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1 hour ago, RussTCB said:

In the interest of full disclosure, I can tell all of our users that the staff has discussed the option of a private section and it's just not a viable solution for more than a few reasons.

 

What are the reasons?

I see a lot of people failed to read the ideas properly and just started crying about the post count issue, but let's be honest here: the point of private sections, especially at first, would be to exclude most users. Slowly let in the trustworthy posters. I have thousands of posts on here (:facepalm:) but I really don't care whether I'm among the first or the last group of users that could see the private sections. I really think it's the best solution even though I'd probably be excluded at first.

As for the other ideas - discord is an annoying format and there's already GNR groups that people can join if they really want to. Linking facebook or (especially) paypal accounts to this site is a terrible idea as well. You could just start a whole new site on another server, but that kind of defeats the purpose of keeping this community intact. So we're back to the option of hidden sections on this board - people will definitely whine about it at first, but they'll get over it. If this site is kept in a state where nobody is allowed to post videos, it will die sooner than later. There is no 'good' solution to the problem, so why not go with the 'best' solution instead of nothing? The tour doesn't start again until March, you guys would have plenty of time to figure out who gets let in, and work out any issues that might arise.

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5 minutes ago, Gordon Comstock said:

 

What are the reasons?

I see a lot of people failed to read the ideas properly and just started crying about the post count issue, but let's be honest here: the point of private sections, especially at first, would be to exclude most users. Slowly let in the trustworthy posters. I have thousands of posts on here (:facepalm:) but I really don't care whether I'm among the first or the last group of users that could see the private sections. I really think it's the best solution even though I'd probably be excluded at first.

As for the other ideas - discord is an annoying format and there's already GNR groups that people can join if they really want to. Linking facebook or (especially) paypal accounts to this site is a terrible idea as well. You could just start a whole new site on another server, but that kind of defeats the purpose of keeping this community intact. So we're back to the option of hidden sections on this board - people will definitely whine about it at first, but they'll get over it. If this site is kept in a state where nobody is allowed to post videos, it will die sooner than later. There is no 'good' solution to the problem, so why not go with the 'best' solution instead of nothing? The tour doesn't start again until March, you guys would have plenty of time to figure out who gets let in, and work out any issues that might arise.

Ultimately the biggest reason is that there's just no way to make it airtight. Try as we may, there's just absolutely no way to weed out every alt for the two people causing all of these problems. 

In the end, it's looking like out best option is to leave the board as is, asking users to not post YouTube links that aren't from official sources. Then we'll have to deal with issues as they arise when the tour kicks back up. 

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I wonder if contacting the LN tour manager for Guns would be at all helpful. LN layered in Angie Warner (name?) but I think its someone new now, maybe? In theory LN wants all the promotion for the tour that they can get? I mean the stages are designed for the Insta selfie, etc, so someone out there wants to use new media for promotion it seems.

(maybe thats been done?)

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2 minutes ago, RussTCB said:

Ultimately the biggest reason is that there's just no way to make it airtight. Try as we may, there's just absolutely no way to weed out every alt for the two people causing all of these problems. 

In the end, it's looking like out best option is to leave the board as is, asking users to not post YouTube links that aren't from official sources. Then we'll have to deal with issues as they arise when the tour kicks back up. 

I realize it would be hard to keep out all the alt accounts, but it seems like it would be worth trying. Nobody said it would be easy for the mods, but it would be hugely beneficial to the site overall and would be appreciated by most users.

This is a good community for a number of reasons and it'd be unfortunate to see it dwindle and die because people can't post links or share videos that are relevant to the reason we're all here (GNR). The show threads from the last leg of the tour are a clear indicator of the frustration and shrinking interest, and banning all 'unofficial' videos will only continue to push people to other sites.

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It's bullshit that we even have to talk about taking the fan base underground.  How dare we want to see live videos from the band or get a peak at something that even remotely resembles new or unheard music.  The band is completely dysfunctional from a fan standpoint, and were it not for the strength of AFD, no would give a shit anymore because of how the band, or at least how Axl acts. But with the success of the tour, this is only going to get worse.  

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Admission based exclusively on personal recommendation by existing member.

There ya go. 

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I'd be screwed for sure.   I visit damn near every day... though I rarely post.   I do enjoy this place, I'm just a fairly quiet dude.   Unless I REALLY have something to add. 

I understand yall have to do what yall have to do.   But since I have such a low post count, I wouldn't be relevant. 

 

Perhaps though, I could randomly post 3,000 or so useless comments.....hmmmm

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3 minutes ago, jamillos said:

Admission based exclusively on personal recommendation by existing member.

There ya go. 

Cineater would personally recommend Mojo gets access.  Then what?

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