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Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« on: May 12, 2013, 01:09:22 AM »
The internet forum craze has long since died. Well maybe not, only the sites with professional software are doing okay. We are currently on open source software smf. Sure it is okay. However it's format has long been dated. We are experiencing a lack of active and participating members. This isnt 2008 / 2009 anymore.

I propose:

1. Archiving the current forum.

2. Implementing open source social networking software that has forum capability like ELGG.  Customizing the theme where it fits in with the rest of the site. It will allow members to have their own blogs, share content, have tradition forum use, and communicate just like facebook or like GNR's Night Train . It will allow users to join via their facebook accounts (making it easier to join in) and share their own, others, and site content to other social networking site creating more exposure for this site. It can be moderated just like it is right now too. Plus it will allow users to block people and make things easier for moderating. It would also have video section for new videos and possibly user videos for GNR related topics or maybe even streaming from other video sites.

 
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 01:28:23 AM »
Brilliant idea. All of the members are still around but as said it's the professional software sites where they've all gone too, social networking capabilities would improve the site alot and maybe bring a lot of the older members back. As for the blocking users there are plenty of people over the years who I didn't want to see or hear but didn't deserve a banning, being able to block users would make things so much simpler :thumbsup:

Good luck getting Sladdi on board though, not even sure he's paid attention to the forum since 08/09, surprised the place is even still running.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 08:34:16 PM »
Sounds like a lot of work. The admins and mods here are the equivalent of lazy Mexican immigrants, always attempting to shirk work.

Actually, I think that's what attracted adler to the place...
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 10:59:50 PM »
Fucking eh :thumbsup:
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 02:02:54 AM »
It isn't a lot of work.  :coffee
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 08:19:59 AM »
:thumbsup: Hope you guys are able to pull off the vision to a plan to an action.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 05:15:28 AM »
we need to work as a TEAM, because

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 10:25:06 AM »
we need to work as a TEAM, because

Together
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HAHAHA  This is the best post of 2013 :lol:

I read it and imagined Mr Pinsel saying it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 04:45:37 AM »
HAHAHA  This is the best post of 2013 :lol:

I read it and imagined Mr Pinsel saying it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 12:22:12 PM »
The internet forum craze has long since died. Well maybe not, only the sites with professional software are doing okay. We are currently on open source software smf. Sure it is okay. However it's format has long been dated. We are experiencing a lack of active and participating members. This isnt 2008 / 2009 anymore.

I propose:

1. Archiving the current forum.

2. Implementing open source social networking software that has forum capability like ELGG.  Customizing the theme where it fits in with the rest of the site. It will allow members to have their own blogs, share content, have tradition forum use, and communicate just like facebook or like GNR's Night Train . It will allow users to join via their facebook accounts (making it easier to join in) and share their own, others, and site content to other social networking site creating more exposure for this site. It can be moderated just like it is right now too. Plus it will allow users to block people and make things easier for moderating. It would also have video section for new videos and possibly user videos for GNR related topics or maybe even streaming from other video sites.

Most of what you want can already be found on other GNR sites, so maybe mass emigration is better than trying to recreate newgnr?

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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2013, 12:31:25 PM »
Even if it what the op is suggesting was implemented, it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference. CD.com has all of those features - it's as dead as a door-nail.

We need more trolls.  :ninja:
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2013, 06:26:38 PM »
Even if it what the op is suggesting was implemented, it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference. CD.com has all of those features - it's as dead as a door-nail.

We need more trolls.  :ninja:

No that isn't what I am talking about. Actually turning this place into a social network with a forum.
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 07:02:22 PM »
No that isn't what I am talking about. Actually turning this place into a social network with a forum.

Right, I see. I thought you were saying, well, err, make it the "same" in terms of the features CD.com has.

Still don't think it would make any difference. Forums are much less popular these days in general because of facebook. And in terms of a social network format you've got things like this to compete with (and this is just one page....)

https://www.facebook.com/GnRFansClub?fref=ts
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 07:28:44 PM »
Mygnr is doing pretty well, I think it's not forums in general just a change in what people are looking for in a forum.
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2013, 07:40:17 PM »
Mygnr is doing pretty well, I think it's not forums in general just a change in what people are looking for in a forum.

Facebook has destroyed thousands of message boards.

The main problems this place has suffered from, is the shut down that happened, and many long term posters leaving or becoming far less active. I don't think an overhaul of the site will see them rushing back.
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2013, 01:37:04 AM »
Facebook has destroyed thousands of message boards.

The main problems this place has suffered from, is the shut down that happened, and many long term posters leaving or becoming far less active. I don't think an overhaul of the site will see them rushing back.

I really think the function of just a forum is what is killing this place. People are into personal blogs and social networking. Forums are just secondary. Less people are using computers, and this forum isn't very mobile friendly.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2013, 01:51:50 AM »
I really think the function of just a forum is what is killing this place. People are into personal blogs and social networking. Forums are just secondary. Less people are using computers, and this forum isn't very mobile friendly.

But it's relaxed, isn't that what you just said? you're enjoying it here? Well then, shut your fucking mouth and either stop asking for changes, or go and start your website.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 01:57:05 AM »
Most of what you want can already be found on other GNR sites, so maybe mass emigration is better than trying to recreate newgnr?

It isn't so much recreate newgnr that I am suggesting, I am suggesting that this site is leaving in the past and technology peoples habits has changed. I really like this place and would like to see it active again.
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 09:16:19 AM »
I believe the problem is the fragmentation of the fan base. We are easily still many enough to keep a good GN'R fan community going. Consolidation if the trick when overall numbers are dwindling.

mygnrforum is doing okay, but only because of it sheer mass which makes new members gravitate thereover. Not because it offers anything unique or modern.

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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2013, 09:26:34 AM »
The REAL problem is the band are pretty stale and crappy, Axl sounds bored and shitey, and there is no hope for anyone getting a new album.  And on the other hand, people like me who think Gashba is as talented as a 2 year old girl, are embarrassed to be a GnR fan and are cringing at the thought of an album full of his sub par guitar wankery.


release the old Buckethead era stuff i say.  That'll perk things up.
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2013, 10:28:56 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2013, 12:46:29 PM »
The REAL problem is the band are pretty stale and crappy, Axl sounds bored and shitey, and there is no hope for anyone getting a new album.  And on the other hand, people like me who think Gashba is as talented as a 2 year old girl, are embarrassed to be a GnR fan and are cringing at the thought of an album full of his sub par guitar wankery.

release the old Buckethead era stuff i say.  That'll perk things up.

Yeah, good luck with that :D. In the mean time, we who still enjoy GN'R in its current state and want to discuss the band, should get together in one place.

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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2013, 02:42:35 PM »
That post would have been perfection if you had linked your forum  ;)

Honestly, I want people to get together anywhere but on my site. My site would kneel if everyone joined. I would have to ban good members just to prevent it from lagging. I do wish some more quality members would be active there, though, but that is an unrelated issue.

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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2013, 06:29:28 PM »
Yeah, good luck with that :D. In the mean time, we who still enjoy GN'R in its current state and want to discuss the band, should get together in one place.

Does anyone actually enjoy them in there current state? mygnr is just full of guys who either want 2006, 2001 or 1987 back. I don't think the current band has any fans...
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2013, 09:21:23 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2013, 08:40:23 AM »
Does anyone actually enjoy them in there current state? mygnr is just full of guys who either want 2006, 2001 or 1987 back. I don't think the current band has any fans...

I enjoy GN'R's music and they give great concerts.

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« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2013, 08:43:21 AM »
I enjoy GN'R's music and they give great concerts.

So do many people.  The problem is, is the incarnation GnR until they release THEIR work?  Or do they just have the name attached playing karaoke covers?
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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2013, 11:08:49 AM »
Does anyone actually enjoy them in there current state? mygnr is just full of guys who either want 2006, 2001 or 1987 back. I don't think the current band has any fans...

Count me out.

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« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2013, 06:34:43 PM »
Pretty much how I feel.
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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2013, 02:31:56 AM »
Yeah I miss how bad Robin sucked at hitting all the notes. Now we have Ashba who plays it right, but is generic.
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« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2013, 03:07:11 AM »
It's unfortunate but true, I think Robin just stopped caring. Never a problem with NIN.
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« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2013, 08:53:50 AM »
Ashba plays it right?

Listen to his live performances of Sorry's solo...  Sorry is an apt description.
Listen to how he changed the ones he cannot play...  Better, this I love.  His attempt at this I love in his first gigs was fucking terrible...  I can do it better.  Then all of a sudden after miserably fucking it up, he changes it and has the audacity to claim "mine suits a live setting better".  Fuck off.

Then we get to the songs where he had to have Ron help him on the fast parts...  Rocket Queen and Sweet Child...

Plays it right my pale English arse.

i wish he would just take his emo ass back to Dixx GayM and continue to play sub par, emo, teenager "rawk" and play dress up with his faggot ass band mates.  He can take that hom Pitman with him too if he is feeling like adding another waste of space, gay cunt.
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« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2013, 10:29:45 AM »
So do many people.  The problem is, is the incarnation GnR until they release THEIR work?  Or do they just have the name attached playing karaoke covers?

Yes, a lineup doesn't have to have released something with each and every member part of it, to have earned their band name.

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« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2013, 10:45:04 AM »
I think "earned" is a bit generous.  "Accepted" "were handed" may have been better descriptions.
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« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2013, 06:22:31 PM »
I think "earned" is a bit generous.  "Accepted" "were handed" may have been better descriptions.

Yeah, I agree, "earn" has very little to do with names. It's not like "Guns N' Roses" is a title :D

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« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2013, 08:29:19 AM »
Not one that's worth a damn these days, no  :coffee
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