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Old 04-06-2021, 03:53 PM   #1
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Is anyone going to update the home page? It's been almost a full year since we discovered the 2020 tour might be effected by Covid. I'm just getting tired of seeing it everyday.
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Old 04-06-2021, 04:33 PM   #2
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I had the same thought, but I didn't want to be a cunt and say it. Thank you for biting the bullet.
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:12 PM   #3
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I had the same thought, but I didn't want to be a cunt and say it. Thank you for biting the bullet.
Youíre cunty enough as it is. Happy to take one for the team.
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Old 04-06-2021, 04:35 PM   #4
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Update it to what? You got some news?


edit: I guess they did just announce a LT.
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:12 PM   #5
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Update it to what? You got some news?


edit: I guess they did just announce a LT.
Anything, updates about LTs, Dave solo performances, whatís next on Sirius.. anything this year.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:06 PM   #6
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Update it to what? You got some news?


edit: I guess they did just announce a LT.
The main page should just link directly to the forums. The front page of this site is worthless and has been for a while.


I'm not faulting Matt, Joe, Jake, or anyone else that has the ability to update it. This site is a hobby and has been really great for a really long time. But the front page is worse now than DMB on social
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:19 PM   #7
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Re: updating the home page

I don't think I've seen the home page in years. Chrome takes me right to the forums.
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:47 PM   #8
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Yea, let's not pretend there hasn't been news. If you go back a couple years ago, even Dave simply mentioning that he was in the studio with Carter (like he did on one of the streams a few months ago) would have made the front page. I've volunteered to write before but never was taken up on the offer.

It's not a big deal, but let's call a spade a spade - the reason the front page hasn't been updated is not because there hasn't been anything newsworthy.

If the rescheduling of the entire 2020 tour isn't newsworthy, idk what is.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:08 PM   #9
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Yea, let's not pretend there hasn't been news. If you go back a couple years ago, even Dave simply mentioning that he was in the studio with Carter (like he did on one of the streams a few months ago) would have made the front page. I've volunteered to write before but never was taken up on the offer.

It's not a big deal, but let's call a spade a spade - the reason the front page hasn't been updated is not because there hasn't been anything newsworthy.

If the rescheduling of the entire 2020 tour isn't newsworthy, idk what is.
Or the drive ins, Dave solo streams, Sirius news, the Dave and Carter sessions. There has been a lot of news since the last front page update.
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I think my front page still has a survey asking how I feel about butch Taylor being back.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:44 PM   #11
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I forgot the home page even existed, why does it exist?
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I forgot the home page even existed, why does it exist?
I read it for the articles.
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Side thought - does Jake ever post in DMBc any more? I feel like I havenít seen him post here in years (literally)...
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Side thought - does Jake ever post in DMBc any more? I feel like I havenít seen him post here in years (literally)...
His last post was on 4/1/21
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His last post was on 4/1/21

Was asking if he posted in the DMBc forum...
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Was asking if he posted in the DMBc forum...
I see that now.
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Re: updating the home page

The only time I ever go to the front page is when someone makes a thread complaining about the front page. The second anything even remotely newsworthy breaks, there's a thread about it. If you're actively posting in this thread, you're getting the news the same as I am, so I don't know why you even ever go to the front page looking for anything. The front page, and front pages of message boards in general, is a useless vestige from the early aughts.
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I'm not faulting Matt, Joe, Jake, or anyone else that has the ability to update it. This site is a hobby and has been really great for a really long time. But the front page is worse now than DMB on social
Yea, pretty much this.

Just treat the "New Posts" button as the front page.
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Old 04-07-2021, 11:52 AM   #18
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The only time I ever go to the front page is when someone makes a thread complaining about the front page. The second anything even remotely newsworthy breaks, there's a thread about it. If you're actively posting in this thread, you're getting the news the same as I am, so I don't know why you even ever go to the front page looking for anything. The front page, and front pages of message boards in general, is a useless vestige from the early aughts.


Yea, pretty much this.

Just treat the "New Posts" button as the front page.
Well then you know there has been lots of interesting things since last April. Just because someone doesn't feel like updating it doesn't mean they shouldn't. Lots of dave solo shows, interviews, rumors about new albums, the pretty fucking awesome Dave & Carter performance... That stuff all would have made it in the past.
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Well then you know there has been lots of interesting things since last April. Just because someone doesn't feel like updating it doesn't mean they shouldn't. Lots of dave solo shows, interviews, rumors about new albums, the pretty fucking awesome Dave & Carter performance... That stuff all would have made it in the past.
You managed to find out about all that stuff without reading it on the front page, no? So why does it need to be there? Just adjust your bookmark to take you to DMBc if it's bothering you.
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Old 04-09-2021, 02:08 PM   #20
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You managed to find out about all that stuff without reading it on the front page, no? So why does it need to be there? Just adjust your bookmark to take you to DMBc if it's bothering you.
Can I adjust something so I don't have to read your comments?
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Yea, let's not pretend there hasn't been news. If you go back a couple years ago, even Dave simply mentioning that he was in the studio with Carter (like he did on one of the streams a few months ago) would have made the front page. I've volunteered to write before but never was taken up on the offer.

It's not a big deal, but let's call a spade a spade - the reason the front page hasn't been updated is not because there hasn't been anything newsworthy.

If the rescheduling of the entire 2020 tour isn't newsworthy, idk what is.

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You managed to find out about all that stuff without reading it on the front page, no? So why does it need to be there? Just adjust your bookmark to take you to DMBc if it's bothering you.
To be fair, I always appreciated the ability to digest an entire piece of news from a post on the homepage without needing to backread an entire thread to aggregate disparate bits of info myself. It's the difference between collecting breadcrumbs (often colored by inflammatory user opinion) vs the whole loaf of bread. I dunno, I just think there's something to be said about accommodating more than one type of user experience.

On another note, I'm someone who loves (and misses) the podcast. I like editorial work! And I know I'm not alone. There's a reason virtually every news publication out there has an Opinion section. I like to hear about this stuff from those select few who are both in the know, and who have a deep sense of the band's past to contextualize the news of present and future happenings.

Just my two cents...
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To be fair, I always appreciated the ability to digest an entire piece of news from a post on the homepage without needing to backread an entire thread to aggregate disparate bits of info myself. It's the difference between collecting breadcrumbs (often colored by inflammatory user opinion) vs the whole loaf of bread. I dunno, I just think there's something to be said about accommodating more than one type of user experience.
I feel ya. I can't speak for Matt and Joe, but I'm guessing the front page drive by user just isn't someone they're interested in catering to anymore. I was that user for the first few years of the site, so again, I understand that POV. But again, that's just not the nature of message boards in 2021. See: Reddit.


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On another note, I'm someone who loves (and misses) the podcast. I like editorial work! And I know I'm not alone. There's a reason virtually every news publication out there has an Opinion section. I like to hear about this stuff from those select few who are both in the know, and who have a deep sense of the band's past to contextualize the news of present and future happenings.

Just my two cents...
I enjoy the podcast as well. I know both of those guys (Joe much moreso than Matt) and it's a fun listen. I imagine it will come back when shows do.
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I donít think Iíve ever looked at the front page. Iíve always gone directly to the forum.
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I forgot Ants had a homepage. My bookmark goes right to the forums.
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There are some entertaining articles in the archives, though.
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The podcast has been M. I. A for ages too. I always enjoyed those. Corner of grey street pod has done a great job filling the void though!!
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I know you are trying to make a joke but you are correct. There are quite a few members here that could do amazing work on social media if given access to official dmb material and the resources to do it as a job.
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