. I dont see why, my mistake. My Fault. Chat instability, no shop instability, i was thinking about to make my first purchase here, and ..... im sure there is no instability in the shop....And know i head for the beach ignoring mean people to enjoy this brand new day under the sun. All good things in all good time.
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Sorry for the bad experience. As people have said, we're not like that here. Nicely said, Mr. P. Folks, are we having technical difficulties, or were there some problem people in the chat room?
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everyone is coming in and out in and out...very strange place to be tonight.......the ghosts are at it again beware........oooooooooooooooo
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hey now, the chat room is gone, gone , gone!!hmmm? o well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY!!!
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too cool , i see the wheel has revolved again, new stuff and on Jerry's birthday!! did you plan it this way, jonathan and marye? can't wait too chat again, peace....what! oh yeah... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JER!!!
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cool. I don't know whether the server transition was PLANNED for Jerry's birthday, but clearly it was an auspicious day to do it.
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chatroom is still offline due to the server move, but it'll be back!
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And I can't stop wonderingJust what you got Get the feeling I'm gonna find out real soon.... but for now you are temporary offline : ( and it's seems as i'm having to log in twice, the second time i actually have to type in! then if i do check on the chat and go back to recent posts via the side option on site page i'm no longer logged and have to go back using the back button on safari or firefox. Well you know it's gonna get stranger So let's get on with the show
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(if i can read...) that the chat is off-line at least a week.there might be some doors who not everybody knows!!!!!!!!!!but regulary its offline pretty long:-( Frankly
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oh look, this works, even if the chat don't! did i miss the email saying the server was going to move and the site would be screwed up for a while? oh well, wheel keeps turning...now the question is do we know when we are hoping to be operational again(realisticly)??peacenlove2all tc
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I haven't heard a status report for a while but I assure you folks are working on it seriously. Sorry for all the trouble.
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Jonathan, who is always looking out for us, has found some alternative chatroom software that he thinks might work a bit better. So, in that fine dead.net spirit, we need brave souls to to check it out and see how well it works in real life. If this sounds like you, head over to http://www.dead.net/testchat and chat on!
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I logged in and was gratefulmom dupe... hehe, then I logged out and bac in and I was a guest, now I can't get in it says chatroom window is already open, but I closed it I swear!
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things are moving really slow. sometimes pages wont open, unavailable. chatroom is faster but like gratefulmom said, strange stuff going on.
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no problem apart from nobody there - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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New chatroom worked for me today :) but I was alone :(
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nobody else there but all seems to work fine Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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that's been my experience pretty much also. Keep them reports coming!
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maybe i'm just not allowed. i've tried to get in several times and it always says "offline".
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been tellin me all night that this room is not avaliable this is the first time ive been able to get in all night(been this way with all forums ive tried ti enter)
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we THINK this may be fixed now, but if not speak up!
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oh dear my timing must be awry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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What is going on with the chatroom? Is it going to be reignited? Is it dead for good? What???
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the chat room should now be accessible through the convenient link on the left. It is running the new software. Please report any issues, and chat on!
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Regarding the chat room: when the new version went live, we discovered that people can access the chat room without being logged on to Dead.net. As it usually does, this led to some problems, mainly with drive-by types who came in and posted nasty stuff and vanished. We thought we had that security hole plugged, as it were, but I'm hearing more reports of strange posts from people no one knows, and I've just had a really alarming PM from one of the ladies here who was in the chatroom, ran into a person with a perfectly legit-sounding name, and was invited to a private chat by said person. No sooner did she get there than he commenced some fairly vile sexual harassment. Following up, I find we have no such user. Of COURSE. I have sent up an emergency flare in Jonathan's direction. But meanwhile, we encourage you to exercise some street smarts in the chat room. In particular, do not go into private chats with people you do not know well. Hang out with them in the public chat room to get a sense of who they are. I'll keep you posted on the technical side, but meanwhile, watch each card etc. Thank you. ME with the mod hat on
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marye. There ARE some real oddballs showing up now-people blabbering nonsense and hit-and-run insults. And now at least one instance of harrassment-OY! Am sure the 99.9999% lovely folk here will stick together and beware.********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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theres more then one chat room?must i be invited? wow am i out of the loop! Peace, The Kid
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Some folks are probobley wondering where I am , he`s not in the chat room , maybe he does`nt want to be part of our comunity .. well that is not true , the letters are too small for me ,, even when i change the font they are still too small and it hurts my eye`s .. so that is why I am not there .. I do want to remain part of the comunity , I enjoy it here .. for the most part .. the vine thing has got me frustrated ,, but i do enjoy being here !! well with that said ,, I hope everyone has a wonderful day !! Peace .... Stu .....
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I'll pass this to Jonathan--who knows, maybe it's fixable.

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... is what it's called in a Mac, I guess there's an equivalent feature in a PC machine. Anyway, it allows the user to zoom in to make the text bigger. I use it in the chat room, makes it a lot easier to read that tiny font they use there. HTH
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You are one of the rocks on the vines! You gotta hang in there, miss seeing your early am posts. Knew something was up. Hang in there, like the acrobatic cat you are! Miss ya stu.peace,pk ps. oroboros's latest '77 and the neil vine will be worth the wait! We will try and keep that train rolling down the track, just don't want to do the he's gone part.
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Thank you !! Buddy you know I was wondering what that little button was for ,, well now i feel kinda dumb ,,.. you know us older guy`s and this is my first computer ,,..And with that minor dificulty solved you all can expect to see me in the chat room ... Thank you again Buddy ,, thank you Marey ,no need to bother Jonathan ,, and thank you PK .... will talk to you all later ... Peace and sweet dreams !! Stu ....
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Hello Hal, New here, Confused maybe its your signature or something, just passing through this site: But isn't that a quote from Aldous Huxley? I remember it from the Doors of Perception, in the preface? Don't have the book, its been like 20 plus years, but I didn't think it was Blake? I thought it was Huxley. My head hurts.............
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does anyone have the number to get text messages regarding the latest information on the Band. thanks yuletime
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I have a question?!!We went to the Albany show April 17th. We got t-shirts from inside. My boyfriend got the blue tie-die (skeleton in car...i think) On the back is the list of tour stops. at the bottom is a triple rose pyramid if you will, inside is the number "400". Does anyone know what this means? It is driving us batty!!! *~Peace & Love*~