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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2001, 11:51:04 PM »
Mick, I've shunted the date over to the other column, and increased the font size a couple of points.

How's that?

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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2001, 12:07:17 AM »
I much prefer this one, Jules.  Now I can finally ask the six million dollar question - how come non of the Jolly Boys were featured in the belly button competition?  Too fluffy?  Glad to hear the RAH show was a cracker, despite every-damn-thing.  Looking forward to reading the reviews and HOPE to see you all at a gig soon!

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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2001, 12:13:40 AM »
I should have a review of the RAH show sorted out by the weekend. Well, by a weekend anyway. I'm always delighted to receive input from other reviewers for inclusion in the Archive, so don't be shy.

By the way, if you purchased a back issue of TWC on Sunday, and somehow managed to lose it in all the excitement, drop me an e-mail quoting the issue number and I'll post it to you.

It seemed such a shame to leave it behind for the cleaners.

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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2001, 01:18:55 AM »
I hope someone else took some pictures at the show, because mine came out crap.

:-(

I didn't even get a decent shot of Jo and Lauren Ace dancing in the stalls during 'Romain'. Ah, the memories.

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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2001, 09:50:16 AM »
Ah, thats better. Stick another Christian on the fire and tell my wife I won't be home for lunch......

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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2001, 09:52:25 AM »
A fine fine effort, young webmaster. Much nicer than that horrid other thing that wouldn't let me in on iMusic. I shall now be able to pass on my comments and observations on life, the universe and Telly Savalas unabated, uncensored and unneccessarily

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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2001, 09:54:14 AM »
Somebody really should tell Maurice... he'll be heartbroken if he can't find us when he comes back from killing whichever brand of little yellow communists Uncle Sam has him pursuing in his big grey boat

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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2001, 10:10:45 AM »
Date looks much better on the left.
By the way, what were you doing in the toilets with Jo and Lauren?

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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2001, 11:57:51 AM »
Jules - this is a lot more user friendly :D

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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2001, 01:43:30 PM »
Good point about Maurice. Despite Jules good efforts I remain unconvinced that new posters will find this bulletin board as easily. How did we all find and join the iMusic bulletin board in the first place? After all we don't want to become suffer the fate of the dinosaurs.

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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2001, 03:00:03 PM »
Rover, a very valid point indeed. It will be important to create a trail of links all over the place to minimise the risk of people getting left behind.

The messages on this board (and the pages themselves) are stored in a database, and are not persistent on any server. I'd be surprised if anyone searching for 'Man' or 'Manband' would ever find it if they didn't already know it existed.

That's much the same however of the Artist Direct board, it's not a searchable service. You either know about it or you don't.

Judging by the infrequency of early posts on that service, it took a little while before the word spread, and I wasn't the only one who got there late. I became aware of the old iMusic board because Johnners directed me to it, and got actively involved because I was thrilled to discover there were actually other Manfans out there (even if my credentials were robustly queried after I expressed a preference for the Deke-less Manband lineup!). I'd be very interested to hear what other routes people followed.

Michael H has also included the iMusic URL in the useful links section of TWC, so that helped to publicise its existence to anyone who's a TWC subscriber. More recently, those of us that administer the various Man websites have also provided links to the bulletin board. These are perhaps the most likely route that newly online Manfans will follow, as the websites can be found reasonably quickly in the major search engines.

Other than that it's a question of getting out there and spreading the word.

Artist Direct do provide a good portal service for the music community in general. Since they took over iMusic the whole thing has been getting more and more commercialised (this being anaethema to Manfans of course) with ads becoming more and more intrusive, taking up more of the screen, and slowing down page loads to an anacceptable degree. I personally found the relatively recent introduction of pop-ups quite infuriating.

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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2001, 03:12:26 PM »
I have long since forgotten how I came across the old BBS in the first place. I guess it was probably whilst searching for CDs.

If those who have the time and inclination keep half an eye on the old BBS & add the occasional message redirecting traffic to here, I guess that will help to round up the odd stray who finds the original iMusic setup, but for my part, this is the dogs dangly bits, and back to where we were in the olden times.

So long as we leave a trail the determined will follow us home....

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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2001, 03:18:57 PM »
Can I take a general consensus opinion on the wisdom of offering to share your spliff with one of your own 10 year old sons schoolteachers at one o'clock in the morning?

I'll get me coat......

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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2001, 03:20:20 PM »
...and a well rounded and welcoming "Arse" to you all

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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2001, 03:21:28 PM »
Quack