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2019 Archives / Re: 02.22.2019 FNGT Archive
« on: March 01, 2019, 11:05:37 AM »

You're an admin. They can't fire you.

2019 Archives / Re: 02.22.2019 FNGT Archive
« on: February 27, 2019, 05:50:07 PM »

WTH, I'm an admin! I can do this!

I did not know that about Mr. Sandman. Nice!

General Discussion / Re: Auditioning a new player
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:50:22 AM »

That explains why you're so busy!

General Discussion / Pondering the Invites?
« on: January 07, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »

I have this for options:

I could stagger them, starting at "Newbie" as 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 invites (every 30 days) and provide maybe an incentive to post more frequently.

I can also leave it just like it is.

If anyone as any feedback, I'd love to hear it.

Site Questions / Re: Inivitation system is enabled and configured.
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:08:51 AM »

Side note:

I was supposed to do this on Friday, but I got busy/intoxicated.

I was supposed to do this last night, when I got home, but I got busy/intoxicated.

I was supposed to do it today. So, I did it before I got busy/intoxicated.

Site Questions / Inivitation system is enabled and configured.
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:05:54 AM »

Every 30 days, you will get three invites. The invites are not cumulative. The invites give them 15 days to register.

If, for some bizarre reason, you run out of invitation codes to give out, then just ask an admin (@COF or myself) for an invitation code.

Either way, open registration is now closed. You, the community, decide who gets to participate.

After some thought, I will not be holding people accountable for the actions of those they invite - unless a pattern of abuse becomes self-evident and demonstrable to the standard of "reasonable person." (Mostly 'cause I'm too lazy to kick and ban people and I really don't like doing so.)

Anyhow, the very top of your page should have a link to invites. You can also click this link:


It's pretty simple and shouldn't need much explaining. You can generate them and hand them out, or you can send 'em to people's email addresses automatically. I'm confident that you'll all understand how the system works, but I'll answer any questions you might have.

General Discussion / Re: Auditioning a new player
« on: December 26, 2018, 09:35:36 PM »

Sounds too good to be true.

Keeping band members can be difficult. As near as I can tell, the trick is to be old and get young guns that need tutelage. So far, it seems to be working!

How was your Christmas gig?


You were not the first. nor will you be the last. People do it with some regularity. It's why I keep that address reachable.

'Snot my first forum. Ol' Buddha actually used to help write the software that runs this forum. It's an OpenSource project.


Don't reply by email. It'll have a link that'll take you right to the forum and right to the thread you want to be in! It's handy like that.

If you reply by email, I get it. That's probably okay, but not okay if you wanted it posted on the board OR you wanted it to be in any way private. I mean, I get 'em in plain text.

In theory, I can rip out the database and read private messages. So, those aren't really that private - but I have zero reason to expend that energy. You should know that, however.

Your passwords are hashed and salted, stored encrypted. That much I can assure you of. We store no plain text passwords and the hash will make recovering them via rainbow table pretty fucking close to impossible in a reasonable number of years.

The little Green Icon in the top tells you we're also encrypted - but that's only in transit. The rest is plain text.

So, if you value your privacy (and want to make the most of the forum) don't reply to the email. That just fucks everything up!

Anything Else / I will tell you about Bob.
« on: December 19, 2018, 12:12:19 PM »

I have no particular reason to type this out, except to say that it should be typed out. Bob has zero to do with this site.

Bob was a dog. In fact, he was a not-so-cleverly named pug.

As some of you may know, some of my earliest years were spent on a military base, or very close to it. More often than not, we all stayed on property that was technically on the base but was like standardized homes filling a cull-de-sac. Some of them were quite large.

Not this one, however. No, this one was maybe four blocks by four blocks, and Bob knew it well. "Bob Dog" was usually called "Bob Dog" to the kids of the neighborhood, but Bob was his real name.

Bob,s owner had, at some point in time, just given up trying to make Bob eat regular dog food. I don't recall the actual owner feeding the dog anything other than Pepsi (later Diet Pepsi) and Reece's Peanut Butter cups.
Bob was rotund. Imagine a 30 pound pug.

Bob was run over at least twice.  Bob did not much care. He'd go hide and lay down and come back out a few days later.

Bob was on a mission. Bob was on a very important mission, at least to Bob.

He had a certain path to his outside activities - and he was constantly outside, except at night.

What Bob did was go from house to house to house at the houses that had kids. At which point, he'd hound for candy. The dog had a candy addiction.

He was good at it, too. As he'd make his rounds, he'd skip the houses that didn't have people who'd give him candy. When the ice cream truck came by, he knew where and when he should be there 'cause he could pant in the summer and the driver would often give him an ice cream.

He was also good at stealing. If you put a soda on the ground, he'd knock it over and lick it up. He'd taken things out of back pockets, etc. Bob pretty much lived on candy.
Strangely enough, that worked. He lived for like 16 years. I'm pretty sure Bob was a mutant.

General Discussion / Re: Auditioning a new player
« on: December 18, 2018, 10:49:22 PM »


If the bass player ever came to me and told me they'd written a song, I'd fire 'em!

Same thing for the drummer! ;)

We're a cover band.

General Discussion / Re: Auditioning a new player
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:28:24 PM »

Oh, and do keep us updated?

General Discussion / Re: Auditioning a new player
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:27:54 PM »

I suspect it's a bit different, but I look for stressors. I want people who will retain quality and professionalism - even when you don't particularly care for the job, or even your fellow bandmates. Being good with their instrument is also a bonus!

Anything Else / Re: I have had an epiphany!
« on: December 18, 2018, 02:49:10 PM »

I can mostly agree with that, until I start looking at his stuff that didn't make the charts. There's some gems, but there's also some really bad stuff in there.

When he nailed it, he nailed it well.

Anything Else / I have had an epiphany!
« on: December 17, 2018, 12:51:02 PM »

Until about 30 minutes ago, I was wanting to say Tom Petty was a better guitarist than he really was.
I decided to listen to his entire discography. That was a mistake.

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